Day 5: Let Rivers Of Love Flow Out Of Your Life
From Loyola in
Our Mass was at a convent near our hotel. But Fr. Joseph Skelton had to do a 30-minute Sunday Mass (I’ve never seen him do that!) as another pilgrim group from
I later learned that
What makes them come to
Because in 1858, a poor girl named Bernadette saw Mary in a Grotto. This young visionary would see Mary for a total of 18 times. This visitation would change
Today, I observe the thousands of pilgrims around me. All are sick. Physically. Spiritually. And all are filling up their water bottles with the healing water from the Grotto, drinking, washing, and blessing themselves and their friends.
This sight causes me to cry. Because 150 years ago, in one of those 18 apparitions, Mary told Bernadette to “drink from the spring”. But there was no spring around her. So the young girl dug the soil beneath the grotto—and saw only mud. But she kept on digging, until clear spring water came out.
Since that first trickle 150 years ago, the miraculous waters continue to flow at the rate of 122,000 liters an hour! It rages with abundance—like God’s wild river of love for you.
Isn’t this a perfect picture of your life?
You were once but dirt.
And your sins remind you of your origin.
But your life, what was once dirt and mud, can now become a powerful river of healing for millions of people.
By allowing God to use you to bless the world.
Friends, let your life be a pilgrimage site for others.
When you love others genuinely, from the heart, I’ve discovered that many thirsty people will come to you. They will drink deeply from the stream of healing, flowing out of your life.
Love, my friends.
And the world will be healed.
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