Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Mary TV Daily Reflection 7/1/2015

(c)Mary TV 2015

July 1, 2015

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Also today the Most High gives me the grace to be able to love you and to call you to conversion. Little children, may God be your tomorrow and not war and lack of peace; not sorrow but joy and peace must begin to reign in the heart of every person - but without God you will never find peace. Therefore, little children, return to God and to prayer so that your heart may sing with joy. I am with you and I love you with immeasurable love. Thank you for having responded to my call." (June 25, 2015)

"Little children, may God be your tomorrow and not war and lack of peace..."

It is true that we can choose our tomorrows. Our choices, our acts and thoughts today, set the stage for tomorrow. We are free and so our tomorrows are in our hands.

And that is precisely what Our Lady wants us to understand. We must realize that if we choose war, if we choose anxiety or worry, if we try to be in control of our own lives without God, then we will have war, lack of peace, anxiety tomorrow. And the next day and the next day....

But if we choose today to pray, to entrust our lives to God, to put Him in the first place in our lives and live today for Him, then we will find Him in the first place tomorrow, and the next day and the day after that. The more we choose God as our Lord, our hope, our love, and our life, the more He will be with us. We will build tomorrows full of His presence and His joy.

The key is what we do with today. And so Our Lady tells us that she has been given the grace to call us to conversion. That grace for conversion that comes through Our Lady will help us to choose today to put God in the first place, to give Him total control of our lives and our hearts. That grace of conversion will help us to live today in such a way that tomorrow will be filled with God!

I found a wonderful early message that speaks about this daily choice of prayer and surrender to God. It is a delightful, motherly admonition:

Wednesday, February 29, 1984
"Pray! It may seem strange to you that I always speak of prayer. And yet I say: pray! Why do you hesitate? In Holy Scripture, you have heard say: 'Do not worry about tomorrow, each day will have its own worries.' Then do not worry about the other days. Be content with prayer, I your Mother, will take care of the rest."

"I, your Mother, will take care of the rest." I believe that she does just that. When we surrender our lives to the Lord and to Mary, they take care of everything. And we build tomorrows filled with hope, joy, and peace.

I am reminded of the beautiful "Novena of Surrender to the Will of God" that we prayed together a few months ago. In that novena we prayed, "Jesus, I surrender myself to You. Take care of everything." This is exactly what Our Lady is suggesting to us again in the June 25, 2015 message. (You can find this novena on our webpage here: Novena )

I also think Our Lady's words are a prayer for us. "May God be your tomorrow and not war and lack of peace..." She wants us to have tomorrows of peace and joy. She is praying for us, blessing us, that we will choose today to build these tomorrows. Thank you, dearest Mother, for loving us so much.

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

PS. Again, don't forget that tomorrow morning (Thursday, July 2) Mary TV will stream the gathering at the Blue Cross where Mirjana will encounter Our Lady:

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Live streaming begins
8:00 am Medjugorje time
2:00 am EDT in the US
(Late Wednesday night on the West coast in the US)

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