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MARY, OUR MOTHER
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Mary TV Daily Reflection 4/1/2014
(c)Mary TV 2014
Go to Confession and decide for holiness.
April 1, 2014
Confession Novena Day 7
Dear Family of Mary!
Day 7 of our Novena to St. Isidore and St. Faustina for the grace to understand and love Confession!
Peace and Joy
that moment the priest came in and began the conference. He spoke for a
short time, as if he were in a hurry. After the conference, he went
over to the confessional. Seeing that none of the sisters were going
there, I sprang from my kneeler, and in an instant was in the
confessional. There was no time to deliberate. Instead of telling the
father about the doubts that had been sown in me in respect to my
dealings with the Lord Jesus, I began to speak about these temptations I
have just described above. The confessor immediately understood my
situation and said, "Sister, you distrust the Lord Jesus because He
treats you so kindly. Well, Sister, be completely at peace. Jesus is
your Master, and your communing with Him is neither daydreaming nor
hysteria nor illusion. Know that you are on the right path. Please try
to be faithful to these graces; you are not free to shun them. You do
not need at all, Sister, to tell your superiors about these interior
graces, unless the Lord Jesus instructs you clearly to do so, and even
then you should first consult with your confessor. But if the Lord Jesus
demands something external, in this case, after consulting your
confessor, you should carry out what He asks of you, even if this costs
you greatly. On the other hand, you must tell your confessor everything.
There is absolutely no other course for you to take, Sister. Pray that
(88) you may find a spiritual director, or else you will waste these
great gifts of God. I repeat once again, be at peace; you are following
the right path. Take no heed of anything else, but always be faithful to
the Lord Jesus, no matter what anyone says about you. It is with just
such miserable souls that the Lord Jesus communes in this intimate way.
And the more you humble yourself, the more the Lord Jesus will unite
Himself with you." (174)
I left the confessional, ineffable joy filled my soul, so that I
withdrew to a secluded spot in the garden to hide myself from the
sisters to allow my heart to pour itself out to God. God's presence
penetrated me and, in an instant, all my nothingness was drowned in God;
and at the same moment I felt, or rather discerned, the Three Divine
Persons dwelling in me. And I had such great peace in my soul that I
myself was surprised that I could have had so many misgivings. (175)
Fr. Alfred Wilson:
Confession prevents our worries and fears and remorse from degenerating
into neurosis and melancholia. Test from your own experience what might
have happened to you but for Confession. There are few who certainly
retain their Baptismal innocence: few who have not, at some time or
other, committed mortal sin or had serious doubts of having committed
it. Remember that experience and the aftermath - your worry, misery,
joylessness: the joy of others merely accentuated your misery and seemed
almost to mock you; praise and approval rubbed in your unworthiness.
You went to Confession, you put yourself in contact with the Precious
Blood, "one drop of which could cleanse a thousand worlds of sin"; you
almost felt "the oil of gladness" being poured into your soul. You came
out a changed being. You were free, you were pure, once more a child of
God. Others noticed the change and wondered what had happened to you.
You simply had to indulge your feelings, you bounded along and almost
danced for joy, you felt that you could have jumped over the moon and
gladly played the clown in any harlequin show. He had restored unto you
the joy of His salvation. Recall those times of huge relief. That relief
is being given daily to thousands. (Fr. Alfred Wilson. "Pardon and
Our Lady of Medjugorje:
children! In this time of grace, I call all of you to renew prayer.
Open yourselves to Holy Confession so that each of you may accept my
call with the whole heart. I am with you and I protect you from the ruin
of sin, but you must open yourselves to the way of conversion and
holiness, that your heart may burn out of love for God. Give Him time
and He will give Himself to you and thus, in the will of God you will
discover the love and the joy of living. Thank you for having responded
to my call." November 25, 2012
works the miracle of peace in our souls because we are again united
with our God, the tangle of lies and fears and temptations that bind up
our souls is undone, and we can again breathe in the free air of love.
The love of our God can again pulse through our veins. He can reach us,
speak to our hearts, touch our souls with His great kindness, and fill
us with His love. What follows is complete joy!
Let us pray:
Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us a true understanding of the
necessity and grandeur of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Help us to
recognize You in the confessional, waiting for us, waiting to forgive
us and embrace us with Your love and mercy. We need forgiveness. Help us
to find our way into Your arms.