Miraculous events and conversions are reported daily in the village of Medjugorje in Bosnia Herzegovina – a small hamlet that is set about an hour inland from the gorgeous Croatian coastline of the Adriatic Sea. Each day, it is reported that Mary, the mother of Jesus. comes to earth! Every day, since June 24, 1981, reports detail words spoken from heaven — words of motherly concern for her children who act as if God no longer exists.
The reports say Mary comes as the Our Lady of Peace, who longs to bring peace to her children. First of all, a peace of the heart, that comes from a life of faith in her Son, Jesus, Who is the Prince of Peace. This peace can best be obtained by fulfilling the requests of the Blessed Mother, which can be summarized into five actions:
1. Pray, pray, pray! Pray until it becomes a joy for you. Pray with your heart, so that your prayer is a living encounter with God!
2. Live the Eucharist through the Holy Mass and by loving, adoring and having confidence in Jesus, truly Present in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.
3. Go to Confession monthly. “Peace! Peace! Peace! Be reconciled with God and among yourselves. For that, it is necessary to believe, to pray, to fast, and to go to confession.”
4. Fast twice a week. “The best fast is on bread and water. Through fasting and prayer, one can stop wars, one can suspend the laws of nature.”
5. Make Scripture a daily part of your family prayer.
I write in other articles why you might consider believing in these reports, as well as provide documented verification of St. John Paul II’s position regarding Medjugorje.
But, today I want to consider, with other believers in the reports coming from Medjugorje:
What if Our Lady of Medjugorje Never Comes Again?
Given that reports have come daily for over 34 years, when the reported monthly message that is given to Marija on the 25th of every month didn’t arrive at its usual time today… and it didn’t come, and it didn’t come… I began to worry …
I usually wouldn’t have even noticed the delay, but my daughter and I were home sick today. I began to wonder:
What if something happened?
What if Mary didn’t appear today?
What if she doesn’t come back again?
What if we have heard the last message?
Were we paying attention to the graces these last 34 years?
After some time pondering the what ifs, I became truly distress and heartbroken at the thought that I might have heard the last message I was ever to hear from Our Lady in Medjugorje… Then, I began to plead with God that He continue sending Our Blessed Mother. Although many have never heard about the happenings at Medjugorje and others openly oppose it – often citing false or misleading information — many, many, many people have been touched by Our Lady, with some reports saying over 50 million people have made a pilgrimage there.
I pleaded… don’t give up on us, Blessed Mother! Please don’t stop coming as our Mother to teach, to lead and to love your lost and broken children.
And I understood as I had never before, how incredibly blessed we are– blessed beyond our understanding — to have our Mother come to us each day from heaven!!!!!
As I was praying and wondering why the delay and what might be going on, I had to ask myself:
Have I taken her presence for granted?
Have I truly listened to her words and her call for conversion?
Have I responded to her call?
Have I truly embraced and received the unfathomable grace pouring out from heaven in order to lead us through this darkness???
And then, it happened… reports of the message began to appear online … with no explanation for the delay.
Today’s message is:
August 25, 2015 Message to Marija“Dear children! Also today I am calling you to be prayer. May prayer be for you the wings for an encounter with God. The world is in a moment of trial, because it forgot and abandoned God. Therefore you, little children, be those who seek and love God above all. I am with you and I am leading you to my Son, but you must say your ‘yes’ in the freedom of children of God. I intercede for you and I love you, little children, with an endless love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
But, I have noticed that if I truly try to meditate and pray about the messages … pondering what it means in my heart like Mary did throughout her life. Then, if I treat them like a treasure to mine, Our Blessed Mother’s words challenge me, remind me, and encourage me in a life of ever increasing peace in my heart and in my relationship with God and others. They have brought me direction and guidance.
They have touched me deeply and profoundly when I truly listen and ponder the words spoken with such love and concern.
Dear Mary, I am so thankful to our God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – for sending you to us, and to you for your infinite motherly care, which cannot bear to watch her children suffer alone or go unknowingly and deceived into eternal death.
You long only to bring us to your Son, Jesus, Who is Everything — Our Lord, Our God and our eternal happiness — both on earth and in heaven!!!
How blessed we are to have a God Who never gives up on us and never ceases to do EVERYTHING possible to lead us to salvation!!!!
Are we listening?
Do we even know the messages and if so, are we living them?
Do we even care?
How many more miracles, signs and wonders will it take for us to begin listening and taking Our Blessed Mother’s words seriously?
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