Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Mary TV: January 11, 2018 Reflection - I am speaking about little and great things
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
January 11, 2018
Dear Family of Mary!
"...I am among you and am speaking about little and great things. I will not grow tired speaking to you about my Son - the true love. Therefore, my children, open your hearts to me. Permit me to lead you as a mother. Be apostles of the love of my Son and of me..." (January 2, 2018)
We are so blessed to have Our Lady "among" us! She truly is among us!! She is present in a very real and tangible way in Medjugorje. How do we know? Through the witnesses of the pilgrims! Each one has some story in which Our Lady touched them in a particular and unique way that spoke just to them. Each one has met Our Lady there during the course of their stay. She is truly among us in Medjugorje!
And she does speak to us about "little and great things"! The things she teaches us in her messages may seem little, ordinary, small. But they lead to such great things! She comes as one of us, and does not overawe us with her great intellect. She comes rather as a mother who wants to help her children, to give them small bits of wisdom when they are ready for them. She leads us as a mother!
And everything she teaches us leads to Jesus, to His love and to His life. This is Our Lady's consuming passion. To lead us to her Son!
When I was praying about these lines of the message I was reminded of a similar message from St. Paul to the Corinthians. (1Cor 2: 1-16). See if you can hear a similar kind of loving and parental care in St. Paul's letter:
When I came to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in much fear and trembling; and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glorification. None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him," God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For what person knows a man's thoughts except the spirit of the man which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit.
The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual man judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. "For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Cor 2: 1-16)
There is so much in this passage! Certainly Our Lady comes having seen "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of Man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him." She has seen it all, and yet comes so quietly and gently to us in Medjugorje to draw us by our heartstrings to her Son.
Certainly she teaches in "words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit..." Our Lady is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, and her thoughts are His thoughts, they are so close.
Certainly Our Lady's message is "not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God." Miracles happen in Medjugorje, conveying the power of God to the pilgrims. This is how Our Lady helps us to receive faith, just like St. Paul.
Certainly she "knows nothing among [us] but Jesus Christ, and Him Crucified"! Our Lady can show us how to put Jesus in the very first place in our lives, because she also does it!
Certainly Our Lady has the mind of Christ, and she is a sure guide to His Heart. We are so blessed to have such a teacher with us, such a wise and holy woman in our midst, such a Mother with us to guide us.
Thank you dearest Mother for coming to us in these days, these most momentous days!
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