Updated July 27, 2020 A.D.
Originally published September 20, 2010 A.D.
The following was originally published on September 20, 2010. We present this again to you, as it is a vivid reflection of what Our Lady said on July 25, “harvesting souls.” Though Our Lady’s words on July 25, 2020, speak of the devil, this reflection of a wholesome life, shows the contrast between the two. The devil is harvesting, but, how does one preserve oneself for God’s harvest? A Friend of Medjugorje explained this many years ago, and it requires that we live a life blessed by God. His words are a witness to this…
– Caritas of Birmingham
The grape rows and grape bunches as pictured below just a few days ago (September 2010), are almost ready for harvest in the next coming days. As you look at these pictures, and ponder the internal joy that harvest brings, we would like for you to meditate on these few thoughts from a Friend of Medjugorje:
“We have had an overflowing cup of God’s future plans being revealed through Our Lady’s messages of Medjugorje. For us, in community, we can see the new life Our Lady is bringing us toward. Adam was told by God to cultivate and to care for the Garden of Eden, to plant seeds of every seed-bearing plant. After he sinned, God still held him to the ground and said, “By the sweat of your brow, you shall eat.” Farming is the only occupation ordained directly by God. Any place known as the country, as it advances toward birthing a city, takes man further and further from the grip of the land. By doing so, he relies more and more upon man to sustain him. God can become more remote…
“Our Lady calls us to live a life more simple. When we surround ourselves closer to God’s creation, we are refreshed, as opposed to being dragged down with the city’s burdens, its enticements and what the city demands. Our Lady calls us to open up to God.
May 25, 1989
“People, away from the errors of the city, experience more joy, the joy of life.
Adam was connected to the ground by God’s command. Is it, therefore, not logical that the man who is close to the soil will see and meet God in a more profound way? Why should it be otherwise?