Blessed are they who hope in the Lord!
October 13, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
The Psalm Response for Mass today is very comforting, very encouraging:
“Blessed are they who hope in the Lord!”
What does it mean to “Hope in the Lord”? When we hope in the Lord, we confidently place all our trust in Him. We actively live that trust, because we believe that our hope is fulfilled only in God.
St. Paul said: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Rm 15:13)
St. Paul says that our God is the God of hope!! God gives us hope because in every way He offers us a future full of joy, a life worth living, eternity with Him in Heaven, forgiveness of our sins, peace in our hearts…and on and on. God gives us reason to hope! Because He offers us Heaven with Him.
And so we have everything to live for!!
Our Lady has encouraged us to live in God’s hope. Here are 5 messages that encourage us to understand and live our hope in God! Pray the Rosary today, allowing these messages to help us to grow in hope:
June 25, 2012 “Dear children! With great hope in the heart, also today I call you to prayer. If you pray, little children, you are with me and you are seeking the will of my Son and are living it. Be open and live prayer and, at every moment, may it be for you the savor and joy of your soul. I am with you and I intercede for all of you before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
July 25, 2012 “Dear children! Today I call you to the ‘good’. Be carriers of peace and goodness in this world. Pray that God may give you the strength so that hope and pride may always reign in your heart and life because you are God’s children and carriers of His hope to this world that is without joy in the heart, and is without a future, because it does not have its heart open to God who is your salvation. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
August 25, 2012 “Dear children! Also today, with hope in the heart, I am praying for you and am thanking the Most High for every one of you who lives my messages with the heart. Give thanks to God’s love that I can love and lead each of you through my Immaculate Heart also toward conversion. Open your hearts and decide for holiness, and hope will give birth to joy in your hearts. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
September 25, 2012 “Dear children! When in nature you look at the richness of the colors which the Most High gives to you, open your heart and pray with gratitude for all the good that you have and say: ‘I am here created for eternity’ – and yearn for heavenly things because God loves you with immeasurable love. This is why He also gave me to you to tell you: ‘Only in God is your peace and hope, dear children’. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
April 25, 2015 “Dear children! I am with you also today to lead you to salvation. Your soul is restless because your spirit is weak and tired from all worldly things. You, little children, pray to the Holy Spirit that He may transform you and fill you with His strength of faith and hope, so that you may be firm in this battle against evil. I am with you and intercede for you before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call…!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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