January 2, 2011 A.D.
Mirjana arrived at the Blue Cross at 8:55 a.m. Our Lady came in the apparition at 9:02 a.m. and stayed for approximately seven minutes. It was very cold, but despite the cold, the thousands who had gathered were very joyful. Having just been to the mountain the night before, with Ivan, during a special prayer group apparition, most only had a few hours sleep before waking, dressing and heading back to Apparition Mountain for Mirjana’s second of the month apparition—a beautiful grace.
Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s January 2, 2011 Message Through Mirjana Soldo Given on the Day for Non-Believers
Mirjana felt that she could say to Our Lady: “We have all come to you with our sufferings and crosses. Help us, we implore you.” Our Lady extended Her hands towards us and said:
Mirjana also stated, after the apparition, that Our Lady emphasized the importance of the priest”s blessing.
The Good or the Evil
Our Lady is coming to prepare us for eternity, an eternity which we will enter according to what and how we live upon the earth. Our life upon earth is but a speck of time in our existence. The embryonic period that births us at the moment of leaving the womb of earthly life is the passageway to the eternal life we destined for ourselves within this speck of time. We, therefore, are very little children in age, even if 70 or 80-years-old. Your soul, at the moment of time upon the earth, is at the beginning of its existence because your soul will exist throughout eternity. Our Lady is coming to make us understand and comprehend that what we ‘think’ earthly life is for—self-indulgence, to be entertained, live for self– is really a path of darkness, placing you in the family of the devil, to be born into eternity with him as your father. For so many, this is the spiritual realm they choose, in freedom, to walk throughout their embryonic life upon earth. Before your death, if you wish to follow Our Lady, in the womb of this life on earth you must realize God’s will and walk that path. That path leads to another direction. There are only two paths to eternity. One is joining the family of God. The second is joining the family of satan. This is of particular importance for non-believers whose problems stem from not knowing the love of God, the knowledge of which is gained through the ‘unity’ of family. Widespread divorce has crippled many souls in comprehending what the family of God is. Therefore, they do not discover the Father who is Truth. This is the disease destroying the world.
Our Lady comes because She understands our dilemma, in this uniquely special and particular time.
June 25, 1993
Materialism, consumerism and selfishness has led to the break-up of family. Because of this, Our Lady has come to help us through our resulting sufferings, to put us on the singular path that is narrow, but the only path to join the family of God. While this is a narrow path, the path to eternal life in the family of satan, of which you can also belong through the spiritual freedom to choose while upon the earth, is a very wide path and easy to walk. Scripture tells us of this path.
“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
Our Lady comes, therefore, to put clearly before us the truth, the realization we are created for and destined for the family of God. Our Lady shows this in Her message:
1. Understand you are in the family of God.
2. You have to become aware of truth.
3. To stay part of the family of God, you must choose to live in the family of God.
4. The choice of following the narrow path to remain in God’s family vs. the wide path to perdition, joining satan’s family, is made by following the Mother’s wisdom, through Her words and maternal care. Though a narrow gate, Our Lady’s way of life makes as if the path is widened and helps us to walk the narrow path more easily than the path to perdition.
It should be understood, therefore, that Our Lady’s importance in coming is not realized by most, even in the lives of Medjugorje followers. As difficult as life is here, as Mirjana stated in the apparition today to Our Lady, referring to “our sufferings and crosses,” our life is going to undergo a radical change compared to the present culture. Life is about to be transformed to put people on the path of God’s family, a path of peace, yet it will be extremely difficult for those upon the earth. It will be a very difficult transition. Many will have woeful, bitter regrets and great remorse for what they could have done in the time of grace, but did not. Life, as we know it, will change in a blink of an eye. Nothing will be the same upon the earth. Everything will be different.
Fr. Walter Ciszek is an American priest who went to Poland just before World War II. He ended up in Russia for 23 years, most of that time in a Siberian prison camp, in situations humanly unbearable. He suffered from incredible cold, without adequate clothing, starvation, doing more work than if he were a slave. What enabled him to survive was the knowledge that he was in the family of God. Fr. Ciszek writes how quick life changed for him.
“It is impossible to describe the feeling that comes over you at such a time. The feeling that somehow, in an instant of time, everything is changed and nothing again will ever be quite the same. That tomorrow will never again be like yesterday. That the very trees, the grass, the air, the daylight are no longer the same, for the world has changed. It is a feeling impossible to describe, and yet one that every wife who has lost a husband knows well, one that every child who has tasted evil for the first time or faced a sudden crisis has experienced. It is that feeling that leaves the heart saying, ‘Oh, if only I could turn back the clock to before it happened, if only it had never happened, if only I had it to do over again.’” 1
Fr. Ciszek’s words tell us what awaits most of the world for not heeding what Our Lady is showing us, for there will come a time of deep regret and lamentation.
August 25, 1997
The messages are the manual for this transition where everything will change. You have a choice to make – to whose family will you belong? Changing your direction through your behavior will tell of the family you belong – the royal family or that of the tribe of demons. You, in truth, really choose the eternal life you are destined for when you are born out of this life, through the freedom of choice God gives to you as a gift. You begin that eternity in this life—living the royal family life of peace and harmony or the demonic family life of strife and discord in this life. The times are too grave to make a bad choice. Eternal damnation, the ultimate waste, is the easier choice. Our Lady tells you to join Her, that it will be easier with Her, and it will go well for you.
In this Holy Season of the Holy Family of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus,
1. He Leadeth Me, by Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J., p. 18.