Sunday, May 16, 2010
Because He Has Led You...
I found this site through Abbot Joseph's post today. I am normally one to be a bit skeptical and cautious when it comes to private revelation and the like, but I trust Abbot Joseph's assessment of this woman's work and I also checked the site out myself. There is nothing there that goes against Church Teaching, she is not looking to glorify herself in any way, and all of her publications have been authorized by her bishop.
While we are in no way obligated by our faith to believe any of what we read there, I do think there is much we can learn and be made aware of through people such as Anne.
For some time now I have firmly believed that God is trying to get our attention and very few are listening. I believe Our Blessed Mother is doing the same. I am not the first or only blogger to state this. If nothing else, these messages can make us more aware and also lead us to see and examine our own lives for just what it is God is calling us to do to further His Kingdom.
I encourage you to do several things: 1) Read Abbot Joseph's post at Word Incarnate, 2) Visit the Direction For Our Times website yourself.
I read about this site early this morning and for some reason kept fighting the urge to post about it myself, but somehow I felt that I needed to spread the word about it.
Anne has endured great hardship and suffering to say yes to Our Lord and His Mother in carrying out the work of this apostolate.
You may not believe the messages themselves, and that is fine, but I do think we all need to be aware, alert and attentive to what God is calling each of us to do in the fighting of this spiritual battle we are engaged in.
Our country is on a slippery slope these days and as a nation we need to wake up before things get past the point of being able to save our country. God is speaking; we need to listen and act.
You can read this month's message from Our Lord to Anne here. The message is not just for her but for us all.
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.