As far as the East is from the West, so is the distance now between the heavenly Father and mankind. The human race is hurtling down this road which it has chosen. The speed picks up and the distance from God grows greater. So, I come to search and to confront, to speak and to urge. I am the final barrier protecting mankind. I must stop him in his tracks and turn him around so that the ultimate forces of destruction are not released.
It seems impossible to mankind that these forces will be used. For decades now, mankind has lived in an atomic age. At first, this caused great fears but as the years went on and as these bombs were not used, mankind learned to live in an atomic age, as if the span of years guaranteed that the bombs would never be used.
How foolish this is. Has man ever invented a destructive force which he has not used? Does not a moment come, when someone, in desperation, does not resort to the final weapons at his disposal? Are these weapons not at the disposal of so many? So, what precludes a use of these nuclear arms? And if one atomic bomb is used, will it be the last one or only the first one, as other nations unleash their nuclear might in retaliation? The result is too devastating to even imagine. No nation would have the resources to come to the rescue and to offer even the minimum of help.
I paint this picture so as to confront mankind as he hurtles down this road away from the heavenly Father. (I will say this). The weapons exist and the enmity between nations exists because of Satan’s hopes and plans. He has engineered all of this, raising up people who have brought this about, stirring up hearts that selfishly looked to their own prominence in the world. Now the world is an armed camp. What can be done?
There must be a nuclear melt-down that removes the power of these armaments, which makes them ineffective, where nations will want to destroy these weapons forever. There will be no lasting peace until every atomic weapon is destroyed and man returns to the simplicity of the pre-atomic age. Can this ever happen? It is the only solution. These arms cannot continue to be in man’s power and never be used. Can man return to that moment when these weapons of war never existed? I hold that grace in my Immaculate Heart and I await the consecration of Russia.
Comment: This promise of Mary is extraordinary, that we will return to a non-nuclear age. Yet, her other statement is certainly true. If mankind stores up atomic weapons, they will inevitably be used.