Dear Family of Mary!
Today we are challenged by Jesus and by Our Lady to love in the most radical way possible…to love as Jesus loves. Here are Jesus’ words:
“You have heard that it was said,
`You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
But I say to you,
Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you,
so that you may be sons of your Father
who is in heaven;
for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good,
and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if you love those who love you,
what reward have you?
Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
And if you salute only your brethren,
what more are you doing than others?
Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
You, therefore, must be perfect,
as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Mt 5:43-48)
I still scratch my head in wonder at this call from Jesus. How can we love our enemies? How??? But there is no way around it. We must. Jesus showed us the way. He blazed the trail. We need only follow Him.
In this message Our Lady helps us as well. She is the First Disciple, and she learned very well how to be like Jesus. Her words will help us in this radical call to love…
February 2, 2013
love is bringing me to you
– the love which I desire to teach you also
– real love;
the love which my Son showed you
when He died on the Cross
out of love for you;
the love which is always ready to forgive
and to ask for forgiveness.
How great is your love?
My motherly heart is sorrowful
as it searches for love in your hearts.
You are not ready to submit your will to God’s will out of love.
You cannot help me to have those
who have not come to know God’s love
to come to know it,
because you do not have real love.
Consecrate your hearts to me
and I will lead you.
I will teach you to forgive,
to love your enemies
and to live according to my Son.
Do not be afraid for yourselves.
In afflictions my Son does not forget those who love.
I will be beside you.
I will implore the Heavenly Father
for the light of eternal truth and love to illuminate you.
Pray for your shepherds
so that through your fasting and prayer
they can lead you in love.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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