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Monday, March 05, 2018

Mary TV: March 5, 2018 Reflection - Great are the works that the Heavenly Father has done in me.


 (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018
 
March 5, 2018
 
Dear Family of Mary!

Our Lady said to us on March 2:
 
Dear children, great are the works that the Heavenly Father has done in me, as He does in all those who love Him tenderly and who faithfully and devoutly serve Him. My children, the Heavenly Father loves you, and it is through His love that I am here with you. He is speaking to you. Why do you not desire to see the signs? Everything is easier alongside Him. (March 2, 2018)
 
These are the words of the Woman who spoke the "Magnificat" in response to the greeting of Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist! "Great are the works that the Heavenly Father has done in me..."
 
And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, 
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 
for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. 
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; 
for he who is mighty has done great things for me, 
and holy is his name. 
And his mercy is on those who fear him 
from generation to generation. (Luke 1:46-50
 
Our Lady is a woman of faith. She saw the signs of the Father's love at work in her life, and was always in awe at His presence and powerful love for her. She lived in constant awareness of the Father's nearness and creative work in her life. She was never far from this awareness. And so she understood the message of St. Gabriel to be the Father's invitation to be the Mother of His Son. And she said 'yes' with no hesitation.
 
Now she is calling us to live with that same awareness. "My children, the Heavenly Father loves you, and it is through His love that I am here with you. He is speaking to you. Why do you not desire to see the signs?" Our Lady is amazed that we don't understand that, like St. Gabriel was sent to her by the Father, so she has been sent to us by the Father. She is the sign we should be recognizing and responding to. She is with us to speak to us in the Father's name. He speaks to us through Mary in these days. Why? Because He loves us and we need Him!
 
The Father has drawn very near to us in these days of grace, to enact an amazing plan, a plan to deliver us from the evils of our day. He has sent Our Lady to announce this deliverance, and to show us the way. We have only to listen to her and respond. She is the sign. She is teaching us to live alongside the Father. We must need Him desperately, if He sends us Mary.
 
And so let us say 'yes' to the Father. Let us listen to his messenger, Mary, and live in His grace and will. If we do we will also see these promises fulfilled:
 
He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity forever." (Luke 1: 51-55)
 
If we "...love Him tenderly and [] faithfully and devoutly serve Him", we will see Jesus' Heart win the victory over His enemies, and the Kingdom of the Father will be established on earth. All that once terrified us will vanish, and God's love with reign over us, like dew from heaven.

With faith in the Father we will be able to endure and conquer with Him, in Jesus' Name and by the power of the Holy Spirit. If we sing our gratitude to the Lord, it will open the way to His victory. He loves His lowly ones, and raises them up!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018








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