Dear Family of Mary!
Again, the April 25, 2021 message:
“Dear children! Today I am calling you to witness your faith in the colors of spring. May this be a faith of hope and courage. May your faith, little children, not waver in any situation, not even in this time of trial. Go courageously with the risen Christ towards Heaven, which is your goal. I am accompanying you on this way of holiness and am placing all of you in my Immaculate Heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (April 25, 2021)
“May your faith, little children, not waver in any situation, not even in this time of trial.”
Our faith cannot depend on the situations around us. We cannot measure God’s love by how the world around us treats us. Just like Vicka had to choose whether to be loyal to Jesus or to the teacher, we must every day choose to be loyal to Jesus and Mary, regardless of the voices around us.
Mirjana Soldo experienced a great deal of persecution and personal ridicule during the first years of the apparitions. She describes them in her book :”My Heart Will Triumph”. In Chapter 11 and 12 she shares her difficulties as a student. She was expelled from her school in Sarajevo, and no other school would accept her. She was publicly ridiculed:
From Chapter 11:
Taking a walk through the city one morning, I glanced in a corner shop and abruptly stopped when I read the day’s newspaper headline: MIRJANA DRAGECEVIC, GRANDDAUGHTER OF FASCIST, CLAIMS VISIONS.
It did not even seem real. I scanned the first few lines of the article:
“Mirjana Dragecivic, a 16 year old high school student from Sarajevo, says that she see the speaks with an imaginary Virgin Mary. Her anti government activity should come as not surprise, though. Her grandfather was a fascist.”
It had been forty years since my grandfather disappeared. How far would they go to discredit me? I hardly even knew what a fascist was, but suddenly everybody thought I was one. Some even accused me of being an anti-government “subversive.”…
Now, as a visionary, I was suddenly an outcast. The local newspapers informed all of Sarajevo about my presence there. As the school year was about to begin, the police knocked on our door and gave my father devastating news. I had been expelled from high school. (Mirjana Soldo. My Heart Will Triumph. 2016. P. 102. Available at www.MyHeartWillTriumph.com )
But Mirjana never once denounced her faith or lied about the apparitions. She did not waver, not even in a time of trial. And indeed it was a very severe trial for a 16 year old. But Mirjana maintained her loving disposition, and trusted in Jesus and Mary.
Our Lady is calling us to be strong in faith, strong in loyalty to Jesus and Mary. She will support us in every situation, if we pray and remain open to grace. This is the time of decision for many. Our steadfast faith may help many others to remain faithful as well.
Thank you to all the visionaries for their steadfast faith and loyalty over the past 40 years. This is a legacy of faith! Thank you, dearest Mother, for having come to us in Medjugorje. Thank you for your visionaries. And thank you for your Motherly love and protection. May our faith not waver in any situation, not even in this time of trial!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Mary TV 2021