Gathering of Love With God's Action in Sudbury, Ontario,
Through His Instrument, the Girl of My Will in Jesus
2007-06-16 – Morning
The Girl of My Will in Jesus in the Holy Spirit: It is through grace that we are able to abandon ourselves in God's hands, it is through grace that the Holy Spirit offers us to the Father, it is through grace that we are able to hear God's words in our heart.
Everything that we are, we are because God wills it.
God creates movements of love for his Church within each one of us.
We want to accomplish ourselves in him by being certain we are children of God; to be certain we are children of God, there is only God who can confirm this to us: “Spirit of God, Spirit of Truth, place your light within each one of us, accompany us during these moments when we must abandon ourselves in your hands; then we will be certain to accomplish ourselves as you wish.”
The moments granted to us are moments of love; the moments granted to us must serve every one of us so we can live what we must live in this very moment.
Every moment we’re living, right now, is very important to the Church, very important to all our brothers and our sisters of the entire world.
It’s in the present moment that God puts graces within us and it’s in the present moment that he does so for all our brothers and our sisters of the entire world.
God never neglects a single one of his children.
What we’re living is preparing us for the Great Purification; what we’re living is enabling us to see what we are in the present.
God places our past before us, and he has us live, in the present, what we accepted in the past so we can heal from our wounds, so we can be freed of our chains, so we can offer God all that has been impure in our life, and there's a great deal of it.
Yesterday, we heard, through the power of the Holy Spirit, that one thought that isn't in Jesus is an impure thought.
We have made our way with what we are in our present life.
How many times have we let ourselves be hurt by others? How many times have we accepted the way of thinking of others believing this was good for us? This led us to think that we, in turn, were capable of making our own way in life.
But this is wrong; every time we accepted a single thought that was not love, that wasn’t in Jesus, we were leaving our flesh at Satan's mercy, we were leaving our flesh open to attacks; he was using others to attack us, to tempt us.
Not for a single instant were we left alone with those thoughts: God was there, God was watching over us, for without Jesus we wouldn’t even be here, we wouldn’t even want to hear the power of the God who speaks in our heart. This would be intolerable: we would leave, we would refuse, we wouldn’t believe, we would get angry, we would continue to make ourselves suffer.
God gave us graces, gave us graces of his Presence so we could live on earth, so we could be in his Presence, because a single moment present before Jesus is a moment that nourishes us, even if we have had impure thoughts – because thoughts are impure when those thoughts are not in Jesus. If we aren’t in Jesus, then we’re in Satan, we’re in his presence.
There can't be two Gods; there's only one God. Our thoughts are either in Jesus or they aren’t, and if they aren’t, then they’re of this world, and this world is under the Satan's domination.
But Jesus, Jesus is always there; he's in our presence through the priest.
When Jesus came to institute the Eucharist, he came to bring us his presence in the form of Body and Blood, and when a single priest says his mass, at the mass when he consecrates the bread and wine so they can be the Body and the Blood of Jesus, this is the holy Eucharist, and therefore, the Christ-Priest is with us, for us, and Jesus gives himself.
The priest is Christ and we, we are in the presence, we are in the presence of the Child-God.
Understand that we are in our brothers and our sisters who attend the mass, but we’re also in the priest, for when he's a child of God, he's human, he's our brother, and so, we’re in him, we’re in his presence: we take part in the holy Eucharist.
Since Mother stays close to him, Mother Mary is present and she enables us to participate in the mass because we are in Mary: we’re in the present moment.
Whether it’s at the moment when Jesus instituted the sacrament of the Eucharist or whether it’s this morning, there's no difference, for Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, he's the Present. And so, all priests were present the moment when Jesus instituted the sacrament of the Eucharist and when a priest, today, in our time, consecrates the bread and wine, well, it’s Jesus who is doing it, it isn't him; all is done through the power of the Holy Spirit: we’re present.
And so, this present moment is a breath of life for us; for us, it’s the grace we need to live with our impure thoughts. Without the very presence of Jesus, we wouldn’t be able to live, for Satan wants our death, wants our soul.
To reach our soul, he poisons our thoughts; to reach our soul, he poisons our hearing, our eyes, our words, our actions, our feelings: today’s world is a world lost without Jesus, it can no longer live.
Jesus says: we’re at a point of no return, we can no longer save ourselves. What does Jesus mean by this? It’s that our thoughts have been so poisoned by this world that they can't be rescued, however, they could be only if Jesus takes them, only if Jesus cleanses them with his fire of love and for this to happen, we must give them to him, we must give Jesus our impure thoughts; this must be done in order to help those who are with us, in us.
We need only think of our husband, our wife, our children, our grandchildren; we need only think of our mother, of our father, of our brothers and our sisters, of our entire parish, our diocese, our country, our world: we need only think of all this, and we know that we’re lost without Jesus, for this world no longer thinks that our thoughts must be only in Jesus.
Who told us that we should only think in Jesus? Jesus himself.
Jesus came on earth and he told us, “Live in me; whoever believes in me has eternal life.”
But how difficult it was for us to know what he wanted to tell us because our thoughts were already contaminated, and this went all the way back to Cain’s descendants: our thoughts have been contaminated.
Do you think that we weren't in them? Do you think that we weren't in God's children who let themselves be contaminated by those beings who were against God? We were in them; we’re the Church. Do you think that they aren’t the Church, that they weren't the Church, that they won't be the Church? Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, Jesus is the All, Jesus is the Present.
When God created his children, Jesus was carrying creation and every child chosen by his Father was in Jesus, in the Son of God, in the Son made Man.
We were in Jesus and they were in Jesus, but their thoughts were impure thoughts due to everything they were accepting, which came from the thoughts of those beings, of those beings who had refused to respond to God's call.
To be faithful to God, to have eyes only for the Creator, to walk solely before the face of God – they were refusing this while they were receiving graces from God.
They were receiving everything from God, the Creator, for God had shown them how to cultivate the earth, what to use to cultivate the earth. God had given them the necessary seeds to cultivate the earth, God had shown them how to pray, to praise God.
Do you think the first people knew how to pray God, how to praise God, how to speak to God? No.
Because of Adam and Eve's sin, the children of God had lost everything.
They were in their human will and God was teaching them for God loved them – he had not taken the breath of life away from them, he had not taken his love away from them – and God, every day, was showing them what they had to do in order to accomplish themselves before him; and so, God was nourishing them with his graces.
He was showing them how to live on earth, an earth that was meant to provide them with their fruits: the harvest of their labour.
And so, the children of Adam and Eve were learning, were learning with God's graces how to cultivate the earth, how to harvest and what to do with the harvest: God was showing them everything.
When the earth produced its works, the children would take those works with God's graces, and God would show them what to do: what to do with wheat, what to do with everything that emerged from the earth; what to do with corn, with spelt. All this was given by God, all this was becoming part of the knowledge within them.
God was instructing them, God was showing them. From all living things, God was bringing forth fruit, and everything was a source of nourishment for them.
Their thoughts were only for God since they were learning everything from God; for the children of Adam and Eve, the slightest thoughts were graces. They were learning, they were learning to clothe themselves with what they harvested; they were learning how to turn to animals to feed themselves.
Their thoughts were thoughts of love because they had thoughts of God: they were God's children. They praised God because their thoughts were joyful, were grace: they praised, they gave thanks to God; and so their gazes were nothing but gazes of love for God: all was linked to what they were.
Their spirit was a spirit of love: they had God's spirit, they didn’t have the spirit of the world, for that world was not yet impure as the only sin they had within them was the sin of the knowledge of good and evil: the original sin – disobedience.
And so, God was taking care of them by showing them how to always be obedient to God because they had within them the choice: to choose what was good, while God was putting within them the caution to not choose what was evil; God loved his children.
Do you think that they were left all by themselves? No, God was taking care of his children; he was nourishing them, he was nourishing their spirit with his graces, and therefore, they had a spirit of love: God's spirit.
The human spirit was cast aside because they had tasted, they had tasted disobedience. Because they knew labour, they knew they had to learn, they knew they had to abandon themselves, to enter into God's thoughts in order to be able to be with God, in God, for God, and God was showing them: everything was becoming grace for them. At every moment of their lives, they were nourishing themselves with God's grace.
But when Cain looked at his brother and when he was tempted by Satan, a movement formed within him, a movement that seemed to come from him.
What was that movement that came from him? A thought, and that thought wasn’t given to God right away.
He remained with that thought and a single instant was long enough for that thought to become a nourishing thought to him: a form of nourishment.
A form of nourishment had just appeared within him: a thought would appear, a thought that wasn’t from God and that thought was not given to God.
And it had just formed, and because it had just formed, he took that thought, and he nourished himself with it. A second thought appeared, another thought appeared: a movement that feeds on itself, a thought that feeds on itself.
And then, he experienced suffering within his flesh because thought is part of the flesh – a thought that is not in God is a painful thought that causes the flesh to suffer – and so, Cain was experiencing flesh that was in pain and he let this grow.
He could have turned to God, he could have asked God: “Heal me, liberate me; what’s wrong with me? Why is this in me? Tear this from me!” He didn’t do this.
His thoughts fed on themselves, fed on themselves and nourished him: a movement that nourishes itself, a movement that nourishes.
The movements were nourishing Cain and when he killed his brother, he killed his brother because of everything that was in him. He had allowed a single thought, which had come from outside through Satan, to enter him, and because he didn’t give it to God right away, that thought fed on itself, and it fed other thoughts.
Do you see why God tells us that we must give our thoughts that are not in God? Can we do this? It’s impossible because Cain’s thoughts are in us, the thoughts of Cain’s descendants are in us, which multiplied, and the thoughts of all those who accepted the thoughts of Cain’s descendants; and all this is part of our flesh.
In our flesh are all the thoughts of all God's children and also the thoughts of all the children who are those not inscribed in the Book of Life, and who are therefore the children of the no to God. Because we have also accepted them, we have frequented and we frequent children who want nothing to do with God, who want Satan.
Those thoughts are within us; can we fight this? There's only Jesus who can fight this, only the Purifier, only the One who bore all the thoughts of the world, from the first to the last, and who brought all those thoughts unto death. So, it’s only in Jesus that we are able to give those thoughts.
When our soul suffers and is in sin because of those thoughts, we turn to the priest, we go to Confession and we confess those sins. We receive absolution, all our sins are erased, but our flesh, our flesh remembers, our flesh is subjected to sin. Therefore it is tempted constantly, our flesh, and it’s our flesh that accepts sin, and our soul, when it is without God's graces, it suffers because we commit sins and we commit errors that make our soul suffer, and we go back to the priest.
We, we who go to Confession constantly, we who want to maintain ourselves in a state of grace through the graces of the sacrament of Penance, the Eucharist, we are aware of the weakness in our flesh; we constantly need the Eucharist, Jesus of love. This is why it’s so important to sustain one another.
If a single person gives his impure thoughts and he gives all the thoughts that are in him to Jesus, this gives the Church strength.
This helps us to heal, to liberate us, and the more we allow ourselves to be healed and liberated by Jesus, the stronger our flesh becomes before temptation, and those we carry within us are in God's graces more and more: they accept God's graces.
They don’t understand what’s happening, but they see, they see a demanding world, a lost world, a world that thinks only of money, only of material possessions, only of work, and yet, they don’t even go to mass, they don’t even pray, and nevertheless, they have thoughts, they have thoughts of love towards themselves: “We no longer want to live in a world of slavery.”
How is it that they have those thoughts? Well, that’s because we give our thoughts to Jesus, we want to live in Jesus.
How many of us spend days talking about Jesus, about Mary? Well, we’re leaving our thoughts in Jesus’ hands, he liberates us, he heals us; and so, they, you see, are in the process of living the Church: they’re in the process of letting themselves be nourished by God's graces.
The Church is living, the Church is active, but Jesus goes further and further with his teachings.
When we notice that we have a thought that isn't in Jesus, he wants us to give it to him right away, without waiting, instantly: “I give you this thought; it is a consequence of my choices before temptation, which comes from Satan; this doesn’t belong to me anymore, this belongs to you, and take all those that are in me.”
And there are lots of them – we must not wait, we must not wait to finish our work: “Ah, I can't wait, I can't do it right away, I'm sawing a piece of wood and I can't be distracted.” No – what’s more important? Let’s slow down and give our thought to God; this will be done in an instant.
If we’re driving our car, and we have just noticed that a thought wasn’t in Jesus: “Oh, it’s true, I wasn’t thinking of Jesus, I was in my own world,” well, give it to Jesus – he’ll drive. This will happen in a fraction of a second, but it’s so important for the Church, so important for our brothers and our sisters.
If we’re tired, well, let’s sit down, give our thought; we have to do it, and the more we do it the easier it will get. We’ll learn to stop – we’re always running!
And so, Jesus wants to teach us to have thoughts of love towards ourselves.
We think, “Ah! My husband is tired, my husband is sick, my wife doesn’t pray enough, my wife is busy, she's gone to work, she has her housework to do and I have to mow the lawn before she gets home; what is she going to say… the grass is long.” We think of our children who have left to further their studies, we think of our neighbour who has cancer, we think of our friends who play bowling rather than come to an evening of prayer, we think of all those who will be going to the beach on vacation and who won't have a single thought for God, of all those who are used to going to mass and won't go to mass because they’re on vacation, and there's no church where they’re going. So, let’s stop having these thoughts.
Do you think they’re thoughts of God, in Jesus? Jesus had faith in him, Jesus had faith in his mercy, Jesus had faith in his love, Jesus had faith in his power.
Therefore, let’s think like Jesus thinks; let’s have Jesus’ thoughts and not our thoughts; let’s leave this up to Jesus: “Jesus, these thoughts are yours; they’re not thoughts that are in you but rather thoughts that are in me, who, in this very moment, am lost in my worries in this world. It’s this world that taught me to be worried, it’s this world that taught me to not have faith in you, it’s this world that taught me to worry about others. When I worry about others, I'm not thinking in you, I don’t have your thoughts.”
You see, Satan is very subtle; he showed us how to think of our children, to worry about our children, but with the spirit of this world.
Jesus didn’t tell us in the Gospel, “Worry about your children”, this is false. The Holy Spirit didn’t come to speak of love through his power by saying, “Apostles, worry because soon you will emerge from the upper room and you will have to face all those people who don’t speak the same language as you.”
No, the Holy Spirit let them know that they were in Jesus and all they had learned was within them; he gave them the light, the light filled them and they understood; they understood that they were no longer within themselves, but in Christ.
Therefore, it’s the same thing for us; we’re in Christ, we have lived the Pentecost.
Therefore, the Holy Spirit gave us his light. If we aren’t living the Pentecost, that’s because we’re resisting the power of the Holy Spirit. We’re the ones who are resisting; we must be abandoned in God's power like tiny little children: “Yes, we believe in you, we believe that the Great Pentecost came when tongues of fire descended upon the apostles, upon Mary, and that all the disciples who were there, and all the people who were there, received the Holy Spirit.”
Now we must understand this, for what we’re living is the same Pentecost, but we’re always forced to start over, to cry out to the Holy Spirit, “Come, Maranatha.”
And then, we repeat ourselves, we repeat ourselves, we repeat ourselves!
The Holy Spirit, he came, he's with us; he didn’t descend as tongues of fire to then return to God the Father or God the Son – he's in our presence.
We’re under the influence of the Holy Spirit, we’re under the prompting of the Holy Spirit, but we don’t believe in it; we’re only living in our sick spirit, our spirit that is influenced by our thoughts of this world, our impure thoughts, our thoughts that have allowed themselves to be poisoned.
For we have thoughts of love, we have thoughts of God, for when we receive Jesus, we receive the Body, we receive the Blood of Jesus, we have the thoughts of God's children.
Do you think that the thoughts of Adam and Eve have left us? Do you think that the thoughts of the children before the flood have left us? For there was Adam and Eve's lineage that was faithful to God; they had the thoughts of God, the gaze of God, the hearing of God.
All this is in us, this did not leave us; we have been in them as they are within us at this very moment, and through the power of the Eucharist, we allow ourselves to be constantly nourished by those thoughts of love, but because of this world, we let ourselves be poisoned.
If one drop falls into this glass of water and it is poison, then the entire glass is poisoned. But do you think God has the power to remove that drop of poison that fell into this glass of pure water? Yes, God has that power.
Therefore, God has the power to remove all our impure thoughts, and when a single impure thought is removed from us, it is removed from all those we carry within us: this is God's power.
And yet, all has been said in the Gospel; this is nothing new, it’s all there. How come it seems beautiful to us? It should always have been beautiful.
This knowledge was within the apostles, this knowledge was within those who listened to the apostles, but over time, we have let ourselves fall into Satan's trap. We weren't always corrupted as we are today.
There have been children who remained humble before God: they had a simple home, they fed themselves simply, they devoted their home to the Heart of Jesus and to the Heart of Mary, they raised their children with thoughts of God.
Oh! They had impure thoughts within them since they experienced anger, since they experienced fatigue, since they experienced envy, jealousy, lying, laziness, violence. They experienced all this and much more but they loved the Heart of Jesus and the Heart of Mary so much that they were careful not to speak against God, against Mary, against priests.
Today, even people who pray speak against the Christ-Priest, for if a single person who prays speaks against a priest, he speaks against the Christ-Priest; if a single child of God has one thought against a priest, he has a thought against Jesus.
We guarded ourselves against this in the past because we were respectful; we believed in what the priest said during the sermon for he was the one who spoke of the Gospel; he seemed to want to live the Gospel, he felt responsible for his parishioners, he loved what he was doing.
Oh! He had his weakness of the flesh, but he was very wary of stumbling because, to his parishioners, he wanted to appear as a priest who believed in what he said, even if sometimes he had thoughts of fatigue: “Do I always do things properly? When I say my mass, is it out of habit? Do my sermons come from me or from the Holy Spirit?”
Do you think he didn’t have thoughts such as these? But what was sustaining him were his parishioners because his parishioners had their eyes on him, they believed in him.
When a child was sick, he would go see the priest; when he was very sick, he would go see the doctor and when he was very, very, very sick, on the brink of death, it wasn’t the doctor he went to see – he would go see the priest first, for it was the priest who administered the sacraments and who gave that power: people had faith in God.
But there were always children in this world, there were always children around them who didn’t believe, there were always children who laughed at religion, there were always children among them who preferred debauchery over the missal, over the rosary.
But those children were very careful not to get too close to them; they stayed in one group and the others stayed in another group. Those children had not learned that the Church is all the children who are in them, and that a single word, a single thought, was harmful.
You see, today Jesus has just reminded us that we are the Church; Jesus comes to remind us that we must sustain one another because we have often passed judgement.
This is one of the greatest sins committed on earth – not the greatest, which is idolatry – but one of the greatest of sins: judging.
Even God's children judged, judged their brother, judged their sister; we must not judge, we must forgive.
It was difficult for the apostles to forgive themselves because they had deserted Christ, they had fled from Christ; how difficult it was for them to forgive themselves!
And so, this has remained in us because when we have difficulty forgiving ourselves, that’s when we judge. We judge our brothers and our sisters because we have difficulty forgiving ourselves.
And so, Jesus says to us, “Your impure thoughts, I want them, for your impure thoughts are against you.” A single impure thought is an impure thought against ourselves, and therefore, a lack of love towards ourselves.
When we see that we lack love towards ourselves, we have difficulty forgiving ourselves: “I feel unworthy before Jesus, I have stumbled again.” But Jesus doesn’t want this, he wants us to give him that lack of love towards ourselves; he wants to remove from us the thoughts that prevent us from loving ourselves. In this way, we will no longer judge our neighbour.
This is what the Holy Spirit wants to make us understand; he wants us to love who we are so we can love the entire Church, every member of the Church.
We are the flower that reveals itself to others, we are like the smell that allows itself to be smelled by others, we are the pure air they need to breathe, we are movements that remind them that we are God's children.
We are love, a feeling that gives life; we are the Church; there's only Jesus who can enable us to live these movements of love: only Jesus.
A law of love is a law that allows itself to be seen, felt, loved, become deeper, known; and so, we must be that law.
Let your neighbour love you so that his soul may come to know God's graces, so that his spirit may turn to God, so that he may find his strength once again through the Church, so that his heart can open to the appeal of all his brothers and his sisters of the entire world.
You see, the Church is each one of us, it is the thoughts of God, the spirit of God, an infinite love that never stops nourishing us, a love that constantly gives itself for each one of us.
And now, the Lord is saying, “Now, we will go eat.”
Thank you, Lord. Amen.