Our Lady of Emmitsburg
To the World
through Gianna Sullivan
September 29, 1994
My dear little children, praised be Jesus!
Little children, my words are simple in the Love of God.
Listen with your heart.
On this special feast day, reflect how holiness is the basis of dignity.
Holiness does not depend on extraordinary gifts with which you are graced.
It is a direct response to your fidelity in your duties to God.
Your deeds must be holy if they are to be esteemed by God.
It is your response to your gifts and what you do with them for God that merits His rewards.
It is not the gift itself, but your response to your gift.
Your constant fidelity in persevering in faithfulness to God’s Will distinguishes you under His grace.
It is your response to the grace from God, little children, and cooperation, which makes you holy.
Seek to imitate Jesus every day.
Ask Him for the grace to be able to imitate an aspect of Him.
Jesus loves you so much that He gave you the true examples of patience, humility, obedience, meekness and piety.
Ponder His modesty and meekness that marked His words.
Reflect and examine your own inclinations and sentiments, and pray for the grace of God to be bestowed on you, that your works may be holy and filled with dignity.
Bless you, little ones, and thank you for responding to my call.