“Dear children! Today I call you to pray and fast for my intentions, because satan wants to destroy my plan. Here I began with this parish and invited the entire world. Many have responded, but there is an enormous number of those who do not want to hear or accept my call. Therefore, you who have said ‘yes’, be strong and resolute. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
*Discuss this important message with other believers at the Medjugorje Forum.
A Little Reflection (by Sr. Isabel)
In the Scriptures, we are told that some things can only be obtained with prayer and fasting. Many of us stop at the "prayer" and never go to the "fasting." Our Lady has made a request which includes both. This is an opportunity for us to respond whole heartedly and do as she asks. The fasting need not be on bread and water to begin with. Fasting from food according to the teachings of the Church involves two small meals and one larger meal with nothing in between. But there are many other ways to fast which can be more effective than food fasting. Guarding what you say, refraining from gossip and so on can be very powerful means of fasting. Hopefully, our hearts are open to hearing Our Lady's requests and responding. It takes courage and strength, but the grace is there if we want it. We can be creative in determining the kind of fasting we should be doing. Our Lady will guide us, if we ask her to do so.
Posted by Ed Sousa, Sr. at 3:35 PM