Daily Reflections
by Cathy

My Son said to you to forgive and to love each other.

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January 9, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

“…My Son said to you to forgive and to love each other. I know that this is not always easy. Suffering makes you grow in spirit. For you to spiritually grow all the more, you must sincerely and truly forgive and love…” (January 2, 2018)

Here is something else that Jesus said to us about forgiveness. It is a long story, but worth pondering very slowly:

Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?”
Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.”

“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents; and as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, `Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the debt.
“But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow servant who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat he said, `Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and besought him, `Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison till he should pay the debt.
“When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, `You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you besought me; and should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his lord delivered him to the jailers, till he should pay all his debt.

“So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.” (Mt 18: 21-35)

Several things strike me as interesting in this parable from Jesus.

First, the king had many servants who owed him money. Owing the king was not unusual it seems. I think that if we are honest, we have a King to whom we all owe a great deal, more than we can repay. All of us were lost to sin, original and actual, with no hope of repaying our Lord. Not one of us was in the black on that score. We are all debtors to Jesus!

Second, during the reckoning, one servant, who owed a great deal, fell on his knees and asked for mercy. He promised to repay the King, but needed time. Notice how merciful this king was! He forgave the entire debt. Unheard of!! Are we not like that servant when we enter the confessional, admit our debt, and ask for mercy from the Lord? Do we not get it in abundance, more than we could ever hope for?

Third, upon receiving forgiveness of his entire debt, the servant shows no real understanding of what has just happened to him. When he meets a fellow servant who owes him a little bit and asks for mercy, he exacts punishment to the last penny, with no mercy. How could there be such a disconnect? I suspect we are similar when we ask to be forgiven for a sin, and in turn we refuse to forgive our neighbor, judging him and rejecting him. Such disconnect is not unusual.

Fourth, the King discovers this ungrateful behavior, and withdraws his forgiveness. There will be a day when we will have to face the Lord, and explain our own unforgiveness.

What this tells me is that forgiveness is not something unusual in the kingdom that Jesus describes. Forgiveness is part of the fabric of life in that kingdom. The King forgave. The servants expected forgiveness from one another. And when one of them would not forgive, the other servants told the King about it. Forgiveness was part of daily life in that kingdom.

I believe it is supposed to be part of the basic fabric of our lives as well. It is not a special gift, but the way that we should relate to one another day in and day out, seventy times seven times a day! Who are we to withhold forgiveness when we have been given so much mercy by our Father in heaven, so much forgiveness through Jesus, our Lord, so much clemency through the Holy Spirit? We live in a Kingdom of love, and love and forgiveness are inseparable.

Our Lady is honest with us in this message. She says that she knows it is not easy to forgive, that suffering comes from being treated wrongly, and it causes us pain. But she tells us not to fear that suffering, because God will bless us in that suffering, suffering that comes from forgiving and loving, and we will grow in spirit. We will grow in the joy of holiness. No fear, God will not be outdone in generosity.

We must “sincerely and truly forgive and love…”

What a good mother we have!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

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Vicka, one of the visionaries in Medjugorje, wrote the note (above) after Our Lady spoke with her during an apparition in Medjugorje in April, 1999, about Mary TV’s  plan to build a television facility in Medjugorje.

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When Our Lady said this to Vicka, the technical genius in Medjugorje that she had her eyes upon, who would begin Mary TV’s live streaming from Medjugorje, was seven years old.

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Immaculate Conception, Mary my Mother, Live in me, Act in me, Speak in me and through me, Think your thoughts in my mind, Love through my heart, Give me your dispositions and feelings, Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus, Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior, Possess my soul, Take over my entire personality and life, replace it with Yourself, Incline me to constant adoration, Pray in me and through me, Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.

Our Lady gave this prayer 25 years before She started appearing in Medjugorje. This prayer is being answered through Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje and through Her messages. Mother Immaculata writes: “This is Mary’s hour and She is about to crush Satan’s head. Her very being is like incandescent heat in the center of the Trinity and the manifestation of Her power is growing daily. The Immaculate Conception prayer (which is what Our Lady called the prayer she gave me for union with Her) has been used by exorcists who have told me that the devil reacts violently to it and is subdued by it. We are praying daily for the success of Mary TV!“

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MARY TV was LIVE STREAMING Ivan’s May 24, 2013 apparition on Mt. Podbrdo (Apparition Hill) in Medjugorje. My wife, Cathy, was praying in front of her computer in the US, connected through the Internet, welcoming Our Lady along with everyone gathered on the mountain. She couldn’t see anything on her computer screen because it was late at night and Ivan had said, “No lights.” She found herself asking Our Lady for a sign – a little light – as a sign that MARY TV was on the right track and really serving her. Just after the apparition, when she went to give an account on Mary TV’s Facebook page, the page opened with this picture that she had never seen before, captioned: “MARY APPEARS OVER BUILDING IN MEDJUGORJE, PHOTO TAKEN BY PILGRIM.” Our Lady is standing directly over MARY TV’s studios, her feet right where we have two POV cameras STREAMING 24/7 LIVE TO THE WORLD Apparition Hill & Cross Mountain!


Our Lady spoke to Vicka during an apparition in Medjugorje in April, 1999, about the importance of Mary TV’s mission. At that time she told Vicka that she herself (Our Lady) would begin Mary TV! She did! But she didn’t do it alone. The generosity of her children made Mary TV a reality for her. Your generosity is needed now for it to continue!