PASSAGES ON JESUS DOES NOT LIKE FORCED THINGS, OTHERWISE HE MOVES ON, JUST AS HE DID WHEN HE WAS BORN IN BETHLEHEM FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN
Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta,
The Little Daughter of the Divine Will
April 11, 1924
In the state of the world, which is threatened not only by chastisements but by destruction, the state of Luisa is a great embankment, even when she is sleeping. Jesus does not like forced things, otherwise He moves on, just as He did when He was born in Bethlehem.
I continue to feel dazed and sleepy. My powers no longer understand anything; and if I understand anything at all in a moment of break, of vigil, then I feel a shadow around me, which, concealing me completely, down to my most intimate fibers, makes me long and yearn for the Holy Will of God. Oh, how I fear that I might leave His Most Holy Will!
Now, upset as I was by the chastisements which Jesus had talked to me about and by the sight of the turmoil of created things, I also heard from some people of the great evils that occurred during these last days in several parts of the world, up to the destruction of entire regions. But as I heard this, my Jesus, moving in my interior, told me: “My daughter(Luisa), this is nothing yet. We will go further in purifying the face of the earth. I am so disgusted in looking at it, that I cannot bear its sight.”
I remained oppressed more than ever, and the horrible picture of the turmoil of nature, which I had seen in the past days, became alive before my mind… Then, going back to prayer according to my usual way, I said to my adorable Jesus: ‘Since You are determined to use chastisements and I can no longer do anything – either suffer, or let people be spared from the troubles they deserve – You could free me from this state of victim, or suspend me for some time. I would at least spare others from the bother.’
And Jesus: “My daughter(Luisa), I do not want to displease you(Luisa); if you(Luisa) want Me to suspend you(Luisa), I will do it.”
And I, fearing that I might do my will, immediately added: ‘No, no, my Love, You should not say to me “if you want”; rather, You should say “I am the one who wants to suspend you from this state”. It should not come from my will, but from Yours – then I would accept. So, not to make me content, but to allow your Will to be done in me.”
And Jesus again: “I do not want to displease you(Luisa), I want to make you(Luisa) content. If you(Luisa) want me to suspend you(Luisa), I will do it. However, know that Justice wants to follow its course, and you(Luisa) and I must surrender in part. There are certain rights of Justice which one cannot do without; but since I placed you in the center of my Will, in this state of victim, even though you(Luisa) should now sleep, now suffer, now pray, it is always an embankment for my Justice, in order to prevent the course of the almost total destruction of things. In fact, this is not only about chastisements – but about destruction.
However, know that I do not want to force you(Luisa). I have never liked force, so much so, that when I came upon earth and I wanted to go and be born in Bethlehem, I went, yes, knocking at door after door to have a place in which to be born, but I did not force anyone… If I wanted, with my Power, I would have used force to obtain a place less uncomfortable in which to be born, but I did not want to do so. I contented Myself with knocking and asking for shelter, and without insisting, I moved on to knock at other doors. And since no one wanted to receive Me, I was content with going to be born in a cave, in which animals gave Me free access and did their first adorations to their Creator, instead of forcing anyone to let Me enter. However, this refusal cost very much to the people of Bethlehem, because they never again received the good of my soles treading their lands, or of seeing Me in their midst again. I like spontaneous things, not forced; I like that the soul make all that I want her own, as though it were hers and not Mine, and that freely, with love, she give Me what I want. Force is for slaves, for servants, and for those who do not love. This is why I move on from those souls, just as I did with the people of Bethlehem, who were not ready to let Me enter into them and to give Me full freedom to do whatever I wanted with them.”
On hearing this, I said: ‘My Love, Jesus, no, I do not want to be forced, but, freely, I want to remain in this state, even at the cost of mortal pains. And You – never leave me, and give the grace to always do your Most Holy Will.”