Day: January 17, 2024

January 17, 2024 Reflection – Radiance!

Radiance!   January 17, 2024 Dear Family of Mary! I want to talk about a word that Our Lady has used only 4 or 5 times in her messages, but which always leaves a deep impression upon me. The word is “Radiance”. Here is one example of Our Lady using this word: January 25, 2014 “Dear children! Pray, pray, pray for the radiance of your prayer to have an influence on those whom you meet. Put the Sacred Scripture in a visible place in your families and read it, so that the words of peace may begin to flow in your hearts. I am praying with you and for you, little children, that from day to day you may become still more open to God’s will. Thank you for having responded to my call.” Our Lady speaks about the radiance of our prayer. She asks us to pray, pray, pray, for the radiance of our prayer to have an influence on those whom we meet. What do you suppose she means? Well, here is a scripture from the Old Testament in which radiance is mentioned; Exodus 34:29-35 – The Radiant Face of Moses “29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. 32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai. 33 When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. 34 But whenever he entered the Lord’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, 35 they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the Lord.” I always marveled at this account of the radiance of Moses’ face! It had to have been the result of his skin being washed with the powerful rays of the Father’s face when they spoke together. Moses was irradiated!! This glow was a sign to the people that God had visited them through Moses. It was a powerful sign! Maybe that is what Our Lady is getting at in the message from January 25, 2014. “Dear children! Pray, pray, pray for the radiance of your prayer to have an influence on those whom you meet.” If we are really encountering the Lord, we will look different afterwards. It may not be a radiation of our skin, but maybe it will be the peace on our faces and the light coming from our eyes. God’s light and love do wash over us in prayer!! Here are two more messages in which Our Lady referenced “radiance”. Let’s prayerfully read and study them to understand more of what she means by radiance. I think it is significant. There are accounts of the saints who radiated light and peace as they were being martyred. It is really something to think about! September 25, 2014 “Dear children! Also today I call you to also be like the stars, which by their light give light and beauty to others so they may rejoice. Little children, also you be the radiance, beauty, joy and peace – and especially prayer – for all those who are far from my love and the love of my Son Jesus. Little children, witness your faith and prayer in joy, in the joy of faith that is in your hearts; and pray for peace, which is a precious gift from God. Thank you for having responded to my call.” February 2, 2019 …”As a mother I am saying to you: set out with me, love one another, and give witness. Do not be afraid, with your example, to defend the truth – the Word of God, which is eternal and never changes. My children, whoever acts in the light of merciful love and truth is always helped by Heaven and is not alone. Apostles of my love, may you always be recognized among all others by your hiddenness, love and radiance. I am with you. Thank you.” Thank you, dear Mother, for calling us to prayer with the heart, through which we can have an influence on those we meet! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c) Mary TV 2024