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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mary TV Daily Reflection 11/24/2015



(c)Mateo Ivankovic
 

November 24, 2015
St. Andrew Dung Lac and companions
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
Tomorrow we will receive the message for the 25th of November. Here is what Our Lady said to us on October 25th:
 
"Dear children! Also today, my prayer is for all of you, especially for all those who have become hard of heart to my call. You are living in the days of grace and are not conscious of the gifts which God is giving to you through my presence. Little children, decide also today for holiness and take the example of the saints of this time and you will see that holiness is a reality for all of you. Rejoice in the love, little children, that in the eyes of God you are unrepeatable and irreplaceable, because you are God´s joy in this world. Witness peace, prayer and love. Thank you for having responded to my call." (October 25, 2015)
 
Our Lady tells us we live in a time of grace. Are we aware of it? Do we wake up each day saying to ourselves, "This is a time of grace? I am so happy to be alive in this time of grace!" Probably not every day anyway!
 
I had a thought that might help us to comprehend this time of grace and enter it more fully. Suppose you are a student, and there is a paper due on Thursday. But the professor announces that he is allowing a one day "grace" time for handing the paper in. That means the paper is due on Thursday, but you will not be penalized if you hand the paper in on Friday. You get a one day "time of grace"!
 
That grace time is actually a merciful gift from the professor who may understand that the students are under pressure and could use the help of one more day. Grace times are reason to rejoice! We feel the kindness and generosity of the person giving the grace time. This should make us grateful!
 
Our Lady tells us that this time we are living in is a time of grace and that she is with us to give us gifts, during this time. What if this time of grace is a "grace time", an extra time of mercy given to us after the deadline! We may be living on extra time right now, due to Our Lady's presence. Maybe the world should have come up against the brick wall of God's judgement already, but because of God's mercy which gives us Our Lady's presence in Medjugorje, we have been given a little extra time to repent and turn to Him. This may be our "grace time" and we don't realize it.
 
What would we change about our lives if we did realize that this is a "grace time" and our heavenly professor is extending the time for us to get our papers done! We would buckle down and get to work wouldn't we! We would realize our papers are past due, and it is only due to the mercy of God that we can still hand them in!
 
Our Lady continues: "Little children, decide also today for holiness and take the example of the saints of this time and you will see that holiness is a reality for all of you." She gives us the way to get the work done now. Deciding for holiness and following the saints of our day will help us to prepare our "paper" before it is too late. Holiness is what we are working on, and it is possible!
 
Finally, Our Lady gives us a true shot of joy and energy. She tells us: "Rejoice in the love, little children, that in the eyes of God you are unrepeatable and irreplaceable, because you are God´s joy in this world. Witness peace, prayer and love." Who can hear these words and not smile? We are unrepeatable!!! Nobody else in all of human history is exactly like each one of us. We are irreplaceable!!! No one could or can ever take our place in the human story. We each are important, needed, and meant! With such joy, we can live this time of grace with enthusiasm. We can appreciate the mercy we are receiving and make the best of the time of grace we have!
 
This "grace time" will not last forever! Let's get to work!!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2015

 
"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world." 
Saint John Paul II 
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