January 19, 2000
Jesus Christ

“I am your Jesus, born Incarnate. I have come to help you understand the virtue of prudence. Prudence is the conscience of your soul. The prudent person lets Holy Love stand guard over his thoughts, words, and actions. Prudence is like a watchdog which guards his territory against marauders. Prudence stands guard over the soul, monitoring its motives and actions.”

“If prudence could be seen, it would be like a sieve – filtering out all that is evil and keeping what is good. Or if prudence could be tasted, it would be like salt which enhances what it touches and makes it more perfect – more palatable.”

“The soul cannot make himself prudent, just as food cannot season itself. But the soul can practice prudence and pray for it. Sincerity and simplicity precede prudence of heart. They ready the heart for prudence to enter. Prudence comes to perfection in wisdom. But every virtue has its root in love.”