Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Mary TV: June 6, 2018 Reflection - All of my children thirst for love.

(c)Mateo Ivankovic
June 6, 2018
St. Norbert

Dear Family of Mary!
"...Therefore, you, apostles of my love, you who know how to love and forgive, you who do not judge, you whom I encourage, you be an example to all those who are not going on the way of light and love or who have diverted from it. By your life show them the truth.  Show them love because love overcomes all difficulties, and all of my children thirst for love. Your unity in love is a gift to my Son and me. But, my children, remember that to love also means to desire the good for your neighbor and to desire conversion of your neighbor's soul..." (June 2, 2018)

St. John wrote much about God and love. He made it quite clear that love is the measure of our closeness to God is our love:
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or speech but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth, and reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who keep his commandments abide in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he has given us. (1 John 3:16-24)

 "By your life show them the truth.  Show them love because love overcomes all difficulties, and all of my children thirst for love."  The Truth is made visible by love! When we love, we make the Truth known. And that Truth is that God is love! Our Lady would have us help our brothers and sisters to overcome their difficulties with love, her love. And Jesus' Love. This is what makes us children of God. Let us love and desire the conversion of our neighbor's soul.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018


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