May 17, 2022
Dear Family of Mary!
Jesus told us to remain in Him. As a branch remains on a vine, we must remain connected to Jesus. It is necessary that we have a vital and life giving relationship with Jesus. In these days after the Resurrection and before the Ascension, Jesus is teaching us how to live in Him, to stay with Him, to love Him, to know Him, to be one with Him.
Here is the Gospel for today:
Jesus said to his disciples:
“I am the true vine,
and my Father is the vine grower.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
You are already pruned
because of the word that I spoke to you.
Remain in me, as I remain in you.
Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own
unless it remains on the vine,
so neither can you unless you remain in me.I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me
and I in him
will bear much fruit,
because without me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
will be thrown out like a branch and wither;
people will gather them
and throw them into a fire
and they will be burned.
If you remain in me
and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want
and it will be done for you.
By this is my Father glorified,
that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.” (John 15:1-8)
Our Lady teaches us how to remain in Jesus in this message:
Today, little children,
I invite you, through prayer,
to be with Jesus,
so that through a personal experience of prayer
you may be able to discover
the beauty of God’s creatures.
You cannot speak or witness about prayer,
if you do not pray.
That is why, little children,
in the silence of the heart,
remain with Jesus,
so that He may change and transform you
with His love.
This, little children, is a time of grace for you.
Make good use of it for your personal conversion,
because when you have God,
you have everything.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
(July 25, 1998)
Thank you, dearest Mother, for teaching us to remain in Jesus!! Help us to grow in our attachment to the vine of life. Prune us so that we will grow well. Attach us to Jesus, through your Motherly teaching and guidance, so that we will not be thrown on the fire and burned. Help us to have silent hearts that have room only for Jesus. Teach us to pray, dearest Mother. Amen
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!