MARY, OUR MOTHER

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 3/7/2014

     
   
 (c)Mary TV 2014
 
     
J.M.J
March 7, 2014
Sts. Perpetua and Felicity
Friday after Ash Wednesday

Dear Family of Mary!

Dear Children, I am coming to you as a mother and I desire that in me, as in a mother, you may find your abode, consolation and rest. Therefore, my children, apostles of my love, pray. Pray with humble devotion, obedience and complete trust in the Heavenly Father. Trust as I have trusted when it was said to me that I will bring the blessing of the promise. May out of your hearts, from your lips, always come forth: 'May Your will be done!' Therefore, trust and pray so that I can intercede for you before the Lord, for Him to give you the heavenly blessing and fill you with the Holy Spirit. Then you will be able to help all those who do not know the Lord - you, apostles of my love, will help them to call Him 'Father' with complete trust. Pray for your shepherds and place your trust in their blessed hands. Thank you. (March 2, 2014)

Our Lady calls us to "complete trust in the Heavenly Father." She wants us to "Trust as I have trusted..." She longs for us to know the Father as she does, and to understand how completely trustworthy He is. This trust is the key to our work as her apostles. If we are dwelling in complete trust in the Father, our peace and confidence will flow outward to those we meet, those who as yet do not know the , much less trust Him.

St. Francis de Sales taught about this trust:

Trust in Providence
The measure of Divine Providence in us depends on the degree of trust that we have in it.

Do not anticipate the unpleasant events of this life by apprehension, rather anticipate them with the perfect hope that, as they happen, God, to Whom you belong, will protect you. He has protected you up to the present moment; just remain firmly in the hands of His providence and He will help you in all situations and at those times when you find yourself unable to walk, He will carry you. What should you fear, my dearest daughter, since you belong to God Who has so strongly assured us that for those who love Him all things turn into happiness. Do not think of what may happen tomorrow, because the same eternal Father Who takes care of you today, will take care of you tomorrow and forever. Either he will see that nothing bad happens to you or, if He allows anything bad to happen to you, He will give you the invincible courage to bear it.

Remain at peace, my daughter. Remove from your imagination whatever may upset you and say frequently to our Lord, "O God, You are my God and I will trust in You; You will help me and You will be my refuge and there is nothing I will fear, because not only are You with me, but, also, You are in my and I in You." What does a child in the arms of such a Father have to fear? Be as a little child, my dearest daughter. As you know, children don't concern themselves with many matters; they have others who think for them. They are strong enough if they remain with their father. Therefore, act accordingly, my daughter, and you will be at peace. (St. Francis de Sales, passage fount in "Serenity of Heart: Bearing the Troubles of This Life", Sophia Institute Press, 1997.)

 
Let us pray:

"May out of your hearts, from your lips, always come forth: 'May Your will be done!'"

"O God, You are my God and I will trust in You; You will help me and You will be my refuge and there is nothing I will fear, because not only are You with me, but, also, You are in my and I in You."

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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