Monday, April 18, 2016

Mary TV April 18, 2016 Reflection - The happiness of the Trinity


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April 18, 2016
Dear Family of Mary!
January 2, 2011 "Dear children; Today I call you to unity in Jesus, my Son. My motherly heart prays that you may comprehend that you are God's family. Through the spiritual freedom of will, which the Heavenly Father has given you, you are called to become cognizant (to come to the knowledge) of the truth, the good or the evil. May prayer and fasting open your hearts and help you to discover the Heavenly Father through my Son. In discovering the Father, your life will be directed to carrying out of God's will and the realization of God's family, in the way that my Son desires. I will not leave you alone on this path. Thank you."

Our Lady speaks here of unity in her Son, Jesus. She tells us that she is calling us to be united to Jesus and to one another, through Jesus. This will lead us to understand that we are God's family. It is through our commitment to Jesus, our love for Him, our dogged choice to follow Him, that we will discover God's family. Jesus is the entrance into that family.
If we pray, and fast, and open our hearts, we will grow in our unity with Jesus, and discover the Heavenly Father. Our wills will be drawn into a union with the Father as we seek Jesus. And then we will begin to experience the unity of the family of God. It is a great mystery, but it is real. God's will and God's family coincide. They reveal in a concrete way something fantastic. It is the inner life of the Blessed Trinity. And that inner life is our destiny. That is what God wants us to partake in. He wants us to be participants in the incredible unity of the Three Persons of the Blessed Trinity, where there is constant, burning love that produces a joy beyond description.
St. Faustina wrote about the inner life of the Trinity in her diary, and when I read it, it just exploded in my heart. This is where Our Lady is leading us!! She has us on the path of carrying out God's will and realizing God's family. She is guiding us towards the heaven of life with and in the Triune God.
St. Faustina wrote:
On one occasion, God's presence pervaded my whole being, and my mind was mysteriously enlightened in respect to His Essence. He allowed me to understand His interior life. In spirit, I saw the Three Divine Persons, but Their Essence was One. He is One, and One only, but in Three Persons; none of Them is either greater or smaller; there is no difference in either beauty or sanctity, for They are One. They are absolutely One. His Love transported me into this knowledge and united me with Himself. When I was united to One, I was equally united to the Second and to the Third in such a way that when we are united with One, by that very fact, we are equally united to the two Persons in the same way as with the One. Their will is One, one God, though in Three Persons. When One of the Three Persons communicates with a soul, by the power of that one will, it finds itself united with the Three Persons and is inundated in the happiness flowing from the Most Holy Trinity, the same happiness that nourishes the saints. This same happiness that streams from the Most Holy Trinity makes all creation happy; from it springs that life which vivifies and bestows all life which takes its beginning from Him. In these moments, my soul experienced such great divine delights that I find this difficult to express. (St. Faustina's Diary, 911)
As I read this incredible passage, I realized something very simple. There is great happiness in the life of the Trinity. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit produce mega amounts of happiness through their perfect and complete love for each other. It is their deep and constant trust in each other, love for each other, peace in each other, and giving to each other which produces this happiness. They are a happy family!!! And they want us to join them in that happiness.
But we, in our fallen state, have too many sinful tendencies. That is why none of our families on earth are wildly happy like the Trinity. We lack trust, peace, service, and love because we are still selfish, weak, inconsistent, and suspicious. So, we need to repent, to fast, to pray, and to be led by Mary, so that we can one day be ready to participate in this mega happiness of God.
I believe that Our Lady gives us a foretaste of the happiness of the Trinity when we visit her in Medjugorje. Why do people say that they experience such peace when the make a pilgrimage? Why do the pilgrims have so much fun even while they are fasting and praying and climbing mountains? Why do they usually say that their group became a family? Because the Trinity can pour Its unity into their hearts, through Our Lady, who participates fully in the life of the Trinity now!  She just opens a crack in the door of heaven, which is life in the Most Holy Trinity.  And we are blown away!!
I just wanted mainly to point out that our God is a God full of happiness!!! He is a God full of peace and joy!! And He wants us to become part of that peace, love and happiness. But to do that, we must seek unity in Him with our wills and our love. Our Lady is with us to help us. What a future we have!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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