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T L I G M A G A Z I N E I S S U E - 3 9 55 Rev. Fr. Teófilo Rodríguez Roman Catholic priest in Panama Founder and Director of the Fraternity of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary’s Divine Mercy Peace and joy! In Jesus and Mary Dearest brothers and sisters in the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We have been asked to bring forward some proposals on how to bridge our divisions and bring peace to the world. I would summarize it in five key points based on Jesus’ answer to St. Judas Thaddaeus, recounted by John the Evangelist in chapter 14: 22-31. “If anyone loves me, he will keep my Word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.The one who doesn’t love me will not keep my words.The word that you hear is not mine but is from the Father who sent me. “I have spoken these things to you while I remain with you. But the Counselor, theHoly Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you. “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful. You have heard me tell you, ‘I am going away and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. I have told you now before it happens so that when it does happen you may believe. I will not talk with you much longer, because the ruler of the world is coming. He has no power over me.On the contrary, so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do as the Father commanded me. How to bridge our divisions and bring peace to the world “Get up; let’s leave this place.” ( John 14: 22-31). In my opinion, this passage contains the 5 key points to overcome divisions and bring peace to the world: 1. To love and keep the Word of God 2. God wants to make his home in you, in me, in us. 3. The Holy Spirit will teach and remind Christ’s promises. 4. True peace will only come from Christ. 5. The prince of this world has not hold on Jesus Christ. Let us develop briefly each one of these points and let this Pilgrimage, here, in Russia, be the pre- announcement of the great unity coming to us as children of the same Father, apostles of the foretold end of times and witnesses of the Holy Spirit, of the triumph of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 1- TO LOVE AND TO KEEP THE WORD OF GOD In our Lord’s mind, to love implies to keep, and also to obey. It is not enough to tell God: “I love you”. Love will prove itself by obeying, by accomplishing his Word with our heart. Now that we are celebrating a 100 th year anniversary after Fatima´s apparitions in 2017, we should all say a “Mea Culpa” because, if we had just obeyed Our Lady’s message, neither World War II would have happened, nor the arising of the communist ideology. Not even the gender ideology, which is diabolical as Pope Francis puts it, would have shown up today. In each of her apparitions the Holy Virgin asked the little shepherds to pray the Rosary for peace and salvation of the world. And she repeated it with such insistence that is really impressing. 2. GOD WANTS TO MAKE HIS HOME IN YOU, INME, IN US.