“Do not take to heart what people say. I tell you over and over again that words should not move you one way or the other. If they do, you are seeking to please others and look towards their affection”(From Gianna below)
Everyone has an opinion. You, me, our spouse, the person in our Bible study group who’s mostly aligned with us from a philosophical standpoint, our fundamentalist neighbor, and the atheist down the street. I don’t care too much for being told my way is wrong, and in turn, it isn’t my duty to tell anyone else how wrong I think they are either. The only thing I can do is pray that I keep myself on the path of righteousness, and hope that my example resonates with others in a way that might incline them to follow Jesus. And I pray to Him for guidance, knowing who He is, and ask that I stay on His path, doing the best I can, with humility and love. The only person I can fix is me, and I’m just as deeply flawed as everyone else. The only flaws I can control are my own. Every single one of us has flaws that run deep, and who are we to be so arrogant as to think it’s our duty to correct anyone else? Jesus asks us in Matthew 7:3; “Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” This is huge, and if we as Christians want to bring people to Jesus, our job should be showing His light to others. Not telling others how, or even “that” they should be staying in His light. People don’t resonate with correction. Ours is to love gently, and to live by example. Most anything else amounts to veiled narcissism. It’s up to us to show the way, not so much to “tell” the way, or to attempt to scold someone into the way. We lead by following. In as much love as we can muster. Totus Tuus.❤️🙏
As told to Gianna Talone Sullivan, August 4, 1992, I am your Jesus of Mercy Vol IV
“My dear one, take these words down for My people. It is
important that you look to yourself and your way
before you are quick to correct someone! It is necessary to
take special care of yourself interiorly. Work at being calm,
and see that you remain focused on My love. In this way, the
words of others will not take offense in you but will only be
words. Why do you let the words of others affect you so?
It is because you are still of this world and have not given
yourself to Me.
Do not let distractions get in the way of your focus. Habit
must overcome habit. Habitually, love, and keep your mind
fixed on Me. Remember, I see all; and, many times, circum-
stances arise because I desire to see your actions, not when
all is well, but in troubled times!!
I have told you that if you want to advance in spiritual prog-
ress, you must put aside all trivial, momentary distractions
and have a profound love for Me. Your feelings of aggres-
sion will pass, and you will return to a state of equilibrium
When people admonish you and tell you to be careful of your
behavior, to be kind and to reflect what is expected of you,
do not be offended! Praise the person who admonishes you
by thanking them for pointing out the truth in such charity.
Even if you already KNOW what has been said to you in
your heart, thank the person anyway. It is an act of humility
to not take offense.
Do not take to heart what people say. I tell you over and
over again that words should not move you one way or the
other. If they do, you are seeking to please others and look
towards their affection with fondness. You need to be fully sus-
tained in me. I tell you over and over again! I have mentioned
this in previous lessons. What can man do that I cannot free
them and deliver from them?
Your mortal life is but a breath of what is to come. But
you continue to live in fear of one another. The way of mortal
life is one that will always have some type of turmoil because
of impurities, so why be disturbed? Seek to be confident and
calm, and raise your eyes to the heavens to be governed. Then
you will be happy, even in the midst of pain surrounding you.
You can be immunized against the ill effects of human judg-
ment because I am the judge of righteousness!
Work to maintain equanimity. Change your habits and
adopt true habits that remain faithful to the Word. I AM THE
WORD MADE FLESH. Peace My loved one. Peace. Ad