Unity Will Not Be Of The Letter But Of The Spirit
Message For The Prisoners
October 13, 1991
There is no one, my Lord, in my heart but You.
Little by little You correct me;
You have won my heart
showering blessing upon blessing on me.
But am I doing Your Will now?
Am I near You, following You?
Am I coming to my neighbour's help as far as I can?
Am I following Your Commandments?
Am I enjoying Your favour still?
learn to lean on Me; - daughter, are you willing to continue carrying the Cross I have predestinated for you?
I am willing, so long as I do not lose You and am with You, united and one.
do you know what this means and what it requires?
Sacrifice, abasement, humility, effacement, love, faith, hope, docility, self-abnegation, prayer, prayer, prayer, patience, penance, mortification, suffering, fasting, and trust in You? And a spirit of forgiveness.
you have said well, but it is not just to know these things; you want to remain in My favour? then you must put everything you mentioned into practice; the Kingdom of Heaven is like a trophy, he who wins it will cherish it; again, the Kingdom of Heaven will be given to those who come with their hands full of good fruit - and so My Vassula, I intend to rebuild My Church on the virtues you have mentioned;
if you walk with Me you will not be lost; do not be tempted to look to your left or to your right; as I had said to My disciples: "salute no one on the road"; you want to serve Me as you say, you must follow Me then with My Cross of Peace, Love and Unity to glorify Me; do not look with consternation on the other crosses I lay on your way, since they all come from Me; glorify Me; your table is always full and your cup brimming over, so do not complain for nothing; I shall probe you and test your love for Me now and then to build you spiritually; do not drag your feet behind Me, follow My pace light-heartedly; rest in Me when you are weary and allow Me to rest in you when I feel weary;
- listen now to your Holy One: do not be taken away by every wind that comes your way, be rooted in Me and you will not be uprooted, daughter; enrich My Church with all the Knowledge I have given you and tell them that the Heart of the Lord is an Abyss of Love, yet no man is fully aware of its depths nor of its riches;
I know you are frail, daughter, yet have you lacked resources? trust Me, trust Me, and be the reflection of what Unity will be like; do not be like those who persist in differentiating themselves under My Holy Name; do not be like those who pretend that Unity is appealing to them and remain dead to their word achieving nothing but a resentment from the Father; both the Father and I abhor their arguments, contrary to what they think; yet nothing retains Me from crying out to these men of power:
"descend! descend from your thrones and may these scales on your eyes fall to see what a desolation you have made out of My House! you have robbed My Sanctuary and all that was within it! you shattered the Shepherd's staff not only in half but in splinters! but today, open your eyes and see! keep your eyes open and you will get to know poverty, sackcloth and barefootedness; keep your eyes open and with one look get to know My Heart;"
- I could utter only one word in their assemblies and with that single word unite My Church; but the glory of Heaven will be given to Me by Poverty, Wretchedness and by those they call contemptible; I will have My House rebuilt by strangers, for in them I will place a spirit of zeal, a spirit of fidelity; then your stores will be filled again and your vats overflowing with My new wine;
if you say you love Me and call yourself under My Name, then for the sake of My Holy Name and the sake of My Love:
unify My churches;
the real Christian is the one who is inwardly a Christian, and the real Unity is and will be in the heart; Unity will not be of the letter but of the spirit; -
if you love Me, daughter, as you say, embrace the Cross I have given you; your feet then will not stumble, nothing in this world is Its equal; let your gaze never leave My Gaze;
pupil? come, follow Me ...
Vassula, I prayed for you to the Father; it is I, Jesus; concentrate on what has been assigned you; - now write:
peace be with you; I heard you call Me: "Father!"
Here I Am;
do you wish to come back? I shall frown on you no more since I am Infinite Mercy; I shall not pronounce sentence on you either; your heart is what I am seeking; I need love; I am thirsty for love; My Lips are parched for lack of love; I have decided not to look on your past, only at the present;
the Queen of Heaven is by My side and of all women She, persistently, prayed for you, more than all Sovereignties, Dominations, Thrones, Powers and Angels; more than any created thing; so welcome Her in your prayers, honour Her as I honour Her;
you are all baptised in Me and there should not be any distinction between brothers; if you only knew what I am offering you today you would not hesitate to offer Me your heart and your abandonment; come back to Me and do not fear, the One who speaks to you now is your Holy Companion; He who loves you most; believe in My Love, consider and meditate on My Passion; offer Me your heart and I shall turn it into a garden with the subtlest odours, where I, your King, can take My rest; allow Me to make it My Property and you shall live; do not turn your heart away from Me, do not keep Me at a distance, speak to Me freely; I am listening;
I invite you all to meditate on these words:
- repay evil with love -
- imitate Me -
and remember, I am with you all the time; never, ever forget this;
I bless each one of you, leaving the Sigh of My Love on your forehead,
Jesus Christ, Beloved Son of God and Saviour;