Thursday, May 09, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 5/9/2013

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"I desire to bring you all to heaven unto God."

May 9, 2013
Ascension Thursday
(Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter in some Dioceses)

Dear Family of Mary!

Our Lady has often spoken to us of heaven. She wants us to desire heaven. She wants us to realize that heaven is real, and it is our true home. She asks us to live with our eyes on heaven, not on our temporal earthly reality.

When I think of the Ascension, I think of heaven. Jesus ascended into heaven in the presence of the Apostles and Disciples. His Mother Mary was among them. How that ascension must have pulled at her heart! Jesus was going back to the Father, to His heavenly home. She knew she would follow one day, but not yet. And so her heart must have been pulled in two. Only the Holy Spirit could have helped her to remain on earth, her love was so strong.

And now she is trying to communicate to us the same desire for heaven and for Jesus that she had at that moment, and has to this day. She wants us to identify with heaven as our true and only home. Listen to this message she gave in 1986:

"Dear children! Again today I call you to consecrate your life to me with love, so I am able to guide you with love. I love you, dear children, with a special love and I desire to bring you all to Heaven unto God. I want you to realize that this life lasts briefly compared to the one in Heaven. Therefore, dear children, decide again today for God. Only that way will I be able to show how much you are dear to me and how much I desire all to be saved and to be with me in Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call." (November 27, 1986)

Mother Mary wants to bring us all home. She has come for her children. She comes to shake us out of our earthly stupor, and get our eyes on our true home. She wants us to gaze upward, into the heavens where Jesus ascended, and to long for Him and for home! Heaven is our true home. In another message she told us:

"Dear children! Do not forget that you are here on earth on the way to eternity and that your home is in Heaven. That is why, little children, be open to God's love and leave egoism and sin. May your joy be only in discovering God in daily prayer. That is why, make good use of this time and pray, pray, pray; and God is near to you in prayer and through prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call." (July 25, 2000)

Clearly, she is calling us to long for home, and to live this life as a preparation for that life. On this Ascension, may we contemplate our Savior, rising on the clouds into heaven. Jesus has gone back to the Father, to prepare a place for us. Mother Mary has joined Him there, and she is now coming back to us to lead us there. If we live her messages, she will be able to lead us forward towards eternity in heaven with our God.

As Denis says every day on our Rosary, "Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!!"

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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