Thank you dear friends for your patience during this time of transition for our family. We have made our move and getting quite settled in. I was without internet coverage for several weeks, and when I heard the September 2, 2011 message of the Queen of Peace I worked hard at getting back to connection.
Wow! What powerful and direct words from Blessed Mother to the world, particularly to those who do not know the love of God. For the sake of those who have not heard her message, this is what she said to the world;
“Dear children, with all my heart and soul, full of faith and love in the heavenly Father, I gave my Son to you and am giving Him to you a new. My Son has brought you, the people of the entire world, to know the only true God and His love. He has led you on the way of truth and made you brothers and sisters. Therefore, my children, do not wander, do not close your heart before that truth, hope and love. Everything around you is passing and everything is falling apart, only the glory of God remains. Therefore, renounce everything that distances you from the Lord. Adore Him alone, because He is the only true God. I am with you and I will remain with you! I am especially praying for the shepherds that they may be worthy representatives of my Son, and may lead you with love on the way of truth. Thank you.” (9/2/11)
There is so much to this message, we will really have to break it down in the spirit of wisdom to understand the impact of this universal call. We cannot look at this message just at face value. These are words from Heaven! There is more behind them than what meets the eye.
In the first place, Blessed Mother said from the beginning of this message,
“Dear children, with all my heart and soul, full of faith and love in the heavenly Father, I gave my Son to you and am giving Him to you a new…”
How profound is this. Our Lady is pouring out everything of herself into this plan for the salvation of mankind. Everything of who she is from the very depth of her being is being offered to us. “With all my heart and soul...” This is the whole person. She is not just giving a part of herself but all of herself. It took her to offer her whole body for the Word Flesh to become incarnate in her. Not just for a few days, but for a whole term of pregnancy, and all the years Jesus was alive with her.
Time and time again she gave him to the world from the beginning of his conception to death always knowing that he would be rejected and defiled by men. And here in this month when we celebrate her sorrowful heart and all the suffering she endured, she is offering her Son to the world in His entirety with the love of God backing her up, filling her up and she is pouring Him out into the world.
The image will known to the church comes to my heart of “Our Lady of Grace” whose hands are just filled with enormous light being poured out over the world. She is the Mother of the New Advent, who is birthing her Son into human hearts.
Our Lady once said, “do not think that Jesus will be born in a manger again, no dear children, that is not right, he will be born in your heart…”
This is the new coming of Jesus. God fully alive in human hearts. He is coming in a new way. God is always creating and doing something new.
Our Lady then reminds us in the next part of the message by saying…
“…. My Son has brought you, the people of the entire world, to know the only true God and His love. He has led you on the way of truth and made you brothers and sisters…”
Jesus makes God the Father visible and we come to know Who God is by knowing Who Jesus is and by the way He lived. A son or a child always models the parent. In this case Jesus models His Father in perfection and glorified the Fathers name above all creation. Everything that exists is under the sovereignty and dominion of God.
And yet; here again, Our Lady is reminding us as she has from the beginning of this year that WE (the people of this earth) ARE GOD’S CHILDREN, WE ARE GOD’S FAMILY.
Dear friends the only way to the Father is through the Son. The only way to the Son is through the Mother.
Through his suffering death and resurrection, Jesus became the Passover for the world to the way of the Father. We must pass through Him, the living spring of life to be made clean and purified by the fires of the Holy Spirit to enter the holy chambers of the Eternal Father.
It is plain and simple. Jesus is the way, THE ONLY WAY TO THE FATHER.
In this language, there is no distinction between Christian, Jewish, Muslim or any other faith The word the Mother of God used was “people of the entire world.” There is no exclusion of any race, color or nationality that she is making here. Every human being existing on this earth is the one who the Mother of God is talking to.
Well now this brings a whole new meaning to us. Look at how we are divided on this earth! Look at the wars that are fought in the name of God, and yet Heaven is making no distinction. This message is for ALL PEOPLE OF THE WORLD.
This is beyond one saying, “Jesus is MY Lord and MY personal savior…” Nope! This term does not exist for Heaven. We cannot personalize Jesus to what we want Him to be. He is Who He is, the Son of God in every facet of its meaning.
Well friends, this changes everything, for one who boasts in his so called “religion”. Jesus is not a religion my friends. Jesus is God and Man. He is the only name given by God to the human race from which comes salvation.
In the next part of this reflection Our Lady makes no bones of what is going on in the world, and how God is permitting it to be so.
“Beloved, teach and urge these things. Whoever teaches something different and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the religious teaching is conceited, understanding nothing, and has a morbid disposition for arguments and verbal disputes. From these come envy, rivalry, insults, evil suspicions, and mutual friction among people with corrupted minds, who are deprived of the truth, supposing religion to be a means of gain…” (1 Timothy 6:2-3)