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 Your divine look has penetrated my heart
All my gifts are too little, it is my soul itself
That I must offer You, oh very loving Savior!...
 
25 JESUS
 
Yes, it is your heart that I desire
Unto that I have lowered Myself.
The heavens and their infinite glory
I wanted to leave, for you.
 
26 SAINT MARTHA, looking at Mary Magdalene
 
Why, divine Savior, have You given
Such great praise of Mary to Simon the Leper?
It seems to me, oh my God, that in all her life
You had to have counted more than one stormy day.
 
27 JESUS
 
I knew how to understand the language
Of repentance and a broken heart.
She loves more
To whom more has been forgiven!....
 
28 MARTHA
 
Oh! how astonished I am that it is so!
Because You, Lord, have kept me from falling,
You have protected my life since its dawn
For such great kindness, mustn't I love?... 
 
 

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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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And your God in the Homeland
Will show His gratitude.

 38 MARTHA 

What, then, oh my God, is the great reward,
That I can hope for after all my works?
I don't deserve anything, but I still think
That You will fill me with Your new blessings.
 
39 JESUS
 
In Heaven, My glory will be yours
And all My possessions will be yours.
Honor comparable to no other
You will call Me your spouse !....
 
40 MARTHA
 
Since after this life You will be my portion
The crown of honor of my virginity
Ah! I would like to fly to the Celestial shore
 Already to contemplate You in Your majesty.
 
41 JESUS
 
Soon on the eternal shore
Singing the new canticle
You will see My immortal glory
And you will follow the Lamb everywhere!... 
 

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