Now, as this week begins, I come to speak on those works or actions that are called, properly, the Spiritual Works of Mercy.
I discussed the Corporal Works of Mercy with brevity, since those works are external and you, My children, even with a limited knowledge, know right from wrong and therefore recognize a certain degree of external value or ‘peace’ in performing them. As I told you the Corporal Works of Mercy, while external acts, in order to bring merit must spring from the good-will, or life of grace, in the soul.
Likewise, to all who possess this life of grace the action of the Corporal Works of Mercy must lead to an ever-deepening and widening of the life of the soul. This expansion is the result of My grace and merits, and the prompt action of the Holy Spirit, The Sanctifier, Who enables the good-will of the soul to be purified in all things.
This purification of the soul, which transforms it into My Image and Likeness, is on-going throughout one’s earthly life. The Spiritual Works of mercy rise from this purification; these Spiritual Works of Mercy effectively cause an even greater in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit and cause the soul’s intellect to soar to union with My Will.
We will begin with the Spiritual Work of Mercy properly described: "To admonish the sinner." No! You say in your world of convoluted moral values. No, you cannot do this. First, you rationalize that I Am Love; therefore since I Am Love I Love the Sinner, and all sins are pardoned by the Passion, Death I endured, so it is therefore impossible for Me to ‘admonish’ you and for you to admonish would be lack of Charity!
O! How My enemy satan has fooled you, My poor weak children. I Am, and I Am beyond all human comprehension in My attributes. Yet Scripture reveals plainly that I Who Am cannot abide sin, and sin separates My creatures from Me. No soul burdened by the stench and stain of sin can enter into My Presence.
Sin, My children, is a willful act committed against My Perfect Will, and I have given unto you My Ten Commandments, My Great Commandment, and My One, Holy, Catholic Church, to ever guide your conscience and behavior away from sin!
Yet, the evil one, who never ceases to attack the weakness of your humanity, cleverly stirs up first your ego, and then links your ego to your finite intellect, which then rationalizes that there is no sin and justifies this fallible error by quoting Scripture which tells you "I Am Love." O! Let Me tell you that in My eyes sin is a wretched offense, a stench unbearable. Have you ever smelled death—the rotting of flesh be it animal of lower class, or man? Have you ever seen the rotting of a dead animal, or body? Are you not horrified by the stench and sight? Do you not seek to run away from it, covering your eyes because you do not want to see the hideousness of death, nor do your nostrils seek to inhale the stench which death brings?
This is sin before Me, Who Am!
Now, I beg you, hear Me! My Commandments lead you to Me. Therefore, they are to be obeyed by all who seek Me. To live them, as each of you is called to do, is to look first at yourself and to "see" sin as black, and the absence of sin as "white". Consequently, in this manner, sin boldly stands out as the opposing force against My Light, and it is clear to you who seek Me to walk only in the Light of Goodness! The judgment of the sin, its extent, its degree, its willful action are left to Me!
Sin opposes Me, blocks out My Light, which is Truth. Truth is Charity. Therefore, you who follow Me must at all times live and express Charity in thought, word and deed. Therefore, I solemnly tell you it is Charity to admonish the sinner.
It is false charity to refrain from this Spiritual Work of Mercy on the false, self-deceiving idea that you then offend the ego of your brother or sister; that to admonish is to judge—to judge is to lack Mercy. Therefore, you conclude that approval or silent tacit approval of all actions is pleasing to Me!
Woe! Woe to all My bishops, priests, deacons and lay people who teach this heresy and lead My little ones into a complacent style of life which is both amoral and an abomination before Me! If you are Mine, then in charity and Mercy you can do no less than ADMONISH he who commits sin.
You must ADMOISH with My Love, My Compassion, My Mercy. But never must you CONDONE a wrong act by allowing he who sins to believe there is no sin.
And in these end times you have totally forgotten My Law, and satan uses your weakness to have you call sin virtue, and virtue sin. Thus, the Spiritual Darkness is now fully over the world, and its dangers, its consequences are foretold in Scripture.
What then must you do?
You are to obey My Commands and see them not as a ‘negative’, but as a positive road to Eternal Life. Each of you must first seek to be filled with sanctifying grace and the fullness of the Holy Spirit, whereby your soul sees, judges and acts in accordance with My Will.
Then, having established such a life of grace in your immortal soul, you take Charity and Mercy by the hand. With love you approach your neighbor, and to him you speak as I taught you to speak, telling him of the sinful act he commits, seeking to lead him lovingly back into the Light of Truth.
It does not matter if your neighbor is offended and abuses you by wicked words of threats. You remain ever in My Peace, loving your neighbor and ever failing to pray for them. The purity of your intention, springing from the Holy Spirit in your soul, causes you to make sacrifice for your neighbor. Purity of intention causes or inclines you to practice mortification for your neighbor. Purity of intention rises as a most-pleasing plea for Mercy before My Throne, and I, Who Am, behold the sinner with Mercy and send down showers of graces to answer your humble, heart-felt prayers.
To ADMONISH THE SINNER is not permission or approval from Me for you, who seek to admonish, to perform acts of evil in order to stop evil!
Did I not teach this to you in My earthly life? No! You are gentle, humble, loving, merciful, compassionate, prayerful and willing servants of God. You bear all wrongs patiently, turning tearful, plaintiff eyes to Me—The Source of All Good. You recognize that it iis not you who stop evil by a human word or act, but Me in you who causes sin to disappear and holiness to reign.
Thus, I tell you that in these end times if you seek to persevere in the True Faith, you must first know and live your faith. You must recognize evil in its multitude of forms and address this multiplicity always with prayer and guidance from the Holy Spirit. Your own soul must be filled with The Holy Spirit and only in this way are you able to fulfill the Spiritual Work of Mercy: TO ADMONISH THE SINNER as I have given you to do.
The soul of great faith comes before Me as a humble, confident child. The soul recognizes My True Presence in the Blessed Sacrament and draws strength from Me to admonish the sinner. The soul of the just man takes Me to the sinner, desirous of giving My Light, My Life, My Truth, My Way to the soul stained and rotting with sin. The soul of the just man who must admonish the sinner is firm but kind, unyielding but merciful because this just soul reflects Me, and seeks only to bring souls to Me.
Therefore, I solemnly tell you. Search your heart and soul and by the Sacraments weed out any trace of ego, pride, self-righteousness and judgmentalness. If you do this, then you who are truly My children, shall be My instruments in these end times to bring to Me countless souls because the Truth of My Law shines forth from you in word and deed, preceded by thought which all comes from the Holy Spirit.
Ponder well My words, for I solemnly tell you that never has evil been so prominent upon mankind. Pray, My children, as I have told you so that, being Mine, you may Admonish the Sinner in Me, through Me, with Me and for Me, that My Sacred Heart might Reign now!