Commentary on Our Lady's February 25, 2006 Message
- SAY YES TO GOD
"Dear children! In this Lenten time of grace, I call you to open your hearts
to the gifts that God desires to give you. Do not be closed, but with prayer
and renunciation say 'yes' to God and He will give to you in abundance. As
in springtime the earth opens to the seed and yields a hundredfold, so also
your heavenly Father will give to you in abundance. I am with you and love
you, little children, with a tender love. Thank you for having responded to
my call." Message of February 25, 2006
Today Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church, wishes to prepare us
for Lent with her message. Lent is the season of the church year that we
call the strong time. At the beginning of the Gospel, as well as at the
beginning of Lent we hear Jesus' call: "Convert and believe in the Gospel".
At the beginning of Lent, particularly on the first day, we hear the
following words: "Remember, man, you are dust, and unto dust you shall
return." As Holy Scripture depicts in great detail, God created us from the
dust of the ground, breathed His breath, His spirit and His life into us.
God has placed Himself in the heart of everyone of us. If we break the bond,
break our relationship with Him, which we can as we have a free will, then
we have no life in us. It means that without God we are dead, we do not
exist. In the best case scenario we can merely vegetate. If there is no bond
between God and us, if we do not reach out for Him every single day, we are
left without His Spirit inside us.
Our Lady is a mother, and a mother cannot remain calm watching her children
walk through this world without God. Her words are simple and easily
comprehensible, but hard when we have to materialize them in our life. She
still speaks today: " Open your hearts". God dwells in the heart of everyone
of us. And we may be out of ourselves, as St Augustine puts it nicely: "Too
late have I love Thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new, too late have I loved
Thee!." St Paul says: "He is not far from any of us. For in Him we live and
move and have our being". If we run away from God or if we deny Him faith,
then it is not us any more, as the Psalm goes: "Far from Thee, life is life
no longer. Not believing in Thee means being nobody."
Because she is the Mother, Our Lady wants us to live and to have God's life
in us. The path to reach this is an open heart, prayer and renunciation.
Only then can we receive what God desires to give us. And when it is God who
gives, He gives in abundance. Renunciation is not intended to lose
something, but to gain even more. It does not mean holding our hands tight,
but to open them so that God may place in them the gifts of peace, love,
trust, light and hope.
Our Lady makes us see the image of nature: spring, the earth, the seed. God
has placed His own laws in nature and these laws abide by the will of God.
We all know how devastating consequences may be when man tries to change the
laws of nature. Even more devastating are the consequences when man tries to
change the divine laws that God has imprinted in our consciousness and in
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church and Our Mother, pray for us in
this merciful time of Lent and lead us to the path of prayer and
renunciation so that we can receive gifts from God which He desires to give
us with His infinite love.
Fr. Ljubo Kurtovic
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