Jesus to Sr. Gertrude Mary:
“In return for the signal favours with which I fill your soul, I ask you to console My Heart. This is the part you have to play, My privileged spouse.
You rejoice My Heart every time that you show Me gratitude for the trials which I send you.**
Let Me do what I will with you. Be faithful to all that I ask of you.
You shall be the beloved disciple of My Heart, and I will take the entire charge of your soul.”
** Our Lord said to St. Gertrude that we should thank Him for sufferings and trials. Why? Because they are sent or permitted for our eternal welfare, and for the benefit of others. They are sent by God’s love as a means of purifying our souls; uniting us more intimately to God; increasing our merits; and to “snatch many souls from perdition” (Jesus to Sr. Josefa Menendez).
Ponder these truths, and next time you suffer, call to mind Our Crucified Saviour, the Lamb without spot.