Misery Attracts Me
July 4, 1990
Smile to us, Lord,
and every face on earth shall grow brighter,
Hope shall creep back in our hearts,
and the whole earth, from end to end,
will remember and come back to You.
My Heart is pining with love, even for the deserter, have you not noticed? have you not heard My Sighs of Love? have you not read My theme of Love I have written for all My creation? come to Me and let Me see you stretch out your hands towards My Sanctuary, adore Me and bless Me, day and night, night and day;
blessed one, I will ask you a question, only one, tell Me: do you love Me with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind?
I love You, my Lord and my God,
with all my heart, with all my soul and with all my mind,
but I know that my love is poor, miserable and insufficient
for Your Bounty.
I will light a fire inside you then ...
Come then and invade me!
How am I to find the Way unless You fill my spirit
with Your Light to guide my soul to the Truth and the Life?
acknowledge your faults always and I shall help you surmount them; come, you who are Mine and My property, you are My property because you are poor and wretched, misery attracts Me; I shall revive your strength and I shall encourage you by lavishing My scents on you of blended incense; never give up, My child, never refuse Me a place in your heart; I am attracted by poverty, I seek poverty and misery; I have brought you to Me so that My Fire consumes you before the very eyes of all who see you; I am showing My Infinite Love through you to all mankind so that every man may see and learn that I am a God of Love, a consuming Fire;
You rained a downpour of blessings on me,
Knowing that what You own and is Your 'property'
is wicked and imperfect,
and that I was unable to give You anything in return.
I blessed My property ... - your candour delights Me ... - listen: I raise the poor from the dust, I lift the wretched and place them in My Sacred Heart, then I show them to My angels; I teach them My precepts and I become their Master and they, My pupils; and their sins are forgiven by Me, like frost in sunshine their sins melt away; then I ask the saints to watch and pray over them and I fill them with My Spirit of Understanding to enable them to perceive the Truth and reach a deeper understanding of My Knowledge;
Lord, You who fostered me father-like
after resurrecting me from the valley of death
and You who guided me in Your Light ever since
and You who delivered me from evil,
tell me, are we not all Your children?
yes, you are;
Since we are all Your children I implore You then to let those who hear and hear again but do not seem to understand, to allow them to understand.
have they repented?
Lord, I do not know if they repented but if You open their eyes and let them see, they will see Your Glory and then they will perceive Your Faithfulness and Your Beauty; they might then come to You and repent!
child, even if I open their eyes they will not see Me! they will not see Me because they are surrounded by darkness, so how do you want them to see Me even though I am near them all the time? their obscurity blinds them;
so daughter, speak out and do not be afraid of them, do not be afraid to speak out the Truth, nor allow yourself to be silenced; I am with you My child, My daughter; no, do not be silent, set to work with your God, I have reared you and brought you up for this mission; like a young man marrying a virgin, I have offered you My Heart and asked for yours; it is I, Jesus, who formed you and wed you; and as the bridegroom rejoices in his bride, so am I rejoicing now in your poverty and your weakness; I pursued you like a lover pursues his maiden, I went in all directions seeking by what means I could make you Mine, and now that you are Mine, I will keep you;
I am frail
and my persecutors are hounding me untiringly
but my hope is in You.
I live in this exile just for You,
nothing delights me in this world any more
and already my eyes are languishing for Your world of Peace.
My heart and my soul are pining away with love for You;
You are my Refuge and my Joy.
I had asked You to accept me if it was possible
and be to You less than a slave, yes, an auxiliary-slave.
the poor and simple always praised My Name and always will;
(Jesus here, was as if He was talking to Himself.)
this is why I thank the Father for hiding Wisdom from the learned and the clever and revealing them only to mere children; happy you who are poor and miserable, yours is the kingdom of God; alas for those who have their fill now: they shall go hungry; happy are you when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you on My account, rejoice and be glad! for your reward will be great in heaven; this is how they persecuted the prophets before you;
daughter, do not weary, carry out the work I have given you; imitate Me your Lord and follow Me with no trace of doubt; I shall humble you more; stay poor and weak, docile and obedient; be pleasing in My Sight;
love Me and bless Me;
I am Yours and under Your Eyes I have found true peace. I bless You.