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Monday, August 13, 2012

August 16, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012: (Mary Pierce’s Funeral Mass)
Mary said: “I am so overwhelmed to see so many people, my family, and the priests who came to my funeral Mass. I am grateful for all of those who took care of me in my last days, and for all the arrangements for my funeral. I thank Father and Greg for their kind words about me. I had a full life of many beautiful activities, but my experiences at the Logos store were the most satisfying in serving the people in their faith. The Cursio meetings were also very joyous in celebrating my faith in Jesus. My last suffering with cancer was my purgatory on earth, so I am now with Jesus and my husband, Fran. I want to bless all of my family, and I will be praying for all of them to come to church and to say their prayers. I love all of my family very much because you meant so much to me in life.”

Jesus said: “My people, you have a set time of years that only I know exactly how long you will live. Time is my gift to all of you, but it is how you use your time that you will have to answer for at your judgment. I have told you several times that when you are planning your schedule for the day, be sure to leave some time for Me in prayer, and do not plan more events than you can practically carry out. Be careful with your time so that you are making the best choices so you do not waste any time. Remember that once time is wasted, it cannot come back. You can only resolve to make better use for your time that is remaining. Much of your time is committed to sleeping, eating, and working for a living. It is your so-called free time that you cannot afford to waste just on entertainment. It is this free time that you can use for prayers, Mass, Adoration, or helping people. You do need some rest just to take a break from your busy schedules. You may think that a lot can be done in one day, but time has a way of passing by you very quickly. If you are over sixty now, you sometimes wonder where all of those years went. But you can only live in the present moment, so you do not have to worry about the past or the future. Sometimes it is good to recollect at the end of the day how you used your time. If you see that you are not using your time wisely, maybe you could change some of your bad habits. Keep checking each day if you are improving, staying the same, or getting worse so you can make adjustments to improve the use of your time. The most profitable time will be spent on saving souls, and loving Me in all that I want you to do.”

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