Program #2: Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy. The jubilee began on Dec. 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. It will end on Nov. 20, 2016, on the feast of Christ the King. The biblical theme the Pope has chosen for the jubilee year is “be merciful, just as your Father is merciful”.
“Let us not forget that God forgives and God forgives always,” Pope Francis said. “Let us never tire of asking for forgiveness.”
In our second production on THE MESSAGES – from Europe and the United States – Vassula Ryden joins Malcolm Out Loud to discuss in more detail God’s Mercy. We believe you’ll find this show a unique blend of insight and wisdom as we spread God’s word around the globe. We invite you to subscribe to the show through either RSS, Android, or iTunes, and of course you can listen right here at America Out Loud.
Here are some of the excerpts from our talk so that you may follow along if you wish. This is part of a speech that Vassula is delivering in Latvia. Please enjoy and invite others to join us!
God is All-Merciful, filled with Compassion and Love, and comes in this way among us, in spite of our wickedness He will still never abandon us. His Love is so great that He just could not resist anymore, but rushed to us to save us. If you fall, He will lift you and carry you. You are sick? He will heal you. You feel abandoned and sad? He will run to you and comfort you.
Each one of us on this earth has been given a mission the Lord says. Our primary mission is to love God and to serve Him and love one another – doing good for the rest of our lives and glorifying God. God does not mind our weakness; in fact He can do great things in He does not mind our weakness because through our weakness He our weakness. He will show His power and His strength and where we lack He will fill. He needs a pure heart that will give Him glory, but He wants us to die to our ego, this is what He says: In your weakness you inherit My strength; in your submissiveness you inherit My Will; in your total effacement you become heirs of My Image. In your poverty, you inherit what the sages are looking for but can never inherit it; you inherit My Wisdom.
Today’s world has fallen away from God. Many have made out of God a frozen, petrified and dead God. – A mummy in a museum. Many today, who have apostatized treat God as a lifeless image, or somewhere up there who enjoys His own His Glory, someone who does not listen to us and why?
These are the signs of the End of Times. There is a real spiritual battle lashing out right now in which we are all participants. I’ve explained it in my book called Heaven is Real but so is Hell.
We have learned, I wrote in my book, that these evil forces want the destruction of both our body and more importantly, the destruction of our soul. Satan would love to see us spend eternity in hell with him and his demons, and suffer as they suffer. They would do everything they can to damage God’s creation. The wars, the crimes, the hatred of one nation against the other, all these things are in some way manipulations of the devil.
Did not Jesus say once in the TLIG messages: “Do your best and I will do the rest?” But if one does not even try or put even the slightest effort, how do you expect to progress? The Lord asks from each one of us: prayers and good works. The biggest service we can render God is to bring one soul back to Him! Bringing one soul to God is an action that many of our sins then are forgiven. The Lord wants us to progress and never fall into complacency lest a lethargic spirit comes upon us.