(c) Mary TV 2020
Be a reflection of God’s love…
Dear Family of Mary!
“…Be a reflection of God’s love and witness the Risen Jesus by your lives…” (April 25, 2020)
In a dictionary I did find this explanation of “being a reflection of”:
“to match or express the qualities, features, or feelings of someone or something.”
I think this captures the idea of being a reflection of God’s love. We can match or express God’s love in our relationships. We can show the feelings and qualities of God’s love, which are feelings of deep empathy, self-sacrifice, kindness, concern, responsibility for, and delight in the other. God is love at it’s purest and deepest level. God is love. Love is God. To reflect God’s love is to reflect God.
To be a reflection of God’s love is to be an agent of His love, to carry it in our hearts and express it at every moment in the form of acts and words and prayers. Our lives can become carriers of the qualities, features and feelings of God.
Mother Church has collected many stories for us that show us how to be a reflection of God’s love. The Lives of the Saints!! These brothers and sisters grew in their union with God to such an extent that they became reflections of God’s love. Each reflection is unique because each saint is a unique person. Their lives show in infinite variation, the great love of God, the power of that love, the joy of that love. No two saints are identical and their lives are not identical. Yet all of them are the reflection of God’s love.
And now we are being made into reflections of God’s love, so that our unique manifestation of God’s love will complete the tapestry of Heaven. We are called!! We are called to become reflections of God’s love. Our Lady once told us:
June 5, 1986 “Dear children! Today I am calling on you to decide whether or not you wish to live the messages which I am giving you. I wish you to be active in living and spreading the messages. Especially, dear children, I wish that you all be the reflection of Jesus, which will enlighten this unfaithful world walking in darkness. I wish all of you to be the light for everyone and that you give witness in the light. Dear children, you are not called to the darkness, but you are called to the light. Therefore, live the light with your own life. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
©Mary TV 2020
PS. Don’t forget our short but powerful prayer to the Holy Spirit:
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful
and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.