June 17, 1991

(Message for Pistoia in Italy (near Florence).)

peace be with you; I have come all the way to you to tell you:

I am here;

beloved, My Sacred Heart is on Fire, this is why I descend from My Throne to come all the way to you and offer you My Peace and My Love; Mercy is at your doors; if there were two knees to receive you with great love at your birth and two arms to hug you with affection, I tell you: I have done more than that, I have laid down My Life for you;

I am the Source of Love; come, renounce all that stains your soul and follow Me; do not say: “My way of life is faultless;” you are without beauty and without majesty so long as your soul is stained and imperfect; come, I can perfect your soul since I am offering you free and at no cost My Blood and My Flesh; surrender yourself to Me, I am the Life;

today I suddenly descend upon you, I look around Me and My Heart is filled with grief; I had once cultivated this earth and turned it into a Garden, with the subtlest odours from its flowers, I left behind Me ‘levitical priests’ to keep it; I entrusted them with My Interests, but My garden I find neglected, My flower-beds dry, I am surrounded by an endless desert, devastated, even the jackals have difficulties of surviving it; scorpions and vipers are the inhabitants which prosper in its treacherous dryness and if only a remnant of My lambs are alive it is because I had been sending you without cease, My angels, to snatch away My lambs from the viper’s fangs and the scorpion’s sting; I had been told that I would find all My sheepfold secure and untouched in My Return and My Garden kept and watered but hardly had I gone, scarcely had I turned My back, than they turned My garden into a haunt of the lizard and the spider …

O come! you who err still in this wilderness saying: “I have sought My Redeemer but have not found Him;” find Me, My beloved, in purity of heart, by loving Me without self-interest, find Me in holiness, in the abandonment I desire of you; find Me by observing My Commandments; find Me by replacing evil with love; find Me in simplicity of heart; sin no more; cease in doing evil; learn to do good, search for justice, help the oppressed, let this wilderness and this aridity exult; let your tepidness enflame into an ardent flame; relinquish your apathy and replace it by fervour; do all these things so that you may be able to say: “I have sought My Redeemer and I have found Him; He was near Me all the time but in My darkness I failed to see Him; O Glory be to God! Blessed be our Lord! how could I have been so blind?”

I shall then remind you to keep and treasure My Principles so that you may live; I shall come like a lightning, as a flash in the clouds with My Holy Spirit to wipe away the tears from every cheek, so courage, My beloved, Love shall return as love;

I, the Sacred Heart bless you all leaving My Sigh of Love on your forehead; be one under My Holy Name,