Hosea 12:7 But as for you, return to your God, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.
“My children, you know that I have written my law of love onto your hearts with the sacred ink of my Precious Blood. Then do not despair, but hold fast to the hope that you have in Christ Jesus. There is nothing that can happen to you here (on earth) that has any lasting power over you. It is only your sin that has eternal consequences—and that only if you do not avail yourself of the infinite gift of mercy. Wait for God—he will come to you, and he will come to the world in glory and majesty. Keep this thought before you as a light shining in the darkness. Your Lord comes! He comes to rule the world with justice and the peoples with fairness.”
Jesus, Beloved, you are our hope! You are our Light in a world darkened by sin. In you lies all our hope, our joy, our praise. Jesus we trust in you! Amen.
Acts 17:30-31 God has overlooked the times of ignorance, but now he demands that all people everywhere repent because he has established a day on which he will ‘judge the world with justice’ through a man he has appointed, and he has provided confirmation for all by raising him from the dead.”
“Beloved children, how I wish you would return to me with all your hearts! How your hearts are still divided! Children turn! Repent! What is the value of what you cling to when compared with the fullness of the Triune God? You cheat yourselves by clinging to what is empty and corruptible. Cling to what is true, good, and beautiful, for in truth, goodness, and beauty, I AM. Children you see the signs. Delay no longer. Enter into my loving heart where you will have a home for all eternity.”
Heavenly Father – Beloved Abba! Forgive us for clinging to meaningless trifles, but help us to seek always what is true, good, and beautiful so that we may live in your glorious presence now and forever. Amen.
Jeremiah 11:11 Therefore, thus says the LORD: See, I bring upon them misfortune which they cannot escape. Though they cry out to me, I will not listen to them.
“Children, the hour of mercy is fast drawing to a close. Run, my children, into the endless font of my mercy while there is still time. Do not delay, but make use of the time you have left to reconcile yourselves with God and your neighbor. What a wailing will come from the earth! Never before has such a wailing been heard. Draw near to me my children. Run to my Mother, the quickest way to my heart.”
Jesus, Beloved, for the sake of your Mother and the souls she loves so much, have mercy on us all. May every soul immerse themselves in the font of your mercy. You are our only hope. Mother of God help us. Jesus we trust in you. Amen.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
“My beloved children, you know, don’t you, that nothing unclean can enter heaven? Then why do you cling to what defiles you? I have given you many ways and opportunities to repent of your sin. I make it easy and still you resist. Why? What do you gain when you refuse love and mercy? Do you think you are free in your sin? You are not. You are a slave to sin when you allow yourself to be mastered by it. Only in me is found true freedom and the forgiveness of sins. Run to me, not away. See, I am holding out my arms to you. Where else would you go? All joy, all peace, all holiness comes from me. I have everything you need in infinite abundance. You do eternal damage to yourself by your stubborn refusal of mercy. Come to me my child! I wait…”
O Jesus, merciful and good, holy and perfect, give us grace, the grace to see where we cling to sin and the grace to run away from sin and to run to you. Thank you Jesus for your love and mercy, the inexhaustible font of our joy and hope. Jesus, beloved, we trust in you. Amen.
2 Peter 2:1 There were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will introduce destructive heresies and even deny the Master who ransomed them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.
“My beloved, my children, these are the days to test everything. Do not be deceived, but take every thought captive to Christ. Keep yourselves pure and humble. Avail yourselves of the sacraments. Read Scripture and the lives of the saints. Read holy books rather than subject your soul to deception. These are days for caution, my children. Spend your time wisely in holy pursuits. Do not give the devil a chance to work on you. Work out your own salvation through prayer, fasting, and true conversion of heart. If there is any pride in you, root it out. Indignation, anger, self-righteousness, these are all manifestations of pride. Let the saints guide you on the path of humility—most especially our pure and lowly Mother. Ask her and she will guide you. Children, my peace I give you. Do not trade it away for a counterfeit. Rest in me. I am near.”
Jesus we trust in you and rest in your merciful heart. Mother most pure, keep us safe from the deceptions of the evil one and never let us fall into error or serious sin. Thank you Jesus for your gracious care of our poor souls. We love you! Amen.
2 Corinthians 6:16 & 7:1 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said: “I will live with them and move among them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people.” . . . Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
“Beloved, never has it been more urgent that you keep yourselves clean from every defilement. Every unrepented sin is like a magnet to the enemies of your soul–and they are raging more than ever since their time is almost up. Keep yourselves pure through frequent confession and the Act of Contrition, through use of holy water and frequent Communion. I have given you many ways to make yourselves invisible to the enemy. Use them often, my children. Do not give the devil a chance to work on you. Forgive, repent, confess, rest in my mercy. I am very near to those who trust in me.”
Jesus we trust in you. We need your grace and above all your mercy. Keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for your coming in glory. Amen.
Ecclesiastes 9:8 At all times let your garments be white, and spare not the perfume for your head.
“Children, now is the time to remain in a state of grace and to wear the perfume of constant prayer. One who is in a state of grace and who desires to remain so gives off the perfume of prayer in all he does. His actions are sanctified by the state of his soul. Never before has this been more important, my children. Lions prowl everywhere, waiting for the least opportunity to attack. By remaining in a state of grace you become invisible to the prowling lions. The stench of sin is what gives you away. Have I given you the sacrament to humiliate you, or to save you? Let humility lead to salvation. Let grace be your shield against the enemy. I have not left you unprotected, my children. Repent and confess. Your eternity depends on it and the urgency of the times demands it. Delay at your peril.”
Jesus, help us to be humble so that we will not be caught in sin and be an open target for the enemy. Help us to remain in a state of grace. Keep our garments white and the perfume of our prayers sweet. Jesus we depend on you for all this. Jesus we trust in you. Amen.
John 19:15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?”
“My child–I am near! Then why do you surrender to your fears and anxieties? I have given you the remedy: “Jesus I trust in you.” Say it as often as you need to. And do not neglect the sacraments. Every unconfessed sin is a block to grace. But through the sacraments, the floodgates of grace and peace are opened. Go as often as you can–while you can.
“My child, lean closer. Lay your head on my breast. Let me whisper words of love, of joy, and of consolation into your heart. Listen for my heartbeat. Do you hear it beating for love of you? How my heart longs to fly into yours, so that the two of us will beat with a single heart. Little ones, draw near.”
O my Jesus, your unimaginable love and humility are astounding! How can mere worms unite with the Lord of All? Only by your holy will, and by the gift of grace. Jesus, never let our sins gain a foothold, but deliver us from temptation and evil through the powerful intercession of the Mother of All Nations. Amen.
Ephesians 2:17 He came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.
“My child, a day will come when I will gather all peoples to myself. Those who once were far from me will dance with joy at finally living in my embrace. My beloved, do not fear the days to come. Inhale the peace I give you and exhale it to those around you and to the whole world. Remember how I breathed on the Apostles in the upper room? In the same way, those who seek to imitate me are a breath of peace and love in the world. Child, remember this and live it. As you know, the world is in great need.”
My Jesus, Prince of Peace, breathe on me your sweet breath of love and peace. By your grace, may every breath I take make me an instrument of your peace to those around me and to the whole world. Amen
Philippians 2:14-15 Do everything without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like lights in the world.
“Above all, my child, strive to be holy, pure, and undefiled by sin. This world is enshrouded in increasing darkness. Let the sacrament of reconciliation give new brilliance to the light you bear. Each time you receive the sacrament, your light becomes infinitely brighter than before. You cannot measure the value of a good confession, so make each one good, sincere, and thoughtful. Remember that it is not just you who will benefit, but that the world needs your light, a light that is not hidden under refuse, but is high on a hill reaching far in all directions. Child confess, and your light will shine!”
Jesus, I ask for the grace of a good confession, one worthy of a beloved child of God. Come Holy Spirit, shine your light on my sins so that my light may shine, for without you I have no hope of a good confession. Come Holy Spirit! Amen.