“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.”
Just a couple of days ago, Blessed Mother gave this message to the world directed to those who do not know the Love of God. In other word the “unbeliever”.
So often I have repeated that the unbeliever is the one who lacks faith.
We may be strong in faith in some areas of our journey through life, but weak in faith in other areas. Or we may just choose to not believe in the mystery of the divine at all.
In my own prayer life however I have to ask again in my own heart what does this message say to me? Our Lady’s message is for every human person in the world. But like her Son, many do not give heed to her messages, or may hear it and put it aside and go about living as they do.
What came to mind for me was the parable about the fertile seed of the Word of God that fell on the ground, among the rocks, the weeds, or the birds ate it up, or it may land on rich fertile soil. The message of the Mother of God is not taking root because the soil of the heart is not rich enough for it to receive heaven’s word.
All of this is an analogy of the state of the human heart and where we are at in our state in life passing through our conversion. Our hearts may be filled with thorns of wounds and pain that will not allow the seed to take root. (Lk. 4) Or our hearts may be hardened as stone in some areas where we may be called to grow deeper in union with God. Our hearts may be distracted by worldly pleasures and sinful things that swallow up the word when spoken by absolutely ignoring the fact that we need to amend our lives for our own good. Only you can answer where you are in your state in life and which one you are.
I will continue with the reflection more in part II of this article, but what really caught my attention was the words of Mirjana after this message was given. Here I paid attention!
Hearing her comment about the message gives the message a whole new meaning. Very rarely does she every comment about the message when it is given. She receives the message and she dictates it to the one who is to announce it to the crowd. Mirjana goes back to her normal way of life as wife and mother, and then on certain days will host the pilgrims who stay with her.
So why did Mirjana feel compelled to say something this time? Seems she too is also disturbed by the fact that we human beings just aren’t getting it, and cannot comprehend the greatness of this gift we have with the Mother of God. We treat it as if it is nothing. Grave error my friends!
This woman holds the secret of the fate of the world. She knows what is going to happen when God’s justice comes to the world, and she makes no bones in saying, DO NOT WAIT FOR CONVERSION. FOR THOSE WHO IGNORE THIS CALL IT WILL BE TOO LATE!!!
Mirjana said repeating from above…
“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.”
ARE YOU AWARE THAT THE MOTHER OF GOD IS WITH US?
EACH SHOULD ASK HIMSELF; (paraphrasing) AM I WORTHY OF THIS?
Clearly we are not aware of this great gift from Heaven. Clearly we do not comprehend the magnitude of this gift. If we did, this whole world would be converted without question. And absolutely NOT is anyone worthy of this gift from heaven!!!
Then Mirjana reminds us of how difficult it is for her to see the Mother of God in such pain. How long is this blind human race and the members of the Church going to go on ignoring the fact that she is coming to the world.
But then there are those who are saying…. “I DON’T BELIEVE IT. GIVE ME A SIGN. SHOW ME MIRACLES. I WON’T BELIEVE UNTIL THE CHURCH SAYS ITS APPROVED…”and so on.
Mirjana says you are all missing the whole point. While you are waiting for your proof, you are missing the opportunity of grace to experience the miracle of God in your heart. This is the miracle of conversion of heart, purity of heart so that you can see God AS HE IS. NOT WHAT YOU THINK HE IS, BUT AS HE IS.
As a visionary, who has sacrificed her entire life from early childhood for these past 30 years, she has been most consistent in her testimony to the apparitions she receives. And so are the other 5 visionaries from Medjugorje.
There life alone should be a witness to the authenticity of the appearance of the Mother of God coming from heaven. They have absolutely no privacy. Millions of people have walked their grounds, passed through their homes, ravaged the land, mob the visionaries, judge them, persecute them and I can go on and on. They have been tested and continue to be tested by countless doctors, psychologists and the like who have all testified time and again, they are normal people.
They have been judged by the fact that they chose the vocation of marriage to live their cross and not religious life. When asked why they chose this, they respond by saying, “Our Lady says we are free to choose…” But later Mirjana said that Blessed Mother wished she would have chose religious life as it would have gone easier for her.
This spoke loud to me my friends. Because the majority of the Church is the lay vocation. Their witness shows that heaven is calling the lay to holiness in marriage and family life. I think many would agree, we need holy marriages today. We need holy families today, right?
Holiness does not just belong to the celibate life! Every human being is called to holiness in his state in life!
If you don’t agree then you are part of the problem of why the world is falling apart and have a gross distortion of the meaning of holiness, which only means living a life of virtue in prayer, in the ways of God, by living out his Commandments.
Their whole life has been thus far spent on witnessing and giving the testimony of the message Our Lady speaks to the world, knowing first and above all they have to live it as well, as their way of the cross. At the same time trying to keep a good quality family life and not exposing their children to worldly ways. As a parent today, I think you know how hard this is to accomplish. But greater is the responsibility on the visionaries who have received such gifts from heaven.
To be a Christian in today’s world is to be a martyr, because as you can see it is the Christian that is at the front line of the attacks in the world, and its moral belief. And at the front of the attack is the Catholic Church, human life and the family from the heads of government to the family member in the home.
The Catholic Church is the moral conscience for the world.
In part II of this article, Our Lady address’ this grave problem for the world.
“As he drew near he saw the city and wept over it saying, ‘if this day you only knew what makes for peace – but now it is hidden from your eyes. For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a palisade against you; and they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides. They will smash you to the ground and your children within you and they will not leave one stone upon another within you because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.” (Luke 19:41-44)