Man’s state of mind partly depends on his words, says priest in Medjugorje
The words we are pronouncing say much about ourselves. Whatever is blessed brings blessing. Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you, Father Ljubo Kurtović reflects on the latest Medjugorje message which also calls to mind a powerful blessing given by the Virgin Mary. On this Saturday of no rain at all Medjugorje itself was blessed with two unexplainable rainbows.
– Reflecting on the Virgin Mary’s latest message Father Ljubo Kurtović,
the assistant pastor of Medjugorje, profoundly elaborates on the Church’s
theology on the power of man’s choice of words. The one who blesses will be
blessed, the one who curses will see his curses returning to him, Father Ljubo
reflects on the message in which the Virgin told the world that it works a lot
and seeks God’s blessing too little.
words we are pronouncing say much about ourselves. A word can wound and heal, it
can kill and bring back to life. This is why it is important to overcome what is
bad and evil within us with what is good, pure and blessed. Whatever is blessed
brings blessing. Bless a thing and it will bless you! Curse it and it will curse
you! Whatever you judge in your life will come back to you and hurt you. If you
bless a situation, it has no more strength to hurt you and, even if for a time
it causes you trouble, little by little this trouble will disappear, and the
blessing coming from a pure heart will become a blessing for others. When you
bless, you become ready to receive blessing,” Father Ljubo writes in his
official monthly message commentary.
is the strength and the light for our paths. Through the blessing, light and
peace enter into us. As soon as someone starts to bless instead of cursing,
wishing good to others instead of cursing them, he becomes healthy, happy, saved
from the hands of the enemy”, the assistant pastor further elaborates on the
message given by the Virgin on May 25th:
children! At this time of grace, I call you to prayer. Little children, you work
much but without God's blessing. Bless and seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to
lead you at this time so that you may comprehend and live in the grace of this
time. Convert, little children, and kneel in the silence of your hearts. Put God
in the centre of your being so that, in that way, you can witness in joy the
beauty that God continually gives in your life. Thank you for having responded
to my call”,
the Virgin said last week.
further in reflecting on this message, Father Ljubo Kurtović states that
even the vice of envy can be turned into good if only man would choose a
lifestyle of blessing every situation and person:
is in the nature of man to be envious, to speak badly about others, even to
curse those who have a successful life and richness. We become envious and find
it difficult to bless those who have achieved something in life, who obtained
something. Instead, we have the tendency to criticize and to speak evil. If God
has given visible gifts to someone, be great and give thanks for this goodness
of God, expressed in the life of your brother, let your eye not be envious! If
you see someone blessed by the strength of God, bless this person and blessing
will come into your life also. This is the promise of God,” he writes.
also the circumstances of your life. Bless, so that an improvement may happen in
your life, because you change others through what you think, speak and expect of
them. If we feed people with hope, faith, love and trust, they will succeed. To
satiate oneself and others with blessings and positive thoughts and words, means
to give life within oneself and within others to all the treasures, which we are
and which we carry,” Medjugorje’s assistant pastor reflects.
the years the Virgin Mary has mentioned the power and necessity of blessings in
a number of Medjugorje messages. Her words have shown that even Christians
underestimate the value of God’s benediction:
children, I desire to call you to grow in love. A flower is not able to grow
normally without water. So also you, dear children, are not able to grow without
God’s blessing. From day to day you need to seek His blessing so you will grow
normally and perform all your actions in union with God. Thank you for having
responded to my call,”
Our Lady of Medjugorje said on April 10th 1986.
children, give thanks unceasingly for all that you possess, for each little
gift, which God has given you so that a joyful blessing always comes down from
God upon your life,"
said part of the message from August 25th 1988.
integrated, yet only little talked-about part of the Virgin Mary’s message
given in Medjugorje is the so-called Special Blessing by means of which everyone
who has received it can in turn bless other people in the name of Our Lady.
According to visionary Marija Pavlović-Lunetti, the seer to receive
information on this blessing, it has the power to start and strengthen
conversion processes. Once received the Special Blessing lasts a whole life. To
pass it on to others, a simple spontaneous prayer is fine. When giving the
Special Blessing to an unbeliever, it has been advised to do it silently to
avoid the usual useless discussions.
also said that the Special Blessing works independently from geographical
distance, allowing a person who has the blessing to bless even people located in
other cities or countries. Sister Emmanuel Maillard’s book “Medjugorje, the
90s” (Queenship, 1997) contains a handful of testimonies as to the working of
the Special Blessing, among them the tale of the immidiate conversion of a
to Marija Pavlović-Lunetti the Blessed Virgin wants this blessing to be
frequently used, even to the point of silently blessing the strangers in the
street, yet no formal apostolate has been formed to accompany the Special
Blessing. Chances are that people interested in receiving and passing on this
blessing can obtain it by taking contact to persons or groups experienced in
arranging tours to Medjugorje.
of blessings Medjugorje itself was Saturday blessed with a double rainbow in the
middle of a day with lots of sun but not a single drop of rain. Several people,
among them the one who writes these lines, witnessed a semi-circle rainbow
formed around the Sun, and another smaller rainbow right next to it, both of
which were visible for more than an hour.
writing this religious article, God’s blessing was asked for...)
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