“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
–Saint Maximilian Kolbe
I had a moment both on Sunday and Tuesday, something that has never happened to me.
I was in the historic chapel at my parish both times. I was looking at the statue of Mary, all of the sudden, my eyesight blurred and something seemed to happen. Like she became more life like. When my eyes refocused, she seemed to be changing colors from a blue mantle, to a white one, to a gray one. Her arms would go from extended (like in the Miraculous medal image) to prayerful. On Sunday, I thought I needed an eye exam. I was afraid. And then, I felt inside me, BE NOT AFRAID. I went home on Sunday and after telling my husband I dismissed what I had seen.
Then it happened on Tuesday again. Blue mantle, white mantle, gray mantle. Since there were others in the chapel and no one said anything, I assume I am the only one who saw. This time I didn’t dismiss it. I wrote it down. I felt her say, “KEEP YOUR EYES ON CHRIST.” Two messages, BE NOT AFRAID, KEEP YOUR EYES ON CHRIST. I sort of frantically tried to figure out what blue, white, gray meant, as I scrolled through images of Mary in my head, not able to place a gray mantle in any image I had seen. Then I sat with it. I asked God the Father to speak to me and I recorded the thoughts that popped into my head, I know these thoughts come from many things I have read, but I record them as they pop into my head as a letter to me from God. Here is what I recorded;
Beloved, I want to show all souls my love, and I choose a few to help spread my love greatly. I wanted the Blessed Mother to show you this. Don’t make it complicated. You know what she told you. BE NOT AFRAID. KEEP YOUR EYES ON CHRIST. She changed her mantle color from blue to white, to gray. GRACE, PURITY, HUMILITY. These are the key to all things. She is the Mediatrix of Grace. She spreads my grace if only people ask. She covers you in her mantle and always points to the Son. She spreads grace. She embodied purity and humility. You need these. She showed you your own habitual sin today. Stop them. You have been given the grace. Tough times are ahead. Be not afraid, keep your eyes on Christ, as Peter did before he was distracted and sunk. Receive the grace and use it to purify your soul and humble yourself. It will make you trust. Trust is how you navigate the storm. Trust is IN THE KEEPER OF THE STORM. Christ will show you the way. You have nothing to fear. – Your Abba.
It is a simple message, her extended arms give us grace. Her prayerful arms show us to pray without ceasing. Be not afraid, keep your eyes on Christ, grace, purity, humility.