Dear Family of Mary!
Our Gospel for today tells us:
So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old and you have seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.” So they picked up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid and went out of the temple area.” (John 8: 57-58)
Throughout the eighth chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus has to argue with the Jews. They just couldn’t get who He was. They couldn’t wrap their minds around Jesus truly being God’s Son. And so they finally got violent. Jesus had to hide and flee.
Faith is a gift. Many people glimpsed that faith while Jesus walked among them, but it wasn’t until He died and rose again, that the Holy Spirit could pour out the Gift of Faith in abundance. But each generation since Jesus died and rose, has had to come to grips with faith in Jesus. Every generation is in need of a living encounter with Jesus. Faith is not inbred. Each new generation must meet Jesus. One person at a time!
Our Lady spoke about faith, and its importance in this message:
October 2, 2016
“Dear children, the Holy Spirit, according to the Heavenly Father, made me the mother – the mother of Jesus – and by this alone, also your mother. That is why I am coming to hear you, that I may open my motherly arms to you; to give you my heart and to call you to remain with me, because from the top of the cross my Son entrusted you to me.
Unfortunately, many of my children have not come to know the love of my Son; many of them do not want to come to know Him.
Oh, my children, how much bad is done by those who must see or interpret in order to come to believe.
That is why, you, my children, my apostles, in the silence of your heart, listen to the voice of my Son, so that your heart may be His home, that it may not be dark and sad, but that it may be illuminated with the light of my Son.
Seek hope with faith, because faith is the life of the soul.
Anew I am calling you: pray, pray to live faith in humility, in spiritual peace, and illuminated by the light. My children, do not strive to comprehend everything immediately, because I also did not comprehend everything immediately; but I loved, and I believed in the divine words which my Son spoke – He who was the first light and the beginning of redemption.
Apostles of my love – you who pray, sacrifice yourselves, love and do not judge – you go and spread the truth, the words of my Son, the Gospel, because you are the living Gospel; you are the rays of the light of my Son.
My Son and I will be with you to encourage you and to test you. My children, always implore the blessing of those, and only of those whose hands have been blessed by my Son, of your shepherds. Thank you.”
May we seek hope with faith, because faith is the life of our souls.
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
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