Everyone long to give themselves completely to someone
- to have a deep relationship with another
- to be loved thoroughly and exclusively.
But God to a Christian says,
... No, not until you are satisfied, fulfilled and content with being loved by Me alone, with giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me, with having an intensely personal relationship with Me alone, discovering that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found.
Will you be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you?
You will never be united with another until you are united with Me
- exclusive of anyone or anything else,
- exclusive of any other desires or longing.
I want you to stop planning, stop wishing and allow me to give you the most thrilling plan existing – one that you cannot imagine. I want you to have the best. Please allow Me to bring it to you. You just keep watching Me, expecting the greatest things. Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I am. Keep listening and learning the things I tell you. You just wait, that’s all.
Don’t be anxious, don’t worry, don’t look around at the thing’s others have gather or I have given them. Don’t look at the things that you think you want. You just keep looking after and away up to me or you will miss what I want to show you.
And then, when you’re ready, I’ll surprise you with a love far more wonderful than anything you would dream of. You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for you is ready, (I am working even at this moment to have both of you ready at the same time) Until you are both satisfied exclusively with me and the life I prepare for you, You won’t be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me and this is the Perfect Love.
And dear one, I want you to have this most wonderful love, I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me. And to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty, perfection, and love that I offer you with myself.
Know that I love you utterly. I am God. Believe it and be satisfied.
---attributed to St. Anthony of Padua
Paula Hamilton, SHRM-CP, PHR
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