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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Mary TV September 13, 2016 Reflection - The Coming of Mary
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
September 13, 2016
St. John Chrysostom
Dear Family of Mary!
Message of September 2, 2016
children, according to the will of my Son and my motherly love, I am
coming to you, my children, but especially to those who have not yet
come to know the love of my Son. I am coming to you who think of me and
who invoke me. To you, I am giving my motherly love and I am carrying
the blessing of my Son. Do you have pure and open hearts, and do you see
the gifts, the signs of my presence and love?..."
Didn't Mary come to Elizabeth and didn't Elizabeth receive a great gift:
Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and
Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud
cry, 'Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your
womb! And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come
to me?'" (Lk 1:42-43)
We could say the same thing
because Mary is coming to us with the same haste and the same love that
she had in coming to Elizabeth. She is coming to us carrying the
blessing of her Son, as she came to Elizabeth and little John. We should
be leaping for joy! We should be filled with the Holy Spirit,
exclaiming "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!"
In fact, we do say this many times each day when we pray our Rosary!
This cry is the cry of joy that is released when Mary comes to us! We
are filled with the joy of her presence and the power of the Holy Spirit
when she comes.
But she seems to be a bit
disappointed with our response. We may not see the gifts she brings and
the signs of her presence of love. Our hearts may be hard and closed.
Her coming may not bear fruit as it should. Unlike John the Baptist, we
are not pure enough to soak up the graces coming to us with our Mother.
What can be done? Our Lady gives us the answer:
children, in your earthly life, be led by my example. My life was pain,
silence and immeasurable faith and trust in the Heavenly Father.
Nothing is by chance: neither pain, nor joy, nor suffering, nor love.
All of these are graces which my Son grants to you and which lead you to
eternal life. Of you, my Son asks for love and prayer in Him. As a
mother I will teach you: to love and to pray in Him means to pray in the
silence of your soul and not only reciting with your lips; it is even
the least beautiful gesture done in the name of my Son - it is patience,
mercy, the acceptance of pain and sacrifice done for the sake of
We can grow in our purity
and openness, our ability to see and receive the gifts she brings and
the signs of her presence and love. She will teach us. She will guide us
and show us how to become able to receive her coming and gifts. She
continues to teach us:
children, my Son is looking at you. Pray that you also may see His face
and that it may be revealed to you. My children, I am revealing to you
the only and real truth. Pray that you may comprehend it and be able to
spread love and hope; that you may be able to be apostles of my love..."
Our Lady wants to make us
apostles of her love. She wants us to see her Son, face to face! She
needs us because it will be through us that many other souls will find
the way to eternal life. We must respond to her coming like Elizabeth,
and be filled with the Spirit like John. Then we will be able to help
"In a special way, my motherly heart loves the shepherds. Pray for their blessed hands. Thank you."
(September 2, 2016)
Of course it is our priests who make all this possible through the Sacraments they give to us. Our gratitude should be great. So
with each Hail Mary we pray, let's realize that Our Lady is coming to
us, and bringing all of heaven with her, so that we can be transformed.
And let's respond like Elizabeth and John, with a bit of leaping!!
PS. The pilgrimage
that Mike Nolan is leading on October 3 - 14 still has room. Pray about
coming!! The air fares are quite low. If you have been waiting for the
right time to go to Medjugorje, this may be it!!
"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world." Saint John Paul II Be connected! www.marytv.tv