Will God surprise us with what is to come?
August 27, 2015 A.D.
Anyone can see the world today and know it is heading the wrong way. God will not permit it to continue in this way. Will God surprise us with what is to come? What can we be doing today to ready our hearts?
At the end of every day we examine our hearts to see how much we have responded to Our Lady. Each new day brings another opportunity to convert. Conversion is necessary in this time of trial. Our Lady said on January 28, 1987:
“It will be too late…” While some focus on chastisements and punishments only, others never want to mention them, as if somehow not speaking of them will diminish their reality. There is no doubt that the world is due a correction. A Friend of Medjugorje wrote in 1999:
“Will God surprise us with what is to come? No, God, in His mercy, always gives advanced warning of judgement or His justice so as to encourage us to confession and repentance. Our Lady’s coming is just that… She comes even now, amidst the fact that we know enough about the secrets that there will be chastisement, and tells us it is God’s love in the present time which leads us on this path of salvation.
January 25, 1999
Why call us now, in the present time, onto the path of salvation, except that we are on the eve of a new time of salvation, but through the throes of a purification of which chastisement will cause.”
A Friend of Medjugorje
As Go God’s People, So Goes the World (1999)
Our Lady’s August 25, 2015 message tells us:
Knowing that we are due a correction, one can be paralyzed by fear. Instead, we should ready our hearts with fasting and prayer. It is yet another reason to join the Caritas Community in the annual 9-day bread and water fast, October 7 – 15, 2015. If you have never done this 9-day fast before, you are missing out on graces that one day you will wish you had done everything to obtain. No one can force you to fast, just like Our Lady will not force you to fast. We can only tell you of the reality of the times we live in and leave the choice to you. But, it is a choice you will not regret making, should you choose to join in this 9-day fast. For more information on signing up for the 9-day bread and water fast, visit here.
In the Love of Our Lady,
Caritas of Birmingham
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