April 21, 1998
May the sweetness of the Lord be on us! 1
ah, enter into the joy of your Lord! yes? say it!
(I had a complaint.)
Why do You deprive me of Your companionship?
come, say what you want to say ….
And You do it as though You take Your pleasure in it by bringing forth all sorts of events that obstruct me from using the gift You have given me and being thus in Your delightful Presence which is Light.
I have given you a wreath that will never wither, and I have baptised you with Fire; I have given you spiritual food and drink; how is it that at moments you fail to understand Me? I would have given you now a sharp answer, but considering your words pronounced to Me the other day,2 coming out from the depths of your heart, know that I am reluctant in mortifying you; I am still perfumed by your words of love; I have received your words as a sweet fragrance of myrrh and My hair is covered with drops of your aromatic words and My head is all perfumed, you have bound3 Me with your words …. but I tell you, this act of privation is so that I ripen your fruits; yes, I am your Sunshine, but a tree needs rain as well to be able to grow and multiply its foliage and its fruit; when your soul does not feel My rays for a while, know that at that moment I am refreshing you again;
and now tell Me, how does your soul feel right now?
Right now I feel enamoured by Divine Grace ….
cease then tormenting your soul and reproaching Me; be grateful instead for all the graces I have poured in your soul; I am preparing you to receive a divine visitation from the Holy Spirit who will entrust you with His Message4 and who would leave with His Noble Theme an everlasting memory to this generation and to all future generations;
My tender spouse, be of Jesus as Jesus is of you; I am for you as you are for Me; 5 we are one for the other and so complete in union and intertwined that a number of souls have seen Me in you and you in Me; 6 let Me delight and contemplate Myself in you; I enjoy immensely those moments when I gaze at Myself; I have indeed clothed you with Myself to possess you and have offered you My Grace to possess Me in Grace; call it if you wish: the folly of God, enamoured of his creation to folly; 7
see? therefore, calm down your heart and understand those moments of privation;
I know that had You not shown Yourself to me in the beginning (1985), I would be still out there in the graveyard among the putrefied. Had it not been for Your Grace, I would have by now putrefied myself. My soul was longing for You, when You were prolonging Your rains upon me.
but now, My dove, have I not released you from your pains? hear Me, Vassiliki: know that while you were in the state of privation I was resting in your heart ….
be blessed and find your comfort in My Heart;