Message from Our Lady of Emmitsburg
For the World
Through Gianna Sullivan
March 13, 2003
Praised be Jesus.
Little ones, it is so necessary today to be all-forgiving and all-loving of one
another. Without this, people can harbor resentment and bitterness. When there
are anger, the passion of envy, jealousy and hatred, it is hard to forgive.
These feelings can result in war. When there is a lack of peace within
yourselves, you cannot carry out your functions as servants of God in a peaceful
manner. It is difficult to radiate His Light because in the depths of your own
souls there is darkness. Throughout history, bitterness and anger have
intensified the tensions which have resulted in world wars in many countries
across the continents.
The only way you can be a true childof God is to ask for forgiveness, to remain
calm, and to know that in your own weaknesses you yourself can be a source of
sin for others. If you see one another in the Light of understanding that each
of you are sinners, that you can forgive and remain focused on the Lord, and
that you know through His Love you can change; then peace can dwell
within the world and within humanity, not only among nations, but also within
your communities, within your families and within your own hearts and souls.
Those who are true servants of God have Peace within them, even in the midst of
turmoil. Division is caused by Satan himself; and wherever I have been
throughout history, Satan has tried to cause division, and that division is
from him. But the lack of peace in many of my children, the lack of peace within
your communities and within the world stems also from the sin within humanity
that causes the division to intensify and metastasize.
So it should not alarm you that where I come bringing the Presence of my Son,
there too is division. When you speak to others you can always tell where the
truth of the matter rests. You can tell by the words, actions, attitudes and
genuineness of those involved in the tension. You can tell through their own
bitterness and their anger. If they are defensive, if they continue on without
allowing peace to exist, if they call you evil, then perhaps it is they
themselves who are being divided within their own souls by Satan. It is also
because of their fear and because of sin. No one likes to be proven wrong.
So my message to you is to forgive and to maintain your focus on my Son. Those
who are true servants of God are those who desire Peace and desire to Love, to
forgive and to forget.
Thank you, little ones, for responding to this call.
Reflection on the March 13, 2003 Message
Once more, our Blessed Mother has given us a powerful message. She is helping us
to see the truth: to cling to an unforgiving heart is a serious evil. This sin
tortures, poisons, infects and destroys the soul! It causes division and spawns
To be true children of God, and to serve effectively, we must be at peace with
ourselves and with others. We must have the courage, humility and nobility to
acknowledge our faults, to seek forgiveness and to forgive. Let us be both the
returning Prodigal Son and the receiving Merciful Father, the Repentant Thief
and the Compassionate Jesus.
(Fr. John B. Wang)