Having had some remorse over a froggy curse, I am again Marian here, as I’ve been told some readers are avidly following developments on messages from the Blessed Mother in her various modern apparitions.
Last Jan. 25, our Blessed Mother warned against ancient human pitfalls: materialism, modernism, egoism.
Materialism includes the matter of flesh, in sins that the Blessed Mother had identified in Medjugorje as a major cause of most of afterlife damnations.
Modernism is gleaned in tendencies these days to dismiss the old 10 Commandments with old remarks like, “Hey, this is the 21st century.”
Egoism is in the upsurge from Hollywood to copycat Philippine entertainment industry preaching the gospel “Learn to Love Yourself” as if we were born loving others more than ourselves.
These are the words of the Blessed Mother in her apparition in Medjugorje last Jan. 25:
“Dear children! Today I am calling you to pray for peace: peace in human hearts, peace in the families and peace in the world.
“Satan is strong and wants to turn all of you against God, and to return you to everything that is human, and to destroy in the heart all feelings towards God and the things of God.
“You, little children, pray and fi ght against materialism, modernism and egoism, which the world offers to you. Little children, you decide for holiness and I, with my Son Jesus, intercede for you.
“Thank you for having responded to my call.” An earlier Jan. 2 message of the Blessed Mother, also conveyed in Medjugorje, admonishes us to be humble.
She also advises us not to be too inquisitive about things that do not matter to our eternity, for God will give the answers in the next life.
Again, she asks us to pray and to love one another as these are ways for eternal life.
The following are the Blessed Mother’s words last Jan. 2:
“Dear children, My Son was the source of love and light when he spoke on earth to the people of all peoples.
“My apostles, follow His light. This is not easy. You must be little. You must make yourselves smaller than others; with the help of faith to be filled with His love. Not a single person on earth can experience a miraculous experience without faith.
“I am with you. I am making myself known to you by these comings, by these words; I desire to witness to you my love and motherly care.
“My children, do not waste time posing questions to which you never receive an answer. At the end of your journey on earth, the Heavenly Father will give them to you. Always know that God knows everything; God sees, God loves.
“My most beloved Son illuminates lives, dispels darkness; and my motherly love which carries me to you is inexpressible, mysterious but real. I am expressing my feelings to you: love, understanding and motherly benevolence.
“Of you, my apostles, I am asking for your roses of prayer which need to be acts of love. To my motherly heart these are the dearest prayers.
“I off er these to my Son who was born for your sake. He looks at you and hears you. We are always close to you. This is the love which calls, unites, converts, encourages and fulfills.
“Therefore, my apostles, always love one another and above all, love my Son. This is the only way to salvation, to eternal life. This is my dearest prayer which fills my heart with the most beautiful scent of roses.
“Pray, always pray for your shepherds that they may have the strength to be the light of my Son. Thank you.”