“I Am all simplicity. Love Me simply.
When you think about Me, feeling sorry at not being able to do better, you love Me.
When you act rather from duty than from inclination, you love Me.
When you belittle yourself in your own eyes and before others, you love Me.
When you want to pray and you deplore the distractions that make your thoughts wander, you love Me.
When you hunt for words without being able to express your desires, you love Me.
When you forgive a wounding remark; when you give pleasure for the sake of giving Me pleasure; when you cease to think of yourself in order to try to reach Me; when you attempt to leave everything as though it were the day of your death; when in thought you join the angels and saints, like one who arrives ahead of time; and when in the evening you welcome your tomorrow morning that will unite us, you love Me.
It’s all very different from what you thought you ought to do in order to love Me. Oh, My child, simplify yourself sweetly in My Presence, your love wide-awake. You know very well that I am always there.”