You are My creatures, My sons, bought at the price of My Life and Heart's Blood, which I shed to free you from
slavery and the tyranny of sin.
You have souls great and immortal, destined for eternal happiness, wills capable of all good, hearts made both to give
and receive affection .... the thirst for contentment and love can never be appeased by earthly and fleeting gains, which
will always leave you hungry and unsatisfied.
Perpetual conflict, sadness, anxiety and affliction will still be your portion.
If you are poor and have to earn a living by work, the miseries of life will embitter you; you will be hostile to your
employers, and even may wish them ill, that like yourselves they may experience the hard grind of daily toil.
Fatigue, disgust, even despair will weigh heavily on your spirits, for the way is rough and in the end comes death! ....
Oh! How great are these calamities when viewed from a human standpoint.
But I come to show you life under a different aspect.
All you who are deprived of this world's goods and obliged to labour for your daily bread under a master, reflect that
you are not slave, but created for the freedom of eternity ....
All you whose craving for affection is unsatisfied, remember that you were made to love that which is eternal, not that
which passes with time.
You who love your homes and labour to support your families and provide them with comforts and happiness, do not forget
that though one day death will sever every tie, this is only for a time ....
You who serve a master, and owe him respect, love, care for his interests, hard work and fidelity, forget not that he
is your master only for the short span of a lifetime. How soon this will pass away and give place to an eternity, where
you will no longer be workers but will reign as kings forever and ever.
Your souls, created by a loving Father who bears you a limitless and eternal affection, will find one day in the bliss
of heaven prepared for you a final answer to all your aspirations.
There, every labour will be rewarded ....
There you will find your family for whom you worked so hard on earth.
There, you will live eternally, for earth is but a passing shadow, Heaven will never pass away.
There, you will be united to your God and Father .... Oh! If you but knew how great is the beatitude that
awaits you ....
Perhaps you will answer Me; 'I have no faith, nor do I believe in a future happiness.'
Have you no faith? Then how is it that you persecute Me? ....
Why do you rebel against My laws, and war against those who love Me? ..... And since you desire freedom for yourselves,
why not grant it to others?
You say you do not believe in a future life? .... Tell Me, are you perfectly contented here and do you never feel a yearning
for that which it is not possible to obtain here below?
If after seeking for enjoyment, you suceed in obtaining it, does it satisfy your cravings? ....
If after pursung riches, you at last posess them, have you ever enough? ....If you feel the need for affection, and one
day find it, are you not soon tired of it? ....
None of these things is what you long for, and here below you will never obtain all that your heart desires. Your craving
is peace, not the peace of this world, but that of the children of God; and how do you expect to find it in the midst of rebellion?
this is why I have come to show you where true peace and happiness are to be found, and where you can slake the thirst
that for so long has consumed you.
Do not rebel when I tell you that all these things are to be found in accomplishing My law. Do not fear this word law,
for My law is no tyranny but a law of love, because I am your God and your Father.
Listen while I explain this law to you, and the kind of Heart that imposes it on you; a Heart that you do not know
and so often wound. You pursue Me to give Me death, while I seek you out to impart life. Which of us will prevail?
And will your souls continue to harden themselves against Me who have laid down My life for you and given you all My love?
Come, My sons, and hear what your Father asks of you as proof of your love: