Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! I am with you all these years to lead you to the way of salvation. Return to my Son; return to prayer and fasting. Little children, permit for God to speak to your heart, because Satan is reigning and wants to destroy your lives and the earth on which you walk. Be courageous and decide for holiness. You will see conversion in your hearts and families; prayer will be heard; God will hear your cries and give you peace. I am with you and am blessing you all with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (March 25, 2020)
“…because Satan is reigning and wants to destroy your lives and the earth on which you walk.”
When I first read this message, these were the words that caught my attention. Why does bad news always get the attention? I guess we have a built-in alert system for danger that is hard wired into our brains from ancient times. Anyway, I had to fight the fear.
Yes, Satan is reigning. This is a fact. We see his influence everywhere in our societies these days. Abortion, pornography, gangs, violence, on and on. And now we see a monster virus moving across the globe, disrupting our daily lives, and taking so many lives. We see healthcare workers exhausted and exposed. Governments are scrambling to organize a response. Most of us have no access to the Sacraments, and no hope of the churches opening for many weeks yet. The world is being held hostage.
There is plenty of evidence for the reign of Satan in our world.
But I realized when I reread the message today, that Our Lady begins that sentence with this:
“Little children, permit for God to speak to your heart…”
“Permit for God to speak to your heart…” i.e. Permit God to speak. Permit God to be present in your intimate self. Let God speak to your heart. Listen for God to speak to your heart. Desire God to speak to your heart. Pray to God to speak to your heart. Long for God to speak to your heart. Open to God’s voice in your heart.
Our Lady is not interested in dwelling on the reign of Satan in our world today. It is the first part of that sentence that is most important. God wants to speak to our hearts. It is our job to let Him in. That is the solution to the reign of Satan.
Satan reigns in the world because he tempts individuals to sin. He speaks to our hearts with lies and temptations, fear and jealousy, envy and hatred. He rules the world through those temptations. He works on us day and night to influence us, to attract us to the evil of sin. We are the ones who do the destroying, by listening to him.
If we want God to reign in the world, we must give Him permission to speak to our hearts. He will not force His words, His desires on us. He wants to give us the good things that would make for peace and a future. Those things will come from our hearing Him in our hearts and responding to the good He offers. We need to hear God speaking in our hearts. That is how He will bless the world, one person at a time. God speaks of love, of forgiveness, of self-control, of gentleness, of good will, of peace, and of life! He speaks of heaven on earth!
Now that is something to think about!
©Mary TV 2020