December 2, 2020
Dear Family of Mary!
”Dear children! This is a time of love, warmth, prayer and joy…” (11/25/20)
I must admit I didn’t expect Our Lady to say this. I would not call this “time” we are living in a time of love, warmth, prayer and joy. If we look around us, it seems to be anything but…
In our larger societies we seem to have more discord and even hatred than love, with political divisions everywhere. Due to Covid 19, instead of warmth, human warmth that is, we are encouraged to maintain distance from one another, stay home, alone, wear masks and basically stay put. Not very warm. And prayer, well many of us cannot even get to Holy Mass. Finally, joy seems to be dampened. There is a heavy oppression over the world right now.
And yet, Our Lady tells us, even announces to us that this is a time of love, warmth, prayer and joy!
Our Mother is very counter-cultural!! She comes from the culture of Heaven, where it is always the time for love, warmth, prayer and joy!! And she is bringing that culture to us. She is giving us a taste of Heaven on earth through her presence. And so, this time is a time of love, warmth, prayer, and joy precisely because Our Lady is with us!! She is here with us, now!!
Her presence will conquer the prevailing culture in the world, the culture that is having such a chilling effect upon our hearts and souls. She not only announces this time of love, warmth, prayer and joy, she actually gives us those very things.
Our Lady loves us. She told us: I am with you and intercede for all of you. Little children, do not forget that I love you with a tender love. (02/25/02)
She brings her motherly warmth to us: “Dear children! Open your hearts to the grace which God is giving you through me, as a flower that opens to the warm rays of the sun…” (04/25/14)
She teaches us to pray: Dear children, I beseech you to open yourselves and begin to pray. Prayer will be your joy. If you make a start, it won’t be boring to you because you will be praying out of joy.” (03/20/1986)
And she gives us joy: “Dear children! I desire to share my joy with you. In my Immaculate Heart I feel that there are many of those who have drawn closer to me and are, in a special way, carrying the victory of my Immaculate Heart in their hearts by praying and converting…” (08/25/2000)
Our Lady is bringing us into the Kingdom of Heaven, where there is so much love, warmth, prayer and joy, that we will never comprehend it completely. It will just increase and explode as we behold it! I think she is telling us that our true home is in Heaven and that the time we are in right now is Heaven’s time. We just need to say “yes” to it and let her guide us there.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2020
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