BOOK OF HEAVEN
From the writings of the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta
June 6, 1935 How one who Lives in the Volition of God has God Himself in her power. The Queen of Heaven goes around through all the nations in order to place Her children in safety.
My poor mind continues its flight in the Interminable Light of the Divine Volition, there is nothing either in Heaven, or on earth, that is not Its Birth, and everything and everyone have something to say about He who has generated them. Rather they never tire of narrating His Eternal Origin, His Unreachable Sanctity, His Love that always generates, without ever ceasing, His Fiat that always speaks—It speaks to the mind, It speaks in the heart, It speaks on the tongue, and now It speaks with articulate voices, now with moans, now with supplicating, now with Empire, now with such sweetness as to move the hardest and most obstinate hearts. My God, what Power Your Volition contains. O please! make it that I always Live of It.
But while I thought this, my sweet Jesus, making me His brief little visit, with an Indescribable Goodness told me: “My daughter, My Will! My Will! It is everything, It does everything, It gives everything. Who can ever say that he has not received everything from It? You must know that the creature herself possesses as much sanctity for however much she is in order, in rapport, with My Will. So much more does she elevate herself to Union with God, for however more she is united with Him. Her values, her merits, are measured by the relations that she has had with My Will. In fact, the whole foundation, the base, the substance, the Origin of the goods in the creature, depends on how many acts she has done of My Will, on how much she knows about It. In fact, if she has let My Volition enter in all her acts, she can say: ‘Everything is Holy, everything is Pure and Divine in me.’ We can give her everything, even Our Life into her power.
“On the other hand, if she has done nothing of My Will and knows nothing, We do not have anything to give her, because she does not merit anything since she lacks the seed to generate the Good that pertains to Us. So she has not one right to receive pay from Her Celestial Father. If she has not labored in Our Field, We can say: ‘I do not know you.’ Therefore, if in everything, or at least partly, she has not done anything of My Will, Heaven is closed for the creature, and she does not have any right to the Celestial Fatherland. This is the reason why We insist so much that Our Will be always done, that It be known, because We want to populate Heaven with Our beloved children. And since everything has come forth from Us, We want that everything returns into Our Divine Womb.”
So after this I continued to think about the Divine Will, and I prayed that It would hurry and that with Its Omnipotence that can do everything, It would conquer all the obstacles and would make His Kingdom come and that His Will would Reign on earth as It does in Heaven. But while I thought this, before my mind, my sweet Jesus made seen so many mournful and horrifying things, before which the hardest hearts are shaken, and the most obstinate knocked down. Everything was terror and fright. I remained so afflicted as to feel myself dying, and I prayed that He would spare so many scourges.
And my beloved Jesus, as if He would have pity on my affliction, told me: “My daughter, courage, everything will serve for the Triumph of My Will. If I strike, it is because I want to heal. My Love is so much, that when I cannot conquer by way of Love and of Graces, I seek to conquer by way of terror and fright. The human weakness is so much that many times he does not care about My Graces, he is deaf to My Voice, he laughs at My Love. But it is enough to touch his skin, to remove the things necessary to natural life, that it abases his haughtiness. He feels so humiliated that he makes himself a rag, and I do what I want with him. Especially if they do not have a perfidious and obstinate will, one chastisement is enough—to see himself at the brink of the grave—that he returns to Me into My arms.
“You must know that I always Love My children, My beloved creatures. I would eviscerate Myself in order to not see them stricken, so much so that in the mournful times that will come, I have placed them all into the hands of My Celestial Mama. I have entrusted them to Her, so that She keeps them secure for Me under Her mantle. I will give to Her all those that She will want, death itself will not have power over those who will be in the custody of My Mama.”
Now while He said this, my dear Jesus made me see with deeds that the Sovereign Queen descended from Heaven with an indescribable Majesty and a Tenderness all Maternal, and She went around in the midst of creatures in all the nations and She marked Her dear children, and those who must not be touched by the scourges. Each one my Celestial Mama touched, the scourges had no power to touch those creatures. Sweet Jesus gave the right to His Mama of placing in safety whomever She pleased. How moving it was to see the Celestial Empress going around through all the parts of the world, that She took them in Her Maternal Hands, She entrusted them to Her bosom, she hid them under Her Mantle, so that no evil could harm those whom Her Maternal Goodness kept in Her custody, guarded and defended. O! if everyone could see with how much Love and Tenderness the Celestial Queen did this office, they would cry from consolation, and they would Love She who Loves them so much.