What Our Lady Built
[Podcast] (28 Minutes) – A Friend of Medjugorje shares Our Lady’s vision, what She want’s to build, and what She has built.
Broadcasting across the world, this is Radio WAVE with a Friend of Medjugorje.
[FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE]
When you remember what it was like as a kid those beautiful times of your life, you never forget them.
We have gone through a period of time with Our Lady, a people on the earth since Adam and Eve was here that’s never happened before. Literally, a Mother coming to the earth from Heaven giving words.
Our UPS man came by today. We always talk. He’s been coming here for years. And I picked up the blue card that was going out with the message today.
I said, “Bob, I know you don’t completely believe all this, but I’m going to promise you, before you die, you’re going to believe the words of the Virgin Mary. Here’s a card. Read it.”
He does not give any arguments against it. He respects us. But I would say he wasn’t embracing it. And I told him,
“You’re going to embrace this. The world, where it’s going right now, what’s going to happen, is going to be proved, and you’re going to believe into it.”
Are you confronting people like this and saying that?
He loves us. We love him. We don’t cram things down people’s throat. We give them the food that they can swallow. And that’s our witness. We’re supposed to live for other people, not for self. We’re supposed to have within us a peace that people want part of that, or they want what we are.
I can tell you all the day that he delivers, his deliveries are the highlight of his day. Often, we make him coffee, and we know he enjoys to come here. The mail lady’s the same way and other vendors who come here. They enjoy coming here. Why is that?
It’s so radically different of just being a business or an office or anywhere. What is here is unique because it follows Our Lady, our Mother, showing us how to live, how to walk, how our kids are to be here.
You’ve got heavy equipment. You’ve got traffic trucks, tractor trucks on our lower print shop docks with kids that are going in and out with all this happening.
I can see these people see something that’s very different of which way the world goes, because Our Lady’s built something here. She wanted something established here, not just to distribute things, but to distribute our witness.
And Our Lady’s message today is very beautiful and very clear and very simple.
Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s August 25, 2022 monthly message to the world:
“Dear children! God permits me to be with you and to lead you on the way of peace, so that through personal peace, you build peace in the world. I am with you and intercede for you before my Son Jesus, that He may give you a strong faith and hope in a better future, which I desire to build up with you. You be courageous and do not be afraid, because God is with you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
[FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE]
Our Lady said,
“…God permits me to be with you…”
That means that She had to ask something. There’s a protocol that Our Lady has to go to God and say, “I would like to lead these children that’s so lost in the world, both the bad and the good.”
So, She says,
“Dear children! God permits me to be with you and to lead you on the way of peace…”
This protocol, you can’t just do whatever you want to in Heaven. And Our Lady wanted to come to the earth to do what She’s doing now, and She says,
“My children are so wayward. They’re so lost. They need a Moses. They need somebody to lead. Let Me go down.”
And God said, “I permit you to do so.”
And for something simple: “…to lead you on the way of peace…”
We have presidents. We have people. We have kings. We have authorities. We have all kinds of organizations that want peace in the world.
You cannot put a roof on a building that doesn’t have any walls or no structures. You expect a roof just to be hanging up in the air with no structure?
No, you’ve got to build something. You’ve got to start a foundation. You’ve got to put blocks. Then you’ve got to put wood on top of that, and to make many floors, you’ve got to start from the bottom and go up.
Our Lady’s talking about building today. She’s talking about construction. How is it going to happen? “…through personal peace…” Not peace through countries. She says,
“…I am with you…and to lead you on the way of peace, so that through personal peace…”
One block at a time. You’re important, and you’re a block of what She’s constructing wants, is to build peace in the world. You are part can change that. If you’re not part of it, we won’t be able to do it.
Many people are losing faith right now. They don’t know the way to change things. She is the Woman Who, at Cana, Who interceded for the wine, and He says, “It’s not My time.” She started His ministry! She says,
“…I am with you [to] intercede…”
Just like at Cana,
“…for you before my Son Jesus…”
She’s asking for something for the world that’s not happened before. The sweet wine for conversion personally.
“…intercede for you before my Son Jesus, that He may give you a strong faith and hope in a better future…”
The future right now does not look good. The future, if you read it, is very bad. The world is on the wrong path. There’s no peace and little hope and little faith.
Our Lady, in the beginning of the apparitions, repeatedly said one thing: that faith is extinguishing itself. (January 21, 1982; Spring 1982) And that wasn’t just one time. It was repeatedly, that you’ve lost your faith.
Today, She asks that Her Son,
“…may give you a strong faith and hope in a better future…”
For what? For Her desire.
What is Her desire? She says,
“…to build up with you…”
Our Lady’s plans is for a beautiful world, and you are part of it.
How many people write a hand-written letter and send it into the mail? Nobody does that anymore, and it’s always something sweet with that, something beautiful with that.
Personal relationships are important, not a hundred people on Facebook. That’s not personal. We’ve lost that beautiful thing of sitting around talking, no distractions from cell phones or laptops and all these things.
A couple days ago, I was with the kids of the Community and the teenagers with some of the other Community members, and we were working hard. We spent the whole day together, probably 15-18 of us, the little kids. We’re constructing something ten minutes from here on Highway 280. It’s going to be a fishnet to bring people to conversion. We’ve been working on it for a long, long time, more than two decades. We’ve been physically doing construction for almost five years now. We’ve had lot of problems with the county. They won’t let us do this. We pray. They let us do it. We’ve been very patient. It’s a beautiful thing. It’s going to be a witness. We’re going to be daily evangelizing people and bringing them to Our Lady to bring them to Jesus.
On the two-acre site, there’s a lot to clean up, because it used to be a farm. Right now, it’s on the highway. Everything’s developed but this one tract.
So, we’re working hard, and it starts raining. And it pours down. And we keep working. And the rest of the day, it rained. We were working together, and the kids were having so much fun. They were enjoying it. We were sopping wet. Everybody started getting cold, and nobody stopped.
At the end of the day, I said, “Did y’all have fun?”
They said, “Yes.”
And I said, “Why?”
They said, “Because we all worked together.”
Adults have to be with children. Children have to be with adults. When they go to bed at night and close their eyes, they have the brightest colors that fill their heads, because it’s harmony.
The best thing you can do to a child is be a witness to them, teach them how to be in peace, not grumbling about the raining or arguing, but enjoying yourself. This creates memories that’s really dreams. From the changing of the seasons and the memories and the smells all builds up peace and creates a beautiful world.
Sometimes, it’s good for your heart to be broken. Why? Because God wants that. He can use that. He can form you.
You don’t think Our Lady came to the earth and Her Heart was not broken? What does it do? It gives you empathy, because you’ve been through it, and when you see somebody else is hurting, you can have empathy for them because you know what they’re going through, and you can breathe in peace.
Our Lady doesn’t want us to be sad, but life does have sadness. But it also has joys.
We’ve been in several apparitions with Our Lady, beautiful things, that She appears smiling, just by looking at us or something or for what we did for Her that day.
Just saying to somebody, “I love you,” for the first time, and then there’s also, “I love you,” for the last time when you lose somebody, and they’ve gone into eternity.
For tears for a newborn baby, but the suffering that goes with it.
Our world is crazy right now. It’s not sane. Our Lady’s here to bring it sane through you, personally. She wants you to go headfirst, even if you’re blessed, or if you’re cursed.
We have to make a beautiful world.
Like the buzz of a neon light, static on a radio, the cracklin’ of an old vinyl record round and round it goes.
The thunder before the storm, all those roses with their thorns. Sometimes you hold your breath ‘cause there’s no words.
Oh, but that’s what makes it a beautiful world.
An ordinary prayer, a handwritten letter. Don’t forget to call your mom ‘cause she still makes things seem better.
Rain fallin’ through the sunshine, being young in summertime, and the way life rolls through those twists and toils.
Yeah, that’s what makes it a beautiful world.
We’re all gettin’ our hearts broke. We’re all walkin’ a tightrope. If we could all get together just once in a while and find the good that’s even in the bad and raise a glass. Yeah, raise a glass.
A goodbye kiss in the driveway, God laughin’ at the plans you made, sayin’ “I love you” for the first time, saying “I love you” for the last time.
Tears of a newborn baby, they must know this world is crazy. I wanna feel it all, so I’m divin’ in headfirst. Give me every blessing. Give me every curse.
Yeah, that’s what makes it a beautiful world.
A beautiful world.
[FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE]
There we are. December 13, 1988. We find ourselves at the foot of our bed, on our knees. I’m on one side of Marija. My wife is on the other side of her. And then, Our Lady appears. We go through the silence. We do our prayers. The Mother of God, the Woman of Revelation, is in front of us. It’s part of one day of three months of apparitions where every single day, every single day, Marija couldn’t believe it. She said, “Our Lady’s very happy.” Sometimes, Marija would say, “very, very happy.”
Our Lady wanted to build something. She wanted to start something. There was something that was not happening in Medjugorje. She wanted a second place that She could establish Her messages and propagate them.
But that’s not all. Marija, when Our Lady left, she usually says something—a prayer. She’s real animated and turns straight to me, and She says, “Our Lady wants to build a Community here.”
I was stunned.
The Community of Caritas here, Our Lady put me in a position to guide it, through the messages, to form it through that to what it is today, for thirty years.
There is a machine called a Forwarder. It picks the logs, takes them out of the woods. And the Forwarder brings everything forward. And that’s what we are, first, by our life, and then showing people that what is coming in the future.
Our Lady built this place. Many, many beautiful things, both in Medjugorje, that She did, and here, in showing me what to do. And She’s telling you today, the plan is very simple. Personal peace will change the world. You’re one of the piece of the Lego blocks to build peace in the world, which gives a better future.
So, She says, “…I desire to build…with you…” And to do this, and to step out, you have to be courageous, and you can’t be in fear. She says,
“…You be courageous and do not be afraid, because God is with you…”
We could never have dreamed, in that December 13th day, what Our Lady’s plans had for us, a place built to be replicated across the whole world.
Somebody’s got to show it. Somebody has to break away from the system, with the way the world operates, so that She can showcase that you can do that.
On December 25, 1992, Our Lady says,
“…I place you…under my mantle to protect you from every satanic attack…”
And then She continues, later. She says,
“…throughout the whole world there is much lack of peace…”
And then She says,
“…Therefore, I call you to build up a new world of Peace together with me, by means of prayer…”
That’s 1992. Actually, that’s about the time the Community started. If you’re wondering what She’s talking about today, you can see us from 1992. I went to Medjugorje in 1986. She asked for it in 1988.
And Our Lady continues,
“…Without you, I cannot do that, and, therefore, I call all of you, with my Motherly love, and God will do the rest…”
I didn’t have the vision of what we are now because it had to be built by one block at a time.
When I went to Medjugorje in 1986, I could never imagine what’s happened.
Our Lady’s calling this for you, the same thing.
In the same 1992 message, Our Lady says,
“…do not forget that your life does not belong to you…”
You think you’re free to do what you want to do? I adopted this. I don’t own myself. I took, a long time ago, the February 25, 1988:
“…sacrifice your [life] for the salvation of the world…”
I already had that in my heart when She said that, because I adopted it in 1988 when She says that,
“…your life does not belong to you…[it] is a gift with which you must bring joy to others and lead them to Eternal Life…”
That’s all I care about. That’s all I want. That’s what I want in the Community.
Our children, our kids, our teenagers, the adults, are working on this project…Actually, multiple projects to build a system that’s going to shine out with peace and bring many people the joy and the love of life.
You’re not going to live forever, not on this earth. Eternally, you will. Our Lady said today, “…a better future…” But Our Lady’s here to us to learn to love better.
It’s a beautiful thing to be working with youth, little kids, and adults.
There was a time when we had time to go to nursing homes with our kids, and the old people were so joyful, so happy. They would be watching the kids just like you’d watch kittens playing.
We experienced things that’s so beautiful in the Community, and one of the most valued things that we can do is to give our children, or each other, a positive attitude. With a positive attitude, one of the gifts we can give is to teach our children what the song said about a beautiful world, to find the good that’s even in the bad.
I think it was Ivan who said that Our Lady said that God delights where there is three generations under one roof. That’s the beauty of community. We have, in the Community, grandkids. I’ve got a bunch of little granddaughters [LAUGHS] and another about to be born any minute.
So, your grandsons, and the other grandkids of the parents here, are a joy.
So many people are missing the joys of life because they’re following the way the world is. Love is the way to go.
Sometimes, I call you. I know I can’t reach you. To hear your voice, now. I’m sorry I missed you. Wish I could go back, tell my old self that you don’t have the time to not make time. It goes fast.
And I was living like you’d live forever. And it took losing you to learn to love better.
To be the daughter that comes home more often, holds on to a goodbye hug a little longer. To be the best friend, I promise to check in, and the kind of sister my brother always needed, who takes time to call even just to say, “Hey,” ‘cause you loved me that way.
The first to show up an hour early, front row in the bleachers to make sure you could see me. You stood in the doorway for every goodbye. I still see you waving underneath the porch light.
And you were living like you wouldn’t live forever. You knew the little things in life are what matter.
Like making those pancakes sweet in my heartbreak. Pulling me out of school to go fishin’ on the lake. And me sit beside you for Sunday service, every time I get antsy and slip me a Werther’s. The first to forgive all my biggest mistakes. Yeah, you loved me that way. Yeah, you loved me that way.
I had the honor to be your granddaughter. I could only hope to be half of the whole that you both were.
Can only hold you in a picture frame. You have nothing but gave everything.
You loved me that way.
You loved me that way.
[FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE]
I love you, my granddaughters, and my little Tony, and all the kids of the Community. And my wife and my children and the adults. And I thank God, and I thank Our Lady for building this Community…
…May it be a delight to God and hundreds of millions of people in the future…
I wish you Our Lady…
I love you…
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