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    On Charity towards God and Neighbor

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    Mary says:

    « The first charity towards our neighbours is to be exerted towards our neighbours. This must not seem a pun to you. There is charity towards God and charity towards our neighbours. Charity towards our neighbours comprises also charity towards ourselves. But if we love ourselves more than our neighbours, we are no longer charitable, we are selfish. Also in lawful matters, we must be so holy as to always give priority to the needs of our neighbour. Be sure, My children, that God provides for the generous by means of His power and His bounty.

    REF: Poem Book 1 Chapter 22

    Peace be with you always



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    Post on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:29 am by Poem



    And when Divine Bounty grants you graces, make use of the gift received to give glory to God. Do not be like foolish people who turn a good thing into a harmful weapon, or like lavish persons who convert their wealth into misery.

    REF: Book 1 Chapter 24

    Peace be with you always



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    Post on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:30 am by Poem


    Which was our bread? Oh! Not the bread made by the pure hands of Mary and baked in our little oven, for which I had so often prepared bundles of sticks and brushwood. Also that bread is necessary while man is on the earth. But "our" daily bread was to fulfill, day by day, our part of the mission: we begged God to grant us that every day, because to fulfill the mission that God gives us is the joy of "our" day, isn't it, My little John? You also say that a day is lost, as if it did not exist, if the Lord's bounty gives you a day without your mission of sorrow.

    REF: Book 1 Chap 44

    Peace be with you always



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    Post on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:32 am by Poem


    One must be determined to defeat Satan, and have faith in God, and in His help. Faith in the power of prayer, and in the Lord's bounty. Then Satan can do no harm.

    REF: Book 1 Chapter 46

    Peace be with you always



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    Post on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:33 am by Poem


    « Peter, listen. What you say is sensible and fair. But, see: it is better to exceed in bounty and trust rather than exceed in distrust and hardness. If you help an undeserving person, what harm will befall you? None. Nay, God's reward will always be active for you, whereas the person will be guilty of betraying your trust. »

    REF: Book 1 Chapter 55

    Peace be with you always



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    Post on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:34 am by Poem


    « True. But would that diminish your merit? No, it would not. Even if the whole world should believe slander, even if you became poorer than Job, even if the cruel person should take your life, what would change in the eyes of God? Nothing. Nay, something would change. But to your advantage. God, to the merits of your bounty, would add the merits of your intellectual, financial, physical martyrdom. »

    REF: Book 1 Chapter 55

    Peace be with you always



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    Post on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:37 am by Poem


    « God is the unattainable Perfection, God is the perfect Beauty, God is the infinite Power, God is the incomprehensible Essence, God is the unsurpassable Bounty, God is the indestructible Mercy, God is the immeasurable Wisdom, God is the Love that became God. He is the Love! He is the Love! You say that the more you know God in His perfection, the higher you seem to climb and the deeper to dive into two endless depths of shadeless blue… But when you understand what is the Love that became God, you will no longer climb or dive into the blue, but into a blazing vortex and you will be drawn towards a beatitude which will be death and life for you. You will possess God, with a perfect possession, when, by your will, you succeed in understanding and deserving Him. You will then be fixed in His perfection. »

    REF: Book 1 Chapter 89

    Peace be with you always




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    Post on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:37 am by Poem




    Repent, daughter of God. Repentance invigorates, purifies and elevates. Can man not forgive you? Not even your father could forgive you? But God can. Because the bounty of God is not to be compared to human goodness and His mercy is infinitely greater than human misery. Honour yourself by making your soul honourable through an honest life. Justify yourself with God committing no more sins against your soul. Obtain from God a new name. That is what matters. You are vicious. Become honest. Become the sacrifice and the martyr of your repentance. You knew how to make a martyr of your heart to give pleasure to your flesh. Now make a martyr of your flesh to give eternal peace to your heart.

    REF: Book 1 Chapter 123

    Peace be with you always



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    Post on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:39 am by Poem


    I did not say: "Wash yourself seven times". But I spoke of God and their souls, two things with which they were unacquainted and which bring the seven gifts, like inexhaustible sources. Because the plants of faith, hope, charity, justice, temperance, strength, prudence grow where there is the concept of God and of the spirit, and a desire to reach them. Such virtues are unknown to those who from their gods can only copy common human passions, increased in licentiousness, as pertaining to alleged supreme beings. They are now going back to their country. But rather than the joy of having been granted their request, there is the joy of being able to say: "We know that we are not brutes, and that beyond this life there is a future. We know that the true God is Bounty and He therefore loves us, too, and He helps us to persuade us to go to Him".

    REF: Book 1 Chapter 129

    Peace be with you always



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    Post on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:41 am by Poem


    « She is not crying for that. But go and say to her: "Fatherlands pass away. Heaven remains. It belongs to those who have faith. God is Bounty and He therefore loves also sinners. And he helps you to persuade you to go to Him". Go. Tell her that and then let her weep. It is poison coming out of her. »


    REF: Book 1 Chapter 129

    Peace be with you always



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    Post on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:43 am by Poem



    It is not enough to say: "I destroy". It is necessary to say: "I purify". I told you how a man is purified: by humble and sincere repentance. There is no sin that God will not forgive if the sinner is really repentant. Have faith in the Divine Bounty. If you were able to understand what that Bounty is, even if all the sins of the world were upon you, you would not flee from God, on the contrary you would run to His feet, because only the Most Good One can forgive what man does not forgive.

    REF: Book 1 Chapter 132

    Peace be with you always

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