Sr. Emmanuel: Focus on Jesus’ message
By Jakob Marschner on Jan 1, 2013
Comments have been many since the Infant Jesus spoke on Christmas Day. But they are unnecessary, as the message of the Child is very clear, the famous French nun Sister Emmanuel says after 23 years in Medjugorje. Simply listen and live the Commandments, she advises.
Sister Emmanuel Maillard
Personal interpretations abound after the unexpected Medjugorje message on Christmas Day when the Infant Jesus stood up on the Virgin Mary’s lap and gave the message, saying: “I am your peace. Live my Commandments”. But keeping focus on what Jesus actually said would be better, the Medjugorje-based nun Sr. Emmanuel Maillard writes in the newsletter of her organization, Children of Medjugorje.
“After this special event of December 25th, many people started to extrapolate with all sorts of interpretations, even apocalyptic ones. No one actually knows – not even the visionaries – if the end of the apparition is close. Of course, every 24 hours brings us closer to that day” Sister Emmanuel writes.
The Infant Jesus stood up on the Virgin Mary’s lap and gave the message to visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti on December 25. The Virgin Mary kept silent during the entire apparition, Marija said after the event that was never seen in Medjugorje before
“Let us not be distracted by unsure interpretations; let us rather go right to Jesus’ words, because His call is short, simple and crystal clear! I guess my role is to tell people: “Just do it!” she adds.
In spite of her caution, Sr. Emmanuel acknowledges that the event of the Child Jesus speaking is very significant.
“Have you ever heard a newborn speak? This is an amazing event for Medjugorje! It has never happened before, during 31 years of apparitions. (…) This is serious! Now we can’t help but ask ourselves,”Why all this?” I don’t know. But one thing all of us should know is that if God, as a baby, had to speak out so clearly, it is because the whole world needs to hear Him!” she writes.
“The world won’t have any peace until we put Him, Jesus, at the first place. And in order to have that precious peace we yearn for so desperately, we need to go back to living the commandments of God. Simple!” Sr. Emmanuel adds.
Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti – overwhelmed by her Christmas experience, the visionary could hardly speak to the translators. Photo: Daniel Miot, guardacon.me
Translating the monthly message into French, Sr. Emmanuel is among the first persons visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti talks to after receiving a message. On Christmas Day, Marija could barely uphold this routine, Sr. Emmanuel further tells.
“She was so overwhelmed that, after the apparition, she could hardly speak to us.”
The Medjugorje-based nun also informs that the Virgin Mary kept quiet during the whole length of her apparition to Marija on December 25, not only during the time when she would usually have given her message.Attend an apparition – travel with Medjugorje Today