Day: September 11, 2020

September 11, 2020 Reflection – Let there be Light!

(c) Mary TV September 11, 2020 Dear Family of Mary! We in the United States remember with great sorrow, the attack on our country on September 11, 2001.  Please pray for continued healing, and peace in our land. This week Our Lady has impressed on us the importance of Light!  As the darkness grows all around us, we are drawn to the Light of God.  I want to share a very encouraging email I received yesterday from Kristy, our shipmate from Colorado.  She shares her insights into the Light that comes from God and which brings life!  I believe that Our Lady is giving us encouragement to continue to live the life she has called us to, and not to give up now.  Something good is coming! Kristy wrote: Hello. I had the privilege to join Michael’s Rosary on Monday. Your son Michael is so filled with the Holy Spirit. I have also been pondering this darkness covering the earth Cathy has been writing about…these little lights of mercy. On Monday, I was inspired by Mike’s imagery of floating in water (in the womb of Mary) as we were praying the Rosary and the renewal of our hearts. As we prayed, I had an image of floating in the sea and a vision of the Holy Spirit over the water in the beginning of Genesis. God said, “Let there be light” and Creation began. I kept moving from this moment of Creation to the Annunciation. This beautiful parallel of the beginning of Genesis and the Annunciation in Luke kept coming to mind. The name Mary means “sea”, so when the Holy Spirit overshadowed her…and she said…”Be it done to me according to thy word”…and the word was made flesh, it parallels the beginning of Creation in Genesis. This moment in the Annunciation was the beginning of a New Creation. The moment “the Light” became flesh and dwelt among. It is such a powerful moment. Since our Rosary on Monday, the Holy Spirit keeps prompting me to say the Angelus throughout the day. And, also to pray the words “Let there be light.” Christ truly wants to make all things new. (And, yes usually by lunch we are going downhill, so we need to say the Angelus again) Every time we say these words of Mary, we are renewed…especially our hearts…light comes. But I also sense a real longing from the Lord…to renew the face of the earth…to renew the hearts of all of us. He is longing to renew His creation. He wants His Kingdom here on earth…maybe Parousia is coming soon. I don’t know. But I sense this overwhelming longing from the Lord to make all things new. So, let’s say the Angelus more. We need this renewal throughout the day. “Let there be light.” Bring more light into this darkness. God Bless, Kristy The images that Kristy received are very powerful!  The idea that the Lord wants so badly to renew His Creation really touches my heart.  God loves His Creatures.  As Our Lady said on March 25, 2003: “Dear children! Also, today I call you to pray for peace. Pray with the heart, little children, and do not lose hope because God loves His creatures. He desires to save you, one by one, through my coming here…” One by one, we can receive the life-giving light of God in our hearts and spread it to others. I believe that praying the Angelus Prayers often throughout the day is a very good idea.  I will share the prayer with you here, so you have it at hand! It is easy to memorize.  Let’s call down the Light that we so very desperately need and be renewed. In Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2020 The Angelus: The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:  And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary, full of grace… Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word. Hail Mary, full of grace… And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us. Hail Mary, full of grace… Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.  Amen.