Day: October 18, 2022

October 19, 2022 Reflection – Be Joyful in God!

Be Joyful in God!   October 19, 2022 Dear Family of Mary! September 25, 2022 “Dear children! Pray that the Holy Spirit may enlighten you that you be joyful seekers of God and witnesses of love without bounds. I am with you, little children, and, anew, I am calling all of you: take courage and bear witness to the good works that God is doing in and through you. Be joyful in God. Do good to your neighbor so that it will be good for you on earth and pray for peace, which is threatened because Satan wants war and peacelessness. Thank you for having responded to my call.” “Be joyful in God!” I was looking for a prayer of joy or litany of joy that I could share with you, but I heard a small, sweet voice saying: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord…”  I knew at once it was Our Lady reminding me that there is no more powerful and joyful a prayer than her prayer which came from her heart when she greeted Elizabeth and both women were inundated with the Holy Spirit! Mary and Elizabeth were let in on the wonder of God’s plan of salvation that was being enacted through them both.  For Elizabeth with the conception of St. John the Baptist, and for Mary with the mind-boggling conception of Jesus in her womb, through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Jesus, both Man and God, Son of Mary and Lord of all! Our joy flows from this incredible event.  We were given our Savior and Lord, and delivered from eternal damnation through His life, death and resurrection. Talk about joy!!!!!  Our Lady knows joy.  And we can only join in her joy, with our hearts in awe at the grace and gift we have been given through her yes.  This is how we can be joyful in God!  Be joyful in God with Mary!!! The Prayer Of Mary – Magnificat My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.  From this day all generations will call me blessed:  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.  He has shown the strength of his arm,  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things,  and the rich he has sent away empty. He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he remembered his promise of mercy,  the promise he made to our fathers,  to Abraham and his children forever. (Lk 1: 46-55) In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c) Mary TV 2022