What is important is the health of your soul!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

 

J.M.J.

September 19, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

September 02, 2017 “Dear children, who could speak to you about the love and the pain of my Son better than I? I lived with Him; I suffered with Him. Living the earthly life, I felt pain because I was a mother. My Son loved the thoughts and the works of the Heavenly Father, the true God. And, as He said to me, He came to redeem you. I hid my pain through love, but you, my children, you have numerous questions. You do not comprehend pain. You do not comprehend that through the love of God you need to accept pain and endure it. Every human being will experience it to a lesser or greater measure. But with peace in the soul and in a state of grace, hope exists; this is my Son, God, born of God. His words are the seed of eternal life. Sown in good souls they bring numerous fruits. My Son bore the pain because He took your sins upon Himself. Therefore, you, my children, apostles of my love, you who suffer, know that your pain will become light and glory. My children, while you are enduring pain, while you are suffering, Heaven enters in you and you give a piece of Heaven and much hope to all those around you. Thank you.”

In this message, Our Lady spoke to us of pain. There is much to learn from her words. I am especially struck by these, “Therefore, you, my children, apostles of my love, you who suffer, know that your pain will become light and glory….” It is hard to understand, but suffering endured with love for God is the most beautiful thing on earth. It brings Jesus down to us in a very special way.

Still we want very much for Jesus to heal those who are sick and suffering. Long ago, in 1985, she spoke to Jelena about those who suffer. She dictated a prayer to use when praying for the sick. It teaches us much about how to accept and endure pain, about how to stay connected to the Lord in sickness and suffering. Here is the prayer:

Prayer for a Sick Person
(Given by Our Lady to Jelena Vasilj, 6/22/1985)
Recite 3 Glory Be’s

O my God
behold this sick person before You.
He has come to ask You what he wishes
and what he considers as the most important thing for him.

You, oh my God,
make these words enter into his heart:
“What is important, is the health of your soul.”

Lord, may Your will in everything
take place in his regard.

If You want for him to be cured,
let health be given to him;
but if Your will is something else,
let him continue to bear his cross.

I also pray to You for us,
who intercede for him;
purify our hearts,
to make us worthy to convey
Your holy Mercy.

Protect him and relieve his pain,
that Your holy will be done in him,
that Your holy name be revealed through him,
help him to bear his cross with courage. Amen

When we contemplate suffering and pain, we stand before a mystery. We do not understand the great power and beauty of a soul that suffers with love. But Our Lady tells us about it. She says: “My children, while you are enduring pain, while you are suffering, Heaven enters in you and you give a piece of Heaven and much hope to all those around you.” The key is to desire what is for the health of our soul, desire God’s will for us, and trust Him with our lives. That witness of trust in God brings heaven to earth.

May we give that piece of Heaven to all we meet, and may our suffering be turned to joy one day in Heaven.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Cathy Nolan
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