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Do You Live As the Master of Your Time? Feb. 2, 2009 Message

 
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Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s February 2, 2009 Message
Mirjana’s Apparition on the Day for Non-Believers


“Dear children! With a Motherly Heart, today I desire to remind you of, mainly to draw your attention to, God’s immeasurable love and the patience which ensues from it. Your Father is sending me and is waiting. He is waiting for your open hearts to be ready for His works. He is waiting for your hearts to be united in Christian love and mercy in the spirit of my Son. Do not lose time, children, because you are not its masters. Thank you.”
 

The boy was out in the countryside playing, never mind he was supposed to be home over an hour ago to do his chores. He was having a good time, such a pleasure with his friends that he disregarded all responsibilities of going home to feed the animals and later milk the family cow. The father waited another hour while he himself proceeded to do his own work. Still his son did not come home. He had a gift he wanted to give his son. The father had waited all year to surprise his three children by taking them on a special trip hours away that he knew would bring great joy to them. By early afternoon, the son still had not returned, while his other two siblings were doing their work. Finally, at the last moment, the father sent the boy’s mother. She found their son busy with his friends and said to him, “Your father sent me and he is waiting.” The boy did not respond. Not wanting to reveal the surprise the father had for him, the mother said to him, “I want to remind you of your father’s love and call attention to how patient he is with you. It is for your own good.” Still the boy ignored her, enmeshed in his own world. The son said that he would do his work later. His mother reminded him again, and then She returned home. The father still patiently waited. Time passed and the father and two other children who faithfully did their work left with the father on a beautiful trip for a once in a lifetime experience. Just after the father left, the boy arrived home, asking the mother where his father and two siblings were. She told him of the wonderful surprise for him that he had lost because his heart listened to his own desires and not his father’s.



Many today are masters of their own destiny. Just as the boy returned home and realized the fool he was, losing time on meaningless things, many today are realizing that the destiny they laid out for themselves, without God, they have gone down a wrong path of meaninglessness. It is Our Lady whose intercession has gained for us more time, more patience from the Father, to allow the message to call us to convert and to come to His work. We do not merit His patience. Patience means to manifest forbearance under provocation or strain. It is without question that the world has a rightful judgment of provocation against it from its Creator. You think not?



Our Lady’s words are incredible. They master negative things in such a positive way that display She is the perfect Mother. Her corrections are so positive that it can lead the unreflective, the unthoughtful, to a mentality of, “Oh how nice,” “Our Lady gave a beautiful message,” “It’s just the same old message,” “Our Lady is just repeating Herself,” or “She is so nice. She has nothing else to say.” This mentality is a destruction of the message. It is Our Lady Herself who said:


 

October 25, 1988

“…Pray that you may comprehend the greatness of this message…”
 

Have we provoked God? Pose this question to yourself. If God destroyed all the life on earth with the flood, except what was contained on the Ark, because man’s wickedness deemed its own judgment, then what does today’s wickedness deem in judgment? The wickedness of today makes what led up to the flood as far less guilty. Sodom and Gomorrah was wicked, so wicked God destroyed it. But even Jesus said in His day,

 

“And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted in heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.” Matthew 11:23-24
 

So ask yourself, how does this relate to our time? How will it relate to us when we wake up to the message and Our Lady too late…when we realize we lost the time…the time we could have been working for Her…in His, the Father’s work…in the Time of Grace because we were busy? We must pause and realize what the Father is offering us in this time, this special time, in which Our Lady says to us, today, three times, the word “waiting.” What is the ‘waiting’ for but to give us time? Why is God giving us this time? What are we to think of this time?

Time…Time…Time…It is a part of everything.
Within its arms, Fathertime never stops.
Life, death, history, joy, tragedy, advances, regrets...all are in constant motion.
No power on earth can slow it, stop it, alter it.
It continues one second at a time, building a foundation into minutes, hours, days, months, years, decades, centuries, to build millenniums.
The ages come and go as falls give way to winters.
Lifetimes turn into mere specs of time.
Lives ancient by our ways who never saw the dawn of modern times haunt us from the past with the question,
“Were they better off having lived in a safer, less complex, time?”
Sin knows no barrier of time for it transcends time.
It was there in the heart of the primitive man and his club, the archer facing the castle for ill gain,
and the munitions expert firing a missile with an ill heart just as it was and is today in the heart
of he who cheats his measurements of goods by scales with the counterweight of rocks,
then iron, and now electronics.
Though there are forbidden fruits today, sin comes from the heart
and as time is built into millenniums by seconds,
the monstrous sins of the present were built one sin at a time.
The accumulation of sin is amassed to the point when in another time
God sealed the door of the Ark.
Oh door of our time…where are you but in the opening of Our Lady’s mantle.
Noah’s ark that saved mankind physically; and afterwards,
the new covenant and the Ark that saved us spiritually, bring us through time, to “another time”,
where the Ark of today will save us “physically” and “spiritually”.
The Ark is Our Lady, and yes, what better time to live than now
in answer to the question from ancient man:
“Were others better off living in a simpler time?”.
All through time, “history” is continually teaching us this:
as for our time; that the more severe the test
the greater will be its reward for the victorious.
It’s a glorious time to live.
We sit in the front row seat of the amphitheater of time.
The age of peace is on the horizon,
the invitation to be under Our Lady’s mantle, our Ark, is the open door.
Time doesn’t exist in Heaven.
How privileged are we to gaze in the face of a visionary where time doesn’t exist,
for while “we” remain in time, “they” are outside of space and time right before our eyes.
Everything stands still.
Existence, minus time, is before us.
No,…voice of ancient man cannot haunt he who stands in the face of time where it doesn’t exist.
If Our Lady tells us by living Her messages we can begin to experience Heaven upon earth even
before we get there, are we then also already beginning to transcend time, beginning to live eternity before this passage from this life to the next? Look at time.
Whose lives, though just mere specs in time, changed the whole world towards good?
Span the centuries.
Who are those who have left and continue to leave the greatest imprint towards good upon the ages?
It is God’s saints.
Even though their lives were brief, compared to a millenium,
it is their witness that lives not only in time,
but outside of time as well.
Everything else passes, yes, even time will die.
Therefore, what you do along the way will make an imprint and when you go,
as the leaves today are green, tomorrow yellowed and gone, what remains is how you lived.
Not the lofty, illustrious and elevated, but the meek and humble will be remembered
throughout eternity, passing love from one heart to another, generation after generation,
until the last man draws his last breath,
touched by you, transcended into eternity.
Do look at time, as ages after ages slide by, oh man, and begin to live eternity now,
Not bound by time, as one is not bound to this world.
As Our Lady said, by living Her messages we will not feel the passage
from this life to the next, so too, we will also begin transcending time
into eternity while still upon the earth by our holy lives and virtues,
all of which are recorded for ages to come,
even if hidden and known only by the angels who record them for forever.
Every virtuous act will be known through eternity by all, when all ages pass.
The passage through time and beyond has only one key to unlock it.
Love.
Yes, Love…Not human love,
rather Love “expressed” by “obedience” to all of God’s Commandments.
For if love saves, obedience preserves, not only in time,
but when time is no longer.

( Time, Time, Time
written September 1999 by A Friend of Medjugorje )






 

Now it is easy to understand Our Lady’s words.

“…your Father is sending me and is waiting...

“…He is waiting for your hearts to be united in Christian love and mercy in the spirit of my Son…”

“…He is waiting for your open hearts to be ready for His works…”

We must not waste any more time being busy, preoccupied in our own world. Rather, be His work of conversion and holiness, and also, enter into the works of the Father through Our Lady’s messages and build the Kingdom of God.



 

In the Peace of Our Lady,

Friend of Medjugojre


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Caritas Mission House in Medjugorje

In following Our Lady’s messages, the mission of Caritas and the work of the community members is just as Our Lady said today, “…with open hearts..be ready for His works…” The Caritas Mission House in Medjugorje is one example of this. Pilgrims from around the world enter through our doors to find free material waiting for them that will help them in living the messages and maintain their conversion once they return back home. Many pilgrims have relayed to us over the years that visiting the Mission House is one of the highlights of their pilgrimage. The Caritas Community extends an open invitation to all pilgrims in Medjugorje to come by. We have enjoyed meeting many of you in recent years who have come to know us through mej.com.


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What Makes Nonbelievers?

A Radio WAVE broadcast about Our Lady of Medjugorje's 2nd of the month message, with A Friend of Medjugorje recorded, February 2, 2009


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Prayer for Nonbelievers

 Come Mary,
Come tomorrow again and again.
We will pray with You.

Bring back our loved ones
Who have left the Church,
Those who have left God.

We will join You on the second of each month.
We will pray for greater graces
To be attached to Your intention.

We will pray that the dam of love,
Of God’s mercy, will break forth,
That Your new prayer be released soon.

We will pray that it will flow out
As a river to all the nations,
That as the rivers fill the oceans,
Your love of God will fill the earth.

We wait.
We anticipate that great day,
And we call You as You have called us,
To add our prayers, fasting, and sacrifices
To Mirjana’s in order that You may
Obtain all Your wishes for the world.

O loving Mother,
Thank You for the gift
That the world is on the brink of receiving!

- A Friend of Medjugorje

©SJP Lic. Caritas of Birmingham

 
The Cross at Caritas on Penitentiary Mountain