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Dear child, your Fa­ther has put you in charge of your heart. And as the master of this do­main, you want to keep it as pure, open and close to Me as pos­si­ble. That’s your num­ber one job in this life.

You are a mem­ber of many com­mu­ni­ties. And of­ten, as you’ve found, peo­ple in a given com­mu­nity don’t cul­ti­vate the same heart for re­spon­si­bil­ity as you have. If you think of each com­mu­nity as a house, you al­ways have a de­ci­sion to make: Does this com­mu­nity con­trib­ute or take away from the cul­ti­va­tion of the pu­rity of my heart?

When you find that the hearts of the ma­jor­ity of the com­mu­nity are far away from yours, it’s not worth shar­ing your­self with them. You must move away. Some­times this will be the case. When you find a com­mu­nity where your heart is at home, but oc­ca­sion­ally some­one drops the ball, sim­ply for­give and con­tinue on.

One ad­di­tional cau­tion: Try not to make an idol out of con­sci­en­tious­ness. As ad­mirable as that qual­ity is, it does not trump an open heart. Con­sci­en­tious­ness is not a god or a stan­dard by which you should harshly judge oth­ers.

Come to Me now and rest in Me in love. Send Me your love and feel your spirit lift and dance in joy. Spend five min­utes sim­ply be­ing with Me. Work is good and ded­i­ca­tion is im­por­tant, but joy­ful re­joic­ing with Me and the Holy Spirit and your Fa­ther is even bet­ter.

“If the house is wor­thy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not wor­thy, let your peace re­turn to you.”

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