Starting the Movement

In my last blog (Our Lady of…), Mary’s appearance at Akita, Japan was mentioned. In it, it was stated that if you did go to the website and were to read about it, you should read the third message, especially. In retrospect, I thought about it and realized it was too important of an event to not directly address this, in these blogs. Some of the contents of her third and last message, delivered on October 13, 1973 are as follows:

“. . . if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. . . Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able still to save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in me will be saved.”-1

We can pass this off as sensationalism, something we might see in one of those daily tabloids. We might rank it right up there with the headline that jumps off the page at us, of someone having a Martian’s baby. Yes, we can and could, but should we?
Maybe, it is time to take stock of our lives and its direction. What is the purpose of life? Our life? Is there something more to it than being gratified with every pleasure imaginable? Do we eat to live or live to eat? Is our sole purpose in life to advance in materialistic things? Do we look down on others and treat them accordingly? Do we treat Jesus Christ as a myth, as a child’s story?

The fire falling from the sky probably describes bombs being delivered by missiles with fire trails, streaming behind them. Destruction being delivered by man, on man. No need for God to bring about earth’s destruction, man can do it, himself. But, if man is at the root of this destruction, then it can be averted. Mankind, all of mankind, must begin to recognize that Jesus’ message of love and the treating of each other with love is the only way we are meant to live. Forget the almighty dollar, listen to our Almighty God.

To expect the world to suddenly make a 180 degree turn is foolhardy. But it can happen, if we listen to Our Lady. Pray the Rosary, pray for peace in this world. Peace not just the stoppage of war, but peace in people’s lives, in our lives. Don’t just pass this off as much ado about nothing. Each of us has a responsibility in this task. We, all of us, must pray, and work at, making our lives respectable and wholesome in the eyes of God. We, all of us, must, by example, show our families, our neighbors, our co-workers, the people, we meet on the street what it means to love one another. We, all of us, must recognize that we do have a part to play in world peace. The most intricate and elaborate designs, made of Lego blocks, only happen after the first one is tipped over. If all of us start the design in our corner of the world, then all the corners of the world can change.

I have never said this before on a post. But, if you believe in what is being said, why not send it to a friend or loved one, (you can use the send to someone button below), or point them to this particular blog https://thesteppingstones.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/your-role-in-the-world/.

-1 http://www.theworkofgod.org/Aparitns/Akita.htm

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