DAILY MESSAGE OF SAINT JOSEPH, TRANSMITTED IN THE MARIAN CENTER OF FIGUEIRA, MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL, TO THE VISIONARY SISTER LUCÍA DE JESÚS
When your spirit is tired, My child, enter into the Presence of your Creator, being aware that He is in everything, and simply be grateful.
Thank and offer the Father every emptiness, every desert, every distress, your concerns and misunderstandings, your joys, your conquests, your victories and His victories within your heart. Thank God for everything.
Be thankful when He makes Himself felt, when, for a second, you seem to hear His Voice.
Be thankful when you pray and when your heart is relieved, when you are able to regain peace and joy, even if it is for a short while.
Be thankful when service revives you, while helping your neighbor, the Grace of God floods your heart and you are able to feel alive, to love, to rejoice, and, therefore, to bring peace to those who suffer.
Also, be thankful when you think that you do not have the opportunity to serve as you had wished.
Be thankful when you only have the same brothers and sisters beside you, every day, and ask for the Grace of being able to see in each of them the need and opportunity to serve so that, when you are ready to love, the Grace of God may descend upon you and flood your heart as well as your neighbor's heart.
Thank God for being conscious of the urgent times of the planet, for knowing how to pray and worship, for knowing how to be grateful, even in pain and emptiness; for knowing that He is always there, even in His deepest silence.
Gratitude, my child, is the bond that unites you to God, no matter the circumstances of your lives or that which you may feel and perceive within your heart. When you thank God, it is as if you are saying to the Lord:
Lord, I know that You are here.
I know that Your Will manifests in my life
and I do not know the depths of Your Plan
or the path that you take us along so as to reach Your Heart.
But I trust in You, I trust in Your Love,
and I am thankful for knowing that it is always Your Love
that acts within my life.
In the joys and in the deserts, in fulfillment and in emptiness,
You are ever-present and, for this, I thank you.
May this be your permanent prayer, because, in this way, child, you will always be able to perceive how the Creator guides you beyond your human understanding, how He heals, molds and converts you, according to His Will. Therefore, always and in all circumstances, be thankful.
You have My blessing for this.
The Most Chaste Saint Joseph