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
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/7/2015
(c)Mary TV 2014
January 7, 2015
St. Raymond of Penyafort
Dear Family of Mary!
Word of God, our Scriptures, contain the truth that Our Lady so wants
us to know. They tell the story of Jesus, both Old and New Testaments.
Jesus is the sum total of the Scriptures, because He is the Word. He is
the Father's Word of love to us, which is revealed in the Bible. The
readings for Holy Mass yesterday were like living examples of what Our
Lady spoke to us in her January 2 message. Here are two examples:
January 2, 2015:
children...The Heavenly Father desires pure hearts filled with the
knowledge of the truth. He desires for you to love all those whom you
meet, because I also love my Son in all of you. This is the beginning of
coming to know the truth....
The First Reading for January 6, 2015:
let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is
begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know
God, for God is love. In this way the love of God was revealed to us:
God sent his only-begotten Son into the world so that we might have life
through him. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he
loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. (1 Jn 4:7-10)
beginning of coming to know the truth is to love others. In loving
others, we will encounter Jesus in them, just as Mother Mary encounters
Him in us when she loves us. This encounter will be the dawning of the
truth in our hearts. God is love! We can only know Him as we learn the
language of love.
And then there is this connection:
January 2, 2015:
is asked of you, as I also have done, is to love and to give. My
children, if you love, your heart will be a home for my Son and me, and
the words of my Son will be the guiding light in your life."
The Gospel for January 6, 2015:
Jesus saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for
they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many
things. By now it was already late and his disciples approached him
and said, "This is a deserted place and it is already very late.
Dismiss them so that they can go to the surrounding farms and villages
and buy themselves something to eat." He said to them in reply, "Give
them some food yourselves." (Mark 6 : 34 ff.)
asked His disciples to love and to give just like Our Lady. First he
showed great pity (love) for the people who were following Him in the
desert. He stayed with them and taught them. And when He saw that they
were hungry, listen to what He said to the disciples, "Give them some
food yourselves." Jesus encouraged the disciples to love and to GIVE. He
didn't just do the miracle, He first asked the disciples to learn to
give from what they had. That act of giving made the miracle possible.
Our Lady is asking us the same thing, to not just have feelings of love,
but to actually give out of love, give what we have, and let the Lord
multiply that gift. This is really learning the truth from Jesus!
Our Lady is truly guiding us to the words of her Son, even in the
Scriptures for Mass. I do not think it is a coincidence that these
readings came up soon after the message was given. They work together!
also like it that she doesn't want us to examine it too much. We can
over think the Scriptures and her messages. We need to be simple like
children as we listen to her words.
Well, I probably am the one over doing the examination!