Our Lady of Emmitsburg
To the World
through Gianna Sullivan
January 25, 1996
My dear little children, praised be Jesus!
The delight of a true friendship is when there is a holy friendship.
Little children, use prudence in your selection of friends.
Seek those whom you know you can rely on by the virtues of their religious spirit.
Many friendships may seem to be sincere in the beginning, but fade because faults are the only common bond.
Be aware, little children, of what constitutes a true friendship.
Look to choose friends of virtue.
Seek those who live by examples of love.
Seek those who comfort, guide and counsel.
Seek those who live a life of SOLID PRAYER and those whose tongues fall silent to evil speech and indecent gossip.
It is far better to be quiet and live a life of solitude than to partake in worldly humor exposing yourself to the danger of sin.
It is not how cordial or friendly you are which connotes a sincere friendship.
A life of prayer, honesty, commitment, and actions of love are proof to a virtuous and long lasting friendship.
Love virtue itself by loving Jesus.
Little ones, measure friendship with prudence by looking for the virtues of solid prayer.
You will find that the fruits of solid prayer have no special regard for any person in particular.
All are friends to that person.
A person of prayer grows in practical goodness and the warmth of his love reaches out to all people, friend, enemy or stranger.
I bless you, little ones, and take your petitions to my Son, Who has allowed me to be with you in a very special way.
Thank you for responding to my call.