You Do not Know the Day nor the Hour
Maria says: (Maria Mother and Teacher, Vol. 1) “My dear children, here I am to share your sorrows and your apprehensions.
I am the Sorrowful Virgin, and if my sorrow for the loss of my divine Son was enormous, no less is the sorrow that I feel in seeing many other children who, dying suddenly and in mortal sin, are irremediably lost.
You will ask me how come the Lord in his infinite goodness allows many to be lost, and I answer you in order to clarify your ideas. You have received the gift of life which you must live united with God by means of grace. You are weak and you fall and the Lord gives you in the sacraments the means to raise yourselves up and resume the journey.
You are going through a period of trial, which having overcome, a happiness without measure and without end awaits you. You do not know when this trial will end. It can be short or long, but for however it is prolonged, even for many years, it is still short in relation to eternity.
Well then, my Jesus said to all men: “Be prepared, because you do not know neither the day nor the hour in which an account will be asked of you (Mt 2:13).”
Many men forget this warning and behold some calamity or catastrophe or tragedy arrives to remind everyone how death can come in the most untaught of way and suddenly.
It is for the spiritual good of many that an evil is permitted of a few. It is true, you say that the Lord, knowing everything, could warn the persons concerned so that they are able to put themselves in safety.
Well then, do you remember the parable narrated in the Gospel. The rich man Dives asked: “Father Abraham, send to warn my brothers that they don’t do like me (Lk 16:27-28).”
But Abraham answered: “They have the Law and the Prophets. Certainly they would not listen even to the angels if they were to go to warn them.” That’s how it would be for those on whom a deadly disaster hangs if they were warned: they would not believe.
Do you see how I go about inviting all to prayer, to goodness, to mercy, to penance? How many are they who listen to me? And yet you know and all know how brief life is. That’s why I say to you insistently: my children, stay in the grace of God and if you should happen to fall into sin, hurry to ask pardon from God. If you do like so, death shall never be sudden for you.
I guide your steps and you follow me and help me. Know that an immense number of souls appear before the judgment of God daily. You must help me to save them. Run in spirit along the streets of the world and bring the Blood of my Jesus and with it wash the souls of the dying.
Say like so: “Eternal Father, we offer You the Blood of Jesus, your divine Son, and the tears of his Mother to wash the souls of the dying of this day or of this night.”
Know that the value of this offering is very great and you with this simple invocation can save many souls. And now, my children, as I assure you of my special protection, I bless you with a heart full of love.”
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. For more information about these magnificent teachings, for any spiritual assistance you may need or to participate and spread throughout the world the cenacles of prayer and the apostolate of the Divine Mercy, please contact:
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