Monday, January 2, 2012

Open Yourselves to the Father

Message of January 02, 2012  
"Dear children; As with motherly concern I look in your hearts, in them I see pain and suffering; I see a wounded past and an incessant search; I see my children who desire to be happy but do not know how. Open yourselves to the Father. That is the way to happiness, the way by which I desire to lead you. God the Father never leaves His children alone, especially not in pain and despair. When you comprehend and accept this, you will be happy. Your search will end. You will love and you will not be afraid. Your life will be hope and truth which is my Son. Thank you. I implore you, pray for those whom my Son has chosen. Do not judge because you will all be judged."

Many of us have wounded pasts that have lead us to close our hearts to God and to those around us.  Some wounds are caused by others, especially in the vulnerability of our youth. Yet, some wounds are caused by us and the paths that we alone choose to follow; maybe we could call it our incessant need to do things our way rather than God’s way.

I did a quick little search on the word “incessant”, it means continual - unceasing - continuous – ceaseless. Immediately I thought to myself, this is how Our Lady is with us. She incessantly pleads with us to live her messages; the messages  which lead us all to her Son.

As the deer yearns for running streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, the living God. When can I go and see the face of God?
Psalm 42:2-3

“Jesus is a way that can be traveled, open to everyone, He is the path of peace. Today the Virgin Mary points him out to us, she shows us the way. Let us walk in it!” Pope Benedict  XVI , Vatican City, Jan2, 2012


jek said...

Nice reflection. I saw this message on the Medjugorje FB fan page this morning and I too, somewhat ashamed thought of myself with the word "incessant." I also thought then of the clip Fr. Barron put on Youtube about resolutions and in connecting the two, I thought perhaps making sure we take that daily time for prayer and really recommitting ourselves to live Our Lady's messages, things will fall into place, because through those actions, we surrender to got, we stopped the "incessant-ness." Anyway, very good thoughts for a fresh year! God bless.

Daily Grace said...

Thank you for your comment. Like I have said in the past, Our Lady always knows just how to grab our attention, always leading us away from ourselves and to her Son. God bless you my and much peace to you in the year ahead.

kam said...

Many times still I find myself not being led but leading; and that leads to a falling away, however slightly, but still...
Your personal thoughts in this post have got me thinking, and I thank you for that. We cannot lead ourselves on His narrow path, we need Him to do that for us. He draws us to Him, so we must let Him show us the way. If not, the wounds we open will blind us, and others. But it is so tempting to take control at times...Guardian Angel, hear me now!

Colleen said...

Beautiful. Thank you.
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I needed this today....thank you you

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Victor S E Moubarak said...

Best wishes for the New Year.

God bless.

Daily Grace said...

Thank you Marie! God bless!