January 31, 2011 A.D.
A Friend of Medjugorje spoke across France in November. After the conclusion of one of his talks, a question was asked. The spontaneous response shows when one is grounded in the messages; it is as the Scriptures states, “Do not be anxious about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour.” (Matthew 10:19) A Friend of Medjugorje is often persecuted, but his detractors cannot deny that the spirit of God gives him what to say. The response given to the question below should make everyone stop and reflect greatly upon their role and responsibility in changing the culture.
Question: We understand you stopped in Normandy on the way here. Can you tell us your impressions?
A Friend of Medjugorje’s response:
“As today, every opportunity when we go somewhere we always are taught by Our Lady many things. So we went to Normandy today or the beaches of Normandy to Omaha beach. In the Cemetery, and it is incredible there to me that out of 10,000 American soldiers every one of them was given one of two things – they either got a cross or they got the star of David. Out of those 10,000 soldiers, it wasn’t questioned whether they were Christian or not. They didn’t wonder if they were going to church, whether they lived a good life. We, as a culture, knew they needed the cross and most of those soldiers, even if they weren’t going to church, wouldn’t object to that.
There is one way to salvation and that is through the Cross. We don’t have to apologize for that. We, as Christians and Catholics, have vacated our position in the culture. Atheism doesn’t have the same ground to stand on as we do. France is a Catholic country. The United States is a Christian nation and we give this away. We stopped at a church today, Notre Dame of Bayeux, and the historical record said the state took this in 1905. I don’t have the mentality of how you would just allow the state to take this. This is Christianity! This is our Church! Just as we put crosses on every grave out there and didn’t ask them if they were believers or not, all non-believers need the Cross. It is because Christians are vacating and rejecting the Cross that God has allowed it to be taken from us. So this culture, that is rejecting the Cross, is going down. I encourage you. I know there are things in our town where I live in Alabama, that I don’t go see, historical things. It is our human nature not to go out there to that cemetery near you, here an hour or so away, because you know it is there. You can always go there, so you don’t go there. But go there! Pray some rosaries there. Make a spiritual retreat walking those graves and meditate on what has happened to us. They said the oldest soldier buried there is twenty-four years old! We are here because of that. But we are not here just because of that. We lived a life back then where we understood what the Cross meant. Today we don’t understand the value of the Cross and the power of the Cross. Because we vacated it, we put it down, satan has taken over. Our Lady just said on August 2, 2011, “…the evil that wants to begin to rule in this world and to destroy it…” But through Jesus, with Him, Our Lady, and us we can stop it. So we don’t have the fiber of the early Christians. We don’t have the fiber of the Christians in the forties. They could care less back then about your rejection of the Cross, if you didn’t want it on the grave out there. You’re gonna get one! Am I saying force the Cross on somebody? By no means! We have to live the Christian life in such a way that people will be embarrassed by rejecting the Cross because of our holiness. What we have lost is holiness. What swearer swore in front of Mother Teresa or cursed in front of her? Her holiness binded them! I saw President Clinton in Colorado with Pope John Paul II. John Paul was standing right here, President Clinton was standing right here. President Clinton is big time for abortion. John Paul was standing right in his presence condemning abortion and the murder of the unborn. You know what Clinton was doing? He had his hands folded, real humble, and he was shaking his head ‘yes.’ THE LIGHT BINDED THE DARKNESS! We don’t have to force the Cross on somebody. We have to live Christianity to such a degree that they won’t dare come disagreeing with us. But they have the power because we live mediocre Christianity. Our Lady said on November 25, 1997, “…Holy martyrs died witnessing: I am a Christian and love God over everything…”
Does that come across to everybody you meet by your life, your charity, your love, your forgiveness? That is what came to me today just on the beaches of Normandy, just in the cemetery. Our Lady says go into nature. There is nature there. It is creation and it will speak to you. I challenge you just to plan a trip by yourself and just go spend three or four hours out there and meditate, reflect, think. Go into these messages. There is a lot Our Lady wants for you to do. I never even dreamed I’d be doing what I do. I never dreamed the difficulties I would have to go through. But once you have fallen in love with Our Lady and work for Her, what else can you do? So don’t be measured in your response to Her. Don’t be reserved. When She asks you to consecrate yourself to Her, She owns you. You no longer own yourself. On January 1, 2001, Marija was asked by Our Lady to go to the mountain on a cold January night, and Our Lady tells her “…now that when satan is unchained, I desire you to be consecrated to My Heart and the Heart of My Son Jesus…” But did you catch what Our Lady said, because satan is unchained what your only protection is. Our Lady’s response was “now when satan…” and then She tells you what to do, “Consecrate yourself to My Heart and the Heart of My Son Jesus…” What She possesses he can’t have. She owns you. But he sure will make your life miserable. It is important to do daily consecrations. It is important to consecrate yourself to the Cross.