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
Monday, September 4, 2017
Mary TV: September 4, 2017 Reflection - The Problem of Pain
(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2017
September 4, 2017 Dear Family of Mary!
Who could speak to you about the love and the pain of my
Son better than I? I lived with Him; I suffered with Him. Living the
earthly life, I felt pain because I was a mother. My Son loved the
thoughts and the works of the Heavenly Father, the true God. And, as He
said to me, He came to redeem you.
I hid my pain through love, but you, my children, you have
numerous questions. You do not comprehend pain. You do not comprehend
that through the love of God you need to accept pain and endure it.
Every human being will experience it to a lesser or greater measure.
But with peace in the soul and in a state of grace, hope
exists; this is my Son, God, born of God. His words are the seeds of
eternal life. Sown in good souls they bring numerous fruits.
My Son bore the pain because He took your sins upon
Himself. Therefore, you, my children, apostles of my love, you who
suffer, know that your pain will become light and glory. My children,
while you are enduring pain, while you are suffering, Heaven enters in
you and you give a piece of Heaven and much hope to all those around
you. Thank you. (September 2, 2017)
Our Lady speaks to us about a very difficult and intimate problem
each of us has to face, the problem of pain. Pain is part of the human
condition. We cannot escape it, we cannot ignore it, and we cannot deny
it. Each of us experiences pain, probably daily.
Why is there pain? We know where pain comes from. We know the
physical sources of pain. We also understand the social and
psychological causes of inner pain. But we do not know why God would
create us in such a way that we have pain, or why He would let us suffer
if He is loving.
Denis always tells me this story: A pilgrim approached one of the
Medjugorje visionaries and asked "Why do we suffer?" The visionary
responded, "When you suffer this is what Our Lady says to do..." The
pilgrim repeated, "But why do we suffer?" The visionary repeated, "Our
Lady says that when you suffer you should..."
The point is that Our Lady does not talk about why we suffer. We
suffer. That is that. But when we suffer, what should our response be?
That is the question! This message is her answer.
hid my pain through love, but you, my children, you have numerous
questions. You do not comprehend pain. You do not comprehend that
through the love of God you need to accept pain and endure it. Every
human being will experience it to a lesser or greater measure.
believe this message is meant for this moment in a special way, and
that we all need to pray to understand it. This month of September is
dedicated to "Our Lady of Sorrows". Let's listen with open hearts to the
one who knows suffering in such a deep way. Mary will help us.