by a Friend of Medjugorje
Our Lady of Medjugorje tells us we are free, free to choose. Our Lady calls everyone to make a choice. Our Lady said on March 18, 2003:
Our choice, Our Lady says, can be life or death. Our Lady adds in the March 18, 2003 message:
It is a scary thing that the Almighty’s power binds His Will not to block our free will when we contradict Him. Free will is so sacred that God Himself does not trespass against an individual’s domain to choose life-death, good-evil. Therefore, Our Lady, also, will not. But, if free will is so honored by Our Lady, does that mean someone who chooses sin, such as abortion, is honored? No. These are two separate things. Our Lady honors the “freedom” to choose, not the choice, unless it is for life. Man holds the key to his freedom of choice. God gave man the key. Each time we make the choice to sin against God, through the freedom and liberty we have, we actually lose and erode freedom. If we continue to make choices against God, we will continue to lose so much freedom until we gradually become slaves. Nations of the earth have become slaves to sin. This is why we are losing peace and liberty. Our Lady wants to deliver man and nations from the slavery of sin. For nations to be delivered, it starts with individuals. Our Lady said:
February 25, 2007
All cultures of the world have taken a path of slavery, through abusing the freedom man was given to choose. Our Lady said on February 25, 2007:
Our Lady’s messages show us, teach us, witness to us how to live “measured” freedom in a world that offers everything and teaches that you are free to choose without any restraints of morality. The culture shouts Christianity is oppressive, restrictive and narrow. Our Lady’s “call” is a shout, teaching that Christianity is freedom, liberating and all encompassing. One must understand freedom can only remain true freedom when one does not exercise unlimited freedom. We are to be measured in our use of freedom in order to remain free. To use our freedom, without self-imposed limits, will result in imposed limits being placed on our freedom. This is where the world is now, oppressive. Society must censure to protect its freedom. First we must censure ourselves, then our homes. Then filth, bad language, lewd scenes, abominable lifestyles, and degradation of every sort must be censured from culture through the awakening of the enforceable common laws that are now dormant, that once protected society from the path of death it now walks. People will always have personal freedom to choose sin, but it is not a right of the individual owed to him by the society to foster his depravity in our culture, laws, and media forms. Censure is defined in the encyclopedia as, “The right of government to protect the morals of the people.” This was former society, and it was ruled by self-restraining individuals who were Christians. The fruit was that the culture flourished and was free. Present society is ruled by unrestrained use of freedom by the individual. The fruit of the present culture is its decline and now is enslaved.
Now you can understand that Our Lady really is for choice, an authentic “pro” choosing based on free will, but with the desire to choose life. And with all Her heart, She admonishes man to let that choice be life! When you choose death, you anger God. We do not like to think God ever becomes angry. If we continue to persist in sin and death, Our Lady tells us in the same message we began with, that can anger God. Our Lady said:
March 18, 2003
The full March 18, 2003 message shows we are not cognizant of what we are to do.
March 18, 2003
We are a culture driven by atheistic patterns. We do not need a God. We can do everything without Him. Our Lady says, “…without God you can do nothing…” Our Lady comes because we are sick with sin, led astray by unabridged freedom. Our Lady has come to heal the nations. The place to start is in 5 Steps:
2. Conversion and Consecration to Jesus and Our Lady of yourself
3. Conversion and Consecration to Jesus and Our Lady of your family
4. Conversion and Consecration to Jesus and Our Lady of your nation
5. Give thanks
These 5 important steps were taken July 1-5, 2008 and 2009. We have seen results. People are waking up. Our enemy is becoming more defined. We are our own first enemy, then come the second is external forces. We can see that first we must change, then we must change the culture. July 1-5, 2010 is just for these 5 steps, one step each day. For more information, see below.
For the Protection of Life and the Freedom
God gave us and for Self-Restraint,
We have been getting calls from people who tell us they want to come to Caritas in July. Though visionary Marija Lunetti will not be present, people are expressing a desire to continue building up the momentum of prayers for our nation that began through the consecrations at Caritas with Our Lady’s apparitions, July 1-5, 2008 and 2009. Many people have also shared that they agree with A Friend of Medjugorje that the events taking place in our nation today are connected to the consecration of the United States into Our Lady’s hands in these apparitions of July 2008 and 2009 and the 17 years of novenas that have prayed for our nation’s healing. Therefore, it is important to continue to come together and pray and sacrifice for Our Lady to have the prayers necessary to go before God’s throne on behalf of our country. We strongly agree that our nation is at a serious crossroads and that prayer in this time is vitally important, and so it is with the call to prayer that we again invite all those who feel this in their heart to come join the Community of Caritas July 1-5, 2010. There will be Caritas Community members in Medjugorje with Marija this July, and so, through their hands, we will be able to present the prayers and sacrifices of all those gathered in Alabama to Our Lady in Her apparitions during these days, especially in giving the United States to Our Lady in an act of formal consecration. Many people told us that coming to Caritas was for them a beautiful family vacation, outside of the beauty of being with Our Lady in the apparitions. We will have camping available as we have had in the last two years. Call Caritas of Birmingham for more information, 205-672-2000. Continue to check out Medjugorje.com for information. More details will be follow.
Tell the hotel you are coming to the Caritas event, July 1-5, to receive special discount price.
Hotel Information for July 1-5, 2010
1. Homewood Suites by Hilton, approx. 13 miles, $89.00/Night 205-995-9823,www.homewoodsuites.com
2. Residence Inn, approx. 13 miles, 205-991-8686, www.residenceinn.com
3. Candlewood Suites, approx. 13 miles, $69.95/Night 205-991-0272, www.candlewoodsuites.com
4. Wingate Inn, approx. 13 miles, $59.00/Night 205-995-8586, www.wingatehotels.com
5. Fairfield Inn, approx. 14 miles, $75.00/Night 205-991-1055, www.fairfieldinn.com
6. Oak Mountain Lodge, approx. 11 miles, 2 Twin or 1 Full, 205-991-0100, www.oakmountainlodge.com
7. Best Western Mountain Brook, approx. 14 miles, $75.00/ Night, Continental breakfast provided, 205-991-9977, www.bestwestern.com
8. Hyatt Place Inverness, approx. 14 miles, $89.00/Night 205-995-9242, www.birminghaminverness.place.hyatt.com
9. Studio Plus, approx. 14 miles, 205-408-0107, www.extendedstay.com
10. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Birmingham/Mountain Brook, approx. 14 miles, 205-776-6370, www.ichotelsgroup.com