"Walking in the way and the love of the Lord"
Message from Our Lady of Medjugorje, December 19, 1985:
"Dear children! Today I wish to call you to love of neighbor. The more you will to love your neighbor, the more you shall experience Jesus especially on Christmas Day. God will bestow great gifts on you if you surrender yourselves to Him. I wish in a special way on Christmas Day to give mothers my own special motherly blessing, and Jesus will bless the rest with His own blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call."
Challenge: Surrender yourself to Him!
It’s very human of us to want control over our lives. So when we hear the words “surrender ourselves to God” it can make us feel a bit twitchy. We think God is going to uproot us and change everything. But the only change God wants for us is to help us to find our inner happiness. He wants to plant us into our gifts, not uproot us from them. Surrendering ourselves to God happens every time we say the words, “thy will be done.” It happens every time we turn the pages of scripture looking for comfort and direction. And when we struggle to overlook a hurt, then pray for the letting go we so desperately need, a dying to self happens; we have surrendered ourselves into the Love of God. During Advent, may we surrender ourselves into the blessings Our Mother assures us are ours. ~By: Kathleen Aparo
Let us pray an
Our Father * Hail Mary* Glory Be
Excerpt from our book: Our Lady guides us to Bethlehem
Prayerful Path/Mary Maddox
Saint James, pray for us that we may be willing to leave everything to follow Jesus as you did. Help us to become special friends of Jesus as you were. Amen