November 29, 2017 A.D.
But, there is a purpose to all this.
BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrims climbing Cross Mountain in the early morning hours, during a pilgrimage just over a year ago. Climbing to the Cross in the early morning is a favored time for many and reveals an important spiritual lesson. It is common that pilgrims climb to the Cross in the early morning hours. How much this resembles our own lives.
The spiritual walk often takes place with darkness enveloping us. But, just as the pilgrims begin their arduous climb to the Cross in the dark, and finish at the top with the glory of the sun rising, so too, God reveals a beautiful new day, as long as we continue to climb and allow Our Lady to lead us by the hand. This is the reason why Our Lady is with us so long, because our world is in darkness. She is raising up apostles to live Her messages in a time of trial, so that in a future time, all will be more clear. A Friend of Medjugorje writes about the trials of today and those which await the world:
“…chastisements will bring a good effect, in the necessary reprieve, so that Our Lady’s messages can get rooted into the hearts of believers of the next several generations. Again, this is necessary so the next coming generations of Christians will mature and have the fiber that the early Christians had. Those future Christians will withstand the trials, maintaining their faith when the world enters the time of the antichrist, bringing about the end of the world. Yes, Our Lady’s messages are that profound, and yes, these messages, echoing the Scriptures, will be the strength and source to help sustain Christians through the greatest trials the earth will ever experience, the totality of the end of the world. For the interim, however, from now until the coming admonitions, we must grow in holiness…”1
As we enter towards winter, we think about these coming times, what we are living today, in our daily trials, which are forerunners of a future time. Future apostles depend on your daily “yes” today to live Our Lady’s messages. Our Lady said:
Will you allow Her to lead you?
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