“One Cannot Turn Back Time!
Time is Unrepeatable!”
These were words that echoed loudly within my soul as I mused on the thought of turning back the clocks to standard time the evening of November 3, 2018. I knew these words were “divine inspiration” and that I was being taught a valuable lesson to be more cognizant of how I spent my time here on earth and how each moment that ticked by counted on the “clock” of my life. It seems when Jesus and His Mother want to teach me something, I am always given a visual message. This visual of time was pretty clear to me.
I envisioned the “clock of my life” and how I could not simply turn back to all the events and experiences I’ve had in life thus far. I’ve read so many times in various books that most of us live in the past or even worry about a future that may not pan out as we expect it to. Time is unrepeatable and yet we muse not on the present moment, but on lost moments or moments that haven’t yet come into play.
Simply said, I cannot turn back time! I cannot go back to yesterday, nor last year nor a minute ago. It’s gone, all tallied up in my “Book of Life.”
So let us look at the definition of “unrepeatable.” It is an adjective that means “not able to be done or made again.” So our reflection not only has us meditate upon the inability to repeat time, it also can be applied to ourselves. We cannot be “made again.” Every person is a unique human being with a beautiful soul who is on the way back to the eternal. We have this one chance to “make it right,” so to speak, and Jesus has given us a moment in time to do just that.
How are we spending our time in this world to make it right?
How are our minutes used up as they “tick-tock” on the clock of our lives?
As I reflected on those questions in my own life, I could not help but think of recent messages received on my iPhone on how much “screen time” I was spending weekly.
WOW!!! The hours spent were eye opening. It certainly made me reflect on how I was using my “unrepeatable” moments. I know there is always a balance in everything we do. We certainly cannot go to extremes but I knew deep in my heart I was being asked some “life giving” questions.
I could have spent my “screen time” on my iPhone speaking directly to my Lord! Was He watching me playing around with the phone just waiting patiently for me to cast my eyes in His direction? Or just talk to Him rather than Googling something unimportant at the time? These questions alone were truly a meditation to dwell upon and to just reflect on the course of my day.
There’s no texting involved to connect with Jesus; just an interior thought or a glance cast in His direction seemed to me to make more sense than a screen held in the palm of my hand. So I now have a new chance! A clean sheet of paper to write upon in this new year of 2019. I feel eager to begin anew which means in a new or different, typically more positive, way.
So how was I to begin making each minute count in the eyes of my precious Lord especially in this New Year?
I could only think of being present in the “School of Mary” for 2019 and that would involve Medjugorje. . . which as Saint Pope John II stated. . . was a continuation of Fatima.
I could only think of Our Lady and Her words of instructions as she gives them monthly in Medjugorje. Yes, I know it is not an approved apparition of the Church, but certainly we can judge by the “fruits” of what happens on the sacred ground of this holy pilgrimage place. So join me in the “School of Mary” as we begin this new year! In the “School of Mary,” says St. John Paul II, we are “led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love.”
She has so very much to teach us and together we can make for moments that count in our precious lives! Why else would she be with us for so a long a time but to teach us how to use the valuable minutes of our lives, the unrepeatable ones!
Before you begin to read the messages that I have set before you below, for meditation, I wish to share a grace filled and teaching moment in the “School of Mary” that I experienced during a vigil Mass on December 31, 2018.
During the Mass, a picture came before my eyes of the Blessed Mother. At first I wasn’t sure I was seeing correctly in my mind’s eye, but clearly I was. She was walking through a cemetery among the gravestones. I could not help but think and ask, “Why, Mama, am I seeing you doing this on New Years Eve?” The vision didn’t confuse or distress me, but I was anxious to understand it and “clarity” came to me the next morning in prayer.
She showed me that the cemetery signifies the stony hearts of those who have turned away from Her Son. As she states below, “also today, my prayer is for all of you, especially for all those who have become hard of heart to my call.” She also showed that there are so many people who are hard of heart. Hard like the headstones of the cemetery that I saw her walking through. This vision touched me profoundly and called me more deeply to begin anew. I pray that it does the same for you.
I believe these messages below taken from the years of 2014 and 2015 reflect what I have written in this posting and also help us to understand better the two words unrepeatable and anew:
Monthly Message to Marija of October 25, 2015
Also today, my prayer is for all of you, especially for all those who have become hard of heart to my call.
You are living in the days of grace and are not conscious of the gifts which God is giving to you through my presence.
Little children, decide also today for holiness and take the example of the saints of this time and you will see that holiness is a reality for all of you.
Rejoice in the love, little children, that in the eyes of God you are unrepeatable and irreplaceable, because you are God´s joy in this world.
Witness peace, prayer and love. Thank you for having responded to my call.
Medjugorje Message – August 2, 2014 – Apparition to Mirjana
Dear children, the reason that I am with you, my mission, is to help you for ‘good’ to win, even though this does not seem possible to you now.
I know that you do not understand many things as I also did not understand everything, everything that my Son explained to me while he was growing up alongside me – but I believed him and followed him.
I ask this of you also, to believe me and to follow me. However, my children, to follow me means to love my Son above everything, to love him in every person without making differences.
For you to be able to do this, I call you anew to renunciation, prayer and fasting.
I am calling you for the Eucharist to be the life of your soul. I am calling you to be my apostles of light who will spread love and mercy through the world.
My children, your life is only a blink in contrast to eternal life. And when you come before my Son, in your hearts he will see how much love you had.
In order to spread love in the right way, I am asking my Son, through love, to grant you unity through him, unity among you, unity between you and your shepherds.
Through them my Son always gives himself to you anew and renews your soul.
Do not forget this.
May You Be blessed By Meditating Upon Her Messages
May Your Soul Be Watered By Her Graces.
©2019 Anita Guariglia
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