Wednesday, January 26, 2011

All Things Begin With "Yes"

"Dear children! Also today I am with you and I am looking at you and blessing you, and I am not losing hope that this world will change for the good and that peace will reign in the hearts of men. Joy will begin to reign in the world because you have opened yourselves to my call and to God’s love. The Holy Spirit is changing a multitude of those who have said ‘yes’. Therefore I desire to say to you: thank you for having responded to my call." BVM, January 25, 2011 Message to Marija



True, maximum freedom does not mean saying No. It means saying yes, opening up and conforming one’s will to that of God. 1


All beginnings start with yes and there are as many opportunities to start over as there are new days in our lives. Each day Jesus calls us to follow him just like he called Simon Peter, Andrew and the other disciples. He calls us, ordinary people, to do extraordinary things in his name. He calls us to bring hope to a world that has little hope and love to those that have little love.

By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:35

Adam, who stands in for humanity, “thought that No was the top of freedom; only someone who says No is truly free, and so says No to God.”2

Mary on the other hand said “let it be done to me according to your word.” She said yes!

God of all people, help us to live this day in joyful hope. Grant us the grace to see it as a gift from you to be shared with those you send our way. Thank you for Mother Mary, the lodestar of this new day, clothed with the sun and the moon at her feet. Her “yes” to You continues to lead and guide us to her Son.

1,2 Pope Benedict XVI, Saying 'Yes' to God Brings True Freedom

14 comments:

Jackie said...

Wow that's Awesome !
God must be extremely patient
Love this message today . God bless you DG ♥

Anne said...

Wonderful message, and I pray that I will always have the courage to say "YES" !!!!

Daily Grace said...

O Jackie, I so agree that God is so patient, and I am so glad because I need him to be patient with me!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you Mary for saying "Yes".

the booklady said...

You wrote: 'All beginnings start with yes and there are as many opportunities to start over as there are new days in our lives.' One of my favorite beginnings is the opportunity to begin again after the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Daily Grace said...

booklady,

How right you are! Thank you for the reminder.

Maria said...

This might be my favorite message yet! Our Mother hasn't lost hope and joy is beginning to reign in the world!!!

Daily Grace said...

I felt the same way Marie! This message was so uplifting!

God bless.

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Abbey said...

Yes! As John Lennon said of Yoko Ono's avant garde art show at Indica Gallery, when he climbed the ladder and took the magnifying glass and saw the word "YES". He said, "it was the first thing that said something positive...." Saying yes to God is so easy, if only everyone knew what we already know.

Blessings,
Abbey ♥

Daily Grace said...

My dear Abbey! Here is to the positive "YES", thank you Jesus!

Karen said...

I love the contrast between Adam and Mary. It is good news indeed to know that the Blessed Mother has not lost hope for this world. Maybe I shouldn't either!

Michael said...

Thank you for the reminder - a great message!

God Bless