As Lambs Among Wolves
Maria says: (Maria Mother and Teacher, Vol. 1) "My children, I am here with you, I pray with you and I love you, I enjoy finding myself with my docile and faithful little sheep. To all I would like to say the maternal word full of love. To all I would like to assure of the divine pardon, to all instruct and lead to good.
I want for my desires to become yours. I want to turn you into great apostles of good. It is for this that I have called you here. I wanted to teach you to pray. It is the first step in order to be apostles. Prayer is the life of the apostolate.
Do you know why in the Church of my Jesus, of which I am the Teacher, many of my beloved have failed in their mission? They have abandoned prayer which had to animate them. Many Christians fail in this way, who think of building the world with their action.
Don't you see how many collapses? A house falls if the foundation is missing. Faith collapses, and morals cannot subsist if God is not their foundation.
You, instead, learn here to pray and to live the Christian life. Then I send you as lambs among wolves and your action made of good example becomes efficacious. You speak, act, smile, weep, work, but God does all these actions in you, that God whom you have invited to act by means of prayer.
All this costs you sacrifice, I know. Good is always combated. The faith shall always be mocked, because they have mocked, combated and killed Him who brought it. But it is this contribution of suffering which renders your work precious and deserving.
You see the plants flowering in spring and you see with a certain regret their petals fall on the ground. You don't like it, but you know that, the flowers having fallen, the fruits will come. It is exactly so.
Your tears fall like precious petals of your sorrow and after them, behold, the fruits of conversion mature and the souls are sanctified. It is not the agitation that makes the effect, but that divine action which, matured in sacrifice, works once again the redemption of the world. That's why therefore, I repeat to you: you shall be my lambs, you shall be my apostles and, each one in his field, you shall do marvelous works.
Children, I bless you and I thank you."
"CENACOLO DELLA DIVINA MISERICORDIA", Viale Lunigiana 30, 20125 Milano, Italy Nihil Obstat: Reverend Gerard Diamond MA (Oxon), LSS, D. Theol, Diocesan Censor Imprimatur: Rev. Monsignor Les Tomlinson, Vicar General Date: 20th July 2007
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne