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Commentary on Our Lady's February 25, 2006 Message

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    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2006

      "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
      our spirit.

      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
      Medjugorje 26.2.2006

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