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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mary TV March 29, 2017 Reflection - In this time of grace...


 
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J.M.J.
March 29, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!
 
"Dear children! In this time of grace, I am calling all of you to open your hearts to God's mercy, to begin a new life through prayer, penance and a decision for holiness. This time of spring moves you to a new life, to a renewal, in your thoughts and hearts. Therefore, little children, I am with you to help you to say 'yes' to God and to God's commandments with resoluteness. You are not alone; I am with you through the grace which the Most High gives me for you and your descendants. Thank you for having responded to my call." (March 25, 2017)
 
This message is a great word of encouragement!! We are in the middle of Lent. Our little Lenten practices are beginning to annoy us! Our spirits may be down. We may have failed to live up to our expectations for Lent. And so, here we are, needing to be lifted up.
 
Our Lady is doing just that. Listen to her motherly heart urging us to keep trying:
 
"In this time of grace, I am calling all of you to open your hearts to God's mercy, to begin a new life through prayer, penance and a decision for holiness." The first step is to open our hearts to God's mercy. Nothing will be achieved if we live this Lent on our own steam. We cannot change ourselves. Only God's merciful love can change us! But we have to ask for help, through prayer, penance and a firm decision to change. We have to ask for the grace to change. God will give it.
 
"This time of spring moves you to a new life, to a renewal, in your thoughts and hearts." Spring is a time of new birth. What better time to seek a new birth of faith in our thoughts and hearts. Our old habits, our old thought patterns, the self-defeating assumptions we have about ourselves and about life, all have to go. Spring tells us it is time to change!
 
"Therefore, little children, I am with you to help you to say 'yes' to God and to God's commandments with resoluteness." Our Lady tells us that she is with us. To help us! Help us to do what? To say 'yes' to God and His commandments. Who better to show us how to say 'yes' to God than Mary, the Mother of God. Her Fiat changed history. She can help us change our own histories! By saying 'yes' to God and His commandments, the rules He gave us to make us happy!
 
"You are not alone; I am with you through the grace which the Most High gives me for you and your descendants." And here is the best news of all. Our Lady is with us because God has sent her to us with graces galore for us, and not only for us but for our descendants!!! This is big news! Our Lady is giving us a future through God's grace. And our descendants will also have her by their side. We are not alone!!! Our Lady is with us!
 
So, if you are not too happy these days, cheer up! We have the Queen of Heaven with us to help us change, grow, learn to love, and live God's commandments!! We have a Mother who will not leave us. We are blessed!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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