October 6, 2020
Dear Family of Mary!
Today’s Gospel is one of my favorites! It is a very good image for us when we approach prayer.
Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.” The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” Luke 10:38-42
With Jesus present in the house, Martha chose to get busy about many things, while Mary chose to focus completely on Jesus, the Guest. That evening with Jesus was a once in a lifetime! And Mary got it. It wasn’t about the duty of hosting Him, it was about listening to Jesus and taking in His presence.
Our Lady has tried to help us get this lesson straight in her messages. She has asked us many times to “choose [Jesus] before everything and above everything…” She has said, “put God in the first place in your life…” She knows that we can fall into the trap of serving Jesus without first listening to and relating to Jesus. When we do that, we lose our connection with our Savior, and soon can get quite lost.
Here are five message that may help us to examine our choices, and renew our desire to choose the better part:
January 25, 1990 “Dear children! Today I invite you to decide for God once again and to choose Him before everything and above everything, so that He may work miracles in your life and that day by day your life may become joy with Him. Therefore, little children, pray and do not permit satan to work in your life through misunderstandings, the non-understanding and non-acceptance of one another. Pray that you may be able to comprehend the greatness and the beauty of the gift of life. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
March 25, 1996 “Dear children! I invite you to decide again to love God above all else. In this time when due to the spirit of consumerism one forgets what it means to love and to cherish true values, I invite you again, little children, to put God in the first place in your life. Do not let satan attract you through material things but, little children, decide for God who is freedom and love. Choose life and not death of the soul, little children, and in this time when you meditate upon the suffering and death of Jesus I invite you to decide for life which blossomed through the Resurrection, and that your life may be renewed today through conversion that shall lead you to eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call…”
December 25, 2006 “Dear children! Also today I bring you the newborn Jesus in my arms. He who is the King of Heaven and earth, He is your peace. Little children, no one can give you peace as He who is the King of Peace. Therefore, adore Him in your hearts, choose Him and you will have joy in Him. He will bless you with His blessing of peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
July 25, 1996 “Dear children! Today I invite you to decide every day for God. Little children, you speak much about God, but you witness little with your life. Therefore, little children, decide for conversion, that your life may be true before God, so that in the truth of your life you witness the beauty God gave you. Little children, I invite you again to decide for prayer because through prayer, you will be able to live the conversion. Each one of you shall become in the simplicity, similar to a child which is open to the love of the Father. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
June 25, 1997 “Dear children! Today I am with you in a special way and I bring you my motherly blessing of peace. I pray for you and I intercede for you before God, so that you may comprehend that each of you is a carrier of peace. You cannot have peace if your heart is not at peace with God. That is why, little children, pray, pray, pray, because prayer is the foundation of your peace. Open your heart and give time to God so that He will be your friend. When true friendship with God is realized, no storm can destroy it. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Tomorrow we will make our Consecration to Jesus through Mary! Fr. Leon has led us in the 33 Day Consecration! He has done a wonderful job. Let’s pray in thanksgiving for his service to us in guiding us towards Jesus!!
May we all choose the better part today and tomorrow and always!
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
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