Divine Encouragement and Inspiration (1)
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September 21st, 2023
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Our Lord Jesus Christ is instructing us thus...
You must be ready to stand apart from the
Do you want the full and complete satisfaction that you find in Me, and the satisfaction of the
If you do, then you are trying to serve God and Mammon, or if not trying to serve, then
claiming the wages of both (1) - God and Mammon.
If you work for Me, you have your reward. But
then, you turn to the world, to human beings and expect that reward too. This is not
Do not expect love or gratitude or
acknowledgment from any.
All reward necessary I will give you.
miguel de Portugal commented then:
The statement "Do not expect love or gratitude or acknowledgment from any"
means that such
expectation should never be the motive force
- "the reason behind" - of doing whatever we
If I would have expected "love or gratitude or acknowledgment from any
" when He granted me
the Grace to give Him my "Yes", I would have been back practicing Engineering in less than two
years and would be collecting now a pension of at least 50,000 USD per year!
I am neither bragging nor complaining - I am just graphically underscoring the reality and
importance of His Words.
We should strive that, whatever we do is powered by
what we are told through Matthew 22: 36-40:
Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law? Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the
Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the
greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor
as thyself. On these two commandments dependeth the whole law and the prophets.
However, it does not mean that is wrong to enjoy a bit of human encouragement and consolation when
it is sincere and deserved.
Let us not forget that at the foot of the Cross we find Mary, Mary Magdalene, Mary of Cleophas and
John consoling with their presence and tears our Lord Jesus Christ. Yet, the nails and crown of
thorns did not hurt as much as the absence of
Peter and the rest
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(1) Although Miguel de Portugal was not the original transmission instrument for the
above, he assures the faithful, from first hand personal knowledge, that what is read above
is true and from Our Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit of God will confirm the validity of our
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