DAILY CATHOLIC   TUESDAY, February 17, 1998   volume 9, no. 34


Lessons/Meditations from Our Lord and Our Lady to

the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart

Lesson/Meditation #73:


(Imparted on February 3, 1995 to the Hidden Flower by Our Lady)
Feast of Saint Blase and FIRST FRIDAY

      Beloved Hidden Flower of My Mother’s Immaculate Heart, Peace! I am with you. I alone am your strength.

      Today, I want you to reflect upon My Sacred Passion. During My Passion I said: "I Thirst." This was not just physical thirst, but a much more profound, total spiritual thirst. However, today meditate upon only My physical thirst. There were around Me so many people. All heard My cry. My dear Holy Mother, My beloved apostle John and the Holy Women so desired to give Me to drink—a cool, refreshing taste of water. But the soldiers would not permit them to aid Me. The large crowd, or rather, the rabble, shouted and cursed at Me, screaming out that no drink be given Me, for in them was to be found no Mercy.

      One soldier, moved by Mercy yet constrained by the law, dipped a reed in vinegar and wine and placed this acid drink upon My parched, bleeding, swollen lips. It was certainly less than what I needed, but Mercy shone forth in his act and because of his mercy My grace entered his soul.

      Now, dear children, place yourself on Calvary. Hear My plea, My cry: "I Thirst."

      Will you come to My aid against all odds to give Me but a sip? Or will you scream and rage against Me, your God, and demand that My sufferings be extended even more fully?

      Meditate upon this and you will know if Mercy animates your soul, thus propelling your humanity to achieve a corporal work of Mercy.

      I love and bless all of My children on this day when My Most Sacred Heart - your Refuge - is honored. Pray for the Reign of My Sacred Heart, dear children. I Come!


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