Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Together We Can Change the World....

“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, because my Son chose them. Thank you.” Our Lady's Message of August 2, 2011 to Mirjana..

 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven...Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice, for they shall have their fill. Matthew 5:3,6.

Reflection:  One of the ways that God reaches man is through words. The spoken word—and even the written word that seems to leap off of the page when we read it—has the power to pierce and move hearts. And when that word is full of truth, it has a mysterious resonance in the heart, a kind of magnetic attraction for the soul that is truly hungry for what is right, true, and good. When Christ came to proclaim the Kingdom of God, he made a series of appeals to the heart—invitations to a life of greater poverty, simplicity, honesty, and wholehearted service. Some perceived the beauty of that call and rose up to follow it. Others did not. Why?  Perhaps some become entrenched in their own supposed righteousness, so burdened by the need to maintain appearances that they cannot rise up in response to the call. The accessories of success keep them weighted down. Others are so hungry for God, in some cases, so humiliated by life, that they feel entirely free to let go of everything, even their pride. Others are simply pure of heart, focused on what is good and not on self at all. There are so many reasons why some do and some do not follow Jesus, and he alone knows the story of each soul. Where do we stand?  What does he see in our hearts? 1

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  Mini Meditations on the Luminous Mysteries

16 comments:

Colleen said...

Great reflection. Love the title!! Amen!

Abbey said...

Awesome! What does He see in our hearts? EVERYTHING! And even though some cannot, will not, refuse to accept Him, He never leaves and keeps on trying to gain their attention. He is beauty in it's purest form, and love in it's purest form .... wonderful and uplifting!

Maria said...

"You can change everything" together. Thank you for raising me up when I feel so overwhelmed by the suffering and evil in the world (and within my own soul).

the booklady said...

Those meditations for the Luminous Mysteries are exquisite! Thank you! They will re-inspire my praying of the rosary this week. God bless you.

mary333 said...

DG,
I loved the title, loved Mother Mary's words, and loved the reflection! Together in Christ we CAN change the world - I always have hope that things will change here on earth and I always remember that no matter what happens...God is in control. Great post!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you Daily Grace.

God bless.

Karinann said...

Our lady's message is one we so desperately need for our times. The reflection is beautiful and so true- there are varied reasons why some follow Christ and others do not. We can only pray that those who do not will turn to Him while there is still time.
Thanks and God bless.

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Wonderful Reflection.
With God there is always hope. All things are possible with Him.
"Come Holy Spirit"

Daily Grace said...

Colleen, Abbey, Maria, Mary, Karinann,

Our Lady always seems to know what her children really need and need to hear. I guess you would call it a mother's intuition, embraced in a deep love for each of us.

Peace to you all!

Daily Grace said...

booklady,

I'm glad you liked those meditations too! They are wonderful!!

Nice to hear from you.

God bless

Joan Grayson said...

Thank you for the beautiful reflection, Daily Grace.

jek said...

A beautiful mediation. Sometimes we want to be of services, volunteer, etc and find opprotunities difficult in the busy-ness of everyday life, but we forget that if our daily actions are focused on God that we will find many ways to be of service, to reach out to others. God bless.

Daily Grace said...

Daughter,

You make an excellent point!

Love you

John Barry said...

A very nice reflection

John Barry said...

A very nice reflection.

Michael said...

Great reflection. As I read it, I couldnt help but think about how important Mass and the frequent gathering of Christians is to remain strong and continue the Lord's mission.

God Bless you