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Friday, December 18, 2015
Mary TV Daily Reflection 12/18/2015
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2015
December 18, 2015
Dear Family of Mary!
during the Hour of Mercy prayer, I opened to a beautiful passage in St.
Faustina's Diary, in which she speaks about Our Lady and how brave she
was during her life on earth. The Diary entry was on February 2, 1937,
the Feast of the Presentation. This was the moment when Our Lady was
told that her heart would be pierced with a sword, that the thoughts of
many would be laid bare. Imagine being a new mother, the mother of the
Messiah, and to hear that her suffering was going to be intense. Our
Lady could have recoiled at such a prophecy. But we know that she did
not. She always said "yes" to the will of God, with trust. But St.
Faustina tells us how she could have such courage:
Mary, today a terrible sword has pierced Your holy soul. Except for
God, no one knows of Your suffering. Your soul does not break; it is
brave, because it is with Jesus. Sweet Mother, unite my soul to Jesus,
because it is only then that I will be able to endure all trials and
tribulations, and only in union with Jesus will my little sacrifices be
pleasing to God. Sweetest Mother, continue to teach me about the
interior life. May the sword of suffering never break me. O pure Virgin,
pour courage into my heart and guard it. (915 Diary)
Lady's heart could never break, because she was "with Jesus". She was
with Him as His Mother, as His Disciple and His co-worker, but most
importantly as His Creature. Our Lady was with Jesus because her heart
was totally attuned to His, her soul totally united to Him, her will
completely in union with His, and her love only for Him. Mary was and is
"with Jesus" in every way! This was the secret of her strength in
suffering and difficulty.
Our Lady spoke to us about being "with Jesus" in this message:
children! Today, little children, I invite you, through prayer, to be
with Jesus, so that through a personal experience of prayer you may be
able to discover the beauty of God's creatures. You cannot speak or
witness about prayer, if you do not pray. That is why, little children,
in the silence of the heart, remain with Jesus, so that He may change
and transform you with His love. This, little children, is a time of
grace for you. Make good use of it for your personal conversion, because
when you have God, you have everything. Thank you for having responded
to my call." (July 25, 1998)
"I invite you, through prayer, to be with Jesus..." This is the secret of a happy life. This is the way to peace. This is the answer to every difficulty. To be with Jesus!!
Let's pray with St. Faustina for this great gift of being with Jesus.
Mother, unite my soul to Jesus, because it is only then that I will be
able to endure all trials and tribulations, and only in union with Jesus
will my little sacrifices be pleasing to God. Sweetest Mother, continue
to teach me about the interior life. May the sword of suffering never
break me. O pure Virgin, pour courage into my heart and guard it.