Passages from the Book of Heaven
Our Lord Jesus Christ Thanks Luisa
Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta,
The Little Daughter of the Divine Will
April 11, 1904
Jesus thanks Luisa.
Continuing in my usual state, after much struggling, I saw my adorable Jesus for just a little, and He told me: “You who wanted Me so much – what do you want, what is it that you care about the most?” And I: ‘Lord, I want nothing – what I care about the most is You alone.’ And He repeated: “What – you want nothing? Ask Me for something – sanctity, my grace, virtues… for I can give you everything.” And, again, I said: ‘Nothing, nothing, I want You alone and whatever You want.” And, again, He added: “So you want nothing else? I alone am enough for you? Your desires have no other life in you but for Me alone? All your trust, then, must be in Me alone, for even if you want nothing, you will obtain everything.” And without giving me any more time, He disappeared like a flash.
I remained very disappointed, especially because, as much as I asked for Him, He would not come back; so I thought to myself: ‘I want nothing, I think and care about nothing but Him alone, while He seems not to bother about me. I don’t know how His good Heart can reach such a point.’ And I spoke a lot of other nonsense. Now, at that moment, He came back and told me: “Thank you, thank you. What is greater – when the Creator thanks the creature or when the creature thanks the Creator? Now, know that when you wait for Me and I delay my coming, I thank you; when I come immediately, you are obliged to thank Me. So, does it seem trivial to you that the Creator gives you the occasion to have Him be obliged to you and thank you?” I was left all confused.
October 21, 1925
Effects of one act in the Divine Will. The sorrow of Jesus is suspended in the Divine Will, waiting for the sinner.
This morning, on coming, my sweet Jesus told me: “My daughter, I bring you the kiss of all Heaven.” And as He was saying this, He kissed me and added: “All of Heaven is in my Will, and because they are in this Supreme Volition, whatever I do, they feel the echo of my acts, and as though responding to my echo, they repeat what I do.” Having said this, He disappeared. But after a few hours He came back, telling me: “My daughter, return to Me the kiss I gave you, because all of Heaven, my Mama, our Celestial Father and the Divine Spirit, are awaiting the requital of your kiss, because, since an act of theirs has come out in my Will toward the creature who lives in the exile, they yearn for the requital of it to be returned to them in my same Will.” So, as He drew His mouth close to mine, almost trembling, I gave Him my kiss, which produced a harmonious sound, never before heard, which rose up high and diffused in everything and to everyone. And Jesus, with unspeakable love, added: “How beautiful are the acts in my Will. Ah! you do not know the power, the greatness, the marvel of one act in my Will. This act moves everything – Heaven and earth – as if they were one single act; and all Creation, the Angels, the Saints, give and receive the return of that act. Therefore, an act done in my Will cannot be without return, otherwise all would feel the sorrow of a divine act which has moved everyone, everyone putting of his own into it; and yet, it is not requited. The operating of the soul in my Will is like the silvery sound of a vibrant and shrill bell, which sounds so loudly as to call the attention of all; and it sounds and sounds again, so sweetly, that all recognize, at that sound, the operating of the soul in my Will, all receiving the glory and the honor of a divine act.” Having said this, He disappeared.
Then, I was continuing the fusing of myself in the Divine Will, feeling sorrow for each offense which has ever been given to my Jesus, from the first to the last man who will come upon earth. And while feeling sorrow, I asked for forgiveness. But while I was doing this, I said to myself: ‘My Jesus, my Love, it is not enough for me to feel sorrow and to ask for forgiveness, but I would like to annihilate any sin, so that You may never – never again be offended.’ And Jesus, moving in my interior, told me: “My daughter, I had a special sorrow for each sin, and upon my sorrow hung the pardon for the sinner. Now, this sorrow of mine is suspended in my Will, waiting for the sinner when he offends Me, so that, as he feels sorrow for having offended Me, my sorrow may descend to feel sorrow together with his, and immediately grant him forgiveness. But, how many offend Me and do not feel sorrow? So, my sorrow and forgiveness are suspended in my Will, and as though isolated. Thank you, my daughter, for coming into my Will to keep company with my sorrow and with my forgiveness. Please continue to go around in my Will; and making my sorrow your own, cry out, for each offense: ‘Sorrow! Forgiveness!’, so that I may not be the only One who feels sorrow and impetrates forgiveness, but I may have the company of the little daughter of my Will, who feels sorrow together with Me.”
January 29, 1928
Immense value of the Writings on the Divine Will. How they are characters transmitted by the Celestial Fatherland. How they will lay siege to the human will. Desire of the Heart of Jesus. His Acts, an army asking for the Kingdom of the Fiat.
I was reading in the 20th volume what regarded the Divine Will, and I felt such impression, as if I would see a Divine Life, alive and palpitating, flowing in the written words. I could feel the strength of the light, the life of the warmth of Heaven, the virtue, as though operating, of the Divine Fiat in what I was reading, and I thanked my Jesus from the heart, who, with so much love, had deigned to make me write.
But while I was doing this, my Beloved Jesus, as though unable to contain, Himself, the throbs of His Heart, came out from within my interior, and throwing His arms around my neck, He pressed me tightly to His Heart to let me feel His ardent heartbeats, and told me: “My daughter, you thank Me for I have made you write what regards My Will—Doctrine all of Heaven, and that has the virtue of communicating the life of It, palpitating and all celestial, to those who will read these Writings.
“My Will is palpitating in the midst of creatures, but It lives suffocated by the human will. These Writings will make Its heartbeat felt so strongly, that It will suffocate the human will and will take Its first place of life that is due to It, because My Will is the heartbeat and the life of all Creation. Therefore, the value of these Writings is immense; they contain the value of a Divine Will. If they were written in gold, they would not surpass the great value that they contain in themselves.
“These Writings are suns impressed with characters of most refulgent light in the walls of the Celestial Fatherland, and they form the most beautiful ornament for those walls of the EternalCity, in which all the Blessed remain enraptured and amazed in reading the characters of the Supreme Will. Therefore, greater grace I could not give in these times, than transmitting, through you, the characters of the Celestial Fatherland to creatures, that will bring the life of Heaven into their midst.
“So, just as you thank Me, I thank you, for being willing to receive My lessons and to make the sacrifice of writing under My dictation. It was My Will that, while you were writing, made flow the living virtue of Its ardent, eternal and vivifying heartbeat, that It impressed in your characters. This is why, in rereading them, you feel the renewing of it, all celestial, that is impressed in them. Oh! how hard it will be for those who will read these Writings, not to feel the palpitating life of My Will, and not to be stirred, by the virtue of Its vivifying heartbeat, from the lethargy they are in.
“These Writings on My Supreme Fiat, by the strength of Its light, will eclipse the human will; they will be balm to the human wounds, they will be opium to all that is earth; passions will feel themselves die, and from their death will rise again the life of Heaven in the midst of creatures. They will be the true celestial army that, while laying siege to the human will and to all the evils produced by it, will make peace, the lost happiness, the life of My Will, rise again in the midst of creatures. The siege that they will lay will cause no harm to anyone, because My Will is to lay siege to the human will so that it may no longer tyrannize the poor creatures, but may leave them free in the Kingdom of My Will.
“This is why I have insisted, and I insist so much in making you write, I have kept you on the cross, I have sacrificed you—it was necessary; it was about the most important thing, it was the echo of Heaven, the life of up there that I want to form upon earth. And this is the reason for My continuous refrain: ‘Be attentive, omit nothing, and may your flight in My Will be continuous.’”
After this, I was continuing my round in the Divine Fiat, and I accompanied the sighs, the tears, the steps of Jesus, and all the rest done and suffered by Him, saying to Him: “My Love, Jesus, I place the army of all Your Acts around You; and investing Your words, Your heartbeats, Your steps, Your pains and all Your Acts with my ‘I love You,’ I ask You for the Kingdom of Your Will. Hear, O Jesus—if You do not listen to me by means of the army of Your Acts, that pray You, that press You, what else could I do to move You to grant me a Kingdom so holy?”
But while I was saying this, I thought to myself: “Did my sweet Jesus have His desires while He was on this earth, or did He not have them at all?”
And He, moving in my interior, told me: “My
daughter, as God, no desire existed in Me, because desire arises in one who does not possess everything; but in one who possesses everything and lacks nothing, desire has no reason to exist.
“However, as man, I had My desires, because My Heart associated Itself with the other creatures in everything; and making the desires of all My own, I desired for all, with all ardor, to give the Kingdom of My Divine Fiat to all creatures. So, if I sighed, I sighed for the Kingdom of My Will; if I prayed, cried and desired, it was only for My Kingdom, that I wanted in the midst of creatures, because, since It was the holiest thing, My Humanity could not do without wanting and desiring the most holiest thing, so as to sanctify the desires of all, and give them what was holy and of greatest and most perfect good for them.
“Therefore, everything you do is nothing other than My echo that, resounding in you, makes you ask, in each one of My Acts, for the Kingdom of My Will. This is why I make present to you each Act of Mine, each pain I suffer, each tear I shed, each step I take—because I love that, investing them, you repeat after each one of My Acts: ‘Jesus, I love You, and because I love You, give me the Kingdom of Your Divine Will.’
“I want you to call Me in everything I do, to make resound for Me the sweet memory of My Acts saying: ‘Fiat Voluntas Tua on earth as It is in Heaven’; in such a way that, in seeing your littleness—the little daughter of My Will echoing all My Acts and placing them around Me like an army, I may hasten to grant the Kingdom of My Will.”
August 23, 1928
Certainty of the Kingdom of the Divine Will upon earth. Rights of God and of the creature. The new Gospel: the truths on the Divine Fiat. Human prudence causes the most beautiful works to fail. Loneliness of Jesus; the ones who kept Him company.
I was thinking to myself: “But, is it really true that the Kingdom of the Will of God will come upon earth?”
And my lovable Jesus, moving in my interior, told me: “My daughter, how is this—you doubt? Don’t you know that there are the rights of God to give this Kingdom, and the rights of humanity to receive It? In fact, in creating man, by giving His Will to man as inheritance, God gave these rights—that His Divine Will reign on earth as It reigned in Heaven. This is so true, that the life of the first man began in the Fiat, and by having done his first acts in It, he placed his pledges, his works, in the Divine inheritance; so much so, that these pledges and acts still exist in My Will—they are indelible. And even though man went out from within It, his acts remained, and this constitutes a right for humanity to enter once again into the lost Kingdom.
“In fact, We do not look at man in himself, but We look at the whole human family as if it were one alone; and if one leaves and detaches himself, humanity always remains, and can receive what was lost by the one who left. Therefore, there are rights on both sides. If it were not so, the living of man in Our Kingdom would not have been a reality, but a way of speaking; while, when We give, We give with facts, so much so, that the human life has its origin in the Kingdom of Our Will.
“If you knew what it means to do even one act alone in It…. Its value is incalculable. And then, there are the acts of My Humanity, those of the Queen of Heaven, all done in the Kingdom of Our Divine Will, by which, as the leaders of the human family, We reconfirmed the rights for creatures to re-enter into Our Kingdom.”
After this, I was concerned about the publication of the writings on the Will of God—especially about certain contrasts; and as I started to pray, my sweet Jesus made Himself seen holding His Heart with His hands, so great was the sorrow He felt; and, all afflicted, He told me: “My daughter, how sorrowful I feel. They should have considered themselves honored, and should have boasted about and gloried in making themselves known as the ones who have this great honor to publish the truths on My Holy Will. I could not have given them a greater honor and glory than calling them to an office so high—but instead, they want to hide.
“How My Heart aches; I feel so much sorrow that I cannot contain it. The truths about My Fiat are the new Gospel of the Kingdom of My Divine Will, in which they will find the norms, the Sun, the teachings on how to ennoble themselves, elevate themselves to their origin, and take the state given to them by God at the beginning of Creation. They will find the Gospel that, taking them by the hand, will lead them into true happiness, into constant peace. The only law will be My Will that, with Its brush of love, dipped in the vivid colors of Its light, will give back to man the Likeness of his Creator. Oh! how they should have yearned to receive and to make known a good so great. But, instead, all the opposite.
“In Redemption, the Evangelists considered themselves honored to make themselves known as the ones who were putting out the Gospel, that It might be known by the whole world; and with glory they marked their names, so much so, that when the Gospel is preached, the name of the one who wrote It is stated first, and then is the Gospel spoken. So I want it to be done with the truths about My Will, that everyone may know who the ones are that brought so much good into the world.
“But what do you think this is? All human prudence. Ah! how many Divine works the human prudence has caused to fail in the midst of creatures. Like sluggards, they have reached the point of withdrawing from the holiest works. But My Will will know how to triumph of everything and make a mockery of them; however, I cannot hide the sorrow for such great human ingratitude at a good so great.”
Then, I continued my round in the Fiat, and while accompanying my lovable Jesus in His Life down here, I felt pity for Him when I reached those points in which He was all alone, not even with His Celestial Mama, like in the desert and in the nights of His Public Life when, withdrawing from everyone, He would almost always remain outdoors, outside of built-up areas, alone, praying and even crying for our salvation.
And I said to myself: “My Jesus, your little daughter does not have the heart to leave You alone. I want to place myself near You, and if I can do nothing else, I will whisper in your ear: ‘I love You, I love You….’ For the sake of Your loneliness, prayers and tears, give me the Kingdom of Your Will. Hurry—see how the world is falling; Your Will will place it in safety.”
But while I was thinking of this, my Beloved Jesus came out from within my interior, and throwing Himself into my arms to enjoy my company, He told me: “My daughter, thank you. I await you always in each of My acts, to be able to say: ‘The little daughter of My Will never left Me alone.’
“You must know that My loneliness weighed heavy on Me, because He who had come for all and to search for all, was to be sought for by all; and for each of them I felt, vividly, the pain of the loneliness in which they left Me; and with My searching gaze, I kept searching to see whether anyone looked for Me and loved My company; and many times I looked for this comfort in vain. However, you must know that in so much loneliness in which creatures left Me, I never remained alone. I had the company of the Angels and that of My Mama, because, though She was far away, My Divine Will brought Me Her heartbeat and all Her acts as cortege around Me, to keep Me company.
“And also, from that time, It brought Me the newborn of My Fiat with all the retinue of the children of My Kingdom for My company, because all times belong to My Divine Will, and It has the virtue of reducing them to one single point, so as to have them, in all times, in continuous act without ever ceasing. Furthermore, as the soul remembers what I did and wants to be around Me, she prepares the void within herself in which to place the fruit of what I did and suffered.”
December 16, 1928
Speaking of the nine excesses of Jesus in the Incarnation. Contentments of Jesus. His word is Creation. Jesus sees the scenes of His Love being repeated. Preludes of His Kingdom.
I was doing my meditation, and since today it was the beginning of the Novena of Baby Jesus, I was thinking about the nine excesses of His Incarnation, that Jesus had narrated to me with so much tenderness, and that are written in the first volume. I felt great reluctance at reminding the confessor about this, because, in reading them, he had told me that he wanted to read them in public in our chapel.
Now, while I was thinking of this, my little Baby Jesus made Himself seen in my arms, so very little, caressing me with His tiny little hands, and saying to me: “How beautiful is My little daughter! How beautiful! How I must thank you for having listened to Me.”
And I: “My Love, what are You saying? It is I who must thank You for having spoken to me, and for having given me, with so much love, acting as my teacher, so many lessons that I did not deserve.”
And Jesus: “Ah, My daughter, to how many do I want to speak, and they do not listen to Me, reducing Me to silence and to suffocating My flames. So, we must thank each other—you thank Me, and I thank you. And then, why do you want to oppose the reading of the nine excesses? Ah! You do not know how much life, how much love and grace they contain. You must know that My word is Creation, and in narrating to you the nine excesses of My Love in the Incarnation, I not only renewed My Love that I had in incarnating Myself, but I created new love in order to invest the creatures and conquer them to give themselves to Me.
“These nine excesses of My Love, manifested with so much love of tenderness and simplicity, formed the prelude of the many lessons I was to give you about My Divine Fiat, in order to form Its Kingdom. And now, by their being read, My Love is renewed and redoubled. Don’t you want, then, that My Love, being redoubled, overflow outside and invest more hearts, so that, as a prelude, they may dispose themselves for the lessons of My Will, to make It known and reign?”
And I: “My dear Baby, I believe that many have spoken about Your Incarnation.”
And Jesus: “Yes, yes, they have spoken, but those have been words taken from the shore of the sea of My Love, therefore they are words that possess neither tendernesses, nor fullnesses of life. But those few words that I have spoken to you, I have spoken from within the life of the fount of My Love, and they contain life, irresistible strength, and such tendernesses, that only the dead will not feel themselves being moved to pity for Me, tiny little One, who suffered so many pains even from the womb of the Celestial Mama.”
After this, the confessor was reading in the chapel the first excess of the Love of Jesus in the Incarnation; and my sweet Jesus, from within my interior, pricked up His ears to listen. And drawing me to Himself, He said to me: “My daughter, how happy I feel in listening to them. But My Happiness increases in keeping you in this house of My Will, as both of us are listeners: I, of what I have told you, and you, of what you have heard from Me. My Love swells, boils and overflows. Listen, listen—how beautiful it is! The word contains the breath, and as it is spoken, the word carries the breath that, like air, goes around from mouth to mouth and communicates the strength of My Creative Word; and the new creation that My Word contains descends into the hearts.
“Listen, My daughter: in Redemption I had the cortege of My Apostles, and I was in their midst, all love, in order to instruct them; I spared no toil in order to form the foundation of My Church. Now, in this house, I feel the cortege of the first children of My Will, and I feel my loving scenes being repeated, in seeing you in their midst, all love, wanting to impart the lessons about My Divine Fiat in order to form the foundations of the Kingdom of My Divine Will. If you knew how happy I feel in seeing you speak about My Divine Volition…. I anxiously await the moment when you begin to speak, in order to listen to you, and to feel the happiness that My Divine Will brings Me.”
April 23, 1932
How the creature is called by the Divine Will. However many times she does her acts in It, so many times It is Reborn in her acts. Contest between Creator and creature.
My abandonment in the Divine Fiat continues, I feel Its call in all Its Acts, that is, in the sky, in the sun, in the sea, in the wind, in the Acts that It did in the Redemption, because there is nothing that exists, that did not come forth from the Divine Volition.
And It calls me in order to tell me: “I have done everything for you. Come to enjoy and possess everything that with so much Love I have Created for you. Do not make yourself estranged from all that belongs to you, nor render Our and your possessions isolated and deserted. Come and make your voice echo, so that resounding in all Our created things, you make Us feel the sweet treading of your steps. If solitude happens to Us, your company places Us in feast and gives Us the sweet surprises of the Joys that Our beloved creature can give Us.”
But while my mind went around in Its Works, my always Lovable Jesus, visiting my poor soul, all tenderness told me: “Blessed daughter of My Volition, since all created things were made for the creatures, My Divine Will remained in each one of them to call the creature, because It did not want to remain alone, but It wanted her for whom things were made, in order to give her the Rights over them and so not remain defrauded in Its Purpose for which It had Created her.
“Now, who hears this call? One who possesses My Will as Life. The Echo of My Will that is in created things forms the same Echo in the soul who possesses It, and in Its very arms It brings her where My Volition Itself calls her. And since she has her Rights given by Me, if she Loves all created things say ‘Love,’ if she adores, they say ‘Adoration,’ if she thanks, they say ‘Thanksgivings,’ in a way that one sees hovering in the sky, in the sun, in the sea, in the wind, in everything, even in the little bird that sings, the Love, the adoration, the thanksgiving of the creature who possesses My Divine Will. How vast is the Love and everything that she can do and say. The Heavens and earth are in her power.
“But this is nothing yet. You must know that for the soul who possesses My Divine Will, Its Divine Omnipotence and True Power enter into her work. It means diffusing herself in everything and everyone, to recall everything into that Act. With her Empire she makes herself heard by everyone to call the attention of everyone in a way that they feel the Operating Power of My Fiat in the Act of the creature, because I can call it not her act, but Mine. And who finds themselves in possession of It, such as the Angels, Saints, and Creation, feel a vein of Its Power flow, and they place themselves all at attention in order to receive it. And bowing, they adore, they thank and they Love the Operating Divine Will. One Act of It, is the Greatest, most Beautiful thing for all of Heaven and for all the earth. One Act of It—since It possesses Complete Power, as much if It works in the human act, as by Itself—can bring Innovation, Transformation over everything, and makes rise again New Things that did not exist before. So one Act in My Divine Will takes place in the Divine Order, and with Its Powerful Empire, It Rules over all; It Rules with Its Enticing Love, with It Enrapturing Beauty, with Its Infinite Joys and Sweetnesses. It is an Act that encloses everything all together, and those who do not feel the Beauty of It are constrained to feel the weight of the Divine Justice over them. But all will feel the Touch of the Power of One Act of My Will; no one will be excluded. And only these Acts line up in continuous Homage around God Himself, because those that give more Glory to God, and continuous Homage, are the Acts done in the Fiat, since they are Acts reproduced by God Himself, and they take part in His Incessant Act.”
After this, I was doing my acts in the Divine Will, and my sweet Jesus added: “My daughter, the soul who Lives in My Will is in the continuous Act of being Reborn in the Acts that she does in It. If she loves, she is in the continuous Act of being Reborn in Divine Love, and while being Born It forms the Life of Love in her, and as Life It takes the Primacy in all her being, such that her heartbeat, her breath, motion, glance, step, will, and all the rest, become Love. And however many times she is Reborn, so many more times Love grows. This Love as Life, and in the act of always being Born and growing, has the Enrapturing and Wounding Strength that while it Wounds Us it Enraptures Us, but with Our same Divine Power. And We, feeling Ourselves Wounded, pour forth Love from Our Wounds, and We Wound Our beloved creature. And in every Rebirth We double Our Love to her. So if she repairs, as many times as she repairs in Our Will, so many times she is Reborn in Divine Reparation, and forms the Life of Reparation in her soul, such that the breath, the motion, the will and all her being acquires the Life of Reparation.
“And since it is not with one act alone that she repairs Us, but with an entire Life, as Life she holds the Disarming Power; disarming Us she converts the scourges into Graces, and so on with all the rest that the creature can do in Our Divine Will. They are Lives that she acquires, that are nourished by Our Divine Sources. So, if in Our Divine Will she praises Us, thanks Us, blesses Us, she forms an entire Life of Thanksgivings, of Praises, and of Blessings toward her Creator. And every time she does this, while she is Reborn in these Acts and grows, she forms the Fullness of Life, in a way that the breath, the heartbeat, if she thinks, if she speaks, if she moves her step, if the blood circulates in her veins, in the whole entirety of the creature, there is no particle of her being that does not say ‘I thank You,’ ‘I praise You,’ ‘I bless You.’ O! how Beautiful it is to see her possessing as many Lives for however many times she is Reborn in her same Acts done in Our Divine Fiat; because for however many Lives she possesses, We feel in her heartbeat as many heartbeats in one, as many breaths, motions and steps in one. And of each one, some say ‘Love,’ some ‘Reparation,’ some ‘Thanksgiving,’ some ‘Praise,’ and some ‘Blessing.’
“These Rebirths and Lives form the most Beautiful Harmony in the fortunate creature who had the Good of acquiring them. So much is Our Pleasure, that Our Gaze is always fixed in looking at her, Our ears always intent in listening to her. The Power of Our Will calls Our continuous Attention. And as she tells Us ‘I love You,’ so We repeat to her ‘We Love you, We Love you, O daughter!’ As she repairs Us, so We clasp her to Our Heart. As she thanks Us, praises Us, and blesses Us, so We repeat to her ‘We Thank you’ because she thanked Us, ‘We Praise you’ because she praised Us, ‘We Bless you’ because she blessed Us. We can say that We place Ourselves in a contest with her. The Heavens and earth are astonished that the Creator places Himself in contest with His beloved creature. Therefore I want you always in My Will, because in It you give Us something to do and something to say, and you form Our outlet of Love.”
 From the Italian: “…la cosa più santissima…”.