|Posted by Doming on September 27, 2017 at 12:15 AM|
MANY OF YOUR CROSSES ARE OF YOUR OWN MAKING
Part 1 of 2 CM-144 2-June-97
Beloved daughter, My peace be with you.
Be calm and may nothing disturb you.
You are doing what you must, and as for the rest, take it for what it is:
the devil fluttering about, determined to bother you
by availing himself of whatever he can...
Let us continue with yesterday’s subject that I want to elaborate upon.
If difficulties come about externally
and make their way to the core of human sensibility,
you soon realize how the disturbing and painful action that befalls you
can be isolated and conquered.
On the other hand, with the crosses produced internally,
it is different because those crosses are an integral part of oneself
and it is very difficult to see the causes
that are born and dwell within oneself.
How many crosses are of your own making!
How many thorns are born on your branches
which you water with the passionate love that you have of yourselves!
Without My Light, it is impossible to move away
from those irritating causes
in order to make them the object of meditation.
Without My Light, you can see nothing,
but even blind as you are, it is quite logical to believe
that I wish you to be supportive of each other.
So, the perfection that is so attractive to you,
cannot be reached without embracing those internal crosses.
It is understood that by being supportive of each other
and with My help, you will advance much more towards perfection.
In fact, there is no love more smug than self love,
and to be at variance with the beloved
already costs you a great deal.
Thus, your principal cross is you yourselves,
even though Satan and the world attack you from outside.
All My work of Redemption is inclined
toward those objectives on which your happiness depends.
I tend to make you accept the knowledge of yourselves
better and better where, by following My Grace,
it is possible to glimpse the imperfection of the ego
and the price of accepting its consequences.
It is not very pleasant to witness one’s own misery,
but it is very pleasant to humbly offer it to Me
so that I can mold it and build on it,
that is to say, upon knowledge on your part,
to build a magnificent interior work performed solely by divine Love.