Friday, July 22, 2016

Mary TV July 22, 2016 Reflection - Glorify the Heart of Jesus!

       (c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

July 22, 2016
St. Mary Magdalene
Dear Family of Mary!
July 2nd, 2016 
"Dear children, My real, living presence among you should make you happy because this is the great love of my Son. He is sending me among you so that, with a motherly love, I may grant you safety; that you may comprehend that pain and joy, suffering and love, make your soul live intensely; that I may call you anew to glorify the Heart of Jesus, the heart of faith, the Eucharist. From day to day through the centuries, my Son, alive, returns among you - He returns to you, though He has never left you. When one of you, my children, returns to Him, my motherly heart leaps with joy. Therefore, my children, return to the Eucharist, to my Son. The way to my Son is difficult, full of renunciations, but at the end, there is always the light. I understand your pains and sufferings, and with motherly love I wipe your tears. Trust in my Son, because He will do for you what you would not even know how to ask for. You, my children, you should be concerned only for your soul, because it is the only thing on earth that belongs to you. You will bring it, dirty or clean, before the Heavenly Father. Remember, faith in the love of my Son will always be rewarded. I implore you, in a special way, to pray for those whom my Son called to live according to Him and to love their flock. Thank you."
The message of July 2, 2016 is all about loving Jesus, seeking Jesus, returning to Jesus, desiring Jesus and trusting in Jesus. Our Lady is relentless in this regard. Jesus, always Jesus, forever Jesus.
St. Mary Magdalene, our saint for today, is a great example of this relentless desire for Jesus. This day is now a Feast Day in the Church because Pope Francis felt it was important to honor Mary Magdalene for her overwhelming desire for Jesus and loyalty to Him. Here is the Scripture passage in which Mary's "over the top" love for Jesus leads her to the empty tomb on Easter morning! May we all imitate her in loving Jesus in this way. May we all "glorify the Heart of Jesus, the heart of faith, the Eucharist" with the fire of love that Mary had:

On the first day of the week, 
Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning, 
while it was still dark, 
and saw the stone removed from the tomb. 
So she ran and went to Simon Peter 
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, 
"They have taken the Lord from the tomb, 
and we don't know where they put him."
Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. 
And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb 
and saw two angels in white sitting there, 
one at the head and one at the feet 
where the Body of Jesus had been. 
And they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" 
She said to them, "They have taken my Lord, 
and I don't know where they laid him." 
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, 
but did not know it was Jesus. 
Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? 
Whom are you looking for?" 
She thought it was the gardener and said to him, 
"Sir, if you carried him away, 
tell me where you laid him, 
and I will take him." 
Jesus said to her, "Mary!" 
She turned and said to him in Hebrew, 
"Rabbouni," which means Teacher. 
Jesus said to her, 
"Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. 
But go to my brothers and tell them, 
'I am going to my Father and your Father, 
to my God and your God.'" 
Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, 
"I have seen the Lord," 
and then reported what he told her.
Mary Magdalene, Apostle of the Apostles, pray for us!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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