I've watched you and I know you. I know when you sit down and when you rise up. I carefully examine your path and your rest. I'm proficient in all your ways, the very hairs of your head are all counted. You were created in my image.
In me you live, you move and you are. Before I formed you in the womb of your mother I knew you. I have chosen you for an inheritance. You were not a mistake, and in my book were already written all the days that were set for you.
I determined the times and the boundaries of your home. I created you in a wonderful way. I created you into the womb of your mother. It is I who brought thee from the womb of your mother. My image has been distorted by those who do not know me. I am neither distant nor angry, but I am the perfect expression of love. The love I have lavished on you, making you the son of God. I gave you what your earthly father could never give thee, for I am the perfect Father.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from me, for I am the one who provides for your every need. I gave you a future with hope, because I love you with an everlasting love. My thoughts for you, if you want to count them, would outnumber the sand. I will rejoice for joy. I never stop to bless you. You will be, among all peoples, my special treasure. And I will, permanently, place you in this country with all my heart and all my soul. And I shall tell you great and mighty things. And you will find me if you will search with all your heart and all your soul. Delight yourself in Me, and I will give you what your heart desires. Because I'm the One who will inspire you to work for my pleasure. Because I can do everything beyond what you ask or think, because I am your greatest source of encouragement.
I am the Father of mercy and God of all consolation. When your heart aches I am close to you. Like a shepherd pasturing a lamb, I have placed you in my heart. I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. And there will be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying of fatigue. I am your father and I love you in the same way I love my Son, Jesus.
Because my love for you is revealed in Jesus, He is the imprint of my essence. And He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. And to tell you that I do not count your sins. Jesus has died and has placed in you the word of reconciliation. His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. I gave up everything I loved to have your love. If you accept my son Jesus, you will receive me. And nothing can separate you from my love. There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents.
I have always been the Father, and I will always be the One. My question is: Will you be my child? I'll wait.
With love, Your Father
God the Almighty
GOD IS LOVE
"Dearest sister in Jesus I, Catherine, servant of the servants of Jesus, I write to you in His precious blood, wishing you feed yourself with the love God , like the breast of a sweet mother. Nobody, in fact, cannot live without this milk!
He who owns the love of God, feels so much joy that every bitterness turns into sweetness, and every great weight becomes light. This is not surprising, because, by living in love, you live in God:
"God is love, and whoever feels this love, will live in God and God in him".
Living in God, therefore, you can not have any bitterness, because God is delight, sweetness and endless joy!
This is the reason why the friends of God are always happy! Although sick, destitute, afflicted, persecuted, they are glad.
Even if all slanderers would try to misguide us, we would not care, but we would rejoice, because we live in God, who is our rest, and we taste the milk of his love. As the baby sucks the milk from the breast of the mother, so we, in love with God, draw the love of Jesus, crucified, always following in his footsteps and walking with Him to the path of humiliation, punishment and abuse.
Let's seek joy only in Jesus, and flee every glory that is not that of the cross.
Embrace, therefore, Jesus crucified, elevating to him the look of your desire! Consider the burning love for you that brought Jesus to shed blood from every part of His body!
Embrace Jesus crucified, lover and beloved, and in him there is real life, it is God who became man. May your heart and your soul burn with the fire of love for Jesus nailed to the cross!
You must then become love, watching the love of God, who loved you so much, although He had no obligation to you, but for a pure gift, driven only by his ineffable love.
Thou shalt have no other desire than to follow Jesus! Intoxicated by love, no longer will you worry if you find yourself alone or in company: do not worry about these things, but only to find Jesus and follow him!
Run, Bartolomea, and do not stay asleep, because time is running out and does not wait a single moment!
Stay in the sweet love of God.
Sweet Jesus, loving Jesus".
From the "Letters" of St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) (letter no. 165 Bartolomea, wife of Salviato from Lucca).