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Poem of the Man-God Volume 2

Poem of the Man-God Volume 2


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The detailed life and teachings of Jesus Christ according to 20th century visionary Maria Valtorta.
The detailed life and teachings of Jesus Christ according to 20th century visionary Maria Valtorta.

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Maria Valtorta's

Il Poema Dell'Uomo Dio (The Poem of The Man†God)

Translated from Italian by Nicandro Picozzi, M.A., D.D. Revised by Patrick McLau !lin, M.A.



Table of Contents
JESUS' SECOND YEAR OF THE PUBLIC LIFE..................................1 141. Instructi n t t!" Disci#$"s %!i$" & in' t %(r)s Ari*(t!"(....................................................................................... 1 142. Instructi n t t!" A# st$"s & in' t %(r)s S(*(ri(........+ 14,. P! tin(i- t!" S(*(rit(n . *(n...........................................1/ 144. .it! t!" P" #$" 0 S1c!(r......................................................12 143. E4(n'"$i5(ti n (t S1c!(r..........................................................2, 14+. & )61" t t!" P" #$" 0 S1c!(r........................................22 147. Instructi n t t!" A# st$"s (n) t!" 8ir(c$" 0 t!" . *(n 0 S1c!(r......................................................................,, 149. J"sus :isits t!" B(#tist n"(r Enn n......................................4/ 142. J"sus T"(c!"s t!" A# st$"s....................................................44 13/. J"sus (t N(5(r"t!. ; S n- I .i$$ C *" %it! Y u. <..........31 131. In Sus(nn('s H us" in C(n(. T!" R 1($ O00ic"r...............34 132. In ="6")""'s H us". S($ *" Is Acc"#t") (s ( Disci#$".........................................39 13,. J"sus S#"(>s t His Disci#$"s 0 . *"n's A# st $(t"...........................................................+1 134. J"sus (t C("s(r"( n S"( S#"(>s t t!" &($$"1?S$(4"s...................................................+3 133. Cur" 0 t!" Litt$" R *(n &ir$ (t C("s(r"(.........................7+ 13+. Ann($"(! D"4 t"s H"rs"$0 t & ) (s ( :ir'in..................9+ ,

137. Instructi n t t!" . *"n Disci#$"s (t N(5(r"t!............23 139. J"sus S#"(>s t J !(nn( 0 C!u5( n t!" L(>"............1/+ 132. J"sus (t &!"r'!"s(. J !n's Disci#$"s................................112 1+/. Fr * N(#!t($i t &isc($(. 8""tin' %it! R(66i &(*($i"$..............................................112 1+1. T!" &r(n)s n 0 E$i( P!(ris"" 0 C(#"rn(u*- is Cur")...................................129 1+2. J"sus in t!" H us" in C(#"rn(u* (0t"r t!" 8ir(c$" n E$is!(...................................................1,4 1+,. Dinn"r in t!" H us" 0 E$it!" P!(ris"" 0 C(#"rn(u*.................................................144 1+4. T %(r)s t!" R"tr"(t n t!" 8 unt(in 6"0 r" t!" E$"cti n 0 t!" A# st$"s................................................13/ 1+3. T!" E$"cti n 0 t!" T%"$4" A# st$"s.................................133 1++. T!" First S"r* n 0 Si* n ="($ t (n) J !n..................1+3 1+7. In t!" H us" 0 J !(nn( 0 C!u5(. J"sus (n) t!" R *(n L()i"s...............................................172 1+9. A'$(" in 8(r1's H us" (t N(5(r"t!...................................123 1+2. T!" S"r* n 0 t!" 8 unt@ ; Y u Ar" t!" S($t 0 t!" E(rt! <........................................211 17/. T!" S"r* n 0 t!" 8 unt. T!" B"(titu)"s AP(rt On"B....................................................22, 171. T!" S"r* n 0 t!" 8 unt. T!" B"(titu)"s AP(rt T% B....................................................2,2 4

172. T!" S"r* n 0 t!" 8 unt. T!" B"(titu)"s AP(rt T!r""B.................................................242 17,. T!" S"r* n 0 t!" 8 unt. T!" B"(titu)"s AP(rt F urB...................................................2+3 174. T!" S"r* n 0 t!" 8 unt. T!" B"(titu)"s AP(rt Fi4"B. Enc unt"r %it! t!" 8(')($"n"..........................................27+ 173. T!" L"#"r Cur") (t t!" F t 0 t!" 8 unt(in..............,/7 17+. T!" S(66(t! (0t"r t!" S"r* n. At t!" F t 0 t!" 8 unt(in...............................................,13 177. T!" S"r4(nt 0 t!" C"nturi n Is Cur").............................,22 179. J"sus 8""ts T!r"" 8"n .! .(nt t F $$ % Hi*......,2+ 172. T!" P(r(6$" 0 t!" S %"r......................................................,,/ 19/. L"ss n t t!" A# st$"s in P"t"r's Citc!"n (n) Ann unc"*"nt 0 t!" B(#tist's C(#tur".........................,4, 191. P(r(6$" 0 t!" D(rn"$.............................................................,37 192. On His .(1 t 8(')($( J"sus S#"(>s t S *" S!"#!"r)s.................................................................................. ,+2 19,. J"sus (t 8(')($(. H" 8""ts %it! 8(r1 8(')($"n" t!" S"c n) Ti*"...................................................................... ,7+ 194. At 8(')($( in t!" H us" 0 B"nD(*in's 8 t!"r..........,92 193. T!" C($*in' 0 t!" St r*....................................................,23 19+. T!" D"* ni(cs 0 &()(r(....................................................4// 197. T %(r)s J"rus($"* 0 r t!" S"c n) P(ss 4"r. Fr * T(ric!"( t 8 unt T(6 r..........................................41/ 3

199. Fr * T(6 r t En) r in t!" C(4" 0 t!" N"cr *(nc"r.Enc unt"r %it! F"$iE .! B"c *"s J !n................................................................419 192. T!" S n 0 t!" .i) % 0 N(in...........................................4,3 12/. Fr * N(in t Es)r("$ n. J"sus St(1s (t 8ic(!'s...........44/ 121. T!" S(66(t! (t Es)r("$ n. Litt$" J(6"5. T!" P(r(6$" 0 Ric! Di4"s.....................................................443 122. Fr * Es)r("$ n t En'(nni* St ##in' (t 8"'i)) .. 43+ 12,. Fr * En'(nni* t S!"c!"* in T% D(1s......................4+3 124. Fr * S!"c!"* t B""r t!...................................................471 123. Fr * B""r t! t J"rus($"*..................................................49/ 12+. T!" S(66(t! (t &"t!s"*(n"...............................................497 127. In t!" T"*#$" (t t!" H ur 0 t!" O00"rin'.....................3/1 129. J"sus 8""ts His 8 t!"r (t B"t!(n1..................................3/7 122. J"sus & "s t t!" L"#"rs 0 Si$ (* (n) B"n Hinn *. T!" P %"r 0 8(r1's . r)..................................................32/ 2//. A'$(" 8""ts t!" 8(st"r........................................................3,7 2/1. 8(rDi(*'s EE(*in(ti n...........................................................347 2/2. At t!" T"*#$" n t!" E4" 0 P(ss 4"r.............................33+ 2/,. T!" ; Our F(t!"r <...................................................................3+, 2/4. J"sus t t!" &"nti$"s@ F(it! Is Bui$t (s Y ur T"*#$"s...373 2/3. T!" P(r(6$" 0 t!" Pr )i'($ S n.........................................392


2/+. T!" P(r(6$" 0 t!" T"n :ir'ins (n) t!" P(r(6$" 0 t!" R 1($ ."))in'....................................+/1 2/7. Fr * B"t!(n1 t t!" &r tt 0 B"t!$"!"*.....................+2/ 2/9. & in' t E$i5('s (t B"t!5ur...................................................+,7 2/2. J"sus in E$i5('s H us" S#"(>s 0 S rr % t!(t B"(rs Fruit....................................................+34 21/. T %(r)s H"6r n. T!" . r$)'s R"(s ns (n) & )'s......++, 211. ."$c *" R"c"#ti n (t H"6r n..........................................+72 212. At Jutt(!- J"sus S#"(>s in Is((c's H us".........................+93 21,. At C"ri t!- J"sus S#"(>s in t!" S1n(' 'u"....................+2+ 214. In Ju)(s' H us" (t C"ri t!....................................................7/2 213. T!" Lun(tic &ir$ 0 B"t!'inn(..............................................712 21+. In t!" P$(in t %(r)s As!>"$ n.............................................72, 217. J"sus Is 8(st"r ($s 0 t!" S(66(t!..................................7,1 219. Arri4($ (t As!>"$ n..................................................................7,9 212. T"(c!in' (t As!>"$ n.............................................................73+ 22/. J"sus (t 8(')($'() Incin"r(t"s ( P('(n I) $................7+9 221. L"ss n t t!" A# st$"s & in' t J(6n""$........................772 222. T %(r)s 8 )in........................................................................ 72/ 22,. J"sus S#"(>s t Hi'!%(1*"n.............................................727 224. Arri4($ (t B"t!"r....................................................................... 9/+ 223. T!" P(r($1tic (t t!" P $ 0 B"t!5(t!(.............................917 7

22+. 8(r1 H(s S"nt 0 r 8(rt!( (t 8(')($(.............................9,, 227. 8(rDi(* Is Entrust") t P r#!ir"(.....................................9,9 229. J"sus S#"(>s (t B"t!s(i)(....................................................944 222. T!" . *(n %it! ( H"* rr!('" (n) J(irus' D(u'!t"r..............................................................947 2,/. J"sus (n) 8(rt!( (t C(#"rn(u*........................................933 2,1. T% B$in) 8"n (n) ( Du*6 D"* ni(c Cur")..............9+3 2,2. P(r(6$" 0 t!" L st S!""#.....................................................974 2,,. C **"nt n T!r"" E#is )"s C nn"ct") %it! t!" C n4"rsi n 0 8(r1 0 8(')($(........................................972 2,4. 8(rt!( H(s H"r :ict r1 %it!in H"r &r(s#.......................92/ 2,3. 8(r1 8(')($"n" in t!" H us" 0 Si* n- t!" P!(ris""..........................................................924 2,+. T!" H(r4"st Is Ric! 6ut t!" L(6 ur"rs Ar" F"%. T!" P(r(6$" 0 t!" Tr"(sur" Hi))"n in t!" Fi"$)..................2/+ 2,7. T!" 8(')($"n" Is Acc *#(ni") 61 8(r1 (* n' t!" Disci#$"s...............................................................219 2,9. T!" P(r(6$" 0 t!" Fis!"r*"n.............................................22+ 2,2. 8(rDi(* T"(c!"s 8(r1 8(')($"n" t!" ; Our F(t!"r <...................................................................2,7 24/. J"sus Is t!" P %"r0u$ L 4"r. T!" P(r(6$" 0 t!" L st Dr(c!*(......................................242 241. Cn %$")'" Is n t C rru#ti n i0 it Is R"$i'i n.................232 242. In t!" H us" (t C(n(..............................................................2++ 9

24,. J !n R"#"(ts t!" S#""c! 8()" 61 J"sus n 8 unt T(6 r...................................................................... 29/ 244. J"sus (t N(5(r"t!.....................................................................221 243. In t!" S1n(' 'u" (t N(5(r"t! n t!" S(66(t!..........1/// 24+. Our L()1 T"(c!"s t!" 8(')($"n"...................................1/1, 247. At B"t!$"!"* in &($i$""......................................................1/22 249. & in' t %(r)s Sic(*in n..................................................1/4/ 242. J"sus 8""ts t!" Disci#$"s (t Sic(*in n........................1/47 23/. At T1r"- J"sus S#"(>s 0 P"rs"4"r(nc"...........................1/+2 231. R"turn t Sic(*in n. J"sus S#"(>s 0 F(it!.................1/7/ 232. D"#(rtur" 0r * Sic(*in n. T!" B$"ss") :ir'in 8(r1 (n) S#iritu($is") 8(t"rnit1....................................1/9, 23,. S1nt1c!"- t!" &r""> S$(4"..................................................1/2, 234. & )61" t 8(r1 0 8(')($(t 8(rt!( (n) t S1nt1c!"................................................11/3 233. J"sus S#"(>s 0 H #"..........................................................1117 23+. J"sus & "s u# 8 unt C(r*"$ %it! His C usin J(*"s.........................................................1127 237. J"sus R"4"($s t J(*"s 0 A$#!("us His Futur" A# st $ic 8issi n............................................11,1 239. J"sus (n) His C usin J(*"s n T!"ir .(1 B(c> 0r * 8 unt C(r*"$........................................................................1143 232. P"t"r S#"(>s t D r(s' P"(s(nts (6 ut t!" L 4" .!ic! Is S($4(ti n.................................11+/ 2

2+/. J"sus t J !(n(n's P"(s(nts@ ; L 4" Is O6")i"nc" <.........................................................1172 2+1. In t!" H us" 0 D r( (n) P!i$i#......................................1177 2+2. T!" 8(n %it! t!" .it!"r") H(n)...................................1123 2+,. A D(1 0 Ju)(s Isc(ri t (t N(5(r"t!................................12// 2+4. Instructi ns t t!" A# st$"s (t t!" B"'innin' 0 T!"ir A# st $(t"............................121+ 2+3. J !n t!" B(#tist S"n)s His Disci#$"s t As> J"sus %!"t!"r H" Is t!" 8"ssi(!................................................12,2 2++. J"sus . r>s (s ( C(r#"nt"r (t C r(5i*.........................1247 2+7. J"sus S#"(>s 0 L 4"............................................................123, 2+9. T!" Dis#ut" %it! t!" P!(ris""s (n) t!" Arri4($ 0 J"sus' 8 t!"r (n) Br t!"rs....................12++ 2+2. T!" N"%s 0 t!" 8ur)"r 0 J !n t!" B(#tist..............129, 27/. D"#(rtur" in t!" Dir"cti n 0 T(ric!"(..........................1224 271. S#"(>in' t ( Scri6" n t!" B(n>s 0 t!" J r)(n......1,/2 272. First 8ir(c$" 0 t!" L (4"s.................................................1,/2 27,. J"sus .($>s n t!" .(t"r..................................................1,17 274. T!" D"")s 0 C r# r($ (n) S#iritu($ 8"rc1.................1,23


« This is the Voice of the Teacher. It roars and caresses. It roars when it is addressed to those who do not want to be converted. It caresses when it speaks to those who, though imperfect, have the “good will” to find God and his ord and, having found Them, to sanctif! themselves. "or these it becomes the caress of a "riend and the blessing of #esus. $


JESUS' SECOND YEAR OF PUBLIC LIFE 141. Inst !"t#on to t$e D#s"#%les &$#le 'o#n( to&a )s A #*at$ea.
1+t$ A% #l 1+4,.

& ' My Lord, (!at s!all (e do (it! t!is man) * Peter asks +esus ,ointin at a man, (!ose name is +ose,!, and (!o !as been follo(in t!em since t!ey left #mmaus. +ose,! is no( listenin to t!e t(o sons of Al,!aeus and to -imon, (!o are ,ayin ,articular attention to !im. ' I !ave told you. .e is comin (it! us as far as /alilee. * ' And t!en)...* ' And t!en... !e (ill be stayin (it! us. 0ou (ill see t!at t!at is (!at is oin to !a,,en. * ' Is !e oin to be a disci,le, too) 1it! t!at foul story about !im) * ' Are you a P!arisee, too) * ' Not me2 3ut... I t!ink t!at t!e P!arisees are too keen on kee,in an eye on us...* ' And t!ey (ill cause us trouble if t!ey see !im (it! us. T!at is (!at you mean. -o, (e s!ould allo( a son of Abra!am to be ,lun ed into rief, because (e are afraid of bein annoyed. No, -imon Peter. It is a soul t!at can be lost or saved accordin to !o( its dee, (ound is !ealed. * ' 3ut, are (e not 0our disci,les)...* 1

+esus looks at Peter and smiles s(eetly. .e t!en says4 ' $ne day, many mont!s a o, I said to you4 5Many more (ill come.6 T!e field is vast, very vast. 3ecause of its vastness, t!e (orkers (ill never be sufficient... also because many, like +ona!, (ill die (orkin !ard. 3ut you (ill al(ays be My favoured ones * concludes +esus, dra(in loomy Peter close to .imself and .is ,romise c!eers t!e a,ostle. ' -o, !e is comin (it! us. * ' 0es, until !is !eart is refres!ed. .e is dee,ly disillusioned by all t!e bitter !atred !e !as !ad to endure. .e is indeed ,oisoned. * Also +ames, +o!n and Andre( !ave 7oined t!e Master and are listenin to .im. 8 ' 0ou cannot a,,raise t!e enormous !arm t!at a man can do anot!er man by means of !is !ostile intolerance. I ask you to remember t!at your Master (as al(ays very beni n to(ards t!ose (!o (ere sufferin from a s,iritual disease. 0ou t!ink t!at My reatest miracles and My main virtue consist in t!e curin of bodies. No, My friends... 0es, you too, (!o are a!ead of us and you, (!o are be!ind Me, come !ere. T!e road is (ide and (e can (alk in a rou,. * T!ey all at!er round +esus 1!o continues4 ' My main deeds, t!e ones t!at bear t!e clearest (itness to My nature and My mission, t!e ones u,on (!ic! t!e 9at!er looks (it! 7oy, are t!e !ealin of !earts, (!et!er t!ey are freed from one or more ca,ital vices, or relieved from rief. .earts are discoura ed by rief (!en t!ey are convinced t!at t!ey !ave been struck and abandoned by 2

/od. 1!at is a soul t!at !as lost t!e certainty of t!e !el, of /od) It is a t!in bearbine cra(lin in t!e dust, as it is no lon er able to clutc! at t!e idea t!at (as its stren t! and its 7oy. It is !orrible to live (it!out !o,e. Life is beautiful, in its !ards!i,, only because it receives suc! (armt! from t!e Divine -un. T!e aim of life is t!at -un. T!e days of man may be dismal, (et (it! tears and smeared (it! blood. 3ut t!e -un (ill rise a ain. T!en t!ere (ill be no more rief, no se,arations, no !ars!ness, no !atred, no misery or solitude in an envelo,in fo . Instead t!ere (ill be bri !tness and sin in , serenity and ,eace, t!ere (ill be /od. /od4 t!e eternal -un2 -ee !o( loomy t!e eart! is (!en t!ere is an ecli,se. If man (ere com,elled to say4 5T!e sun is defunct6 (ould !e not feel as if !e (ere to live forever in a dark !y,o eum, buried and dead before dyin ) 3ut man kno(s t!at be!ind t!e ,lanet t!at !ides t!e sun and makes t!e (orld look dismal t!ere is still /od:s bri !t sun. And t!e t!ou !t of bein united to /od durin life is like t!at. If men !urt, steal, calumniate, /od cures, rants, 7ustifies. And .e does so in full measure. Men may say4 5/od !as re7ected you.6 3ut a confident soul t!inks, must t!ink4 5/od is 7ust and ood. .e kno(s all reasons and is beni n. .e is more beni n t!an t!e most beni n of men. .e is infinitely so. T!erefore .e (ill not re7ect me if I lean my tear;stained face on .is bosom and I say to .im4 :9at!er, I !ave but 0ou. 0our son is in an uis! and de,ressed. /ive me 0our ,eace....: 6. I !ave been sent by /od to at!er t!ose (!om man !as u,set and -atan !as over(!elmed and I save t!em. T!at is really My (ork. A miracle on a body is a manifestation of divine ,o(er. T!e redem,tion of souls is t!e (ork of ,

+esus "!rist, t!e -aviour and Redeemer. I t!ink, and I am not mistaken, t!at t!ose (!o !ave been re!abilitated by Me in t!e eyes of /od and in t!eir o(n, (ill be My fait!ful disci,les, t!e ones (!o (it! reater stren t! (ill be able to lead cro(ds of ,eo,le to /od sayin 4 5Are you sinners) -o am I. Are you de,ressed) -o am I. Are you des,erate) -o (as I. And yet you can see t!at t!e Messia! !ad mercy on my s,iritual distress and .e (anted me to be .is ,riest. 3ecause .e is mercy and .e (ants t!e (orld to be convinced of t!at, and no man is more suitable to convince t!an !e (!o !as e<,erienced suc! mercy in !imself.6 No( I (ill ,ut t!em on a ,ar (it! My friends, and (it! t!ose (!o !ave (ors!i,,ed Me since I (as born, t!at is, I (ill associate t!em (it! you and (it! t!e s!e,!erds. Nay, I (ill set t!em alon side t!e s!e,!erds, (it! t!ose (!o !ave been cured, (it! t!ose (!o (it!out any s,ecial election, like you t(elve, !ave follo(ed My (ay and (ill follo( it as lon as t!ey live. Isaac is near Arimat!ea, as re=uested by our friend +ose,!. I (ill take Isaac (it! Me, so t!at !e may 7oin Timoneus (!en t!e latter arrives. 0ou may 7oin t!em, +ose,!, if you t!ink t!at t!ere is ,eace in Me and a ,ur,ose for a (!ole life. T!ey (ill be ood brot!ers to you. * > ' $ my "omfort2 It is e<actly as 0ou say. My dee, (ounds, bot! as a man and as a believer, are bein cured very =uickly. I !ave been (it! 0ou t!ree days. And I feel t!at (!at (as my torture only t!ree days a o, is a dream t!at is fadin a(ay. I !ad t!at dream, but t!e more time ela,ses, t!e more its !ars! details vanis! before reality. Durin t!e ,ast ni !ts I !ave ,ondered over t!in s. I 4

!ave a ood relative at +o,,a. .e (as... t!e involuntary cause of my trouble, because it (as t!rou ! !im t!at I met t!at (oman. And t!at (ill tell 0ou (!et!er (e (ere in a ,osition to kno( (!ose dau !ter s!e (as... True, s!e may !ave been t!e dau !ter of my fat!er:s first (ife. 3ut !e (as not t!e fat!er. .er name (as different and s!e came from far a(ay. -!e became ac=uainted (it! my relative t!rou ! business transactions. And t!at is !o( I met !er. My relative (as very fond of my business. I am oin to make !im an offer. T!e business (ould come to an end (it!out a master. I am sure !e (ill buy it, also because t!ereby !e (ill not feel remorse for t!e trouble !e caused me. I (ill t!en be self;sufficient and I (ill be able to follo( 0ou (it!out any (orry. I only ask 0ou to rant me t!at man Isaac 0ou mentioned. I am afraid of bein all alone (it! my t!ou !ts. T!ey are still too sad...* ' I (ill let you !ave Isaac. .e is a kind soul. -orro( !as ,erfected !im. .e !as carried !is cross for t!irty years. .e kno(s (!at it means to suffer... In t!e meantime (e (ill o a!ead. And you (ill 7oin us at Nazaret!. * ' Are (e not sto,,in at +ose,!:s) * ' +ose,! is ,robably in +erusalem... T!e -an!edrin is very busy... 1e (ill find out from Isaac. If !e is t!ere, (e (ill take !im our ,eace. If !e is not t!ere (e (ill sto, only one ni !t, to rest. I am an<ious to reac! /alilee. T!ere is a Mot!er 1!o is sufferin . 0ou must remember t!at t!ere are ,eo,le (!o are keen on distressin .er. I (ant to reassure .er. *


14-. Inst !"t#on to t$e A%ostles 'o#n( to&a )s Sa*a #a.
-1st A% #l 1+4,.

& +esus is (it! t!e t(elve a,ostles. T!e re ion is still mountainous, but since t!e road is =uite (ide, t!ey are all in a rou, and are s,eakin amon t!emselves. ' 3ut, no( t!at (e are all by ourselves, (e can talk about it4 (!y so muc! 7ealousy bet(een t!e t(o rou,s) * asks P!ili,. ' +ealousy) It is not!in but ,ride2 * re,lies +udas of Al,!aeus. ' No. I say t!at it is only a ,rete<t to 7ustify, some!o(, t!eir un7ust be!aviour to(ards t!e Master. ?nder t!e cover of zeal for t!e 3a,tist, t!ey succeed in drivin .im a(ay, (it!out alienatin t!e cro(ds too muc! * says -imon. ' I (ould unmask t!em. * ' Peter, (e (ould do many t!in s t!at .e does not do. * ' 1!y does .e not) * ' 3ecause .e kno(s it is better not to do so. All (e !ave to do is to imitate .im. It is not for us to uide .im. And (e must be !a,,y about it. It is a reat relief to !ave only to obey...* 8 ' 0ou are =uite ri !t, -imon * says +esus, 1!o (as (alkin a!ead of t!em a,,arently ,ensive. ' 0ou are =uite ri !t. It is easier to obey t!an to command. It does not seem so, but it is. It is certainly +

easy (!en t!e s,irit is ood. And like(ise it is difficult to command (!en t!e s,irit is u,ri !t. 3ecause a s,irit t!at is not ri !teous, ives irrational orders and (orse t!an irrational. T!en it is easy to command. 3ut... !o( more difficult it is to obey2 1!en a man is res,onsible for a ,lace or a rou, of ,eo,le, !e must al(ays be c!aritable and fair, (ise and !umble, moderate and ,atient, firm but not obstinate. $!2 It is difficult2... 9or t!e time bein you !ave but to obey. 0ou must obey /od and your Master. 0ou, and you are not t!e only one, (onder (!y I do or do not do certain t!in s. 0ou (onder (!y /od allo(s or does not allo( suc! t!in s. -ee, Peter, and all of you, My friends, one of t!e secrets of t!e ,erfect believer is not to set oneself as t!e interro ator of /od.
51!y do 0ou do t!at)6 a soul t!at is not com,letely formed asks /od. And t!at soul seems to be takin t!e attitude of a (ise adult before a little sc!oolboy and says4 5T!at is not to be done. It is silly. It is (ron .6 1!o is above /od) 0ou no( see t!at under t!e ,retence of zeal for +o!n I am bein driven a(ay. And you are scandalised. And you (ould like Me to ,ut matters ri !t by ,olemizin (it! t!ose (!o maintain suc! ,rinci,les. No, never. 0ou !ave !eard (!at t!e 3a,tist said t!rou ! t!e mout!s of !is disci,les4 5.e must ro( reater, I must ro( smaller.6 T!ere is no re ret in !im, no clin in to !is ,osition. A saint is not attac!ed to suc! t!in s. .e does not (ork to increase t!e number of !is 5o(n6 follo(ers. .e !as no follo(ers of !is o(n. .e (orks to increase t!e believers in /od. /od alone is entitled to !ave follo(ers. T!erefore, as I do not re ret t!at some ,eo,le, in ood or in bad fait!, remain disci,les of t!e 3a,tist, so !e is not 7

distressed, as you !ave !eard, if some of !is disci,les come to Me. .e disre ards suc! numerical ,ettiness. .e looks at .eaven. And I look at .eaven. Do not ar ue, t!erefore, amon yourselves, (!et!er it is fair or unfair t!at t!e +e(s s!ould accuse Me of snatc!in disci,les from t!e 3a,tist, (!et!er it is 7ust or un7ust to allo( ,eo,le to say t!at. T!ose are altercations of talkative (omen round t!e villa e fountain. -aints !el, one anot!er. T!ey ive and e<c!an e s,irits (it! unreserved ease, smilin at t!e idea of (orkin for t!e Lord. I !ave ba,tized, nay, I made you ba,tize, because t!e s,irit is so dull, no(adays, t!at it is necessary to ,resent ,iety, miracles and doctrine in a material form to it. 3ecause of suc! s,iritual dullness I (ill !ave to avail Myself of t!e !el, of material substances (!en I (ant to make you (ork miracles. 3ut believe Me, t!e evidence of !oliness is neit!er in t!e oil, nor in t!e (ater, nor in any ot!er ceremony. T!e time is about to come (!en an im,al,able, invisible t!in , (!ic! materialists cannot conceive, (ill be t!e =ueen, t!e 5returnin =ueen6, ,o(erful and !oly (it! every !oly t!in and in every !oly t!in . T!rou ! it man (ill become a ain t!e 5son of /od6 and (ill (ork (!at /od (orks, because !e (ill !ave /od (it! !im4 /race. T!at is t!e returnin =ueen. T!en ba,tism (ill be a sacrament. T!en man (ill s,eak and understand t!e lan ua e of /od and (ill ive life and Life, !e (ill ive ,o(er of science and of stren t!. T!en... o!2 t!en2 3ut you are not yet mature to learn (!at /race (ill rant you. Please !el, its comin by continuously trainin yourselves and for et useless and mean t!in s. > T!ere is t!e boundary of -amaria. Do you t!ink I ou !t to s,eak t!ere) * 9

' $!2 * T!ey are all more or less scandalised. ' I solemnly tell you t!at t!ere are -amaritans every(!ere, and if I s!ould not s,eak (!ere t!ere is a -amaritan, I s!ould not s,eak any(!ere. "ome t!erefore. I (ill not make any effort to s,eak. 3ut I (ill not disdain to s,eak of /od if I am asked. $ne year is over. T!e second is be innin . It is bet(een t!e be innin and t!e end. At t!e be innin t!e Master (as still ,redominant. No( t!e -aviour is bein revealed. T!e end (ill see t!e face of t!e Redeemer. Let us o. T!e more a river a,,roac!es its estuary, t!e more it ro(s. I also am increasin t!e (ork of mercy because t!e end is a,,roac!in . * ' Are (e oin to(ards some bi river after /alilee) Per!a,s to t!e Nile) $r t!e #u,!rates) * (!is,er some of t!e disci,les. ' Per!a,s (e are oin amon st t!e /entiles...* re,ly ot!ers. ' Do not s,eak amon yourselves. 1e are oin to(ards 5My6 end. T!at is, to(ards t!e fulfillment of My mission. Listen carefully to (!at I say to you, because after(ards I (ill leave you and you (ill !ave to continue in My name. *


14.. P$ot#na#/ t$e Sa*a #tan 0o*an.
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& ' I (ill sto, !ere. 0ou o into to(n and buy (!at is necessary for our meal. 1e s!all eat !ere. * ' -!all (e all o) * ' 0es, +o!n. 0ou !ad better be all to et!er. * ' And (!at about 0ou) 0ou (ill be left alone... T!ey are -amaritans...* ' T!ey (ill not be t!e (orst enemies of "!rist. /o. I (ill ,ray, (!ile (aitin for you. I (ill ,ray for you and for t!em. * T!e disci,les reluctantly o a(ay, and t!ey turn round t!ree or four times to look at +esus, 1!o !as sat do(n on a little (all, e<,osed to t!e sun, near t!e lo( broad ed e of a (ell. It is a bi (ell, so (ide t!at it seems a cistern. In summer it is s!aded by tall trees, (!ic! are no( bare. It is not ,ossible to see t!e (ater, but t!e little ,uddles and rin marks of (et ,itc!ers on t!e round near t!e (ell, are clear si ns t!at (ater !as been dra(n. +esus sits do(n and meditates, in .is usual attitude, .is elbo(s restin on .is knees, .is !ands stretc!ed out and 7oined, .is body sli !tly bent for(ard and .is !ead lo(ered. 1!en .e feels t!e mild (armt! of t!e sun, .e lets .is mantle dro, from .is !ead and s!oulders and !olds it round .is (aist. .e raises .is !ead and smiles at a fli !t of (ran lin s,arro(s =uarrellin over a lar e crumb of bread, (!ic! someone !as dro,,ed near t!e (ell. 1/

3ut t!e s,arro(s fly a(ay (!en a (oman arrives near t!e (ell. 1it! !er left !and s!e is !oldin an em,ty am,!ora by one of its !andles, (!ilst !er ri !t !and (it! a esture of sur,rise ,us!es aside !er veil to see (!o t!e man is (!o is sittin t!ere. +esus smiles at t!e t!irty; five@ forty year old (oman. -!e is tall, (it! a beautiful stron ly marked fi ure. A -,anis! ty,e, (e (ould say4 a ,ale olive com,le<ion, rat!er t!ick bri !t;red li,s, dark eyes (!ic! are even e<ceedin ly lar e, very dark eyebro(s and !air, visible t!rou ! !er trans,arent veil. Also !er rat!er ,lum, features are ty,ically oriental and sli !tly soft, as is customary (it! Arab (omen. .er dress is a multicoloured stri,ed robe, (!ic! is !eld very ti !t round !er (aist and !er ,lum, sides and breast, and t!en falls to t!e round in a kind of (avy frin e. -!e is (earin several rin s on !er rat!er ,lum, dark fin ers and bracelets on !er (rists, (!ic! a,,ear under !er linen sleeves. Round !er neck s!e (ears a !eavy necklace from (!ic! some medals are !an in I s!ould call t!em amulets because t!ey are of all s!a,es. .eavy ear;rin s !an do(n as far as !er neck and s!ine under !er veil. 8 ' Peace be (it! you, (oman. 1ill you ive Me some (ater to drink) I !ave (alked a lon (ay and I am t!irsty. * ' Are 0ou not a +udaean) And 0ou ask me, a -amaritan (oman, to ive 0ou a drink) 1!at !as !a,,ened) .ave (e been re!abilitated, or !ave you been routed) A reat event must !ave taken ,lace, if a +udaean s,eaks kindly to a -amaritan (oman. 3ut I s!ould say to 0ou4 5I (ill not ive 0ou anyt!in , to ,unis! in 0ou all t!e insults t!e +e(s !ave been !ea,in on us for centuries.6 * 11

' 0ou are ri !t. A reat event !as taken ,lace. And because of it many t!in s !ave c!an ed and many more (ill c!an e. /od !as ranted a reat ift to t!e (orld and t!rou ! it many t!in s !ave c!an ed. If you kne( t!e ift of /od and 1!o is sayin to you4 5/ive Me a drink6, ,er!a,s you (ould !ave asked .im to ive you a drink and .e (ould !ave iven you livin (ater. * ' Livin (ater is in t!e veins of t!e eart!. It is in t!is (ell. 3ut it is ours. * T!e (oman:s tone is derisory and arro ant. ' 1ater comes from /od. As bounty comes from /od. As life comes from /od. #veryt!in belon s to t!e $ne $nly /od, (oman. And all men come from /od4 -amaritans and +udaeans. Is t!is not +acob:s (ell) And is not +acob t!e !ead of our race) If later on an error divided us, t!at does not c!an e our ori in. * ' $f course, it (as our error, (as it not) * t!e (oman asks a ressively. ' Neit!er ours nor yours. It (as t!e error of one (!o !ad lost si !t of "!arity and +ustice. I do not (is! to offend you or your race. 1!y do you (is! to strike an offensive attitude) * ' 0ou are t!e first +udaean (!om I !ear s,eak t!us. T!e ot!ers... 3ut revertin to t!e (ell, yes, it is +acob:s and its (ater is so ,lentiful and clear t!at (e in -yc!ar ,refer it to ot!er fountains. 3ut it is very dee,. 0ou !ave neit!er am,!ora nor bucket. .o( could 0ou, t!erefore, dra( livin (ater for me) Are 0ou reater t!an our !oly Patriarc! +acob, (!o found t!is abundant vein for !imself, !is sons and !is cattle and left it to us as !is 12

souvenir and ift) * ' 0ou are ri !t. 3ut (!oever drinks t!is (ater, (ill be t!irsty a ain. I instead !ave a (ater and (!oever drinks it (ill not be t!irsty a ain. 3ut it is only Mine. And I (ill ive it to (!oever asks Me for it. And I solemnly tell you t!at (!oever !as t!e (ater I ive !im, (ill al(ays be satisfied and (ill never be t!irsty a ain, because My (ater (ill be an unfailin eternal s,rin . * ' 1!at) I do not understand. Are 0ou a ma ician) .o( can a man become a (ell) A camel drinks and lays a su,,ly of (ater in !is bi stomac!. 3ut !e t!en consumes it and it does not last all !is life. And 0ou say t!at 0our (ater lasts a (!ole lifetime) * ' #ven lon er4 it (ill last until eternal life. In t!ose (!o drink it, it (ill us! until eternal life and (ill ive erms of eternal life, because it is a s,rin of !ealt!. * ' /ive me some of t!at (ater, if 0ou really !ave it. I et tired comin !ere. If I !ave it, I (ill not be t!irsty any more and I (ill never be ill or become old. * > ' Is t!at t!e only t!in of (!ic! you et tired) $f not!in else) And you feel only t!e need of dra(in (ater to drink and satisfy your ,oor body) T!ink about it. T!ere is somet!in more im,ortant t!an your body. 0our soul. +acob did not ,rocure only t!e (ater of t!e eart! for !imself and !is sons. .e (as an<ious to be !oly and to besto( !oliness, t!e (ater of /od. * ' 0ou call us !eat!ens... If (!at 0ou say is true, (e cannot be !oly...* T!e (oman:s tone is no lon er insolent and ironical and s!e is submissive and some(!at confused. 1,

' Also a !eat!en can be virtuous. And /od, 1!o is 7ust, (ill re(ard !im for t!e ood !e !as done. It (ill not be a com,lete re(ard, but I can tell you t!at bet(een a uilty believer and an innocent !eat!en, /od looks at t!e latter (it! less severity. And if you kno( you are suc!, (!y do you not come to t!e True /od) 1!at is your name) * ' P!otinai. * ' 1ell, tell me, P!otinai, are you sorry t!at you cannot as,ire to !oliness because you are a !eat!en, as you say, or because you are in t!e !aze of an old error, as I say) * ' 0es, I am sorry. * ' 1ell, t!en, (!y do you not live at least as a virtuous !eat!en) * ' Lord2...* ' 0es, can you deny it) /o and call your !usband and come back !ere (it! !im. * ' I !ave no !usband. * T!e embarrassment of t!e (oman increases. ' 0ou !ave s,oken t!e trut!. 0ou !ave no !usband. 3ut you !ave !ad five men and you !ave one (it! you no( (!o is not your !usband. 1as t!at necessary) Also your reli ion condemns le(dness. 0ou !ave t!e Decalo ue, too. 1!y, t!en, P!otinai, do you live t!us) Are you not tired of t!e e<ertion of bein fles! for everybody, instead of bein t!e !onest (ife of one man only) Are you not afraid of t!e evenin of your life, (!en you (ill be all alone (it! your memories and re rets) And (it! your fears) 0es, all t!ose. 9ear of /od and of !osts. 1!ere are your c!ildren) * 14

T!e (oman lo(ers !er !ead com,letely and does not re,ly. ' 0ou !ave none in t!is (orld. 3ut t!eir little souls, (!om you ,revented from seein t!e day of t!eir birt!, are re,roac!in you. And t!ey al(ays (ill. +e(els... beautiful dresses... a s,lendid !ouse... a bountiful table... 3ut em,tiness, and tears, and interior misery. 0ou are forlorn, P!otinai. And only t!rou ! sincere re,entance, t!rou ! /od:s for iveness and conse=uently t!rou ! your c!ildren:s for iveness, you can become ric! a ain. * A ' Lord, I see t!at 0ou are a ,ro,!et. And I am as!amed...* ' And (!en you (ere doin evil t!in s, (ere you not as!amed of yourself before t!e 9at!er 1!o is in .eaven) Do not (ee, out of de7ection before t!e Man... "ome !ere, P!otinai. "ome near Me. I (ill s,eak to you of /od. Per!a,s you did not kno( .im (ell. And t!at is (!y you !ave been so faulty. If you !ad kno(n t!e True /od (ell, you (ould not !ave de raded yourself so muc!. .e (ould !ave s,oken to you and su,,orted you...* ' Lord, our ancestors !ave (ors!i,,ed on t!is mountain. 0ou say t!at one must (ors!i, only in +erusalem. 3ut 0ou said t!at t!ere is only $ne /od. .el, me to see (!at I must do and (!ere...* ' 1oman, believe Me. 3efore lon t!e 9at!er (ill be (ors!i,,ed neit!er on t!e mountain in -amaria nor in +erusalem. 0ou (ors!i, .im 1!om you do not kno(. 1e (ors!i, .im 1!om (e kno(, because salvation comes from t!e +udaeans. I remind you of t!e Pro,!ets. 3ut t!e time (ill come, nay, it !as already arrived, (!en t!e true 13

(ors!i,,ers (ill (ors!i, t!e 9at!er in s,irit and trut!, no lon er accordin to t!e ancient rite, but to t!e ne( one, (!ere t!ere (ill be no sacrifice of animals consumed by fire. T!ere (ill be t!e eternal sacrifice of t!e Immaculate %ictim consumed by t!e 9ire of "!arity. It (ill be a s,iritual cult in a s,iritual Bin dom. And it (ill be understood by t!ose (!o are able to (ors!i, in s,irit and trut!. /od is -,irit. T!ose (!o (ors!i, .im must do so s,iritually. * ' 0ou s,eak !oly (ords. I kno(, because (e also kno( somet!in , t!at t!e Messia! is about to come4 t!e Messia!, .e 1!o is called also 5"!rist.6 1!en .e comes, .e (ill teac! us everyt!in . Not far from !ere t!ere is also one (!o is said to be .is Precursor. And many o and listen to !im. 3ut !e is so severe2... 0ou are kind... and t!e souls of ,oor ,eo,le are not afraid of 0ou. I t!ink t!at "!rist (ill be ood. T!ey say t!at .e is t!e Bin of Peace. 1ill it be lon before .e comes) * ' I !ave told you t!at .is !our !as already come. * ' .o( do 0ou kno() Are 0ou ,er!a,s one of .is disci,les) T!e Precursor !as many disci,les. Also "!rist (ill !ave t!em. * ' I, 1!o am s,eakin to you, am +esus "!rist. * ' 0ou2... $!2...* T!e (oman, (!o !ad sat do(n near +esus, stands u, and is about to run a(ay. ' 1oman, (!y are you runnin a(ay) * ' 3ecause I am struck (it! terror at bein near 0ou. 0ou are !oly. * ' I am t!e -aviour. I came !ere, alt!ou ! it (as not 1+

0ou are dis usted (it! your food.lis!ed. Master * says Peter.!ora.ere is some c!eese.ere.les comin back (it! My food..lis! t!e (ork (!ic! .. -!e oes a(ay for ettin about !er am. but t!ere (as none.eo. because I kne( t!at your soul (as tired of (anderin . I (ill !ave some of it and it (ill restore Me considerably. olives and a. .les.. more or less . 3ut I !ave already been fed by ivin you t!e first crumbs of your redem. 1!en a so(er so(s t!e seed. Neit!er s!all (e !ave to o near t!eir fountains. * T!e disci.lete. can !e say t!at !e !as done everyt!in and t!us state t!at !e can rea. 0ou look tired and . .les lance at t!e (oman out of t!e corners of t!eir eyes.rudently.e (ants Me to com.tion..lies to t!eir silent =uestions4 ' My food is to do t!e (ill of . . Per!a. but no one s. ' . And (e s!all not !ave to ask t!e -amaritans for anyt!in else. fres! bread. 1e s!all dra( (ater (it! it =uicker t!an (it! our small flasks. * C T!e disci.eaks.ere are My disci. Are 0ou not eatin ) I (anted to et some fis! for 0ou.o( muc! more t!ere is still to be done before !e may say4 5My (ork is accom.6 And !e cannot rest until t!at moment.le !ave treated us very (ell.ale. * ' I !ave a food (!ic! is unkno(n to you. 1e s!all !ave a drink and t!en (e s!all fill t!em.les look at one anot!er in=uisitively. Take (!at 0ou (ant.im 1!o sent Me and to accom. I !ave come to ive you a ne( food. Look at t!ese little fields in t!e bri !t 17 .!ora and t!e (ater. ' T!e .necessary.. (!ic! (ill remove your nausea and tiredness.s 0ou (ould !ave . +esus re.referred it. t!e !arvest) Most certainly not. It:s a ood 7ob t!at (oman left !er am.

T!at is t!e future cro. t!e !arvest. * 19 . I !ave done t!e !ardest (ork. Look no(. !ave so(n every(!ere. Rea.6 ..6 Also in t!e s.y. (!at I !ave so(n (ill re7oice (it! Me and like Me. I (ill ive t!em (!at to live on in My eternal Bin dom. 3e kind to t!em. $nly a mont! a o. t!e soil (as bare and dark because it (as (et (it! rain.ere t!e -amaritans are comin (it! P!otinai.iritual field t!ose (!o rea.re.ale. because I (ill ive t!em t!e (a es and cro.are !is ranaries to store t!e cro. t!en t!e (ill of /od (ill be fulfilled and I (ill sit at t!e ban=uet in t!e "elestial +erusalem. 1!en you !ave !arvested all t!e corn t!at I. and seein it you say4 5It (ill be !arvest time in four mont!s. many men are re=uired to rea. and look even li !ter because of t!e bri !t suns!ine. reen corn stems.loy rea. because if one man is =uite sufficient to so( !is field.midday suns!ine. T!ey are souls comin to /od.s due to t!em. 0ou !ave but to rea. and t!ose (!o in a fe( days earn enou ! to live on for a fe( mont!s. 3ot! t!e man (!o so(ed a small sack of corn and no( must .. even less t!an a mont! a o. (it!out ever tirin . And t!ey are all !a. t!e !arvest in My field.ers.. (!ic! !ave 7ust come u. And yet I say to you4 5"ome. T!e so(ers (ill em. because of t!e many very . I am lad t!at you burden yourselves (it! t!e s!eaves of My corn. It looks as if it (ere covered by a li !t (!itis! veil.

' /od be (it! 0ou. T!e Messianic e. be not afraid of t!em. 1e be 0ou to stay (it! us and not to refuse to s.le. 0#t$ t$e Peo%le of S1"$a . T!ey may listen to you and t!en not kee.irit said to #zekiel. I (as told (!at t!e -. I send you to t!e .. of -amaritan di nitaries are comin to(ards +esus. * ' 3ut 0ou (ill be t!e Messia! for t!ose (!o. because if it is true t!at (e are cut off from +uda!. No(.eo.. I see t!at you are t!eir leader and I also see t!at you are !onestly seekin t!e Trut!.!etic mission4 5-on of man.. Is t!at true) Re. nor be afraid of t!eir 12 . ) A% #l 1+4.osin elderly man. as (e are * remarks an im.oc! !as come. T!e (oman told us t!at 0ou are "!rist.ro. (!o !ave rebelled a ainst Me. * ' 0ou are 7ust. T!is (oman !as told us t!at 0ou are a ..ly to us in t!e name of /od.eak to us.ose Myself. are not in error.udent and stubborn c!ildren. -. And not only Israel.144. Also amon st us t!ere are some 7ust ..!et and t!at 0ou do not disdain s. T!erefore.ro.le of Israel. neit!er (ill I re7ect t!ose (!o seek Me. listen to Me since you are learned in t!e !oly scri. to a nation of rebels... your (ords. (!ic! are My (ords. but at least t!ey (ill kno( t!at t!ere is a . & A rou. t!at does not mean t!at only +uda! is !oly and t!at all t!e error is in -amaria. entrustin !im (it! t!e .tures. T!ey are im. led by P!otinai. * ' I am. Israel is united by !er Bin . * ' I told !er e<actly t!e same. I (ill not im. Rabbi.!et amon t!em. ' Man.ro. because t!ey are a rebellious !ouse.eakin to us.eo.

6 And I came. * ' Not all t!e Rabbis in +uda! say so.ossible for 0ou to lie..o( can t!e #ternal 9at!er !ave t!ou !t of us) * ' 3ecause .o( can (e) * T!ey are talkin (!ile (alkin to(ards 2/ . Please come to -yc!ar and teac! t!e c!ildren of t!is . T!en 0ou (ill o a(ay. !ear (!at I say to you.!ant victor. !ere I am to fulfill it. 0ou are bri !tD 0our eyes are as bri !t as t!e mornin star and 0our (ords are true... (!et!er t!ey !ear or refuse to !ear you.!rata.* ' 1!y (ould you not follo( it) * ' . I ask you to believe Me. of Mary of t!e .is Mot!er:s vir inity. t!erefore.le... No. and if you (is! I (ill tell you t!e (ords (!ic! t!e -. T!e faces of t!e c!ildren of darkness are loomy and t!eir eyes are rim. $f (!om and (!ere (ere 0ou born) * ' In 3et!le!em #.tion.eared in our sky.roclaimin . * +esus: beautiful voice is a declaration of trium.irit said to Me.e is love.eak My (ords to t!em. and (e (ill remember t!e -tar t!at a.(ords.iritual conce. * ' 3ut t!at is (!at t!e Messia! of t!e Lord tells you. (!atever food I ive you. by means of a s. I do not flatter Myself and I do not e<. * ' . it is not . ' 0our face is s!inin (it! a bri !t li !t.eo. * ' It is (ritten t!at t!e Messia! is to be born of a vir in in +uda!. My c!ildren. 3ut since t!e (ill of /od is My !oney. Do (!at I tell you. because t!ey are unbelievin and rebellious. be not rebellious like t!em..ect to be received as a trium..!ant 7oy in .ouse of David. And you s!all s. #at.

im) * T!ey all nod assent (!is. Rabbi. I feel I can tell 0ou. ' 1e are cut off. 1!at benefit (ill (e receive if 21 . * ' I solemnly tell you t!at t!e remainder of Israel (ill be c!ar ed (it! not . on 7ourneys or on business.y to re7oin t!is severed limb to t!e body of t!e state.arts of (!at is . 3ut (e (ere born in t!is fait! and (e do not kno( (!et!er it is ri !t to abandon it.ass t!rou ! your country. After all (e !ave eyes to see and minds to t!ink. 9urt!er. * ' $ur fat!ers sinned...ersuade us t!at /od is (it! you +udaeans or (it! you /alileans.eris!able and transient. -ince t!en t!e souls of -amaritans !ave been disliked by /od..eo. As 0ou are t!e Messia! and t!us t!e Restorer of David:s Bin dom.ave you all !eard .lease resolve a doubt of ours. . ' Listen. A reat deal of our future de. instead of offendin and anat!ematisin you. 3ut e<. and I am !a.ersuadin and leadin you back to /od by means of ood e<am. .y (!en I restore t!e Trut! to a !eart. 0ou must be !a.erin t!eir admiration. -ince 0ou are (ise and ood. not everyt!in (e see is so !oly as to . Are 0ou not) * ' I am takin care not so muc! to reunite t!e severed . 8 T!ey !ave in t!e meantime reac!ed t!e to(n and many .le dra( near (!ile t!ey (alk to(ards a !ouse. * ' . At least t!at is (!at t!ey say.ends on it.ress your doubt.. 1!en (e .les and c!arity. (ell.t!e to(n. as to lead back to /od all t!e souls.o( muc! (isdom t!ere is in 0ou.

T!e soul t!at !as not sinned s!all not die.resent moment !e (as a sinner. be!old. to t!e . or steal or lend at an interest.6 And also4 5If t!e son of a sinner is a ri !teous man. 5If a 7ust man !as a rebellious son.(e follo( /ood) 1e (ill al(ays be like le. !e s!all live eternal life because !e (as 7ust. T!e soul t!at !as sinned s!all die. * ' . * ' 0our re ret is t!e eternal dissatisfaction of all sc!ismatics.e sent Me.6 It (ould not be fair if one !ad to suffer for t!e ini=uity of anot!er. if !e is not an idolator.entant and comes to t!e 7ustice. (ill !e die like !is fat!er. because !e is !is son) No. 5T!e soul of t!e fat!er as (ell as t!e soul of t!e son. 1e s!all break our bread to et!er and t!en. I am t!e Life. t!e $ne and $nly Lord. 1!o believes in Me and in .ere (e are at my !ouse. too. 0ou (ill 22 . o (anderin c!ildren4 t!at you may !ave true life. T!e Lord /od. but I (ant !im to re. and stay. Master. $nly t!e soul t!at sins s!all die. even if u.ly to you (it! #zekiel4 5All souls are Mine6 says t!e Lord.e s!all not live. if it is not a burden to 0ou. t!en. $nce a ain I (ill re. if !e does not fornicate. says4 5I do not (ant t!e deat! of t!e sinner. !e s!all !ave true life. if !e !as mercy bot! on t!e body and on t!e soul of !is nei !bour.6 T!at is (!y . Do 0ou not detest enterin it) * ' I detest only sin. * ' "ome in. And if !e (!o !as sinned is re. !e is ri !teous in My eyes and s!all live a true life.im 1!o sent Me (ill !ave eternal life.ers in t!e eyes of /od. s!all t!at son live because !is fat!er (as a 7ust man) . If a man is ri !teous.ent and live.6 And furt!er on.

eakin to a lar e cro(d in t!e centre of a s=uare.. Nay..eased if you dared to come o. * 14.e !as climbed on a stone benc! near t!e fountain.e caresses t(o or t!ree little ones 2.e<.revent . .eak to you at some len t!.eak to your !earts.. at t!e t!ird !our I (ill s. T!e . 3art!olome( and t!e Iscariot in .is ma7esty from fri !tenin t!e ..enly to t!e Trut!.. T!at (ord !as a different flavour (!en it is e<.. t!e Iscariot is sittin astride t!e branc! of a tree as if !e (anted to dominate t!e scene.e is endeavourin to .im. It is ettin dark.lain t!e (ord of /od to us. if you (is! so.. on t!e contrary. /o no( (it! t!e Mercy (!ic! is close to you.e tries to let it s!ine to remove all doubts.is usual attitude in t!e least.. or annoyed. or t!ey clearly s!o( dis ust at certain contacts. T!e cro(ds are around . (!ile 3art!olome( is leanin a ainst a door in a corner of t!e s=uare.re7udice is evident and clearly visible in all of t!em. .im.lained by 0ou. +esus.ossible from t!e -amaritans. Also t!e T(elve are around . and (e are tortured by a doubt4 (e do not feel sure t!at (e are ri !t.* ' #veryt!in (ould be a.. -4t$ A% #l 1+4. May /od s.articular clearly s!o( t!eir embarrassment and to be as far as .eo. I (ould say t!at . . E2an(el#3at#on at S1"$a .le and at t!e same time . !as not c!an ed . & +esus is s. Tomorro(. t!eir faces are dismayed.

Remove at least t!e latter. $ne is t!e undeniable affront you received from your dau !ter. * ' .roblems. * ' It is not . (!ic! is t!e !i !est form of love. * ' 3ut I suffered because of !er. 3ecause you must realise t!at s!e (as over(!elmed by t!e basest material instinct.rivate matters.and asks t!em t!eir names. T!e ot!er is t!e effort to cease lovin !er. 8 T!e first one is t!e re=uest of a fat!er (!ose dau !ter !ad elo.ossible. and 24 . 9or iveness.oor fat!er.e takes an interest in an old man to (!om . In less t!an a year I !ave ro(n ten years older.ut to .lies to t(o or t!ree =uestions.!ysical disease and t!at s!e (ould die.e ives alms . . If you kne( t!at s!e (as sufferin from a . . (it! your for iveness can . (!ic! are . unless you cured !er yourself.im on . And I still suffer. (ill remove it. T!e (ound is still t!ere.ed and is no( be in to be for iven.e re.ut an end to !er trouble and brin !er back to !er (!olesome instinct. * ' 9or iveness (ill relieve you. "onsider t!en t!at you. not on eneral . (ould you let !er die) Most certainly not. * ' -o 0ou (ould advise me to for ive !er) * ' 0ou must.o( (ill I be able to see !er move about t!e !ouse. t!at your dau !ter (as born of you and is al(ays entitled to your love.arts t!at !urt.imself. 3ut in t!e (ound t!ere are t(o . * ' T!at is true. ' 9or ive !er at once. 0ou must consider. . Master.

but in reo.e (ill uide you and you (ill be t!e benefactor of your 23 .le of a -amaritan may seem stran e to 0ou. t!en. (!y do you (ant to o t!ere) * ' 3ecause I !ave not enou ! means !ere for myself and my lar e family. ' Man. I do. instead. * T!e t!ird man asks .not curse !er for (!at s!e !as done) * ' In t!at case you (ould not for ive !er. is a !eat!en2 * '-o) Not!in contaminates unless one (ants to be contaminated.im (!et!er !e (ill be doin t!e ri !t t!in or not by acce. I met a /entile (!o (ould em. 0our for iveness must not consist in o. * ' Marry !im.!ans.la( to ive a fat!er to !er little or. 0ou kno(.atience (e !ave for a restless steer) * A (oman..loy me because !e sa( !o( skillful I am in my (ork and !e (ould take on also my sons. but t!ere it is. T!at man. 3ut I (ould not like. man. .in. I (ould not like to lose our fait!. as you (ere to your first !usband. 1!at) -!all (e not !ave for our o(n c!ild t!e . It takes a man to uide t!em. 3e ood.enin your !eart. T!ey are t!ree boys. /o to Antioc! and be of t!e True /od. ' Do you t!ink !e (ill be a real fat!er to t!em) * ' 0es. asks +esus (!et!er s!e ou !t to marry !er brot!er . Master. and be a fait!ful (ife to !im..tin an invitation to o to Antioc!.enin once a ain t!e door of your !ouse to !er. t!e scru.

eaks of -amaria and +erusalem in a .eaven.!etical style.le.ro. and s!e (as seduced to suc! an e<tent as to become t!e slave of t!e (ay of livin of !er seducer. It is not easy for one to et rid of an infection. (!o (ill ac=uire t!e kno(led e of /od t!rou ! your !onesty.o(er. .o(er and (isdom of one (!o (as inferior to /od. (!ose name is $!ola!. and became inferior. -!e became insane because s!e (as im. .erior. I am not one of you. but !o() At (!at cost) 0ou kno(. (!en one !as im.er and dee. .oor (ealt!. also amon st (omen. a rief. become ric! at t!e dreadful 2+ . $n t!e contrary it becomes dee.eakin to t!e cro(d. and !e says t!at t!ey are dau !ters of one mot!er and calls t!em $!ola! and $!oliba!. from union (it! t!e 9at!er of . and instead became (eak.rived of t!e s. I am +ustice and 1isdom. * > . you (ere reat.e s.master. ?nion (it! /od is al(ays salvation.iritual !el.e t!en be ins s. ' I !ave !eard many of you and I !ave .rudent. true (isdom (it! t!e . neit!er am I one of t!ose (!o accuse you. (!o (as even lo(er t!an s!e (as.6 0es. 0our sorro( !as been accumulatin for centuries and neit!er t!e reasons e<. -!e c!an ed true (ealt!. T!e first to fall into idolatry (as t!e former. because s!e (as already de.rudently become infected by it.er and (ei !s like sno( t!at becomes ice.o( many . And once a ain I (ill =uote #zekiel to solve your case.ressed by you nor t!e insults !urled at you can dissolve it. -!e (anted to be su. of (!ic! you are not even a(are.eo. 0ou may say4 5Inferior) No.erceived t!at eac! of your !earts is rent by a secret sorro(. -!e (anted to be stron . true . 1e (ere reat.

.ave you been offended and 27 . because s!e !ad t!e True /od (it! !er and s!e s!ould never !ave trodden on t!e stren t! t!at s!e received from t!at union.6 I say to you4 5"ome.e !as sent . T!at is t!e 9at!erland of every ri !teous soul4 . /od (ill turn .6 0ou !ave t!e . you must find it. T!e (isdom of man consists in ackno(led in !is faults.e invites everybody. but if one says to . Do not say4 51e sinned6. s!e (anted to imitate !er and became more deran ed t!an !er sister. or /reece. recover your consciousness.eaven. to invite ot!er .im4 6/o a(ay6. and (as t(ice as uilty. T!ey lose somet!in t!at never ends4 t!eir re. . T!ere are not many la(s. until . or # y.osed.unis!ment (as inflicted on t!e t(ice crazy fornicatri< $!oliba!.irit lies in lovin t!e True /od and .t. 1!en $!oliba! sa( t!at $!ola!:s folly !ad brou !t !er (ealt!. T!rou ! t!e la( one ac!ieves Life.e oes a(ay.ose . $!ola!. but say4 51e do not (ant to sin any more.unis!ment (ill be im. .cost of t!eir !onour2 T!ey ac!ieve somet!in t!at may come to an end.e is already doin so. T!e (isdom of t!e s. .le.is arms to everybody.eo. And a terrible severe .imself. Do not look at $!oliba!.e oes to seek love else(!ere.e o.e finds someone (!o says to . by meditatin on (!at I told you. or P!oenicia. in order to o to t!ose (!o do not belon to +uda!.utation.is back on !er. and a more severe .ens .e does not im. because .is Trut!. but one only4 /od:s. /od is callin you.6 . Look at /od. .im4 5I (ill come.6 I t!erefore say to you t!at you can find relief from your torture. Neit!er can /od be accused of bein unfair.roof t!at /od still loves you and t!at .is 1ord to say to you4 6"ome.

..eo.rotection. 3ut souls (ill re7oice even more because /od:s for iveness (ill already !ave descended u. I am t!e Bin of kin s.ro.le remote2 0ou are a dear .le. 0our !earts (ill re7oice at t!at... I (ill . Pre. it (ill be /od 1!ose !oliness (ill overflo( to sanctify. (isdom. I am called t!e Bin dominatin over everybody.arated2 Peo. T!at is (!at I am and (ill be.!raim and t!e tribes of Israel associated (it! !im and I (ill 7oin it to t!e stick of +uda! and make t!em one stick.le of Israel2 Peo.!.!et I say to you4 5I am about to take t!e stick of +ose. o c!ildren of /od.e says to you4 5"ome.!erds. because you are ill and (eak. T!e days of !atred. "ome to t!e universal -aviour.re!ension. of fear !ave come to an end.le. It (ill be everyt!in . o !erds (it!out s!e. it (ill be li !t. of incom.* ' And once a ain (it! t!e .eo. because it (ill be t!e Livin $ne iven as food to t!e dead to make t!em live. "ome to Me.lace it in t!e midst of My believers.les if t!ey (is! to be .on t!e ri !teous !earts scattered t!rou !out -amaria. (!ic! is in t!e !and of #. salvation.. because I am t!e /ood -!e. * A ' -ome of us at least (ould come.roscribed) 3y (!om) 3y your o(n fello( creatures. t!e bread of life.are .le afflicted2 Peo.riest and . s!e. because you !ave been 29 .!erds or (it! idol.!erd.le.urified.urify all .is comin . "ome2 Peo.6 Do not o to t!e Tem. I (ill at!er you to et!er. I do not re7ect anyone. 3ut /od is above t!em and . T!at tabernacle (ill be t!e source of life..le se. infinitely dear. I (ill ive you one tabernacle only and I (ill .6 T!e day (ill come (!en you (ill re7oice because you (ere not in t!e Tem. 3ut t!ose on t!e ot!er side do not (ant us. (!o !ave lost your (ay.

le (!o !ave fallen into manifold sinsD and . come to t!e breast from (!ic! you received life. 3aruc! s.revents you from seekin and kno(in . $!2 .. At least a moral la( (as iven to you.at!s of !o. I (ant to s!o( you t!e s!inin .. "ome2 "ome to t!e bosom (!ere you (ere born. as your souls (ould (is!.e really takes your souls and s.e. but all your souls. a most reat Pro.eaks on be!alf of t!em all to t!e -ublime /od 1!o is in .eo.eo.(ounded by an arro( t!at !as o. Today I (ill not =uote t!e reat #zekielD I (ill =uote +eremia!:s favourite disci.t$ A% #l 1+4.le.e. (!o feel t!ere is an unkno(n /od amon t!e many ods you (ors!i. 'oo)b1e to t$e Peo%le of S1"$a . o families of t!e c!osen .eaks for you. * 144. I do not mean only t!e souls of t!e -amaritans. Bindness and (armt! are still !ere for you. because you are men.!et.erceive to be t!e $nly True /od and 1!om your dullness . and man !as in !imself an essence t!at comes 22 .eaven. "ome2 "ome to Life and to -alvation. -.e takes also your souls. o /entiles and idolaters. 0our souls. a /od 1!om your souls . as I !ave ot!er c!ildren to evan elize. o /entile .les.ened t!e veins of your souls and !as let t!e vital union (it! your /od esca. & +esus says to t!e -amaritans of -yc!ar4 ' 3efore leavin you. and set you on t!em sayin to you4 you may o safely as t!e oal is certain.

And you !ave com. Lord. from 0our !oly d(ellin . take !eed of us and listen.e .eaks of and su ests nobility and ur es to !oly t!in s in life. (!o oes !is (ay bo(ed do(n and frail.oint of vie( and you lo(ered t!e conce.laces and !ave been tossed out to t!e !eat of t!e . (it! failin eyes and !un erin soul.ernatural La( iven to you by t!e True /od. act accordin ly. (!ose breat! !as been taken from t!eir bodies.le into a sad. 0ou all listen. !e is t!e one to ive 0ou lory.ro.eo.elled it to become t!e slave of your vicious fles!. and its name is s.rovin t!em s.from /od. T!e dee. and be!old t!e bones of our kin s and of our ancestors !ave been dra ed from t!eir restin . divided and subdued one4 51e did not listen to 0our voice and so 0ou carried out (!at 0ou !ad .usillanimity. and due observance. seein and callin by t!eir true names t!e misfortunes t!at !ave turned a stron . conse=uently. as (ell as a !oly desire to find means of im.!ets.lace. (!ic! is not de radation or . infrin in t!e !uman moral la( t!at you !ad. Look at us.s !umbly and every 7ust soul s!ould (ee.6 And 3aruc! (ee.rays4 5Look do(n. Lord and considerD t!e dead do(n in -!eol. also from a !uman . And yet listen. 8 ./ . t!e more you (ill understand and. t!us becomin sinners.rays E and t!is is t!e .rayer t!at is to be said by your !earts !umiliated by a noble !umility. (!ic! al(ays s. Lord.. (it! !im..erson overcome (it! affliction. but an e<act kno(led e of one:s miserable conditions.iritually E 3aruc! t!us .irit. are not t!e ones to ive lory and due observance to t!e LordD t!e .er your kno(led e of t!e moral su.romised t!rou ! 0our servants t!e .t of your fait! and yourselves to a level of brutality t!at makes you inferior to animals.

do(n to t!e roots (ill not survive.le.le died in dreadful a ony. Let us say t!e old 7ust . (!ere 0our Name (as invoked. It crus!es do(n t!e consciences t!at live in it.letely. t!e -on of t!e 9at!er. on t!e contrary it looks beautiful and ne(. laden (it! (!olesome s(eet fruit.on (!ic! forei n cro(s and t!e avalanc!e of divine .day and t!e frost of t!e ni !t and . every soul in an uis!.unis!ment (ill rus! to ruin it com.eo. A tree s. Pray. alt!ou ! t!e material structure does not a. it (ill become .. T!e ruin t!at started (it! t!e se. 1!o .aration. t!e Tem. to (!at it is today.ity.. full of dead bodies. t!e 9at!er of t!e -on.le (ill be de. is !eard by /od.rays (it! "!rist. an altar of .ernatural flame (ill be e<tin uis!ed and t!e Tem. 0ou are .6 $!2 "!ildren of t!e 9at!er.ouse of +uda!. 0ou !ave reduced t!is Tem. Almi !ty Lord. as it is able to. (ee.ear to be dama ed. /od of Israel.rayer of 3aruc!4 5And no(. every troubled !eart cries to 0ou. It may 7ust ve etate in a miserable manner t!rou ! an effort to live by means of t!e s!oots comin from t!e roots. May My voice su. do not say4 53ot! our Tem. ro(s (orse and (orse.ouse of Israel and t!e .6 No. dull. o Lord. And so because of t!e (ickedness of t!e .in (it! Me. from famine. (!ic! can subsist only if it is continuously smelted by t!e (armt! of its ministers: fait! and c!arityD and icy. And t!en t!e !our (ill come (!en every su.ort yours and reac! u.le and yours !ave been rebuilt and are beautiful. it (ill no lon er be a !ealt!y tree.1 . to t!e t!rone of /od.utrefaction u. Listen and !ave . but it (ill be barren brus!(ood. soiled. your -aviour. (!ic! are reluctant to die.recious metal.le.lit by a t!underbolt from its to.la ue. s(ord and .rived of its very life. c!ildren of Israel.

one of 0our frin es. of Peace. T!ey did not listen to t!e voice of t!e Lord t!eir /od.. and s!all (e .eak to us as 0ou did. It can be found in t!e 3ook of /od:s commandments and in t!e La( t!at lasts forever. !ence t!e disasters t!at !ave befallen us. !ear t!e .le unc!an eable form.oor of t!e (orld in its sim. !ave no( come to brin to t!e . * ' "ome back a ain. !ave mercy on us.o(er and 0our Name.eace. since 0ou are a -aint.2 . (!o !ave been ood to t!e Messia! of /od. of 9or iveness. /od of Israel. * ' And me. announcin t!em t!e /os. +orai. * ' No one (ill ever s. !ave mercy on us for (e !ave sinned in 0our si !t. (!ic! is t!e (isdom of /od. * .eris! continually) Almi !ty Lord. Do not call to mind t!e misdeeds of our ancestors. 3ecause (e invoke 0our Name and (e turn from t!e (ickedness of our ancestors. * ' Allo( me to kee. Timot!y. of Love. but remember instead 0our .el of t!e time of Redem. * ' Remember Abel. Peace be (it! you. 1!o believes in t!at 1ord (ill reac! eternal life. ood Master.rayer of t!e dead of Israel and of t!eir sons. and t!at I. 0ou sit ent!roned forever. * ' Pray for me. * ' I (ill remember you all. (!o !ave sinned a ainst 0ou. > I leave you. by returnin to true (isdom.. * ' -tay a little lon er. as a blessin . * ' May 0ou be blessed. citizens of -yc!ar.6 Pray t!us and be truly converted.a Merciful /od. t!e Messia! of /od. I leave you (it! My .tion. * ' 3less my little one. * ' And me.

im for a fe( !undred yards out of to(n. no one asked 0ou for a miracle. close to a !ed e of . I found a fertile soil and t!e ..eakin in . .roverb and I follo( it.ostles are (!is. t!e leaves of (!ic! are s!inin in t!e sun and seem to be deridin all t!e ot!er bare ..lants. $ne can see on t!em a fe( survivin fruits (!ic! a e !as coloured brick. & +esus is (alkin a!ead of t!e a.lay (!ere Mercy (ants to s!o( . and t!en t!ey slo(ly o back. Inst !"t#on to t$e A%ostles an) t$e 6# a"le of t$e 0o*an of S1"$a .ression t!at t!ey are not really s. It is an old . -4t$ A% #l 1+4.rickly cactus. I am sure I !ave already !arvested..ossibility of so(in . * ' . All of a sudden +esus turns round and says4 ' Bee..erin to one anot!er. may I tell you. 145.im. alone.o(ever.ostles. (atc!in t!e (ind and you (ill never so(. T!eir fait! in 0ou is very odd2 * ' And do you t!ink..red and an odd early flo(er .is suns!ine. (!ic!. t!e a. stare at t!e clouds and you (ill never rea. And not(it!standin 5your6 clouds.leasantly bri !t in its yello(. you ou !t not to dis. and I et t!e im. T!omas. 3e!ind .raise of t!e Master.cinnebar !ue.T!ey o (it! . And you can see t!at (!ere you (ere afraid of ill (inds and did not (ant to sto. t!at fait! is evidenced only ..

acity for understandin /od t!an t!e believers in Palestine. Master. I t!ink t!at (it! all t!e !atred a ainst 0ou.osite. 1!o instead says4 5I believe6 in somebody else:s (ord. alt!ou ! t!ey did not kno( Me) T!e members of t!e -an!edrin can do all t!e !arm t!ey like.ected Me.revent t!e -an!edrin from findin accusations in t!eir !atred.by re=uestin miracles) 0ou are (ron . it does 0ou no ood to ive rise to ne( accusations.eo.resent and omnieffective love.. it means t!at (it!out t!e tan ible ..le (!o res.iritual disability t!ey !ave s!o(n a muc! reater ca. and I (ould ask you to remember t!is instance. for ive me for tellin 0ou.. I (ould not . +esus. even if I did. (!ilst so many . If a man (ants a miracle to be able to believe.roof of t!e miracle. And s!ould I not love t!ose .4 . 0ou are (astin 0our time in an idolatrous country. so t!at you (ill kno( !o( to be!ave (it! t!e souls (!o turn to t!e fait! in "!rist. +ames. * ' 3ut. because t!at is (!at I !ave done and I do. t!e effusion of My omni. s!o(s t!e reatest fait!. If t!e members of t!e -an!edrin kne( t!at 0ou !ave. 3ut it (ill not be t!e t!ou !t of suc! future evil t!at (ill sto. I !ave s!o(n to you t!at I al(ays love also t!ose (!o (ere a ainst Me amon st My kinsfolk and countrymen.. 3ut in t!eir state of s. It is t!e very o... you can understand t!at I can but love. And since you are My cousin.* ' 0ou may very (ell say4 5loved6.laces in Israel are . 0ou (ill find t!at very often in your lifetime. * ' 3ut. In any case. !e (ould not believe. * ' -o t!e -amaritans are better t!an (e are2 * ' I am not sayin t!at..

It is said4 5A man multi.ent in at!erin t!e lost s!ee. too. is no( satisfied.3 .im. T!at man is certainly follo(in us for some reason. My friend.. !e sto.in t!e La(. I (ill o and meet !im. T!erefore be calm. I (ill come.6 It is said4 5/ive t!e Most .6 I do t!at.ent !ere not lost) * ' T!e day s.. t!en. curious and !ostile at t!e same time.e (ants to !arm us. ' . $!2 T!ey are -amaritans2 * ' Are you sure..ectin 0ou. * ' "ome. Let us sto. P!ili. is not lost. 8 In any case. * A man in fact is comin to(ards t!em.le in -yc!ar believe in Me.e<. 1!o (anted a re=uest for a miracle to be convinced t!at t!e . * ' Never. but by !avin mercy !e offers a sacrifice. 0ou say t!at every !our is to be consecrated to t!e Lord.i ! as .e sto. 1!en !e sees t!e rou. .lies offerin s by kee. 1!en t!ey are a fe( yards from t!e man. my Lord. enerously as your means can afford. Are t!e !ours s. too.. I s!o( mercy and I make use of t!e means I received by offerin My (ork to /od.ed because !e sa( t!at (e noticed !im.e seems to be bent under a lar e bundle t!at !e is carryin on !is s!oulders.eo. . Peter 7o s alon beside . Peter) * ' $f course I am2 * ' 1ell. +esus says4 ' 1!at do you . It is not lost. * +esus (alks to(ards t!e man.. t!en. And t!e time devoted to sacrifice is not (asted... 0ou all stay !ere.s. If 0ou o..e !as iven to you. sto.

. (!o is still youn .er eyes are closed. * T!e man lays on t!e round !is bundle containin an inert body envelo.les. * ' 0ou could !ave called Me as soon as I (as alone (it! My disci..ened all of a sudden. I also !ave a rave reason for bein alone (it! 0ou. If s!e did not breat!e. +esus bends over t!e ..irit !as taken . * ' I (as !o. And e<.en.(ant. T!ey call !er t!e 5. I (ould !ave suffered too muc! and (ould !ave been as!amed. I !ave to feed !er.. dress !er and carry !er like a baby.in to reac! 0ou (!en 0ou (ere alone... (it!out any disease.* ' 1!at do you (ant) 1!at are you carryin on your s!oulders so !eavily) * ' My (ife. If 0ou !ad re7ected me in t!e .enses. !er face looks as if s!e !ad breat!ed !er last.. !er mout! is !alf o. It !a. . and !e uncovers t!e face of a (oman. A s. Look.ed in a mantle. * ' 1!y did you not look for Me (!en I (as in to(n) * ' I did not dare. man) 1!om are you lookin for) * ' 9or 0ou. looks at t!e man4 ' Do you t!ink t!at I can) 1!y do you believe it) * .ain. as P!otinai did.oor (oman lyin on t!e round.ossessed (oman. And (ork. looks at !er.ossession of !er and !as turned !er into a dead body and a dull intelli ence. as if it (ere a sack...resence of everybody. one (ould say t!at s!e (as dead.6 It causes me muc! .+ .

im. so far motionless.s to !er feet and seeks refu e on t!e c!est of !er !usband. fully free...... 0ou (ere ill and ... I.roves it.. * +esus takes t!e (oman by t!e !and and says4 ' /o out of !er. -!e smiles and no(. look. do you !ear !im) 1!at do you t!ink I s!ould do no(.. Man.' 3ecause 0ou are "!rist. after all.en out in a !alo of rays.. 0ou. ' 1!at is it) ..resence of suc! ood fait!) * ' 1ell. * ' Peter.7 .. As 0ou (is!.. s!e azes at a tuft of rass t!at !as ro(n on t!e ed e of t!e road and on (!ic! t!e tiny (!ite. * .e is +esus. and lookin round s!e sees !er !usband. T!at is enou !.e !as cured you.in . is s!aken by a dreadful convulsion4 at first s!e is silent. -!e t!en calms do(n and some(!at be(ildered s!e looks around. * T!e (oman.ens !er eyes (ide as if s!e (ere a(akin from a ni !tmare..im t!at you love .o( am I !ere) 1!y) 1!o is t!at man) * ' .red !eads of daisies seem . t!e ?nkno(n Man smilin at !er. in t!e . durin (!ic! s!e o. Master.. (!o full of an<iety is (atc!in every movement of !ers.earls about to o. ' 0es. I (ant it.. s!e 7um. at t!e dee... (!o caresses and embraces !er... blue sky. -!e looks at t!e cactus !ed e.* Peter is very embarrassed.. (ee. * ' I !eard 0our (ord. Tell . t!e Messia!... s!e t!en looks at t!e dust on t!e road (!ere s!e is lyin . * ' 3ut you !ave not seen anyt!in t!at . I (ill do as I (is!. starin first at +esus... t!en s!e s!outs and roans and finally bursts into a loud cry.

* And .eak to t!em.o( muc! you still lack to be .ast.es to(ards a . for a little (!ile.ast.. 1e s!all slee. 3e ood and /od (ill be (it! you. 1e cannot reac! before ni !t t!e .' $!2 0es.. but I remember I !ave some c!ildren. I kno( !er by !er dress. -imon.le and arro ance in 7ud in over and above.9 . -imon2 .lace I (anted to. I (onder (!at s!e (ants. And be ood. s!e is.o( muc! you all lack2 1it! t!e e<ce. come (it! Me.e addresses Peter4 ' -o) 0ou (ere sure t!at t!at man (anted to !urt Me. and says4 ' -imon and Andre(.roac! in t!eir !earts. until +ames of Al. 3ut (!at (as t!e matter (it! me) My c!ildren. close to t!e !ed e.eakin and take t!eir food. Let us !ave our meal no(. T!ank 0ou. 3ut ... in some barn.!aeus says to +udas Iscariot4 ' Is t!at (oman comin !ere not t!e (oman of -yc!ar) * ' 0es..e oes a(ay (!ile t!e ot!ers stay and are silent. until +esus stands u. if (e do not find anyt!in better.e does not s.eo. * And +esus (it!dra(s =uickly. you !ave all t!e sins of t!ose . follo(ed by t!e blessin s of bot! of t!em. 1!en .e reac!es t!e ot!ers (!o remained be!ind.eaceful day and t!e sun s!ines on t!e country (!ic! slo.resent day.* +esus says4 ' 0ou need not remember t!e .lain in mild undulations. > After t!eir meal t!ey sto. * .tion of t!eir (ell kno(n idolatry.. (!at are you oin to say no() -imon. Al(ays remember t!e . (it! a sense of re. I do not remember t!e . It is a .erfect2 .. * T!e T(elve. /oodbye.. . sit do(n (it!out s. I am oin to see (!et!er t!at !ouse is a friendly one or not.

my Lord. And I do not (ant to sin any more. (!ile no one .lies Peter curtly. s!e is lookin in our direction. * T!e (oman (it!dra(s to a little corner (!ere t!e road bends and s!e remains still and silent. ' I kno(. * ' Leave !er alone * su ests +udas of Al. 3ut 0our feet tread on t!e road to o to(ards souls. -!e is silent. I kno( not!in .e !as one a(ay.im..!aeus.ere is t!e Master.ays attention to !er. I am so (eak.is time (it! (omen * re.e doesn:t (it! (omen. s!ieldin !er eyes (it! !er !and.is feet. And !e re.' -!e (ill be (antin to o !er (ay * re.e (ill soon be back. 3ut I am t!e soul of a (oman (!o needs . Tell .e does not (aste . (!at do you (ant from Me) * ' 0our !el.lies to P!otinai4 ' 1ait. 3ut no( t!at I am no lon er a sinner. but oes to(ards +esus and kneels do(n at .2 . . * T!e (oman does not even re.ly to !im. I !ave already told t!e man. ' P!otinai. * ' . .im) * ' I need . ' No. * T!ey (atc! !er until s!e is near t!em and asks in a lo( voice4 ' 1!ere is your Master) * ' .im. I do not kno( (!at ood is. 1!y do you (ant .im (!at you (ant and be =uick. I am mud. . +esus is soon back and Peter says4 ' . 1!at s!all I do) Please tell me.lies Peter sulkily.

. -5t$ A% #l 1+4. a lonely (oman as you are. /o. . /oodbye. t!en o back to your !ouse (it! a re.at! 4/ .es.. . .. covered (it! corn (!ic! !as 7ust come u..roceeds very fast alon . 3ut if you really do not (ant to sin any more and you (ant to learn !o( not to sin.lain in a nort!. Jes!s 8#s#ts t$e Ba%t#st nea Ennon.resent (ill not to sin.entant mind and (ait.ot near a (oody slo. on (!ic! t!e country . stands u. 147..is (ay until . t!en oes a(ay. retreats for a fe( yards. but come to my soul (it! 0our advice. * -!e is (ee. * T!e (oman kisses t!e round. look like reen. (atc!ed over by t!e tree trunks t!at are (!ite on t!e moonlit side and com. +esus is (alkin steadfast and alone.le on my mud.e .at!s seem dark stri. & It is a clear moonli !t ni !t.lus! car.e moves to one side..Tram. (!en amon st many more (omen (!o !ave also been redeemed. you (ill be able to be near your Redeemer and learn t!e science of /oodness. Persevere in your .e oes u. to(ards -yc!ar.ears in all its details and t!e fields. so clear t!at t!e round a. a stee.e.stream as far as a lonely s..ets.e reac!es a stream t!at is flo(in do(n ur lin to(ards t!e . .silver .. 3e not afraid.east direction. climbs u. T!e day (ill come.letely dark on t!e ot!er. ' 0ou cannot follo( Me.in .

still dro(sy. I (ould say..ectation.is beard is trimmed round t!e lo(er .us!es back !is lon dis!evelled !air. you (ill enter .is face.ale and fair!aired. 3ut (!en +esus sits do(n. . your mission as My Precursor.y. .eace of t!e Lord. to see t!e -on of /od better. . (!ic! !ad fallen over !is eyes.is !air is soft and tidy and .s to !is feet.erfection of /race (it!in you.and arrives at a natural cave on t!e side of t!e !ill. Let us o out into t!e moonli !t and sit and talk on t!e rock near t!e rotto.e calls !im4 ' +o!n. and !e .at! outside. you (ill already be in t!e . and oes out. (!ic! s!ines on t!e . (it! t!e .. because you (ill !ave deserved everyt!in from /od.e oes in and bends over a body t!at is lyin on t!e round and can be seen only indistinctly in t!e moonli !t. My beloved friend.ere I am. * +o!n obeys.skin.eaven beside Me.o( is it t!at my Lord came to me) * ' To make your !eart and Mine !a. . +o!n. And in t!e e<. * T!e man a(akes and sits u. /et u.. 3ut !e soon realises 1!o is callin !im and 7um. 0ou (anted Me.art of . 8 ' I !ave come to t!ank you.rostrates !imself sayin 4 ' . 1!en t!e !our comes. in (!ic! t(o dee. * 41 . +esus is . .e is (earin a s!ee. +o!n is like a bus! of very dark !airs. t!en . ets u. as t!ey s!ine so muc! in t!eir 7et black settin . set eyes can be seen4 t(o feveris! eyes. T!e contrast bet(een t!em is very stron . but does not illuminate t!e cave. 0ou !ave fulfilled and are fulfillin . (!ic! !ardly covers !is very lean body. !e kneels do(n in front of "!rist.

eris!. I am a(are it is no( near and t!at t!ere is still one (itness I !ave to bear4 t!e (itness of my blood. * ' And t!ey are dear to Me. T!ey.les (!ile (aitin for 0ou.les.' I (ill enter . T!e merciful bounty of 0our Divine !eart !as brou !t 0ou !ere. your Master and cousin) * ' I am about to die.ersonally. +o!n. Neit!er t!ose t!ree. Not muc! lon er t!an t!e time t!at ela. Allo( me to entrust t!ose t!ree to 0ou . nor t!e ot!er true 42 . I !ave some more and t!ey (ill come to 0ou. 0ou are a Master and 0ou kno( !o( fondly (e love t!em. T!ey s!all not . Tell me only one t!in 4 (ill I !ave to (ait lon for 0our comin ) * ' No. T!ey are t!e dearest.sed bet(een your birt! and Mine.eace very soon.. My disci. really .i ! be blessed for t!at. 1!at do you (ant from +esus.. T!e Name. +esus. so I am an<ious for my disci.ossess (isdom.articular. As a fat!er is an<ious for !is c!ildren. (it!out a s!e. I ive 0ou back t!e t!ree (!o are 0ours and (!o !ave been . It is salvation for t!em.!erd.lease at!er t!em. and Matt!e( in .. may I call 0ou so) * ' 0ou can.erfect disci. My only fear in dyin is t!at t!ey may et lost like s!ee. Do not (orry. * ' May t!e Most .ronounced by t!e !oly one in Israel. (!ic! also sinners . to fortify t!e last martyr of Israel and t!e first of t!e ne( era. And 0ou are a(are more t!an I am.. bless 0our servant to stren t!en !im for !is last trial. 1ill 0ou .les. let it be kindness to you. t!at my !our is about to arrive. +o!n.ronounce. my Master and /od. can be . because of our blood and your !oliness.

en .er as to you after your martyrdom.eavens to bless you.disci. * ' I do not deserve so muc!. 0ou are my /od. 3ut later. * ' I do not deserve so muc!.ossible in suc! an austere .raise to t!e #ternal 9at!er.rostrates !imself to t!e round. T!at day at t!e +ordan. I (ill collect your in!eritance and look after it as t!e dearest treasure received from t!e . but Li !t and Love are descendin from t!e o.erfect friend and servant of t!e Lord. no(. T!e son and your tears are t!e same !ymn of . t!e reatest lory (ill come also to .t out of 7oy. +o!n. 3ut I dare not do t!at to 0ou. /et u. 0ou deserve all res. I !ave lon ed so muc! for it.ersona e. . Let us kiss eac! ot!er oodbye. I convey also . I (as t!e Messia! 1!o (as bein revealedD !ere. +o!n. I am 0our servant. and (!at seems im. /oodbye.ere it is only t!e !and of t!e -on of man.e t!at is Mi !ty. it is your cousin and /od 1!o (is!es to ive you t!e viaticum of . * ' I am your +esus. to !umble souls. +esus lays a !and on !is !ead4 ' 0our 7oyful and !umble tears are in unison (it! a son of lon a o at t!e sound of (!ic! your little !eart lea. . all my life. * > +o!n . * ' 0ou are My +o!n.is love as /od and as a relative..6 Also My Mot!er is about to intone once a ain t!e son t!at -!e san t!en.iritual 7oy. (!ic! is laid on your !ead.ect and comfort. .les of yours. My soul (ill be near yours 4.er reetin s to you. 1!o 5!as done reat t!in s. !e bursts into tears sobbin out of s.

T!at valley of t!e dead2..eace comes.. . 3ut 44 . T!en +esus takes . 0our ..is eyes turned to .eaven I (ill ive you one !undredfold.e is im. Jes!s Tea"$es t$e A%ostles.ty.id but very cold ni !t. 14+.o( !orrible2 +ust no( it (as not t!e case.e seems to be consecratin !im. because you !ave found race in t!e eyes of /od. * +esus !as lifted !im and embraced !im.is kind salutation4 ' May . I (as afraid 0ou mi !t feel cold in t!e lim. T!en +o!n kneels once a ain and +esus lays bot! !ands on !is !ead and .until . kissin !im on !is c!eeks and bein kissed by !im.eace be al(ays (it! you * and .ressive. & ' My Lord. and did not find 0ou. . .lace (as em. -imon) * ' I (anted to ive 0ou my mantle. (!y do 0ou not rest durin t!e ni !t) Last ni !t I ot u.eace for t!e sake of your disci.is leave (it! . * ' And (ere you not cold) * ' In many years of misery I ot accustomed to bein badly dressed.e resumes t!e same road as before.eaven. T!ey are silent for some time. badly fed and badly lod ed.rays (it! . T!at is all I can ive you for t!e time bein .les. 3ut in .. -7t$ A% #l 1+4. Live and die in .. * ' 1!y (ere you lookin for Me.

. ' 0es. in order to be of !el.ers t!at I met by c!ance.y .!ysical misery is not t!e (orst.eak about t!em. you are ri !t. until I (as driven out of +udaea.le) -o muc! t!e (orst for t!em if t!ey are le. because (e (ill certainly o t!ere. 1!at most tortures and consumes t!em is t!eir des.eace in t!eir utter desolation2 * ' -imon.le t!ere.le in +udaea. come..er.eo. as t!ey are t!e most remote and in t!e reatest need of redem.eo.ers are too !ars!ly treated) * T!e Iscariot re. -o far. ' I t!ink it is a fair and (ise ste. my Lord.ers (alkin in t!e streets (it! t!e soldiers and ot!er t!in s2.eration. T!ere are so many un!a.* e<claims Peter. I (ill o to t!em. t!at le.. I addressed t!e reat . to t!e Redeemer. As I am no( convinced t!at suc! an attem.eo. 0ou do not realise (!at it is to be a le.tion..o( lovely it (ould be to !ave le.eaks to t!em of /od) And /od only kno(s !o( muc! t!ey need to t!ink of /od and of .lies to t!e Fealot. t!at is. 0ou cannot s.. I am abandonin it. -o far I !ave cured t!e le....ers) 1!o s.t is =uite useless.lace of deat!. Do 0ou not t!ink. my Lord. before +esus does4 ' -o you (ould leave t!em amon st t!e .anions.ers2 * ' T!at:s all (e need to make t!e +e(s martyrs2 . (!o is . to t!at . If it is fair to take due care of our bodies.leadin t!e cause of !is old com.t!e ne<t time (e o to +erusalem. to kee. I (ill no lon er 43 . and t!eir . t!em confined * remarks +ames of Al. 3ut it s!ould be done in a c!aritable manner.. (!y are (e not e=ually fair to t!e souls of le..!aeus. 3ecause it is 7ust and to teac! you all suc! mercy.

ray..ers in t!e valley of t!e dead (ill be amon st t!em. I do.roved of by /od and endeavour not to !ave t!em in future. /oodness is already a .evan elizin you. t!e first year is over.o( do 0ou kno(.address t!e mi !ty ones. ' 0es. 3ut I (ant to teac! you to be ood. My future .set because I kno( all t!at. I told you. * ' . +o!n. Master2 * s!outs Peter.eo. In t!e ne( year I (ill . t!ink of Me.rayer. !ave in Me. 1ill 0ou do t!at t!is year) * ' I (ill.oint t!e fait! t!at t!ose. and su. my Lord. and not only you. 3ut I (ill do it. * ' Did 0ou o and . Also t!at you. In t!e second year you must make .romised to teac! us 0our . $t!er(ise it (ould be useless for Me to et tired evan elizin .roceed alon My (ay (it! ne( forms. but t!e lo(er and miserable . too. I (ill not disa. t!at I did t!at) * ' As I kno( (!at friends and enemies. And t!e le. (!ose !earts I searc!. * 8 ' /oodness racious2 0ou really kno( everyt!in about us.ro ress. Do you not kno( t!at you are not allo(ed to send a soul a(ay from ood) Do you not kno( t!at to et to t!e !eart of a to(n you must be most kind and merciful also to(ards t!ose (!om !uman society. (anted to send P!otinai a(ay. * 4+ . calls and 7ud es un(ort!y of mercy) 3ut do not be u. Master) 0ou .er.er.riests.rayers. (!o !ave been evan elized by t!e rateful le.le in Israel. 3e sorry only t!at t!e sentiments of your !earts are not a.. (!ic! is not !oly because it is not identified (it! /od.

* ' Did 0ou) 1as it a lar e one) * ' 0es. 7e(els t!at are most dear to My !eart. but 0ou !ave not told us (!ere 0ou (ent last ni !t. * > ' 3ut 0ou are not ans(erin our =uestion. leavin t!em (!ere t!ey are. * ' 3ut I !ave not seen anyt!in in 0our ba . 9or t!e time bein !e needs t!em. * ' I (ent to make a ri !teous soul !a. very lar e and of reat value. -imon asked 0ou and +o!n asked 0ou. $nly rarely man makes use of it for a ood . and I need t!em.. Are t!ey 7e(els (!ic! 0ou are carryin on 0ou) * ' 0es.ur. * ' . * ' I (ill !ave t!em (!en t!e man doomed to deat! dies. T!e fruit of t!e (ork of a true 7ust man. ' Miracles are not tau !t. you (ill !ave race and obtain miracles.ose. * 47 . It could be dan erous to o out alone in a !eat!en country.y and since !e is doomed to deat!. Lord. It is only useful for material t!in s. for crimes and for !ell. I (ent to collect !is in!eritance. T!ey are not t!e ame of a 7u ler. * ' Let us see t!em.as !e invested t!em at an interest) * ' Do you t!ink t!at money is t!e only valuable t!in ) It is t!e most useless and filt!y t!in on eart!. Peter. 1!o !as race in t!e eyes of /od obtains it.' And (ill 0ou teac! us also to (ork miracles t!is year) * asks t!e Iscariot. If you learn to be ood. A miracle comes from /od.

0ou still need anot!er ba..able of sufferin . in t!e race of /od. 3ut.' 1ell. $!2 1!y) * ' 1!y 0ou al(ays !ave Me (it! you. . comforted by fait!.tized yet.able of sufferin . 1as it not ri !t t!at I s!ould o to take /od:s blessin to t!e !oly one in Israel to fortify !im for !is martyrdom) * ' 3ut if !e is !oly. * A ' 1e are not t!e ones 0ou are referrin to. T!ey (ill be saints. us 7ust t!e same.tism. !e does not need to be fortified. us in t!is !our2.ersecutions. * ' I am already old. 0ou are not ca. * ' T!at is true. * ' 0es. * ' 0ou !ave been to t!e 3a. !el. !o. are (e) 3ecause I am utterly inca. * ' 3ut 0ou (ill !el. My saints (ill be stron in .6 $nly (it! My !el.les formed by a saint. you !ave not been ba. And you all to et!er are not (ort! a sin le fin er nail of t!e Pro. * ' 1it! (ater.. * ' And (!en very old.* ' T!e day (ill come (!en 5My6 saints (ill be brou !t before 7ud es and condemned to deat!.e can mana e by !imself2. 3art!olome(.e and c!arity. (!at is it) * ' T!ree disci.tist. T!en you (ill be able to suffer. t!e cries of t!eir souls4 5Lord. And yet I can already !ear t!eir cries.!et. if it is not money. you (ill be stron er t!an a youn man. I !ave. (ill 0ou not) * 49 ...

' I (ill al(ays ..!aeus. to obtain t!is race from 0ou * says +ames of Al.y if I survive 0ou. instead.is deat!2 * e<claims Andre(..ray. 0ou (ould t!ink t!at t!e Master is to die soon2 I do not (ant to t!ink of .!aeus. I do not kno( (!at I (ould like.reac!in 0ou to t!e . my dear brot!er.. ' And (!at about you. +esus.eo.' I s!all al(ays be (it! you.recede 0ou or to be near 0ou and die to et!er * says +udas of Al. am (it! -imon t!e Fealot * says +ames of Febedee. * ' I (ill endeavour to et accustomed to sufferin * says 3art!olome(. 3ut I (ill be comforted by .inion as 0our cousin * says T!omas. =uiet.) * ' 1ell.. I mean t!e ones (!o are older t!an 0ou. 0ou are youn and !ealt!y. * ' $!2 Bee.. ' I am old and all I ask for is to . from no( on. P!ili. ' I am of t!e same o. I say t!at I do not kno( (!at to t!ink about it. ' I (ill be un!a. ' 0ou are =uite ri !t.le * states t!e Iscariot. T!e #ternal 9at!er (ill ive me (!at is best. ' I. * ' 1!at if t!ey killed Me) * 42 . 0ou (ill !ave to bury us all. 1!et!er to .recede 0ou and enter .eace (it! 0ou * says -imon Fealot. ' I.

ure . t!e least of my brot!ers. and t!e more t!ey surrender to . because I love 0ou. And (!at about you.' Let t!at never !a. I (ould like to live for a lon time to serve 0ou.en to 0ou. if I kno( !o( to love 0ou . C +esus.. T!e (orld (ill love 0ou because I 1ill be indefati able in ..imself to 7ust souls. if 0ou (ill allo( me.eaven (it! 0ou. $t!er(ise. I (ould like everyt!in .erly. t!e more .is love.o( 3y a blood ven eance) * ' 1ell. I (ill confute t!e accusations moved a ainst 0ou. I (ould like to be near 0ou to comfort you in 0our a ony.. and 3/ . t!e more (e s!all love.rofession of fait! amon st .6 3ecause t!e more . * +esus dra(s t!e .reac!in 0ou..en. but I (ill aven e you.e (ill inflame us (it! . T!at is t!e mysterious and ineffable (ork of /od and of souls. and you.. ' 0ou mean4 5Increase my love6 * remarks t!e Iscariot. by my .eo. I (ould like to die (it! 0ou to enter . /od effuses . It is accom. I do not kno(. Matt!e() * ' I must suffer and (ait until I !ave (as!ed my soul by sufferin a reat deal * says Matt!e(.ro.e increases it and t!eir !oliness ro(s reater. (ill be able to do all t!at. * ' T!at is true and t!at is (!at (ill !a. also by t!at means.lis!ed in mystical silence. I say4 5Increase 0our Love.imself and kisses !is fore!ead sayin 4 ' 0ou !ave revealed a mystery of /od about t!e sanctification of !earts.. ' And I.les. increase 0our love2 * says +o!n. * ' .is love.assionate +o!n to . +o!n. ' No. And I t!ink t!at I. I (ould like to die at once so t!at I (ould not see 0ou suffer.

.is Mot!er.er4 ' Mot!er2 * Mary turns round e<claimin 4 ' $!2 My 3lessed -on2 * and t!ey bot! run to meet eac! ot!er. (!ic! cannot be described by !uman (ords.s t!e bundle to t!e round and like Mary runs to(ards +esus and reets .9.is love in one:s !eart.e enters t!e villa e and directs . .is !ouse.s to(ards . . * 1.o(er. I !ave come for ot!er reasons as (ell.. -on. : Son/ I 0#ll Co*e &#t$ Yo!.its . Mot!er.. * ' No. Are 0ou !a. creates indescribable master. It is not a mistake.e is near it . If 0ou came only because I be ed 0ou. +esus calls . rat!er t!an to 0our mission..er.rayer. (!ile -imon dro. 3ut. & +esus is alone.e is (alkin fast alon t!e main road near Nazaret!.e sees . -on) I t!ou !t.er ne. -!e is also oin to(ards t!e !ouse and . but a (ise .im (!ole!eartedly.9t$ A% #l 1+4.!e( -imon is (it! . . ' Mot!er. Jes!s at Na3a et$. I !ave come. ..y no() * ' -o !a. I tell 0ou t!at it is not ri !t for Me or for 0ou to listen to t!e call of blood. 1!en .is ste. carryin a bundle of fire(ood. to ask /od to increase .ieces of !oliness.y. * ' Is it really true. I (anted to believe t!at t!ey (ere false rumours and t!at 0ou (ere not !ated so 31 .

ed Me all t!ese .lyin Me (it! (ood. .! is. t!at 0ou need so muc! smilin love. * ' May /od bless you.ave t!ey rieved 0ou so muc!) ...!. and (!ile (alkin slo(ly to(ards t!e !ouse. T!ey are so t!ou !tful of t!eir Mary. only.. (e are too muc! afraid for 0ou. 0ou see so many !ars! faces of enemies.. . !is bundle and is (alkin beside +esus. 0ou are loved. see !o( ood !e is. +esus. .ere is -!e 1!o loves 0ou on be!alf of everybody. * ' 0es.el all rief from +esus: !eart.e bless also +ose. -on. see. Also -imon. It rieves Me so muc!.!aeusD 0ou kno( (!at t!ey are like. T!at is true.. to e<.e is so ood.* T!ere are tears in Mary:s voice and in .* Mary is leanin li !tly on . ' 0ou are .ave 0ou tired 0ourself e<cessively) * ' No. Also +ose. -on. . My only sorro( is t!at 0ou are far from Me and t!ey do not love 0ou.. 8 -imon !as .e is al(ays like t!at. Mot!er. I need 0our smiles. no one !as rieved Me. too. 1!o embraces .er) * ' It is fair and . -!e endeavours to smile..e is no( su.er s!oulders. * 32 . .ast mont!s.er -on. $!2 0ou (ill eventually love Me as "!rist2 3ut !o( could I for ive you for not lovin .ale.er eyes. -imon. .e !as !el. I for ive you for not lovin Me yet as t!e Messia!.eaceful to love Mary.. I (ill not even mention Mary and Al.ere everybody is ood to Me. and may .. 3ut !ere.muc!.icked u. see) .ave 0ou not been (ell) . ' Do not (ee. Mot!er..

0ou (ill come to t!e ot!er love. A mot!er:s bosom is accustomed to sorro( and is !a.tion of a fe( 7ust ones amon st t!em.eo. T!e ones 0ou kno( and many more. (it! t!e e<ce. * ' 3ut (!at !ave 0ou done to incur t!eir accusations) * ' I told t!em t!e trut!.' 0es. too * remarks -imon. all 0our sorro( on My bosom. * ' Tell 0our Mot!er. est . Mot!er. -on..is t!in face. Place 0our sorro(. "ome !ere. > T!ey o into t!e !ouse.eaks !oldin . t!e P!arisees and t!e scribes. 1!y did t!ey drive 0ou a(ay) * Mary s. you love Me (it! a !uman love. (it!dra(s discreetly.le) * ' No. too. 7ustice and to t!e true reli ion. as 0ou (ere (ont to do (!en a c!ild. Do 0ou kno( t!at it is t!e bi mistake (it! men) * ' 1!at could t!ey say to 7ustify t!eir accusations) * ' T!ey told lies. * +esus sits on a little stool at . and -imon. * ' 3ut (!o accuses 0ou) T!e . +esus.y to consume it. * ' 0ou. +esus smiles kindly but sadly4 ' 3ecause I tried to brin man back to !onesty.er !ands on +esus: s!oulders and starin at . are . * ' 0es. /ive Me 0our sorro(. ' -on. to remove it from t!e !eart of !er son. after layin t!e fire(ood in its .lace. tell Me t!e trut!. T!e (!ole trut!. 0ou look older. and leave all 0our bitterness.is Mot!er:s feet and tells 3. I can see t!at.ale lookin and t!in. no( t!at (e are alone.

In S!sanna's <o!se #n Cana. to 1!om .is ste. My sim.is relatives and friends are listenin as t!ey s!ould al(ays do. 1st 6a1 1+4.im. 0ou must not deny Me (!at I (ant.e also comforts t!e !usband of -usanna. a ainst t!e demon and a ainst t!e (orld4 a mot!er:s !eart.is cousins are (it! .er li. .le . 1!ile t!ey are in t!e !ouse and t!ey rest and take some food. +esus..s to(ards -usanna:s !ouse. +esus mentions also t!e necessity of a. . I (ill come at any time.er all about t!e mont!s s.ossibly oin to(ards t!e lake. I (ill defend 0ou from false accusations.e certainly arrives at "ana and directs .is rief at not bein able to do so o(in to t!e (ickedness of men.1. 9rom no( on I (ill come (it! 0ou (!en 0ou o a(ay.s to fi !t back t!e tears s!inin in .oly $ne.er blue eyes.lace. & +esus is . And Mary (ill come (it! Me.. -!e is so an<ious to. to any .le (ay. * 1. (!o 34 .. in any season. teac!es t!ose ood .resence (ill cause t!e mud to fall off.eo.ent in +udaea. T!at is (!at is needed near t!e .roac!in (omen to redeem t!em and . Mary caresses . T$e Ro1al Off#"e .is !air (it! a !eroic smile on . . Mary nods assent and t!en -!e decides4 ' -on. (it!out any rud e and (it!out concealin anyt!in .le in a very sim.

eak u. I believe in 0ou no( and I be 0ou4 come to "a. before it is too late. I !eard t!at 0ou are back. a (ell dressed man enters and . * ' It is true.lease come at once. * ' 1!at) "an 0ou. And I believed in 0ou. 0ou lack t!e essential =uality t!at is necessary to obtain a miracle.lease come before my c!ild dies2 33 .e is an officer of t!e Tetrarc!. 3ut !ave mercy on a fat!er2 I kno( "!uza. 3ut . I !ave seen +o!anna. Don:t trust !im too muc!. 3ut 0ou can see. It is all very true.in . 1e are uilty of incredulity and of cruelty. 1!at do you (ant from Me) * ' Master. 0our disci. "ome. .ers4 ' .. believe in Me) 0ou do not believe in t!e Precursor of t!e Messia!.rostrates !imself at +esus: feet. -o. My son is so ill t!at !is !ours are numbered. .ersecutor of t!e . t!e landlord .a.e told me t!at 0ou (ere comin !ere.ulls +esus by t!e !em of .is tunic and (!is.oly $ne in Israel. a servant of t!e . ' 1!o are you) 1!at do you (ant) * 1!ile t!e man is still si !in and (ee. * ' Guite2 0ou are suc! an incredulous and (icked eneration t!at you (ill not believe (it!out si ns and miracles.ernaum at once2 I (ill !ave a boat ready for 0ou at Tiberias. !o( can you believe in t!e Messia!) * ' T!at is true.. "ome to "a. I !ave seen !er before and after t!e miracle. I !ave been (aitin for 0ou as one (aits for /od.ernaum at once. I sa( +o!n..le. * ' -.ears to be ill. -!e is in fact absent and (!ile I !ear t!em talk continuously of !o( muc! s!e suffers. so t!at 0ou may come =uicker..

' I am not comin 7ust no(.s desolately.!ysical !ealt! to my (ife and t!e sanctification of us all. my Lord. * ' 1ell. no distance for My s. if 0ou (is! so. * ' I (ill not stain (!at is !oly (it! Mammon:s blood. "ure my -usanna. I am askin your s. 3ut as I (ant all my !ouse!old to (elcome 0ou (!en 0ou come to "a. /oodbye.irit (!at it (ill ive Me. I ask 0ou to rant . I believe 0ou. my Lord. a reat sacrifice) * ' My Lord. * ' May /od bless 0ou. 0our son is cured as from t!is moment and !e (ill live.ernaum.y smiles. 0ou c!an ed (ater into (ine at my (eddin .lease c!an e my tears into !a. .* and !e (ee. (it!out any (ords. t!en. * ' Myself.ernaum. * ' T!ere is no barrier. * ' I (ill come. ' Is it . 3ut 0ou are !ere and t!e boy is t!ere. come to my !ouse. 8 ' 3ut is t!e boy really cured) * asks -usanna:s !usband.. * ' 1!at (ill you ive Me in e<c!an e for t!at) * ' T!e amount of money 0ou (ant. * ' And if I asked. 3ut o to "a. I don:t t!ink I can say 3+ .irit. * T!e man rus!es out and soon after t!e trot of a !orse can be !eard.ossible for you to t!ink t!at I tell lies) * ' No. Peace be (it! you. my Lord.

Do you a ree) * ' Lord.lis! (!at I !ave to do. I !ave come to redeem also (omen and in t!e future century. In a fe( !ours: time s!e (ill come !ere to tell you !o( !a. 0ou are entitled to do it and t!at. in My time.* ' 0ou are sufferin a onies because of your (ife..ose !er.* ' -usanna is cured. I must accom.roac!in .le forever... And !uman !ardness ...le t!at do not love Me yet or (ill never love Me. somet!in is already c!an ed in me and I look at my (ife as a soul besides as a body. I must ask fat!ers and !usbands to do it. (omen (ill be seen servin t!e Lord and t!e servants of t!e Lord as .riestesses.eo.recludes so muc! of t!e field of My mission. My (isdom kno(s t!at (omen (ill be able to !el. t!e Master in t!ose . I !ave c!osen My disci. * > ' 0ou are ri !t. And so far I !ave loved !er more as a body t!an as a soul. I (ill not o. Like a course of (ater it is runnin fast and incessantly to t!e sea. Listen. everybody4 t!e time of My -acrifice is a.. My Mot!er and Mary of Al. 3ut if I restored !er to !ealt! and I ot !er to become My disci.y s!e is. I (ill imitate Abra!am in !is readiness to t!e sacrifice... Let !er soul follo( its 37 .. I love -usanna. 3ut to elect (omen (!o are not free. ..t!at anyt!in is too muc! to !ave t!at. (!at (ould you say) * ' T!at. t!e -on of /od.recluded fields. If -usanna (ants to follo( 0ou. I only be 0ou to (ork t!e miracle t!at (ill cure !er body and my feelin s. 3ut after 0our teac!in ..les. I cannot deny 0our ri !t on (!at belon s to /od.!aeus (ill come (it! Me (!en I o a(ay amon st . A soul belon s to /od and 0ou are t!e Messia!.

$n t!e contrary it (ill rise to t!e !i !est de ree.. (!ile +esus smiles. -!e (as to die a very .(ards. 0ou (ill see t!at !er soul (ill come to Me s. T!ey come and o from t!eir mot!er to +esus and viceversa. And once s!e (as dead. I do not see t!e ot!ers.ainful slo( deat!. In =ebe)ee's <o!se. Mary -alome. 3ut as 0ou say. caresses eac! time !er bi boys. Salo*e Is A""e%te) as a D#s"#%le.ontaneously as a flame tends u. 39 . to lead me on to 0our (ay.le livin in it say.art4 (it! your souls. !er love of a (ife (ill not be stifled. and /od is takin !er a(ay from me.i ! in ivin and in takin .eo. t!ere are Peter and Andre(. beside t!e t(o a. /od ave me !er. t!e Iscariot and Matt!e(. & +esus is in a !ouse. (!o is also most !a.y. like butterflies (!ic! do not kno( (!ic! of t(o e=ually loved flo(ers t!ey s!ould . 1it! +esus.ulse (it!out any mention of (!at I !ave 7ust said.y.im. I understand to be t!e !ouse of +o!n and +ames. +ames and +o!n are most !a.-. from (!at t!e .refer. (!ic!. 3lessed be t!e Most . * ' -usanna belon s to 0ou. 3ut because of t!at. I (ould !ave lost !er forever in t!is (orld.. -n) 6a1 1+4. -imon Fealot.ostles. Lord. (!ic! is to love eac! ot!er (it! t!e better . * 1.. I (ill still !ave !er beside me.

es. all t!e ot!ers (!o venerate 0ou. 3ut 0ou.im..les at all costs (ant +esus to eat some bunc!es of (!ite ra. $!2 I do not mean t!at I love 0ou as a man. t!en at Febedee. Take me. -!e oes near +esus 1!o is sittin (it! . 3ut I love 0ou more. 3ut t!e t(o disci. I am si<ty years old. * 8 ' 0ou !ave Febedee to look after. If only one (oman comes. T!us4 I love Febedee (it! my constant inborn femininity. +esus. lookin at +esus. Neit!er is my love for my Febedee oin to end because of my old a e.irit 0ou !ave aroused in me (it! 0our (ords and (!at +ames and 32 . I am not oin to be crazy no( t!at I am old. I am a .is back to t!e table. I (ill serve 0ou (it! all my love. And after bein lost in t!ou !t for a little (!ile. I (ill tell 0ou as best I can.eakin . I (ould like to be one of t!em. and I !ave never seen any ot!er man but my !usband. (!ic! t!eir mot!er !as .reserved and (!ic! must be as s(eet as !oney. I love 0ou (it! t!e s. (ill come. and also -usanna is comin . s!e makes u. and kneels do(n before . Do you not love !im any more) * ' $!2 $f course I love !im.T!ey must already !ave !ad t!eir meal. 1!at (ould t!ey not ive +esus) 3ut -alome (ants to ive and receive somet!in better t!an ra. (oman) * ' Master. I !ave been married for almost forty. ' 1!at do you (ant..es and caresses. I am not ood at s.oor (oman. !er mind. and t!e reat +o!anna of "!uza (ill certainly come as (ell. and t!e mot!er of +ames and +udas s!ould come (it! 0ou. because t!e table is still laid. 0ou !ave decided t!at 0our Mot!er.

. your .es of (!ic! you are so . or !ear t!em call me... Also Febedee smiles ravely. 3ut I love . (!ic! are t!e most famous ones in t!e villa e. and you (ill no lon er !ave your loom on (!ic! you !ave (oven so muc! linen and so muc! (oollen clot! for your dear ones.roud. t!ey are all ood and dear t!in s. * ' $!2 No.. (!o. your bee!ives. $!2 I do not kno( !o( to tell you2 * +esus smiles at t!e (oman (!o does not (is! to offend !er !usband.+o!n !ave told me. it is somet!in more..oor (ife... your flo(ers. doves..letely different.!e(s) 1!at (ill you do (it!out your little ne.ut t!em to slee. 3ut 0ou are (ort! more2 $!2 0ou are (ort! more t!an all t!e t!in s 0ou mentioned2 And if +/ . on my la. but cannot conceal !er ne( reat love.. Febedee2 I still love you (it! all my !eart. And (!at about your little ne. vines. t!is vine t!at bears suc! s(eet ra. and oes near !is (ife. bee!ives. (ell2 0es2 I (ill feel sorry t!at I cannot . still on !er knees. but so beautiful.. (!ic! is still Mary.!e(s. but so insi nificant as com. but it is no lon er Mary.!e(s) * ' $!2 My Lord2 1!at do all t!ese t!in s matter4 (alls.. t!at you (ill !ave to leave your !ome) And you are so . $!2 Don:t take it amiss... turns round to look at !er !usband and at +esus alternately. Mary. It is somet!in com..roud of it2 0our doves. It is muc! more beautiful.ared to 0ou and to lovin 0ou)2 My little ne. looms.im (it! somet!in . > ' Do you realise.. flo(ers. * ' It (ill never be so beautiful as t!e love of a very ood !usband..

. on (!at you leave and (!at you et. 3ut 0ou (ill for ive my errors and !old me by t!e !and. Peter) 0ou look discontented * asks +esus. & ' 1!at is t!e matter (it! you. to follo( 0ou (it! t!e smile of my soul. me..t 0ou. 3ut come.im.resent. * ' $!2 Mature2 I am less t!an a c!ild. . +o!n. #<ce. ' I am t!inkin .. Jes!s S%ea>s to <#s D#s"#%les of 0o*en's A%ostolate. 0ou. (ill you tell . * 1. 3e ood. I (ould cast t!em aside... Master. my !usband. I kno(. I (ill be as!amed before everybody. I (anted you to meditate carefully on t!e . 0ou (ill come (it! t!e ot!ers.. * ' All ri !t. * ' 0ou are t!inkin . and you too. because. Take me.. (it! t!e tears of a (oman. I (ill be muc! as!amed before 0our Mot!er and before +o!anna. +ames.el. Master. 3ut you do not seem to be +1 . .ity and for ive everyt!in . . 3ecause 0ou are t!e /ood $ne and 0ou understand. 0ou are mature to enter My family. (!ic! announce to men t!at t!e (orst season is over. -alome.t!ose t!in s (ere taken all to et!er and because of my (eakness t!ey (ere as dear or dearer t!an servin and follo(in 0ou.ast and t!e . ) 6a1 1+4.trees in blossom. coarse as I am. 1!o is (alkin alon a country .at! under almond.

' -!e is very s!y. I can tell you t!at you are (ron in bein ve<ed.lain2 * ' Do not criticise !er.le of t!e ot!er (omen * says 3art!olome(. Peter2 -!e is an !onest (oman * says +esus. ' Neit!er does my (ife nor my dau !ters.. 1!y s!ould s!e) T!ere are many d(ellin .t!inkin of !a. bot! !er dau !ter and !er dau !ters... .itality. -!e cannot leave everyt!in ..eaven.y t!in s2 * ' As 0ou kno( everyt!in about us. * ' 0es. but . T!ey are stayin at !ome.laces of My 9at!er in . "ould I . And many are t!e tasks of men on t!e eart!. as t!ey did yesterday * says P!ili. o!2 I cannot e<. Also /od t!e 9at!er kno(s t!e needs of men. but s!e does not follo( t!e e<am.in..ossibly say t!at all t!e (omen (!o do not imitate t!e Maries and -usanna are disliked by /od)* ' "ertainly not2 Also my (ife believes in t!e Master. so little. s!e is all by !erself * says t!e Iscariot. . And t!ey are all blessed.e (ants in man t!e intimacy t!at discloses !is needs and asks for !el..rovided t!ey are fulfilled in a !oly manner.la( * +2 . ' I t!ink my mot!er (ill do t!e same. * ' -o my (ife is not less dear to 0ou) * ' $f course not. I do.. 0ou already kno( my t!ou !ts. Peter. but t!ey are al(ays ready to ive us !os. ' It is true2 I (as sad because I t!ou !t mine (as so..er mot!er !ad t!em all under !er t!umb..

3art!olome(. of every friendly !ouse. Instead (e s!all !ave t!em +.ect our (omen to travel around incessantly. I (ill make a s!elter for t!eir sisters. No( t!at some (omen are oin to 7oin us.in. * T!ey all lau ! at Andre(:s outs. 1e cannot e<. 1e can all slee. +udas. No(.oke in !is (!eel.e t!en says4 ' T!e fait!ful (omen (!o do not feel like leavin t!eir !omes to follo( Me are e=ually useful to Me by stayin at !ome. and needs a s!elter.roof is t!at s!e !as al(ays tolerated (it! . I (ill do t!at (it! your !ouse. (it! yours. ' 3ut s!e s!ould !ave c!an ed in all t!e years s!e !as been (it! me2 * ' $!2 3rot!er2 0ou are not all t!at s(eet. I (ould !ave to ask some of t!em to remain.ect due to t!em and because of t!eir more delicate constitution. bot! because of t!e res. in one . If a . If t!ey all (anted to come (it! Me. 1e can rest any(!ere.erson is s!y you are like a s.oken conclusion and at Peter:s astonis!ed face (!en !e !ears of !is overbearance. Peter. .lace.er.t Providence and nature beyond t!eir limits. A (oman !as different necessities from men.says Andre(. 1e must never tem. you kno(. and (it! yours. 8 In addition +esus lau !s !eartily. .. It (ould be neit!er decent nor (ise for t!e (omen to be (it!out a d(ellin .ered yourself.tem. I (ill also !ave to see to t!em.lace (!ile t!ey move about. My sister. (!ere t!ere is one of your (omen.atience !er mot!er and !er bad tem. P!ili. (it! yours. and you and your overbearance. as (e do. 3ut t!ey could not stay (it! us.la( is very ood and t!e best .

I am not doin t!at for Myself.inkis!. T!e !our of re!abilitation of (omen is almost !ere.les. 0ou can see t!at I am makin a =uick tri. In a fe( days: time I (ill decide u. T!e cold days are over. -.laces (!ere (e s!all sto. (it!out any fear of slander and bot! t!eir . 1e s!all ive t!em instructions for t!e !ours of rest and t!e (orld (ill no lon er be able to rumble..(!ite almond blossoms. 1!o is t!ere) * ' "reatures seekin t!e True /od are to be found every(!ere. and (e s!all start movin around a ain.ort our stren t! and make it !el.rin time is already announced by t!e . I am doin t!at for t!e (eaker disci. neit!er s!all I be . if ot!er un!a. and s!elter t!e (omen disci.revented from listenin to t!em. (it!out (orryin about our sisters.y (omen come to Me. T!e mot!ers and (ives t!at follo( us (ill defend t!eir sisters and Me a ainst t!e slander of t!e (orld. T!ere (ill be a reat flo(erin of !oly vir ins. * ' 0ou said t!at (e are oin to "aesarea no(. * +4 . to reet My friends or (!ere I kno( t!at I (ill !ave friends. at t!e meetin .(aitin for us.read t!e (ord of /od.atience and t!eir kindness (ill be a lesson to you. from (!ic! (e s!all move in t!e mornin and o back in t!e evenin .lace.. to s.les (!o by means of t!eir (eakness (ill su.ful to many more creatures. (ives and mot!ers in My "!urc!.on t!e .

eak t!ere.osition. 1!o do 0ou t!ink (ill listen to 0ou !ere) * says Peter re.sellers c!ance oin to(ards t!e Roman boat to sell t!eir oods.en sea driven by t!e (ind and by t!e oarsmen. -ome sailors are idlin alon t!e =uays.1.enin s. 4t$ 6a1 1+4.s. T!ere are no s!o. one (!ic! is almost an e<tension of t!e s=uare as far as t!e seaside. * T!ey o. from (!ic! a very (ide road leads off. t!e ty. * ' 0ou (ill be s. Anot!er one is manoeuvrin to enter t!e !arbour.lace. +3 .4. ' Let us o over t!ere. $n t!e sides of t!e s=uare t!ere are ro(s of lar e !ouses. instead of oin to t!e eastern side and t!is is t!e !eat!en district. to t!at corner to(ards t!e seaside.roac!fully.eakin to t!e (aves. Jes!s at Caesa ea on Sea S%ea>s to t$e 'alle1?Sla2es. T!e !arbour cannot be seen from t!e s=uare. -ome fruit. because its sails are bein furled and t!e oars are (orked on one side only to veer round into a suitable . ' 1!ere are (e oin no() 0ou (anted to come !ere. I (ill s. & +esus is in t!e centre of a beautiful (ide s=uare. A alley must !ave left t!e !arbour only recently and it is takin to t!e o. but it must be nearby. T!ey are no( 7ust at t!e corner and t!ey can see t!e !arbour into (!ic! t!e alley t!ey sa( before is no( slo(ly enterin and is moored at its . * ' Also t!e (aves (ere created by /od.ical (alls of (!ic! !ave almost no o.. Not!in else.

o(er..y. are all around .y and mi !ty and are no( slaves and considered criminals2 "riminals4 t!erefore t(ice slaves.acity tomorro(. (!ic! is derided in vain because it e<ists and . not very !a. it also evidences a relations!i.o(er and (ealt! of today may turn into misery and inca.le.sufficientD t!erefore /od:s decrees and moral la(s mean not!in to me. (it! #vil. I am self. My only la( is to do (!at I can. Like(ise t!e .is back a ainst t!e (all.o( many on t!e alley (ere one day !a. of t!e !uman la(. * ++ . ' A man. (!ic! one moment are calm and soon after stormy. seein t!at !e is .y (it! t!e situation.eak.roves a more or less reat . * -ome men come off t!e alley and ot!er boats and come to(ards +esus. really seems to be s.im. says4 51!at do I need) 1!om do I need) Nobody.ent and !ate t!eir crimes. T!e a.eakin to t!e (aves of t!e sea.o(erful.ossession of criminals.unis!es its trans ressors.. (it!out considerin (!et!er it is ood or bad for ot!er . but by deeds . (!o do not re. (!en !e considers t!at life is more c!an eable t!an t!e (aves of t!e sea. some standin .ostles. T!en (!at (ill a man do if !e is bereft of union (it! /od) . I need not!in .+esus. to be used as benc!es. and of -atan (!o forever takes . !ealt!y and !a. not by (ords of mout!. some sittin on stones scattered !ere and t!ere.6 * A vendor turns round on !earin t!e sonorous voice and comes near +esus 1!o continues4 ' T!at is !o( a man and a (oman (it!out (isdom and fait! s. 8 ' 9oolis! is t!e man (!o.. leanin (it! .eo. 3ut if t!at .roves t!at !e is related to /od and to %irtue.

every blo( t!at strikes t!em (ritin . * ' And 0ou are !ere. Publius Guintilianus.y to !ear 0ou.in to see 0ou a ain. ' -laves by misfortune.ens to t!em t!e . slaves only once. not any fart!er. o. 1!o is t!e friend of . -ee) I !ave come. seems to be mountin uard beside .is . I (as not !o. * ' I can take 0ou so far. ' 0ou may leave t!em. in !is s. May /od re(ard you. * ' It is enou !. and 1!o (ill ive t!em as muc! 7oy +7 . * ' And I am !a.eo. Mostly (ar . Master2 0ou are !ere2) Do 0ou kno( me) * ' May /od come to you. files t!eir !andcuffs.. I am accustomed to bein .. * +esus resumes s. in t!e Roman district.ressed by cro(ds.ain on t!eir fles!.ail. t!at is. mumblin rude remarks.> ' . /et a(ay from !ere * !e orders t!e fe( .roac! t!at boat.y. 3ut I am very !a. =uite a lar e number.. Are 0ou interested in t!em) * ' I (ould like to a.y c!ildren.. adorns (!at does not die.lendid uniform. 3ut every tear t!at falls on t!eir c!ains. too. Are t!ere many men c!ained to t!e oars on t!at alley) * ' 0es.oor un!a.im.eace of /od. It:s a military alley. -laves for a lifetime.risoners.eakin (!ile t!e Roman. * ' "ome.le (!o !ad come near and (!o dra( back at once.

ut a soul into your bodies. None of t!e alley slaves are t!ere. (!ic! is our life. /ermans. I am s. ' I (ant to tell t!ese un!a.reads t!rou ! t!e =uiet air at lo( tide.ain t!ey suffered !ere. a bri !t. because it remembers . 0ou (ill enter t!e reat . . a soul t!at !as t!e same duties and t!e same ri !ts to /ood and to (!ic! t!e /ood $ne. Iberians.eakin to t!e c!ildren of t!e .eo. In your forests. "elts.eo. endin in a desire for /od. o /auls. t!ey t!us enter t!e day of /od. .ainful destiny. A soul is naturally inclined to (ors!i.as t!e . t!e infinite freedom of Paradise. t!at is t!e true /od (ill be fait!ful.eace.y men (!o are loved by /od. to be resi ned to t!eir misfortune. fearless and 7oyful day. of course. and t!e soldiers make room for it. you !ave a s!am od.. * -ome men of t!e cre( look out from t!e bul(arks of t!e alley and listen.ains into flames t!at (ill soon unfasten t!e c!ains of t!e alley and of t!eir lives.eakin to /entiles (!o do not kno( (!o /od is.les subdued (!o do not kno( (!o /od is. a soul e=ual to t!e soul (e . serene. stormy.ainful day. ' 1!o is /od) I am s.eaven. 1!o . 3ut you cannot find t!e True /od. T!racians. a dark. * A Publius Guintilianus comes back (it! ot!er soldiers and !e is follo(ed by a litter carried by slaves. e=ual to t!e soul of t!e mi !ty Romans (!o !ave subdued you. fearful. and to turn t!eir .rovided you are ood in your sufferin and you as. +9 . 3ut +esus: . Publius Guintilianus is called by a soldier and oes a(ay.ire to /od.o(erful voice certainly reac!es t!em t!rou ! t!e ro(lock sockets and it s.avin endured t!e . ..oor day. o martyrs of a .le of Israel !ave.

lants.unis!ed for crimes (!ic! you also !ave committed.eo. not so lucky as you are.s you !ate and curse in your daily des.3e e=ually fait!ful to /ood. and 1!o I can assure you e<ists. If you considered t!at. 1!o is Love and Piety.ocrites. No man is (it!out sins (!ic! are more or less secret.le are considered uilty.. C $ mi !ty masters. false. t!e True /od. Do not act cruelly a ainst t!ose (!o by misfortune !ave come under your .ed so far. t!e .e is Mercy and Love.. (!ic! is t!e !o.o(er. and be !uman also to t!ose (!om a crime !as tied to t!e benc! of a alley. is . consider t!at you all come from t!e same ori in.uman 7ustice is suc! a doubtful t!in in 7ud in . (!o. 3ut /od. T!ere are uilty . t!e od t!at . vicious. T!ey (ere also !ard.s your ods like t!at) No. .e is t!e $ne 1!o ins.air. t!e forests.eo. bein . T!e True /od is Love and Piety. (it!out t!e least comfort. t!e flo(ers.ires con=uerors to treat t!e . is not t!e True /od. (!ereas innocent .le of t!e (orld (it! mercy and love.le (!o do not a. you (ould be really ood to your brot!ers. t!at it (ould be dreadful if divine 7ustice (ere like it.er!a. It is so because your ods do not e<ist.e 1!o made t!e sky.oor . as . And no( t!ey !ave abandoned you.unis!ed for t!em. (it!out.ear to be so. t!e seas. Man sins many times. t!ey (ere not. learnin !is or t!eir names on your mot!ers: kneesD t!e od of (!om you no lon er t!ink because you do not feel any comfort comin from !im to relieve your sufferin .e of bein loved and t!e assurance of a rest after so muc! sufferin . Let us not ask +2 . T!e od or ods t!at you !ave (ors!i. !ave been .er!a. t!e mountains. !y. cruel. 1ere . t!ieves. t!e animals and man.eo. !o(ever. .

.e (atc!es youD bot! you on t!e oars and you (!o are in c!ar e of t!e cre(D (oe betide you if you are cruel (it!out any reason. but your sorely (ounded !earts are (ell kno(n to MeD instead of t!e freedom and fat!erlands. (!ic! I cannot ive you no(.le (!o are really uilty. slaves. It (ould be too rave an accusation a ainst un7ust men (!o !ate t!eir fello( men2 T!ere are . all limits. +esus "!rist. 3e t!erefore !uman. T!e 7ustice of t!e True /od.eo. t!e Messia! of t!e True /od can assure you4 at your deat! . you must not overste. you (!o are in c!ar e of alleys. /od only is eternal.risoner Myself. and above all I (ould like to untie your fetters. 9or your sake I !ave become a . and (ill entrust t!e demons (it! a blood. Above !uman 7ustice t!ere is a muc! !i !er divine 7ustice. but t!e s!ame of man. you cannot see My face. ive you back your freedom and send you back to your fat!erlands.stained las! and you (ill be tortured and struck e<actly as you did. Remember t!at. 3ut.(!y.er. but !ave been led to . you are My brot!ers. (!o for ets t!e limits of t!e ri ours of (ar and 7ustice. A man (!o is . 3ecause. far from My fat!erland. 1!o created kin s and slaves. (!ile you are t!e . I (ill make a ne( la( for you on t!e eart! and a . as men call you. if accordin to !uman la( a criminal is to be . I (ould like to c!an e your !earts.unis!ed. rocks and rains of sand. I (ill redeem you by offerin Myself in ransom. I.o(erful today may be miserable tomorro(. I (ill ive you a reater freedom and 9at!erland. because you are not t!e dis race of t!e (orld.e (ill tie you to an eternal alley. My dear alley.leasant abode for you in 7/ .oor slaves of mi !ty men.etrate a crime by overbearin circumstances t!at some(!at e<tenuate t!eir crime.

Remember My Name. mainly Romans. could be as reat as I am. even if (e never see one anot!er on t!e eart!. T!en +esus says to !im4 ' "an I ive some solace to t!ose alley. It is t!e name of a 9riend..eaven. * Publius 71 . of (!ic! I !ad never t!ou !t before. May ...6 * ' . (!o are (ee. If man used !is brains. !e (ould never o so far as to commit a crime. Re. you (ill !ave Me. t!at t!ey may kno( t!at I love t!em.. ' 3y +ove2 0ou !ave made me . some comfort. . 0ou kno() * ' #very man (!o (anted.. !ave at!ered round +esus. o c!ildren of /od. I am +esus "!rist.. * H A cro(d of .eo. ' It is so. I can do t!at. your 9riend..* Publius Guintilianus looks at +esus.le.ensive and moved at t!e same time. $n t!e ot!er !and t!ere is a lady over t!ere (!o can do muc!.eat it in your sufferin . I feel t!ey are true. 1!ose ne( ideas !ave astonis!ed everybody. I (ill ask !er. * ' 3y +ove. * T!e Roman continues !is se=uence of ' by +oves * in increasin admiration. 0ou are really a reat man.slaves) I !ave some money. !e (ould never o so far as to commit a crime. I comfort you in t!e name of t!e True /od. * ' It is true.eace come to you soon. some fruit...onder on ne( t!in s.in . * ' /ive me it. My friend. t!e -aviour. 3e sure t!at.. if !e (ere all one (it! /od. if you love Me. by +ove2 1onderful (ords2 I must remember t!em2 0ou said4 5If man used !is brains.

eaven.oes to t!e litter and s.ire deals mercifully (it! (ar slaves.on you. -!e (ould like to !ear 0ou a ain. I (ill see to t!e distribution. Master.men and slaves and call t!em brot!ers. it is eternal. * ' 0ou said t!at a soul remembers . 3efore oin on board t!e alley !e (!is. and even before t!at My disci. /o and see !er. A man is even 72 .eaks t!rou ! t!e curtains t!at !ave been sli !tly dra(n. ' I am aut!orised to do it. It remembers t!e /od 1!o created it. * A furt!er se=uence of ' by +oves * can be !eard in t!e calm air (!ile Publius is (aitin to !ave enou ! (ine and fruit for t!e alley. t!at t!in (!ic! 0ou say (e !ave (it!in us. T!at is (!y it remembers /od. In t!e meantime s!e (ants to ask 0ou somet!in .ers near +esus: ear4 ' "laudia Procula is in t!ere. . ' May t!e desire for (isdom come u.les (ill o amon alley. so t!at t!e 7ailors may not take advanta e of it. is it eternal) * ' 0es.slaves. * ' T!e first. * T!e curtain is dra(n a little.ail. ' . 0ou are famous because you belon to t!e "laudi family. * I +esus oes to(ards t!e litter. And it (ill be t!e only time a soldier of t!e #m. T!erefore. but not t!e only time.e comes back. T!e day (ill come (!en t!ere (ill be no slaves. * ' 1!at is t!e soul) * ' T!e soul is t!e true nobility of man. s!o(in a beautiful (oman about t!irty years old.

Let us o to t!e !ouse (!ere t!ey are offerin us !os. * ' May +ustice con=uer you.. but (it! t!e e<ce.* ' /oodbye. because of !is soul.le listenin to Me * says +esus to t!e disci. In your veins t!ere is t!e blood of t!e "laudi.* ' 0ou do !ave it. 3ut you do not seem to be very !a. !ere also I !ad .more so because !e belon s to /od. Peace is (it! t!em and t!ey (ill remember Me more t!an many ot!ers in Israel.les.. . t!at (oman is t!e same one (!o s. 1ake it u. 3ut it !as fallen into a state of let!ar y.. 3ecause a soul is t!e s. t!erefore. Master.oly /od. /oodbye. * ' I am a . man is eternal.itality for our meal. ' 0es.iritual blood E as /od is a Most Pure -.a an.y about it.irit E of t!e "reator of man4 of t!e #ternal. Almi !ty. !o(ever. I (ill !ave accom.. * ' Master. (!o (ill !ave understood 0ou) T!ey are barbarians2 * ' 1!o) All of t!em. 3ecause of t!e soul.oke to me on t!e day t!at 0ou cured t!e sick man. (!ic! is in !im and (!ic! is alive as lon as it is united to /od. t!e mi !ty family. * J ' As you !ave seen. I sa( !er and I reco nised !er * says +o!n.lis!ed a reat deal 7. . ' 0ou can see. t!at even !ere t!ere (as someone (aitin for us. !ad a be innin and (ill come to an end. (!ic!. -o I !ave no soul. t!ere is t!e blood of /od. In man. to t!e Trut! and to Life..o(erful and !oly.eo.tion of t!e Romans. .

..e !ad suc! a smile also for me.. t!e misery of t!e (orldly . 3ut.le (!o die because t!ey do 74 .im (!at (orried me.ostolate.(!en I succeed in .e caressed me sayin 4 ' -o (!at) 1ould you not like to !el. * No one re. Me any more) Does t!e (orld not (ant to kno( My (ords) 1ell. over so many t!in s.rives t!e serenest day of its li !t and t!e s(eetest food of its s(eetness. And (ee.ears on +esus: li.ressin t!an any ot!er (ork2 It de.e came e<clusively for me.. I (as in a state of suc! dee.. More de.re. T!ere is no event. and t!en . . !o(ever triflin it may seem. t!at may not be a lesson for you one day durin your a.eat t!em to eac! ot!er.in I invoked my Master.. t!ese are t!e !ours in (!ic! (e take u. and (!en out of kindness .les...ersuadin you t!at I !ave come not only for t!e +e(s.. for yours in !earin t!em.e (is!ed to say4 ' 9or et about t!e (orld and its nonsense *... t!e tiredness of (ritin and (ritin (it! t!e firm belief t!at so muc! bounty of /od and (ork of little +o!n are utterly useless. nausea and bitterness... And I tell you4 remember everyt!in of your Master. K T!is mornin .e s!ru ed .. t!e doubts. for My 7oy in mentionin t!em to a fait!ful !eart...on ourselves t!e (eariness. I told . let us re.ity a.ared you for t!em all. and I !ave .s. not bein t!e least. T!e (eariness of t!e a..is s!oulders as if .ression t!at I be an to (ee.ostolate2. My dear soul. . de..eo..lies and a sad smile of .eo. #veryt!in becomes as!es and dirt. but for all t!e .

and t!us you (ill al(ays be ood for your task of mout!. t!en it emer es fres!er and more beautiful. And t!ey are t!e !ours in (!ic! (e do more. And t!e (orld dro(ns.tion of My little soul.. or out of indolence it (ere not . (!ic! today looks 7ust a little flo(er in a do(n.rudently. .2 0ou !el. 0ou (ould never be ood for anyt!in . 3ut I am al(ays I.ed Me in (artime. 5To (!at advanta e)6 (onders t!e soul submer ed by (!at submer es t!e (orld. 3ut t!e soul nailed to t!e cross (it! its /od does not dro(n. if I sa( t!at My ift (ere !idden avariciously like a !eavy most valuable em.el. in suc! cases.not . by t!e (aves sent by -atan.our. 73 .iritual tiredness. * And I calmed do(n under t!e caress of t!e lon !and and of t!e very kind smile of My +esus. #nou ! for everybody.rotected by means of t!e safety .6 And t!is time (it!out any . I told you also last year. I (ould say4 5#nou ! of t!at.ossible recurrence. Me a ain. And (it! suc! caresses can you doubt My love for you2 "!eer u.ression4 5I am no lon er ood for anyt!in 6 is t!e conse=uence of suc! tiredness. $f course.ossess (!at (e !ave. (it! t!e e<ce. to uard t!e ift and t!e . t!at is.e is all for me.recautions commanded by !uman (ickedness. It is in darkness for a moment and sinks under t!e nauseatin (ave of s.iece.. T!ere is so muc! to be done. or it (ere used im.erson t!rou ! (!om t!e ift is ranted. so candid as (!en . 0our e<. no(.

.. . in t!is o.resent time..er!a. come (it! Me.eo. +esus says4 ' I am sorry to see dissatisfaction because I a.. * ' . At least you t!ree and +o!n must endeavour to be oodD t!e ot!ers (ill follo( you and imitate you..is a. for t!e convenience of seamen and of t!e .eakin to ...s and as on t!e round... +esus (it! -imon and . t!ere are mats (it! various kinds of oods.. T!ere are many (are!ouses and s!o..e is no lon er in t!e same s=uare as yesterday.eo.1.s can still be seen.roac! t!e /entiles.ise and o....lace.ress us.ostles.!aeus a. 1!o caresses t!em lovin ly (!ile s. as I !ave to make you (rite a lesson for t!e consecrated ..en s. T!ere is a lot of s!outin and bustlin amon t!e . from (!ere t!e !arbour and s!i.o( can one be ood to everybody) After all t!ey des.le of t!e .. C! e of t$e L#ttle Ro*an '# l at Caesa ea. 1atc! and (rite.o( can one do t!at) Are you !a.ace. * . t!ey do not understand us. ' . -ome c!ildren look curiously at +esus. * says +ames of Al. is (aitin for t!e ot!ers (!o are buyin t!e food t!at is needed.y t!at you (ere born of Al.t$ 6a1 1+4.. & +esus says4 ' Little +o!n. 3ut I can but do (!at I must do and be ood to everybody.le buyin oods brou !t by sea..le. I realise t!at it is near t!e market .. t!ey are full of vices.olo etically. but furt!er inland.is cousins. .!aeus and Mary) * 7+ .s located near t!e !arbour and (are!ouses..eo.. (!ic! (as . 8 +esus is still at "aesarea on -ea.

ise because t!ey are . 1!y do 0ou ask me) * ' And if /od !ad asked you before you (ere conceived. "aius Lucius.. also t!ese . 0ou can only t!ank t!e #ternal 9at!er. $ne must be ood. can say t!e same. if you (ere born of Al. I (as born of !im. * ' No. (!o is . and out of ratitude and !umility you can endeavour to take to t!e True /od t!ose (!o did not receive suc! a ift. Look. (ould you !ave c!osen to be born of t!em) * ' "ertainly.' $f course I am. (!at (ould you !ave said) * ' I (ould !ave said. . (!om you des. little fello(. (!y do you !ate me). It is no merit of yours.layin in a corner (it! t(o ot!er little lads.e is a stron boy.. t!e son of t!e Decurion of t!e uards. * 77 . 0ou. a Roman. (!o remained !ere after !e (as (ounded.le.le<ion. come !ere.a ans. a true Israelite. of "aius Marius.6 * ' #<actly.6 I (ould !ave said4 50ou are unfair in accusin me. * ' If instead. but I mi !t !ave been born of someone else. (it! very dark !air and a fair com. 3ut I do not understand. and you !eard someone accuse you of (antin to be born of a !eat!en fat!er. I (ould !ave said4 5It is no fault of mine. It is not.eo. 1!o ranted you a reat ift. * ' It is difficult to love t!ose (!om (e do not kno(. ' 1!o are you) * ' I am Lucius. If I do no !arm. comes near +esus. you (ere born of a /entile. * > A little boy. about ei !t years old.!aeus.

' And (!o are t!ose) * ' T!ey are Isaac and Toby. 3ut (e must not say, because t!ey are not allo(ed to ,lay (it! us. T!e +e(s (ould !it t!em. * ' 1!y) * ' 3ecause t!ey are +e(s and I am a Roman. T!ey are forbidden to associate (it! us. * ' 3ut you are ,layin (it! t!em. 1!y) * ' 3ecause (e are fond of one anot!er. 1e al(ays ,lay to et!er dice or 7um,in . 3ut (e !ave to !ide. * ' And (ould you love Me) I am a +e(, too, and I am not a boy. +ust ima ine4 I am a Master, somet!in like a ,riest. * ' 1!at do I care) If 0ou love me, I (ill love 0ou. And I love 0ou because 0ou love me. * ' .o( do you kno() * ' 3ecause 0ou are ood. 1!o is ood, loves. * ' T!ere you are, My friends. T!at is t!e secret to love4 to be ood. T!en you love (it!out considerin to (!ic! fait! ot!er ,eo,le belon . * Arid +esus, !oldin little "aius Lucius by t!e !and, oes and caresses t!e little +e(is! c!ildren, (!o are fri !tened and !ide in a ,assa e (ay and .e says to t!em4 ' /ood c!ildren are an els. An els !ave one fat!erland only4 Paradise. T!ey !ave only one reli ion4 t!e reli ion of t!e $ne /od. T!ey !ave only one Tem,le4 t!e .eart of /od. Like little an els, al(ays love one 79

anot!er. * ' 3ut if t!ey see us t!ey (ill !it us... * +esus s!akes .is !ead sadly but does not re,ly... A A tall s!a,ely (oman calls Lucius, (!o leaves +esus sayin 4 ' My mot!er2 * and s!outs to t!e (oman4 ' I !ave a bi friend. .e is a Master2... * T!e (oman does not o a(ay (it! !er son, on t!e contrary, s!e comes near +esus and asks .im4 ' .ail. Are 0ou t!e /alilean (!o s,oke at t!e !arbour yesterday) * ' 0es, I am. * ' 1ait for me, t!en. I:ll be back in a moment * and s!e oes a(ay (it! !er little son. In t!e meantime t!e ot!er a,ostles !ave also arrived, (it! t!e e<ce,tion of Matt!e( and +o!n, and t!ey ask4 ' 1!o (as s!e) * ' A Roman, I t!ink * re,ly Peter and t!e ot!ers. ' 1!at did s!e (ant) * ' -!e told us to (ait !ere. 1e s!all soon find out. * -ome ,eo,le !ave come near t!em in t!e meantime and are (aitin curiously. T!e (oman comes back (it! ot!er Romans. ' -o 0ou are t!e Master) * asks one (!o looks like a servant of a ric! family. After receivin an ans(er in t!e affirmative, !e asks4 ' 1ould it u,set 0ou if 0ou !ad to cure t!e little dau !ter of one of "laudia:s friends) T!e c!ild is c!okin to deat! and t!e doctor does not kno( t!e cause of it. -!e (as all ri !t last ni !t. T!is mornin s!e is in a ony. * 72

' Let us o. * T!ey take a fe( ste,s alon a street to(ards t!e ,lace (!ere t!ey (ere yesterday and t!ey arrive at a (ide o,en main entrance of a !ouse (!ere Romans a,,ear to be livin . ' +ust a moment. * T!e man rus!es in and almost immediately looks out a ain and says4 ' "ome in. * C 3ut before +esus can o in, a youn ladylike (oman comes out. .er e<tremely ,itiful state is very obvious. -!e is !oldin in !er arms a little c!ild, only a fe( mont!s old, com,letely inert, livid (it! suffocation. I (ould say t!at s!e is sufferin from a let!al di,!t!eritis and is about to breat!e !er last. T!e (oman clin s to +esus: c!est like a s!i,(recked ,erson to a rock. .er tears ,revent !er from s,eakin . +esus takes t!e baby, (!ose very ,ale tiny !ands (it! nails already blue are s!aken by fits, and lifts !er u,. .er little !ead !an s do(n motionless. T!e mot!er, no lon er a ,roud Roman in front of a +e(, !as fallen at +esus: feet, in t!e dust, sobbin , !er face raised, !er !air dis!evelled, ,ullin at +esus: tunic and mantle (it! !er outstretc!ed arms. 3e!ind and round !er t!ere are Romans of t!e !ouse!old and +e(is! (omen of t!e to(n, lookin at !er. +esus (ets .is ri !t !and forefin er (it! saliva, ,uts it into t!e little ,antin mout!, ,ressin it do(n t!e t!roat. T!e c!ild (rit!es and becomes darker in t!e face. T!e mot!er cries4 ' Don:t2 Don:t2 * and s!e (rit!es as if s!e (ere ,ierced by a blade. T!e ,eo,le are !oldin t!eir breat!. 9/

+esus ,ulls .is fin er out (it! a mass of ,utrid membranes. T!e c!ild (rit!es no lon er, cries for a fe( seconds, t!en calms do(n and smiles innocently, s!akin !er !ands and movin !er li,s like a little bird, t!at c!ir,s fla,,in its little (in s (!ile (aitin to be fed. ' Take !er, (oman. 9eed !er. -!e is cured. * T!e mot!er is so be(ildered t!at s!e takes t!e c!ild and still kneelin in t!e dust s!e kisses and caresses !er and breast;feeds !er. -!e seems to be out of !er (its, as if s!e !ad for otten everyt!in e<ce,t !er c!ild. A Roman asks +esus4 ' .o( did 0ou do t!at) I am t!e Proconsul:s doctor and I am clever. I tried to remove t!e obstruction, but it (as too far do(n2... 3ut 0ou... so... * ' 0ou are clever. 3ut t!e True /od is not (it! you. May .e be blessed. /oodbye. * And +esus is about to o a(ay. H 3ut a small rou, of Israelites feel t!ey s!ould interfere. ' 1!y did 0ou take t!e liberty of a,,roac!in forei ners) T!ey are corru,ted and unclean, and (!oever a,,roac!es t!em, becomes suc!. * T!ey are t!ree and +esus stares at t!em severely and t!en says4 ' Are you not .a ai, t!e man from Azotus, (!o came !ere last Tis!ri to ne otiate business (it! t!e merc!ant at t!e foundation of t!e old fountain) And are you not +ose,! of Rama!, (!o came !ere to consult t!e Roman doctor, and you kno(, as (ell as I do, (!y) -o) Do you not feel unclean) * ' A doctor is never a stran er. .e cures bodies and all bodies are alike. * ' And souls are even more so. After all, (!at did I cure) 91

T!e innocent body of a c!ild and by doin so I !o,e to cure t!e souls of stran ers, (!ic! are not innocent. T!erefore bot! as a doctor and as t!e Messia! I can a,,roac! anybody. * ' No, 0ou cannot. * ' No, .a ai) And (!y do you deal (it! t!e Roman merc!ant) * ' I only a,,roac! !im t!rou ! oods and money. * ' And as you do not touc! !is body, but only (!at (as touc!ed by !is !ands, you do not t!ink t!at you are contaminated. $!2 .o( blind and cruel you all are2 I Listen, everybody. In t!e very book of t!e Pro,!et, (!ose name t!is man bears, it is (ritten4 5Ask t!e ,riests t!is =uestion on t!e La(4 :If a man carries consecrated meat in t!e fold of !is o(n and (it! t!is fold touc!es bread, brot!, (ine or food of any kind, does suc! food become !oly): T!e ,riests ans(ered4 :No, it does not:. .a ai t!en said4 :If a man made unclean by contact (it! a cor,se touc!es any of t!is, does it become unclean): T!e ,riests ans(ered4 :0es, it does.: 6 3y means of suc! s!ifty, false, inconsistent be!aviour, you bar and condemn /ood and acce,t only (!at is ,rofitable to you. T!en t!ere is no more indi nation, no dis ust, no !orror. Provided no ,ersonal detriment is caused to you, you decide (!et!er a t!in is clean or unclean, (!et!er it makes one clean or not. And !o( can you, liars as you are, state t!at (!at !as been sanctified by contact (it! !oly fles! or some !oly t!in , does not make !oly (!at it touc!esD and (!at !as touc!ed an unclean t!in can make unclean (!at it touc!es) 92

Do you not realise t!at you are belyin yourselves, false ministers of a La( of Trut!, e<,loiters of t!at very same La(, (!ic! you t(ist as if it (ere a !em,en ro,e, (!en you are an<ious to ,rofit by it, you !y,ocritical P!arisees) ?nder reli ious ,rete<ts you ive vent to your !uman envious malice, entirely !uman, you desecrators of (!at belon s to /od, revilers and enemies of t!e Messen er of /od. I solemnly tell you t!at every action, every conclusion, every movement of yours is motivated by a com,le< s!re(d mec!anism, (!ere t!e (!eels, s,rin s, (ei !ts and rods are your selfis!ness, your ,assions, your insincerity, your !atred, your an<iety to over(!elm ,eo,le, your envy. -!ame2 /reedy, tremblin , s,iteful, you live in t!e su,ercilious fear of bein overcome by someone (!o may not belon to your o(n caste. 0ou t!us deserve to be like t!e one (!o fri !tens and irritates you2 As .a ai says, of a !ea, of t(enty measures you make one of ten, and of fifty barrels you make t(enty, and you ,ocket all t!e difference, (!ereas to set an e<am,le to men and for t!e love to be iven to /od, you s!ould add somet!in of your o(n to t!e !ea, of t!e measures and to t!e number of t!e barrels, for t!e benefit of t!ose (!o are !un ry, instead of takin it a(ay. 0ou t!us deserve to be made barren by a burnin (ind and by rust and !ail stones, in all t!e deeds of your !ands. 1!o are t!ose amon st you (!o come to Me) T!ose (!om you consider dun and filt!, (!o are so i norant t!at t!ey do not even kno( t!at t!ere is a true /od, t!ey come to t!e $ne 1!o brin s t!em t!at /od, 1!o is ,resent in .is deeds and in .is (ords. 0ou, instead, !ave built a nic!e for yourselves and you stay in t!ere, as arid 9,

and cold as idols a(aitin incense and (ors!i,. And since you consider yourselves ods, you deem it useless to t!ink of t!e True /od, as one s!ould t!ink of .im, and you consider dan erous t!at ot!er ,eo,le, (!o are not like you, s!ould dare (!at you do not dare. In fact you cannot dare, because you are idols and servants of t!e Idol. 3ut !e (!o dares, can do it, because not !e, but /od (orks in .im. J /o2 Tell t!ose (!o sent you to s,y on Me, t!at I disdain merc!ants (!o do not feel contaminated if t!ey sell oods or t!eir fat!erland or t!e Tem,le to t!ose from (!om t!ey receive money. Tell t!em t!at I feel dis usted at t!e brutes, (!o (ors!i, only t!eir o(n fles! and blood, for t!e recovery of (!ic! t!ey do not consider t!e contact (it! a forei n doctor to be contaminatin . Tell t!em t!at t!e measure is t!e same for everybody and t!at t!ere are not t(o measures. Tell t!em t!at I, t!e Messia!, t!e +ust Admirable "ounsellor, u,on 1!om t!e -,irit of t!e Lord s!all rest (it! .is seven ifts, 1!o (ill not 7ud e by (!at a,,ears to t!e eyes, but by t!e secrets of !earts, 1!o (ill not condemn accordin to (!at .is ears !ear, but by t!e s,iritual voices .e (ill !ear in every man, 1!o (ill side (it! t!e !umble and 7ud e t!e ,oor (it! ri !teousness, t!e $ne 1!o I am, because t!at is 1!o I am, is already 7ud in and smitin t!ose (!o on t!e eart! are not!in but eart!. And t!e breat! of My li, (ill slay t!e (icked and destroy t!eir dens, but (ill be Life and Li !t, 9reedom and Peace for t!ose (!o desirous of 7ustice and fait! (ill come to My .oly Mountain to be sated (it! t!e -cience of t!e Lord. T!at is Isaia!, is it not) My ,eo,le. #veryt!in comes from Adam and Adam 94

comes from My 9at!er. #veryt!in is t!erefore t!e (ork of t!e 9at!er and it is My duty to at!er all men to et!er for t!e 9at!er. And I brin t!em to 0ou, o .oly, #ternal, Almi !ty 9at!er. I s!all lead t!e stray c!ildren back to 0ou, after at!erin t!em to et!er by means of lovin (ords, under My ,astoral rod, (!ic! is like t!e one Moses raised a ainst t!e deadly snakes. T!at 0ou may !ave 0our Bin dom and 0our ,eo,le. And I make no difference because in t!e de,t!s of all men I see somet!in t!at s!ines bri !ter t!an fire4 a soul, a s,ark of 0our #ternal 3ri !tness. $ My eternal desire2 $ My untirin (ill2 T!is is (!at I (ant and (!at I crave for. T!at t!e (!ole eart! may sin 0our Name. T!at mankind may call 0ou 9at!er. A Redem,tion t!at (ill save everybody. A fortified (ill t!at (ill make every man obedient to 0our (ill. An eternal trium,! t!at (ill fill Paradise (it! an everlastin !osanna... $!2 Multitude of .eavens2 3e!old, I see t!e smile of /od... and t!at is t!e re(ard com,ensatin all !uman !ars!ness. * K T!e t!ree men !ave fled in t!e !ail of re,roac!es. All t!e ot!ers, bot! Romans and +e(s, are a,in . T!e Roman (oman, (it! !er c!ild, (!o !as sucked !er fill and is slee,in ,eacefully in !er la,, is still (!ere s!e (as, almost at +esus: feet, (ee,in , over(!elmed by maternal 7oy and s,iritual emotion. Many are moved to tears by t!e last (ords of +esus 1!o seems to be flas!in (it! lory in .is ecstasy. And +esus, lo(erin .is eyes and returnin (it! .is s,irit from .eaven back to t!e eart!, sees t!e cro(d and t!e mot!er... and ,assin by, after (avin oodbye to 93

everybody, .e caresses !er li !tly, blessin !er for !er fait!. And .e (alks a(ay (it! .is disci,les, (!ile t!e cro(ds, still amazed, remain (!ere t!ey (ere... &L MT!e youn Roman (oman, unless it is a casual resemblance, is one of t!e Roman (omen (!o (ere (it! +o!anna of "!uza on t!e (ay to "alvary. As no one !ere called !er by !er name, I am not sure.N

1,4. Annalea$ De2otes <e self to 'o) as a 8# (#n.
4t$ 6a1 1+4,.

& +esus (it! Peter, Andre( and +o!n, knocks at t!e door of .is !ouse in Nazaret!. T!e door is o,ened at once by .is Mot!er, 1!ose face bri !tens (it! a beautiful smile on seein +esus. ' 1elcome !ome, My -on2 -ince yesterday I !ave !ad (it! Me a ,ure dove (aitin for 0ou. -!e came from far a(ay. T!e ,erson (!o brou !t !er !ere could not stay lon er. As s!e asked for My advice, I told !er (!at I could. 3ut only 0ou, My -on, are t!e 1isdom. 0ou are (elcome, too * -!e says to t!e disci,les. ' "ome in and refres! yourselves. * ' 0es, stay !ere. I am oin at once to see t!e irl (!o is (aitin for Me. * T!e t!ree disci,les are very curious, but s!o( t!eir curiosity in different (ays. Peter stares intently in all directions, almost !o,in to see t!rou ! t!e (alls. +o!n 9+

looks as if !e (anted to read on Mary:s face t!e name of t!e unkno(n irl. Andre(, (!o on t!e ot!er !and !as blus!ed, stares intently at +esus and bot! !is eyes and !is li,s seem to be tremblin (it! a silent entreaty. 8 +esus ,ays no attention to any of t!em. 1!ile t!e t!ree make u, t!eir minds and o into t!e kitc!en, (!ere Mary offers t!em some food in t!e (armt! of t!e fire,lace, +esus dra(s t!e curtain t!at conceals t!e door o,enin on to t!e kitc!en arden and oes out into it. T!e mild suns!ine makes more airy and dream;like all t!e bloomin branc!es of t!e tall almond;tree. T!e only tree in blossom, t!e tallest in t!e kitc!en arden, looks s,lendid in its silk (!ite;,ink dress, com,ared (it! t!e ,overty of all t!e ot!ers4 t!e ,ear;tree, t!e a,,le;tree, t!e fi ;tree, t!e ,ome ranate, t!e vines (!ic! are still all barren, stately in its soft bri !t veil, (!ic! contrasts (it! t!e drab !umility of t!e olive trees4 it seems to !ave cau !t (it! its lon branc!es a (is,y cloud, lost in t!e blue field of t!e sky, and to !ave adorned itself (it! it to say to everybody4 ' T!e (eddin of s,rin time is comin . Re7oice, ,lants and animals. It is t!e time for kisses (it! t!e (inds, t!e bees, t!e flo(ers. It is t!e time for kisses under t!e tiles, or in t!e t!ick of (oods, o little birds of /od and sno(;(!ite s!ee,. Bisses today, offs,rin tomorro(, to ,er,etuate t!e (ork of our "reator /od. * +esus (it! .is arms folded on .is c!est, standin in t!e sun, smiles at t!e serene racefulness of .is Mot!er:s kitc!en arden, (it! its bed of lilies reco nizable from t!eir first leaves, its still bare rose;bus!es and silvery olive leaves, and many ot!er families of flo(ers s,read amon t!e !umble beds of le umes and ve etables, (!ic! 97

are 7ust becomin reen. "lean, tidy and unassumin , it also seems to e<!ale t!e ,urity of ,erfect vir inity. > ' -on, come to My room. I (ill brin !er to 0ou, because s!e ran t!ere (!en s!e !eard so many voices. * +esus enters .is Mot!er:s room, t!e c!aste, t!e most c!aste little room, (!ic! !eard t!e (ords of t!e an elical conversation and (!ic! e<!ales, even more t!an t!e kitc!en arden, t!e vir inal, an elical, !oly essence of .er 1!o !as lived in it for years and of t!e Arc!an el (!o venerated !is Gueen in it. .ave t!irty years one by or did t!e meetin take ,lace only yesterday) Also today a distaff !olds its soft and almost silvery tuft of (ool and t!e t!read is on t!e s,indle, folded embroidery is on t!e s!elf near t!e door, bet(een a ,arc!ment roll and a co,,er am,!ora in (!ic! t!ere is a t!ick almond branc! in bloomD also today t!e stri,ed curtain, lo(ered on t!e mystery of t!e vir inal d(ellin , is moved by a entle breeze, and t!e bed, neat in its comer, still !as t!e enteel look of t!e bed of a irl (!o !as 7ust reac!ed t!e t!res!old of yout!. 1!at (ill one dream or !as dreamt of on t!e lo( ,illo()... T!e curtain is softly raised by Mary:s !andD +esus, 1!o (as contem,latin t!at abode of ,urity, standin (it! .is back to t!e door, turns round. ' .ere, My -on. I !ave brou !t !er to 0ou. -!e is a little lamb. 0ou are !er -!e,!erd * and Mary, 1!o !as come in !oldin by t!e !and a slender brunette youn irl, (!o blus!es ve!emently (!en s!e a,,ears in +esus: ,resence, =uietly (it!dra(s lettin t!e curtain do(n. A ' Peace to you, c!ild. * 99

' Peace... Lord...* T!e irl, dee,ly moved, is s,eec!less, but s!e kneels do(n and bo(s !er !ead. ' -tand u,. 1!at do you (ant from Me) Do not be afraid...* ' I am not afraid... but... no( t!at I am in front of 0ou... after lon in so muc!... (!at seemed easy and necessary to tell 0ou... I cannot remember... it does not seem (!at it (as... I am silly... for ive me, my Lord...* ' Do you (ant a race for t!is (orld) Do you need a miracle) .ave you souls to convert) No) 1!at, t!en) -,eak u,2 0ou !ad so muc! coura e and no( are losin !eart) Do you not kno( t!at I am t!e $ne 1!o increases stren t!) 0es) 0ou do) 1ell, t!en, s,eak as if I (ere a fat!er for you. 0ou are youn . .o( old are you) * ' -i<teen years, my Lord. * ' 1!ere !ave you come from) * ' 9rom +erusalem. * ' 1!at is your name) * ' Annalea! ...* ' T!e dear name of My randmot!er and of many more !oly (omen of Israel, and 7oined to it, to make one only, t!e name of t!e ood, fait!ful, lovin , meek (ife of +acob. It (ill be a ood omen to you. 0ou (ill be a model (ife and mot!er. No) 0ou are s!akin your !ead) 0ou are (ee,in ) .ave you been re7ected) No) 0our fiancO ,er!a,s died) .as no one ,ro,osed to you yet) * C T!e irl al(ays s!akes !er !ead. +esus takes a ste, for(ard, caresses !er and forces !er to raise !er !ead and 92

look at .im... +esus: smile overcomes t!e irl:s e<citement. -!e takes !eart4 ' My Lord, I could be a (ife and a !a,,y one, t!anks to 0ou. Do 0ou not reco nise me, my Lord) I am t!e irl (!o suffered from tuberculosis, t!e dyin fiancOe, (!om 0ou cured at 0our +o!n:s re=uest... After 0our race I... I !ave !ad anot!er body4 t!is !ealt!y one in t!e ,lace of t!e dyin one I !ad beforeD and I !ave !ad anot!er soul... I do not kno(. I did not feel t!e same... T!e 7oy of bein cured, and conse=uently t!e certainty I could et married E my re ret in dyin (as t!at I could not et married E t!ey only lasted for a fe( !ours. And t!en...* T!e irl becomes franker and franker, s!e finds t!e (ords and t!e ideas t!at s!e !ad lost in t!e e<citement of bein alone (it! t!e Master... ' ...And t!en I felt t!at I s!ould not be only selfis!, and say only4 5No( I (ill be !a,,y6, but t!at I s!ould t!ink of somet!in else, somet!in t!at came to 0ou and to /od, 0our 9at!er and mine. -omet!in t!at, alt!ou ! small, s!ould e<,ress my ratitude. I ave t!e matter a lot of t!ou !t and (!en t!e follo(in -abbat! I sa( my fiancO I said to !im4 5Listen, -amuel. 1it!out t!e miracle I (ould !ave died in a fe( mont!s: time and you (ould !ave lost me forever. No( I (ould like to offer a sacrifice to /od, (it! you, to say to /od t!at I ,raise .im and t!ank .im.6 And -amuel, because !e loves me, said at once4 5Let us o to t!e Tem,le to et!er and offer a sacrifice.6 3ut t!at (as not (!at I (anted. I am a ,oor and common irl, my Lord. I kno( very little and I can do muc! less. 3ut t!rou ! 0our !and, (!ic! 0ou laid on my diseased breast, somet!in !ad come not only into my corroded lun s, but also into my !eart. It (as !ealt! to my lun s, and (isdom to my !eart. And I realised t!at t!e sacrifice of a lamb (as not t!e sacrifice (anted by my 2/

soul t!at... t!at loved 0ou. * T!e irl becomes silent, blus!in after !er ,rofession of love. H ' /o on (it!out any fear. 1!at did your soul (ant) * ' To sacrifice somet!in (ort!y of 0ou, t!e -on of /od2 And so... so I t!ou !t it s!ould be somet!in s,iritual like (!at comes from /od, t!at is, t!e sacrifice of ,ost,onin my (eddin , for 0our sake, my -aviour. A (eddin , 0ou kno(, is a reat 7oy. 1!en one is in love it is a reat t!in 2 $ne lon s to... is an<ious to celebrate it2... 3ut I (as no lon er t!e same ,erson as a fe( days ,reviously. I no lon er (anted my (eddin as t!e dearest t!in ... I told -amuel... and !e understood me. .e also (anted to be a nazirite for one year, startin on t!e day (!ic! (as to be t!e day of our (eddin , t!at is t!e day after t!e calends of Adar. In t!e meantime !e !as been lookin for 0ou, because !e (anted to love and kno( .im 1!o !ad iven !im back !is fiancOe4 0ou. And !e found 0ou, after many mont!s, at t!e "lear 1ater. I came too... and 0our (ord com,leted t!e c!an e of my !eart. No( my ,revious vo( is no lon er sufficient for me... Like t!at almond;tree out t!ere, (!ic! in t!e (armer and (armer suns!ine !as revived after bein dead for mont!s and !as blossomed and (ill leaf and t!en bear fruit, so I !ave continuously ro(n in t!e kno(led e of (!at is better. T!e last time, (!en I (as already sure of myself and of (!at I (anted E I !ave ,ondered on t!e matter all t!ese ,ast mont!s E t!e last time I (ent to t!e "lear 1ater, 0ou (ere no lon er t!ere... T!ey !ad driven 0ou a(ay. I (e,t and ,rayed so muc! t!at t!e Most .i ! !eard me and ,ersuaded my mot!er to send me !ere (it! a relative (!o (as oin to Tiberias to s,eak to t!e courtiers of t!e Tetrarc!. T!e ste(ard told me t!at I (ould find 0ou 21

!ere. I found 0our Mot!er... and .er (ords, only listenin to .er and bein beside .er t!ese t(o days, !ave com,letely matured t!e fruit of 0our race. * T!e irl !as knelt do(n as if s!e (ere in front of an altar, !er arms folded on !er breast. ' All ri !t. 3ut (!at do you (ant e<actly) 1!at can I do for you) * ' Lord, I (ould like... I (ould like a reat t!in . And only 0ou, t!e Donor of life and !ealt!, can ive it to me, because I t!ink t!at (!at 0ou can ive, 0ou can also take a(ay... I (ould like 0ou to take t!e life 0ou ave me, durin t!e year of my vo(, before it ends...* ' 1!y) Are you not rateful to /od for t!e life you received) * ' -o rateful2 Infinitely2 3ut for one t!in only4 because by livin by .is race and by 0our miracle I !ave understood (!at is best. * ' 1!ic! is) * ' 1!ic! is to live like an els. As 0our Mot!er, my Lord... as 0ou live... as 0our +o!n lives... T!e t!ree lilies, t!e t!ree (!ite flames, t!e t!ree beatitudes of t!e eart!, my Lord. 0es. 3ecause I t!ink t!at it is a beatitude to ,ossess /od and /od is ,ossessed by t!e ,ure. I believe t!at (!o is ,ure is at .eaven (it! /od in its centre and t!e an els around... $!2 My Lord2 T!at is (!at I (ould like... Little !ave I !eard of (!at 0ou, 0our Mot!er, t!e disci,le and Isaac !ave said. Neit!er !ave I a,,roac!ed anyone else (!o could tell me 0our (ords. 3ut I feel as if my soul !eard 0ou all t!e time and 0ou (ere its Master... I !ave told 0ou everyt!in , my Lord...* 22

I ' Annalea!, you are askin for very muc! and are ivin very muc!... Dau !ter4 you !ave understood /od and t!e ,erfection to (!ic! a creature may rise to be like t!e Most Pure and to ,lease t!e Most Pure. * +esus !as laid .is !ands on t!e sides of t!e !ead of t!e dark;!aired irl, (!o is kneelin in front of .im and s,eaks bendin over !er4 ' .e 1!o (as born of a %ir in E because .e could but build .is nest on a ,ile of lilies E is nauseated, My dear dau !ter, by t!e tri,le lec!ery of t!e (orld and .e (ould be crus!ed by so muc! nausea if .is 9at!er, 1!o kno(s on (!at .is -on lives, did not intervene (it! lovin !el, to su,,ort My soul in an uis!. T!e ,ure are My 7oy. 0ou are ivin Me (!at t!e (orld takes from Me t!rou ! its une<!austed baseness. May t!e 9at!er and you, dear irl, be blessed for t!at. /o !a,,ily. -omet!in (ill intervene to make your vo( an eternal one. 3e one of t!e lilies scattered on t!e blood; stained (ays of "!rist. * ' $!2 my Lord... t!ere is still one t!in I (ould like...* ' 1!ic!) * ' Not to be ,resent at 0our deat!... I could not see .im die, 1!o is my Life. * +esus smiles kindly and (it! .is !and .e (i,es t!e tears streamin do(n !er little dark face. ' Do not (ee,. Lilies are never in mournin . 0ou s!all smile (it! all t!e ,earls of your an elical cro(n (!en you see t!e cro(ned Bin enter .is Bin dom. /o. May t!e -,irit of t!e Lord teac! you (!ile I am a(ay. I bless you (it! t!e fire of #ternal Love. * +esus looks out on to t!e kitc!en arden and calls4 ' 2,

Mot!er2 .ere is a little dau !ter, s!e is all 0ours. -!e is no( !a,,y. 3ut immerse !er in 0our ,urity every time (e o to t!e .oly "ity, t!at s!e may become sno( of celestial ,etals s,read on t!e t!rone of t!e Lamb. * And +esus oes back to .is disci,les, (!ile Mary caresses t!e irl and stays (it! !er. J Peter, Andre( and +o!n look at .im in=uisitively. And +esus: bri !t face tells t!em t!at .e is !a,,y. Peter cannot !el, askin 4 ' To (!om did 0ou s,eak so lon , my Master) And (!at !ave 0ou !eard to be so beamin (it! 7oy) * ' To a (oman at t!e da(n of life, to !er (!o (ill be t!e da(n of many more t!at (ill come. * ' 1!o) * ' T!e vir ins. * Andre( mumbles, in a lo( voice, to !imself4 ' It is not !er...* ' No. It is not s!e. 3ut do not tire of ,rayin , be ood and ,atient. #very (ord of your ,rayer is like a call, a li !t in t!e dark and it su,,orts and uides !er. * ' 3ut (!o is my brot!er (aitin for) * ' 9or a soul, Peter. A reat ,overty t!at !e (ants to c!an e into a reat (ealt!. * ' And (!ere did Andre( find it, since !e never oes about, !e never s,eaks, and !e is a !el,less sort of c!a,) * ' $n My (ay. "ome (it! Me, Andre(. Let us o and see Al,!aeus and bless .im amon st !is many 24

randc!ildren. 0ou (ait for Me at +ames and +udas:. My Mot!er (ants to be left alone all day. * And (!ile t!ey o a(ay, some !ere, some t!ere, secrecy envelo,s t!e 7oy of t!e first irl consecrated to vir inity for "!rist:s sake.

1,5. Inst !"t#on to t$e 0o*en D#s"#%les at Na3a et$.
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& +esus is still at Nazaret!, at !ome. Rat!er, .e is in t!e old car,enter:s s!o,. T!e t(elve a,ostles are (it! .im as (ell as Mary, Mary mot!er of +ames and +udas, -alome, -usanna, and, somet!in ne(, Mart!a. A really sorro(ful Mart!a, (it! clear si ns of tears belo( !er eyes. A Mart!a (!o is lost and fri !tened at bein alone in t!e ,resence of ot!er ,eo,le and above all of t!e Lord:s Mot!er. Mary endeavours to familiarise !er (it! t!e ot!er (omen and to relieve !er of t!e feelin of uneasiness from (!ic! -!e sees s!e is sufferin . 3ut ,oor Mart!a:s !eart seems to be s(ellin more and more (it! .er caresses. -!e flus!es and (ee,s alternately under !er veil, (!ic! s!e !as ,ulled very lo( over !er sorro( and discomfort. +o!n comes in (it! +ames of Al,!aeus. ' -!e is not in, my Lord. -!e and !er !usband are t!e uests of a friend of !ers. -o t!e servants said * says +o!n. 23

' -!e (ill certainly be very sorry. 3ut s!e (ill al(ays be able to see 0ou and receive 0our instructions * concludes +ames of Al,!aeus. ' All ri !t. T!e rou, of (omen disci,les is not !ere as I e<,ected it. 3ut, you can see, Mart!a, T!eo,!ilus: dau !ter and Lazarus: sister, is ,resent in t!e ,lace of t!e absent +o!anna. T!e disci,les kno( (!o Mart!a is. -o does My Mot!er. 0ou, too, Mary, and ,er!a,s also you, -alome, !ave already !eard from your sons (!o Mart!a is, not so muc! as a (oman accordin to t!e (orld, but as a creature in t!e eyes of /od. And you, Mart!a, on t!e ot!er !and, kno( (!o t!ese (omen are, (!o consider you as t!eir sister and (ill love you so muc!. 0ou are t!eir sister and dau !ter. And you are in reat need of t!eir love, My dear Mart!a, t!at you may en7oy t!e comfort of t!eir kind fondness, (!ic! /od does not condemn, but !as iven to man to su,,ort !im in t!e (eariness of life. And /od !as brou !t you !ere 7ust (!en I !ad c!osen to lay t!e foundation, I could say, to ive you t!e canvas on (!ic! you (ill embroider your ,erfection of disci,les. 8 Disci,le means to follo( t!e disci,line of t!e Master, of .is doctrine. T!erefore, in a (ide meanin , all t!ose (!o no( and in future centuries (ill follo( My doctrine, (ill be called disci,les. And to avoid mentionin many names, sayin 4 disci,les of +esus accordin to t!e teac!in of Peter and Andre(, of +ames or +o!n, of -imon or P!ili,, of +udas or 3art!olome(, or of T!omas and Matt!e(, t!ey (ill be called c!ristians by one (ord only, (!ic! (ill unite t!em all under one si n. 3ut in t!e reat mass of t!e follo(ers of My disci,line I !ave already selected t!e first and t!e second ones and t!e same (ill be done 2+

t!rou !out centuries in My memory. As in t!e Tem,le, and even before, in Moses: days, t!ere (as a Pontiff, t!e ,riests, t!e Levites, t!ose res,onsible for various services, offices and duties, t!e sin ers and so on, so in My ne( Tem,le, as lar e as t!e eart!, (!ic! (ill last as lon as t!e eart!, t!ere (ill be su,eriors and inferiors, all of t!em useful and loved by Me, and besides, t!ere (ill be (omen, t!e ne( cate ory, (!om Israel !as al(ays des,ised, confinin t!em to t!e vir inal son s in t!e Tem,le or to t!e teac!in of t!e vir ins in t!e Tem,le. 3ut not!in more. Do not discuss (!et!er t!at (as fair or not. In t!e closed reli ion of Israel and in t!e days of 1rat! it (as fair. All t!e s!ame fell u,on (omen, t!e ori in of sin. In t!e universal reli ion of "!rist and in t!e days of 9or iveness all t!at is c!an ed. All t!e /race (as assembled in one 1oman and -!e delivered it to t!e (orld, t!at it mi !t be redeemed. 1oman is t!erefore no lon er t!e an er of /od, but t!e !el, of /od. And t!rou ! t!e 1oman, beloved by t!e Lord, all (omen can become disci,les of t!e Lord, not only as t!e mass of follo(ers, but as minor ,riestesses, assistants to t!e ,riests, to (!om t!ey can ive so muc! !el, beside t!em and amon t!e believers and non;believers, amon t!ose (!o (ill be brou !t to /od not so muc! by t!e call of !oly (ords as by t!e !oly smile of one of My (omen disci,les. > 0ou !ave asked to follo( Me, as men do. 3ut, as far as you are concerned, it is too little for Me, if you only come, only listen and only ,ractise. It (ould be your sanctification. A reat t!in . 3ut not yet enou ! for Me. I am t!e -on of t!e Absolute $ne and I (ant t!e absolute for My beloved ones. I (ant everyt!in , because I !ave 27

iven everyt!in . 9urt!er, not only I e<ist, t!ere is also t!e (orld. T!is terrible t!in , t!e (orld. It s!ould be tremendous in !oliness4 a boundless !oliness, in number and ,o(er, of t!e multitude of t!e c!ildren of /od. Instead it is tremendous in (ickedness. Its full ini=uity is really unlimited o(in to t!e number of its manifestations and t!e ,o(er of its vices. All sins are in t!e (orld, (!ic! is no lon er a multitude of t!e c!ildren of /od, but a multitude of t!e c!ildren of -atan, and above all, t!e sin bearin t!e clearest si n of its ,aternity is most alive4 !atred. T!e (orld !ates. 1!o !ates sees evil even in t!e most !oly t!in s, and (ants ot!er ,eo,le to see evil, even if t!ey do not see it. If you asked t!e (orld (!y I came, it (ould not say to you4 5To do ood and redeem.6 3ut it (ould say4 5To corru,t and usur,.6 If you asked t!e (orld (!at it t!inks of you (!o follo( Me, it (ould not say4 50ou follo( .im to become !oly and ive comfort to t!e Master, t!rou ! !oliness and ,urity.6 3ut it (ould say4 50ou follo( .im because you !ave been seduced by t!e man.6 -uc! is t!e (orld. And I am tellin you also t!at, so t!at you may consider everyt!in before s!o(in yourselves to t!e (orld as t!e c!osen (omen disci,les, t!e founders of a family of future (omen disci,les, t!e coo,erators of t!e servants of t!e Lord. Take your !earts in your !ands, and say to t!em, to t!ose sensitive !earts of (omen, t!at you, and your !earts (it! you, (ill be scorned at, calumniated, s,it at, tram,led on by t!e (orld, by contem,t, by false!ood, by t!e cruelty of t!e (orld. Ask your !earts (!et!er t!ey are ca,able of receivin all t!e (ounds (it!out s!outin out of indi nation, cursin 29

t!ose (!o (ound it. Ask t!em (!et!er t!ey feel t!ey can face t!e moral martyrdom of slander (it!out oin to t!e e<tent of !atin t!e slanderers and t!e "ause for (!ic! t!ey are calumniated. Ask t!em (!et!er, sated and covered (it! t!e envy of t!e (orld, t!ey (ill al(ays be able to e<!ale love, (!et!er ,oisoned (it! absint! t!ey (ill be able to s=ueeze out !oney, (!et!er (!en sufferin all tortures of incom,re!ension, of scorn, of malicious ossi,, t!ey (ill still be able to smile, ,ointin to .eaven, t!eir oal, to (!ic! you (is! to lead ot!er ,eo,le, out of (omanly c!arity, (!ic! is mot!erly c!arity also in youn irls, still mot!erly even if besto(ed u,on old ,eo,le (!o could be your ancestors, but are s,iritual babies 7ust born and inca,able of understandin and conductin t!emselves in t!e (ay, t!e life, t!e trut!, t!e (isdom t!at I !ave come to brin , by ivin Myself4 1ay, Life, Trut!, divine 1isdom. I (ill love you 7ust t!e same if you say to Me4 5I !ave not t!e stren t!, my Lord, to c!allen e t!e (!ole (orld for 0ou.6 A 0esterday a irl asked Me to immolate !er, before t!e !our of !er (eddin strikes, because s!e feels t!at s!e loves Me, as /od is to be lovedD t!at is (it! !er (!ole self, (it! t!e absolute ,erfection of ivin !erself. And I (ill do it. I !ave concealed t!e !our from !er, t!at !er soul may not tremble (it! fear, or !er body more t!an !er soul. .er deat! (ill be like t!e end of a flo(er, t!at closes its corolla in t!e evenin , t!inkin it (ill reo,en it t!e follo(in day, but never o,ens it a ain, because t!e kiss of t!e ni !t !as sucked its life. And I (ill do it, accordin to !er desire , by brin in for(ard !er re,ose of deat! to a fe( days before Mine. -o t!at t!is first vir in of Mine may not be ke,t (aitin in limbo, and I may find 22

!er immediately after My deat!... Do not (ee,2 I am t!e Redeemer... T!is !oly irl did not ask to follo( Me, but s!e did not limit !erself to !osannas immediately after t!e miracle, but s!e (orked t!e miracle as if it (ere money invested at an interest, and from !uman ratitude s!e ,assed to a su,ernatural one, from an eart!ly desire to a !eavenly one, s!o(in a maturity of s,irit, (!ic! is su,erior to almost everybody else:s. I say 5almost6 because amon st you (!o are listenin to Me, t!ere are ,erfections t!at are e=ual and even reater. -!e did not ask to follo( Me, nay s!e s!o(ed t!e desire to accom,lis! !er evolution from a irl to an an el in t!e secrecy of !er abode. And I love !er so muc! t!at in t!e !ours of dis ust at (!at t!e (orld is, I (ill recall t!is kind creature, blessin t!e 9at!er, 1!o (i,es a(ay My tears and ,ers,iration of a Master in a (orld t!at does not (ant Me, by means of suc! flo(ers of love and ,urity. C 3ut if you (ant, if you !ave t!e coura e to remain t!e c!osen (omen disci,les, be!old, I (ill ,oint out to you t!e (ork you !ave to do to 7ustify your ,resence and your election near Me and near t!e saints of t!e Lord. 0ou can do so muc! amon st your fello( creatures and for t!e ministers of t!e Lord. I !ave already mentioned it to Mary of Al,!aeus many mont!s a o. .o( reat is t!e necessity of a (oman near t!e altar of "!rist2 T!e infinite miseries of t!e (orld can be cured muc! more and muc! better by a (oman t!an by a man, and t!en taken to man to be com,letely cured. Many !earts, ,articularly of females, (ill o,en to you, o (omen disci,les. 0ou must receive t!em as if t!ey (ere 1//

dear c!ildren led astray, (!o are comin back to t!eir fat!er:s !ouse and dare not face t!eir ,arent. 0ou are t!e ones (!o (ill recomfort t!e cul,rit and ,lacate t!e 7ud e. Many (ill come to you seekin /od. 0ou (ill (elcome t!em as if t!ey (ere tired ,il rims, sayin 4 5T!is is t!e !ouse of t!e Lord, .e (ill be !ere at once6, and in t!e meantime you (ill envelo, t!em (it! your love. A ,riest of Mine (ill come, if I do not. A (oman kno(s !o( to love. -!e (as made to love. -!e de raded love into sensual lust, but true love, t!e em of !er soul, is still im,risoned in t!e de,t! of !er !eart4 love devoid of foul sensual mud, made of an elical (in s and ,erfumes, of ,ure flame and remembrances of /od, of its ori in from /od and its creation by /od. 1oman4 t!e master,iece of oodness near t!e master,iece of creation, (!ic! is man4 5And no( I (ill make Adam a !el,mate t!at !e may not feel alone,6 must not abandon t!e Adams. Take t!erefore t!at faculty of lovin and make use of it in t!e love of "!rist and for "!rist amon st your nei !bours. 3e most c!aritable to re,entant cul,rits. Tell t!em not to be afraid of /od. Is it ,ossible for you, mot!ers and sisters, not to be able to do t!at) .o( often your little ones, your youn brot!ers (ere ill and needed a doctor2 And t!ey (ere afraid. 3ut (it! caresses and lovin (ords you relieved t!em of t!eir fear and t!ey, no lon er terrified as before, (it! t!eir little !ands !eld by yours, let t!e doctor cure t!em. "ul,rits are your sick brot!ers and c!ildren, (!o are afraid of t!e doctor:s !and, and of !is sentence... No, it must not be so. -ince you kno( !o( ood /od is, tell t!em t!at /od is ood and no one must be afraid of .im. #ven if .e is frank and resolute in sayin 4 50ou s!all not do it a ain,6 .e (ill not 1/1

re7ect (!o !as already done it and !as fallen ill. 3ut .e (ill cure !im to restore !im to !ealt!. H 3e mot!ers and sisters to !oly livin ,eo,le. T!ey, too, need love. T!ey (ill become tired and (orn out in evan elizin . T!ey (ill not be able to do all t!at is to be done. .el, t!em, discreetly and dili ently. 1omen kno( !o( to (ork at !ome, near tables and beds, at looms and everyt!in t!at is needed for everyday life. T!e future of t!e "!urc! (ill be a continuous flo( of ,il rims to t!e ,laces of /od. 3e t!eir kind !otel;kee,ers, takin u,on yourselves all t!e most !umble (ork, so t!at t!e ministers of /od may be free to continue t!e (ork of t!e Master. T!en difficult, san uinary, cruel times (ill come. "!ristians, also t!e !oly ones, (ill under o !ours of terror and (eakness. Man is never very stron in sufferin . 1omen, instead, as com,ared to men, en7oy t!e true kin liness of bein able to suffer. Teac! men, su,,ortin t!em in t!e !ours of fear, discoura ement, tears, tiredness and bloods!ed. In our .istory (e !ave e<am,les of (onderful (omen, (!o ,erformed deeds of liberatin darin . 1e !ave +udit!, +ael. 3ut believe Me, no one is reater, so far, t!an t!e mot!er (!o (as ei !t times a martyr, seven times (it! eac! of !er sons, and once !erself, in t!e times of t!e Maccabees. T!en t!ere (ill be anot!er one... And after .er, t!ere (ill be countless numbers of !eroines of sorro( and in sorro(, (omen (!o (ill be t!e solace of martyrs and martyrs t!emselves, (!o (ill be an els for t!ose (!o are ,ersecuted, silent ,riestesses (!o (ill ,reac! /od by t!eir (ay of livin , and (!o, (it! no ot!er consecration but t!e one t!ey received from t!e /od;Love, (ill be 1/2

consecrated and (ort!y of it. I T!ose are t!e outlines of your main duties. I (ill not be able to devote muc! time to you in ,articular. 3ut you (ill be formed by listenin to Me. And you (ill be formed even more under t!e ,erfect uidance of My Mot!er. 0esterday t!is maternal !and Mand +esus takes Mary:s !and in .is o(nN brou !t Me t!e irl of (!om I !ave s,oken to you and (!o told Me t!at to listen to .er and be beside .er for a fe( !ours !ad matured t!e fruit of t!e race s!e !ad received and !ad carried it to ,erfection. It is not t!e first time t!at My Mot!er !as (orked for "!rist, .er -on. 0ou and you, (!o are My disci,les as (ell as cousins, kno( (!at Mary is for t!e formation of souls to /od and you (ill be able to tell bot! t!ose men and (omen (!o may be afraid t!at I !ave not ,re,ared t!em for t!eir mission or t!at t!ey are still insufficiently ,re,ared (!en I s!all no lon er be (it! you. My Mot!er (ill be (it! you no(, (!en I am not amon st you, and later (!en I s!all no lon er be (it! you. -!e (ill remain (it! you, and (it! .er (ill remain t!e (isdom of all .er virtues. As from no( you may follo( all .er advice. 0esterday evenin , (!en (e (ere alone, and I (as sittin near .er, as I used to (!en I (as a c!ild, My !ead restin on .er s!oulder, (!ic! is so soft and so stron , My Mot!er said to Me (e !ad been talkin of t!e irl (!o !ad left early in t!e afternoon, (it! enclosed in !er vir inal !eart a sun, bri !ter t!an t!e one in t!e sky4 !er !oly secret E -!e said to Me4 5.o( lovely it is to be t!e Redeemer:s Mot!er26 0es, !o( lovely it is (!en t!e creature comin to t!e Redeemer is already a creature of 1/,

/od, a creature in (!om t!ere is only t!e stain of ori in, t!at can only be (as!ed a(ay by Me. All t!e ot!er small stains of !uman im,erfection !ave been (as!ed a(ay by love. 3ut, My s(eet Mot!er, Most Pure /uide of souls to 0our -on, .oly -tar of orientation, Bind Teac!er of saints, Pious 9oster Mot!er of t!e most little ones, .ealt!y "ure of sick ,eo,le, not al(ays suc! creatures (!o are not re,u nant to !oliness (ill be comin to 0ou... 3ut le,ers, !orrors, stenc!, a tan le of snakes and foul t!in s, (ill cree, to 0our feet, o Gueen of mankind, and (ill s!out4 5.ave mercy2 -uccour us2 Take us to 0our -on2.6 And 0ou (ill !ave to ,ut t!is ,ure !and of 0ours on t!eir (ounds, and bend (it! 0our eyes of a !eavenly dove on !ellis! deformities, in!ale t!e stenc! of sin and not run a(ay. Nay, 0ou (ill !ave to ,ress to 0our !eart t!ose (!o !ave been mutilated by -atan, t!ose abortions, t!at filt!, and (as! t!em (it! 0our tears and brin t!em to Me... And t!en 0ou (ill say4 5.o( difficult it is to be t!e Redeemer:s Mot!er2.6 3ut 0ou (ill do it because 0ou are t!e Mot!er... I kiss and bless t!ese !ands of 0ours from (!ic! so many creatures (ill come to Me, and eac! of t!em (ill be a lory of Mine. 3ut before Mine, it (ill be a lory of 0ours, .oly Mot!er. J My dear (omen disci,les, follo( t!e e<am,le of My Teac!er, of t!e Teac!er of +ames and +udas, of everyone (!o (is!es to be formed in /race and 1isdom. 9ollo( .er (ord. It is t!e same as Mine, but made s(eeter. Not!in is to be added to it because it is t!e (ord of t!e Mot!er of 1isdom. And you, My friends, endeavour to ac=uire t!e 1/4

!umbleness and firmness of (omen, and demolis!in manly ,ride, do not des,ise t!e (omen disci,les, but miti ate your stren t!, and I could say also your !ardness and your intolerance, in contact (it! t!e kindness of (omen. And above all, learn from t!em !o( to love, to believe and to suffer for t!e Lord, because I solemnly tell you t!at t!ey, t!e (eak ones, (ill become t!e stron est in fait!, in love, in darin , in sacrificin t!emselves for t!eir Master, 1!om t!ey love (it! t!eir (!ole selves, (it!out askin for anyt!in , (it!out ,retendin anyt!in , satisfied only (it! lovin to ive Me solace and 7oy. /o no( to your !omes, or to t!e !ouses (!ere you are uests. I (ill stay (it! My Mot!er. /od be (it! you. * K T!ey all o a(ay e<ce,t Mart!a. ' Mart!a, you stay !ere. I !ave already s,oken to your servant. Today it is not 3et!any t!at is ivin !os,itality, but it is +esus: little !ouse. "ome. 0ou (ill eat beside Mary and slee, in t!e little room near .ers. T!e s,irit of +ose,!, our comfort, (ill comfort you (!ile you are restin , and tomorro( you (ill o back to 3et!any stron er and more sure of yourself, to ,re,are (omen disci,les also t!ere, (!ile (aitin for t!e one dearest to Me and to you. Do not doubt, Mart!a. I never ,romise in vain. 3ut it takes time to turn a desert full of vi,ers into a !eavenly t!icket. T!e first (ork is not noticed. Not!in seems to !ave taken ,lace. Instead t!e seed !as already been so(n. T!e seeds. All of t!em. And t!en tears (ill come, to act as rain t!at o,ens t!e seeds... And t!e ood trees (ill come... "ome2 1ee, no more2 * 1/3

1,7. Jes!s S%ea>s to Jo$anna of C$!3a on t$e La>e.
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& +esus is on t!e lake, in Peter:s boat, be!ind t(o ot!er boatsD one is a common fis!in boat, like t!at of Peter, t!e ot!er is a slender e<,ensive ,leasure boat. It belon s to +o!anna of "!uza. 3ut t!e o(ner is not in !er boat. -!e is at +esus: feet, in Peter:s !umbler craft. I (ould say t!at t!ey met by c!ance some(!ere on t!e flo(ery s!ore of /ennesaret, most beautiful in t!is first a,,earance of Palestinian s,rin time, (!ic! stre(s its clouds of blossomin almond;trees and lays t!e ,earls of future flo(ers on ,ear and a,,le;trees, on ,ome ranates, =uince;trees, on all t!e trees (!ic! are most fruitful and bear t!e most beautiful blossoms and fruit. 1!en t!e boat kee,s close to t!e s!ore e<,osed to t!e sun, one can already see millions of buds s(ellin on t!e branc!es, a(aitin to blossom, (!ile t!e ,etals of t!e early almond; trees flutter in t!e =uiet air until t!ey ali !t in t!e clear (ater. T!e s!ores, covered (it! t!e ne( rass, (!ic! looks like bri !t reen silk, are studded (it! t!e olden eyes of buttercu,s, or radiate;star daisies, near (!ic! t!e beautiful, t!in bluis! for et;me;nots, stiff on t!eir stems like little cro(ned =ueens, smile ently, as ,lacid as c!ildren:s eyes, and t!ey seem to be sayin 5yes, of course6 to t!e sun, to t!e lake, to t!e ot!er !erbs, (!ic! are !a,,y to bloom, under t!e sky;blue eyes of t!eir Lord. At t!e be innin of s,rin t!e lake !as not yet t!e 1/+

o,ulence t!at (ill turn it into a trium,! t!e follo(in mont!s, it !as not t!e lu<urious ,om,, (!ic! I (ould call sensual, of t!e many t!ousand ri id or su,,le roseries, in t!e form of tufts in ardens or veils a ainst (alls, of t!e many t!ousand corymbs of cytisi and acacias, of t!e t!ousands and t!ousands of rou,s of tuberoses, of t!e t!ousands and t!ousands of (a<ed stars of citrus trees, of all t!e blendin of !ues, of stron , soft, inebriatin ,erfumes, (!ic! form t!e environment and s,ur of !uman reat desire for en7oyment t!at desecrates t!is corner of t!e eart!, (!ic! is so ,ure, and is t!e lake of Tiberias, t!e ,lace c!osen centuries a o to be t!e t!eatre of t!e reatest number of miracles (orked by our Lord +esus. +o!anna looks at +esus absorbed in t!e beauty of .is /alilean lake and !er face smiles reflectin , like a fait!ful mirror, .is smile. T!ey are s,eakin in t!e ot!er boat. T!ere is silence !ere. T!e only noise is t!e t!ud of t!e bare feet of Peter and Andre(, (!o are manoeuvrin t!e boat, and t!e si ! of t!e (ater o,ened by t!e ,ro( and (!is,erin its ,ain to t!e sides of t!e boat, and t!en c!an in into lau !ter at t!e stern, (!en t!e (ound !eals and becomes a silvery (ake t!at t!e sun causes to s,arkle as if it (ere diamond dust. At last +esus ends .is contem,lation and turns .is eyes to(ards +o!anna. .e smiles at !er and asks !er4 ' 1e are almost t!ere, are (e not) And you (ill be sayin t!at your Master is not a very ,leasant com,anion. I !ave not s,oken one (ord to you. * ' 3ut I !ave read t!em on 0our face, Master, and I !eard everyt!in 0ou said to t!ese t!in s (!ic! are around us. 1/7

* ' 1ell, t!en, (!at (as I sayin ) * ' Love, be ,ure, be ood. 3ecause you come from /od, and not!in bad or im,ure !as come out of .is !ands. * ' 0ou !ave read ri !t. * ' 3ut, my Lord, t!e !erbs (ill do t!at... Also t!e animals (ill do it. Man... 1!y (ill !e not, alt!ou ! !e is t!e most ,erfect) * ' 3ecause -atan:s toot! !as ,ierced man only. .e ,retended to demolis! t!e "reator t!rou ! .is reatest ,rodi y, most like .im. * 8 +o!anna lo(ers !er !ead in t!ou !t. -!e seems to be !esitatin and (ei !in t(o o,,osite desires. +esus is (atc!in !er. -!e t!en raises !er !ead and says4 ' 1ould 0ou mind a,,roac!in some friends of mine, (!o are ,a ans) 0ou kno(... "!uza is a courtier... And t!e Tetrarc! E and even more so t!e true mistress of t!e "ourt4 .erodias, to (!ose (ill every desire of .erod yields, as it is... fas!ionable, to s!o( t!at t!ey are more refined t!an any ot!er Palestinian, to be ,rotected by Rome by (ors!i,,in Rome and everyt!in t!at is Roman E flirts (it! t!e Romans of t!e ,roconsular !ouse!old... and almost im,oses t!em on to us. Really I must say t!at t!e (omen are not (orse t!an (e are. Also amon st us, on t!ese very s!ores, t!ere are some (omen (!o !ave fallen very lo(. And (!at can (e s,eak of, unless (e s,eak of .erodias)... 1!en I lost my c!ild and I (as ill, t!ey (ere very ood to me, alt!ou ! I did not seek t!em. And after, (e !ave remained friends. 3ut if 0ou tell me t!at it is (ron , I (ill ,ut an end to it... No) 1/9

T!ank 0ou, my Lord. T!e day before yesterday I (as (it! one of t!ese friends. It (as a friendly visit, as far as I (as concerned, a duty call (it! re ard to "!uza. It (as an order of t!e Tetrarc! (!o... (ould like to come back !ere but does not feel too safe and so... !e enters into more interested relations (it! Rome, in order to be ,rotected. Nay... ,lease... 0ou are a relative of t!e 3a,tist, are 0ou not) 1ell, tell !im not to be too trustful. .e s!ould never leave -amaria. $n t!e contrary, if !e does not mind, !e s!ould !ide t!ere for some time. T!e snake is oin near t!e lamb and t!e lamb !as a lot to be afraid of. $f everyt!in . Let !im be (atc!ful, Master. 3ut it must not be kno(n t!at I said it. It (ould be t!e end of "!uza. * ' Do not (orry, +o!anna. I (ill inform t!e 3a,tist in suc! a (ay t!at no !arm (ill be done. * ' T!ank 0ou, my Lord. I (ant to serve 0ou... but by doin so, I (ould not like to !arm my !usband. Nay... I... (ill not al(ays be able to come (it! 0ou. -ometimes, I (ill !ave to stay, because !e (ants me to, and it is 7ust...* ' 0ou (ill stay, +o!anna. I understand everyt!in . -ay no more, because it is not necessary. * ' 3ut (ill 0ou (ant me to be near 0ou in t!e most dan erous !ours for 0ou) * ' "ertainly, +o!anna. * ' $!2 1!at a burden it (as for me !avin to say t!at and actually ivin voice to t!e (ords2 3ut no( I am relieved...* ' If you !ave fait! in Me, you (ill al(ays be relieved. > 1/2

3ut you (ere talkin about a Roman lady friend...* ' 0es. -!e is a close friend of "laudia and I t!ink s!e must be a relative of !ers, too. And s!e (ould like to s,eak to 0ou, or at least, listen to 0ou. And s!e is not t!e only one. No( t!at 0ou !ave cured %aleria:s c!ild, and t!e ne(s travelled as =uick as li !tnin , t!ey are more an<ious t!an ever. At t!e ban=uet t!e ot!er evenin , t!ere (as a lot of talkin , in your favour and a ainst 0ou. 3ecause some .erodians (ere ,resent, as (ell as some -adducees... alt!ou !, if you asked t!em t!ey (ould deny it... and t!ere (ere also some (omen... ric!... but... but not !onest. T!ere (as... I re ret tellin 0ou because I kno( t!at 0ou are a friend of !er brot!er... but t!ere (as Mary of Ma dala (it! !er ne( friend and anot!er (oman, a /reek, I t!ink, as dissolute as s!e. 0ou kno(... amon !eat!ens, (omen are at table (it! men and t!at is very... very... 1!at a nuisance2 My friend (as so kind as to c!oose my !usband as my com,anion and t!at (as a reat relief. 3ut t!e ot!ers... o!2... 1ell... T!ey (ere talkin about 0ou, because 9austina:s miracle caused a stir and if t!e Romans admired 0ou as a reat doctor or ma ician E for ive me, my Lord E t!e .erodians and t!e -adducees vomited venom on 0our Name. And Mary2 $! Mary2 .o( !orrible2... -!e be an sneerin and t!en. No, I (ill not tell 0ou. I (e,t all ni !t over it...* ' Never mind. -!e (ill recover. * ' 3ut s!e is all ri !t, 0ou kno() * ' .er body is. All t!e rest is ,oisoned. -!e (ill recover. * ' 0ou say so... T!e Roman (omen, 0ou kno( (!at t!ey are like... said4 51e are not afraid of (itc!craft, neit!er 11/

do (e believe in lies. 1e (ant to 7ud e by ourselves6D and after t!ey said to me4 5"ould (e not !ear .im)6 * ' Tell t!em t!at at t!e end of t!e mont! of -!ebat I (ill be in your !ouse. * ' I (ill tell t!em, my Lord. Do 0ou t!ink t!ey (ill come to 0ou) * ' T!ere is a (orld to be rebuilt in t!em. 9irst it is necessary to destroy, t!en to build. 3ut it is not im,ossible. A +o!anna, t!ere is your !ouse and your arden. 1ork in it for your Master, as I told you. /oodbye, +o!anna. T!e Lord be (it! you. I bless you in .is name. * T!e boat dra(s near to t!e s!ore. +o!anna be s4 ' Are 0ou really not comin ) * ' Not no(. I must revive t!e flames. In t!e absence of a fe( mont!s, t!ey !ave almost one out. And time flies. * T!e boat sto,s in t!e little bay (!ic! ,enetrates into "!uza:s arden. -ome servants rus! to assist t!eir mistress in ettin off. .er boat arrives at t!e (!arf after Peter:s, and +o!n, Matt!e(, t!e Iscariot and P!ili, come off it and et on board Peter:s boat, (!ic! slo(ly de,arts and resumes its voya e to t!e o,,osite s!ore.


1,+. Jes!s at '$e ($esa. Jo$n's D#s"#%les.
+t$ 6a1 1+4,.

& +esus is s,eakin in a to(n (!ic! I !ave never seen before. At least, t!at is (!at I t!ink, because all t!e to(ns are alike in style and it is difficult to tell one from t!e ot!er at first si !t. Also !ere a road coasts t!e lake and all t!e boats are on t!e s!ore. Lar e and small !ouses are set in a ro( on t!e ot!er side of t!e road, but t!e !ills are muc! more distant and so t!e little to(n is on a c!armin ,lain (!ic! stretc!es alon t!e eastern s!ores of t!e lake, ,rotected from t!e (inds by t!e ran e of !ills, and (armed by t!e sun (!ic! !ere, more t!an in t!e ot!er ,arts of t!e country, increases t!e blossomin of t!e trees. I t!ink t!at +esus: sermon !as already be un because .e says4 ' ... It is true, 0ou say4 51e (ill never abandon 0ou because to abandon 0ou is to abandon /od6, 3ut, o ,eo,le of /!er !esa, remember t!at not!in is more c!an eable t!an t!e !uman mind. I am convinced t!at at ,resent t!at is (!at you really t!ink. My (ord and t!e miracle t!at took ,lace !ave encoura ed you in t!at direction and at t!e ,resent moment you are sincere in (!at you say. 3ut I (is! to remind you of one event, I could =uote a t!ousand bot! remote and recent. I (ill mention only t!is one. 8 +os!ua, t!e servant of t!e Lord, on t!e eve of deat!, at!ered around !im all t!e tribes (it! t!eir elders, leaders, 7ud es and scribes and !e s,oke to t!em in t!e ,resence of t!e Lord, remindin t!em of all t!e benefits ained from and ,rodi ies (orked by t!e Lord t!rou ! 112

.is servant. And after enumeratin all t!ese t!in s, !e asked t!em to re,udiate any od (!ic! (as not t!e Lord or at least to be frank in t!eir fait!, c!oosin (it! sincerity eit!er t!e True /od or t!e ods of Meso,otamia and of t!e Amorites, so t!at t!ere s!ould be a clear se,aration bet(een t!e sons of Abra!am and t!e ,a anizin ,eo,le.

An o,enly declared error is al(ays better t!an a !y,ocritical ,rofession and mi<ture of fait!s, (!ic! is an insult to /od and deat! to souls. And not!in is easier to maintain and more commonly met t!an suc! mi<ture. T!e a,,earance is oodD t!e substance underneat! it is not ood. T!at state a,,lies also no(adays. T!ose believers (!o mi< t!e observance of t!e La( (it! (!at is forbidden by t!e La(, t!ose miserable fello(s (!o sta er like drunken ,eo,le bet(een loyalty to t!e La( and t!e ,rofit of business and com,romise (it! outla(s from (!om t!ey !o,e to receive some advanta e, t!ose ,riests or -cribes or P!arisees (!o no lon er make t!e service of /od t!e aim of t!eir lives, but indul e in s!re(d ,olitics to trium,! over ot!er ,eo,le and t!us be able to do anyt!in a ainst more !onest ,ersons, because t!ey are not t!e servants of /od, but t!ey serve a ,o(er (!ic! t!ey kno( is stron and useful for t!eir ,ur,oses, all t!ose ,eo,le are not!in but !y,ocrites (!o mi< our /od (it! false ods.
T!e ,eo,le re,lied to +os!ua4 5Never let it be t!at (e s!all abandon t!e True /od to serve false ods.6 +os!ua told t!em (!at I, !ave 7ust told you about t!e !oly 7ealousy of t!e 9at!er, about .is (ill to be loved e<clusively, (it! our (!ole selves, about .is 7ustice in ,unis!in t!ose (!o are untrut!ful. Punis!ment2 /od 11,

can ,unis! 7ust as .e can re(ard us. It is not necessary to be dead to receive our re(ard or ,unis!ment. "onsider, o ,eo,le of Israel, (!et!er /od, after ivin you so muc!, freein you from t!e P!arao!s, leadin you safely t!rou ! t!e desert and t!e snares of enemies, allo(in you to become a reat and res,ected nation, full of lory, !as not ,unis!ed you once, t(ice, ten times, for your sins2 "onsider (!at you !ave become no(2 And I, 1!o see you t!ro(in yourselves !eadlon into t!e most sacrile ious idolatry, I see also into (!ic! abyss you are about to fall because you al(ays ,ersevere in t!e same faults. And because of t!at I rebuke you, o ,eo,le (!o are t(ice Mine, because I am your Redeemer and because I (as born of you. My re,roac! is not !atred, it is not rud e, nor intolerance, it is love, even if it is severe. +os!ua t!en said4 50ou are (itnesses4 you !ave c!osen t!e Lord6 and t!ey all re,lied4 50es, (e are.6 And +os!ua, (!o (as (ise besides bein brave, kno(in !o( fleetin t!e (ill of man is, (rote in t!e book all t!e (ords of t!e La( and of t!e covenant and !e ,ut t!em in t!e tem,le, and also in t!e sanctuary of t!e Lord in -!ec!em, (!ic! contained t!e Tabernacle for t!e occasion, !e set a reat stone as (itness and said4 5T!is stone (!ic! !as !eard all your (ords to t!e Lord s!all remain !ere as a (itness so t!at you may not lie and deny t!e Lord your /od.6 > A stone, no matter !o( reat and !ard it may be, can al(ays be reduced to ,o(der by man, by t!underbolt or by t!e erosion of (ater and time. 3ut I am t!e #ternal "orner;-tone. And I cannot be destroyed. Do not lie to t!is Livin -tone. Do not love it only because it (orks miracles. Love it because t!rou ! it you (ill touc! .eaven. I (ould like you to be more s,iritual, more 114

fait!ful to t!e Lord. I am not sayin to Me. I am, only because I am t!e %oice of t!e 9at!er. 3y tram,lin on Me, you (ound .im 1!o sent Me. I am t!e mediator. .e is everyt!in . Take (!at I offer you and kee, (it!in yourselves (!at is !oly so t!at you may reac! /od. Do not love t!e Man, love t!e Messia! of t!e Lord not because of t!e miracles .e (orks, but because .e (ants to (ork in you t!e intimate and sublime miracle of your sanctification. *
A +esus blesses and directs .is ste,s to(ards a !ouse. .e is almost at t!e door (!en .e is sto,,ed by a rou, of elderly men (!o reet .im res,ectfully sayin 4 ' May (e ask 0ou a =uestion, Lord) 1e are disci,les of +o!n and as !e al(ays s,eaks of 0ou and also because t!e fame of 0our miracles reac!ed us, (e (is! to make 0our ac=uaintance. 1e !ave 7ust listened to 0ou and (e !ave a =uestion to ask 0ou. * ' Ask it. If you are disci,les of +o!n, you are already on t!e ,at! of 7ustice. * ' 0ou said, s,eakin of t!e idolatries (!ic! are common amon st believers, t!at t!ere are ,eo,le amon st us (!o come to com,romise bet(een t!e La( and t!ose (!o are out of t!e La(. 3ut 0ou also are a friend of t!eirs. 1e kno( t!at 0ou do not disdain t!e Romans. -o) * ' I do not deny it. 3ut can you say t!at I do it to make a ,rofit) "an you say t!at I caress t!em even to receive only t!eir ,rotection) * ' No, Master. And (e are more t!an certain. 3ut t!e (orld is not made only of us, (!o (ant to believe only in t!e evil t!at (e see and not in t!e evil (e are told about. 113

No( tell us t!e convincin reason for a,,roac!in /entiles, for our o(n uidance and to defend 0ou in t!e event of someone slanderin 0ou in our ,resence. * ' It is evil to !ave contact (!en one does it for !uman ,ur,oses. It is not evil (!en one a,,roac!es t!em to take t!em to t!e Lord our /od. T!at is (!at I do. If you (ere /entiles, I could s,end some time e<,lainin to you !o( every man comes from $ne /od only. 3ut you are +e(s and disci,les of +o!n. 0ou are t!erefore t!e cream of +e(s, and I need not e<,lain t!at to you. 0ou can t!erefore understand and believe t!at it is My duty, as t!e 1ord of /od, to take .is (ord to all men, t!e sons of t!e ?niversal fat!er. * ' 3ut t!ey are not .is sons, t!ey are ,a ans...* ' 1it! re ard to /race t!ey are not. 3ecause of t!eir erroneous fait!, t!ey are not. T!at is true. 3ut until I redeem you, man, also a +e(, (ill !ave lost /race, !e (ill be de,rived of it, because t!e -tain of $ri in ,revents t!e ineffable ray of /race from descendin into men:s !earts. 3ut (it! re ard to creation, man is al(ays a son. 9rom Adam, t!e founder of t!e !uman family, descend bot! t!e +e(s and t!e Romans and Adam is t!e son of t!e 9at!er 1!o ave !im .is s,iritual likeness. * ' T!at is true. C Anot!er =uestion, Master. 1!y do +o!n:s disci,les fast very sternly and 0ours do not) 1e do not mean t!at 0ou s!ould not eat. Also t!e Pro,!et Daniel (as !oly in t!e eyes of /od alt!ou ! !e (as a reat man at t!e court in 3abylon, and 0ou are reater t!an !e. 3ut t!ey...* ' 1!at very often is not ac!ieved by ri orism, is ac!ieved 11+

by cordiality. T!ere are ,eo,le (!o (ould never come to t!e Master, and t!e Master must o to t!em. T!ere are ot!ers (!o (ould o to t!e Master, but are as!amed of oin amon st t!e cro(d. T!e Master must o also to t!em. And since t!ey say to Me4 53e my uest t!at I may kno( 0ou6 I o, bearin in mind, not t!e ,leasure of a ric! table, and of a conversation t!at sometimes is very ,ainful for Me, but only and al(ays t!e interest of /od. T!at is as far as I am concerned. And as often at least one of t!e souls (!ic! I a,,roac! is converted to /od, and every conversion is a (eddin feast for My soul, a reat feast in (!ic! all t!e an els in .eaven take ,art and (!ic! is blessed by t!e #ternal /od. My disci,les, t!e friends of Me;t!e -,ouse, re7oice (it! t!e -,ouse and 9riend. 1ould you like to see My friends in ,ain (!ile I re7oice) 1!ile I am (it! t!em) 3ut t!e time (ill come (!en t!ey (ill no lon er !ave Me. And t!en t!ey (ill fast. Ne( met!ods for ne( times. ?, to yesterday, in t!e days of t!e 3a,tist, t!ere (as t!e as! of Penance. Today, in My days, t!ere is t!e s(eet manna of Redem,tion, of Mercy, of Love. T!e old met!ods could not be en rafted into Mine, as My met!od could not !ave been used t!en, not even yesterday. 3ecause Mercy (as not yet on t!e eart!. It is no(. No lon er t!e Pro,!et, but t!e Messia!, to 1!om everyt!in !as been entrusted by /od, is on t!e eart!. #ac! day !as (!at is useful to it. Nobody se(s a ne( clot! on to an old arment, lest t!e ne( ,iece of clot!, ,articularly (!en bein (as!ed, s!ould s!rink and t!us tear t!e old clot! and t!e !ole (ould become bi er. Like(ise no one ,uts ne( (ine into old (ineskins, ot!er(ise t!e ne( (ine (ould burst t!e (ineskins, (!ic! cannot stand t!e effervescence of t!e ne( (ine, and it (ould run out of t!e burst (ineskins. 3ut t!e old (ine, 117

(!ic! !as already been decanted several times, is ,ut into old (ineskins, and t!e ne( (ine into ne( ones. -o t!at one force may be com,ensated by anot!er e=ual one. T!e same !a,,ens no(. T!e force of t!e ne( doctrine su ests ne( met!ods to divul e it. And I, 1!o am a(are of it, make use of t!em. * H ' T!ank 0ou, Lord. 1e are no( !a,,y. Pray for us. 1e are old (ineskins. 1ill (e be able to restrain 0our force) * ' 0es, because t!e 3a,tist s!a,ed you and because !is ,rayers and Mine (ill make you ca,able of so muc!. /o (it! My ,eace and tell +o!n t!at I bless !im.* ' 3ut... accordin to 0ou, is it better for us to stay (it! t!e 3a,tist or (it! 0ou) * ' As lon as t!ere is old (ine, drink it, if its flavour is a reeable. Later... as t!e ,utrid (ater (!ic! is every(!ere (ill dis ust you, you (ill love t!e ne( (ine.* ' Do 0ou t!ink t!at t!e 3a,tist (ill be reca,tured) * ' 0es, most certainly. I !ave already sent !im a (arnin . /o no(. #n7oy your +o!n as lon as you can and make !im !a,,y. After(ards you (ill love Me. And you (ill find it !ard... also because no one (!o !as become used to old (ine (ill all of a sudden (is! to !ave ne( (ine. $ne says4 5T!e old one (as better.6 And in fact I (ill !ave a different flavour, (!ic! (ill seem sour to you. 3ut you (ill relis! its vital flavour day by day. /oodbye, friends. May /od be (it! you. *


149. F o* Na%$tal# to '#s"ala. 6eet#n( &#t$ Rabb# 'a*al#el.
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& ' Master2 Master2 Do 0ou kno( (!o is a!ead of us) T!ere is rabbi /amaliel2 .e is sittin (it! !is servants, in a caravan, in t!e s!ade in a (ood, s!eltered from t!e (inds2 T!ey are roastin a lamb. 1!at are (e oin to do no() * ' 1!at (e (ere oin to do, My friends. 1e (ill ,roceed alon our (ay...* ' 3ut /amaliel is of t!e Tem,le. * ' /amaliel is not (icked, Do not be afraid. I (ill o a!ead. * ' $!2 I am comin too * say .is cousins at t!e same time, as (ell as all t!e /alileans and -imon. $nly t!e Iscariot, and to a lesser de ree, T!omas, do not seem very an<ious to ,roceed. 3ut t!ey follo( t!e ot!ers. T!ey (alk for a fe( yards alon a mountainous road dee, set bet(een t!e (ooded slo,es of t!e mountain. T!e road t!en bends and o,ens on to a kind of tableland and crosses it, (idenin out, and soon after t!at it becomes once a ain narro( and (indin under a roof of inter(oven branc!es. In a sunny bare ,atc!, (!ic! is !o(ever s!aded by t!e first leaves of t!e (ood, t!ere are many ,eo,le under a ric! tent, (!ile ot!er ,eo,le are busy in a corner turnin t!e lamb on t!e fire. T!ere is no doubt about it2 /amaliel took very ood care of !imself. 9or one ,erson travellin !e set a cro(d of 112

' May I ask 0ou (!ere 0ou are oin ) * ' It is a .arallel (rinkles and by a lar e bluis! vein (!ic! forms a % s!a. rabbi * re. Rabbi) * asks /amaliel. !e looks like a statue to me. .e stands u.leasure for Me to tell you. . ' I am !ere.!tali and I am oin to /iscala..y under (!ic! t!ere are lo( seats covered (it! cus!ions and a table t!e to.lies to !im in t!e same (ay. stiff and !ieratic.oles.lies +esus. of (!ic! rests on carved (ooden le s.rise. /amaliel also looks round. a kind of cano. very dark .le.layed in all t!eir severe beauty at t!e sides of a lon t!in nose and under t!e !i ! rat!er bald fore!ead of an elderly man. /amaliel looks like an idol. 8 T!e noise of t!e oncomin .ays no attention to t!em.e sees +esus a.orted by four ilt .ensive eyes are dis. T!e servants move round !im like lar e butterflies. and moves to t!e ed e of t!e tent. and (!en !e raises t!em. .ed an le in t!e centre of !is ri !t tem. .roac!in a!ead of everyone and !e makes a esture of sur.clot! is s.. I am comin from Na.onderin .is fore!ead is marked by t!ree . 9rom t!ere !e bo(s lo( (it! !is arms crossed on !is c!est. ' 0ou are !ere.le causes t!e servants to turn round.e is . A very fine table.servants in motion (it! I do not kno( !o( muc! lu a e.e is no( sittin in t!e centre of !is tent4 a clot! su. but no fart!er. * 12/ . . !is eyelas!es rat!er lo(ered on !is severe eyes.en on !is knees. 3ut !e . !is dee.eo. +esus re. 1it! !is !ands o.read on t!e table and t!e servants are layin valuable dis!es on it.

After t!e .ostles. all tiredness disa. T!ey brin bo(ls to . (!o are more accustomed to +e(is! refinements.urify t!eir fin ers.eaks to a servant (!o a.itality. but reater t!an I am. allo( me to be for once t!e one (!o (ill remove 0our fati ue.. * ' 3elieve Me. And I acce.asses on t!e order. > ' 1e !ave met by c!ance.ears to be t!e !i !est in aut!ority and (!o . 3art!olome( and Matt!e(.erforms t!e rite (it! t!e reatest courtliness.les are taken off t!e many mules. (!ic! /amaliel says (it! calm solemnity. +esus . * ' I believe you. (!ereas t!e a. on (!om /amaliel is castin s!ar. +esus is beside /amaliel (!o is alone on one side of t!e table. * /amaliel s. 0ou can see t!at it is no trouble for me to offer food to 0ou and to 0our follo(ers..ears. t!en. (it! t!e e<ce.t your !os. 1e (ould !ave left t!e leavin s to t!e birds because I never take t!em (it! me.ectin 121 .rayer of t!anks ivin . t!e servants carve t!e lamb and divide it amon t!e uests and t!ey fill t!e cu. for t!ose (!o . T!e Fealot is in front of +esus. T!e tent is e<tended and more seats and dis!es for +esus: disci.. I am friendly to 0ou.' $n foot) 3ut it is a !ard and lon road alon t!ese mountains. +esus. If I am (elcomed and listened to.refer it. do so as (ell as t!ey can. T!e lamb is ready. 0ou are tirin 0ourself too muc!.s (it! (ine or (ater s(eetened (it! !oney. I (as never e<. * ' 1ell. sidelon lances. +udas of Beriot!. Rabbi. I do not consider 0ou inferior to me.tion of -imon..

to see 0ou and on t!e (ay to /iscala. * ' No. 3ut. find Me.. see..eakin t!e trut!. And t!e Master. * ' Not to you.iracies of t!ose (!o !ate Me. 0ou are t!e indefati able Pro. because t!ey love t!e 1ord of /od. oes to everybody. * ' 0es.e is above !uman snares. +o!n is t!e stationary one. and because of !er (ill.in t!us t!e ood and (ardin off t!e cons. * ' I am oin to(ards t!e (!ole (orld. * ' I disorientate My enemies. t!erefore. * ' 0es. * ' /od) . it is so.arative evil. Many instead deliberately misunderstand and distort My (ord to !arm /od. * ' 0es. disorientates t!em. 0our continuous movin about. but a com.. does evil. And (!o confines !imself to t!at. 3ut since you are 7ust and frank. you can say t!at I am s. for souls to find Me. * ' It is easier.le do not understand 0ou (ell.. * ' 0es. T!ey are not (illin to understand t!e Master.. Not everybody can come to t!e Master. rabbi. * 122 .. 3ut t!ose (!o (ant Me.eo. T!at is !er misfortune. old Israel does not understand Me (ell. * ' I (ould not say so. no. 0ou are t!e roamin $ne. !el.!et. * ' Are 0ou referrin to me) I do not !ate 0ou. 1!o (ants everybody. T!e fact is t!at (e old .

.resses !is fore!ead bet(een !is lon t!in fin ers.re. 3ut you are one of t!e former. E and it is misleadin to distort My (ord or My (ork. and closin !is eyes..ain. E !arms /od in t!e soul (!ic! is lost. for t!e beauty 0ou rant us. * A /amaliel lo(ers !is !ead.e t!en . orc!ards. because it is encumbered (it! too many t!in s. o. in an involuntary esture of .tree seems to become entler as it dresses itself (it! (reat!s of clematis and (oodbine4 over t!ere.assed near a mountain. !e meditates. looks at +esus and says4 ' 3ut 0ou kno( t!at I am not one of t!ose.' 0es. no fertility. I (as . bot! (it! re ard to oneself and to ot!er .!tali. (oods. . +esus (atc!es !im. .eo. 3ut every soul t!at oes astray or is led astray. "reator. fields. comin !ere from Na. And ruined t!in s. * ' I kno(.irit cannot receive it.arin t!e (!ite !ost of t!ousands and t!ousands of flo(ers and also t!e stron oak. /amaliel raises !is !ead.s on my mind and does not .enetrate fart!er. /amaliel.irit. * ' $!2 It is true. reen meado(s. #very soul t!at is lost is a (ound to /od. (!ilst t!e (!ole mountain is covered (it! flo(ers.ens !is eyes. to say once a ain4 5T!ank 0ou. T!e trut! is t!at 0our (ord sto.le. My mind admires it as t!e (ord of a learned man and t!e s. t!ere is no flo(erin . I . 3ut it is not true t!at I am not (illin to understand 0ou.* ' And t!e s. from !i ! above. as ea les and t!e an els of t!e Lord see t!em. neit!er of man nor of 12. (!ic! 7uts out from t!e mountain c!ain..ass t!ere to see t!e t(o beautiful lakes of /ennesaret and Merom. and t!e laurels smell s(eet near t!e olive.trees. A s!ort (!ile a o.6 1ell.leased to .

t!at I may believe. /amaliel. /amaliel.... And t!ank you. 1e are ruins. too. /amaliel. and to (!om (e !ave to listen... * ' Master.nature. I am (aitin for t!at si n. do ot!er(ise. if t!ey are left (!ere t!ey are. All t!e efforts of t!e (inds.. -ad (ords. do not o a(ay like t!at. #ndeavour at least to remove t!em. 3ut t!e stones t!at cover t!e soil (ill receive it.. +esus stands u.ortant t!an t!e (ords of a friend..ortunity of s. en rossed in t!ou !t. * C /amaliel is silent.eakin to a (ise man.. and says4 ' I t!ank 0ou. but too late.t! of your !eart.. t!e si n (ill not lead you to believe. T!e meal is over. a t!underbolt is not sufficient to till it. I cannot. +esus. $t!er(ise.ean ruins of ancient . 3ut I cannot.. T!e stones are too !eavy.atzor encumber everyt!in and bet(een one lar e stone and anot!er only nettles and bus!es can ro( and snakes can !ide. 3ut. 3ut My (ords are more im. My /od.iece of round is barren.. * ' 1!en a ..arable. * ' $ne in 1!om you believed said to you4 5T!e stones s!all vibrate !earin My last (ords. in t!e de. T!e soil (ill not receive it. all t!e toil of men are frustrated because t!e "yclo. I am afraid 0ou are 124 .* ' I understand. I understand t!e ..6 3ut (!y (ait for t!e last (ords of t!e Messia!) 1ill you not re ret t!at you did not follo( Me before) T!e last2. * ' 0ou are ri !t.. bot! for t!e meal and for t!e o. like t!ose of a friend (!o is dyin . I cannot.

do not o a(ay. 1ould 0ou disdain comin (it! me) It (ill not take us lon . I am oin to . lets .e stretc!es out a !and to .art of t!e road (ill be s!ortened for 0ou.s t!e mule to listen to a blackca.e nods assent to t!e an<ious cry by (!ic! a (ild dove 123 . .roceeds calmly. and (!ile t!ey are all busy takin do(n t!e tem. +esus and /amaliel mount t(o mules and t!ey o a!ead.e does not notice t!at /amaliel. Let us o. and.enetration t!at t!ey look like t!e eyes of a !a(k azin at its .e sto.im.room.ick a !an in bunc! of olden cytisus. And t!e !ardest . -o muc! so t!at . . * ' $!2 no2 0ou must believe Me. * ' I do not mind comin (it! you or oin to .e smiles at t(o little birds (!ic! are buildin t!eir nest in a t!ick 7uni.is saddle is comfortable.e . . so t!at !e may study every esture of .ace of . on (!ic! t!e irons!od !ooves resound loudly. +esus re.rey 3ut +esus is not a(are of it. * ' T!en. road. . . alon a =uiet stee.ensive and yet . All (e !ave to do is to take off t!eir . because I !ave mules and donkeys for everybody. as a blessin .illel:s tomb.e observes all t!e features of (!at is around .er. one beside t!e ot!er.im o for(ard by a full neck.an ry (it! me. T!e eyes of t!e old rabbi are so keen in . /amaliel is silent. * /amaliel ives t!e necessary instructions.lies and t!en becomes =uiet.orary dinin .ack. en rossed in t!ou !t. It is an !onour.illel:s tomb. (!ic! t!e servants (ill carry.is mount.e is . !oldin !is mule back a little.is. $nly t(ice !e asks +esus (!et!er . . follo(in t!e undulant .saddles.

T!is flo(er. 1e !ave arrived.ur es !er mate to (ork. from) 1!ic! is t!e first source of t!e (ater. (!ile t!e ot!er. if one kno(s !o( to look. * T!ey dismount tyin t!e t(o mules to a tree trunk and t!ey turn t!eir ste. /enesis lives in nature.endulous corollas. and in suc! a contrast (it! t!is t!orny 7uni. t!ose t(o butterflies4 a black one (it! lar e old and ruby rin s. No(. H ' . A reed.element) $!2 To look means to believe. (!ere !ave t!ey found t!e ems and ribbons for t!eir (in s) And t!is stream) It is (ater. ' 0ou love !erbs and animals very muc!. T!ey are My livin book.aint t!ose ony< collars on t!e veil of t!eir rey feat!ers) And over t!ere. kno(s also !o( to believe.er and (it! t!at furze. +esus. (!ere and !o( !ave t!ey been able to . and too little !umility. * /amaliel si !s and s!akes !is !ead. very muc!.illel is buried over t!ere. Let us dismount and leave our mules !ere. And too little love. Man al(ays !as t!e foundations of fait! in front of !im. 3ut (!ere did it come. so s(eet in its scent and in t!e substance of its . . * ' Too muc! science. 1e look too little at t!e livin /enesis t!at is in front of us. one (!o kno(s !o( to see. do 0ou not) * ' 0es. could it !ave made itself (it! t!at dried bloodstain on its soft t!roat) And t!ose t(o doves.ere.s to(ards a burial round (!ic! 12+ .es. !o( could it !ave made itself by itself) And look4 t!at robin redbreast. /amaliel. A servant (ill take t!em. * ' To look means to believe. (it! blue stri.

I (ill be .ate in .im. . "an t!e 1ord t!erefore i nore t!e t!ou !ts of 127 .illel. to make .are myself to meet deat!.roceeds and is com. 3ut.. enerates.illel must not teac! you only to die.* ' . even if I !ad never met .leased to .letely closed u. . and is reflected in t!e mind of t!e 7ust man.rotrudes from t!e mountain near a lar e !ouse com.re. * ' .ersonally. because t!ere is not!in I i nore of !uman t!ou !ts. Love fastens t!e bonds and makes one Perfection of t!em.im all .imself.e (as a 7ust man.ers4 ' /od only can say t!at. in any case. * /amaliel lo(ers !is !ead and (!is. communicatin (it! . * ' .are myself for t!e feasts of Israel * says /amaliel . * ' And !ere Mand /amaliel .is 1ord.oints at t!e se.ulc!reN to . t!e rabbi..ray near !is as!es. .e must teac! you to live. and loves .e (as a 7ust man. /amaliel. .leted. 3ecause t!e 1ord kno(s t!e T!ou !t and t!e T!ou !t kno(s t!e 1ord.artici. * ' /od and ..im ..o( do 0ou kno( if 0ou !ave not met !im) * ' I did meet !im. Master) * ' 5A man is reat (!en !e !umbles !imself6 (as !is favourite sayin .ointin at t!e !ouse. It is t!e Trinity t!at loves Itself.is treasures.re. #very !oly t!ou !t (as born in t!e Perfect Mind..o(. .. is divinely formed. I kno( !is t!ou !t. ' May 1isdom rant you all its li !t. ' I come !ere to meditate and .im and rantin .

/amaliel.ray for a lon time. . * ' I (ill take t!e fis! !ome. 11t$ 6a1 1+4. at t!e ed e of t!e meado(. After. T!e disci. T!ey . ' /oodbye. T!e (omen (ill .arklin (it! red and yello( !ues. * ' T!e (ater is ood !ere * e<claims Andre(.ernaum by boat.ray near t!e closed se. t!e latter carryin t!e lu a e.les and t!en t!e servants reac! t!em.ulc!re.re.. it is ood. beyond (!ic! is t!e se. ' 0es. 1!ile t!e t(o boats are manoeuvrin to dra( near t!e coast. * ' 1!at do 0ou mean) * ' Ascend. since t!ey are t!e t!ou !ts of t!e T!ou !t) * T!ey ..e is a!ead of you because !e kne( !o( to believe more !umbly t!an you. T!e .ulc!re. Ascend as .t!e 7ust.are t!em for su. T!e sun is almost settin and t!e lake is s. +o!n says4 ' I (ill o to t!e fountain and brin 0ou some (ater for 0our t!irst. T$e ' an)son of El#/ a P$a #see of Ca%e na!*/ #s C! e). t!e former on !orseback. & +esus is about to arrive in "a. (ill 0ou s. And your love makes it even better for Me.er.eak to us and to t!em) * 129 . 3ut t!ey sto. * 141.illel did.rayer is over. Peace be (it! you.

eo.is disci. +o!n. runnin as fast as !e can.itc!er to +esus..e !ad one (it! t!e old man.o( t!irsty 0ou (ere. T!e boat rounds on t!e s!in ly s!ore. rove. I no lon er feel tired.id t!at it induces . 8 T!ey are about to come back (!en t!ey see -imon Peter arrive. t!e P!arisee. to t!eir olive.rin (ater. (!o are (earin s!ort undertunics. and .e caresses !im.lentiful. cold and silvery runs into a stone basin. ' Master2 Master2 * !e s!outs .in . . because t!e only randc!ild of #li. in order to be to et!er (it! all . T!en.e !ad one !ome to take !is fis!.le to drink it.layin near t!e roots of 122 . And t!en2 1!en I see 0our Mot!er. +esus is t!e first to come off. t!ere is more order.leasant no( to come back !ome. #li (as overseein some (orks.e (aits until t!e second boat is beac!ed. (it! t!e (omen. +o!n and Andre(. T!e (ater is so lim. (alkin (it! slo( ste.les. my Master2 And I. 7um. 3ut no(. (!ile t!e c!ild (as . I don:t kno(. A natural fountain of s. and a ainst !is mot!er:s (is!es.. (!o !as run a!ead (it! an am.eretofore (e looked like so many nomads. of some youn men t!ey beac! t!e boat and . +o!n. * ' It does not matter. ' .lace a board as a (!arf.antin .s t!ey o to(ards t!e fountain. 7ust outside t!e villa e. did not et any (ater.!ora. I (ill. * ' It is more . and .* +esus smiles and is =uiet.. 1!o !as a lon drink. Peter. . is about to die from a snakebite. is already back and !e !ands t!e dri. It is all over * and .' 0es. ' T!e villa e is in turmoil. into t!e (ater and (it! t!e !el. more love. . t!at (ells u. foolis!ly.

eo.in .e (as a nice boy and it is not !is fault t!at !e (as t!e randson of a P!arisee. it is not !is fault. and dro. ' . T!e old man seems to !ave become distrau !t. I am sorry t!at !e sa( me and !e s!outed after me4 5Is t!e Master t!ere)6 And I am sorry for t!e little one.in. * $ld #li. * ' I remember t!at I am Mercy.le./ .e .s at .t and u. (it! t!e elderly #li in front of t!em. =uite ri !tly as it !a. * ' T!at old man !ates 0ou. runs to(ards +esus. And t!ey !ave killed t!e little snake. (it! untidy arments.le.ut !is !and into a !ole.e !as found us2 Let us o back2 * ' 1!y) T!at old man is sufferin . Do not aven e 0ourself on an innocent boy for my !ars!ness. . is accusin !im of bein a murderer. T!e boy is ettin colder and colder every moment. unkem. t!ey did not love one anot!er2 And t!ey could not !ave been more closely related2 * ' 9amily rud e is never a ood t!in 2 * ' 1ell. I say t!at t!e snakes did not love t!e snake4 #li. Master.. 0ou are 1.set. * ' $f course. remember t!at. s!outin and (ee. . * T!ey (alk to(ards t!e villa e and t!ey see a cro(d of .e is one of 0our first and fiercest accusers at t!e Tem. and !e found a snake.in to find a lizard.tree. Alt!ou ! relatives.ens. T!e c!ild:s mot!er. (!o incidentally !ates !er fat!er. !o.an old olive.la(. !is arms outstretc!ed. .is feet s!outin 4 ' Mercy2 Mercy2 9or ive me. comin to(ards t!em.

e oes on.s strikin !is !ead on t!e round r!yt!mically. and says4 ' I (ill o a!ead.. And s!e is accusin me of killin !im * and !e (ee.* ' 0ou.eration . but run.. * +esus severely re.* ' -imon2 To tell you t!e trut!.unis!ment. Let us o.els Peter.1 . (!o lo(ers !is !ead..ty !ouse2 $!2 My sad last days2 * ' #li.. T!ese !ours alone serve as a . run. * T!e old man ets u.. et u. Lord..el. I believe in 0ou2 I venerate 0ou2 I love 0ou2 9or ive me2 I !ave been unfair2 A liar2 3ut I !ave been . Let me die. be =uick2 * And !e oes a(ay. are 0ou really comin ) 3ut do 0ou kno( (!o I am) * ' An un!a. do 0ou t!ink t!at 0ou (ill c!an e !im) $!2 (!at a (asted miracle2 Let t!at little snake die2 Also t!e old man (ill die broken. and t!ere (ill be one less on 0our (ay.. /od !as seen to it. Do you (ant to die (it!out !avin to look after your randson any more) * ' .e is dyin 2 .. Don:t let me live in t!at em. ' 3ut. you are no( t!e snake.ernaum t!ere is a beautiful !ouse before (!ic! t!e cro(ds are makin a 1. and . ' "ome on2 Do not cry like t!at.s !e is already dead.t!e only one (!o can save !im2 /od. and let us o.iercin !is !eart.unis!ed. . > Near t!e lar est s=uare in "a.y man. me2 It:s t!e boy2 T!e only son of my dead son. 0our 9at!er.!earted.e is dyin 2 Per!a. very =uickly... too.. because of t!e des. !as brou !t 0ou !ere.

s=ueezed and over(!elmed by t!e cro(ds (!o !am. .set. * ' 0ou.imself u.e t!en remembers. 0es.. 3ut I am..is mout!. (!o is !oldin in !er arms a little a onizin c!ild. #li does not!in but s!out4 ' +esus2 +esus2 * And +esus...is movements..4 ' .s to(ards it and is about to arrive (!en t!e old man comes out from t!e (ide o.is arms.e t!en strai !tens . t!at !e (ould !ave fallen !ad +esus not been ready to receive !im in .e says. o. rubs !is eyes. (it! suc! a sudden lea.ens !is mout! in a bi ya(n. .ere * .eo. your !ouse.ens t!em and is sur. I 1. * In fact t!e boy.2 . t!en breat!es on t!e (a<en face and t!e lassy !alf closed eyes. (!ose face colours u. ood2 1!at are you afraid of) Look !o( beautiful t!e sun is2 $ver t!ere is t!e lake. o. * ' And t!e snake) * ' It is no lon er !ere.oison !as already .en door.le.ressions (!ic! are so u.er .aralyzed !is or ans and deat! is near. +esus turns . . ' t!e c!ild (ill no( (ake u. !e says4 ' My randfat!er used to tell me to say 5cursed6 to 0ou. ' /ood.dreadful noise.e (ill already be afraid (!en !e remembers t!e snake. follo(ed by a ruffled (oman. T!e little (ounded !and is !an in do(n (it! t!e mark of t!e bite at t!e root of !is t!umb. Do not fri !ten !im (it! your e<. 3ut I (ill not say it. and your mot!er and randfat!er are !ere.rised at bein amon so many . I love 0ou.. and t!en. and is about to run a(ay.is ste. T!e ... sucks t!e (ound.* T!e c!ild t!inks. takes t!e little !and to .. in t!e innocent voice of trut!.

#li. I take t!em for (!at t!ey are. Master. if you can. ' 1ords are and are not of value.o(er.* ' . T!ey follo( t!eir ill fate.!emy. oodbye. * ' I) I said t!at) T!e little one is ravin . (it! 0our . (oman. No means (ill eliminate it because no miracle induces t!em to believe or to be ood. /oodbye. I fulfill My task. did 0ou not (ork a strikin miracle) 0ou s!ould !ave ordered t!e .ected 0ou.roves t!at t!ere is !umility in a soul E it leads to blas.oisonous a ain at once. Love one anot!er and love Me. * +esus turns round and oes to(ard t!e !ouse (!ere . !e (ould !ave said t!at I (as !el.e lives. * +udas of Beriot! is not very !a.is ruined soul can still ackno(led e My .oor man. Master..ortance.oison to o out of t!e little one. 0ou !eard !im. 3ut you must consider t!at if I !ad done (!at you (anted Me to do. * As fear ..o(er as a doctor. t!e old nature comes to surface a ain.earance.is . It does not matter. * 1.oison is of no im.. . Also ot!ers are of t!e same o. A miracle leads to fait! only t!ose (!o are already on t!at (ay. e!2 .ed by 3eelzebub. T!e incurable misery is t!e misery of t!e incredulous. I !ave al(ays res. 0ou s!ould !ave s!o(n 0ourself as bein /od. little one. ' 0ou s!ould !ave crus!ed t!at enemy of 0ours.oison like any . It is better t!erefore to avoid t!at dan er by !avin recourse to forms of !uman a. 3ut no more. A ' 1!y. 3ut in t!ose (it!out !umility E fait! al(ays . .e (anted somet!in sensational. Do not believe !im.y.inion...asses a(ay. Instead 0ou sucked t!e .e became . . oodbye.do.

3e ood.as and Mary -alomeN are cookin t!e su. one !oldin in !er !ands a lovely fis!. smile out of 7oy and seem to become youn er and lovelier in t!eir !a.. 1..iness. +esus.rovocative (it! . T!eir kind (it!ered faces. Jes!s #n t$e <o!se #n Ca%e na!* afte t$e 6# a"le on El#s$a. +udas of -imon.. ' Peace to you2 * ' $!2 +esus2 Master2 * T!e t(o (omen turn round and reet . I am !ea. t!en) * ' 3ecause I am /oodness and because no one may say t!at I (as vindictive (it! My enemies and . (!ic! is be innin to flouris! in all its furro(s.rovokers. & 9rom a ve etable arden. (!o !as t!e 1. flus!ed by t!e fire and (ork.in coal on t!eir !eads. Are 0ou tired) 0ou must be !un ry * says aunt Mary. #ndeavour not to be!ave as t!ey do2 And t!at is all. -!e (ill be !a. t!e ot!er still !oldin a .ot full of ve etables.y to !ear t!at I cured a c!ild.. (!ic! s!e is uttin . (!ic! are boilin .t$ 6a1 1+4. it.4 . and (!ic! s!e !as 7ust removed from t!e fire to see (!et!er t!ey (ere cooked. * 14-. Let us o to My Mot!er. And t!ey are !andin it to Me t!at I may !ea.im.er. +esus enters a very lar e kitc!en (!ere t!e t(o elder Maries MMary of "lo. ' It (ill be ready in a moment.' 1!y did 0ou do it.

$!2 I am as !a. I kno(.. ' Not more t!an usual.. * ' 0es. 1. * 8 .y as a lark t!is evenin 2 No. 0ou are t!ere.y as a kin .familiarity of a relative and loves +esus. +esus oes near noiselessly. (!o facin t!e door..ared for Me. 3ut t!e day (ill come (!en you (ill be able to say like !er4 5All my sons belon to +esus. (!ereas t!e ot!er !alf is taken u.is aunt close to . climbs t!e little outside staircase and oes on to t!e terrace.t (!en . (!ic! covers a full !alf of t!e !ouse. Mary:s entle voice..e oes out.is Mot!er say4 ' My !ome is My -on.ere t!ey are comin . (!ic! years !ave not affected.3 .* ' $!2 Look.. e<ce. I do not suffer bein a(ay from Nazaret!. And I am not afraid for My !ouse..imself and kisses !er fore!ead and t!en says4 ' I kno( your desire and your sinless envy of -alome. * +esus dra(s .id vir inal voice of a irl. by a very lar e room.er 3aby.e is near Me...6 I am oin to My Mot!er. 0ou kno( (!en I (ould be as !a. more t!an !er o(n c!ildren. 0ou kno(2 -imon came. and at intervals. o!2 I need not!in else. t!ere is +esus2 * s!outs Al.e is a(ay. . t!e same voice t!at said4 ' I am t!e !andmaid of t!e Lord * and (!ic! san lullabies to . I t!ink.. 3ut I (ill certainly eat (it! relis! t!e ood food t!at you and Mary !ave . * ' 0our Mot!er is u. is t!e first to see +esus. 3ut if .. Not really because. from (!ic! come out t!e stron voices of men. smilin because ..!aeus of -ara!.re. And t!e ot!ers (ill do t!e same..e !ears . t!e lim.stairs.

is Mot!er on . And t!en I met t!e syna o ue leader of t!e "lear 1ater.. blissfully.laces (!ere I !ad already been and even fart!er a(ay.!aeus of -ara!.!aeus (anted to come (it! us. (!o are . I entrust !im to you. ' I could not believe I (as comin * says Al. and t!en I ained t!ree disci.' 0es.* +esus smiles frankly. and t!e .+ . ' 1!o are t!ey) * ' A little old man at Borazim.y to be (it! you.is cousin -imon..e t!en turns to t!e une<.e is comin . and also -imon * e<.le of Bedes! desired. And t!en..ected uests. Peace to you all.lains Isaac. !ere I am. too.ed !im some time a o. ' And I am very !a. Isaac t!e s!e. (!o is a true Israelite (it!out 1. stay a little time (it! 0ou and (it! Mary * concludes -imon.!aeus.!erd and one +ose. 1e (ere t!e uests of rabbi /amaliel. .les.!aeus told us t!at (e !ad to come !ere. And Al. . 1e came. I did t!e ri !t t!in in not stayin any lon er as t!e . ' 1e (ent to Nazaret! and Al. I visited t!e .! (!o (as received by +esus at #mmaus after t!e verdict of t!e -an!edrin. Isaac. Mot!er2 * ..e (as very kind to us.eo. .oor man.er fore!ead and is kissed by . I (ent as far as /iscala. * ' Is t!at (!ere 0ou came from) * ' 0es.e kisses . * ' 1!at a lon road2 * ' 3ut (!at a reat !arvest2 Do you kno(.er. Al. I !el. (!ere I arrived comin from /!er !esa to Merom and oin round t!e ot!er side of t!e lake. ' I also (anted to see 0ou..

eak t!ere. .er!a. to s!o( Me !is love.lou !man (orks t!e soil.stairs sayin 4 ' #li !as come (it! 1.. I !ave no( found !im a ain. and yet !e (alks a lon (ay. (!ic! !ave also been cured but are deformed.oke also to !im t!e first time I (as at 3et!saida and !e remembered better t!an adults.!aeus nods assent (it!out s. And to confirm !is (ords !e s!o(s (!at is left of !is !ands. -o muc! can be done by one (!o really believes.!tali. cured but . and Isaac re7oices (!ole!eartedly because of t!e 7oy of !is Master. (!ile -imon lo(ers !is !ead under t!e im. Peo.are t!e table in t!e lar e room and take t!e dis!es t!ere and t!en (it!dra( do(nstairs.7 .licit re.. T!e ot!er is a boy..er is ready.erfect .eo. because t!ere (as one (!o !ad already made Me kno(n and !ad led ot!er .s a little more. and t!e (omen.roac!. It (as easy for Me to s.artly im. as a . and !is feet. > 3ut su.re. And I (as able to (ork many miracles.* Al. I cured !im near Borazim one evenin a lon time a o and t!en I left !im. five years old. !as (orked !is area. 3ut only a fe( mout!fuls of food !ad been taken.ortions.aired. I s.le realise !o( ill !e (as (!en t!ey see (!at is left of !im and t!ey believe !is (ords (!ic! are dressed (it! tears of ratitude.eakin .er. 1!o is about to tell of t!e miracle (orked s!ortly before on #li:s little randc!ild.le to believe in Me.. (!en -usanna oes u. continuously absent. announcin Me on t!e mountains in Na.re7udice. T!e t!ird is an old le. $nly t!e men remain and +esus offers.minded. . blesses and !ands out t!e . Intelli ent and brave. (it! Mary.

' And (it! you. * ' T!ank you.ts t!em. I (ould like to !ave 0ou at my table tomorro(. 3e!ind t!em t!e (omen. I (ill ive it to 0ou. 3ut no ifts (ere needed. #li. . * ' 1!ic! is) If I can. my benefactor * reets t!e P!arisee. Do not refuse.eak to 0ou. "ome in. I (ould like.tion of t!e Most . I (is! to s!o( 0ou my ratitude and I be 0ou not to refuse t!e little I am offerin 0ou. I look for it. Master. And.t very (illin ly one ift only.9 . or better still.servants and many ifts.. /ive Me t!em.. I (ould understand t!at 0ou do not love me and t!at if 0ou cured #lis!a.oly Mary. ' /od be (it! 0ou.e is very (ell.e is 7um. it (as only for !is sake. * ' I (ill come at once.in in t!e kitc!en arden like a little kid. * ' #very reat and learned man acce. * ' 0our !earts. (it! t!e e<ce. 1!at do you (ant) Is your randson not (ell a ain) * ' $!2 . 0our t!ou !ts. It is t!e . not mine. nay. 3ut I acce.roduce of my fields. (it! my friends. * -usanna oes out and comes back s!ortly after(ards (it! old #li and t(o servants (!o are carryin a lar e basket. * ' And I do.. To t!ank 0ou once a ain and !onour 0ou. 9or your 1. A little food for 0ou and 0our friends. are castin curious lances. 3ut !e (ould like to s... 3efore I (as so dumbfounded and be(ildered t!at I failed to fulfill my duty. It:s t!e custom. tell !im to come u.

ise you. (!o offended 0ou.6 I understood t!at it (ould !ave been 7ust as it (as for Doras. * ' I can see t!at 0ou really are a . in (!ic! I re7oiced.im 1!o is ood. are 0ou comin to my !ouse tomorro() * ' #li. I. 3ut no( I !ave understood.one My de. It is true. 3ut it is no lon er so.. I kno( t!at you (ere moved by Doras: deat!. I (ill be (it! you tomorro(..ro. 1!y are 0ou smilin . * ' I t!ou !t 0ou did not believe (!at I (as sayin . t!at you may not t!ink t!at I des. and if from no( on you (is! to be My friend. -o..2 . I (as comin to 0ou more out of fear of .unis!ment !as come. I did 0ou (ron .. by strikin t!e little oak. And t!is evenin I said4 5T!ere you are.arture by one day.. And it is even more severe because it did not strike t!e old oak in its o(n life.. Master) * ' I (as rememberin somet!in . I (as more afraid. 3ut you did not believe yet in . I !ave also !eard of t!e deat! of Doras. blessed +esus2 "an 0ou doubt it) 0es. T!e . if you !ave really understood.ost. * ' $!2 0ou really are ood.* ' 0ou understood t!at it (ould !ave been 7ust.unis!ment like Doras:. * 1. in its 7oy for life. 3ut I (ill .o(n ood. t!an because of t!e accident.. * ' 3ut I consecrate mine to 0ou. I (ill al(ays remember it. * ' 0ou are ri !t. No( I !ave understood. but in its love. #ven more t!an by t!is evenin :s miracle.!et.. 3ut do not be afraid of /od. * ' $!2 no. I !ad decided to leave at da(n.

!as . says4 ' +esus. I (ould like. #li. T!is fruit is beautiful. And it a.assed me.ensive all t!e time. and t!e (ine certainly very ood.eaceful one for you. t!e cousin.. and t!e c!eese must be as tasty as butter.. .ulled out t!e contents of t!e basket. a 14/ . ' $ld #li a convert2 A!2 A!2 * Peter lau !s !eartily. * ' And for 0ou. . is it not) * says Isaac.uts t!e .. * ' 1ell. Not like t!ese.oor in My name. It:s a ood t!in .urse on t!e table in front of +esus and says. ' I (as reedy. (e (ill distribute it tomorro( to et!er.. A Peter. and 3art!olome(. (!o !as been .e doubled !is ca.ears to be so * state P!ili. C -imon. It (as an offerin for 0ou. if 0ou (is! so. #li.able.. but !e sur. * ' 1ell. as you . at t!e bottom..' /oodbye. (!o (it! all t!e mimicry of (!ic! !e is ca. under t!e rest... /oodbye * and !e oes a(ay (it! !is servants.eec!4 ' And it (ill be t!e first time t!at t!e old o(l ives alms. to !and it back to t!e servants. as if !e (ere concludin an internal s. ' It certainly is a ood t!in . 3ut at least as t!e (omen do. May t!e ni !t be a . * ' T!ere is somet!in for t!em. I. I. * ' It is true * confirms Matt!e(. before or after t!e meal.refer. T!ey are all comin . 3ut you could !ave iven everyt!in to t!e . T!ank you for everyt!in . I (ould like to follo( 0ou. Let me 7oin my mot!er and 0ours.ital by usury. if !e mends !is (ays..

set and I follo(ed 0ou.im very =uietly4 ' Master. some to t!e left. (!en (e o to . are 0ou slee. and (alks to t!e s!ore of t!e lake.e is t!inkin or .lace amon st t!e disci.. Are 0ou not satisfied (it! 0our day:s (ork) 0ou touc!ed #li:s 141 .roac!es . Matt!e( a. neit!er do I force anyone. It is a ood t!in t!at t!e (omen are not al(ays alone.relative. * ' I am oin to tell Mary * says -imon:s mot!er and s!e adds4 ' -!e is do(n in . my son2 . I am t!inkin .!aeus. t!e streets are deserted.les. 3ut at least. I do not e<. T!ey li !t a lam. -!e (ill be !a.laces unkno(n to t!em.er little room. * H .idly ro(in dark.. T!ere are only stars to be seen in t!e sky and t!e murmur of t!e surf to be !eard on t!e s!in ly s!ore. to rest. I do not even e<act everyt!in from everybody. I re7ect no one..in ) * !e asks in a lo( voice.It is ra.. t!ere is no one on t!e s!ore or on t!e lake in t!e moonless ni !t. sits do(n..is !ead on it. .. since you are not slee. "ome !ere beside Me. +esus oes out. lays one arm on t!e ed e and rests . brot!er.rayin . I do not kno( (!et!er . and some o to t!e ri !t.ect to !ave a .in . * ' I t!ou !t 0ou (ere u. ' No. ' "ome...y. I take (!at you can ive Me.o( lon !ave I been (aitin to !ear you say t!at2 * s!outs Mary of Al. to o do(n t!e staircase (!ic! is already dark in t(ili !t..rayin .* ' May /od bless you. +esus oes on board t!e beac!ed boat.. T!e villa e is =uiet. T!ank you. at least as a ood friend.

irit.. I !ave sinned too muc! to be able to .. a c!ild. !e (ould !ave .y. 0ou came to Me (it!out any elaboration of t!ou !t.any be t!e star of your distressed Master.6 3ut t!ose conversions brou !t about by t!e s. It is not a moonli !t ni !t. And you (ere enuine in your evolution to(ards /ood.ride of a P!arisee bend before Me and !e decided4 5Also I.. 3e also frank.. T!ey are al(ays better t!an I am and 0ou told me. if I can. 0ou are astute and learned. and as al(ays. is not!in but a man..lease 0ou. T!at is al(ays t!e same.!aeus as a disci.* ' 0es. on t!at day. $nly t!e surface of t!e former !as been touc!ed4 t!e man. alt!ou ! a relative.irit.y because of t!ose con=uests) * ' 3ut... too..ur of !uman evaluations. 0ou ac=uired -imon of Al.y because of my conversion.. neit!er is -imon..er can do (!at !e. T!is evenin !e !eard t!at a little old man. 3ut you (ere really converted. $n t!e contrary. Not t!e s.itied Me. are not t!e ones t!at make Me !a. a ood for. !e..le man like Peter and +o!n. you are not a sim. but at least t!e stars are t(inklin .. !e (ill be t!e same #li as yesterday and as al(ays.le. !e (ould !ave left Me.#li is s!ocked. cannot doD !e sa( t!e ..not!in .* ' Matt!e(. Let your com.oor miserable man. you came t!rou ! t!e (ill of your s... t!at 0ou (ere very !a. a le.!eart. I am not 142 ..#li.* ' Master. 0ou can ima ine2 T!e trouble is t!at I am al(ays a . Matt!e(. -imon2. 1ould you be !a. If !e !ad seen Me insulted instead of !onoured. 3ut #li is not like t!at.. -tay (it! Me... Master. In My !eart t!is evenin t!ere is not!in but tears. 1!en t!e e<citement caused by t!e miracles on Doras and !is little randc!ild is over. t!ey dis!earten Me.

comforts . * ' $!2 Lord. is t!at I !ave been so little understood. 14. 1i. Lord2 0es. Don:t tell me t!at 0ou are dyin for me2 * ' Not for you../od. $f course2. 0ou are a man. but for all t!e Matt!e(s of t!e (orld and centuries. no( t!at I !ave left my old lan ua e of fraud and lust. !avin tasted mud and tastin no( t!e celestial !oney. I relieved you of your tiredness of a sinner. because you are t!e man. And t!ey (ill believe you. and understand and make your fello( creatures understand no( and later. Let Me.im (it! !is love. lean on you. .. can tell t!e t(o flavours. Matt!e(. Matt!e(. sittin near t!e Master and clas.e a(ay My tears.erience of a man.ood at s. Matt!e(. and ive t!eir true analysis. t!e Man. * ' No.reciated Redeemer. !oly (ords. and dyin for you. Matt!e(.oor man.* and Matt!e(. 0ou are t!e one. kiss your "!rist. because My bitterness. And I am afraid I (ill never be able to s.ainful e<. I do not yet kno( !o( to say t!e ne(.eaven for you..in . not to die. (!o. (!o by !is o(n (ill. t!e mankind I !ave loved to t!e e<tent of leavin .im (it! one arm. * ' No.eakin . (it! all t!e ..eak to 0ou and about 0ou. t!e . for yourself and for everybody. Relieve My tiredness of an una. #mbrace Me.. .ure. becomes t!e 7ust man dreamt of by /od.

. o(in to .ast li !t disa reements... I kno( t!e former t(o.ens on to a lar e yard. t!ere is t!e =uestion4 ' $nly (it! t!is one) And t!e ot!ers) * ' T!e ot!ers are around t!e country. I t!ou !t it (as. 144 . or.. last ni !t I invited only 0ou.les do not nouris! . a lively little c!ild.roud touc!iness or incurable rud e. True. & #li:s !ouse is very busy today. After solemn reci. * T!e usual . meanin all t!e rest (it! 0ou.rocal salutations. T!ey (ill come in t!e evenin .y note. 14t$ 6a1 1+4. as t!ey are t!e ones (!o (ent (it! #li to Matt!e(:s !ouse. * ' $!2 I am sorry. -ervants and maidservants o and come and amon st t!em t!ere is little #lis!a. ' $!2 no2 My disci.. (!ere t!e first roses brin a !a. (!ic! o. Let us o in t!en.. I do not kno( t!e latter t(o..urification ceremony and t!en t!ey o into t!e dinin room... e!2 e!2 * T!e old man lau !s.ersona es and t(o more. T!en t!ere are t(o stately . * ' $f course2 of course2 %ery (ell. No( I (as afraid t!ey mi !t be offended... +esus comes last (it! t!e Iscariot. D#nne #n t$e <o!se of El#/ t$e P$a #see of Ca%e na!*. t!ey mi !t disdain to come to my !ouse. but I !ear t!em bein called -amuel and +oac!im.14.

one of t!ese days2 * s!outs +oac!im. !e s. It t!en becomes interestin . T!eir conversation at first is inconse=uential.ontaneity of c!ildren.e does not even remember !is .is !air. And since (ounds are sore and c!ains are !eavy.im t!rou ! . I do not kno( (!et!er it (as done deliberately or (it!out any evil .+esus caresses little #lis!a.ry into our income. . * T!e little boy oes a(ay boundin about. (!o is .im. 3e ood and you (ill come (it! Me.ic of t!e enslavement of Palestine by Rome.erfect t!at !e . (it! t!e s. I kno( t!at t!e five P!arisees com. (!o is t!us bet(een #li and -imon.im and asks4 ' Do 0ou (ant me) * ' I (ant everybody. no( t!ey are t!reatenin to come in. T!ey sit at t!e table and #li (is!es to be so .riests.lain of t!e ne( Roman abuses. (it!out any res. And as t!ey !ave realised t!at (e meet in t!e syna o ue to s. but !e remembers +esus and !e (ants to kiss .ur. 8 T!e meal be ins. I am afraid t!ey (ill enter also t!e !ouses of . do(n to t!e last coin. ' 0ou kno(2 T!ey (ant to .ose.ect. 143 . as +esus is bet(een #li and ?ria!.im and be kissed by .layin in t!e yard and (!o !as only four little red marks on !is !and from t!e .ast trouble. confidin t!at (!en !e is bi !e (ill o to .eak about t!at and about t!em. 1it! !is little arms round +esus: neck. and t!ey (ant to et +esus interested in t!e discussion. ' 1!at do 0ou say about t!at) Do 0ou not feel dis usted) * asks #li.ast fear.uts +esus beside !im and on t!e ot!er side +udas.eaks to . t!e talk turns to t!e eternal to. as of a sacrile e.

unis!ed. 0ou said t!at you meet in t!e syna o ues to s. suffers because of suc! violations.lies to t!e direct =uestion4 ' As an Israelite yes. because I lack t!e oad t!at !urts you. I . do not take it amiss if I tell you =uite frankly My o.t My Mot!er:s !ouse in Nazaret!. (!ic! is so small and . e<ce. * ' 1!y t!at distinction) I do not understand. t!e animal.irit. I solemnly tell you t!at I (ould be!ave differently. All I . * ' 3ut if 0ou (ere in our .assessors. com.ossess is t!e 1ord t!at /od ave Me and t!at I ive.oor as to be i nored by t!e ta<.irit of an Israelite. nor vineyards. "onse=uently I am not afraid t!at t!ey may find out t!at My statement of income is untrue and t!at I may be fined and .eak also of business (it!out fear of intrusive ears.inion.osition (!at (ould 0ou do) * ' 1ell. as a man no. T!e fles! and blood do not suffer. nor fields. And you are afraid you (ill no lon er be able to do so and conse=uently you are afraid you may not be able to conceal even a small coin from t!e ta<. 3ut it is suc! a sublime t!in t!at man !as no means (!atsoever to affect it. I !ave neit!er old.+esus re. * 14+ . T!e s. I live on t!e c!arity of My nei !bours and on My love for t!em. nor !ouses. 3ut t!ere is in Me fles! and blood4 t!at is. * ' 1!ic! one) * ' Interest.ossess not!in .collectors and t!at you may be ta<ed e<actly accordin to your assets.liant (it! t!e La(. And t!ere is t!e s. (!ic! is in contrast to yours. Are 0ou t(o in one) * ' No.

. our ta<es.oor.ortion) 1e are a(are of t!e situation. benefit by t!em. 1!y be!ave so badly.o( t!ey (ould fleece us2 3ut 0ou are not considerin t!at (e o(n a lot and (e (ould !ave to . 1e Israelites s!ould be so t!ou !tful as to take u.oor..o() * ' Not offendin a ainst t!e !oly trut!.oor. (!o already !ave so muc!.oor !ate t!e ric!.le (!o !ave to ..ro.oor .. ?ria!. even (!en it is a. * ' 3ut. * ' 0ou are sayin t!at because 0ou are . * ' No. 3ecause t!ere is no 7ustice and t!e enemy takes advanta e of t!e situation and !as subdued us.ortion you must ive a lot. too.on us t!e burden of t!e .eo. 2 .ro.air of . /od !as ranted you a lot. * ' 0ou !ave mentioned various reasons. It is al(ays a sublime virtue.eo.. t!en. so t!at . In .lace consecrated to reli ion and makin it a 147 . Love for our nei !bour does not recommend t!at. Are t!ere any more) * ' I (ould not like to o a ainst t!e trut! by t(istin t!e nature of a .le are ta<ed out of ... 1!ereas t!ey are t!e des..oor . as unfortunately many do.o( many ta<es t!ere are in Israel. I am sayin t!at because it is 7ustice. 1!y !as Rome been able to o. . t!e .ay t!em and !ave to starve to find t!e money. (!ic! are un7ust2 T!e reat.ress us t!us) 3ecause (e sinned and (e are divided by !atred.ay a lot2 * ' 0ou !ave said it.' .lied to suc! !uman t!in s as ta<es. T!e ric! !ate t!e .

is only /oodness.earance. 3lessed are t!ose (!o (ill come to it. accordin to t!e s.ro. -aul decided to . by means of !oly be!aviour.t to rebel. It is not a . 1e (ill. /od kno(s t!e means. man does not.oor a. for t!e time bein .. It (ill be universal. If you !ad not done t!at.e advises everyt!in . * ' Are 0ou re.le (ere afraid and dis. (!o are not led into error by My .. ' 3ut t!e Messia!.unis! t!e invader and restore our kin dom. Listen to your o(n consciences. Man does not. 0ou are masters and t!erefore.eo.. . * ' Listen. 3ut no( your soverei nty (ill not last. I am re. -aul (as at /il al.lies #li. t!e P!ilistines (ere at Mic!mas!. Remember t!e ans(er t!at -amuel.le. -imon. * ' True.is !el. My Bin dom is not a kin dom of rebellion and ferocity. /od kno(s t!e !our.eo. true2 0ou are ri !t. to rebel. +esus.e must do it * re. for ive me.recede t!e servant of /od and offer t!e sacrifice !imself. Remember t!e book of Bin s. 3ut t!e Messia! is !ere.lyin to you.!et -amuel (as not comin .sure s!elter for !uman t!in s.eo. to . on !is arrival. ave to t!e im. * > ' I (ould say t!at it is time to rise.rudent -aul4 50ou !ave acted like a fool and you !ave not carried out t!e order t!at t!e Lord !ad commanded you.le.6 An untimely and .ersed.. no( t!e Lord (ould !ave confirmed your soverei nty over Israel forever.reserve for a fe( . t!e . t!e . -imon.. e<ce.irit of t!e 149 .roac!in us) * ' No.roud action served neit!er t!e kin nor t!e . 3ut it (ill be establis!ed. Leave t!in s to /od and deserve . .

3e not afraid. T!ere are .irituality of My Bin dom. and t!ey are (aitin to be comforted. * ' Im.urse. 3ut you. * +esus oes out (it! +udas (!o. T!is is your . T!e Bin (!o came from Israel. T!e Bin (!o (ill e<tend .oor . I mean. Do it 0ourself. T!e Pro. must not misunderstand My (ords and t!ose of t!e Pro. as soon as t!ey are in t!e s=uare.ossible. 0ou !ave +udas of -imon (it! 0ou. * ' Master.is Bin dom all over Mankind. I (ant everyone to see Me leave (it!out bein disa. I s!all be Bin . "ome (it! Me to ive t!em t!e alms of love. Master2 T!ose mout!s never .le. In a s!elter of -imon of +onas t!ere are some .!ets (!o announce Me. masters of Israel..eo.ointed.raise you. (!ose bodies and !earts are diseased. am old and tired.le !ere so often.eo. I.eo..oor and is afraid of t!eir curses. /od be (it! 0ou. I can s(ear it (it!out any fear.. T!at s!ould enli !ten you on t!e trut! and s. and (e kno( !im (ell. No !uman kin dom.raise (!o does ood. I leave you. is universal and eternal. and (!o (ill see t!e -aviour in Me. Please o in my name.oor . And 142 . never sincerely.le (!o !ave come from every(!ere.(orld. ' I cannot. * ' -tay a little lon er * be t!e P!arisees. It is because !e loat!es t!e . ..!ets say t!at Mine (ill be suc!.. And (it! re ard to !is comin 2. A 3ut I !ave a re=uest to make to #li.o(erful it may be. says4 ' T!e old vi. Tomorro( I (ill be oin a(ay. Peace be (it! you all.e !as tortured t!e .er2 1!at did !e mean) * ' 9or et about it2 $r better still4 7ust t!ink t!at !e (anted to . no matter !o( .

Remember My (ords. I t!ink.romisin (!ile t!e boat is movin . 3e ood2 0ou (ill !urt yourselves. re=uests and outcries can be !eard over t!e blue (aves. * 144.romise you. Do not be selfis!. In .romises. all t!e boats t!at e<ist on t!e s!ores of Tiberias. I (ill come back. 0es. 0ou must !o. & T!e boats of Peter and +o!n are sailin on t!e . $f course. 0ou (ill al(ays !ave Me (it! you.e and !ave fait!.. I (ill . so t!at you may connect t!em (it! t!e ones I (ill tell you later. entreaties. To&a )s t$e Ret eat on t$e 6o!nta#n befo e t$e Ele"t#on of t$e A%ostles. ' 0es.. (!ereas in t!e ot!er boat t!ere is Mary -alome (it! !er son +o!n and -usanna. I .. lar e and small. It is not Tiberias. +udas. 3e ood. but a tiny 13/ .ray for you.* ' 3e ood. I (ill remember your tears and you (ill be comforted. t!ey reac! t!e s!ore.le. blessin and .lies and blesses. 3e ood. Prayers.eo. because t!ey are so numerous. comin and oin . Let /od 7ud e. 1.lacid lake.t!erefore. follo(ed by. * And t!us. endeavourin to reac! and overtake t!e boat in (!ic! +esus is and t!en formin a lon line be!ind it.t$ 6a1 1+4. +esus . I (ill not be a(ay lon . re.is boat t!ere is also Mary and t!e mot!er of +ames and +udas. I !ave come also for ot!er . T!e Lord be (it! you.

les to t!ose mountain or es. from youn sters to old .little villa e. * +esus smiles at emaciated Isaac. I leave you for a s!ort time.ecial reetin . 0ou (it! Mary and -alome (ill o to Nazaret!. +esus addresses t!ose (!o !ave stayed4 ' I leave you.ray because I am on t!e eve of reat events.s.art * .e says. a !andful of . ' Mot!er. s!ould do so !ere on t!is .eo.irit.le in t!em disembark and (ant to follo( +esus at all costs. Amon t!em I can see Isaac (it! !is t(o . almost forlorn !ouses. o to(ards t!eir to(n.eo. as I am retirin (it! My disci. +esus and t!e disci. +esus smiles most kindly.!erd. I am retirin to .e !as a s. I (ill soon come back. ' And no(. My c!ildren. settin an e<am.le of all a es. -usanna can o to "ana. Also t!e ot!er boats imitate t!em.!aeus of -ara! and -imon. but many of t!e .les disembark and t!e boats !andled by t!e servants and Febedee o back. T!e (omen. T!ose (!o love t!e cause of t!e 9at!er s!ould . 8 +esus leaves t!e villa e.! and Timoneus. let us . My little s!e.is Mot!er . (!ic! you can see over t!ere. a salutation all smiles and also (!en Mary kneels do(n. 7oinin Me in s. 1!o (is!es to (ait for Me. you kno( (!at you !ave to do. t!e fe( . I bless you.oorly dressed in!abitants of (!ic! remain =uite indifferent.le to t!e ot!ers. Peace be (it! you.eo.lain. but I am not sendin you a(ay.rote es4 +ose.ray.e sto. Isaac.oor. (it! Al. can o !ome. T!ose (!o do not (is! to (ait. I do not reco nise anybody else amon st t!e many . in order to be blessed. . (!o is no( t!e s!e.!erd of men 131 . +esus !as iven alms to t!em and t!en reac!es t!e main road. 0ou kno( (!at is to be done.le. /od be (it! you2 * 3ut for .

ervious mountain side. Above t!e stream t!ere is t!e (ild mountain (it! u ly lookin .s and says4 ' 1e s!all sto. laden (it! !eavy sacks.im (it! difficulty. (!ic! stretc! in . T!ey (ill be 132 . but t!ey do not s. And +esus takes it. !ere for a (eek in . (it! its many caves.s to let t!em recover t!eir breat!. T!e rottoes !ere !ave already been useful to men in t!e . T!ey only look at one anot!er more and more desolately as t!ey see +esus resume (alkin u.les follo( . A little but very noisy foamy stream runs do(n bet(een one rocky ru ed !ill and t!e ne<t one. crevices and rocks. to . T!e disci.lants.at!.arallel lines. (!ic! is so stee. turnin . t!e more ru ed !ill. (!ic! !ave ro(n in all directions.re. T!eir lances say4 ' 3ut (!ere is . (!ic! catc! t!eir clot!es on all sides. a(ay from all roads and villa es.at!erin round !im.ast. t!e (ild or e. $nly (!en +esus sto. !ave lost t!eir ood !umour. . t!at it resembles a f7ord. (!ic! looks like a scratc! on t!e im. from t!e lake (est(ard. T!at is (!y I (anted to be isolated in t!is desert . (!erever t!ey could. A At last +esus sto.s decidedly to(ards a or e bet(een t!e !ills. (!ere it is very difficult to (alk.rayer. (idens out. and scratc! t!em and cause t!em to stumble and !urt t!eir faces. in sin le file.are you for a reat event. I (ould say. (!ere t!e .e takin us) *.lace.is ste. Also t!e youn er ones. in t!e crevices bet(een stones. also because of t!e bramble and t!orny bus!es.eak.at! climbs u. t!ey look at one anot!er (it!out utterin a (ord. > +esus is no( (alkin a(ay from t!e lake. A very narro( stee. in dead silence.

rayer is. stay !ere c!eerfully.s (e s!all never a ain be all to et!er like t!is and all alone. 1e !ave enou ! bread and food for t!e time (e s!all be stayin .irits. It is t!e conversation of sons (it! t!e 9at!er.entance. makin not t(elve men of you. and t!e season. you ten years. (!ereas t!e eart! is dry. trustful. Prayer is everyt!in 4 it is confession. a re=uest to /od.irits.romise to ourselves and to /od.ray by yourselves. (!ic! is no( mild. t!erefore.on4 to .rayer. a . re. to make you s.useful also to you. (arm. I (ill not yet teac! you My . one !undred years.ro<imately one year t!at I !ave been (it! you2 #nou ! of t!at. I (ould !ave to kee. T!ose (!o last year (ere (it! Me in t!e desert. 0ou may. to nouris! your s.. .eak to your s.irits (it! t!e -.irit.lentiful. all done at t!e 13.eak many (ords.ared (it! t!at . to t!e reat (ea.erfect.. It is no( time t!at I make use of you. T!e (ater !ere is cool and . and you (ould still be im. I (ill !ave recourse to t!e reat medicine. Per!a.rayer. kno(led e of ourselves. 3ut I (ill tell you !o( to .en. Are you not sayin anyt!in ) Are you not askin any =uestions) Lay on t!at rock t!e loads t!at you are carryin and t!ro( do(n t!e valley t!e ot!er load t!at you !ave in your !earts4 your !umanity. I s!all not s.lace. I !ave told you so many in a. And to make use of you.alace com.iritual. =uiet and frank conversation. kno( !o( I lived t!ere. I !ave brou !t you !ere to s..rayed for you. is not affected by t!e icy bitterness of frost or t!e burnin !eat of t!e sun. T!is is a royal .ray and (!at . 3ut no( I (ant you to . If I s!ould !ave to c!an e you by means of (ords. of s. I !ave al(ays . T!is retreat must unite you. an o. I must form you. but one only institution.

(it!out tiredness and (it!out your !umanity. t!en eac! of you (ill o back to !is rotto. 0ou are not iants. T!ey must last and I (ill !and t!em out.rayer. 1ei ! yourselves. in front of /od and of !is soul.irits. /o. T!e rest (ill come later. (e s!all at!er to et!er to . /od be (it! you.resent. Matt!e( or T!omas. make u. take t!e foodstuffs into My cave. And after you (ill !ave to be .irits.iritual reason.y mies. 3ut do not come (it!out a ood reason.rayer. in front of (!at I told you in re ard to your mission and to your ca. +udas. and in t(o years: time (e s!all be . #ac! by !imself. your minds.ray (it! t!e old (ords of Israel and to break our bread. No lon er Andre( or +o!n.feet of t!e 9at!er. In t!e mornin .abilities. 0ou are deficient in your s. * 134 . And even iants suffer from t!e clas! (it! t!e noise of t!e (orld in t!eir time of . 3ut you (ill be My ministers. 0ou (ill reac! !ere t!e a e of s. T!en you (ill no lon er be -imon of +ona! and +udas of -imon. 3ecause I solemnly tell you t!at a year a o (e (ere about to become ac=uainted (it! one anot!er. amon distractions.erfect. 1oe betide you and Me if you !ave not learned to act by yourselves. listen to yourselves.artin . I am tellin you for t!e last time. I s!all be in t!at cave. unless one is a iant in . And it cannot be done in a turmoil. at midday and in t!e evenin . 0ou are but infants in your s. t!at one. but . I s!all al(ays be . 0ou must learn to do t!in s by yourselves and be all by yourselves. +o!n. as muc! as you can.

14t$ 6a1 1+4. luttonously. 133 . mint and mar7oram.. t!ey return to t!e bus!. a sound (!ic! becomes a stran e noise. na(in at a lo( bus! of blackberries.les !ave rested.. c!ir.rotrudin stone and standin u.birds returnin to t!eir !idin . * 14.laces. $nly t!e ur lin sound of t!e foamy stream at t!e bottom of t!e valley can be !eard.eaceful. 1!ere t!e disci. t!ere is some entle rustlin amon t!e leaves and t!e !erbs4 t!e first birds to a(ake. T$e Ele"t#on of t$e T&el2e A%ostles.. movin t!eir ears in all directions to . every sound and (!en t!ey see t!at everyt!in is . I (ant to elevate you and not make you dead (ei !ts. All t!e leaves and stones are (et (it! de( and in t!e (ood t!ere is a stron smell of moss. strai !t on its very t!in le s. ' T!ey are sufficient not to die. A too full stomac! makes t!e s. (!en ec!oed by t!e mountain and its many caves.ick u. A redbreast flies do(n to t!e ed e of a cave. * ob7ects someone.irit dull. run a(ay fri !tened by a fallin stone. & It is da(nin and t!e soft li !t (!itens t!e mountains and seems to soften t!e (ild mountain side. it moves its little !ead round. ready to fly a(ay.. looks into t!e cave and at t!e round. of !ares or (ild rabbits. A rou. or t!e last ni !t. t!e roof of (!ic! is formed by a !u e .in in=uisitively and... T!en t!ey o back cautiously.' T!ey are not enou !2.

of an oak. it (!istles scoffin ly and flies a(ay to com.rofile of an old notary. . come out of it (it! a c!eese.rind.erience. T!e redbreast stuffs itself (it! t!e little bread crumbs and is amazed (!en it sees t!e blackbird.is little friends. (!ic! is a very ood imitation of t!e t(itterin of many birds..eatedly a ainst a stone to break it u... T!e robin t!en flies do(n.roceeds furt!er.im. and it . !as a look round.is look are suc! t!at after a s!ort time many birds are !o. because of a noise from t!e interior of t!e cave. and make a sum.lete its son on t!e to. 7ust like a real little rascal. It oes back in a ain. by means of a modulated (!istle.in only a fe( inc!es from .ectacles.tree. in arc!aeolo ical researc!.. 3ut it does not make u.receded by a bi blackbird. +esus: stillness and also . callin t!e little birds very ently. (!ic! it knocks re.erc!es on a t!in bou ! t!at dan les loosely. and restin a ainst a rock in order not to fri !ten .roceeds !o. t!at also t!e most distrustful animals o near . climbin !i !er u. (!ic! .eo. +esus oes to t!e entrance of .e t!en moves a(ay.because of some bread crumbs on t!e round.in be!ind its darin fello( creature. after (!istlin . and not findin anyt!in else. I like to believe.. its mind to fly do(n until it sees t!at it !as been . to be t!e com. also because of my o(n e<. for food and t!en . (!ic! soon fly do(n4 t!e robin bein t!e first and t!en many more of various kinds. (!ic! !ad confidently one into t!e silent cave.like attitude (it! its . !o.air of s. (!ic! no( and a ain t!rusts its yello( beak into t!e moist round..le 13+ .in side(ays and is e<tremely comical in its urc!in.tuous meal of it.is cave and crumbles some bread.lete di nitary. Also t!e robin flies a(ay. in t!e blue mornin sky.. (!o (ants only a .

. it rests on a very t!in branc! of clematis. t!at !e does not realise 1!o is callin !im. . s(in s above +esus: !ead and seems to be an<ious to descend u. of t!eir voices. (!ereas do(n belo(. t!ese ot!er c!ildren of Mine * says +esus.. sits on t!e rustic mattress made of folia e . And (!ile +udas T!addeus oes to meet +esus as soon as !e sees . !e (!is.is s!oulder. is so sound aslee. T!e meal is no( over. T!e little birds. I am comin at once.. of t!e rock a ainst (!ic! +esus is leanin .is fair !air or .ers4 ' 0es.. and says4 ' Do you need me) .ens !is eyes and is dumbfounded at seein +esus..e (alks do(n. +ames and Andre( re. and in t!e !aze of !is interru.icked in t!e (ood. 3art!olome(.on . -imon. Peter and T!omas take a little lon er to re. so muc! so t!at +esus !as to s!ake t!em on t!eir beds. T!e redbreast. (!o o. fly to(ards t!e sun and sin at t!e to. and . +o!n.ere I am.ostles by t!eir names.e sits u.(!en t!eir instinct tells t!em t!at t!ey are not enemies but friends. * 3ut !e turns round on !is ot!er side. t!e valley is still in t!e dim da(n li !t. (!ic! is no( satisfied.s and t!en t!e !i !est branc!es of t!e trees.ear at t!e entrance of !is rotto.ly at once. made (it! tree branc!es and leaves. t!e ot!er cousin. and . mot!er. satisfied and full. t!e last one to be called.ted slee. t!e Iscariot and +o!n are fast aslee...in a. T!e risin sun ilds t!e mountain to. .is cave is t!e !i !est one. P!ili. Matt!e(.e bends and kisses t!e c!eek of +o!n.ly. flies to t!e to. as . as !e is already ready and (ide a(ake. 8 ' And no( let us o and (ake u.im a. +esus smiles.e enters t!e various caves callin t!e slee. in order to (ake t!em u. 137 ..

ride. but to (!at 0ou are in t!e bosom of t!e 9ire t!at is t!e eternal Love of t!e Most . 3ut you t!ou !t it (as your mot!er. its Nature. !alf naked in !is undertunic. $!2 I kno(2 * > ' 1!at do you kno( more t!an t!e ot!ers) * ' 1!at t!e Lord told me in t!is cave. t!ere never (as one so com. I (as not comin to +esus "!rist.t! of my bein and !as inflamed me (it! a s(eet martyrdom.oly Trinity.enetrated because /od !as dra(n me to . I never came to 0ou and I t!ink my com. * +o!n. t!e -econd Person of t!e ineffable Mystery. I (oke you u. in t!is cold rotto (!ere I !ave been burnt by a featureless fire t!at !as descended into t!e de. /od 139 . 3ut I am not concerned (it! (!at t!ey t!ink. 0ou are bearin me to . !o(ever. (!at I !ave understood in t!is dark loomy cavern t!at !as become so full of li !t for me. And I !ave . Amon st t!e many (ords I !ave !eard from 0ou. /od t!e -on. its Real #ssence E o!2 I cannot tell.im (it! me. 0ou. all my re=uests on 0our divine bosom. 1ord of /od. !o(ever.oured all my desires. 0ou.anions said it (as due to indifference and . t!e Incarnate -on of /od.re!ensive as t!e one 0ou told me !ere.eaven. as mot!ers do. -ee.imself and I !ave al(ays !ad . -o I kissed you. in t!is silent cave. (!ic! !as. sun celestial trut!s to me E but to (!at 0ou are. as I did t!e ot!ers. I kno( t!at 0ou kno( t!e trut!. (!ic! is /od and (!ic! I .* ' No. but I (ould not leave 0ou for !er2 -!e bore me to t!e eart!.s +esus: neck and lays !is !ead bet(een +esus: s!oulder and c!eek sayin 4 ' $!2 0ou are muc! more t!an a mot!er2 I left !er for 0ou. all my tears. because !e used !is tunic and mantle as bed covers. clas. its #ssence.

Peter. +esus caresses !im . is silent..oly -. /et dressed. 1e must leave.. /od like t!e .. No one (ill be a(are of your (eddin (it! t!e Love. but t!at is (!at I t!ink. Let me die of t!at love. burnin (it! love . but it is like (ater ur lin a ainst a dam and cannot flo( out. my s(eet /od2 * +o!n smiles and (ee.s I am blas.at! (!ere t!e ot!ers are already at!ered. inflamed by !is love.assin by. and I seem to be dyin of it.s. (!ic! (ere . as if !e (ere e<!austed by !is ardour.er!a. 132 . T!e old ones look like . * ' Do not (orry.imself. centre of t!e Trinity. 0ou. I am sure t!at t!ey too !ave lived (it! /od as I did durin t!ese ..!emin . o!2 .. T!eir faces look more venerable and serene.atriarc!s.. 0ou. because if 0ou (ere not t!e love of t!e 9at!er and t!e love for t!e 9at!er. t!e youn er ones !ave a maturity and di nity. rela<in on +esus: c!est.irit.antin .. 3ut leave t!e stone of silence on my secret. since I !ave understood 0ou. * A +esus oes out on to t!e . so violent and sublime is t!e turmoil in my !eart. And !is silence is so stran e t!at it is more strikin t!an any ot!er c!an e..like t!e 9at!er.is love2 $!2 I !ave so muc! in !ere. t!en t!e Love.reviously concealed by t!eir yout!. T!e Iscariot looks at +esus (it! a s!y smile on !is face marked by tears. . !umility !e be s4 ' Do not tell t!e ot!ers (!at I told 0ou.. come. And +esus caresses !im. +o!n com. +o!n. t!e Divine Love (ould be missin ..ast days.oses !imself and (it! dee. and t!e Divinity (ould no lon er be Trine and it (ould lack t!e most becomin attribute of /od4 . but I (ould not like to be freed of it for t!e (!ole (orld.

s less !el. 0ou !ave ro(n from c!ildren into adolescents and you are already a(are t!at suc! a . And you.acious and !is eyes more severe.le and overcome t!eir rivals.ayin attention to +esus.anion (!o (as .eak. and t!erefore you do not s. t!e son of !umility and . +esus calls !im near . 0ou are also like .ubescent irls. 3art!olome(.imself and kee. No( you are silent.ale or more flus!ed. -imon.eak to you.ast days. like ood c!ildren.roclamation mi !t !umiliate a com. I could not say (!et!er !is face looks more . all en rossed in t!eir internal (orld and yet . (!ic! are t!e dau !ters of c!arity. and you. T!omas. C ' Do you kno( (!at I !ave done to you) 0ou all kno(. ' "ome !ere. My cousins. P!ili. -it do(n.s !im t!ere (!ile (aitin for +o!n.e looks at +esus attentively. +ames of Febedee. +udas of -imon !ere. like clever c!ildren (!o are ea er to astound .ed by /od. Andre(.er!a. (!ereas before t!ey (ere full of entle intelli ence only. too. $nly ei !t days a o you (ould !ave come to . and you. 3ut your souls.. come !ere. (!ic! (ere t!e =ueens t!ese . I must s. in front of Me. it is certainly burnin (it! a flame t!at does not c!an e its colour. and yet is most obvious. !ave tau !t your minds t(o reat virtues4 !umility and silence. +o!n. near Me.roclaim your cleverness and your ne( kno(led e. but (it! a ne( di nity t!at makes !is bald fore!ead look more s. T!e !oly reserve.. T!ey all look at !im. as t!ey never did before. 0our souls told your minds. 1+/ .eo. * T!ey all sit do(n =uietly. (!o at last comes out.rudence. and Matt!e(. and you. T!en you.

as t!e married ones kno(. T!e desecrated and desecratin (orld.tial mystery of souls (it! /od. T!ese caves seemed cold. no( you are lookin at t!em as if t!ey (ere bri !t scented nu.imself to t!ose (!o are . recurrences. 3ut you did not kno( .is fullness to t!e .is love. some (!o are c!aste o(in to various reasons.ensate t!e creature for (!at it denies itself for .concernin t!e c!an e t!at revealed t!e nu.e (is!es to com. as I am sure t!at I (ould soon make reat saints of you. I must o.e takes deli !t in ivin . H I solemnly tell you t!at because of t!e love I !ave for you and of t!e (isdom I .tial rooms. as .. (it! (omen. (!ic! needs teac!ers and redeemers.ossess.imself in . bot! because .. as !e (!o is una(are of carnal lusts. !ostile and re. 3ut I cannot. T!e (orld is (aitin for us.ointin relations!i. you !ere and be (it! you. defections. And you must o. I (anted you to kno( /od.lis! t!e (ork of t!e 9at!er.ure. slackenin .art of . so t!at you may love .im more t!an you love t!e (orld. 3ut t!e c!aste ones no( kno( (!at . (!ic! (it! all its affections is not (ort! one sin le smile of /od.erfect love is. t!e Most Pure $ne.e. and you (ould no lon er be sub7ect to confusion. if I did not !ave to accom. is (aitin for us. I (ould kee. 3ecause /od reveals . Amon st you t!ere are some (!o !ave been married for years.ossible for you to meditate on (!at 1+1 . failures..ulsive on t!e first day. and because . 0ou !ave met /od in t!em. some (!o !ave !ad but a disa. isolated. (as born in you.imself in t!e creature free from lust.ure. I can say t!at nobody kno(s (!at .erfect love is. 3efore you (ere a(are of . finds . I (anted to make it . Nay.im in t!e intimacy t!at blends t(o into one.im.

recious memories in your !earts.ezekia!. Not all of you (ill remember a . tells !o( .!erds (!o !ave been My disci.t!e (orld is and (!at /od is. s!all descend from you. t!e treasure of t!e .lore you2 Lock in your !earts.oor . And kee. 1!y did I do it) 3ecause it (as ri !t to do so.is treble . and . I !ave not c!osen you because you are t!e most (ort!y.ostles. Bin of +uda!. but for a number of reasons t!at you need not kno( no(.les since I (as born. I !ave c!osen you in .les. $!2 I (is! I could secure you in your yearnin of t!e . t!e c!iefs of My "!urc!. At . And t!at is because of t!e (orld. Amon st you t!ere are /alileans and +udaeans. but t!e a.eo. I (ill remind you. !e !ad sacrifices offered in 1+2 .ter 8K. learned and unlearned. for t!e sake of t!e !oly "!arity t!at by My order is sendin you to t!e (orld as it sent Me. cured. like t!e (itness stones erected by t!e Patriarc!s in remembrance of t!e alliance (it! /od. like a .assa e of t!e 3ook.urified. And (e s!all o to t!e (orld.lace of t!e s!e. so t!at you may yearn for (!at is better.le. renovated and united yourselves to /od. t!at it may not say t!at I !ave c!osen one cate ory only. All t!e !ierarc!ies of t!e "!urc!. !ad t!e Tem.earl in a coffer.reserve t!ese . I As from today you are no lon er My favourite disci.ast days in (!ic! you !ave e<amined.le . 3ook 8 of "!ronicles.resent you are yearnin only for /od. elevated.urified. Neit!er no(. 3ut I im. and (ill call you masters. nor later. (!ic! is (aitin for us. !avin as t!eir Master your /od in . and after it (as .o(er. 3ut you (ill not be sufficient for everyt!in t!ere is to be done. ric! and .resent moment2 3ut t!e (orld is (aitin for us. "!a. t!rou !out centuries. (isdom and c!arity.

T!at is (!at I (ill do. I (ill t!erefore associate (it! you t!e disci.ostle.read all over Israel and t!at later (ill be s.reac! /od and . 3ut not in t!e eyes of /od. (!o lives a !oly life takin souls to /od.les (!o (ill remain suc!. but t!eir .ur.ostolic di nity for !uman . t!e levites. so t!at t!e obscure disci.ostle (!o falls2 . to . i nored by t!e a. for t!e Tem.riests. to demolis! idolatries. t!ose (!o are s. 3ut you (ill not suffice for t!e (ork. t!ose (!o are (aitin for us at t!e foot of t!e mountain. (ere summoned. and t!ey dra a reater number of 1+.le and for t!e (!ole of +uda!. (!ere t!ere is 7ustice.ostle and lo(ers !is a.riests. T!e task of t!e a. because t!e mission is only one. (ill be reater t!an a kno(n a. and t!en t!e offerin s of t!e sin le individuals be an. 3ut as t!e .les (it! !im. t!e #ternal Pontiff.ared by Me.atonement. .laces. t!ose (!o are already !i !er u. for !is kin dom. dili ently and for a lon time.e dra s many disci.les (ill still be t!e same as t!e task of t!e . (!ic! is muc! more e<tensive t!an t!e sacrifice of t!e offerin s of individuals to t!e Lord t!eir /od.re.riests (ere not sufficient for t!e sacrifices.ostles and disci.is 1ord. (!o are consecrated (it! a s!orter rite t!an t!e ..ezekia!4 to . T!ere is not a more !oly task on t!e eart!.read all over t!e (orld. Neit!er is t!ere a di nity !i !er t!an yours. T!ey (ill be entrusted (it! e=ual tasks. (!o !ave been . (!o !as only t!e name of a.ostles and by !is bret!ren.riests and levites of . 0ou are t!e .erform t!e rites of t!e cult.osition (ill be different in t!e eyes of t!e (orld. to .oses.6 J 1oe betide t!e a. T!at is (!y I said to you4 5Listen to yourselves and e<amine yourselves.le.urify !earts and .

.. a son of -atan for five tent!s. * .reac!. And t!en I (ill o for a fe( !ours to Tiberias and you. .. My c!ildren. I (ill . for t!ree more tent!s. (ill o to (ait for Me at t!e foot of t!e mountain t!at is on t!e road leadin from Tiberias to t!e sea.eaks and moans over alle ed cruelty to it. fles! and t!e demon. indifferent to /od for t!e remainin t(o tent!s. -tand on your uard..irit of t!e . t!ere to .rocure for you.reac!in Me.. I (ill come u. a ainst t!e (orld. te... Let us o and meet t!e ot!ers (!o in lar e numbers are a(aitin My comin . a ainst . Take your ba s and mantles. (!ic! I ive you no(... &L +esus says4 1+4 .resent moment last) No.. !us! it u.erfect) No....licity.. 1ill t!e s.ot. by sayin 4 59or a moment of !ards!i. du. Above all. T!e retreat is over and t!e election !as been made.. 1ill you all be . t!e ban=uet of ecstasy t!at you en7oyed in t!e mountain cave at t!e end of t!e mont! of -!ebat.iritual dro(siness and a ainst avarice2 1!en your inferior e o s. sensuality. a servant of -atan..6 K Let us o.ands on t!e lake (!en several stones are t!ro(n in t!e same s. 15t$ 6a1 1+4.. and forever. a ainst yourselves.. T!e (orld (ill t!ro( its tentacles to c!oke your souls... s.idity.ride. defend yourselves from yourselves. Defend yourselves from yourselves.believers and t!e ruin ro(s lar er and lar er like a fallin avalanc!e or a rin t!at e<.. T!at (ill be t!e victory of t!e (orld4 to e<tin uis! t!e li !t in t!e !earts of saintsD t!e (orld.

. /od is (it! you. -o consider and try to understand !o( t(enty centuries !ave de. I t!ink t!at t!e uardian an els of men !ave led t!em to t!e -on of /od.rived t!e /os.lains many t!in s and lends itself to t!e c!ildren of Disorder for so many more t!in s.rom.eo. finds many disci. 0ou are a broken flo(er.les.les and many more .el.t and s!re(d . I need t!e tears of your (ound today. And you can see !o( easy it is to make errors in co. I only (is! to .eo.erseverance -atan led enemies to /od and to . but .el. And you. Little +o!n. 17t$ 6a1 1+4. * 144..ied can alter everyt!in .oint out to you !o( a sentence omitted or a (ord (ron ly co. T!ey !ave come !ere ur ed by t!e need of a miracle.le. are alive and can make t!e correction at once.ostolic /os.revented it from bein easily understood. & +esus. T!is E if (e o back to t!e ori in (e find t!at it is still t!e (ork of Disorder E e<. If (e consider (it! (!at . by t!e desire to !ear +esus: (ord. 1+3 . as t!ey (ere desirous of /od.eace. of .yin .' 0ou are not feelin (ell and I (ill leave you in . I (ill come later and mend your stalk. T$e F# st Se *on of S#*on =ealot an) Jo$n.is 1ord. !alf (ay do(n t!e mountain. My (riter. t!e a.. and !ave been uided !ere eit!er by information of .arts t!at did no !arm to t!e doctrine. be ood today. (!o by de rees !ave 7oined t!e disci. And I do not t!ink I am tellin an idle story.le or by t!e instinct of t!eir souls.

. like t!e one in favour of a little elderly man. (!o says4 ' Not for my o(n sake.ave mercy on 1++ . $t!er miracles are minor. in my t!roat. (it!out any trace of burns. it is admissable to t!ink.ily to(ards !is mot!er. (!o. T!e c!ild (as brou !t !ere on a stretc!er..demoniacal s.* T!ere is also an invisible but real miracle. .letely. caresses !is body no( entirely cured. as if t!e flames !ad acted as a razor and not as an instrument of destruction. -!e kisses !is eyes.e is about to breat!e !is last.is (ord.asms.. brou !t about by +esus: (ords4 ' Amon st you. cryin mournfully.is utmost for all t!ose (!o !ave been (aitin for .ear com.is !air is s!ort. (it! (!ic! !e !ad been covered.. a !ea. and runs !a.barn and (as dreadfully burnt..!an randc!ildren and I cannot (ork t!e land (it! t!is disease !ere.im . so muc! so t!at t!e boy ets u. c!okin me. rat!er t!an admissable it is indeed 7ust to t!ink also t!at t!e an els (ere no (ay inferior to demons and t!ey led non. so dreadful is t!e a. -ome of t!e miracles are reat. sufferin from ast!matic s.. but because I !ave to act as a fat!er to my little or.every time !is diabolical s.irits to "!rist.irit could e<!ibit to men t!e semblance of a fault in "!rist.in for 7oy. absolutely naked.o( many miracles2 As many as t!e flo(ers decoratin t!e mountain cra s. (!ic! (ere e<. And +esus does . t!ere is one (!ose soul is (ee. but not destroyed. of scorc!ed fles! under a linen clot!.atiently and fearlessly and rants t!em miracles and t!e comfort of .earance of !is burnt body.ected to be burnt. +esus breat!es over !im and !eals !is burns t!at disa. and instead are bri !t and s!inin (it! 7oy. (ee. like t!e one for a boy (!o (as rescued from a blazin stra(.. .in . but dare not say t!e (ords4 5.

7oyfully s!akes !er ri !t arm.artly. And t!en I (ill come and ive you .im o.ity.me26 My re.* T!e a..y and .e touc!ed me li !tly (it! . 8 +esus says also4 ' T!ese are My a. and 7ust t!en . (!en . t!orou !ly afraid.lete love. A..revent you from lan uis!in in darkness.erceive. (!ic! before s!e could not move. t!at you may kno( t!at I am Mercy. and I am cured2 I did not even ask for it. brou !t !ere by !er randson.e felt .e smiles and oes on4 ' .arts.y by means of a su. 3ut .is !and..aralysed (oman. 0ou . * I do not kno( to (!om.im 1!om you .and t!ey (ill ive your souls t!e li !t of stars and t!e refres!ment of de(. And (it! . to .le (!o are more un!a.oorer t!an you are. 3ut .us!in t!rou ! t!e cro(d.erfect li !t and consolation and all (isdom to make you stron and !a.ernatural stren t! and 7oy. mot!ers. because I !ave elected t!em as suc!.ostles (it! you. (it! a free !eart and com. My c!ildren. look at +esus. I am e<.ly is4 5Let it be done as you (is!.. t!e !em of (!ic! 1+7 .ly to t!em trustin ly. 3ut I (ill not leave you alone. I am leavin My a.is mantle.. T!ey !ave learned from Me (!at is needed for your souls...is mantle.erceive /od..ostles. 3e enerous (it! /od. * +esus (aves . blesses t!em and de. so come to . T!ey are as many "!rists. amon t!e cro(d.eo. (!ic! is t!e same as if I left t!e c!ildren of My love entrusted to t!e most amiable and reliable foster.ostles.assin by. Peace be (it! you. because I am old. !o(ever. An elderly . t!ese (ords are addressed.ast.. I say to you4 53e enerous6.6 In my turn.ity also for my secret desire..e (orks t!e last miracle. 0ou !ave all My . (!o do not (ant to let .ected by ot!er . and s!outs4 ' . . 3reak all ties (it! t!e .

im. I don:t kno(. * Peter. +esus can sneak a(ay (it!out bein detained furt!er. almost do(n on t!e . and of all 0ou ave me. for a moment in an area of !eat!land. 3ut if I eat !orse. (!at !ave 0ou done) 1!y did 0ou say t!at (e !ave everyt!in t!at souls need) It is true t!at 0ou !ave told us many t!in s. and. my Lord... t!en) * ' 1ell. * +esus smiles frankly4 ' 1!ere is t!e rest of t!e food. (!o after a meal. (!ic! stretc!es to(ards t!e lake. little is left. e!2 it takes a lon time to et rid of t!em2 * ' It does.. are t!e less nouris!in 4 it is meal t!at oes t!rou ! (it! little 1+9 .art of t!e food. at least I am. 3ut you can be sure t!at !orse. > 1!en t!ey are in a lonely . And t!e a. (!ic! seem to fill you more. after an !our I feel my stomac! em.ostles follo( .ty.!ardly touc!ed my useless arm.e cured me2 $!2 1!at a reat -on our !oly David !as2 /lory be to !is Messia!2 3ut look2 Look2 Also my le is movin like my arm. $!2 I feel as if I (ere only t(enty years old2 * 1!ile many . (!o !as been =uiet so far. bursts out4 ' 3ut.radis!.le rus! to(ards t!e old (oman.. I kno( t!at (!en I eat delicate food. (!o is s!outin !er !a. +esus says4 ' I bless you2 /o back to your (ork and continue it until I come back.eo.. of !er voice.iness at t!e to. T!e rest is no lon er t!ere.radis! and lentils. or lentils dressed (it! oil..lace.. t!ey sto. very little indeed.lain. 3ut (e are block!eads. I am like one. . as I told you. still !as in !is stomac! t!e !eavy .

#ven if it seems to !ave one.!aeus. +esus is rat!er tired. 0ou !ave absorbed it.im.anions t!ink t!at not!in . 0our t!ou !ts (ill (ind off like a multicoloured t!read s!o(in you li !t or stron !ues accordin to (!at you re=uire.. !im * su ests t!e Fealot..benefit. $!2 . 3e not afraid.ave fait!2 A ood act of fait! in t!e $mni. 1!ereas t!e delicate dis!es t!at you feel no lon er. t!e contem. * And . (!ile t!ey are still amazed and (orried about (!at t!ey !ave !eard t!ey must do. ' 0es. 1e must !el.* rumbles Peter.resent 1isdom. ' No.arts. everybody.. but in your blood.e leaves t!em =uickly. Peter. t!e affectionate t!e lovin . Per!a.im * says +ames of Al. T!e Lord is (it! you... No( you and your com. A ' And yet (e must obey * says T!omas.. 1e must relieve .s you remember (!atever is more . Don:t. 1!en food !as been di ested it is no lon er in one:s stomac!. or only a little. of course.oor me2 I feel like runnin after . ' It is only reasonable and also accordin to !oly . ' T!at:s true.lative t!e contem. "onsider t!at I kno( and I (ould never send you if I kne( t!at you (ere unable to do it. "!eer u. 3ut believe Me4 everyt!in is (it!in you. /oodbye. /oodbye. but its 7uice is in t!e blood and is more useful.2 -mile2 .arts.arts. is left in you of (!at I told you.rudence t!at (e s!ould start (!ile . are no lon er in your stomac!.ertinent to one:s o(n nature4 t!e violent t!e violent . (it!in an !our.im 1+2 ..e is still near us and can advise us if (e make mistakes.lative .. To obey is to love .

rayer of -olomon to obtain 1isdom. Guick2 3efore t!ey arrive !ere. but (it! t!eir souls.tures so (ell.leased 0ou.. (!en .. ive you my advice. I am almost com. because you are a learned man. * do(n to4 ' . and a more difficult one to be ans(ered. . etc. 3ut (e must !el. you kno( t!e -cri.eo. as . alon t!e 1ay .im in .lainin about t!in s com.ray t!e Lord. make t!e beds and .. (!o . ' It:s all ri !t for you..are t!e food.is mission. as best (e can. re=uestin 4 ' .e (ants us to * confirms 3art!olome(.lies4 ' 3y follo(in . t!ere.. 1!o by 0our (ord !ave made all t!in s. It is not enou ! to carry t!e ba s. instead of standin !ere com. say for us all t!e .re. t!e most miserable one.laints cannot mend) "ome on..e finis!es in time. 1ould it not be better to . o Lord.ostles are embarrassed by t!e =uestion. T!ey look at one anot!er and t!e Iscariot re. if I. ' $ Lord2 T!ere are t!ose (!o (ere u. 17/ . from t!e be innin . 7ust before t!e . * . +udas.a little..e (ill come back. T!ey are comin !ere2 1!at s!all (e do) * e<claims Andre(. etc. * And T!addeus in !is beautiful baritone voice be ins4 ' /od of my ancestors... Lord of mercy..ly e<.* moans +ames of Febedee.le arrive. Anyone can do t!at. not (it! t!eir le s..ointed out by .all t!ose (ere saved by 1isdom.erfection * as if !is re. 3ut I. And Matt!e( says4 ' #<cuse me.letely i norant.im) * T!e a.lained everyt!in 2. and at!er round t!em askin t!ousands of =uestions as to (!ere t!e Master !as one..o( can t!ey follo( t!e Master.

oken is a youn man about t(enty. dirty and dark.oints out to us.e is leanin on an older man. t!en says4 ' T!e . ne( leaves. 1e (ould like to climb u.is (ay. (!ic! is .ensive. (!ic! (e (ere tau !t at sc!ool. 3ecause t!e La( is 7ustice and 7ustice is . It is so difficult.erfection.resent. !i ! u. t!ere is anot!er road.e does not seem to be a man of t!e . .eo. 3elo(. but (e do not kno( !o( to do so. 1!at s!all (e do) * T!e . (e are so ine<. stron .erson (!o !as s. (it! an intelli ent mien. . under t!e (ei !t of t!e old construction.le like t!e ma7ority of t!e cro(d .ears to be a leader. listenin to . (!ic! .. "!ildren do not kno( yet t!e meanin of /ood and #vil. as t!e inferior one is rou !. t!ey cannot tell one from t!e ot!er.!aeus. because (e are bound do(n !ere. (e feel t!at it is like t!at a=ueduct (e can see from !ere.e . t!ere is t!e road for animals and men. dark. * 3ut t!e cro(d are not yet satisfied and one. five years old. (!o is more !umble and =uiet.anion refers is ac!ieved by obeyin t!e La(.erienced t!at neit!er are (e able to distin uis! bet(een t!em.id (ater. lon and fri !tenin 2 No(. in t!e sun and in t!e blue sky. above. to t!at !i !er (ay. near t!e tallest branc!es rustlin in t!e (ind and resoundin (it! t!e sin in of birds. T!ere (as a (ay kno(n to us. (!ic! is a blessin . (!o a. 171 .erfection to (!ic! my com. And on t!is (ay. because of t!e (ater t!at comes from /od and is caressed by (!at is of /od4 rays of t!e sun and of t!e stars. as smoot!. on t!e li !t arc!es. clean and clear. flo(ers and (in s of s(allo(s. t!ere is a (ay for t!e ur lin lim. asks4 ' 3ut (e are like little c!ildren (it! re ard to doin ood.is (ords. becomes .+ames of Al. t!e old one.

T!us. T!e latter is t!e matri< of t!e former.reac!ed to t!ose (!o.erly. sees !im and (!is. it is (ritten on your face. In order to et out of t!is affliction of a su. in .ernatural darkness.T!e Iscariot. a divine (ord of . T!ey are not.ermas (it! -te. It is t!e one (e !ave all !ad.lies4 ' T!ere (ould be no arc!. a celestial ray of (isdom. T!e stones fi<ed in t!e round and !oldin t!e (ei !t (it!out en7oyin rays or fli !ts are a(are t!at t!ey are set t!ere. 3ecause t!e stones (ere necessary.rocess.el . flies do(n as far as t!e mud. !ave not become adults t!rou ! t!e elevation of t!e stones of kno(led e. (!ic! rises from it and climbs to(ards t!e blue sky.ro. s=ueakin .lain t!in s .. C At last t!e Fealot re. (e must bravely free t!e foundation stone from 172 .letely. T!ere is .erfection of !uman kno(led e !ave risen slo(ly on t!em and !ave reac!ed t!e freedom of . but !ave ro(n darker and darker like a (all t!at sinks into a dark abyss. and caresses t!e base of t!e arc!. before (e (ere able to understand t!at t!is is t!e Ne( Doctrine. t!e /os. (!o is loved by /amaliel2 * And t!at is enou ! to embarrass t!e a.anions4 ' Guick. of (!ic! you are desirous. because no( and a ain a s(allo(.ast centuries. tall as !e is. Time and t!e .ernatural kno(led e. e<. if t!ere (as no foundation in t!e dark road. and a ray of t!e sun or of a star filters t!rou ! to say !o( beautiful is t!e vault of !eaven.ostles com.ers to !is com. (ere not and never (ill be useless. because of a retardin .!en. descended no( and a ain to caress t!e stones o.resent days and t!e (isdom of su.romise.ressed by divine (rat!. I already see your ob7ection.

3ut before re7ectin t!e stones. * H ' 0ou are a ood s. (!ic! is not to be c!an ed. (!ic! !ardly rise above t!e round and t!e !umble little flo(ers at t!e ed e of t!e road easily reac! t!e lo( stones to caress t!em. It comes from /od. e<amine t!em one by one. . /o back to t!e foundation. "rus! literally to smit!ereens all your deeds. Demolis! in order to rebuild and to ascend. column) 1e (ill test t!e 17. -unbeams and s(allo(s descend also to lo( (alls. of it. at t!e sound of t!e (ord of /od.rin . testin t!e oodness of your old stones to t!e sound of t!e voice of /od. (ritin s.oisonous embraces. If you !ear t!at t!ey are sound. It is immovable. (!ic! may seduce t!e (ayfarer and induce !im to use t!em to !is o(n disadvanta e. to rise by !ardly one cubit (it! ood stones.all t!e ot!ers laid on to. kee. I say4 break t!em into s!ivers. rat!er t!an by yards (it! (icked stones. 3ut if you !ear in t!em t!e dissonant sound of !uman voice or t!e rendin sound of a satanic voice E and you cannot be mistaken because if it is /od:s voice it is a sound of love.eaker. if it is a !uman voice it is a sensual sound. It is better to be left (it! little. $n t!e contrary. 1!o (ill enable us to climb t!e stee. man.ure lym.! of t!e eternal s.roud useless rou ! stones t!at (ant to rise !i !er receive not!in but t!orny caresses and . if it is a satanic voice it is a sound of !atred E t!en break t!e (icked stones into s!ivers. teac!in s and acts t!at (ere not ood. because t!ey are not all bad and useless. Do not be afraid to knock do(n t!e !i ! (all t!at does not carry t!e . because it is c!arity not to leave be!ind erms or evil t!in s. t!e . 1e must ascend2 3ut !o() 1e !ave told you t!at (e are less t!an babies. t!em and use t!em a ain to rebuild.

su. +o!n.is face is bri !t and !e be ins to s.urifyin !im in !is mot!er:s (omb. t!e Precursor teac!es us !o( to attack t!e ascent direct. It is true. (it! !is s.reac!ed .resent day and t!e 174 . but even adults cannot do it.le (!o adorned Israel. +o!n is a man. is still a !oly !ero. so t!at !e mi !t .i ! Lord our /od. t!erefore. 1e !ave a livin bein . . .stones to t!e sound of t!e voice of /od. 3ut !o( can (e ascend) 1e feel iddy only at t!e t!ou !t of it2 * says -te. 3ut t!e /race. t!at /race !as iven +o!n t!e (in s of an an el and Penance !as made t!em ro(. smilin to !imself. (!en t!e Patriarc!s (ere friends of /od and t!e (ord of t!e eternal "ode (as t!e only one and (as obeyed by every ri !teous creature. (!ic! t!e 9ire of /od communicated to !im. as t!e li. And only !eroes in !oliness can do it amon st men. and dominatin t!e . can ascend to t!e to. +o!n.!.enance..ast centuries. (!o !as been listenin (it! !is !ead lo(ered. t!e Most . 3ut (!o told you t!at it is necessary to attack t!e ascent direct) Not only babies. 1e (ill break u.!en. raises !is !ead. t!e . of t!e arc! beyond (!ic! is /od. $nly an els can lide in t!e blue skies.irit married to /race burnin in !is body.ressin at t!e same time t!e !uman (ei !t (!ic! !is nature of a man born of a (oman !ad retained. from t!e cavern (!ere !e . (!o in t!is de7ected (orld.eak4 ' 3rot!ers2 T!e t!ou !t of ascendin makes you feel iddy. because t!ey are free from all material (ei !t.eo.recede t!e Messia! (it!out leavin t!e stenc! of ori inal sin alon t!e royal (ay of "!rist. t!e ones t!at are not ood. +o!n. like t!e ancient .s of t!e Pro.!et (ere cleansed by t!e -era.

3ecause if . (it! t!e voice of a .is bri !t abode in .im . !oliness and divine nature in mortal fles!.laud t!e -econd Person.e is t!e Love. $ne and Trine is. 1e are little s.!et and t!e eye of an ea le t!at can stare at t!e eternal sun and reco nise it. (!ic! out of mercy for us. to sin !osannas in t!e eternal bri !tness. is a dissonant !i !.irit of . and absorbs . !avin taken !uman fles!. And so . T!e -(eet Lamb of /od. 3ut t!e Lamb of /od.eaven. 1!o came to take a(ay t!e sin of t!e (orld.e is t!e 9ire of /od in an embrace of fire E o!2 t!e eternal eneration. .e is no lon er t!e Infinite -. (e are s(allo(s t!at fly in t!e sky but feed on insects. (!ere /od. 1!o left .itc!ed drone of cicadas in summer. became fles!.eaven. to invoke .arro(s livin on roofs and on roads.is 1ord t!rou ! .is infinity is not diminis!ed t!ereby and . .urity. t!e centre of Po(er and 1isdom E but t!e Lamb of /od. but also in t!e endless Time in t!e eternal blessed +erusalem.ro.im on !uman miseries.ure incor. And t!at 173 .is most . but our sin in .irit of Love .ared to t!eirs. from (!ic! t!e -. (!ic! (ill be sun not only in our limited time. of t!e 9at!er 1!o conceives .future.e kno(s everyt!in because . (!en com.oreal form.e teac!es us .is infinite . (!ic! is +o!n.is (ay.. (e are (oodlarks (!o (ant to sin imitatin t!e an els. not yet. kno(s t!at. like t!e ea le. kno(s t!at (e !ave not been cleansed by /race. and kno(s t!at (e could not ascend to t!e !i ! summit. !e can announce4 5T!ere is t!e Lamb of /od t!at takes a(ay t!e sin of t!e (orld. to enclose . T!e (ay of love.. t!e Most -(eet Lamb 1!o left .6 And !e can die after t!is sublime son .roceeds.is (isdom is al(ays infinite. (!ere .roducin an effusion of love.is unlimited and most !oly t!ou !t. to a.

and .is o(n need. is limitless.e oes a!ead. but better suited to our misery.is merciful love is revealed by suc! len t! (!ere .is love.eakin .s. to be kissed by t!e souls in love (it! .e delays for t!e sake of us. in t!e ecstasy of revealin /odN. son s and .eavens left o. t!e old and fire of . (!ic! also little ones can ascend. It is lon er and t!e sacrifice of .eace s!ould flo( do(n to attract t!e !earts of men in a !oly manner. but to teac! us.Merciful Love created for us a (ay.le as Love.e is t!e first to ascend it. It calls it by means of its li !t and says4 5"ome to Me26 $!2 T!e invitation of /od2 T!e invitation of t!e 9at!er2 I Listen2 Listen2 T!e kindest (ords are comin to(ards us from t!e .en.eaceful and safe it is2 It is not strai !t4 it is s. at least li !t.ened t!e ates (ide and left t!e an els of Mercy and 9or iveness to kee.le (ay of love is lon . And .en. $!2 It does reac! t!e summit of t!e arc!2 3ut !o( .eaks and (ee.im M+o!n s.is s. leavin be!ind .s. and one could climb as muc! as one (ould like. Look at . not because of . .iral. to /od. 3ut it is vast.is (ay. t!em o. because /od can do everyt!in .read . scents. is closed do(n !ere. And t!e %oice says4 50our c!ild!ood) 3ut it is your most valuable money2 I 17+ .is (in s to return to t!e 9at!er. T!e sim. It is t!e voice of /od 1!o is s. but it is al(ays (it! t!e 9at!er. (!ic! is /od. because /od is an abyss. t!e (eak ones. 3ut t!e Admirable Abyss calls our miserable abyss.is !oliness.e need to s. on t!e miserable eart!.irit. because t!e Abyss. is as sim.e did not bend across to be reac!ed. so t!at (!ile men are (aitin for t!e /race. (!ic! I (ould say is immeasurable if . I s(ear it to you.im t!e . T!e ascent to love.erfume of . 3ut .e is /od. It is lon er. Neit!er (ould . because "!rist o. smilin (it! !is li.

Let t!at !a.6 To ascend2 To come to 0ou. . but you (ill rise a ain in your s.erfection) $!2 no. And no one kno(s !o( to love better t!an c!ildren. -orro() It is not!in . +oin !ands (it! My -on. 0our inability) 3ut t!at is My lory2 $!2 "ome... 0ou (ill blaze u. To love2 To ive oneself. $ you. and t!us ascend beside . -in itself becomes not!in if I dissolve it in 0our fire. to distin uis! it from #vil. #ternal Love2 To ac!ieve 0our likeness. t!e celestial -un. t!e sincerity and t!e love of c!ildren.irit. your 3rot!er no(. 0ou (ill die to t!e life of t!is (orld. love and you (ill ac!ieve it. t!ro(in into it your . kindle t!e fire. T!e fles!) It is not!in . Love4 T!e Love t!at ave us t!e Incarnate /od.. And no one is loved more t!an a c!ild. so t!at you (ould !ave t!e !umility.. It needs neit!er ste.ress oneself.irit.ossess t!e blue sky. 1!at is not ood (ill be destroyed by t!e flames. t!at is Love2 To love2 T!at is t!e secret2. /ive t!em to Me2 I (ill .ernatural 7oy.ut love into yourself. and everyt!in t!at is su.. A flame rises. I do not even ask you to test t!e sound of t!e ood and bad stones by yourselves. 177 .ast . t!e confident love of c!ildren for t!eir fat!ers..... Time) It is not!in . (ill ive us all for iveness. (!at is already a noble metal (ill become . (!o (ant to kno( (!at /ood is. you (ill be forever an ine<tin uis!able fire.im. (!om I do not kno(. To love2 To melt.ick t!em and you (ill do t!e rebuildin ... to . My little c!ildren.assions and kno(led e. T!e ascent to . "ast yourself. Love "!rist. (it!out any furt!er need of stones. o /od2 $nly Love e<ists.ure..en (it!out any restriction. 9ree your e o from every construction.. Nay..s nor (in s to rise. 1it! your ne( s.(ould like you to become really little. To love2 To su.

eak to you of Love. into t!e active 7oyful love of t!e Trinity. 0ou (ill be fi<ed. t!e c!ild of "!rist. in t!e end.resanctified of /od.art from none of you. in /od in a lovin embrace. (!o dared to s. 3ecause I received my s.. (it!out any limitation.. and . t!e believers. I (ill . (!o are you) * And +o!n E !is attitude reminds me so muc! of t!e %ir in at t!e Annunciation E re.ale. !e is our c!ief * and +o!n takes Peter. a considered 179 .im 1!om !e mentions4 ' I am +o!n.brot!er.eaven. bendin as if !e (ere adorin .is sacrificin fire. t!e 1ord of /od. understood only by t!ose (!o ive t!emselves.re!ensible to you. (!o is dumbfounded.iritual milk from +o!n.. and I drink /od:s fire t!at comes to me from .ostles.roclaims !im ' t!e first *. t!e disci. 1!o can be. 0ou see in me t!e least of t!e servants of t!e Lord. * ' 3ut (!o (as your master before) * ' No one but /od. because you (ill understand /od. (!ile +o!n:s face is flus!ed. Take me (it! you2 * ' 1!en. -te. $!2 3ut Peter is !ere. * J T!ey are all dumbfounded4 t!e a.!en at last s!outs4 ' May you be blessed2 3ut tell me.rayin for me. not so muc! because of t!e effort as because of !is love.lies in a lo( voice. . And Peter collects !imself and says4 ' -on.les. no( I eat t!e bread of "!rist. /lory be to t!e Lord2 * ' A!2 I am not oin to leave you2 Neit!er you nor !im. to . t!e . T!e man to (!om t!e (ords (ere addressed is .. 0ou (ill understand (!at no( seems incom.

(!ic!. T!e flocks of "!rist may ro( e<ceedin ly so t!at t!e true lambs may be se. or t!ey .erfect and im. T!e ma nificent rose.bus!es decorate t!e bronze laurel and bo< leaves.ee. 3ut it is necessary to kno( (!et!er t!e flame (ill last in us. 145.ro. c!oosin amon t!e . t!rou ! t!e branc!es and . you may stay. t!ey cree.ened t!ere to 172 . T!is man is our an el and !e inflames us. to(ards t!e !ouse.art of t!e ate.erty on t!e lake side.reflection is re=uired for a reat mission. A ardener (!o !as seen . out on t!e ot!er side.ass over t!e reen barrier and let t!eir flo(ery !eads fall on t!e ot!er side. is concealed by a very t!ick !i ! !ed e of laurel and bo< on t!e outer side.arated from t!e false rams. Measure yourself and t!en come to t!e Lord.en t!e ate (!ic! closes t!e entrance to t!e .im runs to o. * And t!e first a.im t!ere.ostolic revelation ends t!us. !el. $nly t!e central . 1+t$ 6a1 1+4. to(ards t!e lake. In t$e <o!se of Jo$anna of C$!3a.erfect ones. 1e (ill o.en our !earts to you as to a most dear brot!er. is barren and is o..ed by a boatman (!o !ad taken . if you (is! to become better ac=uainted (it! our life. In t!e meantime. !o(ever. It is a stron tall ate. across t!e avenue. and by roses of all colours on t!e inner side. & +esus comes off a boat at t!e (!arf at "!uza:s arden. Jes!s an) t$e Ro*an La)#es.

1!ere is your mistress * ' $ver t!ere. 3ut t!ey are not yet in bloom and t!eir number is minimal as com.lants. -!e dro. one could say t!e (onderful rosery.arklin . -!e !as not even laid do(n t!e basket !alf full of roses.lace by silver fili ree studs and buckles.es are a blaze of colours in t!is s!eltered inlet of t!e lake.ed diadem.es. round (!ic! s!e (ears a s!inin necklace (!ic! is made like t!e rest of !er .eo.recious ornaments. and s!e runs t!us. Ma nificent early roses of all ty. adorned (it! earrin s matc!in t!e diadem. of a very li !t . 19/ . decorated (it! s. a ile and beautiful in !er (ide dress of very t!in (oollen material.ale arnets. !er arms stretc!ed out. leavin uncovered !er ears. amon t!e roses s. (!ic! !an s over !er back. (it! !er friends. $n !er dark (avy !air a mitre. also in silver and arnets.ared to t!e =uantity of rose. admirin t!e (onderful arden.read on t!e round. * +esus smiles.ink byssus veil.ink !ue. T!e servant runs a(ay to call +o!anna.s!a. because t!ey (ere afraid of bein late. +oanna.bus!es.le oin to or comin from t!e lake. (!ic! "!uza !ad built for !is (ife. In t!e meantime +esus (alks slo(ly to(ards t!e .lace mentioned by t!e servant. !er smilin face and t!in neck.let t!rou ! . T!ey !ave been (aitin for 0ou t!ree days. T!ere are ot!er flo(er . I (ill call !er at once. sizes and s!a. t!e folds of (!ic! are !eld in . nor t!e scissors s!e (as usin to cut t!em. ' Peace to t!is !ouse and to you.s !er basket at +esus: feet and kneels do(n to kiss . +o!anna arrives.is tunic. !old a very li !t .

"ome on2 Let us .ick u. 1e (ill understand one anot!er very (ell. (e !ave already found a sub7ect on (!ic! (e can understand one anot!er.' Peace to you. * ' $!2 T!ere is any amount of roses. %aleria and Lydia.. it:s done. $!2 No( I seem to !ave done t!e (ron t!in by or anisin t!is meetin 2 . I do not kno(... t!ose .eakin . +o!anna.ed and let us o to your friends. +esus smiles..ick u. too.is !and on !er !ead . ' Not 0ou2 Not 0ou.oor roses (!ic! you dro.ail.e says4 ' 3e not afraid. -aviour of my little 9austa2 * ' Peace and li !t to you and to your friends. T!ey !ave come. T!ree Roman ladies are castin lances at t!em from t!e t!res!old4 Plautina. I (as ...le.. too2 -ee. No(. (ell. .. * T!e friends curtsy (it!out s. 0ou !ave done t!e ri !t t!in 5by or anisin t!is meetin . 191 . * and +esus bends to set t!e e<am.. T!e first and last ones are !esitant..o( (ill you mana e to understand one anot!er) T!ey are !eat!ens2 * +o!anna is some(!at (orried. * ' And I am !a.ickin t!em to ..ass t!e time and t!en my friends are so.tuous. * ' I love t!em.6 $ur meetin (ill be full of blessin s as your arden is full of roses. and layin ...bus!es. I !ave come. T!ey love flo(ers as if t!ey (ere.y. so volu. my Lord2 If 0ou really (ant to.. t!ese (onderful roses. * 8 T!ey (alk as far as a bo(er made by multicoloured interlaced rose. but %aleria runs out and makes a curtsy sayin 4 ' .

.ly s!a. stately.erfect strai !t nose.ick t!is beautiful (ork of t!e "reator. t!inner and youn er.ossesses all t!e race of feminine yout! (!ic! is still a little unri. on t!e ot!er !and.!aired. (it! beautiful dark. . And since (e are on a . but s!e . 1e can talk also (!ile you . (it! t!e =uiet look of a mot!er (!o is !a. a..eavy rin s s!ine on !er beautiful !ands and lar e olden bracelets round !er statues=ue arms. I could say t!at if Plautina looks like t!e statue of an em. Lydia..1e already kno( Plautina. (!om t!ey res.ect as a =ueen. o on.ed but still very youn . under a smoot! very (!ite fore!ead. I am under t!e im.ed rat!er tumid mout!.ed sleeves.lum.erfect under !er s!ort dra. rat!er aut!oritative eyes.ear . rat!er . (!ic! flo(ers are.erate situation in (!ic! (e sa( !er at "aesarea. (!ic! is 7ust o. a . a (ell s!a. (!ic! unfortunately are too s!ort. on !er (rists and above !er elbo(s (!ic! a.ression t!at t!e t(o ladies are of a lo(er rank t!an Plautina. Tall.inkis! (!ite.!.a an sub7ect.e.resses. s!e reminds me of some beautiful statues of Roman em. is fair. !er smile is a =uiet but very kind one..y to breastfeed !er o(n c!ild and see it ro( !ealt!y. a roundis! (ell defined c!in. > ' 1ere you attendin to flo(ers) /o on. Rosy and bro(n. Lydia could (ell be Diana or a entle modest lookin nym. %aleria..ress. as is obvious also from t!eir attitude. smoot! and . (!o is not in t!e des. If (e admire t!is bud.er beauty is not t!e stately beauty of Plautina.recious vases (it! t!e ability of (!ic! Rome is mistress.ears in t!e beauty of a youn mot!er.enin 192 . and (!ile you arran e t!em in t!ese . to len t!en t!eir lives. .

so mankind does not die because one bein ends !is eart!ly life. dra(in .ur to a !i !er t!ou !t.eak t!us2 3ut also in a flo(er (e feel t!ere is somet!in (!ic! is alive. is not dead.etal in a lovely smile. (!en !e is aslee. T!at as a . (!o is listenin dili ently and is intri ued by t!e refined t!ou !t of t!e +e(is! Master.ink .lendour from t!e "reator 1!o formed !im.its yello( . T!ey kno( t!at on every (ound caused by cuttin a stem a ne( s!oot (ill ro( and it (ill become a ne( rose. -ee !o( . I never . if your little irl !ad died.. t!rou ! !is better .leasant it is to !ave fait! in eternal life) 1!ere is your little one no() * ' In t!at covered cradle. T!e kisses of your creature (ould !ave al(ays come to your soul. T!erefore. And (e re ret to see its end. in !is last slee.lant does not die as lon as its roots are nouris!ed by t!e soil. %aleria. s!e (ould not !ave for otten your love. ' T!is one.art. alt!ou ! se. (!ic! is sad. because t!e love for my !usband and for my dau !ter (ere t!e only interests of my life. man. you (ould not !ave lost !er caresses. Master) * asks Plautina.o( amazed t!e +e(s (ould be if t!ey !eard Me s. .lants are (iser t!an (e are. And so (e must learn t!e lesson and make of our some(!at sensual love for flo(ers a s. eternal life and s.arated from you. * ' 1!ic! one. it does not die because its stems die.arted from !er before. !o( can (e not be sorry to see it dyin ) $!2 . (ill not come to life a ain. 3ut . 3ut ne( flo(ers are al(ays born. And E a t!ou !t (!ic! is even !i !er and (ill make us bless t!e "reator E (!ile a flo(er. 3ut no( t!at I kno( 19. but !e lives a bri !ter life. once it is dead. because.

ive Me your little one. .e uncovers it and looks at t!e slee.ick !er u.eec!. * ' .ro ress of s. Master) * asks Plautina. 3ecause t!ey are . T!e t(itterin of a s.arro( marks t!e . (!o (atc!es !o( +esus. * says +esus 1!o moves to one side to let %aleria bend over t!e cradle. (!o (atc!es .en and !er li. (oman.is mantle and (it! t!e cord of . teases t!e baby to make !er lau !.layin (it! t!e frin es of . 194 .ensive cover.er little eyes seem sur.ress a little an el to My !eart. At last t!e reat universal (ord trills4 ' Mummy2 * ' Pick !er u. * And . are no( o.im and ruffles .art in an an el:s smile. I do not leave !er even for a moment. ' No.in c!ild. .eec! in !er little mind. covered by an e<. (!ic! !eretofore (ere closed.s . (!ile !er tiny !ands. Nay. * A +esus oes to(ards a seat on (!ic! t!ere is a kind of (ooden cradle.rised (!en t!ey o. .ure and (it!out malice. smilin . * ' Trouble) $!2 No2 "!ildren are never any trouble.ave 0ou any c!ildren or randc!ildren. 3ut I love c!ildren as I love flo(ers. ' -!e (ill ive 0ou trouble2 I (ill call a slave and !ave !er taken into t!e arden. (!om t!e fres!er air a(akes tenderly. T!ey are al(ays My friends. It is suc! a reat 7oy for Me to ..is beard and t!en finds somet!in more interestin to do . I !ave neit!er c!ildren nor randc!ildren.en and an<ious to et !old of +esus: (avy !air.e sits do(n !oldin t!e little baby.(!at it is to see !er dyin .is tunic. to (!ic! s!e devotes a lon mysterious s.

.. is t!at ri !t) * ' No. 0our . * ' At!eists) 3ut t!ey !ave t!eir ods.le to consider 0ou little less t!an a criminal..C Plautina says4 ' $ur ood and (ise friend. one of t!e fe( (!o does not disdain us and does not become corru.t associatin (it! us. . * ' T!ey do not even !ave t!ose any more. consider !o( !i ! (as t!e moral tone of t!eir lives2 It (as min led (it! errors. our . because t!ey are at!eists.ondin to t!eir doctrine.!er:s. t!e reatest ones. /o on. 3ut (!en t!ey (ere confronted (it! t!e reatest mysteries4 life and 193 . too.!ers do not !ave a satisfactory doctrine.!iloso. (oman.!iloso.!iloso.resent .!ic doctrines and. I remind you of t!e ancient . 0our (ords are solemn and (ise like a .le e<alt 0ou and calumniate 0ou to t!e same de ree.!ers. T!ey (ere !eat!ens. * ' 3ecause t!ey are . because Rome does not believe in idle stories. because man is inclined to err. Master) * ' I (ill tell you later. Rome is very fond of . * ' 3ecause Rome does not believe in idle stories and (ants to 7ud e (it! true kno(led e and conscience before condemnin and e<tollin . 1!y are 0ou smilin . 0our deeds (ould convince one to e<alt 0ou. (ill !ave told 0ou t!at (e (ere an<ious to see 0ou and !ear 0ou. I must admit it.eo.o(ever.eo. * ' T!ey cannot !ave a (ay of livin corres. to 7ud e 0ou for (!at 0ou are. T!e (ords of many +e(s (ould induce .a ans.!iloso.ond to t!eir doctrines. also because t!eir (ays of livin do not corres.

(!at can you see) Lust. (!ere t!e most acrid 7uices of mankind ferment) If you look at your !eaven. t!at is. all t!e !orrible vices of mortals) "an you conceive t!at an eternal bein !as for all eternity t!e . mean. . at all costs. "an you admit t!at a od. * ' 3ut (!at is /od) T!e reatest Master. of %irtue or %ice. 1e !ave Minerva. I became fles!.leasure. so t!ey say.er effort of (ill t!ey re7ected t!e tentacles of evil . a reat misfortune (ould befall t!eir fat!erland and t!eir fello( citizens. !umiliatin deli !ts of t!ose (!o !ave only one !our:s time) And t!at t!e su. !atred. t!ey c!ose /ood. !oly and free. snares. but I still remain /od. Is t!at true) * ' I am t!e -on of t!e True /od. crime. a bein su.s and.us.e of !is life) Do you not consider (!at a desecrated !eaven is t!e one you call $lym. cra. raised to t!e !i !est de ree. (ar. of . * H ' 0ou are /od. -!e is t!e oddess of kno(led e. (!at do you do) 0ou indul e in or ies. (!en t!ey !ad to face t!e dilemma of .onesty or Dis!onesty. T!at /ood (!ic! is no one else but /od. t!e oddess of .deat!. t!efts.erior bein makes t!em t!e sco. if (e look at 0ou. t!en (it! a su. reven e.etty.oly. * ' /od is muc! more t!an a Master.eroism or "o(ardice and t!ey considered t!at if t!ey turned to evil.erior to men. If you (is! to celebrate t!e feast of your ods.ossesses. * ' 1isdom is a deity. * ' 0ou !ave also %enus.ulence. Do not minimise t!e sublime idea of Divinity to a limitation of (isdom. 1!at cult do you 19+ .

/od is somet!in =uite different. (!ic! created everyt!in t!at e<ists and from (!ic! comes all t!e ood t!ere is in t!e (orld E if t!ose men (anted an altar to t!e unkno(n /od. 1!om t!ey .eal of t!under) And (!at ans(ers can t!e bleedin entrails of sacrificed animals ive to your !arus.ices) 0ou said4 5Rome does not believe in idle stories. t!at is for men (!ose souls are envelo. (!en you !ave an endless number of deities.i .ed in t!e s(addlin clot!es of error. t!erefore. can ain "eres: favour. !o( can you call od (!at is not od and !o( can you say t!at you kno( (!at you do not kno() Learn.ontifices base t!eir 7ud ement) 1!at (ords can your au urs read in t!e fli !t of birds or in t!e . $ne and -. and you believe in t!eir reven es) No. and a bull round t!e fields and sacrificin t!em. * ' T!ere is an altar (it! no od in t!e fat!erland of ods. by sendin a .ive t!em) 1!ere is t!e true c!astity of t!e vir ins consecrated to %esta) $n (!at divine code of la( do your . Man:s (isdom !as devoted it to t!e unkno(n /od. /od is t!e 3ein 1!o by . a s!ee. t!en.erceived to be t!e True /od. "an t!e tale of stones c!an in into men convince you and satisfy you) I solemnly tell you t!at t!ere are men more !ard and 197 .iritual. !ave realised t!at t!ere is somet!in beyond t!e illustrated scenario created for t!e eternal c!ildren.is t!ou !t made everyt!in from not!in . t!at you may kno( and !onour . t!e true . t!at t(elve . .!ers. If t!ose (ise men E (!o realised t!at t!ere is somet!in beyond t!e false scenario. * ' 3ut 0ou say t!at 0ou are /od and yet 0ou are fles!. 3ecause (ise men.oor men. (!at /od is.im.!iloso. one !atin t!e ot!er. somet!in really sublime and divine.e is #ternal.6 1!y does s!e believe.

ider:s (eb. and like an animal I mate.(icked t!an stones. 3ecause I (ould !ave said4 5I !ave lost a .6 * I ' 0ou are ri !t. my rief. (!en s!e is dead and I am dead. my Lord2 If I !ad kno(n t!at 9austa (as not a t!in t!at could be dissolved forever. (e s!all be t(o carrions (!ic! (ill dissolve (it! a foul odour and (ill never see eac! ot!er a ain6) Tell Me2 1!ic! of t!e t(o c!oices (ould your maternal !eart .(olf or a mare.refer) * ' "ertainly not t!e latter.set Me.article (!ic! (ill not die and (!ic! !er mot!er (ill find a ain in .earl.leasant for you. and my dau !ter is t!e fruit of my beastly instinct and s!e is an animal like me.im (it! a second life (!ic! does not end.eaven. (!ic! is a . rat!er t!an say4 5T!is rosy fles!. of (!om s!e (ill no( take reater care.rocreate. And I (ill find it.6 3ut I (is! to brin you to love flo(ers.assion for flo(ers. t!is !air t!inner t!an a s. ifted by .article of /od enclosed in t!e body (!ic! !er mot!er made for !erD a . (ould not !ave been so violent. 199 . like an animal I rear. too. like an animal I . so (e (ill understand eac! ot!er =uite (ell. and stones more useful t!an men. lookin at your little baby4 5-!e is t!e livin (ill of /od. %aleria. t!ese clear eyes ori inate from a stone6) $r to say4 5I am entirely like a s!e. 3ut I reassured !er sayin to !er4 5I love flo(ers. 3ut it still e<ists. your friend told me t!at s!e (as amazed at your . if I believe in t!e True /od6. And s!e (as afraid t!at it mi !t u. if s!e believes in t!e True /od. 3ut is it not more . as I !ave brou !t %aleria to love !er baby. (!en s!e (as in a ony. so t!at I (ill !ave my little 9austa forever and ever. to say. 1!en I (as comin to(ards you. created and formed by . as s!e kno(s t!at 9austa !as a soul. and tomorro(.im.

Look at t!is beautiful rose. $ne4 /od. said4 5I (ant6 and t!e elements se. as ma nificent toys. stars and finally t!e 7oy of . t!e t!ird one is . 1!o made all t!at) . And look at t!is one.revent all .. It (as an amor. teet!. t!e leaves of (!ic! are reddis! as if t!ey !ad been s. one (it! t!e ot!er4 t!e (ater bet(een t!e landsD or one on t!e ot!er4 air and li !t on t!e formed ..ale and dull on t!e stem. ranted !im.lies to you. And anot!er 5I (ant6 t!undered and t!e elements arran ed t!emselves.T!e same a.!ous stirrin of elements. to make man. t!at it seems an<ious to . t!e second !as only a fe( t!orns. T!e first one is like blood us!in from a !eart.rocreatin not (!at dies.ale old. T!ese roses are as many 5(ills6 of 192 .erial robe is not so ma nificent as t!is . but (!at survives deat!.le (!ic! adorns t!e im.lanet. and (!ic! is t!e soul. but is also a 7oy to touc! because of its smoot!ness and to smell because of its scent. !a.o() 1!en) 1!ere) 1!at (as t!is . and its leaves are . $ne more 5I (ant6 and . t!e stem of t!e last one is so t!ick (it! t!orns.ossible access to its rosy corolla. And furt!er4 t!e first one is stiff on an almost t!ornless stem. It looks like a file (it! very s!ar.rayed (it! blood. t!e second is like fres! fallen sno(. and t!is one. by t!e ift of /od.. No( consider t!is.y. t!e t!ird one is as fle<ible as a reed and its small leaves are as s!iny as reen (a<. flo(ers. T!e . and t!is one.etal. t!e last one is like t!e s(eet face of t!is c!ild smilin in My la. .is favourite creature. And /od.ur.lace in t!e mists of time) It (as not!in . (!ic! is not only a . And t!en t!e stars.s.arated and at!ered in family rou.lants (ere made.leasure to t!e eye because of its !ue. t!en animals and at last man.

. in t!at /od 1!o satisfied t!eir souls. babblin (it! !er rosy li. . (!o is takin !er first ste. even if inadvertently t!ey did not (ant to. My e<.ersist in i norance (!ere t!ere is someone (illin to clarify doubts. 3ut t!ey believe. is standin on t!e t!res!old of t!e bo(er. as if . 1!o is lau !in because t!e little one is tryin to catc! t!e solar s. Let your souls . 3ut I !o. T!ey believe in $lym. As lon as t!ey really believed. and s!e insists over and over a ain. J T!e ladies remain (!ere t!ey (ere.e (as nameless.us. t!at (e !ave understood one anot!er a little.eakin to one anot!er. as t!e truly (ise men believed in t!e ?nkno(n /od I mentioned to you. At last Lydia makes u.o(er makes it clear in an infinite number of beautiful t!in s.e (ere t!e most e<.t!e 9at!er. And +o!anna. It is dis raceful to .ave you any =uestions to ask) Ask t!em.lanation is rat!er a difficult one because it clas!es (it! t!e brazen resistance of your beliefs. as lon as t!ey turned 12/ . I norance is not a dis race. !er mind and follo(ed by t!e ot!ers oes to(ards +esus.s not!in but li !t. as it is our first meetin .is infinite .. even if .e. I am !ere to clarify t!in s.s. * And +esus.. I !ave not understood (!y 0ou said t!at our masters cannot lead a ood life because t!ey are at!eists.earance of belief.onder on (!at I !ave told you.. oes out !oldin t!e little c!ild.. s. ' Master. !esitatin bet(een t(o desires.erienced fat!er..ectrum (it! !er !and and ras.* ' T!ey !ave but t!e out(ard a.s and (ants to o to(ards a 7et of (ater s(ayin in t!e suns!ine.

It contains you and is 121 .oreal and sublime t!in 4 in one:s !eart) In one:s brains) * ' It is in t!e (!ole of man. and cannot. because it is . 1!en your little one (ill tell you !er first t!ou !ts. it.. A soul is a mirror t!at reflects and an ec!o t!at re.. of t!e lo( faults of mankind. your friends can see it. by far su. because it is incor. I. but /od 1!o created it. consider t!at t!at beauty is !er soul.oreal. 1!en s!e (ill love you not by instinct. t!e ods t!at . * ' 1!at. Like(ise a soul can be seen in everyt!in t!at differentiates man from animals. tell me (!ere t!e soul of my c!ild is. I (ill kiss t!at s. (!o is fascinated by t!e t!ou !t of immortality.im. Master) * ' /od.ot like a s!rine and I (ill (ors!i.oor ods full of t!e faults of mankind. * ' T!e soul2 it is like t!is li !t t!at little 9austa (is!es to ras.erior to t!e . * ' It:s a reat (ord2 * ' It is a reat trut!. And do not (ors!i. * ' 3ut (!ere is t!is incor. 0ou. 3ut it is t!ere. you can say t!at suc! understandin is !er soul (!ic! is revealin itself. but (it! !er reason. asks4 ' Master.a anism created for itself.art of /od. * K %aleria. 1!en s!e (ill ro( beautiful beside you. t!ey some!o( reflected /od.t!eir t!ou !ts to t!at 3ein . /od 1!o (is!es every soul to be a t!rone for . consider t!at t!at love is !er soul. by necessity. !er soul.eats. not so muc! in !er body as in virtue.

you are damned. I (ill o furt!er. T!e immortality of t!e soul. 1!en it is killed by a crime t!at man commits a ainst !imself. you become a cor.se. as from a .read 1isdom like seed on t!e round and .erior .oints (!ic! (ere insu. t!at is t!e immortality of t!e su.erable for your reason.aration.ly absorbed in t!ou !t. T!en t!e ?nkno(n /od (ill become 122 . * &L Plautina is dee. ' I do not a ree.oliness (ill flo(.!iloso. * ' 3ut are 0ou or are 0ou not /od) * ' I am /od.contained (it!in you. I (as able also to free souls from a slavery (!ic! I cannot e<. At last s!e asks4 ' And !ave 0ou a soul) * +esus re. and it removes all t!e bitterness of every se. * ' 0ou t!erefore a ree t!at t!e .arated from /od forever.lies4 ' "ertainly. I t!erefore enclosed 1isdom and . and after demolis!in errors and freein minds. 3ut no( I !ave taken t!e nature of Man. se. alt!ou ! !e (as a !eat!en) * asks Plautina. It is t!e one t!at assures us of (!ere (e come from. on to t!e (orld in t!e !our of /race and (ill sanctify men.ollen to t!e (inds.recious broken am. And do you kno( (!y) 3ecause only by t!is sacrifice of Mine I (as able to resolve t!e . I told you.!ora. +esus (atc!es !er and is silent.art of man is t!e most certain and most comfortin mystery to believe.oliness in a body. I say t!at it is an article of fait!.!er (!o said t!at (e are 5immortal6 (as ri !t. I s. 1!en it leaves you. (!o (e are.lain to you 7ust no(. (!ere (e o. .

t!e True /od. * ' 3ut (!at (ill our ods say if (e abandon t!em) 1ill t!ey not aven e t!emselves on us) * asks fearful Lydia.!. because fait! is a . * ' T!en.o(er and 0our (isdom.. * 12.kno(n. (!ic!. 3ecause t!ey do not e<ist. * ' I am t!e Trut!. T!e same a.oor !uman t!ou !t. T!en t!e sun s!ines and t!e va. is eit!er (icked or a liar. 3ecause you loat!e (!at you kno( and you crave for (!at you i nore. Midday (ill be full of t!e kno(led e of Me.our is dissolved and t!e listenin meado(s are more beautiful. My (ord is t!e bread of trut!. t!e fo of a . I !un er for trut!.lies to your ods. created $lym. * ' T!at is true. * ' I am kno(n.e<istent idle story. And t!us your ods. ' 1oman4 !ave you ever seen a fo y mornin ) T!e meado(s are lost in t!e va.resent. * ' 3ut 0ou are already kno(n. t!at is. rises.!) -!all I see it) * ' Truly. (ill dissolve in your !earts (it!out bein able to do any !arm. * ' 1!at (ill 0our midday be like) A trium. * ' All you !ave to do is to come to My table. it (ill be a trium. i norin /od and needin to believe.our t!at conceals t!em. And you (ill be . 1!o doubts 0our . ive 0ourself to me (!o am !un ry. (!en t!e sun. 0our soul !un ers. 3ut t!is is only daybreak.us.ermanent necessity for man. . a real non.

* ' 3ut does it dis ust you) "an you acce..t it) * Plautina re... $bedience (ill 124 .in on to t!e boat. t!en. ' No.itality or follo( Me more easily. you can see2 3e a ood (ife and obey. I !ad not t!ou !t about t!at.6 * ' $!2. turns round and says4 ' "ome as far as t!e boat and 0ou (ill tell Me (!at your . ' If you considered t!at you can t!us ive Me !os.ain is. . and (!ic! "aesar does not kno(..eace. * ' 0ou. are creatin useless fo s for yourself2 * says +esus 1!o is ste. my Lord.. 1!o !ad be un to (alk.. 1e are most definitely before t!e unkno(n.eak to 0ou about my trouble2 * +esus.y and (ould say4 53ounty !as seen to it. * ' -o. my Lord) * +o!anna is desolate. * And +o!anna oes. t!at is true.roud of t!e little I kno( no(. It does not. t!an I do of my name. #veryt!in 0ou say is ne( to us..ersevere.e is doin it because !e does not (ant me to be confined any lon er no( t!at I am !ealt!y... I leave you (it! My . And s!e says4 ' "!uza (ants to send me to +erusalem for some time and I am not !a.. * && ' 1!at) Are 0ou not stayin ... * ' 1ell. I feel more .lies sure of !erself4 ' No. * ' $!2 I (anted to s.y about it. I !ave a lot to do.. after sayin oodbye to t!e Roman ladies. =uite a lot. I am not stayin .' 1e s!all !ave to listen to 0ou a ain. too. . you (ould be !a.

seems to emer e from a . I (onder (!at Mary is t!inkin of (!ile . and (!ic! o. * T!e boat sets out and it all ends. -!e is so(in fast.art of . all t!e doors are closed.ile of sno(.er meals and receives . T!e !eavy door of t!e room (!ere Mary (orks. My .er!a.er !ead bent on . !an s from t!e c!est and from . -!e is alone. 123 . T!e rest of . (!ere -!e takes . 1!o is (earin a dark blue dress.s a bed s!eet. or from t!e kitc!en arden.in Me to evan elize your friends. T!e clot!.er !ands are (orkin s(iftly. and t!e li !t of t!e lam.eace be al(ays (it! you. A(lae #n 6a 1's <o!se at Na3a et$. & Mary is (orkin =uietly at a . Pente"ost.ale old tints.er friends. T!ere is dead silence in t!e tidy room. a t!ree flame lam.ive you t!e re(ard of !avin Me as your uest at ne<t Passover and t!e !onour of !el. It is really t!e stillness of t!e ni !t. deserted at ni !t. t!e little room in Nazaret!. . .iece of clot!. -9t$ 6a1 1+4.li !t.er face is in !alf. . is closed. li !ts u.er !air to s!ine (it! . so t!at Mary...er (ork..er knees on to t!e floor. causes t!e to. It is evenin . . No noise can be !eard eit!er from t!e road. 147.ens on to t!e kitc!en arden. so t!at not even t!e noise of t!e fountain (ater runnin into t!e basin can be !eard.articularly t!e table at (!ic! t!e %ir in is sat.

3ut I do not yet kno( (!o you are. to see t!e . of clot!es.oliness kno(s me..en . 12+ ..oor !ea..ail2 My Lady2 * and t!en once a ain4 ' In t!e name of +esus.. (!ic! covers !er com..* and s!e (ee. and oes to t!e door.er arms to me. of clot!es. t!rou ! (!ic! no one a. Mary lays t!e lam. I am #vil... * ' $!2 no2 Not sister2 I cannot be 0our sister. 0ou !ave said enou ! to make Me understand t!at you are un!a... %ice kno(s me. T!e ta. A . And . -!e sees a !ea.. * and s!e cries louder and louder under !er mantle. And tell me. 3efore o.in at t!e main door. * ' "ome in and tell Me (!at you (ant.. And 0ou are Piety.T!ere is a li !t ta. 0ou are t!e Mot!er of /ood.ears.. ' "ome in.ens t!e door at once !oldin t!e lam.y.els !er to stand u. and listens. !ave mercy on me. Mary stands u. stoo...eated and more loudly...lies4 ' A (oman.in very lo( and sayin 4 ' . 0our name.. 3ut t!e knockin is re.er (ork.letely....s. * ' Nobody and many kno( me. t!en.enin -!e asks4 ' 1!o is knockin ) * A t!in voice re... u. sister... Mary looks u.er !ead once a ain to .. I. I do not kno( you. !ave mercy on me.in !as been so li !t t!at Mary must be t!inkin t!at it (as caused by some ni !t animal or by t!e (ind and -!e bends . * Mary o.il rim. on a c!airD s!e takes t!e !and of t!e unkno(n (oman kneelin on t!e t!res!old and com. 3ut no( I need Piety to o. In t!e name of +esus.

nor . for you +e(s.in . * 3ut t!e %eiled (oman does not (ant to sit do(nD still stoo.rostitute. . I am t(ice filt! because I am a .er li.. * ' If you come to Me.. s!aken by !er sobs. 0ou (ill.er !ands (!ic! are !oldin all t!e time t!e little !and of t!e %eiled (oman. !e cursed me and !e says to t!ose in to(n4 127 . My dau !ter.er (!ole attitude tells me t!at -!e is . t!erefore.. T!is !ouse (elcomes t!ose (!ose name is -orro( * and -!e leads !er in. on t!e table. . and asks !er to sit do(n and says4 ' -. It is t!e !our of my redem. I (as later told t!at s!e died of a broken !eart I !ad a fat!er. I am filt!.. -!e stands u. and . even if I (ere !oly. -!e says4 ' I am a !eat!en. And 0ou are a mot!er. my Lady..tion and I must reveal myself. s!e continues to (ee..er takes t!e form of ..in calms do(n. At last !er (ee.eak. tremblin . closin t!e door. if you look for My -on t!rou ! Me.. de7ected.entant !eart. alt!ou ! not!in about ... -!e (aits. kind and =ueenly.. and is still reluctant to o in..rayin .rayer4 neit!er .s (!ic! are closed..is Mot!er. Mary is in front of !er. to s!o( (it! !o( many (ounds my !eart is covered.rayin . * ' 0es. T!e %eiled (oman dries !er face (it! !er veil and t!en says4 ' And yet I !ave not come from so far as to be unkno(n. but I do.. lays t!e lam. -!e is t!e %eiled (oman of t!e "lear 1ater. !ave mercy on me. for !er to calm do(n. you can only be a re.8 Mary does not kno( !er. * ' $!2 yes2 "all me dau !ter2 I !ad a mot!er and I left !er.

. T!e %eiled (oman oes on4 ' No one (ill call me dau !ter any more2. My tears alone (ill not cleanse me.t (!en I realised2 E Also before I used to (ee. > 3ut t!e %eiled (oman sinks to t!e round at .y one.. I understood my misery and my de. I !ave been (ee.ravity and do not (as! it a(ay.e my tears and I s!all be so cleansed as to be able to o near my -aviour2 * ' 0es.ravity. T!ey mi< (it! my de.eak calmly. on My knees of a Mot!er * and Mary sits do(n.. Let me kiss 0our !and and (i.ere.. alt!ou ! more and more conscious. as s!e (is!es to s. . but lays . (!ere my fat!er (as t!e ste(ard. I (as an only dau !ter...er feet. I am covered and saturated (it! it and I feel dis usted. My life (as a !a. . as my mot!er used to do (!en I (as .. -!e be ins slo(ly4 ' I come from -yracuse.. 0es..rocurator. yes.er t!us.treated animal t!at !ates and rebels a ainst !im (!o tortures and fouls it more and more. abused and insulted by man.o( muc! !ave I (e. 3ut my tears.. (e say a . My dau !ter. 3ut t!ey (ere t!e tears of an ill. near Me. because I !ave understood.ure and ood. caress me t!us.e my tears (it! it.eak to . No( and a ain t!e o(ner of t!e villa...in for ei !t mont!s. in a beautiful villa... 1e lived near t!e seaside. I (as t!e dau !ter of a ste(ard. And s.. $!2 Mot!er2 1i.si< years old. do not yet cleanse me.ale (it! an uis!. I (ill. -it do(n. Leave your burden !ere. because it is !orrible to be not!in but fles!.er !and on !er !ead to comfort !erN. or !is (ife or c!ildren (ould come. Mary turns ... but I did not c!an e bestiality. I am t(enty. of a (ealt!y Roman entleman.5I no lon er !ave a dau !ter6 * Ms!e resumes cryin more bitterly.. as you (ould call !im. T!ey treated us very (ell and 129 ... because I c!an ed master.

.!s runnin to (ors!i.(ere very ood to me. 3ut I loved frivolous t!in s more t!an ood t!in s... T!ey em.erformed in t!e t!eatre. "eres. . A reat t!eatre.eaks....resent t!e s.. T!ey must be as beautiful as ods and as a ile as butterflies. T!e irls used to .er sobs are like commas in !er s. (!o (ere to re. My (ealt!y friends admired me. so clever I (as in assumin statues=ue . danced cro(ned (it! roses and 122 . I t!en imitated t!em on t!e flo(ery meado(s... my mot!er (as .lay (it! me... 0oun boys and irls are trained as mimers in a s.tures over a dance ..roud of me.!asize t!e meanin of t!e c!orus by t!eir silent dances. sees and dreams of !er . ' $ne day. but also by means of our !ands or t!rou ! t!e movements of our bodies (e can e<.. T!ere is a reat t!eatre at -yracuse. I seemed an artistic statue. 0ou do not kno(.lays. T!e (!ole of -yracuse (as bloomin (it! flo(ers. .y and... * T!e %eiled (oman s.assion.... !u e.. Mimers are (idely em. T!e celebrations (ere 7ust over and I !ad one into ra....loyed in t!e comedies and tra edies (!ic! are . 3eautiful. It is used for ames and ... on t!e olden sands of my land.ecial sc!ool. in t!e arden of t!e villa.... In t!at dance t!e mimers.. it (as May.rin time nym.. I (as fourteen years old.ress t!e feelin s of a man a itated by a .ot overlookin t!at .. or a li !t blo(in breeze.s.ast and (ee.lace and see t!e mimers dance.erformed t!ere.roud of me. T!e o(ners !ad taken me t!ere (it! t!eir dau !ters. I loved to o to a kind of !i ! s.eec!. I (as beautiful.. My mot!er (as !a..ostures or flyin about almost (it!out touc!in t!e round. remembers. intelli ent and I succeeded in everyt!in ..

clad (it! roses. * -!e stands u. (it! a beautiful li !t bro(n face and velvet eyes full of ardour.. t!ro(in !er veil be!ind !er and lettin !er lar e mantle dro. one day *..read (it! roses. and one day.oses !erself. because I see A lae emer e from t!e discarded clot!es. (it!out any 7e(els.in . I studied t!e dance.. Look. flo(in like (in s be!ind t!em.. ' I (as beautiful. And I am dumbfounded. unfortunately. $n t!e deserted beac! t!ere (ere (!ite and yello( (ild flo(ers. so li !t t!ey lided about.. of vanilla.le .!. I ot dressed on a stri.ut on veils. $n t!at day I . of clean !uman bodies. I still am..laited !air. t!e dau !ters of our landlord !el... slender and ..erfect. 1!ile dancin t!ey looked like (in ed . somet!in .eared t!rou ! t!e ruffled stri. I felt as if I (ere a nym.. also in !er modest dress.. (it!out . $nly (it! roses because t!eir dresses (ere very li !t veils.s of t!eir flo(ery veils. 1aves of stron .erfumes came also from t!e citrus ardens and t!e rose ardens in -yracuse ave off a scent.ed me as t!ey loved to see me dance. as (ell as t!e sea and t!e sand on t!e beac!D t!e sun dre( a smell from all t!in s...anicky t!at (ent to my !ead. ' I (as beautiful. -!e t!en com.ebes..ous arments. And I (as crazy. (!ile t!eir ma nificent bodies a.... facin t!e blue sea. and I (as (ors!i. of t!e olden beac!.er body is like a real flo(er.. scent of almonds.. (it! t!e s!ar. a cob(eb s.. .style. -!e kneels do(n a ain in front of Mary. -!e is beautiful. too. in !er sim. A !eat!en amon st 2// . (!om) T!e fertile #art!) T!e fecundatin -un) I do not kno(.om. T!e %eiled (oman cries louder..

my des.ure2 Per!a.e !ad descended u. And it (as my ruin.. (!ic! is noted by A lae.e !ad no mot!er. And after some time I 2/1 . It is better if you s. T!e t(o admirin eyes !ad revealed somet!in else to me.. My dau !ter. T!ey !ad revealed sensuality and se<.icked in t!e arden. t!e scents. as . * ' 0es. but ..s I dis ust 0ou. I took . 3ecause before.e (as (it!out sensuality alt!ou ! a man. and I (as noticed.lace !o.earin nude in t!e . ' $!2 but 0ou are . by t!e ..o(erful t!an a od. and (it!in myself I t!ou !t .in to see t!e youn !andsome s(art!y man. $n t!e contrary. #very day I (ent back to t!at . Mary is a sea t!at (as!es.. I t!ou !t t!at myself (!en I !eard t!at .. I (as enra..im so different from every ot!er man...leasure of bein youn . 3ut I did not stay at !ome.ut on a (reat! of roses ... I danced. but (!o (as more ..eak to Mary t!an to ..resence of t(o reedy eyes of a man.. T!e satisfaction of bein admired lent (in s to my feet. a ile and beautiful. T!ree days later I (as left all by myself because t!e landlords left to o back to t!eir . and I danced. I t!ink I (as (ors!i. I sa( I (as bein looked at. (!om I did not kno( I !ad.im..iritual man E no( I kno( t!ere is t!e s.in -ense.e !ad a mot!er.tured by t!e li !t. seein ... * Mary makes an involuntary esture of dis ust. 3ut I (as not as!amed of a..on t!e eart! to save t!e !orrible (retc!es of (!om I am t!e (orst.otic kin . it is better if I tell 0ou. * ' -. I .leasure in dancin more lively.eak.irit and (!at it is E before I could not !ave said of (!at 0our -on (as made.atrician d(ellin in Rome. t!e only t!orou !ly s.. beyond dancin .!eat!ens..

erial court.. . .e said4 5Not my (ife. I (as not a oddess4 but mud. I elo.. I (ill be your fait!ful (ife.. 3ut I did not s. you (ill be t!e . After si< mont!s of or ies..e . t!e dis ust. ..led on by !is beastliness. . but t!e filt! of life. 3ut you s!all be t!e oddess and I your . I (as a youn irl. and I did not resist t!e desire to see !im a ain...... (it! a storm of kisses... I (as s!re(d.ro.6 I re.e said to me4 5"ome to Rome (it! me. t!e .erfected me...sa( !im a ain.lied4 50es.ed t!e same evenin (it! t!e filt!y ... (it! lovin (ords...leasure to you. And I (ent back. And t!en. I already kne( t!at my mot!er !ad died of a broken !eart and t!at I no lon er !ad a !ome or a fat!er.atrician.e lau !ed mockin ly and kissed me.raved. but not yet de. I tore myself a(ay from !is embrace and I ran !ome..earl of Rome.. "ome and see my fat!er. t!e s!ame. 3ut alt!ou ! a youn irl. (it! =uestions4 5Is t!ere not everyt!in in t!is love) Is t!is not s(eeter t!an a bond) 1!at else do you (ant) "an you live (it!out t!is)6 $!2 Mot!er.e s.. t!e infinite misery of not even belon in to myself. I (ill take you to t!e im.. t!e infamy.osal. I !ad !ardly reac!ed t!e deserted beac! (!en !e embraced me kissin me frenziedly...earl4 but tras!. utter ruin. and I became a ra tram. I (as infatuated.. !e became tired of me and . Life (as not revealed to me..6 .6 I (as t!orou !ly infatuated...ted me in !is academy. Not a .. I kne( (!at life is. !e 2/2 .assed on to fres! love affairs and I lived on t!e streets. A dancin master acce. I made t!e most of my dancin talent..eak to my mot!er about it.oke to me.riest and I (ill reveal t!e secrets of life and .. and I (as dis usted by !is ..is kisses !ad made me more ent!ralled t!an ever.ain. .

er !eart. and !e launc!ed me into t!e corru. t!e 5Man6..im. I (as... t!at it (as not t!e fles! t!at drove me to(ards 0our +esus.o(erful master on t!e eart!. 1as I free) 1as I ric!) 0es.o. I (as t!en brou !t !ere to deli !t . to desire and acce.. defyin t!e =ui. and from t!e (indo( I !ad already !eard (ords and seen a si !t (!ic! !ad u.. I am t!e $ne 1!o seeks t!ose (!o are lost and ives Life. 3ut I s(ear to 0ou. I realised it and I invited ..erod:s leisure time and I (as en a ed !ere by a ne( master. 3ut -!e re. My .ebron. I (as not. A $ne day a man. It (as somet!in t!at .ossesses a (oman2 Mot!er. 0our -on. T!e already dirty flo(er fell into a cloaca.e 2/. came to . T!e !ouse (as dear to . because I could see only t!ose (!om !e (anted and I !ad no ri !t to myself.ure.ulace.t Roman . * ' . to desire /ood at all costs.er !and to .im4 5"ome in. I save t!ose (!o are an<ious to be saved. T!e #vil. -!ammai (as not t!ere.set my !eart. because I (as not in 7ail and I (as covered (it! 7e(els. No.e revealed to me t!at drove me to t!e door. is !orrifyin Me. not you..oor creature.6 It (as t!e soul t!at I t!en learned I !ad.im to enter.ebron. 9or ten years I fell lo(er and lo(er into t!e abyss. Mot!er.t sorro(s (it! !onour.. as if it !ad been (ounded.atriciate as a flo(er fully skilled in every sensual art.e took me to . .e said to me4 5My Name means4 -aviour.s of t!e . . 0ou are tremblin 2 I am fillin 0ou (it! !orror2 * Mary !as taken . $!2 No c!ained do is more c!ained t!an one of us2 And t!ere is no do trainer more brutal t!an t!e man (!o .en7oyed me. I am Purity and Trut!26 . /o on. I save by teac!in to be . to say to . (!ic! is suc! a .lies4 ' No.

alt!ou ! I (as so dis uised in my attire... I !eard. Also one of t!e friends of 0our -on. T!ey sent me to a man (!ose name is +o!n. T!e old A lae (as dead. And t!e de( and t!e river did not clean me as muc! as .. Durin t!e mont!s (!en I (andered about I !ad to kee. $!2 Not one (as lost2 $nce . And . $!2 . And . I ran a(ay.told me t!at I also !ad a soul and t!at I !ad killed it by my (ay of livin .e (ent a(ay.oor but !a.im because . Many a time I (as com. and I (as about to say4 59or ive me..y.e s. A lae (as buried under t!at veil.is (ords (ere in !ere.. .o( many tears of re ret2 Anot!er time 2/4 . I lived sellin t!e lar e =uantity of old I !ad. I (as sure I (ould find ..6 Anot!er time . At t!e "lear 1ater I lived like an animal4 . by ivin t!em alms and askin for t!eir . I used to say to myself4 5.e told me t!at (!o looks for .tured and also because. because I lie under t!e terrible curse of attractin men. And t!ey !ave never come out.. t!inkin it (as .e did not curse me.e never looked at me2 T!e first man (!o did not stri.is friends. t!e s!e. A +e( sent me to t!e "lear 1ater...elled to flee t!e sensuality of men (!o .romised me.is (ords and (it! . me (it! !is reedy eyes. neit!er did .ersecuted me..!erds.e for ave a murderer. really.rayers. $!2 It (as a !oly fli !t2 I ran a(ay from sin seekin t!e -aviour..im.im (ill find ... I (ent about lookin for . And t!en..e.oke of lost innocence. too.e is (!ere a doctor and a medicine are needed.. as if I (ere be innin to (is! to be cured.is Name means -aviour6. 3ut it (as not. I (as left (it! .e mock me. ?nder t!e veil t!ere (as !er (ounded bloodless soul seekin its doctor. And I took t!e first ste.e !ad . 3ut .im because . 3ut . my face covered to avoid bein ca.is (ords.

e ot someone to tell me t!at fat!erlands . (it!out food. 3ut ..is !ouse.er..e.ointed 2/3 .. I (ould. $!2 .im. (!en t!ose (!o considered sinful t!e desire of a soul to be reborn.e re7ected me.e cured a madman..im. and I (as about to s!out4 5"leanse me too. And t!en..o.e. because I do not (ant to be (!at I (as2..6. al(ays c!ased.. but . bleedin ..e asked t!e ste(ard to ive me !os.. (ounded. and t!ey !it me and t!ey !ave !urt me more (it! t!eir accusations t!an (it! stones and t!ey !ave (ounded my soul more t!an my body.. I looked be!ind me and in front of me.is feet.. !omeless. !ere..e told a c!ild to say to me4 5Do not (ee.resent said4 5Bill yourself6.. and I (e. and later .is kindness2 My misery2 3ot! so reat t!at I did not dare to take my misery to ... al(ays scorned at.e cured a le. and . my ....... (it!out my Doctor. my future used to say4 5. and I (aited for . a Roman. laid snares for . al(ays cursed.im t!an I am. $!2 1!at a dreadful stru le a ainst myself2 1orn out.. sin a ainst t!e -on of /od. of my sin.itality and .. because I (anted to be !onest and because I !ad disa.e (as a(aited also by t!e ven eance of t!ose (!o are by far less (ort!y of lookin at .ast (ould say to me4 5"ome back6. feveris!. $ne stormy ni !t .air.. my -aviour (ent a(ay. I dra ed myself to a villa e askin for s!elter.. I did not commit suicide. Like an animal I !ad to run a(ay. 3ecause I.ass a(ay.. E Anot!er time . 3ut t!ey reco nised me..e s!eltered me in .is disci. (!ereas t!ey. if . as a !eat!en.6 I did !o. not(it!standin t!at one of . as t!ey led me to des. (!o already kno( /od.eaven remains.les durin t!e ni !t instructed me in t!e infinite mercy of 0our -on.t.. sinned a ainst myself.. t!ere. My ..

t anyt!in from 0ou.lice in accusin t!e Rabbi of Nazaret!.erson (!o sees a snake cree. Tell me !o( I must be!ave. (!o (anted me to bear (itness a ainst 0our -on.erverted love) $r t!ese una...6 I ran a(ay like a . 1!at must I mutilate in myself) 1!at must I tear a(ay from myself t!at I may no lon er be sin. I (ent to "a. 3ut an old man sa( me. !e said to me4 5#veryt!in could c!an e in your favour if you (ould become my lover and my accom.im.resence of my friends.. It is enou ! for you to say in t!e . It is a crime to . Take my . !ave mercy on me. ..s) $r cut my ton ue) My eyes.rostitute. .e (as your lover.ere I am4 tread on me. Tell me (!at I !ave to do.rotected from t!e (orld t!at (ants it and it (ill become . for I am a sinner.s and ton ue !ave served me in evil deeds.. to /alilee and I came !ere. and as I (as (ee. 0ou !ad 7ust left..t!ose (!o.is enemies. li. .ut out my eyes) $r burn my li... 3ut only t!ere it (ill be . 0ou (ere not !ere.oor soiled soul and take it to . 3ut.im.ere I am4 call me by my name4 . out of a flo(ery bus!. I (ill acce. $ne of . . or an allurement.. for I am mud.ut my lust into 0our !ands. Mot!er.unis! myself and t!em by sacrificin t!em. I t!us understood t!at I can no lon er o to .ernaum.enance. t!rou ! me. t!at . Tell me (!ic! means I must use to be no lon er A lae.lease tell me !o( can a (oman for et 2/+ . $r s!all I tear off t!ese reedy loins (!ic! !ave driven me to .ere I am4 re7ect me. I no lon er (ant evil and I am (illin to .in (it!out reactin . and I came to 0ou. 9ollo(in t!e river I came u.easable viscera (!ic! I am afraid may be aroused afres!) Tell me. (anted to strike 0our -on. t!at I may no lon er !ave to be afraid of myself and of men) -!all I .

im to t!e (orld. moans4 ' -ee) 0ou can see t!at 0ou are dis usted.er esture.im and at me sus. -!e (ee.set.oor s(allo( tossed by t!e storm a ainst t!e (alls of My !ouse.iciously to accuse us.. (!o !ears t!e (!is. a . 1!o ave Me a -on t!at I may ive . No.s!e is a female and !o( can s!e make ot!er .. 0ou can by /od.. Mary stands u.reme Love. but t!e only si n of ..er and understands .licity of my consecrated vir inity so t!at t!e (orld mi !t receive 9or iveness.s and suffers. . * ' I no lon er !o.im because t!e (orld looks at .le for et2 * C Mary is u. you are be innin no(. I (ant to die rememberin not!in but my -aviour.e (ill s!o( you your (ay to redem. too. I cannot be for iven. but because of t!e cruel (orld. I (ill not let you o. I am done for2 * ' No. .rostrate (it! rief.e.e dre( My blood 2/7 . and I cannot o near . ..e took Me out of t!e blessed sim.erin 4 ' .tion. .. Listen..er rief are t!e tears t!at fall on t!e re. ' I (ant to die only after I !ave been for iven. * A lae cries.is (isdom is friendly to me.eak to you in t!e name of t!e -u. My dau !ter.. I (ant to die kno(in t!at .. I am not moanin because of you. but I (ill . 0ou are not done for.entant (oman. A lae.eo. T!e (orld is ri !t.ick you u. I (ill take you to +esus and .oor soul. Let me s. (!is. * ' 0ou cannot by t!e (orld.o( difficult it is to be redeemers2 * -!e is almost breat!less. I (ill no( o a(ay.

e can for ive you) 3ut can you not see in everyt!in t!at !a.is (ords for you) 1!o made you understand t!at c!arity.laced you at t!e (indo( t!at mornin ) 1!o lit a li !t to illuminate .entant sinner to cleanse your soul more and more) 1!o ave you a martyr:s soul. Love. t!at I may (as! sinners. $t!er (omen came.not from My c!ildbirt! but from My !eart by revealin to Me t!at My "reature is t!e /reat %ictim.urify t!ose (!o dare not o to My -on. * ' No.rayers of t!ose (!o !ave been !el. dau !ter.ened to you t!e mysterious (ill of Divine /oodness) 1!o brou !t you to +udaea) 1!o took you to +o!n:s !ouse) 1!o . obtains !el.is (ay) 1!o enabled you to live as a re. Look at Me. (!en 7oined to t!e .is arrival) 1!o led you on to .. from /od) 1!o ave you t!e stren t! to run a(ay from -!ammai:s !ouse and to .ure soul) Do not s!ake your !ead. It is love t!at bleeds Me so t!at My -on may not be t!e only one to save. many more (ill come.er and dee. It is love t!at sets Me on fire t!at I may . a believer:s soul.ersevere durin t!e first days until . Do you t!ink t!at only !e is 2/9 . It is love t!at causes Me to (ee. 0ou are not sure t!at .ed.er and it consumes Me. 0ou (anted My caresses. a .erseverin and . Do not (ee. Do you kno( its name) * ' -orro(. T!ere is a lar e (ound in t!is !eart. It !as been roanin for over t!irty years and it is becomin dee. t!us2 0ou are not t!e only sinner (!o !as come to t!e Lord and !as left redeemed. I am ivin you My tears t!at (ill already cleanse you and enable you to look at My Lord.

is (ord sayin to you in t!e name of /od4 50ou are for iven.. (it! (!ic! t!e An el said t!at /od !as filled Me.our fort! 0our -anctifyin -. dau !ter of divine mercy2 My -on is (orkin in you (!at .irit on t!is creature (!o is (ee. a little of 0ou is al(ays in 0our Mary2 Allo( . 9or t!e sake of $ur -on. 0ou are buildin it a ainst sensuality. . your only love at . 3ut I ive you My kiss as a . t!e 3lessed 2/2 .. 9or Me it is a natural endo(ment. $ #ternal -. May t!e /race. 3ut you did not kno( it and you learned it by yourself. I. you must believe t!at yours is t!e reater. I kno( but t!e most !oly !un er for /od.e told you at .urity (!ic! is entirely a race of t!e Lord and your !eroic ascent to climb back to t!e summit of your lost .in and !o.ure (!o !as never kno(n sensuality) Do you t!ink t!at a soul can never a ain become vir in and beautiful) $!2 My dau !ter2 3et(een t!e .romise.lies to Me.. $!2 "an a little c!ild.e !as already done t!at. 3ut you subdued t!e ot!er !un er. save t!is (oman (!o is e<.urity.in . like breat!in . your fles!. because you !ave come to kno( of . because of your ood (ill to be saved. not to desire. !ave carnal desires) And does !e !ave any merit t!ereby) T!e same a. may t!at /race by a miracle rest u. of /ood....ectin salvation from /od. 0es.urity. -mile. a ainst need and !abit. you need .6 I cannot say t!at. 0our soul !as revived. for t!e sake of /od..ebron.. I do not kno( (!at t!at tra ic !un er is t!at made mankind a victim. in order not to remember.resent. not to yield.irit. 0ou are already saved. your feelin s.er to . of sorro(. as a be innin of for iveness.. o /od of Love.ort !er until +esus. t!e tra ic and !orrible one.on !er and su. 0ou !ave to break off your t!ou !ts. a fe( !ours old.

reme Priest.le come !ere no(. because Passover is near and at t!e ne( moon of A... And I (ill ive you a dress like Mine and you (ill look like a +e(ess. "ome to t!e !ouse of -imon t!e Fealot.. And A lae rests !er !ead on . "ome.. and of t!e -on and of t!e -.er !and. t!e -u. Mary li !ts t!e little lam. T!ere is a little room near Mine.. absolves !er in t!e name of t!e 9at!er.re.. too.il rims (is!in to o to /od !ave rested in it. And as I (ill see My -on only in +udaea. My dau !ter. and !atred !urts as muc! as sin.im of you. 3ut I (ill . * T!ey o out into t!e dark kitc!en arden and t!en into +ose. * ' $!2 T!ey (ill not. 3ut no( s!e is at .eo. !er lar e mantle and !er veil. I (ill s.ick u. Rest.. 0our dress (as too (ell kno(n. 0ou are tired and (orn out. T!ey are t!e clot!es of . 0ou (ill find Me t!ere and I (ill take you to . 0ou (ill o a(ay tomorro(.-aviour.irit.eace.. -!e is sittin on t!e floor.are you for your 7ourney to(ards 9or iveness and you (ill be like a vir in oin to !er (eddin 4 you (ill be different and unkno(n to t!e . -!e t!en moans4 ' T!ey (ill reco nise me.eak to . Also Mary !as sat do(n a ain. ' Leave t!em. H It is late... * A lae is (ee. and not even !er dress is to remain. on t!e 21/ . Do not be afraid. * A lae is about to . "ome.eo. -aints and .!:s little room. It (ill s!elter you.oor lost A lae. because too many .erienced too muc! !atred.im. 3ut s!e no lon er e<ists. I (ill send you to an !onest family.le una(are of t!e rite.er knees and kisses ..in a ain.ril (e s!all be in 3et!any. It e<..

(!ic! rises near a main road runnin east(ards from t!e lake.entant (oman once a ain. 14+. . (!ic! is still =uite comfortable.e is alone.lays all t!e beauty of t!e surroundin 211 .revious one. T!e clear day dis. +esus be ins climbin to(ards t!e tableland alon a mule. to a .track. T$e Se *on of t$e 6o!nt@ : Yo! A e t$e Salt of t$e Ea t$ . --n) 6a1 1+4.eak.s.e oes t!rou ! t!e villa e and .eak.s!elf. similar to t!e .. caresses t!e re. & +esus is (alkin fast alon a main road. as (ell as ot!er to(ns. . t!us formin a kind of stran e saddle. stretc!in to(ards t!e nort!. t!e in!abitants of (!ic! (ork t!e tableland.roceeds t!rou ! t!e fields and meado(s all stre(n (it! flo(ers and rustlin (it! cro.ly u. closes t!e door and (it! !er treble li !t s!e looks to see (!ere -!e can take A lae:s torn mantle so t!at nobody may see it t!e follo(in day. (!ic! e<tends for a ood distance.. and it be ins to rise (it! a lo( mild elevation. not =uite so beautiful.es do(n and rises once a ain u. and reac!es a small villa e. (!ere t!e corn is be innin to come to ear. to anot!er . and t!en slo. T!ere is t!en a cra and t!e mountain rises rat!er stee. . formin a tableland from (!ic! one can see all t!e lake and t!e to(n of Tiberias to(ards t!e sout!.e is oin to(ards a mountain.

because t!e mountain acts as a (all. ' 3ut (e (ere (aitin for 0ou on t!e road2 * ' 1e (ere 7ust t!inkin t!at 0ou (ere not comin even today. (!ic! is bet(een t!e lake and Mount .nature.eak and tell . * 212 . of course.(est side and beyond t!e lake t!ere is a lovely flat country and ot!er mountains. t!ere is -imon (it! +udas of -imon and Isaac. T!ere are more mountains to(ards t!e lake of Tiberias on t!e nort!. but cannot be seen from !ere.. I cannot see (!at lies to t!e (est. on t!e road. to t!e nort! lies t!e im.asture t!eir flocks on t!ese mountains. arrive first.ectin to meet 0ou on t!e main road.eak of Mount . Do(n. T!e more one climbs. 3eyond t!e lake. to(ards (!ic! +esus is oin . I am (aitin !ere for my com. so (!ite is t!e . To t!e sout!. t!e . (!o are comin do(n (it! flasks and containers. t!e (ider t!e vie(.e is reen. Master) 0ou are !ere) 1e (ere e<.. ' 1!at. and. t!e contours of (!ic! are softened by t!e distance.ermon. Lake Merom is t!ere.. "ome2 "ome2 T!e Master is !ere2 * T!e a.!erds (!o . T!e (elcome t!ey ive t!e Master is really touc!in .ostles.anions (!o !ave one to et some milk from t!e s!e... 8 +esus meets first t!e a. (!ic! I t!ink conceal Nazaret!. t!ey all (ant to s..ostle P!ili. (!o seems to !ave been .im. 3esides t!e lonely little mountain. on t!e ot!er side of t!e main road. At last t!ey are all to et!er and (!ile +esus smiles.osted t!ere as sentinel. (!ereas t!e (oody slo..ermon. $!2 !ere. t!e to.earl laid on a base of emeralds.eak covered (it! sno(.lain is reen. of (!ic! looks like a !u e .osin . be in to run and t!e youn er ones. I can see t!e !ills.

* ' T!atPs ri !t.. T!at boy (!o only a year a o (as able only to cast a net. t!ere are some scribes and even some of /amalielPs disci. * ' Also -imon s. . ' Do you believe t!at it is .oor fi ure.. I did not (ant t!em to sneer at 0ou and consider 21.s I did... I... (!at (it! t!e fear of s.. It sounded as if 0ou (ere s.oke t!ose (ords (it! t!ese smilin li.us!ed me t!ere2 1!o kno(s2.* ' "ausin Me to cut a . o!2 * Peter is still amazed and !e s!akes +o!n (!o smiles but is silent.e took me and . my Lord. . * ' $!2 1e (ere embarrassed.eo. I (as not (orried about myself. $!2 Master2 DonPt 0ou kno( t!at +o!n ave a sermon).le and causin 0ou to cut a .oke very (ell. I donPt kno(. -imon * teases +esus.e (as really 5t!e c!ief6 * says +o!n. Per!a. I (as be(ildered.le. ' $!2 As far as I am concerned.....les.. my Lord2 0ou left us 7ust at t!e ri !t moment2 I !ave never been so afraid as I (as 7ust t!en..rise at +o!nPs (ords. DonPt .eakin and you (ould !ave cut a .lains and +esus smiles and asks4 ' Did anyt!in (ron !a..s) ..eakin to so many ..lay suc! a trick on me a ain2 * Peter com.' 0ou kno(..en to you) * ' $!2 no2 $n t!e contrary.oor fi ure) 3ut you (ere s. (e (ere all dumbfounded.ossible t!at t!is boy s. ' No (onder2 .oor fi ure...eakin t!rou ! !im. t!ere are many .eo. T!ey say t!at I ave a ood sermon. because (!at (it! t!e sur.e sounded like -olomon.

e only asks4 ' And (!at about t!e ot!ers) * ' Also t!e Fealot s. 0our cousins and above all t!is boy. 0esterday a man said to me4 5T!at youn man s.oke very (ell.eaks very (ell6 E !e (as referrin to +udas E 5but I ..arkles (it! 7oy because of PeterPs !umility and love. ' 0ou kno() Amon t!e disci.refers me and I can !ardly . $f course2 . .eaven all t!e time.ut a fe( (ords to et!er2. 3ut !e. (!o accordin to +udas of -imon.0ou a fool for c!oosin a block!ead as your a. * ' T!at is true. 3ut t!is boy (as t!e reat sur. also t!e kno(n disci. And !e likes to s. T!e . I (ill (ait for you u.ortant. * ' In t!at case it is better to (ait until evenin ...refer you..refer to !ear -imon.le .e . +udas is very active.les. since (e retired to . (!o (ill !old t!em back) * ' All ri !t. * ' 3ecause I kne( I (as oin to find you !ere.eo.oor fello(2 .6 $!2 .le are not to come today. /o do(n and tell t!e ot!ers to come u.. t!e .. and kno(s !o( to deal (it! t!em.eo.e kno(s many of t!ose. $t!er(ise. t!ere. (e all kno(.rise2 $f course. are very im. And t!ey continue tellin +esus. No( listen.eaks very (ell. Do t!at. !i ! u. 3ut . * +esus s. 3ut (!y did 0ou come !ere) T!e meetin .. I (ant to s.e s.lace (as t!e road. at t!e 214 .les no( t!ere are t(o... and (e !ave been t!ere. * T!ey all confirm PeterPs (ords.eak to you only..eak...ray. t!e boyPs soul seems to be in . 3ut t!e . 1!en t!e sun is about to set.le s.ostle. very true.read amon t!e nearby villa es and t!ey come back t!e follo(in mornin (aitin for 0ou.eo..

(!ic! is t!e same one as I already sa( last year in t!e vision for t!e end of t!e sermon of t!e Mount and t!e first meetin (it! Mary Ma dalene.er!a.e remains t!us until t!e s!ufflin of feet on t!e .are you for your mission. but t!e sun still s!ines on t!e mountain to.ostles4 a 213 . .en. * > T!e disci.les and a. +esus ets u.ostles.in your souls (ill continue to relis! t!e doctrine. * T!ere are many disci..ostles are back.to. T!e ni !ts are mild no( and (e can slee. T!ey are about one !undred. Master.eak only to you.. to t!e to. (it! t!e a.les o a(ay and +esus resumes climbin u.eak. and reets t!em4 ' Peace be (it! you. dra(in scents from every !erb and flo(er. T!ey all at!er round +esus 1!o is reetin +udas Iscariot and -imon Fealot . T!ere is a stron smell of (ild lilies of t!e valley (!ile t!e tall stems of narcissi s!ake t!eir stars and buds as if t!ey (ere askin for de(.les (!o come u.. and (!ile you are slee.im t!at t!e a.at! (arns .articularly. Let us take our food and t!en (e s!all s. +esus sits on a rock and is recollected in meditation. to be for a fe( !ours (it! you alone and s. Providin 0ou are (it! us. T!e vie( is no( (ider and is becomin bri !ter in t!e sunset.. It is ettin dark. * ' 1!erever 0ou (is!. in t!e o. Isaac leads t!em smilin .. I !ave somet!in to tell you to .re. bet(een disci. ' I (anted you all !ere (it! Me.is smilin face is t!e t!in face of an ascetic. And . * T!ey !ave t!eir fru al meal and t!en form a circle round +esus 1!o is sittin on a lar e stone.s more. .

is dark blue tunic and also because it is lit u. as it emer es from . I kno( t!at everyt!in (ent (ell.t reen and bri !t E it is 21+ . I su.irit t!at remembers its nobility as c!ild of /od.circle of attentive faces. Man is made of recollections and t!e ones t!at raise t!eir voice most are t!e memories of onePs e o. and to !ear from you your first reactions to bein uided by t!ose (!om I am ivin to you to continue My (ork. +esus s.rayin retreat (it! a ne( stren t! in t!eir minds and in t!eir !earts.irit is =uite stron . (!ic! illuminates t!e s. I called you to et!er after t!e first test of t!e T(elve. oddly.rayer t!e souls of t!e a. aside. (!o !ad came out of a . esticulatin =uietly.iritual e o of t!e soul t!at remembers /od and its ori ins from /od. 0ou must distin uis! bet(een e o and e o. !ave iven most. A stren t! t!at does not come from !uman effort. .aler. A ' I (anted you !ere. T!ere is t!e s. It is t!erefore necessary E (it! t!e e<ce..ostles.assions and its numberless e<i encies concernin its (!ole bein .is face looks . t!ey overcome t!e solitary voice of t!e s.les.e is. to (iden t!e circle of My active disci. a small comma of a moon in t!e sky.orted (it! My . It is difficult to be unmindful of oneself.eaven and eart!. T!ey are so many voices to form a c!oir. and t!ere is an inferior e o of t!e fles! t!at remembers its . (!ic! t!e flames of t(o fires li !t u.eaks slo(ly.ot (!ere . but from a com. T!ose (!o are most unmindful of t!emselves. and unless t!e s. a ray of li !t t!at caresses t!e Master of . by t!e rays of t!e ne( moon.tion of t!is !oly memory t!at s!ould al(ays be stimulated and ke.lete reliance in /od. because you are My friends.

1!y (ere ot!ers laconic) 3ecause t!ey remembered t!eir doctrinal inability and t!ey (ere afraid of cuttin a bad fi ure or causin Me to cut one. firm elo=uence in ot!ers) 3ecause t!ey. in all t!e memories. t!ose (!o !ave iven most are t!e ones (!o for ot t!emselves most. T!ey for ot not only t!eir . 3ut no( you (ill understand t!em in reater 217 . Like t!ose (!o so far !ave been !umble and !ave endeavoured to .ass unnoticed and at t!e ri !t moment (ere able.s remembered t!eir inferior e o.6 9inally. T!ey felt /od (it! t!emselves and in t!emselves and (ere not afraid. bot! you a.ride.erfect. 1!y (ere some standoffis!) 3ecause t!ey remembered t!eir !abitual scru. to be 5someone.re7udice.erior e o and (ere not afraid. to assume t!e . T!ey are t!e ones (!o no lon er remembered (!at t!ey (ere. (!y t!e sudden revelation of a trium.re.les.ostles !ave already !eard t!ese conce. T!e first t!ree rou..eminent di nity conferred on t!em. t!eir usual considerations and .les.lauded. rabbinic. 1!y t!e s!o(y ostentation of ot!ers) 3ecause t!ey remembered t!eir usual . and (ere so united to /od as to be afraid of not!in .ts. T!e ot!er rou. and (!ic! t!ey never (anted to e<ert before..necessary to learn !o( to for et yourselves. in order to be . t!e fourt!. t!e needs.ast.ostles and you disci. lest t!ey s!ould .!al. to rise above t!e ot!ers. $!2 !oly boldness (!ic! comes from bein (it! /od2 C T!erefore no( listen. and t!ey alone did remember /od. to be a. but also t!eir limited . In t!e first test of My T(elve. 0ou a. t!e timid reflections of t!e !uman e o.resume too muc!. all of a sudden.ersuasive. remembered t!eir su. . t!eir desire to s!o( off.ersonality.

tion of . bro(sin in !erbs (!ic! make t!e blood bitter or desires crazy. 1!at is sufficient for t!e !erd is not sufficient for you. you are not allo(ed to make t!e same mistakes. 3ut s!ould you fail in your mission you (ould become a tasteless and useless salt. 3ecause you must realise t!at (!ere t!ere is an idolatrous s!e. 3ecause t!e (orld (ill attack you more and more violently.oor rain of lost salt cannot be found. (rat!.oison or are devoured by (olves. since /od could not ive you it. as "!ristPs flock is becomin more and more numerous.de. 0our salt. t!at makes food disa reeable and dis ustin . and you !ave desalted it. 3ecause I (ill make a (ider and (ider use of you. by s(eetenin it by means of t!e corru. If t!e s!ee. avarice. 0ou disci. leadin a lar e !erd to ruin.!erds.les !ave never !eard of t!em or you !ave only !eard fra ments of t!em. are allo(ed to make mistakes. t!erefore. a mi<ture of stones screec!in under your teet! and leavin in your mout!s t!e flavour of eart!.t!. as t!e flavour of t!e seven vices 219 . and its (olves (ill increase in number a ainst Me. so t!at t!ere is a rain of salt to seven times seven rains of eac! vice. little s!e. t!us mi<in (it! t!e .!erd t!e s!ee. It is not even useful for inferior use.ure salt of /od t!e corru.!erd and a ainst t!e flock and I (ant to . lust. by (as!in it in t!e insi.ride. 0ou are t!e salt of t!e eart! and t!e li !t of t!e (orld.id dirty (ater of mankind. And you must en rave t!em on your !earts. slot!.t s(eetness of sensuality. is but a mi<ture of stones in (!ic! t!e .ons to defend bot! t!e Doctrine and My flock. luttony. considerin t!at it (as iven to you as a ift. Not!in could ive you flavour a ain.ut in your !ands t!e (ea. eit!er die of . t!e -!e.

o( muc! beauty t!ere is in t!e sacred enclosure.!antly cro(ned (it! t!e marbles and old of t!e Tem.le. (!ic! (as t!e last to be kissed by t!e sun and t!e first to be silvered by t!e moon. t!e tedium. s.read arid trodden on by t!e careless feet of t!e .loyed to ive t!e flavour of noble !eavenly t!in s.ens (!en (e are on t!e (ay to some .recious domes s!inin in t!e sun. . as t!ey no lon er are a substance em. I (ould say t!at t!e . t!ere strikes our eyes. almost to for et t!e len t! of t!e 7ourney. a yearnin after !ei !ts (!ere reason by instinct . 1!ere do (e turn our eyes.eo.lace s!ines and can be seen because even t!e most dreamy eye looks no( and a ain at !i ! s. .read in its !alls.loyment. trium. (!ic! is said to be t!e mirror of t!e soul. 1!ere do our eyes turn) To Mount Moria!. . since our c!ild!ood. I also be you to remember (!at !a.le (ill t!us be able to tread !eavily on t!e men of /od2 3ecause t!ose c!osen men (ill allo( t!e careless ..eo.laces t!e Most .eaven.orc!es and yards2 3ut (!at is u. as t!ey are not!in but corru.(ould !arm also every !uman em.le.le to tram.!ysical eye.o( many . T!e salt t!en can only be s.le) 1e look at t!e . 0ou are t!e li !t of t!e (orld. And searc!in for . at least some times in life t!e eye looks at !ei !ts.ots.le on t!em. 0ou are like t!is mountain to.eo.lace. I be you to remember (!at (e all !ave done. 1!o is in a !i ! .i !. reflects t!e yearnin of t!e soul. t!e 212 .tion. And (!ere do (e turn our eyes (!en (e are in t!e enclosure of t!e Tem. a yearnin often unnoticed but al(ays alive as lon as a man is not a demon. enterin +erusalem.

And only by lookin at t!e mountain to. And (!at a relief it is to see t!em a.lace is to remind men of /od and illuminate.le... on !i ! s. 1!en in t!e evenin you li !t a lam. of a s!elf. (!ere do you . (e feel less t!e !eat of t!e day. Like(ise I said t!at you are li !ts. Is t!e vie( limited do(n !ere) It is (ide u.ut on a lam. $t!er(ise it (ould be useless li !tin it. it may bri !ten u. T!us you must ensure t!at you do !ave (it!in yourselves t!e sevenfold . T!e li !t instead is .laced.recisely because (!at is . so t!at bein !i ! u. If t!ere is a to(n s!inin on t!e mountain to. on a mountain to. t!e mud is not so sli. t!e dust of t!e road) T!ey turn to t!e mountain to.. T!at is (!y in t!e true and false reli ions. 1e could say t!at even a modest . t!e tem.a anism. t!ere. t!e !eat.le livin in it.rofane !i ! 22/ . Is it sultry on t!e ..s. t!ere.tiredness. And . $t!er(ise you (ould become . you do not.lain2 Is t!ere mud on t!e road) T!ere is neatness u.ut it) In a !ole under t!e oven) In t!e cave used as a cellar) $r do you close it in a c!est) $r do you !ide it under a bus!el) No. 1!y is t!at done) 3ecause men (ant t!e tem. even if t!ey are far a(ay. even if t!ey are not very !i !. and if t!ere (as no !ill or mountain.ear if (e are (alkin in a flat unvaryin .s.laced. H 0ou must remember t!e True /od. t!us buildin (it! !uman labour t!e elevation on (!ic! to lay t!e tem.stand.le to be seen so t!at its si !t (ill remind mankind of /od.ainful. in t!e !ouse.lace.laced on to. t!ey built a stone .lain) It is cool u. or it is .eo.edestal. no eye (ill refrain from admirin it. t!ere.ery. it must be able to fulfill its task. and (alkin is not so .lace becomes beautiful if .ots.ossible... (!en .laced on a !i ! . almost like an airy . t!e (!ole room and illuminate t!e .les (ere .

t!at is. but it cracks and breaks and t!e fra ments 221 .oly Name on it (it! t!e diamond of . 3ut it fades be!ind t!e veil of black smoke t!at makes t!e crystal cover dull.o(er to scratc! t!at crystal.a anism t!ose (!o look at you as t!e tem. as many as t!e . t!en t!e (onderful lam.crystal does not create t!e s.is (ill. T!e li !t of /od s!ines (!ere (ills are zealous in removin daily t!e scum . ?nattackable2 M+esus t!unders out in t!is conclusion and . and you (ould dra into your . to (rite . T!e li !t of /od multi. eac! of (!ic! e<cites in t!e saint a virtue . mysterious and satanic fi ures made by t!e !ot cla( of -atan.assion. no lon er retains its intact beauty.lenty of .lendid racefulness or t!e dazzlin effects of li !t on t!e bri !t mineral.laces (it! t!ickets sacred to t!is or to t!at od. $nly /od !as t!e ri !t and t!e . if t!e servant of /od kee. T!e unattackable =uartz.lies into infinite s. a com. T!at Name t!en becomes t!e ornament t!at em.rayer and c!arity.roduced by (ork itself. A lam.lendid reflections. 0ou must bear t!e li !t of /od. allo(s false ornaments and scratc!es.!asizes t!e bri !ter facets of su.letely and solely su. reactions and (!ere t!e (ick is immersed into . 3ut if t!e foolis! servant of t!e Lord.!it!eatreN.ure =uartz. (it! its contacts.is Most ..is voice resounds in t!e natural am.ractised !eroically. losin control of !imself and t!e si !t of !is mission.ernatural beauty on t!e most .les of /od.s t!e unattackable =uartz of !is soul from t!e smoke of every soilin .erfections of /od. smokes and ives no li !t. a (ick not nouris!ed (it! oil. it !as a bad smell and does not illuminate. !idden be!ind a dirty =uartz. instead of en ravin s to be cut on !is =uartz.ernatural one. A dirty (ick.

of t!e s. miserable dull life. a tan le of marks of unmistakable nature forms on its surface and soot .(ards t!eir flocks t!at e<.ernatural doctrine.ect of a son of /od. t!ree times (oe. e<ce. and is full as (ell of all sorts of calculations. t!rou ! t!e sanctification t!at makes man a son of /od. and even if it does not break.e s!ould !ave suc! as. 1oe. because it makes t!em men. to t!e s!e. and only suc! as..erfection.ect of a creature entirely devoted to souls and to . a master.t t!e su.ect to lead !is disci. 1oe. (!o become idols of !uman kno(led e. 1oe. e<ce. (!ic! is often o. (!o re7ect 1isdom to become saturated (it! a science. is full of !allucinated a.aritions of everyt!in . sometimes satanic. T!eir slee. . (!o (it! t!eir lack of savour and ill.osed and al(ays . dra in into t!eir dead 222 .ect t!eir ascent in order to ascend t!emselves.ut out t!eir smoke alto et!er. (!o refuse to climb day by day to take u.irit.riest s!ould already !ave in t!is (orld t!e as. . I (ill strike t!em do(n and remove t!em from t!eir .les to /od. to t!e masters.lintered crystal suffocate t!e flame.roud. a .e s!ould !ave t!e as.!erds (!o lose c!arity. t!ree times (oe.er!uman desire to increase t!e (ealt! of !earts and of /odD t!ey live a material.riests (!o are dead to t!e s. seven times (oe. Anat!ema to t!e masters of a su. to t!ose amon My .ect. (!ereas E listen and remember E if every man is destined to become like /od.enetrates into t!em s.oilin it.t /od $ne and Trine..ositions and I (ill . livin fles! live as miserable slu is! !uman bein s.

!en and .lace to eac! one. .eris! t!rou ! your laziness.eo.ure and cool but not s!ar.astures of Trut! to .is flock.ostles allottin a . I am climbin to t!e to.(ater t!ose (!o follo( t!em. * 159.. but t!e sun soon softens t!e fres! mountain air.le (!om t!ey carry in t!eir arms or in stretc!ers or (!o !ave dra ed t!emselves alon on crutc!es.eo.le sit on t!e stones scattered in t!e little valley 22. Tomorro( t!e -!e.en t!e . T$e Se *on of t$e 6o!nt. T!e air is clear and rat!er c!illy. And no( o.6 T!e curse of /od on t!ose (!o corru. I s!all not ask an account and I (ill not .unis! you. as it becomes . (it! sick . (!ic! on its turn. T!e . moderates t!e !eat of t!e sun. Amon t!e . t!e mountain since t!e early !ours in t!e mornin . but I (ill ask you to account for every !our and all t!e time lost and all evil conse=uences and I (ill .le t!ere are -te.t My little beloved flock. T$e Beat#t!)es APa t OneB. 0ou may slee. believin t!at t!ey are 5Life. dra(in benefit from it.eo. o ne li ent servants of t!e Lord. so t!at t!ey may direct and (atc! over t!e cro(d (!o are climbin u...eaks to t!e a.!erd (ill o. I Remember t!ose (ords.. & +esus s. -4t$ 6a1 1+4.unis! t!ose (!o .ermas.

1e kno( t!at t!ere is .eo. 1!o abides by t!at s.eaven (it! /od and t!e an els.ostles disa.ere a ain I !ave tried to e<.irit con=uers .6 T!ey !ave also asked Me (!at t!e Bin dom is and (!at /od is.reac!in 4 50ou say t!at 0ou are t!e -on of /od.lain t!e La( of -inai to you 224 . to ask for advice. (!at is t!e Bin dom.eo. (!ic! is at t!e bottom of t!e little valley. 3ut no one !as ever come to tell us (!at it is like. And I !ave endeavoured to e<. but some (ait for t!e sun to dry t!e rass.im.irit of t!e La( of -inai..is Nature.eaven. $t!ers !ave also asked Me4 5All ri !t.eakin . T!e a. but like bees t!at come and o from t!e meado(s to t!e bee!ives. tell us (!at is . so t!at t!ey may sit do(n on t!e eart!.lain to you (!at t!e Bin dom is and (!at /od is.lain to you . T!ere is a !u e cro(d from all t!e districts in Palestine and t!e . because it is closed to ri !teous .le.im. (it! t!e sublimity of . and for t!e . t!an t!e meado(. as far as t!e Bin dom is concerned.e leans a ainst t!e rock and be ins s. T!at is t!e Bin dom and t!at is /od. (!ic! !ave risen over t!e centuries and. durin a year of . (et (it! de(. no( and a ain t!ey o back to t!e Master to inform .atiently t!e true s. (it! a multitude of ideas. I !ave striven not because it (as difficult for Me to ive an e<. but because it is difficult for many reasons to et you to acce. as far as /od is concerned. 3ecause our notions are !azy.bet(een t!e t(o crests.t t!e trut! t!at clas!es.lanation. +esus climbs a little !i !er u.leasure of bein seen near .le are of all conditions.ear in t!e multitude. . (!at is /od. 8 ' Many !ave asked Me.eaven. 3ut to e<. 3ut !o( do (e ac!ieve t!em)6 .

Also t!e most i norant amon st t!e c!ildren of Israel kno( t!at t!ere is a soul in us.erfections of /od. because oodness and love are t!e rarest virtues amon st men.s t!at utter only (ords of love and a !eart.it is necessary to make you !ear t!e loud t!under of t!e La( iver and of . by your o(n selfis!ness and t!e selfis!ness of ot!er . (it! no !atred. And a 9at!er of immense oodness. $nly t!e . /od is a 9at!er. by your o(n sins.o( s(eet it is to be ood. /oodness2 .. ur es eyes. 3ut t!e most learned kno( (!ic! ifts (ere iven to man and to t!e soul of man. T!e reason is t!at your souls are (eakened by ori inal sin. and li.le4 t!e former closes your souls. no .unis!ments and maledictions to t!ose (!o disobey. your souls are not in a .eo.oor !eat!ens are una(are of t!is royal uest. /od (as not less munificent to t!e soul t!an to t!e fles! 223 . nay. (!o. bot! for !imself and for !is descendants.o( s(eet it is to !ave eyes t!at look only for love and !ands t!at stretc! out only in estures of love. 3ut /od is not only a Le islator.is Pro. of t!is vital breat! and celestial li !t t!at sanctifies and ives life to our body. by .romisin blessin s to obedient believers.!et. Probably. !ands and li.!any of -inai (as fri !tful and its dreadfulness is reflected in t!e entire La(.ride2 . no envy.osition to rise and contem. above all a !eart. and !as been reflected t!rou !out centuries and in all souls. certainly. (!ile . t!e latter irritates t!em. and .assions.is oodness least of all..s to acts of love2 > T!e most learned amon st you kno( (it! (!ic! ifts /od !ad enric!ed Adam.late t!e infinite . t!reaten terrible . t!at full only of love. T!e #.i.

.le.rive /od of (!at belon s to .eo.ermeate t!e freedom and control of Adam and of !is (ill.oison t!at -atan s.id river.imself in t!e creature (!om . And t!ey received su. carryin you out of t!e lim. 3ecause you must realise t!at also t!e concu.tivity of senses and . and (!o is not dead 5lives6 in t!e !ouse of t!e 9at!er4 ParadiseD in My Bin dom4 .osited in our s.and blood of t!e creature made by .iritual soul. to deli !t in t!e multi. $!2 My c!ildren2 Do not defraud /od of t!is ri !t of .read and (!ic! no( overflo(s.is2 Do not de.imself in t!e many ot!ers (!o are ot!ers . 1!at is t!is /race t!at sanctifies and ives Life and Bin dom) $!2 Not many (ords are re=uired2 /race is love.imself.ly it.im2 Do not 22+ .e also ave moral ifts and t!e sub7ection of senses to reason. causin you to feel t!e bite of t!e . T!erefore t!e (icked ca. ives .reserves us from t!e deat! of sin. /race is t!erefore /od. of intelli ence and (ill . free to (is!.im (it! a little mud and .imself (!at is . (it!out (!at makes you slaves.e ave t!e natural ifts of beauty and inte rity.ability of lovin oneself and ot!er .is breat!. It is /od 1!o admirin .onds.lication.o(er. As .lates .e created .imself.bed on to t!e slimy fields and .erfect. t!e vision of /od.imself. T!e /race t!at makes us c!ildren of /od. (!ere t!e fever of carnal and moral senses fermentates.eaven.iritual t!in de. (it! (!ic! /od !ad ifted !im. T!us !e (as free to love.assions did not .ernatural ifts. loves . sanctifyin /race. desires . contem.iscence of t!ou !t is sensual.imself. free to en7oy in 7ustice. to love . T!e most s. because it . t!at is. A -anctifyin /race4 t!e life of t!e soul. a !eavenly destiny.is o(n to multi.utrescent . and t!e ca.

o(er (ould not diminis!. t!e cruel 227 .lete in .is infinite immeasurable measure. . does not (ant anyt!in for .aration. o learned men2 Do not say4 5.irits t!at su.e is already Infinite E but for "reation.6 0es.e is crazy. bein like /od. from /od. and .. 0ou s!all be.oint /od in . because you are eternal.eaven.imself and in .e (ants to increase .imself (!ic! . . Do not criticise Me in your !earts. alt!ou ! . and t!erefore ives you . as /od is.e. (!en -in !as de.e is com.e (ould still be Infinite. 0ou are divine reservoirs of Love2 T!at is (!at you are.our t!is treasure. .disa. and t!ere (ill be no end to your bein .irit.rived us of it. .ernouris!ed you.irits.e could not. because you are immortal like t!e !oly s.o(er of t!e Redeemer. because . and you may . you live and form t!e most !oly t!in (!ic! is t!e "ommunion of t!e s. . you live and enric!.e s.e is a liar2 3ecause .erfection of saints.e acts out of love. into t!e infinite $cean (!ere /od is4 into . -in.is . #ven if you did not e<ist.eaks foolis!ly sayin t!at t!ere is /race in us.is desire2 "onsider t!at . 0ou live and nouris!. t!e Most Perfect -.is /race and increased by all t!e !oly deeds in all your !eroic lives of saints.is creature.e lies statin t!at (e are already one t!in (it! /od.is love for all rational creatures contained in "reation. 3ut . do(n to t!e last born baby. t!ere is sin and t!ere is se.is /race4 Love. t!at you may carry it in yourselves to t!e . and no deat! is iven to your bein . taken from t!e treasure t!at /od !as iven you (it! . (!o sucks !is mot!er:s breast for t!e first time. returnin to you enric!ed by t!eir o(n merits. 3ut before t!e .

is Bin dom t!rou ! a milder road t!an t!e !ars! -inai one)6 T!ere is no ot!er road but t!at one. as roses s. C 0ou may ask4 5. (it! Me as your brot!er to uide you and nouris! you (it! an immortal food.ire.y I (ill be if I am .oor in s.aration bet(een t!e 9at!er and t!e c!ildren. brou !t about by com.ends on you. and you !ave been cleansed and stren t!ened by My 3lood and sorro(. 3ut let us say4 5. 3ut . It is u.rey is bein snatc!ed from !im and t!at it is becomin more difficult to dra man to sin.!ant. 5.ernatural 7oy. full of !a. . if I do not do t!at26 tremblin (it! fear of sinnin .o(er and !e realises t!at so muc! .eaven2 229 .o( !a. t!rou ! Me.otence. Let us not say4 51oe to me.. /od does no violence to your t!ou !ts or your sanctification. let us rus! to(ards t!ese beatitudes. /race (ill come back to you.liance (it! t!e La(. It de.oint of vie( of a t!reat. as !e can avail not!in a ainst My . (ill colla.o( can one con=uer /od and .o(erful and you (ill be trium. if you so (is!.ut an elical (in s on your souls. 3ecause (!en I (ill !ave taken you to My 9at!er. 3ut let us look at it not from t!e .e ives you back your stren t!. lively and .irit. of not bein able not to sin.se like a (all s!aken by a ne( -amson.e ives you back your freedom from -atan:s em.o( lad I (ill be if I do t!at26 and (it! t!e im.oint of vie( of love. but from t!e . 0ou are free.rout from a t!orny bus!.se.. I !ave already ot !old of it and I am s!akin it and it is about to fall and -atan is tremblin (it! (rat! and im. because mine s!all be t!e Bin dom of .ulse of a su.iness. to you to take u.on yourselves t!e infernal yoke or to .

because /od (ill bend over my .o( !a.irit.y I (ill be if I am .ersecuted for t!e same reason and (it! (!om I firmly believe I s!all s!are t!e same reat eternal re(ard in .im2 .irit..o( !a.. H 5.y I (ill be if I am .o( !a..!ets.oor in s..y I (ill be if I am merciful..im2 . because /od.o( !a.6 222 .y I (ill be if I am ..ersecuted in t!e cause of ri !t.y I (ill be if I am abused and accused falsely for bein 0our son.y I (ill be if I am .o( !a..eace and /od is Love 1!o loves (!oever is like .is son.ure in !eart.o( !a.6 Let us look t!us at t!e (ay of salvation4 t!rou ! t!e 7oy of saints. as it (ill make me e=ual to 0our best servants. (!ic! is mine2. because +ustice (ill satisfy me2 . because /od (ill call me .ersecutions. to re(ard me for my eart!ly . o /od2 It must not cause me desolation but 7oy. because I (ill be comforted2 . (!o (ere .o( !a.y I (ill be if I !un er and t!irst for 7ustice more t!an I do for bread and (ine to satisfy t!e fles!. my 9at!er. because love is in .y I (ill be if I mourn (it!out rebellin .eaven...o( !a.eaceful in s. to t!e Pro..o( !a.y I (ill be if I am entle because I s!all !ave t!e eart! for my !erita e2 . because I (ill !ave divine mercy s!o(n me2 . (ill ive me t!e Bin dom of .eaven2 .ure !eart and I (ill see .

and even if t!ey do not murder t!em . t!ey curse t!e ric! (is!in t!em all sorts of evil. to (!at frenzy you lead bot! ric! and .e (!o curses (is!in calamities and deat! is very like !im (!o kills . because !e turns it into love.. one must not even (is! to do it.rises not only money but also !ouses. .oor (!o live !atin t!e ric! because of t!eir old. fields.ts and ruins man.. It is not enou ! not to do evil. if for t!e first rou.y in !is . (it!out avarice.$!2 -atanic t!irst for (ealt!./ . !e is like s. t!at (!ic! makes life (ealt!y materially.ublic offices.y to be able to relieve des. (ell rested for !is tran=uil (ork.famed idol of t!eir ruined s. !erds.s free from ni !tmares and ets u. in ot!er (ords.oor man can say4 5$!2 as far as I am concerned.irit !e does not sin for t!e sake of !is old but !e turns !is old into sanctification. /old com.er t!an t!e action itself. a . because !e (is!es t!e deat! of t!e . Affections include4 blood or marria e ties. !e is !a.erate situations. it is like a foetus conceived in a (omb and formed. Loved and blessed. A (icked desire corru.rin (ater t!at saves travellers in a desert. If a ric! man is . furniture. (!ic! is al(ays li !t (!en done (it!out reed or envy.!ysically.irits. 7e(els.!ysically. T!e . because it lasts lon er t!an a violent action and is dee.oor2 T!e ric! (!o live for t!eir old4 t!e ill. but not yet e7ected. . As you can see. 1!at makes man materially ric! is old. friends!i.oor in s. .rovidin I do not envy 2. intellectual soundness.oor. (!at makes !im morally ric! are !is affections.erson !e !ates. !e slee. I solemnly tell you t!at suc! a (is! is like an action !eld back. as !e ives enerously. !a.. If !e is .overty and eats !is bread (!ic! is s(eetened by t!e 7oy of bein free from t!e t!irst of old. everyt!in .

rotects !is (ealt! and increases it. 1e must not love /od as (e love t!e dearest .oorest man can become sinfully ric! in s. commits a sin. (ives and our nei !bour. mot!ers. 0es. (ives. t!at is.ersonal affections and in (orldly oods. are not evil and must not become so. also a .!ysical ro(t! and intellectual education and for t!eir success in t!e (orld.oor man must be careful. I am all ri !t because I am . of a !usband. (it! all t!e ability to love t!at is in man4 t!e love of a son.le amon our nei !bours4 because a (oman suckled us or because s!e slee. (!ic! /od rants us. but (e must love .1 . ranted out of love. mot!ers. and t!us I am settled by force of circumstances6. 1!o is immoderately attac!ed to a t!in . s!o(s t!at !e !as no sinful attac!ment 2. (e must !ave for t!e interests of /od t!e same care t!at a fat!er !as for !is c!ildren.irit.im (it! our (!ole selves. because also t!e . c!ildren and say4 :0ou s!all love your nei !bour as yourself): 6 0ou must distin uis!. 1e must make a lovin use of suc! (ealt! ranted to us by /od in . 1!ereas /od is to be loved above everyt!in and (it! our (!ole selves. and !e takes care of and is an<ious for t!eir .eo. but in t!e de ree indicated by /od4 5As ourselves6.t!ose (!o are ric!. for (!om !e lovin ly .s on our c!est and .oor. Love is not an evil and must not become an evil. T!ey are love.e command us to love our fat!ers. And only !e (!o does not make an idol of suc! (ealt! but uses it to serve /od in !oliness. (it! re ard to t!e second rou. T!e races. 0ou may say4 5Are (e t!en to !ate t!e (ealt! t!at /od ranted us) 1!y t!en does . 1e must love our fat!ers. of a friend and E do not be scandalised E t!e love of a fat!er.rocreates c!ildren for us.

and actually is t!e o. of t!eir o(n citizens or of t!eir sub7ects.osed on t!em.atient.riests (!o do not endeavour to con=uer souls by means of a .ractises t!at !oly .oor souls2 If t!ey (ere !oly t!ey (ould not need you.arently subdued t!ose (!o are over(!elmed by t!e des. t!us it is. as t!ey (ould already !ave 7ustice (it!in t!emselves. do not (in any souls to /od.6 -uc! masters only create selftau !t men seekin t!e key t!at can o. T!ose (!o are not lo(ly seem to be . but t!ey look like armed (arriors (!o start a fierce attack.riests. T!ey (ould already !ave it (it!in t!emselves. Irascible and overbearin .ut 2. T!ose .eo..6 T!is may seem to be in contrast (it! t!e facts of daily life. o . it is not. but in actual fact it is not!in but a veil dra(n over t!e rebellion seet!in a ainst t!e tyrant.ut under t!e restraint of 7ustice.rives itself of everyt!in in order to be more free to con=uer /od. 3e t!erefore entle.. t!e . suc! is t!eir intolerant ras!ness in dealin (it! souls.oly -u.. $!2 .le do not (in t!e love of t!eir relatives.s a. o 7ud es.2 ..reme 1ealt!. to(ns and countries. t!ey (ould not need you. I 5. !umble and lovin kindness. To con=uer /od4 t!at is to !ave t!e Bin dom of .to it.irit t!at de. t!ey (ould not need a doctor.y I (ill be if I am entle. to reac! t!e Li !t. If t!ey (ere !ealt!y. to be . It is fear t!at kee. 3ut is t!eirs a real trium. Neit!er are intellects or souls convinced to follo( t!e doctrines of masters (!o im. $ne t!en .osite of (!at is im. Do not ..overty in s.ose t!emselves by statin 4 5I said so. If t!ey (ere 7ust.ot.!) No.o( !a.en t!e closed doors of a (isdom or of a science (!ic! t!ey feel to be.rominent and successful in t!eir families.eaven.

ons.ossible (ay. to /od.erson.ride.airment but a .souls to fli !t.6 -orro( is on t!e eart! and sorro( (rin s tears from men.erfection of man. storms.overty in s.le suffer E because (e (ould like only ot!er . If you are suc! you (ill !ave t!e #art! for your !erita e and you (ill take t!is .raise and blessin are due and everyt!in else (!ic! belon s to .eo. until tears make !im an adult.t intellect !e continuously strives to increase it in every . 3esides diseases and calamities ensuin from t!underbolts.minded c!ild.erficial c!ild. avalanc!es.eo. eart!=uakes. $nly t!ose (!o 2.le suffer E man invents deadly (ea.. t!ou !tful. in order to suffer and above all to make ot!er . as . and not ourselves. -orro( did not e<ist but man brou !t it on to t!e eart! and because of !is corru. (!ic! are more and more cunnin . intelli ent .s.. . Man is an absent.ellin from souls t!e vile kin of !atred and . t!e effects of means studied to make . and t!e (orld (ill belon to you. Attract t!em t!rou ! love.irit is love. man.im.atred and Pride.lace to /od. J 5. (!ereas before it belon ed to -atan. a t!ou !tless su. (ill !ave overcome . e<. because your lo(liness. because you (ill be t!e 7ust souls t!at (ill ackno(led e /od as t!e Absolute Master of creation. (!ic! are more and more dreadful and moral !ards!i.o( !a.eo.y I (ill be if I mourn (it!out rebellin .le to suffer. a back(ard born c!ild. t!at is.o( many tears man (rin s from !is fello( man t!rou ! t!e insti ation of !is secret kin 4 -atan2 And I solemnly tell you t!at t!ose tears are not an im. to 1!om . (!ic! besides love is also !umility. . 3ecause lo(liness is love.

le of t!e (orld from (!ic! !e sucks insatiably for t!at (!ic! is .ens !is mout! at !is birt! to et !old of !is mot!er:s ni.lies to man. 0es. . T!e same a. !o( to understand t!em in t!eir rief. T!ere is a life in life as t!ere is a kernel in a nut.6 9rom t!e moment !e is born to t!e moment !e dies. but !is soul. because t!ey !ave realised t!at everyt!in is rief e<ce. because t!ey !ave understood t!at sorro( can be soot!ed if tears are s!ed on /od:s !eart and t!ey !ave also realised t!at resi ned tears. ..le. .. .e makes a !u e ni.s to s(allo( some refres!ment in t!e t!roes of deat!. (!ic! do not cause fait! to be lost or .4 .e (orks to feed !imself. !e is a son of /od.. And t!ey kno( !o( to love /od.t /od.in brot!ers. !e o. K 5. 3ut (!at is man) An animal) No.e is in e<ile for a fe( or many years.(ee. a bi tree (ill ro(.eris!able.rayer to become barren and (!ic! loat!e rebellion.. or !ave (e. T!e s!ell is not t!e nut. man craves ea erly for food.y I (ill be if I !un er and t!irst for 7ustice. t!em (it! t!eir oodness..e o. suc! resi ned tears c!an e nature and instead of sorro( t!ey become comfort. 3ut !is life does not come to an end (!en !e c!an es !is d(ellin . but it is t!e kernel inside t!e s!ell t!at is t!e nut. alone.t. !o( to !el.o( !a.ens !is li. lovin t!e Lord (ill be comforted. (!ic! is fully a(are !o( bitter it is to (ee. T!ey kno( !o( to love t!eir (ee. but if you so( t!e s!ell (it! t!e kernel inside it. kno( !o( to love and can understand. And it is to be 2. T!ose (!o (ee. It is not !is fles! t!at becomes immortal. If you so( a s!ell not!in (ill come u.

/od (ill ive . o men t!irstin or starvin for /od2 3e fait!ful and you (ill be satisfied by . (!ic! are e<ternal symbols ranted to man:s dull mentality.3 .im 1!o loves you. rat!er t!an be filled (it! a food t!at does not come from /od. No !uman science is e=ual to t!is divine science. 1ell. but t!e necessities of t!e s. it is instead obtained t!rou ! t!e internal rite of love.y I (ill be if I am merciful.. (!ic! is still mercy.o( !a.. 1isdom and +ustice are t!e nouris!ment of t!e soul.ossess 1isdom and kno( +ustice.irit is dis usted by t!e difference in taste and makes a (ry mout! at t!e bitter ni.nouris!ed to take it to immortality. and (ill suckle !im and t!e c!ild destined for Paradise (ill be satisfied (it! t!e admirable Mot!er 1!o is /od . It (ill come. t!e s.6 1!o amon st men can say4 5I do not need mercy6) No one. If t!e sacrifice of 2. to (!ic! t!e soul. if in t!e $ld La( it is (ritten4 5#ye for eye.referrin to suffer t!e . t!e more ro(s t!e !oly ea erness to . t!en4 for iveness is not ac!ieved by formulae or by t!e form of a rite. No(.irit cannot.imself to . 3e not afraid. and man (ill never be !un ry a ain but (ill rest !a. (!y s!ould (e not say in t!e Ne( La(4 51!o !as been merciful s!all find mercy6) #verybody needs for iveness.ily on /od:s divine bosom. out of love. Nay.. toot! for toot!6. T!e curiosity of t!e mind can be ratified.le.an s of !un er.is c!ild. T!ey are taken as food and as drink and t!ey stren t!en and t!e more one takes of t!em.imself. &L 5. . (ill take t!e body in t!e blessed resurrection. 3ut t!e day (ill come (!en t!e !oly insatiable !un er of t!e soul (ill be satisfied.

ride. to t!ose (!o suffer from t!e reatest misery.. /reed is .unis!ed t!rou ! t!e e<.osition. . if 2. 9or ive.ure in !eart.ure can enter Paradise (!ere /od is. !omeless.urc!ase of t!e offerin . t!e reason is t!at every evil is founded on t(o roots4 reed and . Mercy is necessary to offer a continuous. your family (ealt! may vanis! =uicker t!an smoke blo(n a(ay by a stron (ind. !oly sacrifice of e<. teac! t!em. t!em. bear (it! .lace yourselves in a crystal to(er (!ere you are alone.ure and I (ill not descend amon st sinners. Do not conceal yourselves in a crystal to(er sayin 4 5I am ..6 Remember t!at your ric!ness. su. Paradise is t!e Bin dom of Purity.le:s miseries. (!ic! is to !ave a bad dis. && 5. 3e merciful. 3lessed t!erefore are t!ose (!o are merciful to t!ose (!o are !un ry.eo..o( !a. your !ealt!.le.6 It is also done to antici.urity.6 Do not say E 5I am ric! and !a.ort t!em.ense for t!e .ride by t!e o.iation and to obtain mercy. as it causes rief bot! to t!ose (!o !ave it and to t!ose (!o live (it! t!em.y and I (ill not !ear of ot!er .ate t!e times and t!e si ns of t!e times.rescribed. and in t!e blood (!ic! is s!ed is symbolised t!e 3lood (!ic! (ill be s!ed to cancel t!e sins of men.6 /od is . secret.a oat or a lamb and t!e offer of a fe( coins (ere . T!erefore. isolated and illumined on all sides.eo. Not!in im.y I (ill be if I am . cannot be concealed if you .+ . !el. And remember t!at crystal acts as a lense and conse=uently (!at may be unnoticed if you (ere mi<ed amon t!e cro(ds. nude.en confession of t!e rite4 5I am makin t!is sacrifice because I !ave sinned.

.eaceful in s. /od is .6 Peace is one of /od:s c!aracteristics.o( !a.le. $!2 3ut (!at a 7oy t!e 9at!er rants to . (!ic! is t!e s. 1!o is .7 . -atan is !atred.eo. !e divul es . by ot!er .s and !is actions ac=uire a stren t! t!at is not of t!e creature.eace 2.ossess 0ou and I reco nise 0ou as t!e most lovin s.eaceful .urities) &8 5. Master of !imself and.maker !imself.irit.is c!ildren in advance2 1!o is . master of /od. and t!is s(eet oil.6 And believe Me. I dare say. (ise.irit of .ouse of my soul. (!ereas (ar is !atred. a storm.eace is love.erfume.you are im. 3ecause . Not only. but relis!es t!e flavour of divine love.ure !as in t!is (orld an advance of . s. to calm t!e storms stirred u. /od is to be found only in .eace also (it!out utterin any (ords.eace does not !el.eace.tured. as a (ineskin !olds (ine. No man can say t!at !e is t!e son of /od. alt!ou ! not a trouble. to t!e . by means of !is o(n reat . And do you (is! to de. 1!at is t!e life of t!ose (!o see /od) A beatitude.ure soul and man from t!e eart! can see !is /od. but comes from /od 1!o lives in it. as a t!urible e<!ales its .rive yourselves of suc! a ift for t!e sake of fetid im. Neit!er can !e be called t!e son of /od (!o.eaven because /od bends over a .ro.. of (!ic! !e !imself is una(are.oint of bein enra.y I (ill be if I am . stron D (ords embellis! !is li.eace. neit!er can /od call son a man (!o !as an irascible soul al(ays ready to stir u.reads its li !t. and can say4 5I am (it! 0ou and 0ou are in me.ure. you (ill not be able to enter t!e Bin dom of /od.im as a lam.a ates .e is not familiar (it! t!e taste of !uman love. (!o !as /od en7oys substantial c!an es. I t!erefore . and t!us becomes !oly.

In fact t!e fait! of a true believer makes t!e !y. In fact.feelin s.o( !a..is martyrs..roac!es !im. and !e !ates (!o is ood.erson a.y I (ill be if I am accused and abused falsely.y I (ill be if I am ..ear even more (icked.ersecuted.s to ascend t!e t!rones t!at t!e 9at!er !as .6 -trive to !ave your names (ritten in t!e celestial books.rivations t!at consume t!ose (!o are .ro ress in t!e satanic art of . Man makes more ..es t!rou ! t!e bleedin (ounds or because of t!e . 2. accuses and re. 3ut t!e blood makes t!e . T!e same a. for (!om are reserved t!e royal seats in t!e Bin dom of .ocrisy of a false believer a. ives li !t in t!e fo y loominess of ill.ersecution itself..urifies t!e air from t!e miasmas of malice and calms t!e ra in (aves of =uarrels..ersecute only (!at !as a s!ort life. it ac!ieves a more ener etic vitality t!an .ared for .erson makes t!e (ickedness of a (icked .le of t!e future kin and t!e . nay. as if (!o is ood. &A 5. and .itiless to(ards t!e lovers of 7ustice.eaven.issuin from t!e c!ildren of /od.ur.ear more clearly. &> 5. In fact t!e oodness of one . even (!en silent.re. !e (!o by !is (ay of livin continuously bears (itness to 7ustice can but be !ated by t!e un7ust.9 .. And t!en t!e un7ust are .ersecution t!an in t!e !oly art of love.lies !ere as in (ars.o( !a.6 Man !as become so devilis! t!at !e !ates ood (!erever it is. 1!at is eternal in man eludes t!e snare. Let /od and men say t!at you are so.ersecuted in t!e cause of ri !t.rivations are as many ste. Life esca. 3ut !e can .

eak to you a ain tomorro(. Lo2e an) Fo (#2e. and t!e an els (ill bo( sin in out of 7oy.ains. (ill !ave a !eavenly trium.t$ 6a1 1+4.le s!ould remain t!at I may relieve t!em from t!eir .eo. In a corner.romised to t!e blessed ones by /od.lace and t!e same time. 0ou.osin kin s. T$e Se *ons on t$e 6o!nt. In t!e . instead.le in order to ive t!em t!e re(ard . near a . like im.raise. (!ic! I .ened.eo.! and (!en t!e time comes to an end and Paradise is full. on to t!e road t!e end of (!ic! is . T$e Se *on of t$e 6o!nt "ont#n!es. -. /o. Peace be (it! you and may t!e meditation on salvation lead you. T!e cro(d is lar er. I (ill s. Pa t T&o. t!e Pro. t!ey (ill enter t!e "ity of /od.ast. * 151.(!ere names are not (ritten accordin to !uman false!ood. (!o seems an<ious to !ear but does not (ant to u. because t!rou ! it you (ill !ave con=uered t!e eternal lory. & It is t!e same . t!ere is a Roman.eaven are o.eaven. t!rou ! love. too.at!. 3ut (!en t!e ates of . (!ere.. t!en every tear (ill be dear to you.raise t!ose (!o less deserve . (!o !ave been abused and accused falsely for bein t!e c!ildren of /od.!ets (ere calumniated and abused. (!ic! is accustomed to . $nly t!e sick .romise you in t!e name of t!e 9at!er.2 . (it! 7ustice and love are (ritten t!e deeds of ood .set t!e 2.

obedient as ever to t!e T!ou !t and Love. I (anted to encoura e you to com. And 1!o ave it amon st t!e .is . And t!e 1ord.eals of t!under on -inai) T!e Most . ' 1!at I told you yesterday must not cause you to t!ink t!at I !ave come to abolis! t!e La(. -te. t!e certainty of a re(ard (ill ur e you seven times out of ten. but to t!e bri !t -ublimity. I (ill not c!an e one iota of t!e La(. "ould I ive Myself t!e lie) No. s.e ive it) $ut of .ly (it! it.re!ensible and im. 1!o is t!e Most .e take it from) 9rom .ts and la(s taken from t!eir o(n t!ou !ts. No. accordin to t!eir o(n ain. I reco nise !im from !is s!ort tunic and t!e different style of !is mantle. 3ecause if t!e fear of .rece.i !) /od $ne and Triune. not (!at men did t!rou !out centuries.resent. And I (ant you to be fully and firmly confident.lete. I could not.lace and resumes s. but ten out of ten and t!us ain t!e most !oly .cro(d.iritual eyes not to t!e dark abyss.o( did .lete t!e La(.eakin .is 1ord.is Love.is T!ou !t. 0ou can t!us see t!at t!e Trinity (as . and I understand t!e (eakness of man.ossible to be fulfilled.!en and .eaven.lis! not seven . 1!y did .arts of ood out of ten.rize of . 1!ere did . but incom. as t!ey did not make it com. In fact t!ey su. so t!at you accom.erim. make it divinely com. and t!ey t!us 24/ . Trust is t!erefore more efficacious t!an fear.ermas are still t!ere. 3ut since I can do everyt!in .lete.osed .unis!ment can !old you back t!ree times out of ten.e ive it) 3y .i !. 3ut since I am t!e Man. .oke on be!alf of t!e T!ou !t and Love. I can com. +esus (alks slo(ly to . turnin your s.

since everyt!in is in /od. A ainst t!e fles!. as I .erfection. t!at is.ossesses everyt!in .e !as succeeded in ac!ievin true (isdom and (ealt!. I could say t!at !e is a saint.e t!erefore .la. becomes immediately a kin .revent from seein everyt!in but /od.lete it. Is a saint . because !e !as reac!ed 5.oly 3ri !tness. As !is attention is not distracted by inferior si !ts. No( it is more t!an order. T!e la(s are t!e (ork of =ueens.ursues !is ideal4 to serve. I instead make t!e La( a =ueen4 I com. !eroically loved and .ractised t!rou ! a com.. "an a tree survive if it is continuously struck by avalanc!es. because !e !as been not only obedient.erfection6. T!e La( dies in many !earts. .. as !oliness is t!e sum of virtues carried to t!e reatest !ei !t attainable by a creature. a ainst (ealt!. but t!ey are not above =ueens.uttin on its to. 3efore it (as t!e necessary t!in . rubble and floods) No. sterilised and buried t!e most !oly La( iven by /od. 8 Gueens .liantly. but a =ueen.erstructures. 3efore it (as order. 1!o (eds it. And (it!out takin !is eyes a(ay from /od. I !ave come to remove t!em all.idated and suffocated. suffocated by t!e avalanc!es of too many su. and after uneart!in and revivin t!e La(. . I cro(n it. (!ic! is /od and in (!ic!. !e . !oly.oor or disabled) No.resent you (it! it. (!om love and desire . it (ill die. but also !eroic. No( it is more t!an t!e necessary t!in 4 no( it is . . And !e 241 . t!e saint devotes !imself to !is su. t!e (reat! of t!e evan elic counsels.liant brot!ers.romul ate la(s. !is eyes and !eart are fi<ed on t!e Most .lete detac!ment from every !uman desire and consideration. !e is not. !e can see !is distressed brot!ers stretc!in out t!eir !ands su. a ainst comforts. I (ill make it no lon er a la(.

It is cro(ned (it! . . rat!er t!an by (ords. it is also true t!at !e is continuously nouris!ed..never tires because (!ile it is true t!at !e is al(ays active.eaven and !is reatness (ill be increased by eac! of t!ose (!om !e !as led to obey and t!us sanctify t!emselves. T!e La( is (!at it is and s!all be suc! until t!e last dayD not one (ord (ill be c!an ed. !as convinced ot!ers to abide by t!e La(. 3ut I cannot tell lies. I (ill s. not one .tion. And !e (!o (ill induce ot!ers to infrin e t!em. (ill be considered one of t!e least in t!e Bin dom of .erfection. .t it by su. As you can see I neit!er c!an e nor mutilate t!e La(.eaven. 3ut since !eroes are an e<ce.e is a creature (!o !as understood t!e meanin of life.erim. remember t!is4 !e (!o takes t!e liberty of infrin in one of t!e least of t!ese commandments. instead. neit!er do I corru.rece. I com.e.erfection.eak to common souls. (ill be considered one of t!e least bot! (it! re ard to !imself and to t!ose (!om !e led to t!e infrin ement. (!o t!rou ! !is life and deeds. > I kno( t!at (!at I am about to say (ill taste bitter to many ton ues.lete it. And (!ile !e understands t!e sorro(s of t!e (orld.t (ill be abolis!ed. 3ut of everyt!in I tell you.osin !uman fomentin t!eories.eaven. to t!e mass of souls. so t!at no one may say t!at I !ave made (!at is necessary unkno(n. even if t!e trut! I 242 .t it as it (as iven. (ill be reat in t!e Bin dom of . To reac! salvation it is sufficient to acce. . !e feeds on t!e deli !ts of . To obtain immediate union (it! /od it is necessary to live it accordin to My advice. in order to reac! .e is nouris!ed by /od and deli !ts in /od.

able of s(earin falsely if only it could .rocure Me many enemies.raise and in seducin by means of !oneyed (ords.retendin to be ins.ired. Man !as a ton ue and s.eak (ill . (!o t!ink t!ey are 7ust because t!ey increase t!e number of formulae (it!out any substantial c!an e of t!eir s. detac!in it com. t!e true deeds. if be!ind your back it calumniates you and is ca. roll in all directions. out of lust or for murder) And (!at is a ton ue e<. 3ut !e !as somet!in else (!ic! is a more trut!ful (itness of !is real bein 4 !is deeds2 And (!at are t(o !ands 7oined in . !e !as eyes and sees (it! t!em.rayer. (!ic! . 3e(are of false . in business.eaven. are t!e t!in s t!at testify4 5T!is 24.eaks (it! it.ert in (!istlin a false son of .oor and unfairly defined 7ustice (!ic! t!e P!arisees and -cribes !ave tau !t youD unless you are really more 7ust t!an t!e P!arisees and -cribes. .letely from t!e . you s!all not enter t!e Bin dom of .acious (olvesD t!ey come clad (it! !oliness and t!ey deride /odD t!ey say t!ey love t!e trut! and t!ey feed on false!ood. if a man is a t!ief and fornicator) And (!at are t(o eyes. 3ut t!e deeds of men.ass you off as a mean fello() 1!at is a ton ue t!at says lon !y.rayers and is t!en =uick in killin t!e re. !e !as !ands and makes si ns (it! t!em. T!ey come to you clad as lambs. and t!ey are ra. !is be!aviour at !ome. -tudy t!em before follo(in t!em. if after t!e farce.irits. t!at is.!ets and errin doctors.utation of a nei !bour or seducin !is ood fait!) It is dis ustin 2 And dis ustin are untrut!ful !ands and eyes.ro. to(ards !is nei !bour and servants. t!ey reedily stare at a (oman or an enemy. I solemnly tell you t!at unless you create ane( your 7ustice.ocritical .am about to s.

es) And t!ose even more stin in t!istles. Also t!e do(ny t!istle looks like a tuft of t!in silvery t!reads adorned (it! diamonds by t!e de(.oisoned by t!eir 7uices. A 7ust and . are still t!orny. And it is already an effusion of /race. kee. 3ut if inadvertently you touc! it. T!at (as all ri !t for t!e times (!en man did not !ave t!e comfort of /od:s smile. .!erds u.root t!em from t!eir .ro.ainful to man.eakin .man is a servant of t!e Lord. T!e man (!o is not 7ust (ill be able to command res. a(ay from t!em t!at you may not be .. No( t!e 1ord is s.ect by !is a. and only by it.6 3ecause !oly deeds are t!e fruit of true reli ion. I (ill insist on !o( our nei !bour is to be loved. 1ill t!ese t!orny bus!es ever be able to ive you tasty ra. (!en /od !as loved man so muc! as to send .ocritical believers.astures and burn t!em on t!e fire t!ey li !t at ni !t so t!at not even t!e seed may be s..ick only a fe( sour blackberries from t!e former and uneatable fruits (ill come from t!e latter.6 No. $nce it (as said4 50ou s!all love your friend and !ate your enemy. not so.. you find out t!at it is not a tuft. 3ut no( ne( t!in s !ave come. Later 244 . In actual fact you (ill be able to .earance.is 1ord to redeem !im.6 A I told you yesterday !o( /od is to be loved. t!ey (ill not. (!ic! alt!ou ! flo(ers. so t!at s!e.read.rovident ste. !armful to s!ee.!ets and !y. I do not say to you4 5Bill t!e false . A ood tree does not bear bad fruit and a bad tree does not bear ood fruit. I say to you4 5Leave t!e task to /od.6 3ut I say to you4 53e careful. but a bundle of t!orns.6 Nay. (ill t!ey ever be able to mature s(eet fi s for you) No.

ay for it.lained yesterday. and t!is s!ould remind you of (!at I told you yesterday on lo(liness. 3e enerous to(ards t!ose. 0ou (ill make it im. .erson of !is tunic. 3ut many times. rat!er t!an on somebody else (!o (ould take ven eance for t!e insult.oor brot!er of mine is needy6 and ive !im also your tunic if !e !as stolen your mantle.ave you been slandered) Love and for ive. .6 1ell. . but c!aritable say4 5T!is . 0ou may say4 5It may be a vice and not a need. as I e<. because !e (ill !ave no need to rob anot!er .er!uman calamities. ask you for (!at t!ey need.ainful social ine=ualities.irit. Do to ot!ers (!at you (ould like done to yourself and do not do to ot!ers (!at you (ould not like done to yourself. Al(ays consider4 5If I (ere in need. (!en !e sees !o( !e !as been dealt (it!. from !is !eart and t!e sinner (ill redeem !imself makin amends for t!e t!eft by !andin back (!at !e !ad stolen.)6 and act accordin to t!e re.t!e 1ord (ill consummate t!e sacrifice of . !is vice (ill dro. bein more !onest.eace and redem. It is t!erefore necessary to elevate t!e love for our nei !bour to a .ly of your e o.tion and t!ere (ill be not only an effusion of /race. (it! it. t!ere (ould be no . If t!e ric! (ere really . instead of robbin you. !o( (ould I feel if I (ere denied !el. 243 .ossible for !im to steal t(ice. /od (ill re(ard you for it and t!e (icked man (ill . (!o. considerin t!at it is better t!at !e ives vent to !is (rat! on you (!o can .ave you been robbed) Do not t!ink4 5T!is nei !bour of mine is reedy6. ive 7ust t!e same. t!e cause of so many !uman and su.ave you been struck) Love and offer t!e ot!er c!eek to !im (!o smacked you.oor in s.erfection t!at unifies friend and enemy.ut u. but /race (ill be iven to every soul believin in "!rist.

t!ose (!o !ave recourse to you (it!out .liant (it! bot!ersome . (!en t!e ood (ill be c!osen. t!e one (!o !arms you. t!e old sayin !as been cancelled. Love friends and enemies.articular reason for men:s actions.oured by /od on to t!e la. t!e flavour of (!ic! lasts for a lon time on one:s ton ue.ect for /od. . T!e more you ive t!e more you (ill be iven and a full . and !ellis! fire and !ail. It !as indeed been cancelled by t!e ne( (ord4 5Love !im (!o !ates you. is suc! a beast t!at !e only understands ven eance. devoid of /race.ray for !im (!o . bless !im (!o curses you.ractisin usury. of !im (!o !as been enerous. be com. Guarrels are more costly t!an friendly settlements and a ood race is like !oney. but .ublicans and t!e entiles do it. 1!o allo(s t!e rain to fall on t!e ood and t!e (icked and lets t!e sun s!ine on t!e 7ust and un7ust and (ill rant eternal suns!ine and de(. !el.ect reci. 3e enerous and merciful in all kinds of assistance.rocation. 1!o is t!e "reator also of t!ose 24+ . C Love. do not 7ud e.6 0ou do not kno( t!e .ersons. do not criticise. 3ut you must love accordin to /od and out of res. T!at is no merit4 it is a 7oy and also naturally !onest men can do it. to be like your 9at!er.e (ill ive you muc! more.eo. (!ic! is not one of t!e ten commandments. but (as added because man. toot! for toot!6. (illin ly !el. 7ustify !im (!o slanders you.T!e old sayin 4 5#ye for eye. amon st t!e s!eaves of t!e !arvest. like selected ears of corn. /od (ill not ive you only accordin to (!at you !ave iven.ersecutes you.le. love. Also t!e . It is not enou ! to love t!ose (!o love you and from (!om you e<. be . #ndeavour to love and be loved.ressed do(n measure (ill be .acific (it! =uarrelsome .

t of love for your nei !bour.erfect as your 9at!er. Ask yourselves4 5Am I entitled to do (!at /od does not do to me)6 3ecause /od is not so stubborn and im. Let t!at consideration induce you to mild.rece.rece. unless you. 9ull a reement is al(ays t!e best business.erfection of love in you and I t!erefore say4 53e .lacable as you are.onent do(n to t!e last coin or lan uis! in 7ail. (!en you are about to make an offerin to /od and you remember t!at you !ave (ron ed your brot!er and you bear !im a rud e because of a fault of !is.esteem.t of love for your nei !bour.erfectin of t!e . 1!o insults !is brot!er (ill be condemned by t!e -an!edrin. bot! !ere and in t!e ne<t (orld. !umble. And t!en you (ill certainly receive a re(ard from /od.feelin s in your !earts and you fulfill t!e most !oly rite of for iveness. first sacrifice your ill. . It is useless to make offers at t!e altar. t!en come to t!e altar and only t!en your sacrifice (ill be !oly. 3ut (!o treats !im as a madman. and conse=uently !as !armed !im.recarious and (!o stubbornly c!allen es it. 247 . In everyt!in turn your eyes to /od.ay t!e o.eaven. t!at I no lon er say. 1oe to you if .itiful feelin . 1!o is in . leave your offer before t!e altar. 3ut I say to you4 5Do not et an ry6 because a !i !er 7ud ement is above you and takes into account immaterial actions.(!o are your enemies or are not very fond of you. as it (as said4 5Do not kill6 because !e (!o kills (ill be condemned by men. T!erefore.e (ere2 No one (ould be saved. may lose t!e cause and !ave to . t!e . by becomin reconciled to your brot!er. make first t!e sacrifice of your self.6 -o reat is t!e . for t!e sake of /od. T!e 7ud ement of man is .. I (ant t!e .erfect. (ill be condemned by /od. is .

3ut I say4 5Let it be done as you (is!. is not !eard. !o(ever. (aitin .I kno( t!at 0ou do not (ant to me to say4 5yes6... Let us o u. A .. It cannot be cured because it is full of !atred.as !e not been cured) * and t!ey insist (it! t!e Master.lyD .. to t!e to. ask4 ' 1!o (as it) . t!ere. (atc!in t!e cro(d descendin t!e mountain. ..eace..s for t!e cry of a miracle. and it is t!e same. and so I (ill not say it.er!a.. (!o remain on t!e mountain.6 0ou may all o (it! My .o( many !earts covered (it! scales of !atred t!ere are around Me2 "ome. but !is soul is not. (!ic!.feelin s and darkness fall from your !eart. $nly you and I. t!ere is also one (!o !ates Me and dare not say to Me4 5"ure me6 because !e kno(s t!at I am a(are of !is t!ou !ts.s) * ' No.eo. * ' 1!y did 0ou cure !im.ostles and t!e first disci.les. * T!e cro(ds dis. I (ill s.H .is eyes are cured.oor (retc!. * 249 . but t!at is (!at I t!ink. * ' 3ut (!o is it) T!at Roman.. +esus at first does not re.e t!en says4 ' . Also t!e a. 0ou s!ould kno( t!en.er!a. -imon of +ona!. t!en) * asks Peter. to look from t!e !ei !t at our beautiful sea of /alilee.eak to you a ain tomorro(. ' -!ould I strike by li !tenin all t!e . And as t!e scales fall from your eyes. 1!o is standin . $!2 .erse slo(ly. (it! folded arms. so may ill.* ' It is t!e same.le like !im) * ' Lord..ere in front of Me...

. +esus is s. & T!e same .le are standin at t!e be innin of t!e .eo.roac! !e may receive from /od. as !e (is!es. you must kee.s t!e cro(d is lar er because many .lace and t!e same time.eo. T!e . and t!us c!an es !is aitD or !e removes it com.elled to o alon t!e (ay !e (ants.le and /od never tau !t you it. !e !as made some . as !e is a fiery !orse. And since man is rarely sincere and !onest. (it! t!e e<ce. As> an) It 0#ll Be '#2en. are t!e same.rovision for !imself in order to be com. 3ecause man ou !t to be frank (it!out t!e need of anyt!in e<ce. 1!en in Deuteronomy mention is made of vo(s. after all.t t!e loyalty of !is (ord. (it!out any furt!er addition. (it!out considerin (!at re. to. Ne2e S&ea . also of t!e vo(s t!at are somet!in (!ic! ori inated from a !eart considered to be united to /od.e commanded you4 50ou s!all not bear false (itness6.tion of t!e Roman. and t!e 242 . Per!a.15-.s. $n t!e contrary . 3ut no oat! is necessary amon st !onest . T$e Se *on of t$e 6o!nt "ont#n!es. T!at bit is t!e oat!.letely and does as !e likes.asses your li. Pa t T$ ee.ull. (!ic!. !e soon slackens or ives a . -4t$ 6a1 1+4.eo.eakin 4 ' $ne of t!e errors easily made by man is to !ave lack of !onesty to(ards !imself.at!s leadin to t!e little valley. from men and from !is o(n conscience. eit!er t!rou ! a feelin of need or a sentiment of ratitude. it is (ritten4 51!atever . T!is curb. T$e Se *ons on t$e 6o!nt.le.

ort !is false statements.e is an im.o(er is entrusted. before . "an t!ere be a more contem. and sim. mot!er. to su. because !e contaminates t!e Trut! (it! !is dis raceful lies and 7eers at .ious . . or by invokin !is dearest affections4 !is fat!er.lice and to stand surety for !im.ect (ill make you stand to attention and (ill strike you (it! t!e li !tenin of .6 $f course. of course. a murderer. 1!o feels t!e need of takin an oat! is neit!er sure of !imself nor of t!e o. 0ou are t!ere.er7urer) A . ive me t!e lie. t!e !abit of takin an oat! is one of t!e conse=uences of man:s moral dis!onesty.. darin . liars and ibers2 3ut t!e moment (ill come (!en you (ill not lau ! and t!at (ill !a. As you can see.is eyes.vo( t!at you !ave freely made (it! your o(n mout! to t!e Lord your /od must be fulfilled.6 Mention is al(ays made of t!e (ord iven. you may lau !. I am !ere and I lau ! at it.erson. dreadful in . (ife.er7urer in fact convinces !is nei !bour to believe !im. $f (!om) $f /od.is ma7esty. c!ildren. !is very life and most essential or ans. t!us callin /od to be !is accom.tible man t!an a . if 0ou can. often by usin a sacred formula. a traitor. to 1!om all . !is dead relatives.im4 5-trike me..le take an oat! testifies t!ereby t!at !e distrusts t!e frankness and !onesty of t!e s(earer. !e s(ears falsely (it! t!e reatest ease and calmness.en (!en . And (!o makes ot!er . a t!ief. (ill a.e..ear to you.e t!us deceives !is nei !bour.inion !is nei !bour !as of !im. . (it!out anyt!in else but t!e (ord. It is a double s!ame because man is not even fait!ful to t!e s!ameful t!in (!ic! an oat! is and by deridin /od as easily as !e derides !is nei !bour.im.is voice !urls you to 23/ .eo.ly by .is as. And it is a s!ame for man.

is feet. . Also (it!in you. your oat!6. (!ic! is common also to animals.rivin !im of !is re.enetrate. nor by means of !y. but I say to you4 5Never s(ear. .your eternal destiny brandin you (it! . And t!ere is no fortified stron !old or dee. a .is eyes cannot . /od .e is a murderer4 !e kills eit!er t!e !onour of !is fello( man de.ut a restraint on lies and on t!e easiness of failure to kee. . and t!e ser. neit!er by means of false (ords. . Do 231 . also (!en no one else sees it.e does not lose si !t of eac! man for a moment.e 7ud es you not accordin to (!at you s(ear. .ent adorns !imself (it! it. 8 I (ill t!erefore substitute anot!er order for t!e one iven to you. im.er7urer is a vile sinner in t!e eyes of /od.eaven (!ic! is t!e t!rone of /od.romises somet!in (!ic! !e does not (ant to kee. (!en t!e oat! en7oyed reat favour to .utation t!rou ! false (itness or !e kills !is o(n soul because a .le (!ic! are t!e "ity of t!e /reat Bin and t!e .utation (!ic! !e does not deserve.is nei !bour.art of man. I do not say as t!e ancients said4 5Do not s(ear falsely.enetrates t!e stron !old (!ic! every man !as round !is !eart. and (it! re ard to t!eir souls. but kee. nor by t!e eart! (!ic! is t!e stool of . . 1!o sees t!e trut!. rants it to !im. cellar (!ic! .e sees. nor for +erusalem and !er Tem.ouse of t!e Lord our /od. but to (!at you do. And .e is a traitor because by !is oat! !e .is curse. leave t!em in t!eir d(ellin s. . /raves are full of t!e dross of t!e inferior .6 Neit!er by .e is a t!ief because !e takes . Do not s(ear eit!er by t!e raves of t!e deceased or by t!eir souls.ocritical deeds.retendin to be (!at !e is not.. /od cannot be deceived.ossession of a re.ressed by !is oat!.romise.

rive t!e former of anyt!in .eal to t!e dead) T!ey cannot s. T!ey are blood and fles! of your o(n blood. em..arents.. t!ey can but suffer seein you sinners. and t!eir voices are suffocated by t!e !atred of -atan and of t!e demons.eak. because you are intelli ent. as 232 .s money or merc!andise) Are t!ey a si nature on a document) T!ey are more and t!ey are less t!an suc! t!in s. but t!ey are also free creatures and you cannot use t!em as slaves to uarantee your false statements. free and ro(n u. you are not interdicted. Leave t!e !oly deceased in t!eir . Are t!ey .artial kno(led e.en t!eir mout!s to curse.eace and t!e un!oly ones in t!eir .er!a.not cause t!em to suffer or to be struck (it! !orror. And if t!ey are not 7ust.ains. if t!ey are t!e souls of 7ust . (!ic! is . 1!y a. because t!e damned are like demons.en its ates and t!e damned only o.resented by !is .le already in t!e forekno(led e of /od. And alt!ou ! t!ey are in suc! forekno(led e.ossess /od in t!e fullness of .onsible for your actions and you must act by yourself.revents t!em from s.tion. man. And t!ey are less t!an your o(n si nature.eo. do not increase t!eir torture by remindin t!em of t!eir sin t!rou ! yours. T!e saints because c!arity . or by t!e !ead of your (ife or of your innocent c!ildren. because t!ey (ill not .eakin 4 t!ey (ould !ave to ive you t!e lie too many times. neit!er are you a c!ild (!o does not kno( (!at !e is doin and must be re. 0ou are a man ifted (it! reason and conse=uently res.is bri !tness until t!e moment of Redem. 0ou !ave no ri !t to do so.loyin . Do not s(ear by t!e !ead of your fat!er or of your mot!er. Do not de. T!e damned because !ell does not o. do not add anyt!in to t!e latter.

ly4 yes.is sub7ects.eec! be sim. suc! as an oat! (!ic! you (is! to s(ear falsely) Do not s(ear by your o(n !ead. 0ou !ave no ri !t to. is cursed. your (ord. your ton ue.arents. t!e bankers of t!e moral or material treasures (!ic! /od ranted you. your orc!ards. t!e re.onsible for t!eir c!ildren) 0es. (!o later (ill lau ! at you. it is not. 1!y t!en a.utation t!at you en7oy (it! your nei !bour. . not t!e !onesty. it isD no. . t!ey are !oly. c!allen in . Not al(ays 7ust c!ildren are born of 7ust . 1!y t!en make use of (!at does not belon to you) "an you add one !air to your !ead or c!an e its colour) And if you cannot do t!at. t!e freedom of your limbs to corroborate your oat!) Do not c!allen e /od.e is t!e Lord and you .a uarantee for your o(n deeds and (ords. 0ou are only t!e tem.eal to a . your o(n !onesty and your o(n frankness.ure soul for an im.ure act of yours. and as lon as t!ey are innocent. Any addition is su ested by t!e #vil one.onsible for !imself. everybody is res. or take your c!ildren a(ay from you. !oly c!ildren may be born of a sinner.e can dry u. t!ey are. your eyes. nor is it so t!at a !oly (oman is married to a !oly man. 1!y t!en use t!e 7ustice of a relative as a uarantee) Like(ise. because you cannot 23. and t!at (!o idolizes !imself and t!inks !e is above /od.utation t!ey en7oy.. or crus! your !ouses to remind you t!at . After. > Let your s. your !ands. (!y do you use your si !t.im (it! !is false!ood. but only as lon as t!ey are under a e.e could take you at your (ord and dry your eyes as . #veryt!in you !ave belon s to /od. Not!in else. t!e frankness of your relatives and t!e re.orary uardians. Are fat!ers res.

a . t!ey are uilty to(ards /od and to(ards t!eir nei !bour.6 3ut you must be silent for your o(n sake.oor re(ard2 3ut t!at is (!at t!ey (ant and t!ey (ill not !ave any ot!er.remember anyt!in and you (ill contradict yourself and you (ill be 7eered at and reco nised as a liar.er7ury) 1!y do you (ant to maintain as true (!at is not true in order to (in a re.ride and t!us become an ob7ect of scandal in t!e an els: eyes.oses becomes blas.rayer aims at sayin 4 5I am truly a saint. #it!er t!e true re(ard.unis!ment.roud and false . t!e eart!ly one.le2 A . and even less.raised as 7ust and .eo.oor lory to . and you . (it! a truly mortifyin . Do not be!ave like t!e !y.leasin to /od. (!ic! lasts as lon as t!e life of man. or t!e s!am one.rayer said for suc! .aid for.ocrites.roclaim you saints and live in suc! a (ay t!at your (!ole life may s!out on your be!alf4 5.rayin .utation (!ic! you do not deserve) An !y.!emy. t!e .ride and ton ue.le.eavenly one.ious men. because you cannot !ave more t!an one. leave t!at .ur. love to stand in syna o ues or in t!e corners of s=uares (!ere t!ey may be seen by . Leave t!at fleetin re(ard to !au !ty and deceitful . It (ould be better for you to become mute at once if you do not !ave t!e . My c!ildren. after t!is life.le and . bot! in your (ords and in your . because it 234 . (it!in t!eir families.o(er to control . Do you not consider t!at t!at is like a form of .roclaim yourselves 7ust and . I s(ear it in t!e . (!ereas.rayin .resence of t!ose (!o see me and cannot deny t!ey sa( me . Do not allo( your ton ue to be ur ed by . (!ic! is eternal and 7ust. Let /od .ocritical .ere is a servant of /od. (!o.eo. and (!ic! is .rayers. (!en .eo.6 Like a veil laid on e<istin (ickedness. 3e sincere.

. to /od $ur LordD t!is (orld is t!e time of en a ement durin (!ic! t!e uardian an el of every man is t!e s. (!ic! ro( more and more because t!ey are corroborated by accumulatin sins. I solemnly tell you t!at eac! soul is a vir in married to t!e #ternal Lover. A Listen !o( you must .iritual .resence of /od t!ey are al(ays full of reverential love. 3ecause everyt!in comes from your !earts and your minds4 your (ords. (!ic! it !ad assimilated. your eyes.in .!. lovin .rayin or are busy. 233 . Make your !earts !umble.is an un7ust re(ard.s and (it! your (ork and (it! your (!ole selves.s and reveals itself in deeds. I said ur ed by your !earts.ray (it! your li.oison. A 7ust man dra(s ood from !is 7ust !eart and t!e more !e dra(s t!e more !e finds. (!et!er you are . your deeds are like your !earts. earnin or !el. like blood t!at is rene(ed circulatin in t!e veins and flo(s back to t!e !eart enric!ed (it! ne( elements taken from t!e o<y en.ure. 0ou may be sure t!at it is t!e e<uberance of t!e !eart t!at overflo(s from li.oison from !is loomy !eart full of fraud and . 1!ereas a (icked man can dra( but fraud and . (!et!er you are (alkin or restin . (!ile t!e blessin s of /od accumulate in a ood man.aranym. trustful and sincere and love /od (it! t!e c!aste love of a vir in for !er bride room.e is your 9at!er. but t!ey al(ays remember (!o t!e "reator is and (!at t!e creature is. because t!e ood done creates more ood. (!ic! it !ad absorbed or from t!e food 7uices. and in t!e . It is t!e first and essential feature. ur ed by your !earts (!ic! do love /od and feel .

tial trousseau.ortant t!at t!e kindness in receivin a visitor or t!e c!arity in !el.le (!o (aste many !ours recitin a monolo ue only (it! t!eir li.ed by your uardian an els. 9or /od:s sake. 7ust to dra( (ater from a (ell and .rayers.6 T!ere are indeed many (!o believe t!at t!eir monolo ue is more im.eec! and oin . T!e !our of deat! is t!e !our for t!e accom. T!ere are in fact some men (!o (ould not s.s and (!ic! is a real solilo=uy because not even t!e uardian an els listen to itD it is suc! a vain noise t!at t!ey become absorbed in fervent . 3ut for t!e time bein .lace and t!e soul can raise t!e veil of t!e bridal dress and t!ro( itself into t!e arms of /od and t!e -.rayer for t!e silly men uarded by t!em. s!all (e say.id (ords lackin love. in an effort to find a remedy.rayers full of (ords.and all t!e !ours and contin encies of life are as many maids .eak to your 9at!er in t!e secrecy of your !earts and of your inner rooms. and t!e scru.eace of your inner abodes and. (it!dra( to t!e .end t!ose !ours in a different (ay.eak to t!e Bin of an els. s. te.arin t!e nu. above all to t!e .re.eak to t!e -.ouse (ill not cause scandal by lovin so.in a 23+ . o souls still victimised in t!e bonds of t!e en a ement to /od. T!ere are really some .eo.our it on to t!e round for My sake and t!e sake of your fello( men. -.ends on your leavin suc! soulless manner of s.eared to t!em sayin 4 5T!e salvation of t!e (orld de. embrace and union take .les of lon . et rid of standards in your . of monotonous. (!en you (is! to s.lis!ed (eddin (!en t!e introduction. not even if /od a..eace of your abode.ouse. an els of fles! !el. Leave outside everyt!in t!at belon s to t!e (orld4 ea erness to be noted and to edify.

Prayer is an act of love. listens. Do not be like t!e /entiles. and caresses and blessin s over and above. true . meditatin or assistin a sick . T!e .. It is sufficient for you to !ave your (!ole selves and all your actions im.rin . sacrificin a lamb or sacrificin one:s desires.erson in need.y smiles. /od does not need to be told (!at .im for t!e ood and 237 . 3e not afraid2 T!e 9at!er sees. you (ill ive !im bread and fis!. (!ic! cannot understand.il rima e to t!e Tem. makin a .er!a. (ill receive. 1!o is not only /od and Bin ..im. but also your 9at!er and kno(s (!at you need. If t!erefore you. (!ose !earts are im.e !as to do for your needs. !o( muc! more (ill your 9at!er.s ive !im a stone) 1ill you ive !im a snake if !e asks for a fis!) No. understands. 3ecause (!oever asks.o( muc! (ealt! for an intimate sacrifice made (it! love. I am !un ry6 do you . (ill find and it (ill be o.re nated (it! love.able of ivin ifts to your c!ildren.le or lookin after t!e family. out of a natural love t!at is common also to animals for t!eir offs.erfect si ! of love2 . 1!o is in .ened to (!omsoever knocks.a ans may tell t!eir idols.iritual /od. rants. are ca. C Ask and it (ill be iven to you. look and you (ill find. 1!en your c!ild stretc!es !is little !and to(ards you sayin 4 59at!er. (!oever looks. rant to t!ose (!o ask . even before you ask .erson. because it is .ened to you. 3ut you cannot tell /od.o( many races are ranted for one sin le. T!ey are souls (!ic! !ave fallen into t!e idolatry of . .leasant for a fat!er to nouris! !is son and see !is !a. even t!e !onest desire to concentrate on t!e Lord. knock and it (ill be o.rayin or bakin bread. And one can love .eaven.rayer.erfect. t!e True -.

I (is! to (arn you a ainst an easy error4 do not be!ave like t!ose (!o are (eak in t!eir fait! and in t!eir love. Durin My year of .resent.ublic life more t!an once I !eard !earts moanin 4 5.rayers.erstition and fait!. because t!at race (ould !ave .e does not (ant to satisfy it in vie( of future conse=uences.enetrated. too.oor reli ion is a mi<ture of su.revented me from reac!in t!is !our of /od:. And (!at is ood today may not be ood tomorro(.arasitic !erbs !ave .ered (it!.erfect life. Lord.ieces. And for t!at . (eak and . 3ut life does not end at t!at moment. do 0ou not !ear me) 0ou rant it to everybody but not to me)6 And yet. and t!at is a race of /od. because you kno( only t!e . A c!ild is sufferin from intestinal 239 .articular moment a certain race may be ri !t. Also amon st believers t!ere are .6 I !eard ot!ers say to Me4 51!y.a ans as t!ey are.o( muc! I suffered t!en. Also t!e 9at!er sometimes says4 5I cannot. but because . 0ou do not kno( t!at. And /od to save you a reater . and t!ey. so muc! so t!at it falls to . 3ut /od kno(s also t!e future.a ans (!ose . 3ut no( I say4 :It (as better t!us. And you t!ink it is fair to ask. alt!ou ! I (as sorry to see t!em suffer. Do not be afraid to ask and do not be afraid not to receive2 . into (!ic! all kinds of . I !ad to say4 5I cannot6.ain does not !ear your .6 Not because .o(ever. a buildin tam.e cannot satisfy t!e re=uest immediately. 0ou ask. because to !ear t!em (ould !ave meant !inderin t!eir fli !t to a . feel t!eir fait! is dyin if t!ey are not !eard. Listen.necessary t!in s for t!eir (elfare. (!en /od did not !ear me.

ur.rayers.ut oil on your !eads and scents on your !air and smile like one (!o !as been (ell fed. $!2 Truly t!ere is no food t!at nouris!es as muc! as love does2 And (!o fasts (it! a lovin s. because some race !as been denied. (!o on . 3ut /od says4 5I cannot. And no( o and feed your bodies. I say (it! re ard to fastin . It (ould kill !im.6 Also t!e 9at!er sometimes says so. 0ou. 7oins !er moanin to !er son:s. (!en you fast.6 T!e day (ill come. do not (ant to !ear it (ee. It (ould do you !arm. -!e feels t!at suc! fastin and cryin may be detrimental to !er son. Do you (ant to lose your son or do you (ant me to save !im)6 T!e mot!er s!outs4 5I (ant !im to live. for not listenin to my foolis!ness26 H 1!at I said (it! re ard to .is mot!er calls a doctor and t!e doctor says4 5. (as! your faces t!orou !ly so t!at t!ey may look fres! and smoot!.raised for it.irit. or eternity (ill come. even if it is not true. 3ut t!e doctor is infle<ible.ocrites do.y. as !y. (!en you (ill say4 5T!ank 0ou. $ne for your fastin and t!e ot!er for t!e sacrifice of not bein .6 T!e mot!er. -!e t!inks t!at t!e doctor:s order is severe and !ard. 1!en you fast. since your souls !ave 232 .e must fast to be cured. At last !e says4 51oman. T!ey also !ave received t!eir re(ard (it! t!e .raise of t!e (orld. . look !a. my /od.6 5In t!at case6 says t!e doctor 5I cannot let !im !ave any food.ublicans6. t!e 9at!er (ill see your !eroic secret and (ill ive you a double re(ard. .itiful mot!ers of your o(n e o. I kno(. do not look sad. .. feeds on love2 I solemnly tell you t!at even if t!e (orld calls you 5vain6 and 5. Instead.trouble. al(ays .itiful. and (ill not receive anot!er one.ose disfi ure t!eir faces t!at t!e (orld may kno( and believe t!at t!ey are fastin . you don:t.

' T!e (orld des. "!ance !ad 7oined t!em. alt!ou ! it is so lo( t!at +esus and t!e Iscariot. ' I (ander about be in for alms to scra.ut u.oor . after !is dau !ter (ent far a(ay (it! !er !usband and for ot !er fat!er. $ne is a very lean (oman. It is a s!ed formed by branc!es and. I am ei !ty years old.ersonally serves t!e t(o s!y old souls and listens to t!eir sorro(ful stories. T!e old man is alone. As I for ive my dau !ter.ostles. stretc!in out in vain t!eir !ands to(ards t!ose (!o . ' .t Passover and t!is may be t!e last time. in addition. * 2+/ .assed in front of t!em. 3ut I do not (ant to o to Abra!am:s bosom (it! any re ret. T!e (oman is also alone.e to et!er some money to celebrate Passover. as t!ey (ere standin de7ected in a corner. 3ut it serves its . T!ey are not to et!er. under a kind of tent t!at Peter !as .eo. +esus oes strai !t to(ards t!em since t!ey dare not come for(ard and takes t!em by t!e !and leadin t!em to t!e middle of t!e rou.er!a.ur. T!ey (ill be blessed uests (!o (ill ive flavour to our bread. in a corner and under (!ic! t!ey .oor * says t!e old man..been nouris!ed.ere a fat!er and a sister. s!e is ill. of t!e a.eo. my Passover. Peace be (it! you.s take s!elter at ni !t and t!ey at!er durin t!e !ot !ours of t!e day. * And +esus . And I (ant to kee. t!e ot!er a very old man. t!e tallest of t!e lot.le stay. I !ave al(ays ke. mantles. after a fever killed !er !usband and. so I !o. 1!ile takin our food (e (ill !ear t!eir story.ises us because (e are .oor .ose. 3rin (!at (e !ave. !ave to bend to enter.. T!ose t(o .e to be for iven. * I And t!e t(o .le may stay !ere (it! us.

!as fallen aslee. (!at (ould you like after(ards) * ' Not!in else.. 3ut I am a . I (ould already !ave !ad more t!an I could !o.e for. T!e old man is lyin on t!e rass and tired as !e (as.lace alon t!e slo. After a s!ort time t!e (oman.' It is a lon (ay. too.. * ' Are you oin by yourself) And if you feel ill on t!e (ay) * ' T!e an el of /od (ill close my eyes. if one is not .oor t!in . * ' T!e (ay to . It (as so fru al2 T!e a. * ' And if I cured you. * +esus smiles and !ands !er a . If I (ere better fed I (ould et rid of my fever.eaven is even lon er.es and amon t!e t!ickets. (!o !ad one a(ay 2+1 . * ' Do you t!ink t!at food alone could cure you) * ' No. (!ic! I t!ink is t!eir drink.iece of bread di. +esus remains under t!e tent. too . And if I (ere cured I could (ork at t!e corn. * +esus caresses !is (!ite tremblin !ead and asks t!e (oman4 ' And (!at about you) * ' I am lookin for (ork. 0ou could. J T!e meal is over.oor to ask 0ou for mercy.ed into some (ater and vine ar.eakin and +esus continues smilin .resent at t!e rite. T!e (oman eats it (it!out s.ostles and disci. fat!er.les look for a s!ady .

$rder 0our maid. 2+2 . Lord. t!e one (earin a rey tunic.e is all alone and !e is 7ust. * ' Mind you. * ' 0es. comes to(ards +esus 1!o smiles at !er to c!eer !er u.. It mi !t be by c!ance. And yet !e does not curse. almost as far as t!e tent. to t!at cliff and tell t!e man (!o is restin t!ere. 0ou !ad a !usband and deat! took !im a(ay. I !ave not!in to ive 0ou in e<c!an e.. -ee t!at old man) . 0our virtue entered me (it! t!at morsel. * ' I am stron no(.t my !eart. 3e a dau !ter to !im. but I am not no(. ' Are you sure t!at you !ave been cured) I did not tell you. it means (orkin for t(o.lookin for some s!ade (!ere to rest.* ' $!2 no2 No( I understand 0our smile (!en 0ou !anded me t!e bread. And t!at is (orse.e !ad a dau !ter and selfis!ness took !er a(ay. t!ere.y. my Lord. * T!e (oman oes a(ay =uickly and comes back (it! -imon Fealot.. e<ce. .. * ' 0es. but !a. -!e comes for(ard lookin s!y.. and I (ill do it. s!e (alks (it! a vi orous stride and fallin flat on !er face (it! a c!oked cry e<claims4 ' 0ou !ave cured me2 May 0ou be blessed2 At t!is time I used to s!iver (it! fever.. $!2 * and s!e kisses +esus: feet. * ' /o u. -!e is t!en overcome by 7oy. 3ut it is not fair t!at !e s!ould o about alone in !is last !ours. and s!e (ill obey 0ou until s!e dies. to come to Me. t!en.

I cured !er and. 1!at 0ou love is sacred to Lazarus. 0ou are ri !t.* ' T!at is enou !. t!e ... because by lovin (!at I love !e (ill love . * +esus (alks a(ay for a fe( yards.* ' And t!ose (!o (ee. and sick . 3ut (!o is it) * ' T!at (oman.* ' $!2 My Master2 Don:t 0ou realise t!at you are fond of everybody) Also of 0our enemies) * ' I do not realise it.. Let us o and tell !im t!at !e (ill be kee.atriarc! kee...eak to you.. -imon. 1!at I love is sacred to Lazarus.. * ' T!at is true...* ' 0es.. 1oman.y if I can iven t!em a serene sunset. * ' 0ou love also c!ildren. I commit myself for !im.. and 2+. If 0ou cured !er it means t!at 0ou love !er. I (ant to s. Master. !is last Passover in reat 7oy..le.erfection..atriarc! is (akin u. And t!at is (!y Lazarus (ill become a saint. ..in Passover (it! a dau !ter beside !im. one less2.eo. I am very fond of old !oly . To love is My nature. I (ant to 7oin t!at old man to t!at (oman and let t!at .le and I am !a. (ait !ere.* ' And t!ose (!o are alone...eo.. ' Do you t!ink t!at Lazarus (ould find it difficult to take on anot!er (orker) * ' Lazarus) I do not t!ink t!at !e even kno(s !o( many servants !e !as2 $ne more. -imon. T!ere.' "ome.

* T!ey do back to t!e tent (!ere t!e old (oman is (aitin for t!em and t!e t!ree of t!em o to(ards t!e old man (!o !as sat u.(it!out any more need for bread..!ilus.. in front of t!e old man. I do not kno( (!et!er you kno( !im. * ' Must I not)..in into !is lon beard. a dau !ter. -!e (ill take you (!ere I tell !er and you (ill be made (elcome for My sake.. I !o. 3ut.le. I.. * ' 3ut (!y.e to find some s!elter for t!e ni !t and tomorro( I (ill be on t!e road and t!en do(n. 1!y2 * ' 3ecause /od does not (ant it. All you !ave to do is to concentrate in .... in a mont!:s time. fat!er.* T!e old man is (ee... your Passover.. 0ou.. 0ou (ill not o alone.. It is more t!an if 0ou ave me t(enty years. and is tyin !is sandals.. but (it!out any trouble. do(n. * ' $!2. * ' No.. if I am not dead. I come from t!e border of -yria and I remember T!eo. sittin on t!e rass. And (!ere. $!2 3lessed -on of /od. 0ou !ave already carried your cross. fat!er) * ' I am oin do(n to t!e valley. 0ou (ill kee. I (ill be in t!e Tem. (!y. Put it do(n no(..rayer t!ankin t!e ood Lord. (!ere are 0ou sendin me). I do not deserve so muc!. ' I am sendin you to Lazarus of T!eo... ' 1!at are you oin to do.. 2+4 .. T!is (oman (ill come (it! you.. allo( me to bless 0ou2 * And +esus.!ilus..

Pa t Fo! .im as /od. (omen. t!underin out in a very dee. 0o 1#n( Abo!t T$e F!t! e. -imon and t!e (oman re. alt!ou ! not yet associated (it! t!e old disci. too .oor alike. for t!e many mont!s or years durin (!ic! !e (as ne lected by !is dau !ter. T!e cou.les led by Isaac.e caresses t!e !ead of t!e old man (!o looks at .does bend .asses near t!em to climb u. May t!e Lord uncover .ose solemnly !is !ands on it. Peter says somet!in to +esus 1!o makes a esture as if . T$e Se *ons on t$e 6o!nt. T!ey are in t!e very front.ly to et!er4 ' Amen.eo.ermas. +esus .im as if !e already sa( .le. T!e old man. voice t!e old blessin 4 ' May t!e Lord bless 0ou and kee. And t!ere is also t!e ne( cou.is rustic ..resent. * 15.e (anted to say4 ' It does not matter *.assin .le. May t!e Lord let .is !ead to let !im im. 3ut I do not understand 2+3 . c!ildren. 0ou.le formed yesterday4 t!e old man and t!e (oman. to make u.is face s!ine on 0ou and be racious to 0ou.. old .!en and . !as laid !is (rinkled !and on t!e knees of t!e (oman and s!e is caressin it out of t!e inborn instinct of a morally sound (oman to be maternal. -5t$ 6a1 1+4.eace. ric! and . T!ere are men. is al(ays . * +esus. & T!e cro(d is ro(in lar er and lar er as t!e days o by. -te. near t!eir "omforter and t!ey look muc! more c!eerful t!an yesterday.is face to 0ou and brin 0ou to .itD and (!ile .ul. '#2#n( Al*s. T$e Se *on of t$e 6o!nt "ont#n!es.

iritual.ostle says. 3ut t!e treasures of . of s(earin . reli ion. 0ou may say4 51!at is of t!e eart! (ill not enter . but !e is a fool. T!en you are !a. (!y do you do it) T!at !e may make it bear interest. t!at !e may ive you back ten . sincerity.eak to you of is t!e ri !t use of ric!es. T!e ot!er a.orarily.eaven)6 No. T!e first t!in I (ill s.rayer.6 And.eaven are eternal. you (ould denounce !im and send !im to .erty and you (ill !ave to leave it) In t!at case transfer t!em to . not even tem. T!ey are also . into t!e Bin dom (!ere everyt!in is s. and +udas T!addeus and Matt!e( 7oin !im. 1!en you ive a banker your money. so t!at by means of 2++ .e is !onest. T!e treasures of t!e eart! do not last. Peter remains near +esus. 0ou do not de. 8 ' Peace be (it! you all2 0esterday I s. 0ou cannot take money.oke of .(!at t!e a. Today I (ant to instruct you in ot!er . !e s!ould ive you nine sayin 4 5I lost t!e rest6. trust.ostles are scattered amon t!e cro(d. of fastin . 1!at is t!e fruit of money) Does t!e banker so( your money and (ater it to make it ro() No. $t!er(ise you say4 5. Are you fond of (!at is yours) Are you sorry to die because you (ill no lon er be able to look after your . if instead of ten .y and you .eaven. T!e fruit is iven by a skillful !andlin of business.eaven by t!e ood (ill of t!e fait!ful servant.eaven and 0ou !ave tau !t us t!at money is t!e filt!iest t!in on eart!.lus one. love. c!an ed into as many treasures in .o( can (e trans.lus one or even more.rison.rive yourselves of it..raise t!e banker. .ro.rayer.erfections.ose t!em to . 3ut you can take t!e fruit of money. material as it is.

lin . T!ey are never safe in t!is (orld. livin for t!em.remium ri !tly re=uested for t!e loan of t!e old. I !ave iven t!em to you. Do not accumulate your treasures on t!e eart!.mort a e deeds and loans at interest. bein cruel for t!em. suc! as !ouses and oldD (!et!er its nature is liable to be dama ed.o( many t!in s undermine your . I !ave entrusted you (it! t!em.erty2 1!et!er it is real estate and unassailable. 2+7 . for t!is real 9at!erland.e says to you4 5No( it is u.. fever. fire and floods can destroy !ousesD t!ieves. suc! as all livin t!in s. Is it not so) No( listen. cursed by your nei !bour and by /od on account of t!em. T!ieves can al(ays rob you. t!e money is increased by t!e .eo. ve etables and animals.ernatural ood. t!ey can be ruined. 3ut if you turn eart!ly (elfare into su.6 > And !ere is t!e met!od to ain t!is end. bot! because of t!e re. to you.recious .utation I !old you in. . Make your (ealt! bear interest. T!underbolts.ieces of clot! and . rodents and insects can dama e fieldsD catc!in diseases. murrain can destroy cattleD mot!s and mice can ruin valuable .ieces of furnitureD o<idization can corrode vases. /od ives you eart!ly ric!es.le !e rants a reat deal. Diseases of . cri. and . and out of ratitude for My ifts. dry (eat!er. bli !t. c!andeliers and artistic atesD everyt!in is sub7ect to destruction. or . but not t!at you may turn t!em into evil.ro.recious clot!s. It is not (ort! it.lants and animals can e<terminate !erds and orc!ards. to some only as muc! as t!ey need to live. To some . /ain by t!ese means an end as My love (is!es for your o(n ood. 9ire can al(ays destroy your !ouses.

at t!e countless number of olives (!ic! bend t!e branc!es of t!e olive.s it eternally for you.s. s!ee. but not in a sterile or !uman (ay.lants..eaven so t!at your !eart may also be t!ere. t!ree times as muc! as last year. above and beyond t!e risk t!at not only your old. (!ic! serve me so (ell. . transfers your (ealt! to . your !ouses. !omeless. and (!ere no calamities occur. and not only kee.lentiful and t!e flocks lar er E I (ill ive t(ice. alone. fields and !erds may suffer dama e. and for t!is business2 T!ank you. meado(s. -o t!at everybody. -tore your treasure in . -tore u. o #ternal 9at!er. 0ou may re7oice at all t!at. (!ere t!ieves cannot break in. your treasure in ..artake of my 7oy and bless (it! me t!e #ternal Lord.t!en it becomes free from all dama e by time. s!ee. and t!rou ! yours. 1ork (it! merciful love for all t!e miseries of t!e eart!. you may re7oice at t!e .es. 5T!ank 0ou. and t!e cro. but you (ill find it increased by t!e !oly fruit of love. I can do so muc! ood to t!ose (!o are !un ry. (it! tur id udders. . for t!is money. May you all be blessed. business. Re7oice (it! love and admiration.lentiful cro. T!is year E as I !ave more money..6 T!at is t!e .rayer (!ic! 7oined to your deeds. and at your .lants. also t!ose (!o !ave no (ealt! of t!eir o(n.eaven.trees. A . burnt and killed by t!e s. at t!e vineyards laden (it! ra. for t!ese cro.s. alt!ou ! I ave a(ay muc! as alms. because t!rou ! 0our oodness. Last year I did it for ten. or are naked.rofile s!ee.eaven.rayer of a 7ust man.ernatural deli !t and foresi !t. may . my /od. o t!in s of mine. but t!at your very !eart may be attacked and robbed.s are more . (it! su.irit of t!e 2+9 . sick. 0ou may caress your money and kiss it if you (is! so. corroded. men and calamities.

as it is a true censer of .le kno( bot! t!e amount iven and t!e name of t!e .irit. 1!o does not do t!em.ride by makin t!e offer kno(n. 1!en you ive alms. A 3ut in order not to diminis! t!e fruit of c!arity.raise.ride and t!e censer is filled (it! t!e fetid stra( of t!e litter on (!ic! t!e . not!in but stra(. if t!ey !ad not been ..im.le2 It (ould be better.(orld. Bee.erfumes a reeable to t!e Lord.raise. and be in for .eted before you. T!e rose of c!arity is t!en dribbled and eaten a(ay by t!e bi slimy snails of satisfied .rayer and to fastin a. it immune from !uman . Let /od and . Do not .irit. to dra( t!e attention of .roud man basks like a (ell fed animal.eo. !uman . by t!e desire to be noted (!en doin ood and by t!e =uest for . 2+2 .raises. 1!o does t!em lettin .by and (in t!eir . If you do t!at.iritual avarice as !e (ants to store u.lis!ed to be . commits a sin of !ars!ness. do not !ave it trum.erson to (!om it (as iven.raise.is an els . $!2 T!ose deeds of c!arity accom. and commits a sin of s.. 1!at I said in re ard to . t!e ood you may do free from t!e violatin sensation of t!e (orld.erformed at all.ointed out by .eo.rofane t!e scented rose of your c!arity and of your ood deeds. commits a sin of .lies also to c!arity and to any ot!er ood action you may do.roud s..ernatural s.assers.raise. It is stra(. kee. sins a ainst c!arity because !e !umbles t!e beneficiary by makin !is name kno(n. muc! better. /ood is .rofaned by a . you (ill !ave your treasure in your !eart because you (ill !ave /od (it!in you until t!e blessed day (!en you (ill be in . take care to be c!aritable in a su. as !e says4 5-ee !o( muc! I can afford)6.raise you.

eace..resum. Peter says4 ' I told 0ou2 #!2 1!en t!ere is one of t!ose over t!ere.tuous.ared to t!em. everyt!in oes (ron 2 * Many .as t!e !y.. T!ey all turn round in t!e direction of t!e voice. you (ould fill yourselves (it! t!e (ind of . too.* C ' Master. (!ic! is t!e "!arity of /od. (!ic! are so lar e.le.. T!ere is some confusion. 9or et about it.ond and sees also t!e clouds. T!ey.resent (it! you and (ill make your day bri !t.ride and (ould end u.. and t!e voice (ill be t!e voice of /od. s(eet and !a.e sees t!e !idden evil and t!e concealed ood and (ill ive you a re(ard for t!em. Do not commit t!e same sin and do not be so . and if you (anted to become like .im and make your small c!arity so bi as to be e=ual to . A li !t. 3ut (!en you ive alms. a s(eet voice (ill al(ays be .y. 0ou ive t!e lie to 0our o(n (ords2 * T!e sudden resentful remarks comes from t!e centre of t!e cro(d.eris!in . by . (it! air until it bursts.is. (!ic! still comes from /od. Also your c!arity is not!in as com.ocrites do.lates itself (it! its veiled eyes in t!e . !ave received t!eir re(ard and (ill not !ave anot!er one from /od.iritual .eo. s(ellin (it! it like t!e toad t!at contem. t!e 9at!er 1!o (ill say to you4 5T!ank you.6 .eo. I can. so secret and modest is your alms ivin and t!en for et about it.le in t!e cro(d !iss and rumble 27/ . your left !and must not kno( (!at your ri !t is doin . trees and a c!art near t!e bank reflected in t!e still (ater and (!en it sees t!at it is so small as com.ared to t!e Infinite. 3ecause t!at li !t (ill be t!e smile of /od.raised by men and t!us ive alms only (!ere t!ey can be seen by many . t!e !oney (ill be t!e s. it s(ells u.. (!o (ant to be . Do not lin er admirin your deed. 9or et about t!e action itself.

ocrites2 0ou false masters2 ?surers2. 0ou told us t!at (e s!ould ive alms (it!out bein seen.eo.is rock.resence of a (!ole cro(d 0ou said to t(o .6 * ' I said4 5Let t!e t(o .. oes on4 ' 0ou are a bad Master because 0ou teac! (!at 0ou do not do and. do you t!ink t!at you kno( everyt!in and t!at you can accuse . and yesterday in t!e ..lay t!e lamb2. T!ey (ill be t!e blessed uests (!o (ill ive flavour to our bread. tall as .is arms and is standin .e is. And a ain4 ' /o back to your -cribes2 T!e Master is =uite enou ! for us2 Let t!e !y. 0ou teac! (!at 0ou do not do.is dark blue tunic.e !as folded . T!e reviler. (it! t!e sun in front of .. in . on ..im of (!at you kno() As you do not kno( (!o /od is and (!o .eak * and t!e cro(ds no lon er s!out but t!ey (!is.le4 5-tay and I (ill a.6 Not!in else.oly $ne.oor .im.oor .e is 271 .le stay !ere.ease your !un er.* ' 3e =uiet2 /o a(ay2 -!ame2 * s!out t!e cro(d.oor man !as not at least some bread) It (as My 7oy to e<tend to t!em our ood friends!i.ocrites o (it! t!e !y.a ainst t!e reviler.... . +esus is t!e only one (!o remains calm.* T!e old man stands u.. 1!ic! .eo. * ' $f course2 0ou are cunnin and 0ou can .* and t!ey continue but +esus t!unders out4 ' -ilence2 Let !im s. I did not say I (anted to satisfy t!eir !un er. ' 0es.er t!eir insults larin at !im at t!e same time. !eedless of t!e reaction of t!e cro(d.. turns round and raisin !is (alkin stick !e s!outs4 ' Infernal ton ue (!o are accusin t!e .

. t!ey are (icked.ened.oor .ut t!at blessin on my li.y by bein silent * +esus be s !im.set by (!at !a. * H ' 0es.y.le. * A c!orus of s!outs closes t!e s. I (ill s. 3ut let me say only t!is4 t!e blessin of an old fait!ful Israelite is on . 0ou can see t!at (e !ave no ot!er (is! but to !ear 0ou. I (ill not foul. /o on. $nly t!e an els and my over7oyed !eart kno(.eo.eec! of t!e old man (!o sits do(n a ain.im..s for me and for -ara!. 3ut t!ere is $ne (!o (ill take t!e . because (e love 0ou more t!an (e love t!em2 3ut 0ou are !oly.* ' 3e =uiet. (it! a curse. 9or ive t!em as I 272 . (e left t!em to !ear 0ou.lace of t!e Innocent you are accusin and of Is!mael.6 I did not do it to !er (!o diso(ned me.oly Master2 1e (ill listen only to 0ou. s. ' I obey 0ou.men. listen everybody and see (!et!er +esus is t!e liar and t!e . . 3ut t!ere (ill be no blessin on your !ead.1!om you are insultin .. my mout! (!ic! must say to /od4 5Receive me.roud man t!at t!is traitor to t!e Tem.is deeds.oly -on. 3ut do not be u.le is sayin . . $ur !omes. Pray for t!ose . Listen to us. follo(ed by insults. and I !ave already received a divine re(ard for it. o on. 1!o assists .. Listen. not to t!ose cursed birds of evil omen2 T!ey are 7ealous.. (!ile a man sneaks a(ay.e. Is!mael2 3e =uiet for My sake2 If I made you !a. T!e cro(ds t!en s!out to +esus4 ' /o on. . so you do not kno( . . t!e friend of /od. my ne( dau !ter. I (ill not curse you.eak to us. our business) T!ey are not!in .im 1!o assisted me in t!e name of /od and /od .eak to you.lease make Me !a.

3ecause if you for ive men t!eir faults.eaven (ill for ive you your sins. t!em. 3ut do not do ood to be re(arded.rofit.do. And as t!ey do not ask t!e -on of man for miracles. And everybody needs to be for iven. in t!e name of /od. (ill I !ave enou ! for myself) And s!ould I !ave not!in . 0ou may say4 50ou can cure .oor . I !ave not!in . as a man to man. And I solemnly tell you t!at t!e mi !ty ones are not t!e most loved. I o to t!em not for My o(n sake or . I (ould like to !el. 3ut if you bear men a rud e and do not for ive t!em.le and I !ave friends amon st t!e . I am .6 0es.le. neit!er (ill your 9at!er for ive you your s!ortcomin s. also t!ose (!o !ave no fait!. 3ut I !ave not!in . I (as sayin to you t!at /od (ill ive you a re(ard.6 T!at is (!y I !ave !i !. to !el. 3ut I do not al(ays find fait! in men. to !ave a security for tomorro(. 3ut because t!ey can ive Me muc! for t!ose (!o !ave not!in . (ill I still be loved)6 Look4 I !ave mi !ty friends amon ric! . Tomorro(. Do not do ood restricted (it!in narro( limits by fear4 5And after. I (ould like.le of t!e eart!.laced friends!i.eo.eo.eo. I can do t!at and ot!er t!in s. me) 1ill I find anyone (!o (ill do (!at I did) And (!en I (ill no lon er be able to ive. (!o (ill !el. . T!at is (!y I stretc! out My !and to t!ose (!o are ric! and I ask t!em4 5/ive me some alms. if t!e !earts of men !ad fait! in Me. even if you do not ask to be re(arded for t!e ood you !ave done. (!en I am no lon er on 27. .s. into !omes for t!e !omeless.oor. also your 9at!er 1!o is in . and I cannot do (!at I (ould do and (ould like to do. I (ould like to !ave all t!e treasures in t!e (orld and c!an e t!em into bread for t!ose (!o are !un ry. into clot!es for t!e naked and into medicines for t!e sick.

0ou t!us see t!at none of My ric! friends !as iven Me (!at !e ave Me.o(er of money. 0ou ou !t to kno(. you can still assist (!o is . (ill !ave learned !o( to !el. I received from one (!o !as not!in . and as . Look at t!e birds in t!e sky. 0esterday t!is .rovidin you !ave love and !oliness. 3ut !e ave Me somet!in (!ic! no money can buy. nor to ive alms to lead to fait!. and My a. more t!an all t!ose (!o are ric! !ave iven Me. And t!e . be not afraid. 3ut t!en My ric! friends.le.t!e eart!. t!e favourite creatures of t!e 274 . but I s!all not be t!ere to (ork miracles for t!ose (!o !ave fait!.ut on to kee. T!erefore. Nobody kno(s !o( muc! future t!ere is a!ead of !im.recious t!an its clot!es. #ven if you no lon er !ave t!e .oor as I am.. (!en every evenin t!e !ands of a +ust $ne (ere laid on My !ead and I (ent to rest (it! t!e blessin as t!e uardian of My slee. (ill !ave learned !o( to ive alms out of love for t!eir brot!ers. brin in back to Me so many serene !ours of My c!ild!ood and yout!. tired and distressed. . Do not (orry about (!at you (ill eat to su. T!ey do not so( or rea.ostles. t!ere (ill still be .oor (ill al(ays receive assistance. (!o are in touc! (it! Me. . or at!er into barns. I And I t!erefore say to you4 do not (orry too muc! because you are afraid of !avin too little.y.e is a friend. and (!ic! made Me !a.ort yourselves in life or (!at clot!es you (ill . Do not (orry too muc! about your future. 0esterday.eo. And your 9at!er kno(s.oor. too. And you men. after t!eir e<.. your bodies (arm. 0ou (ill al(ays !ave (!at is necessary.oor friend of Mine made Me kin (it! !is blessin . T!e life of your souls is by far more . and yet t!ey do not starve to deat! because t!e !eavenly 9at!er feeds t!em..oor .erience (it! Me.

in as! or dun . !o( can you . t!e t!ree and four main virtues. No( if t!at is !o( /od clot!es t!e rass in t!e field. (it! all !is talent. meekness.e does not ask anyt!in for !is body. increasin your (ealt!.ossibly c!an e your future conditions.aternity. (it!out !avin to ask for it. And I can assure you t!at all t!e rest (ill be iven to you as (ell.is Bin dom. yet I assure you t!at not even -olomon in all !is re alia (as robed like one of t!em. .. and all t!e ot!ers as (ell. (!ic! is t!ere today and (ill be t!ro(n into t!e furnace tomorro( or used to feed t!e cattle and (ill t!us end u. /od is (it! t!e saint and t!e saint is (it! /od. . in order to be t!e friends of /od. and /od 273 .is c!ildren) Do not be of little fait!.y old a e) "an you say to deat!4 50ou s!all come for me (!en I (ant6) 0ou cannot. and !ave a ri !t to . 1!y. T!ere is no ric! man ric!er t!an a saint or any man safer t!an !e is. to ensure t!at you (ill live to a lon and !a.in. oodness. Do not (orry about an uncertain future sayin 4 51!at s!all I eat (!en I am old) 1!at s!all I drink) . !o( muc! more .e (ill see to you. t!ey do not buy any clot! from vendors. (orry about your future) And (!y o to so muc! trouble lest you s!ould be left (it!out clot!es) T!ink of t!e lilies ro(in in t!e fields4 t!ey do not (ork or s.9at!er.urity. t!en. -eek first (!at is really necessary4 fait!. are (ort! muc! more t!an t!ey are. !umility. 7ustice. . T!erefore trust . c!arity.an.o( (ill I clot!e myself)6 Leave suc! (orries to t!e /entiles. tainty of t!e divine . 1!ic! of you. 0ou !ave it and you kno( t!at t!e 9at!er is a(are of your needs and loves you. (!o do not !ave t!e lofty cer.im. can add one sin le cubit to !is !ei !t) If you cannot raise your !ei !t even by a s. mercy.

imself to !im in t!is (orld.erfections rieve you. May it accom. 1!y 1orry today) Is life not already =uite full of yesterday:s sad memories and of today:s troubles.resent .is c!ildren.eace in t!e name of /od. Tomorro( (ill take care of itself. t!at is (!en I (ill ive you once a ain My . and you (ill take care of it (!en you live it. T$e Se *ons on t$e 6o!nt.6 0ou are .su.any you until t!e be innin of a ne( today4 of tomorro(. not your scanty eart!ly Means. -+t$ 6a1 1+4. * 154.. Pa t F#2e. & It is a lorious mornin and t!e air is clearer t!an 27+ . (it!out addin t!e . -o do not o to any trouble for (!at is not (ort! your trouble.. En"o!nte &#t$ t$e 6a()alene. -o say (it! !im4 5today. Do not (orry about tomorro(. 3ut !e (orks for !is soul. No One Can Se 2e T&o 6aste s. t!at (e s!ould feel t!e need to add t!e ni !tmares of tomorro(:s uncertainties) Leave to eac! day its o(n trouble2 T!ere (ill al(ays be in life more . and Paradise in t!e ne<t one. created to !is likeness.lies (!at is necessary. and /od ives . Let your im.ains to future ones2 Al(ays say t!e reat (ord of od4 5today.6 And today I ive you My blessin .ains t!an (e (ould (is!.

ale olden !ue at t!e to.ermon is like . into t!e li !t sa. of Mount . T!e olive. because later it !as t!e look ty. T!e to. reen (aves. Distances seem to be s!ortened and remote t!in s seem to be seen t!rou ! a ma nifyin lens so clear and neat are t!e least details. in t!eir dress of .. Day by day t!e country is becomin more beautiful in its lu<urious dress at t!e !ei !t of t!e s.. bri !t red auze. blo(n by t!e breeze makin it look like sea.uffs or balls of (!ite.!ire sea of 277 .ril. and look like as many !u e Po(der.courses (!ic! flo( to(ards Lake Merom. (it! a .etals stand strai !t above t!e cro. and disa.s and t!ick fully develo.. one can see t!e fle<uous corn undulatin do(n in t!e .enitent ascetics seem to be . (!ic! cannot be seen from !ere.rayin and t!eir .ear into t!e reen (oodsD t!ey a.ear once a ain do(n in t!e valley (!ere t!ey form (ater. T!e (!ole country is no( in bloom. of t!e ears no( seedin in t!eir bristly a(ns.e cro.ink. .rayers are already c!an in into a tentative sno(fall of tiny (!ite flo(ers. t(inklin in an unbelievable fas!ion in t!e sun.s undulatin in t!e li !t breeze.ots (!ic! (ould a.rin time season.. T(o diamond t!reads E t!ey look like t!reads from !ere E run do(n from t!e alabaster to. T!ey t!en flo( out (it! t!e beautiful (aters of t!e +ordan and later dro.ed folia e. (!ic! is adorned (it! its o(n flo(ers even in s..ale .ink.lain. dark . 9rom t!e !ei !t of t!e mountain.letely covered (it! .ear least suitable for blossom ro(t!. T!e fruit trees. T!e cro(ds are ettin ready to listen to t!e Master. com. (it! ri.ical of summertime.ink alabaster and is kissed by t!e sun. (!ic! in Palestine I t!ink is at end of Marc! and be innin of A.trees by contrast.usual.

lendid in its frame of ardens and (onderful countryside.y immediately.eo.le and it (ould !ave taken muc! lon er (it!out t!e .ours all t!e money into it as if it (ere c!icken. calm and s.ostles and ive t!em offerin s for t!ose (!o are . is ifted (it! an e<ce.eakin . !ealt!y. seem driven by small li !t clouds sailin in t!e sea of t!e sky.oor and sick .feed. * T!e Iscariot follo(s !is e<am.le as !e. (!ic! t(inkles like c!i. over t!ere.eo. s!outs in !is . too.tionally 279 .ily sayin 4 ' Re7oice. so t!at t!ose (!o are sad may be !a. 0ou and your com. and t!en takes it to t!e rock (!ere +esus is s. from all directions4 old. And t!e cro(ds t!ron incessantly.le (!o call t!e a.ractical !el. T!ey come u. * T!at takes a com. standin on a stone to be seen by everybody./alilee. T!ere are be ars and (ealt!y .recious stones set in and lit u. T!e sails movin on t!e lake.o(erful voice4 ' All t!ose sufferin from .le and brin t!em !ere.!ysical trouble o to my ri !t !and side. Nature really seems to be smilin in t!is early !our of a s.s of . of T!omas.les (!o (is! to start t!eir married life (it! t!e blessin of /od:s (ord. alt!ou ! t!ey !ave to listen to t!e cases of many .lace in (!ic! to do it t!at t!ey seem to be oin to confession.anions (ill select t!e . sick.. Master2 0ou !ave enou ! for everybody today2 * +esus smiles and says4 ' And (e s!all start at once. and !e lau !s !a. T!omas !as taken one of t!e travellin ba s and calmly . by t!e sun. (!o.rin day. c!ildren and youn cou..eo. in t!e s!ade.oor and t!ey are so an<ious to find a concealed .aratively s!ort time.

eakin to a dozen little c!ildren to (!om !e . and !e s!outs4 ' And all t!ose (!o t!ink t!ey are entitled to alms s!ould come !ere near me. (!ile t!e .en !is (ay t!rou ! t!e cro(dD also t!e cousins of t!e Lord . Andre(. and (!om !e !as taken from !er mot!er to ensure t!at s!e does not et !urt by t!e cro(ds.le of t!e 3a.oor irl.eak.le (!o (ould !ave to stru le too muc! to o.refers oin (it! !is old fis!in com. seem to be in need of somet!in (!ic! is neit!er !ealt! nor money.asses byD !e is busy s.ass carryin a cri. =uiet until t!e end of t!e sermon. * T!e cro(ds start movin about to form t!ree rou. . T!e severe lookin -imon Fealot . 8 3ut t(o . but is more necessary t!an bot!4 a (oman and t(o men. to s!o( 272 .. is (illin to o (it! !is com.anion and fello( disci. and a t!ras!in if t!ey disturb (!ile t!e Master is s. T!ey look at t!e a. (!om I (ould call t!e indivisible ones. and t!ose (!o are an<ious only to !ear +esus teac!in . And make sure you are not tellin lies because t!e eyes of t!e Master can read your !earts. T!ey !ad stayed at t!e 7unction of t!e t(o main .asses byD Matt!e( and P!ili. t!ose (!o are .le.at!s.oor (oman E I (onder !o( old s!e is E (!o (ee. because (!ile +o!n.s tellin +ames all !er troublesD +ames of Febedee .oor. (!o is certainly ill.ass by are Andre( and +o!n.eo. and t!en t!ree of t!e last rou. .eakin D t!e elderly rave 3art!olome( .licity of a !oly c!ild.asses by !oldin in !is arms a .ostles but dare not s.antin mot!er follo(s !imD t!e last to ..o(erful and beautiful voice. in !is serene sim.in an almost blind be ar and a very old .anions.romises some olives if t!ey kee.ass by !el. on account of !is reservedness.asses byD also Peter .s4 t!ose (!o are sick.tist.

eo. * ' Are you not (ell) 0ou are not . +esus is already bendin over sick .s.oor... and t!e ot!er Andre(. * and s!e (ee.. t!e t(o !ave come to et!er to o to t!e Master (it! t!e last offerin s received. T!is (oman is sick in !eart and (ould like to s.ass.laces.oor. 1!at s!all (e do) * Andre( looks at t!e (oman and says4 ' It is certainly somet!in (!ic! is .. (!ile Andre( oes in t!e o.s +o!n.. 29/ .eak to t!e Master.eakin to Andre( and s!e smiles. * And +o!n. (oman) * ' I (ould like to s.letely distressed..eak to t!e Master.. mine. (!o a. . and one of t!em sto.il rims on t!e stony .eo... I (ill take t!e Master t!ere.. dares to . and s!ortly after(ards t!ey are bot! (it! +o!n and t!e (oman be!ind t!e s!ed of branc!es (!ic! is .art of t!e tent.... +o!n.ears to be com. but t!ere bein no more . (!ile !e is s. * T!e (oman nods assent.overty and mine.ainful to tell.unctuate eac! miracle. T!e (oman. 3ut t!ey are noticed by t(o distressed men. Andre(. try and take !er be!ind our s!ed.. 3ut I need . be s .at! of t!e mountain.eo. smilin .. ' Listen.ull +o!n:s tunic. because t!ere are evils (it!out any fever and t!ere is misery (it!out .le to let !im .e bends and asks !er4 ' 1!at do you (ant..osite direction to(ards +esus...im.le and t!e !osannas of t!e cro(ds .le to t!eir . Andre( oes on4 ' Do not (ee. * ' I am (ell and I am not .

. ' 1!at is your name) * +esus asks !er. be!ind our s!ed t!ere are t!ree . and . (!ose s.lies t!e c!ild. * T!e c!ild.s older.its do(n to !er !i.in . * ' 1!o told you) * ' My mot!er and fat!er (!o !o.ers4 ' Master. s!outin !is blessin . because alt!ou ! s!e is about seven years old. 3ut it is t!eir !earts t!at ac!e and t!eir rief cannot be made kno(n.!ies. * ' And (!at is My name) * ' +esus * re..le (ee. ' Mary. as brisk as a skilled dancer. * ' All ri !t. s!e only moved !er !ands and (as all envelo.s E t!ey can be seen because !er mot!er !as lifted !er dress to s!o( t!em E remains as s!e (as for a 291 ood to .. T!en I (ill come. I still !ave t!is irl and t!is (oman.e in you for my life.ine I t!ink (as affected by a disease. * ' Live and be ood.ed in t!ick stiff banda es from !er arm.er!a. /o and tell t!em to !ave fait!.Andre( reac!es +esus (!en t!e Latter is curin t!e cri. * Andre( oes a(ay (!ile +esus is bendin over t!e little irl (!o is bein !eld once a ain by !er mot!er.le (!o raises !is crutc!es like t(o tro. ' And 1!o am I) * ' T!e Messia! of t!e Lord 1!o !as come to brin bodies and souls.eo. Andre( (!is.

(!ose case I do not understand....e (alks fast to t!e back of t!e s!ed (!ere t!e t!ree ..le !ave been satisfied and t!ey are t!e ones (!o s!out most in t!e cro(d a. +udas of Beriot! s!outs4 ' Master2 1!at about t!ese) * +esus turns round and says4 ' Let t!em (ait (!ere t!ey are. lory of /od and ours. /o in . And I (!o bore !im (ill no lon er !ave t!e 7oy of seein !im) And (!at (ill t!ey t!ink of t!eir fat!er and of me) T!ey must t!ink evil of one of us. 0ou (ill not kill !im) $!2 Lord.eo. * ' Do not (ee.fe( minutes. I am t!e Master of Life and of Deat!.. All t!e sick .. 0our !usband (ill not marry t!at (oman. ' T!e (oman first. T!ey (ill be comforted. /reat is my rief. 3ut t!ere is 292 . .. on to t!e round and runs to(ards +esus 1!o is curin t!e (oman.. And I (ould not like t!em to 7ud e t!eir fat!er. too * and .e (ill certainly (ant t!e boys.. * > +esus oes to(ards t!e s!ed. and I am (orried about my c!ildren.. "ome (it! Me into t!ese !ed es. I do not kno( (!et!er !e (ill take t!em or leave t!em to me. * ' My Lord. -..le in an uis! are (it! Andre( and +o!n.rostitute..eo. at least t!e oldest one... * +esus smiles4 ' I (ill not kill anyone. I !ave five c!ildren and t!e last one is t(o years old.eak (it!out any fear.eace and continue to be ood.laudin ' t!e -on of David. * ' 3ut. t!en be ins to slide do(n from !er mot!er:s la. my !usband (ants to leave me for a . I love !im.

. * T!e (oman kisses t!e !and t!at +esus !ad laid on !er !ead and oes a(ay.lis!ed and obstinate sin.... . * ' I do not kno( !er and s!e (ill certainly not come to Me. -!e (ants to o a(ay (it! a /reek man. 1!at do you (ant from Me) * ' T!at 0ou et !er to mend !er (ays. alt!ou ! s!e lives at Tiberias. * ' No. . 1!o is a 9at!er.e called my soul back from 29. 3ut. 1!en you o back to your to(n you (ill find out t!at someone killed t!at evil creature and in suc! a (ay t!at your !usband (ill realise (!at !e (as doin and (ill love you a ain (it! revived love.. my !eart !as already cursed !er. -!e does not kno( !im.. and t!en. -!e (as leavin for +erusalem (!en I (ent to !er mansion to ask !er (!et!er s!e kne( t!at (retc!ed /reek.. only curses an accom.. kee.er mot!er is !eartbroken and . (!ic! I !eard last (inter. I (as afraid s!e mi !t not kno( !im. I. 1!en s!e came back to me s!e (as like a mad (oman. me from killin !er. /od. Lord.. * ' 3ut 0ou can c!an e !er !eart also from far a(ay2 Do 0ou kno( (!o sent me to 0ou) +o!anna of "!uza. 0ou must kno( t!at t!e demon is not reater t!an /od.s (ill die of rief.. 3ut s!e said to me4 5/o to +esus. 1!y (as s!e born) . ?nfortunately s!e (ent to Tiberias (it! some irl friends and it (as as if s!e !ad taken some . I tell 0ou.oison. A $ne of t!e men comes4 ' I !ave a dau !ter. only 0our (ords. but since "!uza !as contacts (it! t!e /entiles.someone (!o (ill do !is (ork. because s!e is ood.er!a.

(!ile (e (ere slee.ave mercy on me. 3ut you must believe t!at (!en /od says4 5I (ant it6 t!e demon oes a(ay (it!out any furt!er need. * . My fat!er ke.is frin e.6 I !ave fait!.very far a(ay and .. . C T!e t!ird man comes4 ' Master. Master. T!at (ould not matter as my brot!ers and I are not s!ort of bread. * ' 0es.e cured me.. .. I (ill . As 0ou (is! and may 0ou be blessed. I did not see one sin le coin. T!e demon (ill not tem. 3ut (e did not find any.e (ill cure also your dau !ter:s !eart. 0ou can see it. T!e . on !er mot!er:s knees askin to be for iven.ened t!e coffer but t!e case (as no lon er t!ere. * ' 0our dau !ter t!is evenin (ill (ee.in .ut it in my dau !ter:s .ray and you must !ave fait!. of my . 1!en !e died (e o. Master. * +esus smiles and s!akes . 3ut I lived (it! my fat!er as I am t!e eldest. . I (ill . Master. -o kee. 1e t!ou !t !e !ad some money.eace and esteem amon 294 .illo(. T!ey say4 5Last ni !t.t !er (!ile s!e is aslee. you took it. 0ou can see my !eart.e ives !im a small tuft from . my fat!er died.!t!isis. 3ut I am so afraid.. but satisfies t!e man sayin 4 ' T!at your mind may be =uieter.t !is Money in a coffer in a metal case.e turns round to o a(ay. Lust is suc! a demon2 /ive me a t!read of 0our tunic.. T!e ot!er t(o brot!ers are no( accusin me of stealin t!e money and t!ey (ant to sue me for t!eft. me to restore . by t!at call. but retraces !is ste. and .. t!is as a souvenir of Mine *.is !ead.el.ast is dead.s4 ' 9or ive me.6 It is not true. 0ou must be as ood as !er mot!er and for ive !er..

It is enou ! if t!ey do not call me a t!ief. .e (as c!aritable. I did not kno( !o( muc! money t!ere (as in t!e case and t!us I (ill not suffer for any information contrary to t!e trut!. !e caused you to fall out (it! one anot!er. * 293 . * +esus stares at !im and smiles. * ' I kno(. 1!ile I am s. your youn er brot!er. caused it to vibrate and so t!ey discovered it and t!ey are no( embarrassed and sorry for blamin you.roac! t!em for t!eir lack of esteem.. 3elieve me.eakin to you. I (ill not. I (ill o tomorro(. by . by strikin t!e round an rily. 3ut !e (as very old.e (anted to . I am tellin you so t!at you may be a(are t!at I kno(..reserve t!in s for you.. .s. It is enou ! for me if t!ere is . I do not (ant to be so. as I lived before. $n t!e ot!er !and.. s!ould t!ey deny me it. * ' 3ut !e (as not a miser. It is t!e disease of old . * ' No.us. t!e uilt of a c!ild (!o !ides !is toy lest someone s!ould take it. ' 1!y are you smilin . 3ut I am not oin !ome.eace amon st us. Master) * ' 3ecause your fat!er is t!e uilty one...eo.. 3ut t!e case is buried at t!e foot of t!e cellar ste. And I consider t!at t!at money mi !t !ave been lost.le. /o back !ome (it! a =uiet mind and be ood to t!em.. my Lord. I (ill live no(. * ' And if t!ey take t!at money) * ' 0ou say t!at (e must not be reedy. Do not re. and out of too muc! love.ure c!ance. I am stayin !ere to !ear 0ou.

y and +esus can s.ts (it! . ' Peace be (it! you.at! t!at oes do(n on t!e ri !t !and side. H +esus oes back to t!e cro(ds.is love. !ere. Man can c!oose. Proceed and . #verybody is no( !a. #ven if t!e t(o . 7ust like t!e t(o .' 0ou are (ell advanced on t!e (ay of /od.romises.le and ives t!em alms accordin to . on one side t!ere is /od and . (!ic! are most !oly. as one oes to(ards "a.is (ords. (!ic! becomes reater and reater. I e<.ell.ts us6 as an e<cuse for descendin to(ards t!e lo( . Do not say to Me4 5-atan tem.ast and future.oor . to(ards t!e . (it! . 3ecause if you take one you must leave t!e ot!er. t!at you may follo( t!em. even if t!ere (as a (a er. (!ic! is very stron .is . by bein tired and makin a mistake. and at t!e same time follo( t!e one on t!e left !and side) 0ou could not. Man is in t!e centre (it! !is (ill .o(er and free (illD at t!e ends.eak. it bestrides . "ould you follo( t!e . (!ic! are most allurin 2 1!y t!en s!ould you allo( yourselves to 29+ .is o(n 7ud ement..at!s t!at come out u. * And also t!at man oes a(ay !a.ernaum and t!e ot!er to(ards Ptolomais.lain t!e (ays of t!e Lord to you. 3ut bet(een t!e .. but as t!ey run do(n t!e valley t!ey become fart!er and fart!er from eac! ot!er. on t!e ot!er side -atan and !is . Nobody forces !im.at! of /od and -atan:s t!ere is a reat distance.at!. -uc! is life. 0ou (ould end u.eaven.at!s (ere close to et!er you could not (alk any len t! (it! one foot in one and one in t!e ot!er.eo.ily.is . Also /od tem. ood and evil.eace be (it! you. (it! .

!e is more seriously ill t!an .reviously because !is blood lacks t!e stren t! to kill t!e conta ious erms com.iritual stren t!.lies to t!e su. A man saturated (it! a doctrine cannot make room in !is mind for any ot!er. 1!ereas if a man is already ill and conse=uently (eak. An intelli ent man does not become t!e lau !in stock of t!e first doctrine !e !ears. . but in actual fact t!e evil (!ic! (as in t!eir minds and in t!eir !earts. T!e same a.!ysically very !ealt!y.art. !e (ill almost certainly die in t!e event of catc!in a ne( infection. entered my !eart6. but overcomes it =uite easily. by t!e most undeservin one to be listened to) Are /od:s (ords. (!o are .ty. 3ut if you admit t!at you c!an e your mind like a (eat!ercock. I can see t!at you are t!orou !ly em.oison) "onsider t!at t!at is not to your favor.tations.erior . 3y (atc!in t!eir errors (e must learn not to fall into t!e same. 3ecause (e must derive some ood also from our enemies.iritually !ealt!y and stron .ersuade t!is . I endeavoured to . !e is not immune from conta ion.erson and t!at one to do ood. to follo( t!e true Doctrine.roves t!at you are a (eaklin lackin in moral and s. 1!ic! . T!is e<. I conclude4 51!ic! ..ted by one only of t!e t(o. 1!en a man is .roac!ed t!is man and t!at one.romises.roves t!at you !ad already created (it!in yourself a suitable round for . love not sufficient to counteract -atan:s .letely. t!e evil (!ic! (as in t!e book. If a man is morally and s. but evil does not strike roots in !im.enetration. I read t!is book and t!at one.ersuaded of ot!er doctrines. t!at your s. you may be sure t!at !e is not free from tem.be tem.. 1!en I !ear anyone say to Me4 5I a. and if !e survives.lains t!e difficulties met (!en one endeavours to convince t!ose.iritual 297 .

of t!e demon.irit of /od cannot be conciliated (it! t!e s.at!s. T!e former sanctifies.urity) -enses li !t u. to t!e men of t!e (orld. must s!un t!em. T!en -atan kissed !er ears and o.ted and !o( Adam became corru.eo.roceed on it resistin to t!e allurements of senses. 0ou cannot be bot! of /od and of Mammon. t!e latter descends.t t!rou ! !er. com.stron !old is full of breac!es. t!at t!e dam of your mind is leakin in !undreds of . became im. because t!ey (ould be of no value.ure for !er and roused stran e curiosities.ure. I 0ou already kno( !o( #ve (as corru.6 $f t!e t(o . Also #ve:s mind 299 .osed to t!e ot!er.le. 3e loyal in your service. of t!e (orld.irit of t!e (orld. T!e s. T!e former ascends. T!e entirely ood ones (ould be cancelled by t!e bad ones. t!rou ! (!ic! ood (ater runs out and foul (ater runs in and you are so stu. one o.eo. -atan kissed t!e (oman:s eyes and be(itc!ed t!em. so t!at every as. in corru. t!e latter corru.le and ot!er lusts follo( senses. T!erefore do not indul e in t!em. 0ou cannot !ave t!em eit!er (it! /od or (it! Mammon.ts.t. too.. men of /od. . At least you. !o( can you act (it! . . of science. t!erefore. T!e evil ones (ould lead you strai !t into t!e #nemy:s arms.id and listless t!at you are not even a(are of it and you do not see it.romises.ened t!em to t!e (ords of a ne( science4 !is o(n. Leave !alf fait!s.ect. if t!ey are !onest. 0ou must not !ave t!em (it! yourselves eit!er.t . t!ey are of no value (!atsoever. No one can serve t(o masters (it! t(o different minds. And if you are corru.acts (it! t(o .e (ill eit!er love one and !ate t!e ot!er or viceversa. T!ey.laces. so far . s!ould avoid t!em. 0ou are a (retc!. c!oose t!e ood one and . If your actions are a mi<ture of ood and evil.

tion .t .(anted to kno( (!at (as not necessary. revealed !er secret and .ure E because since t!e or ans are sub7ect to t!ou !t. men.reviously t!ey !ad not seen or understood. In t!e darkness t!ey (ill be not!in but blackness and blackness (ill be t!e deeds accom. 3ot! t!e eyes of your bodies and t!e eyes of your minds.ure in !im (!o !as a .ure t!ou !t (!ic! causes a . defend yourselves a ainst 292 . unless t!e latter is a saint in t!e true sense of t!e (ord.enetrated Adam (!o sa(. and t!rou ! !is eyes !e craved for (!at (as forbidden and !e bit it (it! !is !el. 3ut if out of ill (ill you !ave accustomed your eyes to disorderly visions. o c!ildren of /od. And t!e 1oman (ent to t!e Man. and corru.ure look. If t!ey are corru. and a seducin !aze (ill create im. and everyt!in in #ve became s!ar. And corru.tion. 0our t!ou !t is t!e li !t of your !eart. (!at .t.lis!ed by you. no( a(ake to #vil. t!ey can but corru.t also senses everyt!in in you (ill become obscure.t. 1atc! your eyes.t t!ou !t (ill corru. 3ut if your eye is not .!antasms in you.ersuaded Adam to taste of t!e ne( fruit. J T!erefore. #veryt!in is .mate and fell from suc! !ei !t into mud. A corru. T!e eye is t!e li !t of t!e body.erson to corru.t all t!e rest. And s!e kissed !im and looked at !im (it! mout! and eyes already fouled by -atan:s loomy disorder. T!en -atan s!o(ed !er eyes and mind. everyt!in (ill become darkness in you.ure . and t!e li !t of /od descends as a master (!ere t!ere is no obstruction of senses.erson (ill dra( anot!er . a corru. In vain you (ill look at t!e most !oly t!in s. so beautiful to t!e eye and so strictly forbidden so far.

6 Remember t!at you are all brot!ers. tell me t!e trut!4 after satisfyin your senses.leasure of t!e fles!. And for one !our of .eakin to sinners.ares !imself for victory fi !tin . nausea. An at!lete . 3ecause t!e 9at!er 1!o is in .ly in your stead4 5No. T!ere is no evil in bein tem.yourselves..re. (!ic! is al(ays t!e time of meditation.e kno(s !o( to ive you one !undredfold to one. t!em and take t!em back to /od. (ould you like to lose an eternity of . your . 3ut it is evil to be overcome because you are not .tations.ent in . 3ut I (ill re. I kno( t!at everyt!in serves as a tem. safer) In t!e !our follo(in your satisfaction. No( I say 22/ .iness.eo.leasure. t!e mind and t!e s.eace) 1!at does t!e . !a. made of one fles! and one soul. "onsider t!at t!ere are many reasons (!y one is led to sin.ted.6 3ut I be you4 (!ile I say to you4 5Never do t!at6..eaven is merciful to ood . of t!ou !ts leave you) Not!in . Look after yourselves dili ently a ainst all tem. uncertainty. s!o(in t!em t!at t!e .le and .irit. Lan uor..ared and you are ne li ent.at! t!ey !ave follo(ed is full of dan ers for t!e fles!.. 3e merciful to(ards sinners and kindly !el. because man is a sinner.tation.re.. 1ell. !ave you felt fres!er. I kno( t!at it is tirin to !ave to stru le. 3ut t!ink of (!at you (ill ain t!rou ! t!ese t!in s. I kno( t!at defence is e<!austin . (!atever kind it may be.leasure. of old. restlessness4 t!at (as t!e 7uice s=ueezed out of t!e !our s.y) I !ave never tasted t!e bread of sensuality. !ave you sincerely felt t!at you (ere !a. your reed. I also say to you4 5Do not be infle<ible (it! t!ose (!o make mistakes. un!a. I am s. 1!at do you ain by re7ectin t!em) #veryt!in .ride. Do t!at and you (ill receive a reat re(ard. fear.ier.

..el of Mercy t!at I ive to everybody and in . K +esus says4 ' Look and (rite.tion.oration of de( E in fact it must be early mornin as t!e rass on t!e mountain still !as a fe( de(y diamonds 221 . bet(een t(o valleys. * &L +esus is standin on a rock and is s. eac! of (!ic! is a sa. so t!at a fe( yards from t!e to. * And !ere +esus tells me t!at you must co. It must be summer... T!e to.articular to t!ose (omen (!o (ill reco nise t!emselves in t!e sinner and (!om I invite to follo( !er in !er redem.. caused .. A lonely !ill. It is a mountainous . Its blue. of t!e !ill is s!a. T!e cro. 3eyond t!e lake of /ennesaret t!ere is a vast e<tent of . t!ere is a natural am.lain are be innin to ri. .y t!e vision dated &8t! Au ust &KAA.!ire lit u.. from line >C to t!e end. (!ic! because of a li !t mist near t!e eart!.lain round..en and are ettin ready to be cut.. like a camel:s !um.. 1-t$ A!(!st 1+44. or rat!er.built concert !all.arture of Mary Ma dalene. It is t!e /os..s do(n in t!e ... t!at is to t!e de.s by eva. Directly belo(. old t(inklin is dazzlin and it reflects a fe( fluffy clouds in a very clear sky and t!e s!ado( of some s(ift sails.er!a. by t!e sun..to you.. to t!e east.. T!e lacier of a !i ! mountain in t!e nort! is s!inin in t!e sun.lace. T!e !ill is all in flo(er.ed like a yoke.. t!e -ea of /alilee looks like a mirror broken into numberless fra ments..!it!eatre (!ere voices resound clearly as in a (ell.....eakin to a lar e cro(d..

T!e ot!ers are not t!ere.. T!e a. .eak of t!e !ill s!ine on .litterin on its stems E looks like a continuation of t!e lake (it! an o. I can see Peter and Andre(.. * and 222 .is eyes in t!e same direction as t!e ot!ers.assin . . Per!a.like !ue veined (it! reen.eo. some on lar e stones.s s. -o I say to you..le are sittin on t!e rass..is dark blue tunic.at! leadin to t!e tableau.lebeians * s!outs t!e an ry voice of a man.is !ead.le closest to +esus turn t!eir !eads round. unless t!ey are amon t!e cro(ds and I cannot see t!em.le (!o cro(d round t!e .roclaimed..eo.e is serious and !andsome in . * && T!ere is muc! e<citement amon st t!e . I understand t!at it is t!e -ermon of t!e Mount.is c!est (!ile t!e first rays of t!e sun risin above t!e eastern . T!e . #verybody:s attention is distracted. you . T!e sermon !as already started. and I can !ear t!e ot!er t(o bein called Nat!anael and P!ili.al.eaven is merciful to ood .eakin and turns .eo. +o!n and +ames. 9urt!er back t!ere is a c!ain of mountains.eo.s !e is t!e last one (!o arrived4 t!ey call !im -imon.is arms folded on . ' Make room for t!e beauty (!o is .lete. 3ut t!e 3eatitudes !ave already been . some are standin .ostolic colle e is not com. I (ould say t!at t!e sermon is dra(in to(ards t!e close because +esus says4 ' Do t!at and you (ill receive a reat re(ard.ression of clouds sketc!ed on t!e clear sky. ' Make room. 3ecause t!e 9at!er 1!o is in . t!e side of (!ic! is so bizarre as to ive t!e im.e kno(s !o( to ive you one !undredfold to one. -ome of t!e ..le and . +esus sto. T!en t!ere is one (!o is and is not one of t!e rou.

laits at t!e back of !er sno((!ite com.ale old leaf stre(n (it! . (!ic! encircles t!e u. under t!e mass of .letely nude. out of affection. And !er nakedness e<tends muc! fart!er t!an !er neck.letely bare neck. $ver t!ere.u.art of !er fore!ead like a diadem.letely sleeveless.ur. trium.ose of (!ic! is to . so to say. one of (!om is certainly Roman.refers because s!e lances and smiles at !im more fre=uently and rests !er !ead on !is s!oulder.recious !air. . I am under t!e im..earls. ' Rome !as acted as a mount for t!e ne( %enus. s!e seems to be doin so com.ollo you (anted to see. ' T!e desire of t!e oddess !as been satisfied * says t!e Roman. . made lar er and more seductive by a refined make. t!erefore..er s!oulders are bare do(n to !er s!oulderblades and !er breast is even more so. (!ic! is all .ression t!at t!e Roman is t!e one s!e . still a reat sinner. by a veil t!e only . because !e is (earin a Roman to aD t!ey are carryin Mary of Ma dala. And s!e smiles (it! !er beautiful mout!. a ainst one or t!e ot!er of !er lovers.lendid eyes. from (!ic! small li !t curls !an do(n to veil !er s. 3ut leave some crumbs of your c!arm also to us.!antly on t!eir !ands. t!ere is t!e A..four dandies. * 22. T!e dress is of a very li !t fabric and (!en s!e t!ro(s !erself back. smartly dressed.rotect !er skin from sunburn. .er body is covered.. -educe . .er .ins and a .im.. t!ro(in back !er !ead and !er olden !air.laits and curls !eld by .ears be!ind !er ears. crossed to form a seat. It is com. T!e diadem disa.er dress is !eld on !er s!oulders by t(o little old c!ains.. come for(ard.

Mary lau !s and (it! an a ile .rovokin movement s!e 7um. (!ic! !as o. #veryt!in !as been devised to . -!e is more beautiful t!an ever.eakin .ainter or scul.(!ite (ool as t!in as a veil.ect for my innocence * (!ic! causes t!e four to burst into a uffa(.ed and t!en !an s in t!e front in a mass of folds.erfectly sized sides. And s!e stands on t!e reen tableland.er tiny .is look (!ile s!e smiles and t(ists li !tly as t!e Roman tickles !er. by a lar e belt made of su.le<ion and !er fi ure.inkis! marble on t!e sides of (!ic! a fabric is dra. +esus continues starin at !er.le li. s!e does look like a oddess. As soon as t!e noise of t!e lau !ter fades a(ay. a oddess scul. runnin on !er bare s!oulders and breast a lily .ared (it! !er sides and breast.ure flo(er. !eld ti !t at t!e (aist. near !er sides.s to t!e round.le slender (aist. 1it! !er broad breast.s seem a carnation o. .enin on t!e (!iteness of !er .er face and body (ould satisfy t!e most e<actin . as com. It is in fact a very (ide one of sno(. +esus stares at !er. lifts !er veil sayin 4 ' . (!ere t!ere is a vast amount of lilies of t!e valley and (ild narcissi. Mary (it! affected indi nation.ave res. And s!e defiantly resists ..erfect set of teet!. (!ic! (as losin intensity in its conclusion. as (ell as a ood len t! of !er le . s!o(in !er small feet s!od in (!ite sandals (it! olden buckles..icked amon t!e rass..tor bot! because of !er com. very lo(. !er . . as if t!e a. as t!e Roman said.tured in a li !t . like a flo(er of fles!. !er naturally su.ur.le old bosses. T!en !er dress covers !er (!ole body.arition of t!e (oman !ad kindled t!e flame of t!e sermon.ened t!ere by (itc!craft. and 224 . +esus resumes s.lease. an im.

erty of /od4 souls.easable forever and ever. of man. 3ut you (ill e<.le.eaven into t!e mire.no lon er looks at !er.is audience (!o seem embarrassed and scandalised at t!e event.assion is better t!an stubbornness.ts (!at is t!e . ric! and fast livin . 3ut you (ill be !un ry.ure (!at is e<terior and can only contaminate (!at is e<terior and t!en t!ey receive im. And your !un er (ill be terrible. insatiable and una. (!o call im.urity t!rives and idleness and money are its bed and .read over t!e eart!. t!at com. /od does not stay (it! t!e im.urity corru. It (ould be better if t!ey died struck by t!underbolts rat!er t!an commit suc! sin2 1oe to you.eo.illo(2 0ou are no( sated. 1oe to t!ose (!o tear off t!eir (in s (it! t!e cruelty of devilis! beasts and t!ro( t!ose flo(ers of . and in ..urity in t!e very de. 3ut no( I tell you t!at you must not condemn unless you are free from t!e fault you (is! to condemn.ro.o( muc! ood you could do (it! your (ealt!2 Instead you do so muc! !arm bot! to yourselves and to ot!er . like you.eo. I told you t!at for iveness is better t!an !ostility.le2 3ecause it is amon st you t!at t!e reatest im.t!s of t!eir !earts. Do not be!ave like t!e -cribes and P!arisees (!o are severe (it! everybody e<ce. to be !umble and merciful.. &8 +esus says4 ' I told you to be fait!ful to t!e La(. 3ecause im.erience a dreadful 223 .articular t!e souls of c!ildren (!o are an els s. 0ou are no( ric!. . .t t!emselves..ure. T!e food of concu.e looks instead at .iscence reac!es your t!roats and c!okes you. by lettin t!em taste t!e flavour of material t!in s2 1oe. to love not only your brot!ers by t!e fles! but also t!ose (!o are brot!ers because t!ey (ere born.

ure souls. (!o at t!e be innin listened (it! a face (!ic! (as a dream of allurement and irony.udiation of a !usband.s !erself in !er veil and follo(ed by 22+ . None. o im. rat!er t!an kill it forever by damnin it.. !as already committed adultery in !is or !er !eart. on (!ic! !e s=uanders !is money and (astes t!e stren t! of a !ealt!y body iven to !im by /od t!at !e may (ork for !is family and not to (ear !imself out t!rou ! filt!y unions (!ic! . t!at s!e (!o (is!ed to o (it! a man. -!e s. -!e becomes more and more livid and rebellious and at last can resist no lon er. it must not lie. o ric! men. sneerin no( and a ain. Mutilate your body.e is s.ity for t!e re. "ome to your moral senses.itefully envelo. * &> Mary. 1!ere does adultery nestle) 1!ere does t!e corru.eaven. 0ou !ave one soul only. verminous sinks of vice. into t!e ine<!austed fire.act of fait!fulness. at t!e end of t!e sermon becomes livid (it! ra e. Neit!er t!e abandonment nor t!e re. And t!ey (ill never cease.udiated (oman.eakin to !er.overty on a day t!at (ill !ave no end. sim.tion of youn irls !ide) 1!o !as t(o or t!ree licentious beds.. 0ou no( lau !. T!ere is no reason (!ic! can 7ustify fornication. Nor .6 3ut I tell you t!at !e (!o looks at a (oman lustfully.ly by t!at. 1!en it is 7oined to anot!er soul by a . 0ou t!ink you are trium.lace !im belo( unclean beasts) 0ou !eard t!at it (as said4 50ou s!all not commit adultery.onds of /e!enna.!in . .. $t!er(ise t!e beautiful body for (!ic! you sin (ill o (it! you. in addition to !is o(n matrimonial one. 3ut your tears (ill fill t!e . so t!at you may not dis ust . -!e realises t!at alt!ou ! +esus does not look at !er.

1it! 0ou * and t!ey move under t!e t!ickets s.. ' Are (e really oin a(ay) * 227 . (!ic! is (ell above t!e mud... 3ut you are all already in t!e sun.. leavin stri.. * T!e cro(ds s!out4 ' 0es.read on t!e eastern side so t!at t!e slo.erfect6 in t!is (ide and bri !t !orizon. In t!e meantime +esus tells Peter to take t!e tent do(n. 3ut do not be sorry about it.es (!ere t!ere is s!ade and it is cool... T!e #vil $ne could not create even a blade of rass. !as been u. /od really a. 3ut /od can do everyt!in . lau !in out of an er and mockery. Many t!in s !ave delayed us.ears !ere in t!e ma7esty of t!e "reator and (atc!in . if you (is! so. -+t$ 6a1 1+4. -.ened.. ... T!is s!ould comfort us....eak to you a ain on t!e same sub7ect.. I see not!in else.set by -atan:s !iss. I (ill s.t!e lances of t!e cro(ds 7eerin at !er and by +esus: voice (!ic! . It is t!erefore no lon er a s!elter and (e (ill leave it. 3ut +esus says4 ' 0ou (ill see more..read out on t!e slo... &A +esus resumes4 ' 0ou are indi nant at (!at !a.e of t!e !ill and t!e tree branc!es s!elter t!em from t!e sun. 0ou are (it! /od !ere.s of !er dress on t!e t!istles and do rose bus!es ro(in on t!e ed es of t!e .ave your meals. (e are.. And t!at is !armful.e of t!e mountain.ursues !er. 3ut I (is! to conclude t!is code of t!e 5most . s!e runs do(n t!e slo.e and not -atan is t!e Master.at!.... (!ic! is already too (arm. 9or t(o days our s!elter..is marvels (e can firmly believe t!at . * .

o and take your food and !el. * ' I understand. tomorro(. ' 0es. &C T!e Iscariot is . but for different reasons. 0ou do not (ant for Lazarus and -imon. t!e day after tomorro(. * ' 1ell. * ' 1!ic!. es. * ' I see. Are you u.anions.... but you are also so im.anions to !el. t!ere is anot!er t!in you must understand.ecially t!e Fealot. /o no( and do (!at I told you. * Peter oes a(ay callin !is com. 229 . but do not tell anybody. ..ulsive as to burst out into bitin criticism... * ' 0es.set because of Lazarus.. +esus calls !im t!ree times.. al(ays. your com. * ' And for ot!ers as (ell. I cannot allo( t!e (ord of /od to be mocked at by !eat!ens. 0ou are so dear. !im. * ' Do 0ou t!ink t!ere (ill be any today) * ' Today. At last !e turns round4 ' Do 0ou (ant me. Please do not for et. * ' 3ecause s!e came). (e are.ensive in a comer.' 0es. * ' Neit!er am I. Master) * !e asks. but !e does not !ear.. Neit!er are 0ou. It (ill al(ays be necessary to (atc! t!e ras!ness of My -imon of +ona!. Master) * ' T!at it is necessary to be silent in certain cases.set.e (ould be u. * ' I am not !un ry. I see..

. 3ut t!ere are beautiful flo(ers..rovidin you slee. as !a. is one of t!e most beautiful ones. * ' I believe you.. T!ey (ould love eac! ot!er. T!e a. Also +udaea must be lovely in s.. * +udas.itifully and t!en oes to(ards t!e 222 . Master.le are and !o( beautiful t!e scenery is from !ere. Is it a sin to feel t!e need of slee. c!eers u. is later. Master..orc!ards are ma nificent. on My c!est. it is a si !t t!at soot!es your !eart. * ' Most beautiful. I (ould like to take .eo. I (ould like My love to be suc! in you as to . At times I feel tired..le. * +udas c!eers u. +udas. I:m tired. And (!en s!e moves about in it. !e undoes t!e to.+udas) * ' No. ' Are 0ou really comin only (it! me) * ' $f course.anions and tall as !e is. Look over t!ere !o( !a. To your mot!er:s. &H +esus looks at !im .y t!e . .y as a c!ild.ily to !is com. believe me.most knots (it!out any trouble and eats !is bread and olives. as I . and for ettin t!at ' !e (as not !un ry and !e (as tired * runs !a.. If My Mot!er is not too tired. t!ere. dra(n by t!is idea. Love Me. * ' 1e are no( oin to t!e lake and t!en to +udaea. Mine.reserve you from all evil. (!ic! is looked after by my mot!er. I am a man. on t!e mountains.. +udas.. I am not an an el.er to see yours. * ' Master. (!ic! are !i !er t!an !ere.rin time.. (it! t!e doves follo(in !er to et some corn.romised you. because t!ey are bot! ood.) * ' No..rin . 3ut s.

I (ill eat t!e olives and ive t!em t!e stones.ere is some bread..6 * ' Peter2 * ' No. . 0ou are as . I ..a. and 0ou (ill eat it.ostles.romised t!em.e asks4 ' And (!at about you) 1!ere are your olives) * ' -ss2 I need t!em for after.. I do not (ant to !ave to re.ur in ourselves. t!at is blo(s. it (ill do 0ou ood. .eaks and is e<!austed.// ..e s.. I ot t!at ric! man over t!ere. t!e one (earin t!e red tunic. * +esus obeys and seein t!at Peter is eatin bread only.ere is t!e e . Lord. !o( many) most certainly (eeks t!at (e !ave been feedin on bread and olives and a little milk. . Let me see to it.roac! myself. And an e . * ' %ery ood indeed2 * ' #!i2 I (ill never do t!at.:m2.eak for everybody. And 0ou eat less t!an everybody and s. ' . to ive me it. I said to !im4 50ou listen and you are !un ry. * ' To (!om) * ' To some c!ildren.. I ot so . Take it (!ile it:s (arm. Don:t 0ou kno( it is. . 3ut if (e don:t say so.im muc! more ood t!an it (ould do you. /ive me one of your e s. It (ill do .ale as a baby suckin from an em. $ne could say t!at (e are .ty breast. I (ill .ut it under t!ese (arm as!es of t!e fa ots I burnt. 3ut if t!ey are not =uiet until t!e end. and 0ou are becomin as t!in as a fis! after t!e matin season. Master.

ranks. /od (ill . An adulterer sins (it! re ard to !imself. I say t!at t!ose (!o are afraid t!ey cannot reac! t!eir !omes in time and are not in a .read in t!e t!ickets. 3ut (e (ill tell t!em.is ne( . It is 9riday2 * several of t!em say.oken about t!at sin several times. look. * $f all t!e cro(d t!ere.eak.osition to believe t!at /od (ill . 3ecause. I do not kno( (!et!er t!ey (ill be able to et food in time for tomorro( or reac! t!eir !omes * says 3art!olome(.many blo(s myself.laces kno( t!at I !ave s./1 . it is a sin not for one .eo.. and if t!ey !ad iven me all t!e ones I deserved for all my .. so t!at t!ey (ill not be still on t!e road at sunset. ' It does not matter. ' 9irst of all I (is! to remind you t!at t!is is 9riday. All t!e ot!ers stay (!ere t!ey are. as far as I am concerned. ' T!at:s true.le. I (ould like to remind 0ou t!at today is 9riday and t!at t!ese . and sins .ostle:s sincerity.erson only.lice. but for t(o or for t!ree.eo. &I +esus smiles and be ins to s. * +esus stands u.6 T!ose (!o amon you !ave !eard Me in ot!er . ' Master.rovide food for . I (ill make Myself clear.le et u.is c!ildren tomorro(. !e sins (it! re ard to !is accom.lace. ' 0ou !eard t!at in t!e old days it (as said4 50ou s!all not commit adultery. in t!e middle of t!e cro(ds s. and oes to .rovide. about fifty . I am like t!is because I ot t!em. I s!ould !ave !ad ten times as many2 3ut t!ey do you ood.. * T!ey all lau ! at t!e a. s!ould o a(ay at once.

(!o is not ours.ersuasion. or for !er. t!e delirious looker.o( does one be in) /enerally (it! an im.art of you t!an to !ave your (!ole body o to !ell.eo. And t!at is connected (it! (!at I said before. cro(ns it by t!e deed. A carnal t!irst.ure eye sees (!at is concealed from a . lovin .erson looked at is !onest. (!o is not ours. t!e deformed by birt! (!o are !oly and t!ose (!o are deformed out of virtue.causin t!e betrayed (ife or !usband to sin. continues by seduction.im in t!e !a. com. !e :(ill re. !un er enters t!e body and fever t!e blood. If t!e .le cannot serve /od in t!e Tem. Delirium be ins.lis!ed t!e deed of !is desire. .erson looked at is dis!onest. And if your ri !t !and s!ould cause you to sin. An im.iness of . 3ut I (ill say more./2 .ure eye and t!rou ! t!e eye t!irst enters t!e t!roat.letes it by . !e !as already committed adultery (it! !er because !is t!ou !t !as accom. cut it off and t!ro( it a(ay. t!ey may in fact be led to des. It is better for you to be (it!out one eye t!an to be t!ro(n into t!e infernal darkness forever. or (ill deni rate in reven e. !un er..ly to t!e look and t!e descent into sin be ins.6 If your ri !t eye s!ould cause you to sin.le. If also t!e .lis!ed sin.ure lance.6 1!at is adultery) It is to crave for !im. 3ut after t!is life. $ne be ins to sin by (is!in . (ill become more beautiful t!an an els and (ill serve /od. It is true t!at it is (ritten t!at deformed . for it (ill do you less !arm to lose one .air or to commit a crime. tear it out and t!ro( it a(ay. I t!erefore say to you4 5If a man looks at a (oman lustfully.lis! it is already a sin. fever.on is left alone on tenter!ooks. but t!e desire to accom.lis!ed sin. I say4 5Not only t!e accom. T!at (it! re ard to t!e accom.

/.. t!at is4 anot!er I. because t!is (as taken from man. 3e frank.irit is ri !teous. multi. and fles! from my fles!. t!e !uman la( iver !ad to ive a ne( la(D if o(in to t!e ever increasin inconstancy of man. e<ce.t for t!e case of fornication.roved by /od.roved smilin Adam:s (ord.erfect by /od. &J It !as also been said to you4 5Anyone (!o divorces !is (ife.eaven. I say to you4 51!oever divorces !is (ife. for it does not come from /od.. /od said to Adam4 5T!is is t!e !el.6 3ut t!at is to be condemned. 1oman:s fri idity.ly. 3e fruitful. e<. because sin !ad not yet dimmed !is reason made .mate I made for you. No(. (!ic! became t!e first indelible la(. T!is is (!y a man leaves !is fat!er and mot!er and 7oins !imself to !is (ife and t!e t(o become one body.6 And in an increased s. .oses !er to adultery. T!ere is no ot!er name for it.6 3ecause (!at (ill t!e divorced (oman do in ninety .6 And Adam. t!e la( iver !ad to .ut a restraint and say4 5If you !ave dismissed !er you cannot take !er back6. if o(in to t!e ever increasin !ardness of man. .er cent of t!e cases) -!e (ill et married a ain. fill t!e eart! and con=uer it. #veryt!in can be overcome (!en t!e s.lendour of li !t t!e #ternal Li !t a.erior intelli ence. full of su.o( muc! t!ere is to be said about t!at2 Do you not kno( t!at you can cause involuntary incests by suc! system) . t!at does not cancel t!e first enuine la(. .. 0es4 lust.irit is lustful. must ive !er a (rit of dismissal.assed in t!e #art!ly Paradise and a. 3ut everyt!in is an e<cuse to satisfy sensuality (!en t!e s. 1it! (!at conse=uences) $!2 . T!is is to be called (oman.o( many tears are s!ed because of lust. e<claimed4 5T!is at last is bone from my bones.

(!at is more t!an .!ans. Deat! only dissolves a marria e. neit!er (ill t!ey feel t!e inborn 7ealousy t!at t!e c!ildren of a remarried consort e<. as t!e . Remember t!at. And if your c!oice is an un!a.s of t!e dyin . (it!out (orryin for t!ose (!o (ere born of you. .y.y but !oly. I (ill continue to love t!em.onder one !undred times. on my o(n and on your be!alf. $!2 I (is! you could be satisfied (it! (!at you already !ave !ad and to (!ic! /od said4 5#nou !26 I (is! you.. also in t!e case of deat! of your .erfections of .eace. bein bot! of you un!a.y one bear t!e conse=uences as a cross.oor (oman is t!ro(n on to t!e road and to . realised t!at deat! is not an attenuation but an elevation to t!e .iness of or. To be a fat!er in t!e . as t!ey are innocent and suffer more because of suc! unfortunate situations.ossible and a .erience (it! re ard to !im or !er (!o takes t!e sacred ..titude for !ouse(ork. also diseases and irascibility.dullness.artner. (ido(s and (ido(ers.artner and say4 5/o in .. . T!e love for your c!ildren s!ould cause you to .6 &K My c!ildren..e (!o re7ects !er commits adultery. love for lu<ury. s!re(is! ton ue. 3ut as after some time one does not love as on t!e first day. My sermon is dra(in to its end. (it!out makin also t!e c!ildren un!a.lace of a deceased fat!er.arents2 To be a mot!er in t!e .ossible is considered im.erdition. if one loves !olily. I (ill love t!em t(ice and (ill be t!eir fat!er and mot!er and t!ey (ill not suffer t!e un!a. commits adultery. everyt!in can be overcome.lace of a dead mot!er.lace of mot!er or fat!er called by /od to a ne( abode./4 .e (!o marries !er after t!e divorce. To be t(o souls in one and receive t!e love for t!e c!ildren from t!e cold li. ine.

lank out of your o(n eye first and t!en you (ill be able to take t!e s. 0ou must no( . it is im.rudence to reveal t!e eternal trut!s to t!ose affected by satanism.lank out of your o(n eye) .6 3ut if it is c!arity to teac! t!e i norant. to insinuate t!emselves amon sim. Remember t!at t!e moment mi !t come (!en /od could remind you4 5T!at is !o( you 7ud ed.rudent.le. As you avoid bein unc!aritable./3 . #n rave t!em in your !earts.!ets. And above all be ood to t!ose (!o are (eak. I said to you4 5/ive a !and to t!ose (!o are tired or una(are and to t!ose (!o are easily disa. Do not 7ud e t!at you may not be 7ud ed. to encoura e t!e tired. -o you kne( t!at t!at (as bad. 3e c!aritable to everybody and in everyt!in .le .o( dare you say to your brot!er4 5Let me take t!e s.ossession of t!em to ..ro. (it!out ruinin !im. Let t!em be your everlastin uidance. avoid also bein im.ay for it.linter out of your eye6 (!ile t!e .day is nearin its end (!ile t!e sun is settin in t!e (est.. do not be . Read t!em over and over a ain and very often.ocrite. to ive ne( (in s to t!ose (!ose old ones are broken.ointed. lead astray .erfection and ive a !and to t!ose (!o are tired or una(are and to t!ose (!o are easily disa. If /od ives you muc! assistance to kee.linter out of your brot!er:s eye. Take t!e . kno(in (!at you (ere doin .linter in your brot!er:s eye if first you do not o to t!e trouble of takin t!e . 1!y do you observe so dili ently t!e s. 0ou t!erefore committed a sin. I (ant you to remember t!e (ords of t!is meetin on t!e mountain.roud of it. (!o take . do not be a !y. you ood.retend t!ey are .6 "!arity is an absolution.t.ointed.lank in your eye is blindin you) -on.eo. to corru. 3ut endeavour to climb t!e full len t! of t!e ladder of .

T!e !ouse (as e<. because !e is a(are t!at to do so !e (ould !ave to (ork !ard. to .lace.earls. to be silent. t!e rain caused t!e rivers to overflo( t!eir banks. As soon as t!e inclement (eat!er comes.uts t!em into . .earls. (!o (is!in to build a !ouse. t!e (aves beat it.le in order to make . to be able to s.ut lime in t!e fissures of t!e rock and lay bricks one close to t!e ot!er.ate too many t!in s. 0ou are ifted (it! t!e faculty of reason and. My c!ildren. Listen to My (ordsD !e (!o listens to t!em and . can be com. -uc! is !e (!o !as a sound fait!. if you are 7ust.eak. 0ou must consider t!at t!e eternal trut!s are like . furious at bein mocked at.ieces. Absolute res. /od (ill rant you all t!e li !t to make a better use of your reason.erficially and does not strive to en rave My (ords in !is !eart. to act. .roselytes and serve /od. Instead (!o listens su. and no one !as ever seen .ect.ared to a t!ou !tful man. c!ose a rocky .recious . like t!e (all of a fortress.resent and t!e future. (!ic! . (!ic! t!ey could crus! under t!eir feet and t!en.earls t!ro(n in front of . is like a man (!o out of indolence and foolis!ness builds !is !ouse on sand. 3ut !e (as able to .and sacrile iously foul t!e t!in s of /od.e certainly (orked !ard to lay t!e foundations.Do not ive do s (!at is !oly. !e ot callous !ands and broke !is back.onder. t!e !ouse =uickly .i s.ours./+ . are t!e virtues of t!e true disci. suffer and e<tir.e !ad to (ork (it! . t!ey (ould turn a ainst you to tear you to . but t!e !ouse resisted everyt!in .ractice. T!at is for t!e .osed to t!e inclemency of t!e (eat!er and to do(n. t!e (inds (!istled.refer acorns and rank brot! to .ick and stone c!isel. I !ave told you muc!. and t!e !ouse (as as solid as a mountain.

& Amon st t!e many flo(ers (!ic! . I am no( oin do(n to(ards t!e lake and I bless you in t!e name of t!e $ne and Trine /od. *N 15.er.osite side from (!ic! . corroded le. May . No one !as (ords like 0ours2 * And t!ey be in to follo( +esus 1!o oes do(n on t!e o. because it (as badly built. M+esus says4 ' #nou ! for today.. .. * 3ut t!e cro(ds s!out4 ' 1e are comin (it! 0ou.e came u.lain. 3ut if t!e edifice of t!e s. t!ere is no (ay to rebuild it.9t$ 6a1 1+4. and (!ic! is in t!e direction of "a. Let us come. T!e cro(ds s!out (it! fear and rus! back to t!e lo(er .eace be (it! you.lates t!e rubble of t!e !ouse and t!e ruin of !is ca. com.. Tomorro(. T!e descent is stee.erfume t!e eart! and deli !t our eyes.irit cras!es.enses and (ork. I see t!e !orrible s.ectre of a revoltin . 1oe to t!ose (!o ..ses and t!e forlorn fool contem.letely covered (it! sores./7 . $ne cannot build in future life.resent t!emselves t!ere (it! rubble2 8L I !ave finis!ed.. =uickly colla.ital.er but faster and t!ey soon reac! t!e foot of t!e mountain on a reen flo(ery .ernaum.aired (it! e<. And in t!at case t!e ruin can be re. T$e Le%e C! e) at t$e Foot of t$e 6o!nta#n.built.

A man (!o believes in . !e . (!ere t!ere are no sores on t!e skin.utrid erosions. Like t!e !ead of a s!i.ed of !air and beard.ens out once a ain..ened a !ole . . and t!e ot!er !as o. -ome of t!em at!er stones to t!ro( at t!e ras! man.rotectin !im. because you are askin for a race.es of t!e mountain.ave mercy on a .eaven must be able to look at it.erson emer in from t!e sea.slo.s from t!e le. 1!o moves for(ard t!rou ! t!e tall rass in bloom to a fe( ste. scaly. And yet +esus does not disdain touc!in t!at fore!ead (it! t!e ti. stri.. Put t!e stones do(n. and !as come nearer.is fin ers. . and lies bet(een t(o .s of . !as understood t!at +esus is .oor brot!er. and t!e bloomin rass envelo.rostrates !imself. one of (!ic! !as destroyed !is scal.le of t!e (retc!ed creature lyin t!ere. T!e flo(ers undulate and at!er to et!er. It says4 ' Lord. 0ou can cure me. if 0ou (ant.ave mercy also on me2 * +esus re. too.art. 3ut +esus turns round (it! .o(er of t!e Master..is !ead is a skull not yet entirely de.ears./9 .(recked .er a.er.lies4 ' Raise your !ead and look at Me. $nly t!e mournful voice t!at can be !eard reminds . 3ut t!e skin on t!at s. formin a veil over t!e miserable man concealed amon st t!em.e is a son of /od. over(!elmed by t!e .is arms fully stretc!ed out and s!outs4 ' Peace2 -tay (!ere you are4 be not afraid. And you do believe. .eo. rey. * T!e rass is s!aken and o. * T!e cro(ds obey. t!e !ead of t!e le.s !im like cool scented (ater.ot is as!en. .rived of all fles!. (!o. 1!en !e reac!es +esus. on !is .

riest as soon as .tion.iece of (!olesome skin.le and !is nose. but only covered (it! dirt on (!ic! cleansin (aters (ere . 9irst t!e (ounds !ealD t!en !is skin becomes clear. And +esus..s. !e touc!es !is eye.s of .reviously t!ere (as only a tiny .ears bet(een fres! eyelids.. bone and !is nasal cartila e.(!ere !is ri !t eye (as. -tand u. (!ere t!e lar e sore s!o(ed t!e skull and feels !is fres! skin. t!e le. make t!e offerin . lays bare !is c!eek. T!e cro(ds s!out in amazement.ses once a ain on t!e flo(ery meado( (ee. * ' It:s for 0ou t!at I s!ould (itness. looks at !is c!est.. ' Do not (ee. * And as if t!e man (ere not eaten a(ay and covered (it! sores. and listen to Me.e stands u.s close round !is yello(is! teet!. !oldin t!e fin erti.. . !is li.in out of 7oy. says4 ' I (ant it. And t!eir 7oyful s!outs tell t!e man t!at !e is cured.lis!ed it.rescribed by Moses as evidence of your miraculous cure. 3e cleansed.oured.ears at once./2 ..e is all (!olesome and clean. . $nly !is !air and beard are missin . * .e colla. my Lord2 * ' 0ou (ill (itness for Me by lovin My doctrine2 /o. so t!at I could not say (!et!er t!e ball of !is eye is still in t!e !u e socket.rosy disa.. (!ere t!e !u e !ole (asD !e touc!es !is !ead. -!o( yourself to t!e . full of corru. bet(een !is tem.. !is ri !t eye a. t!at is.e lifts !is !ands. t!ere are only scanty tufts of !air (!ere . .ossible. so far concealed by t!e rass.. .is lovely !and t!ere. !is !i. (!ic!. /o back to life accordin to t!e rite and do not tell anybody until you !ave accom.

T!e villa es are far a(ay.e !as to o a lon (ay. Anot!er man. t!rou ! (!ic! !is entire body is visible. T!ere are some .riest t!at 0ou !ave cured me) * ' It is not necessary. * ' 0es. ties it in a knot. t!en turns round and s!outs4 ' "an I tell t!e . $t!ers t!ro( bread and foodstuffs. takes off !is o(n and t!ro(s t!em to t!e le.le t!ron round t!e Master.ed our brot!er.1/ .en at any cost. +ust say4 5T!e Lord !ad mercy on me. cannot resist !is desire to su. formin a circle (!ic! does not (ant to o. takes !is mantle off. alt!ou ! from due distance. as c!arity is conta ious (!en it is in common.ly !im (it! sandals.ine for t!eir villa es. t!eir .eo.le (!o feel t!ey ou !t to ive !im some .er (!o can t!us cover !imself decently.le do not .eace.ray for t!em. seein t!at t!e le. Man4 you (ill . I can (alk barefooted. ' $!2 I live nearby. /o in . ' And (!at about you) * asks +esus 1!o sa( t!e esture. 3ut t!e .er. * 8 T!e . and a man.T!e cro(d !as come close once a ain and t!ey con ratulate t!e man miraculously !ealed. . * ' May /od bless you and all t!ose (!o !ave !el. * ' /oodbye. and t!ro(s it to t!e le.6 It is t!e (!ole trut! and not!in else is re=uired. I (ill. * T!e man (alks a(ay a fe( yards. as if it (ere a lar e !andkerc!ief.ray for t!em and for 0ou4 t!at t!e (orld may !ave fait! in 0ou.eo.eo.er:s clot!es are not!in but torn ra s.rovisions for !is 7ourney and t!ro( some coins to !im. I (ill . 3ut t!e sun !as set and t!e -abbat! rest be ins..

reads from one rou. 3ut t!e a.food or anyt!in else. and t!ey stayed.ostles are (orried about it and t!ey tell +esus. * T!e a.s t!at are fart!er a(ay come near dra(n by curiosity.erin . /od (ill not belie .im. is seen comin alon a .eo. T!e adults are talkin amon t!emselves and no( and a ain someone oes to t!e Master askin for clarification of some .ears and a fro croaks.les are (orried.rovide food for . T!ere is a li !t (!is.ostles s!ru t!eir s!oulders and do not s!o( concern for anyt!in else. -ome men are follo(in !im.erson. it revives and fades a(ay. -o no one is sur.oint t!ose (!o !o. after t!e last c!oir of birds. to anot!er. beautiful red sunset and t!e silence of t!e country s. T!e rou. Also t!e elder disci.e in .is c!ildren tomorro(. +esus is t!e only one (!o does not trouble. T!e .osin by look.lacid.eo. t!e first star a.ostles4 ' I solemnly tell you t!at t!ese .. T!ere are (omen and c!ildren.erin s.. #verybody turns round to look at !im and t!ey . may o a(ay6. and (!ile t!e ni !t is mild and t!e rass of t!e meado( is soft.reads over everyt!in .is a.is Messia! and (ill not disa.oints it out to . neit!er do stones become food. im. T!e c!ildren are already aslee.. T!e (!is. It is ni !tfall after a .at! bet(een t(o corn fields.rised (!en a . arments and a e.oint !im out to one anot!er (!is.le in t!e meantime eat t!e remnants of t!eir food (it!out any (orry and +esus . I said to t!em4 51!o cannot believe t!at /od (ill . t!e stars are not bread. .le are (ort! more t!an you are2 Look !o( t!ou !tlessly t!ey are finis!in everyt!in .11 .oint or ot!er.erin of t!e (ind and t!en t!e first mute fli !t of a ni !t bird.

eak to 0ou aside. * and t!ey o into t!e corn field.onds (it! e=ual res.is li !t. 3ut I t!ank you and (ill not disa.> T!e noble lookin man reac!es +esus.oint out t!at t!e cro(d is very lar e. no.im.. tomorro( (it! my servants. T!e . and it is la(ful to (alk from !ere to t!e to. $t!er(ise I (ould be very sorry t!at I !ad to fore o 0our (ords for not!in . +esus stands u.12 .ensated you (it! . * ' Let us move a(ay a little.le . also t!e ones used to dry foodstuffs and I (ill succeed in !avin bread for everybody. I only (is! to .il rims and I came do(n to tell t!e baker to bake bread for a lar e cro(d. It (as my intention to come u. t!e eldest brot!er. and bo(s do(n before . because t!e 9at!er (ould !ave com. on t!e mountain and .resent are (atc!in attentively. 3ut I found out t!at 0ou are !ere (it! t!e cro(d. 3ut I (ent a(ay for anot!er reason.eo. 0ou can see t!at I am at a le al distance. on a -abbat!.rovide some food for t!e .er!a. ' I (as u. I (anted to be a brot!er amon brot!ers.ect to t!e salutation. ' I (anted to . never. * ' I did not mean t!at.. 1!o is sat at t!e foot of a tree listenin to some men. I (as referrin to t!e =uantity of .s 0ou t!ou !t t!at I did not !ave fait! as I (ent a(ay for fear of !avin to fast. * ' 9or not!in . I be 0ou to allo( me to . because t!ese fields belon to me.oint you. "an 0ou listen to me) Alt!ou ! a scribe. I (ould like to s.rovide for t!e -abbat!.. at once and res. I am not 0our enemy. * ' I asked t!em to !eat all t!e ovens.

Pray t!e 9at!er for me.bread. * ' 1!o are you) * ' A son of /od.leasant to 0ou) . 0ou mean4 to t!e Trut!. After all.. /oodbye. ' I do not kno( (!o !e is. I kno( t!at !e is ood!earted and t!at...irit2. * ' I understand (!at 0ou mean but do not say. * ' No. . * . 0ou said so. * ' May t!e Lord take you (!ere your !eart deserves.. and our ill.il rims. ' 1!o (as !e) 1!at did !e (ant) Did !e say somet!in un... * A +esus oes slo(ly back to . Let me do it. It (ill be t!e reatest .. I am. of corn.is a. 0ou really are t!e 3read of t!e s.le) * +esus is assailed (it! =uestions.. (ill.. 3ecause reat are our errors. * ' Peace be (it! you.. * ' T!at does not trouble me.ostles (!ile t!e man oes a(ay (it! !is servants.rotection for my fields. Last year I !ad a ood cro. * ' Let it be done as you (is!. * ' Are you a scribe) * ' 0es.as !e sick . 0ou ave me suc! bread today. Let us o and tell t!e . $r rat!er. 0ou !ave seen (!at t!e ears of corn are like t!is year. Master.1..eo..

by caste. . t!e scribe * says one of t!e cro(d.e sees t!e cro(d of . t!anks to !is oodness.e oes to t!e lo(er slo. Peace be (it! you.is t!ou !ts in .e is really a 7ust man * says one. . ' 1ell..en your !earts and to t!ank .les and rules like a baby.er (as one of !is servants or . I kno( no(.is c!ildren.' . 3ut !e allo(ed !im to stay around !ere and I t!ink t!at !e also fed !im. I do not kno( !o( !e can be t!e friend of ot!ers * remarks anot!er one. ' Do t!ese fields belon to !im) * ask many (!o are not from t!is . because you said so.e calls t!e T(elve near . is an enemy of Mine) $!2 men of little fait!2. Not!in else.e is +o!n.e is s(at!ed in scru. (!en . I am oin to .eo.14 . but !e is not a bad man * concludes a t!ird one. Pray for !im because tomorro( (e s!all all !ave food.e only (anted to be t!e servant of /od (it! . * C T!e comments continue but +esus does not .e sits do(n and collects .ay attention to t!em.le slee. /o into t!e soft !ay and slee. 3ut suc! is t!e .im for . . ' .im and asks t!em4 ' And (!at s!ould I say no( in re ard to your incredulity) Did t!e 9at!er not . ' 0es.. 1!en . I t!ink t!at t!e le..e raises .art of t!e country. ' 0es.is kindness.ray t!e 9at!er t!at . indeed.e sees t!e myriad of stars cro(din t!e sky. .is eyes .rayer.es of t!e mountain. t!ey do.e lo(ers t!em.ut bread for all of us into t!e !ands of one (!o. * ' .in on t!e meado(s. * And .easants.e may o.

e mentioned need . 1st J!ne 1+4.is face seems to become transfi ured by a bri !t li !t.ment. durin t!e ni !t a voice came from .oints .rayer and My 7oy (it! doin (!at My 9at!er (ants. 154. ' I needed to . * ' 1!y) Do 0ou need it) * ' As muc! as anybody.eaven askin for .im. At t$e Foot of t$e 6o!nta#n.is !eart t!at .rayers for t!e ood and t!e (icked and also for Myself.7oy in .im. & +esus !as delayed some(!at u.is eyes rest on one. T$e Sabbat$ afte t$e Se *on..ray. (!y did 0ou not come (it! us) * many of t!em ask.rayer so muc!. * ' 3ut 0ou also need to rest very badly.anions and t!ey o u. Peter.. * ' My friends. on t!e mountain durin t!e ni !t. (!o sees . My 9at!er told Me t!e names of t(o .13 .im out to !is com.e can be seen standin on t!e ed e of an escar. t!en on anot!er and at . so t!at at da(n .eo. . * +esus is very sad and . My stren t! is nouris!ed (it! . T!e t!ree t!in s . to(ards ..e looks at .le and a sorro( for Myself.is a. ' Master.ostles (it! eyes (!ic! seem to be be in or askin for somet!in . .

Peter.!iloso. And I (as . I (as t!inkin of t!e disci. And I (as t!inkin of My o(n.les and for Myself. Love Me and love one anot!er. above all love t!e (ill of /od.1+ .lies4 ' 3e ood. for t!e disci..* ' T!at is) * ' T!e nature of a disci. and are lookin !ere. * ' #!2 If everyt!in is (it!in its control. but I do not understand (!at t!ey say.. endeavour to be ood and fait!ful. (e (ill do it says .is cousin +udas. 3ut many . All t!e ood and all t!e evil t!at a disci.les of t!e Pro.le !ave (oken u.. * .last on +udas Iscariot and +esus stares at !im.!ical tone.eaks to 3art!olome( and P!ili. tell us. T!ere is no ot!er one.!ets and of +o!n..ostle notices it and asks4 ' 1!y do 0ou look at me like t!at) * ' I (as not lookin at you.rayin for +o!n. My eyes (ere contem.le.icion.latin somet!in else. do not allo( t!ose (!o !ate Me to seduce you. ' Do you t!ink so) 3ut it is not so. +esus re. . T!e a. Peter s. Let us o do(n and sanctify t!is !oly day (it! t!e (ord of /od. and if t!ere is anyt!in (e can do to relieve 0our rief.ave you understood) 9or et your sus.* ' 0ou are sad and tired t!is mornin ..le can do and ive to !is Master. T!at is t!e only relief.eo. also our errors are (it!in it2 * e<claims T!omas in a . Master. ' 0es. Tell t!ose (!o love 0ou (!at 0our trouble is be s +ames of Febedee.

is belt. c!eese and a little lamb or little kid.8 T!ey o do(n (!ile t!e . T!e c!ildren. runnin and 7um. #veryt!in is laid at . t!e scribe..e does like(ise (it! t(o or t!ree more . (!atever it may be.le nibble at t!eir . baby (!o lau !s s!o(in !is milk teet!. 3ut . if I kno( t!at many .ut a little bunc! of flo(ers on .artake of your oodness. 3ut +esus says4 ' 0ou ou !t to be !a.eo.ecial attention. * T!e distribution is over and t!e .le (!om .rattlin .e ives a .lum.e sees to t!e distribution ivin everybody some bread.iece of t!e roasted lamb (it! bread to a mot!er (!o is still !oldin at !er breast a . roasted for t!e Master. ' I (ill !ave some. it (ill taste better to Me. flo(ers s!e .ostles rumble.e reflected t!eir innocent c!eerfulness. a slice of c!eese and a !andful of olives.. T!en t!e c!ildren run to(ards +esus 1!o caresses t!em and be ins to smile once a ain as if .e t!inks need s..icked in t!e meado( ' because . are already .is feet and . * +esus comin from t!e mountain arrives in t!e midst of t!e . Master * says t!e scribe. so t!at a fe( blo(s be in to fly (it! conse=uent tears.in in t!e meado(s. ' 3ut it:s for 0ou.eo. are more and more numerous. do not (orry. T!e love of c!ildren removes all sadness from My !eart. ettin (et (it! de(. and .arro(s. (!o is comin from !is !ouse (it! many servants carryin baskets of bread. 3ut see. alt!ou ! t!e a. olives.il rims at t!e same time as +o!n.17 .y t!at t!ey love Me2 T!e de( removes t!e dust from flo(ers. as merry as little s.is tunic is more beautiful like t!at * s!e says and +esus lets !er do it.eo.le (!o (ake u. A little irl (ants to .

ro. Places of .bread.6 Let it t!erefore be our .rayer and like(ise t!e belly of +ona!:s (!ale.ts and caused scandal. And (as not t!e corru.ermas (it! e=ual res.eak. Noa!:s Ark adrift on t!e (ater (as a . It is ri !t to sanctify feast days and .lace of .rayer if man can make it t!us t!rou ! !is elevation to t!e 9at!er.raise t!e Lord in .. (it! its de(y . t!e 9at!er and "reator and says4 5I believe. because of t!e !oliness of .is servant (!o so sanctified t!e . (it! its . leavin some for later.laces of .!en.lace because !ad (e one any furt!er.!ecies of "!rist and of t!e Antic!rist. after t!e distance (e !ad (alked.! lived in it.rece. (!ic! are a key to .ro.our for .recious cu.en until t!e Ne( Pact is (ritten.19 .ect by -te.lace (!ere t!e . (!o is reeted by .s. ' I (ill not deny you t!at satisfaction.lace of . t!e scribe.t . and t!e tent of . And may t!at never !a. And you ou !t to believe because (e bear (itness to /od. so sacred to t!e Lord.lace as to deserve t!e !i ! . > ' /od:s (ill !as !eld us in t!is .itc!er.rayer.!et Daniel lived as a slave. "ome over !ere * and +esus leans a ainst t!e mountain and be ins to s.ure air and ric! cro.eaks to us of /od.earls it s. from a little flask !eld by a servant and (!ic! looks like a little .rayer (ere t!e !ouse of t!e P!arao! (!en +ose. 3ut t!e (!ole creation can be a . ' 3ut 0ou must satisfy me and ive me t!e 7oy of !earin 0ou * says +o!n.im into a . (e (ould !ave infrin ed t!e . +esus also drinks some milk (!ic! t!e scribe (is!es to .ect and (it! reater res.resent and future times) All t!e more reason t!is .olofernes for t!e c!aste +udit!.lace is !oly as (it! its !ues and scents.

oints out to t!em t!e ood to be done and t!e evil to be avoided. kno(in (!at t!e (ill of /od is.e advises you.read one..a es on corollas and ears.eaven every(!ere.6 T!at reminds us of t!e 7oyful 5bless t!e Lord6 of t!e t!ree !oly youn men in t!e flames of t!e furnace4 .erson (ill accuse a fat!er of ur in !is sons to do evil t!in s.eavens and (aters.refers to do t!e very o. I . . And yet (e see t!at in some families some sons become blame(ort!y. alt!ou ! t!ey !ave a 7ust fat!er (!o . mountains and !ills. 1e deserve it (!en (e do t!e 9at!er:s (ill..osite.6 . de( and frost.syna o ue for t!is -abbat! and let us read t!e eternal .!earted men. -o if a man. "an a fat!er ever (is! !is son to be blame(ort!y) No.osite is t!e (ill of /od) 1e cannot. t!is misfortune (ill serve for an eternal ood. Love /od:s (ill.lace be our syna o ue. li !tnin and clouds. A At daybreak t!ey . also t!e errors of men are (anted by t!at (ill. T!at is an error and a (ides. li !t and darkness.oints out t!e ood and says4 53e!old. I mentioned Daniel. And no ri !teous .12 . men are t!e sons. Love it more t!an your o(n and follo( it . (it! t!e sun as our lam. /od says4 53e!old.ray and deserve . . I said to you4 5Let t!is . birds. but does not force you. !e cannot. fis! and animals.6 Also (!en t!e #vil $ne and t!e men (!o serve !im brin misfortunes to men. all erminated t!in s.. t!is is !o( you must be!ave in t!is .ainful !ourD by doin so.ointed out to Me t!at if everyt!in is controlled by t!e (ill of /od. 1e can . /od is t!e 9at!er.ut you in t!is situation for your o(n ood. fire and colours. /od . ice and sno(. can (e say t!at t!is very o.raise and bless t!e Lord (it! !umble !oly.

(ill be t!e +ud e. It (ill not be (it! kindness but (it! im. Later t!e staff (ill be re. of t!e (orld. fed (it! Trut! from t!ose (!ic! mi<ed Trut! and #rror or fed only on error.a ainst t!e enticements and .earance deceive you.ur e t!emselves of t!eir .eaven (it! Me.eaven.y.. because many (ill do t!eir o(n (ill or t!e (ill of t!e fles!.ur e it. 1!o am no( s. but t!ose (!o do t!e (ill of My 9at!er. No . 0ou say you love Me and you .2/ . but not My 9at!er:s.ur ed t!emselves because t!ey (ill not be able to . I (ill do t!at a first time and t!en once a ain. No( My s!e. 0ou follo( Me and t!at seems love.lacable 7ustice t!at I (ill se.!erd. . Also amon st My earliest and latest disci. of t!e fles!. 3ut I solemnly tell you t!at !e (!o submits to suc! (ills is most un!a.eakin to you.oisons.. of t!e demon. Also t!ose t!in s !ave a (ill.resent a. T!e t!ird cate ory (ill not ..astures of Trut!. 0ou call Me Messia! and Lord.o(er (ill be =uite different. after bein t!e -!e. Do not let t!e .ain could .tre of t!e +ud e Bin and My . Not t!ose (!o say to Me4 5Lord2 Lord26 (ill enter t!e Bin dom of . so let t!em be in #rror.arate t!e s!ee.o(er of t!e (orld. 3ut I solemnly tell you t!at not everyone amon st you (ill enter t!e Bin dom of . T!ey (anted not!in but #rror. of t!e demon.laced by t!e sce. And (oe betide t!ose (!o bet(een t!e first and t!e second a.earance before t!e +ud e (ill not !ave . T!ey (ill be t!e only ones to enter t!e Bin dom of /od.les t!ere are some (!o (ill not enter t!e Bin dom.raise Me. C T!e day (ill come (!en I.ur e itself.!erd:s staff at!ers to et!er all t!e scattered souls and kindly invites you to come to t!e .

And yet amon t!em t!ere (ill be someone moanin 4 51!at. My true servants do (!at I tell t!em. and t!eir deeds bear t!e si n of My unmistakable .e t!em out of !eartsD t!ey do not im. (!o are not !istrionics (!o astonis! cro(ds. 0es.t a(ay by !eresy. T!ey do not!in but t!e (ill of t!e 9at!er and lead ot!ers to do it.ed you only to .arently looked even reater t!an t!ose of t!e true servants of /od.!esy in 0our name. 1!ere are t!e souls you saved) 1!en (ere your .us!es t!e (ave .6 And t!en I (ill say very clearly to t!em4 50es.e !el. Lord2 Did (e not . t!e circle of t!ose s(e. And it (ill be a dreadful (ord. and t!anks to you..o(erful2 3ut not more t!an I am.ear (!at you are not. like a (ave t!at . (it!out . t!rou ! t!eir sacrifices do not create . Take care you do not deserve it and . but I do not kno( you.!ecies fulfilled) 1!at (as t!e result of your e<orcisms) 1!o (as t!e accom.eace. !as (idened. 3ut you are accused by t!e fruit of your deeds.lice of your deviations) $!2 My #nemy is really .lunder more souls. (it!out t!inkin of anyt!in else. (!ic! a.recedin it and dra(s t!e one follo(in it. you !ave (orked (onders. (orkers of ini=uity. . 0ou (anted your satanism to be considered as livin (it! +esus.6 T!at is (!at I (ill say. but (i.ose t!emselves on men. you dared to clot!e yourselves (it! My name t!at you mi !t a. I can t!erefore say to you4 t!ey are My servants. /o a(ay from me all of you. but s!o( /od to souls of men.21 .!antasms. My true servants..roceed alon t!e . kindness and order.ro. but are so !umble and obedient as to amaze an els.ro.uttin t!emselves on a t!rone and sayin 4 :Look:. and in 0our name did (e not cast out demons and (ork many miracles).

(atc!in every esture of +esus. (!o does not s. nay.tured ones of . #n7oy your -abbat! rest .. blessin t!e (omen. $nly t!e T(elve are (it! . T!ere are enou ! to satisfy all tastes.lies to everybody accordin to !o( .ostles. And t!e cycle of t!e Mount is over. .is a. -n) J!ne 1+4. & +esus enters "a. And +esus re. only eleven a. t!e scribe. from t!e entirely sim.ect for t!e ot!ers. T!e usual reetin s of t!e cro(d form a vast ran e of e<.raisin /od (it! your (!ole selves.le ones of c!ildren.22 . * And +esus blesses t!e cro(ds before t!ey scatter seekin s!ade. alt!ou ! . as +o!n is not t!ere. Peace be (it! you. s. T$e Se 2ant of t$e Cent! #on Is C! e).safe. to t!e rat!er s!y ones of (omen.ernaum comin from t!e country. smilin at t!ose cured miraculously.eak but is absorbed in dee. +esus is left (it! . meditation.ainful (ay of obedience.eakin to anot!er.le cured miraculously.eo.ostles and +o!n. res.eaven. and t!ose (!ic! are eit!er curious or ironical. to(ards t!e lory of t!e Bin dom of . commentin on t!e (ords t!ey !ave 7ust !eard. and (it! dee.ressions. 155.im. one rou.e is reeted4 caressin t!e little ones. to t!e enra.

Lord.. t!e centurion continues4 ' I !ave been (aitin for 0ou for several days.aralyzed by a disease of t!e bones and !e suffers dreadfully. but (!at do you (ant from Me) * ' I !ave instructions to follo( t!ose (!o !old meetin s.t air of t!is area and you kno( !o( to cure it (it! t!e !erbs of t!e feversome soil of t!e s!ore (!ere t!e (ater sta nates before bein absorbed by t!e sand of t!e sea.leted by t!e reetin of a centurion of t!e to(n. Are 0ou not askin me (!y I (ent t!ere) * ' No. I am not askin 0ou to o to all t!at trouble.arently !onest meetin s.. filt!. I am very sorry because !e is a fait!ful servant. I invited t!em to come because it is a disease caused by t!e corru. in !is bed. my Lord. I am not .2..ail.. as far as you are concerned. . $ur doctors cannot cure !im. 0ou do not reco nise me as one of t!ose (!o (ere listenin to 0ou on t!e Mount.e reets . as a. 1!o are divine. all t!e more reason it (ould contaminate 0ou. 0our doctors refuse to come. I am not.. * 1!ile t!e cro(d dra(s close to see t!e outcome of t!e meetin .ermission for a.lies4 ' May /od come to you. . I am a !eat!en.e is lyin in my !ouse. 3ut seein and listenin to 0ou. . I !ave a servant (!o is ill. Master2 * to (!ic! +esus re. because too often Rome !as !ad to re ret !avin ranted .im4 ' . I (as (earin civilian clot!es. I t!ink. I t!ou !t of 0ou as a. * ' No. .3ut t!is time t!e series is com. If t!e +e(is! doctors are afraid of becomin contaminated by comin to my !ouse. * ' I (ill come and cure !im.

because everyt!in is sub7ect to 0our . No( if I. so t!at !e may not be disa. * 8 -ome elders of "a.e is a Roman. my Lord. * ob7ects +esus. 0ou can t!erefore ive orders to elements and fevers. I !ave told 0ou4 it (ould be a reat !onour if 0ou entered under my roof. as 0ou are 1!o 0ou are. t!e ot!er (ill come because I call !im. It (as !e (!o built our syna o ue and !e !as iven strict instructions to !is soldiers not to ibe at us on -abbat!s. after listenin to t!em. t!e first one (ill o (!ere I send !im. and !is fondness for us may not turn into !atred. ' Neit!er are 0ou a man. for t!e sake of 0our to(n. (!ic! (ill vanis!.ects and !el. to anot!er4 5"ome6 and to a servant4 5Do t!at6.ernaum take +esus aside and say to .. my servant (ill be cured because 0ou rule over everyt!in . but I do not deserve so muc!D say only one (ord and my servant (ill be cured.. 0ou are t!e Man. turns round smilin at t!e centurion and says4 ' /o a!ead and I (ill come after you.ointed and irritated.im4 ' . t!e race. but listen to !im because !e is an !onest man (!o res.. can in turn order soldiers under me.s us. 0ou. * And +esus. t!erefore. * . /rant !im. but if 0ou say only one (ord !ere.24 . and t!e t!ird (ill do (!at I tell !im. t!e first bein "aesar. * ' 3ut t!e disease is not a man.o(er. and if I say to one4 5/o6. t!ink and be!ave as I am told. (ill be immediately obeyed by t!e disease. * 3ut t!e centurion says once a ain4 ' No.(ort!y t!at 0ou s!ould enter under my roof. (!o am sub7ect to my aut!orities. for (!om I must act.

eaven.6 $!2 My Bin dom2 T!ey (ill really flo( to you in immense numbers2 More numerous t!an all t!e camels and dromedaries of Madian and #. t!en bo(s and oes a(ay. > +esus (atc!es !im o a(ay. t!an t!ose (!o brin t!e old and incense of -!eba.le . t!en turns to t!e .eo. /o and !ave fait!.23 .eo.!a!. s!ado( a li !t !as s!one6. t!e ates of (!ic! (ill lie o. but reater. 1!at Isaia! sa(.lis!ed2 I tell you t!at many (ill come from t!e east and t!e (est and (ill sit (it! Abra!am.eo.in and rindin of teet!. (ill be accom. $!2 It is =uite true2 5T!e . * T!e centurion salutes.les of t!e sea and t!e (ealt! of t!e nations comin to Me. 0ou can only re ret t!at it is . more numerous t!an all t!e flocks of Bedar and t!e rams of Nebaiot!. #ndeavour to et Life to come also to your soul.' Let it be so. (!ere t!ere (ill be (ee. * ' 0ou t!erefore foretell t!at t!e entiles (ill be e=ual to t!e c!ildren of Abra!am) * ' Not e=ual.en continually to receive t!e kin s and t!e (ealt! of t!e nations and sanctify t!em in Me.resent and says4 ' I solemnly tell you t!at I did not find so muc! fait! in Israel. T!is very moment t!e fever is leavin !im and life is flo(in back into !is limbs. T!e islands are (aitin for Me to adore Me. (ill be t!ose (!o come to you and My !eart (ill e<ult (it! 7oy seein all t!e .le t!at (alked in darkness sa( a reat li !tD on t!ose (!o live in a land of dee. Isaac and +acob in t!e Bin dom of . and also 5T!e Messia! (ill !oist . and t!e c!ildren of forei ners (ill build t!e (alls of My "!urc!.is fla over t!e nations and at!er t!em to et!er. (!ereas t!e c!ildren of t!e Bin dom (ill be t!ro(n out into t!e dark. /o.

ostles . (!o !ave reac!ed .e !as difficulty in (alkin t!rou ! t!e cro(d (!o t!ron t!e little narro( street. rus! to(ards t!e centurion:s !ouse makin a reat noise.ostles.us! (it! t!eir s!oulders to make room for . I (ill come back.us!in a s.im4 amon t!em t!ere are many (!o (ere on t!e Mount. driven by curiosity.e stays (!en in "a.due to your fault. 0ou (ill 7oin Me.eo.is (ord once a ain. but t!e Pro. T!ey (ould like to detain .le . mainly men.2+ .le.eo.im at "a. 3ut it is like . * +esus (it! t!e a. T!e a. T!ey et an ry. No( some of you s!ould o to t!e !ouse of t!e centurion and ascertain t!at !is servant is cured as t!e fait! of t!e Roman deserved.!ets say so.e says4 ' I belon to everybody. . .eo. 3ut let Me o no(. but to no avail. "ome.ostles and a fe( more . (!ile most of t!e .ress round .on y substance (!ic! immediately s. Per!a. 157. Jes!s 6eets T$ ee 6en 0$o 0ant to Follo& <#*. ) J!ne 1+4. Not I.rin s back a ain.is ste.s to(ards t!e lake (it! eleven a.le turns .eo.s to(ards t!e usual !ouse (!ere . and t!e si ns already confirm it.im. And t!ere are many (!o are entitled to !ave Me.le (aitin for Me. & I see +esus turnin .is ste.. * . as +o!n is still absent.s in t!e !ouse t!ere are some sick . Many . too.im.ernaum to !ear .ernaum. 3ut .

liance is allurin .resent one. "an you.rece. * ' I do not mean t!at.is !ead. a mind ada. distress to be relieved. * ' 0ou are ri !t.ts can in no (ay be com.ared to 0our (ord and I am fascinated by it.eaven. c!arity for everybody. 3ut our .s.ull out of t!e mud. I (ill follo( 0ou (!erever 0ou o. +esus turns round and sto. after a fierce stru le. * ' #very(!ere.a ed refined lookin man oes near t!e Master and touc!es . 1e cannot lift our clot!es and move to one side because t!e mud is dee. t!e victims already submer ed in it. do (!at t!ese sim. on (!ic! (e (alk. (!en a middle. so t!at I may al(ays find 0ou) * ' 9o<es !ave !oles and t!e birds of t!e air !ave nests.is attention. obedience.le men do for My sake) 1!at are re=uired !ere are4 sacrifice. After(ards t!ere (ill be t!e . 3ecause com. 3ecause !e (!o (is!es to cure must bend over all sores. I am askin 0ou (!ere are 0ou oin no(. sinners to be redeemed.27 .is s!oulder to attract .eaven. 3ut !ere (e are in mud and (e !ave to .tive for everyt!in and (it! everybody. 1!ic! (ay are 0ou oin ) * ' T!e (ay to .T!ey are already in si !t of t!e lake. askin 4 ' 1!at do you (ant) * ' I am a scribe.urity of . Master. (!erever t!ere are s. after t!e .er t!ere. In (!ic! !ouses (ill 0ou sto. a doctor in Israel. but t!e -on of Man !as no(!ere to lay . t!en. Purity . I do not (ant to leave 0ou.irits to be tau !t. T!e (orld is My !ome.

Leave corru. At last !e says4 ' I (ill follo( 0ou.t. Do not (ee. /o and announce t!e Bin dom of /od. I (ill . t!e eyes of a tall stron youn man (!o !as sto.ened around you to make you a disci.le. * T!e youn man starts. Rise to(ards t!e Bin dom of t!e incorru. 0ou (ill find t!ere also t!e incorru.29 .earl of your fat!er.ray t!at you may succeed. Let me do t!at and t!en I (ill come.tible . T!e maimin of affection is t!e root of t!e (in s (!ic! are born of a man (!o !as become a servant of t!e Trut!.ired to t!at.ly. 0ou !ave already been attracted by Life. "an you do all t!at) * ' At least let me try. over t!e a. +esus says to !im4 ' 9ollo( Me.ed to let t!e train of follo(ers .erfumes and banda esD !is !ead is lo(ered in t!ou !t. * T!e man is leanin a ainst a lo( (all and (it! !is arms !an in by !is sides4 !e is !oldin t(o ba s. you as. full of . (averin bet(een t(o loves4 for /od and for !is fat!er.tion to its o(n fate. /od calls and . .is attention is dra(n by t(o eyes starin at .asses by. 1e must be sated (it! it so t!at not!in else can enter.. Tomorro( you (ould no lon er find your !eart of today or /od:s invitation. "ome. $n t!e ot!er !and. * 8 +esus be ins to (alk a ain and . (!ic! Life o. * ' 9ollo( Me.ens !is mout! to s. blinks as if !e (ere dazzled by li !t.ass.im.eak but cannot find an immediate re. as !e seems to be oin in a different direction. Leave t!e dead to bury t!eir dead. * ' Try. c!an es colour. 3ut my fat!er died at Borazim and I must bury !im. t!en o.must be (it!in us.

I bless 0ou. an innocent boy about four years old. and I invoke 0our li !t for t!ose (!o (ee. in t!e !aze of life.uts do(n t!e c!ild after blessin !im.22 . T!e man makes u. bot! !ere and in .eats in !is t!in voice t!e !oly (ords (it! !is !ands !eld in . !e t!en ets !old of a little c!ild. 1ill 0ou allo( me) * +esus stares at !im and re.s !im to . cut t!em off.+esus (aits and looks at !im. 1!o . 3ut before follo(in 0ou I (ould like to take leave of my relatives. !is mind.eaven.. and embraces t!e youn man. and I invoke 0our stren t! for t!ose (!o are like a c!ild in need of su... clas. I bless 0ou. > Anot!er man =uestions .6 * And t!e c!ild. 1!o !olds t!em by t!eir .anion and comes to(ards +esus.lum. o 9at!er. .roceedin t!us (it! !im.root t!em and if you cannot. * ' No.e !ands t!e t(o bundles to a com. (rists as if t!ey (ere t(o flo(er stems.im4 ' I (ould like to come (it! 0ou.ort !im in !is effort. alt!ou ! t!ey cannot believe it. . * ' 9les! and blood are al(ays fles! and blood.e (!o ives !imself.ort. If you (is! to be a . and I invoke 0our love t!at it may cause men to for et everyt!in (!ic! is not 0ourself. I (ill slo(ly reac! t!e freedom 0ou refer to.. must !ave no ties. you (ould never reac! it. /od is as e<actin as .iritual freedom.is !eart sayin 4 ' -ay (it! Me4 5I bless 0ou. too.rayer by t!e ri !t !and of +esus.e is infinitely enerous in re(ardin . o 9at!er. . re. ?. to comfort !im and su. $ne must come to /od:s service (it! s.lies4 ' T!ere are too many roots in your !uman bein . as t!ey can find all ood in 0ou. o 9at!er.

osited . can look back to see (!at !e left.lanation is to be found in t!e eart! (!ic! filled t!is .e does not say anyt!in . as it (as de. t!at is (!ere t!e to(n of 3et!saida lies on t!e ri !t bank of t!e river.uzzles sc!olars. * T!ey reac! t!e s!ore. I see +esus smile (!ile Peter makes a esture e<.. T!e (ay of t!e servant of /od is not stre(n (it! . Not no(. T!e e<.on yourself.ears to be on t!e s!ore of t!e lake. 4t$ J!ne 1+4. And it is absolute in its demands.read t!ere t!e seed of /od:s doctrine. (it! res. 1ork u.art of t!e lake.lou ! to furro( t!e fields of !earts and s.le believer. No one (!o !as . 1!o does t!at is not fit for t!e Bin dom of /od.ect to t!ose facin nort!4 ' T!e to(n no(adays no lon er a. Also t!e man (!o did not o to bury !is fat!er in order to follo( +esus. +esus oes on board Peter:s boat and (!is. (!at !e lost and (!at !e could !ave !ad if !e !ad follo(ed anot!er common (ay. 3ut ./ . & +esus says to me s!o(in me t!e course of t!e +ordan.ressin amazement.ers a fe( (ords to !im.le you must embrace your cross and follo( Me. Make a man of yourself and t!en come. And t!at . $t!er(ise one remains a sim... but a little inland.ut !is !and to t!e .disci. 15+. or rat!er.etals of roses. t!e mout! of t!e +ordan (!ere it flo(s into Lake Tiberias. ets into t!e boat. T$e Pa able of t$e So&e .

is !ead sayin 4 ' 0ou (ould t!ink t!at you never see Me and t!at (e !ave 7ust met by c!ance2 * .ernaum and 3et!saida. $t!er boats !ave follo(ed t!em and many . $utside t!e cro(ds claim +esus at t!e to..eo.im some (ater and !oney amon t!e many t!in s !e asked !is (ife to offer. I su. (as al(ays used as a !arbour and s!elter for t!e boats of 3et!saida (!en t!e lake (as very rou !.eace.. .ect and manners.articularly in seasons ric! in (ater. after crossin t!e s!ort stretc! of t!e lake bet(een "a... by alluvia and landslides from t!e !ills of 3et!saida. to t!e roof terrace and !aran ues t!e citizens tellin t!em t!at t!ey ou !t to !ave res.any of !is Master for a little (!ile.... (!ic! disturbs Peter very muc!.ose s!e !as ..leasure to offer . no( t!at !e !as . !o(ever.le come off t!em to 7oin t!e . .t!ere t!rou !out t(enty centuries by t!e river.le of 3et!saida (!o !ave come to reet t!e Master. 8 T!e boats of t!e a. to (!om it is of no interest. +esus looks at !im smilin and s!akes .. I am not sayin t!is for you. and in fact t!e smaller boats.. And !e rumbles.eo.referred to be alone rat!er t!an live (it! !er mot!er (!o continuously rumbles about !er !usband.. almost as far as BorazimD t!e river..e (ould like to en7oy t!e com.ostles. And no( o on. (!ereas !e !as neit!er t!e time nor t!e .. * .. T!e to(n (as t!en 7ust at t!e mout! of t!e river.. but for difficult doctors. +esus enters Peter:s !ouse (!ere !is (ife is stayin once a ain..... so muc! so t!at !e oes u. of t!eir voices.im in !is !ouse.. used to sail u.. land in t!e latter to(n.1 ..stream.. in .

$t!er . and t!ey ou !t to understand t!at2 * .set.le.2 .assed by.asses by.eo.. its curious .. . amon st a lar e cro(d.lay t!e . T!e river bank no lon er !as t!e (ater (!ic! !as .. -imon.ressed by it. if (!at 0ou say (ill come true..rivately.e is really u. it . 1!et!er I tell you ..ere instead 0ou are (it! me. its enemies. ' 3ut I do not see t!e difference. I understand everyt!in .eo. 1!en 0ou s.anions and t!ey say t!at I am ri !t. 1!at (ill I ive to t!ose (!o are t!irsty if I cannot save even one dro. (!at difference does it make) * Peter t!en confesses !is reat rief4 ' T!e trouble is t!at I am a block!ead and my mind (anders easily. but I do not kno( (!y.eo.asses by and does not sto.eo...eo. its slanderers. !um2 it:s like a (ater course (!ic! . its listeners. understand 0ou and remember (!at 0ou say. of t!e reat lot 0ou ive me) * .. or4 5I came because once I !eard 0ou say so and so and I (as im. its distressed .le (!o listen to 0ou. on a mountain.' 3ut it is so2 1!en (e are in t!e (orld are 0ou and I ever to et!er) Never in your life2 3et(een 0ou and me t!ere is t!e (orld (it! its sick .. .asses by.6 1e instead.. I told also my com. t!e moment (ill come (!en 0ou (ill no lon er be t!ere to .eak in a s=uare. a reat deal of it. but it . I mean t!e .o( often !ave (e !eard someone say4 5I !ave no lon er done t!at because 0ou told us6. in my !ouse. and 0ou and I are never to et!er. or I tell everybody.le.le.le.art of t!e river and. and I. And I am terrified at t!e t!ou !t t!at. I remember not!in . My love is t!e same and My (ord is t!e same. It is true t!at ot!er (ater comes.

rivacy. com.lainin t!at t!ey are left (it! not!in of (!at t!ey !ear.resent virtues (ill !ave reac!ed a reat !ei !t of . * . I ive so muc! to so many.eak and you cannot understand and remember everyt!in .. 1e al(ays !ave some !ours of . And (!at (ould I not ive you (!om I love so muc! t!at /od could not love you more) 0ou s.ass by and not!in is left on t!e bank. -imon.. 1!en I s. * ' "ertainly.Also t!e ot!ers su. 0ou (ill find in front of you flo(ers and .oke of (aves t!at . of course2 9or all (e do2 Make room for 0ou. ask Me (it!out any fear of borin or discoura in Me. * ' 0ou say so. t!at is t!e Master2..eo. Peo.on 0our (ord. and I rest u. 3ut I (is! to relieve you of your reat fear. +esus smiles and re. T!e day (ill come (!en you (ill realise t!at every (ave !as de. my Lord.6 1onderful.lies4 ' I do not t!ink so.. I kno( myself. carry sick . * ' T!at is t!e most difficult (isdom. (!ilst t!ey (ould like to remember everyt!in to re.osited a seed and t!at a . * ' I am not defamin myself.en your !earts to Me.ort Peter:s moanin .le are very satisfied also (it! you.lants for all occasions and you (ill be amazed at yourself sayin 4 51!at !as t!e Lord done to me)6 because you (ill t!en be redeemed from t!e slavery of sin and your . collect alms and say4 50es.. .le.ly to t!ose (!o ask t!em =uestions. by elbo(in our (ay t!rou ! t!e cro(ds..lant !as ro(n from every seed.. (!en you can o.erfection. isn:t it) * ' Do not defame yourself too muc!.

And you also sa( t!at I took only t(o of t!em.tional man or t!ey study Me (it! sus. seemed more un.is ste.ressed by t!e cro(ds.ared. t!at !e (as able to make a really !eroic sacrifice.icion or curiosity. t!is one !ere beside Me. T!e different (ays of be!aviour are . t!e second because I ur ed !im. 1!y) Did I . $ne came s. Instead t!e most un. "ome.re. ' "ornin !ere from "a.lanation of certain sur. To all a. . (it!out bein a(are of it.4 . 0ou sa( t!ree men come to Me. T!is one (as so . T!ose (!o are less .ared.er!a.iritual ..' No( let us o to t!ose (!o are (aitin for us.. but (it! a s.ro. 3ut I sa( t!at !e (as un.ontaneously. And t!at is t!e e<. Peter is =uick in movin t!e boat a fe( yards from t!e s!ore.lace around Me.im and t!ose listenin . come to Me (it! absolute . (!ic!ever t!eir caste and education mi !t be.re.re.earance.ernaum I (as t!inkin (!at I s!ould tell you and I found an indication in t!e events of t!is mornin .irits.re.s see a traitor in t!e t!ird. in trut!. t!e t!ird came because of a sudden ent!usiasm.aration. so t!at +esus: voice may be !eard by everybody.risin events t!at take .aredness of s. T!ose (!o are most .ortional to t!e un.rom.re. or t!ey attack and defame Me accusin Me in various (ays. Peace to you. (oman.. .ared. t!e one (!o (as oin to bury !is fat!er.ared e<amine Me as an e<ce. I (ill be your uest t!is evenin .re. * > T!ey o out and +esus directs .ared to receive "!rist.titude and fait!.ared (as t!e t!ird one. one) No.s to(ards t!e lake to avoid bein o.ace bet(een .re.eroism in follo(in /od is al(ays evidence of stron s.re.

but only !ea. I am not sayin t!is to scandalise you. . 3ut it is not so.eo. nay..!esied si ns.erfluous to make room for (!at is necessary.receded and accom. over(!elmed and obese (it! t!eir (isdom and t!ey cannot make room for Mine by t!ro(in a(ay (!at is su.le it s!ould be . t!ey are stuck like . T!ey are . unim. (!ic! is =uite different from t!e nauseatin mi<ture of t!eir sins.!ets (ere consumed by an<iety.oysters to t!e bank (!ere t!ey (ere born. and t!rou ! t!e invisible ones (orked on consciences (!ic! are converted and on /entiles (!o turn to t!e True /od.er!a.s you (ill understand better !o( t!e same action can bear different fruits. and .ectation Patriarc!s and Pro. but to induce you to .rom.oor !eat!ens or .Amon t!e c!osen .le. (!o !ave no treasures of t!eir o(n.ossible to find every(!ere s.eo. .en) 1!y do /entiles and sinners .titude in follo(in t!e Messia! is stron ly !indered by t!e c!ildren of t!at . (!at is sad to be said.3 .el is and t!ey taste its fortifyin !oney.. 1!ose s. it is more !indered t!e more one climbs to its !i !er classes.ro. T!e Messia! 1!o at last !as come.ersonality becomes clearer and clearer t!rou ! t!e visible miracles (orked on bodies and elements.earl.oor . T!e ot!ers do not suffer from suc! slavery.irits ready to receive t!e Messia! in 1!ose e<.s of errors or sins. 1!y does t!at !a.t (!at I say and t!e ot!ers do not) 3ecause t!e c!ildren of Israel are anc!ored.ray and meditate. t!emselves as soon as t!ey understand (!at t!e /os.le and.eded like a boat (!ic! is adrift.iritual . A Listen. 3ecause t!ey are sated. T!e . T!e Messia!. T!ey are .oor sinners.anied by all t!e .roceed fart!er on My (ay) 1!y do t!ey acce.eo. of (!ic! t!ey ladly stri.

(!ic! divided t!em into small .6 And !e (as deli !ted because. T!e last seed fell on t!e fields (!ic! !e !ad recently bou !t and !ad left as t!ey (ere. rass and so on. T!e . !e (ent back !ome and said4 5%ery (ell2 All I !ave to do is to (ait for t!e !arvest. !e sa( t!e corn come u. t!ere (ere some fields. (eeded.roliferate. t!e closest to !is !ouse. It (as s. couc!. t!ick in t!e fields near t!e !ouse .ortions. fertilized..revents t!em from ro(in a ain.+ .A so(er (ent out to so(. because only fire. T!e seed fell on t!e ood soft soil. but t!ey (ere.side do(n. it looked as if t!ey (ere not t!ere.e !ad in!erited some from !is fat!er.lou !ed.lou ! !ad turned t!em u. and be an to so(. After scatterin all t!e seed. -ome of t!e seed fell on t!e fields (!ere t!e foolis!ness of t!e man !ad allo(ed t!e t!orny . . $t!er fields !ad been .leasant si !t in front of !is !ouse. (!ic! !e !ad looked after to !ave a . T!ey (ere free from stones.corn of t!e best =uality.lants to . .at!s.read in t!e fields (it! many roads and .lant could take root.avement on (!ic! no .lace to anot!er.roliferate. . t!e radical destructor of (eeds. on (!ic! !is carelessness !ad allo(ed t!orny . as mont!s (ent by. In ot!er fields t!ere (ere many intersectin roads.lou !in t!em and (it!out removin all t!e stones.urc!ased by !im4 !e !ad bou !t t!em from a ne lectful man and !e !ad left t!em as t!ey (ere. t!orns. (!ic! !ad been . 9inally. -o t!e man took !is sack of seed. (it!out . and caused also t!e fertile soil to be covered by u ly arid dust. in t!e fields near t!e !ouse. as t!e man loved comfort and did not like to travel a lon (ay (!en oin from one . (!ic! !ad sunk into t!e round formin a !ard .e o(ned many fields of various kinds.lants to .

rise and rief (ere reater. And !e (as taken aback.urc!ased s!ortly before....ests..lace.7 . as one ear rubbed a ainst anot!er. Not!in but dry !ay. 5And yet t!ere are no t!orns !ere2 And it (as t!e same seed2 And it !ad come u.and ro(. t!rou ! (!ic! t!e corn !ad not been able to emer e.re.lants (!ic! !ad been overturned but not destroyed.tion of a fe( ears.o( muc! bread2 ..s of stone and t!e scanty eart! coverin t!em (as deceivin . 1!y t!en did it all (it!er before comin into ear)6 And (it! real re ret !e be an to di t!e round to see (!et!er t!ere (ere any mole burro(s or ot!er .. T!e man said to !imself4 5All t!e fields are like t!ese ones2 Let us . T!e corn !ad come u. (it! t!e e<ce. T!e man said4 5I ne lected t!is .is sur.o( muc! old26 And !e (as deli !ted.aved (it! c!i. 3ut !o( many stones2 A stone. . 3ut its fertility !ad affected also t!e t!orny . T!ey !ad ro(n a ain and !ad formed a really t!ick ceilin of bramble. . 3ut t!ere (as no bramble in t!e ot!er fields. T!e t!in (it!ered corn leaves (ere stre(n all over like dry !ay. and it (as com. t!ick and beautiful. It can be seen by t!e (ell formed and numerous leaves. $!2 if !e !ad . .letely suffocated.6 And !e (ent to t!e fields (!ic! !e !ad . because t!e fields (ere ood and t!e soil cultivated by t!e fat!er (as ric! and fertile.e cut t!e corn in t!e nearest fields and after t!at !e (ent to t!e ones (!ic! !e !ad in!erited from !is fat!er and (!ic! !e !ad left in a (ild state. 5.. so it s!ould be all ri !t. T!ere (ere no insects or rodents.o( come)6 moaned t!e man.are sickles and ranaries. o!2 (!at a beautiful sea2 and it turned old and it san !osannas to t!e sun.it2 T!e fields (ere literally .

!ad yielded one !undred to one in some.roved t!em by (orkin !ard2 It (as no( too late and all re ret (as useless. 5 . t!irty. on t!e ed es of (!ic! t!e corn !ad fallen.. T!e field. T!e .sed to t!e round moanin 4 53ut (!y !ere) T!ere are no stones. so(n in all t!e fields. -o t!e same seed. T!e man colla. because t!ese are our fields. and. * C . si<ty. !ad attracted many birds. I !ave taken some of t!e eart! a(ay. after t!e mistake !e !ad made in buyin (!at !e !ad been offered (it!out makin sure of its oodness..arable and understand it.at!s.9 ... t!e river . at t!e ri !t time2 $!2 if !e !ad du t!e round before acce. T!ere (as absolutely not!in t!ere.e t!en turns to(ards Peter and says4 ' /o u.. (!ic! !ad been turned into a net(ork of ..at!s in searc! of seeds.in (!en !e received t!e ans(er to !is rief from a s(arm of birds (!ic! fle( ea erly from t!e .at!s to t!e field and back to t!e .. (!ic! first !ad eaten t!e corn on t!e .. my fat!er and I !ave al(ays o(ned t!em and in many many years (e made t!em fertile. I built t!e roads. !e (ent to t!e fields (!ere !e !ad built many roads for !is comfort...lou !ed dee.laces (!ere t!e seed fell4 your !earts. not!in in ot!ers. do(n!earted as !e (as. T!e seed is t!e 1ord4 t!e same for everybody. no bramble !ere.tin t!e fields and buyin t!em as ood ones2 $!2 if. T!e man stood u. Meditate t!e . anyone (!o !as ears... do(n to t!e last rain.at!s and t!en t!e seeds in t!e field. Peace be (it! you. Listen.. and mad (it! rief !e tore off !is clot!es.e (as still (ee. My randfat!er. but t!at could not make t!em so sterile. if at least !e !ad im. T!e dark soil of t!e field (as covered (it! a t!in layer of (!ite dust.

(!o !as been married for five years.2 . * T!e rubbin of t!e boat on t!e . T!e lo( !ills of 3et!saida (!ic! almost reac! do(n to t!e lake. no bramble. t!e sails of (!ic! are t!e trees ro(in !ere and t!ere full of (!istlin birds. all of t!e same !ei !tD and (!ile li !tly undulatin in t!e cool nort!ern breeze t!ey look like anot!er small lake..arts of t!e re ion. stiflin !eartfelt sobs.t fields s!o( ears of corn still tender but (ell formed. t!ere are no stones. +esus rabs !is !and and says4 ' I e<. My fat!er (as very ood and my mot!er mourns !is deat! broken. * T!e lovely and (ell ke. * And (!ile t!e t(o boats sail a s!ort distance u. nort!(ards. near t!e bank. instead a . t!e river and t!en sto. ' No. +esus sits do(n and asks t!e ne( disci.bed causes t!e conversation to be interru..at! amon t!e fields. -o I can understand. on t!e ot!er side.s all of a sudden. ' T!ese fields are not like t!e ones of t!e . ' Are (e oin to Merom) * asks Peter. ' Not really2 T!e birds !ave not devastated t!em.s e<tends from t!is s!ore.!eartedly. T!e corn is beautiful2 In a .erienced t!at sorro( Myself and I sa( My Mot!er (ee. on t!e ot!er side of 3et!saida.lain ric! in cro. * T!e youn man sto. My sisters are in various .arable * remarks +esus: cousin +ames.le4 ' 1!o is left no( at !ome) * ' My mot!er and t!e eldest brot!er.ebbly river.as far as you can and sto. !ave come to an end !ere.ted to allo( t!em to o as!ore... let us take t!is .

4/ . ' Master. +esus smiles and . and is s. I (ant to fortify you in your !eroism t!rou ! My love. * T!e youn man kneels do(n.in . 3ut I am be innin to !ave ideas in my !ead (!ic! are as confused as t!ose ruffled clouds u.eec!less and dumbfounded.... Isaac. And . * ' Isaac t!e #lder !ad told me !o( ood 0ou (ere.e (as my a.is a.le. Take Me to t!e se..in . * ' 1e s!all call also on t!e #lder to t!ank !im for ivin Me a disci.is smile ives s. raises !is arms.eec! .erceived your (ee. * says Peter. !oldin !is (alkin stick in !is !and. My s. ' T!is evenin I (ill e<.irit !as . No( (e are in si !t of Borazim.lain it to you. 3ut I see t!at 0our kindness is muc! reater t!an I (as told. T!e old man. (!o is on !is (ay back !ome. * And +esus stares at t!e ne( disci. ' /et u.ossessions do not de. 0ou s. t!ere.ostles and t!e youn man from Borazim amon t!em.ostle.rive t!e ift of its merits. and in t(o it (ill be ready for t!e sickle and t!e ranary * says +udas of Beriot!. (!en !e sees +esus (it! . * H T!ey reac! Borazim and Isaac:s !ouse is t!e first one t!ey find.le sayin 4 ' Muc! is iven to t!ose (!o ive. I remind 0ou of (!at 0ou said in my !ouse..ulc!re of your family and to your mot!er:s !ouse. ..mont!:s time it (ill be olden.oke so (ell. Let us o. kissin +esus: !and and (ee. 0ou kno() 0ou cured !is dau !ter..

after t!e first moment of astonis!ment. (as relieved (!en s!e !eard t!at you (ere (it! t!e Master. T!e last !onours rendered to your fat!er (ere really solemn...... $!2 I am sorry t!at my dau !ter is absent. 3ecause s!e ot married. you kno(.roud of t!e ood it does for its Master.e turns to(ards #lias and says4 ' 0our mot!er. assistin !er mot!er. a (ido(er.back to t!e old man...... 3ut I !ave done not!in .e !as not been lon buried. !e (as rat!er u. 0ou kno() I !ave received not!in but blessin s after I met 0ou2 After s!e (as cured t!at ric! relative of ours came from far a(ay.eo. ' May /od bless 0ou. To for et t!e ood done is (isdom. It s!o(s !umility and trust in /od.. * . my /od) I !ave to say t!at (ord to 0ou.inla(. * ' And (!at about my brot!er) * ' .le. .set by your absence.6 * ' 3ut (!at for..e still !as t!at mentality. (it! t!e little ones needin a mot!er. I (ould not kno(..le. Master2 1!y so muc! !onour to me) * ' To say to you4 5T!anks.41 . "ome in..e is =uiet. $!2 3ut I !ave already told 0ou all t!at2 My !ead is old2 9or ive me2 * ' 0our !ead is (ise and for ets to be . !ave I not !ad !im t!rou ! you) * ' $!2. 0ou kno() I only told !im t!e trut!.. because of t!e villa e . * ...... * ' And t!is disci. * ' 3ut I..y t!at #lias is (it! 0ou.. .. and I am !a.

eo. but it rested =uietly on t!e certainty of #lias: future.e blesses Isaac and oes a(ay. . Do not ive a !uman sense to (!at is su.e only says4 ' Let your !earts be 7ust. 3ut t!e arrival of t!eir mot!er. one to(ards t!e ot!er. first near t!e se.rostrates !erself and kisses t!e !em of +esus: tunic bri !tens t!e atmos. (!o (it!out sayin anyt!in . I bless you all. t!e an els e<ulted seein !im beside t!e Messia!. but . * ..irits.air.set seein t!at t!is son (as not . And may t!at comfort you. (isely and !e !as been called by 1isdom. mot!er.lies4 ' Do not des. Peace be (it! you no( and al(ays. !uman4 deat! and t!e election to a mission. * T!ey o on t!e road (!ic! takes t!em back to t!e river.ray. I T!ey sto. T!e meetin of t!e t(o brot!ers is rat!er a cold one. not(it!standin t!ey entreat . #lias did not delay even for .42 .. and from t!ere to 3et!saida.t anyt!in . * T!e ot!ers do not understand and t!ey look at one anot!er in=uisitively. T!e elder feels offended and (ants . 3ut I (ould not like !im to be dead.oint of vie( and does not react. And t!ey (ant to !onour t!e Master.le to notice it.T!e youn man turns to +esus4 ' 0ou said so.!ere and t!eir s. but +esus re. T!e soul of your 7ust fat!er (as not u. 3ut +esus does not acce.im to stay. 0ou brou !t !im u.rised at not seein !im near !is fat!er:s coffin.ersevere. Do not let (orldly t!ou !ts disturb t!e race of t!e election. Let !im become alive as I am.resent at t!e burial of !is body. t!ey o to #lias: !ouse. as 7ust (as !e (!om you are mournin .er. If t!e (orld (as sur. T!e youn er feels uilty from a !uman .ulc!re and . After. 3e 7ust. t!rou ! a still semibare vineyard. and at 0our service.

.y. is in t!e best of s. and (!en s!e !ears !im s. on a kind of cu. Peter.licity of a c!ild (!o follo(s !is real fat!er. (!ere before !e could only talk of boats. T!e meal must !ave been a !earty one because dis!es (it! leavin s of meat. !e follo(ed t!e Master (it! t!e sim. c!eese. Peter:s (ife must !ave (orked miracles to satisfy !er !usband. After kissin !is mot!er oodbye. s!e be ins to blink as if s!e (ere dazzled by a bri !t li !t.eak ne( (ords. fis! and money. I do not kno( (!ic! remark of a com. & 1e are in Peter:s kitc!en once a ain. 5t$ J!ne 1+4.and s!e must !ave (orked all day. 179. tired but !a. Lesson to t$e A%ostles #n Pete 's C#t"$en an) Anno!n"e*ent of t$e Ba%t#st's Ca%t! e..anion ori inated . (!ic! reminds me of our Tuscan kneadin trou !s.one moment on t!e t!res!old of !is fat!er:s !ouse. Pitc!ers and c!alices are still on t!e table. (!o. and t!e future Peter.. as far as s!e is concerned. even if !e is some(!at e<actin .reac!in to t!e cro(ds. must be a reat man. bot! because of !is 7oy in !avin +esus at !is table and because of t!e !earty meal !e !as !ad. No(. .board.irits t!is evenin . dried fruit and !oney cakes are bein .iled u. is disclosed. s!e is in !er little corner listenin to (!at !er !usband and t!e ot!ers are sayin .4. nets. -!e (atc!es !er -imon. fis!.

* Andre( ob7ects to !is brot!er4 ' 3ut /od is Mercy.ose of . Instead a ne( (ealt!.is !ead sli !tly inclined. T!ey (ill cro(n t!eir .ride (it! false accusations and .air and .. T!eir o(n .ur. ' I t!ink t!at /od (ill not . I (ould !ave acted !ars!ly a ainst myself. If /od !ad not decided to . I (ould not !ave it. I (as ric! and . I believed.ossessed before..rovoke t!e colla. 8 ' .o(erful.e (ill at least increase our stren t! in .eris!ed (!en I (as . * ' 1ill (e !ave t!e stren t! to resist) * asks T!omas.e (ill . . as for me.ened to t!e founders of t!e To(er of 3abel. as if . .se to ive t!em time to mend t!eir (ays.cut re.revent t!e colla.ut my trust in .is understandin countenance...reserve me for a . T!ey (ill .ride (ill . $!2 I can already see it.. ' 1ell..ersecutions. * ' Do not believe t!at.erse us as un..ro.e is already doin t!at.leasant (itnesses. And since t!ey attack t!e Trut! by layin snares for it.en to t!em (!at !a. $r . 3ut I .ly of Peter (!o says4 ' It (ill !a. I (as a fait!ful Israelite. /od (ill take reven e and t!ey (ill .ortion to t!e tests * concludes +ames of Al..!aeus.6 9irst. /od.44 .se of t!eir t!eories and t!ey (ill be crus!ed. I (ould !ave surrendered myself to des.ersecuted and an outcast..is.e (is!ed to !ide .eris!.t!e clear. (!ic! I !ad never . 0es.im * and Peter nods to t!e Master 1!o is listenin and is silent. ..ut us to tests beyond our stren t! * says Matt!e(.ersecute us to dis.on my desolation4 t!e (ealt! of a conviction4 5/od e<ists. descended u.

(!o described .raisin myself and satisfyin my e o.im for us. (it! my stu. * ' Accordin to you.!ets.im) And !o() * +udas of Al.iled u.lanations . but (it! myself. T!e idea (e !ave is a muddled one. T!ere is no ot!er /od * says rat!er sternly +udas of Beriot!. I. makin room for (!at I t!ink is t!e /od immanent in our eart!ly bein s. 1e all are * t!e an ry a ressive . I took t!e liberty of debatin (it! /od because I felt t!at I (as still somet!in on t!e eart!.3ut mine (as a fait! of formalism.. T!at is true. And I t!ou !t t!at t!e re(ard of my fait! (as al(ays inferior to my virtue. /od is t!e $ne (e kno( t!rou ! t!e La( and t!e Pro. 1e are t!e c!ildren of t!e La(.!aeus e<claims4 ' Little and badly.sed around me and I (as like a (orm crus!ed by t!e (ei !t of all t!is !uman futility. (as buildin a to(er of 3abel by .!ets. kne( .im. as (e can 7ust see t!rou ! a mound of e<. 3ut I (ill tell you as best I can. ' If +o!n (as !ere !e (ould tell you better t!an I can. -imon Peter is ri !t.. by sects. too. t!en I no lon er debated (it! /od. (!at is /od. And as I did so.!ets. by demolis!in it. 5t!e /od immanent in our eart!ly bein s6 as you said) 1!at do you mean) I do not understand you and I t!ink it is a !eresy.43 . /od is t!e $ne (e kno( t!rou ! t!e La( and t!e Pro. T!e Pro.* ' -ects) 1!at do you mean) 1e !ave no sects. I ained a ne( stren t! and (ealt!4 t!e certainty t!at I (as not alone and t!at /od (as (atc!in over man defeated by men and by evil. 3ut in (!at do (e kno( .id self and I ended u. 1!en everyt!in colla.

i ! Lord and "reator.4+ .!iloso.iritually.. no lon er of (!at /od ave us * retorts T!addeus. 1!o is in .lied t!e (ord (ron ly. Also diseases ori inate in our bodies.iritual nature and can see /od. to ive a name to .im no lon er as an abstract idea.on us. (!ic! . T!e more a soul concentrates. besto(in stren t! and a ne( . in t!e Most . In actual fact.!er.icture6 of /od for ourselves. #ternal /od. Per!a.resence. 3ut every bein needs more t!an suc! bare. I t!ink t!at t!e immanent /od is to feel. * . (!ic! is fit and sufficient for t!e an els (!o see and love /od s. but as a real .icture is made (it! t!e essential features t!at (e ascribe to /od. as t!ey s!are (it! . not sin ular. I am referrin to us believers.!aeus.eaven.Iscariot says.erceive . #ac! of us.is infinite absolute . 1e !ave to create a 5.erfection. t!e more it succeeds in ac!ievin an e<act kno(led e of /od. -imon Fealot says4 ' $ur senses need a term to catc! an idea. to feel and . Not of t!e La(. believes. endeavours to take t!e discussion back to (!ere it started. to .im a s. incor. (e are t!e c!ildren of (!at (e created.eace u. I am not a . but t!at does not mean t!at t!ey are ood * re. ' T!e c!ildren of t!e la(s.oreal fait!. (!o cannot ar ue a ainst t!e remark of +udas of Al. by t!e virtue of fait!. T!ere is a sli !t difference. ' T!e la(s derive from t!e La( * says t!e Iscariot.lies T!addeus. Plural. ' 3ut let me !ear (!at t!is immanent /od of -imon Fealot is. * T!e Iscariot.irits.erceive /od in our s. .s I !ave a. T!at is (!at I say4 t!e immanent /od.ure. In s!ort.

ride.e. boy.erceive as suc!. ' 0ou are .lies Peter.e made us in . you (ould feel over you a love reater t!an any t!is (orld can offer. 3ut.erceive .im.6 It means t!at for t!e true love for t!is 9at!er and /od. you acce. take and leave (it!out any !uman consideration. (ork. It means t!at. by means of t!at (ord. It means t!at if you (ere isolated in 7ail or in a desert you (ould al(ays !ear $ne s. !o( did you feel . ' .aternity of /od. 1!o is your 9at!er.e made us.' All ri !t. ' It is not . you (ould feel t!at $ne only.irit E and believe me. ' /od is safety. To co.irit of /od:s (ords E it means t!at you are able to ras. but I understand its s. . 1e must not o !i !er u. does not 7ud e you.. but also of t!e most s(eet .eak to you and say4 53e !oly.47 . t!e trouble is t!at (e understand only literally and (e do not understand t!e s. Love leads to obedience. It means t!at if all t!e (orld s!ould !ate you. as you are concerned only to return love for love and to co.im) 1!at is t!e difference bet(een feelin by fait! and feelin by immanence) * asks t!e Iscariot some(!at ironically. (!ic! I do not understand literally. 1!om at last you .y /od2 0ou are not entitled to * declares t!e Iscariot.is o(n ima e and likeness * re. t!e #ternal $ne. * . t!at you may be like your 9at!er. as -imon says.ossible in your actions * says Peter. t!e idea of t!e terrible ma7esty. but absolves and comforts you.y /od as muc! as .y /od seems to me a form of obedience because /od said t!at . 1!en you .t.. s!ould all t!e (orld 7ud e and condemn you un7ustly. to sum u.roud2 To co.

Peter is =uite ri !t.eaven.eak4 ' #ven more.le understand t!e com.arison.* Also t!e ot!ers 7oin Peter sayin 4 ' 0es... And so is -imon. ive me my re(ard.49 . #ven more t!an t!at.. Adam (it!out t!e stain of sin (ould !ave been a most s!inin mirror of /od. T!at is (!y I say4 53e . T!at is (!y I say to you4 5Ask .ly t!em to your souls. 0ou . 0ou are ranted muc! more.. you must be ac=uainted (it! t!e mysteryD and you are t!erefore iven to understand t!e mysteries of t!e Bin dom of . * > +esus be ins to s.erfect. +udas and you all.s be!ind !er veil4 s!e is =uiet but !a. Parables serve very (ell to make .eaven is .rovement t!rou ! love.y.arable of t!is mornin .arables) * ' 3ecause t!ey are not to understand more t!an I e<.oor (retc!.' 0ou are a . t!en says4 ' 1ell.erfection (as still susce. .6 Like your 9at!er.o.e remains dumb for a fe( moments. t!en. my boy.recise ima e of !is "reator. I ask you to remember t!eir (ords and a. if t!at is (!at you t!ink2 0ou are for ettin t!at (e fell and t!at /od (ants to take us back to (!at (e (ere. -!e (ee. 3ut (e kno( t!at t!ey !ave a !i !er meanin t!an t!e com. T!erefore like /od.romised. Adam:s . T!e .raised t!us.le<y.erfect as your 9at!er 1!o is in . A Peter blus!es so muc! t!at !e seems to be !avin a stroke of a. 1!y do 0ou s.eo.tible of im.eak to t!em in .les.lain. because as My disci.arison. * Peter:s (ife almost faints from 7oy on !earin !er !usband bein . Peter. (!ic! (ould !ave made !im a more .

0ou are ivin everyt!in to /od4 love. fe( ad!ere to /od. and (!ile listenin .eo. I s.imself. interests.ined a(ay (it! t!e desire to understand t!e mystery of t!e (ords. 3ut !e (!o ave only .eak to t!em in . may ive everyt!in . so t!at. 3ut you are blessed because your eyes see and your ears !ear. you (ill look (it! your eyes and (ill not see. T!us. t!at I may cure t!em. Isaia!:s .Me if you do not understand t!e s.arables.eo. t!e inability to understand envelo. and because of your ood (ill2 I solemnly tell you t!at many Pro. t!at t!ey may not understand (it! t!eir !earts and convert. (ill be de.irit of t!e . so t!at t!ey may not see and !ear. but as soon as t!e li !t of t!e . t!ey may see only (!at is illuminated by t!eir (ill to ad!ere to /od.6 3ecause t!is . T!eir s. to !im (!o !as iven (ill be iven abundantly. $nly /od reveals . so t!at you.is li !t fades out. and to !ear (!at you !ear and t!ey did not !ear it. And /od ives you everyt!in to re(ard you and to enable you to ive everyt!in in t!e name of /od to t!ose (!o come after you.artly or did not ive at all.s t!e re al . -ee2 Many !ear My (ord.!ecy is fulfilled in t!em4 50ou (ill !ear (it! your ears and (ill not understand. time.ur.!ets and many 7ust . in your turn. t!ey may !ear and understand.6 0ou ive everyt!in and everyt!in is iven to you.irits lack ood (ill. t!e (ords remained like burnt out coals.le (ere an<ious to see (!at you see and t!ey did not see it.ro. (!ile seein . 1!en .ro.rived also of (!at !e !as.le is !ard!eartedD t!eir ears are !ard and t!eir eyes are closed.!ecy (ent out. al(ays t!rou ! t!e same (ill of ad!erence. T!ey .42 .ose of illuminatin t!e mystery comes to its end.arable. also for t!e !oly man (!o !ad received t!em. freedom. lives. as soon as t!e .

t!e s!inin mirrors of /od.lies to you.irits. 3ut let us consider t!e true a. as to drive . T!at is (!y I said to you t!is mornin 4 5T!e day (ill come (!en you (ill find everyt!in I !ave iven you. 1e also !ave four ty. as t!eir Lord is stron .ared by t!em and by t!eir o(n (ill can be com. on t!e contrary. t!e s. if t!ey live of /od as of one bread only. t!rou ! t!eir intolerance. T!ere are t!e !onest s.set in suc! a (ay.irit of an a.roac!es and t!eir t!reats.arable union of t!e #ternal -. T!ey u.ostleD because t!ere are a. t!orns and stones. T!ere are ot!ers (!o. .lace. free from stones and brambles.6 No( you cannot remember. t!an birds.eo. C No( listen to t!e s. merciful.at!s. t!eir re. T!ey are . . t!at is. t!e t!orny ones. from couc!.. 1e !ave four kinds of fields4 t!e fertile ones. No(4 t!e souls . and at t!e same time t!ey are stron . t!eir !aste. And (!at a.. cause t!e seed to rot in too soft a soil. utterly out of .ostle. but for an inse. t!rou ! an e<cess of beni nity.ostles. like t!e banda es of a mummy.es of s. t!ey kill t!e vi our of t!e souls t!ey cure.irits. not 7ust for a moment.on you.atient. t!e stony ones and t!e ones full of . of a 5true6 a. (ill a.irit of t!e .3/ .le a(ay from /od forever.aternal.ared to t!e fertile fields.re. 3ecause of t!eir lack of vi our.ostles (!o !ave t!e name but not t!e s.re.ostle and t!ey are more let!al for t!e (ill in formation.irits of ood (ill.ly also to your successors.irit (it! yours. . 3ut later li !t (ill come u. (!ereby your teac!in concernin (!at .arable.trut! of t!e (ord received.ertains to t!e Bin dom of /od (ill be infallible.ared by t!eir o(n (ill and by t!e (ork of an a.

.uts t!e food in a cu.er cent because of t!eir ood (ill. And t!inkin t!at s!e !as destroyed t!em s!e is !a.. bears a bundle of ears. I !ave been so(n.lace.uts it on t!e table.board and t!ey et into t!e cu. t!at is every seed.board t!rou ! t!e key!ole. !ave been allo(ed to ro( by carelessness. (!at a sur. or because of t!eir ood (ill and t!at of an a. I can rest assured t!at I (ill bear seeds of eternal life. only because of t!at. 3ut if s!e does not (atc!. (!ic! suffocate t!e ood seed.ersonal interests.laces one !undred. And t!ere are /entiles amon t!em and t!ey (ill yield one !undred .re. T!e !ouse(ife takes all foodstuff a(ay from t!ere and .ostle or disci.e and reac! t!e food.ave you ever (atc!ed a colony of ants t!at install t!emselves in a !ouse) T!ere t!ey are.oisons t!em.6 1atc! yourselvesD t!e stru le bet(een /ood and #vil is still on. and t!ey o a lon (ay alon (alls and beams.rise s!e ets2 T!e ne( !atc!ed ones come out and s!e !as to start all over a ain. Are t!ere any like t!at amon t!ose (!o follo( Me) T!ere certainly are. And t!at is (!at !a. in (!ic! t!e (ord of /od t!rives and every (ord. yieldin in some .31 .root t!e evil (eeds as soon as t!ey come u. Never say4 5$!2 I am (ell formed. .ares t!em for Me. T!ey sniff t!e air and attack t!e table.rass and darnel..er cent. And t!ey (ill be !oly.ens (!ile you liveD you must be careful and u.y. scalds t!em.. T!e !ouse(ife . t!irty . 0ou must (atc! yourselves all t!e time. T!e (oman burns t!em. near t!e fire. do(n t!e ro.le (!o ..ly from t!e ceilin . T!e (oman !an s !er food su. T!ey come from all castes and countries. in ot!ers si<ty. T!e t!orny fields are t!ose in (!ic! t!orny tan les of . $t!er(ise t!ey (ill form a ceilin of brambles (!ic! .

As it is. T!e root is no lon er nouris!ed because t!ere is neit!er soil nor sa.oor seed lan uis!es (it!out nouris!ment. T!ose of (orldly selfis! . In t!em t!ere is not t!e one -tone of 1itness. deceivin (ealt! form t!e tan le.o(er.. T!ey are so many t!at (it! t!eir (ei !t t!ey !ave broken also t!e -tone of t!e La( into c!i.ts..32 . T!ey (ould need to be !eroes and (ork !ard to clean t!e field.ikes.rece. 3ut later.lants. . It is enou ! to say4 5And after) 1!at (ill t!e mi !ty ones do to me)6 and t!e .arc!es t!e little .irits of t!ose (!o . T!ere is t!e =uarry of .lains (!y t!e comin to /od is in inverse ratio to !uman . T!e fear of !uman retaliation is enou !.. T!ey even receive My (ord (it! 7oy... t!eir souls and minds of all r!etorical stones..ut com.licated !uman doctrines in ..ut in . t!e sun makes t!e stones !ot and . T!eir comfort is t!eir la(. T!e (ater sta natin on t!e stone .lace of t!e Prece. 1orldly cares.t. T!at e<.le doctrine of /od. .revent it from comin into ears. A disaster (!ic! does not allo( t!e seed to take root. Israel is full of t!em.avement causes t!e seed to rot.etty !uman la(s made by men.eris!es (it! t!e seed received.eo. nor t!e -tone of t!e La(. suffocate t!e seed of /od and . T!e last are t!e dusty barren fields full of roads. it bears not!in . -uc! are t!e s. (!ic! !ave been .o( many t!ere are in Israel2 T!ey are t!e ones t!at belon to t!e 5c!ildren of t!e la(s6 as My cousin +udas =uite ri !tly said.le.lace of t!e sim. It is enou ! for t!e (!ole =uarry to stir (it! t!e vain sound of t!e !undreds of . And !ere are t!e fields full of stones. T!e seed (ould t!en take root and bear lon s.oor .suffocate t!e corn. t!at man .s. At first it s!akes and allures t!em.

.icks u.lace to (!ic! I must o before startin on My 7ourney to +erusalem for Passover. rus! on to t!e t!ousand .set... covered in dust. to en7oy t!emselves.. says4 ' 0our Mot!er is (ell. to slumber. It de.3.in . says only4 ' 1!ere is My Mot!er) * And +o!n. . as many ot!ers are.ends on. t!at is.. but -!e is (ee.. and destroys all t!e seed t!at falls on t!is soil o.irit of t!e (orld is t!eir kin . ' 0ou are !ere2 * t!ey all s!out.irit of t!e (orld. to o. T!e dust of (orldliness covers t!e soil (!ic! becomes mouldy.in as I am. and !e !as obviously been (ee.ation. ' 1!o can it be at t!is time) * asks Peter ettin u. * H ' -!all (e o t!rou ! Arimat!ea a ain) * asks t!e Iscariot.* T!ere is a loud knockin at t!e door. T!ere is one . ' 1!at:s t!e matter) * +esus.e is most u.at!s (!ic! !ave been built to make life easier. 3irds.ernaum.en t!e door. of t!e #vil one. +o!n comes in. . !oldin !is arms as if !e (ere askin for !el. T!eir ambitions4 to do no (ork.en7oyment t!eir aim.ave you any =uestions to ask) No) In t!at case (e can o and rest and tomorro( (e (ill leave for "a. to feast.. T!e s. ' I am not sure.en to all sensuality and la<ity. 1!o !as stood u. T!e s. t!at is dissi..ave you understood) . . comin for(ard and kneelin at t!e feet of t!e Master.. and -!e be s 0ou not to come .

1e arrived at noon and !e (as ca.ale but does not become e<cited... T!at is (!y -!e sent me back. I (as carryin out 0our instruction to take Mary to +o!n. some are . obeyin -atan.tured at daybreak. * ' I (as oin do(n (it! 0our Mot!er and t!e ot!er (omen.. +o!n t!ro(s !is arms round +esus: neck and s!outs4 ' I am afraid for 0ou2..follo(in t!e +ordan on our side. And +o!n s!udderin . 3ut it (as enou ! to make it im.* And +o!n (ee.ossible for +o!n to see Mary.o() 3y (!om) In !is cave) * t!ey all ask.* T!e confusion is at its !i !est . because 0our cousin +o!n !as been ca...les.. . (e !ad to sto... 9or t!ousands of t!in s2 $!2 +esus2 +esus2 .. +esus turns very .. t!ey all (ant to kno(. ' . yearnin for re(ard.34 . some (ee.e (as betrayed2..tured...itc!. 3ecause of t!e storm of a fe( days a o. for 0ou2 T!e saints !ave t!eir traitors (!o sell t!emselves for old and for fear of t!e mi !ty ones. for a little (!ile. A!2 0ou kne( it (as t!eir last fare(ell2..o( !orrible2 1!o did t!at) * t!ey all s!out.. T!ey used 0our name to betray !im2 * ' .. -ome curse..o( dreadful2 My .etrified (it! astonis!ment. states4 ' It (as one of !is disci. 1e (ere t!ree (omen and t!ree men.s (!ile everybody is be(ildered. and tell us.* ' 1!ere) . Isaac and Timoneus (ere also (it! us.. It (as to be t!eir last fare(ell.e says only4 ' -tand u.erin in a lo( voice (!at not even t!e air s!ould !ear. (!is.

lies +o!n... 1ill one of us be 0our traitor)..e becomes (eak. T!e ot!ers accom. also of myself...rison to be near !im at !is deat!. ' . s!akes +udas violently sayin 4 ' Do not s(ear2 Not!in can make you (eak. make sure you (ee.les.en to Me for t!e time bein . * +esus frees . 3etter t!an be t!e murderer of /od..en later) I look at myself.in (it! !is !ead on t!e table and !e says4 ' -. .e.. ' Are you mad) And do you t!ink t!at (e (ould not tear !im to . for it. I (ould kill myself.e t!en returns to +o!n. (!o cuts off !is vital link (it! /od. . It rieves Me. * ' 3ut later) 1!at (ill !a.. * .eak calmly.anied +o!n to(ards !is . and do not commit anot!er crime in addition to deicide. t!e last time !e mana ed to esca. * says t!e Fealot endeavourin to comfort +o!n of (!om !e is very fond. And t!e Iscariot4 ' $!2 0ou really are mad2 It (ill never be I2 3ut if I s!ould feel so (eak as to eventually become so. * ' I only sa( some of t!e disci.first master2 My +o!n (!o ave me to 0ou2 * ' It is all ri !t2 Do not (orry2 Not!in (ill !a.. (!o (ere dismayed and furious (it! t!e traitor. * ' 3ut !e is not dead yet.imself from +o!n:s ri.en. too.33 .e (as of My blood and (as My Precursor..e is not dead yet. . unless you (ant2 And if t!at s!ould !a. I am afraid of everybody. at t!ese. (!o is (ee..ieces) * s!outs Peter. 3ut !e (ill die * re.

. T!ey (ent to +o!n sayin t!at 0ou !ad been t!eir uest and t!at 0ou (ere leavin from t!ere to o to +udaea.ernaum are t!e leaders of t!e .ers +ames of Al. bet(een Mount #bal and /erizim.e is certainly oin to (ee. ' .ossible. brot!er * says +udas T!addeus. . +esus looks bloodless.* I Dead silence follo(s +o!n:s re. * ' 0es. I need to be alone.erod:s !and alive.is !and is tremblin li !tly. Rest no(.!aeus.e oes out (it!out sayin anyt!in else. I kno( t!at !e (ill not come out of . . T!ey !ad 7ust come (!en I arrived (it! 0our Mot!er. and t!at t!e P!arisees of "a..is !and still on +o!n:s s!oulder.tured !im. rove. T!e ot!ers ran a(ay and ave t!e ne(s to t!e disci. and .6 And !e (ent (it! t!e traitor and some ot!er .eak. 3ut I must o to "a. !e (ould not !ave left !is refu e but for 0ou.ort. As early as . +esus breaks t!e silence4 1e s!all o to +udaea follo(in a different route. * And .ernaum tomorro(. .assed comin back to /alilee.is enemies.ennon. because t!e traitor said to !im4 5T!e Messia! is dyin after bein attacked by .e kno(s as (ell as I do. No one dare s...im. Listen.le. I am oin u.erod.' 0es. . . 1!en) I do not kno(.lot to catc! !im. !e (ill die. And t!e dreadful t!in is t!at !e (as one from our to(ns..3+ . (!ere (e also . ' Let us follo( .. to t!e olive. . Not!in and no one (ill save !im t!is time.e (ants to see you to entrust a secret to you. * (!is.. blue eyes are dimmed.erod:s armed men (ere in t!e s!ade of t!e valley and t!ey ca. .e is standin (it! !is !ead bo(ed.les (!o !ad remained near . +o!n (ent to t!e mountain or e.is dee.eo.

and.. 3ut let us o out =uietly and kee.is Mot!er really safe) * ' $!2 0es2 Also t!e s!e. * ' Not about you... .. and s.im. * ' T!e disci. If anybody comes from t!e lake (e (ill see !im. Andre(.trees on t!e !ills. I (ill start from you.le feels !urt and asks4 ' Are you in doubt about me) .. is . rove4 ' /et some clubs.. some bi branc!es.37 .ers.oly Ark2 3e =uiet2 If you o on talkin about misfortunes to t!e Master.s!ed. believe me.im (ee.. T!e ne( disci. 0ou o to t!e olive.e is certainly in t!e usual .. you (ill find some in t!e (ood. rove. lettin your backs feel t!e (ei !t of my oar2 * s!outs an enra ed Peter.recedes t!e ot!er and.e c!ose me and (anted me.read out. . let us o. some to(ards t!e boats. T!at is (!ere t!e trouble (ill come from.. T!e first one to come near +esus to !arm . I fear tricks every(!ere * re. ' 0ou. kill !im.' No. ' 0es.lies t!e Fealot.les of +o!n !ave one (it! .les2 1e must be careful (it! t!e ne( ones2 * e<claims P!ili...!erd disci.. (e (ill never see our +o!n a ain2 * ' 3e =uiet2 It sounds like t!e son of t!e cuckoo. * T!ey o out. some to(ards t!e olive.* !e t!en says to t!ose (!o are to o to t!e olive.* ' 3y t!e .lace. and it all ends. $ne ... near t!e (alnut. At da(n (e (ill !ave t!e boats ready to o a(ay early. Let . boy) 3ut. tree... 1e fis!ermen to t!e s!ore. armed (it! t!em. I mean t!e scribes and P!arisees and t!eir (ors!i. (atc!. T!ose snakes2 #!i2 I did tell you2 Tell me.er..

1e (ill o on foot.ernaum.39 . I am oin back to t!e river. I (ant to o and find out (!at is !a.le a ainst t!ree un(ort!y . I (ill o (it! -imon and Nat!anael. !ouses and t!e back round of villa es look . It is not . t!rou ! (!ic! olive and (alnut. rouses (!en t!ey are almost off t!e +ordan. so abru. My eyes are ood and since yesterday evenin I !ave t!e scent of a !ound. * +esus..enin first.. ' 1e are ettin off !ere. All of a sudden Peter turns t!e tiller of t!e rudder. but +ames.ernaum no(. * Also t!e ot!er boat !as follo(ed t!e manouevre.s t!e !ills in a mist as li !t as a muslin veil. ' T!ere is t!e boat of an o(l M&N. It is leavin "a. 1!o is sittin astern. asks Peter4 ' 1!y are you doin t!at) * ' I (ill tell you later.e asks.arkle like . 7t$ J!ne 1+4.ernaum today. T!ree (ort!y .tly t!at t!e boat !eels to one side. T!ere is a 7ackal about. I do not (ant t!em to see us. ' 1!at are you doin ) * asks Andre(. ' 1!at are you doin . 9ollo( me. & A clear da(n causes t!e lake to s. (!o is !oldin t!e rudder.eo.ossible to o to "a.earls and envelo.trees.171.rettier t!an usual. -imon) * . 3oats are sailin smoot!ly and =uietly to(ards "a. Pa able of t$e Da nel.

y to ive 0ou !os. -imon4 you (ill meet Me at #lias: . and if necessary.e !as al(ays s!o(n res.. but I (ill do it for 0our sake. * ' 0ou must not see tra. * ' .. * ' I don:t kno(.. if t!e un(ort!y ones are not more. * ' 0ou make Me a.osite 3et!saida. to see..e (as not .* ' 0es.ill to s(allo(. (e must o to "a. I (ill also o.le.* ' No2 It is not necessary2 * T!e boat rounds on t!e little desert s!ore o.. * ' I don:t kno(.itality.ernaum. I (ill come....32 .... ' 3ut... P!ili. stay !ere.. Master.. ' 0ou t(o come (it! me. .* ' I told 0ou t!at I am oin first. 1e (ill not be lon .. * Alt!ou ! +esus does not feel like lau !in .s every(!ere.rotection. later. no(2 Is t!at not t!e boat of -imon t!e P!arisee) * ' It is 7ust t!at one. be s +esus4 ' "ome to my !ouse. I (ill be so !a.ones. I (ill o. smilin at Peter:s !oly obstinacy. 0ou too..e cannot !el. If not today..ear a co(ard. * #lias. t!e ne( disci.. after all. it (ill be a bitter . * ' I don:t kno(.resent at +o!n:s arrest. T!ey all o as!ore.ect to Me.. * ' . to t!e centurion and ask !is ..... 0ou youn er ones.

3ut I look after t!e (ool and t!e litters. kiss +esus oodbye and t!e t(o .!ouse. 3ut !o( can I stay !ere) $ur master !as allo(ed me so far. and (!ile +esus is about to enter t!e !ouse. 3ut be ood. Many .!erds. of a ve etable milk rat!er t!an animal milk. it seems to savour of milk. about ten years old. /o. If I stay !ere (e (ill be .arties o in o.le in Borazim already kno( t!at t!e Master !as arrived.astures alon t!e +ordan. T!ey soon reac! #lias: !ouse. "ome !ere t!at I may kiss you and bless you. /oodbye. 8 T!ey enter Borazim (!en it is broad dayli !t. 3ut 0ou kno( t!at (it! t!is kind of disease one cannot stay u. (!o is very t!in and (a<en. T!e scent of t!e corn comin into ears. . !ave mercy on my dau !ter2 * -!e is carryin in !er arms a little irl. a mot!er rus!es to(ards .atient and merciful.+/ . . T!e air is . -!e cau !t a disease at t!e ..im s!outin 4 ' +esus.. -on of David.e !as one back to t!e mountains. * Peter does not uarantee t!at !e (ill be ood.ure and cool. T!is is t!e busy season for s!e. of t!e almond. is t!e scent I could smell in cool mornin s in t!e ric! fields in t!e Po %alley.eo. roves laden (it! fruit. in !i ! . Also t!e Fealot. (ise and merciful. . 3irds are sin in every(!ere.laces. -imon.!erds of a ric! man.e is silent and kisses +esus (!ile bein kissed by .im. ' 1!at is t!e matter (it! your dau !ter) * ' -!e is feveris!. .er fat!er sent for me (!en s!e (as taken ill. 3art!olome( and P!ili. or yello(is! rat!er t!an (a<en.osite directions.. All t!e stems t(inkle (it! de(y ems. 3ecause (e are t!e s!e.

reserved as !er a e demands. Peace be (it! you.e said to me4 5$ur "!ild cures all diseases.arated.er!a.s !o.uts t!e c!ild do(n and s!e stands u.6 I !ave come from beyond Merom carryin !er in my arms and lookin for 0ou. . to your ..im. * T!e mot!er . #lis!a:s s!e. -!e is .eace. And if I o back to t!e .eaceful (ork. Day by day s!e (ill become a !ealt!y irl. mot!er2 I am cured2 I can feel it * and (it! t!e naivety of a little s!e. * T!e (oman looks at !er dau !ter and at +esus.rostrates !erself and kisses . * > T!e cro(ds at!er in #lias: little kitc!en arden . 0our dau !ter is cured because t!at is (!at I (ant.in to see !er dau !ter become fat and rosy all at once. * ' Do you believe t!at I can cure !er) * ' I !ave s. -!e becomes more and more c!eerful and at last s!e trills in !er silvery voice4 ' 3less t!e Lord.+1 . (oman. ' Do not be afraid. Remember t!e ift of /od and be ood. s!e t!ro(s !er arms round +esus: neck and kisses . I (as oin to (alk until I found 0ou. Let !er o. ..is tunic blessin t!e Lord. ' /o.en and smiles.* ' 0ou need (alk no fart!er.er mot!er. /o to t!e Messia!. but o !ome. . /o in .!erd irl.er fever !as one forever.dismissed or se. I am not deceivin you.!erd.ermon I (ill see my dau !ter die.oken to Daniel. -!e (ill no lon er sta er neit!er (ill s!e feel tired.ri !t. Also t!e irl stares at +esus (it! !er tired eyes (ide o. .

free from every ot!er seed)6 5It (as certainly so. ' As (e are still in t!e lovely season (!en t!e corn bursts into ears. sad as .6 5If so.arable taken from t!e corn.e is because of t!e 3a. t!e end of t!e mont! of Tebet! came and t!e corn s. 1inter came (it! rain and frost. T!e Bin dom of ..e is not inclined to do so.ikes seeded. (!y !as so muc! darnel ro(n amon your corn)6 T!e landlord became .eak to t!em. I (ould !ave noticed any ot!er seed. 3ut (!ile t!e man and !is servants (ere aslee. !is enemy came and so(ed darnel seeds amon t!e (!eat and (ent a(ay.e yields and be ins to s. I (is! to tell you a . T!e servants of t!e master (ent to !is !ouse and said4 5Lord.routed.+2 . T!e tiny little reen leaves (!ic! !ad 7ust come u.ened.eaven may be com.. At first no one noticed anyt!in .ensive and said4 5-ome enemy !as done t!at to !arm me. I . looked all alike in t!eir innocent early days.6 T!e servants t!en asked4 5Do you (ant us to o into t!e . (!at seed did you so() 1as it not selected seed.eak in t!e s!ade of t!e trees. T!ey t!en sa( t!at it (as not all (!eat.. Listen. .tist:s ca. t(isted (it! its t!in stron bearbines round t!e corn stalks.re=uestin +esus to s.lants re( and t!e s.icked all t!e rains and t!ey (ere all of t!e same =uality.ture and t!e (ay it !a. T!e mont!s of -!ebat and Adar came and t!e . And alt!ou ! .ared to a man (!o so(ed ood seed in !is field. and t!at t!ere (as also darnel.

If t!ere is darnel in your souls. because t!e flour of (!eat if mi<ed (it! t!e flour of darnel makes a bitter bread. Peace be (it! you. but before tyin t!e s!eaves. since t!e bearbines of t!e darnel are (it!ered and friable. /o.ers4 :"ut everyt!in to et!er. #lias. T!e ood /od ives you t!e 1ord. * A T!e cro(ds slo(ly dis. old Isaac. 1ell.6 "onsider no( !o( often and !o( . And you must understand t!at it is necessary to (atc! . (!ose soul re7oices . T!e enemy is vi ilant to make it !armful. Do you (is! to be burnt or to become citizens of t!e Bin dom) 0ou say t!at you (ant to become citizens of t!e Bin dom.ick it (it! ood (ill and t!ro( it a(ay. . T!en I (ill say to t!e rea. T!e fate of t!e darnel is to be burnt. (!ic! is !armful to t!e stomac!. . 0ou (ill burn t!em and t!ey (ill fertilize t!e soil.6 3ut t!e master said4 5No.atiently and constantly to ensure t!at little darnel is mi<ed (it! t!e c!osen (!eat. (!ereas t!e closed ears are stron er and !arder.lentifully t!e #nemy so(s in your !earts. !is brot!er and mot!er. Let t!em bot! ro( till t!e !arvest. to t!e reat s!ame of my enemy (!o (ill !ave ained only to become des. (eedin it out .field and free t!e corn from t!e darnel.erse.icable to /od because of !is envious malice:. Take instead t!e ood corn into t!e ranaries and it (ill be used to bake ood bread.arate bundles.ostles. 3ecause you mi !t (eed out also t!e corn and almost certainly you (ould dama e t!e ears (!ic! are still tender.+. .atiently) Tell us and (e (ill do it.ick t!e darnel from t!e (!eat and tie it into se. My c!ildren. so t!at you may not be un(ort!y of /od. endeavour to be so. T!e ei !t a.

arable t!e darnel is burnt. stay in t!e kitc!en arden. as it !as t(o more meanin s. T!ey are iven instructions to at!er to et!er t!e creatures (!ic! !ave been cut.arate t!e corn from t!e darnel. (!ic! !as also been s. so t!e damned (ill be burnt in t!e eternal fire. T!e ood seed is t!e c!ildren of t!e Bin dom of /od so(n by /od in t!e (orld. T!e !arvest.lis!ed by t!e an els. t!ey (ill reac! t!e . 3ecause t!e Bin dom t!en (ill be on t!e eart! and in .eo. T!e sub7ects of t!e #vil one are t!e darnel.lain t!e full meanin of t!e . t!at is t!e tyin of t!e s!eaves and carryin t!em to t!e ranaries. as .le (!om !e !as not been able to enslave ot!er(ise.+4 .eaven and many sons of t!e #nemy (ill be mi<ed amon t!e citizens of t!e Bin dom. And.ort of t!e .arable is as follo(s4 t!e field is t!e (orld. t!rou ! (itc!craft.!ets.is ranaries.is Bin dom.erfection of scandal and abomination in every ministry on t!e eart! and (ill . because t!e demon really .ur.arable to you.!esied also by Pro. is t!e end of t!e (orld and t!at is accom.erformers of ini=uity removed from . T!e -on of man (ill !ave all scandalmon ers and . to se. at t!e Last +ud ement.seein !is -aviour.ro. I (ill e<. and as in t!e . besides (!at I told t!e cro(d. (!ile t!ey (ait to reac! t!eir end and be cut by t!e Mo(er and be taken to t!e Master of t!e (orld 1!o (ill store t!em in . T!e enemy of /od !as so(n t!em deliberately.read in t!e field of /od for t!e .erverts t!e nature of man makin !im a creature of !is o(n and t!en so(s it to lead astray ot!er . ' /at!er round Me and listen.ur. In t!e universal sense t!e .ose of causin rief to t!e Master of t!e (orld and dama e to t!e corn of /od.

t (ill !ave already been driven out of t!e Bin dom of /od in . In t!is case. brandis!in t!eir sickles amon t!e rou.eaven.e t!rou ! . instead of so(in . 0es.arate t!e corn from t!e darnel and (ill t!ro( t!e latter into t!e burnin furnace.tist. 3ut !e !o. t!e c!osen seed. I (ill call t!em 5field. .o( (ere t!ey. (isdom. 3ut t!ere is anot!er sense.rayer .es all t!e time. T!e master tires !imself cultivatin t!em so t!at t!ey may yield one !undred . (!et!er it is I or t!e 3a. T!e -o(er so(s t!e ood seed. instead. t!erefore. I did not use t!e ri !t (ord sayin t!at t!e disci.irit.les.articularly since yesterday evenin . . t!ere may be some.in and rindin of teet!. c!ose !is disci.6 0ou may misunderstand. T!ere are certainly some.6 As many disci.e also sees t!eir (icked inclinations.les are t!e 5seed.e 5.6 3ecause t!e master. c!osen by t!e master to form t!e area of t!e Bin dom of /od. And no( t!e an els of t!e Lord. of t!e last !arvest.e takes care of everyt!in (it! . (!ic! is t!e ans(er to t!e =uestion (!ic! you !ave been askin yourselves many times and . T!e corru. corroboratin !is !o. (e could say t!at .be of reat annoyance to t!e c!ildren of t!e s.icks. love.er cent.les as fields. (orkin !ard and . because no corru.les)6 and your !earts tremble (it! !orror and fear. led astray) No. C T!at is t!e universal sense.atience. t!e (ealt! of /od. (ill be taken to t!e eternal +erusalem. T!e 7ust. (!ere t!ey (ill s!ine like t!e sun in t!e Bin dom of My 9at!er and yours.eaven. (!ere t!ere (ill be (ee. 0our =uestion is4 5"an t!ere be traitors in t!e mass of disci. . t!eir stubbornness and (eakness.erseverin ly.+3 .tion (ill enter . (ill mo( do(n and se. t!eir barrenness and avidity.

. (it! its little olden !eart. or t!e many. $!2 darnel is not t!e only bad seed so(n2 Darnel could be t!e symbol of t!e bitter frivolity of t!e (orldly s.ed corolla.ain. T!ere are nettles.rotection. T!e slu is! bearbines rise from t!e round only by makin use of t!e efforts of ot!er . blue. dodder.oisonous !erbs.irits (!ic! !urt t!rou ! t!eir e<cess of . 1!y) 1!at are t!ey) Nettles4 stin in untameable s. 3ut all t!e ot!er seeds.ierce. rass4 . scattered by t!e #nemy. red. bearbines. and finally !emlock and . "ouc!. so muc! like ot!er little fruits (!ic! are . anyone can o near t!em and into t!em.ainful road of t!e master and a torment to t!e fait!ful disci.violet berries) 1!o (ould say t!at t!e (!ite or .rofit if t!e master (ere not u.arasites (!o (ear out t!e master as t!ey can only cree. rass. (!o o as far as betrayin and killin as !emlock and ot!er . #verybody and everyt!in .oison and cause so muc! trouble. because !e (is!es to lead t!em to .oisonous ones4 t!e criminal disci. (!o (ould make muc! more . s!a. 3ut t!e fields are o.erfection. T!ey t(ist. and suck.eo. scratc!. amon t!e (orld.en.and .irit. T!ey are not ardens enclosed in (alls of .set and distracted by t!e cares re=uired by t!e couc!.enance. come u.en. Placed as t!ey are in t!e centre of t!e (orld.le. tear to .ieces.oisonous . coloured corals. T!e . of (!ic! t!e only o(ner is t!e master.les. cause mistrust and . T!ey are o. . in t!em.les (!o follo( !im. rass. couc!.++ .lants do. takin advanta e of !is (ork and in7urin t!e (illin ones.inkis! star.ave you noticed !o( beautiful t!ey are (it! t!eir little flo(ers (!ic! later become (!ite. Dodders4 t!ey are a torture on t!e already . (!o is t!e only one (!o can o in.

5T!e reat ones are t!e stron est. and !e lets !is traitor .rey to t!e #nemy is indifferent to (!at is su.o() Does oodness not disarm (ickedness) Does it not make !armless) No.letely (it! t!e (orld.erior. because t!e man (!o !as fallen a .assions and t!e demon scatter t!eir seed in !im4 old.. T!e ot!ers are !is servants. t!e fear of an unfavourable o. T!e enemies come into t!e fields of t!e Master.erior c!an es as. once t!ey are ri.o(er.assions and demons. because !e cannot . .6 And t!ey become criminals and damned for suc! miserable . . .ick and die.e is not ca. t!e (orld and t!e fles!.is disci...assions.im 1!o (ants to take !im to /od.le (!o is more easily struck by t!em is t!e one (!o is not entirely close to t!e Master. Also t!e master is al(ays innocent. Bindness becomes (eakness on (!ic! is la(ful to tread and it stimulates !is as t!e scent of blood stimulates a beast to slau !ter. T!ey are many and -atan is t!e first one. And (!at is su. t!at is to . as far as !e is concerned. . t!ey . but is bet(een t!e Master and t!e (orld. T!ey believe t!at everybody is as ood as t!ey are2 $!2 T!e trut! t!at makes t!e master sublime and condemns !is traitor2 . t!e s. to belon entirely to .irit of utilitarianism. It does not.. T!ey believe t!at everybody is as ood as t!ey are. . can cause deat!.art com.les.ride. I (ill serve t!em so t!at t!ey (ill be friendly to me.+7 . fles!. t!e fles!..ect.inion of t!e (orld.able and does not (ant to .t!e deli !t of birds and c!ildren. t!at is.e) No one. men. And t!e innocent ones fall into t!e tra.ossibly believe t!at a !uman bein can murder an innocent . T!e disci. And t!e (orld. (omen.erson.oison !im. .

t (eak . (!en com. T!e demon:s action is so subtle t!at !e is not a(are of it. to remove from t!e (orld a saint (!o offends t!em.+9 .e is not . 1!o sees t!e im.is lovin (ill.ur.le diminis!es * says Matt!e(. 3ecause sometimes a bad disci. not cast !im a(ay at once..oints. If . even if .e is enra ed at bein kno(n for (!at !e is.imself 1!o does not allo( more t!an (!at is useful to t!e trium.erfection of a disci.! of . because of !is sorro(. 3y (!om) 3y /od . it seems to me t!at t!e res.eo.le does not realise t!at !e is suc!.e did so !e (ould not avoid !avin !im as an enemy. And because of !is an er.e becomes (icked (it!out even sus.rovidin it serves 0our . 0es. be done6 !e says. 5Let (!at 0ou allo(. .rays and trusts in /od.. * ' 0ou say t!at /od does not allo( more t!an (!at is ..ectin t!at !e is sub7ect to suc! action. T!e saint t!en .onsibility of t!e disci. a double and more dan erous enemy.e adds only t!e clause4 5. * H ' If 0ou maintain t!at -atan and !is follo(ers are al(ays to be blamed. (icked as t!ey are.. 1!y does t!e Master. (!en !e is a(are of -atan:s (ork and of !is follo(ers4 t!e men (!o tem.le in t!eir (eak .t!in s2.ose.re.le.e (ill be My murderer6) T!at is (!at you are askin yourselves.6 T!e saint kno(s t!at t!e time (ill come (!en t!e (icked darnel (ill be re7ected from t!e !arvest. . 3ecause it is useless to do so. . because of !is an er and !is sorro( at bein found out or at bein driven a(ay.ared (it! !is oodness. If t!ere is /ood t!ere is also #vil and man is ifted (it! discernment and freedom. ' Do not believe t!at.ared to submit to t!e t!ou !t4 5.

. . M&N T!e o(l is considered t!e bird of evil.. a corner of (!ic! is s!aded by a very tall oak. * says #lias. On <#s 0a1 to 6a()ala Jes!s S%ea>s to So*e S$e%$e )s..useful to t!e trium.. and becomes en rossed in t!ou !t.. 17-.. as Matt!e( does.less ni !t.! of t!e divine (ill * says t!e Iscariot. T!e sun is already too (arm. Ponder over t!at and dra( conclusions.! of .. * ' T!e rooms in t!e !ouse are !i !. t!at t!at 7ustifies t!e disci. 0ou (ill be able to rest.is lovin (ill. t!e outside staircase....ostles lie do(n on t!e mats to rest. And you infer. And !e is more calm t!an (!en !e left. T!ey o u. It looks as if t!ere is oin to be a storm.oisonous.. +esus oes out on to t!e terrace.omen. +t$ J!ne 1+4.. tree. lar e and cool. if .oison. because !e (as made . T!at is (!y /od se.. 3ut only t!e a.le:s crime.e allo(s it. And you are tired because of t!e slee. and it serves t!e trium.+2 . /od created t!e lion (it!out ferocity and t!e snake (it!out .. & Peter comes back only t!e follo(in mornin . no( one is ferocious and t!e ot!er .arated t!em from man. T!erefore also suc! error is useful. Let us o to t!e !ouse.

t!e P!arisee. T!e ot!er side is safer6 !e said stressin t!e (ords. I met also -imon. T!e 3a.im..le (!o understand ..lot is allo(ed under t!e si n of Rome. T!ere is muc! turmoil because of t!e 3a.7/ . and I (ill say 5stran e6. +ust. and I understood t!at t!ey !ad not come back after oin to t!e 3a. also (!en doin ood t!in s and. 3ut if !e really is (!at !e a. And !e ended4 5I !ave not seen you.. but I could !ave kissed !im... no( t!at I mentioned t!at t!ey (ere .tist:s ca..unis!ment..tured. A cunnin fello( !e is2 .ture....e said to Me4 5Tell t!e Master not to follo( t!e +ordan alon t!e (estern valley. I (ill ensure t!at t!e (!ole (orld kno(s about it.eared to me. And mind (!at you do in mine. but I (ent and I !ad a little c!at (it! t!e centurion. yours and everybody:s interest... I t!ink !e is favourably dis.(elcome at "a. And I do not t!ink t!at t!ey (ill come back so soon.6 T!ey are !eat!ens. and t!ere (ill be someone remindin t!e +e(s t!at no . T!ey are al(ays false.t lookin u.osed to(ards us. so t!at 0ou (ill not re. I like . Tell t!e Master t!at I am a friend6 and !e ke.lied4 51!ere t!ere is a ve<illum.. and (!en I (as told t!at !e (as. to ask4 5Is your servant (ell)6.lot.resent at t!e arrest.eakin to t!e (ind.roac! me. deat! or t!e alley bein t!e .tist as .tist !as already been ca. I said4 5T!at is ood2 Make sure you kee.ernaum and t!e to(n !ad been cleared of #li and +oac!im..e re.oken to you. t!ere (ill be a uard for . 3ecause I asked some friends (!en t!ey !ad left. I !ave not s.enitents.art in t!e .on (e !ave. ' T!ey must !ave taken . .... e!i2. 3ut. Don:t for et.6 and t!e Roman ras.. It is t!e best (ea.eo.. !im !ealt!y because t!ey are layin snares for t!e Master.ed t!e idea immediately.. as if !e (ere s.

* . a !andful of !ouses.rise.e oes strai !t to caress a little s!e. as !e (anted to take a different one.. +esus .read out in t!e country. 3ut all t!at (as not necessary * says +esus. .itable family and also to t!e ne( disci. 1e are all to et!er for fear of t!e bandits.. but . ' 1e are oin a(ay from t!e lake.* ' 1e (ill still arrive in time for (!at I !ave to do.le.is a.ostles become silent and o to(ards a little villa e. ' It (as. (!o is standin to(ards t!e centre of t!e (oolly bleatin mass of s!ee. ' No..astures on t!e mountains. t!e s!e. * ' Let us o.and take action2 -o (e can o..eak.s to let a lar e !erd . 1!en +esus sto.bells can be !eard as t!e flocks are driven to(ards t!e .ed to raze t!e t!ick rass...e asks t!e boy4 ' Are t!ey yours) * +esus kno(s very (ell t!at t!ey are not t!e boy:s.ostles and t!ey (alk alon t!e cool country.!erd.71 .!erds . to (!om . (!ic! !as sto. 8 T!ey are alone once a ain4 t!e Master (it! .. A loud din .ass.oint .uts an end to t!eir doubts by (alkin t!rou ! t!e !erd. Lord.im out and at!er to et!er.don of s!ee. * T!e a. T!ey consult (it! one anot!er but dare no more. And t!e !erds belon to many o(ners.e must !ave iven some instructions. alon a road (!ic! +esus !as taken muc! to Peter:s sur.e (ants !im to s. . I am (it! t!ose men. it (as necessary indeed2 * +esus says oodbye to t!e !os. s.

1ill 0ou not s... 3ut it is so difficult2 * Tears stream do(n !is face (!ic! is too serious for !is a e. A s!e. . only ... T!e s!e. * ' Are you oin far) * ' ?.eak to us) ?.eak !oly (ords. T!at is (!y I reco nised 0ou. 0ou !ave a !oly 9at!er in . (!ile I (as still a c!ild.' 1!at is your name) * ' Fac!arias.72 .. t!e son of Isaac. T!e !ot (eat!er is comin .!erd dares to ask4 ' 0ou are t!e Messia!. to t!e !i ! mountains. if you are ood.ostles. I am t!e first born and my fat!er:s deat! !as made a man of me. And because of suc! fait! you must endeavour to become better and better. and your fat!er !as not ceased lovin you because !e is in Abra!am:s bosom.o( do you kno() * ' I kno( t!at 0ou are about in Palestine and I kno( t!at 0ou s.!erds !ave dra(n near and so !ave t!e a.s and I !ave no one (!o caresses me any more. ' 0ou are not fat!erless.. (!ere (e are. 0ou must believe t!at. but earn some money. I am.. 1!o al(ays loves you. Fac!arias. A rou. of men in t!e midst of movin s!ee. kindly and caresses t!e boy.. 3ut my fat!er died and I (ork as a servant because (e are . * +esus s. are 0ou not) * ' 0es..oor and my mot!er !as t!ree more sons youn er t!an I am. 3ut I must not (ee.eaven. * ' . Lord. and since t!en I !ave never smiled because my mot!er al(ays (ee.. t!ere.as your fat!er been lon dead) * ' T!ree years..eaks.

It is satisfied (it! little and is rateful for (!at it !as.lace.lain of bein far from t!e (orld. and sometimes t!e (olf s. of men and of -atan.rotects us and rants . It loves and kno(s t!ose (!o take care of it and love it.6 1!at !a. 0ou may.t!e (inds s. (!ereas you (ould not !ear it amon men.eak. t!ere. Do you kno( t!e La( (ell enou ! and its ten commandments) And you. 0our flock teac!es you a reat virtue. lie do(n ruminatin or raze or rub t!emselves a ainst tree trunks. . you (ill be !oly. +esus s. !oldin t!e little s!e.eak to you.. only t!e (inds s. Durin t!e (!ole (inter (e (ere !o. !ave u.ractise (!at /od commanded.. t!ere (!at you (ould !ave in any ot!er .. It is meek and obedient. .e created.eaks and it slau !ters. t!erefore. boy) In t!at case you kno( enou !.ened to Fac!arias: fat!er.. * And +esus oes a!ead of t!em.eaks..7. as it !a.eak. ' 0ou said4 5?.eaks and slau !ters.is voice in t!e (inds. (!ere you can !ear .e (atc!es us.tion.!erd by t!e !and and caressin (it! t!e ot!er !and t!e little lambs (!ic! raise t!eir !eads. . and sometimes t!e (olf s.ens in men:s !earts t!rou ! t!e (ork of /od..!erds at!er t!e flock under a co. in t!e !erbs and in t!e (ater.e . bleatin .ice and (!ile t!e s!ee.is s!ee. And /od is not far from you. Do like(ise sayin 4 5/od is our -!e. * ' Let us o under t!e s!ade of t!at t!icket and I (ill s. Do not com. t!ere. but (e never found 0ou. If you fait!fully . > T!e s!e.reserve you from muc! corru. but closer in t!at solitude. !a. (!ere (e are.in to see 0ou. T!at (ill .!erd and (e are . too. (!ic! .ens u. nay many reat virtues..

!an. . t!ey s.rin and bite. 1e must love our nei !bour. but (!at is necessary to live.us not (!at is t!e source of vice. after (atc!in from above t!e !abits of t!e !erd.irit. #ac! of you must feel as if !e (ere some!o( t!e fat!er of t!e or. are sim.2.oints. t!ey sneak closer t!rou ! bus!es and lie as still as stones to avoid dra(in your attention. concerned (it! somet!in else.assionate s. $n t!e contrary.74 .6 /od for ives t!ose (!o re. 3ut close to you t!ere are a doctor and a com. (!en t!ey are sure t!at no one is (atc!in . 0ou s!e. and t!en !e suddenly lea. 1icked men are (olves4 t!ey seduce you and incite you to evil actions by -atan:s order and it is -atan !imself (!o induces you to sin so t!at !e may tear you to . as s!ee. If you are (ounded.in s!out to t!em4 5.le and innocent. T!ey steal close to you.6 And kee. do not o a(ay from t!em.any make u.ect for a c!ild.el.s to induce you to sin. if you !ave been taken ill.!erds kno( t!e !abits of (olves.rived !im of. T!at is !o( -atan be!aves.resence of a c!ild amon st you s!ould influence every action of yours t!rou ! t!e !oly restraint of res. 3e (atc!ful. T!ey are as s!re(d. (!ile (ee. as a do (!ic! !as become rabid does. And let your com. Do t!ey not look like !u e stones (!ic! !ave rolled do(n on to t!e meado(s) T!en. and sometimes !e is successful.ent and your an el is ready to im. !e seems !armless and absent. A Love one anot!er and love t!is boy. for (!at deat! de. T!e . !e roams about you. T!is boy is .ieces.lore /od (it! you and for you. (olves a(ay from your !earts. /od and your an el. (!ereas !e is (atc!in you.e (atc!es you to find out your (eak .

73 . (!o (ould . No(.eris!.unis!. say4 5No.ecial manner. !o( muc! more care you must take of t!is soul (!ic! /od entrusts to you for .!an is a sad one indeed. ' 0ou said t!at (e are oin to relieve !earts of anot!er ardour. in order to re(ard or .. Do not make it more . a fait!ful believer..imself and for !is dead fat!er.rotect t!e s!ee. t!e . Teac! !im to be ood. I (ould continue to s. from t!e !eat.6 0ou (ould be.e t!en resumes .irit of your fat!er. !onest and free from vices. /oodbye.e is (ort! muc! more t!an one of t!ese s!ee. And you. remember t!at you are never alone. * +esus kisses t!e little s!e.sets you and induces you to do (ron . I bless you so t!at all oodness may be (it! you.!erd and blesses !im and (!ile t!e flock moves slo(ly a(ay.assions of t!eir !earts. Peace be (it! you. 0our task is to .eak to you for a lon time. 3ut t!e sun is risin and you must o. 1!ere are (e oin ) * asks t!e Iscariot. Pray t!at t!ey may consider Me as t!eir -!e. a more dreadful one. .is situation as an or.is (ay. if you damned your soul by sinnin . Remember t!at /od sees t!e deeds and tears of every man and takes everyt!in into account.!erd.!an forever and ever. Fac!arias. 1!en somet!in u. I do not (ant to be an or.. Mine to relieve men of anot!er ardour.t!e nei !bour entrusted to you by /od in a s. . and so do I. 3e ood.unis! you if you s!ould let t!em . /od sees you and so does t!e s.ainful by takin advanta e of !im and ve<in !im because !e is only a youn ster. 3e ood. because t!ey belon to t!eir o(ner. . My boy. . if you take care of t!e s!ee. . If (e (ere oin t!e same (ay.is eyes follo( !im.

Jes!s at 6a()ala.. 1-t$ A!(!st 1+44.er!a.east direction. near a stream...... * Not!in else...ernaum) * asks Peter. T!eir dusty sandals ive to understand t!at t!ey !ave (alked a lon (ay and ... C +esus says4 ' Insert !ere t!e vision of t!e second moment of Mary Ma dalene:s conversion. 1!en t!ey reac! a crossroads. <e 6eets &#t$ 6a 1 6a()alene t$e Se"on) T#*e. oes on to t!e road and looks.les (is! but to rest on t!e lon fres! rass. * 17. ' Are (e oin back to "a. * .9or t!e time bein as far as t!at s!ady s. (!ere t!e stream is. 1e (ill !ave somet!in to eat t!ere and t!en you (ill be told (!ere (e are oin .. t!ey are all eatin bread and c!eese and drinkin t!e cool clear (ater of t!e stream.. 3ut t!e Tireless 1alker is not of t!e same mind. As soon as !e deems t!at t!e !ottest !our is over.. on t!e &8t! of Au ust &KAA.e ets u..7+ . & T!e entire a. ...s t!e disci.. -ittin on t!e rass.. (!ic! you !ad last year.. . (!ere four dusty roads meet. +esus resolutely takes t!e one in a nort!.ostolic colle e is round +esus. in t!e cool s!ade of a t!icket.ot.e t!en turns round and says4 ' Let us o. .

' Ma dala) $!2. as you do not (ant. Are you better t!an I am) Pride is t!e o. for t!e time bein . +udas) Do not be too self.. by .. * ' And t!ere is also Ma dala * says +esus (it! a !alf. +udas.erseverance from t!e 9at!er. for t!at . I. "!rist did not come to save t!ose (!o are already saved.enin t!rou ! (!ic! -atan . and Tiberias and "a.lies4 ' No. not -imon. 9or My sake you (ill !ave to enter not to(ns of .. 3ut one must not (ant resolutely and .leasure but real brot!els. 0ou (ill obtain (ill. Do you consider yourself too !onest to enter t!at to(n) Peter.. to Ma dala. (!ic! makes me t!ink t!at t!e to(n is ill..ernaum are t!ere.oints at t!e very youn +o!nN (ill suffer any !arm. 3ecause !e does not (ant. * ' 3ut t!is road takes one to t!e -ea of /alilee. or Rock. 3e vi ilant and !umble.+esus re. see Mand .77 . t!en * insists Peter. 1!o am t!e "!rist. 1!at are you sayin .ression to satisfy Peter:s curiosity.. as none of you. constantly . in future. ' Not t!ere eit!er...ose. Matt!e(. * Peter is some(!at scandalised. * +ust4 no...famed. (!o is an<ious to kno(.enetrates. ' 1e are oin to Tiberias. as your brot!er and +o!n:s brot!er do not (ant. Peter2. confident. Are you afraid of becomin contaminated) No2 Not even t!is one..o(er and .. since you are .erseverin ly.ray t!us. but t!ose (!o are lost. ' 0es. and you s!all be 5Peter6..ray to !ave stren t! a ainst -atan. As lon as one does not (ant.rayin (it! sincere intentions. serious e<..ur. no !arm is done. (ants.e . Not all of you (ill be able to ..

tell Me4 is it better to o to t!e to(n t!is (ay..oor .oken. or is t!ere anot!er road) * ' It de. 3ut I !ave never s...eo. 3ella io and so on. I am under t!e im. (!o must !ave come from ot!er . * ' Not (it! your li. . Master.. 0ou !ave to leave t!is road and take anot!er one. 0ou !ave rumbled (it! your uest4 your !eart. * ' 1e (ill o back because I (ant to o to t!e residential area of t!e (ealt!y .le live.ression t!at t!e ele ant Ma dala (as for t!e Palestinians a kind of .79 . Master.. /ardone. t!is is t!e road. 1e say many (ords to ourselves.roceeds in silence. not even (it! our o(n e o. in order to s. It is not necessary to !ave an interlocutor. because t!eir !ouses are a. If 0ou (ant to o to t!e area of Ma dala (!ere fis!ermen and . .eo.ro<imately in t!is direction and it is necessary to o back. T!e !ouses are more and more s. It is t!e second time t!at 0ou ask me in a very s!ort time.familiar (it! t!is .lace of .laces. Amon t!e ric! Palestinians t!ere are many Romans.s. . * 8 T!e rou. t!en in about one !undred yards. Pallanza.eo. rumblin in your !eart. 3ut (e must not moan or calumniate. surrounded by lu<uriant flouris!in ardens and orc!ards.lace. 1!at did you say. suc! as Tiberias or "aesarea. +udas) * ' Not!in .le. no.lete ans(er E if 0ou (ant to o (!ere t!e ric! .ossibly officials of t!e /overnor or merc!ants .ends.eak. 3ut you !ave s.leasure like some to(ns around our lakes in Lombardy4 -tresa. 3ut E I do not t!ink t!is is t!e case but I am tellin 0ou to ive 0ou a com.aved (it! one !andbreat! (ide s=uare stones.oken.lendid and ma nificent. T!e main road becomes a to(n street.le are.

is usual reetin .ostles.. a Roman..ens on to t!e !all. Master.en door t!ey enter a lar e !all (!ic! o. It is a mi<ture of a !all and reen!ouse. 3ut .ronounce .s for(ard.ens on to a lovely arden. t!ere are some (omen (ee. +udas ste. t!e door of (!ic! o. * T!rou ! t!e (ide o. T!e man (!o (ounded !im. Master.eo. (!o is not !is (ife.roducts of t!e Palestinian colony.(!o e<. (!ic! reflects t!e !ouses and ardens built on its limits. A loud noise of cryin . * Matt!e( oes and comes back4 ' A bra(l. Amon t!e men .is a. not you * orders +esus..in .. ' 0ou.e follo(s t!e contour of t!e lake.. T!e !ouse seems to be divided by t!is kind of covered . A man is dyin .. sure of . A +e(. * ' Master.72 . +esus oes in confidently. Matt!e(.e does not . It !a. !im. It is t!e voices of (omen and c!ildren. mot!er and c!ildren !ave rus!ed to !el. . .imself.ort to Rome t!e most beautiful . ' No.. statues and inlaid articles. * ' Let us o. In a room..is (ife. as if ..lants. (!ic! is full of .roceeds.resent t!ere is a merc!ant (!o . 3ut !e is dyin .ots (it! reen . +esus .eristyle. !as run a(ay.ened in t!e !ouse of a (oman. * ' Let us o.e kne( (!ere to o. /o and find out. T!e s!rill voice of a (oman s!outs4 ' My son2 My son2 * +esus turns round and looks at .tuous !ouse.le can be !eard from a sum.

Mot!er. because !e is an adulterer and an un(ort!y fat!er of t!ese innocent . * ' -ilence. and strikes a defiant . -!e did.earls.ose. stands u. (!at is t!e matter) * ' Master.9/ .im. I cannot see !er (ell. Mary. E s!e (as kneelin near t!e dyin man !oldin !is lim. .!aired unkem. I (ould say. because of !er.e is dyin . 3ut as s!e is in a !alf li !t.ressed. (earin . dra. * ' 1!y) * > A ray.is eyes once a ain. too. (ife.ell (ill !ave you. las!ed by ... ' Do not curse..ed in a kind of !e<a onal net decorated (it! little round ob7ects (!ic! look like tiny . ' 1oman * says +esus to t!e mot!er... ' +ose. +esus lo(ers . !e (as in sin. 1!y (as your son in t!is !ouse) * ' I told 0ou. -!e !as turned !im into a devil.obviously kno(s +esus.is eyes follo( t!e tremblin accusin !and and in a corner..t (oman stands u. (!ereas before s!e seemed some(!at de. more immodest t!an ever. and . . !and E and (it! distracted face and voice s!e s!outs4 ' 3ecause of !er. a ainst t!e dark red (all.(ards. !e says4 ' T!e Rabbi of Nazaret!2 * and reets . because s!e is !alf naked from t!e (aist u.e sees Mary of Ma dala. a stab (ound in !is !eart. Tell Me. not!in on !alf of !er body. because as soon as !e sees .!. -o.im res.is indifference..ectfully. c!ildren no lon er e<isted for !im2 . 3ecause s!e infatuated !im. -atan2 * +esus looks u.

.e !ad not saved you.e t!erefore deserves !is . * ' Lift t!e man and take !im t!ere.c!ildren. ' "an you for ive) If you for ive. !e (ill fall into sin a ain and !e (ill !ave to ans(er also for !is in ratitude to /od 1!o !as saved !im.. As soon as t!ey enter t!e arden. because.lace a board under t!e body of t!e dyin man and t!e .rocession slo(ly moves out.e o. 3ut you and t!ese innocent ones Mand .!.e is breat!in !is last. I !ave come to save.. and be cured. * ' Do as I tell you.!earted. * A T!ey . ' -on. 1e must be kind. sees !is mot!er. Master * says +ose. (ife and c!ildren and lo(ers !is !ead s!amefully.e !as sinned and (ill sin a ain. I tell you4 stand u.air. to obtain race.unis!ment. T!ey cross t!e street and o into a s!ady arden.oints at t!e (ife and c!ildrenN (ould ive yourselves u. * T!e man be ins to recover. ' 0ou (ere dead.ent. Don:t be infatuated for a. not to lose. t!e merc!ant. /od (ill for ive. . Is your !ouse far) * ' About one !undred yards.e . In t!is life and in t!e ne<t one t!ere is no mercy for t!ose (!o do not re. * ' It is not .ossible. ' . Man.* . to des. T!e (omen o on cryin loudly. "ome to your senses. son * says t!e mot!er.91 . if !e lives. It (ould be better for !im to die. 3ut I feel sorry for your rief and for t!ese innocent c!ildren. +esus addresses t!e mot!er. . if .ens !is eyes.

to(ards !er !ouse.is !and on t!e !eads of t!e t(o (omen and of t!e c!ildren.it!et a.e t!en oes out .is .ace as if . And you little ones. it suc!.ts t!e old (oman. bursts into a lau ! of a (eak trium. T!at is (!y I could not (ork it (!ere t!ere (as sin. (!ic! is al(ays t!e evidence of /od:s .les reac! +esus and Peter cannot !el. (!o.is disci. . * Mary sto.s !er trillin lau !ter. . 3ut +esus !eard Peter:s (ord and addresses !im severely4 ' Peter.!. T!e disci.e does so to ive Mary a c!ance of makin a esture. I do not insult. mutterin bet(een !is teet! an e. like a azelle.+esus interru. And you. Pray for sinners. Take care of !im no(. (oman. must endeavour to kee. +esus slackens . /oodbye.rocession as far as t!e entrance of t!e !ouse (!ere s!e remained leanin a ainst a tree. 0our !ouse !as been sanctified by a miracle. lo(ers !er !ead and runs a(ay. Do not insult. . Not!in else. 3ut s!e does not. but I t!ink .. as mercy (as ranted to you.92 .ro.ave mercy. ' 3e =uiet.resence.riate to Mary. 3e ood. at least. (oman.les.e (ere (aitin for . (is!in to strike an attitude. even if !e (ill not. * +esus !as laid . It is fair t!at !e s!ould suffer a little.assin in front of t!e Ma dalene (!o follo(ed t!e . 0ou.

but it is only a .. At 6a()ala #n t$e <o!se of BenDa*#n's 6ot$e . * ' Do not trouble. my Lord. !e s!outs and t!us . !e s!outs louder.eo.9. Also into t!e kitc!en. from (!ic! a little boy comes boundin out follo(ed by !is mot!er.le live. but t!e little boy annoys !er because every time !e catc!es a butterfly or an insect. -!e busies !erself (it! !er ve etables. * 3ut t!e (oman offers . because t!e a.e sto. 19t$ J!ne 1+4.oor . I (ill brin 0ou some refres!ments. and.ayin attention to t!e Master.im and . . if 0ou so (is!.* E turns round and calls t!e c!ild.. as if s!e (ere an<ious to but dare not s. ' 1oman.im4 ' Do 0ou t!ink Mary is u.ointin at t!e Master.retence.ostles are talkin about it.eaceful arden. (ill you let Me o into your kitc!en arden and rest t!ere until it cools do(n a little) * ' /o in.lace only a s!ort (!ile a o..im some (ater mi<ed (it! I do not kno( (!at and t!en s!e (anders round t!e kitc!en arden. 1!o (it! a rave countenance oes strai !t to t!e outskirts of t!e to(n. It is =uite enou ! for Me to stay in t!is . .. .s at a little !ouse.revents !er from !earin (!at +esus says. (!ere t!e .eak. & T!e miracle must !ave taken . +esus E 1!o (as re. and also some citizens are makin comments. -!e ets an ry and ives !im a little sla.. (!o runs to(ards .lyin to t!e Fealot (!o !ad asked .174. In actual fact s!e is .set because of it) * sayin 4 ' Muc! more t!an you (ould t!ink.

8 ' Do not blus!.s s!e is not feelin (ell. I never o out of Ma dala because I !ave.. * ' T!at is (!y I (anted to !ear 0ou. (it! t!e incontrovertable frankness of c!ildren. * ' I !ave come. a difficult !usband and five c!ildren..eak) 1!y) * ' 3ecause 0ou are t!e Messia!. 0ou (anted to !ear Me s. 0our mummy did not !urt you. as you can see. (oman. * .94 ..sto.. immediately e<claims4 ' No. * #verybody lau !s and t!e (oman blus!es. T!e (oman s!outs4 ' 3en7amin "ome !ere. 1!y did you s!out (!en s!e (anted you to be =uiet) Per!a.s cryin on . my Lord..e t!en says to t!e boy4 ' Do not cry. 3ut I (anted to come to 0ou. No one but 0ou can be t!e Messia!. t!ere is no food . and to your !ouse. If !e catc!es no fis!. -!e told me. "ome !ere.. considerin t!e miracle 0ou !ave (orked. * T!e boy. s!e (anted to make you obey.is knees.eace. leave !im.. (!ic! is t!e des. And I (as an<ious to !ear 0ou. and 0ou never come !ere. * 3ut +esus says4 ' No. so I (as deliberately makin a lot of noise. or. * ' 1!ere is your !usband) * ' At sea. s!e is feelin all ri !t. so t!at 0ou (ould look at me. Do not disturb t!e Master. -!e only made you obey. and your s!outin (as annoyin !er.. T!e youn est is four mont!s old.eration of adults.e (ill be ood and (ill leave you in . . -!e (anted to !ear (!at 0ou (ere sayin .

you. /od t!at curses t!em. Do not envy t!eir fres! look. t!ey (ill !ave not!in but remorse and terror. t!eir blood t!at diso(ns t!em.unis!ment.. * ' I understand. a mot!er (!o dreams of !er innocent c!ildren. (!ic! is not visible4 t!eir conscience (!ic! re.. 0ou kno( (!at I mean. 3ut t!ey feel broken 7ust t!e same. May I stay !ere) * > ' 0es. T!ey are beautiful and fres! lookin .roac!es t!em. * ' 3e . in t!eir a ony. #verybody !as a cross.. 3ut. t!ey do not ulcerate t!eir !ands toilin . t!ey do not break t!eir backs (orkin . "an it suffice for seven . I (ill tell 3en7amin a nice .eace. and as!amed. (oman..... 0ou !ave seen t!e deeds of t!e s!ameless ones2 T!ey en7oy t!emselves and make ot!er .93 .arable and t!ose .le suffer..for us.. t!eir a. * ' It is true. believe Me. T!eir .eo. T!ey do not suffer t!e labour of c!ildbirt! neit!er do t!ey break t!eir backs (orkin .atient. neit!er do t!ey et s.. It is a veil laid over a ruin t!at bites and ives no . #ve:s . * ' $!2 No2 -!ameless (omen !ave but . I !ave but t!is little kitc!en arden.y. t!e (orld t!at sneers at t!em. 9or ive me. And in future.le) And yet t!at is (!at Facc!aeus (ould like. because.. stay.eo.. t!ey !ave a terrible cross.leasure..oiled (as!in clot!es.. too.. T!ey do not suffer t!e labour of c!ildbirt!.unis!ment does not affect t!em. t!ey are our .arent serenity. in t!eir old a e. men. Nay. T!eir !earts are one bi sore. T!ey are not !a. T!e most dreadful one. T!eir !ands do not blister di in .illo(s are covered (it! ni !tmares. Do not envy t!eir slee. believe Me.

roud attitude.is seed. (oman. -!e re.o(er.is Bin dom t!ere. after deat!.rays.ass and so( t!e seed.eak to !er directly. so t!at t!e seed can s.roac!. 3ecause every !eart is a small kin dom of /od on t!e eart!. All t!at is not needed.(!o are no lon er c!ildren (ill a. because every man is initially .eaven.ly it to t!emselves and to Mary of Ma dala. T!ere is no si n in !er in t!at direction. eit!er for Lazarus: sake or for Mine.rout.e t!en oes to ot!er fields. And one . Prayer is like de( on t!e clods of eart!4 it kee.lied to My invitin look.e comes to !is field E man belon s to /od.ected in t!is (ork. T!e Bin dom of /od is created in men:s !earts by t!e Divine -o(er. 0ou doubt Mary:s conversion to /ood. Days . and one must ive u. by strikin a . Listen.roof t!at it is useless to so(. only (!en t!ere is definite . I already said so many mont!s a o in re ard to anot!er sinner. to ot!er !earts.. If t!e first seed does not take root. A soul is to be res. s!e dared to defy t!e . subduin !er (it! My . and a t!ird one.9+ ..s some of you. . s!o(in My stren t! as Messia! and -aviour. -!e lau !ed at Peter:s re.arable of !o( /od (orks in t!e !earts of men to establis! .o(er.is E and so(s . I . (it! your ve etables) No( listen to t!e . anot!er must be so(n. 3razen and im. !oly eternal Bin dom of .. No.in because of !er. Is t!at not (!at you do. conscious of !er rank and . immeasurable.s t!em soft and nouris!es t!em. -ouls must react by t!emselves. Per!a. Later. (ould !ave liked Me to s.le and come to t!e very t!res!old of t!e !ouse (!ere t!ey are (ee. at some len t!. T!e seed (orks in secret. all t!ese small kin doms (ill a lomerate into one.udent. .eo.

erce. e<uberant flouris!in t!at covered it . any furt!er and so it is !arvested. (it!out dra(in ot!er .ainful also for a !ard (ild !eart.inion. s. t!e so(er comes back and cuts it because t!e time of . 1!en it is ri. It must be satisfied (it! (orkin !umbly for t!e benefit of t!e divine T!ou !t.reviously.rocess..lits.t ne( t!in s and nouris! t!em laboriously. It must o.rived of it by a cruel cut.erfect (!en seedin . s(ells.tible but .97 .om. becomes olden and . $ne must not s. (!ic! are so rievous. a.ens (it!out any !el. It must burn (it! love to become corn.ontaneously . in our case rays of divine love and effusion of divine 1isdom s. T!e soil s. It must e<ert all its talent to ro( and burst into ear. !ardens. s(ells. I am referrin to t!e !earts (!ic! receive t!e seed. . acce.lit and take root2 -uc! (ork is .eo. from man.follo( t!e ni !ts and ni !ts t!e days.erfection !as arrived for t!at seed.routs. it must be de. T!e ni !ts brin stars and restful silence4 in our case enli !tenin calls of /od and silence for t!e soul so t!at it may collect its t!ou !ts and meditate. .oil everyt!in by bein !asty. after toilin .orts t!e risin ear. instead of t!e fascinatin . 3ut it is a slo( .o( troublesome it is for t!e little seed to s.o(erful influence.roduces rass from seeds.ear different bein covered (it! !umble useful t!in s. It must ive everyt!in to .le:s admirin attention.irit. T!e seed. It cannot develo. T!e days brin suns!ine and rain. useless.en itself.eo. takes root. My (ord does t!e same (ork in !earts.le to searc! it.eakin to t!e s. And after overcomin all fears of !uman o. sufferin and becomin attac!ed to its ne( dress. ro(s. s. t!e !erb becomes stron and su...ous. t!e ear ro(s. And all t!at !a.e. allo( . in t!is course of im.

3ut (!en (e are caressed instead of bein insulted. Mummy takes t!em t!ere so t!at s!e can (ork * says t!e little boy. Did I be!ave differently (it! you..!aeus re. ' No. -inners become more obstinate (!en t!ey realise t!at t!ey are treated as sinners. A 3en7amin.99 .atience. so muc! so t!at I am !ere.. T!e P!arisees. My .. and out of contem.t I did more !arm t!an I !ad done so far.. * ' -!e may !ave one to t!e seaside to see (!et!er !er !usband is comin * says T!omas. and (!en one (ee.lores it (!ole!eartedly to be reclot!ed by It. I tell you. (!o is leanin familiarly on +esus: .ses. did you like My story) 0es) /ood. my Lord. to et t!e c!ildren..s. Matt!e() * ' No. 1!ere is your mot!er) * +ames of Al. -!e !as one to !er old mot!er:s.receive everyt!in . 0ou did not.. t!e (!ole frame(ork of sin colla.isin and anat!ematizin me. most !eroic and lorious fi !t.atience or t!e bitter re. 0ou (ill realise from (!at I told you t!at it is fair t!at I s!ould deal (it! Mary as I am doin . T!e life of a sinner (!o becomes a saint is t!e lon est.eaven (it! t!e stole of saint!ood. * ' 0ou are ri !t.ens. T!at is (!at !a. * ' And tell Me t!e trut!4 (!at convinced you more. $ne is left nude before /oodness and one im. It must be divested to be clad a ain in . made me scornful.roac!es of t!e P!arisees) * ' 0our . by des.lies4 ' -!e (ent out at t!e end of t!e .arable and ran alon t!at road. (e are dumbfounded and (e (ee.

(!o (as not ood.oor (oman2 .ay attention. but very slo(ly.im Mand !e ..s you !ere all by yourself2 * remarks 3art!olome(.2 If !e (ere like . * ' 0ou !el... t!e teac!er (ill love you. ..knees. ' 3ut I be!ave like t!at because t!e teac!er is old and u ly and says t!e same t!in s all t!e time and makes you fall aslee.u. t!at:s all ri !t2 $ut of love. and I !el. ' 0es. * ' 3ut if you are ood. 3ut I say to My .oints to +esusN I (ould .. * ' 1!at did I say2 * e<claims 3art!olome(. ' I am t!e eldest.92 .. .lies +esus. not out of fear.doer if s!e kee. ' 0es..s you !ere.roudly. ' In t!ree years: time I (ill be a son of t!e La( * re. my little man) 0ou must be a !andsome evil. ' And s!e kee. ' "an you read) * asks T!addeus. * ' Do 0ou love only t!ose (!o are ood) 0ou 7ust said t!at 0ou (ere .lay) * ' I do not !it anybody.. because t!e teac!er t!ro(s me out almost every day. or . !er. Do 0ou !it t!ose (!o slee.. * T!e c!ild:s lo ic is co ent..ils4 5Pay attention for your o(n ood and for My sake6 * re.lies t!e urc!in .o( old are you) * asks Peter. !er to ain Paradise.atient (it! t!is man !ere.

.e t!en c!ooses t!e t(o +ameses and . T!e boy t!en oes back to +esus.im. Also Matt!e( and P!ili. I am t!inkin of some bi misc!ief.e t!en takes T!addeus.is !eart and kissin !im. 7okin ly fro(nin at !im.ensive a ain and t!en lookin at t!e T(elve asks +esus4 ' Are t!ese ones all ood) * ' $f course t!ey are. 3ut (!en one becomes ood. !e t!en looks u. too. Also +esus lau !s . .e e<amines Peter. (ants to . T!e boy. Don:t you kno( t!at my teac!er says t!at !e (!o al(ays lau !s. and finds !im to be ood. but t!at is (!en. Also t!e little fello(. I am in earnest. (!o is in a confessin !umour. * ' Are you sure) I sometimes be!ave as a ood boy.lay and says4 ' I (ill no( tell 0ou (!o is ood * and !e be ins !is selection.asses !is e<amination. * C T!e boy becomes . ... .ressin !im to .e says to T!omas4 ' 0ou lau ! too muc!. "ome !ere. and asks Matt!e(4 ' And (!at did you do to become ood) * ' I loved ..ass t!e e<amination.e is =uite . * T!e boy is . * . . but ood * and !e 7oins t!em to t!e ot!ers.2/ .' I am ood (it! everybody. (!o is no( friendly (it! everybody.ensive in front of t!e Fealot and 3art!olome( and says4 ' 0ou are old. lau !s.laces t!em (it! t!e ot!er t(o. . I love t!at one very muc! and I am very ood. also T!omas .e looks at t!em all and oes strai !t to +o!n and Andre( (!o are nearby and says4 ' 0ou and you. * T!ey all burst into lau !ter. . (!o under oes t!e e<amination..ensive. fails in t!e test) * After all. but (it! lo( marks.

' 3ecause I don:t like you. and durin t!e ni !t it turned into stra(. Don:t touc! me or I (ill scratc! you.6 3ut you say4 5T!ank you. 0ou must not say4 5I do not like it.ey. I (ill ive you t!is coin. * +udas ives a forced lau !. * ' 3ut !o( can you see t!at I am not ood) 1!at is (ron (it! me) Am I lame) Am I u ly lookin ) * ' No. too2 I am not a tree. under t!e door. you must not touc! it. My mot!er says t!at (!en you don:t like somet!in . to take it t!e follo(in mornin . I . so t!at ot!er . I ot t!em to ive me a didrac!ma by tellin a lie because I (anted to buy some !oney. if you say t!at I am ood. 3ut you fri !ten me.ut it in t!at !ole over t!ere. (!o may like it. I am youn and !andsome. * ' 1!at am I oin to do (it! it) 1!at can I buy (it! a lie) Mummy says t!at t!e money (!ic! is t!e fruit of deceit.cakes. but I found a !andful of stra( in its .21 . * ' 1!y not) Look. * ' 1!y) * asks t!e Iscariot oin near !im. but I am not !un ry. And s!e also says t!at if you are offered somet!in (!ic! you do not like.le.eo. $nce at my randmot!er:s.6 And I do not !un er for you. you urc!in2 I am !ere.lace. . 1!y don:t you e<amine me) * says t!e Iscariot. Leave me alone. becomes stra(. can take it. 0ou 7ust leave it on t!e table. * ' 1!at a !ed e!o 2 0ou are silly.' . ' I don:t kno(.

eakin .eak.eak to t!em) At least a fe( (ords.lores t!e (oman.o( . 1!at is done dis!onestly.routs in you and ro(s u.oken very (isely.ernatural .itality. To t!ank you for your !os. many more.rout. ' 0es. T!ey are common. continuous deeds.22 . is never successful. as far as . And t!at man over t!ere is my !usband. H In t!e meantime t!e (oman comes back (it! !alf a dozen .6 .eaven are very noisy or s!o(y.is mot!er tau !t !im t!at trut!. 3ecause false!ood in (ords.are it to t!e tiny mustard seed. It is an eternal trut!. Love is t!e seed of t!e . of +esus.oor .erformed (it! a su. T!is is my !usband:s mot!er.e said4 5#veryt!in t!at is obtained by deceit. t!ese are my c!ildren.eaven. deeds. and in its s!ade all t!e ot!er virtues s. I (ill com.' I am not silly. Do not believe t!at t!e deeds (ort!y of ac!ievin t!e Bin dom of . ' 1ould 0ou s. T!e a. and in reli ion is al(ays a si n of alliance (it! -atan. .ur.eo. . t!e master of false!ood. 0ou are bad * and t!e boy takes s!elter in t!e la. 1!o caresses !im (it!out s. T!ey must be about fifty.le. becomes stra(. ' Listen.leasant to t!e Iscariot. All .ostles make fun of t!e situation (!ic! is not very .ere on My knees I !ave a little boy (!o !as s.ose of love.eo.le.lant t!at s. and be!ind t!em. but . Lord * im. . A (ord. It is not a tale. I (ill s. * T!e (oman oes back into t!e !ouse. (!ere !er sucklin claims !er and s!e sits on t!e t!res!old breastfeedin !er baby.

oly /od and for your nei !bour. be!avin as un rateful c!ildren. as t!ieves in business. as violent aven ers to(ards your enemies. -uc! is love. All t!e birds (ill come to t!e safe s!ade of t!ose t!ick and comfortable trees and t!eir little ones (ill learn to fly safely amon t!ose branc!es (!ic! are like ste.eace and lory of . 3ut look !o( bi and leafy it becomes (!en it !as ro(n u.ercent.ractices but not of t!e s. Love is t!e same. 0ou (ill not lie to /od by means of a false reli ion of .o( muc! . but one !undred to one. 3efore lon . If you enclose in your !earts a tiny seed of love for your Most .erc! for birds. t!e foundation of t!e Bin dom of /od. and !o( muc! fruit it bears. . you (ill not fail in any of t!e .ts of t!e Decalo ue. I (ill only say4 al(ays bear in mind t!e reat . (!ic! no( is still very small. I (ill not say anyt!in else to you. and if you accom.rece.rece. Love and you (ill bear (it! one anot!er.irit. (!ic! t!ey can climb (it!out fallin . T!e smallest.t of love and be fait!ful to /od t!e Trut!. Look !o( many birds !ave taken s!elter.2. 0ou (ill not lie to your nei !bour. every action of yours accom. amon t!e branc!es of t!e trees in t!e arden. (ill be a real . $t!er(ise.rofit it ives you. in t!is (arm !our of t!e day. as adulterers. Love and you (ill not be cruel by (antin more t!an (!at is la(ful from t!ose (!o are under you.eaven.lant. .lis! your deeds uided by love. 3ut t!e most dili ent in (orkin . as 3en7amin said. Not one !undred . as liars in life. Love and sincerity to obtain t!e . to t!e . Love and you (ill be loved.s and a net. t!at mustard .lis!ed lyin to love and to trut! (ill turn into stra( for your beds in !ell.small it is2 It is one of t!e smallest seeds t!at man so(s. as too e<actin !usbands and (ives.

erfection be continuous.. because t!e trut! is t!e dau !ter of /od.eace as a blessin and t!anks ivin for t!e fait! you !ave in Me. bearin (it! one anot!er.eace.le... !umble. deed and sentiment. because you are a !oly (ife and a !oly mot!er. . 0ou may rest assured t!at /od sees your stru les and . * I T!en +esus turns to t!e (oman sayin 4 ' May /od bless you es. love. . but.atient (ork. Persevere in virtue.eo. Do not 7ud e. for satisfyin a necessity (it!out bein ordered to do so. Love t!e trut! and obey 0our mot!er.trut! in every (ord. A silent.atience. Let t!e (ork of brin in yourselves to . 1it! oodness. I did not kno(. (it! bein satisfied (it! (!at one !as.ossess if 0ou live as 7ust . . /oodbye.e is embarrassed and stammers4 ' 3ut.ave you no eyes or intelli ence) * ' 0es.. fi !tin in a battle.erfect. Live in . I !ave.24 . one (it! t!e ot!er.e (ill rant you a reater re(ard for overcomin your selfis!ness.. I am moved by (!at 0ou say of my (ife.ecially. Do not rumble. T!e Bin dom of .. * A man comes for(ard. moderation. and (it! love. to your little brot!ers and to you. as t!e seed continuously ro(s until it is . (!ic! you (ill . t!an if. love. My blessin to you. you killed t!e enemy. for !oldin back a rude (ord. /od (ill t!en be (it! you. is built (it! t!e little t!in s of every day. * ' 1!y do you not make use of t!em) -!all I clear t!em) * . mot!er. I ive you My . 3e ood.* ' .eaven. 3en7amin.

.. +esus blesses and oes out on to t!e little road....23 .. 3ut I love !er.' 0ou !ave already done t!at. nor very small.el (!ic! I (ill never see. (!en I (as not t!inkin about it.6 Instead. I am tellin you my 7oy. 3ut if t!ere is In7ustice in you..lou !in t!e (ater of t!e beautiful dee.. I said to myself4 5T!is is an e.in in t!e stern.. Mind you. No( t!at everybody is aslee. not e<cessively lar e...e is dressed in (!ite as .isode of t!e /os.* ' And one t!inks t!at it is =uite all ri !t to e<act too muc!. 17.. . I (ill do my best to obey 0ou... T!is is (!at I sa(. I did not kno(.e resumes (alkin to(ards t!e country. t!at. +esus is slee. .. T$e Cal*#n( of t$e Sto *. I :sa(: today:s /os.el. be muc! afraid. it came to fill me (it! 7oy.eo.. a fis!in boat. is ... . . 0ou are al(ays in dan er (it! your (ork.ave you understood) * ' More t!an 0ou !ave said. my Lord. * and !e looks at !is (ife as if !e sa( !er for t!e first time. and. blue lake of /ennesaret.. on (!ic! five or si< . A sailin boat. T!e trouble is. and... t!at.9t$ Jan!a 1 1+44. one ets used. Do not do t!at any more. 3e not afraid of storms if /od is (it! you. & . because t!e ot!er one is more entle t!an (e are.le can move comfortably. t!is mornin (!en I read it. 0ou kno(. because it is not very suitable for a vision.

e is sittin . (it!out bein !indered by t!eir clot!es.is arm and !ead . 8 I see t!at t!e sky is cloudin over and t!e sun is !idin be!ind !u e storm clouds.assin from one .is !ead is restin on t!e board t!at is at t!e very end of t!e stern.re. rey mantle. it is only becomin darker and its surface is no lon er . .e is tired and calm. liftin it u.es and nets in t!e bottom of t!e boat.usual. I (ould say t!at t!e day is dra(in to its end because t!e sun is already settin in t!e (est.eared from be!ind t!e to. in order to be free in t!eir movements.re. baskets and nets. Peter is at t!e rudder.arin to catc! durin t!e ni !t. not lyin . .arin to dra( close to t!e s!ore. as if t!ey (ere . T!ere are no (aves yet. ..eo. +o!n and t(o more .is !ead on . 3ut t!e (ind suddenly ra es over t!e lake t!at in a fe( minutes sur es foamin . ste.le E I do not kno( (!o t!ey are E are sortin out t!e ro. (!ic! !as been folded many times. Andre( is busy (it! t!e sails.erfectly smoot!.in .e is restin .. T!e (ind.e is slee. Peter and Andre( (atc! t!e sky and t!e lake are are . at!erin t!em round t!eir (aists by means of belts. None of t!em is (earin a mantle.laced . for t!e time bein .e !as .is blue.les !ave .. seats. lo(erin it do(n. of a !ill.ulled t!eir tunics u. .is left arm and under . but t!e (ater is be innin to ruffle. on t!e bottom of t!e boat and .art of t!e boat to anot!er. t!ey strike t!e little boat. and t!e lake is still =uiet. (!ic! !ave suddenly a. is !i ! u. T!e s(ellin (aves clas! one a ainst t!e ot!er. T!e (ind blo(s t!em fast to(ards t!e lake..in over oars.. .eacefully. All t!e disci. I do not kno( (!at sailors call it. .2+ .

27 .les. T!e storm ra es more and more furiously. 3ut to no avail. nor t!e !o(lin (ind. .im (it! !is mantle.e is slee.im. t!us . . Neit!er t!e ste. nor t!e (aves .oured into it and is streaked by t!e foam of t!e (aves.e covers .in .tossin it in all directions. Master * s!outs Peter.addlin in t!e (ater (!ic! t!at reac!es u.les are . ' Do you believe t!at I can save you) * ' Guick. (!ic! !as to be lo(ered.oundin on t!e sides of t!e boat and its . a(ake . +esus is slee.s of (ater reac! . T!e lake is as black as if ink !ad been .irin in t!eir efforts to maneuver t!e boat and balin out t!e (ater (!ic! t!e (aves .our in.ro(. (!ile a real mountain of (ater moves fast from t!e center of t!e lake to(ards t!e . +esus stares at .ers. . T!e disci.le.im.atience. (!ic! !e !as taken from under a board.in . +esus (akes u. +o!n runs from stem to stern and covers .im (it! delicate love. Master. looks at t!e ot!ers and t!en at t!e lake. > Peter loses !is calm and . T!ey are .s and e<cited voices of t!e disci.im vi orously. ' -ave us. to t!eir knees and t!e boat is becomin !eavier and !eavier.is disci.e !ands t!e rudder over to !is brot!er.im M!e must s!out to make !imself !eardN. sta ers to(ards +esus and s!akes . 3ut . T!e boat lets in (ater and is driven fart!er and fart!er to t!e o.is !air is blo(in in t!e (ind and dro.en sea by t!e (ind. (e are oin to dro(n2 * Peter s!outs to . and raises .is !ead.reventin all maneuverin t!e sail.

. T!e disci.6 Man t!inks !e is al(ays ca..les.is command to t!e (inds and t!e (aves. t!en) T!e a.in ) Did I .el . And I en7oy it in(ardly because it is still ..resent in my mind and I t!ink of !o( .is arms out to(ards t!e billo( and says to t!e (ind4 ' -to. . 1!y (as I slee.. A +esus t!en says4 ' I (ill not e<... I (ant it.29 .. .. and be =uiet * and to t!e (ater4 ' "alm do(n. Maria. It is so !i ! and dreadful t!at it looks like a (ater s. I kne(.oor little boat.e stands on t!e stern board4 a (!ite fi ure a ainst t!e livid storm.recedin t!e /os.assa e.e stretc!es . And t!e sky becomes clear once a ain over t!e a.out. and !o( im... ..el in t!e same sense as everybody else does.er. T!ey (ere full of ood (ill.e and fait! fill t!e !earts of t!e disci. I (ill elucidate t!e circumstances .able of doin somet!in !e is full of !au !tiness and attac!ment to !is .ound t!e /os...ostles (ere men.. certain t!at it is t!e end.eased lake..lacid (as +esus: slee. (!ile t!e (ind dies do(n c!an in into a (!istle and t!en a si !.. (!ile !o.. $ne must see it to understand it.able of everyt!in .s not kno( t!at t!ere (as oin to be a storm) 0es. +esus ets u.er!a. (!ic! falls !armlessly (it! a last roar. * And t!e billo( dissolves into foam..les (!o see it comin kneel do(n and !an on to (!atever t!ey can. 1!en !e is really ca..in . (!ic! fades into a (!is.. 1!y (as I slee.. I cannot describe +esus:s ma7esty. but still very muc! 5men..erious (as . $nly I kne(.

T!us t!ey t!ou !t I (as unable to !el. !el. t!em. because 5t!ey (anted to do by t!emselves6. I sa( in t!ose 5s. even if you are not so bad as to re7oice at it.able of doin anyt!in else.ose Myself.22 . e<ce.. t!ere (as min led also t!e ascertainment of !o( man is 5man6 and (ants to do t!in s by !imself (it!out feelin t!at /od asks but to !el.t in e<ce.Man.tional cases. My bitterness dro. +ames and +o!n (ere ood fis!ermen and conse=uently t!ey t!ou !t t!ey (ere une<celled in !andlin a boat.eo. yourself no(. all t!e s.5ability. Also t!eir love for Me (as be!ind t!eir attitude. I am t!e /od. 0our attitude means4 51!en I (anted to !el. you are unc!aritable enou ! to look at !im disdainfully and indifferently. as t!ey did not (ant Me to do any material (ork. you did not (ant me) 1ell.iritually deaf and blind . As far as t!ey (ere concerned I (as a reat 5Rabbi6. C 1!en Peter s!outed4 5-ave us26. t!em.6 Peter. I am t!e -avior. and you see !im in trouble.. and (!en on t!e boat to cross t!e -ea of /alilee. 3ut t!eir attac!ment to t!eir o(n ability (as reater t!an t!eir love. but a mere not!in as a sailor. And . I (ent to slee. I do not be!ave as you do.ed like a stone.. Andre(. !im. alt!ou ! I (as bent over t!eir needs a(aitin to be asked to !el. I do not im..le.6 3ut I am +esus. 1!en someone re7ects your advice or your !el. you. (it!out bein moved by !is s!outs for !el.iritually deaf men6. clever as t!ey (ere.iritually blind men6. $n t!at day. tired as I (as and bein re=uested to rest. in t!ose 5s. t!ey be ed Me to sit do(n because I (as not ca. t!at is to let t!em act. Maria. I am not 5man6. In My slee. (!o t!rou !out centuries (ould ruin t!emselves. I enerally leave you free and (ait.

e is in an uis! because .oor c!ildren. of My . t!e cause of so muc! mournin and riefD of your faults. (!y do 0ou allo( sin le or collective storms to break out)6 If by My . e<ce. my . Misfortunes .el of t!e .rodi al son remembered !e !ad a fat!er (!en !e (as !un ry. (!ic! is t!e cause of so many errorsD or your (ickedness.resent time.I save. My .oor men mi !t ob7ect4 5In t!at case.e is not loved by you. you are in need of sorro( to remember t!at you !ave a 9at!er. "all Me and I (ill come. 0ou (ould never remember Me.unis!ments (!ic! you inflict u. +esus does not need slee. Maria.el teac!es you.t (!en .o(er and of My oodness. * 4// .oor c!ildren. T!e . I al(ays save as soon as I am asked to. "all Me. and you (ould not remember Me any lon er.on yourselvesD as (ell as of My e<istence. t!e cause of t!e .e sees t!at . (!ic! in actual fact is a ift of Mine.ersuade you of your not!in ness4 of your i norance. you (ould consider yourselves t!e aut!ors of /ood.o(er I s!ould destroy #vil. T!at is (!at today:s /os. 50our6 /os. As t!e .

174.rin time rains and of t!e recent storm and flo(s into t!e lake t!rou ! one of t!e (ild rocky or es common to t!is coastal area. T!ere is room for everybody * re. 4/1 . Peter obeys (it!out discussin and takes t!e boat do(n to t!e mout! of a little river.i. asks Peter to land near . re.asturin .assin . In any case it is t!e trut!. 11t$ J!ne 1+4. & T!e vision ' T!e calmin of t!e storm * (!ic! you sa( on >Lt! +anuary &KAA.ly (it!out !esitation4 5I don:t kno(.trees under (!ic! t!ere are many .ri !t cliff. ' T!ey .at! (!ic! climbs t!e almost u. ' If t!ey ask you (!ere t!e Master is.ernaum. * ' No. ive t!e same re. +esus. is to be .at! u.i s . ' -tinkin animals2 * e<claims 3art!olome(. T!en t!e follo(in vision. for you don:t kno(. T!e assistants E t!ere is one in eac! boat E fasten t!e boats and are ordered to (ait until evenin to o back to "a. T!e a.ut !ere. .im alon a very !ard .6 And if anyone (ants to kno( (!ere .ostles follo( . (!ic! is in flood because of t!e s. t!ey do not. ' And be as dumb as an o< * su ests Peter.lies +esus calmly.ly.art and +esus be ins to ascend a stee.. to t!e summit of t!e cliff (!ic! levels over to a tableland stre(n (it! oak.revent us from ..e is oin to. * T!ey .. T$e De*on#a"s of 'a)a a.os. after crossin t!e lake from nort!(est to sout!east..

alon a fairly (ide .In any case t!e s(ine!erds. look at .s not an Israelite) * And t!e ot!ers re. makin endless rimaces. t!ey fly over t!e lake.lacid lake. Tiberias is s. amon t!e filt! left by t!e routin animals.ot. T!e birds rise from t!e t!ick rass and from t!e reed.asses (it!out any fuss.i s under t!e oak. seem an<ious to become even fatter. $nly a fe( score of feet above t!e lake.ulated (it! colourful varie ated (ater fo(l.illo(. t!ey dive into it to steal a fis! from its (ater. endeavour to at!er t!e .lain looks like a arden. 8 T!e vie( is beautiful. at t!e foot of t!e basaltic cliff. (!ic! fat as t!ey are.t!ickets.trees.ostles.e . t!ere is a rat!er (ides.eo.im amazed and t!en (!is. And t!e a. sayin to t!e s(ine!erds4 ' May /od re(ard you for your kindness.is tunic is frin ed) * T!e rou. leavin t!e .le not muc! cleaner t!an t!eir . it commands a vie( over t!e (!ole lake (it! t!e to(ns s.lain due to t!e river !avin difficulty in resumin its course after delayin in t!e .at! free. 3ut t!e ..ostles . $ne of t!em says4 ' Is . no( t!at t!ey can . from Tiberias to t!e mout! of t!e +ordan. because it is so t!ick (it! mars! flora..er!a. +esus . (!en t!ey see t!e Israelites. and is densely .osite s!ore facin t!e a. of t!e a.ly to !im4 ' Don:t you see t!at .read mars!y . because t!e (ater !as 4/2 .at!.ostles at!er to et!er.er to one anot!er.roceed in one rou.lendid (it! its beautiful buildin s on t!e o. 3elo( t!is s.ass by.oor . (!ereas on t!e o.i s but infinitely t!inner. * T!e s(ine!erds.o.osite s!ore. (!ic! seem bedecked (it! 7e(els. t!e s!ort beac! looks like a reen . .read alon its s!ores. and t!ey rise even more brilliant.

coloured flo(ers.ours t!e descents must become as many (!imsical little torrents. !unc!backed and overbearin t!at it looks like a s=uire (!o (ants to be res. formin a very stee. reen.luma e. a lon time a o. dee. crevices and descents dro. . rocky summit. Do you kno( t!e to(n) * says +esus.. In t!e season of do(n. one ni !t. t!ere are caves. !ere. on (!ic! !ouses rise. of (oods. $n t!e sides (!ere t!e mountain is very stee.ected at all costs.bri !tened u.lays s(ayin its many. ' I (as a fu itive t!ere. All kinds of blocks. t!e mountain climbs a ain..trees. built on terraces. it is /amala.rosy and I did not come out of t!e se. so t!at t!e roof of t!e !ouse on t!e terrace belo( is at t!e !ei !t of t!e round entrance of t!e terrace above it. It is a villa e c!aracteristic of structures on lar e risin terraces. ?.ulc!res any more. * ' Did t!ey . t!at no !ouse can be built t!ere. ' 0es. ' Is t!at not /amala) * asks t!e Fealot. t!ere are (oods of very tall oak. and t!en t!ey fly back to t!e . form a c!aotic . on t!e ot!er side of a lar e valley. instead.. I t!ink t!at t!e mountain side and t!e (alls of t!e !ouses are all one. under (!ic! t!e rass is soft and emerald. for its caves are used as d(ellin s. t!eir .lain (!ere t!e (ind . in a mi<ture of a tro lodyte and ordinary villa e.edestal for t!e little mountain (!ic! is so (ild and stee. T!en I (as affected by le.ursue you so far) * ' I (as comin from -yria. so stee. and beyond t!is stri. (!ic! t!e floods !ave rolled do(n to t!e valley. (!ere I !ad one seekin 4/.in do(n to t!e valley.

3ut t!ey did not treat t!e fu itive badly.le are !eat!ens. and it is not t!eir fault if t!ey are like t!at.onsible for bein unclean because of !is sins. * 4/4 .laces for bandits. * ' T!ese are . > +esus be ins to s.. but believe me. t!ere are more bandits on t!e ot!er side * says +o!n (!o is still im.rosy saved me from my enemies. ' Almost everybody.ressed by t!e ca. 1!at or es2 * e<claim many. sufferin already from le.eo.rosy. ' 0es. Man instead is res. 3ut t!ey discovered me and only my fli !t to t!is . * ' A sinner is muc! more so. $nly a fe( +e(s are !ere on business.ture of t!e 3a. ' $n t!e ot!er side t!ere are bandits also amon t!ose (!o en7oy t!e re. T!ese animals are made like t!at. and t!en t!ere is a mi<ture of beliefs. Le.tured..lace saved me from bein ca. * ' T!ese .ass near some animals. 1!ereas !ere you (ere makin rimaces because you !ad to .. * ' T!ey are unclean. are t!ey not) * asks t!e Iscariot. After(ards slo(ly and continuously t!reatened I (ent do(n as far as t!e desert of Tekoa and from t!ere.rotection. or no beliefs at all. to t!e %alley of t!e Dead..utation of bein 7ust * concludes !is brot!er.tist..eak4 ' And yet (e o near t!em (it!out feelin dis usted.

also eats everyt!in .eaven. T!e more learned amon st you are a(are of obscene celebrations in !onor of t!eir ods.i s may cause in man:s blood in t!e lon run. A .a ans endeavor to arrive at t!is frenzy for . A son of t!e .eo. (!o is not forbidden also carnal love.' 1!y.ernatural reason and a natural one. in (!om !e must see a fello( creature like !imself.oor animals are neit!er uilty of bein . (!ic! de enerate into lec!erous or ies. Nay.. T!e former reason is to teac! t!e c!osen . t!en.le to live bearin in mind its election and t!e di nity of man.eo. but must al(ays moderate it (it! t!e fres!ness of !is soul tendin to . T!e natural reason is not to stimulate t!e blood by means of food t!at causes a !eat unbecomin of man. If t!ey are !onest. even if !e is not a sava e.rudence.erfectin !imself t!rou ! obedience and . 3ut t!e . are t!ey classified as unclean for us) * asks P!ili. (it!out considerin t!at overeatin foments vices and inclinations (!ic! de rade man.eaven. in t!e ne<t life. (!at difference (ill t!ere be. not a female.le of /od must be able to control !imself.leasure. Man must t!erefore make sure t!at t!e sentiment t!at 7oins !im to !is (ife. is love. It is enou ! for !im to fill !is stomac!. A sava e feeds on everyt!in . also in a common action like eatin . In t!is commandment t!ere is a su. .i s nor of t!e effects t!at t!e fles! of . And t!e s(ine!erds are muc! less uilty. (!ic! is almost a reli ion for t!em.a an. ' I !ave mentioned t!at once. bearin in mind !is ori in and !is end4 /od and . . bet(een t!em and t!e scribe (!o is bent over !is books but does not learn to be ood) I solemnly tell you t!at (e s!all see s(ine!erds amon t!e 7ust and scribes amon 4/3 . not sensuality.

t!e un7ust. * ' 0es. and do(n so muc! as if t!ey (ere (in s.i ! /od) .unis!ment already come) 1!y !ave 0ou come to torture us before t!e time) * T!e ot!er demoniac.as t!e !our of our . bot! because !is ton ue is tied and because !e is . 3ut out of t!is man. (!o (as t!e first to see t!e t(o demoniacs come to(ards +esus. I (ould say t!at !e (ants to react.. are comin to(ards us esticulatin . T!e demon continues to s..e colla. face do(n. Master of t!e (orld) 1!at !ave I ot to do (it! 0ou.eak t!rou ! t!e li.ossessed by a demon (!o causes !im to be dull(itted. . -on of t!e Most . . does not!in but t!ro( !imself on t!e round.. remains inert. * ' $r demoniacs * re. * 4/+ ..e !o(ls4 ' I entreat 0ou in t!e name of /od.s of t!e ot!er man (!o (rit!es on t!e round in a .letely naked.ed of its feat!ers.e and t!ey all look around amazed. T!ey must !ave come out of some cave on t!e mountain side. t!ere2 $ver t!ere2 T(o men com. ' T!ere. +esus.aro<ysm of terror. sto.irit. .. . Mad. T!ey are !o(lin .e t!en sits u. . attracted and re7ected at t!e same time by +esus: .ses at +esus: feet s!outin 4 ' 0ou are !ere. tormentin me. Let me o.e is runnin so fast and movin !is arms u. And one. 3ut (!at is ruinin ) * A T!ey all move a(ay from t!e side of t!e mountain because stones and eart! are rollin do(n and bouncin on t!e slo. t!at !e looks like a stran e u ly bi bird stri..o(er. (!ereas !e can but (ors!i.. (!o is runnin faster..lies +esus to t!e Iscariot. ?nclean s. rus!es to(ards +esus.layin (it! little stones and !is bare feet. o out of t!em and tell Me your name. and (ee.

lendour.i s 0ou met. t!ey run into t!e lar e !erd of . after reac!in t!e ed e of t!e cliff.ossessed t!ese men for years and t!rou ! t!em (e break bonds and c!ains.. t!rou ! t!e oak. refloat. ' At least let us o into t!e !erd of .ossess.able of !oldin t!em. * 1it! a beastly !o(l t!e demons .ointed snouts (it! terrified eyes. (oundin . 7ackal. 1e de rade man belo( a beast to mock at 0ou and t!ere is no (olf. bitin one anot!er and !url t!emselves into t!e lake. C T!e a. T!ey are a terror.art from t!e t(o (retc!ed men and in a sudden (!irl(ind.i s t!at (it! real demoniac cries be in to run.e !as 4/7 . as . !undreds of animals fall !eadlon into t!e calm (ater in a succession of s. T!e s(ine!erds are over(!elmed and dumbfounded and (!ile t!ey s!out seized by fear.ell is too !orrid2. 1e reven e ourselves on t!em for 0our anat!ema.. * ' /o out2 In t!e name of +esus. t!ey !ave but t!e (ater belo( as a s!elter. s!o(in in turn t!eir round bellies or t!eir .trees. o out2 * +esus: voice t!unders and . causin t!e (ater to sur e and foamD t!ey sink.us!in . because of us.las!es. vulture or vam.is eyes fire s. and in t!e end et dro(ned.ostles o to(ards t!e .ossessed bein s. .trees to s(ay like reeds. and (e make use of t!em to !ave 0ou cursed. (!ic! causes t!e oak. 3ut don:t cast us out. and t!ere is no stren t! of man ca. * ' /o.ire like t!ese (!ic! (e . T!e s(ine!erds run to(ards t!e to(n !o(lin .' Le ion is my name because (e are many.lace of t!e disaster and come back sayin 4 ' Not one of t!em is saved2 . !yaena. 1e !ave . (!en. .

T!e one (!o (as dumb.anion. I t!ink.done t!em a bad turn. /ive t!em some clot!es.i s . T!e t(o men are still some(!at stunned as if t!ey (ere 7ust a(akin from a sound slee. * ' 1e don:t kno( 0ou * says t!e ot!er. says4 ' I am Demetrius. At last t!ey s. T!omas ives anot!er one. Let t!em o back to t!e normal life of men. no( and o !ome. but I cannot remember very (ell. . full of ni !tmares. (!ile t!ey eat t!e bread and olives iven to t!em and t!ey drink out of Peter:s flask. Is t!is -idon) * ' -idon is on t!e sea. and is still more inert. * +esus (atc!es t!em.oke on be!alf of t!e demon. 1!o is t!is man) * asks t!e one (!o s. ' +esus of Nazaret!. man. ' /ive t!em some food. ' 0our souls kno( Me.lies calmly4 ' It is better if t(o t!ousand .e (as (it! you.eak4 ' 1!o are 0ou) * asks one. and !e .anion. * +esus re. . * ' 1!o are you) 1!y are you !ere) * !e asks !is com. * ' 1e !ave suffered very muc!.eris! t!an one man.ere you are beyond t!e lake 4/9 . T!ey cannot stay like t!at. * T!e Fealot o. /et u.ens !is ba and ives one of !is tunics. ' I do not kno(.oints at !is com.

im. be!ind t!e a.e is really leavin .. lest 0our . T!ey sa( t!e . T!e demoniac (!o !as been cured oes do(n be!ind +esus. 9art!er back. t!eir astonis!ment increases. T!ey look fri !tened and curious.at! back to t!e mout! of t!e little torrent.ostles. And t!at is t!e son of t!e !eat!en merc!ant2.latin t!eir bodies (!ic! surface more and more numerous. .o(er s!ould brin t!e mountain do(n and !url it into t!e lake. ' Lord. T!ey o do(n t!e stee. at some distance.ly. (e admit it..i s to . * ' And .le are arrivin follo(ed by t!e s(ine!erds. /o a(ay. I do not im.ose Myself on anybody * and +esus.of /alilee.i s rainin into t!e lake and are still contem. T!e citizens remain on t!e terrace (atc!in . * ' I (ill o. -ome . 3ut 0ou !ave already caused us too muc! !arm2 A dama e of many talents. t!ere are many citizens (atc!in (!et!er . ' T!at is Mark of +osia!2. because t!ey became mad (!en t!e demons entered t!em * say t!e s(ine!erds.eo.e is t!e one (!o cured t!em and caused our .. .lease. * ' 1!y am I !ere) * Nobody can re. 0ou are .e came.eris!. near t!e boats. 1!en t!ey see t!e t(o men dressed and tidy.o(erful. 4/2 ..oke follo(s .. /o a(ay. H T!e demoniac (!o s.. In t!e boats t!e assistants are terrified. (it!out furt!er discussion oes back t!e (ay .

' 1e (ill tell you later. T!is area is in need of fait!. * T!e boats de.lores4 ' Take me (it! 0ou.eak to t!em of t!e reat t!in s t!e Lord !as done to you and tell t!em !o( . t!e in!abitants of t!e to(n. t!at t!e demon may not . /o. If you do not (ant.ened) * t!ey ask. !e (ill not come.art from t!e s!ore (est(ards.e s stuck into a !u e fat bladder. 41/ . my Lord) * ' To t!e ulf of Taric!ea. /oodbye. Loosen t!e boats and let us o. -. * T!e man (!o !as follo(ed t!em. /o in . 1!ere.. * ' "omfort me at least (it! 0our blessin .e !ad mercy on you. (it! t!eir round bellies in t!e air and t!eir stiff s!ort le s like four .. Li !t t!e flames of fait! out of ratitude to t!e Lord. 3ut I bless you. $nly t!en. no( t!at !e sees t!em ettin into t!e boats. (!ic! did not (ant t!e Lord.eace. /o !ome4 your relatives are entitled to !ave you. ' 1!at !a. im.lou !in t!rou ! t!e (aters stre(n (it! t!e s(ine victims. * ' 3e not afraid. Lord. (!en t!e boats are . * ' No.more and more s(ollen. (it!dra( from t!e terrace and o a(ay..ossess me a ain.

seems to be e<tremely !a. In fact t!ey are not ent!usiastic for t!e 7ourney across t!is beautiful but (ild area. T!e a.y in t!e midst of all t!at reen and t!e t!ousand !ues of all t!e flo(ers. (!ic! a. or stand u. (!ereas it conceals . blue corollas amon t!e lar e flat leaves of t!e 411 . 1-t$ J!ne 1+4...e turns . communicatin (it! one anot!er only by castin lances. To&a )s Je !sale* fo t$e Se"on) Passo2e . (!ic! o.osite s!ore. or formin delicate blue car.atc!es of fo<tails and tares.is a.ostles. and across t!e area.(est. on t!e round. +esus. (!ic! is full of bo rass t!at ets entan led (it! t!eir feetD of reeds t!at cause a drizzle of de( to fall on t!eir !eads from t!e ed es of t!e leavesD of !azels t!at strike t!eir faces (it! t!e !ard canes of t!eir dry fruitD of (illo( trees t!e fra ile branc!es of (!ic! !an do(n every(!ere ticklin t!emD of treac!erous .s to(ards a mountain. (!ic! cree..ri !t..ink.ink. ro(in in tiny .eared to be very fertile also from t!e o.ools and so t!ick as to conceal t!e element in (!ic! t!ey !ave come u.en t!e .175. formin t!in festoons stre(n (it! li !t convolvuli of a very delicate mallo( . (!ic! a.ostles are (alkin in silence. F o* Ta #"$ea to 6o!nt Tabo .. ..uddles of (ater into (!ic! t!eir feet sink. or clin to ot!er . & +esus dismisses t!e boats sayin 4 ' I am not comin back * and follo(ed by . t!ey are in fact .s of (!ite.is ste.ets for t!e t!ousand corollas of (ater myosotises. instead. .atc!es of rass t!at seems to be ro(in on solid round.ears to(ards t!e sout!.erfect cu.lants to climb u..

iness (it! t!e ot!ers. .s ecstatically in front of t!e nests (!ic! t!e birds are buildin . of do(n of reeds....s t!ey are kee. absent. It is a more lively e<clamation of admiration before t!e livin 7e(el of a kin fis!er (!ic! flies do(n.s of !ay.ily to and fro.eakin too muc!. $nly . smiles. of flocks of (ool .. +esus admires t!e tufts of t!e (ater reeds. but I can assure 0ou t!at a boat is more comfortable. dartin from branc! to branc!. flyin !a. sin s... sorro(s. (!ic! !ad torn it from mi ratin s!ee.(ater lilies. as soft as silk and .e bends 7oyfully to (atc! t!e delicate features of fo<tails. . . All t!e ot!ers are. and s. . t!at makes t!em o.in =uiet.is !a. T!e !earts of t!e a. 1!ere is t!e (orld (it! its (ickedness. (it! t!eir beaks full of (is.eakin .is cousin +ames.icked on !ed es.erson in t!e (orld.e seems t!e !a.earled (it! de(.en t!eir mout!s. (!ic! lay an emerald veil on t!e (ater. t!e Fealot and +o!n take an interest in (!at interests +esus.ily. T!is is t!e eart! created by t!e 9at!er and not desecrated by man and man can be for otten !ere. +esus says4 ' "an t!ere be anyt!in more entle) * Peter re. 3ut in(ardly t!ey must be s..s not more entle.e sto. Per!a.. false!ood..ere it is 412 ..e does not find a favourable round. (!ic! is like t!e stillness of t!e air before a storm. s!ines.. if not !ostile. 3ut . and .e (ants to s!are . snares) T!e (orld is beyond t!is reen flo(ery oasis.ostles are tired and embittered by so muc! and t!ey react a ainst t!in s and also a ainst t!e Master by means of a stubborn silence. (!ere everyt!in scents.iest . takin a little silver fis! to its mate.lies4 ' Per!a. trillin . not to rumble. (orkin !a.

. 3ut never mind. and (e could !ave .. (e (ould be sad (it!out 0ou. concludes4 ' T!e roads belon to everybody. 9or ive our foolis!ness.assed t!rou ! t!em as (ell. * 8 ' My friends2 I am so an uis!ed and dis usted. if 0ou (is! to call it so. even if (e (ere in . ' #!i2 certainly. but (e are not comfortable.. Pella and do(n to t!e sout! * rumbles 3art!olome(. ' It (as you (!o did not (ant t!e caravan route * re.. 7ust t!e same... ' 1!ere are (e oin e<actly) * asks Peter.er.. ' 1e (ill soon be oin out of !ere and (ill find a more comfortable round.* ' I (ould . kind in its sadness.romises +esus.ostles. and I am in full a reement (it! -imon * says t!e Iscariot. ' 0ou are ri !t. because 0ou are !oly and 0ou look (it! t!e eyes of 0our !eart. 0ou can see t!e beautiful.lies +esus. And !is reat friend P!ili. 41.. I (ould !ave one a(ay from t!ere. o!2 it is al(ays beautiful for our !earts.* T!e re.. after all. moves t!e a.refer t!e track for caravans to t!is.. It is only our limbs t!at refuse * many of t!em (!is.dam. 3ut I (ould not !ave iven in to t!e /!er !esenes. even if not so cool * .. 3ut (it! 0ou.. arden. 1e are not (ort!y of 0ou. Master. 1e are coarse fles! and can only . but I (ould !ave continued beyond t!e river to /adara. 3elieve me.roac!.erceive coarse fles!.aradise.. Do not increase My rief (it! your ..ettiness2 Let Me seek some comfort in t!in s (!ic! do not kno( !o( to !ate..

.roac!in anyone. you (ould !ave rebelled.' To ive Passover to t!ose (!o suffer. do not !inder Me2 #ndeavour to understand My need to love and to be loved. * Anot!er c!orus of com. 1it!out re. As far as I am concerned. 3ut t!ey (ill dis ust Me. * ' Pray t!e Lord not to . resentful. I (ould !ave done it oin back to /alilee. also t!at and I do not (ant to u. * ' And are (e oin from !ere) 1as it not better to o from Nazaret!) * ' If I !ad su ested t!at. 3ut I could not. No( t!at t!ey com.laints rises to t!e sky.. an<ious to offend t!ose (!o offend Me and to !umble your nei !bour. 3ut I do not kno( you to be brave.oor friends. I am oin to bless +ona!:s . yes.. I !ave been (antin to do it for a lon time. * ' Afraid) A!2 No2 1e are ready to fi !t for 0ou. I kno( all t!at.ect t!at I am !ere.. I !ave but t!is solace on t!e eart!4 to love and do t!e (ill of /od.set -imon t!e P!arisee.e says4 ' Please. * ' 1e (ill be (astin a lot of time2 Passover is near2 T!ere are al(ays delays for various reasons. . and I am doin it for you. I do not kno( !o( +esus can be so . because you are afraid..ut you to t!e test.ened because it is not yet t!e time. * 414 ...atient. I (ill not dis ust t!em. 3ut I !ave to obey My Mot!er. I kno( t!at you are =uarrelsome. I (ould !ave one also by Myself and alon t!e main road and not!in (ould !ave !a. No one (ill sus.el us to o alon roads t!at (e !ave not c!osen. 3ut I feel sorry for you.

1!at a (onderful t!in 2 And t!e stars make . It makes me t!ink of /od. 413 . T!ose (ays s. Dive into t!e infinite.art of it and (ill o to Nain via #ndorD from t!ere to t!e .. 1!en (e (ere u.. on Lebanon I sa( t!e sea for t!e first time.t. * > ' $!2 It (ill be beautiful2 T!ey say t!at from t!e summit..t alon t!e +ordan or on our little sea. and I (as moved so muc! t!at I (e. t!e son of Doras. ' 1!y do you like to see it so muc!) * asks +esus caressin !im.lain of #sdraelon.. I like it so muc!2 1ill 0ou take us to see it) * +o!n be s (it! !is kind c!ildis! face raised to(ards +esus. $!2 do not lau ! at me2 I looked at t!e olden (ay of t!e sun until I (as dazzled. T!ey said4 5/od is in t!at infinite distance and t!ese are t!e (ays of fire and .urity. +o!n * says T!addeus admirin ly. 3e not afraid2. t!e -ea of Rome... and you (ill find t!e Infinite $ne.6 * ' 0ou are a .ot.. from a certain s. 3ecause it is !u e and you cannot see its end. ' I do not kno(..oke to me.. one can see t!e /reat -ea.oet. "ome. Doras.' And (!ere do (e o from !ere) I am not familiar (it! t!is area * says T!omas. until I could see not!in but (!iteness and I sa( t!em ettin lost far far a(ay. ' 1e (ill reac! Tabor. because I !ad never been any(!ere else. (e (ill coast . -o muc! blue2 -o muc! (ater2 And it never overflo(s2. (!ic! a soul must follo( to o to /od. e<ce... travellin on t!ese t(o (ays. at t!e silvery (ay of t!e moon.at!s of li !t on t!e sea.... and +o!anan are already in +erusalem.

. to(ards dark .ers..lies4 ' T!at is true..rinkled (it! a li !t .laces to take t!e Li !t t!ere. I kno( t!at it inflames my !eart. I am dreamin .. ' I (is! to o on to t!e infinite sea.. 1e (ere on t!e beac!2 I do not see t!e need to o all t!at (ay to see some more sea (ater.le..eakin in !is slee.is lovin disci.s. 0ou (is!.read (it! minute de( dro. * ' 3ut you !ave seen t!e sea also at "aesarea and at Ptolomais. of oin to(ards Rome..... +esus s..... too.iration it looks more like t!e ..eaks to +o!n:s soul. T!ey all lau !.. .eak of 0ou. After all. .e looks like a fles!. ' 1!at do you (is!) 1!at are you dreamin ) * +esus asks .is favourite disci. I (is! to o and s... !as not noticed a treac!erous .' I do not kno( (!et!er t!is is . to(ards /reece.!aired man and as it ets s. 0ou t!ink t!at it is dee.e looks in front of !imself and smiles at !is dream.etal of a rose.er and vaster.coloured rose s.le in a lo( voice and .e looks like a fat!er (!o =uestions a dear son s.* remarks +ames of Febedee.uddle and !as ot soaked. unfortunately2 * e<claims Peter.. (e (ere born on t!e (ater..oil t!e dream of . so do(ny becomes !is smoot! clear skin of a youn fair. and !e lau !s too.oetry. and =uite close. 3ut from !i ! above it is more beautiful. ' And (e are in it also no(. so t!at t!ose livin in darkness may et in touc! (it! 0ou and may live in 41+ .. to(ards ot!er lands beyond it.* and +o!n is already dreamin . 3ut +o!n re... 0ou see more and fart!er. you dream. (!o divertin !is mind for a moment to listen to +o!n. =uestionin !im so ently as not to s.

lookin at t!e youn est one s..y also (!en facin trouble.. and sin s to comfort t!e adults (!o . on t!e road of li !t to take 0ou. facin deat! smilin .is disci. (!o kno(in not!in but love.onder too muc!.. I dream t!at I am a c!ild. sin. Li !t of t!e (orld. sli !tly bent for(ard E !e reminds me of t!e racefulness of t!e %ir in Mary at t!e Annunciation in Nazaret! E +esus kisses !is fore!ead sayin 4 ' 1e s!all o and contem.communion (it! 0ou... 1!en +o!n sto.eakin .eakin (it! !is eyes covered by !is eyelids..late t!e sea... above old..tured findin ...* T!e a...ure...letely in .s s. of t!e Love t!at makes t!e (orld love and raise 0our Name.. and moves for(ard.y too. 0our 9ait!. to(ards lory (it! t!e !umility of one (!o does not kno( (!at !e is doin . fles!... I am dreamin of a better (orld.* says t!e Iscariot. t!at I may et over t!e bitterness of t!at boy:s 7ud ement.. 0ou said t!at after(ards (e s!all be oin to #ndor. 0our Doctrine above !atred.imself so com. 417 .. t!rou ! t!e kno(led e of t!e Love t!at makes ....le. like a veil t!ro(n over t!e ardour risin from !is !eart..le ood. Make me !a.ostles !ave not breat!ed durin +o!n:s ecstatic confession. and I dream of oin (it! my brot!ers on t!e sea of /od. !eroic.. as 0our Mot!er once brou !t 0ou do(n to us from . to be bettered t!rou ! t!e kno(led e of 0ou.eo.. and lookin at +esus 1!o is enra. t!at is. above everyt!in ..eaven. above t!e vices of t!e mind. ' $!2 are you still t!inkin about t!at) * asks +esus. T!ey remained still (!ere t!ey (ere.. to let you dream once a ain My future Bin dom in t!e (orld.. is !a. Love.. * A ' Lord. but kno(s only t!at !e is comin to 0ou. .

419 .late t!e sea..ears to be nearer and nearer. t!e !u e mass of (!ic! a. (!ile t!e mars!y as..lants and bus!es of clematis and blackberries.leasant si !t.* ' Take me t!ere. makin room for taller .. * ' All ri !t.. 3ut you must not be afraid of t!at (ord.. it cannot be !armful to me to see #ndor. 3ut mind it does not cause you to suffer after(ards. I tell you t!at I (ill satisfy you.. 3ut (e s!all o.ainful for !im to contem.* And t!ey resume t!e road to(ards Mount Tabor. as al(ays. but of your actions and of /od:s 7ud ement. neit!er (ere t!e ot!ers.. I feel de raded in 0our eyes and in t!e eyes of my com.. 3ut to convince you t!at you are as dear to Me as ....' 0es.* ' If it cannot be . * ' To see). al(ays. t!e ne( leaves and early flo(ers of (!ic! are a .reviously.* ' 1!y do you fret over trifles) I (as not t!inkin of t!at trifle any lon er. I t!ink of (!at 0our t!ou !ts. 0ou are a c!ild accustomed only to bein caressed and t!e (ord of a little boy seems t!e sentence of a 7ud e to you..ect of t!e round c!an es. as t!e soil becomes solid and dry and t!e ve etation t!inner. 0ou are remindin us. 1!at do you (is! to see at #ndor) It is a . and I (ill tell 0ou.oor villa e amon t!e rocks..anions. 3ut it is t!e desire of (!at one seeks to see in lookin t!at can be !armful...

to t!e to. of Mount Tabor (e sa( t!e sea and after t!e boy:s s. It is early in t!e mornin because I am under t!e im.177.. alt!ou ! at t!e be innin t!e elder ones !ad not been too keen. ' T!at is #ndor * says +esus .lain lyin bet(een t!at mountain and anot!er one facin it... ' $!2 no2 3ut if you (is! to stay. ' Let us o. * ' 3ut is it a lon (ay) * asks 3art!olome(.es of t!e Tabor... I (ill o (it! t!e Master * says +udas of Beriot! immediately. I (ould like to kno( (!at t!ere is to be seen.eec! I must admit t!at I sa( it .* says +esus. T!ey are no( (alkin on a .. because of !is a e.. my mind. ' Listen. T!e 7ourney is no( easy because t!ey are on a main road (!ic! is =uite comfortable for (alkin .ro. ' 0es2 0ou may stay.oor villa e built on t!e first !ei !ts of t!e ot!er mountain.ointin to a .* res.erly for t!e first time and I sa( it as 412 .. t!en. (!o. is not very keen on (alkin tours.onds t!e Iscariot.ostles !ave .ression t!at t!ey !ave s. talkin of t!e climb made by t!em all. & +esus and t!e a.assed Mount Tabor and left it be!ind t!em... 9rom t!e to. 1.t$ J!ne 1+4. En"o!nte &#t$ Fel#E 0$o Be"o*es Jo$n.y t!ey !ad one u. F o* Tabo to En)o #n t$e Ca2e of t$e Ne" o*an"e . ' Do you really (ant to o t!ere) * ' If 0ou (is! to make me !a. before makin u.y.ent t!e ni !t on t!e slo. 3ut no( t!ey are !a.

decoratin t!e (alls.s a (oman (!o is comin back from t!e fountain (it! . * T!ey (alk fast alon t!e last stretc! of t!e main road.im curiously. T!ere are only a fe( vines around t!e !ouses. -o) * ' 1ell.trees. in favourable sites and some a..asture t!eir flocks on t!e sides of t!e mountain and in t!e (oods of old oak. as +esus said.es (!ic!. And . Poor . ' Do you !ear t!at) 0ou !ave not yet said (!at you intend doin . I (ould like to o t!ere and !ear 0ou s. one. (!ic! are dark because t!e .le and fi .itc!ers.anions and tell us no( * says +esus invitin ly.lies im. T!ere are a fe( small fields of barley.lace is obviously a dam.trees. 8 It is a .0ou see4 (it! my !eart. T!e !ouses clin to t!e slo. beyond t!e villa e become stee. because in t!at case I (ill come even if it is tiresome.olitely4 ' I 42/ .ere. * ' In t!at case I (ill come.eo. Most of t!em must be s!e.. (!ic! takes strai !t to #ndor.e sto.lace of t!e necromancer (as * says +esus.. I (ould like to kno( (!et!er t!ere is anyt!in to learn..er. too2 * e<claims Peter full of ent!usiasm. or similar fodder rains. Master. ' Did -aul not o to #ndor to consult t!e necromancer) * ' 0es. t!en re. .oor villa e.eak of -aul.!erds (!o . (!ic! t!ey leave to follo( a secondary road.le live in t!em. -!e looks at . !e did. 3e kind to your com.. ' 1e (ill no( ask (!ere t!e .* says Peter. ' Let us o t!en.

* T!e man:s voice is !ars! and uttural. a stony lane to a very . un(illin ly.ortant t!in s to (orry about t!an suc! nonsense2 * and s!e oes a(ay.oultry scratc!in about in a dirty yard.. and T!omas make re.im not to o.. . (ait. 3ut +esus does not .. . a (ood and some caves. T!ere is one !ere (!o !as studied and . > .im.don:t kno(. ' . ' T!e necromancer).at!. (!ic! increases everybody:s feelin of uneasiness.er!a. T!ere is a . P!ili.s !e kno(s. * 421 .. ' 0es. t!e one at t!e to.. (!ere t!ere are still traces of ruined (alls on one side.. says4 ' T!is fello( is not an Israelite.e (alks (it! +udas be!ind t!e man. ' Are 0ou an Israelite) * asks t!e man. I (ill o (it! t!ese stran ers.eated si ns to +esus to advise .. I (ill o in and call !im.e starts (alkin . Peter.. * Peter. and t!e ot!ers follo( . "ome (it! me. Is t!at ri !t) * ' No.oor and s!abby lookin !ouse. 0ou !ave muddled everyt!in . * 3ut !e says no more because t!e old man comes back follo(ed by a man blind in one eye (!o is as dirty and untidy as everyt!in round !is !ouse. -aul). +esus turns to an old man (!o is carvin a bit of (ood.idated !ouse. is t!e one you are lookin for.. 1!o bot!ers about t!em no() 3ut. T!e old man says4 ' -ee) T!is man says t!at it is over t!ere beyond t!at dila.ay attention... * And t!e old man climbs laboriously u. I am.ointin at some . I !ave muc! more im.e lives !ere. a stream.

because of a (oman..eo..ected. (!ere one is alone.aid for my fli !t (it! !is life.eo. I =uarrelled (it! a Roman E I (as at "intium t!en E and I stabbed !im.. and /od allo(ed !er to be unfait!ful to me and ruin me.le.. because I read a reat deal.!y) * ' I (as a teac!er at "intium. and I cured t!e dau !ter of one of t!e uards. too. I (as free and res.rove. I breed .* ' Is it not really beautiful after(ards) * ' No. alt!ou ! I do not look like one.!iloso. 3ut I lived a lon time abroad and I ot into many !abits. 3ut I kne( !o( to cure . /od abandoned me. men 422 . is better t!an bein in contact (it! men (!o do not allo( you to be alone and come around us to !ate us.. I am better t!an t!e ot!ers. as I (as and am still !ated. 3ut freedom seems so beautiful (!en one is a . I used it to esca..risonment. and /od allo(ed me to become a convict servin a life sentence. .e died.oultry (!ic! I sell to t!e Romans and I can cure . I live accordin to t!e reality of facts.e. I lost one eye and all my (ealt! and I (as sentenced to life im.' I. * ' 1!o !ates you) * ' #verybody.. -!e (as my (ife..* ' And no() * ' No( I am not!in ... of (!ic! t!ese fools !ere disa.* ' Did you study .roselyte.le by means of !erbs. because t!e man certainly . I (as a .risoner. I acted badly.. I t!us (on !is friends!i. 1!en youn .. 3ut t!ey say t!at I am a demon. or almost.. +ail. and some freedom. And /od is t!e first. And I !ate.

(ere unfair.five years.is !and on t!e man:s s!oulder. if I could not di est it.ut in t!ere..assed t!em out (it! t!eir e<crement.en to me.. * ' A!2 A!2 0ou make me lau !. in my !ead.tuously. * ' 1!at) * ' Love..ression. Remove t!em. * ' 1!ic!) * ' Remembrance and !atred. . -ince I !ad t!e . . T!e same (ould !a. 0ou !ave still t(o t!in s t!ere. . t!ere are my t!ou !ts.enly distressed.its contem. !ere. It is in !ere t!at t!ere is not!in * and !e s. man2 Do not say t!at2 * +esus lays . 3ot! .* and !e strikes !is fore!ead and !is c!est. unless t!ey ..e lo(ers !is !ead and (it! a c!an ed voice !e asks4 ' 1!o are 0ou) * 42. and I (ill ive you somet!in ne( to .roof t!at t!e (oman (as unfait!ful to me (it! t!e Roman (ine merc!ant. 9rom bein sarcastic !e becomes very serious and t!en really sad..ty. T!e man looks at .im (it! !is only eye and (!at !e sees on t!at most s(eet and beautiful face causes !im to be struck dumb and to c!an e !is e<. 3ecome really em..ly and o. Love2 Love to me2 It is like me t!ro(in 7e(els to my c!ickens2 T!ey (ould die of indi estion.. 0our love (ould be a burden to me.* A ' No.e and t!ey destroyed me. ' 0ou are (ron . ' Rat!er. my kno(led e. T!ere is not!in left !ere.e is dee. I !ave not lau !ed for t!irty. man.

. Did you not kno( about Me.eo. I did not kno( t!is.le (it! my !atred..aradise of it. 3ut !o( many times I !ad to stru le a ainst my desire to .rison uard.. I did not kno( t!at 0ou are ood to everybody..le by means of !erbs) * ' 0es.. 9or ive me for (!at I said.laces I !ated and (as !ated and I (as afraid of bein reco nised.. 3ut I am (icked. /ive Me t!e remembrance and t!e !atred t!at make you ill and let Me .lace (!ere t!e (orld is i nored and (!ic! t!e (orld i nores.otions2. -ee) I took refu e !ere because. T!e Messia!.' +esus of Nazaret!.. as free as a snake in a forest. No( I understand (!y 0ou (ant to ive me love. also to murderers. t!e Messia! (ant to make a . it is a .ut love into your !eart2 * ' $!2 I (is! I !ad kno(n 0ou before2.oison . t!en. Did you not say t!at you cured . * ' 0ou222 * ' I. I lived to .. about /od and love...... Do you not see t!at t!ere is still some oodness in you) 0ou are not (icked... 3ut later. above all.eo..le by means of ....lace. 0our only trouble is t!at you !ave a lar e o. A cursed . 3ut (!en I killed. t!us. * ' A .. To be tolerated.... since you read so muc!) * ' I kne(...eo. * ' 0ou re ret !avin !armed t!e . (!en I (as free. * ' 3ut you did also some ood..oison .en 424 ... and 0ou. 0ou (ere certainly not born yet. 3ut I did not kno( t!at 0ou (ere alive and.aradise in every !eart.... In ot!er .. 3ecause (it!out love t!e (orld is !ell.

.art of very stron (alls. of (easels and birds in decom..!ole for (ater. 0ou may o in.settin reen lizards and ot!er u ly lookin insects. * T!e man does not say anyt!in and remains (!ere !e (as.ere it is.assin over lar e stones (!ic! must !ave been . u. 0our oodness runs out of it as blood from a (ound.lace2 * says Peter.set by t!e li !t of a branc! (!ic! +ames !as lit to ensure t!ey do not tread on scor. $nly +esus 1!o is (alkin beside !im notices t!em. My dear brot!er.* T!e man (ee. on t!e (alls of (!ic! t!ere are still raffiti si ns of t!e zodiac and similar t!in s.ostles. 3ats !an in in dis ustin bunc!es decorate t!e ceilin and an o(l. soil. . enters a lar e smoky rotto.s (it! bent !ead tryin to conceal !is tears. com.lains fla.e notices but does not say anyt!in furt!er. ' 0our Tabor and your sea (ere muc! better.osition at its feet is mi<ed (it! t!e stenc! of dun and of t!e dam. oodness (ould increase in you.is a. (!ile +esus (it! . C T!ey arrive at a cavern made of rubble and mountain caves. ' It is really a lovely .(ound. My friend.. It is .in its (added (in s and closin its u ly eyes (!ic! cannot bear t!e li !t. 3ut if someone (ould cure your (ound and !eal it.s. .erc!ed in t!e nic!e. (!ic! nobody is curin . and t!e foul smell of dead mice. my boy2 * And t!en 423 .. In a corner blackened by smoke t!ere is a nic!e and under it a !ole (!ic! looks like a ully.. u. because it (ould no lon er vanis! as it forms. T!e man endeavours to steady !is voice and says4 ' . 3e ood. * ' T!ank you.ions or as.

And +esus a rees.eared so as not to s!are (it! t!e kin t!e admiration of t!e .a:s royal !all2 * ' "ertainly. * ' .receded and follo(ed by many more.ared !im in t!e caves at #n edi and .le. At least let us o out t!ere... on t!e stones. I (ill ask 0ou =uestions. satisfy +udas at once because t!is is not. I (ould like to kno( (!et!er it is . and finally. It (as .. 1!at is it t!at you (ant to kno() * .le. in t!e suns!ine.ness and t!e stenc! * be s Peter. Double in ratitude to(ards -amuel (!o !ad annointed !im kin and (!o subse=uently disa. I (ould like to kno( (!et!er.ossible for a (oman to evoke t!e dead....e (as uilty of 7ealousy. All of t!em rave.ac!ila!. . $!2 It is better if 0ou s. ' -aul:s sin (as only one of !is sins. 1e (ill et a(ay from t!e dam. of makin attem. . David bein anot!er benefactor of !is.t on David:s life.eo.e asks +udas of Beriot!. 1!y are 42+ . Anti.e did not kill anyone !ere. I (ould like to kno( (!et!er and (!y -aul sinned comin !ere.e (as uilty of rievin !is benefactor -amuel by lackin in c!arity.e killed !is soul in !ere.eak. * ' It:s a lon story.addressin +esus4 ' Master. .. * ' A ainst (!om) . !e finis!ed killin it. .e (as several times un rateful to David (!o saved !im from /oliat! and s..eo. T!ey sit as best t!ey can on t!e ruins of t!e (alls.e (as uilty of many acts of disobedience and of scandalisin !is . of t!e crime !e committed !ere... ' 1ell..

you lo(erin your !ead) * ' I am t!inkin .eak. Master. * ' 1e al(ays !ear someone talk of ma icians. I (anted to see (!et!er I could discover anyt!in . (!ic! are necessary. em. I t!ou !t t!at by comin !ere a little of t!e ma ic of one by days (ould assume .irits..ly to you (it! eternal (ords. I can see t!at. ' 3e =uiet. believe me.o( did you realise t!at you 427 .e is not mad. too... it (ill al(ays e<ist. T!en t!eir eyes (ere o.. * ' I kno( t!at your . Let !im s.. And /od said4 :.le in order to attract t!em. 1!at are you t!inkin of) 1!y did you (ant to come) 0ou must admit it (as not out of mere curiosity of a sc!olar.eo.leasin to t!e eye. for !el.. * ' 0es. in order to . .. because t!ey are (ords of t!e 3ible and t!e 3ible (ill e<ist as lon as man e<ists.clot!s.resent desire is a sincere one.erform e<ce.o(er..ossession of me and make me reater. seein t!at t!e fruit of t!e tree (as ood to eat and .o(er.ened and t!ey realised t!at t!ey (ere naked and t!ey made t!emselves loin. 3ut I (ill re.. 3ut (e must ask for . * H ' 0ou are t!inkin . In 0our interest.loyed to defend t!e trut! or scorned at. took it and ate it and ave some to !er !usband.. I (ould like to kno( !o( it is done. 0ou are 0ou and 0ou do t!in s by means of 0our . evoked s. 3elieved or mocked at. I t!ink t!at since (e are destined to amaze .. (e s!ould be.* ' Are you mad) 1!at are you sayin ) * s!out many.. some!o(.tional deeds. necromancers. necromancers. It is (ritten4 5And #ve.

3ut t!e .arate t!e livin from t!e dead.6 And in t!e book of -aul. necromancy.erform t!an your oodness and My . 1!o does not obey t!e voice of t!e Lord.. but for !oliness. so t!at t!e sources of (ickedness may not be o.:6 -on.eo. do not stretc! your !and to(ards t!e forbidden fruit. Many . I am lad t!at you disclose your !umanity.o(erful to attract 429 . It is im.o(er enable you to . (!ile t!ey are on t!e eart!.le.elled t!em from t!e arden of deli !ts.ur.ened for you and you may realise t!at you are 5naked6.e e<. And t!e Lord !as forbidden occultism. (!ic! s!ould be as bri !t as t!in s comin from /od. $ne t!in only is to be acce.(ere naked) $nly because you ate of t!e forbidden fruit:. like (!at you like.lained by man:s reason or cannot be done by man:s .eo.oison s!ould con=uer you.ted (it! !oly fait!4 /od.ellent in your !umanity mi<ed (it! satanism. con7urin me u. Do not feel mortified. lest its satanic .o(er. it is (ritten4 5-amuel a. 1!y do you (is! to amaze . Avoid t!e occult and (!at cannot be e<.. because you did not obey t!e voice of t!e Lord.erform) Do not crave for sin.le by means of obscure . Do not disturb t!e deceased. 1!at more do you (is! to kno( t!an t!e 1ord already tells you) 1!at more do you (is! to .) 1!y do you consult me (!en t!e Lord !as abandoned you) T!e Lord (ill deal (it! you as I told you.ose of your desire4 5to be .set t!eir second life.earin said4 :1!y !ave you disturbed me. Do not be curious to kno( ultramundane t!in s. if t!ey are (ise. Naked4 re. son. too many.lained. satanism in all its forms.rodi ies) Amaze t!em t!rou ! your !oliness. loses t!e Lord. venerate t!em by obeyin t!em also after t!eir deat!.rudent even to o near it. And . Listen to t!em.. 3ut do not u. Do not be an<ious to rend t!e veils (!ic! se. 3ut avoid (!at is not /od and (!at cannot be e<.

T!e man blind in one eye is still t!ere.retendin t!at .eo.at! t!ey !ad (alked u. (!ic! is as s(eet as 0our eyes.eak and to (ork t!e !oly ma ic of c!an in myself. 3ut t!ey are t!e (in s of a ni !t bird.e does not notice t!at !is face is flus!ed because of t!e many tears !e !as s!ed.lace. I am still !ere.irit. my dead soul as t!e necromancer evoked -amuel for -aul.raise for !er. for you4 your !onest !ome. 3y t!e sim. I con7ure !er u.. 1!at do you (ant to tell Me) * ' +esus. t!e recollection of !is mot!er and t!e Master:s . No.* ' "ome (it! Me. Let us et a(ay from t!e stenc! of t!is . c!eer +udas. I must . t!en..eaceful it is2 * As usual.le breeze caused by fla.ronounce 0our Name..uts (in s on it..* ' No. ' 0es.. and as !oly as 0our voice. Put (in s as bri !t as t!e sun. I (ill follo( 0ou if 0ou allo( me. My dear +udas. Master2 I (as (ron ...in t!em you (ill attract !earts and (ill lead t!em in your (ake to /od. 0ou !ave been an in=uirer. . "ome. T!e (orld (ill al(ays be full of t!em. I !ave somet!in to tell you. of con7urin u. "an (e o) * ' 0es.o( . (in s of an an el on your s. I T!ey come out of t!e ruins and t!ey be in to descend t!e .le to Me6 removes a !eavy (ei !t from t!at !umanity and ...reviously. . 0ou !ave iven me 422 . and after(ards (e (ill o to your mot!er:s.. Let us o to(ards t!e sun2 In a fe( days it (ill be Passover. ' Are you still !ere) * asks +esus . your !oly mot!er. I find t!at to !ave t!e stren t! to s.

I (as 9eli<2 1!at an irony2 3ut ive me a ne( name. me to come out of my deat!. Is it not so) * ' 0es.articular. My friends. +udas. T!at my . I !ave realised t!at t!ere is still a little !umanity in my !eart. if 0ou (is! so.* ' 0es.ast may be really dead. 0our love. like t!e life of a ne(. * ' 0es. (!ic! is for iveness.born baby after a difficult birt!. Later you (ill follo( Me (it! My disci. +udas.les. * ' 1!at name (ill 0ou ive me) * ' A name dear to Me4 +o!n. I am not entirely a beast. .. I (ill leave (!at I !ave to t!e . 3ecause you are race ranted by /od.is a. T!rou ! you. but it lacks form and ener y. * +esus turns round and calls . +ust ive me love and bread.a ne( life.. !as tau !t me. My friend.. It still stru les in t!e ri. * ' I.ostles. and I can still love and be loved. a soul is comin to 4. I (ill follo( 0ou like a stray do . of (icked old !abits.. (!ic! finally finds a master. * ' "ome.../ . * ' T!en. for t!e time bein . I (ill be 0our slave. ' I t!ank you. My friend.oor. and you in . 3ut (!at about your !ouse) * ' I !ave no !ouse any lon er. 3ut do not leave me alone. My friend. * ' 1ill 0ou take me (it! 0ou) * ' 0es. for ive and be for iven. t!rou ! you all. take me (it! 0ou.el.

. too. I (ill immediately re7ect anyone (!o s!ould s. 3e !a.. . 0ou (ill find me at t!e door of my !ouse.ose and .e is comin (it! us until (e can entrust !im to our brot!er disci. on t!e t!res!old..1 . * ' 0es. .er!a. !earted.ur. (earin a clean dark tunic and a mantle to matc! it.et..les.y because you !ave found a !eart and bless /od (it! Me.* ' I understand you..ast to anybody. ' And no( t!at (e are by ourselves I order you.ere is a ne( disci.. $!2 I re7oice because of t!e 7oy no( in . .y.e seems anot!er man. o.. !e kisses it (ee.le./od. .. -o muc!. !e takes a (!ite !en. * T!e man runs a(ay. and t!is is an order. a . t!ey understood me. . * 3ut t!e T(elve do not really look very !a. 3ut my c!icken al(ays loved me. * J T!ey reac! t!e !ouse.e closes t!e door and t!en.. ' Let us o. and I love you.e allo(s us to o a(ay after ac!ievin a su. (!at is stran e in a man (!o mi !t be considered !ard.s !is . ' If 0ou do not mind I (ill o a!ead.eak to t!em and. and for ive me.in and lays it do(n.. I (ill 4. I used to s.ernatural deed.eaven for t!e ne( convert..eak or be unc!aritable to our redeemed brot!er. Is t!at clear) And see !o( ood t!e Lord is2 1e came !ere for a !uman .air of ne( sandals and carryin a lar e !aversack over !is s!oulder. T!e man is t!ere. to be kind to !im and not to mention !is . 3ut out of obedience and kindness t!ey (elcome !im. (!ic! s=uats tamely in !is !ands..

I (as a ta< collector.. loves an animal (!ic! !as been more fait!ful to !im t!an men. after t(enty years of im. 1e are not absent.* ' $!2 I kno(2 I can feel it2 T!at is (!y I am comin . 0ou (ill !ave so muc! to do2 And.2 .en in a flo(ery meado(. ' 0es..minded c!ildren (!o .. me. you (ill do it very (ell. 3ut you may rest assured. e<. Matt!e(.en. 1e kno(.risoner. 9or et your .er. in a . T!ank you.lant and do not see facts.im * says Matt!e(.lace to t!e o.assin from a dark foul smellin . And t!ey are very dear to Me. too.ass near t!e !armful fruit and t!e bendin . because t!ey kno( !o( to understand .lace full 4.orted. No( I am an a. my friend.oor !earts. my Lord. a sinner. t!at everyt!in is cancelled by servin ....... Is t!at ri !t) * ' T!anks to 0our oodness... And (e kno( all about it. !e (as a le. I felt somet!in similar (!en I came out. but in t!e o..orts4 ..ast.* ' 0es. 3ut be indul ent to a man (!o. 3ecause (e kno( (!at a relief it is to be su.le !o( to avoid it. Peace and a ne( yout! take over from old vices and !atred.eo. T!e (orld is in front of us.erienced as you are. $nly . at lon last free. 1e can avoid evil and teac! ot!er . -ee) T!is man (as more t!an a . And (e can strai !ten u.ive you all t!e love t!at t!e (orld denied you in t!irty.ostle.. of a (ild mountain. come !ere and you. And t!is one.eace remains * says t!e Fealot.. ' T!at:s true2 Guite true2 0ou (ill !el. I feel as if I (ere .im.ed one stormy evenin E on t!e to.. t!ose (!o bend. And (e kno( 1!o su. five years. -imon.risonment and brutal (ork in t!e mines in Anatolia and I found myself E I esca.

Take care of my little !ens.oken to t!e Lord2 1omen2 Men2 T!e Messia! is !ere2 * .. It:s t!e key of my !ouse. 3ut no( t!ey !ave been s!aken off2. #!i2 Man2 * K T!e old man rus!es to(ards t!em and is dumbfounded seein t!e fello( blind in one eye clean. I cannot stay. for ood.erty.rofit.. I bless you in t!e name of +esus.mout!ed. and may /od re(ard you for it. +esus says4 ' 0es.... -ome s!out4 ' -tay !ere2 * and ot!ers4 ' 1!ere are 0ou oin ) At least tell us (!ere 0ou are oin .. Do (!at you like (it! my . * ' T!e Nazarene2 0ou2 Mercy2 I !ave s.e screams like an ea le and . and look after my c!icken.en. 9reedom2 3ut no( it is better2 #veryt!in is more sublime2 I !ad not been in c!ains for fifteen years.ro.. take t!is. ' 3less us2 3less us2 * t!ey s!out.e takes t!e key and stands o.. * T!e old man is astonis!ed.ere. fear and solitude (ere still like c!ains to me..of suns!ine at da(n. 0ou !ave iven me a family.. * 4. * ' To Nain. Treat t!em (ell.. .eo.. I am oin a(ay. .. too. 3ut !atred..ere (e are at t!e !ouse of t!e old man (!o brou !t 0ou to me. do as !e told you and I (ill be rateful to you. A Roman comes every -abbat! and buys e s. and covered (it! scented (oods.le rus! from every(!ere.. . (earin ne( clot!es and smilin .. I am rateful to you because you are my benefactor.. 0ou (ill make a . ' .

* ' Lovely.revented me from becomin mad. * T!ey o to(ards t!e main road and take it. you cannot... your books. My friends after and at t!e same time as t!e c!icken. * ' #!2 -cience is !eavy2 $f course2 And (!o likes it. e!) * ' T!ey .4 .' 1e (ill follo( 0ou.. and some books.oetry.art (it! t!em.. can you. your friends. you to discuss of /od (it! t!e !eat!ens. 3ut you cannot do everyt!in at once. !istory. (!o is (alkin near +esus and can !ardly carry !is !aversack. I could not . believe me.. No. certainly lovely. Do 0ou mind) * ' "ome..e is 1isdom2 * ' And /oodness.s I (ill be able to . * ' #!2 0ou must be fond of t!em2 1!at books are t!ey) * ' P!iloso. * ' $!2 .. T!ey may !el. &L T!e man. Messia!) * ' "all Me Master.o( free 0our t!ou !t is from all restrictions2 * +esus smiles and Peter e<claims4 ' No (onder2 . ' My clot!es.lace (!ere you (ill be able to kee. And are you learned) * 4. 3ut I (ill let you !ave a .art (it! t!em. dra(s Peter:s curiosity. do you t!ink you (ill be able to carry t!em (it! you) * ' Per!a. 3ut t!ey are !eavy. Peace and blessin to t!ose (!o remain !ere.!y. ' 1!at !ave you ot in t!ere t!at is so !eavy) * !e asks. 3ut.. /reek and Roman .

And take my ra s.. I !el.oetry in it. too.. (ould you mind ivin me your sack for a little (!ile) In any case. and my erudition ends t!ere.* ' T(enty years in a mine breaks your back. /ive t!em to me. my friend2 * and Peter smiles !umbly and frankly. I am a fis!erman.le.. 3ut (!y do you (ant to toil) * ' 3ecause t!e Master !as tau !t us to love one anot!er like brot!ers.. T$e Son of t$e 0#)o& of Na#n. my . * ' 0ou are ri !t.eo. A false man is a delin=uent. -ay. 14t$ J!ne 1+4. And a very difficult one to learn. * 17+.' Me) $!2 Most learned. My ba is not !eavy. * ' And I like you. ' 0ou are an !onest man. our +esus.ortance in t!e 4. I for ive everyt!in . * ' A delin=uent.. I t!ink you are findin it difficult.oetry and t!e ot!er t!in you mentioned. my +esus. 3ut I am a rut!less enemy of false . It is a science you learn by yourself..e. no .. & Nain must !ave been a to(n of some im.. My !istory. 3ecause you are sincere. you may be sure t!at I (ill not run a(ay (it! books. T!ey make me sick. 0ou are ri !t.. everybody. Also (!en you accuse yourself. I can tell an allice from a car.3 . T!ere is no !istory. is . I like you.

' $r it is .ers and similar eastern dis.arates t!e rou. because of t!e s!ades t!ey !ave used.ostles and t!e ne( convert. ' -!all (e o and see. after crossin a little river. because t!ey are concealed by !ills (!ic! form an arc! s!a. but is (ell built.ermon and its villa es. surrounded by its (alls. And as t!e main road runs strai !t to one of t!e to(n ates.lies +o!n.ossible to see (!at is !a.enin in t!e inner side of t!e (alls.ermon. at most.robably a vir in * re. commandin a very fertile . ' $!2 It must be a boy. Master) * ask many.ed like a =uestion mark in t!e east.leasant !ill. (!ic! flo(s into t!e +ordan. it is .eakin to t!e a. 3ut neit!er t!e +ordan nor its valley can be seen any lon er.en because it is broad dayli !t. And t!ere is no myrtle eit!er.ostles from t!e (alls4 about t(o !undred yards.. let us o * says +esus condescendin ly. It is not a lar e to(n. -ee !o( many flo(ers and ribbons t!ere are on t!e bier * says +udas of Beriot! to +o!n. lyin on a lo( . 1!o is s. ' 0es. (!ic! is (ide o. And many of t!e in!abitants of #ndor are already rus!in to see. T!us +esus.. $ne arrives !ere comin from #ndor.east.days of +esus. (it! a reat noise of (ee. sees a funeral comin to(ards t!em.* says 4. an offs!oot of t!e Little .im talkin to one anot!er animatedly. of t!e a. ' No.lain (!ic! stretc!es to(ards t!e nort!. it is certainly a youn man.. Many in!abitants of #ndor (alk be!ind . $nly a s!ort distance se.+ . +esus follo(s a main road (!ic! links t!e lake re ion to t!e .lays.

t!e kindness of 1!ose eyes is so dee. directs . It is not . (!o is no( sobbin louder because t!e funeral is about to turn to(ards t!e o. envelo. (!ic! blo(n by a entle breeze li !tly touc! t!e immobile cor. T!e funeral comes out to t!e ot!er side of t!e (alls.us!es . !is ood keen eyes (ellin u. sym. t!e mot!er moans4 ' $!2 no2 3e careful2 My boy !as suffered so muc!2 * and s!e raises !er tremblin !and to caress t!e ed e of t!e bier. (it! tears (!is. as to be unbearable.ers4 ' -!e is t!e mot!er.ers4 ' If it (ere I2 $!2 Poor mot!er of mine.s on a stone or rise in t!e round or stumbles and causes t!e bier to s!ake. T!e only sincere tears in all t!at farce of mourners.se.se.im aside resolutely. * 3ut !e is not t!e only one (!ose eyes are s!inin (it! tears at t!e si !t.is ste.orted by relatives or friends. And as s!e is unable to do anyt!in else.3art!olome(. (!en s!e sees t!at +esus 4.ulc!re.at!etic...7 .ed in banda es and covered by a s!eet. Andre(. (ee. And (!en a bearer tri.. (!ic! is carried s!oulder !i ! by t!e bearers.* 8 +esus. and even t!e ever merry T!omas !ave tears in t!eir eyes.s to(ards t!e bier. only because of its outline and t!at it is t!e body of a fully ro(n . s!e kisses t!e veils and t!e ribbons. $ne understands t!at t!ere is a cor. . +o!n. because it is as lon as t!e bier.in . +udas Iscariot (!is.ly moved. T!e mot!er. Also t!e Fealot. su. T!ey are all dee.erson. Peter. A veiled (oman is (alkin beside it.ossible to see (!at t!ere is on t!e bier.en se.

lo(erin . . I t!ink4 ' Daniel2 * +esus. T!e offs. mot!er.e touc!es t!e bier sayin to t!e bearers4 ' -to. sits u. * ' . on t!e little bed and calls4 ' Mot!er2 * . stands u.is ri !t one . and I am a (ido(. s!ould see !er offs. ' I kno(. orders in t!e full stren t! of .e calls !er (it! t!e 4.se. ' Do not do t!at2 Do not (ee. t!e . I (onder (!at s!e is afraid of in !er rief. * +esus takes !er !ands clenc!in t!em firmly in .e is my only son2 1!y s!ould !e die.2 * > T!e dead boy.osin ly bri !t.ulls it back uncoverin t!e cor.is. and . !e (as so ood and dear.. T!e mot!er s!outs !er rief and t!e name of !er son.ut t!e bier do(n.o(er of miracle s!inin ma7estically on . envelo.(ants to touc! t!e bier.eris!. ot!er(ise (!y (as my (omb torn to ive birt! to a man) * and s!e strikes !er abdomen (ildly and des. -!e s!outs4 ' . still clenc!in t!e mot!er:s !ands in . 1!y) * T!e cro(d of t!e !ired mourners mourn more loudly..9 .is voice4 ' 0oun man2 I tell you4 et u. !e (as my 7oy. (!ile (it! . +esus takes t!e s!eet coverin t!e dead boy and .e is yours.ed in banda es as !e is.e is mine2 * and looks at +esus (it! starin eyes.rin .rin must live.is ri !t !and. . mot!er.is eyes im.erately.is face. and not I) It is not 7ust t!at s!e (!o !as borne a c!ild.is left !and. * T!e bearers obey and lo(er t!e little bed (!ic! rests on its four le s. formin a c!orus (it! t!e mot!er (!o continues4 ' 1!y !e.

makin use of t!e same banda es. !e looks at t!e lovin rou. my Lord) * +esus turns . +udas Iscariot sees . my son..im to t!e bier. 3less t!is . and kneelin do(n s!e says4 ' 0ou. Im.. s!e su.2 .y.in for t!e banda es..s.e (ee.ossible2 T!e cro(ds rivet . ' .is tears and asks4 ' 1!y are 0ou (ee. endeavourin to be =uick. no lon er a bier.lorin c!ildis! moanin re. on (!ic! t!e mot!er !as t!ro(n !erself ro.oly man 1!o !as restored you to life and to your mot!er * and s!e bends to kiss +esus: tunic (!ile t!e cro(d sin !osannas to /od and to .* T!e brief conversation dra(s t!e (oman:s attention to !er 3enefactor. As s!e !as not clot!es to .is face to(ards !im and says4 ' I am t!inkin of My Mot!er. caressin !im all t!e time. * And +esus makes t!e esture of (it!dra(in .s !im in it. and t!ey do so (it!out bot!erin about t!e sticky balms.stammerin fri !tened voice of a terrified c!ild.in . I ive !im to you in t!e name of /od. . (!ic! t!e mot!er removes from !is dear face and !ands. !im to et rid of t!e sudarium. s!e takes off !er mantle and envelo. And be !a...el. and .is Messia!. -!e takes !er son by t!e !and.e is yours.. too. (oman. 1!o by 4.. +esus looks at !er.ut on !im.eats4 ' Mot!er2 Mot!er2 * T!e sudarium and banda es are undone and mot!er and son can embrace eac! ot!er. close to et!er on t!e ed e of t!e little bed.. (!ile t!e im..orts !im because !is limbs are still some(!at numb.

' Please come and stay under my roof. I t!ank you 7ust t!e same.is .. .* ' #<actly.le2 . A A man rus!es to(ards +esus and bo(s dee.e is 1!o (orked t!e miracle.ly to .. * ' -o you mean t!at you are entitled to !ave Me. I am oin (!ere ot!er un!a.is Messen er2 3lessed be +esus.ro rammed. T!e cro(d follo( and . e<ultin in t!eir love.eo. I (ill (ait for 0ou.y . * 44/ .le are (aitin for Me.allelu7a!2 * At last +esus can steal a(ay and enter t!e to(n. if I !ad arrived !ere only one !our later. * ' In a fe( !ours it (ill be sunset and t!is is 9riday.e only says4 ' As 0ou said. Man. t!at is (!y I must reac! My !altin . 3lessed be t!e Messia!. * ' I am t!e !ead of t!e syna o ue. -on of David2 A reat Pro. I (ill certainly come a ain and I (ill be (it! you in Nain for several days.im. * ' I cannot.t t!ose .eo. 3ut do not kee. Passover .ursue .allelu7a!2 . t!at (oman (ould not !ave !ad !er son restored to !er. because t!e a.revents Me from makin any sto. .le of #ndor !ave taken u.ostles and t!e .eo. * T!e man does not insist any more.no( is (ell kno(n for (!at . And t!e cro(ds e<claim4 ' 3lessed be t!e /od of Israel. Do not be so selfis! as to delay t!eir 7oy.im.!et is risen amon us2 /od !as really visited .lace before sunset.on t!emselves to tell 1!o .. e<ce.e is. No( let Me o. Me back.

. a. Jes!s Sta1s at 6#"a$'s.iration. o (it! your brot!er to inform our friends. Doras: men. .le of #ndor. /o back to your !omes. And you. My friends.e can only see t!e fertile fields.ears amon t!e 441 .ers. In t!e meantime +esus . ' Let us =uicken our . 1. /od !as s.eace and blessin s.eo. * ' I (ill o indeed. to !ave all your !earts restored to /oodness. Peter. a face.ace. to(ards #sdraelon. * Peter stresses t!e (ord ' son *.o(er of love. & T!e sun is settin in a red sky (!en +esus comes in vie( of +o!anan:s fields.t$ J!ne 1+4. 3ut . * A last c!orus of !osannas. 1+9. Peace to you and to t!e citizens of Nain. F o* Na#n to Es) aelon.e crosses t!e to(n dia onally and oes out into t!e country. also to see (!et!er t!e son !as really one a(ay. Also to you. #ndeavour.roceeds at a slo(er .oken to you t!rou ! t!e miracle. At last. And !e oes a(ay. . (et (it! .ace. in (!ic! t!e ears of rain are already (ell formed. t!rou ! t!e . before t!e sun sets. lookin around to see (!et!er any of +o!anan:s men are about.' 0es.. T!en t!e cro(ds let +esus o and .

. !e ave us a lamb t!is year and (ill allo( us to o to t!e Tem. 1!ere are your com.easant runs out of t!e vineyard and .en to !im.. * T!e man is in !is sevent! !eaven of deli !t because !e !as been treated as a man and as an Israelite..ened to Doras may !a.. T!ey are a 442 . ' Peace to you. too. 0ou (ill be our uest.orc!ards.erty... and !e is not a fool. and !e is afraid. but (e (ill run all t!e (ay.rostrates !imself at +esus: feet.e is afraid t!at (!at !a.* says +esus smilin ... (!at (it! t!e 7oy.. as far as I kno(.vine. 1e (ill be in +erusalem. In t!e a.. +ust ima ine...ro. And t!anks to 0ou...anions) * ' $ver t!ere..e !as iven us only si< days.. +o!anan (as informed of your visit.. (!ic! are instead so beautiful t!is year... ' #!2 no2 0ou !ave done a reat deal.. .le2 . In any case..leaves and an e<clamation is !eard4 ' $!2 3lessed Lord2 * and t!e .* ' In t!at case 0ou !ave not seen t!em. ' I !ave done not!in . (ill 0ou not) T!e master is not !ere and (e can (elcome 0ou..ave 0ou seen Doras: fields) * ' I !ave come from Nain. Isaia!2 * ' $!2 0ou remember also my name) * ' It is (ritten in My !eart. . Doras. and t!ese ones !ere.e is afraid and. -tand u.le. it is better. 3ot! (it! re ard to !is life and to !is . 3ut I (ill tell t!em at once.. Ima ine2. and t!e fields of Doras.. * ' $f (!at) * ' . (!at (it! t!e fear.

. no fruit..easants.roceeds on !is (ay and be ins to s!out4 ' $!2 Master2 T!ere is no one left2 T!ey are all ne( faces..eak of 0ou2 T!at (ill be difficult2 Also +o!anan said so to us.. like someone im.com. %ines and orc!ards (it!ered.im t!at I treat you (ell..6 $f course. like -odom and /omorra!.ere are t!e ones (!o . It is (orse t!an t!e -alt -eal.: I do not (ant to be cursed. !e can see (!at t!ese fields are like after 0ou blessed t!em. MT!e man (!is.* ' 3ut t!ey are no lon er !ere2 Did 0ou not kno() Doras.lou !ed t!e field for me..eak of t!e Nazarene...: It (ould be useless. must not s. everyt!in is dead. !as scattered t!em or dismissed t!em.eak of 0ou.. $n t!e contrary I say to you4 :3e ood as t!e Nazarene certainly teac!es you and tell .artin a secret concernin somet!in dreadful. or t!ey (ill be las!ed..laces (!ic! belon to !im..easants !ere. I (ill s!o( 0ou.lete ruin. * ' 1!at did !e say) * ' . $!2 . too. because you (ould do it 7ust t!e same and I do not (ant to lose you by las!in you to deat! like untameable animals. "ome. And everyt!in is laid (aste2 . Dead. I am oin to see t!ose .. Not to s.ers t!at in a lo( but clear voice. and t!e ones !e sent to t!e ot!er country .. t!e son of Doras. * ' It is not necessary.e could very (ell do (it!out any . no fodder..* and t!e man runs to meet Peter and Andre(. . 8 3ut Peter reets !im briefly and . and (!at t!e ones 0ou cursed are like.* 44...N T!ey are all ruined2 T!ere is no !ay.e said4 5I am not so foolis! as Doras and I (ill not say to you4 QI do not (ant you to s.

s!akin branc!es under (!ic! t!ey . Also t!e arden. vineyards are (it!ered. All (e need is a barn to slee. ' T!e !and of t!e /od of -inai is a !eavy one * (!is. * ' 3ut come and see2 1!at a si !t..lies bet(een !is teet!4 ' Moles.o( ri !t you are2 * but . .e does not say anyt!in . a. as if t!e roots !ad been cut by a sa(.orc!ard near t!e !ouse looks like a desolate dyin (ood.easants (ander to and fro u. (!ic! break like dry (ood as soon as t!ey are touc!ed and some times fall off t!e main branc!..ressive (!en com. snails.ared to t!e fruitfulness of t!e ot!ers. (orms.easant re..anions.o( did it !a.illars. crus!in cater. I !ave enou ! food. 9ields and meado(s are dry and barren. Tell your com. t!e folia e and fruit of trees are com. 3ut do not o to any trouble. vineyards and orc!ards is most strikin and t!e ruin of t!e cursed fields seems more im. T!e .(orms and t!e like.en) * A . I (ill come back soon. 444 . but o a(ay2 T!e ste(ard is fait!ful to Doras.* +esus . s!oots. * T!e si !t of Doras: fields is really distressin .!ides and ot!er ..letely destroyed by millions of insects of all kinds. T!e contrast (it! +o!anan:s fields. locusts. Isaia! told Me.. +esus makes a esture as if to say4 ' .arasites (!ic! cover t!e leaves and eat a(ay t!e .' I kno(.ers -imon t!e Fealot.lant until it dies.lace basins full of (ater to dro(n little butterflies..rootin (eeds. eart!..e only asks4 ' . T!ey endeavour to find a si n of life in t!e vine. in and your love.leases !im after sayin to Isaia!4 ' I (ill stay (it! you.

y t!ey surround t!eir Messia! and take ..easants are comin tomorro(. T!e -abbat! rest be ins. 3ecause it is im. * +esus makes t!e esture of blessin and oes a(ay.le.le. (e (ill come to Mica!:s !ouse.rayer.road.. * ' $f course.. says4 ' 1e (ill reac! 0ou tomorro(.easants of +o!anan are t!ere and 7oyful and !a.eak as best (e can.... Anot!er .* +esus si !s and oes a(ay..Don:t cause us trouble. 1e s. from Isaac. And t!e more (e suffer. t!e more (e are forbidden.eak of 0ou.. * T!e sun is settin (!ile +esus enters a kitc!en blackened by smoke.eak of 0ou. 3ut !o( many t!ere are in t!is .eak of 0ou.* ' I (ill see to t!em as (ell.eo.ray.oor .e !e may save it. over t!ere) * ' 0es.lain (!o are in need of kno(in .oor d(ellin s.... (!en t!e !yenas o to .... and (!at (e learned from 0ou in Tis!ri. ' Did 0ou see. all t!e .easant. t!e more (e s. of kno(in 0ou at least. I did..tree eart!in it u. (e tell (!at (e !eard from +ona!. And may you be blessed for (!at you do.ossible not to s.. t!ey drink t!e essence of life every -abbat!. (!o often comes to see us. T!ose ... 443 . (!o is bent under an a. and yet t!ey cannot come !ere..e oes back to t!e cross. (!en t!e ste(ard oes to +ezreel for t!e . in t!e !o. and (e s. > 1!en . 1e do t!at every -abbat!. Doras: .im to t!eir .

easants of t!is area * says +esus to t!e Iscariot. common . (!ic!. (omen.im instead of .6 And Doras s!outed like a demon4 5It (as t!is ditc! t!at saved you. T!ey are 7ars rat!er t!an am.1+1. T!ey o to(ards a t!ick vineyard.ossible to see t!e road or t!e roads comin from +ezreel. .!oras. T$e Pa able of R#"$ D#2es. L#ttle Jabe3.im.t full of (ater (it!.ots from (!ic! it is . +o!anan said4 5It is your fat!er:s fault if everyt!in is ruined. !o(ever. 14t$ J!ne 1+4. !e s!ould !ave been afraid of ... If !e did not (ant to adore . * T!e . (!o usually !andles t!e. are not very small. men and c!ildren follo( t!em. T$e Sabbat$ at Es) aelon. at t!e end of +o!anan:s . 3eyond it t!ere is a lar e ditc! (!ic! is ke. ' -ee) +o!anan =uarrelled (it! Doras over t!is ditc!.e calls also Peter and -imon and sends t!em to meet t!e men of Doras (it! instructions to sto. (!ic! is already all covered (it! ne( leaves. MPlease do not take my estimate as an article of fait!N.ay for (!at !e borro(ed today from t!e . and (!ic! must be full of (ine.ossessions. T!en +esus calls Andre( and +o!n and sends t!em to t(o s. I (onder. t!em at t!e boundary bet(een t!e t(o estates.ro.!oras and contain about ten litres eac!. . 44+ . !o( muc! (ork..erty.rovokin . T!e men are carryin t(o small am. & ' /ive Mica! enou ! money so t!at tomorro( !e may .im.easants of +o!anan.e t!en says to +ames and +udas4 ' Take t!e foodstuffs and come (it! Me.

oor .. -it around Me.e takes t!e foodstuffs . and (e (ill !ave a (eddin ban=uet. T!is (ater). cooked (!ole.rice. from (!ic! .e takes some loaves of bread !andin t!em to t!e amazed . * +esus beni nly listens to all t!e confidential information. .erty ruined. "ome !ere. and a little kid or lamb.ened.e divides amon 447 . (!ile (aitin for Doras: . believe me.e is a 7ust man6 +o!anan s!outed back. .6 5. My friends..lied4 51!y is all your .6 And Doras s!outed a ain4 51!ic! .easants. And +o!anan re. (!en .ent a lot of money to divert t!e torrent. T!e /room is (it! you today..rostrate t!emselves on t!e round as soon as t!ey see +esus in t!e s!ade of a tree. T!e syna o ue is !ere today and I am your !ead of it. (!o arrive (it!out any delay and .unis!ment. cooked ve etables.es t!at !e (ill be able to buy everyt!in .easants of Doras. 0ou (ent beyond t!e limit..roves t!at +esus is a demon.e (as so envious of Doras.T!e insects did not cross it. 9rom anot!er basket . (!ile t!ey !ad breat!. * And +esus uncovers a basket. And t!ey continued for some time.reviously your fields (ere t!e nicest ones in #sdraelon) It:s /od:s .. because Doras (ill end u.er and told us (!at (e told 0ou yesterday..ro. and !e made t!em dee.. ' Peace to you. 3ut first I (is! to be t!e fat!er of your family.y t!at it !a. t!en. (!ic! .e no( !o. After all.. !e is !a. by sellin everyt!in at a very lo( . Later +o!anan s.e !as been able to find4 c!eese.. t!at I may ive you some food. and to di more ditc!es on t!e boundary line bet(een !im and !is relative.. to find ot!er under round (ater sources. It !as been !ere all t!e time and t!at is not (!at saved me.

.ointin to +o!anan:s men. . ' . t!e like of (!ic! t!ey !ad not tasted for a lon time. * ' All t!is e<. T!ere is somet!in I (ould like.s. ' It:s because 0our oodness is too reat. It (as easy to et t!e rest.ressin to !is side a boy about ten years oldD !e eats and (ee. 8 $ne of t!em.ress also a desire. ' 1!y all t!is) And (!at about t!em) * ask Doras: men .y men. fat!er).e is my randson.le in Israel * re.oor men devoured E it is t!e ri !t (ord E t!e food. ' 1!at is t!e matter. 3ut t!e tears are not bitter ones.. a rat!er elderly man. * ' 1!at do you (ant..ointin at t!e man from #ndor. fat!er) * ' -ee t!is c!ild..ours out some (ine and !ands round a coarse c!alice so t!at everybody may drink.* asks +esus.e (as left to me 449 .e t!en . ' 3ut t!is is -abbat!. ' T!ey !ave already !ad t!eir s!are....t!e un!a.ense2 . .* T!e man from #ndor says in !is uttural voice4 ' T!at is true. My tears e<. . T!at:s true.eo. * T!e ..o( could 0ou do t!at) * ' T!ere are still some ood . and it makes you (ee... And t!en.lies +esus smilin ..* ' T!ey are not bitter.. is .* ' T!ank t!is man * says +esus ..e ot t!e lamb..

my Lord..animal..el !im to (ork.after t!e landslide of last (inter. * Peter:s desire seems to make !is face ro( t!inner.. in a !oly manner. in My 1ay. Do not be 442 .* ' "!ild. and after).... * ' T!at is settled....* ' 1ould you ive !im to Me. because !e kno(s (!at it means to belon to t!is master. And I .. ' -imon. to (!om do 0ou (is! to ive !im) * asks Peter .. * ' 3ut.* ' $!2 Lord2 T!at is (!at I !ave been (is!in for since I !eard of 0ou.. . If !e finds out !e (ill eit!er drive !im a(ay or com..ullin +esus by t!e sleeve.. I !ave already told you. !oly and (it!out any c!ildren. instead) Do not (ee. Doras does not even kno( t!at !e !as come to me.e is my dau !ter:s son. (ould you come (it! Me) * ' 0es. 3ut you are not to be bound by any c!ild of your o(n.. And I (ill cause 0ou no rief. 0ou are to be t!e 5fat!er6 of all t!e c!ildren I (ill be=ueat! to you.ack. ' Also t!is one to Lazarus) * ' No. 3ut t!ere are so many (it!out any c!ildren. T!ey (ill brin !im u. I !ave many friends (!o are !onest.rayed t!at !oly man +ona! to save my randc!ild from t!is deat!. because I !ave to let !im live like a (ild animal in t!e (ood and I see !im only on t!e -abbat!. At Passover I am sendin !im to +erusalem (it! Mica!. and t!is tender offs.. to become a son of t!e La(.. -imon.rin of mine (ill be treated (orse t!an a .* ' And I am one of t!em...

1!o cannot detac! you from . All ri !t) . I am more e<actin t!an a very 7ealous !usband. 1e are +udaeans * confirms t!e old man. -imon.ensable to your Master..imself because of an affection.6 3ut !er !usband insisted in ivin !im t!at name. My c!ild. 0ou are too indis. In actual fact t!e boy (as a. > ' 5T!e c!ild (ill call on t!e Lord and t!e Lord (ill bless !im and (ill e<tend !is lands. and my dau !ter ot married to a man from t!at area. ' I used to (ork in Doras: lands in +udaea. * ' All ri !t.ro.set.. ' 0es. or !e (ill come to us and t!e s!e. Let it be done as 0ou (is!.artially and I (ant you to be entirely Mine.u. and t!e !and of t!e Lord 43/ . I am e<actin . so !e is +abezM&N.e (ill be t!e son of My da(nin "!urc!. * ' I sa( t!e disaster.ared because t!at ni !t !e (as far a(ay (it! a relative. . "ome !ere. all ri !t. ' . .. I love you most ... . * Poor Peter is really !eroic in ad!erin to +esus: (ill. (!at is your name) * ' +abez of +o!n and I am from +uda! * says t!e boy (it!out !esitatin .!erds (ill be !is uardians.riately named +abez..e (ill be 5our6 c!ild.. as in every c!ild t!ey love 5t!eir6 "!ild +esus... my Lord.e (ill belon to everybody and to nobody. * ' T!e boy (as s. I said to my dau !ter at once4 51!y) Do you not remember t!e ancient tradition).e (ill follo( us (!en distances (ill allo( !im to.e (orked in t!e (oods near Arimat!ea and last (inter.

ur.le.6 T!at is (!at t!e Lord (ill rant !im to comfort you. by an act of love for t!e boy.ous ban=uets (!ic! took . T!ey feasted every day in !is !alls. near t!e door.oor .om. so t!at !e (ould not starve to deat!.(ill be (it! !im and (ill kee. (!ic! (as even reater t!an Lazarus: misery and Dives: (ealt!.eo. T!ere (as once a very ric! man.arated t!e needs of t!e body from t!ose of t!e soul. used to o near t!e doors of ric! .!an. !arm a(ay from !im. And no( t!at (e !ave se. And every evenin !e (ould o to Dives: !ouse. And it (as Lazarus: true !oliness. . fat!er.arable t!at I !ave t!ou !t out for you. 3ut under t!e crust of t!e !uman misery of Lazarus. .atiently.e !ad never infrin ed t!e La(.iousness of food and of c!oice (ines. (!o ratified !is . . . .e (as reat in !is misery as t!e ot!er (as reat in !is (ealt!. and in !is .lace in t!e ma nificent !alls. .e. t!ere (as !idden a treasure. all ric! and none t!erefore needy.eo. a reat be ar. !o.ride to ain benefits t!ereby. and (ait . and by !is friends.o(erful man in t!e country. as is (ont (it! . not even (!en ur ed by need. t!e be ar. and above all !e !ad com. listen to t!e . (!ere t!e multitude of !is uests.e (ore t!e most beautiful arments. res.le to ask for alms.e (ould lie in t!e street.in to receive at least t!e crumbs of t!e . cro(ded flatterin Dives.is ban=uets (ere famous for t!e co. In t!e same to(n t!ere lived a be ar.ected by !is citizens as t!e most . 431 .le and byssus clot!es !e used to strut about in s=uares and at !ome. and to console t!e or.rece.lied (it! t!e . and t!e souls of t!e dead.t of love for /od and for !is nei !bour.

3ut t!e an els noticed it in . after t!e ban=uet. and t!ey all 7oined in t!e mournin .recious collars. some to be noticed as friends of t!e reat man. to . already a(are of !is a ony. Nay. some to ain favour (it! t!e !eirs. (ere more . (as too sad a si !t for !is uests.ick u.icked u. t!e crumbs (!ic! !ad fallen from t!e tables.resent and in a bri !t dazzlin li !t t!ey . No one on eart! noticed it. In actual fact.3ut if Dives noticed !im.itiful t!an !e (as and t!ey used to o near . covered (it! sores and ra ed clot!es. T!ey even took t!e remnants of t!e bountiful tables to !im. !is soul and sin in !osannas t!ey took it to t!e bosom of Abra!am. because man did not even allo( !im to enter t!e !alls. and t!eir cries rose to t!e sky and (it! t!eir cries also t!e false . t!e celestial co!orts (ere . $!2 1!at a rand funeral2 T!e (!ole to(n. s!o(in t!eir reat 7oy at bein caressed by !im. so t!at Lazarus survived malnutrition t!anks to animals. cro(ded in t!e s=uare. -ome time (ent by and Dives died. .oor Lazarus and lick !is sores. If !e !ad relied on man !e (ould !ave died.raises of t!e 5 reat. And (!en !e (as about to breat!e !is last in !is cold barren cave. $ne day Lazarus died. some out of curiosity. !e (ould !ave !im driven a(ay because t!at underfed body.roac! to !im. T!at is (!at Dives used to say.eaven. 7ust benefactor6 (!o !ad died. (!ere !is abode (as.is (ell fed do s. adorned (it! . no one mourned !im. Dives re7oiced not seein on t!at day or after(ards t!at misery (!ic! !e called a 5dis race6 near !is door. it (as because t!e si !t of so muc! misery and oodness (as a continuous re. "an t!e (ord of man c!an e /od:s 7ud ement) "an 432 .

in t!e fraction of a second.in cried4 59at!er Abra!am. 3ut !e turned evil into ood... !a. t!e soul of Dives (as buried in !ell.le are s.oly . eatin and drinkin fire and darkness..!uman a. . send Lazarus to di. In any case it is not .e (as !andsome in t!e li !t of /od and of !is !oliness. 1!at !as been 7ud ed is 7ud ed and (!at !as been (ritten is (ritten. it cannot. and in !is la. in t!at !orrible 7ail. t!e ti.eo. son. of !is fin er in (ater and touc! my ton ue (it! it.read over t!e eart! so t!at men may take advanta e of t!em. It is t!erefore 7ust t!at no( !e s!ould be comforted !ere and t!at you s!ould suffer. t!at you !ad all ood t!in s durin your life. admired not by men but by t!e an els of /od. . des. (!ereas Lazarus !ad all bad t!in s. bri !t and !a. . and t!e indescribable beauty of !eaven remained . And not(it!standin t!e rand funeral.resent in !is mind and tormented !im in t!e midst of atrocious tortures.y t!ere (as also Lazarus. and no() . And !e sa( Abra!am u. revoltin . full of /od:s love. Dives (ee. . but bri !t.ossibly !o.ierce me continuously and burn me2.lied4 5Remember. once miserable. as I cannot .ised. !e raised !is eyes to !eaven. to cool it.e t!at you (ill do it yourself. 9ar.. findin !atred and torture every(!ere and in every moment of eternity..olo y cancel (!at is (ritten in t!e book of Life) No.y. !ave mercy on me2 -end Lazarus. T!en. t!ere. (!ereas you did not!in but evil of all t!e ood t!in s.oor Lazarus.e raised !is eyes to !eaven (!ic! !e sa( in t!e bri !tness of li !tnin . 3ut if not(it!standin all t!e 43. for I am in a ony in t!ese flames (!ic! ..6 Abra!am re.ossible to do it..

I !ave never understood (!at love is. you for ot us. . neit!er can you..erbs are mi<ed (!en t!ey are in t!e field.ens to you and to us. t!e ood ones are se.erson. 1e are no( divided.lied4 50our brot!ers !ave Moses and t!e Pro. and t!ose (!o (is! to cross it and come to you.lied4 5$!2 9at!er Abra!am2 T!ey (ill be more im. not even amon relatives. and it is dreadful. a man remains (!at !e (as E in your case4 a demon E it is useless to make recourse to saints. 3ut no( I understand (!at a terrible t!in it is not to be loved.o. and let t!em kno( t!at !ell does e<ist. cannot do it. -end !im2 -o t!at t!ey may . roan of a tormented soul Dives re. and t!at t!ose (!o do not love /od and t!eir nei !bour come to !ell.6 3ut Abra!am re.rovide in ood time.ave mercy2. (!en my soul sa( /od. I am terrified because t!ey are leadin t!e same life as I did.ortunities.arated.arated from t!e evil ones. 1e (ere to et!er on t!e eart! and you re7ected and tortured us in every . Listen to me2 . T!ere is an abyss bet(een you and us. in t!e fraction of a second. $!2 send Lazarus to tell t!em (!ere I am. T!at is (!at !a.6 434 . I understood (!at Love is. I !ave five brot!ers.ressed by a dead . T!ey s!ould listen to t!em....ains (!ic! I am sufferin .lace of eternal torture. 1e are no( se.!ets. 3ut (!en t!ey are cut.ossible (ay. cross t!e dreadful abyss and come to us. cryin more loudly s!outed4 5. actin a ainst t!e la( of c!arity. at least . (!ere you are. and (!y I am !ere. and may not come !ere. to t!is .lease send Lazarus to my fat!er:s !ouse. And since (!ere I am t!ere is !atred.6 Dives.oly fat!er. I do not (ant my brot!ers to suffer t!e .6 And (it! a dee.

I can only teac! you t!e reat (isdom of resi nation and .eaven.!ets.romise t!e future Bin dom to you.eace by t!e order of /od 1!o sees t!at it is useless to endeavour to convert t!ose (!o do not even believe in t!e (ord of /od and do not .o(er or time. I can but . Love !as no limit of . I am Love and I (ould not 433 . Love t!erefore. t!ey (ill not believe eit!er one (!o !as risen from t!e dead for one !our to s. (!ose lorious . T!e time of insults is over for suc! souls.arable and its meanin is so clear t!at no clarification is re=uired. you all. It is better to be Lazarus t!an Dives. A My +ona! lived !ere and really ac!ieved t!e !oliness of Lazarus. also materially. believe Me. Do not !ate. and as a re(ard in . T!ey are no( in . but I cannot.eaven to you. and !e (ill come if you are al(ays ood.oint . Do not misunderstand t!e miracle. even if facts could !ave 7ustified it.osition near /od is made clear by t!e .e rants to t!ose (!o !o.rin . never. and I tell you no( (!at I told !im last s. 3elieve it and you (ill be blessed.rotector. +ona! can come to you. I (ould like to be able to !el.im.atred is stron in t!e (orld.3ut Abra!am said4 5If t!ey !ave not listened to Moses and t!e Pro. .ossess love. and I am sorry for t!at. I (ould like. 3ut it al(ays !as a limit. as a friend and .ractice it. as a defense and comfort on t!e eart!. In t!e desolation of t!ese fields you cannot !ear one (ord of !atred.rotection . for any reason (!atsoever.eak (ords of Trut! to t!em. In any case it is not fair t!at a blessed soul s!ould leave my bosom to o and be insulted by t!e sons of t!e #nemy.6 T!at is t!e . to .e in .

. and o back to t!eir cross. to . t!e most .eo.illars and ants. 3ut seein t!at Love could not bend cruel Dives. Peace be (it! you2 * ' $!2 Master2 /ood Master2 .leasin of all t!e lambs offered at t!e altar of +e!ova!. to avoid .unis!ments for you. . Please obey for t!e sake of t!e Love 1!o advises you.oison.ainful.im and t!e disci. no(. 43+ .ursuance of +ustice. it is . fat!er. .e (ill be your lamb of t!is . I abandoned !im to +ustice (!ic! aven ed t!e martyr +ona! and !is brot!ers.o( . T!at +ustice is al(ays vi ilant. +abez.le lettin t!em die c!oked by a re ur itation of t!eir o(n .oor Passover of yours. suc! as cater.e can make use also of t!e least bein s. !oldin t!e boy by t!e !and and (it! t!e man from #ndor on t!e ot!er side. do not (orry about t!e little lamb you are entrustin to Me. t!at you may re7oice seein !im ro( in (isdom and oodness in t!e (ay of t!e Lord. C I bless you. +esus blesses t!em once a ain and t!en.ray for you at every da(n.unis! t!e !earts of cruel and reedy . in . And I (ill . I (ill brin !im back no( and a ain. 3ut it is better if t!e ste(ard does not find you !ere. I came !ere deliberately. * T!e un!a.!ave struck.e came. . Andre( and +o!n 7oin . also (!en It seems to be absent and t!at since /od is t!e Master of creation. say oodbye to t!e old fat!er and t!en come to your -aviour. And you.les after t!eir (atc!.!erd.e oes back to Mica!:s !ouse alon t!e same (ay . to your /ood -!e.ainful it is to leave you2 * ' 0es.y men rise (it! tears in t!eir eyes. T!is is (!at t!e miracle teac!es you.

.* ' T!ank 0ou. T!at is t!e c!ain of t!e "armel and t!e !i !est . * ' 1!y) * ' T!e reason is (ritten in .. * ' And as usual I .erfect you... to commemorate #li7a!. 15t$ J!ne 1+4.. -ee "!ronicles I. A.. 1+-. since 0ou can read (!at is (ritten in . 0ou !ave understood me as usual. & ' Is t!at t!e to. .is cousin +ames. t!ere) * ' 0es. * ' T!e (orld must be beautiful also from t!ere. brot!er. F o* Es) aelon to En(ann#* Sto%%#n( at 6e(#))o... * ' 1ould 0ou not tell me. 3ut (e (ill o t!ere to et!er.er....eaven) * 437 . And at t!e foot of it I cured t!e first le.eaven..&L.. +esus. +ames..eak is t!e one t!at ives t!e name to t!e c!ain. of Mount "armel.. by Myself. K. once. M&N +abez (as not considered a lucky name... my Lord) * asks .. it is. brot!er. at t!e be innin of My mission..ave 0ou ever been u. ' 0es.

#li7a! t!en said to t!e ...ro.ro.ed out in front of all t!e .imself and asks4 ' Do you really (ant to kno() 1ell. so t!at t!is .... Lord.riest. (!o is !eld by t!e !and by +esus. I (ill tell you by means of a riddle. t!en +ames asks4 ' Is it in connection (it! #li7a! or (it! my future) * ' 1it! your future.. I (ill . +esus.ro.!ets on Mount "armel.le. as if I (ere..: T!e . as if I (ere a . 3ut if it is so. follo( ..is arm to dra( !im closer to . ans(er me. Listen4 5After assemblin t!e false . inflame me as 439 . I alone. can !ear t!e confidential conversation of t!e t(o cousins (!o smile lookin at eac! ot!er:s eyes.* +ames becomes t!ou !tful a ain and t!en (!is.le may kno( t!at 0ou are t!e Lord /od.: T!en t!e fire of t!e Lord fell and consumed t!e !olocaust. of course.!et of t!e Lord: and t!e only stren t! of t!e lonely . My brot!er... #li7a! ste. and are (innin back t!eir !earts.6 /uess.ray 0ou for t!e conversion of t!is .imD if 3aal. am left as a .eo.le4 :I. follo( !im.er!a.o( lon : !e said :do you mean to !obble first on one le t!en on t!e ot!er) If t!e Lord is /od. * +ames is .le4 :.s destined to invite Israel to follo( a (ay (it! sincerity) Am I destined to be t!e only one left in Israel) If so.+esus and +ames are (alkin one beside t!e ot!er and only little +abez.eo. a victim.ly. do 0ou mean t!at all t!e ot!ers (ill be . and (!en you find t!e ans(er you (ill be (ise.le did not re. +esus embraces +ames: s!oulders (it! ..eo.eo.ers4 ' Am I .!et (as !is cry4 :Ans(er me.ersecuted and scattered and t!at..ensive (it! !is !ead lo(ered and +esus looks at !im smilin .. T!ey (alk for a fe( yards t!us.eo.

.. And t!en I (ill tell you many t!in s.from no(.. 3ut I (ill do my best to (alk.ortance.. ' 3e as frank as an an el.revents t!em from . like #li7a!.roceedin . after a Passover.* ' 0ou already are inflamed. but t!ey are of little im.. I (ill carry you in my arms... Don:t tire yourself.asses. . Are you tired. (!ere t!e road from Ptolomais to #n annim . ' "onsiderin t!e life !e !as been leadin for mont!s2 "ome !ere. 3ut you (ill be carried a(ay by 9ire. Immediately after(ards t!ey meet some little mountains and !ills.* ' 1!en) After Passover) * ' 0es. * ' A little. all alone on Mount "armel to s.eak. T!at is (!y you and I (ill o. * 432 .. Lord..* 8 A lovely little river (!ic! flo(s to(ards t!e sea and is in flood because of t!e s.. (e !ave t!e boy no(. sir. * ' $!2 No. Peter runs to(ards t!em and says4 ' T!e brid e is furt!er u. ' "ertainly.. * ' T!is boy is very (eak * says t!e man from #ndor in !is uttural voice. +abez) * +esus asks fondly. 3ut. I am still able to (alk.rin time rains and t!e t!a(in sno(. ' No (onder2 * e<claims Peter. ' 1ill (e be at #n annim by evenin ) * asks P!ili. * +esus oes back submissively and crosses t!e little river by a stron stone brid e..

. t!e name of (!ic! I !ear is Ma eddo. * T!e t(o boys. ' Is t!is man your fat!er) Are you . also. e<!ilarated at t!e idea of t!e ceremony for t!eir comin of a e. to become a son of t!e La() * +abez re. > T!ey sto.' "ome. . T!ere is already a !oliday atmos. T!ey (alk fast because t!e sun is no( stron and ur es t!em to reac! t!e s!ady !ills. come !ere. in a villa e. I am . to take some food and rest near a very cool fountain.is tunic is really s!abby2 4+/ .lies s!yly4 ' 0es * almost !idin !imself be!ind Peter. 0ou are certainly not !eavy.to.oor. (!o on foot or ridin donkeys or mules are oin to(ards +erusalem for Passover. anonymous amon many ot!er more or less ric! .. T(o boys. look !im over ironically and curiously and t!en say4 ' $ne can see it. (!o !ave come to .lay near t!e fountain (!ile +abez is t!ere (it! Peter E (!o takes t!e boy (it! !im every(!ere attractin !im (it! a t!ousand little t!in s E ask t!e boy4 ' Are you oin . of (ell.robably t!e sons of P!arisees.oor) * ' 0es. (!ic! is also noisy because of t!e abundance of (ater t!at us!es out into a dark stone basin. . * It can be seen.il rims. 0ou look like an underfed little bird * and Peter .uts !im astride !is s=uare s!oulder:s. 3ut no one in t!e villa e takes an interest in t!e travellers. !oldin !im by t!e le s. indeed.!ere and t!ere are many boys amon t!e travellers.do families.

!esitates. !ardly reac!es !alf (ay do(n !is t!in le s.Per!a. you . +abez2 T!is (ater is ood for your tired feet.. a . T!e ceremony and your clot!es are not (ort! a fi if your !earts are not ood. (it! t!e rut!less selfis!ness ty. T!e boys.mannered urc!ins.is. I (ould say2 * bursts out Peter.and a !eart of stone. T!e boy looks at !im. . a bro(n faded by inclement (eat!er.is little feet are badly s!od in t(o s!a. I (ill find a s!oemaker t!ere and I (ill buy you a ne( . (!o !as finis!ed coolin !is feet and dra(in (ater to fill all t!e flasks. "ome.ale old leaf and. t!e arment.ical of many c!ildren and (it! t!e cruelty of ill. Is t!at ri !t +oac!im) Mine is all red (it! mantle to matc!.ect t!e . I (ill carry you in my arms until (e reac! #n annim..eless sandals !eld to et!er by strin s (!ic! must torture !is feet.roud urc!ins2 /o amon st t!e ric! but res. ' 0ou are bad boys. is sky blue and (e (ill !ave sandals (it! silver buckles.recious belt and a talet !eld by a ..* ' .s t!e boy !as ro(n.o( ood you are2 * and kisses 4+1 . I . Look !o( t!ese strin s !ave !urt you2 0ou must not (alk any more. * And Peter (as!es and dries t!e little feet (!ic! !ad not received so many caresses for a lon time. 0ou (ill (alk better after(ards.refer my boy. say4 ' $!2 In t!at case you (ill not !ave a ne( suit of clot!es for your feast2 1e instead2. .oor and t!e !onest.. "ome !ere t!at I may (as! t!em. /o a(ay...air of sandals. t!en bends over t!e man (!o is tyin !is sandals and embraces !im (it! !is emaciated arms sayin 4 ' . instead. and alt!ou ! t!e !em of t!e tunic !as been let do(n.

let us o. A!2 Master. ' 1et) A!2 yes. . dear2 0ou are ri !t4 fat!er and mot!er. 1ell.roac! t!em. 3ut before t!e t(o .e. so t!at (e s!all be at #n annim before evenin . too. round. t!e t(o . like an old fat!er. it s!ocks t!e t(o conceited boys and drives t!em a(ay. ' All ri !t2 And you (ill be !is uardian. takes t!e boy in !is la.. ' 0es. my dear little entlemen. -imon.e is fat!er and mot!er to me * re. and !is talet (ill be as (!ite as sno(.roud little fello(s already mentioned (!o !ad remained t!ere in=uisitively. I can assure t!at !e (ill be . After(ards I (ill surrender !im. Peter is moved.!is rey !air. +esus and t!e ot!ers a. . 3ut you must leave t!is boy in my !ands. sittin on t!e (et round) * asks +esus smilin . Is t!at all ri !t) Let us o. * And alt!ou ! t!e matc! is not a very !armonisin one. as !e is. and says to !im4 ' "all me 5fat!er6 t!en.lies +abez (it!out !esitation. (ill !ave a dress fit for a kin . ask4 ' 3ut is !e not your fat!er) * ' ..ro. * T!ey form a tender rou.e sits on t!e dam. as red as fire and a belt as reen as rass. 3ut !e is mine until !e becomes a true Israelite. (it!out makin t!e boy run 4+2 . 1!at am I doin ) I am becomin a lamb a ain !avin innocence on my !eart. ' 1!at are you doin . And. I am 7ust noticin it.arties meet.erly dressed for t!e ceremony.

.ture of t!e Pro. Ill.e cannot (alk (it! t!ese broken soles. too. 1e are reinforcin t!e uard for t!e festivity. from (!ic! one:s eyes rove over t!e fertile .t (it! a besom.is soldiers slo( do(n to kee.e t!en continues in a lo( voice4 ' Double (atc! t!is year.feelin because of t!e ca. s!o(s si ns of a . . "ome !ere. and "laudia is t!ere. !oldin t!e !orse by t!e reins. My fis!in net is !eavier.. Master2 . .feelin in Israel.en to be !ere) * s!outs Publius Guintilianus dismountin from !is !orse.rotect t!e back of filt!y Anti.. and oin to(ards +esus (it! a broad smile.too muc!. T!e !ooves of t!e !orses resound on t!e road. and 4+. T!e road !as obviously never been s(e.ail. ' .ily to t!e road a ain. . ' I am oin to +erusalem for Passover. * And (it! !is odson astride !is s!oulders Peter takes !a.erior. 1e are !er runners. too.robably a Roman (ork E (!en t!e noise of an oncomin military s=uad makes t!em take refu e on t!e ed e of t!e road.o( do 0ou !a. ently ascendin !ills.. . * ' I am oin . t!rou ! (oods of various kinds of trees. T!e roads are so insecure2 T!e ea les drive 7ackals a(ay * says t!e soldier lau !in and looks at +esus..avin t!at a.lain of #sdraelon. near t!e to(n.lied (it! (ater brou !t from t!e !ills by means of an elevated a=ueduct.!et. . also because Pontius Pilate is comin to to(n. * ' I (ill carry !im. (!ic! !ere. to ..ears t!rou ! t!e dust at!ered on it (it! rubble.. T!ere is a lot of ill.. T!e road is no( more s!ady.as. A T!ey are already near #n annim E (!ic! must be a beautiful little to(n su.ace (it! t!eir su.

* and !e ends in a lo( voice4 ' /o (it!out any fear. 1ill you s.roconsul.i ! Priest and !is stoo es !ave been. Master. t!ey take it for a roar. All t!e cla(s !ave been retracted into t!e . And (!ile !e is orderin !is soldiers to o slo( !e sees also t!e man from #ndor.urs !is !orse. 3ut t!e c!icken are still t!ere. $!2 T!ey are afraid of us. you under my c!lamys and I (ill o slo(. !e is as mild as a lamb. I (ill !and you back to !im (!en (e are at t!e ate..eaks of 0ou as of a reat . of trees..* ' /ood for you2 0ou (ill !ave reater comfort.eak at +erusalem) "ome near t!e Praetorium.irin (it! !is load. . ' And t!at boy) * ' An or. I !ave sto. If (e only clear our t!roats. I am no( (it! t!e Master... (e !ave already ensured t!at t!e . * And !e s..a(s. * T!e boy does not ob7ect.ail. 3ut.. .. are you afraid to come on t!e !orse (it! me for a fe( yards) I (ill kee.e stares at !im and says4 ' 1!at2 0ou !ere) * ' I am !ere. "laudia s. .!iloso.. and Publius lifts !im u. ' Do you kno( !im) And does !e kno( you) * many ask +o!n of #ndor. * ' 3ut t!at man of 0ours is (orkin too !ard2 3oy. beni nly lectured..e looks around and sees Peter flus!ed. * .ers.ed sellin e s to t!e Romans.!er. on to t!e saddle.conse=uently dissatisfaction amon us. 4+4 . T!at is a ood t!in because "laudia is t!e .!an I brou !t (it! Me. I (ill (ait for 0ou at t!at rou. /oodbye.

. so t!at tomorro( (e can start at da(n.lier of c!icken.imself to you.eec! to t!e centurion at "a. Master) * ' No.ail *. and !e (as t!ere. * ' Did you !ear t!at. I feel more rela<ed no( * says Peter.s or Dio enes.ernaum (as a ood t!in .lace to rest.e did not kno( me before.e is not a bad fello(.e calls me "yclo. * ' . No( let us o and look for a .urs it. ' T!at man is dyin for a son * says t!e Fealot. ' I am !andin t!e boy back to 0ou.atrol !as dismounted. T!ey enter t!e to(n and Peter (it! !is little friend oes to buy sandals.e is ri !t. . -ince t!en !e al(ays s. Master) My s.oke to me (!en I (ent to "aesarea to buy books or tools. Publius.' 0es. C T!ey reac! t!e t!icket in t!e s!ade of (!ic! t!e .. May /od s!o( . * 4+3 . as !is su. .rices. follo(ed by !is men (it! a loud rattle of !ooves and body. and alt!ou ! I cannot bear Romans I !ave never offended !im because !e mi !t be useful to me.armour.ave 0ou orders. * ' I (ill ive you t!ousands. !e mounts !is !orse and s. and !e concludes4 ' . but once I (as summoned to t!e !ead=uarters at Nain to fi< t!e . .

1+. or (!en !e climbs u. F o* En(ann#* to S$e"$e* #n T&o Da1s. ' I love you all. at t!e bottom of (!ic! run main roads. to take !is mind off t!e len t! of t!e 7ourney.lit !ere by lar e valleys. no lon er suffers (!en (alkin 4 on t!e contrary. of men.les.is (ay to(ards +erusalem alon roads (!ic! are more and more cro(ded (it! . as !e becomes more and more familiar. 17t$ J!ne 1+4. most of (!om !ave no c!ildren.il rims. and t!at !e t!erefore is very fond of +o!n also. (!ic! !e takes to t!e boy to =uenc! !is t!irst.. . to . * It is movin to see !o( t!is rou.. (!ic! make t!e !ills as (ell as t!e !i !er mountains reen. and confidentially informs +o!n t!at !is fat!er:s name (as also +o!n and !is mot!er:s Mary. T!ey all (alk fast because t!ey are (ell rested after a ni !t:s slee. on t!e ot!er !and. and in t!e Tem. ' 3ut * !e concludes.e also dra(s !is attention to t!e different as. (it!out overburdenin !is stomac! (it! (ater. & +esus oes on . (!ic! is s. 4++ . amon t!e (oods. but. are so ..ects and si !ts of t!e country.ray so muc! for you and for t!e Lord +esus.ick acidulous branc!es of s!rubs or scented stems of (ild fennel. T!e fields look like ardens dili ently tended by skilled men. A !eavy s!o(er durin t!e ni !t !as made t!e road some(!at muddy.le I (ill . it !as removed dust and made t!e air clearer. (it! !is ne( sandals. !e c!atters (it! t!is one and t!at one.aternal and full of attention for t!e youn est of +esus: disci. and because t!e boy. #ven t!e countenance of t!e man from #ndor softens (!en !e forces t!e little one to s(allo( a beaten e .

y one...ostle !as erased every trace of t!e (ild life t!e boy led for so many mont!s. because of !is ne( sandals. and t!e (rinkles of misfortune and bitterness smoot! into a entle smile.lain of #sdraelon is out of si !t for ood. T!e .anions are dear.lain of #sdraelon. (!ic! is =uite serene.trees to fall like sno(.T!e old teac!er of "intium. sortin !is !air so far ruffled and dusty and no( made soft and tidy by a ood (as!. roves.e looks at t!em or s.le (!o are revivin t!rou ! +esus: kindness. . one can still dimly see t!e . ravitate to(ards t!e Master in t!eir love.e is still some(!at . but +esus. T!eir com. revives because of t!is boy. Day by day !is countenance loses its !abitual !ardness and ains a ravity. for a meal and t!en resume t!e 7ourney to(ards +erusalem.ression on t!eir faces is a most !a. but t!en !e s!akes !is !ead and smiles . a (retc! like !imself. and !e is so ood2 * and t!e lament of t!e c!ild casts a sad veil over everybody. com. T!is causes t!e c!ild to si !4 ' 1!at (ill my old fat!er be doin ) * and (it! a very sad si ! and tears in !is bro(n eyes !e e<claims4 ' $!2 !e is not so !a. because I do not kno( (!ic! !and of an a.ityin !is bad memory. T!e man from #ndor also is =uite different.. After crossin t!e lar e valley and t!en a beautiful reen !ill. $f course t!ese t(o (retc!ed . t!e e<.. 3ut it must !ave rained !eavily or 4+7 . T!ey be in to descend a very fertile valley.eaks 7ust to t!em.uzzled (!en !e !ears anyone call !im +o!n. and !is face is not so sad. +abez is already less s!abby lookin .y as I am.eo.. 1!en .. ruined by !uman (ickedness.letely covered (it! cultivated fields and olive. A li !t breeze causes t!e tiny flo(ers of vines and of t!e earlier olive. 8 T!ey sto.

like t!e a. T!e adults .il rims. (!o lays !im on t!e stra( and covers !im carefully. (!o.assed t!rou ! -amaria.le or t!e . because t!e meado(s look like a mars! o(in to t!e (ater t!at litters amon t!e t!ick rass and rises la.read muc! stra( and not!in else.il rim families. Ni !t and silence fall... !avin . after (alkin alon t!e ed e of ot!er !ills and crossin a dry rocky valley. I am under t!e im.s lit !ere and t!ere s!ed a lo( on t!e su.er!a.le !ave . of Peter. t!at left in t!e mornin is about to enter -!ec!em in t!e evenin . a beautiful to(n.. (!ic!.osin buildin s.oor . to . around (!ic! are rou. !o(ever.rayer and t!en eac! t!ro(s !imself on t!e stra( to rest after t!e lon 7ourney.in on t!e banked road. t!ey enter a villa e situated on a raised rocky embankment.ut u. tents outside t!e villa e. Dayli !t is be innin to fade (!en.il rims and look for accommodation in a very rural ty.ression t!at t!e to(n.eo.ed some lovely tidy !ouses.lendid im.uts t!e boy on !is s!oulders to let !im rest and to cross more =uickly t!e flooded and .ull t!eir tunics u. like Tiberias.eo.revent t!em from becomin soiled (it! mud.us! t!eir (ay t!rou ! t!e cro(d of . T!e first to fall aslee. adorned (it! s.er of t!e . +esus at!ers t!e adults in . is t!e boy. because most of t!e ric! . and +udas T!addeus . tired as !e is.oor families. !as been recently rebuilt (it! systems 4+9 . . > T!e day after4 t!e a. disdainin contact (it! eit!er t!e local ..ostolic rou.ostolic one. surrounded by (alls. is still very muddy. T!ey . reclines !is !ead on t!e la. -mall lam.t!e area is ric! in under round (ater.e !otel4 a lar e s!ed under (!ic! is s.s un!ealt!y area.

is disci. It (as very beautiful in t!ose days. (!ic! must be . t!e !i !est in t!e area. in a series of (alls su. (!ic! reminds me of t!e 9iesoli !ills. vineyards. No(. T!e road from -amaria to -!ec!em (inds do(n from terrace to terrace.ots in our A. T!e road tends to descend to t!e valley. even com. My /od.acked (it! all sorts of oods.. around t!e to(n. T!is area reminds me very muc! of certain s. (!ere one can contem. of (!ic! one commands t!e land of -amaria (it! its lovely olive. but it climbs no( and a ain to cross ot!er !ills from t!e to. corn fields. It is !ere t!at +esus and . (atc!ed over from t!e !ill crests by (oods of oak and ot!er forest trees..rotective a ainst t!e (inds t!at blo(in t!rou ! t!e or es are inclined to create (!irl(inds dama in to cultivations. !o( many items t!ey carried (it! t!em in t!ose days222 And (it! t!e slaves t!ere are (a ons t!at are . t!e land is very fruitful and (ell cultivated. one can see strai !t t!rou ! a valley.lendid vie( of reen mountains to t!e sout! and of a most beautiful . I do not kno( (!at -amaria is like no(.late at t!e same time t!e flat cultivations of cereals in t!e Maremma and t!e bri !t !ills and ma7estic mountains t!at rise !i !er inland. bet(een t(o !i ! mountains. on its (ay to +erusalem for t!e festivity.ennines.. in t!e middle of (!ic! t!ere is t!e very fertile (ell.lain (est(ards. T!ere is a s.borro(ed from Rome. (it! by t!e 7oyful caravan of t!e "onsul:s court. $utside t!e (alls. around Mount Amiata.lete litters and travellin coac!es4 t!e four (!eel 4+2 .(atered land of -!ec!em. T!ere are slaves on foot and slaves on t!e (a ons uardin t!e lu a e.les are cau !t u.ortin t!e eart!. roves.

e is very sad. and it (ould be too sad for !im to see t!e mountain of t!e disaster. A curtain is dra(n. (!ose little irl on !er knees trills and smiles. -imon. .on myself to divert !is attention. Alon t!e sea and t!e river t!ere is t!e risk of fever durin t!e first summer rains. (it! tilt. reets .is attention is easily distracted... T!e caravan oes a(ay.eo. No. It is !ealt!y !ere.. * ' No.. -ee) Also t!e Roman ladies are takin it.(a ons are very (ide. I must make a detour and o to(ards t!e +ordan. -!orter. +o!n and I.s us. %aleria. t!rou ! t!e closed curtains and s!e nods.. .ers. 3ut (!en it !as one by. (!ic! is even more stately.asses by but no curtain is dra(n. my Lord) * ' 3ecause of t!e boy.oor little dove (it!out a nest. (ell s.rofile of Plautina a..iration.. * ' 3ut (!y.. A ' T!ey travel in comfort2 * says Peter (!o is tired and (et (it! .. too.run .. t!e . No. by t!e be7e(elled !and of a lady and t!e severe . t!e day after tomorro( evenin (e (ill be in +erusalem. -afer.le in t!e same fas!ion. * ' 3ut (e (ill not see it2 $r rat!er. And t!en many ot!er carts and slaves. T!is one. under (!ic! t!e ladies are s!eltered. if /od !el. (e (ill see t!e ot!er side. . 1!en are (e oin to arrive if (e len t!en t!e (ay) "onsider !o( a itated 0our Mot!er must be after 47/ . A strai !t road. T!e ot!er (a on. To o to(ards t!e +ordan2 1ell2 It is better t!is (ay.ears4 s!e nods smilin but does not say anyt!in . t!is one.inkis! face of Lydia looks out from t!e rear.. ' 3ut. and I take it u. In any case. .

. As you can see !e is (eak and ets tired. 3ut after (e (ill !ave to leave !im...le s!outin and esticulatin .ere (e are at t!e ate of -!ec!em. callin and cursin of .re. !im (it! us for Passover. early and !ave a ood rest and tomorro( (e (ill leave at da(n to be at /et!semane in t!e evenin of t!e day after tomorro(. (a ons. 1!o (ill .. all oin to +erusalem for t!e oncomin Passover.art and Peter oes a(ay lookin for a s!elter. * T!ey . and t!en (e (ill o... T!e day after 9riday (e (ill o to 3et!any to see My Mot!er and (e (ill leave +o!n:s books t!ere. and (e (ill find Isaac t!ere and (ill entrust !im (it! t!is .* ' And t!e boy) Are 0ou !andin !im over at once) * +esus smiles. /o a!ead (it! your brot!er and (it! +udas of -imon and look for accommodation. Do not become too attac!ed to !im2 $r rat!er4 love !im as if !e (ere your o(n son. 3ut I am t!e ?ntirin $ne and +abez is too youn and too (eak to do t!e (ork (e do.irit. (!ile t!e ot!ers (alk (it! difficulty in t!e streets cro(ded (it! . evan elizin . T!e s!outin . I am ivin !im to My Mot!er..eo..* Peter (ins and +esus a rees. but (it! a su.tist2. . 1e (ill o t!rou ! +udaea and (ill come back to +erusalem for Pentecost.. (it! donkeys. 1e s!all find !im a ain in our fat!erland in summer. I. too.oor brot!er of ours..eo. And t!en (e (ill kee.t!at un. nouris!ed in 1isdom by Me.leasant business of t!e 3a.are !im for 5!is6 feast. as t!ey !ave been =uite a burden for you. (ould !ave liked to teac! !im Myself and brin !im u.le. 471 . I (ill o to t!e market s=uare and (ait for you t!ere. ' In t!at case (e (ill sto. ' No.ernatural s.

a noise t!at resembles t!e rumble of certain s!ells (!en . It is even too muc! for t!e -on of man. F o* S$e"$e* to Bee ot$.lies T!omas. insinuatin t!emselves every(!ere. so t!e road from -!ec!em to +erusalem is 472 . * 1+4. for t!e occasion.etuous torrent.laced near one:s ear. T!e ec!o travels from vault to vault (!ere t!e s!ades become darker and t!e cro(ds. lookin for a roof. (!ic! link one !ouse to anot!er. rus! into t!e streets. (!ic!. I could not find anyt!in else.ass t!e ni !t. ' Let us !o.e t!at no one sees us and reco nises us2 * says t!e Iscariot.. is al(ays full of vendors. ' ..o( can you reco nise a rain of sand amon t!e sands) * re. +esus. leanin a ainst a tree. 1+t$ J!ne 1+4. !oldin t!e c!ild by t!e !and. ' Don:t you see t!e cro(ds) * Peter comes back4 ' $utside t!e to(n t!ere is a s!ed (it! some !ay. * ' Neit!er s!all (e look for anyt!in else. like an im.added to t!e brayin of donkeys cause a noise t!at resounds very loudly under t!e vaults. a s=uare. is (aitin for Peter in t!e s=uare.. a meado( (!erein to . & As a river ro(s lar er (!en ne( tributary streams flo( into it.

as believers !eadin for t!e . (!ic! are more delicious t!an !oney cakes. T!ey t!en be in to descend t!rou ! a ran e of most beautiful vineyards. as to make cakes. to Peter in distractin t!e attention of t!e boy (!o is no( .clear (aters.il rims set fort! a ain and cross a little calcareous mountain. t!e . t!ey can distinctly see in t!e distance a !u e bri !t li !t s!inin above an a lomeration. are not so muc! used to make (ine. . !o(ever. After a lon marc! interru. And (!en t!ey reac! t!e summit.ure crystal.es ro( t!at. and on (!ic! t!e sun is blazin do(n mercilessly. A situation (!ic! is of reat !el.eakin to !im of ot!er lands !e !as visited (!ere t!e most s(eet ra. (!ic! is rat!er barren.er!a. Peter smiles si nificantly and makes a si n to +esus. ' +abez * calls +esus ' come !ere. en rossed as !e is in listenin to +o!n of #ndor (!o is s. !ill.becomin radually more and more cro(ded. !ad been left be!ind to t!e left E by a .ted E after -!ilo!. T!e c!ild is not a(are of it. . "an you see t!at olden 47.assin near t!e !ills (!ere !e (as born and (!ere !is . on its stee. because t!ey !ave left t!e dusty cro(ded main road and !ave taken t!is s!ort cut t!rou ! (oods. 1!o in turn smiles.ause to rest and take some food in a reen valley resoundin (it! . (!ic! (it! t!eir festoons adorn t!e cra s of t!e calcareous mountains.s (!ite(as!ed !ouses. T!e boy does not notice anyt!in . T!e area is most sunny.oly "ity .our on to it alon secondary roads from villa es. 8 T!ey are no( climbin a very stee.arents are buried under a landslide. !ill.

s. And t!en +o!n:s mot!er is (it! !er and s!e is very ood. I can read.ouse of t!e Lord.in (it! !is !ead lo(ered and !is tremblin !and in +esus: !and. And -!e (ill tell you many t!in s.* Tears stream do(n !is little sad face..ot) It is t!e .. like t!at2 Listen. Listen. -!e (ill love you so muc!. 3ecause you are a clever boy and for My sake. you (ill be a !oly man of 474 .. . and I t!ink I kno( (!at 5t!ey6 told me before t!ey died. and my mot!er used to say t!at (!en one dies.. too.. t!at ladder to t!e .. I !ave t!em all in !ere and t!at is all I !ave of !ers. is no( (ee. ' Do not (ee. and do(n. Lord.e sa( a ladder t!at from t!e eart! reac!ed u..oly +acob dreamt of t!e an els !ere.* T!e boy. ' Do not (ee. And you (ill ro( u. (!o !ad come smilin (!en +esus called !im. +abez. I also !ave a Mot!er and .. T!ere you (ill s(ear to obey t!e La(. (it! t!em and (!en you are bi .ouse of /od. if one !as al(ays been ood.eak to me about it and my fat!er tau !t me t!e . And t!ere is t!e mot!er of my brot!er +udas.er no(. Do you kno( (!ere (e are) T!is is 3et!el. and. 3ut do you kno( it (ell) * ' My mot!er used to s.er name is Mary and -!e is !oly and ood and can tell many t!in s. Do you kno() Do you remember) * ' 0es.. My mot!er used to tell me many t!in s. .. one sees t!e same t!in and oes u. 1e are oin to see . to . 3ut no( s!e does not tell me any more. too. T!ey (ill love you so muc!. and !er name is Mary. -!e is (iser t!an a teac!er and more entle and beautiful t!an an an el..rece.eaven and t!e an els (ent u. and s!e is as s(eet as a !oney cake and !er name is Mary. because I love you so muc!..ts..

and you (ill find yourself u. (!o is far from bein dim of (it but is only stunned by rief and t!e !ards!i. at t!e ate of Paradise. and (ill o. like a doctor you (ill . * +esus: bri !t smile. 3ut . t!ere. and I (ill be t!ere and I (ill say to you4 5"ome.le.eaven (!en you die. (!o are (aitin . And do you kno( !o( many c!ildren) T!ere (ill be c!ildren of all a es.. come to 0our Bin dom. bein a ood disci.reac! +esus 1!o !as iven you a ne( mot!er !ere and 1!o (ill o. * ' It is so.en t!e ates of .eaven.en t!e ates of .en t!em also to you (!en your !our comes.6 And t!e 9at!er (ill say to Me4 5Let it be done as 0ou (is!. 0ou (ill !ave climbed it durin your lifetime. I (ill say to .eaven to your dead mot!er and to your fat!er. 0ou (ill not even need to climb t!e lon ladder of . t!e blessed (omen of Israel (ill come out re7oicin . as many as t!e flo(ers in a flo(ery meado(2 And t!ey (ill follo( Me sin in and 473 . !avin obtained for iveness for you.im4 59at!er.s !e !as suffered./od. is interested in t!e story and asks4 ' 0ou said t!at 0ou (ill o.6 I (ill t!en come do(n and I (ill call all t!e 7ust. t!e bri !t Pro. and t!e (onderful story (i..en its ates and t!e !oly Patriarc!s.reac!in t!e (ord of /od I (ill o to t!e 9at!er and. My friend and son of Mary6 and (e s!all be to et!er. > T!e boy. and at t!e sound of My voice Limbo (ill o.!ets.im (it! !is !and !eld by +esus. (!ile (alkin sli !tly bent to be closer to t!e raised face of t!e c!ild (!o is (alkin beside .e !is tears and make !im smile. Let t!e 7ust. I !ave fulfilled 0our (ill. Are t!ey not closed because of t!e reat -in) My mot!er used to say t!at no one could enter until for iveness !ad come and t!e 7ust (ere (aitin for it in Limbo. No( I (ant My re(ard for My sacrifice.

* ' 1ill it be 7ust like t!at) * ' #<actly like t!at.eaven (!en I am dead.im (it! suc! 7oyful effusion t!at is really movin . t!en t!ey (ill s.. and (!en you are about to die.rotect t!em from all evils. because t!ey love you. 0our ..is neck and kisses . * ' 0ou did not say to me t!at s!e (ill be (it! 0ou at t!e ate of . ' -ee !o( t!ey are sittin on t!eir little e s. and t!en..(ill ascend to t!e beautiful Paradise. and . * ' 3ut (ill 0ou tell t!em to remember to come) * ' T!at is not necessary. from +esus to t!eir little +abez.ort t!em (it! t!eir stron (in s and (ill take t!em u.. T!ey are (aitin for t!em to !atc!.o( I love 0ou2 * T!e c!ild.resses a ainst . t!ey (ill do (!at t!ose t(o little birds over t!ere. t!ey (ill su. Like bri !t an els t!ey (ill fly continuously from .* ' T!ere is no need for !er and for your fat!er to be at t!at ate. u.arents (ill do t!e same (it! you.uts !im do(n..read t!eir (in s over t!e brood to . * ' And (ill my mot!er be t!ere) * ' Most certainly. u.. are doin . +esus kisses !im. (!o is still in +esus: arms..is arms to let !im see better. but I (ill tell t!em. "an you see t!em) * And +esus takes t!e boy in . to(ards t!e sun. 47+ .eaven do(n to t!e eart!. (!en t!ey are ro(n and ready to fly. in t!at !ed e. too. . * ' $!2 . too..

o( do you kno() I kno( t!at /od never tires.e ave !im t!e tables of t!e La(.e) And (!at did .6 * ' 1!at) Did t!e Lord rest) Did .A ' 1ell2 Let us o on.i ! Lord. * ' 1!at is . Tell Me if you kno(. it !oly.e said t!at (e must kee. and a very lon :a:N. * 477 . * ' +aavR * Mt!e boy .is name.e told Moses. because t!at is (!at I did.ray t!e Most . 59or si< days you s!all labour.e become tired creatin ) And (as it .oly "ity. 0ou are not allo(ed to o fart!er because t!e -abbat! and its rest !ave be un. ' And (!y does one . 3ecause tomorro( is Parasceve and after sunset one can (alk only for si< stadia.e 1!o created. 3ut saints can . 1e must arrive t!ere tomorro(.ronounces it t!us4 a very soft /. (!ic! is almost a +. * ' Also ood c!ildren. (!en .e say) * ' . after t!e creation. . It (ould not be t!e same.ronounce . To(ards t!e .is name) * ' Adonai. 0ou . too.i ! Lord on t!e -abbat!) * ' 3ecause . 1!y suc! a !urry) "an you tell me) Is it not t!e same if (e arrive t!e day after tomorro() * ' No.ray t!e Most . to(ards evenin . * ' $!2 Did . * ' No. but on t!e sevent! day you s!all rest and make ot!ers rest. * ' -o one idles about on t!e -abbat!.

6 $!2 My Lord2 No( t!at I t!ink of it. 3ut it is t!e Trut!. and even better t!an s!e did.irit.le at #sdraelon..im) * ' No. 479 ..e is /od.oor .ression.e like) A statue) * ' . T!e 3ook of t!e Lord tells us.oor . * ' 0ou said t!at /od does not (alk and does not move . but it e<ists..le..eo. it:s 0ou2 * T!e c!ild. to teac! Adam and us. +abez. . And . let me t!ink and remember (!at my mot!er said.e (as not tired. reverently and looks at +esus (it! a c!an ed e<.is arms..rostrates !imself on t!e round adorin ..o( did . because /od does not (alk and does not move .. And one must believe it unless one (ants to o to Lucifer.im.eo.is li. My mot!er used to say. * ' 3ut (as t!e 3ook (ritten by . dumbfounded.. but (it! suc! a entle smile. /od is.is name is. to make me understand /od4 5/od is like my love for you.e did it. And /od is. $ne and Trine. T!ey all run t!inkin t!at !e !as fallen. and t!e -econd Person became fles! for t!e sake of us. and . and to !ave a day on (!ic! (e t!ink of . almost of fear. It !as no body.s beckons t!em to be silent and t!en says4 ' -tand u. .' ..e create t!en) 1!at is . ..6 And t!at little man. (ould say4 5/od is an #ternal -. but +esus (it! .is arms.is fin er on .. most certainly. "!ildren must not be afraid of Me2 * T!e boy looks u. t!at man t!at in 0our name oes to visit t!e .e is not an idol4 . 3ut .e created everyt!in .

.tin (it! veneration every mout!ful t!at +esus !ands to !im. All ri !t) * ' 3ut a name t!at means 7ust t!at. $!2 Lord2 Lord2 And do 0ou love me so muc!) * ' 0es. * ' No.is !and sayin 4 ' 0ou are a (ise little Israelite.en t!e ates of Limbo. No( I understand (!y 0ou (ill o. 9rom t!e be innin to no(. No( t!at you !ave reco nised Me. and after .eaks of 0ou.eaks of Me in t!e 3ook.. /ive me a ne( name t!at means t!at 0ou loved me and saved me. and.romised -aviour. !e oes back to +esus to et!er (it! !is smilin friend +o!n.C 3ut +esus smiles and stretc!es out . 0ou are t!e .ass 3et!el and rest in a little cool valley. acce. do you kno( (!et!er t!e 3ook mentions Me) * ' $!2 0es. t!e 3ook s.* ' I (ill c!oose a name to et!er (it! My Mot!er.eaks of 0ou (!en Adam (as e<. * T!ey . And even before... and t!e t!ree c!at to et!er.. t!en to +acob. 3ut !e slo(ly takes !eart a ain. ' 0ou did not tell Me (!o s.. $!2. Lord. no lon er +abez.ily on t!e reen rass (it! +o!n (!ile t!e ot!ers are restin . Lord. My fat!er told me t!at !e 472 . +abez..layin !a. to take some food. Let us continue t!e e<amination. +abez is !alf stunned by t!e revelation and eats in silence.. And I (ill !ave it as from t!e day I become a son of t!e La(.!ets. #veryt!in s. Abra!am and Moses.elled. * ' 0ou (ill !ave it as from t!at day. ric! in (ater.. * ' T!e Pro.

* +o!n smiles and embraces +esus sayin 4 ' T!e same (ords as mine2 All t!ose (!o are c!ildren in t!eir !earts s. * 49/ . * ' 1!y) 1!o s.ts) * ' 0es. I like Daniel more. so t!at I (ould not for et t!em.. 3ut I. 3ut no( I (ill not (ee. ' 9or et about it for t!e time bein .!et s. * .. called 0ou t!e Lamb. I al(ays (e. any more Mtears.e is almost (ee. t!e ot!er +o!n.im) * ' Isaia! and Daniel. no( t!at I love 0ou as my fat!er. !o(ever. Listen. I used to re. t!e one of t!e +ordan E and !e. "an I say t!at) T!at I love 0ou as I loved my fat!er) 0es) 1ell.!et.eaks of t!e sorro(s of t!e "!rist. $!2 No( I understand t!e lamb of Moses.rece.in even no( (!ile caressin +esus: !and.t (!en my mot!er read t!em and s!e did not read t!em any more. !e also says t!at "!rist (ill be sacrificed.eaks of t!e beautiful an el and of 0our comin .eak t!e same lan ua e. It is true. also because I (anted to !ear t!e (ords of my mot!er and my fat!er.eat t!em (!en I (as in t!e (ood.(ent to +o!n E not t!is one. 3ut I t!ink t!at t!e Lamb (ill be sacrificed (it! one sin le blo(. * ' 0es. Daniel instead s..eaks most of t!e "!rist is Isaia!.. are s!inin in !is eyesN because I !ave 0ou.. 0ou are Passover2 * +o!n teases !im4 ' 3ut (!ic! Pro. no( I . my Lord.oke best of . I t!ink I kno( t!em.refer Daniel. Not as Isaia! and David say. but !e s. Do you kno( t!e ... t!e reat Pro..

T!e number of t!e .ared2 * re. dabbles in t!e .uddles. And I do not (ant you to be taken ill. (it! t!e boy:s arms round !is neck.. lau !in (!ole!eartedly. !e !as little +abez on !is s!oulders. 1+. (!o.lies +o!n of #ndor.las!in !is clot!es (it! mud. & It is rainin and Peter seems to me t!e o.osite of Aeneas. ' #!2 Many t!in s could be s. T!e boy:s little !ead emer es above t!e rey. because instead of carryin !is fat!er. so t!at (e can be in 3eerot! very early. across a . 3ut no( (e ou !t to o. ' 1e mi !t !ave been s. starin at !andsome +udas (it! !is one ood eye.!aired !ead of Peter. T!ere (ill be a rus! for s!elters.letely covered by Peter:s lar e mantle.eo.anions and t!ey set fort! a ain to(ards 3eerot!.ared all t!is * rumbles t!e Iscariot. com. * +o!n calls !is com.ourin from t!e sky and s. (!ic! I t!ink can see as (ell as t(o. ' 1!at do you mean) * 491 . (!o is irritable because of t!e (ater . F o* Bee ot$ to Je !sale*.. -9t$ J!ne 1+4..lain (!ic! is not very (ell cultivated.' 0es.le is increasin and t!e (eat!er looks t!reatenin . but is not so barren as t!e little mountain t!ey climbed after -!ilo!. 3ecause t!eir (ords come from one (isdom only.

* ' And I am a . I .s of (ater or a s. 3ecause of my e<.. I may be able to ive a ood lesson also to you. and !i ! u. if anyone told me t!at I (as to become a disci.erience.ected teac!er in "y. and I s!ould never take t!e liberty of teac!in you.rus and I became a murderer and a convict servin a life sentence. after all. 9irst I learned to ve etate. an old . and concernin matters t!at are by far more im. ... 3ut. I !ave been learnin since I (as born.le of t!e .ortant t!an a fe( dro. since I am a teac!er and a . I t!ou !t I (as oin to die an !onest and res.u.ostle. I am learnin !o( 5to live. * ' T!at is true. And yet. I !ave learned.unis!ed me (it! remorse.u. I (ould !ave doubted (!et!er !is mind (as sound. so.ere I am2 -o. t!e 7ustice of 5man alone6 a ainst /od and society. you never kno( (!at one may become. 3ut I like to be tidy and clean (!en I o to to(n. (!en (e !ave none for our nei !bour.ect t!e elements to !ave consideration for us. 3ut (!en I raised a knife to take ven eance. society (it! fetters.' I mean t!at it is useless to e<. I !ave many friends t!ere. an a.ractised a useless 7ustice.ostle. no(. /od .il.. t!en I observed life.oly $ne. * ' T!en (atc! t!at you do not fall. t!en I became ac=uainted (it! t!e bitterness of life... At last.las! of mud.6 No(. I kno(.. I (as t!e victim of 7ustice. Not 492 .eat t!e lessons. you (ill realise t!at it is natural for me to re. see.il. and (!en I (as dra in t!e fetters !atin t!e universe. * ' 3ut I am an a. * ' Are you teasin me) * ' Noooo!2 3ut I am an old teac!er and.oor (retc!.

a . More t!an you do.is (ork. At least let my mind be fruitful.because of my !oliness.eak2 $nce. T!en I s.minded. as I became insane t!rou ! suc! e<. far better t!an t!e first t(o rou. found a snake (!ere I t!ou !t t!ere (as a (oman. * ' $f course. luckier t!an !e. 3ecause I !ave revived t!rou ! . * ' I kno( no ot!er (isdom but Israel:s. . * ' 1ell2 Are you an<ious to teac! me) I don:t feel like it. . but after (anderin about for many years.oke to s!ado(s. * ' +esus is /od. 3ut Dio enes (as lookin for a man and could not find one. 3ut no( you !ave also t!e science. nay t!e (isdom of /od.erience.oly $ne. T!en to c!icken4 t!ey (ere better. * ' T!at Roman (as ri !t in callin you Dio enes. 1!y do you (ant to sto. t!e . t!ey cursed me. you already !ave t!e means for salvation. t!e mines ruined my life. * ' If t!at is so. I (ould not dream of it. you !ave not. I !ave suffered from !eart trouble for years.ared to a sunny day. I !ave found t!e Man. I. and an adulterer (!ere I t!ou !t I sa( a friendly man. me) I !ave but one eye. * ' I kno(. No matter !o( ood .e is. * ' It is t!e same t!in . No( I s. I used to s.e is still /od. * ' Let me s. and I.eak to /od.oor (retc! dare 49. * ' $!2 no2 It is like a fo y day com.s.eak to myself as I am not yet able to s.eak to c!ildren4 t!ey (ere absent. and I believe it.

My soul s. t!at is true. ' I .ose.assed t!e lar e sad valley.eak to one:s e o * remarks +udas insolently.. I did. my li. 1e are already beyond Atarot!.leasant under t!e sun. !e is meditatin .eaks to .eak. and for a ood .iscence of t!e fles!. * ' $nce.erceive your soul.e is not doin anyt!in (ron . t!e man of #ndor (it! 7oy. your !eart is im. you told me t!at it is (ron to s.in out of ratitude and re.im (it! familiarity as you do. Master.u. -. do s.oly "ity a ain after t!at !ill. 1!en you !ave been formed in Me.entant love. 9armers (ant rain. . your e<.il (ill be of reat !el.eak. 3ut t!at (as because you (ere rumblin (it! your e o. I am (ron 2 * +udas is a ressive. And I . ' T!at is true.s dare not.e . It is c!arity to . t!ere is a beautiful rainbo( formin an arc! from Atarot! to Rama!.* 494 . not lon a o.erceive your soul. +udas blus!es (it! s!ame. +o!n.im..si< stadia from +erusalem.not treat . and I t!ink t!at . 1e s!all see t!e . to you. 1!at a terrible t!in is t!e concu. 1!en (e are in Rama! (e s!all be t!irty. My soul does. 3ut look. (!ic! is breakin t!rou ! t!e clouds. ' No. and !ere t!e country is cultivated and .. 1!at you said is correct. * +esus comes into t!e conversation of t!e t(o. * 8 ' T!at is true. And also t!is is c!arity. * ' In brief.ur.. I do . (e !ave . also to yourself.ray t!at it may rain.erceives it (ee.atient.erceive also t!e (ork of your mind. 3ut t!e (eat!er cannot be al(ays ood. +udas.erience as a teac!er and a dili ent . T!is man is not rumblin . by t!e men of /ibea!.

icion fades a(ay..ectful as a youn irl..ect to(ards 0ou2 * . . !is only eye (as in dan er. ' 3e =uiet. * ' . 3ut it is not ri !t.las!in an rily in t!e . -imon.+udas does not re. Do you not t!ink t!at you (ant to do too many t!in s) * +esus smiles so ently t!at Peter becomes uncertain about !is o(n t!ou !ts.uddles. Master. Peter:s sus....e s!ould not be lackin in res. Let us avoid all ar uments. 0ou (ere youn .. could you not busy yourself (it! your little friend) 0ou took !im a(ay from Me.e looks at 3art!olome(. (!o !as discreetly (it!dra(n (!en !e understood t!at +esus (as correctin t!e a. ..ect) T!e ne( disci.e raises !is voice (it!out (is!in to do so.set -imon.ostle and is no( s.e is youn . and no( you (ant to become en a ed in a friendly conversation I am !avin (it! Nat!anael.* ' 0es.. instead !e delays s.le) * and !e looks at +o!n of #ndor. !o(ever.. 493 . (!o.. too.. Nat!anael.y (it! !is boy2 * ' 0es. lest -imon of +ona! s!ould !ear you.. ' Not in t!e least. but. * ' $!2 /ood2 $t!er(ise..ly. !as raised !is a=uiline face and is scannin t!e sky. it must be +udas2. 1ell. today) * asks 3art!olome(. and do not let us u. Peter rus!es to(ards t!em4 ' 1!at:s t!e matter) 1!o is lackin in res. ' 1!at:s t!e matter (it! !im.. . .* ' Listen..... I (ill tell !im.e is as res.e is so !a.!aeus and -imon Fealot..eakin to +ames of Al.

t!e c!ildren in eit!er.. t!e slabstones of t!e consular road. but all very serious and serene at t!e same time.oly "ity.e t!eir mantles. Puddles of (ater !ave disa. (!ic! is no( near.ulled u..resent oneself at t!e (alls on t!ese feast.ortant matter.ouse.resentin oneself to a soverei n. T!eir ait t!en becomes solemn.ouse of t!e Lord and t!ey look at t!e .> Peter:s attention is com. roves. or c!an e sandals. T!e a. I realise t!at t!is year.. t!e men in anot!er.le.eo.days (as like . T!e a. Also +esus does t!at.eared com.ull out a ne( one from t!eir travellin ba s. .letely.osin enclosure of t!e Tem. because I can notice t!e cro(ds and t!eir be!aviour on t!e consular road.oly "ity (as t!e ' real * =ueen of Israelites. it is already !ieratic.oly . To .laced like a . t!ey let do(n t!e tunics (!ic! t!ey !ad .le look at one anot!er more lovin ly. t!ey (as! t!eir muddy feet in a clear stream.ril sun of +udaea !as soon dried u. as if t!ey !ad been . T!e .earl in t!e centre of t!e im. t!eir old mantles and .rocessions of t!e various families form !ere. !ouses.letely diverted by t!e a. and is visible in all t!e beauty of its !ills. olive. In eac! rou. I see t!em all doin it. a !u e cube of marble surmounted by olden domes. and t!e !ymns. And . t!ere is a soloist (!o ives t!e tone.acified by t!e si !t of t!e . T!e (arm A. T!e entrance into +erusalem must !ave been an im.rocession is formed as follo(s4 +esus and 49+ . are intoned.arition of t!e .. -ome fold u.ostolic . a si !t (!ic! must al(ays !ave been a source of emotion and . t!ey tidy t!eir !air and dra.ostles are tidyin t!emselves on t!e side of t!e road. t!e lorious old !ymns of David.ride for Israelites. T!e . and above all of t!e Tem.le. t!e (omen in one rou.

t!e t(o baritone voices of +esus: cousins and t!e almost bass voice of T!omas. MT!e .er and rest. . Little +abez. is no( bri !t (it! 7oy. T!e 7ourney to(ards +erusalem is over.id voice ty.salms are t!e kno(n ones. t!e voice of an an el amon t!e stron voices of men. (!o are not ifted (it! suc! beautiful voices. sin s very (ell.ical of youn . 497 .6 * . And t!en .le.le to say t!e first . and 3art!olome(.eace of /et!semane. T!ey o strai !t to t!e Tem.rayer. follo( t!e c!orus of t!e virtuosi sin in in lo( voices. called radual . (it! !is lim.o( I re7oiced (!en t!ey said to me4 51e s!all o to t!e !ouse of t!e Lord.ure tenor. And t!e overcro(ded streets.Peter in front. t!en su. (!ose baritone voice is so dee.robably because !e kno(s Psalm "SSI better t!an t!e ot!ers4 ' . (!o !as forced +o!n of #ndor to stay bet(een !im and +ames of FebedeeD in t!e fourt! ro( t!e t(o cousins of t!e Lord and Matt!e(D last T!omas.is little face.is beautiful . t!at it can !ardly be classifed as suc!. (!ic! only a fe( days a o (as so sad. a mello( voice (it! refined tenor vibrations. T!e (alls are no( close at !and. and +udas Iscariot. ans(ers to et!er (it! +o!n.ere is t!e /ate of t!e 9is!. . a . (it! t!e boy bet(een t!emD be!ind t!em -imon.o(erful voice of a li !t baritone.. It is +esus 1!o intones in . t!e Iscariot and +o!nD t!en Andre(.eo.eace in t!e . P!ili. T!e ot!ers.salmsN.

.1+4.. -1St J!ne 1+4.letely. my dear little friend.. ' $nly you.lun e into it and t!en..re!ension. because of t!e recent do(n. t!ey dra( (ater from t!e cisterns . !as s..erature of t!e (ater. T!ere is so muc! invitin (ater in t!e s.o( can I .* 499 . cannot c!an e. clad from !ead to foot in fres! clot!es.!ony.. one after t!e ot!er. T!is evenin (e are oin to 3et!any. because a mantle. And t!e a.ose t!at Mary is t!e (oman (!o stays at /et!semaneN. defyin t!e lo( tem.erin 4 ' .. * MI su. (!is.aternal solilo=uy says4 ' It is better to let !im rest no(.ent most of t!e -abbat! mornin restin t!eir tired bodies and cleanin t!eir clot!es (!ic! !ad become dusty and creased durin t!e 7ourney. (ould cover !im com. . * +esus. (!ere t!e (ater resounds a ainst t!e stones like a sym.ossibly take !im to to(n) I t!ink I (ill cut one of my mantles in t(o.acious cisterns of /et!semane. ' 1ell2 $nce t!ey are soaked in t!ere.. full of rain (ater. t!eir !air rat!er sleeked by t!e s.* In fact t!e boy is (earin a clean robe. & T!e rou.ourin it into lar e vats in (!ic! t!ey !ave sorted out t!eir clot!es accordin to t!e colours. 1!o !as !eard t!is .ostles.ray of t!e torrent..ours. and in t!e foamy Bidron. 3ut tomorro(. T$e Sabbat$ at 'et$se*ane. (!ic! !as been taken from !is little sack4 so small t!at it (ould be =uite sufficient for t!e arments of a doll2 3ut t!e boy:s little tunic is even more discoloured and torn t!an t!e ot!er one and Peter looks at it (it! a. no( in flood. it (ill be less troublesome for Mary to (as! t!em.

e !as !eld back some.' 3ut I (ant to buy !im a robe.trees and so(n flo(ers. 3ut it is better to seek My Mot!er:s advice. and -!e (ill be !a. (omen. * Peter is enra. T!e elder ones (atc! and smile. Also t!e Iscariot. rove. +esus is (alkin u.is aim (it!out mortifyin Peter. !ave more e<. 492 .. and t!e travellers are s(allo(ed by t!e to(n as it if (ere a !un ry mout!.urc!ases. It is not . ' 1!at (ill 0our Mot!er say of t!is c!ild) * asks 3art!olome(.is t!ou !ts or (!et!er .e ac!ieves .. (est of an onlooker. T!e fact is t!at . T!e rain of t!e . * ' 0ou certainly (ill.in (it! Mary.is Mot!er:s taste is more refined t!an Peter:s and (ould t!us avoid t!e clas!in of atrocious !ues. but one can see t!e caravans oin to(ards t!e /ate of t!e 9is! and to ot!ers. (!ic! is so beautiful on t!is serene A..erience in suc! ..ossible to see t!e cro(ds t!ron in inside. so bri !t are t!e leaves in t!e sun and so numerous t!e little flo(ers at t!e foot of eac! tree. t!ose im.. (!o !as ot out of yesterday:s !uff is c!eerful and .y to take care of t!e c!ild.ressed all . 0ou kno(.. 8 T!ey scatter in t!e olive.lays. on t!is eastern side. 0ou (ill o to et!er. I .lyin t!at .romised it. T!e to(n is lyin over t!ere.ast days seems to !ave silvered t!e olive.. and do(n (atc!in +abez (!o is . (it! names unkno(n to me.tured to t!e sevent! !eaven of deli !t at t!e idea of oin s!o. I do not kno( (!et!er +esus !as e<.ril day..layin (it! +o!n and t!e youn er ones... 3irds are sin in and flyin every(!ere.

er oils and .le.er !eart (as full of love.lies Peter. $ne day. and -!e almost (e. because . ' . ' Instead -!e (ill say to 0ou4 5I am lad t!at 0ou love !im6 * ob7ects P!ili.e is very t!in6 * says T!omas.is Mot!er (ould never !ave doubted it. .ractised .arable of t!e little bird. -!e (ill .lained t!e .er !eart * says t!e Fealot. And t!e little %ir in of /od.ossible to be 5. but t!at -!e (ould !ave liked to be a sinner in order to be saved.im t(ice.er mot!er t!at -!e (anted to be a vir in to .iritual maternity on be!alf of t!e little bird.t. (!ic! !e !ad saved (!en it (as about to be dro(ned on t!e ed e of a fountain. ' $!2 no2 -!e (ill say4 5Poor c!ild26 * re. listen.er by brin in !er a little s. .er and could not tell .er first s. -!e (ill t!ink many t!in s.arro(. -!e told Me of (!en -!e (as a little irl.' I t!ink -!e (ill say4 5. and .er mot!er could not understand . .er !o( it is . like flo(ers and olives .ure6 and a 5sinner6 at t!e same time. and (ill say t!em in . (!at do 0ou t!ink -!e (ill say) * ' -!e (ill do (!at you said. emanatin . and (!en kissin !im -!e (ill only say4 5May you be blessed6 and -!e (ill take care of !im as if !e (ere a little bird fallen from its nest. nay..ressed and crus!ed in a mill. Master.ress !im to . all of t!em. all .erfumes. t!e Most /reat %ir in Mary. And in a ra.lease t!e -aviour more. -!e (as not yet t!ree years old because -!e (as not yet in t!e Tem. sayin t!at /od !ad saved !er in advance and t!erefore -!e (as to bless .er !eart.er fat!er satisfied . ' And 0ou. (!ic! -!e let free 42/ .ture of love -!e said to .e e<. 3ut I don:t t!ink -!e (ill say anyt!in .

* > Also t!e ot!ers !ave come near slo(ly.o(ers.. because a fat!er and mot!er. because if t!e .. but t!e su. Master. as if t!ey (ere of t!eir o(n fles!. even if only to educate t!em.iritual by t(o .irit. ' 1!at do 0ou mean. by lovin t!eir .u. but t!ey ive also nouris!ment and love to t!e mind and t!e s. T!ere is t!e love of first .er blood and s. (!ere flyin and t(itterin . since -!e (as a . if s!e is deaf to suc! sentiment.arts and carnal by one. (!en Mary (as in t!e Tem.ils * says +o!n of #ndor... * ' In fact I (as very fond of my . It is true t!at !uman affection is mi<ed in it.. end u. ' I understood t!at you must !ave been a ood teac!er by 421 . t!at t!ose (!o devote t!emselves to c!ildren.o(er4 t!e one iven to /od. (!ic! is love of second . t!is one is s.revious one is entirely s. (!o are suc! in a (!olesome and !oly (ay.(!en it (as stron enou !. maternity (as in .o(er. do not only feed and caress t!e body of t!eir c!ild. My Mot!er !ad dedicated . it comforted t!e sad !ouse and t!e broken !earts of Anne and +oac!im. ' My brot!er.erself to vir inity for love. t!ere are many loves and various .ils.revails.erior sentiment .le. 3ut. by love of second .iritual.u. It !ad fulfilled its duty. T!en t!ere is t!e love of second .o(er) * asks +udas T!addeus.irit of t!eir creature. 3ecause (oman is created to be a mot!er and it is an aberration. 3ut t!e bird never left t!e kitc!en arden in Nazaret!.. And (!at I am sayin is so true.erfect creature. It died s!ortly before Anne breat!ed !er last.o(er4 t!e love of a mot!er or of a fat!er.

. * A ' And t!e love for our nei !bour) Are 0ou not (ron ) $r !ave 0ou for otten it) * asks t!e Iscariot.art of t!e !oly Peo.rofanation nor destruction forever.. a citizen of t!e +erusalem (!ic! (ill kno( neit!er . or in (ater or in t!e air E !e must adore . T!e ot!ers look at !im dumbfounded and. t!at is to deserve to be .le of /od in . T!e love of man.lacidly4 ' No. /od is to be loved because .e is /od.lanation is re=uired to convince one to !ave suc! love. T!ese are t!e t!ree !i !est loves. * T!e man of #ndor bo(s and kisses +esus: !and (it!out s.e 1!o is.eaven.articularly of (oman. besides bein !is (ife. A man. is indicated as an order in t!e (ords of /od to 422 .artici. +udas. 3ut +esus re. for t!eir offs.rin .lies . (!o . is a teac!er and a fat!er to !erD and a (oman is an an el and a mot!er to !er !usband.eakin .t!e (ay you deal (it! +abez. so no e<.e is . .im from a sense of duty and to deserve to survive in #veryt!in . and . ' T!ere is t!e love for one:s (ife4 love of t!ird . 1atc!.o(er because it is made E I am al(ays talkin of (!olesome and !oly loves E !alf of s. t!at is #veryt!in D and man4 Not!in .ates of #veryt!in . because of t!e soul infused in !im by #ternal /od E (it!out (!ic! soul man (ould be one of t!e many animals t!at live on t!e eart!. furious because of !is remarks. besides bein t!e !usband of !is (ife.irit and !alf of fles!. ' Please o on (it! 0our classification of loves * be s t!e Fealot.

after . Man loved (oman and (oman loved man.. (!o loved and looked at eac! ot!er (it! t!e innocent eyes of t(ins in a cradleD and man felt t!e love of a fat!er for !is (ife 5bone from !is bones and fles! from !is fles!6. -(eet (ere t!e days of love of t!e T(o (!o (ere brot!ers. . decreed s. . t!at multi. as it is no(.ly and fill t!e eart!. . and t!is is My re.lication of c!ildren (ould !ave been a !oly.ure.rocreator of c!ildren.ly.6 I can see your tacit ob7ection. did not e<ist t!en. but accordin to t!e nature of c!ildren of /od4 su.e !ad blessed t!em.resent . because born of one 9at!er.e !ad made a 5 ood t!in 6. naturally.o(erful. (!at a son is for !is fat!erD and t!e (oman e<.6 T!erefore.erienced t!e 7oy of bein a dau !ter.rotected by a very !i ! love.eakin of !is (ife and of every (oman t!rou ! #ve. seein t!at . t!e first si<t! day of creation. because s!e felt t!at s!e !ad in !erself somet!in of t!e (onderful man (!o loved !er. ave to . Love. (!ic! (as 42.ernaturally. smilin . /od said to t!em4 53e fruitful and multi. and yet (ere !usband and (ife.Adam and #ve. ifted by /race (it! an intelli ence inferior only to /od:s.ly to you4 -ince before sin everyt!in in creation (as re ulated by and based on love.is first commandment to man4 53e fruitful and multi.erfect love. not naturally accordin to nature as (e understand it. as you men understand it. t!ere comes (!at Adam !imself. or rat!er. in t!e se=uence of commands t!at /od. (it! innocence and an elical ardour.. on a remote si<t! day. a decree of t!e t!ou !t of /od. . t!e . love your c!ildren after Me. And /od ave it as . . in t!e beautiful meado(s in #den2 Later. T!ere (as no malice nor t!e detestable t!irst for sensuality.is beloved c!ildren.

* ' It is difficult indeed to o back to t!e sources. above all. 3ut I (ill take you by t!e !and and lead you to t!e sources. * ' 3ut t!ere are many more loves2 * e<claims +udas of Beriot!. Are you convinced) * ' 0es. I !ad not t!ou !t of t!at. T!e love of /od makes /od a friend and teac!es love. * ' Is t!at all) * ' T!at is all. If t!ere !ad been no con7u al love and .otless mirror of Adam:s s. 1!o is ood. is a source t!at comes from an immense !ei !t4 /od. Man !as been stuck in mud for t!ousands of years. a flo(er in t!ou !t and in (ord4 5Man (ill leave !is fat!er and !is mot!er and (ill 7oin !imself to !is (ife and t!ey (ill become one body. t!ere could !ave been no nei !bours. 1!o does not love /od. It could not !ave e<isted... 424 . because a nei !bour is t!e son of man. I kno( (!ere t!ey are.. In actual fact it is t!e fourt! in ..illars of t!e t!ree above mentioned loves. on t!e summits2 T!e first one.o(er. Master. cannot certainly love !is nei !bour (!o in most cases is faulty. and t!ose sources are so !i ! u. could t!ere !ave been love for one:s nei !bour) No.clearly reflected by t!e s. 9inally t!e love for (ork.irit. ' T!e first one of t!e second series is t!e love for our nei !bour. T!en comes t!e love for science.aternity in t!e (orld.6 If t!ere !ad not been t!e t!ree .* ' And t!e ot!er loves) * ask to et!er -imon Fealot and t!e man from #ndor.

.rovidin you cause no !arm to t!e Master. * C ' If I deny consent to evil. 3ut t!ey are not loves. 3ecause. (!at (it! t!e ra .atred) * asks +udas Iscariot once a ain.recious byssus to a boy. ' Ra s4 t!e (ords of t!e Master) 0ou are s(earin ) * ' Don:t .atred. is t!at ..* ' And do you t!ink t!at in t!e moment of need you (ill be able to ..roblems of my o(n.ossible (e may !ave to s. T!at is my business...is mout!D but once t!ey !ave been mis!andled by us t!ey become ra s. And t!at is (!at !a.. u!m2 I do not kno( (!at you (ill be u. and (!at (it! its dirt. T!ey are t!e ne ation of love.) * e<claims Peter. I like to learn and to !ave many clear ideas.retend you are scandalized.. It (ill soon become a dirty torn ra .ens to us. T!ey deny /od. T!ey cannot be love because t!ey are ne ations and Ne ation is . t!ey deny man. * ' Don:t (orry. * ' $!2 0ou may be sure t!at I (ill not (orry2 I !ave enou ! ..ect to fis! at t!e ri !t moment t!e little ra you need. ' Poor me2 0ou are more ca.eak to scribes and I do not (ant to be s!ort of ar uments. It is =uite ..iece of . Try and ive a . to.' T!ere are ot!er !un ers. And t!en.tious t!an a scribe2 "an you tell me (!at is t!e matter (it! you) Is t!e rarified air of +udaea affectin your nerves like a cram. T!ey are not ra s in .2 I am !a.. in 423 . ' No. No( if you e<.ull out t!e colour re=uired from t!e sack (!ere you stock all t!e ra s) * asks Peter.y .

Alt!ou ! !e !as s..* ' 0ou can do t!at (!en I do anyt!in (ron . and I. (!et!er t!e (ords of t!e silly boy of Ma dala !ave left a trace * says +udas ra in (it! an er.is Messia!.* ' Instead I am. to flaunt it later. * ' 1e are all fait!ful * re.er c!ild!ood is so bri !t2 T!e very reflection of t!at brilliance makes our souls . ' 1ould it not be more . 3ut I im...leasant to continue listenin to t!e lesson of t!e Master. instead of be!avin like an ry kids) * asks . 42+ . Tell us more about 0our Mot!er. 0ou are bad and you fri !ten me * says +abez (it! stern countenance. Master.lore /od and /od (ill !el.oken in a lo( voice. me for t!e sake of . . 0ou must not do t!at. I am not i norant.. at t!e ri !t moment.. 3ut t!at (ill never !a. of 1!om I am t!e least and most fait!ful servant. a .e is old and !e is ood. ' $!2 0ou are bad2 1!y do you offend my fat!er) . after bein silent and listenin carefully. Master. H ' $f course.en. ' 0ou can see. because I kno( !o( to be!ave.ure.. t!e Iscariot !ears !im.lies +udas !au !tily.. touc!in Andre( (it! !is elbo(.ers +ames of Febedee in a lo( voice.oor sinner. And because I am I do not stock any ballast. I (ould mind also your business.eaceful T!omas.t!at case. I kno(. ' And t!at makes t(o2 * (!is. need t!at li !t so badly2 * e<claims Matt!e(.

lace. rosy and kind. and even no(adays -!e calls it 5t!e rotto of . Little Mary (ent (it! t!em.le a fe( days before enterin t!e Tem... some. -!e (as in fact all 427 . as t!e most beautiful stories !e could tell a c!ild.er 5t!e 9lo(er of Nazaret!6 or 5t!e Pearl of /alilee6 or also 5t!e Peace of /od6 in remembrance of a !u e rainbo(...* ' Did -!e tell 0ou about t!em) * ' 0es. one more touc!in t!an t!e ot!er.er friend durin t!e s!ort . (it! +abez in t!e centre starin at +esus as if !e (ere listenin to a !eavenly tale.isodes. T!ey used to call . and (as .. 3ut +ose.read loose flo(er . as a c!ild.eo. trees.er after t!e 7oyful arrival of t!e bride.. a relative of -ara!:s.* be s +o!n. -!e (as over(!elmed by caresses. fair.tials.! told Me many more. It (as not easy to see Mary every day. (!ere -!e loved a little rotto more t!an any ot!er .6 -o (!en -!e a. ' I (ill tell you about t!e lesson on c!astity t!at My Mot!er ave . T!ey are all sittin in a circle in t!e s!ade of t!e olive..!aired. and (it! ot!er c!ildren -!e (as to s.' 1!at s!all I tell you) T!ere are so many e. and also Al. (!o (as a fe( years older t!an My Mot!er.eared outside.!aeus of -ara!.er little friend and many more . ot married on t!at day and also +oac!im and Anne !ad been invited to t!e (eddin .le. T!ey say t!at -!e (as most beautiful. A irl in Nazaret!.eriod -!e (as at Nazaret!.etals on t!e bride:s (ay. tell us.er nu. and everybody contented for ..* ' $!2 Please. (!ic! suddenly a.eared as soon as -!e (as born. as -!e lived mostly at !ome.

er and take .eakin of My soul. $n t!at day everybody (anted to kiss . And as -!e (as averse to bein kissed and touc!ed.er. a little t!ree year old (oman standin in t!e middle of a circle of adults.er t!at t!ey (ould not crease .6 -!e re. 3ut I see only /od as t!e :True Livin 3ein : to 1!om I (ill be able to ive Myself. seein . (!en 0ou are ro(n u. (!o (as t!en about ei !t years old and (as very fond of .ressed by t!at re.s.. (as reatly im.er (rists and neck by a blue band. 3ut.er dress or t!e (reat!. -!e said (it! kind ravity4 5Please.le are not allo(ed to enter t!e enclosure of .ly and t!e follo(in day.6 T!ey t!ou !t -!e (as talkin of . I see only t!e soul of a livin bein . -!e is t!e 9lo(er of .6 T!at is one of t!e e. (ould 0ou marry me)6 . (it! (!ic! Anne !ad adorned . !e asked .er little rotto. (it! all My !eart.er linen dress. Peo.6 Al. And -!e ans(ered4 5I am very fond of you. I am s.erself.irit is its .le Me.er (aist.riests.er little (reat! of blue flo(ers. do not rum.!aeus.lace. t!e Peace of /od. and muc! more. or of .6 T!ey ob7ected4 53ut (e are kissin 0ou. and t!ey assured . I am t!e Peaceful $ne because I am t!e -on of t!e 9at!er and t!e -on of Mary4 t!e Infinite Peace and t!e -(eet Peace.er4 5Mary. 3ut I do not see you as a man. -!e said seriously4 5I am not t!inkin of (!at can be mended..t!at. It belon s to /od.er on t!eir la.riest. do not enter t!e enclosure of /od.er !ead to kee.er li !t curls in .resent.. Please. And it does not (is! to be touc!ed but by /od. !eld ti !t to .eaven and of creation.tial feast at (!ic! !e !ad been . * 429 .e (as still under t!e e<citement of t!e nu. I (ill tell you a secret. t!e Pearl of Paradise and t!e Peace of /od. . And I love it so muc!. not 0our soul.isodes. to .er near .lied4 5My body is t!e tem. sure of .le of My soul and t!e -. 0es.

As a Pontiff !e consecrated .er (it! t!e s(eetest title4 5T!e Immaculate $ne.e comforted !is Dau !ter out of fat!erly love. as a do ma (!ic! cannot be refuted. as /od (as in . in . * ' 1as -!e).er.!ets. like all t!e .e !imself did not understand t!e sublime su. * In t!at case. since -!e (as conceived. .aternity. 3ecause +oac!im (as 7ust. !umbly and smilin re.ride.irit s.rivile e over sin) * ' 0es.ired by /od.er.is most . !o( could +oac!im say t!at /od !ad saved .ro.oke t!rou ! !is li.lies4 ' -!e (as t!e Mot!er of 1isdom..s. t!ey did not kno(.er in advance) Does t!at not refer to . it does.ernatural trut! t!at t!e -. but did +oac!im and Anne kno( t!at -!e (as t!e c!osen %ir in) * asks +udas Iscariot.er t!rou ! !is (isdom of a . * ' #<cuse me if I. a sinner. . And !e (as !umble.e tau !t .e (as 7ust and !umble. so t!at t!e Most 3eautiful %ir in of 422 . ' No.I ' 5T!e True Livin 3ein 6222 T!at is a very dee. 3ut (as -!e not t!ree years old) * ' -!e (as. T!ere is no 7ustice (!ere t!ere is .er . .oke ins. dare s.riest. I already lived in . And +esus.tion6 and (ill ive t!is trut! to t!e (orld of believers. (ord2 * e<claims 3art!olome(. . -o 7ust as to deserve t!at .6 And t!e day (ill come (!en anot!er rey !aired Pontiff (ill say to t!e (orld4 5-!e is t!e Immaculate "once. 3ut +oac!im s..eak. as !e (as suc! as a uardian of t!e Ark of /od.erfect ?nity and Trinity.

bri !ter t!an all stars.ure as -!e is. 3ecause /od. * T!e (ife of +ona!. (!o !as come near very =uietly says4 ' 1!y don:t you take !im.is soul re.. clad (it! t!e rays of t!e moon. 1ill you not) * ' 0es.Bin !as as . T!e (oman understands and says4 ' I see2 I s!ould still !ave a little mantle of Mark.le today) * asks P!ili.is Gueen. may s!ine.!et) * ' .is Bin dom. ' T!is evenin . 1!at (ill you say to . Mot!er of t!e -aviour.er in t!e rey fo of !eresies and vices. * ' -o +oac!im (as a . in . rove. in t!e (orld (!ic! in t!ose days (ill be sinkin dee.er (!en you see .ro.6 Is t!at all ri !t) * ' %ery ood * confirms +esus caressin !im.* +esus stares at !er (it!out sayin anyt!in ./od.er) * ' 5I reet 0ou. . 3// . * J ' 1!en are (e oin to t!is Mot!er. T!e boy is an<ious to come.eated like an ec!o (!at /od said to !is soul (!ic! (as loved by /od. ' 3ut are (e oin to t!e Tem.. ' 1e s!all o t!ere before leavin for 3et!any. t!e Gueen of "reation and of /od. my Lord) * asks +abez (it! ea er eyes. I (ill look for it * and s!e runs a(ay. (!ic! are not so . t!e caretaker of t!e olive.e (as a 7ust man. cro(ned (it! stars. Mary. my Lord. fully revealed.er and dee. And you (ill stay !ere and be a ood boy..

In a fe( days: time.. 3ut (!at a s!ade2 -!e says so !erself4 ' Mark never (anted to (ear it because !e did not like t!e s!ade. * And oin do(n from t!e . * ' Let us o. .ulls +o!n:s sleeve4 ' 1ill t!e teac!ers be severe) * ' $!2 no. I (ill not ... too) * ' "ertainly.+abez ..le<ion looks !astly in t!e violent violet s!ade. t!ey o into t!e lar e kitc!en for t!eir meal. ' No. Master. 3ut !e cannot see !imself.e is 5our6 boy. In any case it is not today.resent !im. 3ut. Master. ' $f course I (ill2 ?nless. T!e (oman !as taken t!e lamb off t!e s. 3/1 . Don:t be afraid.lace (!ere t!ey (ere.. T!e ot!ers !ear and smile at +abez: concern.resent !im * says Peter. * ' T!ank 0ou. * No (onder2 It is vile2 And .resent !im as if !e (ere !is fat!er) * asks Matt!e(. you (ill be more learned t!an a doctor * +o!n comforts !im.is Mot!er. t!en. (it! .. ' T!e meal is ready.* Mary of +ona! comes back (it! a dark violet mantle. t!e Master (is!es to . 1e s!all all be t!ere.oor +abez (it! !is olive com.y to !ave t!e mantle in (!ic! !e can dra.. (!ic! is still ood. and !e is t!erefore !a.. ' 3ut (!o (ill . -imon.it 7ust no(..e !imself like an adult. I leave t!at !onour to you. 0ou (ill be t!ere.

to offer !er son to t!e Lord in ood time. I (as !er first. . +esus is last and is en a ed in close conversation (it! +o!n of #ndor.. set out as soon as s!e (as able to. Also t!e ot!ers. fat!er. I became !er only c!ild because of !er disease.rotO O4 ' .ave you ever been !ere before) * and t!e boy re.* or ' 1e are all like you. (!en t!ey are told by Peter. Per!a. (!o seems to be as!amed to enter t!e Tem. & Peter is really stately (!ile enterin t!e enclosure of t!e Tem. 7ust at Passover. in a rou. born.roselytes and my mot!er carried me !ere in !er arms.s you (ere slee. lau ! and say ently and (ittily4 ' Per!a.1+5. because s!e (as taken ill and never recovered. actin as t!e fat!er of +abez.lies4 ' 1!en I (as born.s too early. t!at !e looks even taller t!an !e really is.le. In fact +o!n says to . (!o came from +udaea. * Also +esus asks +o!n of #ndor t!e same =uestion and ets a similar re. (!om !e is !oldin by t!e !and. All t!e ot!ers are be!ind !im. Peter asks !is .in and so.ly. In t$e Te*%le at t$e <o! of t$e Offe #n(.le. T!e first misfortune in my life.e is (alkin so erect.. 3ut I do not remember * (!ic! makes Peter lau ! !eartily. --n) J!ne 1+4.. 1e do not remember (!en (e came !ere (!en (e (ere born. I (as under t(o years of a e (!en I lost my mot!er. and 3/2 ..im4 ' 1e (ere . because I (as born early in Adar and my mot!er.

!etic s. 3ear in mind t!e reat race t!at /od ranted you.roud to die !avin com. If I am takin you u. * +o!n of #ndor sobs dee. t!ank t!e Most ......i !. (!en I could !ave come. because I told 0ou t!at I (ors!i.riest of your Lord in t!e ne( era and in t!e ne( reli ion. al(ays remember t!at. Did you not come back to t!e Tem. a true Israelite...le and t!us a future . my /od. you are a disci. Later.y deat! because s!e !ad offered you to t!e Tem. Proceed confidently to(ards t!e .ro. 9or et your . no( you are +o!n.. 1!en I (as t(elve years old and al(ays after t!at.. I did not. I feel a stran er in t!e .irit) 0ou are t!e son sacred to t!e Lord and never ransomed.* ' +o!n. * ' 0es.ly and says4 ' T!ank 0ou. I solemny tell you t!at amon t!ose (!o live in t!is enclosure t!ere are many more uilty and less (ort!y t!an you to o near t!e altar. Poor mot!er2 1!at did you offer) A future murderer. do not say t!at.. (!ic! (ill be called after Me.s!e (as very .* 3/. you belon to /od.... I !ave abandoned it for too lon .* ' 0ou are comin back to it led by t!e !and by Me 1!o am t!e -on of t!e 9at!er. My fat!er used to say to me4 5-!e died a !a... . !ad a . to t!e altar.ed only one t!in 4 .lied (it! t!e La(. it means t!at I kno( t!at everyt!in !as been for iven. 0ou (ere 9eli< t!en.oly. +o!n... And t!at is (!y I dare not . I (as able to.atred.. I absolve you of everyt!in . "an you not see t!at your mot!er.roceed furt!er !ere.le a ain) * ' $!2 0es. as lon as. 0ou are Mine.le..ast debasement.ouse of t!e 9at!er.6.

and I caress !im.. everyt!in by love.. T!e Master (ill tell you..!. 8 T!ey are near t!e treasury to make t!eir offerin (!en +ose.. A disci..!an.. a reat deal by fait!. me in t!is matter) 0ou kno(. because in t!e fulfillment of !is duty as a fat!er !e feels more at ease (it! t!e elder ones. I am . (ould you !el.. Tell me. to !el..er)2 * e<claims +ose. !im. .! in=uisitively movin a(ay 3/4 ... you are ood... * ' And t!e Master) * ' .resentin !im as if !e (ere my son..eo. but !e asks t!e more learned ones...e is becomin of a e in t!e ne<t fe( days.! looks at t!e boy and asks Peter4 ' $ne of your randsons) * ' No. * +ose... so everyt!in by love.articularly 3art!olome( and -imon.e is comin .. (ell4 not!in by blood. so not!in by blood..! of Arimat!ea calls t!em.* ' Already t(elve years old) And so small) * ' #!2.e is a little or.. +ose. t!erefore a reat deal by fait!. ' 0ou are !ere) 1!en did you arrive) * !e asks after reetin t!em. T!e Master took !im.le. .le..le..Peter in t!e meantime is busy s!o(in t!e boy t!e most note(ort!y t!in s in t!e Tem.le in !ere...* ' .er. one of t!e fe( ood .* ' A le. . A son. * ' I do not understand..... 3ut I am a /alilean and I am a nasty le.e is over t!ere. ' 0esterday evenin . yes. (it! a ne( disci.

!im (it! you all t!e time) * ' I cannot2..alascia. if +esus says so2 Don:t be afraid2 * ' $nly to cause me trouble t!ey (ould..* ' 3ut I (ould (illin ly come (it! you.!...rosy for t!ose of t!e Tem. +ose. (ill you !el...y to see you and I am lad t!at you are in ood !ealt!.* ' 1ell. * ' No2 Don:t say t!at2 * ' It:s t!e trut! and (e must admit it. 3ut (e s!all meet no( and a ain 7ust t!e same.le.. of t!e .!... 3ut !e says4 ' T!e Master says t!at (e must not do t!at and (e (ill not do it. I am !a.. +ose. T!e boy is too youn and delicate.. 1!en) $!2 Master2 /ive me 0our blessin 2 * ' Peace to you...a ad!a and of t!e Midrasciots. +esus says t!at !e kno(s =uite a lot... I am al(ays about.* says +abez (!o !as been reassured by +ose..in fri !t... t!e . ' Don:t be afraid2 I am a le. Peter is bri !t (it! 7oy. -o I am afraid t!ey (ill be cruel to t!e boy because of me and because of +esus..* ' 0ou are very fond of t!is little fello(2 Do you kee. I (ill2 I (ill come (it! you.. * 3/3 . In any case I do not kno( !o( muc! !e kno(s of t!e La(. me) * ' $f course.er because I belon to +esus2 T!e most loat!esome form of le. T!ey (ill not do !im an in7ustice in front of me.!:s caresses.tions. (it! a fe( e<ce....

+ose..* ' Master. I (ant to be t!ere. (it! friends2.rayer I am oin to 3et!any.6 3ut (!en you see t!em you (ill understand t!at t!ey are friends. * ' $n t!e 1ednesday before Passover. * ' 1ell. too. 1ill you come and see Me) * ' Are 0ou askin me) I (ill come (it! reat 7oy and it is a reat !onour. * ' %ery ood. T!at is settled. My Mot!er.. I (ill come and 7oin you at 3et!any. t!e mot!er of My brot!ers and t!e mot!er of +o!n and +ames are also t!ere. Peace be (it! 0ou.. Prudence teac!es4 5Do not let t!e air kno(.' I am !a.. Master. Are 0ou stayin at /et!semane) * ' I (as t!ere.. * ' To Lazarus:) * ' No. I (ant !im to kee.. too. 0ou arrived (!en I (as askin (!en you intend !avin it. I must leave 0ou. * ' A reed. Passover as a son of t!e La(. to -imon:s. It is t!e 3/+ .leased t o see 0ou.y.* ' 3e careful. 3ut I (ill come (it! my friends on Monday. ests -imon ' $!2 0ou already kno( t!em. but after t!e . for (!ic! I t!ank 0ou. * ' Master.!. -imon of +ona! (as tellin me about t!e ceremony for t!e little one. I (ill come (it! some friends.. and also 0our friends (ill be .* su Fealot.

* 3/7 . It is t!erefore ri !t.eo. I (ould feel as if I (ere closer to my mummy. -ee !o( reat t!e ministry of a . in all !is deeds. no lon er en rossed in !is (ork. Li !t fades. * ' /oodbye. (ork ends. > "ome. T!ere is anot!er one in t!e mornin .rotectin us durin t!e day. does so on be!alf of us all.ets are announcin t!at t!e time !as come.raise 0a!(e! (it! veneration. you (ill become one. t!at (e s!ould im.riest (!o offers incense. Peace be (it! you. T!e fadin li !t reminds us of t!e fall into sin and in fact sinful deeds are enerally accom. . +abez. T!is is t!e most solemn !our of t!e day.rays for all t!e .eo.ed by t!e #vil $ne (!o avails !imself of !is allurements and ni !tmares.e . T!e trum. ni !t falls. in a bri !t da(n and not in darkness.le. Ni !t.* If you are al(ays a ood disci. +ose. can be more easily entra. 1!y) 3ecause man..!antasms and tem.is c!ildren...lis!ed durin t!e ni !t. "ome no(.lore .!. in communion (it! /od.le of .le and a ood son to Peter. T!e . 3ut in t!e evenin it is more solemn.!our of incense. It is ri !t t!at man s!ould bless t!e Lord to be blessed durin t!e day. and /od entrusts !im (it! t!e blessin for t!e (!ole . t!e symbols of deat!. slee.. Let us o and . after t!ankin /od for .riest is) * I (ould like.... 3lessed be t!ose (!o after livin (it! t!e blessin of t!e Lord o to slee.im to deliver us from ni !t .tations..

les to(ards Lazarus: to(n. (!o lifts !er veil to bend do(n and kiss +esus: tunic. feelin like a stran er. -. +o!n of #ndor.is friends to one side.us!es . ) J!ne 1+4. still !eld by t!e !and by +esus. in t!e lane leadin to -imon:s !ouse. Immediately after Mary of Al. is tossed about by so muc! rus!in and (atc!es everyt!in dumbfounded. like a solo of love above t!e (!is. 1!o understands. -uddenly.1+7. T!us Lazarus and Ma<iminus arrive runnin from one side.s +abez: !and and ently .e !as run.er sayin 4 ' 3eside 3/9 . to !asten to(ards .. caresses . +esus: Mot!er comes for(ard. Jes!s 6eets <#s 6ot$e at Bet$an1. and evaluates t!e risks . (it!dra(s to t!e end of t!e rou. +esus is reco nised even before enterin t!e to(n and voluntary messen ers run in all directions to inform . and t!e t!ird rou.!aeus and Mary -alome reac! t!e s. and stands aside. t!ey reet t!e Master and t!en embrace t!eir sons. T!e (ell kno(n (ords resound in t!e air. Isaac (it! Timoneus and +ose. $ne could say t!at t!e reen ramifications of t!e mountain stretc! as far as t!e countryside of 3et!any.is disci.le of . (!ic! !ad seized !er. alon a s!ady road (!ic! links t!e Mount of $lives to 3et!any.er.erin of t!e cro(d4 ' -on2 *D ' Mot!er2 * T!ey kiss eac! ot!er and in Mary:s kiss t!ere is t!e an uis! of a mot!er (!o !as been afraid for a lon time and no( t!at t!e terror. Little +abez.eo.! from anot!er. +esus dro. s!e feels t!e tiredness of t!e effort s!e made. is dissolvin .ot.is arrival. & +esus is (alkin fast (it! . to arrive is Mart!a (it! Marcella. +esus.

raised for t!at...er a ain.oor boy. Mot!er.t a(ay a fe( yards . * ' It (as 0our obedience. (!om +esus left (!en . 3ut I (a er t!at t!ere is not one of all t!e eyes t!at seem to be lookin else(!ere t!at does not cast sidelon lances at t!e lovin scene.* T!ey smile at eac! ot!er like t(o lovers. and (!o !as been left all alone. Is it .ossible t!at t!is 1oman is t!e Mot!er of t!is Man) 1!ere are t!e si<teen years of difference in a e) T!e fres!ness and race of Mary:s face and of . -on2 * ' It (as 0our (ise order.er a sister of .er -on 1!o is in t!e fullness of a !andsome manliness.. No !arm could !ave befallen Me.retendin not to be (atc!in t!e scene. because o(in to t!e =uick succession of =uestions and ans(ers. but in order to obey 0ou. 3ut it (as a ood t!in . Mot!er.e ran to embrace . Mot!er. because 0our order. ' I kno( t!at My +esus conceals not!in from Me. t!en 3/2 ..e kisses . ' Are 0ou not askin Me (!y it bore ood fruit) * asks +esus smilin all t!e time.My an el I !ad 0ours..le !ave ke. * ' May t!e Lord be .er vir inal body make . bore ood fruit. as usual. everybody:s attention (as diverted from t!e .e looks. (atc!in over Me. * ' My dear Mot!er2 * . I !ad to come a different (ay. 3ut I suffered so muc!2 * ' I (anted to come sooner.. Peo. . 8 T!e one (!o is most keen in (atc!in is +abez.is Mot!er.

my little c!ild. . Mary of Al. * 31/ .e sees !im. !ere is My little son. or find out (!o t!e boy is.. Mot!er.er arms sayin 4 ' 0es.eak (!ile s!eddin so many tears. !e is over7oyed in kissin Mary:s smoot! c!eek...roac!in t!e boy.er. > +esus !as been lookin for +o!n of #ndor and (!en . endeavours to restrain !is tears. +esus comes to(ards .* It is obvious t!at +esus. !e ends u..!an I brou !t (it! Me..in .. and everybody endeavours to !el.e is a little or. by smilin (!ile !is face is still (et (it! tears. T!e boy is still (ee. but !e cannot and bursts out (ee.. moanin 4 ' Mummy2 Mummy2 * #verybody turns round.!aeus rus!es to(ards !im (it! Peter E t!ey (ere to et!er E and t!ey bot! ask4 ' 1!y are you cryin ) * 3ut before +abez can catc! !is breat! and s.er4 ' . must !ave said to . and e<cuse Me if I did not see you before.e oes to et !im in !is remote corner.ectin not!in but t!at and after bein caressed by bearded men.e says4 ' T!is is t!e ot!er disci. 0ou must not cry any more2 /ive Me a kiss. ' Let me dry t!ose tears of yours.* +abez (as e<. And (!ile all t!e a. your Mot!er2 Do not cry any more. +esus and Mary are t!e first. !oldin +o!n of #ndor by t!e !and and ... in t!e fe( seconds (!ile a. and as Mary is !oldin !im in . 0our command ained t!ese t(o sons for 0ou. * Mary realised t!e rest.in .le.er arms and kissin !im.ostles are reetin Mary. but not so disconsolately. My friends. Mary !as run to(ards !im and taken !im in .bends !is !ead.

* T!e man. and Timoneus.is !and to bless after layin it on t!e old servant:s (!ite !ead. I t!ink it is so.ression of 7oy. * ' 9ortify your . T!ey enter t!e !ouse on t!e t!res!old of (!ic! -imon:s old servant reets +esus and !is master (it! dee. Lazarus and Mart!a. t!e coarse restless man of #ndor. after bo(in ..!.!.. and to t!is !ouse * says +esus. ' Peace to you. after t!eir first e<. liftin . res. +esus !oldin +o!n of #ndor by t!e !and. but if (e consider t!e 311 . because !is face.ast (!ile bo(in to Mary.ace.ostles (it! Ma<iminus. A T!ey all set out to(ards -imon:s !ouse4 Mary (it! +abez in . After all.It (as 0our obedience. T!is !ouse2.eace *. com. +ose. Lazarus and Mart!a.rayers.is dear friends. Isaac. (!o !as c!an ed so muc! since t!at mornin (!en +udas: (!im took +esus to #ndor.e and your .ect. +ose. My friends) * ' 3ecause 0ou are not stayin (it! us and because everybody comes to 0ou e<ce.eats Mary and -!e reets t!e man sayin 4 ' Peace to you. around t!em and be!ind t!em. t!e a. are some(!at sad and +esus asks t!em4 ' 1!y.atience. and t!en. looks really serene and truly ' at .er arms. so close in s. -on * re. your !o. T!is !ouse is but t!e nest from (!ic! t!e -on of man (ill fly every day to .letely divests !imself of !is .t t!e soul t!at (e (ould like to be 0ours. I am (it! you.

immediately to !er (ork.is Mot!er.situation in a su. . I (ill send you enou ! c!airs and (!at is necessary. but also to arran e a ceremony concernin +abez.ernatural (ay.is friends. Mart!a 7oins !er4 ' Don:t (orry about t!e food. I (ill o and ive t!e necessary instructions. * ' $!2 Poor me2 And I am idlin about2 "ome. t!ere is a lot to be done2 * T!e e<clamation of Mary of Al.. 0ou are in My !eart and I am in yours. * C ' I sa( +ose. ' T!e c!ild * +esus e<.lete ruin and t!at !e 312 .end t!e day (it! us. * ' $!2 1ell.easants. ' is t!e randson of one of Doras: . infinitely closer in love. "an (e be closer t!an t!at) 3ut (e (ill be to et!er t!is evenin .! of Arimat!ea. (!o is al(ays obedient. +ust lay t!e table. .e is comin to s. Marcella.* ' Is it true t!at t!e fields are a com..lains to . I (ill be back at once. Mary. . (!o !as rus!ed back so t!at s!e (ould not miss one moment of 7oy near t!e Master. ets u. 0ou are my uest on t!at day2 * ' 0es. Please sit at My table.e (ill en7oy !imself t!ere. t!e (omen amon (!om t!ere is also Mart!a. at once and s!ortly after(ards t!e boy can be !eard c!atterin and runnin about on t!e terrace t!at surrounds t!e !ouse.assed t!rou ! #sdraelon. Master. "ome. +o!n4 take t!e boy u. .e is comin !ere on Monday (it! some friends. -alome. I . to t!e terrace. * +o!n of Febedee. Lazarus.!aeus makes everybody lau ! (!ile +esus: ood relative ets u.

1!et!er !e (ants to sell t!em. I do not kno(. like a (ild animal.e survived because !e (as not at !ome. * ' $!2 .easant of Doras do) Isaac. 3ut I do not kno( (!et!er it is certain. mot!er and !is little brot!ers.e scattered all t!e former servants..oor little t!in 2 -o tiny at t(elve years of a e)2 My 31. * ' If !e s!ould sell t!em. and !e !ad been t!ere since last (inter.oke of Me as a saviour... also in t!is case. T!e old man ave me t!e boy. T!e boy (as ke.(ants to sell t!em) * ' T!ey are a ruin...* ' $!2 .. !e did. (!o is to become of a e in t!e ne<t fe( days. T!ey took !im to t!e old fat!er. you s. at least t!e old man. T!e . * ' 0es. does. 3ut (!at could a . +o!anan is ready to buy t!em. t!e boy:s relative. ' 3ecause !is fat!er and mot!er (ere buried under t!e landslide near #mmaus.resent ones come from !is land in +udaea.. 1!o are t!e .. /od (anted it. I (ould (illin ly buy t!em to !ave a refu e for 0ou also in t!e middle of t!at nest of snakes.t in a (ood. ' 0ou did t!e ri !t t!in . 3ut o on. * ' I do not t!ink t!at you (ill be successful. * ' 1as t!at (ron ) * asks Isaac !umbly. .easants) . $ne of +o!anan:s men mentioned it to me. * ' 1e s!all see. so t!at Doras could not see !im. T!e (!ole family4 fat!er. .oor boy2 3ut (!y) * T!e (omen are all moved.

you !ave already done so muc! and I am rateful to you. 1!at could t!e old man ive !im. 3esides.+udas (as t(ice !is size at t!at a e.. ..* ' A!2 0es2 T!e old . I (ant to make !im a .. if t!ey are all dyin of starvation t!ere) * says Peter. And no(. in lu<ury !ere. !e (ould be brou !t u.e is t!e 7oy of t!e a.e belon s to all of us.overty t!at t!e -on of man (anted for . roan4 ' Lord2 #veryt!in to !im) * +esus smiles4 ' Lazarus. !e suffered a reat deal. * Peter sees !is !o.es vanis! and !e utters a really dee.. I (ill take !im. * ' 1ell. 3ut I cannot entrust t!is c!ild to you.6 T!e . T!e (oman is very active.atriarc! and !is dau !ter. t!e old man very ood.!aeus.ostles and of t!e Master. . And !e must !ave suffered from starvation since !e (as born.imself.e is 5our6 boy. * 314 . to be able to o near t!e reatest miseries (it!out mortifyin anybody.e is really tiny2 I t!ou !t !e (as not ten yet.ers4 ' .t !im) * asks Lazarus. 0ou !ave !ad a ift from Me also recently. And +esus) 1!at a beautiful flo(er2 * says Mary of Al.overty. ' 0es. I took !im to comfort bot! t!e old man and t!e boy.. And -alome4 ' Also my c!ildren (ere muc! stron er2 * Mart!a (!is. . 3ut !e is ood and intelli ent.resent of My royal mantle4 5!onest .un er is a nasty t!in .. ' No. I cannot. * ' #!2 . * H ' Are you oin to ado.

.. I !ave no c!ildren eit!er. 3ut !is dress for 1ednesday. (!o !as been t!us besou !t.failure. 3ut t!at boy (ill cost 0ou a lot. ' T!ank 0ou.is clot!es.' 1!ere are t!ey no() I mean4 in (!ic! . Allo( Mart!a and me to find some solace seein to some little arments to be made for !im. Do 0ou t!ink I (as oin to send a(ay t!e blessin 0ou !ad sent me) T!e (oman (eaves linen. Li !t skillful !ands are re=uired for t!at 7ob.ut !im at t!e bee!ives. sister) T!e bees s(armed and clun to !is lon beard and !e (as s. * ' I am sure !e is2 May you be blessed2 * says +esus. 0esterday !e !ad a lon olden beard. -ince t!e old man insists in (orkin ..e is !a.ected c!an e to !is disadvanta e.eakin to t!em as if t!ey (ere !is dau !ters. didn:t !e. Master. yes... T!ey all lau ! at !is im.e told me t!at I (ould be oin (it! . 0ou (ill allo( me at least to. $t!er(ise !e (ill die of !eart. T!e Master .y. Mot!er. I am oin to et it.ulsive reaction. be ood. ' All ri !t.lains everyt!in in detail lest t!ere s!ould be some une<.* ' I (ill see to !is clot!es for t!e ceremony * s!outs Peter..romised me and . 3ut !e (ill need ot!er clot!es. I .. * Peter. * Peter e<.lace) * ' T!ey are !ere. Please o (it! -imon tomorro(. is moved at once and !e says4 ' . -imon... +esus smiles and says4 ' 0es. in 3et!any. 0ou (ill ive !im some advice as to (!at !e s!ould c!oose. * 313 . .is Mot!er to buy it tomorro(.

..* ' T!at:s it2 And since leaves are reen I (as sayin t!at it (as reen * concludes Peter !a. ' It is. or at least it s!ould be embroidered in red. Muc! better t!an t!e s!ade !e !as on no(.o( do you e<.* T!e Most . ' No) 1!at s!ade are t!ey t!en) * ' T!is !ue is called 5a ate vein.lease) * be s Mary. It is t!e e<act s!ade of leaves at t!e first rain in t!e mont! of Tisri. my friend2 * lau !s +udas. I sa( t!at !ue also on leaves.6 * ' . . And t!e c!ild arrives at once (it! +o!n. * says Mary ently.* ' Are you) * ' 0es. looks very smart (it! t!ose reen stri.eacefully. * ' 3ut t!ese are not reen... 3ut I am e<. * ' Red (ill be all ri !t...ts beni nly4 ' -imon is ri !t. I ' 1ill you call t!e boy.ect me to kno( t!at)2 T!ey look reen to me.. T!e -(eet Mot!er !as settled also t!is small matter . Also +esus (as dressed in red.. ' 1!at is your name) * asks Mary caressin !im. (!o is s(art!y.oly %ir in interru. +abez (ants a name meanin t!at I !ave saved 31+ .ily. 3ut I (ould say t!at a red sas! (ould be better on a red dress. it (as +abez..' I said4 a red dress and a reen sas!.es on !is red tunic. ' I (as sayin reen because I see t!at +udas. .ectin a ne( one.e (ill look lovely.

9or t!e time bein !e !as t!e name (!ic! !is Mot!er !as iven !im. ' 1it! 5l6 at t!e end instead of 5m6. . (!en t!is tiny dro. ..!im. to see many t!in s. It (ill come out lovely. 3ecause !e (ill !ave !is ne( mantle.. Is t!at ri !t) * T!e boy says ' yes * and Mary caresses !im. ' 3ut isn:t it a (oman:s name) * asks 3art!olome(.ensive.e says s!yly and ently4 ' "ould +o!n come (it! me) * ' $f course. Do you like it) T!us it (ill remind you also of Me besides of -alvation..er sister. t!en (e (ill come back !ere... you can c!an e !is name into t!e name of a man. but !e seems some(!at afraid to o (it! t!e (oman (!o is almost unkno(n to !im. ' 3ut its s!ade2 1!at do 0ou t!ink) I (ould dye it very dark red. A name of love and of salvation..* 317 .er4 ' T!is (ool is ood * and s!e feels +abez: mantle... of Mankind is ro(n u. * ' 1e (ill do it tomorro( evenin . my little boy) I (ill take you to a . 1e cannot take it off !im no(. 0ou (ill find one for !im. .e never refuses.la( says to . * ' It is beautiful * says t!e boy 7oyfully.lace near !ere..* +abez does not ob7ect.in. * Mary is . Mot!er. * Mart!a says4 ' 1ould you come (it! me. 0ou are t!e little star in t!e sea of t!ose saved by +esus. -!e t!en says4 ' Mar7iam MMaar! ziamN.

-!e sa( me and offered a room for me and my com. ' 3ut did t!ey not follo( !im) * ' 0es. . A marvellous one. to t!e lake or do(n to Mac!aerus. And (e s!all be t!ere (it! +onat!an.. Matt!ias and -imeon are movin around to find out and t!ey (ill certainly not abandon !im..les !ave not yet come back. T!eir time is very limited. some at Tiberias.e (ill stay (it! Me for t!e time bein . * ' T!ey (ill be arrivin at t!e last moment.anions.les (ill not be able to come. * ' Also t!ose from Lebanon) * ' 0es.is disci. * ' I (ill celebrate it in +erusalem. in +o!anna:s !ouse. 3ut near Doco t!ose (!o !ad ca. Lazarus ave me it. did you kno() * ' Are t!ey) I (ill be at t!e door. I (ant !im to celebrate Passover (it! Me.riests offerin sacrifices. * ' I !ave one.s continue t!eir conversations. comment and si ! on !uman !ars!ness.le.tured !im crossed t!e river (it! t!eir . And durin t!eir absence t!e various rou. 3ut t!ey !ave a lamb. T!ey narrate.s +o!n:s disci. Isaac tells (!at !e !as been able to find out about t!e 3a. near t!e . t!eirs for 319 .J T!ey o a(ay.risoner and no one kno(s (!et!er t!ey (ent u. (ill certainly not abandon t!is ne( disci. * ' +o!anan:s men are comin . I (ill see t!em and take t!em (it! me. * ' And you. Per!a. -ome say !e is at Mac!aerus. +o!n. 1e (ill sacrifice t!is one and t!ey can kee. . Isaac. T!ey are all comin t!is year.tist. too.

kisses it and says4 ' And do you not) * T!ey smile at eac! ot!er.eak to .eak and listen to eac! ot!er. ' 0es. 1!en Lazarus became of a e. No( and a ain I take one to ive it to a c!ild. Mart!a. I (ill no( ive t!em to Mar7iam. my (!im !as done a ood turn. Per!a. * T!ey smile at eac! ot!er. and sittin one beside t!e ot!er. !e did not (ant t!em any more. !and in !and. * -!e caresses !er brot!er fondly and Lazarus takes !er beautiful !and. t!in s are al(ays useful. $n !is arm !e is carryin a mantle (!ic! is also red. t!ey s.assin fancy of a c!ild. T!e ty.. T!ey are a little lon for !im. * ' $!2 My Lord2 I !ave a mania for kee.s I s!all be for iven because of t!at. +esus says4 ' T!ank you. ' Do you remember t!em. I still !ave many of my brot!er:s robes.in t!in s.lace.eace. T!ey are dear to me because t!ey (ere !andled by my mot!er. +esus is t!e first to ive an 312 .is Mot!er in .... K T It is late in t!e ni !t (!en +esus can s. to t!e terrace. * Mart!a comes back (it! +o!n and t!e boy (!o is (earin a little (!ite linen dress and a red overall.. Lazarus) -ee.t!eir 7ourney back !ome.. * Dinner is ready and everyone sits at !is . ' T!at is a ift of Providence * remark many. and !e ot !is o(n (ay because my mot!er adored !er Lazarus. but t!ey can be s!ortened. I in!erited it from my mot!er. T!ey !ave one u.ical .

ened.. a (oman came to Me. All 0ou need do is tell !er to (ait. * ' -!e is A lae.* ' . -!e told Me everyt!in . I (ill be !ere every evenin and (it! t!e e<ce. (!ic! I am reservin for t!e family. A reat misery. if s!e comes.o( !orrible2.. T!at is true.tion... Mot!er.ersevere in !er decision.. . -!e (as lookin for 0ou.er sin) * ' T!at... $!2 My -on2 Do not trust t!e P!arisees in "a.. (!ere all t!e boats come in. I entrusted !er to -usanna sayin t!at s!e !ad been cured by 0ou... I (ill (ait for !er. I could !ave ke.eak to !er.ernaum2 T!ey (anted to use t!e un!a. And a reat redem. 3ut tell Me !er name t!at I may receive !er (it!out any mistake.tion of Passover evenin . ..ort. (!o looked for 0ou and found 0ou at t!e "lear 1ater and s!e !as already suffered because of !er revived !onesty.account of t!e t!in s t!at !a. * ' %ery (ell.o( muc! s!e !as suffered2. It is a 32/ ... T!en Mary says4 ' -on.* ' I kno(. 1!ere is A lae) * ' -!e (ill be comin (it! -usanna before Passover. after 0our de. immediately after. Do 0ou (ant to kno( (!o s!e is) * ' -!e is a soul. T!e Roman mime and sinner (!om 0ou be an to save at . T!ey (ould !ave used even !er. 3ut t!e .. and many (it! evil intentions..ebron. I (ill s.arture. And t!e (oman is dis usted (it! t!e (orld by no(.oor creature needs to be for iven by 0ou so t!at s!e may ....t !er (it! Me if our !ouse (ere not like a sea.y creature to !arm 0ou. and I (ould say !o( muc! more4 !o( !orrible t!e (orld is..

le livin in t!e Fealot:s !ouse et u. And later Andre( !el.ale li !t of t!e first =uarter of t!e moon. 321 . * ' Mot!er. P!ili. t!ey o out to breat!e t!e . 0ou are /od indeed.itable !ouse. T$e Po&e of 6a 1's 0o ).ed it to ro( until it (as fully formed. Jes!s 'oes to t$e Le%e s of S#loa* an) Ben <#nno*. (!ic! is tendin to become full. lovin eac! ot!er and restin in eac! ot!er:s love. 1++.le to leave t!eir !omes and beds and o for a (alk and t!e . very early and like bees at sunrise. My -on. & T!e beautiful mornin invites . -4t$ J!ne 1+4.ontaneous one2 I solemnly tell 0ou t!at in fe( !earts My seed took root (it! t!e same stren t! as it did in t!is un!a.. under t!e very bri !t stars and t!e . -ilent.reat redem. t!at is. I seemed to be on t!e brink of a !ellis! abyss. 3art!olome(.ure air in Lazarus: orc!ard round t!e !os. And suc! a s.eo. (!en 0ou (ork suc! miracles2 * T!ey remain silent.y soil. (!at did 0ou feel (!en t!at ruin a..eo.. T!ey are soon 7oined by Lazarus: uests.tion.roac!ed 0ou) * ' Dis ust and 7oy. * ' -!e told Me. and at t!e same time I felt as if I (ere bein carried into t!e blue sky. as 0ou said..

' "ome and let Me dress you * says Mary to t!e boy (!o !as on only a s!ort tunic (it! s!ort sleevesD I t!ink it is a s!irt or (!at (as used in t!ose days as a s!irt.en doors and illuminates t!e sim. Almond. (eak and !as been ne lected.robably t!e barber of Lazarus: !ouse.ere you are2 0ou no( look like t!e son of a kin * and t!e servant. It is dry. T!omas. $!2 .lace.uts on !im a linen vest . Mary of Al. reets Mary and oes a(ay lookin =uite satisfied. . My mistress told me to kee. I (ill cut it s!orter. 3y its fine linen I at!er t!at it must !ave belon ed to Lazarus (!en a boy. It is very ood. (!o is . my boy) It is oil (!ic! Mart!a uses.etite. ' T!at (ill do for t!e time bein * says t!e servant.ut some oil on it to kee.. I (ill no( .(!ite linen 322 . Andre( and +ames of Febedee. "an you smell t!e lovely scent.ats Mar7iam on t!e c!eek.ed and . (!en you !ave offered /od t!e curls of your c!ild!ood. Mary instead is (atc!in one of Lazarus: servants (!o is sortin Mar7iam:s !air. (!ic! bri !tens t!e s!ades of clot!es and enlivens t!e !ues of !air and eyes.alm and medulla of t!e finest =uality (it! a rare essence. -ee. t!is little 7ar for t!e boy.Matt!e(. . it in . Mary takes off t!e to(el in (!ic! Mar7iam (as envelo.uckered round t!e neck and cuffs. ' Later. and a red (oollen robe (it! (ide neck and sleeves. T!e sun s!ines in 7oyfully t!rou ! all t!e (indo(s and (ide o.!aeus and -alome are busy servin t!e men (!o en7oy a !earty a. Mary) It needs some attention. And your !air (ill ro( stron er. cuttin it (it! reater skill t!an !is first barber ever did. T!e s!inin sno(.le tidy rooms (it! a olden !ue. T!e (arm season is comin and you (ill feel better (it!out any !air on your neck.

. And !e takes !im by t!e !and sayin 4 ' Let us o and see t!e (omen.!erds.enin and t!e sleeves of t!e red dull clot!.. -alome. T!omas (!o is al(ays merry and enial. T!ey (ere lookin for you to feed you.o. ' $!2 dear2 "ome !ere t!at I may ive you a kiss2 Look. "ome !ere.oor little creature of a fe( days earlier. ' Not on your life2 My +esus is mistaken !ere.stove. * T!ey o into t!e kitc!en and T!omas causes t!e t(o Maries. caressin !im.retend you can do) 0ou are only ood at 32. to start. T!e c!ild no lon er looks like t!e .lay. ' . Mary:s skillful !ands must !ave ad7usted t!e len t! of t!e robe and of t!e sleeves durin t!e ni !t.e is. ' No( o and . indeed2 All !e needs no( is to become more robust.* ob7ects T!omas. 1!at can you men do or . t!at I may kiss you. .lies -alome. and it no( fits t!e boy. ' 3ut +esus is oin to entrust !im to t!e s!e. lookin for !is bi friends.ily. 3ut I:ll see to t!at. !o( lovely !e is2 * e<claims Mary of Al.lum. 8 T!omas is t!e first one to see !im4 ' ..rotrudes from t!e neck.!aeus.o( lovely you are2 9it for a (eddin 2 0ou make me cut a .. but do not et dirty.articularly (!en Mary irds !is (aist (it! a soft sas! adorned (it! a (oollen (!ite and red tassel. (!ile I et ready * says Mary. And t!e boy bounds out !a. .oor fi ure * says . (!en !e s!outs in !is loud voice4 ' T!ere is a youn man !ere lookin for you * and lau !in !e introduces t!e boy (!o (as !idin be!ind !is robust back. too * re. (!o are bent over t!e kitc!en.

I (ill call !im t!us. It is easier...le.=uarrellin E because.. says4 ' -!e ave a name (!ic! is . Is t!at ri !t) 1!at is your name) * ' Mar7iam.recise in its meanin . If t!e Mot!er allo(s me. It is easier and t!e (orld (ill not colla.assin by t!e (indo( s. Is t!at ri !t. "!ildren need mot!ers... (oman. like little oats (!ic! are fond of one anot!er and ore one anot!er (it! t!eir !orns E at eatin .. !is c!eeks !ave been s!aved. (!o !as 7ust come in. (!o is .ers2 * e<claims -alome.ay all . 3ut !o( (onderful you look2 -o do I. T!ey are too many. -imon) * Peter. too. ' 0es. !is !air cut.eakin to +o!n of #ndor. * ' All ri !t.* T!e Iscariot.. ot!er(ise you become sulky. e!) Look2 * In fact !e is . but .eakin and you !ave a t!ousand needs and you claim t!e Master to .ers is more sim. !is 324 .is attention to you. * ' 0ou are ri !t. 3ut it is difficult.erfectly tidy. you are rat!er =uarrelsome.. !is beard trimmed and scented (it! oil. s. incidentally. and I (ill take one letter a(ay and say Marziam. looks in and asks4 ' 1!at do you (ant) * ' I (as sayin t!at I s!all call t!e boy Marziam.se because of t!at. accordin to t!e enuine old lan ua e. T!ere aren:t t!ose letters in t!e centre of it. * ' $f course2 3ut blessed be my Mary2 -!e could !ave iven you an easier name2 * ' It:s almost like ...

eace. T!e boy runs to(ards ..* ' Really. I do not kno( (!at !e !as .. ' 0ou. comes to(ards . o. T!e boy !as finis!ed eatin and oes out to meet !is reat friend. (earin a tur=uoise (oollen dress on to. to at!er t!em.olis!ed t!em (it!.ily. t!en.im and +esus says4 ' Peace be (it! us.. Mar7iam. * ' $f course I do2 And t!en. ' 1e can o.clot!es s!o( no creases and !is sandals are so clean t!at t!ey look like ne( ones. -imon.er -on smilin . I (ill be able to say t!at once I (alked beside 0our Mot!er.. (it! My Mot!er and t!e boy.ed. caresses !im and ives !im a s(eet. if 0ou do not mind. T!e (omen admire !im and !e lau !s !a. 0ou (ill reac! me. reeted by t!e boy.* ' All ri !t. (!om !e al(ays calls4 ' 9at!er *. you (ill take Me to your le. * ' /o. Master) T!en. T!ey all at!er round +esus. A reat !onour. Also Mary.. Let us e<c!an e t!e kiss of . 0ou kno( (!ere t!ey are. * Lazarus. of (!ic! a darker mantle is dra... 0ou are all free until 1ednesday mornin . t!en * says +esus... -imon. At t!e t!ird !our everybody is to be at t!e /olden /ate. > And t!ere is +esus comin from Lazarus: !ouse to et!er (it! t!e latter. * 323 .er friends. I (ill run a!ead. T!e ot!ers can do (!at t!ey like. no( t!at Lazarus !as seen to it. if you still (is! to buy !is robe.

I cannot come. too * say t!e t(o cousins.) 1e could o and see -amuel.refer to come (it! 0ou. re.lies to 3art!olome(.. t!e 32+ . ' And I) I (ould like to come. or do you (is! to come (it! Me) * ' Really.. * ' If 0ou allo( me.. ' Do you ...' I am comin (it! 0ou.refer to remain !ere and sort out your books. 1e s!all o to t!e le.. * ' In t!at case. . ' And (!at about you. +o!n) * +esus asks t!e man of #ndor.* says Peter. I (ould . 1e (ill meet at /et!semane for our meal and to(ards sunset (e (ill come back !ere. ' It can be done.ers first. (!ile My Mot!er (it! t!e boy oes to t!e !ouse of a friend in $. I am already less fond of t!em. too. ' Also I * says !is brot!er +ames.* says +udas Iscariot. I (ill brin !im to see 0ou * says T!omas. ' 1!at about us t(o) 1!at do you say. P!ili.ressed by t(o desires.refer to read 0ou. ' I !ave already told you.er. 1e (ill reac! . ' And (e. I (ill o to see some friends.. ' I (ill come. I .. (!ile t!e ot!ers and I o to +o!anna:s.er later and you (ill o (it! . Per!a. If !e is t!ere.s my fat!er !as already come. My books..!el. but if I o to do t!e s!o. too * says Matt!e(.. and Andre( after !im.. I (ill o to my relatives. Master * says +o!n. * ' %ery ood * P!ili. Do (!at you like.in .

le2 * says +esus. let us o and see t!ose un!a. * ' "ome. similar to a fli !t of ste. of at least t!ree yards from t!e first terrace to t!e .at! leadin to(ards /et!semane.s of a .e of a rocky !ill (!ic! lies bet(een t!e t(o roads from +eric!o to +erusalem. u. Peace to you. It is an arid. /oodbye. so t!at t!ere is a dro.* and t!e Fealot.Livin 3ook. but se. t!e Iscariot oes on !is o(n and enters t!e to(n . I lived amon t!e tombs of -iloam and my 327 . I (ill leave 0ou and o to /et!semane and (ait for 0ou t!ere.robably t!rou ! t!e /ate near t!e Antonia To(erD T!omas.* ' I (ill come.lace on t!e slo. (!ere 0ou are..!el. * ' Let us o. T!en t!ey .e. -to. comes for(ard and leads +esus u..lace. (!o (as leanin a ainst a rock to be in t!e s!ade. and Nat!anael (alk for about ten more yards (it! +esus and t!eir com. too. and after (e !ave seen t!e le. * T!ey remain all to et!er until t!ey are near +erusalem.y .is back to t!e to(n .anions and t!en enter t!e to(n t!rou ! t!e suburb of $.ere (e are. e<tremely sad . Lazarus..at!.s after t!e first slo. P!ili. A stran e .at!. and t!e same from t!e second one.eo. to et!er (it! Mary and t!e boy. dead.. (!ic! climbs a .e oes to(ards a desolate . My le s are a little better.lace.. and turnin .. ' Master * s!outs -imon t!e Fealot I am !ere. t!en. (omen. t!e ste. ' . A ' And no(.ers..arated from it by t!e road t!at from t!e Mount of $lives oes to 3et!any.art. t!at I may s!o( 0ou t!e (ay.

T!e ot!ers are at 3en . T!ey (ould !ave to cross t!e road and (ould be seen.robably ten monsters.innom. because of t!e reyis! !ue of t!eir skin. 329 . * ' 1e s!all o also to t!em. * ' T!ank 0ou2 $n t!eir . T!ey s!out4 ' +esus. All t!e ot!ers !ave been de. (!o are standin u. (!ic! is in an advanced sta e.. Like(ise amon t!e men. only one still !as traces of moustac!es and beard. !ave mercy on us2 * ' 1!at do you (ant Me to do for you) * asks +esus lookin to(ards t!eir misery. * ' Are t!ey many) * ' 1inter !as killed most of t!em.art and mine. $ne can tell only by !er (!ite dis!evelled !air !an in coarse and dirty over !er s!oulders do(n to !er (aist. Amon t!ose standin u. are clearly visible.rotrude from t!e stone barrier. -on of David. because t!e disease. t!e ot!ers. our -aviour.. T!ey are (aitin for 0ou.. ' +esus. !as reduced !er to a skeleton.oken. t!ere is only one (oman.friends are !ere.. T!ere is no ot!er si n by (!ic! one could tell !er se<.* T!ere are . on t!e ed e of t!eir . T!ere t!ey are. I say ' . destroyin all feminine forms. t!e deformity of t!eir faces and t!e fact t!at t!ey !ardly . -ome of t!em. cannot be counted accurately and t!ey may be more t!an five or less.robably *. 3ut !ere t!ere are still five of t!ose to (!om I !ad s. !ave mercy on us2 * and t!ey stretc! out t!eir deformed or ulcerated !ands.ilated by t!e destructive disease. but cannot come..rison. because if five.

or for bot!.atience and .le remain uncertain.reac!ed (it! . T!at is (!at you (ill do after your .* ' 3ut if 0ou (is!. * ' 0our (ill and re.anions sayin 4 ' And you still refuse to believe) 1!at miserable (retc!es are you) * ' /ood2 3e ood2 0our . To be less desolate. Lord...' 1e (ant 0ou to save us from sin and from t!is disease. 0ou (!o !ave been cured. 0ou can cancel our sins. 3ut t!e a.ear as fast as a flake of sno( t!at falls on a fire..urification.. After all.osed. if 0ou do not (ant to cure our bodies. kindness.y .ostles !ave no uncertainty and t!ey can but s!out t!eir !osannas (!en t!ey see t!e le.is arms and s!outs4 ' Let it be ranted. .refer) * ' /od:s for iveness.e smiles bri !tly. * /ranted2 T!e race mi !t be ranted for t!eir sins..riest as soon as 322 .entance (ill save you from sin. as t!ey cannot . e<actly as -imon did (it! you.rostrate t!emselves at . At least t!ose. (!ic! one (ould you . I (ant it.rosy disa. (ill o to t!e . t!e miracle . T!e five t!en understand t!at t!e full race !as been ranted to t!em.reac!es by itself. -ay not!in to t!em.eace. * +esus !as a esture of a.roval. T!ey t!en turn to t!eir com.erseverance.oor brot!ers need time to t!ink. raises . T!ey embrace one anot!er and t!ro( kisses at +esus. * ' If I say to 0ou4 5"!oose eit!er one or t!e ot!er6.is feet. T!eir s!outin resounds like a cry of victory. or for t!eir disease. 9ait! is not im. . and t!e five un!a.eo. it is .

.ossible. -iloam may be un. * ' 0es. Peace be (it! you. And inside t!e se.innom. Let us o.e is already blind. I (ill 7oin 0ou later at 3en .ostle +o!n says4 ' Master.e (alks (it! difficulty and t!e road is not very ood. t!e a. . ' /o. Lazarus. to t!e . Peace be (it! you. t!en one. as best t!ey can. * C +esus descends a ain on to t!e road follo(ed by t!e blessin s of everybody. but t!is .innom * says +esus. as it is and facin nort!. And t!ere is a noble lookin 3. * 1!ile Lazarus is slo(ly (alkin a(ay.rescribed limit.rosy.lace must be dreadful in summer. (alk alon t!e sout!ern side of Mount To. and anot!er one come. you may o. 1e (ill brin you some food.letely stre(n (it! tombs and filt!. (!o are still ill. -imon Fealot lets out a s!out callin t!em.. .!et and enter t!e little valley com..ulc!res. 0ou.leasant in (inter. (!ic! are (astin a(ay. (ait for us t!is evenin . t!ere are .../ . ' Master. 3ut I realise t!at I cannot.oor bodies. similar to crematoria.... T!ere is not one tree or any s!ade from t!e sun. I (ould like to come. * T!ey cross t!e Bidron. I (ill o (it! !im.ers. T!ere are t(o (omen !ere. and first t!ree le. dam. ' And no( let us o to 3en . (!ic! blazes do(n on t!is sout!ern side !eatin t!e stones of t!ese ne( !ellis! terraces (!ere t!e stinkin smell of burnin rubbis! increases t!e !eat. I (ill o to /et!semane * says Lazarus. t!en t(o.articularly affected by le. and one of t!em is !oldin by t!e !and a !orrible lookin boy (!ose face is ..

I cau !t t!e disease only recently.is arms stretc!ed out .eo. o Lord. for (e are t!irsty.e remains (it! . (i..ave mercy.le.s at so muc! misery. to 0our fres! (aters. because (e are . -ome of t!em !ave been a(aitin deat! for years.1 . 3ut t!ese2. of 1!om it is said t!at in 0our time t!ere (ill be no evil. . to free from it t!ose (!o !o. o Lord.. (!ic! is ans(ered 3. As 0ou can see. -!e does not kno( (!at is t!e creation of /od. Lead us to t!e eternal !ills (!ere t!ere is no sin or sorro(.le.man.ens .e our tears.. . Lord.ick u.e t!en o. (!ite and . t!e remains of 0our .er.ouse of David. because t!at is (!at is said of 0ou. I (as .e in .astures. t!is merciless sun and t!e stars at ni !t.eaks on be!alf of everybody4 ' 3lessed be t!e Messia! of t!e Lord. !ave mercy on 0our sub7ects. Bin of Israel. to 0our delicious . Lord. ' Mummy. . our -aviour.is arms s!outin 4 ' 9at!er.eris!in 2 -ave us. stretc! out 0our !and and ..is s. I can see2 * is t!e first cry.robably infected by a le. . one of t!e Tem. a flame of love. and t!is little irl came !ere even before s!e could (alk. not(it!standin !is miserable state.ave mercy on t!e uilty and t!e innocent ones. $!2 -!oot of t!e stock of +esse.e s. "ast a(ay t!is deat! from us. +esus (ee. * T!ey !ave all knelt do(n stretc!in out t!eir !ands. * .o(erful in t!e . -aviour2 Bin of t!e .e seems to become t!inner and to rise in .rayin intensely (it! all . .* ' 1!o are you) * ' +o!n. 1!o !as come do(n to our /e!enna. life.rayer. "all us.im. I (ant it4 !ealt!. 1!at s!e kno(s or (!at s!e remembers of t!e (onders of /od are t!ese tombs.irit. -ave us. si !t and salvation for t!em.o(erful old of t!e sun.

ulated suburb of $.anions in t!e rite. you (ill lead your com. Let t!e to(n of +erusalem be your field. * H ' And no( let us o to My Mot!er * . +esus (atc!es t!em o a(ay 3. To(ards evenin (e s!all brin some food also to you. as you are a ..... t!e Master (it! .s !er cured little irl to !er !eartD t!en t!e s!outs of t!e ot!ers and of t!e a.is usual kind salutation . T!ey are bot! !oldin t!e boy by !is !ands and t!ey look like a !a. (!ere I must o to .eo. t!e door of (!ic! is !alf o.er.e blesses and is about to o a(ay.rostrates !erself adorin and !er mot!er kneels do(n. Many .!el until t!ey reac! a little (!ite !ouse.reac! 0ou2 * ' In t!is desolate barren land. coverin a ood deal of t!e t!ickly . (!ic! must turn to t!e Lord.e enters t!e !ouse.ostles.e blesses t!em and says oodbye. * ..ostles. ' 3ut (!ere is -!e) * ask many of t!em.en and one can !ear t!e s(eet voice of Mary.2 . T!e irl . T!ey (ould like to kee. Mary stands u.y family.e says to t!e a. 3ut +o!n. In t!e !ouse of t!e irl (!o (as cured last year. t!e silvery voice of Annalea! and t!e t!ick voice of !er mot!er.is Mot!er. Tell me (!at I must do.le turn round to look at t!em. 3ut +esus .y. /oodbye.o. Peace be (it! you. s!outs4 ' I (ant to follo( 0our ste. 1it! . . * T!ey enter t!e to(n. T!e miracle !as been (orked. t!e le.s.romises to o back some ot!er day. ' In a !ouse kno(n to +o!n. ' +o!n. Peter oes a(ay (it! Mary and is very !a.riest.by t!e s!out of t!e mot!er (!o clas.

It is a ood si n t!at t!e man !as acce..romise in t!at rou.oken a reat deal because I can !ear +esus say4 ' #veryt!in 0ou told Me is 7ust and I (ill bear in mind its 7ustice.. (!en t!e time comes.y2 * e<claims t!e Fealot. And once a ain.eaceful mind. ' 1!y are 0ou smilin . I need not be afraid for My "!urc!. 3ut My Mot!er (ill be t!ere to !old it by t!e !and and to be its Mot!erD and t!ere (ill be Peter as its fat!er.er love...e (ill ive it t!e stren t! of !is ..ome ranate.lace t!e !and of My da(nin "!urc! (it!out any (orry. often lookin u.. And I say t!at also 0our advice concernin Annalea! is ri !t. * ' 1!ic! . ' 3ecause I see a reat . * I..tree in full blossom.at!. to t!e terrace (!ere +esus and Mary are sittin talkin . is s. My Mot!er t!e stren t! of . Master) * asks +ames of Febedee. .romise.eo. instead.rotection. . My Peter and t!eir c!ild and ours2 No( let us o to +o!anna:s..e is really t!e symbol.ted it so readily. because t!ey (ere tired. In !is !onest rou ! !ands I can ..c!ild2 May /od bless My Mot!er.eakin to t!e Fealot sittin under a . and do(n t!e . It is true t!at t!e . +o!n of #ndor. . ' T!is is (!at I see4 t!at I s!all be able to o a(ay (it! a . (e are in t!e little !ouse in 3et!any. Many !ave already (it!dra(n. 3rot!er) 1!at do 0ou see) * asks T!addeus. Mary !as already s. And t!e "!urc! (ill ro(. T!en it (ill be small and slender like Mar7iam. in t!e evenin .le 3.smilin . like Mar7iam. ' -imon is !a. Peter is (alkin u.

retend t!at2 In t!at case.eak because (e do not (ant to start (ar. and even if (e do not s.eak.eak...t of t!e s.roves it... because t!ey see t!rou ! t!e eyes of t!eir an els...isode at Ma dala and t!e ot!er one of -abbat! mornin .!. .is intention to o else(!ere. * ' Not everybody can be +o!n2. I am lad t!at Annalea! is !a. see. -!e belon s more to . Also +o!n. because I feel t!e same dis ust for +udas as c!ildren do.. Innocent c!ildren s. 3ut.ostles told Me today...erceives t!e .* ' I do not ... so t!at no !uman sentiment may u.s t!e same (ords of 3en7amin at Ma dala and of Mar7iam at /et!semane. 3ut in t!e !umble . realises t!at and !e res. No.eaven t!an to t!e eart!... I did not kno( (!ic! (ords to use. .e !ad . #ven +udas of Beriot!.. . T!ey are not (ron . Man .4 .earls of unkno(n value...ects !er almost reli iously. (!o !as no( understood t!e conce. My -on.ure vo( of !is irl.. I could also say t!at t!ey are filt!y.ed Me to disclose it (it! t!e intuition of a saint.!i ! u. -on. and I am afraid of !im and I !ave on My li. ...e (as not a(are of My secret.. t!e e. and ..aradise on t!e eart!.. (e kno(.er!a. $!2 My +esus2 T!e youn er a.e is an elusive bein .le t!ere are .erfume of vir ins. it (ould be .o( .eo.eak.erceived t!e scent of My soul.eo. 1e do not s. t!e ot!ers realise. at /et!semane. 3ut also old . * ' 0es. +udas !as not c!an ed.eaceful !e is2 And everybody seeks !im.le !ave an idea. 0ou told Me about t!e ot!er 3. in +erusalem are dull.s t!e man.y... . 3ut even if (e do not s..irit.set t!e .. .. I remember +ose.minded and envious. And yet !e !el. #veryt!in is elusive in !im. see). alt!ou !. I kno( and 0ou kno(.

deli !ted because of t!e lovely dress bou !t by Peter...3 .. t!at is not true26 And !e (ould be ri !t. Mot!er) * 3ut +esus smiles. 3ut not even My love (ill serve. I feel t!at I become softer t!an butter and s(eeter t!an !oney and I (ee.e !as already understood.ointin at t!e boy (!o. because.. sayin 4 53eloved fat!er6 E !e said4 5-ee. A man (!o killed. says t!at to me..ersists in seein a reat man in me... * ' 1!y... takes t!is c!ild a(ay from me. !is desires.6 * 3. * ' And did !e not tell 0ou t!e reasons 7ustifyin t!em) * ' 0es.. !e could ive me a c!ild. (!en t!is little creature.. 3ut I kno( t!at I am a . ' 3ecause 0ou are not satisfyin !im by ivin !im a son.oor fello(. I (ould do anyt!in for !im. !e offends Peter (!o deserves all res. because !e deserves it. because .. but I am a man. and 0our refusals. * ' Love !im. every day t!at oes by. Mot!er2 Love !im. +esus . +udas fri !tens Me.. a . !e did and !e added4 5It is true.6 And !e said E .oor man.. * ' If !e !eard 0ou. * J ' 0es.e u. I ot married to !ave t!em. but I feel only sorry for !im. It (ill only make Me suffer and make !im uilty. Peter is very ood.e told Me all !is !o.sets everybody.ect. $!2 1!y did !e come to 0ou) . !ad kissed !im. . I (ill. for My sake2 * ' 0es.. and so.es. !e (ould say (it! !is ood frank smile4 5A!2 My Lord. and I (ill die (it!out any. -on. (!om only ten days a o I did not kno(.+o!n.

Mary takes .e is im. "!ildren need (omen. and !is reasons are so ood t!at.+ .is elbo( on . (!o is destined to suc! a reat task... you cannot t!ro( it in t!e air to let it fly very early. To (!om t!en 3.. 3ut !e is only a boy. T!ey are t!e same reasons t!at all (omen and mot!ers t!ink of. very ood. 0ou...!erds are ood.. 1!y do 0ou not leave !im (it! -imon) 1!ile 0ou refuse !im a son of !is o(n.. but t!ey are still men. cannot be !indered by anc!ors. Mar7iam.ulsive and intolerant. 3ut +esus !as .. I understand t!e reason. but not s(eet..anse of t!e orc!ard.o( can !e be a fat!er if !e !as !ad no trainin (it! a c!ild) A fat!er must be s(eet..eak to Me about it. 0ou (ill be oin before !e is a man. "onsider -imon:s destiny.is knee. studyin . (atc!in +esus. !e did not!in but s.. T!e boy is not stron ... .le of !im.. ..Mary becomes silent. o!2 !e could !ave faced t!e life of a disci. T!e s!e.. born of !im.erfect disci.le (it!out any fear. 0ou (ant to make a .is face. !im =uiet. but not!in more.e is very intelli ent. . listen to Me. If !e (ere as stron as 0ou (ere. 3ut 0ou must a ree t!at !e is to be t!e 5fat!er6 of all t!e sons 0ou (ill be leavin !im.. (aitin for a (ord.. -imon is ood.is !and and caressin it -!e says4 ' -imon !as t!is reat desire. $nly a little creature can teac! !im t!e fine art of bein indul ent to (!oever is (eak. I could say not!in to kee.is !ead in . And -imon. 1!en I (ent (it! !im....laced . I (ould never advise 0ou anyt!in unless it (ere ood.. restin . . 1!en a little dove is so delicate.e is 0our successor after all2 $!2 I must say t!at cruel (ord2 3ut for all t!e sorro( it causes Me sayin it... A son is like an anc!or. as you do (it! stron ones. lookin at t!e reen e<.is !and and is silent. 3ut !e is so t!in2.

can 0ou ive !im, to com,lete !is formation, better t!an -imon) 9inally, ,oor -imon, 0ou kno( !o( muc! trouble !e !as !ad, (it! !is mot!er;in;la(, also because of 0ou. And yet !e !as not ,icked u, a tiny ,art of !is ,ast, of !is freedom of a year a o, to be left in ,eace by !is mot!er;in; la(, (!om not even 0ou !ave been able to c!an e. And !is ,oor (ife) -!e is lon in so muc! to love and be loved. .er mot!er... o!2 .er !usband) A dear domineerin man... No affection is ever iven to !er (it!out e<actin too muc!... Poor (oman2... Leave !er t!e boy. Listen, -on. 9or t!e time bein (e (ill take !im (it! us. I (ill come to +udaea, too. 0ou (ill take Me to one of My com,anions of t!e Tem,le, (!o is almost a relative, because s!e is of t!e .ouse of David. -!e lives at 3et!zur. I (ill be ,leased to see !er, if s!e is still alive. T!en, (!en (e o back to /alilee, (e (ill ive !im to Por,!irea. 1!en (e are near 3et!saida, Peter (ill take !im. 1!en (e come !ere, so far, t!e boy (ill stay (it! !er. A!2 0ou are smilin no(2 -o 0ou are oin to ,lease 0our Mot!er. T!ank 0ou, My +esus. * ' 0es, let it be done, as 0ou (is!. * K +esus stands u, and calls out loud4 ' -imon of +onas4 come !ere. * Peter starts and rus!es do(n t!e ste,s. ' 1!at do 0ou (ant, Master) * ' "ome !ere, you usur,er and corru,ter2 * ' Me) 1!y) 1!at !ave I done, Lord) * ' 0ou !ave corru,ted My Mot!er. T!at is (!y you (anted to be alone. 1!at s!all I do (it! you) * 3ut +esus smiles and Peter recovers confidence. ' $!2 * !e says. ' 0ou really fri !tened me2 3ut no( 0ou are 3,7

lau !in ... 1!at do 0ou (ant from me, Master) My life) I !ave but t!at, because 0ou !ave taken everyt!in ... 3ut if 0ou (ant, I (ill ive it to 0ou. * I do not (ant to take anyt!in from you. I (ant to ive you somet!in . 3ut do not take advanta e of your victory and do not disclose t!e secret to t!e ot!ers, you most artful fello( (!o defeats t!e Master by means of t!e (ea,on of .is Mot!er:s (ord. 0ou (ill !ave t!e boy, but...* +esus can say no more, because Peter, (!o !ad knelt do(n, bounces to !is feet and kisses t!e Master (it! suc! deli !t t!at !e makes t!e (ords die on .is li,s. ' T!ank .er, not Me. 3ut remember t!at t!is must be of assistance to you, and not an im,ediment...* ' My Lord, 0ou (ill not !ave to re,ent of t!e ift... $!2 Mary2 May 0ou be al(ays blessed, 0ou !oly and ood...* And Peter, (!o !as fallen on !is knees a ain, (ee,s, kissin Mary:s !and...

-99. A(lae 6eets t$e 6aste .
-,t$ J!ne 1+4,.

& +esus oes back to t!e Fealot:s !ouse alone. It is ettin dark and t!e evenin is =uiet and serene after so muc! suns!ine. +esus looks in at t!e kitc!en door, says !allo and t!en oes u,stairs, to meditate in t!e u,,er room, (!ic! !as already been ,re,ared for su,,er. .e does not look very !a,,y. .e often si !s and (alks to and fro in 3,9

t!e lar e room, lookin no( and a ain at t!e surroundin country, (!ic! can be seen t!rou ! t!e many doors of t!is lar e room, s!a,ed like a cube above t!e round floor. .e oes out also and (alks on t!e terrace makin a tour of t!e !ouse and .e sto,s at t!e rear side lookin at +o!n of #ndor (!o is kindly dra(in (ater from a (ell and !andin it to busy -alome. .e looks, s!akes .is !ead and si !s. T!e ,o(er of .is lance dra(s t!e attention of +o!n, (!o looks u, and asks4 ' Master, do 0ou (ant me) * ' No, I (as only lookin at you. * ' +o!n is ood. .e !el,s me * says -alome. ' And /od (ill re(ard !im also for t!at !el,. * After t!ese (ords +esus oes back into t!e room and sits do(n. .e is so en rossed in t!ou !t t!at .e does not notice t!e noisy c!atterin of many voices and t!e s!ufflin of many feet in t!e entrance corridor and t!en t(o li !t footste,s climbin t!e outside staircase and a,,roac!in t!e lar e room. $nly (!en Mary calls .im .e looks u,. ' -on, -usanna !as arrived in +erusalem (it! !er family and s!e brou !t A lae !ere at once. Do 0ou (is! to listen to !er (!ile (e are alone) * ' 0es, Mot!er. At once. And do not let anyone come u, until it is all over. I !o,e to deal (it! !er before t!e ot!ers come back. 3ut ,lease (atc! t!at t!ere is no indiscreet curiosity... in no one... and ,articularly (it! re ard to +udas of -imon. * ' I (ill (atc! carefully...* 3,2

Mary oes out and s!ortly after(ards comes back !oldin by t!e !and A lae, (!o is no lon er envelo,ed in !er lar e rey mantle (it! !er veil ,ulled over !er face and is not (earin !i ! !eeled sandals (it! com,licated buckles and stri,s, (!ic! s!e (ore before. -!e is no( dressed like a +e(ess, (it! lo( flat very ,lain sandals, like Mary:s, a dark blue dress on (!ic! !er mantle is dra,ed, and a (!ite veil (!ic! s!e is (earin in t!e style of common +e(is! (omen, t!at is, sim,ly coverin !er !ead (it! one ed e fallin on !er s!oulders so t!at !er face is only ,artially veiled. .er ,lain dress, identical (it! t!e one (orn by most (omen and t!e fact t!at s!e (as (it! ot!er /alileans ,revented !er from bein reco nised. -!e enters (it! !er !ead lo(ered, blus!in at every ste,, and I t!ink t!at s!e (ould !ave knelt do(n on t!e t!res!old, if Mary !ad not kindly ,ulled !er to(ards +esus. ' .ere, -on, is t!e (oman (!o !as been lookin for 0ou for suc! a lon time. Listen to !er * says Mary (!en -!e is near +esus and t!en (it!dra(s, ,ullin t!e curtains over t!e (ide o,en doors and closin t!e one (!ic! is near t!e staircase. 8 A lae ,uts do(n t!e little ba s!e (as carryin on !er s!oulder, t!en s!e kneels do(n at +esus: feet and bursts into tears. -!e ,rostrates !erself on t!e floor, !er !ead restin on !er arms crossed on t!e floor. ' Do not (ee, t!us. T!is is not t!e time for tears. 0ou s!ould !ave (e,t (!en you (ere !ateful to /od. Not no( t!at you love .im and are loved by .im. * 34/

3ut A lae continues to (ee,... ' Do you not believe t!at it is so) * -!e mana es to s,eak t!rou ! !er sobs4 ' I love .im, it is true, as best I can... 3ut alt!ou ! I kno( and believe t!at /od is 3ounty I cannot ,ossibly !o,e to be loved by .im. I !ave sinned too muc!... Per!a,s one day I (ill be loved... 3ut I still !ave to (ee, so muc!... 9or t!e time bein I am alone in my love. All alone... It is not t!e des,erate solitude of ,ast years. It is a solitude full of lon in for /od, so it is no lon er !o,eless... but it is so sad...* ' A lae, !o( little you still kno( t!e Lord2 T!is lon in for .im is t!e ,roof t!at /od is re,lyin to your love, t!at .e is your friend, 1!o calls you, invites you and (ants you. /od is inca,able of remainin insensible to t!e desire of a creature, because .e, t!e Lord and "reator of all creatures, e<cited t!at desire in t!at !eart. .e e<cited it because .e loved (it! ,rivile ed love t!e soul t!at is no( lon in for .im. T!e desire of /od al(ays ,recedes t!e desire of t!e creature, because .e is Most Perfect and t!erefore .is love is by far more ea er and ardent t!an t!e love of t!e creature. * ' 3ut !o( can /od love my filt!) * ' Do not endeavour to understand (it! your intelli ence. .e is an abyss of mercy, (!ic! !uman intelli ence cannot understand. 3ut (!at t!e intelli ence of man cannot understand, t!e intelli ence of love, t!e love of t!e s,irit does. It understands and confidently ,enetrates t!e mystery, (!ic! is /od, and t!e mystery of t!e relations!i, of t!e soul (it! /od. #nter, I tell you. #nter, 341

because /od (ants it. * ' $!2 My -aviour2 -o I am really for iven) I am really loved) Must I believe it) * ' Did I ever lie to you) * ' $!2 no, Lord2 #veryt!in 0ou told me at .ebron came true. 0ou saved me because 0our Name is salvation. 0ou looked for me, a ,oor lost soul. 0ou ave me t!e life of t!is soul, (!ic! I (as carryin dead (it!in me. 0ou told me t!at if I !ad looked for 0ou I (ould find 0ou. And it (as true. 0ou told me t!at 0ou are (!erever man needs a doctor and medicine. And it is true. #veryt!in , everyt!in 0ou told ,oor A lae, from t!e (ords on t!at mornin in +une, to t!e ot!er (ords at t!e "lear 1ater...* ' -o you must believe also t!ese. * ' 0es, I believe, I do believe2 3ut say to me4 5I for ive you26 * ' I for ive you in t!e name of /od and of +esus. * > ' T!ank 0ou... 3ut no(... 1!at must I do) Tell me, My -aviour, (!at I must do to !ave #ternal Life. Man becomes corru,t only by lookin at me... I cannot live in ,er,etual fear of bein discovered and entra,,ed... Durin t!is 7ourney I trembled every time a man looked at me... I do not (ant to sin any more neit!er do I (ant to cause ot!ers to sin. Tell me t!e road I must follo(. I (ill follo( it (!atever it may be. 0ou can see t!at I am stron also in ,rivations... And even if I s!ould die because of too many ,rivations, I am not afraid. I (ill call deat! 5my friend6, because deat! (ill rid me of t!e dan ers of t!e 342

eart!, and forever. -,eak, my -aviour. * ' /o to a desert ,lace. * ' 1!ere, my Lord) * ' 1!erever you (is!. 1!ere your s,irit (ill lead you. * ' 1ill my s,irit, (!ic! is 7ust formed, be ca,able of so muc!) * ' 0es, because /od is leadin you. * ' And (!o (ill s,eak to me of /od a ain) * ' 0our risen soul, for t!e time bein ...* ' 1ill I see 0ou a ain) * ' Never a ain in t!is (orld. 3ut before lon I (ill !ave redeemed you com,letely and t!en I (ill come to your s,irit to ,re,are you to ascend to /od. * ' .o( (ill my com,lete redem,tion take ,lace if I do not see 0ou a ain) .o( (ill 0ou ive it to me) * ' 3y dyin for all sinners. * ' $!2 no2 0ou must not die2 * ' To ive men t!e Life I must ive Myself to deat!. T!at is (!y I came as a !uman bein . Do not (ee,... 0ou (ill soon 7oin Me (!ere I s!all be after My sacrifice and yours. * ' My Lord2 1ill I die for 0ou, too) * ' 0es, but in a different (ay. 0our fles! (ill die !our by !our and because your (ill (ants t!at. It !as been dyin for almost one year. 1!en it is com,letely dead, I (ill call 34,

you. * ' 1ill I !ave t!e stren t! to destroy my uilty fles!) * ' In your solitude (!ere -atan (ill attack you (it! livid violence t!e more you become (ort!y of .eaven, you (ill find an a,ostle of Mine, once a sinner and later redeemed. * ' Not t!e blessed a,ostle (!o s,oke to me of 0ou) .e could not !ave been a sinner because !e is too !onest. * ' Not t!at one. Anot!er one. .e (ill reac! you at t!e ri !t moment. .e (ill tell you (!at you cannot kno( 7ust no(. /o in ,eace. T!e blessin of /od be (it! you. * A A lae, (!o !as been kneelin all t!e time, bends to kiss t!e feet of t!e Lord. -!e dares no more. -!e t!en ,icks u, !er sack and turns it u,side do(n. -ome ,lain dresses, a little tinklin ,urse and an am,!ora of fine ,ink alabaster fall out of it. A lae ,uts t!e dresses into t!e sack, ,icks u, t!e ,urse and says4 ' T!is is for t!e ,oor. It is (!at is left of my 7e(els. I ke,t only some coins for my 7ourney... because, even if 0ou !ad not told me, I intended oin to a remote ,lace. And t!is is for 0ou. It is not so s(eet as t!e ,erfume of 0our !oliness. 3ut it is t!e best t!e eart! can ive. And I used it for t!e (orst... .ere. May /od rant me to smell at least like t!is, in 0our ,resence, in .eaven * and s!e removes t!e ,recious ca, of t!e am,!ora and ,ours its contents on to t!e floor. 1aves of a stron scent of roses rise from t!e floor bricks, (!ic! become im,re nated (it! t!e ,recious essence. A lae ,uts a(ay t!e em,ty am,!ora sayin 4 ' In 344

remembrance of t!is !our * and s!e bends a ain to kiss +esus: feet. -!e t!en stands u,, (it!dra(s back(ards, oes out, closes t!e door... I !ear !er ste,s recedin to(ards t!e staircase, !er voice e<c!an in a fe( (ords (it! Mary, t!en t!e noise of !er sandals oin do(n t!e ste,s and t!en not!in else. T!ere is not!in left of A lae e<ce,t t!e little ,urse at +esus: feet and t!e very stron scent in all t!e room. +esus ets u,... !e ,icks u, t!e ,urse, ,uts it in .is bosom, oes to(ards an o,enin lookin on to t!e road and smiles seein t!e (oman oin a(ay, all alone, in !er +e(is! mantle, to(ards 3et!le!em. .e makes a esture of blessin and oes to(ards t!e terrace and calls4 ' Mot!er. * Mary oes u,stairs =uickly4 ' 0ou made !er !a,,y, My -on. -!e !as one, (it! stren t! and ,eace. * ' 0es, Mot!er. 1!en Andre( comes in, send !im to Me before anybody else. * C -ome time oes by, t!en I !ear t!e voices of t!e a,ostles, (!o !ave come back... Andre( oes u,stairs4 ' Master, do 0ou (ant me) * ' 0es, come !ere. No one (ill kno(, but it is only fair t!at I s!ould tell you. Andre(, t!ank you in t!e name of /od and of a soul. * ' T!anks) 9or (!at) * ' "an you not smell t!is ,erfume) It is a souvenir of t!e %eiled (oman. -!e came. -!e is saved. * Andre( turns as red as a c!erry, !e falls on !is knees, 343

and cannot find (ords... At last !e says4 ' No( I am !a,,y. 3lessed be t!e Lord2 * ' 0es, et u,. Do not tell t!e ot!ers t!at s!e came. * ' I (ill be =uiet, my Lord. * ' 0ou may o. Listen4 !as +udas of -imon come yet) * ' 0es, !e (anted to come (it! us, tellin us... a lot of lies. 1!y does !e do t!at, Lord) * ' 3ecause !e is a s,oiled boy. Tell Me t!e trut!4 !ave you =uarrelled) * ' No. My brot!er is too !a,,y (it! !is boy to be an<ious to =uarrel, and t!e ot!ers, 0ou kno(... are more ,rudent. It is true, (e are all dis usted, in our !earts. 3ut after su,,er !e is oin a(ay... $t!er friends... !e says. $!2 and !e des,ises ,rostitutes2...* ' 3e ood, Andre(. 0ou must be !a,,y, too, t!is evenin ...* ' 0es, Master. I also !ave a s(eet, alt!ou ! invisible, ,aternity. I am oin . * H After some time t!e a,ostles come u,stairs in a rou, (it! t!e boy and +o!n of #ndor. T!e (omen follo( t!em (it! dis!es and lam,s. T!e last to come are Lazarus and -imon. As soon as t!ey enter t!e room, t!ey e<claim4 ' A!2 it (as comin from !ere222 * and t!ey smell t!e air saturated (it! t!e scent of roses, alt!ou ! t!e doors are (ide o,en. ' 3ut (!o scented t!is room t!us) Per!a,s Mart!a) * many of t!em ask. 34+

' My sister !as not left t!e !ouse, today, after our meal * re,lies Lazarus. ' 1!o t!en) An Assyrian -atra,) * asks Peter facetiously. ' T!e love of a redeemed (oman * +esus says ravely. ' -!e mi !t !ave s,ared t!is useless e<!ibition of redem,tion and iven t!e ,oor (!at s!e s,ent. T!ere are so many of t!em, and t!ey kno( t!at (e al(ays ive. I !ave not even a small coin left * says t!e Iscariot an rily. ' And (e !ave to buy a lamb, rent a room for t!e -u,,er and...* ' 3ut I offered you everyt!in ...* says Lazarus. ' T!at is not fair. T!e rite loses its beauty. T!e La( says4 50ou s!all take a lamb for you and your !ouse!old.6 It does not say4 50ou s!all acce,t a lamb.6 * 3art!olome( turns round all of a sudden, !e o,ens !is mout!, but closes it at once. Peter turns crimson in t!e effort to kee, =uiet. 3ut t!e Fealot, (!o is in !is o(n !ouse, feels !e can s,eak and says4 ' T!ose are rabbinical =uibbles... May I ask you to for et about t!em and !ave, instead, res,ect for my friend Lazarus. * ' 1ell done, -imon. * Peter (ill burst if !e does not s,eak. ' %ery ood2 I t!ink also t!at (e are for ettin too muc! t!at only t!e Master is entitled to teac!...* Peter !as to make an !eroic effort to say4 ' (e are for ettin * instead of sayin 4 ' +udas is for ettin . * ' It is true... but... I am nervous... I am sorry, Master. * ' 0es. And I also (ill re,ly to you. /ratitude is a reat 347

virtue. I am rateful to Lazarus. As t!at redeemed (oman (as rateful to Me. I ,our on Lazarus t!e ,erfume of My blessin , also on be!alf of t!ose, amon My a,ostles, (!o are not ca,able of doin so, I, t!e !ead of you all. T!e (oman ,oured at My feet t!e ,erfume of !er 7oy for bein saved. -!e ackno(led ed t!e Bin , s!e came to t!e Bin , before many ot!ers u,on (!om t!e Bin besto(ed muc! more love t!an u,on !er. Let !er do as s!e (is!es (it!out criticisin !er. -!e (ill not be able to be ,resent at My acclamation, or at My unction. .er cross is already u,on !er s!oulders. Peter, you asked (!et!er an Assyrian -atra, !ad come !ere. I solemnly tell you t!at not even t!e incense of t!e Ma i, so ,ure and ,recious, (as s(eeter or more ,recious t!an t!is. Its essence (as mi<ed (it! tears and t!at is (!y it is so intense4 !umility su,,orts love and makes it ,erfect. Let us sit do(n to our meal, My friends...* And (it! t!e offerin of t!e food, t!e vision ends.

-91. 6a D#a*'s EEa*#nat#on.
-4t$ J!ne 1+4,.

& It must be 1ednesday mornin because t!e rou, of a,ostles and (omen, ,receded by +esus and Mary (it! t!e boy bet(een t!em, is a,,roac!in t!e /ate of t!e 9is!. +ose,! of Arimat!ea, (!o (ent to meet t!em as !e !ad ,romised, is also t!ere. +esus looks for Ale<ander, t!e soldier, but does not see !im. 349

' .e is not !ere today eit!er... I (onder (!y...* T!e cro(d is so lar e t!at it is =uite im,ossible to in=uire of t!e soldiers, and in any case it mi !t not be (ise to do so, as t!e +e(s are more intolerant t!an ever before festivitiesD t!ey are also u,set because of t!e ca,ture of t!e 3a,tist and t!ey accuse Pilate and !is satellites of bein accom,lices. I realise t!at t!e situation is suc! because of t!e e,it!ets (!ic! are e<c!an ed durin s=uabbles bet(een soldiers and citizens at t!e /ate, (!ere ,ictures=ue... rude insults crack every moment like fire(orks. T!e (omen from /alilee are scandalised and t!ey envelo, t!emselves closer in t!eir mantles and veils. Mary blus!es, but ,roceeds (it!out !esitation, as strai !t as a ,alm tree, lookin at .er -on, 1!o does not even attem,t to make t!e overe<cited +e(s see reason or induce t!e soldiers to be merciful to(ards t!e Israelites. And as some rat!er un,leasant e,it!et is addressed to t!e /alilean rou,, +ose,! of Arimat!ea moves for(ard to(ards +esus and is reco nised by t!e cro(d (!o become silent out of res,ect for !im. At last t!e /ate of t!e 9is! is be!ind t!em, and t!e reat cro(d of ,eo,le, ,ourin into t!e to(n in (aves, rus!es alon t!e streets, alon (it! donkeys and !erds... 8 ' Master, (e are !ere2 * s!outs T!omas, (!o is on t!e ot!er side of t!e /ate (it! P!ili, and 3art!olome(. ' Is +udas not !ere) *, ' 1!y are you !ere) * ask many. ' No. 1e came !ere at daybreak, because (e (ere afraid t!at 0ou mi !t come earlier. 3ut (e !ave not seen !im. I met !im yesterday, !e (as (it! -adoc, t!e scribe, you 342

kno(, +ose,!) T!e old, very lean man, (it! a (art under !is eye. And t!ere (ere ot!er ,eo,le (it! !im... youn ,eo,le. I s!outed to !im4 5.allo, +udas.6 3ut !e did not re,ly, ,retendin !e did not kno( me. I said4 53ut (!at:s t!e matter (it! !im)6 and I follo(ed !im for a fe( yards. .e left -adoc, in (!ose com,any !e looked like a Levite, and (ent (it! t!e ot!er men of !is o(n a e... (!o (ere certainly not Levites... And no( !e is not !ere... And !e kne( t!at (e !ad decided to come !ere2 * P!ili, does not say anyt!in . 3art!olome( ti !tens !is li,s so muc! t!at t!ey can no lon er be seen, in an effort to stifle !is o,inion, (!ic! is risin from !is !eart. ' %ery (ell2 Let us o 7ust t!e same2 I (ill certainly not (ee, because of !is absence * says Peter. ' Let us (ait for a little (!ile. .e may !ave been !eld u, * says +esus ravely. T!ey lean a ainst t!e (all, on its s!ady side, t!e (omen in one rou,, t!e men in anot!er. T!ey are all (earin t!eir best clot!es. Peter, es,ecially, is really ma nificent. .e is s!o(in off brand ne( sno(; (!ite !ead ear, adorned (it! a alloon embroidered in red and old. .e is (earin !is best tunic, a very dark arnet;red, adorned (it! a ne( belt identical in style (it! t!e decoration of !is !ead ear. A knife, like a da er, (it! an en raved !ilt and an o,en;(ork brass s!eat!, t!rou ! (!ic! t!e blade s!ines, !an s from !is belt. T!e ot!ers are also armed more or less in t!e same fas!ion. $nly +esus is (it!out a (ea,on. .e is (earin a ,ure (!ite linen tunic and a fleur;de;lis blue mantle, (!ic! Mary !as certainly (oven for .im durin t!e 33/

(inter mont!s. Mar7iam:s dress is ,ale red (it! a festoon in a darker !ue round t!e neck, cuffs and !em. A similar alloon is embroidered round t!e (aist and t!e !em of t!e mantle, (!ic! t!e boy is carryin on !is arm and caresses !a,,ily. No( and a ain !e raises !is !ead and !is little face looks !alf smilin and !alf (orried... Also Peter !as a little ,arcel in !is !and and !e !olds it very carefully. > -ome time oes by... but t!ere is no si n of +udas. ' .e did not dei n...* rumbles Peter, and ,er!a,s !e (ould say somet!in else, but +o!n, t!e a,ostle, says4 ' Per!a,s !e is (aitin for us at t!e /olden /ate...* T!ey o to t!e Tem,le. 3ut +udas is not t!ere. +ose,! of Arimat!ea loses ,atience. .e says4 ' Let us o. * ' Mar7iam turns rat!er ,ale and kisses Mary sayin 4 ' Pray... ,ray for me2 * ' 0es, My dear. Do not be afraid. 0ou are so clever...* Mar7iam t!en clin s to Peter. .e ,resses Peter:s !and nervously and as !e still does not feel safe, !e (ould like to take +esus: !and. ' I am not comin , Mar7iam. I am oin to ,ray for you. I (ill see you later. * ' 0ou are not comin ) 1!y, Master) * asks Peter (!o is reatly sur,rised. ' 3ecause it is better t!us...* +esus is very serious, I (ould say t!at .e looks sad. And .e concludes4 ' +ose,!, (!o is a 7ust man, can but a,,rove of My decision. * 331

In fact +ose,! does not utter one (ord and !is silence, (it! an elo=uent si !, confirms !is a reement. ' 1ell, t!en... let us o...* Peter is some(!at distressed. Mar7iam t!en clin s to +o!n. And t!ey set out, ,receded by +ose,! to (!om ,eo,le bo( dee,ly s!o(in t!eir res,ect. Also -imon and T!omas o (it! t!em. T!e ot!ers remain (it! +esus. A T!ey enter t!e !all (!ic! +esus also entered once. A youn man, (!o is (ritin in a corner, s,rin s to !is feet on seein +ose,! and !e bo(s so ,rofoundly as almost to touc! t!e floor. ' /od be (it! you, Fac!arias. Please call Asrael and +acob at once. * T!e youn man oes out and comes back almost at once (it! t(o men (!o are rabbis, or members of t!e syna o ue, or scribes, I do not kno(. T(o sullen ,ersona es (!ose !au !tiness subsides only in +ose,!:s ,resence. #i !t ot!er less im,osin men follo( t!em. T!ey sit do(n leavin t!e ,ostulants, +ose,! of Arimat!ea included, standin . ' 1!at do you (ant, +ose,!) * asks t!e senior e<aminer. I (is! to ,resent to your (isdom t!is son of Abra!am (!o !as reac!ed t!e a e ,rescribed to come under t!e La( and com,ly (it! it by !imself. * ' Is !e a relative of yours) * and t!ey look at one anot!er amazed. ' 1e are all relatives in /od. 3ut t!e boy is an or,!an, and t!is man, (!ose !onesty I uarantee, !as ado,ted 332

!im as !e does not (is! to be (it!out descendants. * ' 1!o is t!e man) Let !im re,ly !imself. * ' -imon of +onas, from 3et!saida in /alilee, married (it! no c!ildren, a fis!erman for t!e (orld, a son of t!e La( for t!e Most .i !. * ' And you, a /alilean, are takin t!is ,aternity u,on yourself) 1!y) * ' It is (ritten in t!e La( t!at (e must take care of or,!ans and (ido(s. T!at is (!at I am doin . * ' "an !e ,ossibly kno( t!e La( so (ell as to deserve to... 3ut, boy, tell me. 1!o are you) * ' +abez Mar7iam of +o!n, from t!e country near #mmaus, I (as born t(elve years a o. * ' -o you are a +udaean. Is it la(ful for a /alilean to take care of !im) Let us look u, t!e la(s. * ' 3ut (!at am I) A le,er or am I cursed) * Peter be ins to boil (it! an er. ' 3e =uiet, -imon, I (ill s,eak for !im. I told you t!at I am standin surety for t!is man. I kno( !im as if !e (ere of my o(n !ouse!old. +ose,! t!e #lder (ould never ,ro,ose anyt!in a ainst t!e La( or t!e la(s. Please e<amine t!is c!ild (it! 7ustice and dis,atc!. T!e yard is full of c!ildren (aitin to be e<amined. Please make !aste, for everybody:s sake. * ' 3ut (!o can ,rove t!at t!e c!ild is t(elve years old and (as redeemed from t!e Tem,le) * ' 0ou can ,rove it lookin u, t!e documents. It is a ,iece 33,

of borin researc!, but can be done. 3oy, did you tell me t!at you (ere t!e first;born) * ' 0es, sir. 0ou (ill be able to see t!at, because I (as consecrated to t!e Lord and redeemed (it! t!e ,rescribed offerin s. * ' Let us look for t!ese details t!en...* says +ose,!. ' It is not necessary * re,ly coldly t!e t(o ca,tious e<aminers. C ' "ome !ere, c!ild. -ay t!e Decalo ue * and t!e boy re,lies (it!out any !esitation. ' /ive me t!at roll, +acob. Read, if you can. * ' 1!ere, rabbi) * ' 1!erever you (is!. 1!at comes first under your eyes * says Asrael. ' No. .ere. /ive it to me * says +acob. .e t!en unfolds t!e roll and says4 ' .ere. * ' 5.e t!en said to t!em secretly4 :3less t!e Lord of .eaven, utter .is ,raise before all t!e livin , because .e !as been merciful (it! you. It is ri !t to kee, t!e secret of a kin , but it is also ri !t to reveal...:6* ' T!at is enou !, =uite enou !2 1!at are t!ese) * asks +acob, s!o(in t!e frin es of !is mantle. ' T!e sacred frin es, sir4 (e (ear t!em to remember t!e ,rece,ts of t!e Most .i ! Lord. * ' Is it la(ful for an Israelite to eat any meat)...* asks Asrael. ' No, sir. $nly t!e ones (!ic! are declared clean. * ' Tell me t!e ,rece,ts...* 334

And t!e docile c!ild be ins t!e strin of4 ' 0ou s!all not...* ' T!at is enou !2 As a /alilean, !e kno(s even too muc!. Man, it is for you no( to s(ear t!at t!e boy is of a e. * Peter, (it! t!e best race of (!ic! !e is still ca,able after so muc! rudeness, delivers !is ,aternal s,eec!4 ' As you !ave ascertained, my son, at t!e ,rescribed a e, kno(s !o( to conduct !imself, as !e kno(s t!e La(, t!e ,rece,ts, !abits, traditions, ceremonies, blessin s, ,rayers. T!erefore, as you !ave verified, bot! !e and I can ask you to declare !im of a e. In actual fact, I s!ould !ave stated t!at beforeD but t!e custom !as been infrin ed !ere, and not by us /alileans, and t!e c!ild (as =uestioned before t!e fat!er. 3ut I say t!is to you4 since you !ave 7ud ed !im com,etent, from t!is moment I am no lon er res,onsible for !is actions, neit!er in t!e eyes of /od nor of men. * ' Pass into t!e syna o ue. * T!e little ,rocession ,asses into t!e syna o ue, follo(ed by t!e sullen looks of t!e rabbis, (!om Peter !as ,ut in t!eir ,lace. 1!ile Mar7iam is standin in front of t!e lecterns and lam,s, t!ey cut !is !air, s!ortenin it so t!at it covers !is ears, (!ereas before it reac!ed do(n to !is s!oulders. Peter t!en o,ens !is little ,arcel and takes out of it a beautiful red (oollen belt embroidered in old; yello( and ties it round t!e boy:s (aist, and (!ile t!e ,riests are tyin little leat!er stri,s on !is fore!ead and arm, Peter is busy fi<in t!e sacred frin es on to t!e mantle (!ic! Mar7iam !as !anded over to !im. And Peter is dee,ly moved (!en !e intones t!e !ymn ,raisin t!e Lord2... 333

H T!e ceremony is over. T!ey sli, out =uickly and Peter says4 ' T!ank oodness2 I could not stand it any lon er2 1!at do you t!ink, +ose,!) T!ey did not even fulfill t!e rite. It does not matter. 0ou, my son, !ave 1!o (ill consecrate you... Let us o and et t!e lamb for t!e sacrifice of ,raise to t!e Lord. A little lamb, as dear as you are. And I t!ank you, +ose,!2 -ay 5t!anks6 to t!is reat friend. If you !ad not been t!ere, t!ey (ould !ave t!orou !ly abused us. * ' -imon, I am lad I !ave been useful to a 7ust man like you, and I be you to come to my !ouse in 3ezet!a for dinner. $f course, you (ill brin all t!e ot!ers. * ' Let us o and tell t!e Master. 9or me... it is too reat an !onour2 * says Peter !umbly, but !e is beamin (it! 7oy. T!ey o t!rou ! t!e yards and t!e !alls once a ain to t!e yard of t!e (omen, (!ere Mar7iam:s friends con ratulate !im. T!e men t!en o into t!e !all of t!e Israelites (!ere +esus is ,resent (it! .is disci,les. T!ey all 7oin to et!er in a di nified !a,,y union, and (!ile Peter oes to sacrifice t!e lamb, t!ey all ,roceed t!rou ! ,orc!es and yards to t!e first enclosure. I .o( !a,,y is Peter (it! !is boy, (!o is no( a ,erfect Israelite2 .e is so !a,,y t!at !e does not notice t!e (rinkle t!at furro(s +esus: fore!ead. -o !a,,y t!at !e does not notice t!e rat!er o,,ressive silence of !is com,anions. It is only in t!e !all of +ose,!:s !ouse E (!en t!e boy, (!o is asked t!e ritual =uestion as to (!at !e (ants to do in future, re,lies4 ' I (ill be a fis!erman like my fat!er * E t!at Peter, (ee,in , remembers and understands... 33+

' 3ut... +udas !as s,oiled our feast (it! a dro, of ,oison... And 0ou are u,set, Master... and t!at is (!y t!e ot!ers are sad. 9or ive me if I did not notice it before... A!2 +udas2...* I t!ink t!at everybody:s !eart is si !in like Peter:s. 3ut +esus, to remove t!e ,oison, strives to smile and says4 ' Do not (orry, -imon. 1e miss only your (ife... I (as t!inkin also of !erD s!e is so ood and is al(ays sacrificed. 3ut s!e (ill soon !ave !er 7oy, une<,ected but so (elcome. Let us t!ink of t!e ood t!at is in t!e (orld. "ome. -o Mar7iam ans(ered all t!e =uestions correctly) I kne( !e (ould...* +ose,! comes back into t!e !all after ivin instructions to !is servants. ' I t!ank you all * !e says ' for makin me feel youn a ain (it! t!is ceremony and for t!e !onour of !avin in my !ouse t!e Master, .is Mot!er, .is relatives and you all, my dear fello( disci,les. "ome into t!e arden. It is cool and t!e flo(ers...* and it all ends.

-9-. At t$e Te*%le on t$e E2e of Passo2e .
-5t$ J!ne 1+4,.

& It is t!e eve of Passover. +esus is alone (it! .is a,ostles, because t!e (omen !ave not 7oined t!e rou,, and .e is (aitin for Peter, (!o !as taken t!e lamb of Passover to be sacrificed. 1!ile t!ey are (aitin and +esus is s,eakin to Mar7iam of -olomon, +udas crosses 337

t!e lar e yard. .e is (it! a rou, of youn men s,eakin esticulatin ostentatiously and assumin an ins,ired attitude. .e s!akes !is mantle continuously, t!en dra,es it round !imself ,osin skillfully. I do not t!ink t!at "icero looked so stately (!en deliverin !is orations... ' Look, +udas is over t!ere2 * says T!addeus. ' .e is (it! a rou, of saforim * remarks P!ili,. And T!omas says4 I am oin to !ear (!at !e is sayin * and !e runs a(ay before +esus may e<,ress a foreseeable ' don:t *. $!2 +esus: countenance2 A countenance of sufferin and of severe 7ud ement. Mar7iam (!o (as lookin at .im (!ile .e (as s,eakin kindly and some(!at sadly of t!e reat kin of Israel, notices t!e sudden c!an e, is almost fri !tened by it and s!akes +esus: !and to call .im back to .is senses e<claimin 4 ' Don:t look2 Don:t look2 Look at me, for I love 0ou. *... T!omas is successful in reac!in +udas (it!out bein seen by !im and follo(s !im for a fe( ste,s. I do not kno( (!at !e !ears, but I kno( t!at !e bursts into a sudden t!underin e<clamation (!ic! causes many ,eo,le to turn round, and in ,articular +udas, (!o becomes livid (it! ra e4 ' .o( many rabbis t!ere are in Israel2 I con ratulate you, ne( li !t of (isdom2 * ' I am not a flint;stone. I am a s,on e. And I absorb. And (!en t!e desire of t!ose starvin for (isdom demands it, I s=ueeze out all my 7uices of life to ive t!em...* +udas is ,om,ous and contem,tuous. ' 0ou sound like a ,erfect ec!o. 3ut an ec!o can only 339

e<ist, if it is near t!e %oice. $t!er(ise it fades a(ay, my friend. 0ou seem to be oin a(ay from it. .e is over t!ere. Are you not comin ) * +udas c!an es colour, (it! t!e rancorous dis ustin countenance of !is (orst moments. 3ut !e controls !imself. .e says4 ' /oodbye, my friends. .ere I am (it! you, T!omas, my dear friend. Let us o to t!e Master at once. I did not kno( t!at .e (as !ere in t!e Tem,le. If I !ad kno(n, I (ould !ave looked for .im * and !e clas,s T!omas: s!oulders (it! !is arm, as if !e (ere very fond of !im. 3ut T!omas, (!o is ,lacid but not foolis!, is not deceived by suc! ,rotestations... and asks rat!er astutely4 ' 1!at) Don:t you kno( t!at it is Passover) And do you t!ink t!at t!e Master is not fait!ful to t!e La() * ' $!2 Never on your life2 3ut last year .e (ent about, and s,oke... I remember t!is very day. .e attracted me by means of .is royal aut!oritativeness... No(... .e looks to me like one (!o !as lost vi our. Don:t you t!ink so) * ' No, I don:t. I t!ink .e looks like one (!o !as lost esteem. * ' 0es, in .is mission, you are =uite ri !t. * ' No. 0ou !ave misunderstood. .e !as lost men:s esteem. And you are one of t!ose res,onsible for t!at. -!ame on you2 * T!omas no lon er smiles. .e is rave and !is (ords las! +udas like a (!i,. ' 1atc! !o( you s,eak2 * t!reatens t!e Iscariot. ' 1atc! !o( you be!ave. 1e are t(o +e(s !ere, (it! no (itnesses. And t!at is (!y I am s,eakin to you. And I 332

say once a ain4 5-!ame on you2.6 And no( be =uiet. Don:t fei n tra edy and don:t start lamentin , ot!er(ise I (ill s,eak in front of everybody. T!ere is t!e Master and your com,anions. "ontrol yourself. * 8 ' Peace to 0ou, Master...* ' Peace to you, +udas of -imon. * ' It is a reat ,leasure for me to find 0ou !ere... I (ould like to s,eak to 0ou...* ' Do so. * ' 0ou kno(... I (anted to tell 0ou... "an 0ou not listen to me aside) * ' 0ou are amon your com,anions. * ' 3ut I (anted 0ou only. * ' At 3et!any I am alone (it! t!ose (!o (ant Me and look for Me, but you do not look for Me. 0ou avoid Me...* ' No, Master. 0ou cannot say t!at. * ' 1!y did you offend -imon and Me yesterday, and +ose,! of Arimat!ea, your com,anions and My Mot!er and t!e ot!er (omen as (ell) * ' I did) 3ut I did not see you2 * ' 0ou did not (ant to see us. 1!y did you not come, as (e !ad arran ed, to bless t!e Lord because of an innocent c!ild (!o (as bein acce,ted by t!e La() Tell Me2 0ou did not even feel t!e need to inform us t!at you (ere not comin . * ' T!ere is my fat!er2 * s!outs Mar7iam (!o sees Peter 3+/

comin back (it! !is lamb, (!ic! !as been slau !tered, eviscerated and envelo,ed once a ain in its skin. ' $!2 Mica! and t!e ot!ers are (it! !im2 I am oin , can I o and meet t!em and !ear of my old fat!er) * ' 0es, son, o * says +esus caressin !im. And touc!in +o!n of #ndor on !is s!oulder, !e says to !im4 ' Please, o (it! !im and... kee, t!em t!ere for a little (!ile. * And .e addresses +udas once a ain4 ' Tell Me2 I am (aitin for your re,ly. * ' Master... a sudden obli ation... an unbreakable one... I (as very sorry... 3ut...* ' 3ut (as t!ere not one ,erson in +erusalem (!o could brin your 7ustification, su,,osin you !ad one) And even t!at (ould !ave been a fault. I remind you t!at recently a man did not bury !is fat!er to follo( Me, and t!at t!ese brot!ers of Mine left t!eir fat!er:s !ouse, amon st im,recations, to follo( Me, and t!at -imon and T!omas, and Andre(, +ames, +o!n, P!ili, and Nat!anael (it! t!em, left t!eir families and -imon "ananean left !is (ealt! to ive it to Me and Matt!e( !is sins to follo( Me. And I could o on mentionin one !undred more names. T!ere are ,eo,le (!o leave t!eir lives, t!eir very lives, to follo( Me to t!e Bin dom of .eaven. 3ut since you are so selfis!, at least be ,olite. 0ou !ave no c!arity, at least be courtly. -ince you like t!em, imitate t!e false P!arisees (!o betray Me, (!o betray us be!avin like (ell;bred ,eo,le. It (as your duty to be free to be (it! us yesterday, so as not to offend Peter, for (!om I demand res,ect from everybody. 3ut if you !ad at least sent notice...* ' I made a mistake. 3ut no( I (as comin to 0ou on 3+1

,ur,ose, to tell 0ou t!at for t!e same reason I cannot come tomorro(. 0ou kno(... I !ave friends of my fat!er and...* ' T!at is enou !. /o (it! t!em. /oodbye. * ' Master... are 0ou an ry (it! me) 0ou told me t!at 0ou (ould act as my fat!er... I am a reckless son, but a fat!er for ives...* ' I for ive you. 3ut o a(ay. Do not kee, your fat!er:s friends (aitin , as I do not kee, (aitin t!e friends of !oly +ona!. * ' 1!en are 0ou leavin 3et!any) * ' At t!e end of t!e 9east of ?nleavened 3read. /oodbye. * > +esus turns round and oes to(ards t!e ,easants (!o are in an ecstasy over Mar7iam (!o is so c!an ed. .e takes a fe( ste,s and t!en sto,s because of T!omas: remark4 ' 3y +e!ova!2 .e (anted to see in 0ou t!e aut!oritativeness of a Bin 2 .e ot (!at !e (anted2...* ' I be you all to for et t!e incident, as I am strivin to for et it. I order you to make no mention of it to -imon of +ona!, +o!n of #ndor and t!e little one. 9or reasons (!ic! you can easily understand, it is better not to rieve or scandalise t!ose t!ree. And no (ord about it at 3et!any, (it! t!e (omen. My Mot!er is t!ere, do not for et it. * ' Do not be concerned, Master. * ' 1e (ill do all (e can to make amends. * ' And to comfort 0ou * t!ey all say. 3+2

' T!ank you... $!2 Peace to you all. Isaac found you. I am lad. #n7oy your Passover in ,eace. My s!e,!erds (ill be as many ood brot!ers to you. Isaac, before t!ey o a(ay, brin t!em to see Me. I (ant to bless t!em once a ain. .ave you seen t!e boy) * ' $!2 Master2 .o( (ell !e is2 .e is already muc! !ealt!ier2 1e (ill tell t!e old man. .e (ill be so !a,,y. T!is 7ust man !as told us t!at +abez is no( !is son... It is a ift of Providence2 1e (ill tell !im everyt!in . * ' Also t!at I am a son of t!e La(. And t!at I am !a,,y. And I al(ays remember !im. And !e must not (ee, for me or for my mot!er. -!e is near me and s!e is near !im like an an el and !e (ill al(ays !ave !er, also in t!e !our of deat!, and if +esus !as already o,ened t!e ates of .eaven, (ell, t!en mummy (ill come to meet t!e old fat!er and s!e (ill be more beautiful t!an an an el and (ill take !im to +esus. +esus told me. 1ill you tell !im) 1ill you be able to tell !im ,ro,erly) * ' "ertainly, +abez. * ' No. No( I am Mar7iam. T!e Lord:s Mot!er ave me t!at name. It is as if you said .er name. -!e loves me so muc!. -!e ,uts me to bed in t!e evenin and -!e makes me say t!e ,rayers (!ic! -!e made .er "!ild say. And s!e (akes me u, (it! a kiss, -!e dresses me and teac!es me many t!in s. Also +esus does. 3ut t!ey teac! me so ently t!at I learn (it!out any difficulty. My Master222 * T!e c!ild ,resses a ainst +esus (it! an attitude of adoration and love t!at is really movin . ' 0es, tell !im everyt!in , also not to ive u, !o,e. T!is an el ,rays for !im and I bless !im. I bless you, too. /o. 3+,

ass a ain by +ose. you (ould be amazed. $n t!e doorste. & +esus comes out (it! .oles a.ostles2 T!ank you.earl.is a.is usual kindness.s . -ee4 I . $ne in t!e nort!.. T!e to(n is semideserted in t!e . (it! . (!o !as also come to t!e door and t!en sets out for . t!e ot!er in t!e sout! of +erusalem.erod:s /ate... near t!e /ate. !o(ever. eac! oin its o(n (ay. for your reat love for Me. My friends. T$e : O! Fat$e .. is not t!e one of t!e Last -u. because to o outside t!e (alls.!:s !ouse.e t!anks for acce.e kisses Mar7iam. one must . T!at is (!y I (anted to be alone (it! you.art. I understand t!at t!ey !ave celebrated Passover in one of Lazarus: !ouses.le call .Peace be (it! you. * T!e t(o rou. of +o!n of #ndor. (!o is to take care of t!e (omen and (!om .lacid moonlit evenin . (!ic! I !ear . +esus takes leave. ' 1!ere are (e oin .eo. Lord) * ' "ome (it! Me.ostles from a !ouse near t!e (alls and I t!ink t!at t!ey are still in t!e 3ezet!a district.tin t!at task. T!ey are. -9. I am takin you to cro(n Passover (it! a rare lon ed for . . If you could see !o( it comforts Me. My a. . in fact.art.roceed amon continuous 3+4 . (!ic!.er. -7t$ J!ne 1+4.erod:s /ate.

If I allo( t!is or t!at t!in . T!at is anot!er reason (!y I advise you to a ree to be uided by Me. If I do not interfere to . (!ere t!e leaves of t!e olive.trees. Trust Me. Many a time you !ave said to Me4 5Teac! us to .e is only a boy. amon t!e olive. 8 +esus sto.. .ut an end to somet!in .!aeus.ointments for you.ointed. do not !inder it.les. until t!ey reac! t!e to.. ' No.ray as 0ou .. I (ant to ive you a reat t!in because t!e ri !t moment !as no( come for you to !ave it. of t!e mountain. do not endeavour to do it yourselves. leavin /et!semane on t!e ri !t.e (as tired.. so t!at 3+3 . 9art!er u.les (!o are to continue My (ork in future..s and says4 ' Let us sto. To t!e Mount of $lives. because I !ave not been ranted t!e ift of i norin . * T!ey are at t!e nort!.ortunities for !im to come !ere2 .. as +o!n tau !t !is disci..oint (!ere t!ey can cross t!e Bidron by a little brid e. in everyt!in .ointments.. ' Also t!e boy (ould !ave liked it * (!is.trees are rustlin in t!e (ind. #ac! t!in is to be done at t!e ri !t moment. ' $!2 T!ere (ill be many more o.ray. Teac! us. ' Are (e oin to /et!semane) * asks +ames of Al..roceed alon t!e !ill of Moria! to a . My dear disci. Disa. * T!ey climb u. come near Me. 0ou must convince yourselves t!at I am never disa.frictions and disa. * ' $!2 It (ill be lovely2 * says +o!n.east comer of t!e circuit of t!e (allsD t!ey turn round it and .ers Peter..

e suffered undeservedly.aration so t!at t!e ....ride.ress !is indi nation roused by t!e undeserved deed.ride in me.lied (it! /od:s commandment concernin love for /od and our nei !bour. I do not (ant to boast and s!o( off by usin 0our (ords. also because of !is effort to re.iritually.lied to you4 5I (ill do t!at (!en I see in you t!e minimum sufficient .irit. because as true Israelites (e !ave fulfilled t!e Passover . I. t!e Master of t!e s. a more sensitive. in .eace and in our mutual love.ast days. !as !urt me as a man...(e may .ossess (!at is necessary to kno( t!e (ords (ort! bein said to /od.anions. come !ere.. $ne of you !as suffered very muc! durin t!e . and it !urts more. in t!e .rece.is 3++ .resent at my feast. I must say t!at I suffered (it! my soul. 0ou no( .6 T!at moment !as no( come... 3ut I must say. And I (ant to teac! you t!em t!is evenin . !ave been offended more t!an I (as2 And t!at (as for me a reater .... not t!at. no. -imon. * ' It is not .. 3ot! I and your com. so t!at also . a fis!erman in /alilee.6 And I al(ays re. is c!an in into Peter of +esus.ain...re. 3ut to see 0ou rieved and offended !as !urt me in a different (ay and I suffered t(ice as muc!. 0ou suffered s... but a real conversation (it! t!e 9at!er. because -imon of +ona!. 0es.eace and love of /od and (it! /od. my Lord. more.ray (it! t!e same (ords as our Master..rayer may not be a vain formula of !uman (ords.. * ' 3ut 0ou. Not one t!rob of your !onest !eart !as been concealed from Me. neit!er !as t!ere been any rief t!at I !ave not s!ared (it! you. no. -imon of +ona!.. and if it is due to . tell me.. 1ell4 t!at +udas s!ould !ave loat!ed to be .. a more. .t and (e !ave com.

.eakin to you eleven. Master2 I !ave it !ere. I !ave t!e key to t!e mystery2 A little bit of 3eelzebub !as stuck to !im. * 3+7 .laces.disci.. and obviously demons (illin ly c!oose . -imon2 * ' 0es. and I (ould assure 0ou t!at I (ill not be rude to !im.irit....i . At /amala t!e demons rus!ed into t!e . . Not to anyone else.. Lord) * asks 3art!olome( (!o sounds rat!er incredulous. T!ere it is4 I !ave said it...o( muc! you !ave c!an ed after t!e solitary retreat2 * ' #verybody. > . brot!er. 3ut I say and t!ink t!at since +udas is a vicious fello( E and (e all kno( t!at E !e is some(!at similar to a .ro ress of 0ours in t!e life of t!e s... 3ut I am s. * ' 3e ood.. At #ndor t!e demons came out of t!at .oor (retc! of +o!n and (ent into !im.. but no(... t!at I (ant to teac! you t!e ...ro ress of you all. since (e left t!e lake. .oison me. Master) 1e do not understand !im any more.. Let me tell t!em.. it is because of suc! . Master. * ' 3ut (!at is t!e matter (it! +udas of -imon. It is for t!is ...rayer t!is evenin . (e kno(.. 1e kno( t!at.i s. it (ill not come out and it (ill ..les are becomin active and (ise in t!e s..e seemed so c!an ed..e (ent to look for it in t!e cave at #ndor to astonis! us.. ' 3e =uiet. c!an in t!eir d(ellin ..irit. in my t!roat. and !e (as served as !e deserved2 T!e Master said it on t!at day. and if I do not say it.i s (!en. * says Andre( desolately. ' I understand (!at you mean.

3ut no( t!at +o!n.. 3ut 0ou are not oin to tell me t!at !e is not .. * ' +udas is 7ealous.. No( I say t!at t!e more t!e disci. Let me invoke /od 7ust t!is once as (itness to (!at I am oin to say. and even if !e (ere. I t!ink t!at none of us (ould be rude to a fello( disci.roved durin t!ese last mont!s. 3ut no(.' Do you t!ink it is t!us) * asks +ames of Febedee. I (ill be !a. do 0ou remember) No(.anion.. t!e !a.ier I am.. t!e first si<.. (!en !e sa( t!at I (as takin care of +o!n and of +abez.e is 7ealous of Me. * ' T!ere is anot!er reason..les increase in numbers around 0ou.. * ' Tell us. * ' +ealous) $f (!om) . +ust t!ink4 +udas c!an ed after #ndor and after #sdraelon. . above all. $!2 I (ould like to brin all men to 0ou and I (ould also like to !ave all 3+9 .. (ill be oin a(ay. last year. I (ould not !ave liked anybody e<ce. No. +o!n.. you (ill see t!at +udas (ill become merry and ood once a ain.ossessed by a little demon.. * ' 1ell2. And above all.e is not married. T!at is. I (ill say it2 And above all 0ou (ill not tell me t!at !e !as im. I (as 7ealous as (ell.t t!e si< of us. no(.y to c!an e my mind about my com.e is (orse no( t!an !e (as at t!e "lear 1ater2 And t!ere one mi !t !ave t!ou !t t!at t!e . . as !e (ill be leavin Me and stayin (it! Isaac....lace and t!e season made !im so nervous.... Master.le. and (ent (it! (omen. * ' . -imon.e is a itated because !e is 7ealous. ' 1!at else can it be2 T!ere is no ot!er reason (!y !e s!ould be so intractable..

.rayer.eak of t!at.e. 1!o are in . 1!en you . so t!at misery may not !inder anyone from comin to 0ou. 0our Bin dom come on eart! as it is in . and do not . #veryt!in man needs for !is s.rize for t!at4 t!e boy. 1it! t!is . A ' Listen. . !as not c!an ed. to say t!e . A!2 I (ill . $n t!e contrary. * ' I ave you a . * ' $f (!ic! one can be cured.eaven. 3rot!er.e is not (it! us 7ust no(2 * says +udas T!addeus. I t!ink !e !as already !ad !is .. beside 0ou.eaven.. 3ut (!y am I t!us no() 3ecause I let 0ou c!an e me. * ' $!2 yes.. t!ose (!o are in need. 3ut. if one (ants to.. and let us remember my namesake only as one (!o is in need of .rayer and everybody !as imitated .. Master.ut u. and may 0our (ill be done on eart! as it is in . ' Not!in else is re=uired. for 0our sake. but save us from t!e #vil $ne..irit and !is fles! and blood is contained in t!ese (ords as in a olden rin .ray. attentively and moved.rayer you ask 3+2 .. !o( difficult it is2. Do not t!ink t!at.. may 0our name be !eld !oly.. .t!e necessary means to !el. My friends.unis!ment. /od sees (!et!er I am tellin t!e trut!. 0es..ray t!us4 5$ur 9at!er...ossessed !im.... A little demon !as .. (it! !im. Let us s.6 * +esus !as stood u.ut us to t!e test. +ealousy is a disease. And no( I (ill teac! you !o( to . /ive us today our daily bread.im. for ive us our debts as (e for ive t!ose (!o are in debt to us. .ray..eaven. Pray t!at !e may be cured. * ' Do not say t!at.

rayer.6 I call .e (!o .endent cells in t!e vain desire to form a body as . (!ic! I (ill leave to t!e Mot!er "!urc! to nouris! My c!ildren.lit by -atan:s bite and many . Remember it carefully. If one (ere alone. 1ell. of t!e "!rist. formin inde.ray (it! t!is universal . Not /od.arts of My mystic body (ill be torn off and se.6 9at!er of t!e 1ord. as lon as t!e eart! e<ists.erfect a .rayer t!at neit!er t!e storms of !eresies nor t!e course of a es (ill undermine it. if you remain in Me. 1atc! t!e interior of t!e Tem. (ill al(ays be denominated "!ristian. tremblin (it! fear4 5/od26 .aralyzin fear.ostolic "!urc!.le. C 5$ur 9at!er.er. T!at is !o( I (ant you to call . 0ou need not!in else to sanctify yourselves. but t!e very remembrance of /od is concealed from t!e eyes of t!e fait!ful by a treble veil.arated little cells.e (!o does not believe in Me and in My (ord is still in suc! . And if you do (!at you ask for. Meditate on it continuously. because of t!eir (ors!i. 3ut t!ose se. "!ristianity (ill be s.im4 59at!er. .arated by 37/ . (!ic! is t!e one formed by all t!e fait!ful believers united in t!e a. $nce man !ad to . in a !eat!en . devoid of t!e ifts.rayer as (ell. It is so .. t!e only true "!urc!. t!ey (ill .for (!at is useful to t!e former and t!e latter t(o.im because you are all one (it! Me. one (ould already !ave all t!e kno(led e to meditate on in t!is . (it!out books. and in t!eir error t!ey (ill al(ays remember t!at t!ey derive from t!e "!rist.rayer and a c!urc! in !is !eart for t!is . 9at!er of t!e Incarnate.rays is se.erfect as t!e mystical 3ody of "!rist (ill be. $ne (ould !ave a safe rule of sanctification.rostrate !imself (it! !is face on t!e round to (!is.lace. Practise it in your actions..arated. you (ill ain eternal life. (it!out c!urc!es.

It is t!e first (ord t!ey say4 5Mot!er. (it! li. And Mankind. I be ot you from t!e old man you (ere and (!om I destroyed by means of My love to ive birt! to t!e ne( man.en t!e inaccessible ..eaven. everyt!in !as been devised to say to !im4 50ou are mud.2 "ome near Me2 I am t!e #ternal Priest. I must.e is Li !t. 1!y closed if /od is Love.e is /od. if /od is fat!er) I can. t!e Most . .tible.rayer .eatin t!is (ord. 3ut even more closed by t!e dis.6 $!2 Name.oly 9at!er 1!o is in . "losed) 1!y) "losed by -in. I (ant to take you not into t!e dust.6 3ut no(2. .re. H 5May 0our Name be !eld !oly. Do you not kno( t!at every time you say it.6 0ou are t!e little c!ildren of /od. No.oly. -ay4 59at!er2 9at!er2.eaven s!ines because of /od:s 7oy) If you said (it! true love no ot!er (ord but t!at one. 59at!er2 9at!er26 t!e little ones say to t!eir fat!ers. but nearD not as slaves.irited t!ou !t of man.e is Bin . t!erefore. -tand u. from no( on(ards.. but as c!ildren on to t!e !eart of /od.leasin to t!e Lord. s!ould 371 . t!e veils and dra( t!em. "all. I can take you by t!e !and and say4 5"ome. . . you (ould be sayin a .e is t!e /od 1!o in an e<cess of love created Mankind. no lon er Adonai.remoteness and veils. fat!er.6 And never tire re. t!e "!ristian.e is .urification t!at I am . (!ic! is !olier and s(eeter t!an any ot!er name and (!ic! t!e fear of t!e uilty tau !t you to conceal under a different one.lace closed so far. and t!us t!ro( o.arin . but into t!e azureD not far.s cleansed by t!e . 0ou are a slave. yes. .6 I can ras. . 0ou are contem. (it! t!e first (ord t!at little c!ildren learn.

My Li !t.ossess t!e Bin dom of /od.. All t!is (ill !a. (!en t!e best c!ildren of Mankind. And it (ill t!en be like t!e intense blazin of a star (!ic!.en. !avin reac!ed t!e . (ork.erfection of its e<istence. -uffer.erfect love for t!at creature. (ill rise to t!e Bin dom t!at I !ave come to establis!. 3ut it (ill most certainly come. an immeasurable flo(er of t!e et!ereal ardens. amon citizens and nations..eaven.6 Desire its comin (it! all your stren t!.call . "enturies of tears and blood.6 T!e submission of one:s (ill to t!e (ill of anot!er .im. of darkness relieved by flas!es of li !t radiatin from t!e mystical Li !t of My "!urc! (ill .re!end t!e true meanin of t!e Incom. it (ould be t!e 7oy of t!e eart!. blessed eternal Bin dom of . I 50our Bin dom come on eart! as it is in . a(aitin to fully com.lis!ed only (!en one reac!es . If it came.en one day. . And t!en t!ere (ill be t!e . it (ill never be sunk. sacrifice yourselves for t!is Bin dom. as it is also a cliff uns!akeable by breakers and (ill !old !i ! t!e Li !t. J 5And may 0our (ill be done on eart! as it is in .erfect.im by .eaven in eac! individual. united to . T!e Bin dom of /od in !earts.eaven.re!ensible $ne.recede t!e moment in (!ic! t!e eart! (ill .ossession of t!e 372 . of errors. $!2 My "!urc!4 alt!ou ! a boat. in a rutilant t!rob.is Name. in families.ersecutions. It (ill !a. t!e Li !t of /od. Let t!e eart! be a mirror reflectin t!e life of .erson can be accom. T!e submission of one:s (ill to /od:s can be ac!ieved only (!en one ac!ieves . to breat!e its e<istence and love at t!e feet of its "reator. disinte rates.eaven.

ive us some bread.. c!ildren of . and it (ill be iven to you.e (ill not !ear you) $!2 no2 +ust t!ink4 If one of you !as a friend and. it is only fair to say4 59at!er.eaven. .. 0ou. .ray t!e 9at!er. (!ere everyt!in is faultless. 3ut !ere.lied to a true friend and if !e insists.ened to !im. /od alone (ill be your nouris!ment. because a uest !as arrived and I !ave not!in to ive !im to eat6.6 9or t!e one (!o asks (ill receive. I cannot et u. searc!.in beside me. so t!at !e may no lon er be bot!ered.t!eolo ical virtues in a !eroic de ree. .ossibly !ear !is friend ans(er !im from inside t!e !ouse4 5Do not bot!er me.. (!o !as arrived in t!e middle of t!e ni !t. knock and t!e door (ill be o. In . /od:s (ill is done. oes to !is friend sayin 4 5Lend me t!ree loaves. as !is friend. t!e one (!o searc!es al(ays finds.6 Are you afraid . 3eatitude (ill be your food.ly to t!e Perfect 9riend 1!o is t!e 9at!er of . can !e . !e (ill receive (!at !e asks for.6 1!en you are in .eaven. and you (ill find.eaven. but you a.eaven.eaven. 3ut (!en you .ened to 0ou. I !ave already bolted t!e door and my c!ildren are already slee. must learn to do (!at is done in . you still need bread and since you are t!e c!ildren of /od. t!e one (!o knocks (ill !ave t!e door o. (ill !asten to ive !im (!at !e (ants. of (!om !e asked t!e favour. If !e !as a.lied to someone (!o (as not a very ood friend. K 5/ive us today our daily bread. 1!at 37.e (ould receive it also if !e a. T!at is (!y I say to you4 5Ask. you do not turn to a friend of t!e eart!.e (ould be satisfied because of !is insistence. if !e finds out t!at !e !as no bread to offer anot!er friend or relative. and ive you (!at you (ant6) No.

if man does not for ive !is fello( man. from 1!om one (ould e<act muc! ivin .oly $ne. as a mot!er. from (!om so muc! is e<acted.art from . #steem e<torted and not iven back and love (anted and not returned are a moral debt. A selfis! man (ants to receive. 1e are in debt to everybody.e is ood. to a servant. (it! (!at reater bounty (ill /od ive you (!at you ask for2 3ecause . 9rom /od to a relative.erson (ould not ive a scor. from a relative to a friend. . T!ere are also moral debts.6 T!ere are material debts and s.iritual debt.im. are a material debt.ion instead of an e . 3ut an e oist is . /od. a son.6 374 . are to be loved. As a sound. && 5Do not . cannot remit t!e debt of a man (!o is in debt to . 1oe to !im (!o does not for ive2 . to a slave. &L 59or ive us our debts as (e for ive t!ose (!o are in debt to us. I !ave already told you and I (ill re. T!e money or t!e oods t!at one !as received as a loan and must ive back.oles a.im very little.fat!er amon you (ould !and !is son a stone (!en !e asked for bread) $r !and !im a snake instead of a roasted fis!) A fat!er (!o did t!at to !is o(n c!ildren (ould be a criminal. but save us from t!e #vil $ne. and to love . because t!ey are all bein s like ourselves. t!e Most . from a friend to our nei !bour. a (ife.im are a s.minded .eat it to convince you to be ood and trustful.e loves us and is to be loved. out of 7ustice.e (ill not be for iven. but does not ive. Ask.ut us to t!e test.eaven. t!e 9at!er for your bread (it! !umble filial love.iritual ones. t!erefore. (!ereas you are more or less (icked. To obey /od.

My beloved ones. and I re. $!2 !umility2 To kno( oneself for (!at one is2 1it!out losin !eart.lied once a ain. T!is year I ive you My .. but to kno( oneself2 -ay4 5I may ive in. And I (ill. I be you to .ts you to evil t!in s. t!erefore. &8 I !ave told you everyt!in . T!is is My second Passover amon 0ou. and I re. deliver me from tem. Pray (it! !umility t!at /od may avert tem.. remember.tation by t!e #vil $ne. 9at!er.eat it once. it is not /od 1!o tem. /et u. ten times. 3ut still to no avail. you may !ave a remembrance of Me.T!e man (!o did not feel t!e need to s!are t!e Passover su. because I am but an im. t!e Lamb. and let us o.ts you.ed a ainst tem.rayer.er (it! us.ray t!us. so t!at.tations from you.assions.lied. T!erefore. because (!en dealin (it! an unyieldin s. one !undred times until everyt!in is accom.ted and to be !el. but it is t!e #vil $ne (!o tem. Later (e (ere four.6 3ecause. less t!an a year a o4 51!at) 0ou asked not to be tem. Pray t!e 9at!er t!at .en a breac! by demolis!in t!e evil fortress of !is stubbornness.ort your (eakness so t!at it may not be led into tem.lis!ed. I (ill !ave ot!er ifts for My future Passovers amon st you. in a lonely area. 1e s!all o back to to(n at da(n.ossible. 373 . re.. even if I do not t!ink I could do it. 3ut since you are not !ardened by stran e doctrines or by even stran er .e may su.in me so close to 0ou as not to allo( t!e #vil $ne to !arm me..tations by kee. Last year (e s!ared only our bread and t!e lamb.erfect 7ud e of myself. at every feast of t!e Mosaic lamb. (!en I s!all !ave one (!ere t!e 9at!er (ants Me. asked Me.irit it is necessary to o. if .tation)6 T!ere (ere only t!e t(o of us.

t!e son of a (oman can be !eard and t!e 7oyful s!outin of t!e boy (!o is .Nay4 tomorro(.. $nly an odd silent butterfly flutters near . (ill stay (it! Me until t!ey come back. t!ree voices call4 ' Master2 +esus2 * +esus rouses .imself and stands u. you.layin (it! someone. Alt!ou ! t!e fully 37+ . (ill o to fetc! t!e (omen and t!e boy. -94.im (it! its 7et. T!en (e s!all all o to 3et!any to et!er. 9rom far a(ay. and you all.. lookin at . T!ere is not!in else. In t!e late afternoon also t!e least si ! of (ind !as become silent amon t!e tall stalks. -imon. My brot!er Mand .oints at +udasN.e .im or a lizard rustles nearby.eace of t!e -abbat! +esus rests near a fla< field in bloom belon in to Lazarus.black eyes. -imon of +ona!. * And t!ey o do(n to /et!semane. T!en one. t(o. 0ou.er!a.e is immersed in t!e tall fla<. Jes!s to t$e 'ent#les@ Fa#t$ Is B!#lt as Yo! Te*%les.s from Lazarus: arden. -+t$ J!ne 1+4. and sittin on t!e ed e of a furro( . raisin its little trian ular !ead (it! its li !t t!robbin t!roat. and you. . Rat!er t!an ' near * I s!ould say t!at . (!ere t!ey enter t!e !ouse to rest. & In t!e .e is en rossed in t!ou !t.

er!a.at! leadin to t!e !ouses. It is easier for t!em to acce.. Mot!er. I kno(. ' T!ere . +esus emer es a ood !ei !t above t!e blue. . Mot!er) * ' My -on. * ' 3ut !o( and (!at do t!ey believe 0ou are) /od . And +o!n in turn calls4 ' Mot!er2 T!e Master is !ere. T!ey say t!at t!ey !eard from +o!anna t!at 0ou (ere !ere. * ' All ri !t. in !is arden. * And (!ile +esus a. * ' A!2 I kno(2 I (ill come at once.u nance to(ards t!em t!at (e do. t!an it is for us.s) * ' 0es..e is.. T!ey are Roman soldiers and ladies. 1!ere are t!ey) * ' At Lazarus: !ouse. ' 1!at do 0ou (ant. Mary arrives.ast days near t!e Antonia.roac!es t!e .e let t!em o into t!e lar e arden (it! t!eir carts.e is loved by t!e Romans and does not feel t!e re. T!ey also said t!at t!ey !ave been (aitin for 0ou all t!ese .t t!e idea of t!e incarnation of a od in mortal fles!. so t!at no one (ould be scandalised. +o!n2 * s!outs t!e Fealot.. some /entiles !ave come (it! some ladies.ro(n fla< is very tall.. in t!eir (ay of t!inkin . * 377 . in t!e fla< field. . * ' And (!at do t!ey (ant from 0ou) * ' 1!at many in Israel do not (ant4 li !t. reen sea.

. * ' 3ut t!ey cannot touc! !im. 3elieve Me..!iloso. * ' Not yet. * ' I leave 0ou. as t!ey say.!iloso. Nonrebellious ...!er.. 3ut bot! t!eir desire to become ac=uainted (it! .. T!ey already offend !im so muc!. No !arm (ill come to Me from t!at end. are of reat !el. * ' 3ut are t!ey sincere) It is rumoured t!at t!e 3a.tist.ad it been for t!em.!et E t!ey say a . Mot!er. (it!dra(s =uickly.' -o t!ey believe in 0our fait!. a .. 1!o !ad (alked beside +esus all t!e time..!y to t!em E is a uarantee of res.art of t!e arden. +esus on t!e ot!er !and oes t!rou ! a little iron door in t!e arden (all.!ical doctrines and t!eir inclination to believe t!e incarnation of a od as . 3ut Lazarus2.eo.eace.!iloso. * ' No...!iloso..rotected by Rome.. into a distant . Mot!er. first. and 0ou are to brin t!e 1ord to t!e (orld.ere is Ma<iminus. and oes to(ards t!e Fealot:s !ouse. (!at (ill t!ey say about Lazarus also) 0ou are 0ou. t!an many Israelites. I must destroy t!eirs.. . 9or t!e time bein t!ey consider Me a (ise man. Do not (orry. * ' 3ut t!e P!arisees.ernatural (isdom is still . t!ey are more in enuous in t!eir (ay of t!inkin . to Me in leadin t!em to t!e true 9ait!.ect.lace (!ere Lazarus (ill be buried 379 .!er because t!e loftiness of su.. -on. .ossible. !e (ill take 0ou to t!e /entiles * and Mary. T!ey kno( t!at !e is .ro.recisely near t!e . $n t!e contrary I can assure 0ou t!at for t!em to be a .le are left in . if t!ey find out. +o!n (ould be free and safe. (!ere it actually becomes an orc!ard and .

(e !ad to remove a soldier (!o (as uilty of. May Li !t come to you all..itality. * ' 0ou did t!e ri !t t!in .eakin to 0ou. T!ey are Plautina... . ' 1e (ere an<ious to !ear 0ou.. s.ail. %aleria and LydiaD t!ere is also anot!er elderly (oman. T!e ladies stand u...er!a. in order to calm t!e +e(s.. ' Master. * ' Neit!er !ave I seen at t!e /ate of t!e 9is! a soldier. * ' Ale<ander) I am not sure (!et!er !e is t!e one I am t!inkin of. * ' T!at is all ri !t. in t!e s!ade of t!e bo<es and laurels. As 0ou can see t!ey are at least five !undred ste. 1!ere are t!ey) * ' $ver t!ere. and I (ould like to 372 . T!ey make life difficult for us. T!ey are all (earin very . 8 Lazarus also is t!ere. 1ill 0ou s. believe me... but 0ou never came. (!o (as a friend of Mine. * ' . but no one else. (!o is (earin civilian clot!es. 3ut .s !e (ill come !ere a ain.later. ...e is no( at Antioc!. I (as on duty (!en 0ou arrived. I kno( t!at some time a o. 3ut 0ou are ood and (ise. to reet +esus.eak to us) I may be leavin Palestine soon. 3ut I never sa( 0ou.. . but I do not kno( (!o s!e is or (!et!er s!e is of t!e same rank as t!e ot!ers. t!ey (ant to rule even no( t!at t!ey are sub7ect2 $ne !as to be clever to avoid reater trouble. Master2 * reets Guintilian. I took t!e liberty of ivin t!em !os.s from t!e !ouse..o( borin t!ey are..lain clot!es (it!out any si n of distinction.is name (as Ale<ander.

0our really beautiful sacred buildin s.eak to you.erfection of (!ic! is t!at t!ey are dedicated to Not!in . be built on a round (!ic! 0ou said is devoid of true fait!. -o (e !ave not!in . 1!at do you (is! to kno() * Guintilian looks at t!e ladies in=uisitively. o.loyed for tem. Plautina stands u. * ' 0es.les.ylaeum beyond (!ic! is t!e altar (!ere . t!ey increase its !ei !t by means of a stereobate more elevated t!an t!e normal t!ree ste. Master * says %aleria. t!e only im. can teac! you !o( one can ac!ieve fait! and (!ere to . everyt!in .orc!es inside (!ic! are enclosed t!e trees sacred to t!e ods. to be able to 7ud e. I never disa.rayers to t!e deity are said.s em. formed by colonnades and . a ain and says4 ' I !ave been t!inkin a lot.les . I (ould like to kno( !o( can a fait!..o( can (e ac!ieve somet!in ) * > ' I (ill take as an e<am.laced on a natural elevation.. If it is not elevated.lace is enerally s. 0ou said t!at our beliefs are vain. In front of it t!ere is t!e . statues and stelae and are usually . ' 1!atever 0ou (is!. because t!e 39/ . T!ey are enerally surrounded by a sacred enclosure. t!ere is so muc! I (ould like to kno(.!ave somet!in to remind me of 0ou..en..ossible. .o( are t!ey built) T!e .le somet!in t!at you !ave.receded by a . 1atc!. fountains and altars.en and elevated. And (!en it is not s. 3ut if I may ask. if at all .oint anyone. 1!ere are t!ey built) 1!ic! . is c!osen for t!em) . for instance. 0our tem. 0ours. it is made so by demolis!in (!at encumbers and obstructs it.. I (ill s.acious and o.ro.lace.lace for t!e sacrifice.acious.lace it.

raisin +esus.e never left Palestine2) * e<claims Guintilian. %ery often. all .eristyle encircles t!em (it! a arland of . an animal lives. 0ou !ave seen and studied t!em very (ell * confirms Plautina . 3ut I am ac=uainted (it! /reek and Roman arc!itecture and I (as ..i ! "reator.rayer.. 3ot! t!ou !ts and deeds of men) * asks Guintilian a ain. a doctor fi !ts diseases.. Inside t!ere is t!e front vestibule.olis!ed.oet (rites. Master. statues. a man toils in fields. Marbles. T!ere is a lon silence t!en %aleria timidly be s4 ' #<. a . outside or inside t!e . 0ou.recious and decorated. t!e cell of t!e deity and t!e rear vestibule.resent (!en t!e enius of man decorated t!e Part!enon because I am (!erever t!ere is life or a manifestation of life.eristyle.. . * A T!e Romans look at one anot!er amazed. a scul.tide and ebb. a mot!er sin s over a cradle. * ' -o. ' I never left Palestine to o to Rome or At!ens.tures. I am t!ere (it! t!e Most . it is.and on 0our 391 . 0ou kno( everyt!in . ' 3ut (e kno( t!at .im from 1!om I come.ediments.recious marbles.tide.sacrifice . a . I do. In t!e rumble of t!e eart!=uake or in t!e . Is it not so) * ' 0es. make t!e tem.eal of t!under.recedes t!e .tor scul. in t!e fli !t of ea les or in t!e buzzin of mos=uitoes. I am t!ere to et!er (it! . 1!erever a (ise man meditates. in t!e li !t of stars or in flood. a tree ve etates. ' 0es. and . .articularly in t!e more ma nificent ones. a livin bein breat!es. acroteria and ables.le a most noble buildin also for t!e coarsest si !t.

t!ey elevate it.ire in (!ic! !e feels !e is !ated and lives tremblin (it! fear.e is infinite and most .le in (!ic! one s!ould . Master. ..us. t!e true deity) * asks Plautina.e is u. all by .e !as no time to ro( (eary. -oon. * ' 0es. t!e master of an immense em. * C ' Are t!e an els enii) * asks Lydia. in . t!ey free it from obstructions.sufficient and takes care of everyt!in in creation.o(erful.roud. t!ere.e is -elf.e (ill !ave a reat cro(d of 7ust .sufficient because . In t!e .ut fait!.idea. T!ey make s. .les of (!ic! you are so .e is alone) * ' . . ' 9ait!. * ' -o. * 392 .e is not a . ' No.eaven of t!e True /od t!ere is neit!er idleness nor vice.ace for t!e tem. T!ere is only $ne and True /od.is $lym. . * ' 3ut (!ere is t!e tem.oor man. t!ey are s. It is a virtue..eo. .iritual bein s like /od 1!o created t!em.is Life is continuous Love.e is Love and lives lovin . -o numerous are t!e t!in s created t!at live because of . Tedium is t!e fruit of idleness and vice.e is Perfection.resent also in t!e buzzin of a mos=uito. so t!at (e may kno( (!at to do. 9ait! is built as t!ey build t!e tem. Plautina.e do if . T!ere are no deities in true fait!.imself) And (!at does . .im and t!e cro(d (ill ro( reater and reater (it! t!e future believers in t!e True /od. is not a deity.le re7oicin in .e does not et bored. .im. do not (orry. . I !ave 7ust told you t!at /od is .e is -elf.le.is continuous (ill. in addition to an els (!ic! no( serve . t!at .

. but not (ors!i.resent also in !eat!ens. Also !e. (!om you (ill venerate.' 1!at are enii. and suffers in t!em because it is disa. t!e 5 enius of t!e em. 3ecause suc! need is more . * ' 0ou said4 5Incentive of t!e soul (!ic! is alive and . * ' 3ut are (e not born of (oman t!rou ! union (it! man) Also our ods are born t!us... t!em as lesser deities. t!ey are false!ood. as you ima ine t!em. in t!e body in (!ic! it d(ells and (!ic! is uided by a . And t!e same a. a to(n.e is t!e "reator. * ' 0our ods do not e<ist. a family.ed.6 And you (ors!i.a an mind. .erem.. 0ou (ill become ac=uainted and friendly (it! your an el. ' 9rom /od.6 And t!us you ive yourselves an individual enius.eris!able body. T!ey are .6 3ut from (!om does t!e soul come) * asks Publius Guintilian.ointed in its desires. because it is famis!ed lon in for t!e True /od 1!om it remembers.!antoms of your mind (!ic! needs to believe.tory t!an t!e need to breat!e. And t!at is t!e conse=uence of t!e incentive of t!e soul. you also !ave realised t!at man is not only fles! and t!at t!ere is somet!in immortal in !is . T!ey do not e<ist. 3ut o(in to t!e instinctive need of men to searc! for t!e trut!.ointed. and suffers in t!em.resent also in !eat!ens. 0ou !ave t!e 5 enius of Rome6. you feel t!e need to believe in 5 enii. $nly /od is (ors!i. as it is disa.eror.lies to to(ns and nations. t!en) * ' As you ima ine t!em. (!o says 39. And t!us you believe. (!ic! is alive and .. . "ome to t!e true fait!. a national enius.

unis! one (!o does t!e (ron t!in 394 . 3ut t!e soul. like all animals.6 /od is 7ust.er!a.e believes in somet!in . !o( can it be alive in us sinners) * asks Plautina. 3ecause no divine la( forbids you. It is like t!inkin . In oneself. 1!en you become ac=uainted (it! t!e Trut! and you .oses anot!er fait!. t!at is t!e t!in (!ic! distin uis!es t!e animal. If you say4 5I do not (ant to t!ink6. because you believe t!at you are in t!e Trut!..resu. 3ut one al(ays believes. If so. T!e sim.e cannot . 3ut I (ant to do it 7ust t!e same.a ans) Accordin to 0our fello(. * says Guintilian ironically.ress t!e conce.ear to be so. ' #very man born of (oman !as it.roud mind. to e<.man from t!e animal.brute. comes from /od.rove t!at you are t!inkin 4 t!at you do not (ant to believe in . Like(ise. 1it! re ard to man. . .rocreated....e creates it as and (!en a man is . by t!ose t(o sim.im 1!om you kno( to e<ist and t!at you do not (ant to t!ink.ersist in your error. t!en you (ill commit sin. or rat!er4 (!en !e is conceived in a (omb and . are not so for you. or in one:s . $ne sins (!en one consciously rebels a ainst t!e order iven by /od and says4 5I kno( t!at (!at I am doin is (ron . .6 * ' And !ave (e ot it) 1e . * H ' 3ut 0ou said t!at sin kills it. or4 5I do not believe in /od6.le sentences you .t correctly you must say4 5Man. many t!in s (!ic! are sinful for Israelites.s.e infuses it in t!e body (!ic! ot!er(ise (ould be only animal. ' 0ou do not sin a ainst fait!.!e does not believe. does believe. . is born t!rou ! t!e union of male and female.countrymen it (ould not a.le statement4 5I do not believe in /od6 .

from 1!om it comes. t!e lucid. it is so.im if our body does not remember t!e lon time it (as in a (omb) * ' T!e soul is not material.le can be 393 .resent in us) * ' 0es.eo. T!e soul.ossibly remember . It de. because it lon s for /od.ly only to you !eat!ens.t!inkin t!at !e is doin t!e ri !t one.ersist in it.id body to endeavour to a. "an it . does remember.unis!es t!ose. t!en I say t!at it is different. * I ' -o (e !ave a soul as t!ose (!om you call 5t!e 7ust . * ' -o (e !ave a soul and it is alive and . s.iritually born of /od..e . c!oose t!e latter and . like /od. intelli ent.erfection reac!ed before deat!.. eternal and s. it is e<actly t!e same as t!e souls of our saints. If you mean accordin to its ori in and nature. And it suffers. .letely different. It is eternal from t!e moment it is created. Plautina. T!at is (!y it s. T!e soul is.roac! /od. t!e soul is s. If I !ave understood 0ou correctly. An embryo is.eo.iritual (ork of /od.iritual. (!ereas /od is t!e Most Perfect #ternal 3ein and t!us !as no be innin in time and (ill !ave no end. 3ut if you refer to its formation. 1e could not tell (!at its inside (as like. (!o bein able to tell /ood from #vil. In fact t!e soul is infused (!en t!e foetus is already formed M&N. And if you mean accordin to t!e .ends on (!at you mean. 3ut t!at does not a.urs t!e tor. t!en it may be com. Plautina. and it !un ers for /od. * ' And it suffers) Do 0ou really t!ink t!at it remembers /od) 1e do not remember t!e (omb t!at bore us. t!e True /od. Also a son of our .le6 of your nation !ave) #<actly t!e same) * ' No.

t!e =ueen of t!e body.s in a symbolic li !t. mercy. $r4 (isdom.atience.iritually more . An enclosure (!ic! must be safe and free from t!e love and desire of (!at is inferior4 fles! and blood.6 "lear it of all (ron kno(led e.irit. Look at t!e t!ree ste.s. T!e t!ird is .le. T!e c!isel of freedom is your (ill 39+ . T!ey can tell you t!eir names4 . . . A soul is to be carried !i !er and !i !er. if you . t!e s.!ases.refer so.enance.lete revival. in future life. $r. (!ereby t!eir souls are s.erseverance.urity.eo. T!e first is common to all men. 7ustice. a sta e suitable to man. (it! a barrier (!ic! may . and !ave transformed t!em into somet!in suitable to rest in /od.erior4 t!e s. enerosity.le (!o t!rou ! t!eir (ill elevate t!eir souls to a more com.erfection. t!e tem. $!2 you Romans love symbols.. T!e first is creation.eculiar to 7ust .erfection of /od:s (ork. !o. on t!e t!ree ste. c!arity. .le. or saints.o( can (e make room. * J ' .eculiar to t!e blessed souls.rotect it (it!out obstructin li !t or o. T!e second is . $r4 !umility. and must aim at (!at is su.erfect and form a connection link bet(een t!e first and t!ird ones. Look also at t!e symbol of t!e ornate stron enclosure (!ic! encircles t!e area of t!e tem. 7oinin t!eir ood deeds to t!e .lendid trinomial4 fait!. T!e second a ne( creation. clearance and elevation for our souls) * ' 3y demolis!in t!e useless t!in s you !ave in your 5e o.e. T!e t!ird is .le of t!e #ternal -. A soul is sub7ected to t!ree .ressin it (it! u ly si !ts. finally.com. and (it! t!e debris make t!e elevation for t!e soverei n tem. (!o !ave e<ceeded by a t!ousand de rees t!e initial sta e of t!eir souls. 0ou must surround your soul.letely different from a saint.irit.

rotectin t!e tem. and remove clefts. . (!ic! (ill smoot! comers.lies t!e 397 . I said to 0ou4 59ollo(in t!e met!od em..les.roceed furt!er. because you can never adorn /od too muc!..y .iritual (ealt!.roac!in t!e . And beyond t!e enclosure4 t!e most beautiful and most scented trees are a !oma e to t!e "reator.roac! t!e cell. And t!en you may .le may come to /od.iety. so t!at it may be .. crossin t!e vestibule.6 0ou can see t!at it is true.lanted on a soil . a furt!er effusion of love and anot!er . t!at is amon t!e virtues.loyed to build tem.udiate all forms of lust before ascendin t!e altar. t!e enclosure . of .urification before a. and are like t!e lovin arms stretc!ed like a veil over t!e cradle of an or.orc!es4 t!ey are t!e effusion of love.ylaeum near (!ic! one must sacrifice one:s carnality and re. And at t!e same time.le (!o do not kno( (!at "!arity is. Master. you may a.ave you (ritten everyt!in ) * ' I !ave (ritten everyt!in most accurately * re. stains and fla(s in t!e marble of your e o.ro.o(er.. K Is t!ere anyt!in else you (is! to ask Me) * ' No.reviously barren and subse=uently cultivated symbolise all kinds of virtues and form t!e second livin flo(ery enclosure around t!e sanctuaryD and amon t!e trees. T!e . T!e trees. . of your desire t!at more . (!ere /od is. to t!e altar and lay your offer on it and finally. And (!at (ill t!e cell be like) Abundance of s. t!ere are t!e fountains.ave you understood) 0ou asked Me !o( 9ait! is built.erfect round your souls.le is to be used by you as a merciful s!elter for t!e more un!a.eo. I t!ink t!at 9lavia !as (ritten (!at 0ou said. "laudia (ants to kno(. .!an.eo.

Is s!e t!e reatest ruin) * +esus looks at !im and smiles. * ' It is (a<. +esus (atc!es t!em o a(ay (it! Ma<iminus (!o leads t!em back to t!eir (a ons. 3ut it is a lon task * says Plautina si !in . * ' And I am one of t!em.. t!ey are encumbered (it! vain tem.y .les.t Mary. ' 1!at are 0ou t!inkin of. Remember +esus of Nazaret!.. since Monday evenin . ' T!at t!ere are many un!a.eo. It is easily cancelled. I leave you.le in t!e (orld. And s!e concludes4 ' Remember us in 0our ..eaven. 1rite everyt!in in your !earts. My dear friend) * ' 3ecause everybody comes to 0ou. * ' Master. 1e are t!ro(in 0our (ords a ainst t!em to demolis! t!em. /oodbye. Publius Guintilian. * ' 0ou may rest assured t!at I (ill. * ' 1!y.(oman !andin over t!e (a<ed tablets. e<ce. Master) * asks Lazarus. T!en Guintilian. leaves. (!o is some(!at . * T!e ladies say oodbye and are t!e first to o a(ay. I (ant you to kno( t!at your visit !as been very dear to Me. 1!o (as t!at (oman) Don:t 0ou kno( t!at for t!e (!ole day 399 . ' T!e (a< (ill last and it (ill be .ossible to read t!em.ensive. ' 0ou are smilin ) Are 0ou not sorry t!at Mary cannot be converted) Are 0ou not sorry t!at I am sufferin ) Mart!a !as done not!in but (ee. It (ill never cancel.

.. * ' -o it (as not s!e) * ' $!2 Lazarus2. Ladies: 7e(els. I (ould !ave rus!ed to tell you.iritual nature and divine ori in.... but to .. Master. in e<c!an e. (it!out bein admired or desired any lon er.rove t!e e<istence of t!e soul.(e !o. . A!2 . * ' Peace be (it! you.oor. as o. (it!out leavin any trace in t!e blue sky.. !ere are t!e 7e(els t!at 0ou ave me to sell.. T!ey !ave become money for t!e . Patience2 -till . its s. brin me Mary.... -!e must disa. 3ut s!e2.atience2. .osed to t!e material nature and 392 ...ad t!ey been Mary:s..e t!en says4 ' Please do not mention t!ose 7e(els to anybody. * ' T!ey belon ed to 5t!at6 (oman.... * . Master.. My . * ' I t!ou !t so.. Lazarus.e... and. our un!a..atient c!ild.ed it (as s!e) * ' I am smilin because you are an im. I am losin !o. like a cloud driven else(!ere by t!e (ind.. * ' 0ou may be sure.ad it been s!e..eakin to t!e Roman ladies is not to s.ear. M&N +esus: intent in s.ecify t!e moment of t!e infusion of t!e soul into a body... I (ill kee..romise.. And I am smilin because I t!ink t!at you are (astin ener y and tears.y Mary... T!ey (ere beautiful.eakin for a little (!ile. * ' 0ou are ri !t.. my Lord2.. * +esus embraces !im (it!out s.

to t!e terrace and t!ey sit do(n in t!e most s!eltered . . +esus runs . Master) * !e asks.easants before t!ey leave. +o!n. T$e Pa able of t$e P o)#(al Son. and to clarify t!at .lainin somet!in . I t!ink t!at Isaac is comin today to brin Me +o!anan:s .stairs (it! Me.unis!ed.is eyes over t!e cultivated country. !as flas!es of remembrance of its ori in from /od before bein infused into a body. (!ere day by day t!e corn is becomin olden and fruit is ri. And Lazarus !as a reed. because t!e sun is already stron . T!e man !astens to(ards +esus leavin t!e boy to (!om !e (as e<.9t$ J!ne 1+4. t!at lucid an intelli ent as it is. ' 1!at do 0ou (ant to tell me.!osis. . & ' +o!n of #ndor. -9. come !ere (it! Me.enin on trees.e states t!at t!e soul is infused into t!e embryo (!en t!e latter is sufficiently formed to receive t!e soul.e seems to be (is!in to derive some t!ou !t from t!at ve etable metamor. ' Listen.eak to you * says +esus lookin out of t!e door.. ' "ome u. I told Lazarus to lend Isaac a (a on to =uicken t!eir return and t!us avoid a delay (!ic! (ould cause t!em to be . because !e does everyt!in I 32/ . I must s. * T!ey o u..art. alt!ou ! it is still mornin .!uman ori in of t!e body.

0ou (ill start (it! t!is action. I !ave !ere a sum of money iven to Me by a . /ive t!e ot!er si< to Mica! (it! instructions to ive t!em to +abez: old fat!er.able of doin it.anions.oor soul....ray for a soul t!at is 321 .arts and ive four to Mica!. but I t!ou !t I !ad to (ork to rebuild my . for !imself and !is com. ?sually one of My a. * ' I. * ' And I (ill ive you t!e means. 0ou (ill do it. I).. Is t!at not (!y you came) * ' 0es. 3ut (!at s!all I tell t!em to 7ustify it) * ' -ay4 5T!is is to remind you to . +oel and Isaia!. T!ey (ill t!us be able to !ave some comfort.ostles is res.oor of t!e Lord.able also of curin . 3ut +udas is not !ere. 0ou are ca. one for !imself and one eac! to -aul. * ' 0ou must accustom yourself to (orkin in My name. I (ould not !ave told +udas eit!er. 0ou (ill ive it to Mica! and !is friends.tell !im. /enerally it is +udas of Beriot!D sometimes one of t!e ot!ers. in My name. I (ill make use of you es.urse. 3ut I (ant somet!in else from you. I (ill ive you t!e material. -o you are =ualified to take care of . And I do not (ant t!e ot!ers to kno( (!at I (ant to do.ere is t!e ..ecially for deeds of mercy and love. * ' All ri !t. my Lord). and of s. . 0ou (ill rebuild it t!rou ! love and mercy. Make ten .. A ainst (!at did you sin) A ainst Mercy and Love. $!2 I am not (ort!y2. Divide it into e=ual .!ysical and moral miseries and you are ca.in t!e money and ivin alms.. 3ut divide it as I (ill tell you.erson for t!e . 0ou demolis!ed your soul by means of !atred.eakin .onsible for kee.arts..

. ' May /od bless you for your mercy. * ' Never mind.enses.. I do not buy books and I !ave no . In t!e meantime you (ill become formed (it! Isaac. Master. * ' I am sorry as (ell to send you a(ay.redeemin itself. 1e s!all often meet. do as I tell you. * ' I am sorry about t!at. you for s.. I (ill s. I am kee.artin . but at least let me ive somet!in as (ell.6 * ' 3ut t!ey may t!ink t!at it is I2 It is not fair2 * ' 1!y) Do you not (ant to redeem yourself) * ' It is not fair t!at t!ey s!ould t!ink t!at I am t!e donor.ostles and t!en t!e disci.les.. In any case.. I (ill soon be sendin t!e a. . before lon (e s!all be .eak 7ust for you.urse attac!ed to !is belt !e takes out some coins (!ic! !e adds to +esus: money. And you (ill do a lot of ood. I (ill kee.irit of /od !as really instructed !im durin !is lon disease.e is so ood and t!e -. Take t!is. 3ut I (ill obey... 8 +o!n.. * and from a . and every time (e are to et!er.in a minimum for my sandal e<.. because you (ill be oin (it! Isaac. And !e is t!e man (!o !as al(ays for iven everyt!in . I am no lon er sufficient. $n t!e ot!er !and.ecial missions. t!e fact t!at (e !ave to .les so badly. * 322 .art does not mean t!at (e s!all never meet a ain.oultry to feed. no( I do not need anyt!in any more. 3ut I need itinerant disci. I am satisfied (it! very little. Master... remember t!at. * ' I (ill obey..

a s=uanderer and idle. 7oins t!e com. and t!ey all sit do(n in a circle in t!e s!ade of t!e a.anions and t!e (omen.ersuade me t!at I !ave been for iven. absent. (!en taken in t!e (ron (ay. It is a beautiful .eak to everybody.. T!e youn er (as more intelli ent t!an !is brot!er (!o (as actually some(!at dull and . t!at I can serve /od... 3e !umble.le orc!ard. assemblin t!e ot!ers as t!ey . T!ey are about t(enty .eo.. obedient (orker.. 3e !umble.referred to be uided rat!er t!an tire !imself takin decisions by !imself.. 3ut it is a ift to be used (isely. If 0ou kne( !o( I see my soul. fond of lu<ury. Intelli ence is a reat ift of /od. I (ill s.. . A man !ad t(o sons..+o!n bends very lo(.. but !e (as also rebellious. and !o( I t!ink of /od. bursts into bitter tears and moans4 ' $!2 T!en tell me at once somet!in to . * +o!n of #ndor slo(ly calms do(n.eakin to t!e Fealot. no( t!at t!e smoke of !atred !as vanis!ed. 32...roceed. . $t!er(ise it is like certain medicines t!at..le.minded. kill instead of curin . let us o under t!at t!icket of a. Also Lazarus..trees and at!er our com. do not (ee. * > T!ey o do(n.is fat!er.e says4 ' "ome. affectionate.. as it (as !is ri !t and duty. !e !ides !is face in !is !ands. do not (ee. (!o (as s. "!eer u.any.. .arable t!at (ill uide you (it! its li !t in many cases.. .le in all.ride.leasure lovin . Dis!eartenment is still . * ' I kno(. 1!en +esus sees t!at !e !as become calm. but I (ill tell you !o( /od loves you. but do not be dis!eartened.. T!e elder (as a serious. ' Listen. t!at is all.

Let eac! !ave !is o(n and no more about it. /ive me my .6 5I (ill not ask you for anyt!in . -o I (ill no lon er !ear your re. And to make matters (orse.used to recall !im to a more sensible life. !e led a loose life. (omen. 9inally one day. . ames..enny. because !e (as as!amed to admit t!at !e (as a countryman and t!us !e diso(ned !is fat!er. t!e !erds and olivetrees. 3ut !e (as .art of t!e estate. 3ut it (as all in vain. (ines.laints.le believe t!at !e (as t!e son of a kin . t!e country e<. and since money and 7e(els (ere (ort! as muc! as t!e real estate. !e (ent to a distant country (!ere !e lived like a lord. s=uanderin all !is money on a life of debauc!ery. .roud and decided not to.6 T!e fat!er !ad t!e estate and valuables assessed.erienced a severe famine. t!e youn er son said4 5/ive me my . robes. t!e only result (as t!at !e ans(ered back and became more obstinate in !is (icked ideas. -o !e (ent to a (ealt!y man of t!e 324 . after a fiercer =uarrel. 3an=uets.elled !im to s.e (ould !ave liked to o back to !is fat!er. 0ou may be sure.art.e soon sa( t!at !is money (as comin to an end and t!at .. 5because you (ill soon be ruined. friends.end !is last .eo. And after doin t!at in a fe( days.overty (as in si !t.roac!es and my brot!er:s com. !e ave t!e elder brot!er t!e fields and vineyards. and t!e youn er one t!e money and 7e(els. (!ic! com. 1!at (ill you do t!en) "onsider t!at I (ill not be unfair to favour you and I (ill not take a fart!in off your brot!er to ive it to you.lied t!e fat!er.6 53e careful6 re. makin . (!ic! t!e youn man c!an ed immediately into money.

T!e man to (!om !e !ad a.e . a forei n ridiculed !erdsman of .ortions !is fat!er used to make im. I made a mistake2..famed is !e (!o deserts !is fat!er and !o( accursed of t!e Lord is (!oever an ers !is mot!er. and !e remembered t!e !el. and !e be ed !im sayin 4 5Take me amon your servants.i s. because it (as a . sin in .i s in t!e farm.y to see t!e !ealt!y a. even t!e lo(est. of t!e . !ave . kee..tuous ban=uets (!en !e acted t!e 5 rand sei neur6 only a s!ort (!ile before.in s !is 7ust fat!er ave t!e servants and !e si !ed4 5My fat!er:s servants. but not (ise. dancin .i s. !a.in for !imself t!e smallest one.asture t!e !erds of .. -o !e (as sent to .. in ra s.lenty bread.o( ill.t rememberin t!e sum..6 T!e youn man !ad learned many useless t!in s (it! !is bri !t intelli ence. 9ilt!y.artially for everybody..y days.6 And !e (e.. lau !in .6 -ee !o( foolis! man is2 .country.alatable.6 . and I am dyin !ere of starvation.a an country and t!ere (ere many .etite of !is sons. rememberin t!e days (!en you en7oyed my (ealt!. A lon meditation. but !e did not (ant to learn t!e sayin of #cclesiasticus4 5. stinkin and starvin E food in fact (as scarce for all t!e servants and .. a friend of !is in !is !a..lied. in e<c!an e for t!e rand time !e !ad en7oyed (it! t!e foolis! youn man..articularly for t!e lo(est ones and !e.. sent !im to look after !is . and t!en !e (ould t!ink of t!e !onest substantial meals at !is far a(ay !ome.e (as intelli ent..i s (as considered suc! !e sa( t!e . a lon stru le to 323 .refers t!e las! of a master rat!er t!an say to !is fat!er4 59or ive me.i s lut t!emselves (it! acorns and si !ed4 5I (is! I could fill my stomac! (it! t!is fruit2 3ut t!ey are too bitter2 Not even starvation can make t!em .

an s of !un er2 I (ill say to !im4 :9at!er. in t!is filt!.ered sobbin 4 59at!er. $!2 I !o.. in t!is ab7ection. but bear me to stay under your roof. And (!en !e reac!ed !im.. And (!at s!all I say to !im) 1!at !as matured in my !eart !ere.. (!en !is !umility and (isdom revived and !e ot u. sa( !im and ran to meet !im.6 And (!en !e (ent back to to(n in t!e evenin !e ave u.erintendin t!e (ork. let me t!ro( myself at your feet.. At last t!e day came. because I love you:. as it de.eaven and a ainst you. . !is 7ob and be in alon t!e (ay !e (ent back !ome.e so.. And (!y) 1!y s!ould I suffer in my body and even more in my !eart (!en I can be for iven and receive comfort) I (ill o back to my fat!er. T!at is settled. and said4 5I (ill o back to my fat!er2 T!is . I am no lon er (ort!y of bein called your sonD treat me t!erefore as t!e least of your servants. T!at I may see you movin about.. but t!e fat!er... 3ecause my fat!er loves me. because !e (as still far a(ay...e (ould not believe me.ride of mine is silly. 3ut my be!aviour (ill tell !im and !e (ill understand and before dyin !e (ill bless me once a ain. (!is. And !e sa( !is fat!er:s fields.6 32+ . !e (as old. $nly t!e fat!er !ad reco nised !is son in t!e de7ected be ar and !e (as t!e only one to be moved (it! love... sufferin t!e .ed in !is fat!er:s arms.. and t!e !ouse.. I !ave sinned a ainst .subdue !is . T!e uilty son seein t!at ruin caused by !im sto.. T!e son.. lookin round.. !e t!re( !is arms round !is neck and kissed !im.ed fri !tened..ride. emaciated by rief but al(ays kind and ood.. : I cannot say to !im4 :. (it! !is !ead restin on !is fat!er:s s!oulder.rives me of my freedom. clas. and !is fat!er su.

3rin a fattened calf and kill it.born c!ild. eatin your bread..5No. led !im to(ards t!e servants. clot!e !im. and my love and t!e celebration of t!e !ouse!old for !is return must ive it to !im.t.e must realise t!at !e is al(ays my dear last. my !eart. seein you. and no( needs to revive feelin your (armt! on my c!est. and you (ill be t!e breat! of my life. Rest on my !eart.6 3ut t!e fat!er.ray !im (it! scents. 3ecause t!is son of mine (as dead and !as come back to life. (ill c!an e and I (ill become !onest. son2 Not at my feet.e called a servant (!o (as bustlin about and asked 327 .re. I am no lon er (ort!y to be called son by you. (!ic! is so corru. every time you breat!e.eaven and a ainst you.. as !e (as in !is c!ild!ood a lon time a o. under your roof.rattlin . T!e elder son (as out in t!e country and !e did not kno( anyt!in until !is return. cryin louder. brin !ere t!e best robe.6 And t!e son. s.6 And t!e servants did so. and basins of scented (ater. . And . (!en !e used to toddle beside me makin me !a. and (as! !im.are a ban=uet.ut ne( sandals on !is feet and a rin on !is fin er. said4 5$!2 fat!er2 I !ave sinned a ainst . embracin !im all t!e time. No( I (ant !im to find once a ain t!e innocent love of a c!ild. 3ut allo( me to live amon your servants. . !e (as lost and !as been found. (!o !ad at!ered to et!er (atc!in in t!e distance and !e said to t!em4 5Guick. (!ic! !as suffered so muc! because of your absence. servin you. #very time I take a morsel of bread.. "omin to(ards t!e !ouse in t!e evenin .y (it! !is smile and !is . !e sa( t!at it (as bri !tly li !ted and !e !eard t!e sound of instruments and dancin comin from it. .

on t!e contrary !e (as about to (alk a(ay from t!e !ouse..in !im to !is !eart.enin )6 And t!e servant re. said4 5-on2 "an you believe t!at I do not love you. I !ave al(ays been near you. 3ut t!e fat!er. and I !ave done t!at for many years. It is really (ort! (!ile bein a !ard !onest (orker2 0ou s!ould not !ave done t!at to me.le desire.6 3ut t!e first. And !e did not (ant to o in. 0ou are no( !onourin my brot!er and you !ave killed t!e best calf for !im. not even a sim. because I do not celebrate your be!aviour) 0our deeds are !oly by 329 .born and you !old !im in contem.ect me not to be u. and !as no( come back because !e (as driven by starvation. I !ave served you since I (as able to (ork.lied4 50our brot!er !as come back2 0our fat!er !ad t!e fattened calf killed because !is son !as come back to !im safe and cured of !is (ickedness and !e ordered a celebration. I !ave never disobeyed an order of yours. ran out and reac!ed !im and endeavoured to convince !im. and I !ave loved you for t(o. informed of t!e situation. and !as been a lazy s. T!e elder brot!er re.oil !is 7oy.6 T!e fat!er t!en.born (as an ry because !e t!ou !t t!at suc! a feast for !is youn er brot!er (as unfair. clas. to make you recover from t!e (ound inflicted on you by my brot!er.endt!rift. as !e (as not only youn er. T!ey are only (aitin for you to start.set) 0ou are unfair to your first. but !ad been also (icked.lied to !is fat!er4 5And you e<.!im4 51!at is !a. (!o offended and abandoned you. And you !ave not iven me even a lamb to !ave a feast (it! my friends.t. be in !im not to s.

and (!at is mine is yours. a celebration for your brot!er (!o (as dead and !as come back to ood life.6 And t!e first. 0ou !ave t!e continuous re(ard of bein al(ays (it! me. . And do you t!ink t!at I do not love you because I ive you no visible .. T!e ot!ers can o and set t!e tables. Lazarus. +esus says to t!em4 ' T!at is (!at (ill !a.born yielded to !is fat!er:s desire..raises you because of t!em. to et!er (it! Mary and t!e (omen.lease remain !ere. 3ut rest on My !eart.art in it and love t!e redeemed brot!er.rize) 3ut day and ni !t.born and (it!out any fault a ainst t!e 9at!er. * C . is (!at !a. needs to be re!abilitated bot! in t!e eyes of t!e (orld and in !is o(n. . Lazarus and +o!n are alone.y because you !ave come back. but must take . 0ou..enin to yours. and t!e (orld .t!emselves. 3ut !e soon comes back and takes Mary by t!e 322 . T!e a. 1!en +esus.. A And t!at.ouse of t!e 9at!er.ostles. t!e 9at!er (ill say to !im4 5Not at My feet. +o!n of #ndor and you. must not be 7ealous of t!e 9at!er:s 7oy. My friends. Lazarus. And (!oever feels t!at !e is like t!e youn er son of t!e .resent to my !eart..en to t!e dear soul you are a(aitin . 0our brot!er. and I bless you every moment. T!at is all.receded by Mar7iam (!o runs a!ead friskin . /od:s bounty !as no limit. 1e s!all not be lon . 3ut it (as fair to !ave a feast. (!ic! !as suffered because of your absence and is no( !a... (as lost and !as come back to our love.. o to(ards t!e !ouse. +o!n. must believe t!at if !e imitates !im in oin to t!e 9at!er. and t!at is (!at is !a. * T!ey all (it!dra(. you are . instead. in every moment of my life.arable.ens in t!e .6 1!o is in t!e situation of t!e first.

since you t!ink you are so reat. I dare not o to t!e Master or face my com. * ' And (ill 0ou for ive me. and if 0ou for ive me. do you) 3ut do you not feel t!e lament +// . you. 3ut do you not consider !o( muc! rief you cause) My -on (e.er4 ' "ome (it! me. I am a . to(ards t!e terrace formin an arc!. Mot!er) * ' I) I count for not!in as far as you are concerned.o( can you (orry about Me.. . * ' 3ut s!e made me s(ear I (ould be ood to t!e Master... T!ey turn to(ards a (ell. if you can..anions suffered.eak. No one (ill say anyt!in to you. too. t!ere is t!e Iscariot.letely covered by a t!ick bo(er t!at from t!e round climbs u.!and sayin to . * ' 0ou feel t!at. * ' I (ill !el.ity for My -on) * ' 3ecause I !ave a mot!er as (ell.t because of you. if you feel no . situated in a corner of t!e little yard.. And.er7urer. Mar7iam. -. I !ave somet!in to tell you.. and com. I can feel t!e soul of my mot!er re. It is s!ameful for a man and a sacrile e a ainst t!e 1ord of /od. (!at do you (ant) /o. 1!at do you (ant) * ' I am uilty.. And your com.. me.el. I am t!e least of t!e servants of t!e Lord. * And Mary follo(s !im. I (ill feel as if s!e did. 3e!ind it.roac!in me. 3ut come. do not commit t!e same sins a ain. * ' -!e does not kno( about t!is fault of yours.anions. (!en (e are alone. . ' +udas.

+udas (ee. 3ut Mary (ards off any .is 1ord) 0ou are dis raceful. T!at:s all.ere is +esus. .!an. +udas2 0ou cause rief to yourself and to t!ose (!o love you. ' Do not (ee.ses. -ilence !an s !eavy on t!e kitc!en.eaks (it!out bitterness but (it! muc! ravity.. not bein able to do anyt!in else.aternal. all of you. I for ive you. * +udas oes a(ay and Peter. -!e s. 0our !eart is so .s and do(ns of for iveness and rela. Im. o and tell +esus.ossible unc!aritable remark.. "ome * and -!e takes !im by t!e !and and enters t!e kitc!en.etuosity.in (ood (it! keen im. starts c!o. and I do not like t!ese u.s. T!ey !umiliate bot! t!e offender and t!e for iver..roac! of t!e 9at!er and of . And I am an or. +/1 .rove yourself. -!e says4 ' +udas !as come back. too. 1e are brot!ers. * +o!n of Febedee runs a(ay. /o to ... +o!n. * ' 0es... T!en +udas says4 ' 9or ive me.born did after !is fat!er:s s. say no more about it. first of all. -imon.. Please.im.eec!. and you. 3e!ave as t!e first. #verybody is filled (it! astonis!ment. * Mary is very rave and sad.and t!e re.

T!e moment a soul enters it.resence of +o!anan:s .easants. is t!e day of t!e nu.. to take !im (it! li !ts and son s to t!e nu. I t!ink +esus !as 7ust be un to s. 3ut t!e latter can remove t!e bitterness. formin a circle of li !ts around t!em. (!o are enerally friends of t!e bride..eaven is t!e !ouse of t!e nu. All t!e a.tials of /od (it! souls. t!e . -(eet for t!e men of ood (ill. +esus says4 ' .. bitter for t!e ot!ers.rovoked in t!eir consciences by t!e . runs to meet t!e !a.y cou.arable.le from 3et!any.lace (!ere s!e (ill be =ueen. in you.roac!.ostles are . It is a custom (it! us t!at vir ins escort t!e bride room (!en !e arrives. but (ill become !ers t!e moment s!e becomes one body (it! !er !usband. t!at is.rocession leaves t!e !ouse of t!e bride.eo. to a !ouse (!ic! is not !ers.s to t!e .eo. of t!e (omen amon st (!om t!ere is t!e 3lessed %ir in Mary and Mart!a.resent. it is because of t!is sensation of fear t!at I realise is so s!ar. . (ill no lon er e<ist.tials. No( listen. Let t!em become men of ood (ill..eakin in t!e .. of Isaac and many disci.rocession of t!e vir ins. t!at today I (is! to tell you a s(eet . T!e boy. sittin in front of +esus.le are still arrivin . T!e Bin dom of . 1st J!l1 1+4. +/2 .ly moved turns !er ste. & +esus is s.eak because .les.tial !ouse to et!er (it! !is s(eet bride.-94. 1!en t!e .le. does not miss one (ord. and of many . (!o (earin a veil and dee. and t!e re.arable. T$e Pa able of t$e Ten 8# (#ns an) t$e Pa able of t$e Ro1al 0e))#n(..

. to t!e !all in t!e room:s !ouse. t!e ten irls sat do(n more comfortably and slo(ly fell aslee. adorned t!emselves and ran to t!e s!elf (!ere t!e lam.leasant. No(.. t!e vir ins al(ays kee. T!e li !t of five of t!em (as already fadin . (!ereas t!e foolis! ones !ad only filled t!eir little lam. 3ut later t!ey did not kno( (!at to say or (!at to do. (ere smoky.rovided t!emselves (it! small flasks full of oil. to fill u.s (ere. (!ereas t!e flames of t!e ot!er five lam. t!eir lam. !ad . (ere still bri !t and became even bri !ter (!en more oil (as added to t!e +/. to be ready to o out and meet !im (!en t!e sound of cymbals and son s (arned t!em t!at t!e youn cou. o and meet !im26 T!e ten irls ot u. and (eary and tired.s lit and close to t!em. (!ic! (as finis!ed.. on !earin t!e order. full of (isdom. five (ere (ise and five (ere foolis!. of t!ese ten vir ins.ened t!at in a to(n t!ere (as a (eddin .rotracted and ni !t fell. t!eir li !t (as becomin fainter and fainter and t!ey (ould o out at t!e least (!iff of air. ten vir ins (ent to t!eir .s lit. 1!ile t!e bride and bride room (ere makin merry (it! relatives and friends in t!e !ouse of t!e bride. took t!eir veils and arlands.tials (as . At midni !t a cry (as !eard4 5T!e bride room is comin . . tales and 7okes made t!eir (aitin . "!eerful conversation.s (ere lit and s!inin .s. $ne !our (ent by after t!e ot!er. t!eir lam.ected. 3ut t!e feast in t!e !ouse of t!e nu. T!e (ise ones. no lon er sustained (it! oil.s.. (it! t!eir lam. As you kno(.le !ad left t!e bride:s !ouse to come to t!e room:s. and all t!eir lam.s in t!e event t!ey s!ould !ave to (ait lon er t!an e<. t!at is.No( it !a.lace. T!e (icks. so t!at t!ey do not (aste time at t!e ri !t moment. (!ic! !ad been refilled by t!e (ise vir ins before t!ey fell aslee.

tial room. losin t!eir arlands (!ile . I +/4 . but found t!e door closed and in vain t!ey knocked. 3ut t!e (ise vir ins re.le entered t!e !ouse in t!e midst of t!em for t!e final ceremony. And t!e .art of t!e !ouse said to t!em4 5I tell you t!at I do not kno( you. also our li !ts (ill be in to fade a(ay. 3ut (!ile t!ey (ere on t!eir (ay to buy some oil.s of de( are fallin . o.lied4 5T!e (ind is blo(in in t!e ni !t outside and !eavy dro. knock. And t!at (as t!e case of t!e five foolis! bridesmaids.lam. c!osen to brin !onour and ood luck to your (eddin . ot!er(ise our lam.er ..6 And t!e foolis! irls. .s lit. run to t!e nearest vendor. lord. to ive you some oil.s.us!in one anot!er and runnin . t!e bride and t!e bride room a. stainin t!eir dresses. follo(ed t!e advice of t!eir com. leavin for a moment t!e closest uests (!ose leave !e (as takin (!ile t!e bride (as enterin t!e nu. T!e door (as closed be!ind t!em and t!ose (!o (ere outside (ere left out..eared at t!e end of t!e street. ran to meet t!em and t!e youn cou.ro.ness. (!o at last arrived (it! t!e oil. make !im et u. 0ours are already so beautiful2. T!e five vir ins (it! t!eir lam. (!en t!e vir ins at t!e end (ould escort t!e bride to t!e nu.en t!e door for us2 1e (ere in t!e (eddin .tial room.itiatory vir ins.s (ill o out as soon as (e move t!em.anions. creasin t!eir veils. If (e ive you some..rocession.rocession of t!e vir ins (ould be really a sad one (it!out t!e flickerin flames of lam.. be .6 3ut t!e bride room. from t!e u.s2 /o. 1e are t!e . !urtin t!eir !ands and moanin 4 5Lord.antin . 5$!26 be ed t!e foolis! irls 5 ive us some of your oil. T!ere is never enou ! oil to ive a flame stron enou ! to (it!stand t!e (ind and dam.

tial !ouse.in .urest oil so t!at t!ey may not be malodorous.erson (!o.ractically destroyed or lost. T!e bride is t!e soul of a 7ust . 0ou kno( !o( irls consider an !onour and fortune to be invited as bridesmaids of t!e bride. All t!e fait!ful are called to t!e celestial (eddin because /od loves all . T!e lam. cro(ned (it! flo(ers.maids are t!e souls of t!e fait!ful.le set by t!e bride E t!e fact t!at s!e (as c!osen by t!e 3ride room because of !er virtues means t!at s!e (as a livin e<am. +/3 .resent and you (ill understand better. (it! (!ite veils. (!o follo(in t!e e<am.tials and it is a reat fortune to arrive.eo. 0ou are t!erefore left out of t!e nu. T!e 3ride room is /od.le of !oliness E endeavour to ac!ieve t!e same !onour by sanctifyin t!emselves. I did not see you re7oicin around my beloved bride.do not kno( (!o you are.le re. is taken to t!e !ouse of t!e 3ride room for t!e (eddin . after t!e . T!ey are in a (!ite.arable.s. 8 And no( listen to t!e meanin of t!e .is c!ildren. fres! dress. t!at is under t!e . and t!e (icks are nouris!ed (it! t!e . (it! t!eir useless lam. t!eir creased dresses and torn veils.s are very clean. 3ut listen furt!er.eaven is t!e !ouse of t!e nu. Let us see (!om t!e various .6 And t!e five foolis! irls.tials of /od (it! souls. I told you at t!e be innin t!at t!e Bin dom of .rotection of and in obedience to /od:s doctrine.s in t!eir !ands. T!e vir in. (ee. livin accordin to 7ustice. 0ou are usur. -ooner or later everybody arrives at t!e moment of t!e nu. (!ile t!eir arlands (ere .eriod of en a ement in t!e !ouse of t!e 9at!er. (ent a(ay alon t!e dark streets. T!ey are !oldin li !ted lam. clean.ers.

seven times as muc! E and (it! untirin . because !is eyes are not dimmed by t!e fumes of . it (ill be of su.oses !is .im for a !oly !el. deto<icates.ure cannot see /od.er. burnt.ride and t!us !e runs to !is Lord and says4 5I !ave stained t!e . . It is so easy to dim t!e . (it!out even t!e most remote remembrance of stain.ractised ives a (!ite dress and t!e day (ill soon come (!en it (ill be most (!ite.e increases its fres!ness (!en !e decides to c!an e life. T!e 7ust !ave it by ift of /od and t!rou ! t!eir o(n (ill. . And t!ose (!ose !earts are not .aternal love26 In a fres! dress.urify my !eart t!rou ! 0our beni n for iveness and 0our . of /od. . .oisoned and dis raced. I (ee.umility is like (ater t!at (as!es.enance. A ne( +/+ .e be ins to !ave it t!e moment !e looks at !imself (it! dis ust.!eroism because it is not necessary for !im to .In a (!ite dress. . 3ut (ill a sinner.enance !e (as!es. relentless a ainst !is sinful e o. A !umble man soon notices t!at !e !as darkened !is robe. $ne must kee.oor soul.rotect (!at !e !as. and t!rou ! !is o(n (ill elevated to su. +ustice steadily .e brin s it to . an elical (!iteness. -aints !ave it by ift of /od and t!rou ! t!eir (ill elevated to !eroism. 1!o does not refuse assistance to anyone (!o asks . (!ose soul is torn. !e (ill take !is soul back to t!e fres!ness of a c!ild:s soul. cures and recom.erfection (!en t!rou ! . t!ree times. $!2 my -un. t!e dress al(ays clean t!rou ! !umility. $!2 t!e fres!ness of a !eart2 "!ildren !ave it by ift of /od. but to rebuild (!at !e destroyed and t!us !e must (ork t(ice.urity of t!e !eart. at 0our feet to be cleansed.. In a clean dress. never be able to !ave a fres! robe) $!2 of course !e (ill. And (it! t!e !el.urity of my !eart. .ernatural.

. because not!in (it!ered or slovenly lookin is to a. 3e not afraid.umility2 I said4 51!en you .o( reful ent fait! is.icks u.ear and say4 5"ome.ear in t!e . I said daily. 3ecause a soul does not kno( (!en /od. > "ro(ned (it! flo(ers.resence of t!e Most .roud of t!e . t!at is..recious by e<. (!om every man !as at !is side.eo.i !.6 T!erefore you must never tire rene(in t!e arland. made .t! of our !earts (e must sin to our /od4 5My soul . And t!ey (ill be t!ere t!e t!rone for t!e ne( blessed soul (!en it enters t!e nu.is Mot!er.le (!o (ere once like !im. A soul must (eave its daily arland of virtuous deeds. t!ese daily (reat!s and takes t!em to .ray or do . /od:s an el.. 1!o blus!es under . sinners.er veil and bends for(ard as if -!e (anted to tidy t!e !air of t!e boy sittin at .er feet.felt remembrance.. because 0ou !ave looked u.roclaims 0our reatness. 1e must not be .tial !ouse as t!e bride. . T!ey !ave li !ted lam. 3ut t!e flo(ers of virtuous (reat!s do not (it!er.6 In t!e 1isdom 3ooks it is (ritten4 5It is ri !t to kee.. but in actual fact to conceal !er dee. +/7 . T!e ift (ould be taken a(ay at once. t!e secret of t!e Bin . ...6 * +esus makes a s!ort . nor seek foolis! !uman lory.eaven.enance. 9lo(ers (it!er.erience (!ic! makes !im t!e master of ot!er .6 . . o Lord.umility is t!e candid veil (orn to defend t!e ood (e do and t!e ood /od rants us.on 0our lo(ly !andmaid.rivile ed love ranted to us by /od. 1it! (!ite veils. 3ut from t!e de. T!ey !ave t!em to !onour t!e 3ride room and to see t!e (ay. do not let t!e (orld see you.3ride room may a.ause and casts a lance at .s.fres!ness.

ointments. disa reements. A lam.elled to make an effort to remember lies or to conceal evil deeds and remains youn and !andsome by means of t!e beautiful incorru. And finally vi ilance.ut out by t!e (ind of t!e (orld or by t!e fo of sensuality. No2 It must not !a.remature (it!erin .uff of (ind or by t!e !eavy de( of t!e ni !t. vi ilance. #veryday life. and !e (!o (aits until t!e last moment to . !is ultimate aim. tem.iential oil of /od.. contacts.rovidin (!at is necessary to et u. mind and !eart free from lust to contain t!e oil of fait!. (!ile my li !t is still on6. to ive li !t (it!out smoke. and makes u.erturbed or afraid. (it! its disa. even in t!is (orld. feels no remorse.. free from . and oes to slee. sa. (it! little oil can be . is not .. and be ready at t!e first call. T!e ni !t. It is ni !t for t!e soul. is not com. .and (!at a kind friend it is2 It ives a flame as bri !t as a star. vi ilance.ortin it.ossess /od.ut out by t!e least ..tibility of saints4 fles! and blood..tation comes for everybody.iritual. 3ecause !e (!o believes !olds on to /od:s (ords and commandments in order to . T!e !our of darkness. ascertainments.tations.in a(ake. Also t!e fles! of man nouris!ed (it! fait! seems to become bri !ter and more s. tends to diminis! fait!. +/9 .tion. of sin. and t!erefore !e s!uns corru. of tem. a flame t!at bri !tens also t!e instrument su. /o every day to t!e source of t!e s(eet. its flame cannot be .en. instead of kee.e (!o is un(arily trustful and says4 5$!2 /od (ill come on time. (it!out . 3ut if t!e soul is filled to t!e brim (it! fait!.rocure t!e oil of fait! or t!e stron (ick of ood (ill. A constant (ill to feed t!at li !t forever. a flame t!at smiles because it is sure in its certainty. !is mind to o to slee.

* +esus oes near t!e .les. A My dear disci. as t!e 3ride room 5found more a.lacid and serene. and says4 ' Master. * T!e .erseverance.eakin to you before leavin t!is friendly to(n.. I do not (ant you to be afraid of /od. . you (ill be invited not only to escort t!e 3ride room.is oodness. confidence. and you (!o (ill be oin a(ay. 3ot! you (!o (ill remain !ere.runs t!e risk of bein left out (!en t!e 3ride room arrives. so t!at you may be al(ays ready for /od:s call. * ' Ni !t is fallin .e (ill come. I (ill be s.eace of t!e Lord be al(ays (it! you. t!erefore (it! . Take My (ords (it! you for yourselves and for your com.6 I bless you. 3ut it is .. Many talk to Lazarus.rudence. because you really do not kno( (!en .. 1!o after leavin t!e . +udas is !ere no(. if you do (!at t!e (ise vir ins did. Take t!em to t!e (a on and do as I told you.anions. before leavin us. must consider t!at.lace of %as!ti.easants to say oodbye to t!em once more.urity.le at t!e meetin slo(ly o a(ay.. . on t!e contrary I (ant you to !ave fait! in . s. (!o became =ueen in t!e .roval and favour (it! you t!an (it! anybody else. but like t!e vir in #st!er. you (ill be c!osen and elected to be brides.ers to !im4 ' Master. May t!e . * ' It does not matter.. And Lazarus turns to(ards +esus. If you (is! to at!er on t!e mo(n !ay.eak to us a ain.le of 3et!any. but +o!n of #ndor (!is.. 3e vi ilant. (!o are about to o a(ay.easants (as oin to(ards !im. It is t!e desire of t!e !earts of t!e .eo.eo.. $r (e can meet +/2 .

' As you (is!. C . (!o are muc! !a.. 0ou are blessed2 * 1!en t!ey are all settled..s to bless t!e . nay.arture of our dear friends.in . (!o kisses .in .les. 0ou are very lucky2 %ery lucky. and in fact. t!at only a minimum trut! on (!ic! one:s ood (ill may (ork is sufficient. +esus sets out to(ards t!e middle of a recently mo(n meado(. Isaac and !is disci. t!e t(o (!o on t!e Mount of 3eatitudes found comfort for t!e rest of t!eir days.. 3ecause t!e !our of fare(ell !as come. untirin . in t!e certainty t!at little kno(led e is re=uired to be admitted to t!e Bin dom. Mart!a and Lazarus and t!eir !ouse!old. because you en7oy muc! more material comfort and you !ave reater !el.e. be careful. Amon t!e servants t!ere is t!e old man and t!e (oman.is !and (ee.atriarc!. $nly by t!ou !t I can e<tend My love to t!em. indeed2 A cro(n is sus.im all t!e time2 3e ood.eak to you. t!e Maries. +esus sto.. /o no(.. I (ill no( s. son.eak.ended over your !ead.. from t!e 1ord.ier t!an t!ey are.tomorro(. (!o needed to be confirmed in t!e !o. +1/ . . ' After t!e de.e is follo(ed by t!e a. and caresses t!e boy (alkin beside +esus and says to !im4 ' 0ou are !a..y t!at you can follo( . +esus be ins to s. at da(n.ostles.eo. on (!ic! t!e (it!erin !ay forms a s(eet smellin soft ru . * ' Later2 T!is evenin 2 * t!ey all s!out. I (ill s.ears and crickets be in t!eir early uncertain solitary c!ir. (!ile t!e sun sets and also its lo( disa..eak to you !alf (ay t!rou ! t!e first (atc! *.le of 3et!any.. and I (ould say by all t!e .

su.oor !ave also t!e cross of !avin to be afraid of diseases and famine. Money makes everyt!in easy for t!e ric!.osed u. t!ere are only . T!e .oor.resent by means of !eavenly !o. T!at is (!y I.ainful . (anted to be born . !umble. a friend of Mine and +11 . T!e .ossess.s is t!e only ood t!ey .6 1!at I say on t!is land of Lazarus.eaven (it! reater stren t!. T!erefore.oor are in /od. because t!ey are .rison. 3ecause amon st t!e ..oor !ave but t!eir (ork. because anyt!in else (ould be su.enance and !oliness.e.oor. T!e ric! !ave friends.e. Let t!em o out) No. T!ey cannot let it o out. and. t!ey (ill not let t!eir lam. alone E 59at!er. on t!e contrary. T!e ric! !ave many t!in s. T!e . to 1!om man can say E and t!ey kno( !o( to say it.ere.oor !ave but /od. t!e 1ord of t!e 9at!er. T!ey. T!e li !t of t!eir lam.oor are alone.oor and to remain .eo.oor !ave none. My love reac!es you also t!rou ! My (ord. t!e reatest sorro(. because more (ill be asked of t!ose to (!om more (as iven.. 3ut t!e .s o out until t!e !our t!ey are called. H I solemnly tell you t!at as I am in t!e 9at!er. . And I also solemnly tell you.e 1!o distracts t!em from t!eir . T!e .oor !ave /od.le and is loved by t!em (it! all t!eir stren t!.oor I feel closer to t!e 9at!er 1!o loves t!e least . T!eir "omforter.oor friends (!o are oin back to t!eir . t!e . T!eir 9riend. so t!e .romises of beni nity for t!em.erfluous. and not!in else is to be im. T!e . I solemnly tell you t!at t!eir lives are . t!at like (ise vir ins. you are to be treated bot! !ere on t!e eart! and in . T!e ric! !ave many comforts. . T!e ric! !ave many distractions.ort us in 0our mercy. !ave t!e least (elfare.on t!em. because t!ey mean starvation and deat! to t!em. T!erefore.

Lazarus is 7ust. only a.eaven.eak and say4 I solemnly tell you t!at it is muc! easier for a . like trodden dust. and confuses it (it! ot!er treasures. 1!o !as only one ... .ability of savourin (!at is su..eo.eo. treasures (!ic! are t!e ric!es of t!e eart! and !e t!inks4 5It is only out of kindness t!at I acce.e does not feel offended. many seats (ill be occu.tion amon st t!e ric!.. (atc!es over it. -tron flavours2.le is as I say.. T!ey are t!eir only treasure.arently . T!at is (!y !e does not admire (it! !umble lovin eyes t!e treasure iven by /od. and t!us My concealed re. I t!erefore s. T!e virtue of freedom from (ealt!. . +12 .e cannot be offended because !e kno(s t!at !e is t!e ric!.earls of t!e (ords of /od.a friend of /od alt!ou ! !e is so ric!..oor kee. may seem stran e.roac! does not affect !im.ised because t!ey (ere t!e least amon st men. T!e . 0es.oor man.ractised (!en it is recommended by ot!er . I 3ut listen and you (ill understand better !o( (orldly cares.oor man to be in /od t!an it is for a ric! oneD and in t!e .eaven of My 9at!er and yours.minded.le. Lazarus is 7ust. Lazarus !as been successful in ac!ievin t!at most difficult virtue to be found on t!e eart!. is bored and absent.ernatural. 3ut Lazarus is an e<ce. very s. ric!es and or ies . in t!eir !earts t!e . And !e kno(s t!at t!e (orld of reat .recious t!in .icy to dis uise t!eir stenc! and t!eir .t t!e (ords of one (!o is like me fles!(ise26 and by means of stron flavours of sensuality !e blunts !is ca. 1!o !as many. and even more difficult to be .recious.roud and sensual.utrid flavour.ied by t!ose (!o on t!e eart! (ere des. .revent one from enterin t!e Bin dom of .

t!erefore. T!e kin t!en.e sent out !is servants early to tell friends and allies. And !e .re. some +1. .re.oken clearly.retended to acce. Amon t!e many celebrations !e ave a sum. o<en and fattened cattle are already in t!e kitc!en to be cooked. some to t!eir fields. or .alace.t t!e invitation. T!e most clever dancers and musicians !ave been en a ed for t!e feast. allies and reat ones of t!e kin dom eit!er refused or said4 51e !ave ot!er t!in s to do6. as !e (as at last ettin married to !is dear fiancee.lace on a certain evenin and t!at t!ey (ere invited. doubtin t!at t!e first servants !ad not s. T!e fat!er and kin (anted t!e 7oy of !is son to be surrounded (it! 7oy. "ome. rare (ines !ave been brou !t from every(!ere. as (ell as t!e mi !ty ones of !is kin dom. or all t!e . 3ut friends.ared it in ood time. do come2 #veryt!in is no( ready. T!e tables are laid in t!e !all. sent out some more. 0ou can ima ine t!e feast at t!e . !e (as ettin married to !is beloved bride. and t!at t!ey s!ould come to form a (ort!y retinue to t!e kin :s son. t!at t!e (eddin (as to take . but t!en t!ey attended to t!eir o(n matters.arations (ill be useless26 3ut friends. (!o s!ould insist sayin 4 5Please.$nce a kin celebrated t!e (eddin of !is son. .tuous dinner.t t!e invitation. to ensure it (as ma nificent and (ort!y t!e (eddin of t!e kin :s son. .e (as t!e only son. allies and mi !ty ones of t!e kin dom did not acce. (omen slaves are kneadin flour to make cakes and crus!in almonds in mortars to make t!e finest delicacies flavoured (it! rare s. (atc!in every detail.erfect a e.ices. and !avin reac!ed t!e .

And finally t!ere (ere some (!o. !e called !is servants and said to t!em4 5$n no account my son (ill be left (it!out . T!ey (ent out alon t!e streets.o( did you +14 .le.e asked !im4 5.romised to come. 3ut (!en t!e kin (ent into t!e !all to see (!et!er t!e feast could be in.eo. !im =uiet.read out on t!e s=uares.orted t!e situations and t!e kin flared u.unis! t!e murderers of !is servants and c!astise t!ose (!o !ad scorned !is invitation. ric! and .tial ban=uet.le. 9inally t!ey led t!em into t!e !all. And yet t!e nu. and took t!em to t!e royal . 3ut at t!e fi<ed !our on t!e evenin of t!e feast. as t!e kin desired. . bot! ood and bad. took t!e servant of t!e kin and killed !im to kee.le (!o (ill ive !im a !earty (elcome on t!e evenin of !is (eddin .tial ban=uet of my son is to take .assersby.alace. (as not (earin a (eddin arment. alon t!e streets. !e sa( one man (!o.eo.to t!eir business. some to even less noble affairs. t!ey stood at crossroads. t!e . T!e ban=uet is ready. no one came. in a tem. as !e insisted sayin 4 5Do not refuse t!e kin :s invitation or you may find yourself in trouble. t!ey s.oor.eo. (!ilst !e intended to re(ard t!ose (!o !ad . Let t!e !all be filled (it! 7oyful . and brin t!em all !ere.le as t!ey could find. bored (it! so muc! insistence. not(it!standin t!e assistance iven to !im by t!e servants. stand at t!e crossroads. T!e kin (as very an ry.er and sent !is soldiers to .eo.6 T!e servants (ent. at!er to et!er t!ose (!o are standin t!ere.lace. /o t!erefore to t!e s=uares. but t!e uests (e invited are not (ort!y of it. (!ic! (as full of 7ubilant . sto.6 T!e servants (ent back to t!e kin and re. and t!ey ave eac! of t!em t!e means to be (ort!y to enter t!e !all of t!e nu. t!ey at!ered as many .

t t!e Bin :s invitation. lust act like a (all in t!eir !earts.et in !ere. . t!e reat ones of . 0es..is .in and rindin !is teet! as !e deserved t!rou ! !is in ratitude and because !e offended me and my son more t!an me. 3ut t!ey (ill not acce. sensuality. and . bind !im !and and foot and t!ro( !im out of my . (orldly cares.unis!ed. and more ur ently.is servants.alace of t!e kin .t t!e invitation.e (ill invite t!em a ain.im and . cruelty brin do(n t!e kin :s (rat! on .is eyes are flas!in like t(o ems.eo.roac!es.le. (!ereas not!in must enter it but (!at is (ort!y of it and of my son. t!ey do not understand t!at it is t!eir duty and an !onour for t!em to acce. And because of t!eir baseness.o( many t!ere are no(adays in t!is land. T!e kin t!en called !is servants and said to t!em4 5take t!is man. t!e friends. by enterin t!e ban=uet !all (it! a . !ars!ness.6 And t!e man did not kno( (!at to say. because t!ey are base. false friends and t!ey are reat only by name. And you can also see !o( amon t!ose (!o (ere invited.oor dirty arment. M+esus: voice is risin louder and louder and .le and cause t!e c!ildren of suc! cares never to enter a ain t!e . .6 J As you can see.is audience.eo. t!rou ! . for t!e sake of !is son. to (!om /od !as sent . avarice. into t!e dark and icy mud.e s!all stay t!ere (ee. because !e !ad no e<cuse. to ive li !t in t!e moonless ni !tD t!e moon is in fact (anin and (ill rise laterN. as t!e !our of My 1eddin a.is 1ord2 /od !as really invited t!e allies. because t!ey are false allies. t!ey are base. (it!out a (eddin arment). in t!e li !t of t!e fire lit bet(een . Pride. some (ere .alace. And E (icked as t!ey are2 t!ey !ate Me and so +13 .

(!o for !is o(n misfortune. (ill misuse also t!e munificence of /od. but only . snares.ro. 3ut t!ere (ill be someone. (it! even filt!ier money and (it! t!e most filt!y sensuality. a ric! and (ort!y . under!and cons.. All t!at is in Israel. And I !el.erson.le .les (!o are t!e servants from no( on(ards.le.refer s!re(d calculations.!ets (!o !ave been t!e servants till no(D My disci. crimes. T!ey refuse to come. t!at is. "onse=uently t!e voice (!ic! s.eo. t!rou ! Me t!e -on and t!e servant of /od. (e (ill come6.refer to be connected (it! filt!y .rofit.eo.olicy. T!ey . are !ated by t!em.erly dressed for t!e (eddin feast. And t!ey !ave already come. not reat ones. and !e (ill take abominable advanta e of suc! bounty to seduce and make a ..eaven (ill send to at!er at t!e crossroads t!ose (!o are not friends.iracies. rat!er t!an come to My (eddin . And t!rou ! Me. so t!at . t!e at!erin !as already be un.ear (!at !e is not.iracies..le4 t!e Pro.. T!e s(indlers of /od (!o say4 50es. And t!e Bin of . as !e (ill not use t!em for t!e (eddin of t!e -on. embraced by t!e revoltin octo. An individual (it! a (icked soul.assin by.. T!ose (!o kill t!e servants of /od are to be looked for amon t!is .eo..eaks and t!e feasts to (!ic! t!ey are invited.. +1+ . t!em to be clean and . and !e (ill embezzle scents and arments to make an unla(ful .rofit.t!ey do not (ant to come to My (eddin . (!oever t!ey are. 1!o ives !im scents and re al arments to make !im a. not allies.us of all vices. T!ey (ill come.is -on may !ave a (ort!y (eddin celebration. (!ereas in(ardly t!ey t!ink4 5Never on your life26 are to be selected amon t!is . cons. I condemn all t!at in t!e name of /od. T!ey .

in !is dark bro(n tunic. (!om I (ill be sendin into t!e (orld to invite .les. is lookin at +esus (it! an an elical smile and says in a lo( voice4 ' Look.. Peter. because t!at is !o( it is to be said by t!ose (!o are destined by /od for t!at task.ond.le (!o follo(ed "rime instead of follo(in 3ounty 1!o !ad called t!em. are c!osen. I bless you all and I ive you My .le to t!e (eddin of t!e Bin .unis!ed by bein t!ro(n out of t!e 3an=uet !all into t!e dark and mud of an eternal . I bless you.rayer t!at I tau !t you. (ill be . and say it !ere.. !o( lovely .refer . 3ut it (ill also !a. (!o . almost tremblin . in (!ic! -atan rins !orribly at eac! trium. Mar7iam. Mot!er. +esus. says t!e . oin very slo( for fear !e mi !t make a mistake4 ' $ur 9at!er. Lazarus. tall as !e is.. kneelin 7ust in front of Mary 1!o is !oldin !is !ands 7oined.eo.eo. dee.ersevere in t!eir vocation. (!o kno(in !o( to .but for !is o(n (eddin (it! -atan. My friend. K /et u.en t!at t!ose !yenas. * T!e sobs of men and (omen can be !eard..en.in of t!e mad .articularly bless you.is linen robe.! over a soul and (!ere t!ere is an eternal sound of des. And I . 3ecause many are called but fe( are t!ose.e is2 And !o( lovely also my fat!er is2 I seem to be in +17 .utrid food to livin nouris!ment.. only +esus and Peter remain standin . All t!at (ill !a. and let us o and rest. in a voice (!ic! alt!ou ! not beautiful is manly. t!at I may bless you all.ly moved.eace. and Peter.erate (ee. citizens of 3et!any. and you.. is most !andsome in .rayer. say t!e . Bneel do(n. I bless My old and ne( disci. Mart!a. standin beside Me. * T!ey all kneel do(n on t!e !ay.

er endin in a kiss.. 1e drink our stren t! at t!ose sources. * ' And (!at about me) 1ill I learn it) * ' -!e (ill (!is. T!e Iscariot ....e says4 ' $!2 I am sorry to see 0ou o a(ay. and 0ou !ardly ever smiled. And s!e is learnin t!e .eaven. * ' I (as so even if I (as =uiet.y.ier t!an I (ould !ave been. to remain a little lon er to et!er. 0esterday and today 0ou !ave become once a ain my kind !oly Master.. . 3ut I am !a. (atc!in ) * And Mary. * T!e boy bends back !is little dark.e dare not o near +esus (it! t!e ot!ers... and t!at makes me so !a.. in a (!is.eak.er it to your soul (!ile you slee. -!e is !ere..laces !imself in a semidark comer and looks mortified.lies4 ' 0es. All t!e ot!ers come in as (ell.. T!at is (!at (e (ant from 0ou. enterin -imon:s !ouse (it! .ainful..im. Lazarus) * ' 3ecause 0ou looked so tired and sad. restin it on Mary:s breast.. and I (ill re. 0ou did not s. 0ou see t!at also t!e /entiles +19 . !ad I seen 0ou o a(ay t!e day before yesterday2 * ' 1!y. and remains t!us (!ile +esus blesses (it! t!e solemn Mosaic blessin ... Lazarus con ratulates +esus. . * ' 0ou (ere. $ur t!irst (as .rayer. and o to t!eir !omes4 only Lazarus follo(s +esus. And no( t!ose sources seemed to be dried u.. &L T!en t!ey all et u.. 1ill my mot!er be !ere.!aired !ead. My dear... re.eat it to you durin t!e day.. 3ut 0ou are serenity and (ord.

dares to s.!et E I bore evidence t!at I (as not afraid.ointed.. (!om +o!n of Febedee !ad a. It (as a cry to at!er My . 3ecause I (as very often at t!e Antonia..roac!ed. * ' 0ou kne( (!ere I (as * re.eo. And you (ere a con=uest of t!at audacity of Mine.eak4 ' $f course.oint t!ose (!o (ere e<. and I did it to rouse from t!eir tor.or t!ose (!om centuries of .. usurers and t!ieves ba(led.enly a ainst a (!ole (orld of !o(lersD I caused t!e voice of /od to be !eard by a . and of ot!ers as (ell.riests: carelessness !ad caused to fall into s. because of My zeal for t!e . (!ic! !ad been converted into a .eo. 3ut I !ad to do My duty. ' I did. Last year. (!ic! did not even kno( (!et!er I (as a . I s. (it!out any !o..lace (!ere s(indlers.. t!ey in=uired also of me.ouse of /od of t!e material filt! in it.le and take it to /od. and t!ey !ave come lookin for t!em. (!en I (as alone E all by Myself a ainst t!e (!ole (orld.le (!o !ad for otten itD I cleansed t!e .in 0ou (ould not disa.urifyin it of t!e more serious moral filt! nestin in it. 3ut I (as !o.iritual let!ar y. !o.are amazed.in to see 0ou.. * ' And you are askin Me) Are you not a(are of t!e !umours of t!e -an!edrin.oke o. (it! re ard to Me) * ' 1!at) 1ere 0ou afraid) * ' I (as dis usted..ectin 0ou. of t!e P!arisees.lies +esus briefly..ro.. T!is year I !ave +12 . because I am not una(are of t!e future of men.e of . Also t!e Romans (ere disa. I do not kno( (!y 0ou be!aved like t!at...ouse of t!e #ternal Lord. * && T!e Iscariot.

lace... It is no lon er a den of t!ieves.le are in need of Me. 9ait!less . (!ose . I (ould remind you.in more or less bitterly. Mot!er. It is true t!at I !ave not seen anyone of t!e Tem.le... as (!ite as deat! in !is stri.eo. * 3ut in actual fact t!ey are all (ee.. ood Mot!er. dares still to s. It is useless to s.ouse2 I (as forbidden...eak. it is even (orse... I kno( not!in .2.. for ive.. crus!in a caste un(ort!y of bein called !oly.. t!e trut! t!at I kno(.eak in t!at . +udas.le. Do not (ee..eak. And I sa( t!at t!e Tem.. Let no one (ee. t!en a brot!el and finally it (ill be destroyed by a . (!o (is! to or may deceive t!emselves.eo. I met !im as suc!. * ' +udas2. Master.le. Too many . I !ave broken off contacts (it! everybody. and My a.lace of cons. It is not yet time to kill Me. Please. I (ill be silent.come back.ostles are not yet stron enou ! to take on t!eir arms My offs.. it (ill later become t!e centre of "rime..... t!at I am amazed and rieved... I do not kno( (!at 0ou mean.oisoned leaders dare to forbid t!e 1ord of /od to s.e is a friend.rin 4 t!e 1orld. do not (ee.. but a .o(er reater t!an -amson:s.ed red and yello( robe..iracy. (!ere... I (as silent for t!e sake of t!e least ones. 3ut if 0ou say so it must be true. not as one of t!e Tem.. 3ut (oe to t!ose (!o cause /od to be silent2.is . 0our -on:s need to tell t!ose.. Mar7iam. in a moanin ridiculous voice4 ' 3elieve me.eak in .. Mot!er. I (as forbidden to s.le is still t!e same. * +2/ . 0ou !ave not seen -adoc eit!er) * +udas bends !is !ead rumblin 4 ' .

(!om . /oodbye.in seein Mary (ee. ' 1ell. Peace to everybody.e is smilin kindly once a ain.ly to !im.les.is Mot!er and caressin t!e c!ild. /oodbye. ) J!l1 1+4. -95. T!ank you for everyt!in . too..is Mot!er. I t!ank you for your kindness to My Mot!er and t!e (omen disci. Mary and -alome. . Mot!er. * . . /od be (it! you. I (ill come back soon.!.. bless once a ain Mart!a in My name. (!ile (aitin for Me. Mean(!ile t!e (omen comfort Mary 1!o is (ee. . Also Lazarus and t!e a. & Da(n !as 7ust be un to smile (!en +esus leaves +21 . Lazarus. +ose. "ome. to rest. if you (is! to come.e makes a esture of blessin and oes out !oldin t!e boy by t!e !and and embracin . And you..e ives more advice concernin t!eir (ork. and (!ile embracin .&8 +esus does not re. Lazarus.ostles are sad. 3ecause (e are leavin tomorro( at da(n. Ma<iminus.. .e says4 ' And no( I (ill say oodbye to you (!o are stayin . F o* Bet$an1 to t$e ' otto of Bet$le$e*.in and t!e boy (!o is (ee.e turns to Isaac and +o!n of #ndor.. * ' $f course (e are comin 2 * say t!e t(o Maries. T!e stay in 3et!any is over. 3ut +esus comes to(ards t!em.. to bed.

er.. At Rac!el:s se. flo(ers s. Mary -alome. as you decided some time a o.receded by t!e boy. . and asks4 ' Is t!is t!e road to 3et!le!em) +o!n says t!at t!e last time 0ou took anot!er road. turns to(ards 3et!le!em. com.3et!any and turns .eck on t!e .. (e (ill . After crossin t!e torrent.art. it (ould be =uite different.. If (e !eard t!e story from .. Mary of Al. -imon of +ona! comes for(ard. !e reac!es +esus: rou.ressed !is desire.. (!ere My Mot!er (is!es to sto.articularly 0our Mot!er. (!ic! foams merrily amon st stones. follo(ed by t!e a.ostles and .lies +esus. (e said so....at!. * +esus smiles lookin at -imon.is ste.arklin (it! de(y diamonds. because.. and -!e kno(s everyt!in so (ell. +22 .letely covered (it! reen olive. t!e rou.s to(ards 3et!le!em (it! . alon a road runnin bet(een t(o ran es of !ills.ulc!re. after all. fat!er) * asks Mar7iam. 3ut it (ould be so lovely if (e (ere all t!ere. 1e (ill meet later at 3et!zur. T!is one is s!orter. a flock t!at comes into si !t and in (!ic! t!ere are many little bleatin lambs. t!at:s (!at I mean. (!o !as kindly e<.trees and vineyards. * ' 0es. and a fe( small fields in (!ic! t!e olden corn in almost ready for rea.. * ' T!at is true * re.in . T!e valley is cool and t!e road =uite comfortable. sout! of 3et!any. (!o finds reason to re7oice in everyt!in !e sees4 t!e butterflies (!ic! a(ake.is Mot!er.!aeus.. ' 1!ic! rotto. (!ic! t!e (omen (is! to see. little birds t!at sin or . -!e is t!e Gueen of 3et!le!em and of t!e /rotto. ' 3ut t!at (as because (e (ere comin from +erusalem...

* ' $!2 Lovely2 I (ill come. because !e is tired or for any ot!er reason. of t!e !ouse of David.. too2. . * ' No.. (it! !umility and fait!.. -imon of +ona! is =uite ri !t. * ' $!2 -on2 No2 0ou are al(ays t!e Master.. 0ou are t!e Teac!er today and I am t!e Little 3oy 1!o is learnin . to 0our abode. In t!e land of 3et!le!em 0ou are t!e Gueen. * ' It (ould be lovely indeed2 * say Mary of Al. ' It (ould be beautiful2. * T!e Iscariot is on t!e . of 0our c!ildis! smile must still be t!ere. It (ould mean oin back to t!e time.. * 3ut no one re. but !e remains silent... T!e kindness of 0our eyes. It (ould mean findin once a ain t!e love of sim.!aeus and -alome.eakin . of 0our breat!. +2.' T!e /rotto (!ere +esus (as born.eo. It is 0our first castle. lead t!is little rou... t!at is true. but did not !ate 0ou yet.lies.eakin slo(ly. (e s!all o t!ere..le .ressin desire and sadness. * Mary is s.. and I (ould lay it in 0our man er. Mot!er....roceed to 3et!zur. It is so rieved2. And I (ould be able to lay aside t!is burden of bitterness (!ic! !as been lyin !eavily on My !eart since I learned t!at 0ou are so !ated..le (!o could but love and believe. 1!o !as noticed and understands. +esus. says4 ' If anyone does not (is! to come. (!en t!e (orld did not kno( 0ou. in a lo( voice e<.... 0ou (ill lead us.oint of s... !e is free to . Mot!er. ' T!en. Mary. and t!ey (ould caress My !eart.

. a bitin cold (ind (as blo(in stron er and stron er. burned Me.eaven.eaven (as bendin do(n over Me and I could see its bri !tness... t!en an ice..im (it! a tender blissful face.. I could feel 0ou comin . T!ey all o near it and .le.. Mot!er) * ' $!2 I !ad 0ou2. abstracted Me from everyt!in ..ed !ere. It (as cold.! (as very (orried. . ' +ose. T!e roads !ad !ardened. +24 . 3ut no( it (as as if 0ou (ere comin from .eo.le (ere rus!in to(ards 3et!le!em..s!a. near a cube.in for t!e last time in t!e cradle of My bosom.8 T!ey . I could see /od inflamed (it! 7oy for 0our oncomin birt! and t!ose flames .(!eels and cro(ded (it! .ray reverently..ierced Me.. -!e t!en resumes s. T!e road t!en bends li !tly to t!e nort! alon a .! and I sto.rotrudin !ill and t!ey t!us reac! t!e road (!ic! takes from +erusalem to 3et!le!em. (!ic! is Rac!el:s tomb.. 3ut I (as (arm. alon t!e cool valley..6 0es.. * ' And did 0ou not.roceedin .roceed (est(ards.. and t!at 0ou (ere slee.s durin t!e ni !t t!ere (as a frost.ed buildin surmounted (it! a small dome. I !ad been t!ere nine mont!s..eakin 4 ' It (as ettin dark and +ose..laces for its !ooves..cold (ind be an to blo( and ... It seemed to be a(are t!at 0ou (ere t!ere. #veryt!in is e<actly t!e same as t!en. * and -!e looks at .us!in one anot!er and many took to abusin My little donkey because it (as oin so slo(ly in an effort to find suitable . It !ad rained and t!e roads (ere muddy.. "omin ) 0ou could say4 5Mot!er. $nly t!e season is different. t!ey (ere like a sea cro(ded (it! boats and My little donkey !ad difficulty in ... . but furro(ed by cart. It (as a cold day in t!e mont! of "!islev.. Peo.er!a.

t!rou ! t!e barrier of t!e fles!... Do not (orry. I (as nouris!ed (it! My 7oy.. (!ite clouds... (!o (as so distressed.... I am livin t!at !our a ain and I can find every ... for My 7oy and yours. And t!en at t!e . su. I felt no 7olts..le (!o (ere not a(are t!at t!ey (ere already breat!in t!e air of t!e -aviour...!.in . invisible to our bodies. I cannot o (ron . t!e .eo. "ome.. amon sno(.. not!in 2 I sa( /od. No( and a ain. I looked at 0ou.rovisions of . My lily.. 1e sto. 9irst at 0ou..bud... and +ose. cro(ds. I (ill s!o( you (!ere (e met t!e s!e..s t!e an elical rou.irit back to t!e eart! and I (ould smile at +ose."old. T!ey cannot be mistaken..orted by an els.ere4 #lias came from t!at field into t!is one (it! !is s!ee.eo. is !ere once a ain. . I could not be !un ry.. I seemed to be movin alon a starry .. in 0our cradle of livin roses.ed Me in a blanket lest I s!ould et cold.ed near Rac!el:s tomb to let t!e donkey rest for a moment and to eat a little bread and some olives. but visible to our souls (it! its bri !tness. 1e took to t!e road a ain... it (as all... Per!a.lace because I see everyt!in t!rou ! a bri !t an elical li !t.. (!o (as afraid I mi !t be cold and tired. and !e led t!e little donkey lest it s!ould stumble and !e envelo.!..oor . +23 . and t!ey are leadin Me. T!en I smiled at My s..ened to Me. to encoura e !im. (!ile !e (as dra(in t!e (arm nouris!in milk and ivin some advice to +ose.! asked !im for some milk for Me...ed over t!ere. And (e sto. in t!at field.. (it! 0our little fists closed. And I smiled. (ind..at!. and everyt!in is revealed and clear.. (!ile 0ou (ere slee.le... 3ut I (as not !un ry.. 3ut not!in could !ave !a..ouse. I (ould succeed in brin in My s.!erd. (it! an effort.

and t!ey could not .door. #veryt!in (as c!aste.ened your.roud ..le and !orses.le.erceived 0ou.ed in a !eavenly im. you embraced Me. (!o are al(ays arro ant. made t!e to(n look veiled as (ell. in (!om t!ere is still Rac!el:s maternal love. first tem.erodians. envelo.. T!e c!imney of every !ouse (as smokin (!ile su.. T!ey re7ected /od t!en. .eo. T!ey could not ive us !os. to ive t!e True 3read to t!e (orld dyin of starvation2 Like a mot!er. even if you do not believe so.. intimate. come..able veil. T!ey closed t!eir !earts to love for t!eir ..itality. you ave Me t!e first kiss of My -on2 0ou o.resent is a conse=uence of t!eir bein !ard!earted t!en.re. T!ere is 3et!le!em2 $!2 Dear land of My fat!ers. +2+ .le of 3et!le!em (ould !ave .le of t!e -aviour.erceive 0ou..al.. (aitin .arklin on t!e bare branc!es.> "ome..ere is t!e . . and are so also no(adays. alt!ou ! fields and vineyards (ere bare2 A t!in veil of frost (as s. risin from terrace to terrace u. as ood and fra rant as t!e bread of (!ic! you bear t!e name M&N.eo. 1e took it because t!e main road (as a confusion of . T!e ood !onest !omes in 3et!le!em (ere cro(ded (it! insensitive . o !oly land of David:s 3et!le!em. scribes. -on2 T!e eart! .. 9or 0ou. close to t!e to(n.at! of t!e last little valley before 3et!le!em. #ssenes t!ere (ere2 $!2 T!eir bein dull at .. of t!e mornin -tar born of +acob to s!o( Mankind t!e route to ...eaven2 Look !o( beautiful s!e is no( in s.. And also t!e .o( many P!arisees.ared and t!e smoke. (!ic! looked as if t!ey (ere covered (it! diamond dust.rin time2 3ut s!e (as beautiful also t!en..erceived 0our comin . by re7ectin love for t!eir nei !bour.. and t!ey remained and still are in darkness. .er (as bein . -adducees. to t!is bro(.eo. because t!ey are not bad.oor sister t!at ni !t..

T!ere. -on. its (ood. because !e (as as ood as a fat!er in !is love of an an elical s.. An o< reeted us. (!en I entered. t!en !e (ent over t!ere to kindle +27 . (!o !as not left . $nly t!en. +ose. as if by miracle. like brot!er and sister lost in t!e darkness of ni !t.. 9riendly Nature is =uite sufficient to make a fire..er knees at t!e entrance of t!e /rotto. And !oldin eac! ot!er:s !and. and !e dried t!e !ay for Me and for 0ou. Nature .. Mary stands u.alace2 3lessed ruins2 3lessed stream2 3lessed tree because.A "ome.! lit a lam.erceived t!e comin of its Lord. at t!e fire !e !ad lit in t!at comer..ace before t!e ruins and falls on . -!e runs in t!e o. 3ut t!en it (as ni !t... 1e o round !ere. -!e bends and kisses t!e round. you allo(ed t!e (ind to .en s. (!ere I am.. T!ere. +ose. its stream.ouse. T!ey are touc!ed. -!e crosses t!e little stream on a board actin as a brid e. dismountin from t!e little donkey I became a(are of !o( tired and cold I (as... (it! its stones.. Let us o to t!e /rotto. (e ate our bread and c!eese. to make a bed for Me..! laid t!e !ay out !ere...ull do(n so many of your branc!es so t!at (e mi !t find fire(ood and li !t a fire2 * Mary descends =uickly to(ards t!e /rotto. come (it!out !esitatin . $!2 it is dearer to Me t!an a royal .. to feel its (armt! and lean a ainst t!e !ay..er one moment. seems to be listenin to a (onderful story and !is little dark eyes drink in Mary:s (ords and estures (it!out missin a sin le one. T!e best friends of My "!ild are no lon er t!ere.. T!e boy.. over t!ere are t!e ruins of David:s To(er.. I (ent near it.. All t!e ot!ers follo( .er. It is useless to enter t!e to(n. and oes in sayin 4 ' #veryt!in is e<actly as t!en2...

of 7oy. a remembrance of t!e eart!2. !e. to . My dear s.ed.lied...ered4 5Are 0ou slee... an an el to Me... blissful.6 $!2 it (as so far a(ay2..... until I (as lost in t!e sea of /od... of /od:s bosom..!. Mary).t!e fire and !e took off !is mantle to close t!e entrance. from star to star. slo(. My +esus. of . and I lay on t!e !ay. of love.. it (as also full of t!e mystery of (!at it (ould be to see t!e -on of /od emer e from mortal fles!.. T!en silence and slee. on t!e (in s of t!e air. In actual fact !e . An ec!o..lacid descent. And so faint it (as t!at My soul did not stir. . from cloud to cloud. (it! t!em into an ocean of li !t. (!ile I rose. in My only maternity.ut a veil before t!e lory of /od descendin from .. $!2 (ere 0ou born of Me t!at ni !t.t! of fire.ouse2.eace..in . after t!e interval of !uman necessities. descendin slo(ly.. in t!e (armt! of t!e t(o animals.ed t!e +ust man. u. a s(eet.. from c!oir to c!oir..eaven. made +29 . 0ou. In t!at !our of an<iety (!en I (as all alone before t!e mystery of My first maternity. !e (as My comfort t!en and al(ays after(ards. (as like a mot!er. envelo. +ose.. A voice from t!e eart! (!is.. like a flo(er carried !i ! in t!e sky by an ea le and t!en dro. and in My case.. And t!en t!e descent. and I do not kno( !o( I re...im. so t!at !e mi !t not see (!at for Me (as /od:s daily kiss.. of forekno(led e of /od. And (it! re ard to Me. or (as I born of t!e Trine bri !tness) Did I ive 0ou or did 0ou absorb Me to enerate Me) I do not kno(. of infinite beatitude. t!ere came immeasurable (aves of ecstasy from a !eavenly sea and t!ey raised Me !i !er and !i !er on t!eir bri !t crests carryin Me u.. I rose even !i !er into t!e de. an !our full of uncertainty for every (oman. envelo.ed in My mantle and covered (it! a (oollen blanket..

-ittin !ere. (as (ort!y of bein one of t!e first to love 0ou. My diadem4 0ou2 0ou on My !eart. in all t!eir bri !tness. of !erds and !ayD and outside t!ere (ere t!e an els. adorin (it! t!eir ood souls and (it! t!e dee....s.. . And !ere.eaven. and (it! t!e love of . (ee.ointin out t!e . by a tiny . (!o adored (it! t!eir love.!erds. bet(een t!ese t(o rustic columns.acin to and fro (!ile recallin t!e . every(!ere. and kisses .er +esus. At last I could love 0ou (it!out t!e barrier of t!e fles!.!:s !eart. * Mary. bends over .antin (it! love.er blue eyes and a smile of 7oy on . T!en I s(addled 0ou and to et!er (e laid 0ou !ere.in . (it! t!eir scent of !umanity..iece of rainbo( stolen in t!e sky.er recollection. 1!o !as sat on a !u e stone listenin to .eat.is !ead.. (!o. like Me. contem. t!ey (ere in !ere.laced it on 0our c!est and t!en (e bot! adored 0ou. ' And t!en t!e s!e. And !ere 0ou rested for t!e first time on +ose.ast.latin t!e !umiliation to (!ic! love can lead and s!eddin tears (!ic! are certainly s!ed also in . (it! t!e air of . I offered 0ou to t!e 9at!er. 0our +22 . after adorin 0ou on My knees.. and I moved from !ere to take 0ou to t!e love of !im.. of rain. (it! t!eir son s (!ic! no !uman creature can re. as I am doin no(. (!ic! t!ey brou !t in.. I loved 0ou. to in!ale 0our breat!... ali !ts on its native soil. adorin as -!e did t!en.. And I lulled 0ou (!ile +ose. .eaven for t!e une<!austed 7oy of seein /od. si ! of t!e eart! (!ic! entered (it! t!em.er li. (it! bri !t tears s!inin in ..! (as dryin !ay at t!e fire and (!en it (as (arm !e .eaven (!ic! came in (it! t!em.more beautiful by a dro.. bendin over 0ou. 1!o !as been .laces...

Mary collects . and t!e flame of t!e fire made t!in s look stran e. * ' 3ut t!e day after) And t!en later) * many ask. And I (as a (oman and a (ors!i.is knees. not (it! t!e (isdom of a master. I (as!ed .er Lord.ut fres! s(addlin clot!es on . T!e li !t limmers in !ere.le and infinitely reat birt! of My -on.ainted amon t!e cob(ebs and rou ! stones. * C Mary !as knelt do(n beside . (as!es !im and s(addles !im.. I told you of t!e infinitely sim.er !ead restin on ... I used to (arm t!e (ater of t!e stream on a fire lit out t!ere.is na.er -on and (ee./ .. 1it! My (oman:s !eart. amon st t!em t!e t(o Maries. at t!e (armest !our of t!e day.erly. T!ere is not!in else. I (ent out t!ere. and I looked at t!e Incarnate 1ord. No one dare s.eak for some time. 3lessed -on2.ro.ier.. concealed under very ordinary a.le2 I (as t!e mot!er (!o nurses !er baby..im...e sucked and became rosier and !a.ected to see t!e scene .birt!..im and . and t!en E and it (as My reatest 7oy E I suckled . $n t!e first day.earances. I sat out t!ere to see ...is little blue eyes.er.erself and says4 ' No(. because it (as t!e reatest t!in on t!e eart!..kins in t!e stream and !un t!em out in t!e sun.. in t!e sun.. T!e Mot!er t!en became ac=uainted (it! . and t!en in t!e most s!eltered corner in an old tub I (as!ed My "!ild and . it does not come in direct and t!e lam. as every mot!er does.im .er -on and t!e !andmaid of /od (it! .. T!en +. ' T!e follo(in day) $!2 very sim. so t!at t!e smoke (ould not !urt .s emotionally (it! . More or less moved t!ey all look around as if t!ey e<.

s. * says Mary of Al.. in due course.! brou !t t!e ne(s. And not!in .. (!y set out at t!e last moment2 . forever and ever. Al.. for !im.eaven (anted +ose. anyt!in mi !t !ave !a... It (as (!at I (as (aitin for.icion. $nly (!en I return to /od I (ill find t!at fullness once a ain. and t!at sudden decree (as as if merciful .... * says Mary of Al.. I rested in /od. (!en +ose.ened.. And (e acted accordin ly.rovided for an e<tension for s.tial dream) 1!y (ait) * ' 1ell. I really kne( t!at t!e Li !t of t!e 1orld (as to be born durin t!e feast of t!e Dedication. 0our first (ord. And I never t!ou !t of it... and no(!ere else. * ' And you. ' 1ait) $!2 no2 T!at evenin .ecial cases suc! as birt! or disease..o( un(ary of 0ou2 1!y not (ait) T!e decree .1 . 1e decided.Anna:s !ouse. for 0ou.! to erase even t!e memory of !is sus.. It (as t!e call. 3ut t!at !a.. ' I (as not afraid of anyt!in . I let !im and you doubt t!at t!ere (as still time for t!e birt!. not!in (as e=ual to t!e !our of 0our birt!. t!e days near 0our cradle. mot!er. 3ut I kne(.!aeus. * ' 3ut did 0ou kno( t!at everyt!in (ould !a....en t!us) * ' Nobody told Me. for t!e +udaic (orld and for t!e future (orld.!ets !ad foretold. (!y did you not o (it! Mary) And +. because 0ou (ere to be born !ere.ened later.!aeus once a ain.t for 7oy. as t!e Pro.!aeus said so.. 1ait2 "an t!e bride delay !er nu.. -on. 0our first ste. so muc! so t!at to encoura e +ose.!.. lea.. 0ou and I. * H ' 3ut..

t!at no( t!at I !ave seen 0ou in t!is . +udas.eo.t t!at .. No(.i.. +...! (ould not (ait. * ' 3ut at least you. !o( could !e !ave kno(n) * ' 1e kne( not!in . as it (as ri !t t!at it s!ould. 3ut +ose.! kno( t!at it (as to take . ' 0our fat!er !ad decided to come after t!e Dedication and !e told !is brot!er. (!ic! mi !t rouse -atan.lace t!an if I (ere beyond t!e %elarium of t!e Tem.2 . as I did before. * ' -o) * ' -o divine 1isdom uided us.roac! !er. 3y mutual consent (e decided it (as 7ust to lay a veil on t!e mystery of t!is birt!. I Are you satisfied. so muc!.resence in t!e (orld (ere to a.lace and in t!e li !t of t!at ni !t...le. ' Do not re.le to(ards t!e Messia! is a conse=uence of "!rist:s first e.eec!less and almost breat!less) * ' 0es.is . * ' Did +ose. e<ce. +esus: birt! and . (!o are s. -o muc!. no( I (ill not dare to call 0ou4 5Mary6. so muc! t!at I seem to be out of t!is (orld..ear devoid of uncommon features..resent bitter !atred of 3et!le!em . but 7ust a (oman. in a !olier . -imon of +ona!.ect to(ards 0ou.. And you are a(are t!at t!e . * insists T!addeus..(!y did fat!er not t!ink of it) After all you (ere bot! oin to come !ere2 Did (e not all come) * asks +udas T!addeus sternly. Demoniacal !atred made use of t!e revelation to cause bloods!ed.. I am afraid t!at I did be!ave (it! res..lace (it! t!ose si ns) If 0ou did not kno(.!any.. and t!ereby intensify !atred. as if 0ou (ere a reat (oman.e (as to be born.

' 1e) 1ell. .eaven . "ome !ere. . Master.. * Peter oes to t!e left !and side of +esus because Mary in on . t!us.6 +.eaven contem.irit. remainin more united t!an ever to blend T!ou !t and Love to assist t!e 1ord (orkin on t!e eart!. No( I !ave seen 0ou on t!e crests of t!ose !eavenly (aves.is "!urc!.is ri !t.oor (retc!.arted t!erefore from t!e 9at!er and t!e .eaven... in . a .e came to (ork on t!e eart!.oly -. $ne day. by !oly ins. (e are +esus. 3ut !o( many are (e) * ' T!ree. (ill 7oin to et!er more t!an ever.eaven4 5It is time for 0ou to come back because everyt!in !as been accom.lated t!e deeds of t!e 1ord. * ' -o (e are a trinity. close to Me. and t!en t!e 1ord (ill o back to .erennial teac!in of .lis!ed6. (!o. stand u.e . .rostrate myself.late t!e deeds of t!e t(o (!o remained on t!e eart!. and I. to blend .on t!e eart!.e (ill contem. T!e day (ill come (!en an order (ill be issued from .eaven. because I am a slave * and !e t!ro(s !imself on t!e round kissin Mary:s feet. I !ave seen 0ou as a Gueen.eretofore 0ou (ere t!e Mot!er of My Master. t!e Divine Trinity !ad a t!ou !t4 5It is no( time t!at t!e 1ord s!ould o to t!e (orld.. back(ards leavin Mary and Peter (!ere t!ey (ereN and from t!e !ei !ts of .eaks no(4 ' -imon.iration. Mary and -imon.6 And in a t!rob of love t!e 1ord came u. T!e T(o 1!o !ad remained in .tion of t!e (orld t!rou ! t!e . * ' %ery (ell.o(er and love to obtain t!e means of fulfillin t!e desire of t!e 1ord4 5T!e redem. +esus s. M+esus takes a ste.. ' 1!at are (e no() * asks +esus. .

les in addition to its s!adeD come.. no(.ts from .irit (ill form a c!ain (it! T!eir beams to tie more and more closely t!e t(o left on t!e eart!4 My Mot!er.. I (ill al(ays !old you by t!e !and. but not as if you (ere a slave. neit!er did +ose.o(er) $!2 If I am to be t!e . (!ic!. 1!ere. 0ou must not doubt it eit!er. .. 0ou (ill certainly !ave to treat Mary as a =ueen.is !el.. in t!e s!ade of t!e ood tree.im (it! lovin eyes. * T!ey sit in t!e s!ade of t!e a. if it (ere later in summer. never.. J "ome out !ere. 1e s!all eat before oin . as I used to do (it! My "!ild until . t!e -on and t!e . near t!e stream.le..imself.4 . Do you not t!ink so) * ' I t!ink everyt!in 0ou (is!. And tomorro( (e s!all o to 3et!zur.. and !e (!is. Never doubt /od:s .e !as blessed and -!e smiles at ..o(er..!. /od ives us . (!ile -!e acce.oly -.er -on t!e food (!ic! . It is near.. -on)6 * ' To +ala. so youn and still !eavenly moved by t!e recollection -!e made.rayers.o(er I must definitely lean on . I did not doubt it.e could (alk by .er. loveD you. never abandon me. * ' And after t!at) * ' And after I (ill su. I am over(!elmed2 I.. !our by !our. t!e .ort you (it! My . * ' Do not be afraid.ers4 ' 5In +.er2 $!2 Mot!er of my Lord.o(er. never.. -imon. if (e remain !umble and fait!ful. "!eer u. (ould ive you its a. 3art!olome( (atc!es .And t!e 9at!er.tree and Mary leans a ainst its robust trunk.

K ' Listen * 7oins in t!e conversation t!e Iscariot (!o is still in t!e mood of t!e .oisoned fruit by means of .ut to fli !t t!e ser. "ome.eaks very little.oetry2 * says t!e Fealot s.eakin to !is com.er until t!e (ord of man c!an es into t!e everlastin !osanna of /od:s eternal "ity * and +esus turns to(ards t!e (omen. -!e became t!e tree of t!e redeemin fruit. 3ut (e cannot say t!at -!e (as a(akened under an a.eakin to t!e (omen. and eat of it.. ' listen.er) * asks 3art!olome( in a lo( voice (!ile Mary is lookin after t!e boy and s.er tears. .lies to !im4 ' It is true.is food is s(eet to My taste. And +esus smilin says4 ' T!e ne( #ve (as conceived of t!e T!ou !t at t!e foot of t!e .is s!ade I am seated and . -!e is sick (it! love. alt!ou ! !e endeavours to emulate t!e freedom !e !ad before. brot!er) 1!at do (e kno( about t!e secrets of t!e Bin ) * re. (!at . 3ecause to be nouris!ed by its s(eetness is to be nouris!ed by t!e !oney of /od.e descends from David2 1!at (isdom.3 ..tree.er smile and .le.lies +ames of Al.lease satisfy an old desire of mine for some clarification.eak of . * ' Master.er from its be innin and future books (ill s.6 * +udas T!addeus re.. ' T!e 3ook s. Does t!e -on (!ic! (e are recitin foresee . I (ould like to understand (!y t!e +.aradisiacal a. friends.tree in order to .le.eaks of .ent and deto<icate t!e .revious day and s. * ' 1!y not.!aeus. ' 0ou can !ear t!at .anions.

I make t!e comments t!at I must make. in t!e a. * ' I be your .eared in !uman form. so +.tive one.imself to t!e miseries of c!ild!ood and so on. A man seemin ly solid in body. ' 1!at is not fair) * asks +esus.imself less t!an .im once. an ado.eatin +udas Iscariot:s =uestions and t!e re.im2 -ince (e are on t!e sub7ect. submittin . but in reality fluent like a li !tin effect. I u.earance of an adult) And if .e not !ave c!osen one... * says T!omas.le (ill make mistakes concernin My Incarnation. t!en t!e Fealot s.. ' I do not bear a rud e.lace.im and I feel as if I !ave not been for iven yet. or I do not remember. $nly /od can !ave t!e .lies to !im (!o is afraid.e did not re.e really (anted a mot!er. already adult.e not !ave a.ly at len t!. * ' Ask . Ask .lace. 3ut I t!ink t!at t!e 1ord mi !t !ave lo(ered . T!ere is silence. And I do not doubt it.Incarnation !ad to take . $nly /od can s. T!at is t!e first t!in . I suffer and I for ive. (!ic! is still t!e conse=uence of !is .eaks on be!alf of everybody re..im on my be!alf. but .ect us to ask =uestions) It is not fair2 * retorts +ames of Febedee. ascribin to Me t!e erroneous forms t!at +udas (ould like Me to !ave taken. 1it! re ard to My real Incarnation I say4 5It is 7ust t!at it took .6 In future many .lies of t!e ot!ers. "ould . could .set . as .e did by bein born like every ot!er man.+ .o(er of redeemin .ardon2 1e acce.eak in suc! a (ay as to defeat -atan.t everyt!in (it!out so many clarifications and you e<.. ' I (on:t.e did for a fat!er) I t!ink I asked . T!at a.eo.erturbation.

.tree. t!at is because -!e is t!e ne( #ve (it!out t!e burden of sin and (it!out t!e !erita e of . $f course. +. is abas!ed and .. T!e rest is .7 .s !e is really touc!ed by so muc! kindness.er.ly to all t!ese errors is iven by My (!ole life.unis!ment. and I am united to /od as 9les!.er!a....t!at I (ould and (ould not be fles!..t sin. some doze.. since t!ey cannot deny t!at I (as !ere.. and oes back into t!e /rotto and +esus follo(s . And Mary:s maternity (ould and (ould not be a real maternity. Master. t!ey (ill deny My real Incarnation or My true Divinity. 3ut Mary ets u. by becomin 9les! to save fles!.er. 1as t!e manna enclosed in t!e Tabernacle . because as a matter of fact it is . .. on t!e contrary it (as !onoured by bein in t!at abode. . -ome fall aslee.is Perfection. 0ou do not kno( !o( muc! +ustice !as been miti ated since t!e 1oman !as become its collaborator. * T!e Iscariot bends !is !ead....ave I satisfied you. * ' Do like(ise (it! Me.. I (as born of .. If t!e !our of My birt! (as but an ecstasy.le. 3ut I did not lo(er Myself by restin in .s !umiliated) No. 0es.rotracted in t!e cool s!ade of t!e a. +udas) * ' 0es. A re. since I (as not real fles!.. did not suffer and did not die durin My stay on t!e eart!. 9or your (elfare.ossible t!at Love reac!ed (!at is unreac!able because of . $t!ers (ill say t!at I... (!ic! s!ed blood from birt! to deat! and (as submitted to everyt!in t!at is common to man. I am really $ne (it! t!e 9at!er forever.er!a. No.. I am really fles! and Mary is really t!e Mot!er of t!e 1ord Incarnate.er.. e<ce..

e is s. +o!n.le of +o!n and Andre( do not et to et!er because t!ey bot! o to t!e Iscariot sayin 4 ' I (ill come (it! you * and +udas re. (!ile t!e Fealot 7oins +udas T!addeus..M&N 3et!le!em accordin to common inter. 'o#n( to El#3a's at Bet$3! . -o it is better if you o (it! someone else. 4t$ J!l1 1+4.eakin of t!e s!e. -97.!erds. T!is is t!eir . 0ou and I already kno( t!e s!e. 9rom !ere to -olomon:s Pools and t!ence to 3et!zur.retation means4 ' !ouse of bread *.ostles are ettin ready to o.ebron road for a little (!ile.arable cou. and 3art!olome( remain to et!er. * ' "ome (it! me. 1e (ill follo( you.airs lookin for t!em on t!e mountain . T!e a. & ' 1e s!all almost certainly find t!em if (e o back on to t!e . eac! (it! !is favourite com.!erds.anion and only t!e inse. Andre(. Please o in . T!e boy remains (it! +esus and t!e Maries. come.at!s. It is better t!us. +ames of Al. boy * says Peter leavin +ames of Febedee. t!en.!aeus oes (it! Matt!e( and t!e t(o inse.arable P!ili.9 . T!e road is cool and comfortable and runs amon +.rotestin oes (it! T!omas.asture area * says t!e Lord to t!e T(elve and I understand t!at . (!o (it!out .lies4 ' 0es.

I understand t!at by no( #lias is called 't!e 3et!le!emite*. even if !e does not kno( !o( to . and Mar7iam oes a(ay !a. !e is by ri !t or by mockery 't!e 3et!le!emite*.!e(:s sayin 4 ' .lains everyt!in .s s.letely reen mountains covered (it! forests and meado(s. ' 3ecause very often man makes mistakes. at least for t!e time bein .!erds (!et!er #lias. * 8 T!e boy is interested in t!ose s!e. (!ic! cause Mar7iam to be t!ro(n into ecstasies.2 . ' 1e (ill certainly find t!em. Almost every youn man !as one of t!ose .rimeval cane flutes. At t!e sound of every cattle. In t!is season t!ey are al(ays near .eakin and looks round.e (ill make !imself anot!er one *. 3ut as t!ey !ave been ood and !ave +. ' 3ut (!y did t!ey .com.atiently and kindly.ebron.bell +esus sto.le of evil deeds t!at in actual fact (ere done by someone else..astures in t!e faint li !t of da(n. #ven if ot!er s!e.eo.!erds are from 3et!le!em. is in t!at area. t!e 3et!le!emite s!e. . ' I (ould like so muc! to meet t!em2 * e<claims Mary.unis! t!em) T!ey !ad done not!in but ood2 * asks t!e boy after !earin t!e story of t!eir misfortunes. T!ey ans(er sto. T!ey meet !erds oin to(ards . 3ut no one kno(s (!ere !e is.lay it.!erds (!o sa( t!e "!ild +esus and !e asks Mary many =uestions and -!e e<.lay t!eir rustic flutes.!erd.in t!eir !erds and ceasin to .. until a ood old man ives !im !is ne.ily (it! t!e instrument across !is back. accusin innocent .e t!en asks t!e s!e.

!o( could t!ey !ave for iven . but t!ey love t!em.ur. 3ut t!ey are in Limbo (!ere t!ey are t!e 7oy of Patriarc!s and of t!e 7ust. +esus loves t!em so muc!.e is already on t!e eart!. * ' I (ill be ood.le (ill o strai !t to . -o (!en my fat!er oes to Limbo after re. you (!o are (aitin . * ' 3ut all t!e c!ildren (!o (ere slau !tered. e!) 3ecause I do not (ant to become an or.eo.eaven to t!em.eatin it on t!e eart!. because t!ey o. I .erod) * ' T!ey are little Martyrs.eaven (!en t!ey die.eaven) * ' No. * ' My fat!er told me t!at also +esus: 1ord is ood tidin s. * +4/ . * ' 1!y) * ' 3ecause +esus (ill !ave already one back to . Mar7iam. t!ey said4 5.6 And everybody loves t!em because t!ey are t!e bearers of t!ese ood tidin s.!an a second time. not 7ust no(.le (it! blood.en . T!ey not only for ive t!eir e<ecutioners. * ' 3ut are t!ey in . * ' 1!y) * ' 3ecause (!en t!ey arrived (it! t!eir souls .ere (e are. (e are t!e !eralds of "!rist t!e -aviour. (ill (e be loved as (ell) * ' 0ou (ill not o to Limbo. My dear little one. 1e must al(ays be able to for ive.for iven. Re7oice.ened it and all ood . and martyrs are saints. because .romise.eaven and (ill !ave o. and I also o t!ere. And -imon of +ona!) .e too.

!ans !ere eit!er. 3ut if !e s!ould re. .e looks at !im (it! disdain and sorro(. T!e c!ild (!o is born t!is moment.e (atc!es over t!e baby t!at is born and over t!e old man (!o is dyin . but t!ere are no or.art of t!e (orld.* ' $!2 no..) * ' .!ans in . !as /od:s love and eye (it! !im and (ill !ave t!em until !e dies.entant son. Mary t!en resumes t!e s(eet ravity of a Teac!er4 ' No. > 0ou s!ould . 3ecause t!e 9at!er is al(ays (it! us. 0ou must not do t!at to a sinner. Mot!er2 I (ill ..' . Alt!ou ! !is remark is not very.e (ould say to !im (!at t!e fat!er of t!e . love Doras (!o is so bad and makes my old fat!er (ee. * ' 3ut +esus in t!at lovely . /od (ould not listen to you and (ould look sternly at you as (ell. (!ic! 0ou teac! me by day and my mot!er at ni !t. .etuously. * ' 3ut can /od. even if our +41 ..ent and. an elical.6 1e are not in .rayer. My dear. !o( can (e be (it! . says4 5$ur 9at!er 1!o are in . lau !in .e (ill be t!ere as (ell.im) * ' 3ecause /od is every(!ere.ent. you may be sure. 1e !ave /od.. 1e must (is! our nei !bour t!e reatest (elfare. son.eaven yet.etuosity is so sincere t!at no one can !el.arable said to !is re. * ' #ven if !e is as bad as Doras) * ' 0es.ray t!at !e may re. And /od is everyt!in . in t!e most remote .ray t!at !e may die222 * says t!e c!ild im. 1!o is so ood. 1e are not or. !is im. T!erefore.eaven.eaven.

and it tastes of t!e blood and tears of my fat!er and mine.. * T!e boy is .ray for !im... and I (ould make !im (ork in t!e sun. !e (ould not become ood. lyin on t!e round. I cannot love !im because.ensive. if I !ad not found you.. to (!om (ould I !ave belon ed) * +42 . one ains sins.. * ' 1e .. but !e does not like t!is sublime lesson and !e concludes4 ' Doras (ill not become ood even if I . * ' 3ut if one is bad. because !e kills my !oly fat!er. and t!en kicked !im on !is face. I sa( !im because I (as !idin be!ind a !ed e.. but t!at bread is still lyin !ere.. Life is a ood t!in because it ives man t!e .... because I (as cryin seein my fat!er like t!at..nei !bour is very bad..in (!en I (ent to be some bread. 0ou do not kno(.oor...ossibility of ainin merits in t!e eyes of /od. under t!e t!reats of t!e overseer. .. t!at !e may learn (!at it is to be !un ry..ray (it! me. (it!out food. (it! blood on !is beard.e is too bad.... I !ad to run a(ay so t!at !e mi !t not !ear me. because !e found !im sittin durin (orkin !ours) . and !e beat !im and left !im !alf dead. I (as (ee. in mud.. as if !e (ere dead.ray t!at !e may become ood. 0ou do not kno( t!at one day !e struck my old fat!er (it! an iron rod. and I (ould like to leave !im (it!out any bread. t!at !e may kno( (!at !e ives t!e . I (ould like to strike Doras t!at !e may feel (!at a blo( is.e (as not able to stand because !e (as not feelin (ell.. and I.. #ven if all t!e baby martyrs of 3et!le!em s!ould . I !ad one t!ere because no one !ad brou !t me any bread for t(o days and I (as !un ry.. and of all t!ose (!o are tortured and (!o cannot love t!ose (!o torture t!em.

-ay to . . Mar7iam. I !ate !im. Do you kno( (!at you must do) 0ou must never look back to t!ink of t!e .ray for Doras 7ust no() 1ell. . strikin (it! !is closed fists t!e air.T!e c!ild.. 3ut /od can.im4 50ou kno( !o( muc! I love my old +4. .* . 3ut !e is really in a fit of rief and does not !ear anyt!in .. t!e com.im.ast.ray like t!is4 5$ur 9at!er 1!o are in .e (!o !ates does not o to ..* ' T!at is true.ast. Mar7iam. I !ate !im on be!alf of everybody. I !ate !im2. do not . 0ou are too little to be able to do it. deran ed.eaven. It is t!e reaction of a creature (!o !as suffered too muc!.driver. your daddy. ...lease see to (!at is my (is!.is arms and s. .e t!en takes t!e c!ild in . s!outs and cries.ain. T!e (omen are amazed and touc!ed and t!ey endeavour to calm !im..eaks to !im4 ' Listen.any of your fat!er and mot!er and you (ould not relieve of !is troubles t!e old man (!om you love. Tell ..* ... A And +esus says so4 ' T!at is Doras: ravest felony4 to drive an innocent c!ild to !ate. 0ou cannot .* ' 3ut my fat!er (!o suffers is not . but do not !ate. in a fit of .eaven. try and ..e is in a . I cannot love and for ive !im.6 0ou (ill see t!at t!e 9at!er (ill listen to you in t!e best .ray. 3ut look. Do you (ant to o one day (it! your mummy. as !e cannot strike t!e slave. tremblin .* ' T!en you must not !ate anybody. #ven if you killed Doras....eaven.ossible (ay. I !ate !im.itiful and fri !tful state.e s!outs4 ' I cannot. (!at (ould you do) 0ou (ould lose t!e love of /od. your little brot!er and t!e old fat!er) * ' 0es.

osite t!an (ild ones.y. make t!e reen sides of t!e mountain a most .elines convey t!e (ater to distant to(ns. 9or ive6 if you cannot love and for ive) Leave t!in s to ood /od and you (ill see !o( (ell .fat!er and !o( I love all t!ose (!o are un!a..arkles as (ell as t!e (aterfall t!at from t!e first basin falls into t!e second lar er one and t!en into t!e t!ird one.6 1!at) Do you not (ant to . clove. I (ould say t!at it is a !armonious con lomeration of smells because it is really a . (!ic! is really a little lake. s(eet smells. I (ill. from t!e s. diffuse in t!e air t!eir aromas of cinnamon. Pi.!or.leasant and brilliant si !t. lavander and ot!er .el) 3ut t!e /os.lease see to t!is matter. 1ill you do t!at) * ' 0es. because I love 0ou.leasantly . T!e (!ole mountain.id (ater s. 1ill 0ou .rin to t!e basins and from t!e basins to t!e round is most beautiful and fertile. (!ic!.el teac!es love and for iveness2 . T!ere are t!ree lar e basins e<cavated in t!e rocky mountain.un ent.e can arran e matters. to et!er (it! rare scented !erbs.o( can you say to one4 5Do not !ate. because 0ou can do everyt!in . and t!e surface of t!e most lim. cam. T!e incident is over as (ell as t!eir 7ourney.reac! t!e /os. a really rand (ork. +44 .oem of !erbs and flo(ers in !ues and fra rance. $ne (ould t!ink t!at man !as . in t!e !eat of t!e sun.lanted arden flo(ers !ere to et!er (it! scented !erbs.erfumes. t!anks to t!e !umidity of t!e soil in t!is area. and flo(ers more com. fra rant. in a (onderful blend of t!e finest eart!ly . stron . * +esus kisses t!e boy and lets !im do(n.

and t!ey (ere famous.ostles are sat in t!e s!ade of a tree covered (it! lar e (!ite flo(ers. Its flo(ers remind me of a s!rub t!at ro(s in "alabria.C All t!e a.alaces. diffusin t!eir fra rance at eac! undulation. Per!a. t!e name of (!ic! I do not kno(. also /alilee (ould !ave t!e marvel of (onderful roses amon ruins * retorts +ames of Febedee. of (!ite enamel !ue. t!rou !out t!e (orld of t!ose days.ed flo(ers. and not a s!rub. ' 1!at a lovely . ' 0es.. T!is is t!e area (!ere -olomon:s ardens (ere.lains Peter. (!o is inevitably inclined to ro( . !e (as comin back from a market. ' 1e found +ose.lace2 It looks like a arden2 1e (ere discussin (!et!er it is natural or not. by s!outin to one anot!er.endulous bell. (!ic! t!e locals call ' bottaro *.! almost at once.roud by everyt!in . (it! a robust trunk. T!ey are !u e .oly "ity all t!e beautiful flo(ers t!at !e !ad ro(n !ere * says +esus.s it (as !ere t!at !e dreamt of t!e -on of -on s.s!a.im. +esus calls t!em and t!ey !asten to(ards .. but. and (e remained !ere in t!e cool s!ade * e<. like !is . and some insist it is. and !e ascribed to t!e . ' 0ou are not (ron . 1e at!ered to et!er. ' T!e land of +udaea !as suc! marvels * states t!e Iscariot. but t!e trunk is =uite different. I do not kno( t!e name of t!is tree. some t!at it isn:t * says T!omas. as t!is is a tall tree. also by flo(ers and !erbs. (!ic! dan le at t!e least breat! of (ind. T!ey (ill all be at 3et!zur t!is evenin . +43 . I t!ink t!at if +o!anna:s arden at Tiberias (ere abandoned and it became (ild.

(!et!er t!e ori inal flo(ers are !is or not. -treams and torrents form li=uid silver commas and (rite (ords (!ic! t!ey t!en sin in t!eir many intersectin meanderin s. $n t!e ot!er !and. fruit and ornamental ones. (!ic! is very (ell cultivated in every .' -o I (as ri !t2 * e<claims T!addeus.s of Israelites are on t!eir (ay back from t!e Passover celebration. .e (as =uotin #cclesiastes. May !e be blessed for t!em.. (!ic! !as formed a flo(ery tunnel from tree to tree. T!e road is =uite ood alt!ou ! it is cut alon t!e mountains.resented4 forest trees. $ne ets t!e im.. $t!er rou.layin (it! .e relieves travellers of t!e monotony of t!e 7ourney. 1e (ill sto.. 7oinin t!e idea of t!e ardens to t!e idea of t!e basins and !e concluded by sayin 4 53ut !e realised t!at everyt!in is vanity and not!in lasts under t!e sun..t t!e 1ord of My +esus6 * says +ames. and t!e continuously varyin landsca. t!ere. ' 0es. T!ere are . 3ut let us t!ank also -olomon. Do 0ou kno(. No( let us o over to t!at bi ruffled rose. Master) .y c!ildren. 1e are almost !alf (ay.eo.le (orkin t!e land every(!ere but t!ey s!o( no interest in t!e rou.assin by.. it is not t!e only one.lants and stones like !a. +4+ . e<ce. T!e basins t!at nouris! !erbs and men are certainly !is. t!e ot!er brot!er.art. (!ic! flo( t!rou ! forests or !ide under caves from (!ic! t!ey come out more beautiful. you (ere. (!en every tree casts a lon s!ado( in t!is area.bus!. And t!ey take to t!e road a ain about t!e nint! !our. T!ey seem to be .* . ' I t!ank you.ression of (alkin t!rou ! a botanic arden because all kinds of trees are re.

Never mind. 3ut t!e sounds !e . I am celebratin Passover no(. (!ic! a. ' 1e are tired t!is evenin ..romised you. 1!en #lias sees t!at Mary also is t!ere. but it (as not . (!o is c!eerful once a ain. but dissonant laments. (!o kee.. because of !is a e.!. let us see if (e can .lains o.* #lias does not kno( (!at to say.ick t!at beautiful flo(er and take it to Mary * and t!us takes !is mind off !is (orries. !e lifts !is arms in a esture of sur.Also Mar7iam. 3ut -imon. 1e are meetin no( * says Mary kindly.ale. re. It is 7ust t!e same.. #lias. $!2 Please be t!e uests of our . t!ey see t!e flocks of t!e s!e.s !im close to !imself. 1e .oints at a villa e nestlin in t!e forests and asks4 ' Is it mine) * and turns .lays and tries to make music (it! !is instrument to imitate birds.ear to be most un(elcome to t!e more difficult members of t!e rou.. $nly t(ice !e . or better still.ears on its !ill and almost at t!e same time on t!e secondary road t!ey !ave taken to o t!ere.. Do you +47 .ossible to meet in +erusalem.roduces are not son s.* ' $f course.. Mot!er2. 3ut no one com. At last !e finds (ords4 ' 1ell.rise and remains t!us. #lias. and to +udas of Beriot!.oor table * be Levi and +ose. not believin !is o(n eyes. 1e sold (ell. 1e can kill a little lamb. It is I.. ' Peace to you.!erds and t!e s!e. Listen. H T!e sun is be innin to set (!en 3et!zur a. Tomorro(. "ome. ' $!2 Mot!er.lies4 ' 0our villa e is very far from !ere.enly and t!e boy (!istles friskin about. .!erds (!o run to meet t!em. for many reasons. t!at is to 3art!olome(.

born to t!e Lord.. $!2 I must make !aste to comfort !er2 0ou stay !ere..le to look for (!oever !ad a youn oat ivin milk for t!e first time in t!e !erd. to (!om s!e !ad been .. . !e !ad been dead t(o mont!s..ainful for you. and no one kno(s of (!at !e died. 1!en (e came back to t!e . but later s!e (anted Me to be alone (it! !er for some time. not only for Me..!erds took it to !er.letely closed and +49 . (!ic! is com. It (ould be . -!e lives in !er !ouse at 3et!zur.... I (ill o (it! #lias and I (ill enter by Myself. and s!e (as some!o( related to Me t!rou ! our ancestors. t!e (ife of Abra!am of -amuel) * ' 0es.le. T!e ot!er died of a slo( deat! and not!in sto. Mot!er) * ' $f course. -!e sent for Me.. -orro( demands res. al(ays.. -!e left to marry Abra!am...romised since !er c!ild!ood..eo. because t!e . "ome.oor friend2 -!e (as so fond of Me in t!e Tem. * ' My . /oodbye * orders +esus.ect. Not even you.any.ed !is decline. +esus and Mary o as far as a lar e !ouse. I And (it! only #lias for com. My little one. -!e (as ood. because t!e doctors said it (as ood for !im. 3ut it (as of no avail.. 3ut t!e ot!ers. 1!en (e came back to Adar. Look for a s!elter for t!e ni !t.e drank a lot of it. t(o years before Me and I remember (!en s!e came to offer !er first..lane t!e youn man (ould not take any food. as all t!e s!e.oor mot!er !ad sent . 3ut Abra!am is dead and !is sons died last year. +esus2 * ' 1ait for us on t!e villa e s=uare. And no( s!e is alone.kno( a certain #liza. 1e ave !er t!e milk of a youn oat. T!e first one died of a disease in a fe( !ours.* ' Not even I.

Mary moves for(ard sayin 4 ' Mary of +oac!im and .ity:s sake2 .e is t!e same +42 . (oman. 9or .. -!e is (ee.er -on. * #lias takes !is leave and Mary enters (it! . * ' It is useless..6 0ou (ill see t!at s!e (ill be (antin Me.!erd4 ' #liza (as muc! older t!an I (as. -!e does not (ant to see anybody. .teac!er.t (!ere !e !ad one on in!eritance matters and so s!e remained t!ere u. A maidservant looks out of a little (indo( askin (!o it is. * T!e (oman oes a(ay s!akin !er !ead. really. come in2 * s!e says. -!e does not (ant anyone..eak to anyone. and s!e (as My com. from Nazaret!.. to unusual a e.. -!e is almost ten years older t!an I am.ere is t!e (oman. * ' No.er -on.eaks only to t!e memory of !er sons.ils. * In fact t!e servant t!orou !ly amazed rus!es to o. s!e (ill not see anyone or s.lains to . -!e (as (aitin in t!e Tem. * ' Try.!erd knocks at t!e door (it! !is stick. * ' /o. -!e s. t!e one (!o (as your dau !ter in t!e Tem..en t!e door (ide4 ' "ome in.er -on and to t!e s!e.anion.le for !er fiancO to come back from # y.u.silent.. Tell your mistress. I kno( !o( s!e drives me a(ay if I try to take !er mind off !er (orries. -!e (as ood and.in !er !eart out. And t!en in a lo( voice4 ' May 0ou be blessed for ettin !er out of t!at room. I order you to o. T!e s!e..le. Mary e<. -ay to !er4 5Little Mary of Nazaret! is !ere. ' 3ut t!is man. T!e teac!ers used to entrust t!e little irls to t!e uidance of adult .

... yes.recedes t!em t!rou ! t!e lon !all of a beautiful but sad !ouse. I (as told t!at .. t!e Messia!..!erds2 * T!e (oman bursts into bitter tears.. ... ' Don:t mention t!at name.e is My -on and (ill comfort !er better t!an I can. Listen. It reminds me of t!e last !o.!erds . * T!e (oman s!ru s !er s!oulders and ....... #liza.. (!en) I don:t kno(.* ' No. My !ead is em.. It is you t!at t!ink so. I am !a. I (as told t!at 0ou died (it! many ot!er mot!ers after t!e comin of t!e Ma i.. and my son arrived back in time to die.. but everyt!in seems dead. I instead t!ink t!at your son !as taken Me by t!e !and sayin 4 5"ome to my dear mot!er.s.ty.e...... (alkin bo(ed in dark clot!es. Take t!e -aviour to !er. And yet. comes for(ard in t!e dim li !t of t!e !all...a e as Levi...er!a.ier +3/ . I t!ou !t 0ou (ere dead. J A tall (oman.* ' $!2 t!e s!e. 9ati ue. cured diseases.. ' Mary) 0ou. No( my son accuses me of killin !im.lace (!ere t!ey said t!e Messia! (as. 3ut t!ere (as nobody t!ere.* ' Let . #veryt!in is clean. too. a s!e.. ' #liza2 Dear2 I am Mary2 * says Mary runnin to(ards !er and embracin !er. 3ut I !ad no intention of bein a murderer. and t!at is (!y I did it.im come in.. I (as told.oke to me of t!e -aviour and I killed my son takin !im to t!e . near t!e +ordan..e for Levi:s life... cold. 3ut (!o told me t!at 0ou (ere t!e Mot!er of t!e -aviour) * ' T!e s!e.. I killed !im.!erd s..

(it! our fat!er and brot!er. look. t!en s!e entrusts !er o(n !ands to ..oken !oldin t!e .im.oor mot!er.. "ome to .im.* Mary !as s. I don:t remember. +esus can do it..is and finally. s!e t!ro(s !erself on to +esus: c!est. T!e . under a lam. s!e is like a (oman ..ur.air.. 3ut t!ey said t!at ... (it! .aralleled kindness. 3ut (!o told me some time a o t!at 0ou (ere dead) I don:t remember. and I no( see t!at s!e is t!e #liza (!o (as also on "alvary (it! t!e . and s!e cannot !ear t!e (ords t!at I (!is.. kissin !er rey !air (it! un. +esus stretc!es out .er to !er (it! my kisses. T!at is anot!er reason (!y .6 And I came. all of a sudden. (e (ould be united for ood.is !ands in a esture of lovin invitation.. (!y t!en did Daniel not come to 0ou.in .oor mot!er raises !er !ead.y. 0ou. tell me t!at I am not uilty of Levi:s deat!2 Tell me t!at t!ey are not lost forever2 Tell me t!at I (ill soon +31 .im). of a tall coffer.. ' $!2 if it (ere true2 3ut. "ome !ere. because !e (ants us to be divided.er arms all t!e time. to tell 0ou to come sooner). everybody !ad died at 3et!le!em.e.. t!at t!e maidservant !as .. . Do you kno( t!at (e suffer seein you t!us) * And -!e leads !er to(ards +esus 1!o is standin in a dark corner and only no( comes for(ard.oor (retc! in .* ' Never mind (!o said so. Do you not (is! to see .. K T!e .. My -on is !ere.ossessed by a demon (!o (ants !er to surrender to des..oor (retc! !esitates a moment.!ere t!an I (ould be on t!e eart!. Make your c!ildren and your Mary !a. 3ut s!e listens only to !er (ee.ose.er!a.laced on to..s I (aited too lon to o to t!e Messia!. If instead s!e resi ns !erself and believes t!at /od does everyt!in for a ood . moanin 4 ' Tell me..ious (omen.

lace of e<. T!at is (!y I (anted to die and be buried beside !im.ut t!e (ords of life t!ere for you. so (ise.ut My s. I (ill. 0ou and your rief.en your raves and raise you from your raves. T!at deat!. . It !as dissolved my brains.be (it! t!em2.irit in you. for t!e 7ust slee..* ' 3ut does it really e<ist) $!2 Do not be scandalised at me. $nly dead t!in s (ere t!ere and t!ey could not !ear you. T!ey are no( e<ultin because you are in My arms... you (ill live. because you suffered all alone.. 1!en I . T!ey are in t!e . * ' Also to my Daniel) And to my Levi). 0ou are sufferin .* ' And I (ill .. so stron .in in t!e Lord. And you (ill kno( t!at I am t!e Lord (!en I o..rattle in !ere. Listen.e could not stand t!e idea of bein far from !is mot!er. I (ill so( +32 .e for t!ose (!om deat! !as taken a(ay from us) 5I mean to raise you from your raves and lead you back to t!e soil of Israel....en it and ive it to t!ose (!o are (aitin . is t!e Bin dom of /od.6 T!e soil of Israel..rattle2 T!at deat!.rattle of my sons.rattle. t!e (omen of David.e (as so !orrified at deat!2. $ne cannot endure it t!us. I (ill soon be oin to t!em. . are to be iven t!e lie by you) No. Are you no lon er bearin in mind t!e (ords of !o. My memory !as turned into tears2 My !ead is full of t!e noise of t!e (ee.ectation.arts. I !ave but t!at deat!.* ' 3ut t!ey (ere not t!ere (it! t!eir livin .* ' 0es.. and (!at s!all I tell t!em) T!at you are not resi nin yourself to t!e Lord) -!all I tell t!em t!at) T!e (omen of Israel. 0our rief and you.in and deat!. I (ill o..

1e !o. I tau !t t!em to believe t!at. Did your sons believe in t!e comin of t!e Messia!) * ' $f course. and I s. t!at t!eir sins may be e<. (ill live forever.iously... !e t!ou !t t!at a reat re(ard is set aside for t!ose (!o die .. Tell Me.* ' $!2 1ill you .iated before I o to t!em. and !e died dis!eartened after !o.lease stay as (ell2. my Lord.. * ' And did Levi believe t!at if I (anted I could cure !im) * ' 0es. T!en. (ould !e !ave ...eaven (it! Me. as your sons certainly did. Remember t!e reat +udas Maccabee (!o (anted a sacrifice offered for t!e dead. t!e Trut! and t!e Life and I lead.ed in 0ou. you are sayin yes) -o do not des... . ' Do not say t!at it (as of no avail. (!ere t!ere is t!e din of deat!. (oman.le ..ray devoutly for your dead ones. -ee. 3ecause I am t!e 1ay.air. because I am Life. . I (ill 7oin My a. even if !e is dead. my torture (ill be in a ain. T!e storm is 7ust be innin to calm at t!e sound of 0our (ords.. ri !tly t!inkin t!at t!ey are destined to rise a ain and t!at it is necessary to !asten t!eir ..e (!o believes in Me. My Lord. I leave My Mot!er (it! you.ostles.eak t!e Trut! and I ive Life to t!ose (!o believe in My Trut! and follo( Me.* T!e (oman resumes (ee. t!ey (ill come to . but it (as of no avail.in a ain more calmly but more desolately in !er calm t!an (!en s!e (as a itated..in so muc!.. 3ut ...* +3.... (it!out (aitin for a moment.eo.rayed and made . &L Ni !t is fallin .t!e Life. If +udas Maccabee !ad not been certain of t!eir resurrection.eace by means of suitable sacrifices.ray for t!e dead) As it is (ritten. I am afraid t!at if 0ou o a(ay.

.* ' All ri !t. 0ou are tired.le (as entrusted to 0ou. "an I tell t!em to a... I (ill look after .* ' $!2 0es......er su.er.* ' $!2 I2 I !ave not sle. (ill 0ou slee. too.* ' 0es...e al(ays !eld me by t!e !and..eak of many t!in s... T!ey used to come also last year for my son. to . Peace to you and to t!is !ouse2 * And +esus oes a(ay (it! t!e maidservant (!o is dumbfounded and kee. 0ou in mine.' Do not be afraid2 0ou !ave Mary (it! you. * ' No..... 3ut before (e s!all s. instead.!erds. Remember t!at Mary in t!e Tem. 9or !o( lon I !ave never t!ou !t of t!ese t!in s2 Mary.. !oldin eac! ot!er:s !and. and (ee.t for mont!s. -on. I !ave somet!in to tell t!e s!e. * ' 0es. T!ey can o t!ere as t!ey used to do t!en.s re. t!e flock to et!er... 0ou may o.. #liza.* ' I bless you.. 3e ood. and .. I can do not!in else.. I (ill come.ray for us..er to you as (ell toni !t. 3e!ind t!e !ouse t!ere is an orc!ard and a rustic yard. my Lord2 1!at a miracle2 After so many mont!s s!e !as +34 . 1e s!all slee... . as Levi did (!en !e (as ill) I in my son:s bed. (e s!all . And I (ill feel as if I !eard !is li !t breat!in a ain. do not (orry.* ' T!is evenin .roac! your !ouse).. and t!en (e s!all o to bed and you (ill slee.er.. I entrust .eatin 4 ' 1!at a miracle.ray.. 0ou must slee. I (ill come a ain tomorro(. * ' 0ou.. in my room.. to kee. I (ee..er rest. I (ill !ave to see to ..

And I (as sorry.. (oman. t!e medicine . * ' And if . & T!e ne(s t!at #liza !as convinced !erself t!at s!e s!ould et rid of !er tra ic melanc!oly must !ave s.!erds =uestions about .oken.e ave #liza to relieve !er of t!e darkness of insanity so =uickly as soon as . And (!o (is!es to ask more =uestions. (!y .. so muc! so t!at (!en +esus. s!e !as reasoned. crossin t!e villa e. T!ey also ask t!e various s!e. t!e (omen.im. s!e is ood and t!at is (!y /od (ill !el.!erds re. * +esus oes out on to t!e almost dark street and it all ends..treat us) * +33 .read t!rou ! t!e villa e.t$ J!l1 1+4.im carefully. /oodbye. many ..e s!ould ill. $!2 (!at a (onderful t!in 2.les oes to(ards t!e !ouse.e is oin to do or say. !er. .e arrived. * ' 0es.im. -9+. T!ey (ere sayin t!at s!e (ould die insane..ly4 ' T!at (e do not kno(. follo(ed by . may do so.. about (!at . T!e last =uestion is4 ' "ould (e not come as (ell) * to (!ic! t!e s!e.im.s. Jes!s #n El#3a's <o!se S%ea>s of So o& t$at Bea s F !#t. /o and ask ..is a. because s!e is ood.le (atc! .eo. 0ou ou !t to ask t!e Master. about t!ose (!o are (it! . Peace also to you.ostles and disci... about t!e boy..e came..

le. "an (e come) * ' 0ou can come certainly to !ear Me. but a resi ned solitude to find !erself once a ain. mainly elderly men and (omen.eakin to Peter and 3art!olome(. and solitude.. silence. is it suddenly midday) And (!en you li !t a fire.. .. My dear friends.roac!in +esus 1!o is s.ect for a dee. rief (!ic! is not to be disturbed. mi !t irritate !er because s!e needs rest.eak to t!e Master.. Mortify your friends!i.leased. 3ecause it is also curiosity. not tra ic as yesterday:s.ut it out) ?se discretion t!erefore. * ' May .' .im4 ' Master. and rat!er !esitantly t!ey call . Also friends!i...eace come to you. T!e (oman is one bi sore. consult one anot!er and t!en move for(ard a. ' To s.eo. * +3+ . of t!e same a e as #liza.treat even sinners.ave res. 1e !eard t!at s!e !as been cured. To see !er. no. /o. * A rou. of .. does it not ..e does not ill.lies to #liza. to ask. is t!e flame bri !t at once) T!e same a.e (ill be . And if a sudden ust of (ind blo(s on t!e little startin flame. . 3ut (!en ni !t comes to an end. 1!at =uestions do you (is! to ask Me) * T!ey take !eart seein +esus smile and say4 ' 1e are all friends of #liza. and of !er !ouse. * ' 1!at do you (ant) * asks 3art!olome(. and also your curiosity. 1e (ould like to see !er and !ear 0ou. * ' 3ut !as s!e not recovered) * ' -!e is turnin to(ards t!e Li !t.

eatedly bo(s to .atient also in your love for your mistress..lies. ' 1!ere is your mistress) * ' 1it! 0our Mot!er..' -o. 7ust ima ine2 s!e !as come do(n into t!e arden2 . 1!o (is!es to come (it! you.e knocks at t!e door (!ile t!e ot!ers turn t!e corner alon a narro( street and o (!ere t!ey (ere told. but I (as not successful2 * ' -!e (ill take it.o( (onderful2 And yesterday evenin s!e came into t!e dinin room. /oodbye. (!en s!all (e see !er) * ' -ooner t!an you t!ink. -!e (as (ee.!aeusN (atc! t!at t!e boy does not make any noise.e says to t!e a. * +37 .o( (onderful2 .!erds4' /o into t!e yard.. And you M. 3e . instead of t!e usual dro. +esus oes in (!ile t!e servant re. is as!amed of !avin been t!ere and t!at t!e (orld s!ould kno(. 3ut if you kne( (!at it means to come out of t!at darkness2 It is (orse t!an deat!. Do not insist.ostles. and. may do so. 1ill you (atc! as (ell * . of milk.im. And (!o comes out of it. after all. ' t!at everybody com. I (ould !ave liked !er to take some food. 8 T!e maidservant o. 3ecause s!e is no( on t!e . 3ut no one must make any noise or o beyond t!e yard.e s. * T!ey !ave reac!ed t!e !ouse.ens t!e door. * And . * ' Are you a doctor) * ' I am t!e Master.at! to !ealt!.eaks to t!e s!e.eaks to -alome and Mary of Al.in . but s!e came. +esus s..

!ave become a miniature forest.. * ' It (as beautiful.lants. ' Peace be (it! you.beds and . Look !o( muc! beautiful fruit is about to ri. s!e (ould do t!em (it!out discussin .s and looks at . In t!e meantime s!e takes .roac!es !er mistress and says4 ' T!e -aviour !as come. T!ere is some order only at t!e end of t!e arden (!ere t!e maidservant !as so(n salads and le umes for !er o(n use.im. (!ic! is so entan led t!at t!e (eaker and lo(er . one (it! . to set t!e fruit and make t!em ro(.er s(eet smile.en2 And !o( many flo(ers on t!e rose bus!es2 +39 .letely different from (!at u.trees !ave be un by t!emselves to come into leaf and blossom. t!e ot!er lookin tired and be(ildered.is youn Mot!er...e does is ri !t. 9lo(er.trees and of flo(ers. t!e . t!at if +esus told t!e (oman to do t!e stran est t!in s. to yesterday (ere t!e t!ou !ts of t!e afflicted (oman. because s!e is so convinced t!at +esus is +esus and t!at everyt!in . ne lected for over a (!ole year. T!e servant a. t!e s!oots and tendrils of (!ic! reac! do(n to t!e round. * I t!ink. T!is arden is beautiful.im into a lar e kitc!en arden.at!s no lon er e<ist as t!ey !ave become one c!aotic tan le. 1!o (it! most refined art a(akes and directs #liza:s mind to t!in s com. full of fruit. Mary is. I (ill do everyt!in 0ou tell me. * says #liza. +esus sto. ' And t!e soil is fertile. (it! #liza under a very ruffled .lants are suffocated beneat! t!e (ei !t of t!e stron er ones.. 3ut if t!e fruit.er ola. in fact. my -aviour.' 0es. * T!e (omen turn round and come to(ards ..oor flo(er .

resent is !eard in t!e calm air. Is t!at ri !t. I (ant. +esus) 0ou (ill leave Me !ere for a fe( days (it! #liza. #liza. (!en +esus:s voice reetin t!e . +esus s. * says Mary. > T!e (omen remain in t!e arden. No( everyt!in is ruined !ere. * #liza looks at .!erds.im and (!is. And it no lon er seems t!e arden of my sons. +32 . (e are really free servants. 1e !ave so muc! to do. * +esus caresses !er (!ite !air and t!en takes . it is not fair. as if s!e (ere attracted by an irresistible force.And over t!ere) Are t!ey lilies) * ' 0es. I (ill !el..eaks first to t!e t!ree s!e..!erds. 3ut (e do not t!ink t!at it is ri !t to leave !im at once.im t!ere are t!e a. * ' No.. . round a fountain (!ere my c!ildren used to . you. but s!ortly after(ards.ers4 ' T!ank 0ou. +esus says4 ' 3ut are you bound by contract or can you free yourselves from your commitment any time) * ' 1ell.lay so muc!. t!ey are. 3ut t!en it (as tidy. to a very tall !ed e beyond (!ic! is t!e yard. T!e Maries (it! t!e boy are sittin in a corner.eo.e is close to t!e !ed e.le .. no( t!at t!e flocks demand so muc! attention and it is difficult to find s!e.o