Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, who came to ”prepare the way of the Lord and to make straight his paths’ Mt 3:3.
Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand’.
St. John the Baptist’s call was one of repentance as he instructed his followers to turn to Christ, calling Him the “Lamb of God”. St. John the Baptist, always pointing towards Jesus said ”He must increase, I must decrease.” Our Lady in Mejugorje is continually leading us to Jesus and she said “Dear children, if you have to choose between my Apparition and the Holy Mass, go to the Mass.
It is no co-incidence then, that God the Father has chosen Our dear Blessed Mother to appear in Medjugorje for 37 years and for the first apparition to be on the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist, 24th June. Our Lady in Medjugorje is inviting all her children to conversion through her messages and to return to God.
Our Lady gave the following message on the 25th of November 1998, which reverberates most, the call of St. John the Baptist. Our Lady is calling us to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus and we can only do this by repenting in confession first and cleansing or hearts to begin on this way of conversion and holiness which will lead us to our eternal salvation.
Today I call you to prepare yourselves for the coming of Jesus. In a special way, prepare your hearts.
May holy Confession be the first act of conversion for you and then, dear children, decide for holiness.
May your conversion and decision for holiness begin today and not tomorrow.
Little children, I call you all to the way of salvation and I desire to show you the way to Heaven.
That is why, little children, be mine and decide with me for holiness.
Little children, accept prayer with seriousness and pray, pray, pray.
Thank you for having responded to my call. ”