THE THREE DAYS IN THE TEMPLE

Conversations of the twelve year old Jesus

 
Jacob Lorber's epilogue. My servant's remark.


 

January 13 1860

 
 
O
LORD, before all else I, a poor sinner, thank You for this magnificent and sublime communication of grace that never existed before and of which I and then also the whole world, am unworthy! But as You gave us, along with it, such supremely great and undeserved grace, o consent also to bless us, so that we may, filled with pure faith, love You in return with all our heart. Through that, forgive us our many weaknesses. Make us strong in all love for You and our poor brethren, and let us ever refresh the hearts of the afflicted and starving brethren in Your most holy name. And, o Lord, from now on, in Your great love, remember me, Your poor servant upon earth, and accept my most fervent gratitude for all the undeserved benefits that You most graciously ever gave me. O allow also my blessing upon the numerous poor and needy and afflicted ones, and upon all Your true friends and my benefactors to be effectively united with Your blessings in Your most holy name!
 
 
To You alone all honor, and all our love in all eternity, and Your most holy will be done!
 
 
In deepest contrition, your servant, most unworthy of Your grace.
 
 
Remark: As to the then procurator Cornelius, he was actually secretly in Jerusalem although he was supposed to be at Tyre for the sake of his business. For the Romans of prominent position were clever people and often tested their subordinate officials by apparently taking a journey, and meanwhile giving up their authority to another. And this was also the case on the occasion of the boys' examination in Jerusalem. The Roman commissioner of examination therefore did not know anything of the secret presence of Cornelius, but Joseph knew about it through an inner inspiration, and had therefore secretly gone to him, and had also received from him that for which he had asked. And thus it also happened that Cornelius, in a good disguise, heard all the discussions in the temple himself, whilst the commissioner believed him to be in Tyre, and could therefore make mention of him as of one who was absent.
 
 
Jacob Lorber