“Love is the mark of true faith!”
December 31, 2022
I pray for blessings and peace for all of you in the coming year. I have been looking back over 2022, and I realize that God has done some amazing things for me this year. I would like to tell you about it.
Last spring, I weighed 260 lbs. I didn’t think much of it. But then, I found out that a fellow pilgrim to Medjugorje, a young woman, was suffering greatly. She was being attacked by the devil and was tempted to suicide. Of course, I started praying for her and visiting her. But nothing seemed to help her. It was frustrating.
But as I prayed, I came across this message from Our Lady:
“Dear children! I am with you all these years to lead you to the way of salvation. Return to my Son; return to prayer and fasting. Little children, permit God to speak to your heart, because Satan is reigning and wants to destroy your lives and the earth on which you walk. Be courageous and decide for holiness. You will see conversion in your hearts and families; prayer will be heard; God will hear your cries and give you peace. I am with you and am blessing you all with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (March 25, 2020)
Our Lady gave me the answer. Return to prayer and fasting! I had lost my desire to fast and I needed to begin to fast and pray as in the first days. Permit God to speak to your heart. I needed to start listening to the Lord deeply within. Be courageous and decide for holiness. I needed to reactivate my heart and do the hard things that needed to be done. It was a call to action from Our Lady.
And so, I began to pray the Rosary as I walked around the lakes at Notre Dame. Most days I did 6 miles. I never stopped praying the Rosary as I walked, always for my friend. I didn’t stop. It was a grace for me to be courageous. I not only walked and prayed – I fasted. Every day. I just did it. It was a grace given to me through Our Lady’s message and her love.
“Dear children through love you will achieve everything and even what you think is impossible…God permitted me to love you and, out of love, to call you… I desire that, through love, our hearts may triumph together.”
I decided to love her. Love made fasting easy. Well six months later, I am down to 167 lbs. And my friend is getting better and better! The prayer and fasting opened the door for her healing, and my healing as well!!
Our Lady’s messages are life changing. She comes from Heaven with words that are from the Holy Spirit! Our Lady wants us to help her to renew the face of the earth!!
“I am preparing you for the new times that you may be firm in faith and persevering in prayer, so that the Holy Spirit may work through you and renew the face of the earth!” (June 25, 2019)
Mother Mary also reawakened in me a heart for love. I have been changed by living her words.
“You know that I love you and that out of love I long for you. Dear children, decide for love so that love prevails in all of you.” (11/20/86). “Decide for love!” (1/25/02)
I believe that as we enter into 2023, Our Lady is with us to reawaken love in our hearts, and to give us her courage and faith, so that we can truly make a difference in this world. It is through love and prayer, fasting and courage that we will help Mother Mary defeat the enemy. She will show us the battles we each need to fight. We all have a call. We all have one Mother, Mary! She is leading us into the battle for souls in 2023!
God bless you,