Tuesday, June 28, 2016
On Why God Wants Us Always Smiling or Intending to Do So
As mentioned in the first article in this series on “He and I” from our Lord to Gabrielle Bossis, He always asked her to smile at Him within her and to smile at Him in others. He constantly reminded her that He was truly within her (with the Father and Holy Spirit) as long as we are in a state of Grace, and even when others drove Him out with mortal sin, as their Creator, there is still a trace of Him which He wants acknowledged by us in everyone whom He has created, since nothing exists without His cooperation.
Our Lord so desires this from us to comfort Him for the billions of people who never think about Him, because they either don’t know Him or don’t care to speak with Him even if they believe in His existence. He further reminds Gabrielle that everything He does or permits is for our ultimate spiritual good for all eternity, a much greater eternal reward of Love; and therefore in those who are truly striving to please Him, He expects constant joy from us. And His Great Joy is to see us constantly in union with Him in thought and word, and our joy to know and relish His Presence within us. This Joy should take the form of a smile as often as we think about Him within us. This is the sole purpose of His giving us the Gift of “He and I” through Gabrielle, so we can finally come to know and experience, truly experience, in our daily life this Joy that only God can give to those who desire to know and love Him now (as far as one can in this life) as in Heaven, and who seek to give this same Joy back to God.
Our Lord taught Gabrielle as He did St. Therese, the need for Faith and Trust. He taught her: “Believe in My Love and you will have over and above all you ask or think….The Three Equal Persons are for you, for everyone. Try to think often of Their Presence in you. It is Love.” Here are just a few examples of the many times He reminded her to smile:
–“Continue Me. Smile in your soul when you look at Me.”
–“Don’t aim at saying an exact number of wordy prayers. Just love me simply: a look of your heart, the tender smile of a friend.”
–“Take the little daily trials with a smile and you will dress My wounds.”
–“Today, I will take every smile of yours for Myself.”
–“Smile at everyone and I will make your smile a blessing.”
–“The joy of having more of Me brings about all other joys.”
–(Do) You understand, if you keep smiling before My face, you will always have a smile for others, and it will warm their hearts.”
–Be full of joy when you are misunderstood or overlooked, because this makes you just like Me.”