The apparitions of Our Lady here in Medjugorje that last for 38 years are undoubtedly a sign of our times. Today is a time in which we no longer know what is good, what is bad, what is on the right what is on the left … Our Lady is not afraid to tell us that Satan exists, and says: “Satan is strong, dear sons”. Satan works through the wounds, he works in our thoughts, in our imagination, he makes confusion, wants to make discord especially in families, he wants to destroy what is holy in each of us. But Our Lady also says: “Dear children, with the Rosary in hand you will win Satan. Consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart and to the Heart of my Son Jesus.
But through the little “yes!” Of Our Lady, God has saved the world. Through your faith, which may seem small and insignificant, through what you do, even the smallest gesture, God can do great things. I will tell you that Our Lady here does not wait for us to do great things, but to do what we can: God will then do what is impossible for us.
Message Dear children, today I invite you to decide to offer time patiently for prayer.Little children, you can not say that you are mine, that you have experienced conversion through my messages if you are not ready to offer God’s time every day. I am close to you and I bless you all.Little children, do not forget: if you do not pray you are not close to me, nor to the Holy Spirit who guides you on the path of holiness.Thank you for responding to my call.
Precisely in the message she gave us at Christmas through the visionary Jakov, Our Lady addressed us saying: “Put my Son in the first place, dear children.Without Jesus we can neither become saints, nor have peace, nor enjoy life, because our prayers do not save us, our good works do not save us, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje does not save us, only Jesus, Jesus saves us in prayer, Jesus in the good works we do, Jesus in the pilgrimage, because we need the Savior, we need Jesus, we can not save ourselves, and Our Lady takes us to Jesus.
Our Lady did not come here to scare us, to force us, indeed she always says: “Dear children, I submit to your freedom”. With how much respect the Madonna comes, with how much love! How to leave us free! Because there are, in my opinion, three requirements necessary to be able to say that an apparition, a message, are authentic. These three requirements are: freedom, love and humility.
If one of these is missing, we are certainly facing a human, not a divine, inspiration. Many voices circulate, many messages, we speak of apparitions that are false, not authentic, that are the result of human imagination. When I hear apocalyptic messages, which oppress me, that suffocate me, it means that they do not come from God, but from the human spirit. God, when he acts, always leaves you freedom, so that you feel attracted, not forced inwardly. The messages of the Madonna are just like that.
Our Lady always says: “The most important message I gave here is the invitation to conversion”.It is an evangelical message.The messages that Our Lady gives us here in Medjugorje are not new, they do not add anything to the Gospel.Our Lady comes here to awaken us, as Jesus did in Gethsemane, when he awakened the apostles who had fallen asleep.Jesus had often announced his passion, his death to his apostles, but they had not taken him seriously, they had fallen asleep.So we too can not take seriously not only Our Lady but also the Gospel, because Our Lady comes here to tell us to take the Gospel seriously.