586 There Is Simply No Place for God in Man’s Heart
1 Humanity imagines Me to be omniscient and the God Himself who grants all pleas. Most therefore come before Me only to seek God’s help, not owing to a desire to know Me. When in the throes of illness, men urgently plead My aid. When in adversity, they confide their difficulties to Me with all their might the better to shed their suffering. Yet not a single human being has been able to also love Me whilst in comfort. Not a single person has reached out in their time of peace and happiness that I might partake of their joy. When their little family is happy and well, men already cast Me aside or shut the door on Me, prohibiting Me from entering, and thus enjoying the family’s blessed happiness.
2 The human mind is too narrow, too narrow even to hold a God as loving, merciful, and approachable as I. How many times was I rejected by men in their time of joyous laughter; how many times was I leaned upon as a crutch by men as they stumbled; how many times was I forced into the role of doctor by men suffering illness. How cruel is mankind! Utterly unreasonable and immoral. Not even the feelings that humans are supposedly equipped with can be perceived in them. They are almost completely devoid of any trace of humanity. Ponder the past and compare it to the present. Are changes taking place within you? Is less of that past at play in the present? Or has that past yet to be replaced?
Adapted from “Chapter 14” of God’s Words to the Entire Universe
in The Word Appears in the Flesh