Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mary TV Daily Reflection 3/31/2015 - One of you will betray me...

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March 31, 2015
Tuesday of Holy Week

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Also today the Most High permits me to be with you and to lead you on the way of conversion. Many hearts have shut themselves to grace and have become deaf to my call. You, little children, pray and fight against temptation and all the evil plans which the devil offers you through modernism. Be strong in prayer and with the cross in your hands pray that evil may not use you and may not conquer in you. I am with you and pray for you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (March 25, 2015)

As we approach the Passion of Our Lord in the readings for daily Mass, we are presented with the actions of Judas. The scene is being set for the handing over of Jesus to the Jews. In the Gospel for today, St. John tells us that Jesus was deeply troubled as He sat at table with His disciples. "Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me" (Jn 13:21). When I hear these words read at Mass, I feel like we are all looking around, uncomfortably wondering if it might apply to us as well. And indeed, it very well might be.

Our Lady says as much in this message. We, like Judas, have the weakness of fallen nature that makes us subject to temptation. We, like Judas, can be fooled by the bogus plans of the devil, plans that look so promising at first glance, but hold the seeds of terrible evil. Judas was used by evil, and conquered by it, it seems. His love of money entangled him until he became the tool of the devil. I doubt he realized what was happening to him until it was too late.

We are so blessed to have Our Mother with us in these days to warn us, to correct us and to guide us out of such danger. She speaks very clearly to us in this message. She is here at the permission of the Father to be with us and lead us on the way of conversion. She can help us disentangle from the web of the enemy, and find our way on to the solid ground of conversion. But we must participate in this conversion process. We must fight temptation and reject the plans of the devil, we must pray and take the cross in our hands as a sign to Satan that we belong to Jesus. We must renounce Satan so that he may not use us or conquer in us.

But we are not alone in this battle, Our Lady is with us. She will pray with us and for us. With her help, we will be able to stand firm, and not betray Our Lord.

In peace, let us enter this time of intense prayer and meditation, with the eyes of our hearts on Jesus, and our hands firmly in the hand of Mary.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2015

PS. Denis and I will pray the Divine Mercy Novena this year at 3:00 pm EDT, at . It will be aired on the Mary TV Channel on our home page. It will begin on Good Friday, April 3, 2015!

PPS. Don't forget that on April 2, 2015 Mary TV will stream the apparition to Mirjana Soldo, beginning at 8:00 AM Medjugorje time - 2:00 AM EDT. Join Mirjana in welcoming the Queen of Peace on this special day. April 2 is Holy Thursday and the 10th Anniversary of the death of St. John Paul II. What a beautiful day to be with Our Lady in Medjugorje!!

"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II
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