How did Christ make Reparation? By
SUFFERING!!! He chose to repair all by
suffering! We are necessarily united
with Christ in His mission. Christ
willed to be a Victim; it follows that, if
the Head is immolated, all the members
likewise must become living victims.
To be a true Christian, a savior, we
must be a victim!!! We cannot be
true Christians and, at the same time,
strive to avoid suffering and lead a
The Cross contains more wisdom
than any book. If we wish to triumph
with Christ, we must fight with Him.
Suffering is the consecration of all
Christian life. Looking at the Cross as
we ought to look at it, we see a Body
hanging there. In the midst of this Body,
shining through an open wound - The
Heart! Here is the Crucified Who wills
that we help Him save the world. If He
thinks we can and will help us be
brave, then with all our hearts, we will
do it! At the foot of the Cross, we find
only three. Never will there be many
where there is suffering to endure.
Jesus knocks at the door of our hearts,
asking us to make Reparation, but our
poor alms have no value unless they
pass through His Heart. There is the
blessed ebb and flow of the tide of love;
it originates with Him and invites us,
and our love must return to that Center.
When Our Lady appeared to Saint
Bernadette, She insisted above all upon
the necessity of doing penance saying
sorrowfully: Penance! Penance!
Penance! Volunteers are needed to
bring God’s help and mercy to the
extreme misery of humanity.
In the midst of a world hurrying on its
way to destruction, man thinks only
of feasting, comforts and amusements.
He gives no thought to the millions of
unhappy beings around him, enslaved
by wretchedness and materialism,
dying for want of God. The Church,
the Bride of Christ, is falling to pieces.
The cloistered monastery has all but
disappeared. The Crucifix has been
relegated to the rubbish heap. Vile
degraded men insult God and deny
His very existence.
God is God! Those who deny Him and
try to put out the stars are powerless;
they cannot be rid of Him. If we cannot
find enough volunteers to counterbalance
all these insults, what may we
not expect? Yes, our blood too must
be poured out, not perhaps on the
battlefield or the arena, but it must
be shed drop-by-drop by our daily
sacrifices, often trivial yet so meritorious
when spent wholly for God. Cherished
attachments, legitimate pleasures and
joys, all are given up for the joy of
seeing God at last known, loved and
served as He merits.
What saves Nations? HOLINESS! The
two most essential elements of holiness
are prayer and penance. Our Lord
said to St. Margaret Mary: “One soul
can obtain pardon for a thousand
sinners.” The Holy Spirit is betrayed
at every hour of the day. The Church
is shamelessly attacked. Are there none
who are willing to make Reparation?