April 13, 2021 Reflection – A new birth from above!
A New Birth from Above! April 13, 2021 Dear Family of Mary! From the Gospel for today: “Jesus said to Nicodemus: ‘You must be born from above.’” (John 3: 7 ) Nicodemus doesn’t understand how this can happen. What is being born from above? Yesterday he asked Jesus: “How can a man once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother’s womb and be born again, can he?” No we can’t do that. But the birth Jesus wants for us is even more complete, it has to do with being reborn in the Holy Spirit! It is what happens when we are baptized and confirmed! It happens when we convert and are prayed over for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Being born from above is being born into the life of the Holy Spirit! When we receive the Holy Spirit, we receive all the gifts we need to follow Jesus and live the life of a child of God on earth. The Holy Spirit gives us new eyes to see, new ears to hear, what God is doing and saying to us! The Holy Spirit changes everything!! Our Lady told us: November 2, 2007″Dear children, Today I call you to open your hearts to the Holy Spirit and permit Him to transform you. My children, God is the immeasurable good and therefore, as a mother, I implore you: Pray, pray, pray, fast and hope that it is possible to achieve good, because from that good love is born. The Holy Spirit will strengthen that love in you and you will be able to call God your Father. Through this exalted love, you will truly come to love all people and, through God, you will regard them as brothers and sisters. Thank you.” Our Lady tells us that the Holy Spirit can transform us! Transform!! ” I call you to open your hearts to the Holy Spirit and permit Him to transform you.” That means that everything in us can be touched by the powerful love of the Holy Spirit, and everything will be healed and changed by His coming. This transformation is what it means to be born from above!! We are made new!! Every molecule of our body, every part of our soul is regenerated in the love of God! Jesus told Nicodemus: “You must be born from above…” Must be!! There is no other way to enter the Kingdom of God! We must be transformed through a new birth in the Holy Spirit!! Our Lady wants this for us. Let’s ask her to pray with us for this new birth! Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen. In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2021