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Victims souls: Crucified with Christ
I pondered St. Paul’s words to the Galatians:

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me: and that life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself up for me.”

Then I received words from the Lord:

Remain steadfast in your preaching and teaching about victim souls. You will bring many to find the secret passage that leads to transformation into Me, the passage that brings a soul into the life of the most Holy Trinity.

St. Paul entered this passage, as he declares, “I have been crucified with Christ.” It is a victim soul's “yes” that “stirs into flame” the power of the Holy Spirit so that the Holy Spirit can lead a docile and willing soul to die with Me. It is this voluntary death that brings the soul to new life. That is why St. Paul can now say, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.”

I continue to thirst for love, but it is only the love of My victim souls that satisfies My thirst. It is only the love of My victim souls that has the power to appease the justice of God. Therefore, bring Me many victim souls. —2/1/11, #124, p.331

 

 

Our sword is St. Paul's

The sword that St. Paul holds also recalls the power of truth, which can often wound, can hurt: the Apostle remained faithful to this truth to the end; he served it; he suffered for it; he gave over his life for it. This same logic holds true also for us if we want to be bearers of the kingdom and peace announced by the Prophet Zechariah and fulfilled by Christ: We must be willing to pay personally, to suffer in the first person misunderstanding, rejection, persecution. It is not the sword of the conqueror that builds peace, but the sword of the sufferer, of he who knows how to give his very life. —Pope Benedict XVI