Chapter 11

Charity

The Master had taught me, and still teaches me, to give to charities. And practicing charity is difficult! We are afraid, afraid of the social pressure because few people give, afraid of the other, afraid of ourselves.

Practicing charity is also look at our inner self in the mirror, face to face: suppose you were in that being's shoes sitting down in the street, what would you want us to do for you?

Practicing charity is learning how to love, regarding the other as another self, as a friend, for you might have been in his shoes and who knows, perhaps that in one century or two, when you come back on earth, you will really be in his shoes.

A despaired woman in the subway took the plunge, 'Give me, give me something.' General disregard. On walking out of the subway, these words sounded as a revelation. I saw myself, I too, every morning, saying the Pater Noster, 'Give us today our daily bread.'
Practicing charity is also being aware that you too, as I am, are beggars... beggars of eternity!

Practicing charity is also looking at our inner self, living in the present state. You have to be very alert when practicing charity for a lot of invisible things appear into the visible!!!
One day a beggar asked for a coin. I clearly felt my heart enclosing itself as if giving 2 euros was going to tear out my heart and to ruin me. Once this experience over, I was distressed. I have the systematic reflex to question myself, as much as it is granted to me by Heaven. Heaven wanted to pass on a teaching to me. Indeed, but which one? I then remembered my requests in my chapelets of such and such a thing. What I asked Christ was much more than a 2 euro coin, and yet He gave it to me, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7)
So much still remained to be done!

Few Christians believe in reincarnation. The Master told you it is true and written in the Gospel. We have had, according to the Master, thousands of past lives, hence by inference thousands of fathers, thousands of mothers, thousands of brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, different families, wholehearted friends and enemies. And if that being who begs was one of our former close relatives, a very dear person at that time. Maybe yes, maybe no... but when in doubt...

Above all practicing charity is bringing joy to the other, to the one that you do not know. We have to experience charity to gradually understand what Christ did for us. He got rid of everything through an unconditional love that we call the Passion. He set an example and asked us to follow Him on the path!

The Master adds, "The Light is the science; whoever has charity has the Light." (30/11/1893)

"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25-40)