“Upon this rock I will build my Church”. How I have guided the Church all through these centuries, always keeping alive the light of faith. There were so many tortuous moments, so many times when the Church could have failed. Now, it stretches throughout the world and is present in many cultures. This is its security, to be planted in diverse soils. Therefore, when the Church is threatened in one culture, it can thrive in another. This always happens. The Church decays in one place and flourishes in another.
Yet, is this enough? Does not the Father give life? Why should the Church not experience a full life in all of its members? What is flourishing will flourish even more and what is decaying will return to full life?
A Weak Flow of Blood
The secret lies in the heart and in the flow of blood. When the heart is weak, the blood flows too slowly and the body grows weak. From that, comes the lessening of the Church’s vitality and an inability to make new members or even to sustain the life of existing members. I must renew the Church at its heart. Then God’s life will reach to the ends of the earth.
So many waste their time trying to strengthen an arm or a leg and they waste their time. I will teach you how to renew the Church’s heart.
First, the heart is hidden, at the very center of the body. Only hidden acts can renew the heart. The heart beats loudly in the silence of the body. So, the Church must enter into a profound silence. The Church’s heart must beat as one with my heart. This makes the hiddenness and the silence to be effective.
The Church must listen to my heart so that its heart beats with the same rhythm, with the same love. I will quickly heal and strengthen the Church’s heart only if our two hearts are placed together. This is the deep mystical gift I offer today. Place your heart next to my heart. New life will flow and all will be made young again.
Comment: The Church is 2000 years old but can always become new by Mary’s heart.