Gathering of Love With God's Action in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec,
Through His Instrument, The Girl of My Will in Jesus
2007-10-28 – Part 1
The Girl of My Will in Jesus in the Holy Spirit: What we’re going to experience, we will do so because God wills it and not because certain people wanted to bring us together in order to listen.
Every one of us is, well, an individual – it’s up to us to decide what we want. He, God, presents his Will to us and he gives us a choice: he gives us the choice to do his Will or to not do his Will. When we do the Will of God, well, then we receive graces from God. When we do our will, we don’t receive graces. To do the Will of God and to receive God's graces is to receive things that are beneficial to our lives.
If, let’s say, we were having trouble making friends, well, if we allow God to go before us, the friends we make will be good friends. But if we say, “I don’t need God; I can do this on my own. I’ll be friends with whomever I like,” well then, we’ll get the friends we deserve. To put it simply, our friends will reflect who we are. If I present myself as someone who says, “I don’t need God, I don’t need his help,” well, our friends will be like this: they won't need us. When we will need help, they won't give us any because this is what we will have chosen.
A child on earth reaps what he sows: if he plants a seed and that seed is a celery seed, well, he will reap a nice head of celery. But if he plants a seed that is not viable, that seed isn't alive: what that seed will produce is nothing, it will never germinate, it will stay in the soil. When we want to reap something: let’s plant good seeds and let’s choose what we want to sow. That is what we will reap in our lives – this is true even for the very young, and even for a one-year-old.
Did you know that at the age of one, if a child who wants some water, you can be sure that he’ll know what to do – who will he turn to? He’ll turn to mommy; he will go ask her for something and his way of expressing himself will get her attention. He’ll begin by trying to get her attention, he’ll hang on to one of her legs for a while, he’ll tug a little on her pants; and even if she isn’t listening, well, he’ll just get louder, he’ll start to cry a little; and if she isn’t listening, he’ll start shouting because he wants his glass of water. He will use any means to get his glass of water and he’ll obtain the desired result: he will live the consequence of this. This means that he’ll get that glass of water, because he obtains what he wants through what he is: he's a child, he's a tiny little child who offers who he is to mommy to get what he wants.
But as we get older, at six years old, at seven years old, then we want a glass of orange juice. And so, when we go see mommy, we turn to mommy bringing with us what we know. And if mommy gives us that glass of orange juice, that’s because we will have deserved it. If she doesn’t give it to us, that’s because we don’t deserve it, because at six years old, we have already learned to help our mother, and if we have brothers and sisters, we have already learned to get along with them; we have already learned to sit down at the table to get our orange juice, but if we raise our voice, we won't get our orange juice. If we stay in our room and yell, “I want my orange juice,” well, mommy won't give him his orange juice. At the age of six, we already live the consequences of our actions. That’s a little like our own lives: we live the consequence of who we are in front of other people.
The first Person we heard earlier was God. He's the first because God is also a Person. Yes, it’s true that he's a Spirit we cannot see, but there are three Persons in one God: he's a Father, he's a Brother, he's a Loving God, he a source of Power. These three Persons are part of our lives; they’re part of us. Yes, we can't see, we can't see God, the Pure Spirit, but he manifests himself to us continuously.
We have a Father, but the One who chose us is the One who willed that I be on earth: me, as a woman, you, as a man. No human being comes into this world unless he was chosen by God: not a single one. God the Father is a Being superior to anything we are able to see and to anything we aren’t able to see; he, he is the Almighty.
Every person on earth was chosen by him. Imagine – mom and dad who meet, who have relations, and well, they’re together to have a child. Well, God had already chosen their child, God had already chosen the being who was meant to be born as a result of mom and dad’s relations.
A father is very important! We need one, and God the Father is more than a father, he's also a mother. Did you know that it’s as though God, the Almighty, encompasses all that is female and all that is male? He encompasses both; therefore, we can consider God as a father and we can love him as someone who is maternal towards us. How can we see God like this? For we know him as a man with white hair, a beard, who is old: that’s who our Father is, that’s God the Father. This is how he's always been depicted to us.
God is a Being of love; we aren’t even able to see God. What we have been able to see of our God of love is based on what certain people have seen. Sister Eugenie comes to mind – she was a woman who saw God the Father. God the Father presented himself to her as a man with a beard, and we can see on the picture she showed us that he didn’t have white hair; his hair was sort of brown. Through this, we were able to conceive an image of God the Father.
But God the Father – who can describe him? We can't describe God the Father! Is he old, is he young? He's ageless! God the Father doesn’t even have an age – he's eternal: he wasn’t born and he will never die. Therefore, he's present with us and God has everything we have, and even more. That’s why the paternal characteristics and the maternal characteristics as we know them, well, they come from God the Father; they don’t come from anyone else but God the Father.
Mother Mary, where is Mother Mary in all this? Ah, Mother Mary! She is the Mother of the Son of God. She received the maternal side of God the Father; he gave her graces, and the graces, which our Mother in Heaven received, are immeasurable, and they, they are all for us. She received those graces for us, because it’s as though God the Father wanted to come and cradle us, to show us that he's gentle, to show us that he loves us, because a mother always loves her children – always, always: she rocks herself, she rocks us. Our mother listens to us, our mother forgives us and our mother reprimands us. And so, God the Father gave our loving Mother everything that he is so that he could to reach out to us.
God the Father is so very present! You see, he is with us – it isn’t because he's God that he isn’t with us. He's present, as present as our mother and our father on earth, just as present and even more so! Because when we’re at school, or at the office, or studying, our mother, our earthly mother, isn’t with us, and neither is our father. When we walk down the street, in the schoolyard, when we’re on the bus, on the subway, our father isn’t there, but our Father in Heaven, he's there. Our Eternal Father, he's here! We can't even hide in a little corner, a very, very dark corner, all alone, and say, “Bah! He isn’t here, he can't see me, he doesn’t know what I'm doing, he doesn’t know what I'm saying; I'm all alone.” That’s not true: he's there.
When we were young – well, those of us with grey hair know this – at school, they used to say: “God sees everything, he hears everything you say, he sees everything.” And there we were, “Wow! That’s true – he sees everything.” And it was true; God the Father sees everything, he knows everything we’re thinking, he knows what we’re going to see even before we realize it – “Oh, I can see this or that” – he knew this before we were even able to say those words out loud. This is the power of God, and this, this is part of our lives.
Here we are, listening to a person in front: “What has she to tell us that we don’t already know?” For some time now – since 2001 – the Lord has been talking to me, talking to me as I'm talking to you right now, and this happens inside me: it’s a voice, it’s a man’s voice, it isn’t a woman’s voice. The voice is inside me and it fills me; it’s as though my entire being were attentive to a voice inside me. It isn’t in my head, it’s in my entire being and it’s part of my life, it talks to me. And God talks to me about love, he talks to me about what I must be: “Obedience, obedience, give of yourself.”
When I present myself in front of people, it’s because he's the one who asks me to do so, and then, he says, “You do not need to speak, I am the one who will speak.” And so, by the power of the Holy Spirit, I let out what is inside me. This is the third Person; we call him: the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a God of love. Who does he look like? He looks like God the Father, he looks like God the Son.
Once, when I was within myself, my eyes were shut and I saw three Persons: there was one who was more elevated than the other two – that’s not because he wants to be above them, because he loves his Son, he loves God the Holy Spirit – it was simply to help me tell them apart. And so, I saw God the Father, I saw God the Son, and I saw God the Holy Spirit, and the Three of them were the same, the Three of them were the same!
How can I tell when it’s the Holy Spirit? It feels like a voice is filling me up, and it, too, is a man’s voice; but I don’t even need to ask myself this question, I just know. I don’t know why I know, but I know. It’s as though the Holy Spirit were teaching me, teaching me at every fraction of every second. The way the Holy Spirit does this is so fast that it isn’t a question of hearing something with my ears, my mind; it comes, it comes so fast, like a gust of wind, that you could say: “Wow! My goodness, I just felt a gust of wind.” Well, the Holy Spirit is even more powerful than this: he can take your words and use them, then send you up to the front of the room, and you hear what you’re saying and yet, you haven’t even had time to realize that you’re the one who's talking and the words are already coming out of your mouth! And that, that’s the power of the Holy Spirit, and this is also part of our lives.
Right now, he's speaking to the young people. So, all you young people out there, when we’re all together, we’re part of a single Being: it’s the power of the Holy Spirit that takes everything you are to form one heart, one heart that beats in the Church, and one heart that seems to have one thought, that wants to hear one and the same thing. Often, there we are, faced with something: “Oh! I think I've already heard this; I think I've already been through this; this or that thing seems familiar to me.” But this is simply because, by the power of the Holy Spirit, he's enabling us to understand that we’re part of the lives of others as well.
My heart, it beats inside me, but, by the power of the Holy Spirit, for a few moments in your lives you might be able to feel what I'm feeling, and it’s the same thing for all of you. Sometimes, I might get a strong feeling, like a need, a need to do one thing or another: and I do it, buy why? Who was telling me that I, I had to cross the street at that moment? And my need to cross the street was so great and the traffic light wasn’t even green! Once I had crossed the street, I met a person who needed help. So, his heart was in my heart, my heart was in his heart, and then, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we became like one heart: his need became my need and my need became his need. It’s as though he had cried out to God: “Okay, I need somebody to help me!” And then, it hit me without my having to do anything, but it came to me through the power of the Holy Spirit: that’s what God is all about. God is a Being of love, God is so powerful!
Most of the people here know who Jesus is. We know that Jesus came on earth: he was a baby, he grew and grew, and at a certain age, in his thirties, he began to preach, to talk about his Father, to talk about love. And so, we, we know him because we see him on the Cross all the time. We look at him: he's a Being of love, like us, who came on earth, who became flesh.
But God the Son, he's God. He's powerful; he's so powerful that he took everything we are: he took all our thoughts, our pain. From the youngest to the oldest among us, he took everything we think, our thoughts that aren’t always nice – right? – that make us suffer or that make our mother, our father suffer, that make our teachers, our friends suffer, and, above all, that make us suffer. And so, he, he's aware of these and he took them. He also took all our actions. He took all our feelings: the feelings that make us suffer and the good feelings, as well. He didn’t simply take what hurts us, but he also took our entire life, and then, he took all of this upon himself as though he had lived it himself. Jesus has lived our life.
Often, we look and we say to ourselves, “But it’s not possible, it’s not possible for a man to take all the evil on earth and bring it unto death!” This means that through this, he allowed us to have eternal life. How is it possible for a man to have that kind of power? Well, that’s because he's the second Person of the Trinity: the second Person in God. So, he took everything and he earned Heaven for us.
Today, God, in his love, comes to speak inside us; he comes to tell us that he loves us and to do so, he often asks me to close my eyes, and when I close my eyes, well, you hear the exact words of the Son of God. This, this is for us and it’s up to you to believe, but then again, the choice is yours to make. You can choose to say: “Me, I don’t believe in this.” And this is something that you’re going to feel; you’re going to feel it because it’s going to be in here, in your head, and not here, in your heart.
But when you let go of your thoughts: everything flows. You don’t even have to make an effort and then, you hear, you hear what comes from Heaven and you feel it inside you. You feel it because you don’t try to understand, you let yourselves go in God's power. And so, this is what he wants to do right now: he wants to occupy more room within the Church – he wants to communicate with you.
Jesus: What God is doing within each of you, he is doing so for all the children of the world.
Children of my Will, listen to the voice of your God. What God wants to do for you is show you that you belong to my Father, is show you that you are children who have rights. Yes, you have the right, children of love, to live as beings who are free, to think as children of God, to have a heart filled with love for yourselves. When you are free, you are filled with love for yourselves. This is the only time in your lives when you are able to see yourselves as a whole being, a being who is true to himself.
I am the One who brought you happiness; I am the One who comes to take all your thoughts, all your words, and to show you that you are living during a time that brings you enlightenment. Look at the light outside – it is real, it comes from the firmament, and that firmament is all around you. What God does for you, he does so for your parents, he does so for those you love: your friends who are out in the world. I am the Word and Word is living; I am the One who IS, I am the Present, I have no beginning and I have no end, for I am the All.
Today, when you got up this morning, saw the daylight and ate breakfast, you agreed to come here. Throughout all of this, you were part of a movement, an action, and you carried out that action through your own choice. When I, my children of love, I chose to come to earth, I did so out of love, out of love for my Father, because my Father gave you life, and he wants to have you in his Kingdom for eternity.
I am the One who comes to speak in your hearts. Your heart needs to hear the truth, for you live with people who no longer know whether they have the truth within them. Why? Because they listened to a world, a world that has lost its faith, a world that no longer believes in me, a world that looks at the cross and that wants nothing more to do with the cross. Today, you are all witnesses to the fact that this world needs truth.
Let me tell you a story. “One day on earth, a group of little children went for a walk. They met a Being who wanted to talk to them about love. And so, they looked at one another and they said, ‘What does he have to say to us? Why does he want to talk to us? We have laws, we do not need him.’
Some were saying, ‘Let him talk. Maybe he has something to tell us that we need to know.’
Others were saying, ‘Maybe he is the Messiah.’
Others were saying, ‘Be quiet, you do not know what you are saying. The Messiah, he will come, he will come like a king and he will save us from those who wage war against us.’
Others were saying, ‘But what if he is the One who was proclaimed!’
The others looked at him and they shrugged their shoulders; they did not want to believe in what they were hearing. And so, the days came and went, the days came and went, and this Man walked on earth and he spoke, he spoke of love, he spoke of truth, he spoke of justice, he spoke of sharing, of charity, he spoke of poverty, he spoke of tears, he spoke of wealth.
Who, then, was this Man who spoke like this? After a while, people began to follow him. When he would stop, they too stopped to listen to what he had to say. And then, suddenly, some of them began to want to be with him, and the more they wanted this, the more they understood. They understood that he was the Light, they understood that he was the One – the Messiah – who was coming to set them free.
But this Man, this Man, who walked amongst them, had a voice filled with love, he had eyes filled with love, he performed miracles. When there were little children who were hungry, he would turn his attention to them and would give them to eat. When he walked and he would see young people who needed to feel loved, he would stop and heal their hearts, he would speak to them of love, of hope, and he would heal them. He would continue on his way, he would continue what he was doing, so much so that there were some around him who became jealous of him: they wanted to get rid of this Man, but he went on speaking. He would speak to women, he would speak to men, and they listened.
It felt good to listen to him because when they listened to this Man, there were healings: people who were paralysed would walk, people who were blind would recover their sight. There were even people who had died and he brought them back to life – he had the power to do this! But what captured them most were his words. When he spoke, everything seemed so much simpler to them, their hearts were warm, it felt good to hear his words. But one day, one day, he announced to them that he was to die, and they listened. They could not understand what he was saying. He continued to speak – he spoke to them of hope, he spoke to them of love.
Then, the time came for him to accomplish his mission on earth: to take all the world’s sins as if they were his own, and to suffer because of them. Consequently, men came and took that Man away: they accused him, they made him suffer by whipping him, by placing a crown of thorns on his head; they nailed him to a piece of wood and he died on that piece of wood, and then everything began.
People began to believe in what he had said. Yes, there were people who had spoken out against him and suddenly, those people began to cry over him because they now knew that he was the Messiah. The more people cried, the more faith grew, so much so that those who were still fighting against this, those who had wanted to nail this Man to the Cross, found themselves before a source of light. They themselves began to believe that this Man had a power, a love so powerful that it could change their hearts. Years and years went by, and men and women gave themselves up out of love for that Man on the Cross; years and years went by and people believed, because millions of people believed in the One who was on the Cross.
All this is your story; all this, my children of love, is your life. You all stand before me, your God, I who am still on the Cross, I who always watch over you, nailed to that piece of wood. I am in your presence, I take care of you.
You are living in a time during which many speak of me; many speak well of me because they believe in me, they believe that I am Living, always Present in the Holy Eucharist; but others believe that I am not Present, others want nothing to do with me: they speak against me.
All this, my children, is because they want to extinguish love. It is not possible to extinguish love for you are love, you are alive. I placed my Life within you. The moment I was nailed to the Cross: all was accomplished. Something was placed within you the moment you were given life: a cross. A cross was fixed within you; it gave rise to that need to know the truth, to be just, to not do what others wanted you to do, but to do things according to your own choices: to be truthful.
Now, she will open her eyes.
The Girl of My Will in Jesus in the Holy Spirit: What the Lord wants for each of us is that we realize what is happening in our heart. There's a cross in our heart and that cross is a cross of love; it is all radiant, it shines, it is powerful.
If we were to take a ruler and if we had the power to enter inside ourselves to measure it, you would need many rulers! It is enormous! It begins on earth, and it’s so tall that our eyes aren’t even able to see the top of this cross, it’s so tall that the top of it touches the sky; and its arms are so wide that they can cover the entire earth. And that cross is inside you, it’s in your heart, just as it is in you, Samuel.
We have that cross in every one of us. Jesus earned it for us, he earned it for us with his own life. It is part of our life. Even if we walk the earth doing as we please, never praying: that cross is always there because it is what sustains us, it is what ensures that we get along, it is what gives us the courage to get up in the morning, to say: “I'm getting up this morning even if I don’t feel like it. I have a bus to catch. I have to do my homework, which I didn’t do last night. My work is waiting for me. I have a boss who isn’t always understanding.” But it’s the cross, the cross that sustains us, and it’s part of our life even if, sometimes, we have the impression that others don’t understand us: “They don’t understand me; I feel all alone in my life.” Well, Jesus is there and he, he understands us. Jesus is the One who turns his attention to us every day.
Yes, it’s true that not everybody says the rosary every day, but when you say a single phrase in the morning – “Lord, you’re here in my life” – that’s when the rosary begins. I move forward, and whoops, one more time – “Lord, I know you’re here, you sustain me” – and the rosary continues. This, this is a rosary, and we need this. Today, we’re in Canada. Our Canada is a beautiful country, it’s huge. This country was born in Québec. We came here and we planted a cross, and hope flourished within us because of what happened in Québec, and no one can take that away from us. Even if people no longer want to hear about the cross, even if they remove it from our schools, well, they can't take away the cross we have inside us – it’s part of our life.
The cross was the first thing to be planted on Canada’s soil. They didn’t build schools or hospitals first, or our houses: they erected the cross, it was the cross that was planted first on this soil – it wasn’t our human will. Our human will is part of us: yes, no, I feel like it, I don’t feel like it, I want to, I don’t want to, I stop, I move forward, this is my will, this is what pleases me.
This isn’t what was planted first in Québec – it was the Cross, it was Jesus: “I precede you; I lead you where I want you to be. My Life comes before yours, because my Life, I give it to you. Whatever belongs to me belongs to you. I have seen before you the things that you will not see, and therefore, I shall show them to you. Whatever will be prohibited to you, I have borne before you. This will not crush you; you will remain standing, you will believe in who you are, regardless of your age. Whether you are very young or very old, I shall carry your life and I shall present it to my Father so that you might have the strength every day to welcome all those who will come to your home, for you were once welcomed.”
Before the cross was brought here, God had already chosen other people to live in this land before the French arrived, and they welcomed us. Oh, they regarded us with curiosity at first! There were even those who waged war against us: the Iroquois, for example. And they also waged war against Kateri Tekakwitha. She is a very important friend to Canada – she's the guardian of faith in Canada. She went all the way to the end to help us preserve our faith and she will continue to do so.
She was a young girl, she lived near New York, and her mother was Catholic, and she wanted to be baptized. She was baptized and she also wanted to receive First Holy Communion, but her parents died of smallpox. Her father, her mother, brothers and sisters, and she, as well, became ill with smallpox. And although she didn’t die, she did become blind, partially blind, actually, and her skin was deeply scarred as a result.
And so, she lived with her family, but when she asked to belong to Jesus alone, well, her aunts, who were taking care of her, decided to marry her off; she must have been about twenty years old and she didn’t want to. She would say, “Jesus.” She wanted only Jesus as her spouse. So she had to run away; she ran away to Kahnawake, or rather, Sainte-Catherine. I live in La Prairie; the city next to mine is Côte-Sainte-Catherine.
She entered a mission, Saint Francis Xavier, and from there, she was able to come to La Prairie to learn the catechism in order to receive her First Communion. She would travel from Sainte-Catherine to La Prairie; it must have taken about fifteen to twenty minutes on foot, and she had to go through fields where there were bulrushes and swamps… well, that may not be exactly right – I don’t know if we can call them swamps – maybe not, but there were bulrushes, there was water. So, she would travel on foot to the village of La Prairie. There were nuns in the village and they taught the catechism. And in the winter it wasn’t easy for her, you know. She wasn’t dressed very warmly, and as a matter of fact, that’s how she died.
One time, she wanted to go to her catechism lesson, and she was walking through those fields wearing a little dress; she wasn’t wearing a snowsuit! It was very cold, very, very cold, and in fact, that’s how she died. But she received First Communion, and when she died, fifteen minutes later her face became so beautiful. And afterwards, the people who had been at the mission with her could feel her presence. She was so present that she could help them and she preserved their faith, a great faith.
You know that the Iroquois, back in the year 1670, the Iroquois would attack them. They wanted to kill them, and so they would set up ambushes and Kateri Tekakwitha would protect them. In fact, there's a story about one time when the Iroquois were hiding, and all the women were in canoes, and they were ready to attack them. She was buried in Côte-Sainte-Catherine and from her tomb: came a great light. It blinded the Iroquois, and the women received a thought in their minds to hang on to their canoes to avoid being blinded, to avoid being capsized by that flash of light.
So, this is one of Kateri’s miracles, and there are many, many more manifestations to relate. Kateri Tekakwitha, she's here for us, she's protecting us.
How many of us, we Quebecers, have lost our faith! If we look at our beautiful province, it’s in really bad shape! You know, I visit other provinces – I go to Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta – and do you know what they say about Quebec? “Is there anything worth seeing in Quebec?” Because the first time I went to Manitoba, to Saskatchewan: “She comes from Quebec? Oh, no! Not someone from Quebec. Nothing good can come from Quebec!” That’s right, that’s what they say.
We have lost our faith. We hear about all sorts of things that aren’t nice; we won't say them out loud, but I can assure you that what we’re hearing isn’t nice. Sometimes, tears run down my face because I, I know that we have the cross inside us, that we’re truthful, I know that we fight for ourselves. There are few of us left but we go on fighting, we fight to preserve our faith.
Yes, we are Quebecers, we are children who need people like Kateri Tekakwitha, we need Philomena. She's another girl who gave herself up out of love for us because she was chosen by God. She was either 12 or 13 years old when she was martyred; to be martyred means to die out of love for Jesus.
A king wanted her for his wife and she, as well, didn’t want to marry; she wanted to be the spouse of Jesus. And so, as she didn’t want to marry him, he ordered his soldiers to kill her. So they threw arrows at her and wounded her, and then, they threw her in a dungeon to die. But she didn’t die – she emerged all beautiful, all powerful, and then the king got really mad. And what he did next was… he took a rope and tied it around her neck, and she was thrown from a bridge into the water below; they had attached weights to the ends of the rope to make sure that she would sink. Well, even before she hit the water, the angels took her and brought her back to the bridge. So then, the king, who was still very angry, had her head cut off.
You see, these are stories but they're not just stories – they’re about our lives, they're part of our story of love because we too have a story of love. People like us, young people, choose God for the sake of love, because they decided to choose God over men: they made a choice. We too, we have this choice. No one else can make this choice on our behalf. Our teachers at school cannot choose for us, the principal of the school cannot choose for us, a priest cannot choose for us, a bishop cannot choose for us, a cardinal cannot choose for us, nor can the Pope choose for us. When we come to stand before God, they won't be the ones to give us the answer “you should say yes”; it won't be them, it will be us. When we come to stand before God, it will be God who will ask us the following question: “Do you want me? Do you love me?” And, we’re the ones who will answer; it won't be our parents, our teachers; it won't be the priests, or our Pope who will answer, it will be us.
Therefore, it’s our duty to preserve that little flame which is inside us: this is our faith. We were born to live for eternity, not only for a short time on earth.
Every one of us, we can choose to say: “Today, I live for you, Jesus. But you, Jesus, live for me. Give me what I need for today. Show me what I must accept today and what I must refuse, because this is my right.” I, I have the right to say, “Yes, I want to think like you; no, I don’t want to think like you. Yes, I share the same opinion as you; no, I don’t share the same opinion as you.” This, this is our right. When we’re with our parents, well, it’s our parents’ duty to show us right from wrong: this is their duty. And all that is right can be found in God's Ten Commandments: – You shall worship the Lord your God, and only him shall you serve. – You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, and blaspheme him. – Remember to keep the sabbath day holy. – Love your father and your Mother; and not only your father and your Mother - you must love your teacher, you must love your priest, your Pope, you must love your friends; they are also part of this commandment; they are ‘your neighbour.’ – You shall not lie. And also, you shall not speak ill of your neighbour, because if you speak ill of your neighbour, you are speaking against yourself. – You shall not attempt to take your life. Do not think of suicide: come and ask me for help; I am the one who gave you life, you cannot take your own life. – You must respect your flesh; it is not an object. Do not show it to one and all. Do not play with your flesh by making use of your senses because your senses will become your master. – Be faithful to the sacraments - the sacrament of Matrimony; and not only to the sacrament of Matrimony, but to the sacrament of Baptism, the sacrament of Confirmation, the sacrament of Penance, the Eucharist; these are all sacraments.
All this is part of our lives. We don’t have the right to say: “Me, I don’t want anything to do with all this.” It is the duty of our parents to show us right from wrong – this, this is the choice we have to make in life.
We, the ordinary people of this world, always seem to come face to face with people in high places. I met one of these today: the Cardinal Ouellet! Boy, did I ever feel small! It’s my duty to respect his authority: it’s my duty as a baptized child.
It’s my duty to behave well, just as it is yours, to behave well before God the Father because he's watching me, before God the Son because he's still on his Cross, before the Holy Spirit because he shows me, he enables me to see. But if I want nothing to do with the Holy Spirit, well, he’ll make me blind and deaf. How can he make me blind and deaf? Well, you'll be standing in front of a friend, and because you want nothing to do with the Holy Spirit, you won't be able to see that he, he's trying to get you to take drugs, that he's trying to get you to steal: you'll be blind and deaf. But if you’re in the Holy Spirit, then you'll be able to see: “No, I don’t think I’ll follow him. No, I don’t want to go to prison. No, my life, it belongs to me, it doesn’t belong to him. I'm in charge of my life.” This is the power of the Holy Spirit, and this is part of our lives.
♪♪♪: What joy is in the hearts of those who seek God.