Friday, October 23, 2015

Mary TV Daily Reflection 10/23/2015

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2015
The Way of Holiness!  Jesus!
October 23, 2015
St, John of Capistrano
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! Today I am inviting all of you, without exception, to the way of holiness in your life. God gave you the grace, the gift of holiness. Pray that you may, more and more, comprehend it, and in that way, you will be able, by your life, to bear witness for God. Dear children, I am blessing you and I intercede to God for you so that your way and your witness may be a complete one and a joy for God. Thank you for having responded to my call." (September 25, 1988)
I prayed and randomly picked this message from my box of messages for us today. I feel it is a call for us. Our Lady says, "Today I am inviting ALL of you, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, to the way of holiness in your life."
For me this is significant. How many times do we read about a saint, or hear a terrific homily, and we say to ourselves, "Well that's nice, but I could never be that holy. I could never be that spiritual."
In that way, we can deflect the call to holiness. We can think ourselves exempted from receiving the gift of holiness from God. We can feel like bystanders, who watch others win the victory of holiness while we applaud.
"God gave you the grace, the gift of holiness." Do we really believe this? When did we get the gift of holiness? What is it? For me the gift of holiness is Jesus. He is the gift we have been given that will make us holy. How? By our surrender to Him. Everything that is not holy in us can be handed over to Jesus, placed in His merciful heart. Jesus will take care of our sinfulness, forgiving us in Confession, healing us in Holy Communion, and helping us change our lives through his example in the Scriptures. Jesus will sustain our holiness, if we stay united to Him in prayer. Each moment of each day can be spent in communion with Jesus, who will perfect our souls.
If we accept with open arms the gift of holiness, we will become witnesses to others of the gift God has for them. We will become good stories, told with joy! Our conversion and transformation through the love of Jesus will make a really good story to tell others, to show others by our lives!
We all want to be good stories!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2015
PS. On Sunday, October 25, Europe is going back to Standard time. But the United States and many other countries are not changing back to Standard Time until November 1. So for that week, October 25 to November 1, our programming will change a bit
In the countries that do not revert back to Standard time, here is the way it will look:
Silent Prayer: 10:00 am EDT
Daily Rosary: 11:00 am EDT
Evening Rosary: 12:00 pm EDT
International Mass: 1:00 pm EDT
The climb up Podbrdo on Sunday will be at 9:00 am EDT
"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world." 
Saint John Paul II 
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