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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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Mary TV December 20, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day Six
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
December 20, 2016
Christmas Novena Day Six
Dear Family of Mary!
is the sixth day of our Novena before Christmas! Again today the parish
will climb Apparition Hill, praying the Rosary. We will join them live,
through Mary TV!
The Lord speaks to Father
Dolindo today about how important it is not to try to micro-manage our
own lives. There is a danger for us in becoming too concerned about our
everyday affairs. We can become little kings in our little realms,
directing everything. And the enemy steps in and agitates us about
everything, making us lose our peace and our perspective. Our Lady also
warned us about this kind of unwise behavior.
16, 1986 "Dear children! Today again I want to show you how much I love
you, but I am sorry that I am not able to help each one to understand
my love. Therefore, dear children, I am calling you to prayer and
complete surrender to God, because satan wants to sift you through
everyday affairs and in your life he wants to snatch the first place.
Therefore, dear children, pray without ceasing! Thank you for having
responded to my call."
Novena of Surrender to the Will of God, Day Six
(Jesus speaks to Fr. Ruotolo)
are sleepless; you want to judge everything, direct everything and see
to everything and you surrender to human strength, or worse- to men
themselves, trusting in their intervention - this is what hinders my
words and my views. Oh how much I wish from you this surrender, to help
you and how I suffer when I see you so agitated! Satan tries to do
exactly this: to agitate you and to remove you from my protection and to
throw you into the jaws of human initiative. So, trust only in me, rest
in me, surrender to me in everything.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Let us pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys and 7 Glory bes...
Jesus, through the Intercession of Your Mother, Mary, we want to stop
directing everything and start praying to You to take over in our
lives. May we learn to stop judging and fretting about things and
instead turn to You for help. May we learn to surrender our entire
selves to You, that we may give you glory and honor all our days, and
especially at this celebration of your Incarnation and Nativity. We are
all yours through the guidance and intercession of our Mother, Mary!