St. Cyril of Alexandra
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! This is the day that the Lord gave me to give Him thanks for each of you, for those who have converted and have accepted my messages and have set out on the way of conversion and holiness. Rejoice, little children, because God is merciful and loves you all with His immeasurable love and leads you to the way of salvation through my coming here. I love you all and give you my Son that He may give you peace. Thank you for having responded to my call." (June 25, 2018)
When I first read this message, I had to stop myself from reading the first line incorrectly. I instinctively wanted to launch into a line from Psalm 118. It reads:
"This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Ps 118:24)
We say these words at Easter time, when we are wild with joy over the Resurrection! But I had to stop and look at the words of the message:
But why are they rejoicing? Truly Our Lady has worked with us for a long time. She has come every day for 37 years to train us, teach us, pray with us and love us. And so hopefully now we are "those who have converted and have accepted [her] messages and have set out on the way of conversion and holiness". Because of her guidance and teaching, we have begun to live the life of faith in earnest. And maybe we can now help her to reach her other children.
Wow! "This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Ps 118:24)
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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