March 10, 2003
Jesus Christ

“I am your Jesus, born Incarnate. In every present moment the soul is given the grace to be heroic in virtue. All that stops him is his free will. He hesitates–considering the cost to himself. In the instant that he hesitates, Satan is present urging him to act contrary to virtue. If the soul is being tested in patience and meekness, Satan tempts him with thoughts of anger. If the test is in humility, the devil invokes thoughts of self-love and pride. But the soul can only advance in perfection of the virtue when he practices the virtue amidst trials–for it is in the test that the virtue comes to perfection.”

“The soul must never consider himself perfect in any virtue. He should never think: ‘I was patient yesterday so now I have perfected the virtue of patience'–for the next test may be even greater than the last. Each soul needs to ask for the grace upon arising to be virtuous throughout the day.”

“Say upon arising:”

“Dear Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, open my heart to the grace I need to be perfected in virtue today in every present moment.”