*Dear children, with joy, persistently work on your conversion. Offer all your joys and sorrows to my Immaculate Heart that I may lead you all to my most beloved Son, so that you may find joy in His Heart. I am with you to instruct you and to lead you towards eternity. Thank you for having responded to my call.
*A Reflection (by Sr. Isabel)
Conversion is a moment by moment task that we all have in our pilgrimage to eternity. Everything that happens in our life contributes toward our conversion, towards our drawing closer to Jesus, and to growing in the perfection He has for each of us. Our Lady says in this message, when we offer all our joys and sorrows to her Immaculate Heart, she will lead us to her most beloved Son. Sometimes, we focus on the joy or the sorrow or the experience of the moment, and we forget to offer it all to Our Lady. But, once we do, she takes over, and leads us closer and closer to Jesus. There is nothing new in the message, just a motherly reminder that her purpose in coming to earth is to lead us to Jesus, where we will find true and lasting joy. She desires to be our teacher and to show us the way to eternity.
Ten days ago, I was privileged to be in the chapel which Ivan, the visionary, has on his property in Medjugorje. The occasion was his daily visit from Our Lady. At the end of the apparition, Ivan said that Our Lady came joyful and happy. She called us to pray for holiness in our families as Satan is trying to destroy families. She said, "Let each family be church... a living church." That’s what happens when families strive to be the witnesses of God’s love for one another, growing in the conversion Our Lady calls for. She said, “I am with you and I thank you for accepting and living my messages.”
I prayed for each of you during the apparition. Our Lady knows your needs and desires, and I asked her to intercede for you with her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Some of you may know that Sr. Janja Boras had open heart surgery last week. She is recuperating at the convent in Zagreb. Please continue to pray for her speedy and complete recovery. Sister has served the English speaking pilgrims in Medjugorje since the apparitions began.
Peace & prayers,