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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Mary TV April 7, 2016 Reflection -Merciful love brings light that breaks every darkness
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
April 7, 2016
St. John Baptiste De La Salle
Dear Family of Mary!
know that it is difficult for you because you see more and more
darkness around you. My children, it is necessary to break it by prayer
and love. The one who prays and loves is not afraid, he has hope and a
merciful love, he sees the light and sees my Son. As 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)
These words of
Our Lady speak directly to the heart of our difficult times. She speaks
into that darkness, into our hearts, bringing light. Her words are from
heaven. They are prophetic words that speak truth into our weary souls.
The darkness around us can be broken. It can be defeated. We have been
given the tools to defeat it.
Prayer and love. These are our tools, our weapons to defeat the darkness.
"The one who prays and loves is not afraid, he has hope and a merciful love..." How
is it that in a disaster there are some who can act, can even save
others in the midst of the chaos? These are the "helpers", those who
stay calm and move forward, doing what they can for others. The helpers
have hope and merciful love. They are guided by an inner light that
keeps them calm and focused. They make a difference because they can
almost see with different eyes. I believe this is what Our Lady is
asking of us. She wants us to be the "helpers", those who "see the
light" and move in it.
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."
Keep trying. We must keep trying through prayer to become merciful love
and hope for others. Through our love and hope we will help break the
darkness. Jesus will come. He will come into the darkness of souls who
have no hope, and He will work miracles of love in them, through our
hope and love. We can break the darkness. We must be agents of light.
"Do not be afraid, you are not alone, I am with you..."
Fear will stop us from growing in prayer and love. Fear will stop God's
plan through us to break the darkness. Fear is not from God. Our Lady
is with us, and she will stay with us. In her presence, we will not be
So, our call
is to break the darkness through our prayer and our love, our hope and
the light of Christ shining in us. Our call is to be the helpers in this
disastrous time. We are the "helpers" sent by God to those lost in the
We have been
given examples of what it means to be "helpers". St. John Paul II was
such a "helper". His motto was "Be not afraid." His gift to the Church
was Divine Mercy. His fatherly presence was like living "light" and hope
for millions. His weapons were prayer and love. We can look to him for
help in becoming prayer and love in this world.
of Calcutta was a "helper". She moved through the darkest of places,
bringing help, giving merciful love to the poorest of the poor. She
broke the darkness with her presence, her care, her love. She taught us
There are many
more examples. And now we are called to be examples too. Our Lady is
with us to help us. She will not leave us alone. May the Light that is
Jesus shine in us and through us, breaking every darkness.