May 22, 2009
St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“Today I have come to offer advice on the way of perfection through the journey in Holy and Divine Love. The soul must desire perfection with his whole heart; that is, with his free will he chooses to practice the virtues, and chooses not to embrace any spirit which opposes virtue. These opposing spirits enter the heart through self-love.”

“Take, for instance, impatience; the soul becomes impatient when he chooses the ‘woe is me’ attitude….’look at what is happening to me’. Sometimes it is a good solution to laugh at the roadblocks Satan puts in your way.”

“Another trap to take the soul away from perfection is choosing a sensitive spirit. Such a soul is unforgiving, brooding, a pouter and lives in the past allowing Satan to steal the present moment. The soul, please note, chooses these spirits himself. He keeps himself in a constant turmoil trying to get closer to Jesus and wondering why he can’t.”

“So today, I reveal to you, unless you choose to purge your heart of such spirits, your deeper holiness will always be foiled. You will not be in the light of truth but on the outside trying to be perfected in your own way.”