The essence of what God is now asking of those who desire to love Him as He desires to be loved is an overwhelming emphasis on the sacrificial Love of what God has done for us: to give of ourselves completely in love (through sacrifice for other souls) as He has done. He is asking us through Elizabeth Kindelmann, St. Faustina and others to imitate Him completely...and He knows that due to our weakness we can only do this by His Grace...extraordinary Grace.. which He is pouring out through His Mother. Our Lord gives Elizabeth a succinct statement of the ultimate purpose of the Grace of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: "Desire to share in the work of Redemption! Let this be the supreme goal of your lives: the most valuable gift you can bring to Me. Take advantage of every opportunity and every means to save souls. Work at it!"
Our Lord gave almost the exact instructions to St. Faustina: "My daughter, if you knew what great merit and reward is earned by one act of pure love for Me, you would die of joy. I am saying this that you may constantly unite yourself with Me through love for this is the goal of the life of your soul." The Lord then explains very carefully how we are to love Him with pure love. "My child, you please Me most by suffering. In your physical as well as mental sufferings, I want you to detach yourself, not only from creatures, but also from yourself....The more you will come to love suffering, the purer your love for Me will be."
|St. Faustina Kowalska before 1938 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
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God Bless you and your work,
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