Do not turn your back on what you believe. Many times, a person is filled with truth and actually walks in the truth. Then, an attraction comes which delights them and even fascinates them. They know that this attraction is forbidden and seeking it violates all that they believe. However, they do not immediately dismiss it from their minds as dishonorable and unworthy of their beliefs.
Straddling the Fence
Instead, they straddle the fence. Their life is supposedly in the light, but their heart has been captured by the darkness. This is the state of so many because the modern world has so many such attractions and to resist these demands constant vigilance. So, I will address this issue.
You are my child. Your heart is good and you want to do what is right. You want to be counted among the blessed, but you are caught in a struggle. You never believed that you would be so entangled. This is not you. This is not what you ever wanted to be. Yet, you must face the truth. You have become entangled, even engrossed in what is sinful. You keep it hidden because it is not what you want. Yet, you do not send it away. You do not cut the ties. You allow this evil to have some place in your life. It is always there, lurking in the back of your mind as something you might enjoy when your obligations are fulfilled and when no one is looking.
Do not delay. Do not compromise. This must be cast out of your life. It has already robbed you of much spiritual riches and if you continue to tolerate its presence, it will eat away more and more. You will continually pay a higher price and the day will come when there is no turning back. It will control you. All the while, you will think that this is of little importance.
O child of the light, cast out the darkness. Never, never say, “It is just a little darkness. It can be tolerated. No need for action”. I am the woman clothed in the sun and I want to clothe you completely in the sun but you block my gift by clinging to this darkness.
Comment: Mary is the sinless saint and she expects her children, frail as they are, to strive for total sinlessness.