Part II

Part VI-B of a 9 Part Series

PREPARE

 The Fruits of Preparation

UNITY—but, Unity in TRUTH

(Compiled by Michael T. Sullivan, MD)

 

“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!”

(Isaiah 40:1)

 

“Do you think that I have come to establish peace on earth? 

No, I tell you, but rather division.  From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three;

a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father,

a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother….” 

(Lk 12: 51-53)

 

If one were to read only this verse in Scripture, it would draw one to the conclusion that “unity” is merely some desirable but unreachable ideal toward which all God’s children are called.  That is because “unity for the sake of apparent unity” is a false illusion; however, “unity in Truth” is a gold standard in the spiritual life.  Freely uniting in Truth makes for greater and greater unity and true peace.

 

The Catholic dictionary defines “unity” as: the condition or state of oneness, especially among persons.  What ultimately unite people are their common beliefs or convictions, and their common desires and affections.  Union is the state of uniting different people.  It may involve the union or agreement of wills and hearts, the union of means to a given end, the union of will with the object it loves, or the supernatural union of the soul with God.

 

Our exploration and reflection on the Lessons from Our Lord, the Messages of Our Lady of Emmitsburg, and the Words of God the Father will look at 5 aspects of “unity” and its antithesis, “division”:  as (1) individuals with the Triune God, (2) as members of a family, (3) members of a community, (4) members of the Mystical Body of Christ in His Church, and as (5) citizens of our nation and the world.  Where Truth is sought, unity is better realized!

 

Part VI-B

 

4.  Unity in the Church & the Marian World

5.  Union in our Nation and the World at Large

 

 

Unity in the Church & the Marian World

 

Jesus to Peter:  “And so I say to you, you are Peter,

and upon this rock I will build My Church,

and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” 

(Mt. 16:18)

 

Jesus to the Pharisees: 

“Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste,

and no town or house divided against itself will stand.”

(Mt. 12:25)

 

“So let no one boast about human beings, for everything belongs to you, Paul or Apollos or Kephas, or the world or life or death, or the present or the future:  all belong to you, and you to Christ, and Christ to God.”

(1 Cor. 3:21-23)

 

Even in the Church, unity for the sake of unity, attempting to reconcile disagreements outside of the Truth or through force, is not fruitful. Unity not rooted in Truth will fail.  Our Lady of Emmitsburg through Gianna speaks of the problems in the modern Church:

 

“Clouds of evil are thickening and closing in around the Church.  The actual Word of God is publicized as a piece of literature.  There is a movement to modernize the Church.  There are many people being taught that the Sacraments do not need to be valued and kept holy….The obstacles preventing this false unity are current moral issues held in high esteem by my beloved Pope, such as abortion, sexuality and euthanasia… In the midst of this confusion, my Immaculate Heart will triumph and Jesus will reign.  Just when Satan believes he has corrupted the Rock of Peter and will be crowned with victory, God will then reveal the Truth, gather His people and expose the many myths and fallacies which are deceiving you.  (Public OLOE, Aug. 28, 1997)

 

Early in 1991, Our Lord in His Lessons warned of some of the problems in His Church:

 

“The time is at hand when there are signs of My coming in glory—the time when My Church is being scorned and scrutinized; and there are signs of confusion, lack of discipline and division in My Church….These are your warning signs, and many take little regard for their effects….Bear the true Cross, and be granted the true Light of eternal glory; or if you are so certain and desire your way, walk in the darkness of merciless deception.” (JOM, Vol III, #21, Jan. 9, 1991)

 

On the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15, 2003, Our Lady spoke of some of the problems in her Church today:

 

“My Cardinals, my Bishops and many of my priests, and even the laity are so deeply involved politically; so focused on relationships, administrative and political issues, and career stepping stones; and so intent on being recognized in many ways other than spiritually….My Son sacrificed His Life for you for the Truth….The Church is in jeopardy today because its vision is being focused in a different direction.  The Church will always stand because of my Son, but what is in jeopardy are the souls of many of my priests, my Bishops and my Cardinals who will have to atone and who will be held accountable for misleading the flock….Do not be misled.  Pray for the Truth.  Support your priests in prayer….”  (Public OLOE, Sept. 15, 2003) 

 

A period of apostasy has been foretold by many modern day prophets.  In a very rare occurrence while in Assisi, Gianna received a message from St. Clare contrasting today’s world and Church with the time in which she lived (13th century): 

 

“We are in a crisis of faith. (Private OLOE, February 29, 2004)  So much evil has penetrated the world.  Where good is done, there evil is to destroy.  The division within the Church itself speaks of the lack of faith at various levels.  Families are disintegrating and the promotion of immoral values is surfacing.  The world would have already been destroyed through the hands of humanity if it were not for the prayers of many hidden saints.  Our Savior repented for our sake.  The world you live in now is very much different than in my time.  Saintly works and prophets are not welcomed.”  (St. Clare of Assisi to Gianna, Nov. 20, 2007)

 

The division in the Church also spills over into the Marian world and the world of mystical theology in general.  Our Lord addresses this in His Lessons to the world through Gianna:

 

“It is because I love My people and desire them to be free that I reveal My words of Truth.  Those who feel uncomfortable reading My words or are quick to pass judgment on the authenticity of My words should perhaps reflect on them more deeply, for they are the ones held captive and slave to pride.  (JOM, Vol V, #27, Oct. 30, 1995)  You must discontinue your critical analysis of yourselves and others.  Some of you say one is a messenger of God and the other is not.  I tell you, never discredit My words given to My messengers….When you discredit, analyze and question the authenticity of Our words given to Our messengers in your arrogant and authoritative manner, you are discrediting, analyzing and questioning Us!”  (JOM, Vol I, #70, July 24, 1989)

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg too has expressed her concern about the  uncharitable handling of these gifts from God, “in the name” of prudence and testing the Spirit:

 

“Little ones, you are so consumed with the fear of my authenticity that you are failing to see how the Lord in His Humility has allowed me to be here with you….Fear God, that you might not offend Him in self-pride and self-righteousness.  (Public OLOE, April 28, 1994)  I have given you words from God, yet many people sarcastically analyze His words and say, ‘Indeed they contain factual errors because they are written through a person of human nature.’  I have spoken of His words of Truth contained in the Gospel, yet those who call themselves scholars and experts argue about His words and events which took place.  (Public OLOE, April 25, 1996)  My sadness comes because so very few of my children have responded.  So many of them are afraid of what is real and what is not.  Yet they are not afraid of themselves.  The more they think they know, the more they don’t.  (Public OLOE, June 22, 2003)  It seems that Church authorities truly are not interested, whether there is proof of authenticity in scientific testing or not.” (Private OLOE, April 21, 2009)

 

Unfortunately, division in the Marian world has far too often been the result of those, who are close to the messenger or the actual events, claiming ownership or turf-rights over these mystical gifts from Heaven.  There is only one Blessed Virgin Mary appearing to her children, whether it be in Fatima, Garabandal, Akita, Kibeho, Medjugorje, Emmitsburg or elsewhere.  Our Lady is here for all her children.

 

“No matter what your level of knowledge, degree of schooling, or place within the Magisterium of the Church, you can never step outside of humility and littleness, or you risk losing your virtues and wisdom of the truth.  Little ones, I am your Mother and friend.  Please allow me to say to you that it is not my intention to seek special titles or recognition.  I graciously accept whatever my Divine Savior gives me….I present your cause to Him on your behalf….The graces that flow out from me, are graces He gives to me which can flow out to you….I love you and pray for your enlightenment and acceptance of my words with peace of heart.”  (Public OLOE, March 19, 1998)

 

When those who are in the midst of these mystical events and those who believe them authentic with all their hearts are frustrated and are being attacked with doubt and by doubters, Our Lady of Emmitsburg comes to their aid:

 

“Please rest assured how much you are loved and how God is in your midst, no matter what people might say to you, no matter if you doubt and have moments of personal tribulation.  Know He is with you, He is real, and he is alive!  I am with you, I am real, and I live with Him.  (Private OLOE, April 13, 2008)  Keep up the good work, and know that all of this is to be expected; because where I am, there must also be confusion.  This is what true persecution entails, and it also validates the authenticity of my presence.  (Private OLOE, Jan. 17, 2007)  As you continue to fulfill the mission of my Son, then the credibility which becomes you through your humble ways and your devotion will set the precedent for the world.  This then will pave the way for God when He intervenes as the Father of all and authenticates my presence here.  (Private OLOE, May 27, 2005)  All those who had doubts and all those who continue to fuel the controversy over authenticity will also be enlightened and made aware of their errors.  They will have the opportunity to be purged and the opportunity for reconciliation for what they believed, which was false, and for what they will now know to believe, which is true.  (Private OLOE, Jan. 115, 2004)  So I can tell you that true Charity will be precisely gifted upon those who are scorned, mocked, persecuted and laughed at.  When something is real, you cannot stop God!  No judgment from men can impair or influence the Judgment of God.  You would only be fighting God!”  (Public OLOE, July 13, 2008)

 

 

During Lent in 2007, Our Lady asked Gianna to give up her heavenly visits for that season for the sake of Mother Church:

 

“The importance of praying and sacrificing, and of giving up this tremendous joy of a Heavenly moment by those who are privileged and humble, is for the benefit of my Cardinals, Bishops and priests.  Not all have turned away, but many have.  Those who see and read this and who mock it, might be them.  But those who contemplate the power of penance and joyful loving consolation through prayer, even if they walk the cross of darkness, will be renewed and protected.”  (Private OLOE, Ash Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007)

 

Our Lady through Gianna not only describes the obstacles to unity, but she points to the only solution; and everyone is invited to participate in it:

 

“Tribulation and turmoil continue to exist because of the free will of people and the division among even those who are Christian.  The ultimate security, the prophetic message and the Truth rest in the Body and Blood of my Son which I witnessed Him give to you.”  (Public OLOE, June 22, 2003) 

 

“Everyone has a purpose.  It is important that everyone does his/her job in the best manner possible, and not become distracted; but rather be together in unity and harmony, praying diligently and fervently, supporting one another lovingly, enjoying each other, and also resting.” (Private OLOE, Sept. 12, 2003)

 

It was not God’s Plan to have a world with hundreds, even thousands of different religions and religious denominations.  This type of division was the work of man, not the work of God.  That being said, God loves all His children and loves them equally and unconditionally without favoritism. Our Lord in His Lessons explains:

 

“I send My Peace and rejoice in all who have chosen eternal life, regardless of their religion.  Those who have chosen eternal life have chosen Me, for only I can provide true eternal life in My Father.  (JOM, Vol II, #31, Dec 25, 1989)  I love in all forms of worship and prayer.  It is true that I, through My Body in Eucharist, am in the purest form of consecration to you.  However, that is a choice My children have.  Many people will say that because of your religion, you think you are closer to Me.  It is not because of your religion, My child; it is because of your open, loving heart….I love My people of all religions, but it is through My Blood of the wine and My Body of the bread that I live One with you.”  (JOM, Vol I, #7, Nov. 9, 1988)

 

Our Lord in His Lessons makes it clear that He is looking for the “little” people to complete His work; and those “little” people may be people of all religions or no religion throughout the world who have pure hearts and are open to the Truth and to the Divine Will (for after the illumination of conscience all will more fully know the Truth):

 

“I am looking for those who desire to be little children and for those who will guard My Word through faithfulness, love in action, and complete satisfaction in surrendering to Divine Providence.  Very few of My people have chosen this route, as My Mother, your Mother of the living, chose this simple little way and her power exceeds that of all creatures.  Her consciousness did not gain her power through the intellect, but her unconscious union with the Spirit in love and faithfulness gained her title of ‘Queenship’ over mankind.  Her feminine simplicity, her ‘fiat’, and her fidelity to God were the bonds of unity and bridge of life for all mankind.  In her resided the purity of all life, and through her ‘fiat’ came forth salvation for all mankind.  Why do I choose those who are little children…?  Because they listen and are totally dependent on Me.  (JOM, Vol V, #16, Sept. 9, 1995)  I come still to encourage you to unity because the grace and center of mercy is My Mother who has known the depth and breadth of My Way through My Death.  It is she who understands the mysticism of the Cross which man cannot fully embrace.”  (JOM, Vol IV, #24, July 6, 1992)

 

There have been times when Our Lady silently bowed out of respect to restrictions placed upon her; and other times, while still being obedient, she responded like a Jewish Mother of all mankind:

 

“There is so much to unfold, especially here at the Center of my Immaculate Heart, and it is time now for the Church authorities, the real authorities, to put an end to all the slander and malice and the desecration of the gift that my Son has given to humanity.  The most important issue now is to speak about the Eucharistic Reign of my Son and to defend my Immaculate Heart, the Child Jesus, and my Son’s Sacred Heart.”  (Private OLOE, Sept. 12, 2003)

 

At other times Our Lady seemed almost desperate in her attempt to get the attention of her Church and all humanity:

 

“If more people in the world would represent the Light of Jesus, all would know and live in His Most Sacred Heart, in peace and in unity.  There are over one billion Catholics in the world; and yet, so few truly represent the Light of Jesus.”  (Private OLOE, April 19, 2007)

 

“I am now pleading with you, in these last days that I am permitted to be here, to love Jesus and follow His ways outlined in the Scripture.  (Public OLOE, Nov. 24, 1993) Your task in pressing on for unity is not an easy one, but I am with you, guiding you and pointing the way to Jesus.  (Public OLOE, Oct. 31, 1996)  I have asked God the Father to intervene.  Now God the Father in a very special way is with you.  It is a new beginning.  This Triumph of my Immaculate Heart is one in which God the Father dwells within each creature so that each may give Him praise, glory and honor.”  (Public OLOE, April 3, 2005)

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg also seems to take great pride and joy in those who have remained faithful to her call:

 

“I am here to buffer the pains and torments that God the Father would unleash on you.  How many are missing the graces!  You can intercede for them!  Yes!  They belong to God; and He will listen to you because you have battled the waves and the torrents of the sea, still left standing, shattered, if you will.  The symbol of your unity is the symbol of faith, and God is here for the faithless, calling them back to Himself.”  (Private OLOE, Sept. 8, 2008)

 

So many times and in so many places, Our Lady has reminded her children over and over again that in the end, it all comes down to faith:

 

“That is why faith must be at the center of your life and your prayer; because only then will God give you peace in your heart and in your families, and you will be able to not only understand but to know how to help others.  It is with prayer and in your own way that you will see that God is close to you and how special you are, and that you have been put on this world for a great mission—a mission for your life, for your happiness, for your freedom, and for the love and unity of all peoples.”  (Private OLOE, Feb. 1, 2009)

 

“It is not about what you may think is right or wrong.  It is not about what you believe or what you do not believe.  It is about what is the Truth.”  (Public OLOE, Jan. 1, 2004)

 

So there are many people throughout the world, Christian and non-Christian, who are anticipating a change—a change in the institutional Church and a change in the world, not a change in God.  What can the faithful anticipate?  Our Lady of Emmitsburg shares her thoughts with Gianna:

 

 

“Soon all your enemies shall be enlightened to know that the only enemy is Satan himself.  Christians must unite, and global peace needs to follow, which is all possible through humility and through the welcoming of the Divine Will of God.”  (Private OLOE, March 31, 2006)

 

“As a Mother, I am joyful to tell you that each of you is a child of God…I place my mantle around you to protect you…and to challenge you to move forward….but  to have a vision, a vision for all the world, where all humanity will join together in unity and harmony.  (Private OLOE, July 13, 2005)  Love and unity must be at the forefront, not survival of the fittest.”  (Public OLOE, June 1, 2008)

 

As 2008 was coming to an end, the Presidential election in the United States having been decided, Our Lady suggested that a change in course may be expected, possibly in the Church and undoubtedly in the world:

 

“How important it is now that all join together in love as a different course in time takes its path.  But all my words given from Heaven will come to fruition.  God in His glory always knows the most proper and glorious time where justice and peace shall meet.  (Private OLOE, Dec. 24, 2008)  So enough of any and all nonsense that would cause you division or separation or trivial discrepancies!  What is important is at the core of your heart where lies your treasure, which is your Love—love for God and for one another….For this world passes by and is passing, but love never passes.  It deepens, it is rewarding, and it is filled with Light; and there is where Justice and Peace meet.”  (Private OLOE, Dec 30, 2008)

 

2010 and beyond?

 

Unity in the Nation and the World at Large

 

“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;

there will be famines and earthquakes from place to place. 

All these are the beginning of the labor pains. 

Then they will hand you over to persecution, and they will kill you.”

(Mt 24: 7-8)

 

“All the nations encompassed me; in the name of the Lord I crushed them.

They encompassed me on every side; in the name of the Lord I crushed them….

I was hard pressed and was falling, but the Lord helped me.

My strength and my courage is the Lord, and he has been my savior.”

(Ps 118:10-14)

 

 

Our Lord in His Lessons to the world through Gianna Sullivan makes it very clear early in these mystical experiences in 1989 that the words are truly for all the people in the world:

 

“My people of this world, join together!  For it is today that you are united to Me; to My world of Peace; to My world of Love; to My world of hope, compassion, joy, charity, strength, faith and truth; to My world of eternal happiness; to My people of God; to My people of faith, faith in My power; and to My everlasting life in My Kingdom!  (JOM, Vol I, # 47, April 2, 1989)  It is very difficult for My people, because of the reality; a world of competition, not unity; a world of struggle, not companionship; a world destined to hate from the lack of love and compassion.  (JOM, Vol II, #3, Sept. 22, 1989)  Remember, I give you Peace; Peace, not as the world knows.  Those who are burdened, yet completely abandoned unto Me, live in My Peace.  It is a Peace of union, like having a meal together, breaking bread, moving forward and not dwelling on the past.”  (JOM, Vol IV, #19 June 23, 1992)

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg defines and describes the role of her Son:

 

“The King of the Universe, the King of all Nations, the King of the World and your King, is omnipotent, yet humble and kind….He is a King with whom the people can join and live in unity.  He is not king of riches, although He is rich.  He is not just a king of nobility, although no royalty can surpass His….This is true royalty and true nobility—to be so humble and so giving that no one knows or sees where He is.”  (Private OLOE, Nov. 25, 2007)

 

“It is the Eucharistic Jesus Who draws people into the Oneness of God because Jesus through the Eucharist lives in you….My Son is the Center of Life itself, and life centers around Him.  He alone is the unifying force, in contrast to leaders who believe in a one world governing body in an attempt to unify similarities of peoples….He is the center of unity for all nations, the unifying force, the Light from which Wisdom flows in the brilliance of His Love.”  (Public OLOE, June 15, 2000)

 

However, Our Lord Himself describes His methods:

 

“I came as Son of man to stir up division and separation so that all, who wished to dwell with Me, could do so.  It is the same now!  I am here to bring Peace; but in order for Peace to reign, there will be separation.  Man will go against man and the battle between evil and good will commence.  The men of good shall break off from the men of evil.  The men of evil judgment shall celebrate in the victory of battle; but I tell you, their celebration will be premature.  Their celebration will result in their damnation and agony, as they scream in the fires of Gehenna.  No, the troops of glory, the men of God, shall reign forever and win in victory for all eternity; and Peace shall be their flag.”  (JOM, Vol II, #15, Oct 28, 1989)

 

It would be far easier to live in a world without free will—a world in which everyone said “yes” to God—but that would not give God the glory that comes about by our making a free choice for Him out of love does, as Our Lord explains:

 

“It is necessary to live in this world sharing the graces which are Divine with all people, helping all to know my Love….Be Love for them.  Be Me.  Bring My people to Me through unconditional love, deeds and prayer.  There are many who know Me, yet are so afraid to take a risk for Me….Bring these to Me through your example of living and of trust in Me…Unite them unceasingly to Me in the silence of your heart and live in My hope for their futures.”  (JOM, Vol 5, #24, Oct 133, 1995)

 

For many years Our Lady here in Emmitsburg, as well as in many places throughout the world, has been trying to impress upon all her children the requirements for true peace and unity in this world:

 

“Nation is turning against nation, and the people are following their own designs instead of following God….If mankind continues to reject God’s Love and block His assistance by closing their hearts, then God will allow the people to live in their own designs.  (Public OLOE, March 7, 1996)  There continues to be sorrow and pain because for generations the world has been unable to recognize the Truth and simplicity of God’s Love….It is my desire that the entire world receive the childlike virtues of my Son:  humility, obedience, gentleness, innocence and purity.”  (Public OLOE, Dec. 26, 1996)

 

In today’s world, there is much talk about a “One World Order,” but as early as 1997 Our Lady of Emmitsburg was raising the red flag:

 

“I caution you of the efforts under way to obtain world peace.  Peace does not come from a political movement for unity.  A movement to unify religions in order to achieve world peace and security is a deceptive effort by the evil one.  Peace cannot exist through force.  My Son’s mission was to obtain eternal salvation for you, not to bring peace to the world.  Peace does exist in His Truth, for He is the Light and the Way.  (Public OLOE, Jan. 2, 1997)  Those who do not desire to walk with my Son shall know the true meaning of ‘hell.’  Division at its greatest and the epitome of confusion at its peak will all break loose.”  (Private OLOE, April 1, 2005)

 

Our Lady points out that even though leaders, both in the world and in the Church, may start out with good intentions, oftentimes human weaknesses and corruption bring about devastating effects:

 

“The world continues to be in turmoil because the world continues to desire only what the world wants.  Leaders desire to continue to be leaders.  They forget how they became leaders…. (Public OLOE, June 222, 2003)  Throughout the history of humanity there have been many, many obstacles and challenges, and many events that have hindered humanity from loving and joining together in unity.  Both men and women fight amongst one another.  Children grow old desiring to love and to be loved; and yet, they are abused abandoned and forsaken.  People of power and leaders desire initially to help countries and the world, but many of their intentions end up becoming self-seeking and misleading….People then become indifferent, and oftentimes they may become fearful.  (Public OLOE, Oct. 13, 2003)  Times are difficult.  There are so many people suffering in various circumstances and situations, with pain at all levels, from children to adults, from my elderly to my unborn.  (Public OLOE, Nov. 4, 2007)  So many souls are hurting.  Each soul belongs to God, and the soul hurts because the core of the human being itself rejects the entry of God for its fulfillment.  The Holy Spirit must be welcome to change the inner being.”  (Private OLOE, April 20, 2008)

 

“When people do not feel loved, then they lash out as if they need to defend themselves.  Often they do not even know what they need to defend.  But I am there, and I want to comfort them….So many people are wounded….I want to bring everyone into my mantle….I cannot force anyone, for I can only invite.  I do very much want to correct and love and comfort everyone, but so many don’t want it.” (Private OLOE, April 28, 2007)

 

As the United States of America is the home to the place Our Lady has entitled the “Center of her Immaculate Heart” in the Emmitsburg area, she speaks often through Gianna directly about the significance of this, her Center, to this nation:

 

“This country remains in tremendous danger….This Center of my Immaculate Heart is for all people, not just for any certain race or creed, nor for just those with a certain political preference.  It is for all people, ordinary people.  Whether poor or wealthy, all are ordinary people in the eyes of my Son; for there is no favoritism in His Love….Whether little or great, people, all people are children of God; and all people desire to be loved and to be accepted.”  (Public OLOE, April 12, 2003)

 

“Because mankind has decided to make his own abode greater than that of God, he shall be crushed in himself where he shall dwell within the bounds of the earth; and My Son shall then unveil His Mercy and shall lift up all of those who are united to my Immaculate Heart.  Those who are consecrated to me and to God the Father through my Immaculate Heart shall rise in glory and be united as One Body.”  (Private OLOE, Feb. 24, 2003)

 

 

On Christmas Eve, 2004, Our Lady warned:

 

“Through all the turmoil, I look to a new tomorrow when all of humanity can live in oneness, unity and peace.  But war is about to embark upon this world.  Yes, war is here!  You know indeed that man is against man, and men desire to turn away from my Son.  As they turn from my Son, they turn from the Truth.  Men against men shall fight until they know in their hearts what the Truth truly is.  You shall live together in comradery, yes; in turmoil, maybe; but also as you join in prayer, you have the opportunity to live in peace and  unity.  For I can tell you that the new world will be different indeed, not like you know it to be today.”  (Private OLOE, Dec. 24, 2002)

 

 

“My sorrow is that there is still division and turmoil within this world.  My sorrow is today that those who are self-righteous would like to claim victory over those who are weak.  My sorrow is that what they claim as victory will very soon be their own loss.  Their condemnation of others will result in their own condemnation.  As you judge one another, so too will you be judged.  That is my sorrow.”  (Private OLOE, April 20, 2003)

 

Our Lady offers her thanksgiving but also challenges her children and extends her invitation for help:

 

“I thank you with all of my Heart for all of your efforts and your commitment and devotion to my Son, allowing me to be here at the Center of true Joy and refuge for all people of all nations of every race and creed.  (Private OLOE, Nov. 27, 2005)  We are dealing with human beings, each with a soul like my Son, not just another one of ‘them.’  Therefore my invitation is for you to help me in this change, so that all the peoples of the earth will assist me and that all will be unified.”  (Private OLOE, Jan. 3, 2008)

 

“No one can help you or save you.  Only God!  And I am here to tell you that I cannot give you messages that would unrealistically imply how wonderful you are or that everything is fine.  Things are not fine!  The economy and the world are not fine because of free will and because of division and because of your own acts, too.  You, who are privileged to listen and hear the words from Heaven, if you cannot act, how much greater the damage for those who do not hear!”  (Private OLOE, June 16, 2009)

 

So, what can we do?

PRAY!

 

“There are so many children all over the world who are in need of prayer.  There are so many people who are praying with all their hearts for change.  I am in many, many places; and the reason I am there is so that all of the world can at one time join together in unity….I am the Mother of humanity who is here for all, all my children.  My plan is so great, and it is unfolding!  Even with free will and with changes, my plan adapts and moves with each soul because God dwells within each soul, whether that soul desires God or not.  (Private OLOE, Sept. 23, 2007) How important it is to pray, no matter where you are, and no matter what you do in your lives, because there are so many people who do not.  Because of this, tremendous confusion and division result.  Pride becomes the source of all evil and replaces the joy of humility.”  (Private OLOE, Dec. 23, 2006)

 

“I speak words from Heaven to all the people in the world, not just a select group.  It does not mean that everyone must believe or not.  That is their journey with God.  My role as Mother is to bring you back and to have all people be safe and return to God.”  (Private OLOE, Aug. 9, 2008)

 

“Dispel the fallacies which can cause distortions to the truths by having understanding and a forgiving heart.  Dispel the negative forces of hatred, cruelty, spitefulness and disrespect for others by seeking the power of Love.  (Public OLOE, Oct. 22, 1998)  Pray for your country.  Pray for your children.  Pray for the world.  Pray for government leaders.  Pray for unity in the Church.  Pray for all religions.  Pray as you have never prayed before, because there are many offenses against the Sacred Heart of Jesus that have come from western countries of the world, including the United States of America.”  (Private OLOE, Nov. 10, 2003) “This is a great country that God has blessed.  But a true country, worthy of the blessing of God, is not rooted in power or materialism.  A country worthy of God’s Peace is a country rooted in prayer, in faith, in love, in honesty, in humility, in perseverance, in compassion and in littleness….Freedom is not based in power, but it is based in Truth.  With God you have the power and the grace to rise above the challenges, to meet your brother and  kinsmen face to face in a handshake, and to become as one—consoling, inviting, unifying and accepting”  (Private OLOE, July 4, 2005)

 

“Join me to pray for Peace in the world, in your families, and in your very own hearts.  Peace and joy and hope must coexist for there to be harmony and unity and true freedom.  (Private OLOE, Dec. 25, 204)  You must continue to be leaders; for there are few leaders and few ambassadors of Light, because many have turned away.  If they have not prayed and have not been trained as I have advised, then they can become confused and lose their focus.  There are only a few who remain focused and driven at all costs for the greater glory and honor of God.”    (Private OLOE, Sept 2, 2005)

 

 

 

So, what can we do?

ACT!

 

“Focus with all your hearts; focus on God….There are so many people across the entire world so confused and frustrated, as if in a maze trying to find their way out, looking but not knowing where to turn.  So many people are in need of Love, the Love which you have in your hearts.  A new tomorrow begins through this Love, and Peace comes through unity, not by trying to destroy those who do good works.”  (Public OLOE, Dec 4. 2005)

 

“Be aware!...Protect yourselves and blanket yourselves through prayer, often seeking the Sacrament of Reconciliation (if available to you).  Be pure, avoiding all things that lead to sin.  Purify yourselves, and all shall be made new.” (Public OLOE, Oct. 1, 2006)

 

“Work together in union to make a difference now, especially among those in this world who have no voice, the ordinary ones.  They have no voice, and yet they are so special to God!  We must target them so that they do not leave Him, but that they also form together in unity to love God.”  (Private OLOE, May 23, 2007)

 

“Be very cautious!...Stop in the many areas that cause confusion and ruin reputations.  Stop with slanderous words and telling lies in order to prove yourselves right.  Be humble, and accept that you could be wrong.  Be merciful and trust God at all costs.”  (Public OLOE, Sept. 2, 2007)

 

Unite in prayer, and thank God above that you are blessed with companionship; for there are many who are alone…. (Private OLOE, April 20, 2008)  Be absorbed in the Love of God.  Know how present the Holy Spirit lives within you.  Listen with your heart, not so much your mind.  Respond with all conviction to the grace of God’s Love.  Be firm and steadfast.  Persevere, and with fortitude move valiantly ahead.”  (Private OLOE, June 26, 2008)

 

“Always remember that God loves you and that you have a chance to change the world through unity, not through division.  It is best not to act as if you know what the future holds, even if you do.  It is best to act as if you do not, and be loving and witness God’s Will unfold.  (Private OLOE, Marcy 31, 2006)  No one knows the time nor the day, but the world knows scientifically that there are most certainly elements which can affect the lives of the majority of people in this world.  That being said, the grace of God, the Holy Spirit and your goodness and love can restore, protect and keep safe all of those who desire to live a life in Truth and Love.  (Private OLOE, June 13, 2008)  Move forward valiantly for this will not end.  It is only beginning….Yes, time truly if of essence!....You must all be prepared to die.  But....know that when death comes, life is gained.”  (Private OLOE, Oct. 25, 2008)

 

In the end, will it be worth it?

Our Lady of Emmitsburg joyfully answers this question:

 

“A time of tribulation has erupted and through this tribulation will come a new peace.  Those who have had to suffer will now have a rest and share in the new beginning and wear a crown of peace, no longer a crown of agony.  For those who have caused trouble and those who have maligned my Son, you too have a new hope because my Son is all-forgiving and he loves you.  Thus, there is no guilt or shame that you must wear, but only in your hearts bear a hope for unity and an openness to follow whatever my Son desires in His Holy Will.  Together both sides can join now in unity and with this is tremendous hope for a new peace, a new love, a new beginning, a new world and a new era.  You shall be there with all of us, all the saints, all the angels, all of us in the new heaven and new earth!”  (Public OLOE, All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 2002)

 

 

No matter what the future of mankind brings, Our Lord in His Lessons to the world through Gianna Sullivan assures us and all the world that it will be filled with hope—hope founded in Love:

 

“Evil would like you to believe you have no power to control or eliminate its forces in existence.  But I tell you otherwise.  Through Love, evil cannot exist.  Unity, harmony and mercy are the artillery to win the battle through Love….There is hope for the future of mankind, a hope founded in Love.  For evil’s reign is close to an end.  (JOM, Vol V, #28, Nov 2, 1995)   So pray for all people, for unity and fidelity to God.  It only takes a few to change the world, a few people who are committed and devoted to the Truth at all costs.  (JOM, Vol V, #22, Oct 5, 1995)  My Lessons are for all people in the world.  All are invited to live in unity, peace and Love.  All are invited to live in the Truth of God.”  (JOM, Vol V, #29, Nov. 9, 1995)

 

 

In April 3, 2005, Our Lady of Emmitsburg first stated that she had asked God the Father to intervene.  In a most direct way He did, on Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2005, when He began giving to the world through Gianna the “Words of God the Father.”  He is the Almighty Creator, and it is only fitting that His Words should be the final words of this compilation on “UNITY”:

 

“I would prepare and love and be at peace with Me.  Peace can exist in your world if you really desire it.  I have outlined the Way.  If you would but stop and look within and beyond the human mind, you will see the Truth.  It takes cooperation and unity.  It takes a commitment and affirmation to allow  justice and what is right, in their fullest sense, to unfold.  (GTF Aug. 8, 2006)  The division is tremendous, but My Love is awesome and has been procured for all the people in the world.  (GTF, Oct. 8, 2006)  My desire is for Love—love of you, love for you, and the Love with you.  This Love with you goes forth to meet everyone out in the world.  Anyone who desires to receive it, receives God…Bring all—all to the Throne of God!  For all are important.  Every soul is important!” (GTF, Oct. 8, 2006)

 

“As the prophets before and as the prophets now all join in unity to give glory to God through My Son, there will explode a wondrous tomorrow!  Painful it might be for those who do not know the Truth and for those who do and refuse to accept it.  For those who do know it and accept it, painful it might be; but the overall safety of their souls will be preserved, and the world will be brought forth to its proper place from its inception in Creation.”  (GTF March 8, 2008)

 

 

Please Respond!

(Last Public OLOE, October 5, 2008)

 

 

“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!”

(Mt 3:2, Mk 1:3, Lk 3:4)