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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Mary TV April 13, 2016 Reflection - Be an example of merciful love and hope.
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
April 13, 2016
St. Martin I
Dear Family of Mary!
I never get tired of
pondering Our Lady's words. There is always something more to receive
through them. In her latest message she shared so much her desire that
we comprehend the merciful love of her Son and understand that this
merciful love of Jesus is what breaks every darkness. Listen again to
what she said:
my apostles, I call you to keep trying to be an example of merciful
love and hope. Always pray anew for all the more love because merciful
love brings light which breaks every darkness - it brings my Son. Do not
be afraid, you are not alone, I am with you..." (April 2, 2016)
Keep trying to be an
example of merciful love and hope!!! Keep trying. We may struggle, we
may fail, but when we do, prayer will augment our efforts. And Our Lady
will be with us to help us. Just as she was with Jesus on Calvary when
He showed merciful love for all time, for all sinners, for all the lost,
so she is with us when we are challenged to show mercy in our own
When we live
merciful love and hope, we bring light to the darkness. We change the
landscape. We turn the tables on the enemy, bringing love where there
seemed to be none. This is the light of Jesus. This is mercy.
St. Faustina was
encouraged by Jesus to carry His mercy into her world, to spread it, and
to live it in her prayer and her ministry. She was called to be a
representative of Jesus' mercy. She can also help us to live mercy and
hope. Here are some words that Jesus spoke to St. Faustina about being
an apostle of merciful love:
January 28, 1938. Today the Lord said to me, My
daughter, write down these words: All those souls who will glorify My
mercy and spread its worship, encouraging others to trust in My mercy,
will not experience terror at the hour of death. My mercy will shield
them in that final battle...
daughter, encourage souls to say the chaplet which I have given to you.
It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying the chaplet.
When hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and
the hour of their death will be a happy one.
this for the benefit of distressed souls: when a soul sees and realizes
the gravity of its sins, when the whole abyss of the misery into which
it immersed itself is displayed before its eyes, let it not despair, but
with trust let it throw itself into the arms of My mercy, as a child
into the arms of its beloved mother. These souls have a right of
priority to My compassionate Heart, they have first access to My mercy.
Tell them that no soul that has called upon My mercy has been
disappointed or brought to shame. I delight particularly in a soul which
has placed its trust in My goodness.
that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will
stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but
as the merciful Savior. (The Diary of St. Faustina, 1540 - 1541)
Merciful love is
being poured out upon our world today in torrents. Why? Possibly because
there has never been a time in history when so many souls have been so
deeply wounded by sin and sorrow. Where sin abounds, grace abounds all
the more. We are surrounded by brokenhearted people who are in need of
the love that God wants to pour out on them. Our job is to help pour it
out, through our prayer, our service, and our example of hope and love.
"No soul that has called upon My mercy has been disappointed or brought to shame."
Jesus will not let them down. This is our joy and hope, that we can
help them find the mercy of Jesus. We can bring mercy and love, no
matter how small we are, into the darkness. Our Lady says, "Do not be
afraid, you are not alone, I am with you."