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       But now.. 

come back to me with all your heart,

              fasting, weeping and mourning,


Turn again to the LORD your GOD,



                              SLOW to anger RICH in GRACIOUSNESS,

                                                        and READY to RELENT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Joel 2: 12-13


Book of Heaven
The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the Purpose
for which He was Created by God
Volume 3; February 21, 1900

Purity is obtained through mortification, and mortification renders the soul worthy of sympathy.
The Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta the Little Daughter of the Divine Will:
This morning my lovable Jesus began to make His usual delays.  May He be always blessed, for He always starts from the
beginning!  Indeed it takes the patience of a saint to bear Him; and one would have to deal with Jesus to see how much
patience it takes!  One who has not experienced it, cannot believe it, and it is almost impossible not to have a few huffs
with Him.Then, after being patient in waiting and waiting for Him, finally He came and told me:  “My daughter (Luisa), the
gift of purity is not a natural gift, but an attained grace; and it is obtained by rendering oneself worthy of sympathy.  The
soul becomes so through mortifications and through sufferings.  Oh, how worthy of sympathy becomes the mortified and
suffering soul!  Oh, how striking she is!  And I (God) feel such sympathy as to go mad for her, and whatever she (the
mortified and suffering soul) wants, I (God) give to her.  When you (Luisa) are deprived of Me (Our Lord God, Jesus Christ),
suffer My privation for love of Me (Jesus), which is the most painful suffering for you, and I (Jesus) will feel more
sympathy than before, and will grant you (Luisa) new gifts.”

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