✞ The evils of pride.
Romans 9:22-23 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath that are made for destruction; and what if he has done so in order to make known the riches of his glory for the objects of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory.
“Beloved, do not despair, but trust in my mercy. Do not question the Divine plan, but rejoice in it. Depend on it when all seems lost. Take care that you do not unwittingly fight for the wrong side. Be therefore humble, trusting, contrite, willing, abandoned, and joyful. If you could see my glory—even for the briefest instant—your fears would instantly evaporate, never to return. Trust in me. I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
O my Jesus, love, love, glory and love! Help me to love you more, to trust you implicitly, to rejoice in the mysterious Divine plan that is infinitely more glorious than I can imagine. Jesus I trust in you—save souls! Maranatha! May your kingdom come and come quickly! Amen.
This dream from April 2, 2007 came to me today and I think fits in well with this message of hope and trust in God’s plan:
I was looking at a house. It was a big house, but the owner lived only in one room. The furnishings were very shabby. I left the room he was living in and was taken on a tour of the house by a mouse. There were two cats running around – one white, one gray. At one point, one of the cats came up to the mouse and stroked its back, but almost against its own will. The house had space for many people, but there was no one to fill it. It seemed to be waiting. I asked the Lord what this dream might mean and this is what came to me: The house is God’s house, the Church. There is room for a great many people in it but so far only one room is occupied. The furnishings are shabby because people are giving to God only what they have left-over, almost like the left-overs from a garage sale, the things no one wanted to buy. About the mouse, I felt the Lord telling me that the house belongs to the humble and lowly who will be served by their enemies, represented by the cats. There was a sense of expectation – that the house would one day be filled.