Be carriers of peace and love in this world…
December 1, 2021
Dear Family of Mary!
“I am calling all of you to be carriers of peace and love in this world where, through me, little children, God is calling you to be prayer and love, and an expression of Heaven here on earth.” (November 25, 2021)
Our Lady has used this expression several times in her messages: “To be carriers…” It might be easy to gloss over that expression. We think of being a carrier as simply being someone who carries something to others. But I don’t think it is meant to be just something external that one carries around, or even delivers to others. Because the things she asks us to carry are not objects, but ways and qualities of being, i.e. peace, love, the good, light, truth, hope, good news, God’s word, etc. These ways of being are the ways of God! They are virtues and images of God.
So she is asking us to be carriers of God’s attributes, of God’s being and presence. God is Good. God is Light. God is Truth. God is Hope. God is Love. God is the Word. God is Good News!
To be carriers of these attributes is to be carriers of God in this world. It means we are filled with the Holy Spirit, and wherever we go, we bring the blessings of the Spirit! We can only be carriers of peace and love, if we have immersed ourselves in the peace and love of God through prayer and fasting, reading the Bible, going to confession, attending Mass and receiving Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. That is how we become carriers of God in this world.
Indeed, Our Lady tells us that we will become “expressions of Heaven here on earth” if we carry God’s peace and love, if we carry God’s presence in us. To be an expression of Heaven is amazing. How can it be?? Holiness must be the way. Heaven is pure and good, holy. So if we are an expression of Heaven, we must be holy and good and pure.
An expression of heaven here on earth…an expression of heaven here on earth…May it be so.
Our Lady was an expression of heaven on earth during her life, so pure and immaculate, so full of God. We are her children. Surely she can teach us to become expressions of Heaven here on earth.
I am thinking of the consecration prayer that Mother Immaculata wrote in 1956. In it we ask to receive the heavenly attributes of Our Mother, that Our Lady would actually take over our personality and lead us to be just like her! In this way we would really become expressions of Heaven here on earth:
Totus Tuus (Totally Yours)
Mary my Mother,
Live in me,
Act in me,
Speak in me and through me,
Think your thoughts in my mind,
Love through my heart,
Give me your dispositions and feelings,
Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus,
Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior,
Possess my soul,
Take over my entire personality and life,
replace it with Yourself,
Incline me to constant adoration,
Pray in me and through me,
Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.
May we all become expressions of Heaven here on earth! Our Lady needs us to help her to bring peace to this world today…
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
Mary TV 2021