Sunday, October 22, 2017

When you are before Me


You do not yet understand the value and the meaning of what you are doing when you abide in adoration before My Eucharistic Face.  You are participating in a divine work, in a work of grace.  You are before Me as an empty vessel to be filled with the power and sweetness of the Holy Spirit, that souls might drink of My love and, drinking, see that My love is sweeter than any earthly delight.

You are before Me as the intercessor in whose soul the Holy Spirit is sighing with ineffable groaning and you are obtaining from My Father, through Me, all that the Father desires to give My priests in this world and in the next.

You are the reparator opening yourself to receive the love that so many others ignore, refuse, or treat with indifference, coldness, and disdain.  By offering yourself to Me in an adoration of reparation, you console My Eucharistic Heart, which burns with love and so desires to fill souls with My tender mercy.

When you are before Me, you are the privileged friends of My Heart, keeping Me company in My loneliness and allowing Me to share with you My sorrows, My grieving over sin, and My designs for a priesthood made pure and radiant with holiness.

When you are before Me, you are with Me a victim of love, handed over and bound to remain at your place before the altar with no desires or plans other than to love, to adore, to make reparation, and to represent all priests in a prayer that is simple, confident, and life-changing.

When you are in adoration before My Eucharistic Face, you are not idle; you are working in a way far more efficacious than any human undertaking can be.  This is your work and it is My work in you.  This is a work that many will criticize and not understand.  You are here in a divinely active collaboration with Me, who from the Sacrament of My love continue My priestly mediation before the Father on behalf of poor sinners.

Never doubt of the value of your hours of adoration.  It is this that I have asked you to do, and I will draw from your presence in the sanctuary a great good and a superabundance of graces for My priests.  Now, by giving Me the better part of the day, you are beginning to realize that for which I called you here, and that for which I set you aside long ago.

O my beloved Jesus, show me how Thou wouldst have me spend this hour in Thy presence.

I leave you free.  You need not do anything.  You need not say anything.  All I desire is that you should be present, focused on My presence, and allowing Me to act in your soul.

I am pleased by every effort, no matter how humble or simple.  I prefer prayers of the humble and simple heart, prayer made without presence, in faith, hope, and in charity.

Learn from My saints.  Study them. Receive their teachings.  Draw inspiration from their friendship with Me.  But do not try to imitate them.  Each of My friends arrives at union with Me by the path traced for her by the Holy Spirit.  Even when two paths may appear similar, know that they are not identical.  All of these paths converge in union with Me, in the light of My Face, and all of them lead to the open door of My Sacred Heart.

Yours is the way of adoration.  I have called you to abide before My Eucharistic Face and to make it possible for others to follow that same vocation.  Even when many souls are called to the same way of life, each soul has its secret love, a way of experiencing My friendship most intimately, that can be shared with no one else.

My love is a personal love.  I love each soul that I have created as if that soul were the only soul in the universe, and I adapt My infinite love to the particular sensibilities and needs of that soul with all wisdom and tenderness of My divine Heart.

Trust in the path that I have opened before you and be faithful to it.  You are the first of a family of Daughters who will grow and flourish in the radiance of My Eucharistic Face.

Allow My love to direct all things.  Remain little and humble.  Prefer to stay in the background, allowing Me to direct and determine the course of events and the growth of this work of Mine.  The more faithful you are to adoring Me in the Sacrament of My love, the more will I be faithful to you in manifesting the wonders of My providence.

Your fatigue and your distractions in adoration are no impediment to My action in the depths of your soul.  I have assure you of this before.  Come before Me and remain before Me even when you feel that your adoration is no more than a struggle and a failure to remain attentive in love and focused on My Eucharistic Face.

Here, your feelings are of no importance.  What matters in My sight is your humility and your willingness to endure distractions, fatigue, and even sleepiness while adoring Me from the heart of your heart.  Know that even when you feel that your adoration has been a waste of time, in My plan it is something fruitful and it is very pleasing to Me.  I do not see things as you see them nor do I measure their value as you measure it.

In Sinu Jesu
Journal of a priest at prayer