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!
QUEEN OF PEACE
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Mary TV December 22, 2016 Reflection - Christmas Novena - Day Eight
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
December 22, 2016
Christmas Novena Day Eight
Dear Family of Mary!
is the eighth 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!
In this message, Our Lady
calls us to give Jesus the gift of our lives on Christmas Day. She will
accept our surrender, and then offer us to Jesus, her Infant Son! This
is exactly what we have been hoping for in this novena, to give
ourselves to Jesus in complete and trusting surrender. She tells us the
Jesus loves us and give us the grace to "live in His mercy". Living in
Jesus' mercy means that we entrust ourselves so much to Him, that He can
cover us with mercy every moment of our day. To live Jesus' mercy is to
experience our salvation, moment by moment, given to us by our Savior
in actual terms in our real, concrete lives. This is a miracle of mercy!
And Jesus shows us the way, through His words to Fr. Dolindo, when He
says "I promise you by my love that if you say 'You take care of it,' I
will take care of it all." Let us live in Jesus' mercy!
December 25, 2012 (Jakov)
children, give the gift of your life to me and completely surrender to
me so that I may help you to comprehend my motherly love and the love of
my Son for you. My children, I love you immeasurably and today, in a
special way, on the day of the birth of my Son, I desire to receive each
of you into my heart and to give a gift of your lives to my Son. My
children, Jesus loves you and gives you the grace to live in His mercy,
but sin has overtaken many of your hearts and you live in darkness.
Therefore, my children, do not wait, say 'no' to sin and surrender your
hearts to my Son, because only in this way will you be able to live
God's mercy and, with Jesus in your hearts, set out on the way of
Novena of Surrender to the Will of God, Day Eight
(Jesus speaks to Fr. Ruotolo)
your eyes and let yourself be carried away on the flowing current of my
grace; close your eyes and do not think of the present, turning your
thoughts away from the future just as you would from temptation. Repose
in me, believing in my goodness, and I promise you by my love that if
you say "You take care of it." I will take care of it all; I will
console you, liberate you and guide you.
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, may we learn to
live these words, "I promise you by my love that if you say 'You take
care of it,' I will take care of it all." We want to live your mercy,
Jesus! In that way may we 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!