Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/4/2013

(c)Mary TV 2013

September 4, 2013

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children, I love you all. All of you, all of my children, all of you are in my heart. All of you have my motherly love and I desire to lead all of you to come to know God's joy. This is why I am calling you. I need humble apostles who, with an open heart, will accept the Word of God and help others to comprehend the meaning of their life alongside God's word. To be able to do this, my children, through prayer and fasting you must learn to listen with the heart and to learn to keep submitting yourselves. You must learn to keep rejecting everything that distances you from God's word and to yearn only for that which draws you closer to it. Do not be afraid. I am here. You are not alone. I am imploring the Holy Spirit to renew and strengthen you. I am imploring the Holy Spirit that, as you help others, you too may be healed. I am imploring Him that, through Him, you may be God's children and my apostles. For the sake of Jesus, for the sake of my Son, love those whom He has called and long for the blessing only from the hands which He has consecrated. Do not permit evil to come to reign. Anew I repeat - only alongside your shepherds will my heart triumph. Do not permit evil to separate you from your shepherds. Thank you." (Message to Mirjana, (09/02/13)

I almost hate to say anything about this message because it is so full of meaning, so full of love, that we only need to read it over and over!

But there is one word that stands out. "ALL!" Our Lady says to us, "I love you ALL". By now we might be used to this. She often tells us this. But she says it again. She loves all of us, each one individually, and all of us together. Her love is so grand, so powerful, so grounded in God's love! Her love is transformative. And she loves us!

Then, as if with her arms outstretched in a gesture of inclusion, a gesture of embrace, she says, "ALL of you, ALL of my children, ALL of you are in my heart." Mother Mary wants to gather us in, in one vast motherly hug. She wants all of her children close to her, inside the safety of her heart.

And this is her motherly call: "ALL of you have my motherly love and I desire to lead ALL of you to come to know God's joy." I do not think she is exaggerating. I believe that Our Lady is capable of loving each person on earth this much. She knows the joy of God. She knows the deep suffering of those who do not know His joy. And she does not want one of her children, one of God's children, to be so poor as to not know God's love. ALL are called by her. ALL are wanted. ALL are chosen.

But ALL must respond. Only by personal choice can we be led into God's joy. Our freedom requires it. And so she needs us, those who know God's love, to help her communicate it to her other children. So simple, and yet so difficult it seems.

Well, when she says ALL, I feel she is teaching me something. She is teaching me that I am one of her children, and she loves me. And she is teaching me that my neighbor is also one of her children and that my neighbor is loved by her. And maybe my neighbor doesn't know her or her love. And this becomes a responsibility for me, a call to share what I know about Mary and Jesus with those who are loved but do not know it. "ALL" tells me that no one is excluded. "ALL" tells me that no one is to be left behind. And so, I must do my best to help.

ALL of you are in my heart!!

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


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