Good and Merciful
Maria says: (Maria Mother and Teacher, Vol. 1) “My children, here I am to give you my word rich with goodness and teachings. I am ready to help you and to satisfy you, but I desire your collaboration made of trust and good will.
There is a work of mercy somewhat difficult to practice but very pleasing to the Lord. It consists in bearing with troublesome people and in forgiving the offenses that these give you.
I would like for you to be quick in applying and in doing this work, never forgetting that everyone of you can be, in his turn, unbearable to his fellow man or, if nothing else, be for others the reason to exercise patience.
By the measure with which you measure, you will be measured. Never have fear of being too good and never fear of exercising at the expense of your conscience that mercy which is the most qualified endowment of God. It is so great in Him, that it exceeds by far all the evils of the world.
God forgives always, forgives all, forgives everyone. Only one is the condition of forgiveness: that you acknowledge your sins and that in your turn you forgive whoever offends you.
Therefore be always patient, good and merciful.
At first you will find some resistance, you will find also he who, taking advantage of your goodness, makes fun of it, but the fruit that you will gather shall be so abundant that one day you will rejoice over it.
I assure you then that even in this world, sooner or later, you will gather the fruits of your goodness, since it has been stated to you by Jesus himself that the peaceful shall possess the land.
Children, I bless you, saying to you still:
be good, be always good.”
The thoughts, the reflections and the meditations in this booklet, were inspired by Our Mother Maria, Mother of Jesus, to Carmela Negri Carabelli. They are, however, addressed to all those souls, who, desirous to love the Lord, seek to put into practice his teachings and to live the Christian life more perfectly. May Jesus bless these pages and those who read them with the desire to improve themselves, granting the help of his grace.
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Nihil Obstat: Reverend Gerard Diamond MA (Oxon), LSS,
D. Theol, Diocesan Censor
Imprimatur: Rev. Monsignor Les Tomlinson, Vicar General
Date: 20th July 2007
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