Receiving the Fullness
Monday, September 19th, 2011
I rejoice to see those who have my gifts but I sorrow that I cannot give them even more. I will explain what causes this sorrow. I give great gifts, but people accept only a portion. I want to give even greater gifts but only a portion of what I have already given is used. Does a mother put more food on a child’s plate when he has not eaten what is already there? This is the problem which I will address. Let us begin.
My children come to me with divided hearts. Oh yes, they are my children. They are even religious and priests. They are good and they desire eternal life. They want my gifts and would never want to be counted among those who reject me. They even join religious orders or participate with religious groups. How I would bless them! How I would use them as great instruments in the coming darkness! Yet, I cannot use them for the great tasks that lie ahead because of their divided hearts. They want me but they also want their personal life. They want the kingdom but they also want the world. They are satisfied with a portion of my gifts.
If only they accepted the whole gift, the full gift, I want to give them new and greater gifts, but they do not seek the fullness. When a person wants the fullness, their heart expands. Their capacity grows. They bulge at the seams, like Peter’s boat in the miraculous catch of fish. Peter had to summon another boat. Peter never said, “Lord, you are sending too many fish”. No, he accepted all the fish and made provision that all the fish would be taken. After that, Jesus gave him the great task. He would be the “fisher of men”.
Notice that the task came only because he received the full gift. He opened his heart to all that Jesus wanted.
Oh, devout soul, come to me. Leave behind your other desires. Empty your hands of what you grasp. Empty your heart of what you desire. I will fill you with divine favors, fill you to overflowing. Your capacity to receive will multiply. Then I can use you for the great tasks. Otherwise, you will be limited to smaller and unimportant works. If you want to do great works, open your heart fully to my favors, turning away from everything else.