June 4, 2020
Dear Family of Mary!
The Gospel for Mass today makes us all sing for joy because Jesus finally finds a scribe who gets it!! Instead of arguing with Jesus about this or that law, this scribe asks the most important question and gets the most beautiful answer from Jesus. And the scribe echoes it with joy!! Here is the Gospel:
One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, He is One and there is no other than he. And to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” And no one dared to ask him any more questions. (Mark 12 :28-34)
Of course we all want to be like this scribe. We want to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength!!! We want to put the Lord first in our lives. But it is not as easy as it sounds. Our Lady has been asking us to do the very same thing for the past 38 years.
Here is another little litany, this time about putting God in the first place…It will be a joy to pray these words from Our Lady, hoping that they will sink deeply into our hearts:
Response: Mother teach me to put God in the first place in my life!
Our Lady: Dear children, put God in the first place in your families, so that He may give you peace and may protect you not only from war, but also in peace protect you from every satanic attack. When God is with you, you have everything. (12/25/91)
Response: Mother teach me to put God in the first place in my family!
Response: Mother teach me to love God in the first place in my life!Our Lady: In this time when due to the spirit of consumerism one forgets what it means to love and to cherish true values, I invite you again, little children, to put God in the first place in your life. Do not let satan attract you through material things but, little children, decide for God who is freedom and love. (03/25/96)
Response: Mother teach me to decide to put God in the first place in my life!
Our Lady: Place God in the first place, then the risen Jesus will become your friend. (03/25/99)
Response: Mother teach me to put God in the first place so that Jesus will be my friend!
Our Lady: Put little newborn Jesus in the first place in your life and He will lead you on the way of salvation. (12/25/99)
Response: Mother teach me to put little newborn Jesus in the first place in my life!
Response: Mother teach me to draw closer to God so he will be in the first place in my life!
Our Lady: Dear children, today, watching you with a heart full of love, I want to tell you that, what you persistently seek, what you long for, my little children, is before you. It is sufficient with a clean heart to put my Son in the first place, and then you will see. Listen to me and let me lead you on this motherly way. (10/02/2004)
Response: Mother help me to clean my heart so that I can put your Son in the first place in my life!
Our Lady: “Dear children, With motherly love I implore you, love one another. May there be in your hearts, as my Son desired from the very beginning, love for the Heavenly Father and for your neighbor in the first place – above everything of this world. (10/02/2014)
Response: Mother teach me to put God in the first place – above everything else!
Response: Mother teach me to put Jesus in the first place in my life so that I will belong completely to Him!
Let us pray: Mother Mary, you are our example of complete and total love for God. You modeled such love in every moment of your life on earth, and shine with that love now in Heaven. Mother give us your Immaculate Heart, so that we can love with your love, always putting the Lord in the very center of our lives and loving Him without limit. We know you can help us. We ask for your help today! Amen!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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