Dear children! No, you do not know how many graces God is giving you. You do not want to move ahead during these days when the Holy Spirit is working in a special way. Your hearts are turned toward the things of earth and they preoccupy you. Turn your hearts toward prayer and seek the Holy Spirit to be poured out on you. Thank you for having responded to my call.
May 9, 1985
Israel, come back to Yaweh your God;
your iniquity was the cause of your downfall.
Provide yourself with words
and come back to Yaweh.
Say to him, “Take all the iniquity away
so that we may have happiness again
and offer you our words of praise.
Assyria cannot save us,
we will not ride horses anymore,
or say, ‘Our God!’ to what our own hands have made,
for you are the one in whom orphans find compassion.”
I will heal their disloyalty,
I will love them with all my heart,
for my anger has turned from them.
I will fall like dew on Israel.
He shall bloom like the lily,
and thrust out roots like the poplar,
his shoots will spread far;
he will have the beauty of the olive
and the fragrance of Lebanon.
They will come back and live in my shade;
they will grow corn that flourishes,
they will cultivate vines
as renowned as the wine of Helbon.
What has Ephraim to do with idols any more
when it is I who hear his prayer and care for him?
I am like a cypress ever green,
all your fruitfulness comes from me.
Let the wise man understand these words
Let the intelligent man grasp their meaning.
For the ways of Yaweh are straight,
and virtuous men walk in them,
but sinners stumble.
Hosea 14 : 2-10