To Keep You Alive I Have Offered You To Eat My Body And Drink My Blood
July 27, 1992
Vassula, My wretched bride, I had foreseen all your failures and your weaknesses well before you were born; I knew all along that the one I had set My Mind on to cast out in the corruption of the world to be My Net, would wriggle and twist in My Hands; I knew how the devil would place crafty traps to trap she whom My Heart loves, therefore, do not be astonished and do not think that I am astonished either .... do you still want to continue bearing My Cross I so lovingly offered you?
Yes, I do. Do not hide Your Face from me nor Your Cross. Your Holy Face looking on me will give me the strength I need to carry Your Cross. This is all I need. I do not deserve that the King of kings so lovingly looks down at me from heaven.
Vassula, do not make Me change My Mind about your singleness of heart, for carrying out the task I so favourably offered you, your spirit ought to be united with My Spirit, your heart with My Heart and in this perfect union you will be able to be My Echo; look! courage, daughter! your Loved One is coming soon, to end up the sorrows and laments of this earth; listen, daughter, have I deprived you of anything?
No, Lord, You have done only the opposite:
You filled my mouth with Celestial Manna,
You nourished my soul,
You have done great things for me.
yes! I have offered you a full table; I have offered you My House, My Heart and Myself; I have offered you to live with Me, in My Light; I have offered you, from the Palm of My Hand, My Celestial Manna; I have offered you, while crossing this desert, part of My Cloak; to keep you alive I have offered you to eat My Body and drink My Blood;
I have accustomed your steps to walk in My Steps; I have instituted in you My favours and the Riches of My Sacred Heart; I have held back legions of demons who were ready to tear you apart; like a Warrior I fought and defended your cause from the Deceiver; I have poured on you and on your household My blessings; I have restored your house from ruin and death; I have so lovingly pressed your lips on My Wounds and shared My Cup with you; and like a Spouse offering His matrimonial bed I have offered you My Cross, My Thorned Crown and My Nails to sanctify you; what more could I have done to you that I have not done? ....
Vassiliki, do not give in to the promptings of your nature lest you lose your fruits and are left like a withered tree; I have courted you, Vassiliki, with all My Soul and with all My Soul I intend to keep you forever Mine, yet I will from now on demand much more from you than before; if you do not stand according to the demands of My Sacred Heart you will face double your crosses; remember, you owe your life to Me and your salvation too; keep your distance from the world that has got everything but Me;
may the Strength you receive from Me open your mouth and proclaim My marvels, may every race in the world hear My Message; I shall sow everywhere and in each country, I shall cultivate your deserts and the sound of My Footsteps will be heard by all the inhabitants of the earth, to the far ends of the world;
daughter, treat Me tenderly and I shall offer your soul delights and consolations to appease your thirst; get up at midnight now and then to praise Me and thank Me for the favours and the blessings I so lavishly poured on you;
you are dear to Me, look on My right side and see who is with Me .... yes, your advocate and your Mother, guarding you from peril and from threats; like a lamp shining on the sacred lamp-stand; She shows you the Way to Me;