June 25, 1999 marks the 18th Anniversary of Our Blessed Mother’s
daily appearances in Medjugorje.
Imagine! Our Heavenly Mother has been coming every day for the last
18 years to call us, her children, to greater prayer and to conversion. On occasion I meet someone who discounts Our Lady’s appearances there. They cannot believe that Heaven would send her every day for so long a time.
My answer to that is: “Why not???” Who of us can fathom God or His
Works? Who of us can fathom God’s love? Who can fathom a love that is so profound that it would
seek relentlessly the saving of those who are on the verge of being lost? What mother, that is a good
mother, could stand by doing nothing when she sees a child (or children) in great danger?
St. Monica prayed constantly and every day for 20 years for the
conversion of her son, St. Augustine. Who could justifiably find fault with God for sending Our Lady
every day even for 100 years, if that is what it would take?
Those who say God would not send Our Lady for so long a time, in my
opinion, are guilty of great pride. Their judgment confines God, as if they could put Him in a box.
God doesn’t behave according to what humans think, but how He would think, He Who is the
All-Knowing and All-Good God, Infinitely perfect, Who cannot act contrary to His Love.
If we were to compare the size of a pencil point to the size of the
universe, we would say there could hardly be a comparison. Yet the human mind is like a “pencil point”
compared to God’s Intelligence. The human mind is hardly comparable to the Intelligence of God
and anyone who thinks they know how God SHOULD behave should be reminded that God’s Intelligence
and love is infinitely greater than their own.
In Scripture God tells us that His Ways are not our ways, nor are His Thoughts, our thoughts.
We can take that literally.
Most people (including priests) are hardly educated in the area of
Mystical Theology, a true branch of Theology. Yet so many make judgments as though they were experts
in the field.
How many of us (untrained personages) would presume to tell a brain
surgeon how to perform an operation? In like manner, should all of us be careful to presume to condemn
Medjugorje based on limited knowledge and training.
“You shall know a tree by its fruits,” Jesus said. Unless people
take an HONEST look at the fruits of Medjugorje and see the thousands of conversions (not possible for
satan who would thereby be working against himself), the hundreds of prayer groups and Eucharistic
adorations ... all because of their experiences in Medjugorje, could they be in a position to judge wisely.
Thank you, dear Blessed Mother, for coming for so long to us in that
humble village. Please don’t give up on us. It is now evening time. It is getting late. And we
need you more than ever.
And God bless you, dear reader.