Dearest God my Father: I have felt a very strong urge to say the Rosary—I feel very drawn to Our Lady. I pray especially for …Please guide him and help … and I to make the right decisions for … Please, also, take good care of my father and his heart, Lord. And please protect and guide the Apostolate. Oh, and please bless the elderly couple who live by us up north. They are ill and have no family. Thank You. I love You; I consecrate myself and my family to You. I am listening, Father.
Dearest daughter: Can’t you hear Me?
Our Father had taken me by the hand and was leading me to a quiet sitting area. Father, I hear You now. Are You speaking of another time?
Yes, daughter. I have been calling you. There is much I have to say. Settle your mind on the task at hand. Give yourself to Me in this moment. I appeal to you to listen. Breathe in My Holy Spirit—deeply. Your Mother is in need of you all. Marshall your ranks for her good deeds to come to light. She is your Mother, truly. You are her children—the children of God, My own. What does she need help with, Father? She is in need of your prayers in this time. She distributes My graces. Now do you understand? For much of what needs to be done, these graces must flow through you, out into the world. My will be done. And how will this be done on earth as it is in Heaven? Through My children. The Holy Spirit works in and through you so My plan for mankind is realized. Yes, little one, you who are chosen are willed to come to My aid in this time. How? Why?
So few respond to My call—though all are invited. The banquet is set for all My children. But some are given special graces to live out My will in a special way— your Mother’s way, in My Son Jesus. In this way, My children are drawn to her counsel and protection as those who will go out into the world and preach the good news of My Son Jesus. But they must also live His word in thought and deed. So little time, daughter of My heart. And then I will appear waiting for you all. Waiting to see who approaches their Father’s house, come home. Where are My prodigals? Where is the mother in the parable?
I don’t know, Father. Where is she?
She is where she was meant to be—tucked deep inside the heart of My children—whispering and guiding you to where you belong—home with Your Father. She is with you always. I wait, but she works diligently, bringing you on your way; seeing to your needs, listening to your woes and sorrows, lending you her cape to protect you in your trials. For she is your Mother and she will not abandon you—she will stand at the foot of your cross, offering your sacrifice to Me as she did with My Son Jesus. Your fiats will blend and the sound, ennobled, will reach My ears. It is time to come home. And then there will be peace in this world of Mine. My will be done. Shalom.
This does not necessarily mean speaking, since Our Lady did not preach in this way, and She is the example. As St Francis of Assisi said to his brothers, “preach the gospel, and if you have to, use words.” This means that we preach by our example more than words. That is why the contemplative life is also preaching the gospel as it is living the gospel. Also hermits preach the gospel by showing that they love God above all else in the way they live. All of us can be an example wherever we find ourselves simply by becoming the best version of ourselves, the person He created us to be. It preaches Him to be who He made us to be and even more to live for Him. If we seek to love Him we will live for Him and live His way and in a world that has rejected His way this preaches eloquently. And with the special graces granted us we will live in His will the way of Mary, the way of Transformation.
God bless you and Mary keep you