Public Message from Our Lady of Emmitsburg
To the World
Through Gianna Sullivan
Independence Day--July 4, 2005
Little children, praised be Jesus!
Little ones, I thank God for you. As a humble Mother, I give praise
to the Holy Trinity for the gift of your lives, for your freedom, for
what you can achieve in God's Peace, and for how you can reach out in
unity to be the Body of Christ, uniting in harmony all peoples of all faiths.
This is a great country that God has blessed. But a true country,
worthy of the blessing of God, is not rooted in power or
materialism. A country worthy of God's Peace is a country rooted in
prayer, in faith, in love, in honesty, in humility, in perseverance,
in compassion and in littleness.
I would invite you, each one of you, my children, to answer this most
important question: "Who are you?" You are born alone, and when you
come to meet your Creator at some point in your life, you will die
alone. So to answer the question, "Who are you?", you must look into
the depths of the core of your soul. You must root out all the vices
that are there; and you must grow in true Love, in true humility, and
in the freedom which is there, yours to be had.
Freedom is not based in power, but it is based in Truth. With God
you have the power and the grace to rise above the challenges, to
meet your brother and kinsmen face to face in a handshake, and to
become as one, consoling, inviting, unifying and accepting.
I love you; but never forget, God loves you more. He is the Divine;
I am the humble messenger; and you are His humble children, invited
to be His pillars of Light, Truth and Peace.
Receive the blessings of Almighty God. I take all of your petitions
to the Foot of the Cross; and I join you in your suffering, which I
know so well. Thank you for your response and your prayers for a
Reflection on the July 4, 2005 Message
On this Independence Day, our spiritual Mother reminds us of the
bountiful, special blessings God has bestowed upon us, both as
individuals and as a nation under God. She, then, challenges us to
use our God-given freedom and power to work for peace and unity. We
must root out our vices and grow in littleness, love, faith, honesty,
and compassion. We must extend our hands of friendship, as siblings
of the Living God, to every person on every land. Our Mother calls
us to be pillars of God's Light, Truth and Peace.
Together then, Brothers and Sisters, let us work and pray for a free
tomorrow, allowing our Mother to lead us in our efforts.
As ever, let us deeply reflect on these words from Heaven above.
(Fr. John B. Wang)