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Bishop AyoMaria's Reflection on the Message of Our Lady of Aokpe - Part 2

Mama Maria's Love for Social Justice:

Mama Maria’s compassion for the poor is strikingly and abundantly clear in the alleged apparitions at Aokpe. She strongly denounces all social discrimination and financial corruption, declaring, “You are commanded by Christ to love and care for your neighbor, yet look what happens. If the son of a wealthy family gets leprosy, they will take him to hospital to be cured by all the medical treatment that money can buy. When a poor man gets the same sickness, he is driven far away into the bush.

Some traders are responsible for the suffering of little children. They fix price so high that my children cannot afford to but what they need for their loved ones to survive. All these is deeply wrong, and you must become better Christians before it is too late. I can only entreat you to pray that you may understand my messages here, and that you will be granted enlightened by the Holy Spirit.

Mama Maria's Warning Against Riches:

Mama Maria warned against the evil of riches when she said, “Remember not to become so comfortably attached to material wealth that you forget your God”. (22.07.1994).

Our Blessed Lady is reiterating here the evangelical teaching of her son that love must not be discriminatory (Mount, 5:43-48), and that a selfish concern for money is inevitably a major obstacle in achieving a good relationship with God and with our neighbors. In the same vein, St. Paul said “Those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and fruitful desire, that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evils”, (1 Tim. 6:9-10). Let us heed the warning of Mama Maria and never allow ourselves to be overly concerned with getting and spending.

Heaven is our Goal:

In all her maternal messages, Mama Maria’s main preoccupation is the idea that Heaven should be the goal of our earthly life. In this she is echoing the words of our Lord. “Seek first the kingdom of Heaven and its righteousness, and all other things shall be added unto you”. (Mt. 6:33). She was reported as having said, “You must love those who do the will of God” {(Same-day)}? I don’t understand this ref]

No instruction from a concerned mother could be clearer and simpler than that. Let us follow it, that we may at last enter Heaven. Until we turn away from sin, it will be as if we are perpetuating the crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus, (Message 29.04.94; Heb. 6:6).

Are You Going to Heaven or Not?

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