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Practice Mercy

September 8, 2002

write: Scriptures say:

"if a man nurses anger against another
can he then demand compassion from the Lord?

"Showing no pity for a man like himself,
can he then plead for his own sins?" 1

remember My Law of Love and remain devout to It; put behind you all rancour and violent thoughts and turn to Me ... Vassula, so many in this generation are in this sin; the sin of anger and rancour; slaves to your passions and champions when it comes to do evil ... 2

no one is righteous, yet, I, Jesus Christ, revealed My kindness and My exuberant Love to mankind and I was not concerned nor searched for any goodness or righteousness you might have done yourselves; My compassion on you was so great that it compelled My Mercy to be gracious to you to save you, by means of the cleansing water of rebirth and by renewing you with the Holy Spirit;

I have set a treasure3 in front of you, generation, but your soul keeps failing to see it; you keep passing by it most of the time, seeing nothing; and ah, how many times have I not stretched out My Hand to you to take you to Me and discover Me; am I concealing My treasure from you? I am the Treasure itself; has no one ever told you that I am your Heavenly Bridegroom? I am the effulgent cleansing waters of the Life-giving spring whose waters purify, renew and breathe in you Life;

I am the Resurrection; so do not waver any longer but open your eyes and run towards Me; cease being out-distant; has anybody taught you that the supreme act of love is the acceptance of My Cross? My Cross, which is your redemptive Instrument, is in other words the Tree that gives life; through your redemptive Instrument your feet cross from the valley of death into the Beatific Vision;

I am the Resurrection and through Me I have made you all to be sons and daughters of the resurrection; if you remain in sin, and unforgiving to your neighbour, inflexible in your heart filled with rancour, the Godhead will be denied to your eyes; the all-Holy Spirit will not show Himself to you if in debt to sin, for you would have been rejecting consciously the act of compunction, an act of love ...

if you remain in this sin it is the same as though you tell Me: "Master, I prefer to remain in my tomb; I chose to remain dead and live among the dead;" your flesh is already putrefying, you are decaying, and you still refuse Life? to deny your sin is similar as to deny Life; come instead by My side and by the side of the saints and of those on earth who are nearing perfection, who are serene while in their contemplation to Me, whom I saturate in ineffable riches and celestial mysteries;

Holy Consubstantial Trinity,
the transgression and the rejection of God in our days
have destroyed part of the Church of Christ;
how can the Body of Christ be recognisable in us,
in our so poor state?

Like inanimate matter we are dispersed Lord,
torn asunder by our ego and by a spirit of pride;

where is in us the distinctive sign of faith
which is love?

Tendencies of opposition are always there,
even rancours of the past are still well alive, 4
an unforgiving spirit abides in many;

ah, all-blessed act of forgiveness, act of charity, blessed are those who have welcomed you! you will not be tainted anymore but will receive the Kiss on your forehead from your Redeemer; blessed is he who renounces his sin, he will see Me, the Treasure, and will enter in the path of holiness; blessed is he who eagerly and passionately embraces My Cross, he will enter into the Beatific vision, and his soul will know ineffable joys!

today, generation, I am overwhelming you with prodigies and with the sound of My Voice; to pull you out of your debt and out of the mire of sin I have chanted to you the song of Heaven; 5 I have shown to you the secrets of the Nuptial Chamber of My Heart, to exempt you from all evil I am continually in your presence; and if your eyes do not see your Bridegroom, it is because they are sealed with crusts of sin ...

as I have said to you, put behind you all your violent thoughts and do not give Satan a foothold clinging to your grudge against anyone, for the Father in Heaven will deal with you severely; do not be like the wicked servant6 who pitilessly threw his fellow servant in prison for the debt he owed him;

do not remain lifeless, but think of My indescribable Mercy I have upon you, generation; so put into practice all that I have said and receive the Holy Spirit of Grace;

be one;


2 The Lord was speaking to those who are in grave sin ...
3 Stands for rich instructions.
4 Here my mind drew me to some past incidents of how some Orthodox clergy still have rancours with the Catholic brothers after the schism, to say the least ...
5 Our Lord means His Messages.


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