Be Joy and Peace!
Saint Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
Dear Family of Mary!
As we draw near to September 25, and a new message from Our Lady, let’s use this time to review and strengthen our response to Our Lady’s message for August 25, 2021:
“Dear children! With joy I am calling all of you, little children, who have responded to my call: be joy and peace. Witness with your lives Heaven, which I am bringing to you. It is time, little children, that you be a reflection of my love for all those who do not love and whose hearts hatred has conquered. Do not forget: I am with you and intercede for all of you before my Son Jesus, that He may give you His peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 25, 2021)
Our Lady firmly calls us to “Be Joy and Peace!” This is not optional for those of us who have responded to her call. This is our responsibility! We might wonder why this is our job. Isn’t it true that we suffer and have difficulties in this very difficult world? How can we be joy and peace in the midst of so many trials?
The answer is in the next sentence: “Witness with your lives Heaven, which I am bringing to you.”
Our Lady doesn’t tell us we must change the present world we live in. Yes it is difficult, full of trails and troubles. But she reminds us that we have been given a great gift. Because Our Lady is with us, we live as much in Heaven as we do on earth. Our Lady is bringing us Heaven.
For those of us who have been able to go to Medjugorje, it is important to remember our first encounter with Our Lady in that place. Didn’t we feel the peace? Didn’t we feel the joy and hope, the freedom and the love of God? Didn’t we experience the deep forgiveness of our sins in confession? That was our first taste of Heaven. But it doesn’t stop.
As we pray, confess, convert, fast, and worship Jesus in our own countries, that same peace manifests itself in our hearts. We become that peace and joy that we have experienced. No matter what trials may come, we can share Heaven with those around us because Our Lady brings Heaven to us.
And for those of us who have not been able to travel to Medjugorje, the same Heaven comes to us as we live Our Lady’s main messages and stay connected to her through prayer groups and Mary TV. Our Lady of Medjugorje will come to us where we are!
We are called to be peace and joy!! This is our work for Our Lady in these days. It is a work of mercy!
“Dear children! With joy I am calling all of you, little children, who have responded to my call: be joy and peace. Witness with your lives Heaven, which I am bringing to you…”
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Mary TV 2021