September 24, 2018
Dear Family of Mary!
St. Faustina once wrote:
When I see that the burden is beyond my strength, I do not consider or analyze it or probe into it, but I run like a child to the Heart of Jesus and say only one word to Him: “You can do all things.” And then I keep silent, because I know that Jesus himself will intervene in the matter, and as for me, instead of tormenting myself, I use that time to love Him. (Diary 1033)
I think for all of us now, in this particularly agonizing time in the Church, where it could seem that the burden is beyond all of us, beyond all of our good bishops and priests, it is important not to consider or analyze or probe into it, but instead to run like a child to the Heart of Jesus, and say only one word to Him, “You can do all things.” Then we can use that time to love Him.
I know that the enemy’s plan for each one of us, for all of our good priests and bishops, for everyone who wants the Church to be cleaned and brought back to health, is that we torment ourselves for hours about what is going on. But that torment is not productive. And it is not going to help the Church get stronger. Instead we need to go to Jesus and ask Him to do it. And pray, just pray. Not waste the time, but use it to love Jesus.
This helps me, because every time I hear another piece of bad news, I am tempted to just go on thinking about it and worrying about it, and that is not helpful. Denis says these things are part of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and that she is cleaning house.
I wonder if Our Lady has spent the last 37 years filling the Church with her sons, the good, holy priests who got their vocation in Medjugorje, so that they can stand in this terrible time and help the Church. I wonder if that was part of her plan, that she had to build up the priesthood for these days.
St. Faustina chose silence and prayer as the way to endure the burdens of her day. Our Lady calls us to the same solution:
August 25, 2018 “Dear children! This is a time of grace. Little children, pray more, speak less and permit God to lead you on the way of conversion. I am with you and love you with my motherly love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
May we run to the Heart of Jesus and whisper to Him, “You can do all things!”
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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