The good angel that was the guardian of the bride appeared praying to Christ for her. Our Lord answered the angel and said: "One who wants to pray for another should pray for the other's health and salvation. You are like a fire that is never extinguished, constantly burning with My love. You see and know all things when you see Me. You want nothing but what I want. Therefore tell Me, what is good for this new bride of Mine?"
The angel answered: "Lord, You know all things."
The Lord said to him: "In truth, all that has been or will be is eternally in Me. I know and understand all things in Heaven and on earth and there is no change in Me. But so that the bride may understand My will, tell Me now while she is listening what is good for her."
The angel said: "She has a proud and arrogant heart and therefore a cane is needed for her so that she may be tamed."
Then our Lord said: "What then do you ask for her, My friend?"
The angel said: "My Lord, I beg for Your mercy with the rod."
Our Lord said: "For your sake, I will do so with her, that I never practice justice without mercy. Therefore, My bride should love Me with all her heart and with a good will."
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Revelations and Prophesies Imparted to St. Bridget of Sweden - Book One: Chapter Twelve