This blog was started on July 21st, 2015, after my Mary, Our Mother blog had mysteriously disappeared. I will post only Marian items, especially regarding Medjugorje and other Marian apparitions. Thank you for reading this blog. May it give great glory to God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
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Friday, July 29, 2016
Mary TV July 29, 2016 Reflection - I see you lost!
(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016
July 29, 2016
Dear Family of Mary!
children! I am looking at you and I see you lost; and you do not have
prayer or joy in your heart. Return to prayer, little children, and put
God in the first place and not man. Do not lose the hope which I am
carrying to you. May this time, little children, every day, be a greater
seeking of God in the silence of your heart; and pray, pray, pray until
prayer becomes joy for you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (July 25, 2016)
I was sitting here looking very stupidly at my computer screen, not
knowing what to write, I got a text from Kelly, a shipmate in Texas. She
asked me a great question:
have been very concerned about Our Lady's last message. I know you said
it was good news that she is looking at us, but I'm worried about the
lost part. I didn't know I was lost. ("Dear children! I am looking at you and I see you lost;)
reminds me of a time when I was a new driver heading to my friend's
house. I was driving along when I realized I didn't know where I was or
how to get back! I was lost and scared. I had to call my dad from the
toll booth lady for directions home! No GPS then! Can you say something
Kelly was headed to her friend's house. This was a good destination, a
good choice. But somehow she missed her way, and ended up in unknown
territory. She got lost, but it took a while to realize it! Thank the
Lord for the toll booth lady, through whom she could call her dad!!!
think Our Lady may be warning us about the direction we are going in.
Even if we think we have chosen a good destination, we may be
misdirected, headed the wrong way. And it could take a while to realize
it! We may be choosing heaven, but we may not be going the right way to
I think the answer is in the next sentence of the message. Our Lady says, "Return to prayer, little children, and put God in the first place and not man."
Kelly was driving along, independent, enjoying her new found freedom as
a driver, and she got lost. But how did she find her way? She called
her dad!! She called her father, the one who was responsible for her and
knew the way! What does Our Lady tell us: "Put God in the first place and not man."
She tells us not to think that the human race can find its own way. We
can't. We need to be directed by the Father of the human race, God
Himself. He is the one who knows the way to life, to eternity, to
happiness, to home. We need to phone God the Father, if we can find the
toll booth lady!!
kidding aside, it seems to me that in our age of the world, with our
technology, our power, our science, our systems, we humans think we know
the way home, the way to happiness and peace. We are listening to each
other all the time, with our opinions about what is good and evil, what
is human and not human, what is just and not just, what is love and what
is not love. And most of those opinions have been formed without God.
They are leading us on a wild goose chase, and we are getting more and
more lost from the Truth.
The fruit of putting man in the first place is complete chaos.
we have a toll booth lady, Mary, our Mother! And she is waiting for us
to come to her booth, borrow her phone, and call our Dad!! She will help
us find the way home! She will get us in touch with the One who made us
and knows exactly what will make us happy, peaceful, just, holy, and
ready for eternity. She will give us a direct line to our Dad if we let
her. It is through prayer.
believe it is easy to get lost these days. One day spent without
prayer, without the prayer Fr. Maximilian was talking about in his
homily, is all it can take to get us hopelessly off track. We need to
stay in touch with our heavenly GPS, the Father! He will give us the
road signs we need to find our way to Him, if we stay on the line, and
listen to Him every day.
don't think Our Lady is telling each of us that we are lost. Most of
you are already in communication with the Lord, and finding your way.
But she is looking at us collectively, and she sees where our human
societies are headed. And she knows how powerful the pull is on us, even
those of us who pray, to go with the flow and get lost. We must do as
she says: "Do not
lose the hope which I am carrying to you. May this time, little
children, every day, be a greater seeking of God in the silence of your
heart; and pray, pray, pray until prayer becomes joy for you."
we can help others to turn off the wrong road as well, if we pray with
the heart and seek God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength!
The key is putting God in the first place!!! (And finding the toll
booth lady!! She's in Medjugorje!)
PS. On Monday, August 1, the 27 Mladifest Medjugorje 2016
begins!! From August 1 to 6, 2016, youth from all over the world will
gather in Medjugorje for six days of prayer, witnessing and worship!!
Mary TV will live stream as much of the youth festival as we possibly
can. Here is a link to the daily schedule: