Dear Readers

Jesus said “where your treasure is, the heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21)

Front cover of the June 2018 issue

The Mother of Mercy from heaven also reminds us about eternity. The future life - life after death - is a gift of God’s mercy. His mercy is endless. It will last forever, what wonderful things will be given to us in heaven.

We should realise that a Christian is a citizen of heaven. One day Jesus Christ will transform our lowly bodies, so that they will be like this glorious body.

As we age, our bodies are lowly, getting weary, our eyesight and physical strength fails. Our mental powers gradually wane. Often we experience humiliating illness. We all die.

Jesus will transform these bodies to be like His glorious body, which will never age or decay. It will be very different although there will be a continuity. The beauty of our transformed bodies will reflect the quality of our life. In the image of merciful Jesus we see how beautiful he looks like in his resurrected body.

Our Lady looks at us and says ‘Do not worry, do not be afraid of death’. This life is not the end. Death is the gateway to heaven. There is life beyond the grave. My Son Jesus said “I am the resurrection. Anyone who believes in me, even though that person dies, will live” (John 11:25).

There will be no crying, for there will be no more pain. There will be no more temptation for there will be no more sin. There will be no more suffering and no more separation from loved ones.

Then we will see Jesus face to face. We will be given glorious and painless transformed bodies. Heaven will be the place of intense joy and delight which goes on forever.

Mary Mother of Mercy is in heaven, and she knows our needs and we should pray the Rosary and call on her often asking her to intercede for us. We can also ask our heavenly Mother what she cares about the most, what are her desires and concerns. If we listen to Her heart she will want to share them with us like she did with St Faustina, and we will realise that her greatest desire is to have one day all of her children, the daughters and sons in heaven, to see them happy forever.

I assure you of the constant daily prayers of the priests of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel for all our readers and their families. Please let others know about this magazine and help us to distribute it all over the world. God bless you.

God bless you.
Fr Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA