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
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/29/2015
(c)Mary TV 2015
January 29, 2015
Dear Family of Mary!
children! Also today I call you: live your vocation in prayer. Now, as
never before, Satan wants to suffocate man and his soul by his
contagious wind of hatred and unrest. In many hearts there is no joy
because there is no God or prayer. Hatred and war are growing from day
to day. I am calling you, little children, begin anew, with enthusiasm,
the walk of holiness and love; since I have come among you because of
this. Together let us be love and forgiveness for all those who know and
want to love only with a human love and not with that immeasurable love
of God to which God calls you. Little children, may hope in a better
tomorrow always be in your heart. Thank you for having responded to my
call." (January 25, 2015)
"In many hearts there is no joy because there is no God or prayer."
are made for joy! Look at little children. They find joy in the
smallest things, a puddle of water, a butterfly, a tiny ball. Life is
full of wonder and excitement for them. Joy is natural for children. We
all need joy because we were made for joy, the joy of discovering God.
in our world today, God has been removed from sight. And without Him,
joy is lost. Yes, there is some fleeting happiness, but it is built on
passing experiences based on temporal desires. Sadness soon takes hold
of those who have no prayer, no God.
It is through prayer that we come in contact with God. He alone can make us truly happy. He alone can fill us with joy.
Fr. Jacques Philippe, in his book "Thirsting for Prayer" describes the joy that comes from finding God in prayer:
gives us a foretaste of heaven. It makes us glimpse and savor a
happiness that is not of this world, and that nothing here below can
give us: the happiness in God for which we are destined, for which we
were created. Yes, we do encounter struggles, sufferings, and aridity in
our prayer lives - and I'll come back to this. But if we persevere
faithfully in prayer, we taste from time to time an inexpressible
happiness: a degree of peace and fulfillment that are a real foretaste
of paradise. "You will see heaven opened, "Jesus has promised us (Jn
1:51). (Fr. Jacques Philippe. Thirsting for Prayer. P. 13)
the joy we receive in prayer is the joy of heaven. We find in prayer
our true God, our Creator. We discover that He loves us, and that He
wants us to be with Him forever. We feel His forgiveness, His tenderness
and His joy in us. Suddenly our lives make sense. We know who we are,
and where we are bound. We touch eternity, and we know that we will live
forever with the One who made us and loves us. Prayer makes sense! Life
makes sense! All is well.
Our Lady has called us to joy many times in her messages. Here is one memorable message:
children! I invite you now to be open to God. See, children, how nature
is opening herself and is giving life and fruits. In the same way I
invite you to live with God and to surrender completely to him.
Children, I am with you and I want to introduce you continuously to the
joy of life. I desire that everyone may discover the joy and love which
can be found only in God and which only God can give. God doesn't want
anything from you only your surrender. Therefore, children, decide
seriously for God because everything else passes away. Only God doesn't
pass away. Pray to be able to discover the greatness and joy of life
which God gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call." May 25, 1989
The joy of life! God is the joy of life! He is the source of all joy.
"God doesn't want anything from you, only your surrender."
These beautiful words reveal our path. As we surrender to God in
prayer, we will become joyful. And our joy will drive away the enemy and
his contagious winds of hatred and unrest. God will be victorious in us
and through us.