Monday, December 31, 2012

Mary TV Daily Reflection 12/31/2012

Birth of Jesus  

"I am your peace..."  



December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve


Dear Family of Mary!


Here again is the message given to Marija Pavlovic Lunetti on December 25, 2012:


Our Lady came with little Jesus in her arms and she did not give a message, but little Jesus began to speak and said : "I am your peace, live my commandments." With a sign of the cross, Our Lady and little Jesus blessed us together.


We are all marveling at the perfection and power of this little message from Baby Jesus, given to us on Christmas Day through Marija! It says so very much in so few words. Why? Because Jesus IS the WORD, the Word of God! Everything is summed up in that Word. All Truth, all Hope, all Love, all Power!


Actually, when I sent out the interview between Father Livio and Maria last week, one section was a bit unclear. It was the section about being theologians. Here is a clearer translation sent by Olga:


I went back to the recording, and checked these few sentences, just to make sure (I thought I remembered them differently). I think it may help if I clarify it a little:

"Maria, you are not a theologian so maybe you don't know but theologians know very well that when Jesus in the Gospel says "I Am", He is claiming Divine Authority - "I Am Who I Am" - and therefore "I Am" is an expression of great Authority".


Thank you, Olga, for the clarification! It makes this message even more powerful!


"I Am" is the name of God, the name He announced to Moses from the burning bush. "I Am" is the Holy Name of Names! Baby Jesus was using His great Name when he spoke to Maria, "I Am"!!!


So, of course, that Name says everything! It is the Name of the Unknowable God, He who is outside of all creation because He is the author of creation! Wow! Such a gift was given to us in those few words.


Of course "I am" is our peace! Jesus is our peace. St. Paul knew this well when he wrote:


 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called the uncircumcision by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands -- remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. (Eph 2:11-18)


"For he is our peace..." Jesus is our peace! He has broken down all the barriers between men and between man and God. All has been made right through Jesus. We have only to accept His gift of reconciliation, and live it.


May this New Year of 2013 be a year of reconciliation in Christ, a year in which all the barriers are broken down, all the hostility will cease, all the division will end, and love will abound! May this New Year be the time of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. May this be the year of peace!


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

© Mary TV 2012


PS. On New Year's Day many of us have a tradition to receive a new saint for the year. We pray as a family, and each member draws a saint to be their patron and protector for the year. Mary TV has a printable list of saints, which you can print, cut up and place in a container for the drawing. As Denis says, the saints will be elbowing their way to the front of the line for each of us! Happy New Year to every one!