Sunday, October 23, 2016

My Compassionate Heart

                “Dear loving, compassionate, merciful Lord, I cannot fathom the depths of Your mercy or the deep compassion You feel for the people You created, yet I am so deeply grateful and awed at these things. Even now, I struggle to find the words to describe what lies in my heart, yet I am confident that Your compassionate heart feels it too. I especially ponder how You created us with free will, knowing that Your beloved people would not use this gift of free will wisely and that many would turn against You. You knew these actions would pierce Your own heart and that in Your compassion, You would also experience the hurt, loss and despair that these people who turn away from You would experience. You created a world where death and sadness occur knowing that You too would suffer compassionately. When I reflect on Your Passion and the cruel, unjust persecution and horrific Crucifixion, my empathy overwhelms my senses and I shudder in horror. I cannot begin to understand Your ways but I am eternally grateful to be a part of Your plan.”
                “My darling compassionate daughter, do not shudder in horror but instead, see with your heart and find the great love inside My heart. That love is what compelled Me to find the only way to save all My children. Wouldn’t you do anything to protect your children? It is the same with Me only exponentially greater. By creating My children with free will, I created a greater pathway to show love. An animal acts out of a need to survive. I wanted more for My children. I wanted them to act out of love which is so much greater than mere survival. That is why there are martyrs who act out of love for Me and not just to survive. The benefits of acting out of love are so much greater than you could ever imagine. The Trinitarian love that flows through Me and My Father and the Holy Spirit is so intense and awesome that I cannot find the words to describe it in terms you would understand. Just know that My greatest desire for My beloved children is to experience that same love as one with Us. That love is freely given, but it must be freely accepted as well. You have to want it, seek it, ask for it and live for it by your own free will. That is My gift.
                “My compassionate heart burns for all of you and yes, I do feel what all of you feel and only I could take on all of humanity’s pain and suffering and then open the gates of heaven to all those who truly love Me. You cannot begin to fathom the deep longing I hold in My heart for all of you to be with Me forever. The deep longing you feel for Me is but a drop of what I feel for all of you. But my dear compassionate child, keep your heart open and always be compassionate to those who suffer, no matter how far they stray from Me and no matter what has caused their suffering. Just know that through their suffering, they may find Me waiting with compassionate merciful arms. Walk with them, comfort them and share their pain, for then My child, you will be imitating Me and you will help Me bring our people home.”