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December 6, 2021, 18:31 pm

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December 6, 2021, 11:31 am


We Who Call Ourselves God’s Children

August 8, 2019 A.D.

Continuing to look at Our Lady’s words from August 2, 2019:

“…along with prayer and fasting you will be fruits, my flowers, apostles of my love; you will be carriers of light and will illuminate all those around you with love and wisdom…”

In being those who illuminate, we look at another perspective of these words and the great responsibility of being a carrier of light – from Mirjana herself.

Medjugorje visionary Mirjana, August 2, 2019

Medjugorje Mirjana receives Our Lady, August 2, 2019. Mirjana bears a heavy responsibility in seeing Our Lady. Mirjana feels this weight and tries to convey the urgency of Our Lady to us. The difference is that Mirjana sees Our Lady and knows with certainty. We on the other hand, do not see Our Lady and have to take Mirjana for her word.

Being one who is to carry light to others is not an insignificant task. It is one that Our Lady has given to us to perform with great responsibility. Medjugorje visionary Mirjana tells more:

Every one of us has an unbeliever, maybe in our home, our working place or close to our home. That unbeliever is our responsibility. That unbeliever is looking at us and our own life, the way we behave. Let me give you a cute, maybe even a funny example. We visionaries usually attend the early morning mass, but sometime we prefer to go to the evening Mass because we love that one more. One time when I came, the church was packed. But I was able to see a little bit of space on a bench. As I have a problem with my back, I intended to sit. When I sat down, all those people sitting on the bench started yelling at me. I don’t have to clarify to you that those were Italians. (laughter) “This is our own bench. Who do you think you are? We have occupied that,” etc. I stood up. I didn’t say a word. Then a lady was passing by and she recognized me, so after that, they wanted to give me the whole bench to sit. (laughter) But why am I saying this to you? Imagine if I were an unbeliever, who was for the first time entering into a Catholic Church and those who claimed that they were Catholic would welcome me in that way. Would I ever desire to enter into that church again? And whose responsibility would that be? That is why Our Lady says we who call ourselves God’s children we have great responsibility.

– Medjugorje visionary Mirjana
from The Only and True Peace is the One Given to us by Jesus Christ – November 4, 2009

A Friend of Medjugorje has often told of the need to be mindful of our witness to others. What others see with their eyes is their truth about a person, or about a place like Medjugorje. For we who call ourselves God’s children, Mirjana’s words should make us ponder every action, and who is watching.
Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas

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  1. I know how Mirjana felt as I am a protestant and having had a lot of Catholic friends always really wanted to experience what mass was like. A chance came along one Christmas when at a monastery in Crossgar, I was informally invited to go to the Christmas Eve mass. I intended to follow this with the watchnight service in our own church. I was so excited and so looking forward to it. Then the time came and I walked in and like everyone else got a chair and sat down. Just after I sat down a lady in front of me turned around and whispered to me “you shouldn’t be here”. At first I wondered if she was really speaking to me as what harm was I doing celebrating Christmas Mass? When I realised that she was indeed speaking to me, I felt so unwelcome and somewhat afraid. So as not to make everyone else uncomfortable I got up and went out of the chapel in tears. This was so unlike what our own church is like where everyone is made to feel welcome. I know I will never set foot in that chapel again.

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