|Cross Appears During Lent|
Examining the cross, Brooke said, "It looks like Jesus"
All photographs by Loci B. Lenar
By Loci B. Lenar
In John 3:21, it says: "...whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."
Since 2005 a cross with an outline of a shield has appeared annually on my property in Mine Hill, New Jersey. Once again on March 27, 2011, rays of light from the sun are shining on the fence and creating an image of a cross. This image has been showing up every morning since last week. The image appears at the top of the fence and slowly descends until it touches the ground. It then changes into a circle and disappears. The cross can be seen for about 30 minutes.
I believe that God has opened the windows of heaven and is pouring out the Holy Spirit on our world. Joel 2:28 says, "...I will pour out my Spirit on all people..."
Interestingly, this is the Lenten season, a time of spiritual renewal and conversion for Catholics and many Christians as we prepare for Easter.
Jesus said in John 12:46, "I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness."
My wife, Teresa, had invited her cousin Diane Kayal to come visit with her husband and children on Saturday, March 26th. Diane's daughter, Brooke, stayed overnight with my family. Then on Sunday morning, the cross appeared on our backyard fence at around 9:00 AM. Brooke went outside to examine the image. I photographed her standing next to the cross and Brooke said in awe, "It looks like Jesus."
On Monday, March 28th, I dropped off some photographs in the rectory office at St. Mary's Parish, which is located in Denville, NJ, for Fr. Tartaglia to examine and to keep for church archives. Fr. Tartaglia is my spiritual advisor for over fifteen years.
I believe this cross is a sign for the world. God is forgiving and sending a message of love for people to return to the sacraments of the church and to reconcile through confession.
Our Lord is calling everyone to make a sincere effort to attend weekly church services or Holy Mass. In doing so, it helps to receive Our Lord's blessings and divine favor.
He is calling each person to pray for world peace and divine protection so that violence can be mitigated.
Jesus is calling everybody to open their heart to receive the Holy Spirit in order to have peace in their lives and families and throughout the world.
I believe the Lord's plan is to move forward with an era of peace as foretold by Our Lady of Fatima in her 1917 apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, and to fulfill Revelation 20:1-3 with a thousand-year reign of God's peace. To read Our Lady's message, please visit the following link: The Fatima Message
I believe that if enough people pray, the course of history will change through God's divine intervention.
"For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:37
May Our Lady intercede on behalf of humanity for God's mercy to enfold our world with peace and love.
May Our Heavenly Father bless you and answer all your prayers through his Divine Son, Jesus Christ.
Copyright 2011 Loci B. Lenar