Monday, November 17, 2008
Here are some fine quotes out of the book, FATIMA: In Lucia's own Words.
Lucia: “God would send me sufferings, but I always saw the hand of God in it all.”
Lucia: “ They are all mistaken. I’m not a saint, as some say, and I’m not a liar either, as others say. Only God knows what I am.”
Some people, even the most devout, refuse to speak to children about hell, in case it would frighten them. Yet God did not hesitate to show hell to three children, one of whom was only six years old.”
Sins that most offend God; sins of the flesh.
- Lust/Impure thoughts
- Pornography (magazines, videos…)
Jacinta: “Our Lord is sad, because Our Lady told us not to offend Him any more, for He is already very much offended; yet nobody takes any notice, and they continue to commit the same sins!”
We need to reject the path of sin, hatred, revenge, injustice, violations of the rights of the human person, immorality and violence.
It is people themselves who are preparing their own punishment. In His kindness God warns us and calls us to the right path, while respecting the freedom He has given us; hence people are responsible.
Jacinta: Oh, how much I love to suffer for love of Them (Mary & Jesus), just to give Them pleasure! They greatly love those who suffer for the conversion of sinners.
Lucia’s mother: Above all, ask Him to make you a saint.
Lucia: Oh Lord, make me a saint. Keep my heart always pure, for You alone.
Lucia: After receiving communion, “…I lost the taste and attraction for the things of the world, and only felt at home in some solitary place…alone…”
Sun = Jesus’ lamp
Moon = Mary’s lamp
Stars = Angel’s lamps