Today Padre Pio continued his messages of encouragement and guidance for us.
My children, I call you my children because even though I am no longer with you in your physical and material world, I am very much with you spiritually and so I still see you as my children whom I continue to look after and guide although by different means.
The church is entering a very extraordinary point in history which is why my little ones God is allowing many mystical and supernatural interventions to strengthen you and to prepare you.
Medjugorje is just one of such interventions as are the chosen souls that the Lord uses to speak through.
Yet sadly my children so many have ignored and mocked these interventions treating them as unnecessary and promoting sensationalism.
Just like how in my life I was rejected by so many, so too have these warnings and interventions and so too will you be my faithful children the more you move forwards.
Satan will rage war at you from every side. You will be attacked on the inside by all sorts of temptations to discourage you, you will be attacked on the outside by gossip and all sorts of lies and accusations and yet Jesus will never abandon you!
It is through you faithfulness and perseverance that you will earn your eternal crowns in heaven and not through outward success or human applause.
Keep looking to the cross and your crucified Lord and brother who suffered and died although he never committed a single sin.
Meditate on his passion, unite your lives with His and you will grow stronger and stronger, able to resist the most wicked attacks of your enemy Satan.
Have no fear my children. Heaven is on your side and victory is with Jesus, our God and King of glory.’
Today’s message doesn’t really need much if any explanation or clarification! Padre Pio is encouraging us and telling us to expect attacks and yet teaching us how to handle and overcome them with Jesus.
It certainly isn’t easy being a faithful Christian in these times and yet we must focus on Jesus who is ‘the way, the truth and the life’ and who is “the same yesterday, today and tomorrow’.
Padre Pio; help us, guide us and strengthen us that we may remain forever faithful to Jesus Our Lord, our friend and our Saviour.