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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Mary TV May 15, 2016 Reflection - Day 18 - The Fire of God's Love!
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Come Holy Spirit!!
(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016
May 15, 2016
Day 18 of our Consecration
Dear Family of Mary!
Pentecost!! What an incredible feast! God actually sent down the fire
of His love, the Holy Spirit, upon the Apostles, and they were changed.
They were able to witness to Jesus, even to the giving of their lives.
And they spread the Gospel throughout the whole world. Incredible!
are still in Week One in which we ask for knowledge of ourselves. Come
Holy Spirit!! You can certainly light up our hearts with your Truth and
show us our sins.
Fr. Gaitley continues to explain how the Fire of God's love can cure our spiritual blindness:
the light that illumines the darkness of our spiritual blindness to our
sins is the fire of God's love. Think of it; God loves us so much more
than we love Him. From the Cross, He cries out for love of us, "I
thirst!" - and we mumble our prayers. He pours out His life for us in
his Passion and Death - and we complain about a headache. His loving
gaze is fixed on us night and day - and we hardly look at Him. He does
everything to please us - and we're focused on pleasing ourselves.
we compare, then, the mystery of God's infinite, burning love for us
with our own weak efforts to love Him in return, it humbles us, lowers
us, reduces us, and crushes us to the dust - but it doesn't destroy us.
I know it may seem that God's love would destroy us. After all, we just
heard that Jesus told St. Faustina that she'd die of terror if He
showed to her her wretchedness. But here's some saving good news; in His
loving mercy, God fills up the abyss of our wretchedness with His own
divine love. This is St. Therese's amazing insight after she was
conquered by love. As she herself expressed it to the Lord: "For me to
love You as You love me, I would have to borrow Your own love.'
she knew that He'd give it. She knew that after God conquers us and
humbles us with His love, He then saves us with love by giving us His
own divine love. In other words, after He flattens us with His
overwhelming love, God then lifts us up and fills us with His love so we
actually can love Him as He loves us. In the end, then we can compete.
We can be perfect. We can be set on fire!!!" (Gaitley 98-99)
this is the answer to our spiritual blindness to our sins. It is the
fire of God's love, that fire that descends today upon the Church to
transform us all into His love!
Our Lady speaks:
November 2, 2007 "Dear
children, Today I call you to open your hearts to the Holy Spirit and
permit Him to transform you. My children, God is the immeasurable good
and therefore, as a mother, I implore you: Pray, pray, pray, fast and
hope that it is possible to achieve good, because from that good love is
born. The Holy Spirit will strengthen that love in you and you will be
able to call God your Father. Through this exalted love, you will truly
come to love all people and, through God, you will regard them as
brothers and sisters. Thank you."
Come Holy Spirit!!!
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created. R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the
light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise,
and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.