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What Does Christ and It Have in Common?

 
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It has been raining for the past several days in Medjugorje. As the rain continued to fall this morning, the decision was made that Mirjana would not go to the Blue Cross for her Second of the Month apparition, but instead would have it in the privacy of her home. When Our Lady came today, She appeared neither happy or sad, but “normal” in Mirjana’s view. Marija, another Medjugorje visionary usually describes this as “tranquil”. Following is the message Our Lady gave today to Mirjana today in Medjugorje.
 

“Dear children at this time of preparation and joyful expectation I, as a Mother, desire to point you to what is the most important, to your soul. Can my Son be born in it? Is it cleansed by love from lies, arrogance, hatred and malice? Above all else does your soul love God as your Father and does it love your fellow brother in Christ? I am pointing you to the way which will raise your soul to a complete union with my Son. I desire for my Son to be born in you. What a joy that would be for me as Mother. Thank you.”


What Does “Christ” and “It” Have in Common?


Preparation, joyful expectation, Mother, point, born. A message wonderfully all about Christmas! But also, magnificently said in wisdom, a message all about abortion.

In Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, their inner serenity must have been filled with wonder and awe to know that they, as two individuals who walked the earth, were the center, the two, who were fulfilling the Scriptures, “The Savior would be born in Bethlehem.” This had to have been in their thoughts and discernment. At the same time, the uneasiness of the physical circumstances must have disquieted at least Joseph, and to some degree Mary. Yet, there was also the joyful expectation of Mary becoming a Mother, the birth of the Savior from Her womb. There was the star pointing the way for the Three Kings so that they could adore Jesus and be filled with joy. Our Lady places us in these circumstances today. How? As the Star of Bethlehem pointed and led the Three Kings to Jesus, Mary, Her name meaning “Morning Star’, points your soul to Jesus. She is speaking of Jesus being born in your soul not just figuratively, but ‘pregnantly,’ or in other words, it’s as real as a physical pregnancy, in which there is a period of time of ‘expecting’ before the actual birth. It, Our Lady says, is in reference to your soul. Our Lady’s use of the word ‘it’, is used as a subject in describing your soul as its own entity, apart from your body. This makes clear Our Lady’s intent that She is as a ‘star pointing’ you to Jesus, for Him to be born in your soul. By this the soul, being imprisoned in the body, experiences liberation of ‘it’self and, through the soul’s liberation the body is also liberated to be in complete union with Jesus. The joyful soul, which is in a state of “expectation” just as pregnant mother who is ‘expecting’ the birth of her child, cannot but give birth to a culture of life, tranquility and peace, even in the midst of a culture that is in a state of disintegration. While darkness plans the destruction of the culture, Our Lady points us to the light of Jesus and of the plan of the construction of the culture. For those who will not follow the Star, for those who reject the way, for those who will not allow themselves to be ‘pointed’ in the right direction, they will fall with the oncoming destruction of everything not of God. The purifying of your soul, ‘it’s’ cleansing through Confession which thereby unites ‘it’ by love to the Father is the only way to peace, happiness, and tranquility.


But if Our Lady, in today’s message, is about Christmas, it cannot help but to include the event that took place at the time of the first Christmas two thousand years ago—the slaughter of the innocents. Our soul is what is most important. Our soul is the womb in which Our Lady wants Jesus born in ‘it’. Abortionists— Dr. Lies, Dr. Arrogance, Dr. Hatred, and Dr. Malice, operate clinics that offer abortions of Jesus from the soul through a numerous and variety of lies, arrogance, hatred, and malice. These abortions are a pandemic in today’s culture. A separation from darkness, just as what took place in the early Christian communities, is necessary to nurture and strengthen the ‘soul’, so that Jesus in‘it’ can be brought to full term in order to be in complete union with the Father. Only nurtured souls can evangelize, and only nurtured communities can then evangelize.


We are talking about a real expectation, a real term of expectation, a real birth, a real nine months relative to the “term” of years that Our Lady will be with us, to unite us and birth the world into a real brotherhood who will be one with Her Son, one with the Father, and one with Her. Contemplate this season of expectation and wake up to the joy of little children on Christmas morning by realizing that you can really have Christmas in your heart in a way that you have never had before.


If you long to feel Christmas, for it to physically manifest itself in your heart, for you to be as the shepherds on the holy night, come to Caritas, Friday, December 11, 2009 for Christmas in the Field, a night you can see the birth and give birth.
 

In the love of Christmas and its joy,

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P.S. Christmas in the Field, as mentioned above, is part of a five day spiritual retreat, starting December 8th and ending December 12th that is known as the Five Days of Prayer for the Reconciliation of Ourselves, Our Families and Our Nation Back to God. We, of course, invite you to attend all five days, but for those who are unable to attend the whole retreat, Christmas in the Field is a beautiful event that will help prepare the heart for Christmas.

Click Here to Listen or Download the Radio WAVE Broadcast "Is Your Heart AÂ Bethlehem?", about the December 2, 2009 Message of Our Lady to Mirjana on the Day for Nonbelievers.


Pilgrims gathered for Mirjana's apparition

It doesn’t take long for the word to get around the village when there is a change in the time or place of the apparition. Wherever Our Lady goes, the pilgrims follow. They want to be as near to the “source” of the apparitions as they can possibly be. Unfortunately, few are able to be present with Mirjana when she has her apparition in her home, but whatever space she does has, it fills to capacity. Here, pilgrims and villagers are entering Mirjana’s house for her apparition last April 2, 2009, while, below, many thousands filled the narrow street in front of her house. Apparition Mountain can be seen in the distant background.


Pilgrims gathered at Mirjana's house for the apparition

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Here, Mirjana is in ecstasy during her October 2, 2009 apparition at the Blue Cross. Today, December 2, 2009, was Mirjana’s last apparition for the year 2009. This year will be significant as it was the year Mirjana’s apparitions returned to Apparition Mountain at the Blue Cross. It would be good for all of us to return and meditate on the messages of Our Lady given to Mirjana during this year—during “…this time of preparation and joyful expectation…” as Christmas approaches. In doing so, will we not discover what is the “most important” for our soul in order for Jesus to be truly born in it? Go back through Our Lady’s 2nd of the Month Messages as you ask yourself if your heart is “…cleansed by love from lies, arrogance, hatred and malice?...” May we all respond to Our Lady’s invitation in order to bring Her the joy of seeing Jesus born in our hearts this Christmas.

 
The Cross at Caritas on Penitentiary Mountain