|LESSONS from Our Lord for the World
Volume I Lesson #22
December 26, 1988
People in your age do not have respect for one another; and so, they cannot have respect for Me!
This is a continuation of your Lesson on selfishness. It is selfishness when My people do not listen; when My people choose to absorb only what they wish; and when My people do not respect one another and do not respect Me. How can My people absorb what is to come if they will not allow Me to teach them? They are the people, who do not give respect to their God, but want their God to respect them by acknowledging their wishes. What would you have Me do? Should I fulfill their hearts by granting their wishes to receive their love for the moment?
No, I tell you! I, out of thanksgiving and Love for My Father, and compassion for My people, will answer their requests, but at the time that is pleasing and respectful to My Father.
When My people come to Me to pray, I ask that they first pray in thanksgiving to My Father for the many graces He has bestowed upon them, even though they may not have recognized them. In a respectful manner, they may then ask Me what it is they wish. I will fill them with what they need. When My people come to receive My Body at Eucharist, I ask that they fold their hands in prayer, and receive in thanksgiving to My Father His gift of Me to them. So many people today come and receive Me in a manner that does not give respect to My Father. This is a selfish habit, and it needs to be stopped!
I wish for My people to understand the many facets of My Kingdom, but they need to understand the basic rules first. It is selfishness which is preventing them from understanding thoroughly. With selfishness there is lack of respect.
If you have respect for Me, you would be willing to practice and eat the fruits on the pathway to My Kingdom.