January 1, 2018 A.D.
The Community of Caritas, last night, December 31, 2017, praying the last Rosary of the year. As the Community began the closing prayer, the Hail Holy Queen, at 11:59 P.M. the closing prayer spanned time into the new year, ending the Hail Holy Queen in the year 2018, thus ending 2017 with Our Lady and beginning 2018 with Our Lady upon our lips.
A Friend of Medjugorje, in the closing prayer, last night, December 31, 2017, and beginning the year 2018, said that there is significance in moving into the first year of the reign of Our Lady. Seventeen years ago, a Friend of Medjugorje wrote some of the most defining words of what every apostle of Our Lady will come to face in this new year of Our Lady:
…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…1
We do live in a glorious time, a time of Mary, where She will be made known and loved to all the ends of the earth. Await in prayer Her first words of 2018, tomorrow, through Mirjana on the day of prayer for non-believers. Our Lady’s message will be posted here with a special writing from a Friend of Medjugorje, tomorrow, January 2. Be sure to tune in to Radio WAVE, tomorrow night at 7:00 PM Central USA.
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