Being Silent, Suffering and Offering
Maria says: (Maria Mother and Teacher, Vol. 1) "My children, you know well that you are my little children and, as such, many times you ask me for what is not good for you.
I beg you therefore: be persevering in prayer, and if you do not obtain what you ask for, other consolations much more important will be given you.
To you, my daughters, who weep over the non physical but moral loss of your husbands, I want to give a precious advice. You see and know that your consorts have left the conjugal roof to start up other relationships and that torments you, also because that material help is lacking to you which, though it is necessary, however is not all.
I beg you to keep present the responsibility that you have over them and how above all their eternal salvation must concern you. You are tied to your husbands by an indissoluble bond to which you must keep faith.
This sinful situation on their part must concern you very much and you must ask the Lord insistently for their conversion. If you will do as my divine Son has taught you, if you will seek first the goods of the soul and then those of the body, all will be given to you as well.
Now I turn to all those who, with much patience, must put up with persons of a difficult character or affected by painful flaws.
My children, Paradise is the destination to be reached and capturing it requires that one must suffer, even if my Jesus in order to open the gate for you let himself be crucified. Let this be your programme: being silent, suffering and offering.
You lament because they make you suffer? But is it not in the whole world so? And do you not all make the Lord suffer who fills you continually with goods?
All of life is a continual lacking in confidence, delicacy, trust and goodness with your God, Creator and Lord of everything. Learn to accept and repair with your sufferings the ingratitude of those who refuse to love, to believe, to forgive and who, living a life in a non Christian way, bitterly offend their God.
Know that love always wins and that, if you learn to be silent and to love, sooner or later your heart will be understood and you will be met halfway. Christian generosity teaches not to ask for oneself but everything for others. Learn therefore, to forget yourselves in order to ask only that your relatives may reach that eternal life where neither the dishonest, nor the drunks, nor the wicked enter, but where in perfect harmony, all transformed, you will love one another in God.
Children, I bless you all and I invite you to solemnize the Feast of Mercy of my Jesus. He will cover you with the mantle of his mercy and will transform you in Him. I meanwhile, will keep on preparing you and with all my maternal affection I clasp you to my heart and make you mine.
Do you want to know what you must do for the feast of my Jesus"? Well then, extinguish the thirst which devours Him. He seeks souls, He desires to expand his mercy over them forgiving their sins and drawing them to himself. Bring to Him therefore, many souls. It will not cost you any sacrifice, increase your prayers, transform the fulfillment of your duty into prayer.
Be the good Samaritans, be the good shepherds. Your assiduity in the quest for souls shall be the best confirmation of affection.
Welcome his "sitio" pronounced from the top of the cross and do so that it may be transmuted into the other expression addressed to the good thief: "This very day you shill be with Me in Paradise (Lk 23:43)."
Yes, this very day, since everyday an endless number of souls pass to the eternal life and everyday can be a gain for my Jesus or a loss, a gain for the demon or a loss.
In great part it depends on you, on the intensity of your love that makes you act and pray and think in the sense that I have said to you, so that everyday all those who die may be saved.
Today it is an earthquake, tomorrow another catastrophe, today an epidemic, tomorrow a collapse: they are all calls for men so that they may live in grace. They are calls for you to that work of solidarity and salvation to which the cross, the Church and your Christian vocation invites you.
My children, I am the Mother of Mercy: I bless you and I help 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