December is such a sacred month, a holy season of Advent, whereby we prepare to be aware of Jesus Coming and Presence now with us, and in us to close one year and begin anew. It is challenging, but possible to focus on what is necessary to retain our peace, but yes, choices for simplicity are to be made to obtain this. Father, please grant that our focus be on love, to obtain the Peace you give us through Your Son. Grant us a Holy Christmas season! Bless You, doting and loving Father! That we may ask boldly and obtain all the gifts of Mercy this Jubilee year. Mercy is the greatest attribute of God! whereby we can obtain Heaven on Earth.... living and dwelling safely in the Mercy of God's Divine Paternal Heart.
May 12, 2000
Simplicity is the remedy. It soothes your soul and mind, as well as your body. I
comfort you in My simplicity. Will you come to Me now that your life is settling
into a routine once again.
Then I ask you this: consider what it means to be “like” God. Pray on this and
refer to the chapters in John that deal with the Last Supper. What does it mean
to be like God your Father? When you understand this, you will be at peace
with your question: What am I to do. Temper your days with meditation on
My words to you—they are many but must be understood and remembered
to effect the change they were intended for. You dampen the sodden grass
with your tears but the sun will restore the day for your delight. Shalom, little
daughter of My heart.
And this excerpt confirms where everlasting love and thereby peace is achieved... and where there is peace, joy is possible. (lstar8)
December 24, 2002
Dearest Sweetest Papa:
How long have I been gone this time? My head swims in the requirements
of my life.
Why, I wonder do such great traumas seem to occur around Christmas? I
fid that Christmas, which once made me so very, very joyful, makes me
very sad—profoundly sad. Almost all semblance of a spiritual feast day are
“almost” gone. You can barely see the religious reason anymore. Everyone
is frantic, running around “buying” gifts. There is no speaking of God
or of Love. Everyone is weary—so weary—and they hate what they do at
Christmas, but they don’t know how to stop.
My … didn’t want to put up a tree, listen to carols, be with family. Ours is a
house of misery…My heart breaks. How can I make it better, Father? The
example being given to the children…. And so again, I ask You for mercy
for my family. Let them see the model I had as a child—of a Holy, Happy
Catholic marriage and family.
[In a powerful dream I had a few years ago, I also experienced a Christmas
where there was no tree, no celebration—and I felt panicky. I went out on a
deck and looked out over the mountains and sky and saw signs or symbols, a
kind of language or message written hugely in the sky. It was foreign to me;
I didn’t understand it. But what I did understand is that it defid all human
explanation and was indeed evidence of God’s existence and interaction
with us—and I felt relieved, greatly relieved—but also very frightened. This
Christmas reminds me somewhat of that dream.]
I love You, Father; help me to love You and my family better. Please. I am
Shout, child, with love and joy, for it surrounds you! Yes, even now. For I have
come in a new and cherished way. What is this way? It is love. Where love
exists—there am I. This does not mean that a soul feels love from another.
Rather, little one of My Heart, it means that you feel the love inside you for ALL
others, regardless of whether that love is returned.
Place yourself in the view of your family—your loved ones and friends. Let them
see the love you feel for Me. And I will come to them as well, because I AM with
you and in you. When I reside in you, it is not you they reject, but Me, daughter
of My Heart. They reject Me. So I ask you, do you grieve for Me or for yourself?
I can bear this hurt, Barbara Rose—you cannot—without My aid.
Now I tell you this, what day have I given you for My Love to be celebrated? It
is this Christmas and all Christmases, renewed each year in time. You see truly
that the love enjoyed this holiday season is false— it is attached to things.
Love is not things—it is a matter of the heart. We do not offer things in the
place of our own hearts. This is not wise—with this practice, love of the heart
wanes; it dies.
No, daughter, this is not the Way. I give you this gift for Christmas—belief and
trust and love—these three are the foundation of all communion among My
Children and in that I reside and am present.
Believe, little one, that the day will come when all will be made right in My eyes.
You have only to do My Will—Love.
Sir [Ecclesiasticus] 7:12—” for there is one that humbleth and exalteth, God who
Be Not Afraid.