SS Philip and James, Apostles
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! Also today I call you to be carriers of the Gospel in your families. Do not forget, little children, to read Sacred Scripture. Put it in a visible place and witness with your life that you believe and live the Word of God. I am close to you with my love and intercede before my Son for each of you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (January 25, 2006)
I have recently become aware of how important the Scriptures are for me in my spiritual life. I have always loved and prayed with the Scriptures. But they are becoming a real window into the heart and mind of God in these days. Denis and I pray together each day and often ask the Lord to give us a scripture during that prayer. It seems that almost every time, the passage we open to in the Bible is helpful for us.
God loves to speak to us through the Scriptures. There are so many layers of meaning, so much to learn from each little section of the Bible!! The more we pray with the Scriptures, the more we can carry them to our families. We will be thinking about what we have read and prayed over, and it will give the Holy Spirit room to enlighten us even more. God’s word is best explained by God Himself!! The Holy Spirit can explain a scripture so well!! You just have to ask! And then you can share that understanding with your family!
Really, the Bible needs to be our best friend. Lately, when I pick up the Bible to read something, I feel drawn to kiss the from cover, as if it is my best friend! That is how much I love the Word of God!! It feeds my soul.
I think Our Lady wants us to be constantly feed by God’s Word in the Scriptures. She told us:
“Dear children! Pray, pray, pray for the radiance of your prayer to have an influence on those whom you meet. Put the Sacred Scripture in a visible place in your families and read it, so that the words of peace may begin to flow in your hearts. I am praying with you and for you, little children, that from day to day you may become still more open to God’s will. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (January 25, 2014)
May the words of peace, the Sacred Scriptures, begin to flow in our hearts ever more and more!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!