Mary‘s message at Medjugorje on March 25, 2010:
Dear children! Also today I desire to call you all to be strong in prayer and in the moments when trials attack you. Live your Christian vocation in joy and humility and witness to everyone. I am with you and I carry you all before my Son Jesus, and He will be your strength and support. Thank you for having responded to my call.
This message ties nicely with many of the Sorrowful Mysteries. First, Mary asks us to be strong in prayer in times of great difficulty. This sounds very much like the First Sorrowful Mystery where Jesus prayed to the Father for strength before Judas betrayed Him and handed Him over to the authorities to be crucified. All too often we tend to move away from God in our trials of life or blame Him when bad things befall us. But Mary asks us to not only pray in these times, but remain joyful and humble in our faith for all to see.
Mary also talks of “carrying” us before Jesus Christ who will provide us strength and support. This reminds me of the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery where Jesus took up His cross. In my meditation on this rosary mystery I discuss how our love of God will help us through the difficult times in our life. Jesus ultimately overcame the pain and torment of the crucifixion by rising from the dead. Likewise, Mary reminds us that our faith and love in Jesus Christ will ultimately help us overcome any problems we encounter in this world. While some will overcome these trials in this life through the intercession of miracles, others may need to be patient as their comfort will come in the next one in the kingdom of Heaven.
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