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TO LOVE IS NOT TO ENCLOSE ONESELF IN THE CIRCLE OF ONE'S OWN FEELINGS

Posted by Doming on October 2, 2017 at 8:15 AM

TO LOVE IS NOT TO ENCLOSE ONESELF IN THE CIRCLE OF ONE’S OWN FEELINGS

CM-147 4-June-97

Jesus

1

My beloved, feelings of charity put to the test

while one is enthusiastic

and feelings possessed during a time of indifference

appear very different.

Great value can be attributed to the former

while the latter are ignored, as if charity were only a bastion of zeal.

Nevertheless, the act of love or charity conquers not

insofar as it is joy put to the test by the person who performs it

but because it is a stirring of kindness towards Me

and towards your brothers and sisters.

Moreover, it is good to state clearly that the less joy experienced,

the less satisfaction derived from the carrying out

of an act of supernatural or even natural love,

the more precious is that very act.

2

These matters are confusing to minds that are accustomed

to the pleasure I bestow on you for your acts of love.

It is very necessary to understand that it is My desire to accustom you

to loving Me and loving everyone,

without you doing so for the pleasure of loving.

In that custom you will find stability of spirit

while in the long run,

enthusiasm will change into weakness in you yourselves.

3

And that is the profound reason that prevents Me

from keeping and, moreover, sustaining you in your enthusiasm.

Who observes those reasons of Mine?

Perhaps the miserable human being who avidly seeks his satisfaction,

or maybe the faithful person who does not notice

that to love means to go out of oneself

and not stay enclosed within the circle of one’s own feelings?

4

I keep watch over you and I pursue your well being.

I do not deny you the satisfaction that you would like now,

and I will give you even greater and more intense satisfaction

once you love without thinking of yourselves.

5

I know very well that in listening to these words,

many of you seek your satisfaction even there.

But those who do so, should reflect on the fact

that if they had listened to them out of love for Me,

they would now have their joy

and it would be the joy of having given Me

the pleasure of their listening unselfishly to Me.

How difficult that is!

But unselfish love is attainable,

provided that the soul accepts the things that I work in it,

without getting confused,

without forgetting that I do not forget it,

and always receiving from My loving hands warmth and cold,

enthusiasm and indifference.

6

Just a word to teachers of the spirit:

the way can be taught only if you know it.

And when you know it, you live it

because on the contrary, how will you teach what you do not know?

So you will see if you have collaborated with Me

and to what extent you have done so,

since you are still just teachers and have a great deal to learn.

Repeat My Word.

It saves you and saves those that I have entrusted to your care.

But remember that it is My Word that I have spoken,

and certainly not your words or ideas

that do not conform with My intentions.

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