Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mary TV February 15, 2017 Reflection - Mary, my Mother!

(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2017

February 15, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children, with a motherly heart filled with love for you, my children, I desire to teach you complete trust in God the Father. I desire for you to learn by an internal gaze and internal listening to follow God's will. I desire for you to learn to boundlessly trust in His mercy and His love, as I always trusted. Therefore, my children, cleanse your hearts. Free yourselves from everything that binds you to only what is earthly and permit what is of God to form your life by your prayer and sacrifice so that God's Kingdom may be in your heart; that you may begin to live proceeding from God the Father; that you may always strive to walk with my Son. But for all of this, my children, you must be poor in spirit and filled with love and mercy. You must have pure and simple hearts and always be ready to serve. My children, listen to me, I speak for your salvation. Thank you." (March 18, 2016)
Our Lady has taken us under her wing in order to teach us about life. She wants us to know that God exists, that He made us and loves us, and that we must learn to love Him and follow Him. We are not home yet. Heaven is our home, and we have to travel there through time. That journey is dangerous and full of temptations and pitfalls. We sin. And so we need help. She is with us now to give us that help.
Denis and I pray a beautiful consecration prayer to Our Lady every day.  It was written by Mother Immaculata, OCD, in 1956:

If we are open to being led and formed by Our Lady in this way, we will find ourselves in a deep relationship with Jesus in no time! 
Immaculate Conception, Mary, my Mother. 
Live in me. Act in me. Speak in and through me. 
Think your thoughts in my mind. Love, through my heart. 
Give me your dispositions and feelings. 
Teach, lead and guide me to Jesus. 
Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior. 
Possess my soul. Take over my entire personality and life. 
Replace it with yourself. 
Incline me to constant adoration and thanksgiving. 
Pray in me and through me. 
Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.  Amen. 

In this year, 2017, may it be so!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV, 2017

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