Happy Thanksgiving!

From Volume 6 – December 22, 1903

…after a little while He came back in the act of His Passion when He was covered with opprobriums, with ignominies, with spit, and I said to Him: ‘Lord, teach me what I could do in order to move these opprobriums away from You, and give You back honors, praises and adorations.’ And He said to me: “My daughter, around my throne there is a void, and this void must be filled with the glory that Creation owes Me. So, one who sees Me despised by the other creatures, and honors Me, not only for herself, but for others, makes honors for Me arise again in this void. When she sees Me unloved, and loves Me, she makes love for Me arise again. When she sees that I fill creatures with benefits, while they are not grateful to Me and do not even thank Me, and she is grateful to Me as if those benefits were given to her, and she thanks Me, she makes the flower of gratitude and of thanksgiving arise again for Me in this void; and so with all the rest that Creation owes Me, but denies to Me with awful ingratitude. Now, since all this is an overflow of the charity of the soul – who gives Me not only what she herself owes Me, but does for others what overflows from herself – since this glory and these flowers that she sends to Me into this void around my throne are the fruit of charity, they receive a tint more beautiful and more pleasing to Me.”