2 Thessalonians 1:4-5 Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and the afflictions that you are enduring. This is evidence of the righteous judgement of God, and is intended to make you worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering.
“My beloved, all that you are enduring is for your ultimate good and the good of those I have given you to pray for. Do I take pleasure in suffering? No! But my great joy is to give you far more in return than you can ever imagine. Give me your pennies and I will open the storehouse of heavenly goods! I do not exaggerate, for in the Divine Will this is more than possible, it is being done already through the small sacrifices of those whose generous hearts offer all to me. I say small sacrifices, because when you see what they have been able to purchase you will be amazed at the extravagance of your loving Abba. Then offer me everything, a thorn in your finger, a stubbed toe, the death of a loved one, your own illnesses—leave nothing out. So many souls are in need. Suffering is the currency of love. Offer all to me and you will be filled with love and great joy.”
O my beloved Abba, in the Divine Will I offer you all that I have suffered in my entire life and all the sufferings of all souls of all time. I redo all sufferings in the Divine Will to make of them a perfect gift of love. Eternal Father let these poor pennies purchase souls for the kingdom and may your kingdom come quickly. Amen.
Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
“Beloved child, be always littler. Recognize your abject lack, your total need. Not only are your pockets empty but you come into the world without pockets and you leave the same way. All is gift. All. You have no virtue, nothing to sustain you in any way outside of grace. Recognize your utter dependence on Providence. But go beyond this recognition and celebrate that you are a miserable beggar before your gracious Lord. My child, the beggars are the ones who receive the most because of their utter reliance on their beloved Lord. They never stop looking at him with a gaze of love and gratitude, for they cannot believe their good fortune in serving such a generous, kind Lord. Children, my heart cannot resist a beggar with love and gratitude in their eyes. The heavenly treasure is theirs!”
O sweet Jesus, what miserable beggars we are! Help us to always remember that and to gaze on you with love and gratitude and the sure hope that you will see to our every need. This is a great reason for celebration! Keep us little. Jesus we trust in you! Amen.
Psalm 2:10-12 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, with trembling kiss his feet, or he will be angry, and you will perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly kindled. Happy are all who take refuge in him.
“My little children, how little you are! How lacking in strength and the cunning you need to live even one day on the earth! Do you not know that apart from grace you would cease to exist? Why do you persist in your pride, as if you had the least modicum of control over your station, your situation, your very breath? You are poor, but you play at being rich and powerful. Learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart. Be always grateful. Acknowledge and praise the gratuitous generosity of your loving Abba. The more you do this, the more prepared you will be for the coming trial. Depend on me, my children. I am your refuge.”
Beloved Savior, I repent of all pride, of clinging to my own will, and of failing to thank and praise you for your gratuitous generosity. You alone are our refuge, our safety, or very existence. I thank and praise you for each breath you give me, for every beat of my heart, for sustaining me, and for every blessing you have bestowed every moment of my life. Jesus I love you! Jesus I trust in you! You are my refuge. You are my all. Amen.
Nehemiah 3 (The re-building of the temple after exile.)
“My child, do you see what a long and arduous task it was to rebuild the temple? Do you see how many labourers were needed? Do you see the hardship, and how they had to work together? My child, multiply that effort ten thousand times and you will begin to see what I am asking of my faithful followers. Every aspect of the Church is in need of repair. What will you give me? Your heart? Your hands? Your time? Your sufferings? Your prayers? Do you see how much your Lord needs you? Do you understand what I am asking? Do not turn away. Do not make excuses, but give yourself completely to my holy will. I can assure you that what you give me in this life will be multiplied to the infinite in the next. I am asking, my children. Will you respond?”
O Jesus, you left the glory of heaven to suffer and die for us. Fill us with your generosity, that we might say with our Mother, “Fiat!” Here I am Lord. I come to do your will. Amen.
Revelation 7:14-17 “These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
O my Jesus come! Maranatha! May your kingdom come!
“Little children, draw near! Draw deeply from the well of my strength. You do not have to carry these burdens on your own power. Yoke yourselves to me, for my yoke is easy and my burden light. Remain firmly rooted in your faith. Do not be discouraged, but be always joyful, knowing that the promise of the Father is certain for those who trust in him. You are weary. Do not dwell on your weariness for that will lead to discouragement. Instead meditate on all that your Lord has done for you. If you do this, you will soon be filled with joy. Just a little while longer my children. You cannot imagine the joy that is to come! Be faithful. Trust in me. I am with you and I love you.”
O beloved Father of my heart, I repent of any ingratitude, of giving in to discouragement. Help me to always keep before me your abundant love and mercy. Jesus I adore you! Save souls! Thank you Father! Praise you Jesus! Come Holy Spirit! Amen.
Mark 12:44 “…She, from her poverty, has contributed all she had…”
“My children, what do you have that belongs completely to you? Everything you have is a gratuitous gift from your beloved Abba. Then why do you hold back? Does not this Father of yours shower you with blessings? Enter into his generosity, then, and give back to God everything he has given you. See your poverty and embrace it. Let all you do flow out of your poverty, for it is only from your poverty that God’s fountain of generosity springs forth. Meditate on the poverty of Christ, the only begotten Son of God, who embraced the poverty of the human condition in order to let loose the fountain of God’s generosity over sinful man. My children, be humble, be little. Blessed are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus, my greatest poverty is my weakness. I offer you, merciful Abba, all my weakness, and with it every gift and grace you have given me. Help me to participate in your generosity with a loving, grateful heart, for your glory and for the sake of all those you place in my path. Jesus, I trust in you. Help me to desire to embrace poverty as completely as you did. Amen.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast.
“Beloved child, the gifts of God the Father are being lavished on this generation. Those who pick up the gifts and receive them with a grateful heart will be lavished with still more. That is the message you heard in today’s Gospel. The fruitful will be given more responsibility. Do not limit me in what I can give. If I set no limits, why should you? Realize that my gifts always come with a promise and a purpose of fruitfulness. At no time is my purpose static, but always moving in an upward spiral. Ponder these things, my children. Be gracious with the gifts I have given you. Work tirelessly for the kingdom and at the end you will have the joy of hearing me say to you, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into your Master’s joy.'”
Heavenly Father, we thank you for counting us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you. May we always accept with joy and gratitude the gifts you offer. May your gifts to us always bear fruit for the kingdom, for the glory of your holy name. Amen.
Ephesians 2:22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
“Beloved children of my heart, draw near to me, ever nearer. Those who cling to me in love I will protect as my own Son–my life in you and yours in me, one in unity, one in love. Do you see, dear children, that this is where you belong, that this is the only place you will find true joy? Little ones, do not run from me if what I ask of you seems difficult. In these moments you should run to me, not away. I have told you that my yoke is easy. Then yoke yourself to me in holy slavery. Cling to me; surrender your every moment to my will. Only in this way will you know true joy in all circumstances. Practice in small things so that when I ask of you bigger things, you will not hesitate, but your ‘Fiat’ will already be on your lips and in your heart–before I even ask. This is what our Mother did. That is what drew me to her and made her irresistible to me. She held nothing back, kept nothing for herself. Now all she asks for I grant, for I will not be outdone in generosity. She held nothing back from me–now I hold nothing back from her. Now do you see? It is in giving all to me that you receive all things. What is it that you cling to? Ponder this, my dear ones, and do not hesitate to run to my embrace.”
Jesus, Beloved, I surrender myself to you. In the Divine fiat and in the fiat of our Mother, make my fiat not just possible, but perfect. Jesus in Mary I love you! I run to you. Be it done to me as you have said. Fiat! Amen.
Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, brought us to life with Christ (by grace you have been saved), raised us up with him, and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
“My beloved, do you not realize what I have already done for you–how much it cost me to ransom sinful humanity? Do you see how much farther I went? Not content merely to save you from death, it pleased me to elevate you with Christ and in Christ to the status of first-born sons. My children ponder this! The angels are in awe, for they are very much aware of the infinite distance between our two natures–yours the created human, mine the Divine Creator. Now, if I have been this generous with you so far, why do you now doubt my goodness? Why do you fail to trust in my mercy? If I have already given you this much, then have every confidence that those who love me and follow my ways have my rapt attention. Your prayers, dear children, fall softly on my heart. Those you love, those you beg me to save, do not doubt my love for them, but work and pray for their salvation as for your own. Children, love me, trust in me, have confidence. Remain in me and you will never be without joy.”
Heavenly Father, your love is boundless, your mercy and generosity endless! I praise and thank you for looking with love and kindness on such vile worms who merit not the lowest gaze from you. Your words of love give us hope and great joy. We trust in you dear, glorious Abba–save souls! Amen.
James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers. Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?
“My child, look to the poor. Strive to be as rich in faith as are those who depend only on me. Believe in my mercy and generosity and do not grasp at the world’s treasures. I tell you, the great leveler has begun his work and many who have never wanted for anything will be thrown into despair. Better to detach yourself now from all that does not lead to me. Own without clinging; possess without being possessed. Give as I give–to the last drop of blood. Child you are clinging too much to what is fleeting. Be at peace. Trust in me. Do not waver in your faith but, with both hands, cling to the cross. It alone can save you.”
Jesus, help me to let go of all I cling to so that I can cling to the cross with both hands. Help me to model my life on your generosity–giving to the last drop of blood. Jesus may your grace fill me and fill the whole world. Amen.