|Posted by Doming on March 7, 2018 at 10:30 PM||comments (0)|
TRUST IN MY PROMISES
The desert is full of terror for he who traverses it alone
because in the silence, any noise causes anxiety and fear.
However, having many anxieties
normally does not carry consequences,
in spite of making more vivid one’s sensitivity
to the point that one believes that the feared dangers are real.
But perhaps the solitary man who travels the desert alone,
will never find the greatly feared beasts and arrive to his destination
having found no wicked being.
Yet should he find one,
the fact of making contact with it
and not having any security could be fatal to him.
The same thing happens with souls who do not put their trust in Me,
who forget My promises.
They also go through deserts fearing the evil beasts from Hell,
which set up many snares for man.
But then, the snare is not such that can capture in the infernal claws,
the souls who are secure in Me.
These souls are sure that in the desert of the soul,
I do not stop intervening in their favor at the right moment.
And as the lone traveler in the desert experiences many anxieties,
so there must be many sorrows to which souls have to be subjected.
Therefore, it is not only the sorrow
because of the doubt about giving in to Hell,
but also the sorrow for herself.
But, says the soul, “Will I be able to arrive to my destination
being as weak as I am?
Would I know how to remain above
without sinking in the quicksand of my things?”
Oh soul! Truly, you could not.
If you are convinced of this,
you must necessarily have confidence in Me,
since this is the only way that you could have the guarantee
that you would not sink,
and would not yield to the cunning of Satan the Terrible.
Oh soul of Mine,
why do you think that you are perhaps already his prey,
or that you might already be in the quicksand of your impotence?
Here is the proof.
This is how you can demonstrate your trust in Me,
not in any other way.
Precisely because you cannot see,
you will know that I do not leave you.
But you must admit your powerlessness, not just with words,
but through your trust in Me;
because in the areas that you have defects,
it is there where I will pour out My riches.
But you must clearly admit, oh soul of Mine,
that you are good for nothing, not even for breathing.
Then your desire will not be unworthy
because I will transform it into a magnificent garden
where you will find many flowers and delicious fruits.
Therefore, walk secure for you are not alone,
since He who truly loves you is with you.
|Posted by Doming on March 6, 2018 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
BELIEVE IN MY WORDS
If it is you who chooses your place,
you have many possibilities for error,
but if it is I who decides, you cannot be wrong.
It is because I foresee everything
and from everything I extract nourishment
in order to have you reach that which I desire for you.
Thus, secure and confident in Me, you traverse your own waves,
those of others and every difficulty.
But if on the other hand, you chose the place that you like,
a change in self-evaluation overcomes you.
And so, that which you considered good
is discovered to be contrary to your interests,
and that which you feared as contrary
becomes an unbearable burden for you;
the result of all this is emptiness and dissatisfaction.
Self-love knows for sure, how to make up these kinds of games,
but it is incapable on the other hand,
of fixing the consequences of its doings.
Hence, I from the center of their souls,
warn and distract all of Mine
from acting in a disorderly manner on a par with worldly people.
I know the consequences
to which all of you become exposed by choosing on your own;
that is why it is My duty to warn you.
About which places am I speaking?
About those that you materially occupy in your families,
at work or any place else?
Yes, of those as well.
But all the other positions, all the other choices,
are a part of each individual’s judgment,
and each choice in particular is very often as a poison
that corrupts your actions.
Big deal! Acting without looking at the consequences
to which you expose yourselves.
Nevertheless, I see all of the consequences
and I can guarantee an optimal outcome to each one in particular
when you regulate yourselves
without the contamination of your judgment.
You, man gone astray, what did you lose by following Me?
What can you lament?
Have you ever drawn any wrong conviction believing in My Word?
No, and consequently, in the same way
as I thought of everything that has happened
and have very well resolved every situation in your favor,
in this same way and even more I will do in the future.
It is a matter of trust.
Did you by chance ever ask
for the greatest Graces that I have granted you?
And why have I granted them to you?…
Because I loved you. I still love you today, as well as tomorrow,
and I will love you always.
I choose for you; you follow Me.
|Posted by Doming on March 5, 2018 at 2:10 AM||comments (0)|
MY WORDS ARE YOUR NOURISHMENT
Part 1 of 2 CS-82 13-Nov-97
My children, imprecise terms, clear references
and all other ingeniousness are brought forth
from a heart that loves.
Hence, in expressing his love,
the lover plays with words to attract his beloved,
in order to bind her [to himself] more and more.
This is an art that I very well know,
and of which I make no little use in order to give to all,
even if it is in different proportions,
the possibility of reaching My Heart, the Lover of mankind.
And thus, the more reluctant that My creature is,
the more art that I use, the more finesse that I put into My work,
so that through My words and deeds
My creature may believe in what is inside of Me,
in the fire that burns within Me
for each human being that I create.
This is why I speak to you softly;
this is why you must notice that My discourse is refined and sweet,
aside from being very penetrating.
Otherwise it would lack attractiveness
and man would not be open to Me.
This manner of acting is all Mine and he who imitates Me,
gathers souls around him almost without trying.
He who listened to Me [when I walked] on the earth
heard a soft music that attracted him in a mysterious way.
My Person and My Word desired to attract
with the smallest gesture and the shortest discourse.
That which was hidden interiorly would appear exteriorly,
and from the entirety of My works,
the people would obtain their conviction of Love.
Ah, had I not permitted the hatred
of those responsible of the Sanhedrin,
the people would have not been driven before Pilate,
and they would have not chosen Barrabbas over Me!
But returning to My words,
I say that My heart, wounded by love,
uses veiled expressions and direct references
in order to catch in the net of Love, all of the souls
for whom I have suffered so much.
Thus, those who think about what I am saying,
should examine themselves
to see that My Words not remain in them as mere sounds,
no matter how harmonious and beautiful.
If such were the case, My Grace would warn them
and man would have to look for the root of such great harm for them.
Is it hardness of heart?
Is it resistance of mind?
Come on; think: What effects are produced by My Words in you?
Do they seem as only music?
Are you not aware of the substance they contain?
Do they not offer nourishment?
|Posted by Doming on March 3, 2018 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
THE GOODS OF THIS WORLD ARE THE WEEDS OF THE FIELD
Part 3 of 3 CS-81 12-Nov-97
Then he will wish for one more month,
one more week so as to be able to better settle his affairs
and to appease his own conscience.
He will seek peace but will not find it.
He who finds that he has responded
to the light and inspirations received, will be rewarded,
but he who does not, will be condemned.
You do not recall My divine Graces, but I remember them,
and when a sinner disdains them, I, to a certain extent,
permit that he die in his sin.
And then the hardship that he suffered to obtain employment,
wealth and acclaim in the world is entirely lost,
given that only the works and tribulations suffered for Me
are good for eternal life.
He who loathes, or mortifies his soul in this world
keeps her for eternal life.
The really happy one is he who loves God
and knows how he can be saved.
Some parents say: “I am not as concerned about myself
as I am for my children, about leaving them well situated.”
But I respond to them: “If you wasted the goods you possess
and left your children submerged in poverty,
you would act wrongly and you would sin.
Yet, you would act even worse if you lose your souls
trying to leave your family economically well situated.”
Otherwise tell Me:
“If you go to hell, would your children go and take you out of there?”
King David already said that he has never seen the just man forsaken
or his children begging for bread.
Tend to My affairs; seek My Kingdom and its righteousness,
I will not stop providing for your children with all that they need,
and you will be saved
and will obtain that treasure of eternal happiness
that no one will be able to take away from you…
Use the temporal goods only to conserve your lives
during the brief length of time that you will live.
Meditate unceasingly on the fact that you are here as pilgrims
but charged with a very important commission:
your salvation and that of your brothers and sisters.
If you do not succeed in carrying out this project,
in vain were you born and worked,
in vain have you struggled.
What is worse, in vain have you been redeemed with My blood,
since for your carelessness you will be condemned…
|Posted by Doming on March 1, 2018 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
THE GOODS OF THIS WORLD
ARE THE WEEDS OF THE FIELD
Part 2 of 3 CS-81 12-Nov-97
Those who have consumed all their lives, losing sleep,
health and their souls over accumulating goods and revenue,
are taking nothing with them after death.
Those condemned will open their eyes
and see nothing of what they have acquired
through so much hard work.
So many examples are seen every day in the world!
That sinner who was once poor and scorned,
but later became wealthy and acquired honors and dignities,
causing all his acquaintances to envy him,
dies in the end and everybody says:
“This man has made a fortune but he has finally died,
and it is all over for him.”
If everything perishes, what is man’s purpose in becoming arrogant?
In what does he take pride, he who is but dirt and ashes?
And what good will those honors, which now foster his conceit,
be for him?
Go to a cemetery where the poor and the rich are buried,
and see if you can tell them apart.
They are all naked and they have but a few fleshless bones.
How helpful would the recollection of death be
for all those who live amidst the world!
Maybe at the sight of so many corpses,
they remember that they are going to die,
and that one day they will be in the same state as the corpses.
Perhaps they will wake up from the mortal sleep
to which they have given themselves.
But what is wrong
is that the worldly man does not want to think of death
but when it arrives.
Every step that man takes,
every breath is ever drawing him closer to death.
Where does all the glory of the hardships that he suffered in the world
in order to acquire fame, end up?
It ends up thrown into the tomb
which will bury all his pride and vanity.
How great will man’s affliction be,
when the fear of death begins to take over his soul
and forces him to think about the fate that awaits him,
if he has lived distractedly and given over to worldly affairs?
|Posted by Doming on February 28, 2018 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
THE GOODS OF THIS WORLD
ARE THE WEEDS OF THE FIELD
Part 1 of 3 CS-81 12-Nov-97
The other topic that I address for you
concerns the goods of this world.
All the goods of this world are like the weeds of the field
that come up in the morning and adorn the countryside
with their shades of green.
By the afternoon they whither
and the flowers fall off,
and the next day they are thrown into the fire…
When My Father sent Isaiah to preach He told him: “Cry out”.
The Prophet asked Him, what he should cry out
and the answer was: “Cry out that all flesh is hay
and all the glory of the flesh is like the flower of the meadow.”
When the great of the earth are mesmerized
in the enjoyment of their riches and their acquired honors,
death will suddenly come and will tell them:
“Make arrangements about your house affairs
because you are at the end of your life, and you are going to die.”
Then, those ill-fated ones will say: “adieu world, good bye riches,
farewell spouse and relatives, good bye friends, feasts and parties,
dances and shows, honors and glories;
it has all ended.
And inevitably, willingly or not, they will have to abandon it all.
That is how it is, My children, for the great ones of the earth
whom the worldly people call “happy.”
The mere allusion to death is something so bitter
that they do not even want to hear it mentioned,
because they are fully engaged in finding peace in their earthly goods.
How much more bitter will death itself be
when it actually comes to them?
Woe to him who is attached to the ephemeral goods of this world!
All separations are painful;
therefore, when the heart is separated through death
from those goods on which man had placed all his trust,
he must experience a deep sorrow.
That is the misery of the powerful
who live attached to the things of the world.
When they are about to be called to the divine judgment,
they occupy their time thinking of earthly matters,
instead of concerning themselves with preparing their souls.
|Posted by Doming on February 27, 2018 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
YOUR SATISFACTION CONSISTS
IN CONFORMING TO DIVINE WILL
Part 5 of 5 CS-80 12-Nov-97
Observe: the foolish man changes like the moon,
yet the just man perseveres in wisdom like the sun.
The foolish man laughs today at his foolishness,
but tomorrow he will cry tears of desperation.
He is humble and peaceful today but tomorrow, proud and furious.
To sum it up, the sinner changes as do the prosperous
or adverse things that happen to him.
But the just man perseveres like the sun, being always the same,
always serene, always the same person
regardless of what may happen.
He, as a man, will not be able to avoid feeling some aggravation,
but as long as he complies with Divine Will,
no one will be able to deprive him of that spiritual joy
which is not subject to the changes of the present life.
He who rests in the divine Will
is like the man placed on a high place over the clouds.
From up there he sees the lightning,
the thunder and the storms that rage beneath his feet,
but they do not offend or trouble him.
He, who does not desire anything else than what God ordains,
always obtains what he desires
for the very reason that he does not want anything
but what God wills to happen.
He who acts in this way is always satisfied,
because he always desires that which I desire.
On the arrival of the cold weather, or the heat, the rain,
the wind, he says: I want this cold;
I want this heat; I want it to rain and to be windy
because God desires it this way.
And what greater pleasure for this soul
than to embrace with serene disposition
that Cross which is being sent to her,
aware that by embracing it peacefully,
this soul gives Me the greatest contentment that she can give to Me?
On the other hand, how foolish are those who oppose My Will.
Could they by chance think that by opposing My Divine Will,
the things that I want will not happen?
By doing My Will
you will demonstrate that you have loved God
during your pilgrimage through this earth,
a valley of tears for you and for Me,
and you will be able to enjoy afterwards My presence
throughout the centuries of Eternal Life.
|Posted by Doming on February 26, 2018 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
YOUR SATISFACTION CONSISTS
IN CONFORMING TO DIVINE WILL
Part 4 of 5 CS-80 12-Nov-97
What I want from all of you is your heart.
I seek your will; I desire nothing else.
Bless always and with love.
Accept everything; ask for nothing.
This is pleasing to Me; this is holy.
You, My chosen Apostles of the New Evangelization,
must be satisfied with the Divine Will,
not only as to those adversities that come to you directly,
such as illnesses, loss of property, separation from your loved ones,
but also during hardships.
These hardships while they are tolerated by God
because anything that happens in the world
has been decided by God,
do come to you indirectly from Heaven.
That is to say through human beings,
as in the case of injustices, slander, affronts, persecutions, etc.
You will ask yourselves “How is this?”
Could God want someone to sin by offending someone’s good name
or through their property [e.g., by stealing].
No, I do not want those who offend to sin,
but I do want you to suffer that loss, that humiliation,
and I want you in such cases to be accepting of My Divine Will.
Every good thing, such as wealth and honors
and every bad thing, like illness and persecution,
come from My hand.
Bear in mind that they are called “bad things,”
but if they are received with due resignation,
they would not be bad but good things.
Remember that the jewels that make richer and more resplendent
the crowns of the Saints in Heaven,
are the tribulations suffered for My sake with patience and resignation,
keeping in mind that all of them come from My hands.
Know that when the holy martyrs Epithet and Atone
were being tormented with iron spikes and lit torches,
they would only say: “Lord Thy Divine Will be done in us.”
The soul who loves Me is never troubled, not even during tribulations,
no matter how great.
This is why the Book of Proverbs says:
“No event can dishearten the just.”
There was once a monk who worked many miracles
and he was not known for being more virtuous than others.
On the contrary, he was ridiculed and criticized for his many faults.
But one day he heard, in amazement,
that although he was the most imperfect among the monks,
he did focus all his attention to conforming his will to the Will of God.
He who acts that way
enjoys the peace announced by the Angels at My birth,
to men of good will, that is, to those who conform their will to Mine;
a great and lasting peace,
which is not subject to human vicissitudes.
|Posted by Doming on February 25, 2018 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
YOUR SATISFACTION CONSISTS
IN CONFORMING TO DIVINE WILL
Part 3 of 5 CS-80 12-Nov-97
I was clear with respect to this,
and very clear will be the response to those who put their trust in Me.
How much good and how many benefits
are received by this little group who give Me their trust!
Even with regard to your spirit, you will always have “bread”.
You will not feel alone but rather you will be upheld
because interiorly I manifest My approval
for your way of thinking and acting.
I say these things today
when the quest for the material has become so widespread
that the spiritual values have fallen into oblivion and contempt.
I say these things
in order to give My approval for the holy disdain
that Christians have for material things,
since through that disdain they can really come to appreciate
all the gifts that I bestow on them
as a reward for the confidence they have in Me.
And I want you, head of the family,
to infuse in the hearts and the minds
of those that I have placed under your care,
a special dependency to My Providence
from which all of you always obtain benefits.
Be prudent in your words
with the purpose of consolidating those holy thoughts
regarding each one of you,
and to this end it will be pleasing to Me
that you left behind your considerations (and words)
regarding the human injustices,
which deprive you of the things that you are due.
I am the judge, you are only My creature,
who receives what I send to you,
and does not receive what I do not wish to send.
But it is quite clear that if you do exactly as I say:
[which is] to keep silence in words and thoughts about this matter,
you will receive and be able to give to others that hundredfold return
that I have reserved for those who follow Me
with detachment to passing judgment
on the things and happenings that surround them.
Furthermore, I have said that I would give you everything,
and I do not withdraw My given word.
I have said that I will add something else
as a compensation for some injustices done to you,
and you will see that it will be exactly that way.
|Posted by Doming on February 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
YOUR SATISFACTION CONSISTS
IN CONFORMING TO DIVINE WILL
Part 2 of 5 CS-80 12-Nov-97
Now, in order to be ready to carry out the Divine Will,
you must first make the offer to receive in peace and with resignation
all that the Father ordains and demands of you.
Take King David as an example;
he used to say: “Lord, my heart is willing…”
By saying those words he would only be asking that God teach him
how to comply with His Will.
This is how he merited being called,
“the man after My own Heart,” by God:
“I have found a man after My own Heart
who will fulfill My Will in everything.”
I hear a great number of people saying:
I fulfilled Your Will today Lord;
do this; do that; do this favor for us, etc.
I also hear a smaller group telling Me:
“Do what You will. Your Will be done…"
The former group, as well as the latter is steadfast,
fixed in the thoughts that they have, in the love that they have.
The former group believes, but they love little;
those in the latter group believe much and love much.
I have taught you Myself to ask for your daily bread,
and under the name of “bread”
I meant everything that is necessary for your lives.
Therefore, it will not be Me who says, “Do not ask for anything,”
because it is good that you ask,
even for material things for several reasons.
But there is a great difference between asking and being petulant.
Asking is being humble;
acting petulant, aside from being a demonstration of great self-love,
is to believe that I am hard and insensitive.
To keep repeating the same petition is to ultimately think of oneself,
forgetting that I think about you more than you do yourselves.
Ask for bread, not precisely for the kind of bread that you want,
but to acknowledge that I am the “baker”
and that you have need of Me,
be it when things are prosperous or when they are adverse.
It is better to remain calm than to live with anxiety;
it is best to believe in My love than to hope in My love.
He who loves Me knows that I do not fail,
that I do not delay in giving him everything.
He who loves Me little,
always feels as if the ground under his feet had been removed,
and so he suffers.