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341 “Let the proud seek and love earthly kingdoms, but blessed are the poor
in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” 342 Abandonment to the …
- Matthew 5:3
V2 – March 18, 1899 – “Charity is so dear to me, that you cannot comprehend it. Charity is Simple, just like my Being which, though immense, is yet most Simple; so much so that there is no place which It does not penetrate. So Charity is; being Simple, it diffuses everywhere; it has regard for no one – whether a friend or an enemy, whether a citizen or a stranger, it loves all.”
V2 – May 19, 1899 – “I communicate Myself both to the humble and to the Simple, because they immediately believe in my graces and take them into great consideration, though they may be ignorant and poor. But with these others you see, I AM very reluctant, because the first step which draws the soul near Me is belief; and it happens that these, with all of their science and doctrine, and even Holiness, never come to experience a Ray of Celestial Light – that is, they walk along the natural way, and they never arrive at touching, even slightly, that which is Supernatural. This is also the reason for which in the course of My Mortal Life there was not one learned, one priest, one man of power, among My followers, but all ignorant and of low condition – because these were more Humble and Simple, and also more Disposed to make great sacrifices for Me.
V2 – August 10, 1899 – “The daughter of Justice is Truth. Just as I AM the Eternal Truth, and I do not deceive, nor can I deceive, in the same way, the soul who possesses Justice makes Truth shine in all of her actions. Therefore, since she knows by experience the True Light of Truth, if someone wants to deceive her, since that Light which she feels within herself is missing, she immediately recognizes the deceit. And so it happens that with this Light of Truth she deceives neither herself, nor her neighbor, nor can she be deceived. The Fruit produced by this Justice and by this Truth is Simplicity, which is another Quality of My Being – being Simple; so much so, that I penetrate everywhere; there is nothing that can prevent Me from penetrating inside of it. I penetrate into Heaven and into the abysses, into good and into evil; but my Being, which is most Simple, by penetrating even into evil, does not get dirty; even more, it does not receive the slightest shadow. In the same way, through Justice and Truth, gathering this beautiful Fruit of Simplicity within herself, the soul penetrates into Heaven, she enters into hearts to lead them to Me, she penetrates into everything that is Good; and if she finds herself with sinners and sees the evil that they do, she does not get dirty because, being Simple, she immediately brushes it off, without receiving any harm. Simplicity is so Beautiful, that My Heart is wounded at one gaze alone of a Simple soul. She is the Admiration of Angels and men.”
V2 – September 9, 1899 – Now, while sitting in the shade of this tree, Jesus looked at me with tenderness, all paternal, and taken by a surge of love, such that it seemed He could not contain it within Himself, He Embraced me tightly and began to say: “How Beautiful you are! You are My Simple dove, My Beloved Dwelling, My Living Temple, in which I AM pleased to Delight United with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
V7 – July 31, 1906 – Continuing in my usual state, Blessed Jesus came for a little, and embracing me wholly, He told me: “My daughter, Simplicity is to Virtues as condiment to foods. For a Simple soul there are neither keys nor doors to enter into Me, nor are there for Me to enter into her, because from all sides she can enter into Me, and I into her. Even more, to better say it, she finds herself in Me without entering because, by her Simplicity, she comes to Resemble Me, Who AM most Simple Spirit, and only because I AM most Simple I AM present everywhere and nothing can escape My Hand. A Simple soul is like the light of the Sun – in spite of any fog, or of the fact that its rays pass through whatever rubbish, it remains always light, it gives light to all, and it never changes. In the same way, a Simple soul, no matter what mortification or displeasure she may receive, does not cease to be Light for herself and for those who have mortified her. And if she sees evil things, she does not become stained, but remains always Light; nor does she change, because Simplicity is that Virtue which most Resembles the Divine Being. Only through this Virtue can one participate in the other Divine Qualities, and only in the soul who is Simple are there no impediments or obstacles for Divine Grace to enter and to operate. In fact, since both one and the other are Light, one Light easily Unites and Transforms into the other.”
But who can say what I comprehended about this Simplicity? I feel as though a sea is in my mind, and I am able to manifest but a few little drops of this sea, and those disconnected among themselves. Deo Gratias.
V7 – October 3, 1906 – “My daughter, Simplicity fills the soul with Grace to the point of diffusing outside; so, if one wanted to constrain Grace within her, this could not be done. In fact, just as the Spirit of God, because He is most Simple, diffuses everywhere without effort or strain, but rather, naturally; in the same way, the soul who possesses the Virtue of Simplicity diffuses Grace into others without even realizing it.”
V11 – February 24, 1912 – “One who Lives in My Will loses her temperament and acquires Mine. So, the soul who Lives in My Will finds in herself a pleasant, attractive, penetrating, dignified temperament, and altogether Simple – a child-like Simplicity; in sum, she looks like Me in everything. Even more, she keeps her temperament within her power as she wants and as it’s needed. Since she Lives in My Will, she takes part in My Power, so she keeps at her disposal all things, and herself . According to the circumstances and to the people she deals with, she takes my temperament and applies it.”
V11 – September 8, 1916 – “The Acts in My Will are the Simplest Acts, but, because they are Simple, they Communicate themselves to all. The light of the Sun, because it is Simple, is light of every eye – yet the Sun is one. One Act alone in My Will, like most Simple light, diffuses itself in every heart, in every work, in everyone – yet the act is one. My very Being, because It is most Simple, is One Single Act, but an Act which Contains Everything; it has no feet but is the step of all; no eyes, but is the eye and the light of all; it gives Life to everything, but with no effort, with no toil, yet it gives the act of operating to all. So, the soul in My Will becomes Simple, and together with Me she multiplies in all, and does good to all. Oh, if all comprehended the immense value of the acts, even the littlest, done in My Will – they would let not one act escape them!”
V27 – November 6, 1929 – “My daughter, My Divine Will simplifies the creature, It empties her so much of everything that does not belong to It, that nothing else is left of the human being but a complex of Simplicity. Simple the gaze, the word, the manners, the steps; the mark of the Divine Simplicity can be seen in her as though in a mirror. Therefore, when My Divine Will Reigns on earth, pretence, lie, that can be called origin of every evil, will not longer exist; while Simplicity, as Origin of every True Good, will be the True Characteristic that will point out that here Reigns the Divine Will.