Six Times Our Lady Said...
June 22, 2012 Apparition of Our Lady to Medjugorje Visionary Ivan
June 22, 2012 A.D.
Joy and excitement were in the air tonight as thousands of pilgrims climbed Apparition Mountain to be with Our Lady during Ivan’s prayer group meeting. Surveying the crowd from near Our Lady’s statue, there were pilgrims as far as one could see on every side. Singing and the praying of the Rosary led up to the apparition that took place around 10:00 P.M. Medjugorje is just days away from celebrating the 31st Anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions. Once pilgrims got down from the mountain after the apparition, they could see the arrival of more buses of pilgrims coming into the village to share in these days of celebration and remembrance. Our Lady stayed for a long time this evening, approximately 10 minutes. It was a beautiful night, under a sky full of stars, made more beautiful by
June 22, 2012, Apparition On Appariton Mountain with Medjugorje Visionary Ivan
After the apparition of Our Lady on Apparition Mountain at about 10:00 p.m., June 22, 2012, Ivan said:
“Today, as always, after every meeting with Our Lady, I desire to describe to you what is the most important. Also today Our Lady came very joyful and happy and at the beginning, She greeted us all with Her Motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus, my dear children.’ Then, for a longer time, with her arms extended, she prayed here over all of us. She prayed in her Aramaic language. Then She blessed us all with Her motherly blessing and blessed everything you brought for a blessing. In a special way, tonight, Our Lady prayed over the sick present here. Then Our Lady said:
‘Dear children, also today, I call you anew: decide for Jesus. Decide and set out together with Him into the future. I am with you, dear children, because my Son permitted me to remain with you for so long, because I desire to lead you, to teach you, to educate you—I desire to lead all of you to my Son. I desire to lead all of you to Heaven. Therefore, today, I call you anew, decide for Him. Put Him in the first place in your life. Dear children, this world in which you live, is passing. Therefore decide, decide for peace. Live peace. Decide for prayer. Pray, dear children, pray, pray. Thank you, dear children, also today, for having responded to my call.’
Then I recommended all of you, all your needs, your intentions, your families and especially all the sick. Then a conversation between us followed, Our Lady spoke to me and I to Her. This remains only between us. After that conversation Our Lady left in prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross with a greeting, ‘Go in peace, my children.’”
Profound is inadequate to explain the message of Our Lady today. A Friend of Medjugorje has told us many times, and written throughout the years, that Our Lady is here to teach us. Not as the world thinks of education in terms of college degrees, but rather real wisdom to attain the final and highest degree, eternal life, Heaven.
Our Lady uses the word decide six times in today's message: "Decide for Jesus... Decide and Set Out... Decide for Him... Decide... Decide for Peace... Decide for Prayer..." A Friend of Medjugorje has written and spoken throughout the years, that Our Lady calls us to make a decision. Are we concerned with all of the 'what ifs' of making a decision to change our life? A Friend of Medjugorje tells us that the hardest part, is making the decision. After that, God gives the grace. Love, for example is a decision. Often you will not 'feel' love towards the person you are supposed to show it to, whether it be your spouse, kids, or your enemy. However, with the decision made to love, whether or not you feel like it or not, God supplies the grace.
Many times throughout the years, a Friend of Medjugorje would pray in his prayers to Our Lady, that all he had was his decision to follow Her. Whatever happened, whatever the consequences of that decision was not his concern, that even when there was nothing else left to give, he still had his decision for Our Lady; so strong was his 'yes' to follow Her. So, step out into the future, make a decision to follow Our Lady and change your life, both spiritually and physically. In what way does today's message speak to you? You yourself know what Our Lady is asking of you.