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QUEEN OF PEACE
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Mary TV November 9, 2016 Reflection - Our security is not in ourselves but in Him.
The Homilist for English Mass, November 8, 2016 Thank you, Father!!! (c)Mary TV 2016
November 9, 2016
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Dear Family of Mary!
"As a mother I am calling you: love my Son above everything." (November 2, 2016)
Here is the homily for English Mass in Medjugorje for November 8,
2016. What wonderful words of wisdom! You may enjoy hearing it rather
than reading it. Here is the link to the English Homily in Medjugorje
The November 8, 2016 English Mass Homily in Medjugorje:
I wonder if we have ever reflected on
exactly why we have come to Medjugorje. Out of interest? Maybe. But I
suspect that it is something deeper, although we might not be able to
All of us have a deep need. At the center of each one of us is a profound loneliness. A loneliness that only God can fill.
Right from the start Our Lady has been appearing to the visionaries for one purpose: to draw us to her Son, Jesus.
As she has so frequently told the
visionaries, "My coming to you is not as important as Jesus coming to
you in the Eucharist, in
3rd quarter of 16th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Communion." I think we should often reflect on
that. Our Lady has not come to give us some intellectual enlightenment,
but to draw us to a person, Jesus Christ, God made Man for us.
I suspect we have never really reflected
enough on the mystery of the Incarnation. God made Man for us. Jesus
lives among us to be with us, to save us, to forgive our sins, to heal
us, to redeem us. Now, not in the future, but now, at this moment.
If we feel our inadequacy, our
incompetence, our emptiness, our sinfulness... and we do, otherwise we
wouldn't have come here...let us rejoice!! Because that is why He came:
to forgive our sins, to transform us, to fill us, to love us,
unconditionally, just as we are.
God does not love us because we are good.
God loves us because God loves us. All he asks of us is an open heart.
Not a hard, confident heart, a heart of stone, that seeks
self-fulfillment, self-adequacy. But a heart of flesh, a soft, wobbly
heart, one that can suffer, can be hurt, can be dry, but capable of
loving and being loved.
Prayer opens us up to that love.
St. Augustine describes prayer as "cor ad cor loquitor", that is "heart speaks to heart". The honest exposure of the heart.
I often quote the famous statement of St.
Cyprian, martyred in the 3rd Century. He says, "God does not listen to
the voice, but to the heart."
So Jesus says to each one of us, "At each
moment of the day, come. Do not be afraid, it is I. I am with you. I am
with you in your suffering. I am with you in your dryness. I am with
you in your inadequacy, in your incompetence, in your sinfulness, but
just with you."
We reply, "Lord I am not worthy that you
should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul with be
healed." No we say that before Communion, but we should say that
frequently during the day. Every day. And then we will have a peace,
because our security is not in ourselves, but in Him who loves us.
In these very difficult days, Jesus alone is our security. He is our only hope!