Tuesday, July 24, 2012

" . . . be very good."

These words of the Blessed Virgin Mary, spoken to our 
modern world through the visionaries of Garabandal, 
summarize the entire Garabandal event.
Unnervingly simple, they also echo the basic salvation 
message of Scripture. John the Baptist was saying
the same thing when he cried our, "Repent, repent,"
as was Jesus when He said, "You must be made
perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect," and
St. Paul in telling us to "walk in love, as Christ
loved us" and to "be imitators of God as beloved
children."
On October 18, 1961, about four months after the
start of the apparitions in the tiny mountain village
of Garabandal, Spain, many people gathered and 
waited in heavy rains outside the village church
to hear the first formal message of Our Lady.
The people were disappointed by the simplicity
of the words: "... be very good."
[From Garabandal International Magazine,
January-March 2012 Issue]
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