PASSAGES ON THE ARMS OF JESUS AND THE BLESSED MOTHER ARE BOATS IN THE SEA OF THE DIVINE WILL FROM THE BOOK OF HEAVEN
Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta,
The Little Daughter of the Divine Will:
The Queen of Heaven in the Kingdom of the Divine Will.
The Teacher of the Apostles,
Dwelling and Center of the Nascent Church, and the Boat of Refuge.
The Descent of the Holy Spirit.
.Lesson of the Queen of Heaven:
Now, you(Luisa) must know that as My Son departed for Heaven, I remained together with the apostles in the cenacle, waiting for the Holy Spirit. They were all around Me, clinging to Me, and we prayed together; they did nothing without My advice. And when I began to speak to instruct them and to narrate some anecdotes about My Son which they did not know – as for example, the details of His birth, His baby tears, His loving traits, the incidents that happened in Egypt, the so many wonders of the hidden life in Nazareth… – oh, how attentive they were in listening to Me! They were enraptured in hearing of the so many surprises, the so many teachings that He had given Me, which were to serve for them. In fact, My Son had said little or nothing about Himself to the apostles, reserving for Me the task of making known to them how much He had loved them, and the details which only His Mother knew. So, My child, I was in the midst of My apostles more than the Sun of the day. I was the anchor, the wheel, the boat in which they found refuge, to be safe and sheltered from every danger. Therefore, I can say that I delivered the nascent Church upon My Maternal knees, and that My arms were the boat in which I led Her to a safe harbor, and I still do.
Then the time came for the descent of the Holy Spirit, promised by My Son, in the cenacle. What a transformation, My child! As they were invested, they acquired new science, invincible strength, ardent love. A new life flowed within them, which rendered them intrepid and courageous, in such a way that they scattered throughout the whole world to make Redemption known, and to lay down their lives for their Master. I remained with beloved John, and was forced to leave Jerusalem, as the storm of persecution began.
My dearest child (Luisa), you(Luisa) must know that I still continue My Magisterium in the Church – there is nothing which does not descend from Me. I can say that I pour all Myself out for Love of My children, and I nourish them with My Maternal milk. Now, during these times, I want to display an even more special Love by making known how My whole life was formed in the Kingdom of the Divine Will. Therefore I call you(Luisa) onto My knees, into My Maternal arms, so that, forming a boat for you(Luisa), youLuisa) may be sure to Live in the Sea of the Divine Will. Greater Grace I could not give you(Luisa). O please! I beg you(Luisa), make your Mama content! Come to Live in this Kingdom so holy! And when you(Luisa) see that your will would want to have some act of life, come and take refuge in the safe boat of My arms, saying to Me: “My Mama, my will wants to betray me, and I deliver it to You, that you may put the Divine Will in its place.”
Oh, how happy I will be if I am able to say: “My child is all Mine, because she Lives of Divine Will.” And I will make the Holy Spirit descend into your soul, that He may burn away from you all that is human; and by His refreshing Breath, He may rule over you and confirm you in the Divine Will.
The Book of Heaven
This morning, finding myself in my usual state, I saw the confessor with another holy priest, who was saying: “Banish any thought that your position might not be Will of God.” Then he began to speak about these Protestants of Corato whom they talk about; and he said: “They will do little or nothing, because the Protestants do not have the bait of truth in order to catch the hearts, as does the Catholic Church. They lack the boat of true virtue to be able to place them in safety; they are without sails, oars, anchor, which are the examples and teachings of Jesus Christ. They reach the point of having neither a bread to satisfy their hunger, nor water to quench their thirst and wash themselves, which are the Sacraments; and what’s more, they even lack the sea of grace to be able to go in search of souls to be caught. So, since all this is lacking, what progress can they possibly make?” And he said many other things which I don’t know how to repeat well.
Continuing in my usual state, I found myself inside an immense Sea of Light – one could see neither where it began nor where it ended; and a little boat, also made of Light: of Light was the bottom of the boat, of Light the sails – in sum, it was all Light. However, the different things which are needed to form a boat could be distinguished by the diversity of Light – one brighter than the other. This little boat was crossing this Sea of Light at incredible speed. I remained enchanted; more so, in seeing that now it would dissolve in the Sea and could no longer be seen; now it would come out, and while it was far away, plunging itself into the Sea, it would find itself at the same point from which it had come out. My always lovable Jesus amused Himself very much in watching this little boat, and calling me, told me: “My daughter (Luisa), the Sea that you(Luisa) see is My Will. My Will is Light, and no one can cross this Sea but one who wants to Live of Light. The boat that you(Luisa) see crossing this sea with so much Grace is the soul (Luisa) who Lives in My Will. By its continuous Living in My Will, it breathed the air of My Will, and My Will has emptied it of the wood, of the sails, of the anchor and of the tree, and has turned it completely into Light. So, as the soul keeps doing her acts in My Will, she empties herself of herself, and fills herself with Light.
The Captain of this boat is I (Jesus) – I am the One who guides her at the pace of her speed; I (Jesus) the One who plunges her deep inside to give her rest, and to give her the time to be confided the Secrets of My Will. No one could be capable of guiding her because, not knowing the Sea, they cannot know the way to guide her; nor would I trust anyone. At the most, I choose the guide as spectator and listener of the great Prodigies that My Will performs. Who can ever be capable of guiding the runs in My Will? On the other hand, in one single instant I make her do runs which another guide would make her do in one century.”
Then He added: “Do you(Luisa) see how beautiful she is? She runs, she dives, and she finds herself at the beginning. It is the sphere of Eternity that enwraps her, keeping her always still at one single point. It is My immutable Will that makes her run within Its sphere, which has no beginning and no end; and while she runs, she finds herself at that steady point of My immutability. Look at the sun – it is fixed, it does not move, but in one instant its light covers the whole earth. The same for this boat: she is immutable with Me, nor does she move from that point from which My Will delivered her – she came out of an Eternal Point, and there she remains. And if she appears to be running, those are her acts that run, which, like solar light, go everywhere and to every place. This is the wonder: to run and to be still. So I am, and so must I render one who lives in my Will.
But do you want to know who this boat is? The soul (Luisa) who Lives in My Will. As she emits her acts in My Volition, she does her runs, giving My Will the opportunity to let many other vital acts of Grace, of Love, of Glory come out from Its center. And I (Jesus), her Captain, guide that act; I run together with it, that it may be an act which lacks nothing, and which is worthy of My Will. I amuse Myself very much in these things; I see the little daughter of My Will (Luisa) that, together with Me, runs and remains still. She has no feet, but is the step of all; she has no hands, but is the motion of all works; she has no eyes, and in the Light of My Will she is more than eyes and light for all. Oh, how well she imitates her Creator! How she become similar to Me!
Only in My Will can there be true imitation. I hear My most sweet and Creative Voice resound to My ear: ‘Let Us make man in Our Image and Likeness.’ And with unending joy, I say: ‘Here are My images! The rights of Creation are being returned to Me! The purpose for which I created man is completed! How happy I am!’ And I call all Heaven to make feast.”
As I was in my usual state, I found myself in the midst of a flowery valley in which I found my late Confessor, who died on the tenth of the current month [her third Confessor, Don Gennaro di Gennaro]. According to his habit when he lived down here, he told me: “Tell me, what did Jesus say to you?” And I: ‘He spoke to me in my interior, He did not tell me anything with words; and you know that I don’t take into account the things which I hear in my interior.’ And he: “I want to hear also what He told you in your interior.” And I, as though forced: ‘He told me: “My daughter (Luisa), I (Jesus) carry you in My Arms. My Arms will serve you(Luisa) as a little boat to make you(Luisa) sail in the interminable Sea of My Will. Then, as you(Luisa) do your acts in My Volition, you(Luisa) will form the sails, the mast, the anchor, which will serve not only as ornament to the little boat, but to make it move faster. The love I have for one who Lives in My Will is so great that I carry her in My Arms without ever leaving her.” And while He was saying this, I saw the Arms of Jesus in a shape of a little boat, and myself in the middle of it.’
“Therefore, courage, and remember that you (Luisa) are the little boat of My Will; and the Divine Will is not a sea of water, which has its ports and shores, where boats, ships and passengers make their stops, where they rest, have a good time, and many passengers don’t even return to cross the sea. The Sea of My Will is Sea of Light and of Fire, with no port and no shore. Therefore, there are no stops for My little boat. She must cross It continuously, but with such speed as to enclose the whole unending Eternity in each one of your heartbeats and acts; in such a way as to connect them to that Eternal Heartbeat and Act, which is heartbeat and act of everyone. And you (Luisa), crossing over all, will go around Eternity at each one of your heartbeats; you (Luisa) will take everything, and will bring Us all that comes from the Divinity in order to give and to receive – but which gives without receiving. And My little boat (Luisa) has the task to cross the immense Sea of My Will in order to give Us return of all that comes from Us. So, if you(Luisa) oppress yourself, you(Luisa) will lose attention in the round, and the Sea of My Will, not feeling shaken by the fast rounds of My little boat, will burn you(Luisa) even more and you(Luisa) will fidget even more because of My privation. But if you(Luisa) keep going around, you (Luisa) will be like that sweet little breeze which, bringing refreshment to My Fire, will serve you to sweeten the torment you (Luisa) suffer because of My privation.”
“Now, in order to receive all My Helps and all My Pains and Works as Operating Works, Speaking Voice and Helping Messengers, the creature must unite her will to Mine, and immediately she will feel herself Retied to Mine, and all My Acts will offer themselves around to do their Offices, in order to sustain, cement and raise again the human will. As soon as she unites herself and decides to do My Divine Will, all of My Acts, like fierce army, place themselves as defense of the creature, and form the boat of safety in the stormy sea of life. But for one who does not do My Will, I could say that she receives nothing, nor can she receive, because My Will alone is the Out-Giver of everything I did for Love of creatures.”