Understand what My Mother is asking of you
Realizing our limited understanding of reparation and the world’s understanding through the Webster dictionary, we thought it best to use Jesus’s own words to explain reparation. We will draw briefly from the chapter titled “Reparation” in the excellent book, Words of Love [see Bibliography].
In Words of Love, Jesus gave revelations on reparation to Sister Josefa Menendez in the early 1900s. Some of the words from Jesus were: “Love is reparation and reparation is love”; “I ask … of My consecrated souls: Reparation, that is a life of union with Him who makes Divine Reparation: to work for Him, with Him, in Him, in a spirit of reparation, in close union with His feelings and desires”; “My justice will be restrained as long as I find victims who will make reparation”; and “Alas! The world offends Me, but it will be saved by the reparation of My chosen souls.”
In Words of Love, Jesus also gave revelations on reparation to Sister Mary of the Trinity. Some of the words from Jesus were: “It is love that makes reparation, because that which offends God in sin is the absence of love”; and “I have need of acts of generosity that make reparation for the infidelities of those who are Mine. I have need of sacrifices, of hidden charity, that make reparation for destructive selfishness. I have need of acts of courage, of humble and true obedience that make reparation for falsehood, rebellion, the errors of pride …”
In the chapter on “Suffering”, Jesus said to Sister Mary of the Trinity, “I loved suffering, I the Man of Sorrows; I chose it because it makes reparation for sins when it is offered with love … when suffering is joined to love, the proofs of love given through suffering are a true reparation offered to God. It is giving God something that He does not have in His Heaven. Therefore I chose suffering so that all My creatures, even the most miserable, like yourself, might have something precious to offer to God.”
In Conyers, Our Loving Mother is also asking for reconciliation. We need to realize that reconciliation with God and each other needs to take place before reparation. We need to be sorry first, then, we can be reconciled. We need to first recognize our sins. Jesus has told us we no longer call sin, sin.
Therefore, we first need to recognize our sins. Then we need to have sorrow and ask forgiveness and be reconciled with God and each other and lastly, repair the wrong through reparation.
Nancy has told us about the sacrament of Reconciliation. She said, “The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the healing sacrament. It makes no sense not to go to the Healer and be healed. Jesus has said, ‘Go to the priest. We are one.’ When the priest absolves you, it is Jesus absolving you. One time when I went to Confession, I looked up as the priest was absolving me and I saw Jesus! So why not go to the Healer? He is the same Jesus Whose Body is the Host and Whose Blood is in the chalice.”
In summery, we need to remove our pride and recognize our sins because pride blinds us to our sins. Then we need to be reconciled with God and each other. After that, we need to repair or make reparation for our wrongs. Finally, we need to imitate Jesus and prepare to meet Him, following in His footsteps and love as He loves.