This time, which has lasted since June 24, 1981, is characterized by an event that is unique in the history of humanity, the presence of Our Lady among us, in Medjugorje.
Medjugorje message of September 25, 1989 to the visionary Marija:
” Dear children, I invite you to thank God for all the gifts you have discovered in your life, even for the least gift that you have perceived. I give thanks together with you, and I want you all to feel the joy of the gifts and that God be everything for each of you. Then, little children, you will be able to grow incessantly on the path of holiness. Thank you for having responded to my call! “.
Medjugorje Message, May 25, 1987
“Dear children! I am calling everyone of you to start living in God’s love. Dear children, you are ready to commit sin, and to put yourselves in the hand of Satan without reflecting. I call on each one of you to consciously decide for God and against Satan. I am your Mother and, therefore, I want to lead you all to perfect holiness. I want each one of you to be happy here on earth and to be with me in Heaven. That is, dear children, the purpose of my coming here and it’s my desire. Thank you for having responded to my call. ”
Medjugorje Message, January 2, 2012 – Apparitions to Mirjana
“Dear children; As with motherly concern I look in your hearts, in them I see pain and suffering; I see a wounded past and an incessant search; I see my children who desire to be happy but do not know how. Open yourselves to the Father. That is the way to happiness, the way by which I desire to lead you. God the Father never leaves His children alone, especially not in pain and despair. When you comprehend and accept this, you will be happy. Your search will end. You will love and you will not be afraid. Your life will be hope and truth which is my Son. Thank you. I implore you, pray for those whom my Son has chosen. Do not judge because you will all be judged. ”
“I want you to feel the joy of the gifts”. Here is the point is just that, we are so busy complaining about what we do not have, that we are less and less able to see how many beautiful things we already have in our life, and to enjoy them. And even less to recognize in God the source of everything.
Is it possible to be happy already in this life? Our Lady’s words are the answer. Our Lady knows our hearts well and knows that, unfortunately, we have lost the sense of gratitude towards God. Today we live more and more distracted and we take everything for granted, and we no longer realize that instead everything is a gift! This prevents us from being happy, from savoring the true joy that comes from knowing that we are so loved children.
If we want to be happy, we must first of all start changing our gaze on ourselves, on our life, on those who are part of it. Then we will realize that God is a present Father who knows how to take care of us constantly.