Saint Stephen

Church of Jesus Christ of the Universe

By Mauro

26 December 2020

(Translated Audio)

In these days, as we prepare for the consecration of our lives and our existence to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to Her intentions, three important feasts await us: St. Stephen, the first martyr; the Holy Familiy along  with St. John, the Apostle and Evangelist, and on Monday, the Holy Innocents, martyrs.

We are in a time of transition as Jesus clearly says in His last message[1], the most recent. This time of transition has many things in common with the events of His first coming to the Earth: a total change of attitude and view; a total change in the approach to life, even externally with respect to society and the world; ultimately, the total change of a civilization.

We have been defined as “a grace that is stronger than that of the apostles”. We have been called apostles, not only in the indications given to us, but the Christians have also been called apostles in Medjugorje and in other Marian apparitions.

Today we are looking at St. Stephen. If we look closely, we will see that he fully expresses what we have said recently[2], that is, the action that begins when we are immersed in God’s love. Martyrdom is not a heroic act of a strong man, of someone who is prepared to do it; it is an act of someone who is immersed in God’s Love. St. Stephen contemplated the heavens, and people “could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him”[3]; but why? Because the old mentality could not stand up against him. What did St. Stephen break, as every Christian should do today? He broke habits, traditions. He had came to – I will use a bad term – destroy all that was no longer of use, to eliminate precepts and rules. On the contrary, all those who were rooted in that, which is human wisdom, wisdom made of religiosity, could not stand up against him. Anyone of good will who meets St. Stephen – I mention him, meaning all martyrs, every Christian –  experiences that St. Stephen’s love  touches, awakens and calls  every “Yes” that was said at the moment of conception – we have to say it like this because now we know that it is so. However, if someone refuses to let go of old habits, traditions, security, he will begin to attack the person, causing martyrdom.

I say this because this is the action in spirit to which we are called as we consecrate ourselves on the Immaculate Heart of the Mother and Co-redemptrix: to be bringers of Jesus’ thought: the teachings of Love He brought to the world, which, however, have not yet fully developed. All His promises, up to the greatest of His return and our introduction into the New Creation, will come true and be realised when we will all have entered His way of thinking. This means to be soul-spouses: to be one heart and one soul with God,  by having the same thoughts, the same way of looking at life, the same openness to the Spirit of the Father and of the Son so that the whole Church reaches this kind of openness, each of us keeping our own identity.

For this, at that time, martyrs were needed. Think of the Solemnity on Monday, the first martyrs – all those innocent children – and it is still necessary to break that way of thinking on Earth. There is a need for children of God; there is a need for the Church of Jesus Christ, but not in the form of an adjusted worldly way of thinking, which only turns around pieces of the Gospel.

We have been told that this is no longer the time of cruel martyrdom[4], even though some will still be called to give their life with their blood. It is no longer that time thanks to the intermediary coming of Jesus[5] who will powerfully use everyone who, through the consecration to Mary, will allow the Spirit of Jesus to fully realise in him today’s Gospel, St. Stephen. “But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.”[6].

The next year will be like this, and we will have to face all events in this way. We are truly called to see how God will edifiy a new society – we are not the ones who will edify it; truly, an era is about to end. He has told us more than once: “An old world is dying and a new world will be born”. This event begins within each individual: the old man dies and the new man is born, and will affect the whole of society. There will be a new thought, a new way of thinking. In this sense tomorrow’s feast of the Holy Family, a family according to God’s thought, and Christian men and women, marriage, the priesthood will all be according to God’s thought. Thus, the path is to enter into this novelty, quickly letting go of what we do not need, accepting what we need without remaining stuck in traditions.

St. John the Apostle, the apostle of Love, did nothing other than bear witness. He proclaims in all His letters and in His Gospel what He saw, what He touched, what He felt: Life.[7] During his whole pathway, he was driven by this Love for Jesus. In him, we can easily see the example to follow, the closest example to Jesus. However, St. John also had His own identity, and each of us has to find our identity through the wish to know the Father, through the Son; yet, not by being like St. John but each in our own way. Then, His Church will be edified.

I will leave you to the preparation that will lead us to the consecration to Mary. I invite you to immerse yourselves in the silence and listen to God, beginning from the family as it is according to God’s mind.

We will publish a message of St. Joseph that we received in 2016[8], in which he spoke about the family, so that you may read it and reflect on it.

I invite you again to quietly reflect on Jesus’ words.[9] On Monday, when we remember the Innocent Martyrs, I ask you to think of all abortions that are carried out on Earth and of the frozen embryos. Today, with St. Stephen, let us think of all martyrs, not only of blood, but also of this society and of the pandemic; let us carry out our priestly service in order to lift up all this to God.

The only thing we are asked to do is to say “Yes” to God, through Mary, offering ourselves to Jesus for what He wants. This also means to let go of our own purposes to allow Mary’s intentions to unfold. It means to say “Yes” to the will of God; then, He will show it to us with clarity, and He will do it by promoting our originality and creativity. That path will bring with it the sacrifice of our ego, which is a good thing for us.

Now, I hand over the Church of Jesus Christ of the whole Universe to Mary and Joseph, particularly the Church here on Earth. I hand over to God all families on the vigil of the Feast of the Holy Family; I offer to God all the suffering, all martyrs, all the oppressed, all the little ones and the least; I offer those on the death bed; I ask God to forgive each of them; I absolve those who repent. May St. John the Apostle awaken, with his simplicity and his pure love, our wish to fully unite with the Spouse; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

Message of St. Joseph of 30 December 2016

You are members and guardians of the people of God”

 

[1] See Message of Jesus of 24 December 2020, “The Soul-Spouses”, published on our website https://towardsthenewcreation.com/  

[2]  See Translated Audio of Mauro of 25 December 2020, “Immersing with Mary in God’s Love”, published on this website

[3]  See Acts 6,8-10.12; 7,54-60

[4] See Message of St. Michael the Archangel of 6 January 2020, “The Manifestation of the Trinitarian Power”, published on this website

[5] See Message of Mary Most Holy of 7 December 2020, “The Messianic Time”; Message of Jesus of 24 December 2020, “The Soul-Spouses”, published on this website

[6] See Mt 10,17-22

[7] See 1John 1,1-3

[8] See Message of St. John of 30 December 2016, “ You are Members and Guardians of the People of God”, published on our website.

[9] He refers to the message in footnote 1

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