Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Mary TV Daily Reflection 10/21/2014
Blessed are those servants... (c)Mary TV 2014
October 21, 2014
Dear Family of Mary!
In today's Gospel we learn something about discipleship:
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master's return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants."
(Lk 12: 35-38)
Lesson 1: Being a disciple means commitment to Jesus.
compares discipleship to being a servant, one who waits upon the master
and serves him at home. Each servant has his own job to do, and a good
servant will be ready to do it, anytime of day or night, as needed. This
is a whole life commitment. And disciples are called to just such a
commitment to Jesus.
Lesson 2: Being a disciple requires vigilance.
seems that a servant does not always know his master's business, and
must wait for his order, wait for his master to return, wait for an
encounter with the master. Disciples are in the same situation. We must
learn to wait with watchfulness and be at the ready for the call from
the Lord. He may call us to action in the morning, or afternoon, or
evening, or even during the night. So we have to have one ear always
open, waiting for the summons, the knock on the door of our hearts when
it comes. Jesus says we will be blessed if we are vigilant!
Mother Mary has taught us about vigilance as well. Take this message:
November 25, 1988 "Dear
children! I call you to prayer, to have an encounter with God in
prayer. God gives Himself to you, but He wants you to answer in your own
freedom to his invitation. That is why little children during the day,
find yourself a special time when you could pray in peace and humility,
and have this meeting with God the creator. I am with you and I
intercede for you in front of God, so watch in vigil, so that every
encounter in prayer be the joy of your contact with God. Thank you for
having responded to my call."
Lady teaches us that an encounter with God is priceless. We should
wait, with watchful anticipation for such a meeting with God. And so she
calls us to "watch in vigil" during our prayer, so that our encounters
with God will be filled with the joy of contact with Him! Like the good
servants, we must be watchful each day, waiting for the Lord to knock on
the door of our heart and come in. To do this we need a special time to
pray and we need peace and humility of heart, so that God can reveal
Himself to us. Vigilance in prayer is part of being a good disciple!
"Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival."
Indeed, blessed are we when the master finds us waiting for Him in
prayer, with great expectation and love and longing, because then He can
give to us all the graces and healing and insights and wisdom and
spiritual gifts and love that He has prepared for us. If He finds us
waiting for Him with great desire for an encounter with Him upon His
return, He will gird Himself, have us recline at table, and He will wait
on us, feeding us with His own Body and Blood, and nurturing us with
care. Blessed are we when we wait with watchfulness and vigilance in
prayer for the coming of our Lord!