A Letter to a Friend on Our Lady's
February 18, 2011
Mr. R. F.
Dear Mr. R. F.,
Thank you so much for your kind letter of February 14,
2011. Your letters always give me encouragement and joy, as we have the
same Faith and share the same concerns.
About your comment on Our Lady's answer to Sr.
Natalia of Hungary (1901-1992) that the two worst sins in the current
age are curses and laziness in doing good, I was also
somewhat surprised, as, in Fatima, Our Lady said that the largest number
of people going to hell go there because of the sins against the Sixth
Commandment and, in Naju, Our Lady has especially lamented over abortions,
widespread abuses against the Holy Eucharist, and the stubborn rejection
of God's truths and her call by many of both the clergy and the laity.
On the other hand, Our Lady included in "curses" the sins
of disbelief and abuses against the Holy Eucharist while answering Sr.
Natalia's question. Actually, the violations of any of the Ten
Commandments would be curses, as they are insults against God and cause
harms to our neighbors and ourselves. Similarly, "laziness in doing good"
includes the failures to prevent abortions, to fight errors and defend
truths, and to help save other souls by spreading the Faith. God
commissioned Our Lady to fight and defeat Satan and his forces to open a
new world that will be governed by the Lord. For this tremendous task, she
received from God an enormous power that can totally overwhelm and destroy
Satan's power. She was also made the Victorious Queen of the world by the
Holy Trinity (as seen by Sr. Natalia). God has also willed that Our Lady's
children help her in accomplishing her goal. That is why she has been
calling us again and again even shedding tears of blood in Naju to help
her by repenting our sins and reforming our lives, praying and offering up
more penances, and spreading the authentic Church teachings and her
messages. The insensitivity and sluggishness by so many of the clergy and
laity to her call must have given her indescribable pains and sorrows. As
she is the Co-Redemptrix assisting the Lord in His Work of Salvation, we
can also be little helpers in that Work. Our contribution will be small
but still essential, as, without our efforts, many people may never have a
chance to learn the Good News. So, I think the Blessed Mother's answer to
Sr. Natalia was appropriate especially for our age.
There is another thought, which seems to be quite
significant. It was in 1884 when Pope Leo
XIII heard Satan's asking the Lord to allow him one hundred more years
during which he said he could destroy the Church. Satan's demand was
granted, and, as you know, Satan and his devils wreaked havoc all over the
world by means of wars, genocides, moral decays, and drastic erosions and
scandals in the Catholic life during the past 100 years. On June 30, 1985,
immediately after Satan's 100 years expired, the Blessed Mother shed her
first tears in Naju through her statue in Julia's house. That probably was
the Blessed Mother's signal announcing the opening of her final and
decisive offensive against Satan and his forces. It seems that we are
living in the most exciting and critical time of the human history.
May the Lord and the Blessed Mother bless you and your
Benedict Sang M. Lee