I know it has been awhile, but I am knee deep in big gardening projects once again. But I need to take the time to give you some information on the teachings of Jesus which are really interesting.
These teachings come from a little book called “My Daily Bread”, which has been given the imprimatur.
My Child, My grace is richer, deeper, grander, and more glorious than any other possession or achievement on earth. It shows you what is better and more profitable for your eternal success. It strengthens you against all earthly attractions and makes you the true master of your own life.
My grace brings you a yearning for Heaven and freedom from many earthly fears. All graces are gifts from Me. Actual grace enlightens your mind to see some truth more clearly and appreciate it more deeply then it gives your will an inclination toward the good which you see; and finally it offers you strength to follow that good, if you so desire. Every actual grace contains these three elements.
I speak to different persons in different ways, according to their background, abilities and efforts. I do not always use words when I speak within your soul. Often My message is received and understood in an instant. In your reading, reflecting, and prayer, I often speak to you. I help you to understand more clearly what you read in books or hear in sermons. The grandest sermon would be just so many words if I did not bless it with My grace. It is I who enable the listeners to understand it, desire it, and live it.
My grace cannot help you unless you accept it and make use of it. Read, reflect, and pray, so that you may better understand what I want you to know. Make frequent use of My sacraments to gain strength for life’s daily activities. Through My Church and your own interior life I will guide you each day toward eternal life. (The Divine Teacher, Chapter 2, pg 290; My Daily Bread)
While reading this myself today, It made me reflect upon something that happened to me many years ago at the beginning of my own conversion. I probably spoke about this in other posts but I will speak about it again. I had just come back to the Lord after many years of being away from God and the Church. One day, I had received some information in the mail with my Pieta Prayer Books which I had ordered. There were articles on how to Receive the Eucharist. In the hand or in the Mouth. So, as I was reading the material I became so confused because it was saying we should never receive the Eucharist in our hands but only on the Tongue. I was confused because whichever Church I was going to the Priests were administering Holy Communion in the hand and everyone was taking it in the hand.
I was worried and began to cry about this thinking how badly I really needed to know the Truth of this situation. So, I looked at an image of Jesus I had on my wall and begged Him to please tell me the truth…..how should I receive Him in the Eucharist….in the hand or on the tongue.
Immediately, without me realizing or knowing how it happened, I felt something prick my heart and instantly I knew without a doubt He wanted me to receive Him on the tongue. In the above passage where I was quoting, Jesus says: “I do not always use words when I speak within your soul. Often My message is received and understood in an instant”.
This is exactly what happened to me. I knew in an instant and I had no doubts whatsoever, and still to this day almost 20 years later, I remember every detail and still feel the same conviction.
I hope this little lesson helps you today, and God Bless you. I am doing a few gardens for a local Church so I am off once again. Have a beautiful and blessed day.