June 30, 2020 A.D.
Who are we that Our Lady should thank us? It is we who have to thank Her.
(Medjugorje photo taken on Friday, June 22, 2007, 7:09 PM) – A solitary villager, quietly prays during the evening service Mass in Medjugorje. In recent years, an effort has been made to refer to this evening Mass as the, “International” Mass. However, it is actually the Croatian Mass, in which Our Lady Herself guided the villagers towards in the early years. A Friend of Medjugorje tells us that it is important not to lose the roots of this important evening service, which Our Lady Herself instituted. Read more here…
It is we who should thank Our Lady. Yet, why does Our Lady thank us? Twenty-six years ago, a Friend of Medjugorje shared why, and it is very telling of our current society:
It is time for us to clearly see and discern whose call we will answer and what is this call. The world calls and assaults us a thousand times a day; take this, do this, it is your right, you deserve it, don’t suffer, what about your self-esteem, etc. Hearing so many calls daily, why should anyone be surprised that Our Lady does it once a month publicly through the messages to Marija. “Thank you for responding to my call.” It is the opposite of so many calls from other sources. Her call contradicts that of man and is of such magnitude and importance for the world today that it serves to cancel a host of other calls from bad teachers, the world, etc.
– a Friend of Mejdugorje
From Thank You for Responding to My Call – 1994
We learn that Our Lady is the ‘Good Teacher,’ contradicting the bad teachers out there. As such, She thanks us, who are in Her ‘school of holiness,’ as Medjugorje visionary Marija calls it. But, reading a Friend of Medjugorje’s words, and learning this important lesson, we have another question to ask. Are we allowing Her voice to cancel the ‘other’ voices in our own lives? No doubt, in the 26 years since a Friend of Medjugorje wrote these words, the world has introduced even more voices and calls. We recommend you read the above quote again, and really spend the rest of this day examining the ‘other’ competing voices.
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1 thought on “Why Thank Us?”
I too have been meditating on “Thank you for having responded to my call.” The Feast of St John the Baptist brought it to light for me. Like 2:42 “For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy” St John’s leap of joy was his “response to her call.” We too can respond with that same joy each time we expeience her messages.