Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 8/29/2013

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The grain that dies...
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August 29, 2013
The Passion of St. John the Baptist

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Also today, the Most High is giving me the grace to be with you and to lead you towards conversion. Every day I am sowing and am calling you to conversion, that you may be prayer, peace, love - the grain that by dying will give birth a hundredfold. I do not desire for you, dear children, to have to repent for everything that you could have done but did not want to. Therefore, little children, again, with enthusiasm say: 'I want to be a sign to others.' Thank you for having responded to my call." (August 25, 2013)

Our Lady calls us to conversion, just as mothers call their children to convert, to convert from their childish ways and learn to be more responsible, more helpful, etc. I believe the seeds Our Lady sows every day are the seeds of conversion in us. She sows those seeds of faith that lead us towards God. She tirelessly introduces into our lives the things we need to hear, to experience, to investigate, so that we can learn about God and begin to desire Him alone. These seeds of conversion come to us from our Mother's heart, through the power of the Holy Spirit. They are her messages.

Our Lady tells us in this message that she wants us to BE prayer, peace, love... She wants us to become these things. How does this happen? By living her messages. Here are just three messages that she has given us, which help us to become prayer, peace and love:

Prayer: "Dear children! Today I call you to be strong and resolute in faith and prayer, until your prayers are so strong so as to open the Heart of my beloved Son Jesus. Pray little children, pray without ceasing until your heart opens to God's love. I am with you and I intercede for all of you and I pray for your conversion. Thank you for having responded to my call." (May 25, 2013)

Peace: "Dear children, As the Queen of Peace, I desire to give peace to you, my children, true peace which comes through the heart of my Divine Son. As a mother I pray that wisdom, humility and goodness may come to reign in your hearts; that peace may reign; that my Son may reign. When my Son will be the ruler in your hearts, you will be able to help others to come to know Him. When heavenly peace comes to rule over you, those who are seeking it in the wrong places, thus causing pain to my motherly heart, will recognize it. My children, great will be my joy when I see that you are accepting my words and that you desire to follow me. Do not be afraid, you are not alone. Give me your hands and I will lead you. Do not forget your shepherds. Pray that in their thoughts they may always be with my Son who called them to witness Him. Thank you." (April 2, 2012)

Love: "Dear children, I am continuously among you because, with my endless love, I desire to show you the door of Heaven. I desire to tell you how it is opened: through goodness, mercy, love and peace - through my Son. Therefore, my children, do not waste time on vanities. Only knowledge of the love of my Son can save you. Through that salvific love and the Holy Spirit He chose me and I, together with Him, am choosing you to be apostles of His love and will. My children, great is the responsibility upon you. I desire that by your example you help sinners regain their sight, enrich their poor souls and bring them back into my embrace. Therefore, pray, pray, fast and confess regularly. If receiving my Son in the Eucharist is the center of your life then do not be afraid, you can do everything. I am with you. Every day I pray for the shepherds and I expect the same of you. Because, my children, without their guidance and strengthening through their blessing, you cannot do it. Thank you." (June 02, 2012)

These are but three examples of the messages that Our Lady has given us as seeds to be sown in our hearts. These seeds will help us to actually die to ourselves, so that the life of Christ will begin to reign in us. As we listen to Our Lady's words, we will let go of our own desires, our own expectations about life, and slowly and carefully begin to live for Jesus and for His kingdom. The tireless work of our Mother will help us to "die" to self, and "live" for God alone. This selfless living will bring heaven to earth, and many hearts will be softened and changed by our gift of self for their sakes.

We want to be the dying seeds that once sown give life to others. Mother Mary is here to help us. As a tireless mother, she will succeed.

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


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