Monday, December 01, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 12/1/2014

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 Climbing the mountain of the Lord! 
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December 1, 2014
Monday of the First Week of Advent

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! In a special way, today I am calling you to prayer. Pray, little children, so that you may comprehend who you are and where you need to go. Be carriers of the good news and be people of hope. Be love for all those who are without love. Little children, you will be everything and will achieve everything only if you pray and are open to God's will - to God who desires to lead you towards eternal life. I am with you and intercede for you from day to day before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call." (November 25, 2014)

"Pray, little children, so that you may comprehend who you are and where you need to go."

The first reading for Mass today echoes these words of instruction from Our Lady. She tells us to that we may comprehend who we are and where we need to go. Our Lady wants us to understand that without prayer, we will not comprehend who we are or where we need to go. We will actually stumble in the darkness of ignorance, not comprehending that we are God's children and that we need to walk towards Him.

Listen to Isaiah:

This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

In days to come, the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it; many peoples shall come and say: "Come, let us climb the Lord's mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths." For from Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem...."

Climbing the Lord's mountain is a good image for prayer. We raise our eyes toward the Lord, and we focus on Him. He is far above us but ready to speak with us! Jesus often went to mountains to pray, and to instruct the people. In prayer we can sit at Jesus' feet and hear His word. He will show us His ways and instruct us in His paths. But I love what comes next:

He shall judge between the nations, and impose terms on many peoples. They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. One nations shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again.

Isn't this wonderful! God's ways are ways of peace! God's path is a path towards reconciliation and terms of peace. No more war. No more battling. This is what we can learn in prayer, how to forgive, to reconcile, to make peace with ourselves and our families and nations. In prayer we learn how to make amends for the evil we have done, and to bless. And Isaiah continues:

O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord! (Is 2: 1-5)

This is definitely the way we should go. Wherever the light leads us we should walk. The light is in love, in service, in peace, and in prayer. This is where we should go!

This Advent may we commit ourselves to climb the Lord's mountain to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may instruct us in His ways. Even 15 to 20 minutes of prayer before the Lord could bring a change. We may discover who we really are! We may discover where we really want to go!

Come, Lord Jesus! Come!

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

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Mary TV will Live Stream Our Lady's December 2, 2014 apparition to Mirjana from Medjugorje:  

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 
(Monday night and early Tuesday morning in USA) 
Our Lady's apparition to Mirjana in Medjugorje  
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Saint John Paul II
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