THE HIDDEN WAY

Lessons/Meditations from Our Lord and Our Lady to


the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart

Lesson/Meditation #59:

THE STRUGGLES OF THIS LIFE BEAR FRUIT FOR ETERNAL LIFE

(Imparted on January 27, 1995
to the Hidden Flower by Our Lord)

   Beloved Hidden Flower of My Motherís Immaculate Heart, I am here with you. I bless you, strengthen you and give to you My Peace. Did I not tell you of the frustrations you would encounter in your time of suffering? Therefore, let Me guide you now through your Spiritual Director, so all will be for My Honor and Glory.

   Before I, Jesus Christ, continue on the teachings I wish to give on the Beatitudes, I wish to return to a point My children do not understand.

   I Who Am know all of your weaknesses and imperfections. I know if your temperament is prone to anger, to impatience, to frustration. I know if you leap to conclusions, speak too readily and if you gossip even unconsciously. I know of your dependence on worldly things; I know every anxious moment you have. I know your heart - your whole being.

   To each I give My grace. Not in the same measure but as I know you need the grace so you may be mine for all Eternity.

   Through this grace you recognize all of your humanness - and this is good. When grace prompts you to acknowledge your faults you begin to control your temper, speech, rash judgments, et cetera.

   But so often what you do not understand is that I, your God, do not remove these faults overnight or even in a lifetime. I allow you to daily struggle, with My help, to overcome your nature which is weak.

   Why do I do this? Because by your very willingness to overcome your faults you delight Me, you cause Me to send even more graces to you and you help countless souls who make no effort to overcome faults and failings.

   These weaknesses, if left alone without any effort by aid of My grace to be improved upon, are not pleasing to Me. It is your willing effort that pleases Me abundantly. So, little children, you must work daily to overcome whatever it is in your nature that keeps you from total unity with Me.

   But I want you to remember that often I leave you with them, because this humbles your heart and soul. When the heart and soul are humble do you know where you are? You are pressed against My Sacred Heart which is Mercy, which comforts. You are at the foot of My Cross, clinging to Me as My Most Precious Blood washes you clean.

   No, you do not "feel" this, because My work of grace is silent. You do not need to understand it, My children. What you must do is believe this, trust Me, and continue to seek to improve your love for Me.

   This is the road to sanctity - to holiness, to Heaven. Am I not God? Am I not capable of clothing you with the garment of Divine Mercy even at the instant of bodily death? When I do this, all you have valiantly struggled for in your life is transformed into holiness, and My Father sees not the faults and weaknesses, but the humble soul beating with love and clothed in My Mercy.

   I tell you this because so many give up the fight to do better, when improvement does not appear to happen. Even more, when you stop fighting satan leads you first to lukewarmness, then to sloth and finally to despair.

   No, little children, do not become lukewarm because you cannot understand how all I have foretold through My Motherís messages can and will be fulfilled in a short period of time. I Who Am can cause all to be fulfilled in one instant of human time. Is it not sufficient then for you to prepare as My Holy Mother continues to tell you, and to turn to Me in trust to provide for all your needs. Is it not sufficient to let Me know that instant in time, and to win the Victory by your humble, loving obedience.

   I solemnly say to you: Do not cease the struggle. Rather, with renewed zeal follow Me as I have taught you and live all My Motherís Messages with your heart as best you can.

   I Who Am will fill in all the weak spots of My children, because I am God, and you are My children whom I love with Infinite Love.

   Do not put off the struggle. Do not justify your weakness, but plead daily for the grace to do better. And when you fail, come running to Me with contrite Heart, for this is My delight, My joy.

   I am with you, My children, in these critical days for I will always tend My sheep.

   Ponder upon these words and find in them reason to trust, to hope and rejoice in your Eternal Triune Divinity. My Peace I give unto you. Let nothing disturb you, for I am near. I Come!

NEXT WEEK: Lesson/Meditation #60:

THE ESSENCE OF THE FIFTH BEATITUDE: "Blessed are the Merciful, for they shall obtain Mercy."

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