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The Meaning of Perfect Love – Praying for Pope Francis
By a soul
(November 27, 2019 – Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal)
This past week, I have read a few articles that speak about Pope Francis being the false prophet and about praying for him. In particular, one article was very critical about the millions of misguided Catholics who pray for him—either in their daily prayers or at Holy Mass—because the false prophet has no chance for salvation and is a totally lost soul as revealed in the Book of Revelation. That we should not pray for Pope Francis because he will never change his direction on where he is leading the Catholic Church towards—which is hell along with the damnation of millions of people.
Well, I, “a soul,” want to venture into these murky waters and give my two cents on this matter of praying for Pope Francis. And likely, if you have been following this blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove, for sometime, you will know how I feel about this matter already.
I have been a firm believer of the Book of Truth given to 7th messenger, Maria Divine Mercy, for many years (since early 2011); and so, I was well-aware due to the messages that the next pope after Pope Benedict XVI would be known as the false prophet. Well, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I want you to know that I really struggled for the first 8-10 months after Pope Francis was appointed to the papacy in 2013. Why? Because I wanted to “love thy enemies” as Our Lord, Jesus Christ, commands us to do in Sacred Scripture; yet, I was having much difficulty in doing this, because the Book of Truth presented him as one of the greatest enemies of God and His Holy Mother Church as named in the Book of Revelation.
I truly struggled to include Pope Francis in my general and universal love that I have for all people. Not only was I feeling dislike for him as an individual person, satan kept trying to fester a deep seed of hatred in my heart towards him. That I could love all other people, but for Pope Francis, I was forbidden to love him because he is the destined betrayer of Our Lord in this End Times. Then, finally, after struggling for months with this deeply rooted seed of dislike in my heart, I realized profoundly that the only way to overcome hate is with genuine love.
My dear brothers and sisters of Christ, this is the honest truth. If the object of your hatred is a person, then the only way that you can overcome your hatred is by learning to love that person. And to truly love that person, this will only come about through sincere prayer for them and their salvation. That includes Pope Francis. It is only through praying for them, that God will open your heart and show you the path on how to love them and how to heal your wounded heart.
And God has validated through heavenly messages that we should pray for Pope Francis. At Holy Love Ministries (http://www.holylove.org), on the day that Pope Francis was elected (March 13, 2013), the Blessed Mother encouraged prayer for him. She said:
“Praise be to Jesus. I applaud the Cardinals for uniting in this decision. Time alone holds the answers for many questions, both in this Mission, the Church and the world. Pray for Francis the First.”
Then, throughout his pontificate, the Blessed Mother has encouraged prayer for Pope Francis at Holy Love Ministries, and through other chosen messengers, such as Ned Dougherty (End Times Daily, http://www.endtimesdaily.com), etc. And even this week (November 24, 2019), Papa God at Holy Love Ministries, said these words about grace and reaching Heaven:
“When you believe in Me, you also trust in Me. Trust that I continually offer salvific grace to the most hardened of sinners. To Me, nothing is impossible.”
And well, if you think of the most hardened sinner in the world, who else would be most deserving of prayers? Could this person be Pope Francis?
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, there are certain important facts that you need to understand about prayer. One of those things is this. When you pray for someone that you personally dislike or even hate, you also praying for yourself. I learned from really striving to love Pope Francis by sincerely praying for his salvation, that this type of prayer was healing my wounded heart. It completely dislodged, and over time, totally vanquished any hatred that satan was trying to sow in my heart. Any dislike or hatred that I had for Pope Francis was converted by the grace of God into the type of love that God calls all of us to manifest towards one another—agape (unconditional) love—the type of supernatural love that God manifested by dying on the Cross for all mankind.
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, another fact that you must understand is this. No sincere prayer for another person is ever wasted. Now, as many Catholics accept, the Blessed Mother is Co-Advocate with Her Son, Jesus Christ, to Papa God, for Her children. Well, what does Co-Advocate mean? This might surprise Protestant Christians, but every time a person prays any sincere loving prayer to the True God, the Blessed Mother is interceding and always praying with them to Papa God. So, that means even non-Catholic Christians, as well as good-willed people, are receiving the benefit of the Blessed Mother’s prayers for and with them before God. None of Her children on earth are excluded from the love of the Blessed Mother. The Blessed Mother intercedes with every prayer said to God.
Now, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, please understand this. When we pray for Pope Francis, the Blessed Mother—in union with us—is praying alongside us for Pope Francis as well. Again, no prayer is ever wasted. The Blessed Mother perfects every part of my sincere prayer in Her Immaculate Heart by making the prayer most pleasing to God. And so, when you pray for Pope Francis, your prayers—even when they are imperfectly said—become a collaborative effort between you and Heaven for the best possible outcome on earth. The prayers are always transformed into graces for us so things will be better for our future. So regardless of the eternal outcome of the soul of Pope Francis, when you pray for Pope Francis—you are not simply praying for him, you are praying truly for yourself and the entire well-being of the Catholic Church.
And the next important fact, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, to understand is this. Every prayer said sincerely for Pope Francis is a form of reparation for his ill-willed actions before God. Your prayer said in love and hope for Pope Francis is an act of reparation making up for any actions that stem from his lack of love for the True God. So regardless of whether Pope Francis chooses God or not in the end, the truth is your prayers for his soul console the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, at the Cross.
The truth is, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, went to the Cross knowing that many of those He suffered and died for would end up in hell. Now, imagine Jesus dying on the Cross looking out at the spans of generations of mankind before Him knowing the individual souls that would be ultimately lost. Do you even realize how consoling it must feel to Our Crucified Lord to stand there before Him at the Cross—like St. John the Beloved Apostle did in union with His Blessed Mother—and to pray for people who are on their way to hell? To offer love to Jesus for all those who do not love Him?
In Latin, the word “comfort” means to help strengthen someone in severe grief. Just imagine how comforting it is to say to Jesus hanging on the Cross, Lord, you did not die in vain for any souls, I love You Lord, I believe in Your Sovereignty as God over Creation and that nothing is impossible to You and Your Grace.
Now, imagine saying to Our Crucified Lord, Jesus, I know that Pope Francis may be the false prophet, but Lord, I offer you this prayer for him because You love him unconditionally—all the way to the Cross—and I believe You are Truly God in All Ways and in All Things, and I honor Your Eternal Sacrifice for him and all lost souls.
Now, realize, that exact same scene of the Passion is being re-presented at every Holy Mass in the world when millions of Catholics are praying for Pope Francis and his well-being in the prayers offered on behalf of the Universal Church. None of those Catholics are praying in vain for Pope Francis because regardless of the eternal outcome for his soul, those prayers are acts of love for God by honoring Our Lord’s Ultimate Sacrifice at the Cross and His Ultimate Sovereignty as God. No prayer is ever wasted even when a soul may end up being lost in the end.
Now, in Sacred Scripture, Jesus exhorts each of us as Christians, to love perfectly as Papa God loves us in His Paternal Heart. And Jesus speaks often of this “perfect love” in the Holy Bible, that I have shown includes “loving thy enemies.” But, the singular truth about this perfect love, my dear brothers and sisters of Christ, is that the love we are called to possess is not like the type of “ordinary” love that we share with family, friends, and those endearing to us. No, this perfect love is an extraordinary form of love—the type of supernatural love—“agape” or “unconditional” love—that Jesus made physically manifest on the Cross. An unconditional love that is “no strings attached.” A truly supernatural love for others—all people—that is only possible through grace from God because as fallen creatures we are incapable of such unconditional love on our own merits. The truly perfect love found purely in the Godhead—the Triune God—which we are all called to aspire for.
Now, as I have mentioned in this commentary, this perfect love from God can be given to us by loving our enemies, which for me has always been Pope Francis. But, what does it mean in application to have this perfect love that Jesus possesses in His Most Sacred Heart?
I want to share two heavenly messages in their entirety in this commentary. One message was given by Our Lord to Prophet John Leary (http://www.johnleary.com); and the second message at Holy Love Ministries. Here they are:
PROPHET JOHN LEARY
Monday, October 12, 2015
“My people, I have loved all of you all the time at every moment, and I will continue to love you, even in your soul after your death. I loved you when I created your soul and body in your mother’s womb. I love you every moment of every day of your life. I love you now, and I will love you forever. This eternal flame represents My eternal love for everyone, even those people who reject Me. In response to My love, I desire in your human possible way to show Me your love in every moment in your prayers, in your good deeds, in your Holy Communions, and in all of your moments that you adore Me.
Remember what I told Martha about her sister Mary. Mary stayed by Me to listen to My words, and she adored Me. I told Martha that Mary has chosen the better part of loving Me, and it shall not be taken away from her. My people, if you focused on loving Me every moment, the devil could never get you to sin. Even if you said: ‘Jesus, I love you.’ all the time during the day, you would please Me greatly. When you love your wife or husband, you are constantly showing your love by being with your spouse, and caring for each other’s needs. In a similar way, I want you to imitate My love for others, and tell Me how much you love Me. Remember that in heaven there is only love and peace. So when you love Me and love your neighbor as yourself, you are preparing yourself for an eternity of love with Me in heaven.”
HOLY LOVE MINISTRIES
May 8, 2000
“I am your Jesus, born Incarnate. My child, you have yet to understand the magnitude of these Messages. The Chambers of Divine Love have been torn open to reveal the innermost secrets of My Sacred Heart. The only measure that soothes this wounded Heart of Love is reciprocal love. Thus, when you show love for Me by surrendering to the Divine Will, I am soothed.”
“Understand that My Love for each soul never changes. Even when the soul chooses evil, I still love him as the day I created him. Even when the soul condemns himself for all eternity to the fires of hell, I still love him. Knowing this and understanding the Chambers of My Heart should turn any soul away from evil to salvation. My Love should suffice.”
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Now, the reason that I shared those particular heavenly messages is because Our Lord clearly says in them that once He creates a soul that He will forever love him or her despite the fact that they may be lost in the end. Most people do not understand the breadth and depth of the Redemptive Suffering of Our Lord. Upon judgment at the moment of death, God does not stop loving a soul even when they cast themselves into hell. Upon judgment, God simply ratifies their personal choice to be eternally separated from Him. But, God will always and forever still love all the damned souls in hell.
In the Poem of the Man-God (Maria Valtorta), God reveals in the writings that Jesus appeared to the Eleven Apostles shortly after the Resurrection and as they were talking about the Apostle who betrayed Our Lord to the Jews and Romans—Judas Iscariot—the remaining Apostles were so astonished that Jesus continued to love Judas and, in fact, continued to suffer mystically for what Judas did against Our Lord. The Apostles were even whispering amongst themselves as this fact so startled them that Jesus continued to suffer beyond the finality of the Cross.
Well, I bring up the Redemptive Suffering of Our Lord and His Universal Love for all souls, because in 1976, a Protestant Christian, Mary Kathryn Baxter, was given a divine revelation of the reality of hell (http://www.divinerevelations.info/mary_k_baxter_a_divine_revelation_of_hell.htm). For thirty nights, Jesus took Mary in her spirit and showed her many torture chambers of hell, which is physically located inside the center of the earth. Jesus showed her hell so she could testify about its true existence to the world, which she has faithfully done for over forty years.
Well, although there are many interesting aspects that I could discuss about her tour of hell, one of the most fascinating facts to me was to read about how Our Lord, Jesus Christ, was acting as He walked with Mary in hell. Firstly, Jesus’ Body was the only source of Light for Mary as He escorted her in the true darkness of hell, so she had to keep close to Him. But, as Jesus walked around hell, the damned souls would recognize Him and knew that He was God visiting them from Heaven. And all the damned souls would beg Him for His Divine Mercy to save them, but it was too late.
Mary testifies in her account that as Jesus walked with her in hell, He would be visually suffering for all these tortured damned souls, such as showing deep emotion in His voice and Holy Face, because as God, He would always eternally love each of them. But, as different lost souls would approach Him and beg for Mercy, Jesus would have to explain to them again about why they were in hell and how they rejected Him at their judgment upon death.
But, the saddest reality, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, is this fact. Although each of these souls shamelessly rejected Our Lord at their particular judgment before Him at death, the very next moment that they arrived at hell, they each realized the profoundly horrible mistake that they chose by their own free-will, but their choice had already been honored, sealed, and ratified eternally by God. And so, they threw away their only chance for salvation and must live with the consequences of their choice for all eternity. hell is truly a place where all hope is abandoned by those who reside there.
And so, what does perfect love look like? It is Jesus Crucified. It is Jesus continuing to love the damned souls although they will never love Him back. It is Jesus continuing to love His enemies, all those who do chose to live eternally separated from Him, because the very heart of God Is To Love. The very reason that hell exists is because God Is Love. hell is the eternal proof of how sacred the gift of free will is when it is given to every child of God born on earth and all the angels at the origin of Creation. It is not a gift that we should casually toss aside as we live our daily lives on earth. Our free-will choices determine our eternal destination.
Thus, I will be bold and say this, if you harbor any inkling of dislike or even hatred towards Pope Francis, then your love is imperfect before God. And the only solution is to “love thy enemies,” which will only come about through praying for him. If you cannot honestly love Pope Francis with compassion – and when I use the word, compassion, I am using the old Latin definition which means “with suffering” – in union with the agape love of Christ as He suffered on the Cross for the salvation of this man’s soul—then, the love in your heart for all people still needs to be purified in some way, on some level.
Because, honestly, hatred has no part in Heaven; and so, if we truly aspire to enter Heaven immediately upon death, we are commanded to love all souls, even those who are furthest from God and His Light. By prime example, as Jesus demonstrated in His Suffering Perfect Love for all the eternally damned souls in hell. Thus, to become more like Our Savior—more Christlike in virtues—we must be striving for that similar perfect love in our own hearts on earth. Hence, we must remedy any and all faults—defects in love—that we may have towards any person before we can enter Heaven. There is no exception to this universal law of charity toward neighbor. Salvation rests on each of us having a truly forgiving love, a forgiving heart. No servant is above the Master.
Again, I am still a sinner and have imperfect love. But, I can honestly say that after praying for Pope Francis and his salvation, and also offering him up at every Holy Mass that I have attended for six years, that I have no dislike or hatred towards him. I say this as a person who has read the Book of Truth three times in its entirety knowing that this man is the false prophet and the prophecies of how the visible Catholic Church will fall becoming the Remnant Church. That I have true heartfelt charity for Pope Francis and his like-minded advisers who are so totally blind in their love of God as true victims of deception to satan’s lies. Yes, it affects me to read and see what is happening to Holy Mother Church, but I do not allow satan to manipulate my heart when it comes to loving my enemies. I simply love as best I can all people and leave the judging to God. By loving Pope Francis as God has shown, love truly defeated all the hatred that satan tried to fester in my heart.
Thus, I will always encourage prayer for Pope Francis until the 40 days of peace has passed after the Great Warning (Illumination of Conscience) has happened. This is because I honestly believe that God will provide the genuine chance for every lost child of His to return back to His Paternal Heart, even the most hardened of sinners, and I include the false prophet to be that person. In the Book of Truth, the Lord has even provided a public litany especially for Pope Francis that should be prayed before Holy Eucharist Adoration during the 40 days of peace. So, I have hope in God and peace in my soul, because as God and the Blessed Mother have shared many times at Holy Love Ministries, no single prayer is ever wasted. All sincere prayer is put to good use although the outcome may not turn out exactly the way you may have envisioned when you prayed. So, I trust in this fact and that the future can always be mitigated in God’s Divine Mercy in some positive way whether Pope Francis is saved in the end or not.
I hope that this commentary helps many people who may be wondering about this matter to themselves on Pope Francis.
Finally, I want to take another opportunity to thank the many people who do pray for me and the success of this blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove. I am always appreciative of your intercessory prayers, as they truly make a difference in the battlefield of spiritual warfare. Each of you mean a lot to me and I keep everyone who follows the blog close to me in my heart.
May you all be blessed in the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary!
I love you.
Earlier this month, I wrote an important commentary about two prayer intentions that we as Christians should never pray to God. One of those forbidden intentions is that we should never pray for the antichrist. I just want to make clear to everyone the difference between the antichrist and the false prophet (who has been identified as Pope Francis), is that unlike the antichrist who is a soulless beast (satan incarnate), Pope Francis has very much a soul that is redeemable, otherwise, the Blessed Mother would have never asked for prayers for him in several of her messages to chosen messengers in the world today. So, it is pleasing to God to pray for his salvation unlike prayers offered for the antichrist who is not a child of God. God bless!
IMPORTANT COMMENTARY – The Two Forbidden Intentions that Christians should NEVER pray to God – By a soul https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2019/11/02/important-commentary-the-two-forbidden-intentions-that-christians-should-never-pray-to-god-by-a-soul/
Important Message – Blessed Virgin Mary to Ned Dougherty – “The Vicar of My Son’s Church has succumbed to embracing the new world order… The signs and warnings that the current Vicar was weakening and misleading the flock became apparent several years ago…”