Medjugorje - Always More Than You Think
What does it mean to have a spiritual visitation?
The following was originally published on May 2, 2010. It tells of spiritual visitations and what blocks it. Medjugorje must be approached with simplicity and an open heart to grasp its significance. Those in the Church who have visited it in this way, come away from Medjugorje with an encounter with Our Lady and lasting conversion. A Friend of Medjugorje tells more:
Our Lady said on May 2, 2010:
Our Lady blessed all our religious articles and in a special way Our Lady blessed all priests present.
The 2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation. “Mary set out” in haste to the hill country to ‘visit’ Elizabeth, who when hearing Mary’s greeting, was “filled with the Holy Spirit. Elizabeth’s husband, Zachariah, had been told by an angel, who had appeared in the temple to him months before, that his aged and sterile wife would conceive and the child was to be called John, and he would be “filled” with the Holy Spirit.
Zachariah, who could not speak after the angel’s visitation, upon the birth of his son when writing down on a tablet his son’s name, was again able to speak. Fear descended upon all the neighborhood and then throughout the hill country. Zachariah, “filled” with the Holy Spirit, sang out his canticle which in part said:
“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel because He has ‘visited’ and ransomed His people.”
Speaking of John, Zachariah said:
“For you shall go before the Lord to prepare straight paths for Him…Giving His people a knowledge of salvation in freedom from their sins.”
Medjugorje is so Biblical as to be surreal, whether you go there physically or in the heart to seek a “spiritual visitation”. Medjugorje is a Joyful Mystery in which the good Father, through His servant John, in this case Mary who in this Her time, filled with the Holy Spirit, has come to prepare the world for the second coming of Her Son and to “fill” us with the Holy Spirit. This can only be achieved by “sincerely repenting from your sins.” Through Our Lady, the good Father ‘calls’ us to the spiritual encounter, a visitation with Our Lady, who through Her messages is filling us with knowledge, as Zachariah’s words state:
“Giving His people a knowledge of salvation in freedom from their sins.”
Do you not know Our Lady’s coming to Medjugorje is the second most important event in world history, second only to Jesus’ life upon the earth? Do you not comprehend Her messages reveal the plan, great plan, for the world’s salvation, as Zachariah said, “giving knowledge of salvation”?
January 25, 1987
Do you know that none of this can be known without sincere repentance which is the first step to opening one’s ears and heart to comprehend Our Lady’s spiritual visitation?
Many approach Medjugorje with too much intellectualism. They are filled with it, which allows little or no room for them to be completely opened to Our Lady's messages. Our Lady, as She often does on the day for non-believers, singles out the priests and blesses all the priests. Everyone in the Medjugorje Movement has experienced occasions when priests have balked or are skeptical of Medjugorje. Medjugorje cannot be approached through complexity and the mind filled with intellectualism. Rather, a real “spiritual visitation” of approaching Medjugorje is with simplicity and the heart ‘filled with love.’ Any other approach to Medjugorje tends to give reproach against Medjugorje. And, just as Zachariah the priest doubted the angel and lost his ability to speak, so too the same happens today in our time of priests and laity alike. But once this is understood, all souls must begin this spiritual visitation with sincere repentance. We will then, as Zachariah, be able to speak again – speak of the great spiritual visitation of the Holy Virgin Mother who is being given a new strength and strong presence upon the earth that She has never had before. Repent and speak. Speak to all! You, both priests and laity, that by proxy that we can save non-believers through Our Lady’s call for the salvation of the world. A call being sounded for the last time.
May 2, 1982
In Yearning for Souls’ Salvation,
The above is a continuation of what a Friend of Medjugorje has taught for years, that Medjugorje must be approached with simplicity and not with intellectualism.
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