(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
February 6, 2018
St. Paul Miki and companions
Dear Family of Mary!
“…My children, do not believe lying voices which speak to you about false things, false glitter. You, my children, return to the Scripture…” (February 2, 2018)
Our Lady warns us about “lying voices.” These voices speak to us about false things and false glitter. When and where do we encounter such lying voices? The answer is “everywhere”!! The news media, movies, music, talk shows, magazines, novels, New Age, consumerism, modernism, egoism, all the isms… Lying voices are bombarding us constantly from outside. But there are also lying voices within. These are the temptations that our enemy plants in our hearts to confuse us and lead us astray. Some of those voices sound very much like our own voice. They seem to arise from our past experiences, unforgiveness, resentment, unholy desires, etc. These voices make us discontent, anxious, bitter, insatiable, depressed, sad, despairing. Such voices offer solutions to our sad state that lead only to a worse state.
So what can be done? How can we battle against lying voices? Our Lady says simply, “You my children, return to the Scripture!”
What is it about the Scripture that can save us from lying voices? There is an excerpt from a work by St. Bonaventure that is read in the Office of Readings for Monday, the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time, (which was yesterday!) that seems to answer this question! St. Bonaventure shows how the Scriptures can give us all we need to leave such voices behind and grow in faith, hope and love. Read it slowly and let the words sink in:
The outcome or the fruit of reading holy Scripture is by no means negligible: it is the fullness of eternal happiness. For these are the books which tell us of eternal life, which were written not only that we might believe but also that we might have everlasting life. When we do live that life we shall understand fully, we shall love completely, and our desires will be totally satisfied.
The Sacred Scriptures give us the light of faith, and that faith opens us up to the love of Jesus, which in turn will lead us to all truth and all joy! We will be able to just walk away from lying voices, because we will see that they offer us nothing but dust. True life is with God, and we will recognize it through our knowledge of the Scriptures and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Our Lady is so wise. We can trust her direction. We all need to be reading the Sacred Scriptures with prayerful hearts, open to the Holy Spirit and His light! No false glitter for us!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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