Rejoice in the life which God gives you…
September 13, 2022
Dear Family of Mary!
The other day, I was about to do a normal chore, something I do every day. I felt in my spirit a disgust for this task, and I felt so grumpy. But at that moment, I felt Our Lady gently interrupting my inner gloom with her presence. She gently reminded me that I didn’t have to feel the way I felt. I was free to rejoice instead of feeling so down. There was nothing standing in my way. I could indeed be joyful and grateful at that moment.
I decided to give it a try! And the gloom lifted, little by little. An inner glimmer of light began to grow. Mother Mary was right. I didn’t have to feel that way. There was so much to be happy about, to be joyful about. Perhaps I had developed a habit of gloom! Or perhaps I had been lied to by the enemy. But the truth was that I could be happy.
Our Lady gave us a message that reflects the truth she was speaking to me that day. She actually pointed it out to me as I began to write this reflection. I had no idea what to write about, and she pointed out this message. Then I remembered my experience of choosing joy! It all fit together!
This is message she pointed out to me:
August 25, 1988
Today I invite you all
to rejoice in the life
which God gives you.
rejoice in God, the Creator,
because He has created you
Pray that your life be joyful thanksgiving
which flows out of your heart
like a river of joy.
give thanks unceasingly
for all that you possess,
for each little gift
which God has given you,
so that a joyful blessing
always comes down from God upon your life.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
May we be blessed with the joy that comes from God, the joy that can fill our souls with light and hope, thanksgiving and love. For this is our truth. God loves us, and He has made us to be His own. We are the most blessed children ever!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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