Our Lady of Emmitsburg
To the World
through Gianna Sullivan
December 11, 1997
My dear little children, praised be Jesus!
Little ones, this is a time when so many people are suffering.
There are many confused, hurt and demanding people, looking for attention, comfort and respect.
There are so many people who desire to receive love, but who do not desire to give love in return.
This is a time period during the liturgical season where the virtues of joy and hope should be the driving forces for you to focus on Jesus, and in anticipation, await His coming.
Instead, because of a fragmented world, this is a period of time where stress, despair, hopelessness and depression afflict so many people.
The poor feel poorer; the rich feel richer; and the middle class struggles to survive and maintain their dignity.
Why? Because there has been so much emphasis on money, success, wealth and power that many people have forgotten the true essence and value of Christmas.
The spirit of Christmas is LOVE, and the spirit of giving is priceless when it stems from Love.
Jesus is Love, and He is giving Himself to you as a gift.
To give a gift of Love is to give without seeking anything in return.
This means that you give all of your love without any expectations.
Your giving may be met with ungratefulness, anger, uncharitable actions, lack of appreciation, unkind words or even indifference in response to your effort to love; but do not despair.
Was not Jesus met with the same opposition?
Love all people as Jesus, little children.
He will fill you with His Presence and give you the strength to continue on in your journey.
You will feel His Love and desire nothing else, nothing less.
You can help heal this fragmented world, little children, through Jesus.
He is your greatest treasure. He is your gift of Love.
I bless you in the Name of your Savior. I bless you with His Peace.
Thank you for responding to my call.