Prayer Theme: Core prayers plus Salvation of Souls (groups A and B)
Bible Reading: Tobit 7: 1-8
Book of Truth: 20th Dec. 2014
( Theme in both readings, that stands out to us, is the strength and unity of the Love in the family. “The love that is present in a family can overcome all obstacles placed before it by satan”. The unity and love of the family is so important at this time when division is forced upon us in our extended families, in workplaces and in our Church families, and we know very well the obstacles placed upon us by satan at this time. Jesus reminds us that we can save souls through Love. )
Tobit 7: 1-8
At the House of Raguel. 1 When they entered Ecbatana, Tobiah said, “Brother Azariah, bring me straight to the house of our kinsman Raguel.” So he did, and they came to the house of Raguel, whom they found seated by his courtyard gate. They greeted him first, and he answered, “Many greetings to you, brothers! Welcome! You have come in peace! Now enter in peace!” And he brought them into his house. 2 He said to his wife Edna, “How this young man resembles Tobit, the son of my uncle!” 3 So Edna asked them, saying, “Where are you from, brothers?” They answered, “We are descendants of Naphtali, now captives in Nineveh.” 4 She said to them, “Do you know our kinsman Tobit?” They answered her, “Indeed, we do know him!” She asked, “Is he well?” 5 They answered, “Yes, he is alive and well.” Then Tobiah said, “He is my father!” 6 Raguel jumped up, kissed him, and broke into tears. 7 Then, finding words, he said, “A blessing upon you, son! You are the son of a good and noble father. What a terrible misfortune that a man so righteous and charitable has been afflicted with blindness!” He embraced his kinsman Tobiah and continued to weep. 8 His wife Edna also wept for Tobit; and their daughter Sarah also began to weep.
Mother of Salvation: The Gift of Love is intensified at Christmas
20 December 2014 @ 4:25pm
My dear children, the love of my Son is never more prevalent than it is at Christmas.
At this time, during the celebration of His Birth, He floods souls with His love. It is at this time that you must live the love that was given to you, naturally, as children of God. You must cherish the Gift of Love, which comes from God and share this Gift with everyone you know.
The Gift of Love is intensified at Christmas in the souls of all God’s children and it is at this time you must acknowledge that love begins in the family. My Son was born into a family and this was for good reason. God manifested Himself – not as an individual sent on a mission, with no one close to Him, but within the Holy Family.
Love your families and forgive past transgressions. Love all those, including those who hate you. You can overcome hatred by sharing love and while this may be difficult at time, you will be stronger for it and at peace. Hatred is a negative emotion and drains the soul with a deep sense of unhappiness. It eats away at the core of the soul until it dies. Do not allow hatred to separate you from the Gift of Love, which is the most powerful grace, because it comes from God.
Love one another, as God loves each one of you this Christmas. Pray for those who have carried out any wicked act against you and ask my Son to relieve you of the burden of hatred.
God’s love in all its glory is witnessed in the family, which thrives on love. Such families, fortunate enough to feel love for each other, must spread this love to others who do not have love in their own lives. The person who are reared in a loving family, and who loves with a tender heart, touches the souls of others. This is how God’s Love is spread – from within the bosom of the family.
It was from the heart of a loving family, that my Son, Jesus Christ, set about in His Mission on earth to redeem man from sin. And so, this Christmas, I ask that you love one another and ask my Son to bless all families with the graces to love each other more.
The love that is present in a family can overcome all obstacles placed before it by satan. It is the family – the foundation of God’s Love – that is despised by satan. It is the family that is targeted by the evil one and he will do anything to destroy the family unit.
Love and unity in a family is a great Gift from Heaven and you must strive, always, to remain united at all times.
Your beloved Mother
Mother of Salvation