Commentary of the message of September 25, 2001
Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer, especially today when Satan wants war and hatred. I call you anew, little children: pray and fast that God may give you peace. Witness peace to every heart and be carriers of peace in this world without peace. I am with you and intercede before God for each of you. And you do not be afraid because the one who prays is not afraid of evil and has no hatred in the heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.
Today, the whole world is in a big crisis: economical, material, social, and especially political. Our Lady knows it, and as a true mother, she takes care of her children. She wants our good, and this is why – in the last message – she calls us to pray for peace.
Prayer is one of the principal messages of Our Lady, so often repeated, because through prayer, man decides for God and puts God in the centre of his life. Our Lady repeats it so often for only one reason: we have not yet completely answered to her call to conversion, to peace and to prayer. Prayer prepares man to open up to God and to allow the Holy Spirit to act in him. This is the first condition for building new heavens and new earth, where peace will reign.
The message of peace resounds strongly from Medjugorje, stronger then from any other place in the world, and with a voice stronger than other voices. This peace is incomparably richer than any other peace, because its substance is God Himself. It touches the root of the heart of man and permeates the whole person. Peace, which has not germinated in the heart of man, cannot germinate anywhere. The same: peace, which has not its root in God, cannot exist.
“Who prays is not afraid of evil and has no hatred in the heart” – says Our Lady to all of us. Her voice is stronger than the strength of the strong and the weakness of the weak. By the power of her voice have fallen many walls of Jericho, which encircled this world. Let us answer to her call of love, in order to become participants in the creation of new heavens and new earth, where the place of honour shall belong to the sons and daughters of God, to those who belong totally to God and who are totally consecrated to Him.
Fra Danko Perutina
Medjugorje, September 26, 2001