Most of us are afraid when we think about our own death, or the death of those who are close to us. But we should remember what Virgin Mary told us in Medjugorje : “Death does not exist”! It is more like a veil that falls or like the curtain of the temple in Jerusalem that was torn in the middle and revealing what was invisible hidden there, the Holy of Holies!
Imagine a picture that is maybe a kind of inadequate, as is any comparison to this: There are some windows with glass panes that allow us to see from inside what is happening outside, but at the same time they prevent people on the outside from seeing inside. But what if the glazier makes a mistake, and installs the panes in such a way that the people on the inside cannot see outside! And this is what is happening to us! On earth we are like the people who are inside and can not see what is going on outside, we don`t see those who see us! This is why the tragedy of unbelief exists, because there is only a small step between “not seeing” someone, and a totaly ingnorance of one`s existence. Virgin Mary tells us not only in Medjugorje “Dear children you are unaware.” Ivan, one of the visionaries, said to the crowed during his mission in Dublin, “If you could see the Gospa for only one second, all the things of this earth would immediately lose their attraction in your eyes.”
The saints got over this lack of clarity and lived like they could see the invisible. This allowed them to accept invisible realities without having fear of the day when the glass panes would break or the veil would fall. The Heavenly tribunal was already familiar to them, and they viewed the pass through the vale of death as a long awaited touch that would bring them forever into the association of the elect after their exile, they finally will be free.
The time on earth is a time of desire and hope; Heaven is possession for eternity. If we do not desire Heaven while we are on earth, then we are dying persons who can still be revived. If we focus our extent for desire on the material world, then we are terrified of the moment of our death, because we will lose all our false treasures. Being less allured to material things will certainly cause us to await the eternal life with joy. The visionary Marija has already been given some knowledge about this subject to us. Virgin Mary explained to her in a message that in Heaven each of the chosen ones knows exactly what other people have done for them, and how they have done it. By their prayers, sacrifices and offerings, they became a part in increasing the degree of their eternal glory. Sometimes, the chosen ones realize that the prayers for them were the reason that they were not lost! In Heaven, each one of us will be eternally grateful to each one of these people who prayed for us and kept thinking about us, and we will have a very special bond of love with them. This reality is incredible and encouraging, especially because we often do not see the fruits of our sacrifices and prayers for those we love while we are on the earth . Virgin Mary gives us the hope that can heal us of our demoralization! She can help us to invest in real values!
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