3/15/12

A Reflection on Our Lady Medjugorje message of February 25, 2010


Rivers of living water

A Reflection( by Sr. Isabel Bettwy )

Lent, spring - Our hearts and minds turn to what is coming - Easter and buds on the trees, crocuses and all the beautiful spring flowers that grace the landscape. In this message, Our Lady so beautifully reminds us that nature is getting ready to burst forth in a palette of colors. But, nature depends on God, the master artist, for its growth. So, we, too, in this special time of reflection and grace, must depend on God's grace to transform and mould us more in His image and likeness.
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 Only He can do it. We are powerless. We can try and try, but of ourselves, we fail. With our eyes and minds focused on the Lord, His passion, death and ultimate resurrection, we have a chance of growing in grace and rooting out the sin in our lives.
The more we look to Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, the more we awaken to the beauty in our souls that the Lord created us to be. Lent is a great opportunity to change those patterns and habits in our lives that the Holy Spirit leads us to recognize need to be changed. Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are the means by which we can have a successful Lent.

Dear children!
In this time of grace, when nature also prepares to give the most beautiful colors of the year, I call you, little children, to open your hearts to God the Creator for Him to transform and mould you in His image, so that all the good which has fallen asleep in your hearts may awaken to a new life and a longing towards eternity. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

1 comment:

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

A holy Lent makes the waters of Baptism trickle from the Church. A holy Easter forms the river of Pentecost. Don't be dry or stagnant. "Let him who is thirsty come forward; let all who desire it accept the gift of life-giving water" (Rv 22:17).