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Chapter 17


17,1. So far it has been rather dark. Inside the hut, the light seems to increase and a pleasant dawn gradually banishes the darkness of night. This, of course, takes place only before the eyes of the bishop, as it is always the brightest, everlasting and unchangeable day for the Lord, as well as for the angel Peter.

17,2. The reason why it begins to dawn also for the bishop, is that love began to emerge in his heart because, through My mercy, he had, of his own free will, thrown out a lot of worldly filth and was still continuing the process.

17,3. After he will have had My bread of life as refreshment, I shall instruct him in his duties. However, it is understandable that this man must be very hungry, since he has never before tasted of this truly nourishing food.

17,4. Look how he eats one piece of bread after another, moved to tears!

17,5. (Bishop Martin): "Oh, my dearest friend and from now on my employer, how good it is to be with you. Accept my deepest gratitude, and pass it on through your pure heart to God, the Lord. For my tongue is ever unworthy of giving thanks to the Lord, being much too great a sinner before Him.

17,6. Thinking of the endless time of my hunger, thirst, and uninterrupted night, I want to thank the Lord with all my heart, that He allowed you to rescue and feed me so that I now feel like re- born. And look, it is getting lighter and lighter, like a morning in spring with the sun beginning to rise! Oh, how marvelous this place has now become!

17,7. My dear friend, and you too, my first guide, do give me some work now so that I might express my great love for you, at least with the work of my hands!"

17,8. (The Pilot): "Step outside the hut with us and there will be plenty of work for you. We are once more out of doors and on the seashore. Over there are the fishing nets. Go with the brother and Dl*ing them here to the boat. The sea is calm today and we shall have a good catch."

17,9. The two hurriedly fetch the nets and put them into the boat, and the bishop says happily: "What a pleasant job! I do like the sea like this, but it did look so terribly different when I was waiting on the crumbling shore of my failure.

17,10. But are there also fish in the spirit world? I never imagined this on earth!"

17,11. (The Pilot): "And what fish! You will be surprised, and the more so, because we are supposed to catch all the fish from this sea. But don't despair, we'll manage it. It is just a matter of patience and courage and great manly perseverance.

17,12. There will be many perils to overcome and often you will fear you are lost. In such moments, however, look at Me and do what I do, and everything will turn out in your favor. For every worthwhile act needs effort, patience and steady work! Now, let us untie the boat and put out to sea."

17,13. The two untie the vessel and an easterly wind carries it as swiftly as an arrow out to sea.

17,14. (Bishop Martin): "Oh, friends, it must be terribly deep here. The water looks quite black! Whatever would happen to us if the ship sank? "

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