The Lord Speaks in Those Who Love Him
(CEV) “The Notebooks 1945-1950”, p. 416
Jesus says: “Have you ever meditated on the meaning of the expression so often on the lips of theologians when they speak of all the writings of the Old and New Testament: ‘Wisdom says,’ ‘The Lord says’? A little while ago you heard a preacher say, ‘The Lord says, “If I were to speak the tongues of men and angels….”‘ He did not say, ‘Paul says, but ‘the Lord says.’
Why? Out of respect, considering that God informs every human action? That, too. But, above all, because the truth should be stated.
They say his words. And, in more distant times, so did Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jesus ben Sirach, Zephaniah, Micah, and Zechariah…. And in more recent times all the voices of the Lord scattered over the centuries to tell men God’s words. Those words which are as many lights, as many medicines, as many graces…
Do you see how good the Lord is to those who are entirely his own? He makes these men so utterly one with Him that they are no longer, but He is them and speaks and acts to the point where what their hands write can truly be referred to as ‘said by the Lord.’ And observe, too, that, according to authentic justice, they cannot boast about the words they write, for those words are not theirs, but the Lord’s.
For this reason I have always said to you, ‘Always be humble, for, if an atom of pride were to arise in you […], I would abandon you until a long, sincere repentance made you acceptable to my heart once again.’
“Be at peace, […]. The cross, after being regarded as an object of horror, was exalted for having borne Me, becoming an instrument of redemption. The crucified, after being tested in pain, shall be exalted for having completed in themselves what was lacking in my Passion.”
Maria Valtorta: The Notebooks
“These Notebooks belong to a category of mystical literature which the Catholic Church has long been familiar with: that of so-called “private revelations.” A private revelation is not binding for the faith of Christians, but its value is to be measured by its capacity to instruct and inflame souls, spurring them to love God more and apply divine teachings to their everyday lives. In the confidence—and the conviction—that this work superabounds in these inspired qualities, we offer it for the spiritual nourishment of readers. —David Murray
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