Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 6/20/2013

A mothers love   
The Mother loves you with Motherly love.
(c)Mary TV 2013

June 20, 2013

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children, I have come to you here and introduced myself as the Queen of Peace. And today in a special way I invite you to pray for peace. Pray for peace. And especially in your families, peace, peace dear children. Open yourselves to the gift of peace. The Mother prays together with you and intercedes for all of you before her Son. The Mother loves you with motherly love. Thank you, dear children, for also having responded today to my call." (Message through Ivan, Monday evening, June 17, 2013)

I don't think we can underestimate the power of our Mother's prayers and love for each one of us. She is truly the Mother who prays for her children and stays with them through thick and thin. She stays with us to keep us safe and protected from all evil, and to fill us with her love.

I received an email that captures the essence of Our Lady's prayer for us and love for us. It is from a friend who has had many trials in her life and has suffered from depression. During a trip to Medjugorje several years ago a relationship with Our Lady began on Apparition Hill which has grown and matured slowly over time. She responded to the June 17 message through Ivan with these words:

Dear Cathy, I just wanted to share something with you in regards to this plea from Our Lady to "pray for peace".  Just last night as I was going to bed, I was doing some spiritual reading and very softly in my heart, I felt tremendous gratitude to God for the peace I felt in my heart and soul.  I felt relaxed, protected by God from the evil one's attacks.  I was remembering that for most of my life, I lived with a very un-peaceful heart, a restlessness of my soul, an ungrateful heart.  All I could see was how "unjustly" I had been treated by people in my life and how "unfair" my life seemed to be.  But by the constant intercession, I believe, by Our Lady for ME, MY soul, MY life, as if I were her only concern, peace has come to my heart through the love of her Son, Jesus.  Clinging to His garment hem and making a decision to LOVE Him in spite of all the things in my life that had hurt me, peace found its way to my heart.  I felt this all within a few moments last night.  No more warring within me, just contentment as I was praying. I just felt...peace.  Now to keep that peace during summer break, that's the true test! [She has teenagers!] Just wanted to write to you after reading your reflection.  God bless! M.

Oh how happy this makes me! I think this is the effect Our Lady has on each of us when we begin a relationship with her! She  prays for us and loves us until we let go of all our pain and sadness, our unforgiveness and regret. She helps us experience the love of Jesus, that love that can solve every difficulty and keep us safe. She shows us how very much we are loved, by Jesus, the Father, the Spirit, and herself. And in that knowledge (which is experience), peace enters our souls, and we are content to be children of God!!

Our Lady loves each one of us, our souls, our lives, as if we were her only concern. She mothers each of us individually, with her total attention and solicitude. She loves us and will not stop loving us until she loves us into heaven. Our peace will come when we realize this, and just rest in it, as my friend was resting, in gratitude.

"The Mother prays together with you and intercedes for all of you before her Son. The Mother loves you with motherly love."

Peace, peace and only peace!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2013


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Blessed John Paul II  -
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