|This 'cartoon' above was found by blogger (me) a few months after I found this article (below) out of some newsletter.|
I happen to think it is a confirmation of truth.
The following is written with a great deal of prayer, first-hand experience in Medjugorje, and being well involved with Medjugorje for the past seven years. It has taken quite some time to put the following into words and what is written cannot be understood without prayer to the Holy Spirit, nor can it be understood in onfy one reading. It will speak to you in various unique ways, different from one individual to the next, according to what the Holy Spirit inspires in you. We, therefore, ask you to pray deeply to the Hofy Spirit before reading and to study rather than just read.
Israel was a chosen nation; Jerusalem, a chosen city; the Jews, a chosen people. Their history shows God's love for them unlike any other, pouring forth enormous blessings and graces. They were chastened when purification was warranted. Through these chosen people, a plan of salvation came to be when Jesus, born a Jew, came into the world.
History will show Medjugorje to be so important that few historical events of such significant magnitude will match it. Noah and the flood, the exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt, and the single most important event in history, the life, death, and resurrection of our Savior, are rarely matched as world-changing events. Medjugorje is like living the Bible. It is like walking with Christ 2,000 years ago. Its importance cannot be over estimated. We are in the midst of the Reign of God and few in the world realize it. Did not Jacob see in a dream, only once, angels descending from heaven, and then build an altar in a field to mark the sanctified spot. He called the place, Bethel, an abode of God.
What then should we think of a place where the Queen of prophets and angels has visited daily, thousands of times over the past ten years, not in a dream or in spirit, but in glorified flesh and accompanied by thousands of angels? Regarding this place, Medjugorje, Our Lady herself has said: "This parish is chosen, you are chosen people through which I have a plan for the salvation of the whole world!" Why? Too much darkness has entered the world. Too many Christians and others can no longer see. Too much dust has clouded our view. Too much dust has been piled on the simple truth through the ages by passing rule after rule, law after law, when God gave us only ten to live by. But even these Ten Commandments mean nothing to so many, even Christians, today. What Christ did for us is minimized today because of our desires to be free from suffering, fasting, and hardships. Too many seek for the ease and pleasures of the world. How can we be witnesses to Jesus who suffered, when we do everything to escape it. Why do we need a plan for salvation of the world when Jesus is our salvation? Darkness has covered the earth. It is hard to see what Jesus really did. Our Lady has come to bring us to the Light. She has come to blow away the dust which has piled up through the ages, since She is the wind.*
Through prayer, Our Lady wants us to become a holy people rather than an unholy people. She wants us to start a new life. We must radically change the way we live. Yes, we who are Christians, must renew our hearts in a new Spirit of God. We must witness with our lives and, in this way, convert our fellow Christians and non-believers.
Our Lady said: "The wind is my sign. I will come in the wind. When the wind blows, know that I am with you. You have learned that the cross represents Christ; it is a sign of Him. It is the same for the crucifix you have in your home. For me, it is not the same. When it is cold, you come to church; you want to offer everything to God. I am, then, with you. I am with you in the wind. Do not be afraid." February 15, 1984