October 28, 2012
The Virgin Mary knows that Satan is studying the situation and is working on something – this is why she repeats her call to fasting in her recent message, visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti said upon receiving it. Marija laments lack of fasting discipline throughout the Medjugorje movement.
Fasting on bread and water is paramount in offsetting plans that Satan is having at this time, Medjugorje visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti told Radio Maria when sharing the message the Virgin Mary had given her earlier in the evening of October 25:
“Dear children! Today I call you to pray for my intentions. Renew fasting and prayer because Satan is cunning and attracts many hearts to sin and perdition. I call you, little children, to holiness and to live in grace. Adore my Son so that He may fill you with His peace and love for which you yearn. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
“Our Lady knows that Satan is studying the situation and is working on something, and Our Lord reminds us that certain devils can be forced away with prayer and fasting. During all these years Our Lady has called to fasting: after this message, and starting with me, I have to get better about it” Marija commented.
Fasting watered down
Sparing neither locals nor pilgrims, the seer went on to lament what she sees as a laxity in fasting throughout the Medjugorje movement:
“From the first days Our Lady began asking us to fast, and I would say it is what we do the least of nowadays, starting with us and going on to all the pilgrims” Marija said.
“[Late Medjugorje priest] Father Slavko began seminaries in his early years, and unfortunately fasting was not practiced as much as other aspects. We manage somehow, but I think this message was given at the proper time, and winter is coming where we find all sorts of excuses.”
“We have become a bit wishy-washy without the biblical “yes yes, no no”, and some serious fasting would make us more decided and more saintly, too.”
Fast twice a week
“What is fasting exactly? More like turning down things than a fast?” Radio Maria director Fr. Livio Fanzaga next asked the visionary.
- Bread and water from midnight to midnight?“Exactly.”
“Yes. At first, it was Friday and then Wednesday was added. Then for us a novena was asked for, so we would fast for nine days. We were good, at the risk of “blowing your own horn.” When you have the Spirit, your willpower comes through.”
“I think I will get better at it as Our Lady said pray and fast for my intentions. I ask from my heart, and I hope all you listeners will too because if she asks, it is for our own good” Marija replied.
“Yes, and going back to the example about tea: you start with tea, then it becomes a bit of fruit juice, then a little fruit, a few vegetables. A little at a time our “fasting menu” becomes large. If she says bread and water, it has a reason.”
- Yes, she said just a small crack is necessary.
“Through it Satan knows how to get through. Instead Our Lady says “be with me”. We want to be saintly with God.”
“Yes, and she also just said “Adore my Son so that He may fill you with His peace and love”. We might be looking for it, but our road to holiness is to say “yes” to God daily, even in the little things. Put God in the first place, and the rest will be given to you. If you have God, you have everything” Marija replied.
- Then you can walk the path towards holiness even in your family life or work environment?
“Yes, that is exactly the way it is. Our Lady calls us to go forward decidedly towards God, towards fasting, towards grace and not sin, or things not of God.”
Antonio Miraldi transcribed and translated from Italian
Source of Article http://www.medjugorjetoday.tv/