“Dear children, Your pure and sincere love draws my motherly heart. Your faith and trust in the Heavenly Father are fragrant roses which you offer to me—the most beautiful bouquets of roses which consist of your prayers, acts of mercy and of love. Apostles of my love, you who sincerely and with a pure heart strive to follow my Son, you who sincerely love Him, you help; you be an example to those who have not yet come to know the love of my Son—but, my children, not only with words but also with acts and pure feelings through which you glorify the Heavenly Father. Apostles of my love, it is a time of vigilance, and of you I am asking for love, that you not judge—anyone. Because the Heavenly Father will judge everyone. I am asking that you love, that you convey the truth; because truth is old, it is not new, it is eternal, it is truth. It testifies to God’s eternity. Bring the light of my Son and keep breaking the darkness which all the more wants to seize you. Do not be afraid. Through the grace and the love of my Son, I am with you. Thank you. ”
Mirjana’a mission to pray for “Unbelievers”
You all know that the apparitions began June 24, 1981. And until Christmas of 1982 I was having daily apparitions along with the other visionaries. On that Christmas of 1982, I received the 10th secret. And Our Lady said to me I wouldn’t have Her daily apparitions anymore. But that it was going to be only once a year, every March 18th, as long as I live. Besides that, Our Lady said to me that I was going to have Her extraordinary apparitions as well. And those apparitions started on August 2, 1987. They still have been lasting and I do not know how long I will have them. Those apparitions are like a prayer for unbelievers, with the difference that Our Lady never used that word “unbelievers.” She always says, “Those who have not come to know the love of God yet.” And Our Lady is asking our help. When Our Lady says “our” help, She doesn’t only mean us six visionaries. Our Lady is asking help from all those people who accept Her as Mother. Because Our Lady says we are capable of changing unbelievers. But only with our prayer and our own example. Our Lady asks that we put into our daily prayer, in the first place, our prayer for unbelievers, because Our Lady says that when you pray for them, you pray for yourselves and your own future. Besides our prayers, Our Lady is asking for our example. But Our Lady does not ask for us to preach. She would like from us to talk with our own lives so that unbelievers can see God and God’s love within ourselves. I would like you to accept this in a most serious way, because if you were able to see just once the tears on Our Lady’s face because of unbelievers, I’m sure you would pray from the bottom of your heart.
Our Lady says the time that we live in is the time of great decisions. She says we who call ourselves God’s children, we have great responsibility. When Our Lady is asking to pray for unbelievers, Our Lady desires that we do it in Her way, and that means first to feel love for them, to feel them as our brothers who were not lucky enough as we were to come to know the love of God. And only when we feel that love will we be able to pray for them. We should never judge or criticize them. We should simply love them, pray for them and give them our own example.
You see, with these apparitions, Our Lady gave every single one of us visionaries a mission to pray for. My mission is to pray for unbelievers. Vicka and Jakov pray for the sick, Ivan for the priests and for the youth, Marija for the souls in purgatory and Ivanka she prays for families. But the most important message that Our Lady has been repeating very often is the Holy Mass, and not only on Sundays. At the beginning of the apparitions Our Lady said to us visionaries, if you have to choose between attending the Holy Mass or seeing Me in the apparition, you should always choose to attend the Holy Mass because during the Holy Mass My Son is with you. In all these years of the apparitions, Our Lady never said “Pray and I will give you.” But She always says “Pray so that I can pray to My Son for you.” Jesus is always in the first place.
Many pilgrims who come to Medjugorje believe that we, visionaries, are important. It is just to say of us that we are privileged. But that way of thinking is wrong, because Our Lady, as Mother, has no privileged children. For Her we are all Her children that she has chosen for different missions. Six of us visionaries were chosen in order to say the messages. But She chose you to be the apostles of those messages. That’s what She said in Her message from November 2, when I believe She was directly addressing the pilgrims. She said “Dear Children, I invited you. Open your heart. Allow me to enter in order to be able to make you become my apostles.” So you see we all have the same equal importance for our Mother.