Our Lady of Emmitsburg
LESSONS from Our Lord for the World
Volume I Lesson # 7
November 9, 1988
I would now like to talk to you about religions. People worship in My churches and claim their form of worship is the truest.
Woe to those who disclaim a form of prayer to My Father!
When the Jews pray to My Father, they pray to Me, for I am One with the Father. The Jews are very much My people. If you were Protestant, would you love Me less? It should be known to all My children that I do not love them less because of the semantics of the dichotomy of religion.
I am your Lord God, and I hear all forms of prayer. It is not your form of worship, but your heart that I want. Whether you are Jew or Gentile, you are because of Me, Who Am!
My people, who analytically debate theological trivia, should be made to know this fact of Truth:
I, your Lord God, love all who come to Me to be loved!
I love in all forms of worship and prayer. It is true that I, through My Body in Eucharist, am in the purest form of consecration to you. However, that is a choice My children have. Many people will say that because of your religion, you think you are closer to Me. It is not because of your religion, My child; it is because of your open, loving heart.
How do you serve God? By serving His people! Serve by loving one another. Have mercy on one another, so that I will have mercy on you. Be My treasure in Heaven by being My treasure on earth. Love will restore My beauty given to this world! How many different ways can I express this message to you? My people want, want, want; but they need to give to receive!
My child, know that I love My people of all religions, but it is through My Blood of the wine and My Body of the bread that I live One with you.
Our Lady of Medjugorje
1984 – 1985
Responding to the confusion of a Catholic Priest over the cure of an Orthodox child:
“Tell this priest, tell everyone, that it is you who are divided on earth. The Muslims and the Orthodox, for the same reason as Catholics, are equal before my Son and me. You are all my children. Certainly, all religions are not equal, but all men are equal before God, as St. Paul says. It does not suffice to belong to the Catholic Church to be saved, but it is necessary to respect the commandments of God in following one’s conscience.
“Those who are not Catholics, are no less creatures made in the image of God, and destined to rejoin someday, the House of the Father. Salvation is available to everyone, without exception. Only those who refuse God deliberately are condemned. To him who has been given little, little will be asked for. To whomever has been given much (to Catholics), very much will be required. It is God alone, in His infinite justice, Who determines the degree of responsibility and pronounces judgment.”
Jesus Calls People Of All Faiths And Nonbelievers