February 17, 2014 A.D.
The following was originally written by A Friend of Medjugorje in 1994, and today, 20 years later we share with you this timeless message. - Medjugorje.com
Why does Our Lady say, “Thank you for responding to my call,” in every message? It is as though it means nothing to many because it is so repetitive. To understand why, we must ask ourselves why we are here. It is for one purpose – to serve God and pass this “life’s” test so that we may spend eternity thanking God for all His gifts to us. Our Lady’s call is actually like a mother’s call to Her children for dinner so she can nourish them and keep them healthy by preparing their meal with love and feeding them good food so that they may grow normally. Our Lady feeds us Her messages to bring us back to spiritual health. For many of us, the real “Word” has grown stale, no longer nourishing us from the lips of those who teach us. Those teachers, who are suppose to prepare it using the best ingredients, which are prayer, fasting, and penance, have replaced them with bitter ingredients of pleasure, selfishness, and erred teaching. Being fed by these bad teachers, many have eaten and grown sick, other refuse to eat and starve, and still others reject totally, going to find their own food of half truth, mixed truth and extremism. Our Lady comes and gives us a balanced diet, knowing exactly what to say, how to teach, how to guide us. She wants to lead us back to the real “Word” – “The Scriptures,” through Her food (Her messages) which show us how to understand the value of the real Word.
It is time for us to clearly see and discern whose call we will answer and what is this call. The world calls and assaults us a thousand times a day; take this, do this, it is your right, you deserve it, don’t suffer, what about your self-esteem, etc. Hearing so many calls daily, why should anyone be surprised that Our Lady does it once a month publicly through the messages to Marija. “Thank you for responding to my call.” It is the opposite of so many calls from other sources. Her call contradicts that of man and is of such magnitude and importance for the world today that it serves to cancel a host of other calls from bad teachers, the world, etc.
This food supplied by the Father, conveyed by Our Lady, given through the visionary, imported from Heaven and exported from the parish of Medjugorje is so important and critical for the saving of the world that it places us in a position where we have to consciously decide for God. We understand Our Lady’s purpose for coming is to help lead us to Heaven. This time we live in has fogged our hearts. Few, today, really know the Christian life. Too many Christians willingly put themselves into the hands of satan without reflecting. Our Lady says:
May 25, 1987
The messages are very important tools for lifting the fog that covers all of mankind in order to save as many as possible before the future becomes the present. Our Lady’s call is a daily one through Her messages and She wants them molded into our lives. Our Lady says:
December 25, 1989
Our Lady’s call is one of action, one of spiritual warfare, not conquering others but oneself, and through that change, that witness, conquering the hearts of others. Her call of Holy Mass, conversion, fasting, prayer, and Confession are part of the foundation, along with Faith, Hope, and Charity, upon which Her whole world’s plan is to be built. From this foundation, Her call will ring out and speak to all men of good will – that they are chosen and they have a role in this great plan for the salvation of the whole world. What we do now and how we respond in this period of probably forty years, starting in 1981, will be no less significant than other points in history such as Adam and Eve, Noah and the flood, the deliverance out of Egypt, the birth of Christ, and the death of the last apostle – to today. “Today…,” “Now…,” is the time to act. You cannot comprehend the greatness of your role in what it is Heaven is calling on you to do. You will fulfill it with abandonment and obedience to Her messages. We finish this call with the singular message which outlines all the above.
January 25, 1987
In Response to Her Call,