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
Monday, January 15, 2018
Mary TV: January 15, 2018 Reflection - May your weapon be patience and boundless love.
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018
January 15, 2018
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children; Today I call you to a humble, my children, humble devotion. Your hearts need to be just. May your crosses be your means in the battle against the sins of the present time. May your weapon be patience and boundless love, a love that knows to wait and which will make you capable of recognizing God's signs, that your life, by humble love, may show the truth to all those who seek it in the darkness of lies. My children, my apostles, help me to open the paths to my Son. Once again I call you to pray for your shepherds. Alongside them, I will triumph. Thank you." (October 2, 2010)
Our Lady calls us to be humble. To worship God with hearts that are aware of their complete dependence on Him. Humility is very much a matter of truth. God is our creator. We are creatures. We cannot exist without God's constant creative action. What else can we say to this?
She wants our hearts to be just. This is to love our neighbor as our very selves. If God has created us all, we can only reverence each other as the work of His hand.
She tells us that our crosses are the "means" in the battle against the sins of the present time. What a powerful wisdom this is! There are many sins in our day. They seem to be overwhelming. But it is in our crosses that we can meet the enemy. Our crosses mark the battle field. It is in these sufferings and burdens that we engage the enemy. The enemy is not the people involved in the sins, but the accuser of the brethren who is behind the sins.
Now we get the most powerful statement in this message: "May your weapon be patience and boundless love, a love that knows to wait and which will make you capable of recognizing God's signs, that your life, by humble love, may show the truth to all those who seek it in the darkness of lies." Wow!!! Our weapon is not our brilliant arguments or political power. Our weapon is patience and boundless love in the midst of our crosses. Our strategy is to wait in patience with endless and limitless love, and in the waiting we will recognize God's signs, see His guiding hand, and know just what to do or say to help those who are caught in the enemy's lies. Patience when we suffer is the purifying fire that wins the victory! Patience makes our love grow.
If we enter the battle field, embracing our crosses with patience and love, waiting for the Lord to lead, we will help Our Lady to open the paths to her Son for others. Graces will be won to deliver souls in darkness!
We all have crosses in our lives. Our Lady wants us to see them for what they are, the means in the battle, the things that enable us to confront the enemy and take territory away from him. Our crosses are gifts, because with the weapons of patience and love, they become powerful opportunities for the victory of the truth.
The Victory is coming, and it will be won through Our Lady and our shepherds, supported in the battle by our patience and love while bearing our crosses.