“I will come to you as a thief.” So I said, not to scare you, but out of love, so that you may always be ready and live each moment like you would have liked to live it at the time of your rebirth to Heaven.
If men looked at their life like in the rearview mirror of death, they would give it its true meaning. You should not think of death with terror, but with confidence, and understand the full value of the meritorious phase of this existence.
Live on earth as if coming from heaven. Be down here as the man who came back from the beyond. You are a deferred dead. You should have come into eternity from a long time now, and now on earth who would ever talk about you?
I’ll leave you on earth for some more years, so that you may lead a life full of nostalgia for heaven, in which some light from the sky may filter through.
Have I not showed you, several times, how I care about you? So, what are you afraid of? I am always present and always close to you, even when everything seems to collapse, and especially at the time of death. Then you will see how it feels when my arms close to hold you and keep you on my heart. And you see the people that have been helped by your work and your sufferings. You’ll thank me for having guided you as I did, keeping you safe from numerous physical and moral dangers, leading you through paths unexpected to you, sometimes baffling, making your life an experience of profound unity in the service of your brothers.
You will thank me, better understanding the behavior of God towards you and other people. Your song of thanksgiving will grow, as you discover the mercies of the Lord for you and for the world.
There is no forgiveness without bloodshed. My blood cannot carry his precious mission of atonement, if not to the extent that humanity accepts with love to mix a few drops of his blood with the blood of my Passion.
Offer me the death of men, that they may live of My life.
Think of how it will be our meeting in the light. For this you were created, you have worked, you have suffered. There will come a day when I will welcome you. Think about it often and offer me in advance the time of your death, uniting it to mine.
Think of what it will be like the after-death, the endless joy of a soul inundated with light and love, who lives in fullness the offer of her whole being through Me to the Father, and getting through Me from the Father, the richness of the divine youth.
Yes, look at death with confidence and take advantage of the end of your life to prepare it with love.
Think of the deaths of all people your brothers: 300,000 every day. What power of co-redemption they would have if they were offered. Do not forget: oportet sacerdotem offerte. It’s up to you to offer on behalf of those who do not think about it. This is one of the most effective ways to enhance my sacrifice of Calvary and to enrich your daily Mass.
(Father Gaston Courtois, “When The Lord Speaks To The Heart”)