DAILY CATHOLIC   TUESDAY, February, 1998   volume 9, no. 24


THE HIDDEN WAY

Lessons/Meditations from Our Lord and Our Lady to


the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart

Lesson/Meditation #71:

BE SATISFIED WITH VERY LITTLE THAT MERCY MAY INCREASE

(Imparted on February 2, 1995 to the Hidden Flower by Our Lady)
Feast of the Presentation

      Beloved Hidden Flower of my Immaculate Heart, rejoice always in the Mercy of God and be an intercessor for my Divine Son’s Mercy.

      I will say now to my children that when you perform acts of Mercy for the mortal body, these merciful acts must come from your soul and heart. The soul, your supernatural life is that which must dominate at all times, spurring the weakness of human flesh to achieve great virtue - even heroic virtue.

      Do you realize, my little children, that it is most certainly beautiful before the Throne of Almighty God when, out of your need, you give to those who are even in more need?

      But there is so much more to this corporal work of Mercy. What you fail to realize, little ones, is that every day you perform this blessed corporal act of Mercy. You who are living alone and must prepare your own food—are you not performing a corporal act of Mercy because you are caring for your body as God Wills - for the body is the dwelling place of the soul which must be the Tabernacle for the Blessed Trinity. To those who are married, you repeatedly achieve this corporal work of Mercy when you prepare food for your family - particularly children whose demands and needs are many. Those who live in community are no less able to achieve this corporal work of Mercy.

      But always, dear little children, this corporal work of Mercy should never be done out of gluttony, out of lavishness so that you lose control over your body, and its demands are ever-increasing causing food to become for you a god. You must strive to earn your daily bread, and to accept your portion with praise for God. As you prepare food thank God for all who have labored so it may be upon your table. Pray for those who will receive sustenance from the food, and pray always that God, Who Is Infinite, will procure food for all who have none. Never neglect to thank God, rather than thanking the large paycheck that allows you to pick and choose among the innumerable choices available too you.

      I do solemnly say to all. Be satisfied with very little, for in this way you will never let your body be out of control. I solemnly tell you that it is proper to fast, to mortify your taste, because when you do soy procure Mercy for the countless souls who are truly starving. I repeat again: That time is close when you will find yourself grateful for even a crust of bread and a cup of water, and even then your heart should be filled with love for Almighty God.

      Therefore, on this Feast Day, I beseech all of my children to pray with and from their hearts, and to fully live as my Divine Son taught you to love. When you live in His Will, you feed the hungry for Him, In Him, and Through Him. And He, Who Is God, shall take care of you in all things if you remain a humble, contrite, obedient servant.

      I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call!

Lesson/Meditation #72: THE HOLY SPIRIT ANIMATES THE CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY!


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