Our Lady of Emmitsburg
To the World
through Gianna Sullivan
April 1, 2007
Little children, praised be Jesus!
Little ones, you cannot say that you are free from the guilt of sin. If this is what you believe in your heart, then you are deceived. Look to Jesus; and see how he endured, because of your sin, the pain and suffering on the Cross for your salvation.
This holy time is one when you can ponder and plead to God, "Create a new heart in me." Do all you can to imitate my Son, to love one another, and to do good.
My Son will be by your side and will help you carry your cross; and perhaps, He will even carry your cross. Never despair or give up hope, for He is merciful and forgiving, kind and compassionate. Please, do not spurn His Mercy!
I desire all of you to receive the beautiful grace of His redemptive Love, to live within His Most Sacred Heart, and to dwell for all eternity with Him, full of glory and joy.
Walk with me now, and live the pain as a "mother" and as a "father" who witnesses their son treated as a criminal, known to be wicked, a liar, a deceitful prophet in his own right---yes, a criminal, but totally innocent, beaten and naked, humiliated and mocked. Walk with me, and there you will be held, comforted, and protected within my most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.
I love you, little children. Remember, it was the "church" that crucified my Son, the high priest who thought Him wicked and fraudulent; and yet, my Son cried out, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." (Luke 23:34). You also must forgive, for the Truth will always surface.
Peace. Join me. Peace.
Reflection by Fr. John B. Wang
Our dear Mother asks us to walk the Via Dolorosa with Her to witness and participate in Jesus' immense suffering. As She prays, She desires that all of us be purified and saved by Her Son's redemptive love. She advises us to never despair, no matter how numerous and grave are our sins, no matter in what pitiful situation we find ourselves. God is infinitely merciful; He always forgives and rejoices over a repentant sinner. So, let us Trust in Jesus' Mercy, pray for a renewed and pure heart, and pardon our unjust persecutors. Let us open our hearts to receive God's Love. It is a special time for salvation.