For God so loved the world…
Dear Family of Mary!
The Gospel for today is John 3: 16-21. St. John makes it clear that Jesus was given to us by the Father, as the sign of His endless love and forgiveness. Jesus was given to us to turn our hearts back to Him, with trust and belief! And Jesus completed His task perfectly, making it completely clear that we are loved, so completely loved, by God.
It should make us weep to think that anyone could reject this love. But it seems we do. Let’s contemplate St. John’s words with hearts open to this mystery of love by which we are saved:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does what is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been wrought in God.” (John 3:16-21)
Our Lady spoke to our poor, darkened hearts in this message from 2016. God has not given up on us yet. He is sending Our Lady to again awaken faith and love in our hearts:
March 25, 2016“Dear children! Today I am carrying my love to you… God permitted me to love you and, out of love, to call you to conversion.. You, little children, are poor in love and you still have not comprehended that my Son Jesus, out of love, gave His life to save you and to give you eternal life. Therefore pray, little children, pray so that in prayer you may comprehend God’s love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Mother, open our hearts! Open them to your love, so that we will begin to learn what love is. Then draw us to the love of your Son, Jesus, and teach us to really see it as well, and finally accept it completely. Our hearts are so constricted and sick that we need you to heal them with your love and then open them to the endless love of your Son, Jesus. Then we will truly be saved.
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!