DAILY CATHOLIC   TUESDAY, February 24, 1998   volume 9, no. 39


THE HIDDEN WAY

Lessons/Meditations from Our Lord and Our Lady to


the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart

Lesson/Meditation #73:

LET HUMILITY CLOTHE THE CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY

(Imparted on February 4, 1995 to the Hidden Flower by Our Lady)
FIRST SATURDAY

     Beloved Hidden Flower of My Motherís Immaculate Heart, be at peace. I shall guide you and be your strength. Fear not, for I am Divine Mercy.

      On this day when I seek those souls who will honor and comfort My Holy Motherís Immaculate Heart, I speak now on all the remaining corporal works of Mercy. As My One True Church teaches, these are: To clothe the naked; To visit the imprisoned; To shelter the homeless; To visit the sick; To bury the dead.

      I speak on all of these today, having already explained to you in the first two that these merciful acts which pertain to the mortal body, must stem from the supernatural life of your soul.

      Today, I solemnly tell you, My children, that many are the holy and upright of heart who perform these corporal acts of Mercy and please Me, their God, by their external words and deeds for they are done in humility, bereft of self-seeking. When you act in this way, you are devout both interiorly and exteriorly and therefore are growing in the spiritual union you must have with Me.

      But woe to the many who believe themselves to be devout because they perform these exterior or corporal works of Mercy, while interiorly their souls remain self-righteous, judgmental, filled with pride and ego, and unyielding uncharitableness.

      Woe to you, o false givers of My Mercy. You are not devout, nor does your deed give Me pleasure. Woe, because you set a false example, leading countless of My little ones to see you as an example of devoutness when, in truth, you are as a leprous soul filled with the rot of pride and deceit.

      Woe to all who clean out their closets and toss many garments to charities because they are tired of an outfit and by ridding themselves of it they then justify buying a newer, more costly garment to clothe their own body. It would be better for such a soul to keep the old garment, buy a new one and give the new one to the poor!

      Woe to those who visit My little ones who are imprisoned or who are sick, because you are motivated not by Mercy but out of self-righteousness. How dare you go to My poor weak little ones and preach righteousness and espouse yourself as an example, when your soul knows neither Mercy or Love. In humility, which veils the good act from your ego, you must clothe yourself if you are to live mercy for all mankind.

      Respect for the mortal body which I alone create is respect for your immortal soul which is My Image and Likeness. Respect out of humility bears My Light and My Truth and does not represent the human ego, or give voice to any human pride, but gives unto Me all praise, honor and glory.

      These Corporal Works of Mercy are absolutely essential to your total union with My Will as they correspond to all Spiritual Works of Mercy. Works of Mercy, both Corporal and Spiritual, are animated by love for Me. They are achieved by Trust in Me; they bear good fruit by Love for Me. In these Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy you must pray much, sacrifice much and through the grace of the Holy Spirit seek to keep your intentions pure and holy before the Throne of God.

      I do solemnly tell you, great shall be the need in these end times for all the works of Mercy, for Mercy precedes the Justice of The Eternal Father.

      Therefore, examine yourselves carefully and then by My grace live a life of Mercy so that Mercy may be yours. O! Pray for Mercy, My gift, for I seek to have you in the Refuge of My Sacred Heart!

Lesson/Meditation #75: SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY RISE FROM THE PURIFICATION OF THE SOUL