July 24, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
In the first reading for Mass today, Moses has led God’s people out of Egypt, and they are camped at the shore of the Red Sea. But Pharaoh has a change of heart and decides to lead his army out after Moses and the people. His army traps them by the sea, and they are terrified!
The people complain to Moses: “Were there no burial places in Egypt that you had to bring us out here to die in the desert?” The have very quickly forgotten all the wonders the Lord had done for them to free them from the Egyptians.
We can be very much like those people by the Red Sea. It is very easy to forget what God has already done for us, and not trust Him with our future.
But here is what Moses said to the people: “Fear not! Stand your ground, and you will see the victory the Lord will win for you today. These Egyptians whom you see today you will never see again. The Lord himself will fight for you; you have only to keep still.”
We know what happened! The sea parted to let the people of God pass through, and then flowed over the Egyptian army, completely destroying it!
And this event was to stand as a reminder to the Jewish people and to us all of God’s power to save!
Our Lady has called us to remember this event and all her Son has done to save us as well, so that we will also be faithful and strong and not give in to fear!
March 25, 2021
Also, today I am with you to tell you:
[he] who prays does not fear the future
and does not lose hope.
You are chosen to carry joy and peace,
because you are mine.
I have come here with the name ‘Queen of Peace’
because the devil wants peacelessness and war,
he wants to fill your heart with fear of the future –
but the future is God’s.
That is why,
be humble and pray,
and surrender everything
into the hands of the Most High
Who created you.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
We, like the People of God on the shore of the Red Sea, are in the hands of God! Fear Not!! The Future is God’s!!!
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!