Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.
We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.
September 15, 2002
|September 16th Holy
Scripture selection is Day 4 Period I.
|The Novena Rosary
for September 16th is Joyful.
Whenever somebody isn't doing
God's will it affects every body else.
We may think our time is our own, but
when a mother doesn't take care
of her children properly or the
father isn't home enough because
he is always away it affects
the family and the children
sometimes, painfully, for life.
Doing a certain good deed may not be
When I was teaching in 1993, I prayed
to do God's will. I studied math
all my life, my degree was in
math, I taught in two colleges
part-time, one for over 16 years.
I sang in the seminary choir, I was
a choir director and played daily Mass.
I prayed to do God's will, I prayed and
prayed. I had a family, two younger
I lost my voice and God began to reveal
to me He wanted me to focus my time
and attention in a new direction.
I soon learned His will was that I quit
all my jobs teaching and singing
and then pray a lot.
If I hadn't done this I would not have
received the messages in Blue Book I,
Blue Book II and Blue Book III.
It took time, it took the availability
to be there every day at 6:20 for
a couple of hours at least from July 5, 1994-
September 5, 1995 when Mary appeared
I had students at U.C., adults, that took
classes from me in math from the
beginning and worked their way up
to pre-calculus and the next
class and begged me not to quit.
I had the chance to teach full time
at a very wonderful college.
People tried to get me to tutor.
(I am not telling anyone to quit
their job, this was God's will for
me then. We must do God's will.)
I spent time with Jesus in Church,
I was available for the messages
in the night, I was there, available
for His call.
There can always be a person with
a wedding, a funeral, a baby,
there are other people in the
world, other priests, other lawyers,
I now could be teaching math full
time in a college and if I had—
I would not have been here for all
of this to happen in the Shepherds
Think of a table of friends and think
of one delivering a message from
God. If the person doesn't show up
for the meeting, one called to deliver
this message then the message won't
There is a sense of pride in some things,
some people do, of tooting ones own
horn, so to speak, because we may
get recognition if we do certain things,
but if we don't do God's will and a
lot of things are not accomplished that
He is calling us to, to promote His
Kingdom—I don't want to answer to
God for not helping to promote His
Kingdom when He was calling me to.
God has given us these messages to
spread. We have been asked to help
Think of all that would not have happened
all over the world if I remained a
math teacher for the past ten years
when Jesus called me.
Think of how important it is that we
are at the proper place at the proper
time. Think of all the connections
made in a single lunch at a
Think if Fr. Carter would have given
into a temptation, he may have had,
to not be a priest.
Fr. Carter sacrificed and made long
trips to China because Jesus
gave Fr. Carter, himself, messages
about how important it was
he go to China and say Mass.
Think of how the world would have
been affected if Fr. Carter didn't
discipline himself to write.
People see different things, they see
things many times with very
Remember the talent message.
What if we take the talent and
What if God calls us to help the
world and we fail to answer His
call because we get caught
up in trying to make somebody
else do something they don't
want to do and we miss doing
what God is asking us to do.
Sometimes people spend precious
time trying to rescue a person
already set in their ways.
God's grace showered on a person
can change their heart in a split
second if they allow Him to
work in them. Sometimes nagging
someone can drive them away
from what God wants, they need
to make the decision.
Why do we think we have to be
there to help someone who is
resisting us. God may want us
doing something else.
(I am not talking about ignoring our
real call from God to administer
to some of our adult children or
others that really may need us, I
am referring to a person who
abandons God's call for themselves
and sits around waiting for the
opportunity to talk to someone to
to convince them of something and
fails to recognize how they are not
doing God's will in their own life.)
The bottom line is we need to do
God's will, when we just
think of ourselves, and
do something God may
not want, we affect people
other than ourselves.
We desperately need
funds to be able to do what
Jesus and Mary have
asked us to do.
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Morrow, Ohio 45152
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