Brother Sun, Sister Moon It has been said that the moon is the perfect allegory for Our Lady because though the moon can light up the darkness in the darkest night, it has no light source of its own, but rather is reflecting the light of the “Sun” upon the earth. In the same way, Our Lady brings light to our darkness, not through Her own light, but rather She is reflecting the Light of Her “Son” Jesus through Her life and Her love. - Photo taken Wednesday June 27, 2007
“Is your heart wandering in today’s darkness? Has the news of the day been too heavy to bear? Are you tired of carrying your crosses, when there seems to be no time soon when you will get to lay them down? Perhaps the problem isn’t so much within your difficulties, as it is in a lack of understanding of what Our Lady has asked you to do.
November 20, 1986
June 13, 1985
Another time Our Lady said:
You are always going to be faced with troubles, and our future world promises to be filled with reasons to be anxious, fearful, and troubled. But Our Lady strongly encourages us to surrender everything to Her, and in this way we will find peace, even in the midst of terror and uncertainty. However, for us to achieve this, we must do as She has asked.
May 25, 1988
These days are special days of peace in Medjugorje. You are being remembered in our prayers.
This picture was taken, last night, the evening of June 27, 2007 in Medjugorje. Kneeling before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament are multitudes of villagers and pilgrims of Medjugorje, as the moon shines above. The light surrounding the Blessed Sacrament on the altar, as well as from the moon in the night sky attract not only our eyes, but our spirits as well. By contrast, Cross Mountain is hidden in the shadows. When we surrender our problems and difficulties to Our Lady, it does not necessarily mean that our crosses will instantaneously leave our lives, but the light and grace that comes from God through our surrender will overshadow the darkness. Our Lady is calling us to the Light.