Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s January 2, 2012 Message
Given to Mirjana on the Day for Non-Believers

“Dear children; As with motherly concern I look in your hearts, in them I see pain and suffering; I see a wounded past and an incessant search; I see my children who desire to be happy but do not know how. Open yourselves to the Father. That is the way to happiness, the way by which I desire to lead you. God the Father never leaves His children alone, especially not in pain and despair. When you comprehend and accept this, you will be happy. Your search will end. You will love and you will not be afraid. Your life will be hope and truth which is my Son. Thank you. I implore you, pray for those whom my Son has chosen. Do not judge because you will all be judged.”

生活聖言 (2012年1月)








因此我們可以明白保祿宗徒的這份勸諭:「你們該追求天上的事。」你們該脫離這個世界,不在於形體上,而是在於精神上。我們要擯棄這個世俗的情慾和行 徑,好叫自己在任何境況中都跟隨耶穌的思想和情感的引導。事實上,『天上的事』就是指耶穌帶到世上來的天上的法律,天國的法律,並且祂願意我們現在便開始 實踐。





Word of Life – Jan 2012

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.”

These words of St. Paul to the community at Colossae speak of the existence of a world in which true love reigns, together with full communion, justice, peace, holiness and joy. There, sin and corruption can no longer enter. It is a world where the will of the Father is perfectly fulfilled. It is to this world that Jesus belongs. He opened it up to us by means of his resurrection, by having passed through the arduous trial of his passion.

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.”

St. Paul says we are not only called to Christ’s world but that we already belong to it. Faith tells us that through baptism we are engrafted onto him, and as a re­sult we participate in his life, his gifts, his inheritance and his victory over sin and the forces of evil. We have, in fact, risen with him.

As long as we are on earth, however, our membership in this world of Christ is not full and totally unveiled. It is not yet stable and definite. As long as we live, we will be exposed to a thousand dangers, difficulties and temptations that can cause us to hesitate, slow down on our journey or even detour toward false destinations.

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.”

We can understand, then, the exhortation of the Apostle: “Seek what is above.” Materi­ally you walk this earth, but spiritually you can leave it; give up the rules and passions of the world in order to let the thoughts and sentiments of Jesus guide you in every situation.

“What is above,” in fact, points to the laws of a higher realm, the laws of the kingdom of heaven that Jesus brought on earth and wants us to fulfill here and now.

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.”

How then can we live this Word of Life? It encourages us to not be satisfied with a mediocre life made of half-measures and compromise. It encourages us to conform our lives — with the grace of God — to the laws of Christ.

This Word of Life urges us to live and give witness in society to the values that Jesus brought on earth. It could be a spirit of concord and peace, service to our neighbor, un­derstanding and forgiveness, honesty, justice, integrity in our work, faithfulness, puri­ty, respect for life, and so on.

The possibilities are as vast as life itself, but so as not to re­main in the realm of the ab­stract, let us this month put into practice the law of Jesus that is a kind of synthesis of all the others: to recognize Christ in every neighbor and place ourselves at their service. We will thus prepare ourselves for the final exam of our life.

Chiara Lubich