Day: October 16, 2018

A Wealth of Spirituality

A Wealth of Spirituality (c)Anthony Zubac October 17, 2018 St. Ignatius of Antioch Dear Family of Mary! “…To come to know His love, to follow in His footsteps, means to have a wealth of spirituality. This is the wealth which gives good feelings and sees love and goodness everywhere…” October 2, 2018) Our Lady speaks to us of wealth in this message. An unusual topic! She tells us that if we come to know Jesus’ love, and we follow His footsteps, we will be rich!! We will have an overflow of the spiritual gifts! We all like the idea of being rich, of having a surplus of all we need. But do we realize how really wealthy we are when we have Jesus as our Lord, our Guide, our Teacher, our Savior and our God? Usually we associate following Jesus with giving up things. Giving up the world. Giving up our life. Giving away all we have. But in the wonderful heavenly logic of Jesus, that giving up of things of this world leads to having an abundance in heaven. And we even experience a fullness in this life that far surpasses worldly riches. It is the joy of knowing Christ’s love. But we can talk about the riches of knowing Christ all we want, and still not understand it. It is in the act of following Jesus that we get the good feelings Our Lady mentions. It is in following Jesus that we will begin to see love and goodness everywhere. We will feel so rich. But it is not by talking about it, but by doing it! I collected five New Testament Scriptures that mention riches or treasures in reference to Jesus. They may be helpful for meditation during a rosary. I think Our Lady is offering us something really powerful. She wants us to really be rich, wealthy, stuffed with treasure!! She wants us to know and love her Son! “To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.” (Eph 3: 8-10) “Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” (Matt 19:21) “Sell your possessions, and give alms; provide yourselves with purses that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Luke 12:33-34) “For I want you to know how greatly I strive for you, and for those at La-odice’a, and for all who have not seen my face, that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in love, to have all the riches of assured understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, of Christ, in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col 2:1-3) “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matt 6: 19-21) In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2018

My children, listen to me…

“My children, listen to me…” (c)Anthony Zubac October 16, 2018 St. Hedwig St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Dear Family of Mary! “…My children, listen to me so that good may overcome, so that you may come to know the love of my Son. This is the greatest happiness – the hands of my Son that embrace, of Him who loves the soul, of Him who has given Himself for you and is always giving Himself anew in the Eucharist, of Him who has the words of eternal life…” (0ctober 2, 2018) “My children, listen to me so that good may overcome…” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (Jn 1: 1-5) “I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) “…so that you may come to know the love of my Son…” For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Eph 3: 14-19) “This is the greatest happiness – the hands of my Son that embrace” And they were bringing children to him, that he might touch them; and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it he was indignant, and said to them, “Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands upon them. (Mark 10:13-16) “…the hands of my Son that embrace…” I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.”‘ And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, `Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, `Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ (Luke 15:18-24) “…of Him who loves the soul…” The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23) “…of Him who has given Himself for you and is always giving Himself anew in the Eucharist,” “And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after supper, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. (Luke 22: 19-20) “…of Him who has the words of eternal life…” “Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” (John 6: 67-69) In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV2018