We are not alone!
January 10, 2021
The Baptism of the Lord
Dear Family of Mary TV, Apostles of Our Lady of Medjugorje,
Thirty-six years ago Our Lady called:
“Dear children! You have always prayed that I not abandon you. Now I ask of you, in turn, not to abandon me. Satan wants especially during these days to disperse you. For that, pray very much these days.” (3/85)
Today Satan is working to disperse everyone throughout the world – disperse us from Medjugorje – separate us from one another!
The first year we were married Cathy and I lived on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation teaching at St. Anne’s Indian Mission School in Belcourt, North Dakota. One day while doing some shopping in town we met another couple straight out of college who were teaching at the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) school at the bottom of the hill. They invited us to come to dinner.
I remember during that dinner the husband started criticizing things, including the church. But then he said something critical of Jesus. I thought to myself, “I can’t let that go by… I’m going to defend Jesus’ name.” Immediately a voice said to me, “Don’t!” I replied (in my own head) “What do you mean, ‘Don’t’?” And the voice said, “If you do, I’ll make you pay for it.” That made me angry.
So I said nice and loud, “I can’t agree with what you just said. There has been something very real about Jesus in my life!” I remember his response: “Oh!”, nodding his head up and down, slowly rubbing his chin….
At the end of our meal I had to go outside to start the car…On the Canadian border it got very cold. In town what looked like parking meters were actually posts for plugging in your car’s radiator. Going to start it up, I felt a force trying to pull me to look into the rearview mirror where I sensed I’d see the face of Satan…. Going back to the front door I sheepishly asked Cathy to come out and stand on the front porch so that I could look at her while I started the car… And then I asked her to do the driving so that I could read out loud from the Bible that I kept in the glove compartment…. After driving up to our house I asked her, “Now don’t leave me.” As I got out of my side of the car we were separated. In that moment I was hit in the stomach with a terrible blow of fear. I felt as if I would die. I remember doubling over and yelling out…
For the next year, every time I was alone Satan would attack me. When Cathy would go shopping, I’d get our dog, Shawn and sit him beside me. Setting my chair in a corner so my back was covered, I’d give my attention to the Bible, reading it out loud. A battle would be taking place in my mind with fear….
But the devil only attacked when we were separated.
The devil could only attack when I was alone!
Thank you for your generous response to Mary TV’s matching grant appeal. It was a great success! Thanks to you, during these great and terrible days when the devil is dispersing God’s children, no one need be alone.
We can stay with Medjugorje, with Our Lady’s presence there. And we can stay together.
No one need be alone!
Thank you and God bless you!
©Mary TV 2021