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November 7, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!

“…My children, read the book of the Gospel. It is always something new, it is what binds you to my Son who was born to bring the words of life to all of my children and to sacrifice Himself for all. Apostles of my love, carried by the love for my Son, bring love and peace to all of your brothers. Judge no one. Love everyone according to the love for my Son. In this way, you will also be caring for your soul, and it [your soul] is that which is most precious, which truly belongs to you. Thank you.” (November 2, 2019)

One of the five stones of Our Lady is the Bible. She asks us to read the Scriptures every day and to give the Bible a prominent place in our homes. The Scriptures are living! They contain the Truth and convey grace to us when we read them with faith. The Holy Spirit speaks to us individually when we pray over the Scriptures. As Our Lady said in this message, “It is always something new…”

As I was praying about this reflection, I noticed that the First Reading for Holy Mass today speaks to Our Lady’s November 2 message in which she says to us, “Judge no one.” Here is the First Reading for November 7, 2019:

“None of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

“Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.”

So each of us shall give account of himself to God. Then let us no more pass judgment on one another, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.” (Romans 14: 7 – 13) – [I also added the next line, 14, since it reinforces Our Lady’s call to not judge.]

So much wisdom is presented to us in so few words by St. Paul, under the influence of the Holy Spirit! His argument is clear. Why do we live? We all live for the Lord. So if we all live for the Lord, we have no business judging others. We are all in the same boat. Each one of us will be judged by God. So we should be minding our own business, not the business of others. And if anything, we should be helping each other in this life, in preparation for the next!

Indeed, Our Lady also wants us to know that loving our neighbor will be good for us in the end!! “Love everyone according to the love for my Son. In this way, you will also be caring for your soul, and it [your soul] is that which is most precious, which truly belongs to you.”  By caring for others, we are actually caring for ourselves as well.  To love and not to judge!  It is the way to go!

It is good to read a Scripture over several times, slowly, and let the Holy Spirit speak to us through the words. I also like to read Our Lady’s messages several times. Who knows what wonderful gifts are waiting to be unwrapped in the Word of God and in the loving messages of Our Lady!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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