Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mary TV Daily Reflection 2/17/2016

There is something greater than Jonah is here....
    (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

February 17, 2016
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Dear Family of Mary!

Today Jesus laments the hardness of heart He encounters in His public ministry.

At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because at the preaching of Jonah they repented, and there is something greater than Jonah here." (Lk 11: 32)

Jesus is referring to the amazing conversion of all the people of Nineveh, when they heard Jonah's prophecy to them of the coming judgment upon their city. Jonah was amazed at the response his prophecy received because he did not expect the people to listen to him. But they did, and God relented and did not punish the city.

But what of the people of Jesus' time? They heard Jesus calling them to convert, to come back to the Father, and yet their lives did not change. Their hearts must have been very hard not to respond to the Lord Himself. Indeed Jesus was something greater than Jonah! Infinitely greater!

In our day Our Lady has come among us to bring us back to God, to help us convert, to call us to repentance. Though not as great as her Son, Our Lady is great! On the judgment day will the men of Nineveh rise up and condemn the people of our day for not listening to such a messenger from God?

I have chosen five messages that talk about repentance, so we can again use them in our Rosary. They may help us to repent, and to pray for all those who need to hear and turn towards God.
August 25, 2013 "Dear children! Also today, the Most High is giving me the grace to be with you and to lead you towards conversion. Every day I am sowing and am calling you to conversion, that you may be prayer, peace, love - the grain that by dying will give birth a hundredfold. I do not desire for you, dear children, to have to repent for everything that you could have done but did not want to. Therefore, little children, again, with enthusiasm say: 'I want to be a sign to others.' Thank you for having responded to my call."

January 2, 2010 "Dear children, Today I am calling you to, with complete trust and love, set out with me because I desire to acquaint you with my Son. Do not be afraid, my children, I am here with you; I am next to you. I am showing you the way to forgive yourselves, to forgive others, and, with sincere repentance of heart, to kneel before the Father. Make everything die in you that hinders you from loving and saving, that you may be with Him and in Him. Decide for a new beginning, a beginning of sincere love of God Himself. Thank you."

May 2, 2010 "Dear children; Today, through me, the good Father calls you to, with your soul filled with love, to set out on a spiritual visitation. Dear children, be filled with grace, sincerely repent for your sins and yearn for the good. Yearn also in the name of those who have not come to know the perfection of the good. You will be more pleasing to God. Thank you."

December 02, 2012 "Dear children, with motherly love and motherly patience anew I call you to live according to my Son, to spread His peace and His love, so that, as my apostles, you may accept God's truth with all your heart and pray for the Holy Spirit to guide you. Then you will be able to faithfully serve my Son, and show His love to others with your life. According to the love of my Son and my love, as a mother, I strive to bring all of my strayed children into my motherly embrace and to show them the way of faith. My children, help me in my motherly battle and pray with me that sinners may become aware of their sins and repent sincerely. Pray also for those whom my Son has chosen and consecrated in His name. Thank you."

March 02, 2013 "Dear children! Anew, in a motherly way, I am calling you not to be of a hard heart. Do not shut your eyes to the warnings which the Heavenly Father sends to you out of love. Do you love Him above all else? Do you repent for having often forgotten that the Heavenly Father, out of His great love, sent his Son to redeem us by the Cross? Do you repent for not yet having accepted the message? My children, do not resist the love of my Son. Do not resist hope and peace. Along with your prayer and fasting, by His cross, my Son will cast away the darkness that wants to surround you and come to rule over you. He will give you the strength for a new life. Living it according to my Son, you will be a blessing and a hope to all those sinners who wander in the darkness of sin. My children, keep vigil. I, as a mother, am keeping vigil with you. I am especially praying and watching over those whom my Son called to be light-bearers and carriers of hope for you - for your shepherds. Thank you."

May all people "decide for a new beginning, a beginning of sincere love of God Himself." May the whole world listen to Our Lady's call to repent and believe.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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