|Posted by Doming on April 2, 2018 at 11:25 PM|
MY DISCIPLES DID NOT SOLELY LIVE A CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE
Part 1 of 2 CS-101 23-Dec-97
(As I prayed thinking about returning to my contemplative life secluded in my home, Jesus said the following)
My beloved child, I want you to consider
that My disciples did not remain secluded in their homes
to lead a solely contemplative life.
My Mercy has need of persons like you.
I give you the blessed wings of a gentleness which conquers souls.
What I desire is that when you talk with others,
you think a great deal of Me.
So that by forsaking yourself,
you may find more of My benefits to give away,
as that fragrance which spreads itself
unaware of the perfume it gives of...
If you could see your nothingness,
the poverty and nakedness of your soul,
it would be terrible,
provided you did not enjoy the wealth of My merits...
If you study so that My wisdom constructs in you a Divine edifice,
the work that you do is meritorious, useful,
willed and desired by Me.
But if you study to satisfy some curiosity of yours,
even if it is about spiritual matters,
you build only with water but without cement.
All of it would fall apart, would it not?
In the case in which your studying has My Will as your goal,
the edifice of My Wisdom will be gradually and steadily raised.
There are the two methods that one can follow
in regard to spiritual readings.
But you could make your studies more useful
if you would set aside their benefit and merit
and focus your attention no longer
on the things that you want to learn, such as elevated thoughts,
unique comments and so forth,
but rather on what I want you to learn from time to time,
that you apply yourself to seeking what is true, beautiful, and holy.