“This is the way the great ‘they’ of the physical world would have it be. They live by removing themselves. They desire for all to be so removed from the divine that they are comfortable with their own removal. They preach the removal. We will preach the invasion, the seed of new life, what can be neither run from nor removed.” Mirari
I think it would be fair to say, along with Mari (who received Mirari), that Mary of Nazareth has a problem with our world. She sees that we are on the wrong path, and she is eager and desirous to alter our direction by enlisting those people who are more gentle into her cause.
Surely we count ourselves among Mary’s faithful. To follow her lead, we cannot remove ourselves from this world, nor would we want to. We can offer new life to a dying world, if we will only step out on what we know. We know a truth that is not of this world. And it behooves us who follow both Jesus and Mary to do our best to lead in the direction of a new world.
We cannot, any of us, do this alone. We need each other—men and women of faith—to step out on that faith and enact what we know to enact. When we commune with our God, He will give us our marching orders. He will guide and direct our steps along a pathway that—it is not too much to say—will save our world.
Elsewhere we learn that we are in the end times. Of course, every generation since Jesus’ time has said the same thing. And so I wonder if Mary has it right this time. But I think one thing is certain: We must act “as if” we are in the end times. And that means we need to keep ourselves, and to enlist others, into a return to the way of our God.
And this way is, and always has been, the way of Love.