On the 2nd of each month, Our Lady appears to the Medjugorje visionary Mirjana, to give us her message to the world. Below is the latest official English translation as provided by the Information Center in Medjugorje.
Message of June 2, 2011:
“Dear children! As I call you to prayer for those who have not come to know the love of God, if you were to look into your hearts, you would comprehend that I am speaking about many of you. With an open heart, sincerely ask yourselves if you want the living God, or do you want to eliminate Him and live as you want? Look around you, my children, and see where the world is going, the world that thinks of doing everything without the Father, and which wanders in the darkness of temptation. I am offering to you the light of the Truth and the Holy Spirit. According to God’s plan, I am with you to help you to have my Son, His Cross and Resurrection, triumph in your hearts. As a mother, I desire and pray for your unity with my Son and His works. I am with you; you decide. Thank you.”
Mary asks us to look into our own hearts and see what we have put in first place there. Many of us in this world have decided to search for love and happiness by following common idols, such as money, prestige, power, lust, pleasure, greed, looking sexy, and our own personal version of what we think Church teachings should be. And, oh, those sneaky, less obvious idols, which can trap our souls, even for those of us who go to Mass and say we believe in God. . . These covert habits sneak up on us, such as judgment of others, thinking oneself as somehow better than our neighbor, being unkind, overly fearful or negative, unforgiving, addicted to food, drink, sexual fantasies–you name it, refusing to say the name Jesus or evangelize for fear of persecution, prolonged rage at God, cursing the darkness, not trusting God, putting a relationship above God, or not asking God if we’re supposed to have the relationships we do, wanting to be liked more than wanting to love, wanting the world to think we’re “great” or “cool,” caring too much what others think, focusing too much on appearance, not speaking up or acting when injustices occur, putting our security or sense of well-being in stuff, not helping the poor, the difficult, the lonely, refusing to love everyone–yes, everyone, or just sitting down every evening to be entertained in front of mindless T.V. shows, rather than praying to Almighty God, alone, or with our families. All these habits reveal what we’re attracted to and what we have placed as first in our hearts.
We will always be tempted, but not to fear. We’re human. Mary isn’t expecting us to never fall or to be perfect. Mary is simply asking us the most important question there is. Have we chosen God? She wants us to ask ourselves, Have we allowed God first place in our lives? Are we willing to speak up and say whatever He tells us to? Are we willing to let Him take us wherever He wants us to go?
On the 25th of each month, Our Lady appears to the Medjugorje visionary Marija to give us her message to the world. Below is the latest official English translation as provided by the Information Center in Medjugorje.
Message of May 25, 2011:
“Dear children! My prayer today is for all of you who seek the grace of conversion. You knock on the door of my heart, but without hope and prayer, in sin, and without the Sacrament of Reconciliation with God. Leave sin, and decide, little children, for holiness. Only in this way can I help you, hear your prayers, and seek intercession before the Most High. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Knock with hope and with prayer, says Our Lady. Make a choice of the will to leave behind sin and be completely forgiven and renewed in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. If we cannot envision holiness for ourselves, then we will not be able to move toward it. Envision for yourself a life without sin, imagine how beautiful it could be. And move, each day, a step in that heavenly direction. Then you will surely see the effect of your prayers and those of your Mother.