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December 22, 2012 A.D.

 

December 21, 2012, the end of the world according to Mayan calendar predictors, has come and gone. But we should not be so quick to laugh it off.

 

Lasting Sign Sunset

This above sunset taken in Medjugorje in front of St. James Church, was a film shot from The Lasting Sign, a 60-minute documentary produced in 1990 by A Friend of Medjugorje and ABC 20/20, with narrator Martin Sheen.


Around the time of the filming of The Lasting Sign, ABC producer Rob Wallace asked A Friend of Medjugorje if the Medjugorje apparitions were about the second coming of Jesus. A Friend of Medjugorje, answered, "Absolutely they are! Now whether the second coming takes place in 5 years or 500 years from now, is what we don't know."


Though most praying people knew nothing would happen on 12-21-12, it can be easy to laugh off the Mayan calendar as utter nonsense, and continue in our 'business as usual' life. But, God is actively sending us signs for these times. Our Lady of Medjugorje said on March 25 1990:
 

"...God wants to save you and sends you messages through men, nature, and so many things which can only help you to understand that you must change the direction of your life..."


It should come as no surprise that the Church near the end of the Church calendar reflects on the end of time, which we all should do in preparing our hearts to meet Jesus. Our Lady said on March 17, 1989:
 

"...Prepare yourself to look at Jesus ‘eye to eye.’"


Our life is preparation, spiritually and physically for the meeting with Jesus, which can only happen in striving everyday to live God's will. A Friend of Medjugorje tells us in Ready'ing' for the Storm, written in 1998:


"Our Lady is our hope. She is our ark. She is building within our heart the means to stay afloat when the storm comes. Jesus says it will come as a thief in the night. Our Lady said “pray, pray, pray.” Too many want to prepare physically and bypass spiritual preparation. Physical preparation is completely useless without a great deal, even years, of spiritual preparation. If one has to choose between the two, only the spiritual is important. God rained down manna from Heaven. He is certainly capable of doing it again. But how can anyone expect that to happen, or physical preparation to work, if the spiritual is lacking? Too many are out of focus.

"God’s Will is the only thing that is important. It is His wish that must prevail over man’s will. Man in his free will can contradict God’s will. His Will is His hope and wish for us, but we have freedom from Him to go against it. But how sad will be the day when the time of grace, the time of Our Lady being with us daily, will no longer be. Pray! Get on your knees and pray! Do not cease to pray! The only thing that is important today is to pray and do God’s Will. When we do God’s Will, it is the best for our own being that can be done.

"We may think what we do is best, but unless we really seek
and strive to know God’s Will in every part of our lives, we
will never have the best situation for ourselves. This is security.
He is “father,” the best of what we could even imagine
a father to be. His Will, even in our smallest action will bring
about perfection in one’s life. We must surrender our will to
His to be satisfied, content, and happy. Life will be whole and the fear many have today will be vanquished."


The Mayan calendar should be seen as yet another sign that we are living in an end of an age, and should be ready'ing' our hearts for Jesus by living in His will, for our present security and the future security of ourselves and our families.

 
More for your spiritual nourishment:

Booklet: Ready'ing for the Storm
Booklet: Entering a New Time
Booklet: A Time for Decision
Radio Wave: Tragedy Fills a Need
Radio Wave: She Knew What She Was Getting Into

 

Spavicevac
New York, USA
Yes, we should all pay attention to the signs that God is sending us through His Mother, nature, etc... because of His Divine love for us and concern for our salvation! The main message of these signs and times is to get closer to God while we still have time!
Aderson
Luanda, Angola
It is indeed a time of mercy what God has grant us, we should make the most of this blessed times. As Holy Mary as said, 2013 will be a year of many trials and we should pray more the people in the United States because of the so called health care law. May God lead us in the path of holliness through our most blessed Mother. Happy new year to all people speacially the visonaries!!!!
Sriyani
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Thanks for your intercession my dear friends in Caritas! You were there for us always. As Our Lady said, we have to pray and be close to God. The time is near, we all who were concern of that will feel. You all are the most near to Our Lady and you were fulfilling the needful to the entire world. This is so important. In this Holy Christmas. We have to prepare a birth place to Lord Jesus. If we can take him to our lives, our lord can do wonders, changing everything. My dear brothers wish you all a very Happy and meaningful Christmas and a very happy New Year!
Genevieve
Curepipe, Mauritius
I really apreciate all this sharing explanation and encouragement and clearliness to follow Our Lady's message. Thank you. Love in Jesus and Mary and the Holy Trinity Merry Christmas to a friend of Medugorge and all the team of Caritas. Genevieve
Medjugorje.com
Caritas, Alabama - USA
Only 3 of the 6 visionaries have received the 10 secrets: Mirjana, Ivanka, and Jakov. The other 3 visionaries have 9. For a more complete and informative information on the 10 secrets, please visit our 10 secrets section here: http://www.medjugorje.com/medjugorje/the-10-secrets.html
Patsy Hislop
Longview, Washington - USA
Have anymore of the seers received the 10 secrets? The signs in nature seem to be more prominent.