“Dear children; Today I bless you in a special way and I pray for you to return to the right way, to my Son – your Saviour, your Redeemer – to Him who gave you eternal life. Reflect on everything human, on everything that does not permit you to set out after my Son – on transience, imperfection and limitation – and then think of my Son, of His Divine infiniteness. By your surrender and prayer ennoble your body and perfect your soul. Be ready, my children. Thank you.”
Our Lady blessed all people and all the religious articles that we had for blessing. As Our Lady was leaving Mirjana saw a large golden Cross behind Our Lady.
Our Lady uses two striking words in this message: “Be ready.” These are pointed words. Only through surrender and prayer, will our bodies be ennobled and our souls perfected to “be ready.” And what does this mean, “Is something going to happen soon?”
Very few have achieved the holiness that Mary is asking for, and yet she never ceases calling us all to this high degree of spiritual perfection. We are the only ones to limit the heights our souls can rise to. God never imposes a single limitation.
As I sit here typing on Good Friday, having eaten just bread and water this day, and feeling less than impressed by the expletives that leaped from my mouth when I was frustrated, even just after going to Confession, I wonder how this high state of holiness will ever happen. For me, I believe it will happen through my willingness to embrace the cross with a firmer grip than I have on it now, and even find joy in that embrace. At the present time, I can be good at throwing my crosses down in a knee-jerk fashion: big crosses, little crosses, such as having to go downstairs a third time after having left the phone downstairs–a third time. Oh how I wish I could just offer God a heavy sigh.