Fatima. Letter of Lucia to Goncalves (1940-12-01)
People which had vow their lives to Christ, should be devoted servants of God (bishops, priests, monks). In reality they do not sacrifice themself to God.
They only pretend to live for God, in fact, they are prospering in this world to live for pleasure.
There are real servants of God, who are sacrificing earthly blessings for God's sake. There are those, who, like Christ, are offering self sacrifices to God.
In the Letter of December 1, 1940 Sister Lucia wrote to Father Goncalves:
… the Hearts of Our Good Lord and Our Good Heavenly Mother are sad and grieved. Portugal in its majority does not correspond either to Their graces or love. They (the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary) frequently complain about the sinful life of the majority of the people, even of those who call themselves practising Catholics.
But above all, He complains very much about the lukewarm, indifferent and extremely comfortable life of the majority of the priests and members of religious congregations. The number of souls He meets through sacrifice and the inner life of love is extremely small and limited.
These confidences lacerate my heart mainly because I am one of those unfaithful souls. Our Lord never ceases to show me the mountain of my imperfections, which I recognize with immense confusion…
Nevertheless, Our Lord goes on communicating with my soul. He seems concerned about the destiny of some countries and wishes to save Portugal, but she is guilty too.