The Holy Mass-The Greatest Sacrifice
“Dear children! Today I invite you to fall in love with the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Adore Him little children, in your parishes, and in this way you will be united with the entire world. Jesus will become your friend and you will not talk of Him like someone whom you barely know. Unity with Him will be a joy for you and you will become witnesses to the love of Jesus that He has for every creature. Little children, when you adore Jesus you are also close to me. Thank you for responding to my call.” (Queen of Peace 9/25/95)
How we discount the value of even one single mass. The Mother of God said, “If we knew who we were receiving in the Holy Mass, we would prepare at least one hour before it…”
Blessed Mother said, “fall in love…Adore Him” Fall in love with our spouse, Jesus Christ. Is this too much to ask of someone who is married? What a romantic invitation from the Mother of God. Our Lady is saying that we will have an intimate union with Him…we will know Him, experience Him in the most intimate way in the depths of our being.
A husband and wife in the sacrament of marriage could not achieve this type of love that is being offered from Our God with out Him, it is a divine love that can only come from the divine author himself. But this love can be shared between the spouses with the author of love Himself at the center. Who can comprehend this treasure from heaven, except the one who has experienced it for themselves?
How many marriages grow cold and spouses become indifferent with each other? Not so with a marriage grounded in the love of God. There is always something new to experience in the relationship.
We forget and often are lukewarm in our hearts foregoing the fact of what price it took to save our souls from damnation. Jesus Christ offered Himself on the Cross to the most extreme and brutal torture in a bloody sacrifice. The Holy Mass is a renewal of Christ’s offering on the Cross. It is the greatest sacrifice, and sadly has lost its sacrificial character.
Through Jesus Christ, the Cross has become a sign of strength of character, of love and loyalty. It is a sign of Christ’s commitment to His bride, the universal Church. The nails in His hands and feet are a sign that He is there to remain on the Cross for His bride. Nothing can take Him off that Cross, even to death.
The Cross is a sign of inner strength and the carrying of the cross are steps on the path to inner strength.
How many make sacrifices and commitments to earthly things, such as their daily routine to get to their exercise class, coffee with friends, sports practices etc. Where are the same eternal values, which are of greater importance for the soul? The time on this earth is temporal and passing.
Poor Souls speak about the Mass
(excerpt from “Get us out of Here”)
The poor souls have spoken that their greatest suffering is the time wasted on earth not serving and building up the Kingdom of God while on earth. Once the life has ended, there is no turning back the clock of time. What you do on this earth now matters for eternity.
A huge treasure is offered in the Holy Mass. His name is Jesus Christ who is fully present in the Eucharistic species, in the flesh, full body, blood, soul and divinity. Who but God can accomplish this great work for man’s salvation. By His Word it is done! “This is my body.” (Mt. 26:26, Mk 14:22, Lk. 22:19, 1 Cor. 11:24)
Doesn’t a bride and bridegroom say the same to each other in the sacrament of Marriage? This is my body given up for you my husband, my wife. What a great gift and grace God has given to His bride that we can experience the profoundness of His love in mystical way. There is no greater love than this to lay ones life down for a friend and more so for the one He loves.
The poor souls emphasize that “you must take this treasure of the Precious Blood of Jesus and continually bring it to the Father through Holy Mass as a reparation for your sins, as the cost of the conversion and salvation of souls and as a request for rich graces for the needs of the Church and of all men. Yes, if you knew the worth of one single Mass you would offer everything to receive this grace.
At every consecration your past life is lifted to a higher level of grace and then you live these higher graces. Take your suffering and your prayers and all your worries and your work; take everything into the sacrifice of the Holy Mass.
At your death all the Holy Masses that you attended in sincerity during your lives will be your greatest intercessors.”
Wow, imagine what a great grace this is for your soul when the book of life is presented before you in your final judgment. And we say we do not have time to go to holy Mass every day? There is nothing more important on this earth! On this EARTH, nothing more important!
“Even with the strictness of God’s justice and even if your sins are ever so numerous and heavy as a mountain, next to God’s justice stands His infinite mercy in the Sacrifice of the Mass. The many who think they have no time to go to holy Mass during the week should try it and see if they cannot get along with their work as though they had never been to holy Mass-as long as no duty is neglected-as duty comes first for ones state in life!
The Gospel without the Cross belongs to heaven. Suffering without the Gospel belongs to hell and the Gospel with suffering belongs here on earth. With the Cross of suffering, we help the Lord save souls. Were you to know the value of a single mass, you would give everything to save just one soul!
Before all else, honor the Blessed Mother again in your lives. Today she is pushed away by so many priests and even her virginity is often questioned. A priest who turns away the Virgin Mary is no longer Catholic! And for this reason so many have left the priesthood. Through Mary to Jesus, that is the surest way to God! It is a great bequest of Jesus that He gave us at His crucifixion. This applies to every person! And it should bring joy and consolation to everyone in all of life’s situations.
The word ‘Mother’ refreshes every broken courage. It is a word of security. Yes, she is the Mother most worthy of Love! Now think about the kindness she showed in her relationship with God and with men. She was also loving and worthy of love during her daily works. She is always polite. Politeness is a virtue and shows love for neighbor in its loveliest and finest form.
She is also God’s most humble servant. Yes, all leaders of the Church must again become humble to win back the trust of the faithful. Humble recognition of guilt receives forgiveness, grace and mercy.
Love and practice humility. The humble man is before God the more God can make of him. God placed his grace in this loving Mother’s hands. Blessed Mother is the Mother and mediatrix of all graces. What a loving and consoling thought. All graces that flow in us after Christ’s death for salvation went through the hands of Mary!”
Let us go to Our Lady before we receive Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the altar, and ask her to prepare our hearts to receive Jesus in a humble posture, and to live our lives worthily of the call we have received as children of God.
Adore my Son, says Our Lady. Adore Him with your whole heart, with all your mind, with all your soul, with all your strength. If you live this, then the second call is easy, to love and adore our neighbor as ourself.