The Simplicity that Comforts
(From the Hermitage of Mary on February 18th, 2014)
The winds, the sunlight – all continues to warm and refresh the land – it is being cleansed by the coming of spring, as the winter passes through the land with its moisture – the waters of life – and the little soul has warmed and refreshed with the land – the snows are melting – the ground is exposed to light and the refreshing winds that blow their life giving graces to the elements that await that “newness of life”.
There is no hope so Hopeful as HIM who is our Beloved and Blessed HOPE – no mere words can describe His Mercy-Love toward us sinners. The Word became Flesh – we beheld His Glory – the Glory of the Only Begotten of the Father full of Grace and Peace.
We are silent before Him in our simplicity – and the only expression is perfect silence in this newness of Life expressed in Him alone – for the Light shines in Him, evermore shining brightly in this darkness wherein we find our being. The still and the small Voice within – in its Silence and Simplicity – this Voice comforts more deeply that all the voices of men whose hearts are darkened through unbelief within the solitude of their own darkness.
Our Comfort is to know the Simplicity the Light always overcomes the darkness that surrounds – the Word of the LORD in our Comfort through the Spirit of the LORD. For the entrance of God’s Word gives Light – understanding to the simple.
O, JESUS – First Love
So many find it so difficult to believe GOD is able to Help – because they spend too much time relying on their own help – that less than helpful help that helps itself imperfectly! Our true Help is the LORD – our Creator. Our Blessed Hope is not in our self – our false self – but our Blessed Hope is JESUS! GOD alone!
BE-ing Quiet, we hear His Voice
(February 24th, 2014 from the Hermitage of Mary)
When we refuse to go into the silence with GOD – when we refuse the solitude that is always present in His Person – when we try and do not fully TRUST – when we fail ourselves and do not trust in the LORD with all our heart and we do not lean to our own understanding – and when we do not in all our ways acknowledge Him — – as our Beloved One cannot direct our pathway to HIM – in Him alone! This does not mean that GOD is unable – He is always able – but He does not violate our free will to bless us when we refuse His blessings.
Look into My eyes, dear one – look deeply and listen to My Voice that speaks to your soul in the stillness of the cold and dark night of your soul – I AM your Savior – I AM your Redeemer that Sanctifies you wholly.
Are you weary of trying so hard and trusting so little? In your refusal to trust Him fully in the “quies” – we do not hear His Voice. O my, how easily it is to not hear the Voice of our Savior and LORD. O Savior GOD – how long will we relish the noise over the Voice that comes in the silence? How long – this trying so hard and trusting so little? How long, this “sloppy” service that severs itself from silence and solitude?
BE quiet, then dear one, and listen to His Voice in the silence – and serve Him as true sons in Love with Him.
(February 24th, 2014 at 0001 from the hermitage of Mary)
Dear one – we are called to become in Him so heavenly minded that – Christ-Minded-ness that we are only some earthly good for Him. We cannot be of any use to Him in the heavens or on the earth, IF we take no time to BE holy unto Jesus – for GOD has said: “Be Holy, for I Am Holy.” Therefore, we separate in Christ Jesus to BE with Him much in body, soul and spirit – there to hear His Voice in the silence and the solitude – then, we are empowered to become His witnesses in the midst of our sojourning in the outskirts of Babylon.
Come out from her my children – do not be partakers in her ways – be holy unto the LORD who Loves you.
Sorrow before the Sun Light
(February 26th, 2014 at 1100 in the morning at the Hermitage of Mary)
The Sun’s Light drifts across the room this morning, like the dial of a clock – like the ticking clock it moves in its clockwork fashion and now warms the little soul who sits it its bright warmth – it is golden – this Light – the rays its heat bring Life to the sorrowful soul that sits in the silence and solitude of this Hermitage of Mary in that assurance of the Blessed One of Perfect Love’s Embrace – the silence of the hands and arms of GOD surrounding him – but invisible to the natural eyes – silent to the natural ear.
It is QUIET – the Sun’s Light is like the Son’s Light that Lights every man that comes into the world. WE rejoice to know His Touch – the Gentle Touch of Jesus – the Touch that is not harsh or “pushy” but draws us closer to the Sacred Heart by LOVE – Perfect Love that casts out fear! This Touch is subtle but verily it is Real – it does not “let go” – but calls upon us to “let go” of our distractions – our little “antichrists” in order to cling to the warmth of the Light of GOD alone like Mary in the Garden Tomb, seeking her Master – “Rabboni”.
There is no more sorrow in this Light – there is only the tears that come with the newness of Life – that Blessedness – that JOY that comes in the morning of His Presence – the Morning of Perfect Love.
The One Thing that we Lack
Dear one, we lack only one thing that seems to be lacking with more and more frequency as the times grow darker. I have sensed it – it is something that causes the little soul to weep over much – that is LOVE. I sense that humanity is refusing to LOVE – preferring evil over the Good of GOD alone – refusing compassion – even much human kindness – preferring to let LOVE be an abstraction – a thing for the weak souls – something abandoned – from the way the police treat the powerless – to the ways in which the governments of the world believe themselves to be the centers of their own universes.
Dear one, in GOD alone – through Christ Jesus alone – we see what the Spirit tells us, O, dear one – O, listen to His Voice, for the times are drawing closer that no one will be listening any longer – for those in power will do unloving things to the Lovers of GOD:
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vain glory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abides forever.”
JESUS asks us with Peter, the apostle – Do you Love Me?
Many have and will come in a final form as the “instead of Christ” as the Holy Scriptures say to us… (Cf John 2: 15-18)
We have been warned dear one.
Prayer for Peace
(From the Hermitage of Mary on February 23rd, 2014)
WE pray for Peace – when there is no Peace for the ungodly souls seek their own ways – they do not seek Him who is our Peace – Him who is the Way, the Truth and the Life – yet, we pray for Peace through the Divine Mercy of GOD to bring the cessation of the chaos in order to give weak souls the chance to repent and with true contrition come to know Him who is our Peace. WE pray that we might come to Faith and Trust in Him who is our Prince of Peace – our coming King and LORD over all things – our True KING the LORD Jesus Christ!
(Why do we not seek HIM who is our PEACE? Is it because we do not believe in Him – believing His Word – for Great Peace have they that Love GOD’s Law – nothing shall offend them.)
O, my GOD – when will we see this Peace reigning in our midst? O, Jesus alone – our City of Peace (Our True Jerusalem) –the City of Peace –now, we must look to Him who is our Peace – and thus a remnant will be saved by the Holy One who was born the Prince of Peace.
O, come Emmanuel – GOD with us – O, come and BE our Peace O, King of kings and LORD of lords.
LORD GOD, how long?
(AS long as we forget the Name above every other name in the heavens and the earth – that is How long? – when we look to the Name wherein is our Salvation – our True Peace – then and only then – then, in that Day of the LORD – His Peace will reign – when all has been made Righteousness through the Sun of Righteousness that descends with healing in its wings, as the prophet Malachi has proclaimed. Then, shall the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped – then Peace will come, when the hearts of men have been transformed – then (in that Day) the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the LORD as the waters cover the seas.
Then, dear one – only then – but, until then – Great Peace have they that Love GOD’s LAW – and nothing shall offend them – and what is this Law? It is the LAW of LOVE.)
Letting Go Quietly with His LOVE
(February 25th, 2014 at 0001 from the hermitage of Mary)
WE are all learning to let go of the things that distract us from our Beloved LORD – our Savior GOD – the One who CARES for us! O, the silliness of the things we hold onto – such wood, hay and stubble – these things that will be burned in the purgatorial fires (Cf. I Corinthians 3)
St. Nikolai said:
“For a long time the junk accumulated within you has been in need of a bonfire. The bonfire will last a long time, because the old junk within you has rotted.” (Prayers by the Lake by St. Nikolai Velemirovich)
Let us, dear one – let us rid ourselves of this junk that we hold onto – those things we need to cart to the feet of Jesus to the bonfire – our cares – those anxiety things that come and distract us from Jesus’ Face. Let this One become our Focus, the Face of Jesus.
“Casting all your cares upon Him for He cares for you.” (I Peter 5:7)
The things of Life – the old man – the things of the false self –these things bring anxiety – but when we cast them at the feet of Jesus and do not pick them up again – then they have time to burn thoroughly – and these things are turned to ashes – like the ashes of Ash Wednesday – and the mark of their burning is upon our foreheads to remind us of JESUS and His Work on our behalf – O, dear one – remember the fires of the bonfire that will come when we see Him.
In the QUIET with GOD alone – Find His LOVE and Let Go of all that is not LOVE – hold all things loosely – casting the anxieties – for ALL is HIS not yours or mine!
- Coming into His Presence
- There is a Loving Touch from GOD,
- Revealing much to His little clod of sod
- That sits below the loftiness of Heaven’s Light –
- The Touch of GOD that comes with Might
- And certitude in warmth and tender Power.
- I am a little one, a little more than nothing
- And with ears of Faith – hear Heaven’s ringing
- Voices in song and lofty psalms proclaiming Life
- In Jesus our coming King in Brightest LIGHT
- His Glory to fill the earth as waters cover sea.
- I sit alone in silence, for you have put me here
- Alone with GOD the Blessed Comforter – So near
- Is He who proceeds from Father and the Son
- To BE with us and finally in Jesus make us one –
- The Glory is revealed in the Present Tense what is to BE revealed!
- What can this little less than something say to you?
- What is it that we have not been given our view
- That is not already from you, O Beloved One?
- Everything we see and touch shows to us your Son
- As gifts of Divine Love, like rays of Sun that come in the morning!
- All we know is around us – we bask now in His Presence.
- We count our blessings in Him who is our Present.
- Our Blessed First LOVE who Presently Programs
- For us a Place in the New Jerusalem – but, is near
- In this Present He is making intimate His Hermitage Within.
Abba Anthony the repentant sinner