To Guard in order to Live

Message of St. Joseph of 19 March 2020 – Solemnity of St. Joseph

“Dearest Children,

I bless you and I thank you for all the path you have done in these years. I bless your fatherhood and motherhood and the whole people entrusted to you. Even though I rarely speak to you, I am always present among you with Mary Most Holy, my Spouse.

I have always been considered the guardian of the Holy Family. Being a guardian means something very broad. In fact, all of you are guardians of each other, of God’s life and of every grace that has been given to you. Above all, to guard means to live. You have to guard in order to live, to remember, to elevate yourselves. Without guarding the things of God, it is difficult to rise to Heaven. The people of the Earth waste the graces they receive and are surrounded by; they waste them in a superficial way because they do not know how to guard them.

Therefore, your greatest inner commitment must be to guard what you have received. Without custody, there is neither knowledge nor memory. Your first task is to be guardians of what has been revealed to you. Do not worry too much about speaking and preaching to others, because when you guard and remember what you have, grace expands through you; it is not wasted and will spread.

This is what Mary and I did in the house of Nazareth: we guarded every word that came out of Jesus’ mouth. You have read in the Gospel that Jesus, still a child, spoke with the teachers in the temple.[1] His wisdom was infinite. That child continuously instructed us with His life, His presence and His word. To work with Him in my workshop meant growing in a continuous catechesis.

Mary and I kept and guarded everything we were told. Our hearts were like a safe. We did not want to keep but to guard. To guard does not mean to keep the realities of God to oneself or to take possession of them, but to let these realities penetrate into the depths of the spirit and become a memory to be shared a little at a time.

You all should be like a bucket placed under the water gushing from the fountain: the bucket fills up and then begins to overflow. The overflowing water pours on the ground, offering itself generously, while the bucket will not empty but continue to fill up. This image represents the kind of guarding that I mean. Mary and I guarded everything Jesus said in our hearts and we were growing together with Him. Do as we did. In fact, you are called to guard and administer wisely what the Lord has placed in each one of you from the moment of conception.

It is important that the whole people guard what they have received. You are moving towards a time in which the Earth will experience great battles. In these days, you see that the great cosmic battle between Good and Evil, which is to unfold on your planet, has begun.[2] What will the Church of Jesus Christ of the Universe have to do? She will have to give gradually the treasure she is guarding within herself to all the people of good will. You must not and you will not be able to give everything to everyone, but you will have to recognise with common sense to whom to give and to whom not to give, behaving honestly without ever clashing against any power or authority. It is not your task to overthrow the powerful from their throne because this is up to God. Your task is to live and spread around you the grace you have guarded and of which you have kept the memory so much that it has become a part of you. The word of God must incarnate in you.

I have already spoken to you about the virginal silence by which you can guard all things within you.[3] I do not mean a dead silence but a living silence. It makes everything you receive from God day by day, from outside but mostly from within, become part of you. Therefore, you need the silence of the lips but, even more, the silence of the heart. Do not think you have to preach to the whole world. Your action in spirit must be prevalent; it is the backbone of your mission, as it was for Mary and me.

The memory of the events did not remain closed in Mary and me:  everything you read in the Gospel about Jesus’ childhood, even though it is not much because a lot was removed. Who except the two of us could have told those things? We gave the people the fruit of our experience in the right way and at the right time. This is how memory becomes knowledge, and then knowledge begins to spread, for it is made to be shared. If it is not shared in the right way, knowledge turns into imposition, into a superficial display of oneself. Unfortunately, many Christians use their knowledge, which is often a rational one, as a source for privileges and as an instrument of power, but that should not be so.

My figure has often been marginalised, but only by those who wanted to marginalise it. Throughout history, the saints have always invoked me, and I have been particularly close to them. No saint has ever neglected me. However, this is not so important. What is important, though, is that the whole Mystical Body of Christ is alive in you. In fact, it is not enough to remember the saints, but it is necessary to guard and keep the memory of the experience of holiness of the Church throughout the millennia. Today it is enriched and increased by the experiences of the faithful humanities and by those who invoke Jesus’ Name in the whole Universe. The experiences of the saints belong to you; they are an enormous wealth of knowledge you have within you, because the experiences of the saints are not lost but pour into all of you.

The knowledge of God is shared among the members of the people. It does not just belong to a few individuals to be used as an instrument of power. That is what Satan does: the knowledge he owns is the instrument of power with which he crushes everyone. In God, however, knowledge is shared among the people and becomes memory and memorial, elevation and true wisdom.

My Spouse and I are with you and will always be there to help you, but you have to accept the difficulties and the obstacles caused by the disintegrating energy present on Earth. Do you really think that the disintegrating energy of Herod did not touch us? Can you imagine the persecutions Mary and I suffered? Even though we were protected by extraordinary grace, we were still a man and a woman, just as Jesus was true God and true man. We suffered, overcame and won over everything in the name of Jesus.

The Antichrist wants to take over all power on Earth. Whether he uses a virus, a nuclear weapon or any other means makes no difference. What matters is that you know that you are moving towards the battle, but it is God who holds the reins of history in His hands.

The Antichrist cannot go beyond the limit imposed by God; he does not have unlimited power, as Satan deludes himself. He has as much power as is given to him by the humanity of the Earth, and nothing more; whereas you, on the other hand, are at the service of God and His omnipotence.

Now you have to act in silence, with simplicity, as Mary and I did, without beginning discussions with anyone. Treasure what you have received and allow the primary energy, which is in each of you and in the whole people, to act and counter the disintegrating energy. You are not alone in this battle: the whole Church of the Universe acts together with you. You may suffer and carry the pain of the world, but you will never be overwhelmed, nor persecuted more than necessary, because God now must prevail with His armies.

In this trial, caused by the coronavirus pandemic[4] that the Earth is going through now, your victory is certain because if you have faith, nothing is impossible to you, as Jesus said.[5] You will fight with the weapons of faith, hope and love. Nevertheless, you must be as careful as I was when I had to flee to Egypt, even though I was protected by God. Yet, you must not be afraid because faith does not allow you to be afraid.[6] You are protected, but do what you are asked to do. I also set out to fulfil the census duty. It cost me trouble and worry for my pregnant Spouse, because of all that we suffered, but we both behaved like good citizens. You, too, have to be good Christians, good citizens, honest people.

I bless you together with Mary and the whole Mystical Body of Christ; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.“

[1] See Lk 2,41-51

[2] These days a serious pandemic, caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus, is reaping many victims, obliging citizens of many nations to stay at home in order to limit infections.

[3]  See Stefania Caterina “Beyond the Great Barrier”, Luci dell’Esodo, 2008, pp. 220-221

[4] See footnote 2

[5] See Mk 9,23

[6] See 1John 4,18: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”

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