Day: March 20, 2019

The Queen of Peace

  Mirjana Soldo encounters Our Lady (March 18, 2019) (c)Mary TV/Kristian Zubac    March 20, 2019 Dear Family of Mary! “My children! As a mother, as the Queen of Peace, I am calling you to accept my Son so that He can grant you peace of soul-that He can grant you that which is just, which is good for you…” (March 18, 2019) Our Lady is our Mother. Jesus presented Her to each of us through the Apostle John, as our Mother. “Behold your Mother,” He said to John. “Behold your son,” He said to Mary. It was a solemn act as Jesus was dying on the Cross. Jesus died in our place, to take on our sins as His own, and to atone for them. He poured out His life for us, making us part of Him. He embraced us as His very self and presented us to the Father from the Cross. But not only to the Father, He presented us to His Mother as well. He presented us to Her as Her children. And so, we are. And so, Our Lady speaks to us as a mother, with the intensity of love that only a mother can have for her child. She speaks to us personally and intimately. She looks into our eyes and gazes deeply into our souls, and she speaks to us. But what does she speak? What does She impart to us in that loving motherly gaze? She reminds us that She is the Queen of Peace. This is the title she used during the first year (1981) of her apparitions in Medjugorje oh so many years ago.     Thursday, August 6, 1981—“I am the Queen of Peace.” Our Mother is a Queen!! And not just any queen but the Queen of Peace!! But what does a queen of peace do? What does it mean to be the Queen of Peace? What indeed is peace? We poor creatures who live on this earth in the midst of so much turmoil, confusion, doubt, fear, confrontation, and suspicion, do not really know peace. We do not experience it naturally. What is peace? How can we define it, experience it, know it? The Catechism of the Catholic Church links peace to fundamental respect for all life. To bear hatred for another, to kill, to harm or violate the personal rights of our neighbors is to act against peace. This is surely the basis of peace in our human societies. But what does peace look like within us. Where is peace in me? I think Our Lady answers this question for us when she says:    “I am calling you to accept my Son so that He can grant you peace of soul-that He can grant you that which is just, which is good for you…” We will only have peace when we accept Jesus as our Lord, our Savior, our Brother, our King, and our Friend. We will have peace when we accept Jesus into the very depths of our hearts, to live in us. This is peace of soul. This is peace with God, whom we have offended but who loves us and forgives us through Jesus. Then Jesus will grant to us justice, which entails the very things the Catechism defines as peace. And He will grant to us the good. To know the good is to live out all that makes for peace. Jesus will make peace in us through justice and good, if we let Him. He will heal all our wounds and teach us how to be just, forgiving and loving. When we have Jesus, the King of Peace, in our hearts we have peace. We become like our Mother, the Queen of Peace. And we help to build peace with all our brothers and sisters. I know this sounds impossible. But I don’t think it is meant to be. If we accept Jesus into our hearts, all things will be possible. In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!Cathy Nolan©Mary TV 2019