Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Direction for Our Times

We continue our cycle of monthly messages for 2018 with the message from October 1, 2010 for our prayer groups and personal reflection. 
October 1, 2010 
My dear apostles, you are proceeding through your time on earth amidst many changes. Exteriorly, there is a great deal of motion and upset, which affects God’s children. Some are affected negatively and some are affected positively. Who is affected positively when there is suffering? I ask you this because I want you to view suffering from the perspective of one who trusts in God and trusts in God’s plan for all of His children. If you trust God, then suffering is viewed more simply, whether it is your suffering or the suffering of those around you. If you are suffering, then you are called to endure, but not without God and not without God’s grace. If someone near you is suffering, then you are called to offer compassion, and even assistance, if possible. You have the grace to understand your role and to understand your response, whether in your own suffering or in the suffering of those around you. In every experience in life, temptation is possible. If all is going well for you, then you may be tempted to become complacent about your response to the many graces I give you. I would prefer that during times of relative ease, you praise me and be alert to helping others. If all is not going well, there may be a temptation to believe that your prayers are not heard by God. I would ask you to use these times to practice trusting me. Offer your suffering to me with a heart that shares my experience willingly, not resentfully. Dear apostles, we are together, you and I. The unity we share was always intended by the Father. All is well. Do not be tempted against me if you are suffering. I will never leave you and I will use your suffering in ways you do not understand yet. You will understand later and you will be so grateful to me because I offered you these learning experiences. Rejoice. I am always with you.

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