I speak to you as a mother…

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
J.M.J

October 18, 2017

St. Luke

Dear Family of Mary!

Denis and I are home from Medjugorje! We are still jet-lagging, but so filled with gratitude for our time with Our Lady. It will take many days to discover all the gifts we have been given. But for sure, peace is one. We feel like babies that have just finished being fed, and are so limp and satisfied!! It is a wonderful feeling!

I thought we could revisit the October 2 message today. It takes time for Our Lady’s words to sink in!! Denis and I were present when this message was received by Mirjana. I remember still the deep quiet that came over me when Our Lady appeared. It is again, that experience of peace we continue to enjoy:

Dear children,
I am speaking to you as a mother – with simple words, but words filled with much love and concern for my children who, through my Son, are entrusted to me. And my Son, who is of the eternal now, He is speaking to you with words of life and is sowing love in open hearts. Therefore, I am imploring you, apostles of my love, have open hearts always ready for mercy and forgiveness. According to my Son, always forgive your neighbors, because in that way peace will be in you.
My children, care for your soul, because it alone is what truly belongs to you. You are forgetting the importance of family. A family does not need to be a place of suffering and pain, but a place of understanding and tenderness. Families who strive to live according to my Son live in mutual love. While He was still little, my Son would say to me that all people are His brothers. Therefore, remember, apostles of my love, that all people whom you meet are family to you – brothers according to my Son.
My children, do not waste time thinking about the future, worrying.
May your only concern be how to live well every moment according to my Son. And there it is – peace for you!
My children, do not ever forget to pray for your shepherds. Pray that they can accept all people as their children; that, according to my Son, they may be spiritual fathers to them. Thank you!

Our Lady does speak to us as a mother. She is so gentle and personal with us. She points always to God the Father, to Jesus, to the Holy Spirit. She keeps us moving in the right direction, like any good mother does. Her advice is always timely and simple.

Let’s let her speak to us today through her message, personally and intimately as our mother. No one is too old or grown up to need a mother! In our heart, deep down, each of us is still a child who needs mothering, and fathering for that matter! It is always good to hear Mother Mary’s words and reflect on them. Ponder if you wish. We can ponder her words in our hearts and indeed they will help and heal us!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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