August 8, 2016 A.D.
Our Lady of Medjugorje, in Her August 2, 2016 message through Mirjana said very important words:
“…I have come…”
“…I may offer …”
“…I may intercede…”
“…I know that…”
“…I am inviting you…”
“…I am saying…”
“…I feel love…”
“…I am imploring…”
“…I am imploring…”
Did we grasp what She was trying to tell us?
Did we grasp what Our Lady was really telling us on August 2, 2016? There are many messages within this one message. But, did we understand the person Who was speaking and what She was saying? This time, Her time, is as a Friend of Medjugorje wrote 17 years ago:
“…We, in the present*, as children of Mary, are in a first position, the front seats in the amphitheater of history that places us in the view the apostles had when Jesus told them:
“Truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”1
But, are we sitting in this front position in this moment of history and not really hearing? Not really seeing? What passes before us everyday in the apparitions, Who speaks to us on the 25th and the 2nd of the month, will be better known by future peoples, who will look at men today and wonder, who were those Apostles of Our Lady? Will we leave those future peoples the wonder of heroes and great witnesses of Her presence in the world? Or will we leave them in wonder of how hard our hearts were, that we did not see Who was speaking to us, that we did not hear what She was trying to tell us? Future men will indict the Apostles of this time as guilty or not guilty. We, by our lives, determine the verdict.
Everyday this month, we should be praying to Our Lady to give us the grace to grasp what She is trying to tell us in Her August 2, 2016 message. Do not let this month go by without becoming so familiar with Her words that we almost memorize them.
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Even more indicting to this present generation, is the fact that we can travel so easily to Medjugorje. Will this even be possible in the future? What will men think when they realize that some could have gone to Medjugorje, but simply chose not to go? Even if one does not have the money to go, there is nothing in this time that is not given to Our Lady by God, because this is Her time. Our Lady desires this, to gather us around Her. She can find a way. Call BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages in the U.S. at 205-672-2000, extension 218 or 219. Remember that the only pilgrimage to Medjugorje with any space available for the year 2016, is the Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, 2016 pilgrimage. Visit here to request pilgrimage information.
*”…in the present..” written 17 years ago. However, this still applies to this time while Our Lady is still among us in Her apparitions.