(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018
May 1, 2018
St. Joseph the Worker
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! Today I am calling you to live your new life with Jesus. May the Risen One give you strength to always be strong in the trials of life and to be faithful and persevering in prayer, because Jesus saved you by His wounds and by His Resurrection gave you new life. Pray, little children, and do not lose hope. May joy and peace be in your hearts and [may you] witness the joy that you are mine. I am with you and love you all with my motherly love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (April 25, 2018)
Our Lady wants us to have a new life with Jesus. But how can we live a new life with Jesus? What does a new life with Jesus look like?
I believe it is our prayer life with Jesus that will change all the other aspects of our lives. Jesus, in His humanity, has brought the new life to us. He has imbued our human lives with His divinity. And through his humanity, He shows us our new life.
Fr. Jacque Philippe writes extensively about prayer. Let me quote him on Jesus’ gift to us in His humanity. It is very beautiful:
A Christian’s mental prayer will then always be based on a certain relationship with our Savior’s humanity. (Jacque Philippe. Time for God. Scepter Publishers. 2008. P.58)
How do we live our new life with Jesus? By knowing His human life, from start to finish. By meditating on His human life every day. By cherishing His life with us on earth, knowing it to be the way to the Father. And one of the ways to do this is to pray the mysteries of the Rosary! Our Lady’s Rosary brings us close to her Son’s life on earth, and then leads us into heaven!
May we investigate, meditate, cherish and adore Jesus’ life with us on earth, and allow Him to show us the way to the Father!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2018
PS. You can purchase Fr. Jacques Philippe’s many books on prayer from Scepter Publishers, Inc.
PPS. The latest Fruit of Medjugorje Episode contains several testimonies from the pilgrims in Mike Nolan’s Pilgrimage group, who were in Medjugorje during Easter Week! It is really beautiful. Here is the link:
It is show 312!!