Friday, January 10, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/10/2014

To be One with Jesus

 (c) Mary TV 2014

January 10, 2014

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children; For you to be able to be my apostles and to be able to help all those who are in darkness, to come to know the light of the love of my Son, you must have pure and humble hearts. You cannot help for my Son to be born in, and to reign in, the hearts of those who do not know Him, if He does not reign - if He is not the King - in your heart. I am with you. I am walking with you as a mother. I am knocking on your hearts. They cannot open because they are not humble. I am praying, and you my beloved children also pray, that you may be able to open pure and humble hearts to my Son and to receive the gifts which He has promised you. Then you will be led by the love and strength of my Son. Then, you will be my apostles who everywhere around them spread the fruits of God's love. My Son will act from within you and through you, because you will be "one". My motherly heart yearns for this - for unity of all of my children - through my Son. With great love I bless, and pray for those who are chosen by my Son - for your shepherds. Thank you."
At first Our Lady was sad and then decisive.

Our Lady yearns for the day when we will be led by the love and strength of her Son, the day when her Son will act from within us and through us because we will be "one"! She knows that it is only when Jesus lives and acts through us that we will be able to draw others to Him. Actually it will be Jesus to draws them, loving through us as He wishes!!

St. Therese of Lisieux experienced this reality, precisely because she was so humble, so small, and so pure in her love for God. She once wrote:

Under the Old Law, when God told His people that they must love their neighbor as themselves, it was before he had come upon earth Himself: knowing how much man loved himself, it was the best he could ask. But when Jesus gives His apostles a new Commandment (John 13:34), His own Commandment (John 15: 12), He asks them to love one another, not only as they love themselves, but as he himself loves them, and will love them even unto the consummation of the world!

Yet I know, my Jesus, that You never command the impossible; You know better than I do how frail and imperfect I am; You know perfectly well that I can never hope to love my Sisters as you love them unless You Yourself love them in me.

It is only because You are willing to do this that You have given us a New Commandment, and I love it because it is my assurance of Your desire to love in me all those whom You command me to love.

I know that whenever I am charitable, it is Jesus alone who is acting through me, and that the more closely I unite myself to Him, the more I will be able to love all my Sisters.
(The Story of a Soul, IX, 119)

St. Therese was so practically humble. She applied this humility to every facet of her life, and it made her an incredible apostle of the Lord, just as Our Lady tells us. St. Therese knew that if Jesus commanded her to love others as He loves them, then He would have to do it Himself through her. Simple! And we can believe the same. If Jesus wants to live in us, enter our hearts, and love others through us, He will have to do it!! We have only to remain very small, very dependent upon Him, and very pure in our intentions.

This weekend, as we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord, may we dedicate ourselves to our Lord and King as never before. May we choose to become pure and humble, and to invite Him into our hearts to be King!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014

PS. We will have the Daily Rosary at 10:00 am EST, Silent Prayer with Medjugorje at 11:30 am EST, and Family Prayer at 3:00 pm EST, today, Friday, January 10! Join us!!


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