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Monday, May 2, 2016
Mary TV May 2, 2016 Reflection - Day 5 -Glorify God with your life!
(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016
May 2, 2016
Consecration Day 5
Dear Family of Mary!
is Day 5 of our Consecration to Jesus through Mary! We continue to
examine our entanglement with the world and the spirit of the world.
whom do we give glory? Do we long to glorify ourselves. This is the
spirit of our age. In sports, politics, universities, business, every
where we look, glory is being sought or grasped at. But this glory does
not last. And once attained, it corrupts the soul.
Thomas a Kempis tells us:
vainglory is an evil plague, because it draws away from true glory, and
robs us of heavenly grace. For, while a man takes complacency in
himself, he displeases Thee; while he wants for human applause, he is
deprived of true virtues. But true, glory and holy exultation is to
glory in Thee, and not in one's self; to rejoice in Thy Name, but not in
one's own strength. To find pleasure in no creature, save only for Thy
sake. Let Thy Name be praised, not mine; let Thy work be magnified, not
mine; let Thy Holy Name be blessed, but let nothing be attributed to me
of the praise of men. Thou art my glory; Thou art the exultation of my
heart; in Thee, will I glory and rejoice all the day; but for myself, I
will glory in nothing but in my infirmities. (Book 3, Chapter 40)
Giving God the glory is the sound and true way to happiness, because it is living in the truth!
Our Lady spoke of this truth in this message:
02, 2013 "Dear children, I am calling you to be one with my Son in
spirit. I am calling you, through prayer, and the Holy Mass when my Son
unites Himself with you in a special way, to try to be like Him; that,
like Him, you may always be ready to carry out God's will and not seek
the fulfillment of your own. Because, my children, it is according to
God's will that you are and that you exist, and without God's will you
As a mother I am asking you to speak about the
glory of God with your life because, in that way, you will also glorify
yourself in accordance to His will. Show humility and love for your
neighbor to everyone. Through such humility and love, my Son saved you
and opened the way for you to the Heavenly Father. I implore you to keep
opening the way to the Heavenly Father for all those who have not come
to know Him and have not opened their hearts to His love. By your life,
open the way to all those who still wander in search of the truth.
children, be my apostles who have not lived in vain. Do not forget that
you will come before the Heavenly Father and tell Him about yourself.
Be ready! Again I am warning you, pray for those whom my Son called,
whose hands He blessed and whom He gave as a gift to you. Pray, pray,
pray for your shepherds. Thank you."
Our Mother is so wise. She tells us, "As
a mother I am asking you to speak about the glory of God with your life
because, in that way, you will also glorify yourself in accordance to
His will. Show humility and love for your neighbor to everyone."
We actually will participate in the glory of God by living in accord
with Jesus' life, by love and humility. There will be enough glory for
everyone in heaven. We don't need it here on earth. The glory here is
tainted and meaningless. God's glory is the real thing!
Let us pray:
Conception, Mary my Mother, Live in me, Act in me, Speak in me and
through me, Think your thoughts in my mind, Love through my heart, Give
me your dispositions and feelings, Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus,
Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior, Possess my
soul, Take over my entire personality and life, replace it with
Yourself, Incline me to constant adoration, Pray in me and through me,
Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.