When the Holy Spirit moves in our hearts and souls to inspire a critical insight about our life in God and for God, we often receive powerful confirmations. Our Lord taught Elizabeth Kindelmann: “You know the great sin of the world is to ignore My inspirations…(and it then becomes) impossible to lead a spiritual life.” In the last post, we feel God inspiring each of us with the critical need to love and care for those we dislike in order to have true Charity. Our Lord inspired Gabrielle Bossis as well with this invaluable insight of the need to love those we dislike, which we so often overlook or ignore, even when this commandment is replete throughout the New Testament.
Our Lord instructs us through Gabrielle: “If I have fulfilled you, it is for the sake of others too. Be ready to pass on to them with love all you have received…Believe with all your heart that in sharing this overflow of Graces, you will help many others. A river gives everything to the sea, yet it always swells anew. My little child, don’t you see, one can never give too much. Step outside your self-center. This will be a new way of coming to Me. Try to see Me more clearly in those around you and your entire association with others will be transformed. You often feel sorry that you were not alive when I was on earth so that you could have been with Me. Be fully aware of Me in those around you…serve me in them. Later on you will be glad you did.
“Remember what is written in the Gospel: ‘Lord, when did I take care of you? Every time you took care of your neighbor.’ And how true it is that these charitable acts bring you closer to Me. Who can bring you closer to Me, if not Myself hidden in the other person?….So, go to everyone without partiality. And since it’s for Me, give them your whole self. Go to the very outermost limit of your kindness…Widen your smile…I am counting on you. I am waiting for you and already giving you all the Grace you need, the Grace I want you to make use of so that those who meet you will meet Me.
“Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your mind….Do you know when you speak like Me? When you put goodness and charm in your words. When you touch hearts. When you give a gracious answer to an acid remark. When you make excuses for someone. When you serve. When you give. When you calm an angry person. When you comfort. When you keep an even temper in all circumstances. When you remain humble and not seek to shine. When you are grateful for the kindness of others. When you are generous. Who was more generous than I? Who more gentle and humble? All this is yours. You are part of My Mystical Body….Think of Me in My human life more often, for in this way you will draw the power to imitate Me….Now do you understand a little better the reason you were born? To be one with Me. Begin, begin right from this moment.”