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August 15, 2012 A.D.

Today, August 15, we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. Let us look at Mary, not just historically, but for today's man. Who is She, and what is God doing through Her today?

Our Lady at the Caritas Mission House

Look at Our Lady above, as She stands in the picture taken at the Caritas Mission House in Medjugorje today. While much of the Christian world focuses on the historical aspect of Mary today, the past tells us of today, and of the future, for Mary of Nazareth, the humble little Jewish girl, who once played in the soil of the earth, who loved to smell its flowers, now is exalted above all the angels and chosen to come daily to the earth in order to save it.


Pray to the Holy Spirit, and read the following slowly, taking your time to grasp every word of what is written. A Friend of Medjugorje penned this writing in September 1999, and it has every much of significance today, nay, even more today than when first written:


 

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
by A Friend of Medjugorje
September 1999

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Marilyn Hans
Pittsburgh, USA
What a beautiful writing. Thank you for helping us to realize bits of Heaven on earth. God bless you all, Caritas Community.
Sriyani
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Oh! the Queen of Peace. We were celebrating the day you ascended to Eternity, as the Queen of Holy Angels. I remember you ,in the Holy Rosary every day Mother, talking with you and your Son our Lord Jesus. Thank You Mother, for your love to the world, and to us. Please protect us when we were in this world and after our death. Protect all non-believers. Give us strength for penance, sacrifice,and to fast, for them. We love you Mother!
BT
Aurora, Illinois - USA
Our Lady , the Queen of All Saints From St. Maximilian Kolbe: pertaining to grace.. ..."At our disposal there is someone through whom we can easily and surely obtain this: The Mediatrix of All Graces. All that is required is that we really accept Her and keep always close to Her, that we love Her always more ardently in every temptation, difficulty, or trouble, acknowledging Her power, Her universal mediation next to God, and that we turn to Her with total confidence."..... Saint Maximilian Kolbe had a great love and devotion to Our Lady,
B T.
Aurora, Illinois - USA
Thank you, Caritas, for living your lives through the messages of Our Lady. As we all know, Time is the most expensive commodity we have. Time lost lost could not be regained. But Our Lady bought us back the Time through Her obedience, or forever most of us, are lost for eternity, as per your writing, "Mirjana, A Mystery Revealed". Since the preparation of July 1-5 Apparitions, I've been delving into the booklets by a Friend of Medjugorje. I had read them before, a couple of times, but now, I got more understanding of the message in these booklets. It give us so much hope and pride that we are living in this Time of Grace, to be asked by Our Lady to be Her extended arms. And by grace, we say yes to Her. God love you.
Angie
Baton Rouge, Louisiana - USA
So important to all our lives
Dieu
Amarillo, USA
Toi tin nhu vay .Chung ta hay cung cau nguyen .Amen.