I look for souls bowed down, souls whose will is so identified with my Will that they no longer can do anything but cling to It, submit to It, bowing until they merge and disappear in It. And doing that before the least indication, before any manifestation of my good pleasure, of my divine preference.
If you want to unite yourself intimately with my inmost Life, keep in mind that my Life of intimacy with my Father has always been one of perfect accord with his paternal Will. Will perfectly fulfilled and therefore fully glorified.
Meditate on this deeply so that you yourselves may become part of this in all its intimacy. Understand that “will perfectly fulfilled” means “food devoured and savored with the satisfying hunger and permeating flavor of love.” Food devoured with this avidness that takes and consumes all, leaving absolutely nothing.
Do all of you do this? Do you do it better and better each day?
Remember that the food of my Will becomes divinizing only on condition of being devoured and savored, and that in the very proportion you do this you advance with Me, by Me and in Me into the boundless, fathomless depths of divine intimacy.
These are the utterly crucifying paternal Wishes that my truly consecrated ones devour with utmost ardor, savor most sweetly, for they understand that it is just in the measure that they cause the human me to die that these Wishes become divinizing, satisfying, and therefore amiable, loving, utterly adorable.
Here is an effective way to examine how faithfully one adheres to what so pleases my Heart: Nothing more, nothing less, nothing other than what my love wants, desires, prefers:
“Nothing more,” because the more is often pride;
“Nothing less,” because the less is almost always cowardice;
“Nothing other,” because this is always a turning away from mortification and an egoistic attachment to one’s own views.
Rather: “All that I want: nothing but what I want, such as I desire and prefer it.”