DAILY CATHOLIC TUESDAY August 4, 1998 vol. 9, no. 151
THE HIDDEN WAY
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Lessons/Meditations from Our Lord and Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart
ONLY BY VIRTUE CAN YOU FIGHT THE VICES COMMITTED AGAINST THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT
Lesson Meditation #97
(Imparted on February 25, 1995 to the Hidden Flower by Our Lord)
Beloved Hidden Flower of My Mother's Immaculate Heart, I bless you. Always cling to Me, uniting all to My Sacred Passion, and be My intercessor in suffering for the sake of Divine Mercy.
On this day I will speak to My children concerning My Sixth Commandment which states: "Thou shalt not commit adultery."
I want you to observe that in this command, as in all of My Commands, the proper use of the word "Thou', is most significant yet seldom discerned.
As I Who Am gave unto you, My Children, My laws, I address you as My children, created by Me in My Image and Likeness. The "Thou" connotes to your respect for the marvelous creation of your mortal body which is a tabernacle, as it were, for the immortal soul where, by grace, The Blessed Trinity takes up Its abode. Can the body, then, be less than pure? Is not mortal life that time in which heart, soul and body are purified, transformed into My True Image and Likeness?
But, My children, because of the lack of morality and virtue in your modern, liberal society, you no longer recognize My presence in you, nor the Holy Spirit Who continually seeks to Sanctify.
Oh! A generation of proud hearts is a generation of adulterers! Yes, I tell you this so you may purify yourselves and return to the path of holiness.
By My Sixth Command I tell you that you in all manner of behavior, whether alone or with others, you are to be pure and modest.
If the soul is centered on Me, then the every thought, word and deed of the human mind and flesh is directed toward Me, is conscious of Me, and aware of Me conducts all things as pleasing before Me. Therefore the soul, as guardian, hastens to prompt one to clothe the body in modesty, seeking not to attract undue attention to itself either from self (which is pride), or from others which leads them to vain and prideful behavior. Purity of soul so clothes the mortal body as to wear garments of humility by which the eyes of vanity and pride are blinded.
Thus any form of dress which displays the human body as an object of lustful desire is an abomination before Me. To wear clothing of fine material purchased at great price is not necessarily evil, for I give to souls many gifts, among them worldly goods so as to test their faith in Me. But only those who use such material wealth to honor Me, clothe themselves richly but modestly and thus honor Me, who fashioned both the male and female body.
Behold, in these last days your world is saturated with so much impurity as to tempt even the strongest of My children to be impure in thought, word and deed.
Oh. If you knew how souls must suffer because of impurity you would prefer the sackcloth and ashes of the Old Law lest you be led to impurity through your senses.
But the evil one has drugged the conscience and has whispered such lies to you about human flesh, that you no longer know purity and are mired in impurity.
Divorce is an epidemic which is contrary to My Sixth Commandment, and leads to the destruction of the family life and all of its inherent values. No longer sanctified by me as a true sacrament, many marriages are nothing more than lustful unions where immorality is sought to be justified in a union where I am not present.
The eyes of both men and women remain not on Me or on their lawful, beloved spouse, but are the roaming, restless eyes that seek human pleasure and gratification in the senses. Therefore, the man views the body of the woman as an "object" for his sensual enjoyment, nor does the man seek the soul of his helpmate, but ignores all spirituality and lusts after carnal pleasure alone, which is an abomination before Me, your Lord and God!
Women no longer respect their bodies. In every way they seek constant change, driven by the evil one who suffocates the soul and presses upon woman that unless she "appear" in a certain style or type, she shall not be acceptable to man.
Thus, all manner of evilness is done by the woman to her own body, altering size and shape and offensively wearing clothing which causes men to lust for her in an impure way!
Oh! Sinful eyes which so offend Me. Sinful senses which crave for ever more sensual gratification of all carnal desire by thought, by word, by deed.
In all you read you must have custody of the eyes and over your mind, for I solemnly tell you adultery is easily committed by your willful reading of impure material. In all of your movies, television and other entertainment, how easily the sin of adultery is committed because you watch, see, hear and then participate with your heart and will in licentious acts that are an abomination before Me, your Lord and God!
Oh, if you knew the sufferings of purgatory for those who commit sins of the flesh, you would never willingly place yourself into temptation.
If you but knew the number of souls who, by sins against purity, condemn themselves to hell, you would turn off television, cease going to movies and even Theatre, lest by repeated temptation you yield to the sins of the flesh.
Behold, I came and died, being nailed to a cross that your own flesh might be nailed to Mine and the sins of the flesh would be forever banished from My Children.
When you deny My Cross your desires of the flesh lead you to every sort of temptation. And weakened by a world which applauds impurity and jeers at chas- tity, you finally lose sight of Me and the evils of sin.
The sins of the flesh are many. One sin leads to another, and each becomes more grievous.
Beware, My children, the multitude of traps laid for you by the evil one in these days. Put on humility and be nailed with Me to the Cross, that by My grace and Infinite Merits your life shall be pure and chaste at all times. Only in this way shall you persevere and be prepared.
Do as I command and the Refuge of My Sacred Heart shall be your dwelling place.
I love and bless you and say again: Prepare, for I Come!
THE HIDDEN WAY