Our Lady of Emmitsburg
To the World
through Gianna Sullivan
October 5, 2008
Respect Life Sunday
children, praised be Jesus!
ones, always remember that Almighty God is merciful, kind and compassionate.
He is always there for you. Always remember this, because you have every
opportunity at your hand at any moment you desire to give yourself totally to
Him, to follow Him, to love Him, to suffer for Him, to be a vehicle of peace,
to be Him, to live in Him, and to love as He loves.
as you know it is quickly passing. What seemed a year ago to be a year away in
your time, now has past. Quickly events and circumstances rush by you. It is
hard to grasp even a moment, dwelling in the most perfect Love of God, without
being distracted. Many events have unfolded, one after another, without even
enough time to focus on one before another happens. Is that not what I have
foretold to you?
your house in order by prioritizing the necessities of life, those being purity
and true love of God, by following Him, being detached, being at peace,
removing vices that hinder your relationship with God, and by silencing all
types of gossip, slander, malice, and unjustified rejections and persecutions.
Be the Light of God!
you have witnessed, in a moment’s glance you could have all and lose
all. What is the value of “life” to you? And to what means will you
pursue your desires over that which God desires? You know the Commandments.
You know what has been asked of you, morally, ethically, and family-wise. You
have been given a gift. There is no need to seek anymore. Please, children,
be the Light and love one another. Pray for wisdom and discernment.
parents, be responsible to bring up your children with good moral values. Help
them to be responsible and accountable. Help them to have self-esteem by their
doing what is right. Challenge them to achieve, and they will be proud children
of God. They are only a gift to you. All those around you are gifts; and when
God deems fit, they return to Him. Use your gifts wisely, and know that I am
here with you. I am not leaving, even if you think I am far away. Be
prepared. Pray with all your heart, and do not take “life” for
take your petitions gratefully to God; and through His omnipotent, most
glorious and adorable Love and power, all blessings from Heaven are upon you!
you for listening. Please respond.
Reflection by Fr. John B. Wang
Our loving, wise, and solicitous Mother has once
more given us some very precious guiding lights.
She begins this message by reminding us of the
transitory nature of worldly events. Things are ephemeral. Time
passes and vanishes rapidly. All our possessions can be lost in an
instant. Our Mother reminds us the only important focus in our own life
is God for He is our Pivot, our Center, our Beginning and End. He wants
us to live, love, and exist in Him, with Him and through Him. God’s mercy
and compassion are always available and He is anxiously waiting for us to
respond and come to Him.
God has given us many gifts such as family,
children and friends and Our Mother exhorts us to use them wisely. Of
course, Our Lady of Emmitsburg is a very special gift. We
are so grateful that She reiterates Her decision to not leave us as She
continues to guide us.