IT is as though the scales are falling from many eyes. Christians around the world are beginning to see and understand the times around them, as though they were waking from a long, deep sleep. As I pondered this, the Scripture came to mind:
Surely the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)
Today, the prophets are speaking words which in turn are putting flesh on the inner stirrings of many hearts, the hearts of God’s servants—His little children. Suddenly, things are making sense, and what people could not put into words before, is now coming into focus before their very eyes.
A GENTLE NUDGE
Today, the Blessed Mother is moving quickly and quietly throughout the world, giving gentle nudges to souls, trying to wake them up. She is like the obedient disciple, Ananias, whom Jesus sent to open the eyes of Saul:
So Ananias went and entered the house; laying his hands on him, he said, "Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me, Jesus who appeared to you on the way by which you came, that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit." Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his sight. He got up and was baptized, and when he had eaten, he recovered his strength. (Acts 9:17-19)
This is a good picture of what Mary is doing today. Sent by Jesus, she is gently laying her warm motherly hands upon our hearts in hopes that we will regain our spiritual sight. By assuring us of God’s love, she encourages us to not be afraid to repent from the sin which the Light of Truth is revealing in our hearts. In such a way, she wishes to prepare us to receive Her Spouse, the Holy Spirit. Also, Mary points us to the Eucharistic Meal which will help us recover our strength , strength we have either lost or have never developed due to weakness caused by our many years of spiritual blindness..
And so, I exhort you, brothers and sisters, if this Mother has awakened you, do not fall asleep again into the slumber of sin. If you have dozed off, then shake yourself awake in a spirit of humility. Let the priest pour cool and refreshing waters of Mercy upon your soul through Confession, and fix your eyes once again upon Jesus, the leader and perfecter of your faith.
Can you not hear Him coming? Can you not hear the thunder of hooves of the Rider upon the White Horse? Yes, though we now live in the final moments of the time of Mercy, He is coming as a Judge. Do not be like the virgins who fell asleep without enough oil in their lamps because the Groom was delayed. There is no delay! God’s timing is perfect. Is He not speaking to us of imminence when we see the signs of the times around us? Stay awake! Watch and pray! God is speaking to His servants and His prophets.
For His secrets are soon to be fulfilled.