Our Lady of Emmitsburg
To the World
through Gianna Sullivan
December 3, 2006
The First Sunday of Advent
Little children, praised be Jesus!
Little ones, the blessing of God is upon you! As I prepared to welcome my Son while He was in my womb, I invite you to prepare to welcome Him into your hearts, your minds, and your lives. You are all invited, my little children, to be holy!
Peace comes when people see that you live in peace. Then they want what you have. You must radiate love and gentleness and kindness, otherwise evil begets evil. This is what God desires for you.
My Son suffered in silence; and yet, He suffered for you. But His Joy is now, because as He dwells among you and in your hearts, you are free; and He will answer all of your needs.
I love you, my children, and I know how hard you try. Please keep trying. Try, and try again! God sees your hearts; and when He sees that you try, even if you fail, you have not failed.
I take all of your petitions and I will lay them at the Foot of His "Cross," the Crib of Jesus. I wish you joy and happiness and laughter and Peace.
Thank you for your response in this preparation of Joy, the coming of my Son. Rejoice, and await in joyful anticipation for a beautiful tomorrow!
Reflection by Fr. John B. Wang
This message is similar to the one given on Thanksgiving Day. Our Mother wants us to always radiate love, gentleness and kindness, for such forces influence, transform and impact people. We all know that good begets good and evil generates evil. Just as light illuminates those who are penetrated by its light beams, so does a peaceful spirit imbue others with serenity.
Advent is a season of excitement! We wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who will lead us to the New Tomorrow, as our Mother assures us, to the New Springtime, the Era of Peace and Glory. The Time of times is drawing near; the New Day is beyond dawning. Let us fill ours lamps with oil, stay awake and be ready.