The heavens will burst open and it will be a time of unprecedented grace, available to all – to the religious spirit and to the secular man. Those who know me will be more sensitive. Those who do not know me will be puzzled at first, not understanding what I will call “the first stirrings of faith”. It is to the secular man, the person who has no religious faith, that I speak today. Let us begin.
This modern age has stolen from you the greatest power and privilege of man – to be a child of God. The world has given you every possible convenience and pleasure, hoping that you are content with its earthly gifts and will call yourself a “child of this world”. In this way, the world can number you among its members and be sure that you would oppose any intrusion of my Son into the world.
My Son came into the world. I brought him into human life, but the world did not want him. The same story that happened in Israel, happens every day. My Son, risen from the dead, wants to come into each culture, but the world will not allow it. The world makes sure that its members resist the intrusion. This is called the secular spirit, the spirit which now controls you to whom I speak.
The world can only hope that you are satisfied with what it can offer you, that you never examine the treasures put in your heart by my Son. If you do examine your heart, you will discover a special gift that you have not opened as yet. (This is what the world fears.) You are made new when your eyes are opened and you say, “I am meant for God”.
O secular man, I love you. My Son died for you. I do not come to give you a gift. The gift is already within you. You are born with a desire for God. Do not be afraid to open the gift. The only danger is if you never open it, and go through all your life without understanding that you were made for God.
What will happen when you do open it? I will be there with you. I will show you how to open it without destroying anything in your life that is of God.
A voice speaks now in your heart. It is my voice saying, “Do not be afraid. Do not put aside the religious stirrings that I have planted within you. Open the gift. Open the gift. I can nothing for you until you open the gift. But after that, I can flood you with life.
Comment: Mary invites the secular person to become a child of God.