Day: February 14, 2023

February 15, 2023 Reflection – Healing our blindness…

Healing our blindness…   February 15, 2023 Dear Family of Mary! Jesus healed many blind people during his public ministry. Today we hear of one such healing… When Jesus and his disciples arrived at Bethsaida, people brought to him a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. Putting spittle on his eyes he laid his hands on the man and asked, “Do you see anything?” Looking up the man replied, “I see people looking like trees and walking.” Then he laid hands on the man’s eyes a second time and he saw clearly; his sight was restored and he could see everything distinctly. Then he sent him home and said, “Do not even go into the village.” (Mark 8:22-26) Jesus worked hard to restore the sight of this poor man. It took effort. Being able to see is so very important! I feel that it was significant that it took two tries to actually correct all his vision. On a spiritual level, we also need to be able to see properly. The eyes of our hearts are so important. If we a blind to the truth, to good and evil, to love and honor, we are the most to be pitied. Jesus came to restore our spiritual sight, even more than our physical sight. And his whole public ministry was an arduous process of restoring humanities spiritual eyes, eyes that see the good and love it, eyes that see God’s mercy and accept it. Without the eyes of our hearts, we are blind to salvation. Our Lady told us so: July 2, 2014 “Dear children, I, the mother of all of you gathered here and the mother of the entire world, am blessing you with a motherly blessing and call you to set out on the way of humility. That way leads to the coming to know the love of my Son. My Son is almighty, He is in everything. If you, my children, do not become cognizant of this, then darkness/blindness rule in your soul. Only humility can heal you. My children, I always lived humbly, courageously and in hope. I knew, I became cognizant that God is in us and we are in God. I am asking the same of you. I desire for all of you to be with me in eternity, because you are a part of me. I will help you on your way. My love will envelop you like a mantle and make of you apostles of my light – of God’s light. With the love that comes forth from humility you will bring light to where darkness/blindness rule. You will be bringing my Son who is the light of the world. I am always alongside your shepherds and I pray that they may always be an example of humility for you… Thank you.” We must allow Jesus to heal the darkness/blindness in our hearts, so that we can be saved, and help others to also escape that darkness/blindness to!! Let us pray, pray, pray! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c) Mary TV 2023  

February 14, 2023 Reflection – Grasp for the Rosary!

Grasp for the Rosary February 14, 2023 Dear Family of Mary! In the first reading today we hear about the state of humanity in the time of Noah. It is a very depressing picture. Genesis 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10 – “When the Lord saw how great was man’s wickedness on earth, and how no desire that his heart conceived was ever anything but evil, he regretted that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was grieved. So the Lord said: ‘I will wipe out from the earth the men whom I have created, and not only the men, but also the beasts and the creeping things and the birds of the air, for I am sorry that I made them.’ But Noah found favor with the Lord. Then the Lord said to Noah: “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for you alone in this age have I found to be truly just. ” As I read this gospel, I had a vivid picture of the poison that Satan had sewn into the hearts of Adam and Eve and their descendants. It was putrid green and venomous. Humanity was no match for Satan’s cunning and the human race was in a terrible state. (This makes me feel so sad…) So God wanted to start over. He sent the flood and destroyed all the families of the earth except Noah’s family. There was a new hope of a better tomorrow. But that poison was so strong that it began to overtake humanity once again. Over the centuries, the world fell into a terrible state. The Father then sent His Son, born of Mary, to bring the antidote! His very body and blood as our food. Perhaps that would be the antidote to human depravity. And indeed it is the antidote. Our Church, the Christians of the world, have brought much good, much hope. Even today there is hope, even though it seems that Satan again has taken over many hearts. But the Father has now sent Mary, to be a final defense for humanity. A final barrier against evil. She told us in this message her basic strategy in this time of battle: January 25, 1991 “Dear children! Today, like never before, I invite you to prayer. Let your prayer be a prayer for peace. Satan is strong and desires to destroy not only human life, but also nature and the planet on which you live. Therefore, dear children, pray that through prayer you can protect yourselves with God’s blessing of peace. God has sent me among you so that I may help you. If you so wish, grasp for the rosary. Even the rosary alone can work miracles in the world and in your lives. I bless you and I remain with you for as long as it is God’s will. Thank you for not betraying my presence here and I thank you because your response is serving the good and the peace.” Our Lady has indeed been a great strength and good for us. But the battle has only increased The stakes are high. We all see it today. But Our Lady is with us still, and she is not giving up. Here is her most recent message, in which she tells us the plain truth once again: January 25, 2023 “Dear children! Pray with me for peace, because Satan wants war and hatred in hearts and peoples. Therefore, pray and sacrifice your days by fasting and penance, that God may give you peace. The future is at a crossroads, because modern man does not want God. That is why mankind is heading to perdition. You, little children, are my hope. Pray with me, that what I began in Fatima and here may be realized. Be prayer and witness peace in your surroundings, and be people of peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.” The battle seems to have come to a climax. Our Lady’s call is still the same, her battle plan the same: Pray, fast, do penance, witness peace, and be people of peace! Pray the Rosary so that miracles can abound. This is the time of the Triumph! Many souls are in the balance!! Let us pray, pray, pray!! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c) Mary TV 2023