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This is a time of gratitude…
Dear Family of Mary!
On May 4, Our Lady gave Ivan Dragicevic a message for all of us, for the world. Here is the translation from Croatian that Ivan himself offered to us. It is a little different from the one I sent out yesterday. I am happy to have this version from Ivan.
“Dear children, this is a time of gratitude. Today I ask love from you. Don’t look for faults in others and don’t judge others. I expect you to love and to spread the truth because the truth is eternal, constant and always up to date. Bring the light of my Son. Drive out the darkness that wants to seize you more and take you far away from my Son, Jesus. Don’t worry, I am with you. Thank you for responding to my call. (May 4, 2020)
When I first read this message, I felt a great weight lift from my heart. I think that sometimes we can feel the heaviness of the world’s problems on our shoulders. We all care, we want to help. But it seems to be too much to even imagine. But Our Lady gave us the correct approach to this moment in history.
The first thing she told us is the key:
“Dear children, this is a time of gratitude.”
Immediately my heart could breathe again. This is a time of gratitude!! It is not a time of fear. It is not a time of struggle. It is not a time of sadness or disillusionment. NO. This is a time of gratitude. Gratitude is the key to finding the truth of this moment.
And what does gratitude tell us? It tells us God is real. God is all mighty. God created us. We are creatures. God created time. He is the master of time. He has given us this time to live. We live because He wills it. Our lives are only good and happy when they are oriented to Him. We don’t carry the troubles of the whole world. Jesus has already done that. Well, the list can go on and on. And it is a good list. Because it puts us in our place. We are the children of God and He is our Father and He is all powerful and all mighty and He loves us.
Our Lady has been calling us to gratitude throughout her time in Medjugorje. She knows what a powerful weapon gratitude is. Remember her Magnificat:
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior, for He has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.” (Luke 1:46-49)
Here are five messages in which Our Lady calls us to gratitude. Maybe we can pray a Rosary of Gratitude today and let the power of thanksgiving flow into our hearts!
August 25, 1988 “Dear children! Today I invite you all to rejoice in the life which God gives you. Little children, rejoice in God, the Creator, because He has created you so wonderfully. Pray that your life be joyful thanksgiving which flows out of your heart like a river of joy. Little children, give thanks unceasingly for all that you possess, for each little gift which God has given you, so that a joyful blessing always comes down from God upon your life. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Thank you dearest Mother for teaching us gratitude. May our hearts overflow with thanksgiving to God and our lives become a joyful gift of gratitude to Him.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.