As I have just said, you must hand over to
me everything with absolutely no exceptions. Those who make exceptions do not trust me.
Place in my hands: your eternal salvation, your glory in heaven, your progress
in goodness, your faults, your wants, everything. There are persons who are also worried, fearful, and discouraged in the
spiritual life. If that is the result of serious sin, then it is as it should be. The state of sin is indeed so wretched that,
no matter what the cost, you must leave it. Make a big effort, come hurrying to me with all speed, and I shall assist you.
Go to confession often, every week if possible, for that is an excellent remedy. Moreover, if you have a sincere desire to
amend your life, great faults are not an obstacle to consecrating yourself to me. For the consecration itself will be an excellent
means of extricating yourself from that state.
there is another class of people not in serious si, but nevertheless are always
gloomy and downcast, because they feel they are making no spiritual progress. Now, I do not approve of that; do whatever you
can then leave it all in my hands. Heaven is a beautiful garden which must be complete with every variety of plant. Not all
can be bright exotic blooms. there must also be more subdued kinds. Offer yourself for this place. All these worries and anxieties,
in persons who do not sin seriously, proceed from their seeking their own honour more than mine. You must strive ernestly
but peacefully, because, because haven't you already agreed that you are to surrender all your interests to me? So you must
not forget that I shall accomplish all the work of your perfection much better than you would yourself.
I shall take care of your health and life. these, too, you must entrust to Me.
I know what is best for you; you do not. Take the ordinary means to preserve or restore your health. Lay aside all groundless
fear and anxiety, and leave the rest to me.
Parents, wife, husband, children, brothers and sisters, relatives. These are persons
who find no difficulty in offering themselves to me, but who balk at confiding to me some member of their family for whom
they have a special love. these people say sometimes that they have no difficulty themselves in suffering, but that they cannot
bear to see their loved ones suffer. they think that consecration to me and immediate suffering for all those connected with
them are one and the same thing. I wonder where they got that idea? A genuine and sincere consecration has the effect of lightening
the crosses which all must carry in this world.
Possessions, business, career, occupation, employment, home. I do not ask all who
love me to give up all these things, though, for some, I do ask that. I only ask them to leave all in my hands, after they
have taken every reasonable means to ensure sucess. I want you to make me a complete present of your prayers and acts to distribute
as I wish. I know those who are in most need of help. This free gift of yours does not, of course, prevent you from offering
up prayer for cetain people as obedience, charity or piety may demand on occasion.
You must then give into my care with full confidence everything you posess, for
me to dispose of as i wish; and although i do not wish you to make this consecration from motives of self-interst, yet you
will find that on the whole your affairs will turn out better, although sometimes, indeed, I shall test your confidence and
permit results to fall short of your expectations. Your concerns will prosper in proportion to the zeal you show in promoting
my interests. the more you think of me, the more will I think of you. The more you occupy yourselves with my interests, the
more will I occupy myself with your interests. the greater care you take of my affairs, the greater shall I take of yours.
Do not be like those who make themselves the centre of the universe; forget yourself
and remember only me.