(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

May 28, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! In this peaceless time, I am calling you to have more trust in God who is your Father in Heaven and who has sent me to lead you to Him. You, open your hearts to the gifts which He desires to give you and, in the silence of your heart, adore my Son Jesus who has given His life so that you may live in eternity – where He desires to lead you. May your hope be the joy of a meeting with the Most High in everyday life. Therefore, I am calling you: do not neglect prayer because prayer works miracles. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (May 25, 2018)

“Dear children! In this peaceless time, I am calling you to have more trust in God who is your Father in Heaven and who has sent me to lead you to Him.” I must admit that I almost cried when I read these first lines of Our Lady’s message. I have been feeling so discouraged by the events of our time. School shootings, the disappointing vote in Ireland, terrorism and violence in so many countries, and division in the Church…the list is long and terrible. It is a peaceless time. And I find myself fatigued and anxious.

To hear Our Lady frankly tell us that our time is peaceless is a help. Just knowing that she sees it all, and understands the strain on us, helps me. We are not alone in this peaceless time. Heaven is not standing aloof, sadly watching us destroy all that is good. In fact, the Father has sent Our Lady to lead us!! Our Lady is with us and calls us to have trust in the Father. She wants us to trust Him, no matter what we see around us. She wants us to trust our Father as she trusted Him when He asked her to be the Mother of His Son. She wants us to really let go of our fear and hand everything over to Him.

Can we do it? Can we let go of our fears and anxieties? In the face of discord and lack of peace, can we find peace?

I think the first step to finding peace is embracing God as our Father as Our Lady tells us in her message. We are His children who have every right to depend on Him. We are His family, His little ones. We cannot solve all of the troubles around us. But we have a Father who can. And so we can pray as children to the Father who cares for us. This Psalm says it properly:

Psalm 131

(A Song of Ascents. Of David.)
O LORD, my heart is not lifted up,
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a child quieted at its mother’s breast;
like a child that is quieted is my soul.
O Israel, hope in the LORD
from this time forth and for evermore.

May we spend this day in prayer, calm and quieted like children in the arms of their Mother, and protected by the powerful presence of their Father!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

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