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What can I do to get closer to Jesus?

April 1, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!

We are mid-way through Lent, and many of us may be flagging in our zeal! Our Lenten practices can become tedious. I must admit I am not doing that well with mine. So, Denis suggested I share with you one of his favorite messages from Our Lady of Medjugorje. It is a message given through Ivan, on the mountain to his prayer group several years ago (December 28, 2012):

“Dear children, also today I desire to call you to joy. Anew I call you to joy!  I call you at the same time to responsibility. Dear children, except my messages responsibly and live my messages, because in the living of my messages I desire to lead you to my Son.

“All of these years that I have been together with you my finger has been directed toward the Son, towards Jesus.  I have a desire to lead all of you to Him.  Therefore, these days that are upcoming, may your question also be – and I pose this question to you – ‘What can I do that my heart may be closer to Jesus?’  May this question lead you.  Say to yourselves, ‘What must I leave behind?  What must I reject that my heart may be closer to Jesus?’  

“Pray dear children, and I will pray for all of you that your answer in your hearts may be, ‘Yes, I desire to be closer to Jesus!’  Thank you, dear children, for having responded to my call.” (December 28, 2012 – To Ivan on Apparition Hill)

For the next three weeks, let’s do as Our Lady says, every day!! “What can I do that my heart may be closer to Jesus? What must I leave behind? What must I reject that my heart may be closer to Jesus?”

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

PS. Mirjana receives Our Lady tomorrow, April 2.  Mary TV will post the video of her encounter as soon as possible.  Thank you, dearest Mother, for your coming to Medjugorje!

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