|Posted by Doming on August 11, 2017 at 5:45 PM|
THE BLOOD OF MARTYRS WAS A FERTILE SEED
Part 2 of 2 CM-126 20-May-97
You are neither an anchorite or a great penitent,
nor even one who fasts or much less scourges your body.
But you desire humility and you will obtain it,
not through external signs but through vivid interior light.
Therefore, the game in which I must train you
consists of doing all the things
that those whom I have mentioned above did
by remaining in your place.
Moreover, you must do so without anyone noticing except your family.
Yes, times have changed, and God Himself has changed them.
His methods change.
You are a modern woman.
You have the automobile, electric lighting, the plane, the elevator,
paper, lead pencils and computers, and many more comforts.
You live enclosed by walls protected from the humidity.
You have many things sent to you by our loving Father.
You do not beg for alms;
you can fly by plane from one place to another,
and you delight in the gifts of the period you live in.
The game consists in your knowing how to pass
through a great many matters of mine with a spirit of detachment.
I who had souls in my care,
know that the soul likes to arrive by its own strength
at certain very beautiful conclusions,
and because of that, I refrain from expressing them [the conclusions]
and I hope that you yourself will do so when it is necessary.
My beloved one, this game will transform you into an anchorite
because you will be alone,
even though you are among many people,
and into a penitent because you will mortify your judgment
and at times, your body in order to practice humility.
It will transform you into a sober person,
because your will will need to abstain from a great many things
that you desire by nature.
In a word, if you truly desire holy humility,
you will have more opportunities to practice it than I had in my era.
Now you know.
Bernard, son of Her who engendered you too,
has shown his special care for you.
Well then, I will not fail to follow you and support you
because that is what She, who is the most exalted Mother, wishes.
Therefore, I leave you my blessing
and I ask you to work because the time of Mary has arrived.
(This last part is for your beloved Father [a priest].)