“If you knew my Mother’s love for you, how She talks to me of your loving disposition, of the most holy beating of your humble heart, you would cry of happiness. When you finish your journey on Earth, which is always temporary, we will meet in a new reality.” Choose Only Love bk.2, 21:II
This is Jesus, speaking of Mary’s reaction to us. She certainly knows that sometimes we have a hard time on earth, and she is certainly forgiving. We ourselves may not recognize our loving disposition, but it is true that the most important thing of all to us is the degree and amount of love we receive—and give. That love is all that matters on one’s death bed. This idea has been often mentioned in inspirational literature.
We may not recognize the love that is ours because we are actually rather humble about ourselves. The fact that we feel sorry for our mistakes and our foibles is ample evidence that our hearts are in the right place.
Basically, I think Jesus is telling us that we don’t have to be so hard on ourselves. We may not believe this when we first consider it. We think that we are the ones being realistic, but actually we are mired in negativity.
If we forgive, we love. And those two aspects of living on earth are the most important aspects. Love and forgive, God and other people, neighbors. And ourselves. If we leave ourselves out of the equation, we aren’t able fully to love and forgive anyone else—including God and neighbors.
We will meet in a new reality when we are finished with this lifetime. This gives us hope that we are finally on the right path.