Forgive us Our Debts; AS WE FORGIVE OTHERS

As I have done for you, so you must do for others

As I have done for you, so you must do for others

Reflection on May 2, 2013 Medjugorje Message

Dear Friends:

Like many who are voicing their thoughts about Our Lady’s recent message given to Mirjana on May 2, 2013, I also have been doing a full examination of conscience. Especially after her message of 4/25/13 when she also said that we are still far away from her.

Then I begin to wonder myself, how am I offending the Lord? Where am I judging? Where am I gossiping? How am I not loving? Am I heading down the path to perdition as she said many of her own children are doing?

Earlier this year, the Mother of God declared that ‘satan was cunning and leading many souls into perdition.” All we have to do is look around us and see all the meyhem and chaos that is going on with government, politics, world leaders, uprisings, hatreds, wars, persecutions, and all the wars in the family, family tree and more. Well now that puts it more into perspective doesn’t it?

But what about me personally? All war begets in the heart before it is manifested into the world, and around us. Something stirs inside of us when we just don’t like something, and then it begins to fester and grow, until we begin to get angry and more bent out of shape, which then causes divisions, distractions, then we accuse and start the battles. I’m sure you all know what I mean.

So now we have to see it from this view. The Mother of God, sent from heaven is coming to the earth to convey a message from God. God is looking upon the earth and what does He see and hear on this earth?

This is what God said through her in this message that comes from Heaven and how the world is offending the Lord in the present time.

“Dear children; Anew, I am calling you to love and not to judge. My Son, according to the will of the Heavenly Father, was among you to show you the way of salvation, to save you and not to judge you. If you desire to follow my Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you. And when it is the most difficult for you, when you are falling under the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember that you are loved and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love. My children, do not deviate from the way on which I am leading you. Do not recklessly walk into perdition. May prayer and fasting strengthen you so that you can live as the Heavenly Father would desire; that you may be my apostles of faith and love; that your life may bless those whom you meet; that you may be one with the Heavenly Father and my Son. My children, that is the only truth, the truth that leads to your conversion, and then to the conversion of all those whom you meet – those who have not come to know my Son – all those who do not know what it means to love. My children, my Son gave you a gift of the shepherds. Take good care of them. Pray for them. Thank you.” ( May 2, 2013 )

When I prayed about this message in my own examination of conscience I was given a simple remedy. That remedy was the:

Prayer of St. Faustina for the Grace to Be Merciful to Others.

If one prays this prayer, then he/she will be conscious of how they in themselves are committing sin.

Friends, Our Lady is directing this to everyone. There is no one excluded. But she emphasized very clearly who she is speaking to; ‘those who desire to follow Jesus her Son’.

…If you desire to follow my Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you. And when it is most difficult for you, when you are falling under the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember that you are loved, and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love….

We have much to be angry about. Sin is ugly and it has an ugly face. And we easily direct our hatred to those who commit such ugly offenses against us because we see their face, and not what is behind the face. We forget however, we also offend others, by our own self righteousness, boasting in ourselves thinking that we are all doing what we should be doing living out our faith and so on, while we get angry at those who are not. I encounter and have had many conversations about all the sinners in the Church, he/she does or does not like this person, this priest, this or that.

We forget that we are just these ones we complain about if it were not for the grace of God! What High expectations we put on others without them knowing we have placed them on them!

Let us not forget friends, the burden of responsibility falls on those who are in His grace. Those who have the light, and walk in truth to be good examples, of Christian love. Jesus loved us in our mess and in our sin. He came to us right where we were in our ugliness and raised us up, and taught us about His mercy and gave us a gift of conversion of heart to love him. We have to pray for the same grace for those who do not know Him.

Forgive me Lord!

Forgive me Lord!

We are called to love and forgive just as He has done for us, if you are walking with Jesus. Believe me I am preaching to myself here. But the time is urgent now. Just look around you and see how many unbelievers you encounter every day, beginning in the home. How are they going to know the love of God, if they are not experiencing it through the ones who say they love them.

I say this beginning with me. Dying to self, and conquering and overcoming all the pains and the wounds, and the hurts caused to us, to love another, is a heroic act.

But Our Lady made it clear, prayer and fasting and acts of penance is where the strength comes to do this.

We pray every day the Lord’s prayer to forgive us AS WE FORGIVE OTHERS. Here is a condition on the mercy of God. If we are not forgiving, neither will we be forgiven ourselves. We really need to check our hearts. I have posted not to long ago also Healing Prayer of Forgiveness that can be found in this sight. We really need to be working on our hearts in this time.

Pray for the grace to fast. On a separate post I will post St. Fuastina’s prayer to be merciful so all can refer when they find it difficult to exercise mercy. And let us all hold each other up in prayer in this difficult time.

To God be glory for His mercy and patience with us! Ave Maria!

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October 2, 2011 Message to Mirjana

God the Father is not far from you...

Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s October 2, 2011 Message
Given to Mirjana on the Day for Non-Believers

“Dear children; Also today my motherly heart calls you to prayer, to your personal relationship with God the Father, to the joy of prayer in Him. God the Father is not far away from you and He is not unknown to you. He revealed Himself to you through my Son and gave you Life that is my Son. Therefore, my children, do not give in to temptations that want to separate you from God the Father. Pray! Do not attempt to have families and societies without Him. Pray! Pray that your hearts may be flooded by the goodness which comes only from my Son, Who is sincere goodness. Only hearts filled with goodness can comprehend and accept God the Father. I will continue to lead you. In a special way I implore you not to judge your shepherds. My children, are you forgetting that God the Father called them? Pray! Thank you.”

Mirjana said: “I have never said anything before, but are you aware, brothers, that the Mother of God was with us? Each of us should ask himself: ‘Are you worthy of this?’ I am saying this because it is difficult for me to see Her (Our Lady) in pain, because each of us is seeking a miracle, but does not want to work a miracle in himself.”

Monthly Message to Mirjana 8/2/11

Become a new people with my Soon

Dear children,

Today I call you to be born anew in prayer and through the Holy Spirit, to become a new people with my Son; a people who knows that if they have lost God, they have lost themselves; a people who knows that, with God, despite all sufferings and trials, they are secure and saved.

I call you to gather into God’s family and to be strengthened with the Father’s strength.

As individuals, my children, you cannot stop the evil that wants to begin to rule in this world and to destroy it. But, according to God’s will, all together, with my Son, you can change everything and heal the world.

I call you to pray with all your heart for your shepherds [priests], because my Son chose them. Thank you

What is an Impure Heart Blessed Mother? Part 2 of 4

Blessed are the pure of heart, they shall see God...

We continue from Part 1 of 4 the Difficult and painful way to Jesus we go on to reflect on the Mother’s message from 7/2/11.

The next part of the message from Our Lady is this… she describes very clearly what damage is done by an impure heart:

“AN IMPURE HEART CANNOT BE IN MY SON AND WITH MY SON.
AN IMPURE HEART CANNOT GIVE THE FRUIT OF LOVE AND UNITY.
AN IMPURE HEART CANNOT DO CORRECT AND JUST THINGS.
AN IMPURE HEART IS NOT AN EXAMPLE OF THE BEAUTY OF GOD’S LOVE TO THOSE WHO SURROUND IT AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT COME TO KNOW THAT LOVE….”

These are very strong points made of the infectious disease of the impure heart.

IMPURE HEART… is the word the Blessed Mother uses…there is no accident in these words…heaven does not make mistakes…

(Dear friends, please realize I am not preaching, but speaking from experience. What I speak is what God has shown us in my own life through my own sinful ways as one who was literally destined for hell at one point in her life. Our Lady, my dear Mother, pulled me out of the pit, and walked with me into a new life with her. Please take to heart these words…they are very serious my friends, very serious…and those who know me know that I tell it like it is very boldly.)

What is an impure heart?

This is a heart that entertains sin. It is filled with lust, greed, idolatry, drunkenness, pornography, fornication (which is sex outside of marriage); adultery (sex with someone other than your spouse); homosexuality, addictions, vices and you name it I can go on…An impure heart is selfish, prideful, envious, deceitful, angry or hateful. It is gluttonous, slothful and covets or desires wants and never happy with what it has as gift…an impure heart desires the world and its things and puts God behind the worldly things…

There are so many lessons of impurity in the bible.

Jesus said, “even when a man looks at a woman with lust he has already committed adultery with her in the heart….” THAT’S AN IMPURE HEART

A person whose heart is filled with such darkness has breached His covenant with God and leaves no room for God in it. He has broken faith with God and rejects God. It is repeated throughout the scriptures what happens to the one who commits such sin and does not repent from it. The Lord said very clearly that those who do such things and live in such a manner cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

And much worst if this person of impurity is receiving Holy Communion with such sin and knowledge of it; it is a grave and mortal sin, male or female alike.

Now look around you. Look within your own heart. You only need to go as far as your local high school, or college campus to see what we as parents have condoned and taught in the home to our children, because these youth are living out impurity in epidemic proportion. Look at what we entertain in our homes. Look at what we entertain in the media, televisions, movies, video games and more…

Guess who is going to answer for this on judgement day?

It will not be just the children who will be judged by behavior. And honestly any parent who loves their child would not desire hell for their child. But the parent themselves will be in a worst place than the child…because the Lord said…“it would be better for that one to tie a millstone around his neck and be throne into the sea for leading these little ones to sin…”

Yes parents! You will stand before God on your judgement day and will have to atone for how you led your children on the path of hell, because they were not taught about God in the home, or His commandments.

Two of the visionaries, Vicka and Jacov were taken to heaven, hell and purgatory in the early days of the apparitions. Vicka describes what she saw on each account. About hell she said she saw a young woman who was very beautiful on earth entering the flames of hell, cursing God and her parents for not teaching her about God. And when she came out of the flames of hell, she was a gross beast.

This witness when I heard it made me really think about my role as Mother. And boy was I a vigilant mother. The thought of seeing my beautiful daughters in hell horrified me. And I knew I had to do whatever it take to make sure they only sought heaven.

My daughters know that I love them, and I begged them as a mother with countless tears to please keep their eyes on Jesus and Mary. I confessed to them that I am not a perfect mother and I will for sure let them down in my imperfections. But I am a mother that loves them and wants the best for them. The best is heaven. Not things of the world. But only heaven.

I teach my children to go to the Mother of God when they need me. Because the Mother of God teaches me how to be like her, and to be the mother my children need me to be.

So what I am saying again I repeat; comes from experience. We had to learn this my friends in our own home and decide for change.

When our sin was brought to light to us, we just about died, knowing the future salvation of our children was hell. Not only for ourselves, but we were leading them there.

My husband and I had committed every sin against the sacrament of marriage and were living licentious lives before marriage, and committed almost every abomination in the eyes of God, from the beginning of our relationship with co-habitation, fornication, birth control, partying non-stop, and more…

We also lived the fruits of our sin, which was a horrible situation in our marriage, division, abuse, adultery, pornography and so on. It got completely out of control. Until the day I turned to the Lord and cried out and said, “I believe in my marriage sacrament, I believe you do not want us to divorce, so you need to fix this.”

The Lord then began to show me, that if this is what I wanted, then I needed to change first. I thought I was fine, that it was all him, (my husband that is). Then I learned the change first comes from the individual then flows into the family.

It was not easy at first to admit we had done such a thing when the light was shown. But worst for us, we had to change it completely as a whole new way of life. It has taken us 20 years of a life of conversion, absolute stripping and spiritual battles one right after the other to be freed from our sins that we have founded and built in this marriage. We built our house on sand, not on Rock or the foundation of Jesus Christ.

The former way had to go and we had to start from the beginning. And that meant to go to the roots of our existence. I was asking questions like this, “God, why did you create me? Who am I?”

In the end and throughout my journey the Lord began to show me just this. Who I am. I am the beloved daughter of the Father, I am the spouse of Jesus Christ, and I am the living vessel of the Holy Spirit, and the little, little girl of the Mother of God…This is who I am from my conception I have lived the experience of seeing myself born out of the Heart of the Father and placed into the womb of my Mother.

Looking back on it all now, there are no words that express the gratitude we have for the generous mercy of God, and why He has permitted us this great grace to come in communion with Him once more.

We deserve hell my friends, I deserve hell. But the Lord wills the salvation of souls. He died for this reason. He wants our souls, and He thirsts for our souls, and agonizes for our souls. He only needs a willing heart to say yes to Him, a willing heart that desires purity and holiness and union with Him.

If you do not believe me that your sins affect your children, you can seek the gospels for your proof, beginning with Adam and Eve, the first parents of the human race.

I know this is hard to swallow, but it is the truth.

God said to Adam ‘the man’ after taking the bite of the forbidden fruit … “where are you?” How could you have let this happen? I gave you a gift, you were supposed to care for it and cultivate what is most precious to me…”

The result of parental sin is passed on to the children, and its been this way from the beginning of man’s existence. Children learn sin first in the home. Children also first learn love and virtue in the home. We have a choice to make and which path to follow. We can follow and choose God, or satan there is no in between.

A very well known priest used to say, “in the end you and I are going to be in heaven or in hell, winners or losers; it is that simple.

I hope eyes and hearts are opening now to the seriousness of this call of the Mother of God who lovingly is correcting her wayward children. And this is only the beginning of the message which will continue in parts.

We are today living the bible and so many choose not to see it.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, they shall see God…” (Mt. 5)

Difficult and Painful Steps to Jesus, Part 1 of 4

A difficult and painful step for unity with My Son

“Dear children, Today I call you to a difficult and painful step for your unity with my Son. I call you to complete admission and confession of sins, to purification. An impure heart cannot be in my Son and with my Son. An impure heart cannot give the fruit of love and unity. An impure heart cannot do correct and just things; it is not an example of the beauty of God’s love to those who surround it and to those who have not come to know that love. You, my children, are gathering around me full of enthusiasm, desire and expectations, and I implore the Good Father to, through the Holy Spirit, put my Son – faith, into your purified hearts. My children, obey me, set out with me.”

Afterwards Mirjana said that as Our Lady left she saw a scene that showed darkness on the left and a cross in golden light on the right. Mirjana said she believed that this was Our Lady’s way of showing the difference between a purified and unpurified heart.

As I again here the words of the Mother of God, I once more identify with her as a Mother, again correcting her children in love; correcting a child that needs to be disciplined because of very naughty behavior.

She says, ‘dear Johnny or Susie, admit it! Be accountable for yourself and your actions! Admit you did this! Go say you are sorry and ask for forgiveness…’ Only ask for the forgiveness of Jesus her Son and for the offenses committed against His Sacred Heart for how little we love Him.

It’s funny through, this week I saw just this with my own children. My younger daughter on two occasions took something that was not hers from her sister, and broke one of the items. But she did not tell her sister she broke it, hoping she would not be caught. But as the Lord says, everything in darkness is always exposed in the light.

God sees everything! Isn’t it funny when a parent knows that the child has done something. it is like the the word ‘guilty and shame’ just cover them. And what does the child do? He hides, he blames someone else, denies it, or just out right lies, right?

Look at the wisdom here just in the first few lines of this message…

“Dear children, Today I call you to a difficult and painful step for your unity with my Son. I call you to complete admission and confession of sins, to purification. An impure heart cannot be in my Son and with my Son…”

The Mother of God is calling us out. We have been caught in our sin. Yep! You’ve been spotted! Whatever it is in you that you are trying to deny, suppress or hide, is seen right now by the one Who is all knowing.

How difficult and how painful it is to admit we are wrong! Especially when we think we are right. Or maybe we are right and boast in that justification and point the finger at someone else in our self righteousness, as seeing the splinter in the eye of the other, but blinded by the wooden beam in my own eye.

Just one example of what Our Lady may be saying that may be painful to admit:

Maybe it is painful to admit an abortion, one, two or more of them, and avoid communication with Jesus, avoid Mass, deny God just because we don’t want to justify or admit a grave sin was committed. If this is the case, trust in His Mercy and allow Him to forgive by admitting it was wrong, confessing it, and repenting from it to seek purity of heart again. It is very brave to admit wrong doing and takes courage. It means sucking up our pride and laying it down.

We have to realize that “God hates sin!” He loves the sinner, but He hates sin!

There is no communion with God where there is habitual sin, that is a habit of sin or a lifestyle of sin. There is no communion with God in sin!

Our Lady, your Mother and mine said very clear, “an impure heart cannot be IN my Son and WITH my Son.”

There is no sugar coating these words. Impurity is absolute absence of God. And if the soul is absent of God, there is only one thing left to fill the heart and that is satan. We cooperate with satan plan and not God’s plan. Where ever there is sin, satan finds a playground, and all is fair in his war plan to destroy the human being.

We will continue the reflection of this message in four parts, as there is so much wisdom in these words from Heaven….

Wake Up Unbelivers!

If only they would be converted, I will heal them...

“Dear children, Give thanks with me to the Most High for my presence with you. My heart is joyful watching the love and joy in the living of my messages. Many of you have responded, but I wait for, and seek, all the hearts that have fallen asleep to awaken from the sleep of unbelief. Little children, draw even closer to my Immaculate Heart so that I can lead all of you toward eternity. Thank you for having responded to my call.” June 25, 2011 (30th Anniversary Message)

Dear friends in this joyful message from the Mother of God on the 30th Anniversary of Apparitions and messages from the Queen of Peace in heaven, I found it odd that the Lord would lead me to this scripture for reflection. But after pondering the Word of God for a while, I have a deeper understanding. The Lord dropped Matthew 13 into my heart this morning while I was in prayer and adoration. Many of us know this scripture, it is the parable of the Sower.

He has really been speaking lately in my private life about a pending move for our family. We are being sent to Texas, and I use the word ‘sent’.

My first visit to Texas was on Pentecost Sunday, as we went down to go look for houses.

The scripture this day for Pentecost was “as the Father has sent me, so I send you to go and bear fruit that will remain…”

Well this move is quite a surprise for us as a family. But we knew that we were being sent even before this word came from God on Pentecost. It was only confirmation for us on that day.

The south has been experiencing a drought which I learned going down there. Hard to believe with so much rain we have been getting here in Omaha, with the rivers over flowing and flooding. The Lord speaks often through his creation about his people.

I felt I was in a whole different country though in Texas, in total desolation and desert, with 100 + degree weather. All the more I was not able to get to holy mass for 5 days, which was most unusual for me as I’ve attended daily mass faithfully for over 15 years now.

The Lord really wanted me to experience this desert. I asked him why is this happening. He gave this message. (Keep in mind dear friends, this is private revelation, therefore, take what is good for your own discernment. When the Lord speaks this way, He wants to do something, and is calling for prayer, or fasting, reparation or penance of some sort).

This was His Word to my heart:

” I first had an image of the land in Texas in the coming days plush and green with gardens of flowing water, and the rivers full.” I asked the Lord, how did He want to begin his work here?

He said, “My people must pass through the waters. For now I have closed the heavens until an appointed time, but soon the day is coming when I will pour forth my blessing upon the land. For thus it is so with my people; for their hearts are far from Me, dry without life, as the parched dried up land. Their words of praise come from their lips, but no life remains in them. They are like sheep without a shepherd; yet I desire to lead them to green pastures…Behold I am the one Who is called Faithful and True. Abide in my love…fix your gaze upon your eternal spouse for I desire to unite myself with you…”

In this I understood the Lord is waiting on His people to turn to Him, and return to prayer and fasting.

Shortly after, the message of the Queen of Peace is sent from Heaven. And again Our Lady is waiting on those to WAKE UP FROM THEIR SLEEP OF UNBELIEF.

On another occasion, Our Lady said the world is in a “spiritual coma” and that “faith has become extinguished in the world” and that she has come to awaken the faith.

Here we are speaking of all the baptized Christians, who have fallen into a deep sleep of unbelief and do not live their Christian vocation. Remember for the one who has been baptized in the Lord Jesus Christ, has received the gift of FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE. This is an indelible mark or a seal upon the soul, where one has been born into the life of Christ.

But guess what? If we do not live the Christian vocation, these Baptismal gifts go dormant in us, as though of a hibernation…ah a deep spiritual sleep.

Jesus warned his apostles to “stay awake and pray that you may not undergo the test!” But they often found themselves sluggish and were caught by surprise when the hour came and Jesus was arrested and taken from them.

Today however as I was led to, Matthew 13 in the parable of the sower, the Lord makes it very clear that he is speaking in a parable that the crowds did not understand, as if he did not want to waste time. Because He quoted from the prophet Isaiah in this parable, “you shall hear but not understand, look but never see. Gross is the heart of this people, they will hardly hear with their ears; they have closed their eyes…”

The Lord is saying there are people who are choosing to ignore him, choosing to not believe but pretend to believe.

But then, you feel the pain of his heart when He says, “if only they see with their eyes, or hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and be converted, and I will heal them.”

My friends, this is the cry and the pain of Jesus and His Mother of this 30th Anniversary message.

If only unbelievers would open their eyes and see, open their ears and choose to hear, and decide for conversion, then Jesus will heal. But as it was in this story, the Lord was put off by this people, and shook the dust from His sandals. And He said, to those who have more, more will be given, to those who have little, little will be given.

In other word if you seek first the Kingdom of God the treasures of heaven will be poured out upon you and you will have knowledge of what many longed to see and know. But many turn their hearts from this and follow the way of the world.

Our Lady has been preparing us for a great event that is to come upon the world. Where everyone on this earth will experience the Lord of God. 30 years of Nazareth years we have had with her being formed by the Mother as Jesus had with her as preparation for his public mission. Those who have been living and following her messages, Our Lady is filled with joy and gratitude, for our hearts are made ready to face our God.

But for you unbeliever her heart is sad, because when the day comes and all is made known in truth, you will hide in your shame, as you will see yourself as God sees you in your sinful pitiful state. Do not wait, says the Mother of God for your conversion…for the unbelievers is will be too late. What a waste of life spent on earth for the one who chooses to ignore such a great grace from God.

Dear Jesus, you are the most High God, the one who is called faithful and true. Reclaim what belongs to you, and claim the victory in human hearts. Convert sinners! Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us!

“Once committed to conversion the heart learns to pray in faith. Faith is a filial adherence to God beyond what we feel and understand. It is possible because the beloved Son gives us access to the Father. He can ask us to “seek” and to “knock” since he himself is the door and the way.” (CCC 2609, Mt. 7:7-11, 13-14)

Please increase your prayer and fasting for the conversion of sinners!

Why Medjugorje is needed for the World – Part 2

According to God's plan I am with you to help you to have my Son...

Let us go back to visit the message the Queen of Peace gave to the world through Mirjana that I wrote about in Why Medjugorje for the World – Part 1.

The message was given in 1982 in the early days of the apparitions. Here is what Our Lady said for review:

“Excuse me for this, but you must realize that satan exists. One day he appeared before the throne of God and asked permission to submit the Church to a period of trail. God gave him permission to try the Church for one century. This century is under the power of the devil, but when the secrets confided to you come to pass, his power will be destroyed. Even now he is beginning to lose his power and has become aggressive. He is destroying marriages, creating divisions among priests and is responsible for obsessions and murder. You must protect yourselves against these things through fasting and prayer, especially community prayer. Carry blessed objects with you. Put them in your home, and restore the use of holy water.”

The Holy Spirit has led me to this message on several occasions, and I’ve taught it on several occasions as well. I already explained the prophetic meaning behind the history of the Church in Part I, and the plan of satan to dismantle the Universal Church.

However, for a deeper understanding of this message I was led by the Spirit to read the book of Job in the bible in relation to the suffering servant.

In this case as I pondered the scriptures of Job, I understood that the Church was Job the suffering servant including her members of the body. The Church having great wealth of spirit and material and its wealth of significance in the world was going to be tested by God and refined like gold to prove her fidelity to her spouse, Jesus Christ, and be found in the end spotless without blemish.

Job (the Church in this case); begins as the suffering servant was made known as one who feared God, was found blameless and upright. From the beginning of the book chapter 1 and 2, satan appeared before God’s throne to test God’s faithful servant.

Job spoke many significant words in this book trying to understand what was happening to him. But from the beginning what stood out were these two verses to me:

Job 1:21 “Naked I came forth from my Mother’s womb and naked shall I go back again. The Lord gave me and the Lord has taken away – blessed be the name of the Lord.”

and

Job 2:10 “We accept good things from God; should we not accept evil? Job said nothing sinful…”

When evil comes upon us, or we suffer because of evil influences, should we not accept it as coming from God?

God continued to allow satan to have his way with Job, testing him in great trials.

In the first chapter it explains how Job was most wealthy and had great things and many people subject to Him, and then in almost an instant it was taken away from him. But Job was still found faithful, and blessed the Lord realizing everything good comes from God. He was not attached to His material wealth, and found blameless in God’s eyes.

Then in chapter 2 and so on, Job was struck with plagues, diseases, but accepted all as coming from God. And again he blessed the Lord.

The friends of Job show up who then attempt to give him their worldly counsel-their own worldly wisdom, yet Job still withstands under great suffering the temptations to accuse God for his misfortune. And in the end when God saw it fit that Job was a faithful servant, God reveals Himself to His faithful servant and restores Him with more blessing than He had before.

Our Lady once said, “receive everything as if it comes from God…when trials come do not say O God, O Mother where are you. I only wait for you to give me your yes, so that I can give it to Jesus and He can bless you with what you need…”

Jesus will give what we need, not what we want from Him, but what we need for our salvation. It could be a deeper faith, greater strength, healing of physical or spiritual, strength in virtue and so on.

We can clearly see that the words of the Queen of Peace are fully manifested in the world today. Families are divided and divorces are occurring at a rapid rate. There is an outright assaults on the youth. There are divisions, murders, obsessions at epidemic proportions. Degenerations of the human family; disasters, wars occurring everywhere.

Realize however, when the secrets of Medjugorje come to pass, satans power will be destroyed, says the Queen of Peace. And the human person will have only himself, his sins, and God face to face. I shutter to think of the reality of this day when it comes.

Who will be able to stand before God in truth on this day?

SOMETHING TO PONDER FOR YOUR OWN PRAYER LIFE:

What is God doing in you in this time of Pentecost?

How are you being tested and tried in this time by God in your suffering? What is the fruit that is coming from your suffering?

Are you embracing your daily cross as if it comes from God as a gift to you?

Will you be found blameless when the Lord makes Himself known to you as His servant Job?

Be honest with yourself. Do not make joke of your salvation. In the end, there will be no one laughing when the truth is revealed.

Close the doors where satan wants to enter and destroy as the Queen of Peace describes above. Make use of the sacramentals as she suggested, and begin to work on your conversion, and protect yourselves. Your Mother is here to help you. Ave Maria

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