Day: February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021 Reflection – Yearn for Heaven!

Yearn for Heaven! February 24, 2021 Dear Family of Mary! Tomorrow we anticipate a new message from Our Lady!  As we wait in prayer, let’s cherish the message we received in January: “Dear children! I am calling you at this time to prayer, fasting and renunciation, that you may be stronger in faith. This is a time of awakening and of giving birth. As nature which gives itself, you also, little children, ponder how much you have received. Be joyful bearers of peace and love that it may be good for you on earth. Yearn for Heaven; and in Heaven there is no sorrow or hatred. That is why, little children, decide anew for conversion and let holiness begin to reign in your life. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (January 25, 2021) “Yearn for Heaven; and in Heaven there is no sorrow or hatred.” If we all could live this one call from Our Lady for the entirety of Lent, we would arrive at Holy Week with strong hearts!  Instead of yearning for earthly goods, we would be yearning for the extreme good of life in Heaven.  We would not be fooled into mourning the things of earth.  We would know where our true life is hidden.  And we would be strong. St. Joseph!  Please teach us to yearn for Heaven, to place all our hopes on eternal life with our God, and to let go of earthly attachments.  May we live with Heaven as our home. Prayer to St. Joseph (adapted from St. Bernardine of Siena) Oh my beloved St. Joseph, adopt me as thy child. Take charge of my salvation; watch over me day and night; preserve me from the occasions of sin; obtain for me purity of body. Through thy intercession with Jesus, grant me a spirit of sacrifice, humility, self-denial, burning love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and a sweet and tender love for Mary, my mother. O Blessed St. Joseph, pray for me, that I may serve the Blessed Virgin Mary in her battle against the devil in these last days, always living her messages and answering her call from Medjugorje, so that the Immaculate Heart of Mary will Triumph in this world. Finally, St. Joseph, be with me living, be with me dying, and obtain for me a favorable judgement from Jesus, my merciful Savior. Amen. Dear St. Joseph, help me respond to this message from Our Lady: “Dear children! Today in a special way I invite you all to prayer and renunciation. For now as never before Satan wants to show the world his shameful face by which he wants to seduce as many people as possible onto the way of death and sin. Therefore, dear children, help my Immaculate Heart to triumph in the sinful world. I beseech all of you to offer prayers and sacrifices for my intentions so I can present them to God for what is most necessary. Forget your desires, dear children, and pray for what God desires, and not for what you desire. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (September 25, 1991) In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2021