Friday, June 24, 2011

The Ministry of Attraction

“Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me….” taken from Malachi 3: 1

St. John the Baptist, the prophet of hope, was the first to point out the Messiah to his disciples.

………. prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight in the wasteland a highway of our God! (Is 40:30)



The call to conversion always calls us to a change of heart, to turn away from the darkness in our lives, and to turn to the eternal light, Christ.

Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Medjugorje apparitions. And, like St. John the Baptist, Our Lady continues to call out to us to conversion, to a change of heart.
Loving parent that she is, she never tires in her attempt to lead us to her Son, even in our resistance, in our attempts to do it our way.

“Dear children, I want to lead you on the road to conversion. I desire that you convert the world and that your life be a conversion for others. Do not fall into infidelity. Let each one of you be completely submitted to my will and to the will of God. Beginning this day, I give you special graces, and in particular the gift of conversion. Let each one of you take home my blessing and motivate others to real conversion” BVM, Medjugorje, 1

This call to conversion, to change, to transformation, is uppermost in the plans of the Blessed Mother, and she gives us the tools to achieve it: prayer, fasting, confession, Mass and the sacred scripture. 2

As light attracts, so must we be light to those around us, even those we find most difficult. Like St. John the Baptist and Our Lady, we must be the hope, we must be the light, we must attract others to an ever deeper relationship with Jesus.

Let our love be a ministry of attraction to those we meet , as we partner with Our Lady to bring Christ to the world.


1,2 Medjugorje Day by Day, Richard J. Beyer

10 comments:

jek said...

How wonderful that Our Lady has been in Medjugorje for 30 years! I feel like it was just yesterday when we went there together. She is always gently reminding us to love. Beautiful post.

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog said...

...turn to the eternal light, Christ.

I love that!

Many blessings...

Daily Grace said...

Jek,

I know, 30 years!!!! It does seem like we were just there...wish I could be there today!

Daily Grace said...

Many blessings to you to Holly!!

God bless

Anonymous said...

In Medjugorje there is so much peace. Our Lady tells us to share this peace with all we meet.It is hard to believe that She has been appearing for 30 years.
God is so good and merciful. He has given us so many tools to reach heaven with.

deodate said...

Conversion, evangelization, we have our work cut out for us, but we must pray and remember, 'nothing is impossible with God.;
Andie

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Daily Grace,
Happy 30 anniversay Daily Grace.
It is no accident that Our Lady's first appearance in Medjugorje was on the feast day of John the Baptist. Our Lady like John the Baptist is now preparing the way for her son Jesus.

mary333 said...

What an amazing gift from God! That He has sent Mother Mary to call us and direct us is a great grace indeed - that He has allowed it to continue for 30 years leaves me awestruck.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

There are many ways WE can be a light to others.

By the way we live.

By the way we love.

and ...

By the way we Blog.

God bless.

Michael said...

Thanks for the reminder DG!

God Bless.