(C)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
May 8, 2017
Dear Family of Mary!
Dear children, I am calling you to pray, not to ask for but to offer sacrifice – sacrificing yourselves. I am calling you to reveal the truth and merciful love. I am praying to my Son for you, for your faith which is all the more diminishing in your hearts. I am imploring Him to help you with the divine spirit, as I also desire to help you with my motherly spirit. My children, you must be better. Only those who are pure, humble and filled with love sustain the world – they are saving themselves and the world. My children, my Son is the heart of the world. He should be loved and prayed to, and not always betrayed anew. Therefore, you, apostles of my love, spread the faith in the hearts of people by your example, your prayer and merciful love. I am beside you, I will help you. Pray for your shepherds to have all the more light, so as to be able to illuminate all those who live in darkness. Thank you. (May 2, 2017)
“Only those who are pure, humble and filled with love sustain the world – they are saving themselves and the world.”
Our Lady is calling us to be souls who love and sacrifice themselves for the sake of souls, for the sake of all her children who do not yet know the love of her Son, who do not yet have faith in Him. We are the specially chosen ones of this day, who by our fidelity to Our Lady and to Jesus will help for them to win the more souls for the Kingdom.
St. Faustina was one such soul. Jesus spoke to her about how much He needs such souls, those who love Him and respond to Him with trust and abandon. These are the “sustaining” souls:
+On one occasion, Jesus gave me to know that when I pray for intentions which people are wont to entrust to me, He is always ready to grant His graces, but souls do not always want to accept them: My Heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially for poor sinners. If only they could understand that I am the best of Fathers to them and that it is for them that the Blood and Water flowed from My Heart as from a fount overflowing with mercy. For them I dwell in the tabernacle as King of Mercy. I desire to bestow My graces upon souls, but they do not want to accept them. You, at least, come to Me as often as possible and take these graces they do not want to accept. In this way you will console My Heart. Oh, how indifferent are souls to so much goodness, to so many proofs of love! My Heart drinks only of the ingratitude and forgetfulness of souls living in the world. They have time for everything, but they have no time to come to Me for graces.
So I turn to you, you – chosen souls – will you also fail to understand the love of My Heart? Here, too, My Heart finds disappointment; I do not find complete surrender to My love. So many reservations, so much distrust, so much caution. To comfort you, let Me tell you that there are souls living in the world who love Me dearly. I dwell in their hearts with delight. But they are few. In convents too, there are souls that fill My Heart with joy. They bear My features; therefore, the Heavenly Father looks upon them with special pleasure. They will be a marvel to Angels and men. Their number is very small. They are a defense for the world before the justice of the Heavenly Father and a means of obtaining mercy for the world. The love and sacrifice of these souls sustain the world in existence. The infidelity of a soul specially chosen by Me wounds My Heart most painfully. Such infidelities are
swords which pierce My Heart. (St. Faustina’s Diary, 367)
Our Lady of Medjugorje is building an army of souls who are pure, humble and filled with love. This is what she needs. She will help us. She says, “Therefore, you, apostles of my love, spread the faith in the hearts of people by your example, your prayer and merciful love. I am beside you, I will help you.” She will help us through her presence with us. She only needs our “yes” and our trust. In the very circumstances that we are in right now, we can be such souls, through prayer and surrender to Jesus and Mary. Nothing will need to change but our hearts. We can offer them, as sacrifices to the Father for the sake of the salvation of souls.
Let’s pray for each other that we can be the defense for the world, those who sustain the world by their love.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2017