Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 2/12/2014

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February 12, 2014

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children...Filled with cognition, under the shelter of my Son and myself, you will be my apostles who will know how to spread the Word of God to all those who do not know of it; and you will know how to overcome obstacles that will stand in your way..." (February 02, 2014)

Our Lady speaks of shelter. She wants her children to be under the shelter of Jesus and herself. What does this mean?

The Miriam-Webster dictionary defines shelter this way: " a structure that covers or protects people or things - a place that provides food and protection for people or animals that need assistance - a place to live."

Clearly, shelter implies protection. Physically a shelter protects us from the cold, from bad weather, from anything that might threaten our life. And spiritually shelter protects us from all that would destroy our souls, our peace, our hope, our love and our salvation.

I believe that Jesus and Mary can be a shelter for both our physical life and our spiritual life. They want to provide such a shelter for us, but only if we surrender our lives to them. Surrendering our lives means that we entrust ourselves completely to them, so that they can guide us into the shelter they are providing. That shelter is the will of God.

Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary is the way into their shelter. When we are conscious of living this consecration, we constantly choose to enter into that shelter by entrusting our lives to Jesus and Mary each day, each hour, each minute. Then under their sheltering care, we can understand how they are guiding us, and begin to be part of their mission. We can begin to spread the Word of God freely to those who do not know it because it will make sense to us. Why, because we are being guided by it, we will be living it.

I could easily get going in circles here. But all I want to say is that I need the shelter of Jesus and Mary. I need it so badly these days. Perhaps many of us are feeling the same. There is a huge storm brewing around us in the world. Unrest, fear, distrust, anxiety...all designed to cut us off from God and peace. But under the shelter of Jesus and Mary we can find again our footing, be protected from the storm of unrest, and think clearly in the light of their Hearts. We need their sheltering love.

Here are the consecration prayers given to Jelena Vasilj. There are many great consecration prayers, but these prayers were dictated by Our Lady. May they help us to enter into the shelter of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Consecration to the Heart of Jesus
(Given by Our Lady to Jelena Vasilj, 11/28/1983)

O Jesus, we know that You are sweet (Mt. 11:29).
That you have given Your heart for us.
It was crowned with thorns by our sins.
We know that today You still pray for us
so that we will not be lost.
Jesus, remember us if we fall into sin.
Through Your most Sacred Heart,
make us all love one another.
Cause hatred to disappear among men.
Show us Your love.
All of us love You.
And we desire that you protect us with Your
Heart of the Good Shepherd.
Enter into each heart, Jesus!
Knock on the door of our hearts.
Be patient and tenacious with us.
We are still locked up in ourselves, because we
have not understood Your will.
Knock continuously, Oh Jesus.
Make our hearts open up to you,
at least in reminding us of the passion
which you suffered for us. Amen

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
(Given by Our Lady to Jelena Vasilj, 11/28/1983)

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, overflowing
with goodness, Show us your love for us.
May the flame of your heart, Oh Mary,
Descend upon all peoples.
We love you immensely.
Impress in our hearts a true love.
May our hearts yearn for you.
Oh Mary, sweet and humble of heart,
Remember us when we sin.
You know that all mankind are sinners.
Through your most sacred and maternal heart,
Cure us from every spiritual illness.
Make us capable of looking at the beauty of your maternal heart,
And that, thus, we may be converted
to the flame of your heart. Amen

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


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