My dear children, ascend Calvary with me – do you see the Crucified on that cross? He is my Son, my only Son. They have crucified him, but worse is happening now. You, my children, continue to crucify him every day. Mothers can understand my pain, more than all my children. My Jesus had struck no one. Innocent, he wanted to undergo that supplication for your sins. In total obedience to his Father, he made himself a victim on the cross. When you affirm that you love a brother, remember that cross. Love, above all things, is offering, self-offering. Then is it prayer to the Father, because he hears your supplication through that brother. Only then can you say, “I love you.” This word is widely used, but it says nothing at all if not accompanied by offering and by prayer. Remember always my words when you say “I love you.” Otherwise, limit yourself to saying “I care for you” (ti voglio bene). The Father has accepted the offering of Jesus because his love for you is complete; he has given his life.
My dear children, if you are true followers of Christ, follow him above all in love. The world will change only if you love like Jesus has loved you. In this time of favor, because it is the season of Lent, try more often to love like your Master has taught you. Imitate him; only in this way will you feel satisfied in love. The true Master is he who gives witness with his life and the true disciple is he who obeys and imitates his master. I love you, dear children, because at the foot of that Cross I accepted becoming the mother of all of you, sharing the passion of my Son.
I bless you. May my example be a stimulus for all of you to be able to love unconditionally.
I still love, I suffer, and I offer for you.
Mary, Mother of Sorrows