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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Mary TV Daily Reflection 11/4/2015
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November 4, 2015
St. Charles Borromeo
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children, anew I desire to speak to you about love. I have gathered you around me in the name of my Son according to His will. I desire that your faith be firm, flowing forth from love. Because, those of my children who understand the love of my Son and follow it, live in love and hope. They have come to know the love of God. Therefore, my children, pray, pray so as to be able to love all the more and to do works of love. Because, faith alone without love and works of love is not what I am asking of you: my children, this is an illusion of faith. It is a boasting of self. My Son seeks faith and works, love and goodness. I am praying, and I am also asking you to pray, and to live love; because I desire that my Son, when He looks at the hearts of all of my children, can see love and goodness in them and not hatred and indifference. My children, apostles of my love, do not lose hope, do not lose strength. You can do this. I am encouraging and blessing you. Because all that is of this world, which many of my children, unfortunately, put in the first place, will disappear; and only love and works of love will remain and open the door of the Kingdom of Heaven. I will wait for you at this door. At this door, I desire to welcome and embrace all of my children. Thank you!" (November 2, 2015)
It is good to take time to read Our Lady's messages prayerfully, slowly, and in quiet. Her words are so full of grace! So I send the message to you again. Take some time with it and let the Holy Spirit speak to you about our Mother's words.
I have just one thought. It seems to me that Our Lady is focused on the end of time, or at least our own personal end of time (when we die and meet the Lord).
She says, "because I desire that my Son, when He looks at the hearts of all of my children..." I know that Jesus is always looking into our hearts. He is gazing upon us, lovingly watching over us, hoping we will grow in holiness. But there will be a day when Jesus will look into our hearts for the final time, and He will be judging us. Will He find love in our hearts at that moment?
She also says, "Because all that is of this world, which many of my children, unfortunately, put in the first place, will disappear; and only love and works of love will remain and open the door of the Kingdom of Heaven." One day there will be no more business as usual. Our efforts will be spent. Our time will be up. All that will remain is what can stand before the Lord. And that is clearly love and works of love. Again, will Jesus find love in our hearts and in our history then?
Finally Our Lady says, "I will wait for you at this door. At this door, I desire to welcome and embrace all of my children." Some translations use the word "hug" instead of "embrace." Either way, we get the point. Our Lady will be waiting for us on that last day. She will be waiting with open arms to swoop us up in the hug of a mother, our Mother!! This is such a comfort and a hope. It makes us want to try harder to grow in love, to grow in service. "My children, apostles of my love, do not lose hope, do not lose strength. You can do this." We can do this!! Yes we can!!! With Our Lady's help, we can love.