Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Impossible is Possible

Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
The calf and the young lion shall browse together,
with a little child to guide them.
~ Taken from Isaiah 11:1-10

Today we hear about opposites attracting, about the less likely companions becoming friends or at least being at peace with one another.

When we find peace within ourselves, we become the kind of people that can live at peace with others, even the most unlikely.1

Pope Francis, this morning in his daily homily, urged those present to reflect on how the peace of which the prophet Isaiah speaks of “is a peace that is so moving, it is a peace of joy, a peace of praise,” which we can also say is “noisy, in praise, a peace that bears fruit in becoming a mother of new children.”........

This peace “comes precisely in the joy of praise for the Trinity, and of evangelization, of going to the people to tell them who Jesus is,” noted the Pope, drawing attention to Jesus’ “dogmatic declaration” in the Gospel when he affirms to his father that “you decided to reveal Yourself not to the wise, but to the little ones.” 2.
During this first week of Advent, let us pray for the peace we might need to be at peace with those we are not.

1. Adapted from Peace Pilgrim Quotes 


Monday, December 2, 2013

Seek God's Way of Thinking

December 02, 2013 Message through Mirjana:
"Dear children, with a motherly love and a motherly patience I am looking at your ceaseless wandering and how lost you are. That is why I am with you. I desire to help you to first find and come to know yourself, so that, then, you would be able to recognize and to admit everything that does not permit you to get to know the love of the Heavenly Father, honestly and wholeheartedly. My children, the Father comes to be known through the cross. Therefore, do not reject the cross. Strive to comprehend and accept it with my help. When you will be able to accept the cross you will also understand the love of the Heavenly Father; you will walk with my Son and with me; you will differ from those who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father, those who listen to Him but do not understand Him, those who do not walk with Him - who have not come to know Him. I desire for you to come to know the truth of my Son and to be my apostles; that, as children of God, you may rise above the human way of thinking and always, and in everything, seek God's way of thinking, anew. My children, pray and fast that you may be able to recognize all of this which I am seeking of you. Pray for your shepherds and long to come to know the love of your Heavenly Father, in union with them. Thank you." 
Our Lady Queen of Peace, pray for us during this season of Advent, that we may seek God's way of thinking, anew.