Book of Heaven. Vol. 36 - April 20, 1938
How the true Resurrection consists in rising again in the Divine Will.
Jesus to the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta.
My flight in the Divine Will continues, and I feel the need to make everything It has done my own, placing there my little love, my affectionate kisses, my profound adorations, and my ‘thank You’ for everything He did and suffered, for me and for all. As I reached the point when my dear Jesus was crucified and lifted up on the Cross amid atrocious spasms and unspeakable pains, with a tender and moving tone, such that I felt my heart split, He told me: ...
After this, I continued my round in everything that Our Lord did on earth, and I paused in the act of the Resurrection. What triumph, what glory. Heaven poured Itself upon earth to be spectator of such a great glory. And my beloved Jesus continued: “My daughter, in my Resurrection the right was given to creatures to rise again in Me to new life. It was the confirmation, the seal of my whole life, of my works, of my words, and of the fact that if I came upon earth it was to give Myself to each and every one as Life belonging to them. My Resurrection was the triumph of all and the new conquest that all were making of He who had died for all, to give them life and make them rise again in my own Resurrection. But do you want to know where is the real resurrection of the creature? Not at the end of time, but while she is still living on earth. One who lives in my Will rises again to light and can say: ‘My night is over.’ She rises again in the Love of her Creator, in such a way that there is no more cold or frost for her, but she feels the smile of the Heavenly Spring; she rises again to sanctity, which puts to rushed flight all weaknesses, miseries and passions; she rises again to all that is Heaven, and if she looks at the earth, heavens and sun, she does so to find the works of her Creator - to have the occasion to narrate to Him His glory and His long love story.
Therefore, one who lives in my Will can say, as the Angel said to the holy women when they went to the sepulcher: ‘He is risen, He is not here any more.’ One who lives in my Will can likewise say: ‘My will is not with me any longer - it is risen again in the Fiat.’ And if the circumstances of life, the occasions, the pains, surround the creature as though looking for her will, she can answer: ‘My will is risen again, it is not in my power anymore. I possess in exchange the Divine Will, and with Its Light I want to invest all things around me - circumstances and pains - to make of them as many divine conquests.’ The soul who lives in Our Will finds life in the acts of her Jesus, and Our operating, conquering, triumphant Will always runs within her. She gives Us so much glory that Heaven cannot contain it. Therefore, live always in Our Will - never go out of It, if you want to be Our triumph and Our glory.”