Recalling a message by Fr Slavko Barbaric OFM
TODAY IS THE ‘NEW TIME
We need not think about any possible new and different times, but here it merely concerns every new hour, every new day, every new week, month and year. Every new day is for us the new time, and the past no longer exists for us and we should free ourselves from it. If there were wounds in the past, we must now allow Jesus to heal us. If there was good in the past we also may not hang onto it and possibly become proud, but rather hand it over to our merciful God. And this is also the case when it concerns the future. To carry fears or worries concerning the future within us is not called for. The future is not in our hands and we ought to place it into our Father's loving hands, our Father who cares for us all. The only thing we have is the present day and every new day that we have been given is the time of grace. This is the new time. Of course, there are individuals and also groups who expect more interesting answers to this question about the future and here possibly speak about potential catastrophes, cataclysms or apocalyptic times or about Jesus' Second Coming. None of this comes out of our messages! What Mary wishes of us is that we become truly conscious that every day is a gift and that every day brings us a renewed chance...
• Fr Slavko Barbaric OFM, December 26, 1995
MEDUGORJE MESSAGE TO MARIJA PAVLOVIC, JUNE 25, 2019
Dear children! I am thanking God for each of you. In a special way, little children, thank you for having responded to my call. I am preparing you for the new times that you may be firm in faith and persevering in prayer, so that the Holy Spirit may work through you and renew the face of the earth. I am praying with you for peace which is the most precious gift, even though Satan wants war and hatred. You, little children, be my extended hands and proudly go with God. Thank you for having responded to my call.