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, March 01, 2018
Mary TV: March 1, 2018 Reflection - What should we carry in our hearts?
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018
March 1, 2018
Dear Family of Mary!
During the Daily Rosary yesterday, we talked about the things we carry in our hearts. Our Lady has talked about carrying things in our hearts quite often. She has some ideas of what we should be carrying. She also knows the things we should chuck out of our hearts as quickly as possible! Here is a message in which she spoke about clearing our hearts:
June 2, 2010 "Dear Children; Today I call you with prayer and fasting to clear the path in which my Son will enter into your hearts. Accept me as a mother and a messenger of God's love and His desire for your salvation. Free yourself of everything from the past which burdens you, that gives you a sense of guilt, that which previously led you astray in error and darkness. Accept the light. Be born anew in the righteousness of my Son. Thank you."
She wants us to make a clear path for Jesus into our hearts. But our hearts can look like a storage shed or a cluttered basement in which many things have been stored. Things of the past! Burdens like unforgiveness, resentment, rejection and hatred. Guilt which lingers because of our unforgiven sins. Things that we cling to that lead us astray, into more sin. Junk!
Clearing out our hearts takes courage. But once we begin it can become wonderful! Confession of course is the answer. At Jesus' feet in Confession, we can get the help we need to clear away the junk.
But once it is clean, what should we carry in our hearts? That was what we discovered during the Daily Rosary. Our Lady has given us several things to carry in our hearts:
1. Carry the Word of God in our hearts! (Read and live Sacred Scripture)
August 25, 1996 "Dear children! Listen, because I wish to speak to you and to invite you to have more faith and trust in God, who loves you immeasurably. Little children, you do not know how to live in the grace of God, that is why I call you all anew, to carry the word of God in your heart and in thoughts. Little children, place the Sacred Scripture in a visible place in your family, and read and live it. Teach your children, because if you are not an example to them, children depart into godlessness. Reflect and pray and then God will be born in your heart and your heart will be joyous. Thank you for having for responded to my call."
2. Carry Peace in your heart! (Peace which comes from putting God in the first place)
December 25, 1997 "Dear children! Also today I rejoice with you and I call you to the good. I desire that each of you reflect and carry peace in your heart and say: I want to put God in the first place in my life. In this way, little children, each of you will become holy. Little children, tell everyone, I want the good for you and he will respond with the good and, little children, good will come to dwell in the heart of each man. Little children, tonight I bring to you the good of my Son who gave His life to save you. That is why, little children, rejoice and extend your hands to Jesus who is only good. Thank you for having responded to my call."
3. Carry the Victory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in your heart!
August 25, 2000 "Dear children! I desire to share my joy with you. In my Immaculate Heart I feel that there are many of those who have drawn closer to me and are, in a special way, carrying the victory of my Immaculate Heart in their hearts by praying and converting. I desire to thank you and to inspire you to work even more for God and His kingdom with love and the power of the Holy Spirit. I am with you and I bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call."
4. Carry Our Lady's Joy in your hearts. (Let Jesus be born in your heart - Mary's Joy!)
December 25, 2000 "Dear children! Today when God granted to me that I can be with you, with little Jesus in my arms, I rejoice with you and I give thanks to God for everything He has done in this Jubilee year. I thank God especially for all the vocations of those who said 'yes' to God completely. I bless you all with my blessing and the blessing of the newborn Jesus. I pray for all of you for joy to be born in your hearts so that in joy you too carry the joy I have today. In this Child I bring to you the Savior of your hearts and the One who calls you to the holiness of life. Thank you for having responded to my call."
5. Carry God's love in your heart!
April 25, 2008 "Dear children! Also today, I call all of you to grow in God's love as a flower which feels the warm rays of spring. In this way, also you, little children, grow in God's love and carry it to all those who are far from God. Seek God's will and do good to those whom God has put on your way, and be light and joy. Thank you for having responded to my call."
If our hearts are full of these beautiful things, there will be no room for junk anymore! We will walk in the light of God's love and bring it to all we meet. No more odious burdens! No more sin and unforgiveness! Only God's love and His peace and joy. Only the Victory of Our Lady's heart!! That is what we want to find in our hearts forever!