Our Lady of Emmitsburg
To the World
through Gianna Sullivan
February 3, 2008
Little children, praised be Jesus!
Little ones, your salvation involves cooperation on your part. It is so necessary for you to be humble and kind. My Son gave His Life, and He is your salvation. However, He also invites you to live in Him, and to be Him. To be Him, you must be humble. You cannot be filled with pride, all-knowing and righteous; for that was the way of the Pharisees. They believed they knew the truth, but they did not believe in the Truth.
On your walk with my Son, there are many gifts to behold, many graces I am allowed to dispense. You must be Jesus; and to be Jesus, you must receive His graces with humility and kindness and with love.
You are entering a season (Lent), one that can change your life forever. Do not wait till it is too late to change. You should be preparing now, so that at the end of the season you do not say, “Well, there’s another year.” The time is now to give of yourself, to heal relationships, to be more loving, to seek what is the Truth in my Son, and to be a light of joy, mercy and love. This takes preparation. You cannot live as if another day is there at your beckoning call. You must live today as if it were your last, and its beginning--a new life.
Ponder my words; and know how much I love you, and how grateful I am for your willingness to listen and to hear words from Heaven. I thank God above for allowing me to be here with you.
Many have desired to receive what you have received, to hear what you have heard, and to see what you have seen. Now for what has been given to you, much more is expected of you. Do not allow another day to go by without you working and cooperating to change interiorly and without you following God’s Divine Will.
Peace to you, for that is what God desires, peace! You can make the change, and this world can be different. Prevent evil from allowing you to think “bad” of others or to judge others. Look at the weakness of all humanity, and desire to be like my Son.
I bless you and take all of your petitions to my most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, which shields the blows of the sword that are given to you. I absorb them, and I am here to comfort you. Thank you for your response to my call.
Reflection by Fr. John B. WanIn this message, Blessed Mother discusses our salvation. She reminds us that Jesus alone is our Salvation. To be saved, we must become like Him. Our Mother especially singles out the importance of the virtues: love, kindness and humility. Jesus is Love, Infinite Kindness and Sublime Humility. We remember that some of Jesus’enemies, the Pharisees, were the very opposite, filled with pride and self-righteousness. Such vices paralyze the soul’s ability to be open to God’s saving power.
We are also reminded by our Mother that Lent is a propitious time for change. This period of forty days dedicated to prayer, penance and almsgiving will open pathways to healing in relationships, help us to find the Truth in Jesus, and make us less self-centered and judgmental so that we can be God’s light of joy for the world. Let us, therefore, make good use of these salubrious Lenten practices.