Dear Family of Mary

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Maria Posch
Only knowledge of the love of my Son can save you.

June 6, 2012
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children, I am continuously among you because, with my endless love, I desire to show you the door of Heaven. I desire to tell you how it is opened: through goodness, mercy, love and peace - through my Son. Therefore, my children, do not waste time on vanities. Only knowledge of the love of my Son can save you. Through that salvific love and the Holy Spirit He chose me and I, together with Him, am choosing you to be apostles of His love and will. My children, great is the responsibility upon you. I desire that by your example you help sinners regain their sight, enrich their poor souls and bring them back into my embrace. Therefore, pray, pray, fast and confess regularly. If receiving my Son in the Eucharist is the center of your life then do not be afraid, you can do everything. I am with you. Every day I pray for the shepherds and I expect the same of you. Because, my children, without their guidance and strengthening through their blessing, you cannot do it. Thank you." (June 2, 2012)
On May 2, 2012 Our Lady said, "My children, do not waste time. Nothing is more important than unity in my Son." Again on June 2, 2012, she told us, "Therefore, my children, do not waste time on vanities. Only knowledge of the love of my Son can save you." These are serious and challenging words. Our Lady would not say them if they were not urgent and true. She does not say them to frighten us, but to instruct us. We are creatures in time, in a finite reality measured by minutes and hours and days. We understand our lives by the passage of time, because we know that one day our time will end. We will die. We are finite, at least in our present state. And so, we treasure time. It is a diminishing commodity. For us, our time is our life. And so, when Our Lady speaks about time, she catches our attention!
Our Lady cautions us that we waste time when we spend it on things that are not God. We waste our precious commodity on things that will perish, will not bear fruit. We waste time on what does not last. Only our relationship with Jesus will last. Only His love will bear fruit in for eternity. And so she cautions us to use our time well, by seeking her Son.
St. Faustina had an experience once which demonstrates this same urgent reality, the wise use of our time:
In the evening, I just about got into bed, and I fell asleep immediately. Though I fell asleep quickly, I was awakened even more quickly. A little child came and woke me up. The child seemed about a year old, and I was surprised it could speak so well, as children of that age either do not speak or speak very indistinctly. The child was beautiful beyond words and resembled the Child Jesus, and he said to me, "Look at the sky." And when I looked at the sky I saw the stars and the moon shining. Then the child asked me, "Do you see this moon and these stars?" When I said yes, he spoke these works to me, "These stars are the souls of faithful Christians, and the moon is the souls of religious. Do you see how great the difference is between the light of the moon and the light of the stars? Such is the difference in heaven between the soul of a religious and the soul of a faithful Christian." And he went on to say, "True greatness is in loving God and in humility."
Then I saw a soul which was being separated from its body amid great torment. O Jesus, as I am about to write this, I tremble at the sight of the horrible things that bear witness against him...I saw the souls of little children and those of older ones, about nine years of age, emerging from some kind of a muddy abyss. The souls were foul and disgusting, resembling the most terrible monsters and decaying corpses. But the corpses were living and gave loud testimony against the dying soul. And the soul I saw dying was a soul full of the world's applause and honors, the end of which are emptiness and sin. Finally a woman came out who was holding something like tears in her apron, and she witnessed very strongly against him.
O terrible hour, at which one is obliged to see all one's deeds in their nakedness and misery; not one of them is lost, they will all accompany us to God's judgment. I can find no words or comparisons to express such terrible things. And although it seems to me that this soul is not damned, nevertheless its torments are in no way different from the torments of hell; there is only this difference: that they will someday come to an end.
A moment later, I again saw the child who had awakened me. It was of wondrous beauty and repeated these words to me, "True greatness of the soul is in loving God and in humility." I asked the child, "How do you know that true greatness of the soul is in loving God and in humility? Only theologians know about such things and you haven't even learned the catechism. So how do you know?" To this He answered, "I know; I know all things." And with that, He disappeared.
But I could no longer get to sleep; my mind became exhausted by thinking about the things I had seen. O human souls, how late you learn the truth? O abyss of God's mercy, pour yourself out as quickly as possible over the whole world, according to what You Yourself have said. (Diary 424-428)
Whenever I hear accounts of life after death, or visions of the moment of death, I feel the kind of urgency to reform my life that Mother Mary seems to be talking about in her message. I want to stop wasting time on things that will not help me at that moment when I meet the Lord. I want to be ready for my particular judgment. But I know I am not strong enough to prepare myself. That is why the message of Divine Mercy is so comforting, and also why the presence of Our Lady in Medjugorje gives such peace. Jesus and Mary are our greatest hope, our only hope. We can only grow in humility and love for God, through our experience of their help.
"Only knowledge of the love of my Son can save you."
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2012

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