You must learn to listen with the heart!
Dear Family of Mary!
Our Lady is a wonderful teacher. We can know this because God chose her to be the first teacher of His Son, Jesus! We can only imagine the wonderful conversations they had together from His earliest childhood. She with her Immaculate Heart sharing all she knew in her gentle and kind manner with Jesus. And Jesus, with His perfect though childlike intellect, asking the most amazing questions! It must have been so beautiful!
And now, Our Lady is with us to teach us as well. She is our Mother, and we need her gentle and wise guidance and direction in our lives. Our Lady wants only the good for us. Always she addresses us with such kindness and gentleness.
Let me share some examples of her gentle and wise direction:
“Dear children, learn to give thanks in little things and then you will be able to give thanks also for the big things.” (10/3/85)
“In prayer, learn to love everything that is holy.” (10/25/04)
“My children, if you desire to walk with me towards the peace of God’s love, you must learn to forgive and to ask for forgiveness.” (9/02/10)
“Through prayer and fasting, you must learn to listen with the heart and to learn to keep submitting yourselves. You must learn to keep rejecting everything that distances you from God’s word and to yearn only for that which draws you closer to it.” (9/2/13)
“Dear children, with a motherly heart filled with love for you, my children, I desire to teach you complete trust in God the Father. I desire for you to learn by an internal gaze and internal listening to follow God’s will. I desire for you to learn to boundlessly trust in His mercy and His love, as I always trusted.” (3/18/16)
These directives are simple but incredibly powerful. Those who learn them will find their way to heaven for sure. May we follow our Mother’s call, and learn to give thanks in little things, learn to love everything that is holy, learn to forgive and ask forgiveness, learn to listen with the heart and yearn for all that draws us closer to God’s will, and learn to trust God the Father. We will find ourselves resting in the peace of Christ if we do!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!