Jesus, Mary i love you,
The importance of this invocation, short but very powerful, can be understood from the words that Jesus inspired
to Sister M. Consolata Betrone and that we read in her journal:
«I’m not asking for anything but this: a continuous act of love , Jesus, Mary I love you, save souls.
Tell me, Consolata, what better prayer can you raise? Jesus, Mary I love you, save souls: love and souls! What’s better than this?
I’m thirsty of your act of love! Love me much, Consolata, just love me and love me always! I’m thirsty of love, but of thorough love, the love of undivided hearts. Love me for all and every human heart that exists. I’m so thirsty of love. Quench my thirst. You can. You want to! Cheer up and forward!
Do you know why I don’t allow you many vocal prayers? Because the act of love is more fruitful. A “Jesus I love you” hails for a thousand curses. Remember that a perfect act of love involves the eternal salvation of a soul.
So, regret loosing a single JESUS, MARY I LOVE YOU, SAVE SOULS».
Wonderful are the words of Jesus that express His joy for this invocation and even more for the souls that through it can reach eternal salvation…. This consoling promise is repeated many times in the writings of sister Consolata, invited by Jesus to intensify and offer her love:
«Don’t waste the time: every act of love is a soul! Of all the gifts, the best gift you can offer me is a day full of love.
I desire an uninterrupted JESUS, MARY I LOVE YOU, SAVE SOULS
from when you get up in the morning till when you go to bed at night».
Jesus cannot be more explicit and Consolata writes:
«As soon as I get up in the morning, I shall immediately begin the act of love, and, through will-power, I shall never interrupt it till I’ll be asleep at night. I shall pray my Guardian Angel to pray for me while I sleep . Keep this purpose constantly, renewing it in the morning and at night.
Living well my day . always in Jesus with the act of love; He will transfuse in me His patience, strength and generosity».
The act of love that Jesus wants ceaseless doesn’t depend on the words pronounced with the mouth, but it is an inside act of the mind that concentrates on loving, of the will that wants to love and of the heart that loves.
The formula JESUS, MARY I LOVE YOU, SAVE SOULS wants simply to be a help.
«If a creature of good-will wants to love me and makes of her life a sole act of love from when she gets up in the morning till when she goes to bed at night (with the heart, of course!), I shall do incredible things for this soul. I’m thirsty of love, I’m thirsty of being loved by my creatures. The souls think that it is necessary an austere, penitent life in order to reach me. Can you see how they misunderstand me? They picture me awe-inspiring, while I’m only good! How they forget the precept I gave you: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, etc.” Today, like yesterday and tomorrow, I will ask my creatures only and always love».