Your faith has saved you, go in peace!
Sts. Cornelius and CyprianDear Family of Mary!
Here is the Gospel for today:
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 7:36-50:
A certain Pharisee invited Jesus to dine with him, and he entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment.
When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner.”
Jesus said to him in reply, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. “Two people were in debt to a certain creditor; one owed five hundred days’ wages and the other owed fifty. Since they were unable to repay the debt, he forgave it for both. Which of them will love him more?” Simon said in reply, “The one, I suppose, whose larger debt was forgiven.” He said to him, “You have judged rightly.”
Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give me water for my feet, but she has bathed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but she has not ceased kissing my feet since the time I entered. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with ointment. So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.” He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
The others at table said to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” But he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
Now read this message from Our Lady, given through Mirjana Soldo:
May 2, 2013
“Dear children; Anew, I am calling you to love and not to judge. My Son, according to the will of the Heavenly Father, was among you to show you the way of salvation, to save you and not to judge you. If you desire to follow my Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you.
And when it is the most difficult for you, when you are falling under the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember that you are loved and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love.
My children, do not deviate from the way on which I am leading you. Do not recklessly walk into perdition. May prayer and fasting strengthen you so that you can live as the Heavenly Father would desire; that you may be my apostles of faith and love; that your life may bless those whom you meet; that you may be one with the Heavenly Father and my Son.
My children, that is the only truth, the truth that leads to your conversion, and then to the conversion of all those whom you meet – those who have not come to know my Son – all those who do not know what it means to love.
My children, my Son gave you a gift of the shepherds. Take good care of them. Pray for them. Thank you.”
Our Lady tells us not to judge, but to remember how much we have been forgiven and be filled with love and joy. Jesus demonstrated this very thing in the Gospel for today. The woman who had sinned greatly was able to be freed from her sins, because she understood the great love of Jesus, and His power to forgive her. In her deep humility, she received His forgiveness and was filled with love. Simon the Pharisee on the other hand had no idea of his own sins, because all he could do was preoccupy himself the with sins of the poor woman at Jesus’ feet. He wasted precious time with Jesus by so doing. He could have been forgiven and freed by Jesus of all his sins that day, but his prideful and judging spirit blocked him from that moment of grace.
Our Lady wants us to follow Jesus and not judge but love! Why? Because she doesn’t want us to end up like the Pharisee, lost in the blindness of his own self-satisfaction. May we listen to Jesus and Mary, and look only at our own sins, with the desire to be forgiven. Then we will be able to help others to find the same peace we will have.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Mary TV 2021