DAILY CATHOLIC   TUESDAY, December 16, 1997   volume 8, no. 53


THE HIDDEN WAY

Lessons/Meditations from Our Lord and Our Lady to


the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart

Lesson/Meditation #64:

THE ESSENCE OF THE SEVENTH BEATITUDE: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.

(Imparted on January 30, 1995 to the Hidden Flower by Our Lord)

      Beloved Hidden Flower of My Mother’s Immaculate Heart, I love and bless you. Be at Peace. Trust Me in all things, for this comforts Me more than you shall ever know.

      Today, as this month draws to a close, I will speak to all My children on these words: "BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED CHILDREN OF GOD." My dear children, in the holy Gospel My Words are recorded, wherein I say: "Not everyone who says ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven." To enter into My kingdom you must come as a little child. As a little child you are truly a child of God.

      But you do not understand clearly what this means and thus satan is able to confound and confuse you, making you not My children, but his slaves.

      First, you do not seek to do great works upon which the eyes of the world look, and tongues lavish false praise. You do not seek nor desire attention - only Mine, because the true Peacemaker, the true child of God, is one who seeks only Me and acts upon My Will only. "Blessed are the peacemakers," Scripture says. And at once your finite mind associates this phrase with those of high political position who negotiate treaties between countries supposedly for the common good of all men. Is this really the truth? Is this True Peace? Many are the hearts of men who negotiate for worldly peace, believing their shallow human motives are hidden from men; their ‘secret’ agendas can be disguised under the mirage of peace.

      These are not My peacemakers. This is not what My words mean. Rather, the true peacemaker is he whose soul longs for Me with such love that his first priority is to possess My Peace in abundance. The soul then, humble and contrite, comes before Me in prayer, sacrifice, penance and mortification. The true peacemaker is he who goes frequently to the Sacrament of Penance, and is reconciled to Me.

      Then the true peacemaker, ever vigilant over his own soul, transfers the graces and blessings of My Peace to others. The soul begins with those around whom his vocation revolves. This can and must be for the consecrated religious and priests, the concern for the souls of those in proper authority over them, and to whom they owe humble obedience. It then leads to a peaceful but truthful care of all souls placed in their care.

      To those in married life, each member comes first to Me and draws his love from Me, and gives My love to spouse and children. Only My love truly lived makes a marriage holy, because it brings each member into the holy role of peacemaker. Then, like a gently flowing stream, the true peacemaker carries My love into the world, be it the parish community, the place of work, the neighborhood, city, state; and one endeavors to be as gentle, guiding light to all souls whom his life touches. The true peacemaker also never neglects one of his neighbors, and thus offers all of his thoughts, words and deeds to Me, in union with My Passion, for all the world.

      Those who are maturing, those called to the single state of life are also ordered in this same way. A soul not in union with My Will may appear to the world as a peacemaker, but the futility of all human effort which is bereft of Me, bears no good fruit and shall result only in more unrest among peoples and nations.

      Dear children of My Sacred Heart, hear Me, for you are living in precarious times. You view the tentative peace of your world as the barometer of your security, without one thought for your soul.

      The true peacemaker prays for My Peace to fill every soul. The true peacemaker’s only desire is to have Me as King of all nations, so My Will may be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

      While I do call some of My children to be active in bringing My Peace alive in other souls, I do not call all souls to such a position. I carefully choose these souls because they must be so conformed to My Will that no worldly scorn or praise may move them away from Me. To all I give My Peace who are humble, little obedient servants. These are My true peacemakers who, by their obedience to Me and their loving service to Me, help to bring to fulfillment all of Sacred Scripture. These are the humble little children who possess the grace of humility of heart.

      Thus, the soul whose eyes are focused only on Me, rests in My Sacred Heart as a small child rests in His Mother’s arms. Here the soul receives not only My Peace, but My Comfort, Strength, Forgiveness, Mercy and Infinite Love.

      These, the hidden ones and the few called to roles of great responsibility, are those who are truly My peacemakers, and they, children of God, shall inherit the kingdom of Heaven. Human peace is but an autumn leaf blown hither and yon by societal changes of your human demands. It is neither peace or security, and it brings no Heavenly grace to the world. Human peace always contains impure motives of egoism and self-righteous pride and judgmentalness. Thus, it will be blown away, leaving you to prey to the wiles of satan, because your soul shall lack My True Peace.

      In these end times, My children, I beg of you. First, make your peace with Me that you may receive My Peace. Then through a life of prayer, fasting and sacrifice lived in the Sacramental life of My One True Church, you shall daily be My peacemaker, though the world shall never know of it. But I know and I keep My promises. Therefore, be My peacemakers in these end times and proclaim My Holy Name with love. You shall persevere in the True Faith and shall be called by Me and all the hosts of Heaven: "children of God."

      Go now and be at peace, for it is My gift to you. I love and bless you, O My children who shall shine as brilliant stars in the firmament of Heaven. Prepare, for I Come!

NEXT WEEK: Lesson/Meditation #65:

LIVING THE SEVENTH BEATITUDE AS PEACEMAKERS

December 1997