Day: June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021 Reflection – “And you will be my extended hands in this lost world.”

And you will be my extended hands in this lost world! June 3, 2021 St. Charles Lwanga and CompanionsDear Family of Mary! “And you will be my extended hands in this lost world.”(May 25, 2021) Our Lady has asked us to be her extended hands several times. She makes it clear that she needs us to help her. Just as Jesus had disciples and apostles, so our Lady needs us to be her people on the ground, carrying her message of love and mercy to all those we meet. She needs us represent her to the souls in need of her presence and love. But what do extended hands of the Gospa do? I don’t think it is as premeditated as it sounds. She just needs us to carry her presence with us into our every day life, and not be shy to say something about her to those we meet. Just yesterday, Denis and I went to a doctor’s appointment. It was for Denis. We came with no expectations, and just interacted with the doctor and her assistant, with pleasant conversation. But when Denis mentioned he would be traveling to Bosnia/Hercegovina soon, and would it be ok, the doctor perked up. She asked him how he knew the pronunciation of that country so well. Well that was all it took. Denis was off and running about Our Lady of Medjugorje, about the Rosary, about conversions, and on and on…(ha ha!) We ended up emptying our pockets of rosaries, to give to the Doctor and her assistant, with promises of more to come. It was such a joyous visit to the doctor. This was a moment when you could just feel Our Lady present with us. I guess we were being her extended hands. But it was such fun!! So don’t be afraid to be Our Lady’s extended hands. She needs you and me, who else will tell the world about Our Lady of Medjugorje!! Here are some of the messages about being her extended hands that you might pray over. She is serious. She needs us. But the job isn’t serious, it is a joy! November 25, 2004 “Dear children! At this time, I call you all to pray for my intentions. Especially, little children, pray for those who have not yet come to know the love of God and do not seek God the Savior. You, little children, be my extended hands and by your example draw them closer to my Heart and the Heart of my Son. God will reward you with graces and every blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.” February 25, 2005 “Dear children! Today I call you to be my extended hands in this world that puts God in the last place. You, little children, put God in the first place in your life. God will bless you and give you strength to bear witness to Him, the God of love and peace. I am with you and intercede for all of you. Little children, do not forget that I love you with a tender love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” June 25, 2009 “Dear children! Rejoice with me, convert in joy and give thanks to God for the gift of my presence among you. Pray that, in your hearts, God may be in the center of your life and with your life witness, little children, so that every creature may feel God’s love. Be my extended hands for every creature, so that it may draw closer to the God of love. I bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.” November 25, 2009 “Dear children! In this time of grace I call you all to renew prayer in your families. Prepare yourselves with joy for the coming of Jesus. Little children, may your hearts be pure and pleasing, so that love and warmth may flow through you into every heart that is far from His love. Little children, be my extended hands, hands of love for all those who have become lost, who have no more faith and hope. Thank you for having responded to my call.” December 25, 2011 “Dear children! Also today, in my arms I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to give you His peace. Pray, little children, and witness so that in every heart, not human but God’s peace may prevail, which no one can destroy. It is that peace in the heart which God gives to those whom He loves. By your baptism you are all, in a special way called and loved, therefore witness and pray that you may be my extended hands to this world which yearns for God and peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.” In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan Mary TV 2021