Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/8/2014

Humility, the Key!

 (c) Mary TV 2014

January 8, 2014

Dear Family of Mary!

January 2, 2014 message through Mirjana:

"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.  

The key to this powerful message given at the beginning of 2014 is humility. Our Lady is looking ahead to the New Year with a sad but decisive heart. Why? She sees how many of her children are still very far away from God. She sees how many are so in need of the love of her Son. She understands how at risk they are. And she sees that it is largely up to us to help her find them and rescue them. We are her apostles, her helpers in this task of reaching out to those who need Jesus.

So, again, we might ask, why is humility so important? Why isn't Our Lady more concerned about our knowledge or our talents? Won't we draw more people to Jesus if we are smart and well spoken, and have degrees?

She tells us why humility is key when she says: "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." We cannot help Our Lady to bring Jesus to others if we don't have Him ourselves. We can't carry Jesus in a little package and hand Him over to those who need him, like a product to be transferred. It just doesn't work that way. We have to be so humble, so open to Him that we actually allow Him to live in us, to take over in our lives, to be in control of our lives and to reign in us. And when Jesus is living in us, we will automatically carry Him to others wherever we go. And He will act through us, because He is in us and is guiding us with His most gentle and merciful and loving heart.

To be humble means that we somehow understand that we are not the center of the universe, that we don't know everything, and that we need help. It means that we need the help of someone who loves us, who we can trust...and in walks Our Lady! She says, "I am with you. I am walking with you as a mother. I am knocking on your hearts." We need our Mother! We need Our Lady to walk with us through every moment of our day. We need her to knock on our hearts all day long, with her maternal reminders. She will remind us to open our hearts, to remember how little we are, to pray, to surrender, to let Jesus in. She will keep us moving in the right direction, if we let her take our hand and walk with us. We need a Mother.

And so, the hardest work we may do all year is to choose humility. Humility will be the foundation upon which our year is built. We can be humble enough to know that we need Our Lady to help us this year. We can let her guide us in our daily lives into a deeper love for Jesus. Then, through our choice to let Jesus be our King this year, we will establish the Kingdom in our hearts and lives, the Kingdom of love. That Kingdom will draw our suffering brothers and sisters, for they will perceive the peace and joy that exists in us, and they will desire it. Then Jesus will reach out to them, through us, and heal their wounds.

This could be a wonderful year! Let's be decisive like Our Mother, and choose to let Jesus into our hearts where He will reign.

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


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