What a tumultuous world we live in. No one can dispute the fact that our world is in turmoil. Economic disparity, religious conflicts, racial and gender discrimination, substance abuse, greed, jealousy, and vengefulness are global flash points. At any moment, in any location, our fragile film of peace can, and often does, rip open into uncontrolled violence.
Would you like a more peaceful world? Is peace important enough to you that you will participate in making it so?
Mary gave specific steps for us to follow to attain world peace. They aren’t particularly difficult, but they do require a daily commitment.
100 years ago, Mary appeared to three children in a field near Fatima, Portugal. Word War I was in progress, and she warned a worse war would follow if we did not change our ways.
Mary outlined a peace plan to the children, and urged everyone to follow these steps. These steps are biblically based. Mainly, they encourage daily prayer and our continuous conversion, our continuous movement closer to Christ.
My new little 40 page booklet, Fatima at 100. Fatima Today, outlines these steps. Each step offers a Scripture verse to meditate upon, a reflection, and action response. Also included is the Fatima Timeline, Consecrations, Prayers Taught by the Angel of God, Prayers Taught by Our Lady of Fatima, the Prayers of the Rosary, and guides to assist praying the rosary.
The ten steps include: Honor the Lord, Ask for Forgiveness, Change our Ways, Embrace Suffering, Just Say, Yes!” Get the Word Out, Don’t Be Afraid, Pray Continuously, Meditate on the Rosary, and Seek God’s Comfort.
If you believe peace is important now and for future generations, I implore you to do what you can to follow these steps. We all must take responsibility toward making world peace a reality.