Luke 18: 13 But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’
Dear friends I believe our Lord has expanded on the humility teaching. I was at Cenacle on Monday night and received this word: “A great shaking is coming to the earth. Do not run. Do not hide, but stand firm in the truth.” I believe this may refer to the Illumination*. When it happens we will be tempted to run and hide. But, as Jesus told us in the teaching of November 9, humility will be our power. Humility is the truth in which we are called to stand firm. Our response after the Illumination must be, “O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” If we prostrate ourselves before his Majesty, he will raise us up, and after that, in his power, we will be able to assist others.
Matthew 7:5 “Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.”
Humility. Thank you Jesus. We trust in you.
(*While the Illumination may or may not be near, let us assume that it is, and always prepare by frequent confession.)