The Voice of Christ
My child, the more you depart from yourself, the more
you will be able to enter into Me. As the giving up
of exterior things brings interior peace, so the
forsaking of self unites you to God. I will have you
learn perfect surrender to My will, without
contradiction or complaint.
Follow Me. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Without the Way, there is no going. Without the
Truth, there is no knowing. Without the Life, there
is no living. I am the Way which you must follow, the
Truth which you must believe, the Life for which you
must hope. I am the inviolable Way, the infallible
Truth, the unending Life. I am the Way that is
straight, the supreme Truth, the Life that is true,
the blessed, the uncreated Life. If you abide in My
Way you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall
make you free, and you shall attain life everlasting.
If you wish to enter into life, keep My commandments.
If you will know the truth, believe in Me. If you
will be perfect, sell all. If you will be My
disciple, deny yourself. If you will possess the
blessed life, despise this present life. If you will
be exalted in heaven, humble yourself on earth. If
you wish to reign with Me, carry the Cross with Me.
For only the servants of the Cross find the life of
blessedness and of true light.
Lord Jesus, because Your way is narrow and despised
by the world, grant that I may despise the world and
imitate You. For the servant is not greater than his
Lord, nor the disciple above the Master. Let Your
servant be trained in Your life, for there is my
salvation and true holiness. Whatever else I read or
hear does not fully refresh or delight me.
The Voice of Christ
My child, now that you know these things and have
read them all, happy will you be if you do them. He
who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is that
loves Me. And I will love him and will show Myself to
him, and will bring it about that he will sit down
with Me in My Father's Kingdom.
Lord Jesus, as You have said, so be it, and what You
have promised, let it be my lot to win. I have
received the cross, from Your hand I have received
it. I will carry it, carry it even unto death as You
have laid it upon me. Truly, the life of a good
religious man is a cross, but it leads to paradise.
We have begun -- we may not go back, nor may we leave
Take courage, brethren, let us go forward together
and Jesus will be with us. For Jesus' sake we have
taken this cross. For Jesus' sake let us persevere
with it. He will be our help as He is also our leader
and guide. Behold, our King goes before us and will
fight for us. Let us follow like men. Let no man fear
any terrors. Let us be prepared to meet death
valiantly in battle. Let us not suffer our glory to
be blemished by fleeing from the Cross.