Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 5/22/2014

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May 22, 2014
St. Rita of Cascia

Dear Family of Mary!

Day 7
"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." (1 Cor 13:7)
On this day we contemplate the great power of love. With love, all things are possible! With love all can be accomplished. With love, victory is won, the victory of salvation and unity with God.  

St. Paul lists four powerful action words in this scripture, to bear, to believe, to hope and to endure. As we well know, it is not easy to bear even the smallest suffering.  It is not so simple to believe in the good when so much is going wrong.  It is very hard to hope when we are in a trail.  And it is a huge challenge to endure for any length of time when we are pushed to our limits.  But with love...well Jesus showed us what love can do. 

I found four messages from Our Lady that illustrate these four challenging verbs. We can learn from Our Lady's words something about each action word for love.

"Love bears all things":

"Dear children! I am calling you to that love which is loyal and pleasing to God. Little children, love bears everything bitter and difficult for the sake of Jesus who is love. Therefore, dear children, pray that God come to your aid, not however according to your desire, but according to His love. Surrender yourself to God so that He may hear you, console you and forgive everything inside you which is a hindrance on the way of love. In this way God can move your life, and you will grow in love. Dear children, glorify God with a hymn of love so that God's love may be able to grow in you day by day to its fullness. Thank you for having responded to my call." (June 25, 1988)

"Love believes all things":

"Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. Little children, believe that by simple prayer miracles can be worked. Through your prayer you open your heart to God and He works miracles in your life. By looking at the fruits, your heart fills with joy and gratitude to God for everything He does in your life and, through you, also to others. Pray and believe little children, God gives you graces and you do not see them. Pray and you will see them. May your day be filled with prayer and thanksgiving for everything that God gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (October 25, 2002)

"Love hopes all things":

"Dear children! Today I call you to renew prayer and fasting with even greater enthusiasm until prayer becomes a joy for you. Little children, the one who prays is not afraid of the future and the one who fasts is not afraid of evil. Once again, I repeat to you: only through prayer and fasting also wars can be stopped - wars of your unbelief and fear for the future. I am with you and am teaching you little children: your peace and hope are in God. That is why draw closer to God and put Him in the first place in your life. Thank you for having responded to my call." (January 25, 2001)

"Love endures all things":

"Dear children; With motherly love I desire to open the heart of each of you and to teach you personal unity with the Father. To accept this, you must comprehend that you are important to God and that He is calling you individually. You must comprehend that your prayer is a conversation of a child with the Father; that love is the way by which you must set out - love for God and for your neighbor. That is, my children, the love that has no boundaries. That is the love that emanates from truth and goes to the end. Follow me, my children, so that also others, in recognizing the truth and love in you, may follow you. Thank you." Once again Our Lady called us to pray for our shepherds (priests) and said: "They have a special place in my heart. They represent my Son." (April 2, 2011)

These messages communicate the power of love. May we drink deeply of that love, so that we can give it to all those in our lives who need it so much!

Day 7
"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." (1 Cor 13:7)
Prayer to Mary Help of Christians
O Mary, You love me with a Mother's heart.
Just as you held your son Jesus in your arms, you hold me in your care.
Help me in my need;
Protect me day by day;
and through your Motherly intercession,
May I become ever more aware of the breath of God living within me.
Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us. Amen

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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