To Preserve Peace
Maria says: (Maria Mother and Teacher, Vol. 1) "My children, peace be with you, that peace which my Jesus brought to the earth, that peace which is not living tranquilly without worries and without difficulties, but that which derives from the tranquility of conscience and from the certainty of having done one's duty towards God, towards one's neighbor and also towards oneself.
I want to give you a means to defend yourselves from dangers and to preserve peace. To whoever went seeking my Jesus in the sepulchre, two angels said: "He is risen, He is not here (Mt 28:6)."
It seeds to me that this statement, repeated also by you to whoever tried to take away from you those divine goods through which you can enjoy great peace, is the most sure means to defend yourselves.
Behold, children, the demon can tempt you and make you fall into sin, he can discourage you, he can make doubts arise in you, he can put distrust and sadness in your hearts. Be ready to say: I am risen, you cannot beat me. I am not here: my thoughts, my affections, my worries I have placed in God and in Him I trust.
The world can invite you to enjoy its unhealthy pleasures, it can deride you for your life of faith and piety, but you again must say: “I am risen, I am not here. I detest my sins and I do not want to get myself dirty anymore. I look at Heaven because over there is my homeland. Over there is the risen Jesus and over there I also must go.
Even if your evil inclinations, your defects, your weakness drag you down, you must say to yourselves: I am risen and this resurrection must continue day by day bringing me higher and higher, up to there where the risen shall not die anymore but will live an eternal life.
My children, I bless 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