Behold, now is a very acceptable time…
February 22, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
“Brothers and sisters: We are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says: In an acceptable time I heard you, and on the day of salvation I helped you. Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2Cor. 5:20-6:2)
This is Ash Wednesday, 2023! We have arrived at a very important time of grace that the Church offers to us. We can take these weeks ahead as an opportunity to put aside our worldly desires and focus on God’s desires for us! What a lovely opportunity!!
Our Lady told us:
February 25, 2007
Open your heart to God’s mercy
in this Lenten time.
The heavenly Father desires
to deliver each of you
from the slavery of sin.
Therefore, little children,
make good use of this time
and through meeting with God in confession,
leave sin and decide for holiness.
Do this out of love for Jesus,
who redeemed you all with his blood,
that you may be happy and in peace.
Do not forget, little children:
your freedom is your weakness,
therefore follow my messages with seriousness.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
What a loving God we have. He takes us so seriously! He wants us to have a good long time to be healed of our sins and washed clean of all our failures and faults. He loves us. And so He provides this season of Lent as a prolonged time of healing for our souls. Let’s now waste a second of it. Now is the acceptable time!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
(c) Mary TV 2023