Tremendous healing is necessary at this time for victims of abuse, for their family members, for the perpetrators of abuse, and for the Church and Catholics world-wide.
Healing is necessary and possible. As a resource for victims of abuse and their family members, and for those of you who are struggling to find the words/ways in which to help ease the suffering of others and aid/accompany them on their path of healing, I urge you to read these two of the many “Heaven Speaks” booklets available from Direction For Our Times, the official website for the Lay Apostles of Jesus Christ the Returning King:
- Heaven Speaks to Victims of Clerical Abuse
- Heaven Speaks to Those Who Struggle to Forgive
They can be read online, printed (for free) in PDF format, or purchased at a very low cost.
In Heaven Speaks to Victims of Clerical Abuse you will find a Message from Jesus, one from the Blessed Mother and four from St. John the Apostle. In Heaven Speaks to Those Who Struggle to Forgive you will find a Message from Jesus, one from the Blessed Mother and three from St. Faustina.
…when a soul claims to serve heaven and exploits those around him for selfish purposes, the wounds go very deep. I know this. You were betrayed, dear soul, and what happened to you was also a betrayal of Me. I take both betrayals seriously. For this reason, I am allotting unlimited graces for your healing. Come to Me and let Me remove your pain. I will do this for you. And you will serve the Kingdom in great joy, and together, you and I will have destroyed the bitter plan of the enemy. [Jesus: Heaven Speaks to Victims of Clerical Abuse]
You need bring nothing to this process but willingness. Tell Jesus that you are willing and He will begin His work. If you are not willing, I understand that, also. In that case you must ask Jesus to give you willingness. Jesus loves this prayer. Do not think it makes you unworthy of the process. You say, “Jesus, I am too angry, too hurt. You will have to heal me enough so that I can even allow such a process to begin.” The heart of Jesus rejoices in this and He tells the Father that truly, this is a soul in which He can work. In other words, I am telling you that there is no reason to persist in bitterness. It is time to let it go. We will support you and sustain you. [St. Faustina: Heaven Speaks to Those Who Struggle to Forgive]