May 6, 2021
Dear Family of Mary!
Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete.” (John 15:9-11)
Jesus continues to talk about His love, and the Father’s love, and how all that love needs to remain in our hearts! He is insistent that His followers remain in His love. And the way to remain in it is by keeping the Father’s commandments.
Sometimes that sounds a bit heavy handed. Do what I say and I will love you! But, no, that is not what Jesus means. The commandments of the Father and of Jesus are not ways to control us. The commandments protect us. Living the commandments of God protect us from all the evil plots of the enemy. They steer us clear of all the things the devil has designed to hurt us, to lead us away from God, and to hurt others through us. The commandments defend us from the devil’s lies.
The commandments are God’s love in action. They build the kingdom of God in us, through our choice to live them. By living the commandments we remain in the Father’s love. We remain in Jesus’ love. We live in that love! Pure joy!!!
Our Lady spoke about these very things in this message:
December 25, 2007 (Jakov)
“Dear children! Today, in a special way I call you to become open to God and for each of your hearts today to become a place of Jesus’ birth. Little children, through all this time that God permits me to be with you, I desire to lead you to the joy of your life. Little children, the only true joy of your life is God. Therefore, dear children, do not seek joy in things of this earth but open your hearts and accept God. Little children, everything passes, only God remains in your heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Our Mother lived perfectly the way of love that Jesus speaks about in this Gospel. She kept the Father’s commandments, and filled her heart with the joy of remaining in the love of God. And she wants us to follow her in that way of love. She wants to lead us to the joy of life, which is God! She wants God to remain in our hearts!! She wants us to know that only God remains, only God has life, everything else passes. She stands with God, protecting us from the devil, and filling our lives with truth and love.
We are the most blessed of children!! Never forget, the only true joy of our lives is God!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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