July 20, 2018
St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr
Dear Family of Mary!
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. 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.”
(This message can be a good outline for meditation. I have presented it in segments, so that we can take time and let our prayer reveal to us the words of life that Our Lady has given us.)
(Do I understand how very much Our Lady is my mother? I am her child. How can I live more in the understanding of Mary as my mother?)
In this peaceless time,
(These days are peaceless. How do I experience the peacelessness of this time? Is it through the news? Is it in my family? Is it in my community or parish? Help me, Lord to understand this lack of peace.)
I am calling you to have more trust in God
(Help me to look at my life and discover where I am not trusting God. What things do I still hold on to as my own affairs? How can I give everything in my life to God?)
who is your Father in Heaven
(Even as I comprehend Mary as my mother, I must understand that God, the Father, is my father. He loves me as His child. I can ask Him anything. He wants me to talk to Him about everything in my life. Teach me to converse with you, Father in Heaven.)
and who has sent me to lead you to Him.
(Do I realize that Our Lady is here in Medjugorje, and that she has been sent by the Father. She has come to lead us all to Him. She has been sent on a rescue mission. We need to be rescued.)
You, open your hearts to the gifts which He desires to give you
(Opening myself to God’s action in my life is not easy. What holds me back from opening up to the Father? Fear? Laziness? Distractions? Lack of love? What keeps me from wanting His gifts?)
and, in the silence of your heart, adore my Son Jesus
(Oh Jesus, I adore You…………)
who has given His life so that you may live in eternity –
(Oh Jesus, I love you….)
where He desires to lead you.
(Oh Jesus, I long to be with you in eternity…. Lead me….)
May your hope be the joy of a meeting with the Most High in everyday life.
(Everyday life can be so dull, so sad, so hard. Without You, Lord, there is nothing really that matters. But when you break into my day, showing me that you are near, that you are with me, it is as if the lights go on! Please, meet me every day in the everyday of my life!)
Therefore, I am calling you: do not neglect prayer
(Neglect. It is a very sad word. We can neglect our garden, so that everything dies. We can neglect our friends so that they stop loving us. We can neglect our studies so that we fail. But if we neglect prayer, we are neglecting ourselves, because it is in prayer that we meet our God, who loves us and can save us. May we not be sad due to our neglect of you, Jesus.)
because prayer works miracles.
(Prayer works miracles. It really does… Have we seen miracles?)
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
(Thank you Mother for calling us….)
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2018
PS. On Sunday, July 22, 2018, Archbishop Henryk Hoser will celebrate Holy Mass at St. James Church, Medjugorje. This will be the beginning of his tenure as Apostolic Visitor in Medjugorje. Mary TV will stream the evening Mass in Medjugorje for July 22, 2018, LIVE! Join us at 7:00 pm Medjugorje for this wonderful event! www.marytv.tv