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29 JESUS
 
It is very true that a pure soul,
The masterpiece of My love,
Must without measure
Love Me and always bless Me.
  
30 MARTHA
 
Ah! You know well that I have cherished since childhood
The precious treasure of virginity.
This thought, Lord, is a delight
That thrills me and makes my heart happy.
 
31 JESUS
 
You have charmed Me since childhood
By your great purity,
But if you have innocence
Magdalene has humility!....
 
32 MARTHA
 
I see the truth, oh good Master whom I love
You always know how to teach me with gentleness.
I no longer want to esteem myself.
Humility pleases You. I want to practice it.
 
33 JESUS
 
You understand the great mystery
Which made Me descend to these places
Yes, the hidden life is dearer
Than all the glory of the Heavens.
 
34 MARTHA
 
Jesus, to delight You, I want all my life
To despise honors and human glory,
While working for You I will imitate Mary
Seeking only Your divine gaze.
 
35 JESUS
 
Thus, you will save souls
And will attract them toward me,
You will carry My flames very far
With the torch of faith.
 
36 MARTHA
 
Your voice, sweet Jesus, is a melody
Which delights us with love, inflaming our hearts.
Remain therefore with us, oh, I beg You
Remain here always, my kind Savior.
 
37 JESUS
I am happy at Bethany
I will stay here often
 
 

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