June 9, 2022
Dear Family of Mary!
Fr. Martin, in his brilliant homily, made it completely clear to us that the most important thing we can do every day is to trust God, and do as He calls us to do. Trust God, always. Trust God, every day. Trust God, in humility. Trust God, first and last. Trust God, completely. Trust, trust, trust God!!!
The best example we have of this kind of trust is Our Lady. She lived that trust perfectly. And through St. Luke she gave us the account of her encounter with the Angel Gabriel, who came to her to reveal God’s plan for her, a plan that would change the world forever. She told us the story of how she trusted God at that moment. She wanted her children to know exactly how she lived her trust in the Father, so we would have a model to follow. Here is that story:
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”
But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.
And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
And Mary said to the angel, “How shall this be, since I have no husband?”
And the angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.
And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.”
And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1: 26-36)
This conversation between Our Lady and St. Gabriel (who was speaking for God) teaches us so much about our relationship with our Creator. The Father was so respectful of Our Lady. The words He gave to Gabriel were full of respect and kindness, joy and love. This is the way God wants to talk to each of us as well. He wants to bless us! He wants to encourage us and give us His plans for us so that we will be blessed forever! The Father has a plan for each one of us. And He wants to share those plans with us. But we must listen.
Our Lady encouraged us to listen in prayer so that we can hear God’s voice, His loving plan for us in this message:
March 2, 2014
I am coming to you as a mother
and I desire that in me,
as in a mother,
you may find your abode, consolation and rest.
Therefore, my children,
apostles of my love,
Pray with humble devotion,
and complete trust in the Heavenly Father.
Trust as I have trusted
when it was said to me
that I will bring the blessing of the promise.
May out of your hearts,
from your lips,
always come forth
‘May your will be done!’
trust and pray
so that I can intercede for you
before the Lord,
for Him to give you the Heavenly Blessing
and fill you with the Holy Spirit.
Then He will be able to help all those
who do not know the Lord –
you, apostles of my love,
will help them to call Him ‘Father’
with complete trust.
Pray for your shepherds
and place your trust in their blessed hands.
Mother wants us to respond to the Father just like she did, with the words “May your will be done! Be it done unto me according to Thy word!” This is how we live out our complete trust in God, as Fr. Martin was showing us. Notice how many times Our Lady used the word, trust!! She and Fr. Martin are on the same page. Our biggest problem is trust, and our greatest solution to that problem is to trust God in all things!!
The times are difficult. Now is the time to say “yes” to God with all our hearts! That is the only way we can help Jesus and Mary in this battle for souls.
Here again is the link to Fr. Martin’s homily, if you would like to listen to it!
God bless you all!! We are living in important and blessed times. Stay close to Mother Mary!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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