Dear Family of Mary!
During this time before Pentecost, I feel it is very important to give time in prayer to our relationship to the Holy Spirit. We have 19 days left before the Feast of Pentecost. Nine of those days will be dedicated to the Novena to the Holy Spirit! The other ten days we can use to prepare us for the Novena! I will dedicate my reflections to this preparation by taking a message from Our Lady and giving it some time, some attention!
Here is the message for today:
May 25, 1993 “Dear children! Today I invite you to open yourselves to God by means of prayer, so the Holy Spirit may begin to work miracles in you and through you. I am with you and I intercede before God for each one of you because, dear children, each one of you is important in my plan of salvation. I invite you to be carriers of good and peace. God can give you peace only if you convert and pray. Therefore, my dear little children, pray, pray, pray and do that which the Holy Spirit inspires you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Opening ourselves to God is a life-long process. It is like conversion. It is a daily task. Our hearts do not just stay open to God. They easily close up. There are lots of reasons for the closing. For me it can be anxiety. I see the list of things I have to do, and I get nervous, even afraid. I have to “make” myself perform, no matter what. And my eyes get focused entirely on myself and God is forgotten. The only thing for me at that moment is the work and my anxiety about it.
This is only one way that we can become closed. There are many inner states of mind that can close us up. Fear, unforgiveness, envy, woundedness, inordinate desires, and on and on. But the closed heart cannot receive from God. In that state the Holy Spirit cannot enter and begin to work through us. Closed hearts reject the Holy Spirit.
Our Lady says that the Spirit wants to work miracles in us and through us! She says that she wants us to be important parts of her plans of salvation for the world. How sad it is that we are invited to such a wonderful work and yet we can close ourselves off and say “no” to these gifts of grace due to our self-absorption.
God needs us! Our Lady needs us! They need us to be carriers of good and peace. This can only happen if we get our eyes off of ourselves and open our hearts to the God who loves us and sends His Spirit to us, to heal us, work miracles through us and help Our Lady in her plans of peace.
How have I closed my heart to You, Lord, today. Please show me so that I can convert and open myself to you now!!
In Jesus Mary and Joseph!
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