Before reading the comment of the director of Radio Maria, let us reread the words offered yesterday for the world in Medjugorje.
Message – August 25, 2019
“Dear children! Pray, work and witness with love for the Kingdom of Heaven that it may be good for you here on earth. Little children, God will bless your effort a hundred fold; you will be witnesses among peoples, souls of unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion and Heaven will be grateful for your efforts and sacrifices. Little children, witness with the Rosary in hand that you are mine and decide for holiness. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
The comment by Father Livio Fanzaga
Dear friends, through the message of August 25, the Queen of Peace invites us to prayer, work and witness to the Kingdom of Heaven. These are the three imperatives that leave no room for indolence, neglect and idleness and thanks to which our life here on earth can flow serenely. The Kingdom of Heaven is like a vineyard where we are sent to work and which requires “efforts”, “labors” and “sacrifices”.
In the first place among the daily commitments is prayer, because it is thanks to our meeting with God that we have the light and strength to carry out the mission that Heaven has assigned us. When we work with God, everything we do is multiplied and the results are beyond our expectations.
Our Lady encourages us to witness, overcoming shyness, because only by seeing our faith do the souls of unbelievers feel the grace of conversion that works in their hearts. If Christians hide their faith and are ashamed to show it, how will men know the love of God?The fear of witnessing because we fear to offend those who do not have faith does not come from God, but from the enemy of our salvation.
This is why Our Lady invites us to show that we are hers, holding the Rosary, with which to confront and overcome Satan, who deviates us from the faith and drags us on the path of ruin. The more we will be of Mary, the more we will be clothed in her holiness: humble, simple, hardworking, thanks to which the world will change and her Immaculate Heart will triumph.