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Excerpts from a Talk Given by
Drs. Gianna and Michael Sullivan
July 12, 2004
(revised August 15, 2006)
A. MIDDLE EAST Peace Process
(Dr. Gianna Sullivan)
-Thank you for this opportunity to speak with you.
-Our Lady has asked that my husband Michael and I share the responsibility of delivering her words and sentiments from Heaven.
It would make little sense to talk about all the fish
in the sea without being able to assume
that the ocean is both present and life-giving.
Without the ocean all the fish would be DEAD.
So too it would be just as foolish to talk
about a true and lasting peace in the Middle East
if God Himself and His Will are not central in the process.
For without God's role in the forefront, true and lasting peace is DEAD!
-On April 21, 2001, Our Lady said to me that, "The American public is not aware of how blessed they are to have this current (Bush) Administration to govern this country." However, just two years later, on May 12, 2003, she warned that, "Peace will never exist in this world unless this Administration listens to my plea and listens to my words which my Son has given directly from Heaven. I am a Mother who desires to save her child, and all the children of the world are as one child to me; just as is my Son... I can tell you that many will suffer tremendously if my words are not heeded, not because they are my words, but because humanity is denying God directly... No one will get in the way of God's Plan. However, even those who try to deceive and hurt others are children of God whom He still loves and whom I desire to bring home to Him."
-What we will share with you now will be presented to you as if we were speaking in person to all of the appropriate leaders involved in this great Middle East and world conflict. This is how Our Lady has asked us to prepare.
-I have to admit that we do feel somewhat helpless, like Moses must have felt when he walked into Pharoah's court with nothing but a staff and blind faith to carry out God's work and to convince Pharoah of God's Will. Obviously only God Himself can authenticate what we have to say here today. And when and how He does that remains to be seen.
B. MIDDLE EAST Peace Process
(Dr. Michael Sullivan)
-Our Lady has said that it is critically important for all of you to hear her words:
IMPORTANT- to your peoples whom you represent
IMPORTANT- to the whole world because so much of future world history depends on events in the Middle East
IMPORTANT- to God Who has allowed your peoples to share this "holy land" for 4000 years
IMPORTANT- to Our Blessed Mother Mary, the mother of Jesus, who lived in or near your homelands nearly 2000 years ago
-We ourselves could not have made this happen, to be here ( to have these words shared with leaders in Camp David, Washington DC, Rome, Fatima, and via the internet, with the whole world) to share this message with you. Only God could open the doors to have made this possible!
-We are not international arbitrators, not people of political influence and power, not people of wealth.
-We are not as intelligent as many of your aides and advisors who surround you daily.
-We are not religious leaders or representatives of any formal religion.
-We are very "little" and "insignificant" people, but there may be some advantage to that. Because by being "little" and "insignificant" it may be easier:
To listen to God,
To obey God,
To take a risk for God, and
To desire to be authentic "Children of God."
-You too are all "Children of God."
He loves each one of you very much.
He loves each one of you equally.
all Children of One and the Same God
allChildren of One Creator
all sons of Abraham
-Granted, you may each know God through three different religious traditions:
-You of Arab descent know Him as "Allah," in the Muslum tradition.
-You children of Israel know Him as "Yahweh," in the Jewish tradition.
-And you, Mr. President and the many other Christian leaders of the world know Him as "Our Father," in the Christian tradition.
-Yet, ONE and the SAME God, and you all being children of that One God.
-And as children of that One and the Same God, we all share one unique opportunity: that is, at some point in the future we must allcome face to face with God and give an account of our entire lives.
-Some of us here may actually face that day sooner than we might like or desire.
-On that awesome day, Our Lady has said that one of the questions which will certainly be asked by GOD is,
"HOW HAVE YOU LOVED?"
"HOW HAVE YOU LOVED?"
-To you the Arab leaders, including President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Mr. Ismael Haniyeh of Palestine, President Emile Lahoud and Hizballah leader Hasan Nasrallah of Lebanon, Prime Minister al-Maliki of Iraq, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, President Bashar Al-Asad of Syria, President Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad of Iran, and others,as well as Osama bin Laden himself,
God might ask: -- "How have you loved all My Jewish and Christian children?"
-To you Jewish leaders including, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and statesmen Shamon Perez and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and others,
God might ask: -- "How have you loved all My Arab and Christian children?"
-To you President Bush and to all the leaders of the Christian nations around the world, including Prime Minister Tony Blair of Great Britain, President Jacques Chirac of France, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Ghanaian Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, and others,
God might ask: -- "How have you loved and protected all My children, from the moment of their conception in the womb to the moment of their natural death?" (especially in respect to abortion, embryonic stem cell research, the violation of the children of the world, prejudice, bigotry, murder, genocide, and euthanasia.)
-And to My beloved Pope Benedict XVI,
God might even today ask: --"Are you not, in the spirit of Pope Benedict XV, the apostle I chose to consecrate the world to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,** ' the last help before the end of time,' or need I send another?"
-And how each of us is able to answer these questions may have much to do with where and how we will spend our ETERNAL LIFE.
-Violence begets violence. Evil begets evil. When the issue involves the destruction of innocent human life, how can this end ever justify any means?
-What does it profit a man or a people to gain the whole world---or at least worldly fame, fortune and power---and in the process lose his or their own souls?
-There has been much said and written over the last several years about the personal "legacies" of some of our current and recent world leaders, however the only "legacy" that truly matters is the one which God Almighty recognizes and respects!
C. MIDDLE EAST Peace Process
(Dr. Gianna Sullivan)
-We fully realize that history has not recorded accurately nor has the media presented in an unbiased fashion the problems your peoples have dealt with over the past 100 years and even much longer. Many words and ideas have been misused by all sides; things such as: compliance vs. concession, occupied vs. disputed lands, security for property controlled vs. compensation for property lost, control vs. sovereignty, retaliation vs. terrorism, true and lasting peace vs. a temporary cessation of hostilities. This is no longer a political or nationalistic battle, but it is a spiritual war.
-Our Lady says that mankind will not experience true and lasting peace until trust in God's Mercy is practiced by all peoples, including Jews and Muslims and Christians. And trust in God's Mercy cannot be practiced without at least a sense of justice. A sense of true justice is possible only if love, God's Love, is present amongstall parties. This does not mean we all must like each other as best friends, but we must love and respect each other as children of the One and Same God.
- Ladies and Gentlemen, speaking for the God of Abraham, Our Lady's message is really quite simple. It is three words, " Love or Die ". Our Lady is not talking to each of you about your political life or even your physical life. She is talking about your eternal life, a life with God or a life without God.
-God is Love. And God can only love. This is not about punishment or revenge or control. It is about the Truth!!! Ponder these words of Our Blessed Mother carefully, ladies and gentlemen, "Love or Die."
-It is Our Lady's prayer that all of you will choose Love, will choose Life, true Life in God, and will choose Truth. Please open your hearts.
-A truly great leader is one who is not afraid to take a risk and who will rise to meet new challenges in the spirit of true Love.
-There will always be differences between your peoples because of years of wounds, but if you leave here all in agreement that in God's Love, as Ambassadors of His Light, you can make history, as well as mold and influence your peoples, then the world can change!
-Our Lady has told me that the Jerusalem issue can only be settled if Jerusalem comes under international protection. Jerusalem, " the City of Peace " does not belong to the Jews. It does not belong to Mohammed and the Palestinians. It does not belong to the Christians whose Savior was crucified there. The sovereignty over Jerusalem belongs to God alone; and He desires to share it with ALL the children of ABRAHAM, with ALL the children of God.
-Our Lady desires you to make this one statement , all of you together, and you will stupefy the world.
-All together in agreement, she asks that you pledge with filial and firm confidence in God's Love (perhaps at the United Nations or a World Summit for a True and Lasting Peace or perhaps even here in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the Center of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart):
"WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF ONE GOD, SONS OF ABRAHAM,
AND WE HAVE UNITED IN THE PURSUIT OF TRUE AND
LASTING PEACE BASED ON GOD'S LOVE AND MERCY."
-Here, ladies and gentlemen, lies your legacy and what may be your only chance of brokering a true and lasting peace. This is not a political or military issue, but a spiritual one; and that is why Our Lady says that only a spiritual solution will suffice, and then make possible the more practical work of implementation of the peace process.
-It is written in the Canticle of Zachariah
speaking about God the Father,
the God of Abraham, the Father of All Mankind:
"This was the oath He swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life...
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death, and to guide
our feet into the way of peace." (Lk 1:73-79).
-Much has been said and written about freedom. The word "freedom" has been used and abused in many a context.However, true freedom is the power to do what is morally right according to God's Will; and there is only One God, and He has only One Will. Please allow me to remind you that all that matters to God is LOVE, ladies and gentlemen. All that matters is LOVE!
Here lies your legacy!
**Bartholomew, MD, Prof. Courtenay, The Last Help Before the End of Time,The Ultimate Message of Fatima, Queenship Publishing, Goleta, CA, USA, 800-647-9882, www.queenship.org .
Our Lady of Emmitsburg's Contribution to the Middle East Peace Process is Part II of the document
"God Does Exist Talk, Fatima, July 12, 2004".
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