DAILY CATHOLIC   FRI-SAT-SUN    April 9-11, 1999    vol. 10, no. 70

LENTEN MEDITATIONS:
"MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

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    INTRODUCTION
      These Meditative Lessons on the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary which encompass the time from the Tomb through the Ascension were imparted via both interior visions and interior locutions to Cyndi Cain, the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart from the Blessed Mother of God after Pentecost in 1993. Cyndi relates that, "while I saw many details in these interior visions, only certain details were to be written down. Therefore, these lessons are not meant to be a detailed geographical or historical account, nor are they meant to pinpoint all the intricate details one might wish to have knowledge of regarding the time of of the Resurrection and beyond...for the importance of each lesson lies not in the descriptive passage or dialogue, but in Our Lady's own meditations which follow each interior vision. These meditations are meant to strengthen us in our faith during this our exile - particularly in these end times when the Holy Catholic Church will be ripped apart by apostasy and schism...for Our Blessed Mother wants our faith to be as strong as an anchor. For our faith to be such, we must have the faith of a simple, little child." As an added bonus for Easter we bring the special chapter on the Resurrection to you and ask the Holy Spirit to give all the enlightenment and discernment to learn and grow from these meditative lessons that all may persevere in the time of the Great Darkness which looms ever closer. For those who would like the complete works of "My Lord and my God", as well as the books on the Joyful Mysteries - "Come, Let us Adore Him", and the Sorrowful Mysteries - "It is Consummated!", click on BOOKS.

Meditative Lesson 8:

A LESSON IN FORGIVENESS

part two

          Mary of Magdala bows her head, placing her folded hands in the Blessed Mother's lap. She is like a young girl before her mother. Tenderly Our Lady lays her hands upon Mary's and says, "You tremble. Please do not keep the truth from me. I am His Mother. His heart is mine, as mine is His. And the ache cannot be erased, Mary, until the truth is spoken.

          "O, my Holy Mother, we did not wish you to know any more pain. But…Yes, Jonathan and James found him…Judas. He…he…."

          "Go on," Marry urges. "God knows all, and I am asking that I who am His Mother, might yet plead for him."

          "He is dead. O Mother of my Lord. By his own hand. Jonathan dared not go near, for he felt the place filled with evil and did not wish to encounter it. I do not know any more."

          Our Blessed Mother lowers her head, the folds of her veil shadowing her face. I am unable to see her eyes, but I understand she cries.

          "Do not weep. O, Mother, please, I…"

          "He, too, was God's child. All would have been forgiven him had he but come to us and repented of his sin. Now my heart breaks, knowing with what love my Son gave His life for him."

          "But he was the betrayer!" the Magdalene exclaims.

          "Yes, he was that. But even then, God wished to forgive him all. If he had only repented, how quickly God would have given him the strength to return again to the Light. My heart suffers over all of my children. It is unbearable pain for a mother to lose a child. Judas despaired. He is forever lost."

          The Magdalene tries to absorb all our Blessed Mother has said to her. She knows only that Our Lady's deep sorrow touches her heart, which, with its still imperfect love, has not considered the pain of a lost soul. Greatly moved by the Mother of God's distress, she tries to dry Mary's tears with her own veil.

          "I have caused you great sorrow. May I be forgiven. I…I have yet so far to go, dear, Holy Mother. Please help me. I do not have Him anymore, and I do not want to cause Him sorrow, too."

          Our Lady raises her head. She looks at the Magdalene and her voice is softly sweet as she replies.

          "You have come very far. You will advance rapidly now, for you have learned to love Love itself. I will help you, my daughter. He would want me to. Go, do as you have planned with my blessing. I will pray and wait here."

          "Yes, Holy Mother. The first faint light of dawn comes. We will go now before the people are about in the streets."

          Mary, the Mother of God, traces the Sign of the Cross upon the Magdalene's forehead. The latter rises and departs, quietly closing the door behind her.

          Mary immediately presses her hands to her heart and, looking up to Heaven, prays, "O, Father, You do not wish to lose even one of Your children. In the Name of my Son, of all He has endured, I beseech You if it be possible for You to grant the light of repentance to Judas." She pauses, her head bowed low and her hands fall limply to her lap. I understand that the Father has answered her and this answer she places into the recesses of her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart and ponders keenly the perfect Justice of God. Finally, on a deep breath, she breathes forth the words, "Thy Will be done, O Father."

         

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part three - Our Lady's Meditation: A Lesson in Forgiveness

April 9-11, 1999       volume 10, no. 70
MY LORD AND MY GOD!

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