Heaven on Earth

“My field is your field.  This is what I am helping you to see.  We are together now to save this world so that Heaven on Earth can come to be.”  Mirari

Mary is here speaking to Mari.  But Mary is also talking to all of us, especially women but not exclusively to women.  Our “field” is the one that we share, our field the Earth.  And we need to do what we can to make a new beginning.  All of us have handled badly the handiwork of our Earth.  We have made a hostile and aggressive place.  Now it is incumbent upon us to create a new world of peace and joy.

The subtitle of Mirari, “the way of the Marys,” does include the way of all women.  But I don’t want to leave men out.  We are all the body of Christ.  And it will take women and men working together to turn this world from the lamentable place it is now to a glorious new creation blessed by God.

We have not seen how Heaven can come to Earth.  If we don’t know (and we don’t), it is up to us just to ASK.  God does not keep secrets from us.  When we have been prepared, we will be ready to hear His new revelations.

We all have work to do in the field.  This world.  Our newly created world.

Be ready today to do our part.  Ask today that each step of the new world be revealed to us—each part that is ours to accomplish.

The New Feminism

“You need not call me ‘mother’ unless you so choose.  We are in solidarity, in the new ‘feminism’ as you put it.”  Mirari

This is Mary talking to Mari.  This is an example of a time when Mirari comes down right on “feminism.”  Yes, Mirari is a new manifesto, though it is not a strident manifesto.  Mirari is imbued with the love of the divine, but throughout the book we discover that more and more women in the spirit of Mary herself will take a more leading role.

This does not have to be a threatening idea.  Many men welcome a larger role for women, for I think these men who welcome such a role for women know how much both genders are needed for our world.  All men have had mothers, and most loved their mothers deeply as the first bond in this world.  Remembering that bond, and what it gave to them, can help men realize that there is no reason to be threatened by women’s emergence in the new world.

Let us bond men and women in a lasting, mutual relationship that will solve, oh, so many problems.  The nurturance for which women are well-known will give our world a humanizing quality as women come into their own. 

We need each other.

That is the message that I most take away from reading Mirari.