Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.
We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.
August 8, 1999
A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul
Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.
Messenger: Mary had appeared almost every 5th for two and 1/2 years beginning July 5, 1994.
On December 5, 1996, instead of Mary appearing Jesus appeared on the cross in utter anguish at the point of death at Holy Cross-Immaculata Church.
He spoke not a word, but His mouth moved profusely. I was horrified by the apparition.
That night I received the following message at the December 5th rosary from Jesus at the beginning of the rosary.
Note: This was about 12 days before Mary appeared on the building in Clearwater, Florida December 17, 1996.
Excerpt from Rosary on December 5, 1996:
Jesus speaks: I am alive, I am alive. I am alive. My beloved ones, I show you My face. Do you see the body of a man? Do you see Me alive on the cross? I am speaking to you but the world does not hear. They do not hear the message that I deliver to them. You must pray fervently. You must come to Me that I can be one in you and that I can operate through you as you go into the world this day. I love you. I love you with the most tender love. I am Jesus. I am alive. You are My main soldiers that I will send into the world to lead the strayed ones to My Heart.
The days ahead will be dark days. You must come to My Heart and take shelter in My Heart. It is there that you will be rooted on a firm rock. For My Heart is your home. You will not know the terrors of the night if you stay rooted in My Heart.
Division is blackness in the heart. You must not be divided, divided from anyone. You must remain in union with all men. You must see yourselves as part of the Father's family. Each one of you is so important to the Father's plan.
Messenger: Holy Spirit, come to us and fill our hearts with the fire of God's love. Help us to unite in this rosary, to unite with one another and with the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Help us to see ourselves as one happy family, the Father's happy family rooted in love in which there is not any bumping of heads, but rather harmony, love and respect for each other.
August 8, 1999 - Selfless Love - 2nd message
Messenger: I see my own impurities in loving. It is indeed a selfish love, focused on self.
I think of a quote in Father Carter's book Response to God's Love:
Excerpt from Response to God's Love
Early in our discussion of the Christian's encounter with others, we should obviously say a few direct things concerning the core attitude of love, a trait that should permeate all other attitudes. It is well to begin by observing a phenomenon of our culture concerning love: Many persons who choose marriage say they do so out of a desire to be loved. Notice, they say that they marry out of a desire to be loved, not to love. In fairness to these persons, perhaps we should presume that they realize they in turn must also offer love. Yet, is it not revealing that they explicitly mention as the reason for marrying a desire to be loved? Could there be a close correlation between this phenomenon and the extraordinarily high divorce rate that prevails in our culture? If it is common that both partners enter marriage more from a need to receive love than from a desire to give it, do we have to look further for the reason to explain why so many marriages are plagued with various degrees of unhappiness?
(end of excerpt from Response to God's Love)
Messenger: Definition of love: "Love is the gift of self to promote the true good of those loved."
In the experience I had in which Jesus elevated my loving capacity, it was a most selfless love.
When I had come out of the experience, I suffered tremendously for being so intimately united to Him and having this grace and then I felt the way I live in my tainted human nature. I longed for the ecstatic way. I just loved so purely in the experience. I had to face the tough reality of how truly selfish is my love.
In intimate love relationships with others the imperfections within our hearts and wounds surface. If we determine to never get close to anyone, we may not encounter the wounds. Many in today's world keep themselves very surface-oriented in their loving because of the risk involved in giving themselves in love in a close relationship. First, our wounds come to the surface and must be healed. Secondly, to love as Jesus did, we must be willing to love more and more selflessly, lovingly, to honestly help others, not selfishly promote ourselves. Many engage in relationships. It becomes so painful working with others that they close up and move to a new relationship telling themselves, "it is not I, with the problem, it is the other person." Then they move on to another, only to experience the same difficulty, because much of the problem is within themselves.
After all the years from Eve, the imperfections taught to us from our ancestors, plus our own innate selfish desires, have all entered into our ways of loving. Imperfections must be worked through, wounds need to be examined and healed.
We must forgive. We must admit many times how truly imperfect we are.
When squeezed and under pressure, a lot of imperfections surface many times.
In dwelling in the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, in giving ourselves selflessly to Him, in praying the Holy Spirit Novena for healing, in dying to ourselves in the Mass, we become more purified.
First, we must recognize how severe is the problem, that we are indeed imperfect, and that only His grace will help us. We must not hide from intimate relationships. We must learn to love correctly as the Father wills.
When His grace is outpoured more and more, it will be easier to see our faults.
I see more and more how I must selflessly surrender at Mass despite all my faults and go through Their pure and holy Hearts, begging for grace and mercy to be released on all the souls of the earth.
Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:
Q: How do I feel writing this letter to you makes me feel more loving in my heart toward you and all?
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