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Monday, June 30, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 6/30/2014

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J.M.J
June 30, 2014
The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! The Most High is giving me the grace that I can still be with you and to lead you in prayer towards the way of peace. Your heart and soul thirst for peace and love, for God and His joy. Therefore, little children, pray, pray, pray and in prayer you will discover the wisdom of living. I bless you all and intercede for each of you before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call." (June 25, 2014)

We received this wonderful message on the 33rd Anniversary of Our Lady's Apparitions in Medjugorje. As we read the message for the first time, Denis asked me what Our Lady meant by "the wisdom of living." I told him to "Pray, pray, pray and in prayer you will discover" it. We both laughed. This is of course Our Lady's way of constantly directing us into our own personal relationship with Jesus, with the Father and with the Holy Spirit. She never says too much. She just gives us enough information to make us wonder. And then she tells us that it is through prayer that we will understand. She is so wise!! We cannot be told such things. We must discover them through our daily walk with the Lord. He will show each one of us exactly what we need to know, uniquely for our own lives.

But, the next day at Holy Mass, I was given a clue to this question about wisdom of living. It came in the Gospel for July 26, 2014. Here is that Gospel passage:

Jesus said to his disciples:
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,'
will enter the Kingdom of heaven,
but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
Many will say to me on that day,
'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name?
Did we not drive out demons in your name?
Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?'
Then I will declare to them solemnly,
'I never knew you. Depart from me, you evildoers.'

"Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them
will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.
The rain fell, the floods came,
and the winds blew and buffeted the house.
But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock.
And everyone who listens to these words of mine
but does not act on them
will be like a fool who built his house on sand.
The rain fell, the floods came,
and the winds blew and buffeted the house.
And it collapsed and was completely ruined."

When Jesus finished these words,
the crowds were astonished at his teaching,
for he taught them as one having authority,
and not as their scribes. (Mt 5:21-29)

For me the anointed words of this Scripture are:

"Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them
will be like a wise man who built his house on rock."

The wise man builds his house on rock. This building process involves listening to Jesus' words. And to listen means to pray over His words, to listen with our hearts. But we can't stop there, we must then let our hearts be moved by Jesus' words, so that we act, concretely in our personal life, we do something to make those words living. Then we will be living wisely.

It must have been arranged by the Lord that Our Lady would say this to us on the 25th and the Gospel would explain it on the 26th. Isn't that just like the Holy Spirit? To confirm, to explain, to make clear, to shed light!! We are truly in the safe and loving hands of God.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014

PS. Don't forget "Fruit of Medjugorje" tonight!!!
   





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