Thursday, October 8, 2015

Mary TV Daily Reflection 10/8/2015

Immaculate Heart of Mary

(c)Mary TV 2012
October 8, 2015
Dear Family of Mary!
 "Dear children, I am here among you to encourage you, to fill you with my love and to call you anew to be witnesses of the love of my Son. Many of my children do not have hope, they do not have peace, they do not have love. They are seeking my Son, but do not know how and where to find Him. My Son is opening wide His arms to them, and you are to help them to come to His embrace. My children, that is why you must pray for love. You must pray very, very much to have all the more love, because love conquers death and makes life last. Apostles of my love, my children, with an honest and simple heart unite in prayer regardless of how far you are from each other. Encourage each other in spiritual growth as I am encouraging you. I am watching over you and am with you whenever you think of me. Pray also for your shepherds, for those who renounced everything for the sake of my Son and for your sake. Love them and pray for them. The Heavenly Father is listening to your prayers. Thank you." October 2, 2015
Our Lady has told us that she is with us to encourage us and fill us with her love. She says she is watching over us and is with us whenever we think of her. She is so close.
I want to share a very beautiful poem written by Christina A. from New Jersey. She is in the boat with us, sailing on the digital sea. She also shared a little about how she came to write this poem, and so I will share her whole email with you (with permission). It is really full of grace!!
Hi, Cathy!
            Hope all is well. I wrote up a little something today, don't exactly know what you'd call it, really, that I felt compelled to share with you and Denis.   My mind took off last night in a fit of worrying (you know, one of those kind of nights most of us experience) and I didn't get much sleep. In my battle to regain my peace and prayer, I thought about the Blessed Mother and the power of the rosary. I used to write my own kind of creative works, but haven't in over a year due to stress. My mind became my worst enemy and so inspirations and motivations to write couldn't organically come about. But thinking about the Blessed Mother last night, it brought about this familiar desire to write. So, without any real expectations on how it'd turn out I decided to give it a try. And here's what I came up with:
I have a mother like no other.
A mother who never fails,
A mother with boundless love.
Her smile heals the most hopeless of hearts,
And her humble gaze dispels every evil in sight.
Even then my earthly words are not enough,
It simply cannot compare.
When I find myself in times of trouble,
When my heart has wandered too far off the trail,
Like an attentive mother she sets out for me,
And brings me back to safety.
She covers me with her mantle, 
And like an infant, she cradles me softly.
Singing soothing lullabies, she slows my racing heart.
Not even the angels could sing as sweet as she.
Her patience never wanes in spite of my weakness.
She doesn't give up so easily, or even at all.
I don't deserve such a loving mother,
But without her I'd surely perish.
I once heard her speak in a dream,
A feeling of peace unmatched and unknown overcame me.
"You are my littlest daughter," she said.
"I am with you, and I love you."
This mother makes my easily bruised heart melt with love.
How could I ever foolishly doubt her?
She guards me with a power only God Himself could give her.
A power no military, or monster could ever defeat,
For she is the Queen of all Creation.
Yes, my mother is the Queen of Peace.
And she is not only my mother,
But the Mother of God, and your mother, too.
A perfectly beautiful gift from the Heavenly Father.
How lucky are we to have a mother that fights for us?
For all of her children!
She walks through the deepest, darkest forests imaginable,
searching carefully, and relentlessly.
When she finds us, our joy and relief could never match hers.
Her mantle covers our shivering, fragile bodies, 
like the lost, frightened little children we are.
And she holds us close, and promises that which no human ever could. 
Then she wipes away our tears, and takes us by the hand.
"Come," she says, her smile gentle and soft. "Let's go home."
Home to where we truly belong.
With her, and Jesus. 
Peace exists wherever our mother is.
She is the Queen of Peace,
And she always brings Peace.
Oh, Blessed Mother, pray for us your little children!
God Bless you and yours!- Christina from NJ
I just love Christina's prayer/response to Our Lady. It is a true expression of the heart from someone who is depending on Our Lady with full trust. May we all be in just such a trusting and loving relationship with Mother Mary. She is with us to help us!!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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