Dear friends, I am concluding in this final part with my own witness from the messages of Our Lady, from 5/25/12 and 6/2/12. It is clear the Mother of God is not contradicting herself, but is calling out to her children to stop wasting their time on things that just do not matter any more.
The time of grace will run out, and then we will all have to face in truth ourselves before God how we made use of this time that has been given to the world to convert for 31 Years this month.
To conclude with the recent message our Lady said these words, as resolution to answering the call and what we must do to move forward and to stay on the path prescribed by heaven.
“…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 can not do it. Thank you.” (conclusion of 6/2/12 Medjugorje message)
The role of the priest is so important in this time. Through them Jesus is made present. Jesus is working His grace and His miracles through them, and comes to the world through their hands in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Through the hands of the priest/bishops we receive the Blessing of Jesus as if he were standing in front of you in the moment; well He is in front of you, in the priest, persona Christi.
Dear priests, if you are reading this, I am praying for you to comprehend how much we as the lay need your blessing, your perpetual blessing! The Mother of God said, we cannot live her call without your blessing. We need Jesus in you. We appeal to Jesus through you! We need the guidance of Jesus through you. We need the mercy of God through you.
Dear spiritual fathers, in the words of Our Lady, sacrifice your lives for the salvation of souls! Yes the times are weary, but the Lord upholds you dear fathers to stand firm for His Kingdom.
It grieves me (and I know I am only a voice) but so often do I see throughout our travels how little value is given to reconciliation in the parishes. Here in the city we live at present, parishes only offer confession 1/2 hour to 1 hour at most before a Saturday evening mass, or by appointment (if you can get a hold of them). And yet their are more than one servant assigned to the parish. That’s it! And by God, they are out the door when that hour is up!
And in other diocese/parishes we have experienced confessions before every mass. These priests embrace their priestly identity as servants of Christ. Yet most sadly, there are more who do not embrace their identity to live the mandate given by God Himself.
How much prayer is so needed for the priest and the bishops! To not only live the call worthy of what they have received, but to live it out tirelessly for the salvation of souls as the apostles before them did.
The Mother of God said, “EVERY DAY I pray for the shepherds and I expect the same of you…” Pray for them! Offer sacrifices for them! Jesus maintains them in holiness but prayer sustains them and wins the grace for them to live the call.
But if Father is has become lazy, cold, indifferent to His priestly vocation, then his spiritual children are going to suffer as well, and it will be difficult for them to earn eternal salvation because the shepherd over them has let the flock scatter, wander with no one to seek after them.
It is just like a marriage. If a husband or wife becomes cold, lazy and indifferent to their spouse, it will affect the whole family, and only chaos or divisions will come, and grace is lost.
The parish, the diocese is affected by those who have fallen from grace. And this lukewarmness has infected the Church! And now the Church is facing alarming situations that threaten the conscience and souls of every human being!
Everything in grace survives from prayer. If there is no prayer, there is no life. Pray for the priests! Pray for the Shepherds! EVERY DAY, PRAY!
Fasting and penances are super natural grace and power to suspend the laws of nature, and stop wars says the Mother of God. And how lazy we are in this practice. If anyone has gone to Medjugorje, they will see that this is a matter of fact and a way of life. The people of that community, fast on Wednesdays and Fridays AS A WAY OF LIFE. The fruits speak for themselves and has protected them from wars in every way.
We are too comfortable with our cushy lifestyle, but I will bet most are finding that the times are getting tougher as prices go up more and more and spending comes down, and we have to make cuts in our budgets to make ends meet, as the governments continue to oppress its peoples. Hmmm do we think the Lord is telling us something here?
Pray for the grace to fast. I have posted in this blog the prayer of Fr. Slavko for the grace of fasting. Use it as much as needed.
And last, make Jesus in the Eucharist the center of your life. Go to daily mass. If you have the Lord in you, and you remain in communion with Him, there is no greater power on earth than the Living God fully alive in man. Everything is possible, and I mean everything is possible in the will of God. And where He is so there also is the Trinity, and Blessed Mother. For the Kingdom of God is within you!
Dear friends, our Lady comes to the world tirelessly. She never tires of repeating herself, never! She said she comes with ENDLESS LOVE. This love has no limits, but is pure. She comes with no condition, but unceasingly day to day she comes to pray for the world, for 31 years, consistently without fail.
You are getting blessed every day, and you do not know it. But what will it be like when she stops coming? She said we will lament for the message. Will the daily blessing stop? How hard will it be for those who have not responded to the call to live for God. They will be those who will fall into hell like snow falling to the ground.
I do not know what that day will be like, but only can repeat the words of the Mother of God. People will tear at their flesh when they see their souls…for the unbeliever it will be too late…do not wait for the great sign, etc.
How many are waiting and not acting? I am praying for you! Because when it counts it will be too late.
Let us all hold each other up in prayer! Ave Maria!