|Posted by Doming on March 18, 2018 at 7:50 PM|
AT LEAST ONCE A DAY DO THE WILL OF OTHERS
On the day of My nativity,
it is the custom to exchange best wishes that are purely human.
I, on the other hand, want to offer to all of you this year
a wish that has nothing human about it,
but rather one that is totally Divine.
You shall bear it in mind when, following the custom,
you exchange the birthday wishes.
It is not difficult to understand what I intend
by offering My nativity wish to you,
but it is difficult to receive the benefit, which with My gift,
I desire to give you.
I was born in a stable so as not to inconvenience My creatures,
who crowded together for the census.
Because of the thoughtfulness of a young shepherdess,
I was soon taken to a house in Bethlehem.
My Mother was the admiration of all the women in town,
because of the love that She showed for Me.
Joseph, for his part, was considered the happiest of fathers
and when the Magi arrived,
many were pestering them for economic help.
That is why, I, a foreigner in My town,
had to suffer for the sorrows of My Mother,
who found Herself far from Her home
and also for those of Joseph,
who did not know what he should do with those riches received.
But soon the pockets of My adopted Father were empty
and the poverty that I desired returned.
The night that we fled for Egypt,
Mary and Joseph had food for only two days.
Everything had to converge
to give the minimum appearance to My birth.
And if there was a manifestation of shepherds and Magi,
that was due to My pre-established Will,
directed to giving mankind a sure testimony of Me.
Upon these foundations of beloved poverty rests My good wish.
My nativity wish for you
is that you may be able to understand Me in My poverty,
which is the greatest good amid all of the miseries which afflict you;
a poverty which is made from true detachment,
from conscientious willingness, not from stinginess.
I desire that you to have a high concept of this virtue
that makes you in My likeness.
That is why I suggest to you that you adopt the following method:
when you are unable to divest yourselves of what you have
because of previously assumed duties,
give away something each day that you value highly.
That is your own selves, your will;
so that in practice, you will be doing at least once a day,
the will of others…
This is a gift which you make,
and which will impoverish the “me” in each one.
But it is necessary to have determination and never stop.
This is the wish that I desired to offer you.
And the benefit of which I speak to you
consists of the progressive stripping of yourselves,
until you become deprived of your garments but covered with Me.
I assure you that if you listen to Me,
the Angels will come to sing praises to you
and My Mother will hold you tightly,
as She did Me on the night in which I came to you.