Containing the Coronavirus message
March 9, 2020:
With the ongoing threat of the corona virus being spread and transmitted around the world, and the role and action of a carrier’s hands in passing on the contagion, perhaps the recent Medjugorje message from Our Lady, given to the visionary Mirjana on February 2nd, may be understood with new insight. See how some of the vocabulary used by Our Lady lends itself to words and phrases associated with the coronavirus, but instead, her words are used to point to the saving and healing power of her Son Jesus on the Cross, “the true light that shines in the dark, a light that darkness could not overpower” (c.f. John 1:5).
“Dear children! By the act of the decision and love of God, I am chosen to be the Mother of God and your mother. But also by my will and my immeasurable love for the Heavenly Father and my complete trust in Him, my body was the chalice of the God-man.
“I was in the service of truth, love and salvation, as I am now among you to call you, my children, apostles of my love, to be carriers of truth; to call you to spread His words, the words of salvation, by your will and love for my Son: that with your actions you may show, to all those who have not come to know my Son, His love.
“You will find strength in the Eucharist – my Son who feeds you with His Body and strengthens you with His Blood. My children, fold your hands [in prayer] and look at the Cross in silence. In this way, you are drawing faith to be able to transmit it; you are drawing truth to be able to discern; you are drawing love that you may know to love truly. My children, apostles of my love, fold your hands [in prayer], look at the Cross. Only in the Cross is salvation. Thank you.”
Medjugorje message: February 2, 2020
VIRUS... late Middle English (denoting the venom of a snake): from Latin, literally ‘slimy liquid, poison’. The earlier medical sense, superseded by the current use as a result of improved scientific understanding, was ‘a substance produced in the body as the result of disease, especially one capable of infecting others’.
They left Mount Hor by the road to the Sea of Suph, to skirt the land of Edom. On the way the people lost patience. They spoke against God and against Moses. “Why did you bring us out of Egypt to die in this wilderness? For there is neither bread nor water here; we are sick of this unsatisfying food.”
At this God sent fiery serpents among the people; their bite brought death to many in Israel. The people came and said to Moses, “We have sinned by speaking against Yaweh and against you. Intercede for us with Yaweh to save us from these serpents.” Moses interceded for the people, and Yaweh answered him, “Make a fiery serpent and put it on a standard. If anyone is bitten and looks at it, he shall live.” So Moses fashioned a bronze serpent which he put on a standard, and if anyone was bitten by a serpent, he looked at the bronze serpent and lived.
Numbers 21 : 4-9
“Take the cross, look at Jesus, and follow him.”
Medjugorje message: February 25, 2016