March 27, 2018 A.D.
The Cross of Jesus, on Apparition Mountain, with Our Lady in the foreground. Our Lady was present and participating in the Crucifixion with Jesus. Like Our Lady, we too participate in the Crucifixion of Jesus. She participates as a suffering Co-Redeemer. We participate in every laceration, every blow, every fall, every stroke of the hammer by our sins which put Jesus on the Cross. As a result of our sins, we do not escape the Cross as a part of life.
Is the Cross a sign of victory for us? In following Our Lady’s messages from Medjugorje, the Cross will be a part of life. Often the Cross comes in the form of difficulties and problems. No one can escape them. But, what one does with them determines victory or loss. A Friend of Medjugorje writes:
With Our Lady as a witness of suffering at the Cross, this week, Holy Week, seek two things from God – the grace of having a good will and the grace of having a good attitude. Pray for them. Be conscious of them with every word, every judgement, every action, and then the Cross of daily life will become victory.
Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas
Since a Friend of Medjugorje founded Caritas of Birmingham in 1986, he has steered Caritas to be a “solutions” organization, not just a “problem-identifying” organization like many who want to point out problems and not give solutions. Many speak only of problems and difficulties in the endless whirlpool of no way out. Yet, as was written above, while we do not offer an easy way out, or a prosperity Gospel, we do give the realities of life, and what the Christian response should be to problems which sometimes do not go away. In this, is true liberty of the heart.
If you have not heard the March 26, 2018, Radio WAVE broadcast, Welcomed or Unwelcomed, It’s Coming, with a Friend of Medjugorje, this is a broadcast of solutions, and which one must hear and spread to others. Be prepared to “get prepared” in your heart. Listen or download free here…