Br. Alois Hüger Sam. FLUHM
Accompanying Text to his correspondent Lecture
JESUS, TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING!
Leave your worries to Me – and all will be fine!
Leave your worries to Me and all will be fine. In truth I tell you, that every blind, total act of surrender to Me will result in the effect you desire and resolve the thornful situations.
Surrender to Me does not mean: being frigthened, anxious and desperate and then offer Me an excited prayer, so that I may help you. Surrender to Me means: close the eyes of your soul and leave yourself to Me, so that I alone may carry you over to the other shore like sleeping children on the arms of their mother.
What confuses you and seriously harms you is your pondering, reflecting, worrying and struggling, having to do everything yourselves at any price.
How many things can I do when the soul turns to me with its spiritual and material needs, looks at me while saying: „Take care of everything!“, closes its eyes and rests!
You do not receive many graces when you struggle to get them yourselves; you will have a lot of graces, when your prayer is in full reliance on me.
When you are in pain you pray that I may relieve you from it, but that I act according to your wishes... You turn to Me, but you want Me to adjust to your ideas; you are like the sick people who ask the doctor for a cure, but they are the ones who prescribe it.
Don’t do like this, but pray as I taught you in the Our Father: „Hallowed be Your name!“, which means „Be glorified in this need and tribulation of mine!“; „Your Kingdom come!“, which means „Everything may contribute to Your Kindgom in us and in the world!“; „Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!“, which means You direct every respect of my concern as it seems best to You for the good of our eternal and temporal life!“
When you truly say to Me:“Your will be done!“ or „Take care of everything!“, I will intervene with all My omnipotence and even resolve the situations where there seems to be no way out.
Do not be afraid, close your eyes and speak to Me with confidence: „Your will be done, take care of everything!“ I tell you that I will take care, that I will intervene like a doctor, and that I will also accomplish a miracle when it is necessary.
You see that the condition of a sick person worsens. Do not be anxious, but close your eyes and speak:“ Take care of everything.“ I tell you, I will take care.
Concern, restlessness and the desire to think of the consequences of a matter are counter to surrender.
It is like the impetuousness of children who demand that their mother takes care of their needs, but they want to take over themselves and thus disturb the work of their mother with their ideas and whims. Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away by the flow of My graces; close your eyes and let Me do the work; close your eyes and take away your thoughts from the future as you would do with a temptation. Rest in Me, believe in My goodness and, by My love, when you say to Me in such a state of mind:“ Take care of everything!“, I will fully take care, I will comfort you, I will deliver you, I will guide you.
And if I have to lead you on a path different from the one you see, I will instruct you, I will carry you on My arms, because there is no more powerful medicine than the intervention of My love. I only take over when you close your eyes.
Your are sleepless, you want to appraise everything, investigate into everything, think of everything and thus rely on human power or – even worse – on men by trusting in their intervention. This is what hampers My words and My intentions. Oh, how much I long for your surrender to Me to present you with My gifts, and how much do I grieve seeing you so anxious!
Satan tries to do exactly this: to make you anxious, remove you from My protection and make you fully rely on human initiatives. Instead, only trust in Me, rest in Me, and surrender to Me in everything. I work miracles to the proportion of your full surrender to me and complete distrust in you. I give treasures of graces when you are in utter poverty!
If you have your own resources, even only a few, or if you seek them, you are at the natural level and thus follow the natural course of things, which is so often disturbed by Satan. No person of reason, no philosopher has ever performed a miracle, not even among the Saints. Only he who surrenders to God will do divine work.
When you see that things become even more complicated, speak with the closed eyes of your soul:“Jesus, take care of everything!“ and take your mind off those things because your mind is sharp... and for you it is difficult to see the evil and trust in Me by putting your mind off yourself. Do this for all your needs. All of you, do this, and you will see big, continuous and silent miracles. I will take care. I assure you.
Always pray in this attitude of surrender
.... and you shall have great peace and great fruits, even when I give you the grace of sacrifice, of atonement and of love which imposes suffering. Does it seem impossible to you? Close your eyes and speak with all your soul:“Jesus take care of everything,.“ Don’t be afraid. I will take care. And you will praise My name by humbling yourself. None of your prayers can equal an act of trusting surrender; bear this in mind. There is no novena more powerful than this:
„Oh Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!“
This text was written by the Italian priest Don Dolindo Ruotolo (born on October 6, 1882 in Naples , died on November 19, 1970 in the call of holiness). Dolindo was the fifth child out of eleven children and experienced a very hard childhood as his parents separated. He also struggled with health issues.
He was ordained at the young age of 23. He lived and worked in Naples for most of his life, sometimes facing great difficulties. Again and again he was accused of heresy, transferred for disciplinary reasons, but later on he was rehabilitated. Apart from his pastoral work he was also active as a writer: This beloved Servant of God was the author of 33 volumes including commentaries on the Holy Scripture as well as different works on asceticism and mysticism and many other writings. A beatification process has been initiated for him.
3rd Decade: see 1st Decade
4th Decade: see 2nd Decade
5th Decade: see 1st Decade
In Conclusion: Our Father is prayed.
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