Day: January 29, 2023

January 30, 2023 Reflection – Deliver us, Jesus!

Deliver us, Jesus!   January 30, 2023 Dear Family of Mary! The Gospel for today is Mark 5:1-20. It is the dramatic story of a poor man who had a legion of unclean spirits plaguing him, so that he roamed among the tombs, crying out and bruising himself. Here is what Jesus did for him: “And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped him; and crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me! For he had said to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” “And Jesus asked him, ‘What is your name?’ He replied, ‘My name is Legion; for we are many.’ And he begged him eagerly not to send them out of the country. Now a great herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged him, ‘Send us to the swine, let us enter them.’ So he gave them leave. And the unclean spirits came out, and entered the swine; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and were drowned in the sea.” (Mark 5:6-13) Jesus performed an exorcism! He freed that poor man from the dreadful state he was in. It was a state of possession. Jesus wants us all to be free from demonic attack. He came to free us from the devil and his lies. Our Lady has many times told us that she comes to help us to choose God and reject Satan. As pilgrims, many of us have observed the process of exorcism going on in and around the Church. Fr. Raymond Donohue shares his experience of exorcism in Fruit Show 335 at this link: She is with us to help us in that process of renouncing the enemy and choosing God, in Medjugorje and through her messages. Here are two examples: November 25, 1989 “Dear children! I am inviting you for years by these messages which I am giving you. Little children, by means of the messages I wish to make a very beautiful mosaic in your hearts, so I may be able to present each one of you to God like the original image. Therefore, little children, I desire that your decisions be free before God, because He has given you freedom. Therefore pray, so that, free from any influence of Satan, you may decide only for God. I am praying for you before God and I am seeking your surrender to God. Thank you for responding to my call.” July 2, 2013 “Dear children, with a motherly love I am imploring you to give me the gift of your hearts, so I can present them to my Son and free you – free you from all the evil enslaving and distancing you all the more from the only Good – my Son – from everything which is leading you on the wrong way and is taking peace away from you. I desire to lead you to the freedom of the promise of my Son, because I desire for God’s will to be fulfilled completely here; and that through reconciliation with the Heavenly Father, through fasting and prayer, apostles of God’s love may be born – apostles who will freely, and with love, spread the love of God to all my children – apostles who will spread the love of the trust in the Heavenly Father and who will keep opening the gates of Heaven. Dear children, extend the joy of love and support to your shepherds, just as my Son has asked them to extend it to you. Thank you.” Let’s follow Our Lady’s message to the freedom of the Children of God!! She is a sure guide to freedom, because she is Immaculate and free herself! She will help us to cut all ties with the enemy. And she will help us to pray for all those in need of freedom as well. This is a time of battle for souls!! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c) Mary TV 2023