January 12, 2021 Reflection – Be my apostles, be my river of love!
Be my apostles, be my river of love. January 12, 2021 Dear Family of Mary! In Fr. Slavko’s last homily, November 24, 2000, he said that Our Lady needs us. Here are his words: I would like to say once again ‘thank you’ from the bottom of my heart for all the people who responded in their own way to the message of the Virgin Mary. As Mary has emphasized, it is always good to know that we are very important for her, that she can do nothing without us. When we heard her say, ‘thank you’ for the first time, we were a bit surprised because usually we are the ones appealing to God. It is good to expect everything from God and therefore to be in Adoration in front of the All Powerful. But we have heard Our Lady say, “I need you, you are so important for me, without you I can do nothing.” Very often we do not want to believe it, even if it is the case. We might think that Our Lady would not need us because she is already in Heaven! But we have to understand that she doesn’t need us for herself, she needs us for the millions of her children who are on earth and in peril. She is thinking of all of her children. And she needs us to help her bring them safely into the arms of her Son. We may feel inadequate, untrained, unable to help her. But we have to set aside our own doubts and listen to her words. We need to do what she tells us to do! Here are five messages in which she tells us how much she needs us. We can meditate on them during a rosary today, letting her words sink deeply into our hearts. We have a job yet to do for our Mother! “Dear children, I need you. I call you and ask for your help. Make peace with yourselves, with God and with your neighbors. Then help me. Convert unbelievers. Wipe the tears from my face.” (11/02/2004) “Dear children! I am calling you because I need you. I need hearts ready for immeasurable love. Hearts that are not burdened by vanity. Hearts that are ready to love as my Son loved, that are ready to sacrifice themselves as my Son sacrificed Himself. I need you. In order to come with me, forgive yourselves, forgive others and adore my Son. Adore Him also for those who have not come to know Him, those who do not love Him… Therefore, I need you. Therefore, I call you. Thank you.” (07/02/2009) “Dear children, as my eyes are looking at you, my soul is seeking those souls with whom it desires to be one – the souls who have understood the importance of prayer for those of my children who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father. I am calling you because I need you. Accept the mission and do not be afraid, I will strengthen you. I will fill you with my graces. With my love I will protect you from the evil spirit. I will be with you. With my presence I will console you in difficult moments. Thank you for your open hearts. Pray for priests. Pray that the unity between my Son and them may be all the stronger, that they may be one. Thank you.” (09/02/2012) “Dear children, with much love and patience I strive to make your hearts like unto mine. I strive, by my example, to teach you humility, wisdom, and love because I need you; I cannot do without you my children. According to God’s will I am choosing you, by His strength I am strengthening you. Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to open your hearts to me. I will give them to my Son and in return, He will give you the gift of Divine peace. You will carry it to all those whom you meet, you will witness God’s love with your life, and you will give the gift of my Son through yourselves. Through reconciliation, fasting and prayer, I will lead you. Immeasurable is my love. Do not be afraid. My children, pray for the shepherds. May your lips be shut to every judgment, because do not forget that my Son has chosen them and only He has the right to judge. Thank you.” (01/02/2013) “Dear children! Today I call you to love with all your heart and with all your soul. Pray for the gift of love, because when the soul loves it calls my Son to itself. My Son does not refuse those who call Him and who desire to live according to Him. Pray for those who do not comprehend love, who do not understand what it means to love. Pray that God may be their Father and not their Judge. My children, you be my apostles, be my river of love. I need you. Thank you.” (03/18/2010) Yes, Mother! We, your children, want to be your apostles, your river of love! Show us the way! In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2021