I was tempted not to do a Fatima post again today, since it's been a long day and it's already rather late. But then I thought, why not simply raid my Pinterest board and slap together a post from that? (The idea probably comes from the "Quote of Inspiration" posts Anna @ Swords and Quills does weekly. So thanks, Anna!)
Fatima Pin #1:
Short and sweet as it is, that pretty much sums up the Fatima message: be holy, love Jesus. Only this will bring us lasting happiness. It's so simple, yet so challenging.
Fatima Pin #2:
That one's a little more somber. There are consequences to our actions--serious consequences. Our Lady has come to warn us and to remind us of the basic religious duties we've forgotten. Pray for sinners! Pray, pray, pray for sinners!
Fatima Pin #3:
Another one with a grave and heavy tone to it. But it's so true, isn't it? We think our lives here are all that matter; but they'll be gone in a flash, and then what?
It brings to mind something I once heard a wise priest say in trying to begin to explain the full meaning of the word "eternity." Imagine a great iron ball the size of the earth. Every several thousand years, a butterfly comes and brushes its wings against the iron ball. By the time that butterfly has worn the iron ball away to the size of a pin, eternity is only beginning.
Oh, dear Mother Mary, pray for us that we may love your Son and never forget poor sinners! Help us to realize what eternity means, and that nothing can be more important than preparing ourselves and others for it!