Means of Salvation
Maria says: (Maria Mother and Teacher, Vol. 1) "My children, I am here with you. I am the source of your joy. I see your affections, I see your worries, I measure your possibilities, I see your weaknesses and ï wish to give you my great comfort and help. I want for you to be happy.
I am the Virgin of the Resurrection and as such I invite you to enjoy my immense joy for a triple reason.
The first reason is the resurrection of my Son. He has returned alive from the dead. He, who was dead of a true death, took up again that corporal life that He had lost on the wood of the cross and was able to show himself to me in Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity: it was really Him, my divine Son whom I had conceived, given birth to, nourished and nurtured.
How can I speak to you of the immense joy of my first encounter with Him, whose Body was transfigured, light and very beautiful as I had never seen it before?
Children, through that encounter and through the joy that my Jesus gave me in that instant, I would have willingly suffered all the pains in the world. His gaze sparkled with a very bright light, his smile showed me all his beauty and in my maternal embrace I was able to measure the power and immensity of his love.
In this way, children, I express to you my joy and I share it with you so that you too can enjoy it. His resurrection is a pledge of yours. You prepare for it, you must desire this resurrection. When a soul in sin is reconciled with God and regains its primitive splendour, a tree resurrection from the life of sin to that of grace comes about. It is as if the body of the sinner, buried for a long time and covered with sores and stench, were to be suddenly purified and returned with clean and healthy flesh to live amongst men.
Souls are made in the image of God, but when the leprosy of sin covers them, they are like walking corpses, repugnant to God and sometimes even to men, but not always to the latter, because their gaze, not seeing souls, does not always arrive at uncovering the infinite ugliness of sin.
When however, the purified soul rises up from the state of sin, I again rejoice as in the resurrection of my Son with an immense joy. Do you wish to procure therefore, for me this infinite joy? Do you too wish to enjoy this resurrection?
I know that many of my children are dead to the life of grace and that you can help me in the work of recovery of these sinners. You can offer up to me some sacrifice, your tears, your sufferings. Instead of complaining against your brothers, transform them, I beg you, into means of salvation.
You will have the consolation of seeing, one day, many souls coming to meet you and thanking you for having been means of salvation, and their resurrection will be an immense joy to you.
There will come a day in which, called by the angelic trumpets, all men will take back their bodies that will have to share in the eternal reward or punishment and then the elect, those who shall have lived well and practiced charity, shall be effulgent in their body and will shine like my Jesus.
Children, do you want to pay me in advance the joy of that encounter? Live with your thoughts and desires in Heave, live your life as true risen ones from this world. Don't let yourselves be attracted and terrified by the things of the world which pass quickly and are worth little. Learn to use the things of the earth for the good of your soul and to help the brethren.
Children, I bless you."
The thoughts, the reflections and the meditations in this booklet, were inspired by Our Mother Maria, Mother of Jesus, to Carmela Negri Carabelli. They are, however, addressed to all those souls, who, desirous to love the Lord, seek to put into practice his teachings and to live the Christian life more perfectly. May Jesus bless these pages and those who read them with the desire to improve themselves, granting the help of his grace.
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Date: 20th July 2007
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