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Be born into a new life of the love of God!
(c)Mary TV/Anthony Zubac
February 28, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Today, I am calling you to a new life. It is not important how old you are, open your heart to Jesus who will transform you in this time of grace and, like nature, you will be born into a new life in God’s love, and you will open your heart to Heaven and the things of Heaven. I am still with you, because God permitted me out of love for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (February 25, 2019)

Our Lady wants us to be “born into a new life in God’s love…” She wants us to be new! St. Faustina was led by the Spirit during a retreat to seek just such a new life. Here are her words:

“Third day. In the meditation on death, I prepared myself as if for real death. I examined my conscience and searched all my affairs at the approach of death and, thanks be to grace, my affairs were directed toward that ultimate goal. This filled my heart with great gratitude to God, and I resolved to serve my God even more faithfully in the future. One thing alone is necessary: to put my old self to death and to begin a new life. In the morning, I prepared to receive Holy Communion as if it were to be the last in my life, and after Holy Communion I brought before my imagination my actual death, and I said the prayers for the dying and then the De Profundis for my own soul. My body was lowered into the grave, and I said to my soul, “See what has become of your body, a heap of dirt teeming with vermin – that is your inheritance.” (1343 Diary)

“O merciful God, who still allow me to live, give me strength that I may live a new life, the life of the spirit, over which death has no dominion. And with that, my heart was renewed, and I began a new life while still here on earth, a life of love of God. Nevertheless, I do not forget that I am weakness itself, though I do not doubt even for a moment that I will obtain the help of Your grace, O God. “(1344 Diary)

“I am coming out of this retreat thoroughly transformed by God’s love. My soul is beginning a new life, earnestly and courageously; although outwardly my life will not change, and no one will notice it, nevertheless, pure love is [now] the guide of my life and, externally, it is mercy which is its fruit. I feel that I have been totally imbued with God and, with this God, I am going back to my everyday life, so drab, tiresome and wearying, trusting that he whom I feel in my heart will change this drabness into my personal sanctity.” (1363 Diary)

St. Faustina was led to prayerfully imagine her own death, even to imagine her body being buried. As she walked through her own death in her imagination, St. Faustina felt a great move of the Holy Spirit, seemingly resurrecting her to a new life. She saw her life in a new way after her meditation on death. She saw everything differently. Now God was everything for her. He was all she could think about, all she could desire, the only object of her love. St. Faustina was made new!

Our Lady wants us to have just such a new life. We need to recognize that our lives are finite on this earth and therefore desire the things of heaven! If we invite Jesus into our hearts He will show us the way.

Come Lord Jesus! Come into my heart. I long for you to dwell with me, there where I am only me, small and so much in need of You. Transform me from within. Work out all the old wounds and sorrows. Heal them with Your radiant love. Give me eyes only for your face. Give me ears only for Your voice. Then I shall be at peace. My hope will become secure in reality. I will desire only You and Your heaven. Come Lord Jesus and stay in my heart. Never leave me. I want to live a new life with You. Amen

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019

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