'When the heart is very sick, it makes even a robust person inactive. Thus, if the heart does not belong to Me, I do not know what to make of the soul, no matter how much she is adorned with virtues.'
(Christ to St. Consolata Betrone)
Quote Source and Recommended Reading:
'Jesus Appeals to the World'
by Lorenzo Sales (Author)
In Jesus Apeals to the World, Sr. Bertone gives us a glimpse of the love Jesus has for each one of us. There are some powerful messages from heaven that Jesus gave Sr. Bertone for all of us. A must read for those who wish to grow spiritually.
"It is the prerogative of the Church to pass a definite judgment on 'Jesus Appeals to the World' which is based on the writings of the Capuchin nun, Sister Consolata Betrone. It would be presumptuous for any person, even a priest, to judge this book. Here we are concerned with something that seems too beautiful, too luminous, too tied up with the spirit, to have originated here on earth. I realize that in saying this I have already expressed my own opinion of 'Jesus Appeals to the World'. There is too much humility in Sister Consolata for her to have deceived herself and have accepted as words spoken by Our Lord what might instead be mere figments of her imagination... There is so much clarity in the soul of this Religious that the words in which she relates the manifestations of the Beloved of her soul reflect the very brightness of heaven. There is so much love for Jesus in this seraphic spouse of His, a love founded upon sacrifice, on self-denial, on annihilation of her own ego, that it is for this reason a true and sincere love. It is not to be wondered at, therefore, that the Divine Spouse should have wished to makeuse of her for bringing His message of love to a world which loves Him so little."
(Rev. M. Venturini, FCJ)