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Monday, February 20, 2017
Mary TV February 20, 2017 Reflection - Love your neighbor as yourself!
(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2017
February 20, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!
The LORD said to Moses,
"Speak to the whole Israelite community and tell them:
Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy.
"You shall not bear hatred for your brother or sister in your heart.
Though you may have to reprove your fellow citizen,
do not incur sin because of him.
Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against any of your people.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
I am the LORD." (Lv 19:1-2, 17-18)
We have such a Good and Great God. See how He taught His
people to love their neighbor through Moses, oh so many years ago!! And
see how Jesus taught us to love not only our neighbor but even our
But I say to you, love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be children of your heavenly Father,
for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good,
and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. (Mt 5: 44-45)
we want to be like our Heavenly Father. Our Lady has also been calling
us to the love that comes from God and is of God. Here are some
December 19, 1985 "Dear children!
Today I wish to call you to love of neighbor. The more you love your
neighbor, the more you shall experience Jesus especially on Christmas
Day. God will bestow great gifts on you if you surrender yourselves to
Him. I wish in a special way on Christmas Day to give mothers my own
special motherly blessing, and Jesus will bless the rest with His own
blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call."
July 2, 2008 "Dear children! With
motherly love I desire to encourage you to love your neighbor. Let my
Son be the source of that love. He, who could have done everything by
force, chose love and gave an example to you. Also today, through me,
God expresses to you immeasurable goodness, and you my children are
obliged to respond to it. Behave with the same goodness and generosity
towards the souls whom you meet. May your love convert them. In that way
my Son and His love will arise in you. Thank you.
September 2, 2008 "Dear children,
Today, with my motherly heart, I call you gathered around me to love
your neighbor. My children, stop. Look in the eyes of your brother and
see Jesus, my Son. If you see joy, rejoice with him. If there is pain in
the eyes of your brother, with your tenderness and goodness, cast it
away, because without love you are lost. Only love is effective; it
works miracles. Love will give you unity in my Son and victory of my
heart. Therefore, my children, love."
December 2, 2004 "Dear
children, I come to you as a mother, who, above all, loves her children.
My children, I want to teach you to love! I pray for this! I pray that
in each of your neighbors you recognize my Son, because the path to my
Son, who is true peace and love, leads you through love towards your
neighbors. My children, pray and fast that your hearts be open for this
November 02, 2013 "Dear children,
anew, in a motherly way, I am calling you to love, to continually pray
for the gift of love, to love the Heavenly Father above everything. When
you love Him you will love yourself and your neighbor. This cannot be
separated. The Heavenly Father is in each person. He loves each person
and calls each person by name. Therefore, my children, through prayer
hearken to the will of the Heavenly Father. Converse with Him. Have a
personal relationship with the Father, which will deepen even more your
relationship as a community of my children - my apostles. As a mother I
desire that, through the love for the Heavenly Father, you may be raised
above earthly vanities and may help others to gradually come to know
and come closer to the Heavenly Father. My children, pray, pray, pray
for the gift of love because 'love' is my Son. Pray for your shepherds
that they may always have love for you as my Son had, and showed by
giving His life for your salvation. Thank you."