One day as I was kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament, the Church faded out and I saw banks of white clouds, then Our Lord coming toward me carrying a huge dark cross. He was bent beneath the weight.
Our Lord had on a dark red cloak, His adorable head was crowned with thorns, bleeding. The blood had matted His hair, and His eyes were filled with tears. He stopped next to me. The cross lifted by itself and stood up straight. I looked at Our Lord and asked, “For me?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “But, my Beloved, it is too heavy!” But Our Lord said, “accept this cross out of love for Me and I will give you in return a love beyond the knowledge and imagination of men.”
This grace, like the previous ones, concerns Dorothy’s vocation as a victim soul. In this grace Our Lord speaks to Dorothy and presents her with a huge cross which represents the totality of heroic suffering which she would undergo at Our Lord’s request until the end of her life on earth. The immensity of the cross frightens Dorothy. Her immediate reaction is much like that of Our Lord to the chalice of suffering presented to him in the Garden of Gethsemane. However, her Beloved – confident of Dorothy’s heroic trust, humility and generosity – promises her a love beyond the imagination and knowledge of men if she accepts to suffer with Him. Our Lord is never out-done in generosity.