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You are God’s… and God is Yours

Tags: Love of God, Understanding, Divine sonship, Prayer, Interior life
¿Have you ever thought: the Lord dreams about me? He thinks about me? I am in the mind, in the heart of the Lord? The Lord is capable of changing my life?, Pope Francis, March 16, 2015.

I do not know how it strikes you…, but I feel I must tell you how moved I am whenever I read the words of the prophet Isaiah: Ego vocavi te nomine tuo, meus es tu! — I have called you, I have brought you into my Church, you are mine! God himself telling me I am his! It is enough to make one go mad with Love! The Forge, 12

What respect, veneration and affection we should feel for every single soul when we realise that God loves it as his very own!
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What respect, veneration and affection we should feel for every single soul when we realise that God loves it as his very own! The Forge, 34

If you respond to the call the Lord has made to you, your life — your poor life! — will leave a deep and wide furrow in the history of the human race, a clear and fertile furrow, eternal and godly. The Forge, 59

—God is my Father! If you meditate on it, you will never let go of this consoling consideration. —Jesus is my intimate Friend (another re-discovery) who loves me with all the divine madness of his Heart. —The Holy Spirit is my Consoler, who guides my every step along the road. Consider this often: you are God’s… and God is yours. The Forge, 2

The Lord, the teacher of Love, is a jealous lover who asks for all we possess, for all our love. He expects us to offer him whatever we have, and to follow the path he has marked out for each one of us. The Forge, 45

Seek God in the depths of your pure, clean heart; in the depths of your soul when you are faithful to him. And never lose that intimacy. —And if ever you do not know how to speak to him or what to say, or you do not dare to look for Jesus inside yourself, turn to Mary, tota pulchra, all pure and wonderful, and tell her: Our Lady and Mother, the Lord wanted you yourself to look after God and tend him with your own hands. Teach me, teach us all, how to treat your Son! The Forge, 84

Jesús, tell me if something makes you unhappy

Our Lord did not confine himself to telling us that he loved us. He showed it to us with deeds, with his whole life. — What about you? The Forge, 62

Jesus, my Love, to think that I could offend you again! Tuus ego sum... salvum me fac. — I am yours: save me! The Forge, 196

God awaits you! — So, wherever you are, you must commit yourself to imitating him and uniting yourself to him, cheerfully, lovingly, keenly, though circumstances might require you — even permanently — to go against the grain. God awaits you!… and needs you to be faithful! The Forge, 51

When you love somebody very much, you want to know everything about him. —Meditate on this: Do you feel a hunger to know Christ? Because… that is the measure of your love for him. The Forge, 37

Jesus, if there is anything in me which is displeasing to you, tell me what it is so that we may uproot it. The Forge, 108

A gift, Love

Meus es tu — you are mine, the Lord has declared to you. —To think that God, who is all beauty and all wisdom, all splendour and all goodness, should say to you that you are his…! and then, after all this, you can’t bring yourself to respond to him! The Forge, 123

God is my Father, he thinks, and he is the Author of all good; he is all Goodness. —But, you and I, do we really act as sons of God?
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Lord, I ask for a gift from you: Love… a Love that will cleanse me. — And another gift as well: self—knowledge so that I may be filled with humility. The Forge, 185

Trust fully in God and have a greater desire each day never to run away from him. The Forge, 214

What have I done to you, Jesus, that you should love me so? I have offended you... and loved you.

—Loving you: this is what my life is going to be all about. The Forge, 202

Tell Our Lord with your whole heart: In spite of all my wretchedness I am madly in Love!, I am drunk with Love! The Forge, 205

I need You

When you have fallen or when you find yourself overwhelmed by the weight of your wretchedness, repeat with a firm hope: Lord, see how ill I am; Lord, you who died on the Cross for love of me, come and heal me. Be full of confidence, I insist. Keep on calling out to his most loving Heart. As he cured the lepers we read about in the Gospel, he will cure you.The Forge, 213

My God, when will I love you for yourself? Although when we think about it, Lord, to desire an everlasting reward is to desire you, for you give yourself as our reward. The Forge, 1030

You enjoy an interior happiness and peace that you would not exchange for anything in the world. God is here. There is no better way than telling him our woes for them to cease being such. The Forge, 54

A son of God fears neither life nor death, because his spiritual life is founded on a sense of divine filiation. God is my Father, he thinks, and he is the Author of all good; he is all Goodness. —But, you and I, do we really act as sons of God? The Forge, 987

Mary, your Mother, will bring you to the Love of Jesus. There you will be cum gaudio et pace, with joy and peace. And you will be always “brought”, because on your own you would fall and get covered with mud: you will be brought onward, brought to believe, to love, and to suffer. The Forge, 677