Thursday, May 07, 2015

Mary TV Daily Reflection 5/7/2015

(c)Mary TV 2014

May 7, 2015

Dear Family of Mary!

"...And I, as a mother, need your open hearts to spread the love of my Son with wisdom and simplicity. I need you to be open and sensitive to the good and mercy. I need you to be united with my Son, because I desire for you to be happy and to help me to bring happiness to all of my children. My apostles, I need you to show everyone the truth of God, so that my heart, which suffered and today suffers so much pain, can win in love..." (May 2, 2015)

Notice how many times Our Lady repeats "I need you" in this paragraph. Every sentence begins with some form of it. "I, as a mother, need your open hearts..." I need you to be open..." I need you to be united..." I need you to show everyone..."

This is the plea of a mother who has a huge task before her, and needs her children to pitch in and help! Our Lady has been given the task of crushing the head of Satan in these last days, and of drawing all of God's children into God's Kingdom. Through God's grace, Our Lady is going to triumph in this sinful world. Her heart is going to win over all of the opponents of God, and she is going to reign as the Queen of Heaven and Earth. But not without a fight!

In these later days, Our Lady is organizing an army of children, her beloved children. This army is armed with the arsenal of God's graces and virtues. Faith, Hope, and Love (the theological virtues) are first on the list of our weapons. Then prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance (the cardinal virtues). Then wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord (the gifts of the Holy Spirit). Plus humility, poverty, chastity, and obedience...and on and on. These are the powerful gifts that Our Lady lavishes upon us through her intercession, so that we can be lights of her Son.

Our part in this battle is to be open to these gifts and virtues. We need to have open hearts, hearts that are ready to receive grace, and then give it away to others. We need to be open and sensitive to the good and mercy, recognizing it wherever it is, and supporting and advancing it. We need to be united to Jesus in such a way that we are like branches on the vine, nourished and enlivened by His Body and Blood, and filled with His joy, so we can share it with others. And we need to live the truth of God, always pointing to the reality that God exists!! In this way Our Lady's lost ones will find their way home.

Our Lady needs us. She really needs us. May we say "yes" to her call.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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