Notebook: 1944 or 1945
Page: N/A future
Chp: N/A future
The Most Holy Father is speaking:
"The word stating the truth seems harsh to all of you. You would like only words of mercy. Can you say you deserve them? Isn't the severe Voice that speaks to you of punishment, inciting you to repent, also mercy? And do you perhaps repent?
"This wish to hear only promises of goodness, this yearning to receive only caresses from God, is a perversion of Religion. You have turned this sublime reality which is Religion in the true God into epicureanism. You want enjoyment from it. You don't want to devote effort to it. You want to relax into a comfortable compromise between what has been commanded and what pleases you. And you would have God adjust to it. This spiritual vice was once called 'quietism.' It still is by spiritual doctors. I am more severe and call it spiritual epicureanism.
"You would like to receive only what caresses the senses from Religion, God, and His Word. For you have come so low that you have made even the spirit sensual. You thus want to give it entirely human sensations and thrills. You resemble those madmen in other religions who with suitable ceremonics provoke an abnormal psychic state to enjoy the false ecstasies of their paradises.
"You no longer understand the great, the greatest mercy of God. And you call harshness, terror, and threats what is love, counsel, and an invitation to repentance so as to receive graces. You want words of mercy. Do you say you want them in order to have the strength to rise again? Do not lie. You would like them because they are sweet. But you would remain as bitter as poison on God's lip.
"Of what use are the words of mercy and the entirely loving visions which have been granted to you for a year as a final attempt to raise your paganized souls to God? For the joy of many, for the ruin of some, and for sanctification of a frightfully small minority. Christ's destiny continues: to be a sign of contradiction for many.
"Today I am speaking. I am speaking to show that My Mercy is still infinite in not burying you under a torrent of fire--you that are guiltier than Sodomites. (Genesis 19:24-25)
"It is written: 'You punish the corrupt little by little; You reproach them for their sins and admonish them so that, in setting malice aside, they may believe in You.' Haven't these tremendous periods been increasing very gradually? Have I let you be stricken all at once in such a hellish way? No. Punishment has been increasing in form and duration for decades and decades, and you have been granted miraculous aid at intervals which freed you from it and which you have used to prepare an even fiercer scourge by your own will.
"You have never become better. Malice and unbelief have always increased, mockers of God. And now? Now, if I did not know how I created you, I would wonder whether you have a soul. For your works are worst than beasts'. Do you dislike being told this? Do not act in such a way as to deserve these words!
"In Wisdom you read the following concerning the Canaanites: 'You regarded the former inhabitants of your holy land with horror, for abominable in your sight were their works, which they carried out with spells and wicked sacrifices. They ruthlessly killed their children and ate the entrails of men and drank their blood in the midst of your holy land. You wished to destroy those parents who slaughtered defenseless souls..." (Wisdom 12:3-7)
"O generations of men today, don't you recognize yourselves in these forebearers of yours? I recognize you. You have grown in malice. It has become more Satanic. But it always makes you belong to this tribe, which is detestable to Me. Satanism has spread, virtually becoming the religion of states. Great and small, educated and ignorant, and even in the houses of God's ministers--people want to know and think they know by way of spells bearing a definite seal: Satan's.
"You don't perform the sacrifices of the Canaanites? But you perform worse ones! You immolate, not flesh, but your souls and those of your fellows, trampling upon God's right and man's freedom. For with mockery and domination you have gone so far as to outrage the consciences still able to remain faithful to Me and you ous them from the throne of their faith, which raises them up to Me, corrupting them with accursed doctrines, or you slay them, believing you can strip them of faith thereby. No. On the contrary, you thereby robe them in incorruptible faith. But may you be accursed for the corruption you sow in order to take the faithful away from God.
"And don't you recognize yourselves, generations of parents who mercilessly kill your children morally by communicating to them, who are innocent, your incredulity, your sensuality, and the whole store of rationalism and bestiality you are filled with and, moreover, who now finish killing these children--no longer supported by any spiritual pillar--in what remains to them: the flesh, allowing them to prostitute that flesh like lustful beasts, consenting to and happy with prostitution, which enables you to live and take pleasure through the sacrifice of your children?
"Wisdom does not exaggerate at all in calling you the executioners of defenseless souls! You take better care of the beast you raise for sale and the plant you cultivate to get its fruit than your children. They are weak, and you do not strengthen them by giving them either God's religion or at least that of civil honesty and family love.
"Fathers, you are no longer the protectors of minors. Mothers, you are idols and not angels for your children. You are failing to fulfill the purpose for which I set you in that place. You abdicate your duties and your rights. You cause Me disgust. You are idolater idols. Idols because you are without spirit. Idolaters because you worship all that is less than spirit. You have worshipped man, consenting to going so far as to worship the body--to going back to worshipping the body, like the pagans found by Christ, or neopagans, doubly guilty of paganism because of being ones and being ones after having received the true religion.
"Even in moments of mourning of joy, what do you do? Idolatry. You venerate and worship what is perishable. You have no thought for the spirit and its Creator, and this 'is a deceit for human life, inasmuch as men, seconding affection or tyrants, give the unspeakable Name to stone or poor or painted cloth.' I am. Only I am God.
"Do I seem to be giving you a thrashing? Well then, listen: 'It did not suffice for them to be so mistaken about God, but, living in the intense warfare of ignorance, they give the name of peace to such great evils. They immolate their children, make wicked sacrifices, and spend the night in vile orgies. They keep neither their lives nor their marriages pure. But one kills another out of envy or afflicts him with adultery. Everything is disorder: blood, murders, thefts, fraud, corruption, unfaithfulness, tumult, perjury, oppression of the just, instability in marriage, adultery, and indecency, for the abominable worship of idols is the cause, beginning and end of all evil. They abandon themselves to their pleasures and prophecy what is not true or live unjustly and unhesitatingly swear falsely, for, trusting in lifeless idols, they think their false oaths will bring them no harm.
"But was Wisdom dictated a century before Christ or is it a text written for the present moment? And would you still like words of mercy?
"Have you ever seen a people fleeing under a very heavy hail? It flees and flees and is struck because the large hailstones pursue it on all sides. If I were to speak to you as you deserve and speak as Myself, God the Father, you would be like these people struck by unrelenting hail.
"Goodness speaks, and you fail to understand. Justice speaks and you find it unjust. You are afraid and do not correct yourselves. Are you fools or evildoers? Madmen or possessed? Let each examine himself or herself. And is it for these that the Father's Son was sent to die?
"In reality, if it were possible to find error in God, it should be stated that such a Sacrifice was an error, for its infinite value is null for too many. And error, yes, which bears witness to My Nature. For if I were not Love--O men, blameworthy as you are, who feel I do not treat you with mercy--I would not have given you Redemption. Yes, if in reality I had acted as you act, wanting one hundred percent or even one thousand percent when you do a little good, I would never have granted you grace.
"For the graces--all of them--beginning with the grace of the Blood shed for you, are overlooked by you, scorned, and turned into 'Disgraces.'
"Today Jesus is not speaking, and little John is not seeing. Today I am speaking. To tell you that now, as two years ago, My Thought remains unchanged. To tell you that if I am silent, it is because I know it is useless to speak, to tell you that words are love and silence is love and severity is love. Only you, in the sovereign love pervading all that comes from God, are lovelessness. And this is your condemnation.
Maria ends by saying:
"And this severe dictation was all that was needed to finish crushing me..."
Peace be with you always
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