I AM not like that
(February 26th, 2014 at 1015 from the Hermitage of Mary)
“Come unto Me all that labor and are weighted down and I will give you Rest.” The burden that I gave to you dear one is not as heavy as the burdens that you have made for yourself – the burdens of the world, the flesh and the devil – these are placed upon you out of evil – no dear one I AM not like them – I do not weigh you down with things that you cannot bear.
Are you crying my son – my daughter? I AM weeping with you – for I AM with you – I AM never against you, when you are seeking Me – I understand your sorrows, for I have come down and dwell now in the midst of your sorrows – I AM the Man of sorrows – the Man acquainted with grief – take My yoke upon you and learn of Me – for I AM meek and lowly – and you shall find Rest – true Rest – true Quiet – you shall find then in Me Rest for your soul.
See, then, I AM not like those “other gods” that exact the toll upon you that takes away your life – I AM the Way, the Truth and the LIFE – I bring you to My Father in Heaven – the Spirit bears witness of Me to your soul. Come – taste and see. Are you thirsty dear one? And, then, as you come to the waters that you cherish here in the present — come then to the Water of Life.
“Come unto Me all that labor and are weighted down and I will give you Rest.”
Newness of Life in Christ
(February 24th, 2014 from the Hermitage of Mary)
St. Paul wrote to the Church at Rome:
“Now to him that works, the reward is not reckoned according to grace, but according to debt. But to him that works not, yet believeth in him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is reputed to justice, according to the purpose of the grace of God. As David also terms the blessedness of a man, to whom God reputes justice without works: Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.” (Romans 4: 4-7 Douay-Rheims)
Dear one, GOD is working for our Salvation through the working of Christ Jesus. The New Law is Loving GOD and one another – this is all through the Spirit of the Living GOD – not a matter of trying in the energy of the flesh to keep the letter of the Law (which is Good) – but, it is not by our might, nor by our power, but through the Holy Spirit!
Thanks be to GOD!
Perfect and continual union with GOD’s will becomes perfectly free through His Mercifully Present Power – linked directly to the tasting and seeing that He, like the Water of Life that is Pure – is Sweet and Good – and we out of LOVE for GOD serve Him because we Love Him – knowing that GOD Himself is Love! We respond according to the Power of the Blessed Holy Spirit – Loving GOD – this is the Obedience of Faith.
You see, true Faith unfeigned is obedient to our Beloved Savior and LORD.
Faith walks with GOD.
O, my GOD – how easily we trust self-effort over trusting GOD alone – we lie to our Beloved One before we understand finally our nothingness. We discover finally your Infinite Truth – O, help us, for our Help is in GOD alone. I do not know myself – but, I know my Beloved – and I know my Beloved knows me – remembering my frame – the dust that I am – the needy one that stands before bowed low the Mighty One that is the Supplier of all our needs. O, Jesus, your Supreme Majesty – I am yours – the nothing that I am seeks the Great I AM that you are! O Perfect LOVE – come and take the little soul and make him your very own.
O, GOD – BE Mercy toward us all and bring us all to the Cross one by one and as a people of your very own – bring us to the Cross that we might fully see Jesus alone and follow our Beloved Risen LORD fully as true sons and daughters of the Father, as the Holy Spirit guides us in Christ and His Church.
So many are my failures
(January 20th, 2014 at 2000 in the evening at the Hermitage of Mary)
Mary, my mother – pray for the little soul – my failures before my LORD Jesus Christ are many – and I am ashamed of them – ashamed that I have failed our GOD, the Son, the Father and GOD the Holy Spirit – alas, the pelican has no voice but the voice that is silence in his solitude – I am alone with GOD – the cold – the icy snow – fields of snow – awaiting another snow that will fall and add to the snows now present – showers of blessings – awaiting the Mercy-drops of GOD – the tears no longer ice, as when “Jesus wept” – and to know this once more – that we all might be touched in our infirmities and sense His Presence fully – to be fully transformed – ah, the wish – the desire.
O, dear Savior – how I feel so inadequate – I can speak for no other than myself – so inadequate to the tasks you have given me – so many failures – more now than I can even count – devastating awareness of how little I am in GOD – satisfied that GOD alone is Enough – happily awaiting, yet will some dread – but happily awaiting the Perfect Love that casts fully away this dread – the fear of man that is a snare.
O, my GOD, do not cast me away – O, my GOD receive this sinner and cast away his sins that they might be seen and heard from no more – O, for the “no more” times to come, when “no more” will we have these failures come to mind – O, I do so long for the “no more” of Eternity with GOD alone.
O, Jesus, Majesty – Son of GOD – Be our Mercy – dear Savior and LORD.
In the Person of the Son
(March 1st, 2014 from the Motherhouse)
GOD has called each of us into a “Person-al” relationship with the Son of GOD – and we are never called as an “island” unto our self – “no man is an island.” (wrote John Donne)
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
Or of thine own were:
Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee
We are called as Christians to serve GOD as children of GOD through Faith in Christ Jesus – and to serve one another by LOVING GOD and LOVING one another! We are called to serve GOD and one another through LOVE.
Some souls have a definite calling to monastic Life in Christ within a monastic community – the vast majority though in Christ are called to monastic Life in Christ, but within the context of the Church’s Fellowship, as the writer to the Hebrews says:
“And let us consider one another, to provoke unto charity and to good works: Not forsaking our assembly, as some are accustomed; but comforting one another and so much the more as you see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10: 24, 25)
Let us remember that Jesus established His Church – He invites us to share in the Communion of the Church, for the sake of His LOVE and LOVING one another.
Dear one, we do not judge here – but, we do discern much in these times of trial. We will be responsible to Jesus when we see Him face to face – We are called to listen to His Voice and obey His calling for us – a Personal relationship in the Person of Christ who brings us to the Father – and in our relationship to one another in the Church.
Let us remember, dear friend – “My sheep hear My Voice and I know them – and they follow Me.”
The Focus of the Ministry in the End Times
The spirituality of the desert fathers is timely – it accents the threefold necessity of Silence, Solitude and Unceasing Prayer for the servant of God in these last days. We cannot afford to forget these three things, as we see the enemy of our soul crowding into our time and space to bring about the consummation of this age as the leaders of this world see themselves as the “centers of their own universe” – caring little about the pains they cause in the lives of others. Dear one – GOD sees the mechanisms of these so called “leaders” and He will be the Judge. Trust HIM – forget the leaders of this passing age. We are only called to “be subject” to them – never to worship their gigantic egos.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean to your own understanding – but, in all your ways acknowledge HIM and He shall direct your paths!
Jesus spoke of the times wherein we find ourselves, when He spoke to His disciples on the Mount of Olives. Here is the application we sense for our times:
And when he was sitting on mount Olivet, the disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell us when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the world?
The world does not know the mysteries of GOD – but the child of GOD has these things revealed to us through the Holy Scriptures – the Spirit Himself bears witness to us that we are the children of GOD – and we know what is revealed to the Church, because we have ears to hear and eyes to see what the Spirit is saying to the Churches (Revelation chapters 2-3)
And Jesus answering, said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you:
For many will come in my name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many.
And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places:
Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows.
Dear one, we are not deceived – mankind cannot bring Peace to this world, for the world – there is no Peace for the ungodly. The world cannot have Peace – for Great Peace have they who Love GOD’s Law – nothing shall offend them – but, there is no Peace, says GOD for the ungodly. We see this is Psalms 1 and 2, if we take time to read and meditate upon those Psalms carefully. The world is headed toward the Judgment of GOD.
We see the world’s leaders acting in egocentric Pride (with a capital “P”) – and there is no end for now to the depths of that depraved Pride for men who seek to set themselves up as little “gods” of this present age under the terrible ego of the “god of this age” – the enemy of our souls.
Dear one, take heed and look to JESUS and take no time to look to the men who desire your worship “instead of Christ” who is the only One Worthy of Worship (Revelation 4).
We are seeing (as we have been seeing for 1000 years) “the beginnings of sorrows.”
Rejoice, we have martyrdom as our Grace.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.
We are graced with this Mercy from GOD – sharing in the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus – nevertheless, we Live – and this Life we Live in Christ Jesus, we Live by Faith in the Son of GOD – Him who gave His Life for you and me that we might have Life in Him more abundantly.
There is a “cost to discipleship” though dear one – and that cost is that we take up our cross and follow Him also – lay aside this life with its fluff – and follow Him who has Risen from the death and darkness – and offers to us the newness of Life in His Person.
O, the sadness –
And then shall many be scandalized: and shall betray one another: and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many.
And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold.
But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom, shall be preached in the whole world, for a testimony to all nations, and then shall the consummation come. (Matthew’s Gospel 3: 3-14)
Even if we are marginalized by false brethren – take heart – for JESUS is our True Brother – Jesus is our True King – Jesus the Son of GOD is our Enough – He Lives and has given Himself for us – that we might come to BE and BECOME in Him the people of GOD – for no man is an island dear one – we are all part of the Body of Christ Jesus in the Church through that Holy Baptism and Faith that brings us into the family of GOD.
Praise BE to YOU O, LORD JESUS CHRIST!
The little soul is at Peace in the Rest that He has given to him – Blessed Be His Name Forever and ever, for Jesus alone is Worthy, amen and amen.
Walking by Faith and Never by What we See
(March 2nd, 2014 from the Motherhouse of Mary in the Wilderness)
We walk by Faith and never it seems by sight – GOD moves in mysterious ways – He is working when we are fretting – and our fretting is silliness, when we look back in the wake of His Provision over and above all we have fretted about in the Way wherein we walked with Him. O, Jesus, how silly have been the fears of this little soul, when you have provided for all our needs according to your riches in Glory through Christ Jesus! My GOD and my All – you are rich in Mercy – and I am so weak in my frailty – for we have not seen what you have been showing all along the Way that you are, dear GOD.
Dear one, we have heard of Enoch who walked with GOD.
We have heard about him, but do we really understand what he is about as an application of Godly Faith in the Presence of Jesus. He is mentioned as an example in the great chapter on Faith in the Epistle to the Hebrews.
“By faith Henoch was translated, that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had testimony that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that comes to God, must believe that he is, and is a rewarder to them that seek Him.” (Hebrews 11: 5, 6)
You see, dear one, FAITH has real Substance – and it is always in and through the Person of Christ Jesus – it is the Witness of the Holy Church and the Holy Scriptures. We walk by Faith like Enoch (Henoch) who walked with GOD. Now, many of us will see death – but we shall all be translated in the end, when we are Resurrected in the Last Day, when we hear His Voice and like Lazarus are Raised to Glory with a re-newed body that is not incorruptible.
Said Saint Paul:
“Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall all indeed rise again: but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall rise again incorruptible: and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption; and this mortal must put on immortality. And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory.” (I Corinthians 15: 51-54)
Dear one, if this is so (and it is) how is it that we can doubt GOD’s Graces to care for us in the Present times. We do not see now the Resurrection – but we do see it in the future (as we term it) – and yet it is as good as present for us now in the Presence of the Son of GOD; and he cannot lie, for His holy Apostle, St. Paul has spoken the words of the Holy Spirit, dear one. We do not see this now with our eyes – however, we see JESUS our Resurrection and Life – we see Him who is the Way, the Truth and the Life – and He brings us to the Father, as Enoch walked with GOD – and he was translated that he might not see death.
Dear friend, GOD desires that we also be translated that we might never see death again – though it is appointed unto men once to die and after this the Judgment.
O, our GOD – we know the Word of the LORD that says – “…without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that comes to God, must believe that he is, and is a rewarder to them that seek Him.” Grant to us, dear Savior – Grant to us the Grace in your Mercy to have a deepening Faith like Enoch who walked with GOD and now is with GOD for all eternity.
Grant that we might fully trust in GOD alone in the present and see with our hearts the Provision of GOD in all things now and for eternity – as we walk with GOD by Faith in the Grace wherein we stand.
May GOD be praised forever through Christ our LORD and Redeemer.
Many times we fail to see with our spiritual eyes the clear evidence of GOD’s Providential Care for us in His Graces bestowed – we fail to thank Him – even when gratitude is something He desires – for Love desires our Best always – and gratitude is evidence within a creature that we recognize the Best He has provided in His LOVE. In the same manner we do not hear Him well, when He speaks to us – and He speaks to us all the time in the silence and the solitude of His Presence.
We do not need to say anything – in fact it is best when we do not say anything – but simply turn our hearts in LOVE to Him – responding to Jesus with the Father in the fruitfulness of the Holy Spirit’s LOVE within our little soul. We acknowledge that GOD Gives to us all that we need and He withholds from us nothing that we need – do we see and hear this? GOD always provides for our every need and does not ever (not) provide for all that we do need.
My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in Glory through Christ Jesus, said an apostle of Christ. We know this, because we know that GOD is our Creator – the Giver of all good gifts – and He never gives to us what we do not need, because He is the Good Heavenly Father forever. O, dear one, He gives infinitely more than any puerile government is able to give – for they have only what they have been given by GOD as well.
O, dear one, the little soul is so weary from listening to the noises of men who make a great statement about themselves to be the “all in all” in fulfillment of our needs. It is never the case – for they take more than they ever give – when will humanity awaken to the Reality of GOD’s Loving Mercy – His Provision in Grace toward us sinners – His Being Enough for us?
I am sad inside with the “sadness of GOD” – the Joy that senses sadness – a deep sadness that longs for humanity to turn to Jesus and see Him and hear His Word.
But, dear one, humanity races on its own ways toward destruction – wars and rumors of war – nation against nations – people against peoples – vitriol and selfishness reign for a little longer – but JOY in Christ Jesus comes in the Morning.
For now, we Rest in His Presence and sense the Wonderful Person that is, when we know that GOD so loved the world (mankind) that He GAVE His only begotten SON.
GOD calls us – do we not see Him and hear Him calling?
GOD speaks in the darkest of nights
Awakened in the long night dear one, we must always trust in GOD alone – for the Voice speaks in the night (inaudibly, but to the recesses of the soul), “Trust in the LORD with all your heart – lean not to your own understanding – in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your pathway.” But, more internally does our Beloved speak to the soul – “My GOD shall supply all your needs according to His Riches in Christ Jesus.”
The world goes its ways – GOD calls us into His Way – the Truth speaks to us – the Life is given and makes us LIVE in Him alone in Communion with the Church, which is His Body.
My GOD, why do we ever worry?
Why do we fret?
What is it about us that make us such feeble stuff to have such anxieties about His provision for us, when He is our Provision Himself?
In the darkest of nights your Voice is heard, as you speak to the innermost being of our soul – and your Voice is never silenced, but carries itself in every recess of this silence and solitude wherein we Live: as we pray without ceasing to your Majesty, our Beloved who never leaves us, nor do you forsake us, even unto the end of this present age – as ages of ages roll in time and space – and your Voice is heard in everything that has its being. O, Creator GOD – we are listening – the Voice that cries in the heart of solitude – the Prayer that continues without ceasing – the Love that does not let us go – O, Immensity of GOD – Glorious Mystery – you alone are Worthy – and we are listening – and your Voice whispers softly in this present darkness, as the Light is shining – shining to dispel its little moment in time and space with the Light – and GOD is speaking to us – have we ears to hear?
O, “blessed madness” that comes with knowing GOD, when the world cannot know our Beloved One. O, blessed Voice that speaks to the innermost being – O, Lovely Presence that is seen with the eyes of the heart! We cannot describe what the eyes of man cannot see to comprehend – for the language of Love dispels all rational thought – when the Voice speaks the Word of our LORD and He cries out within our heart and says – “GOD Come to our assistance – LORD, make haste to help us.”
We sit in silence alone, because He has placed us here.
We respond, “Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit – as it was in the beginning – it is NOW and EVER SHALL BE – world without end, amen.”
What GOD has prepared is in eternity prepared for us and will never end – He has put eternity in our hearts – GOD is our Provision – He cannot lie – He keeps His Promise – My GOD will supply all our needs according to His Riches in Glory through Christ Jesus! It is the Prayer of the Heart that cries out in this night – the darkness is dispelling quietly around us – the Love of GOD dispels the fear – that dread – He cleanses from all sin – His Mercy endures forever.
In Scete a brother went to Abba Moses to ask a word. And the old man said to him: “Go and sit in your cell, and your cell will teach you everything.”
It is true only when we take within the cell the Beloved in His Fullness and ponder the Word of the LORD within the cell with Jesus.
O, Jesus, your Majesty – stay with the little soul we are – and bring us into your Perfect Love.
Ash Wednesday reflection
We often look at others and think about how they ought to repent – this morning, beginning Lent, we look at ourselves and see we are the worst sinners around, when we condemn others and do not first see the sins in our self. Two stories are given in the desert fathers:
One day Abba Isaac went to a monastery. He saw a brother committing a sin and he condemned him. When he returned to the desert, an angel of the Lord came and stood in front of the door of his cell, and said, “I will not let you enter.” But he persisted by saying, “What is the matter?” And the angel replied, “God has sent me to ask you where you want to throw the guilty brother whom you have condemned.” Immediately he repented and said, “I have sinned, forgive me.” Then the angel said, “Get up, God has forgiven you. But from now on, be careful not to judge someone before God has done so.”
Amma Syncletica said: “Imitate the Publican and you will not be condemned with the Pharisee. Choose the meekness of Moses and you will find your heart which is a rock changed into a spring of water.”
Dear one now is the time when we all need to come to GOD in true contrition, forgetting the sins of others and seeing that Christ died for our sins – and seeing ourselves as though we were the only sinners in the whole of the universe.
Dear one, pray for one another.
A Blessed Ash Wednesday
In our Distress God Calls us – Psalm 120
A Song of degrees. In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
Dear one, we are surrounded by lies and liars – the world is filled with the children of the father of lies. But, we seen not fear them – they may kill the body that we inhabit – but these sad souls that are deceived by the evil one cannot kill the true self we are IN CHRIST – He is Victor over the world, the flesh and the devil!
May soul magnifies the LORD and my Spirit exalts GOD my Savior. Truly He has blessed us above all people – with Mary we are Blessed amongst all women – I speak as a member of the Bride of Christ, espoused to my Beloved (our Beloved One). We do not have long to wait for His Parousia – for it is much closer now than when the Apostles of the Lamb spoke of it – Blessed be the Beloved One we Desire that comes in the Name of the LORD.
These souls that transpire against the LORD and His Messiah are an enigma – they are spoken of in Psalm 2 –
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
We would do well to understand this speak of Christ (Messiah, the Anointed One) at His Parousia and now as He sits beside the Father. We know Him, dear one – and He is our Sufficiency – this One who Loves us as His very own people.
Yes, Kiss the Son…
Becoming Lovers of GOD
We waste too much time – it is all about Loving GOD with every fiber of our being, because GOD so loves us! We cannot even describe His Loving Kindness – His Divine Mercy to us – He has and does DEMONSTRATE this to us daily, as He has in the Holy Scriptures. Therefore, dear one – LOVE GOD and just get to know Him better and better – because He is Worthy of our adoration and Love – a Fruit of the Holy Spirit for us.
Just had this on my heart and had to proclaim some more before closing down in several hours.
Love you all… (for this comes forth from Loving GOD)… this Loving one another.
Becoming who we are in Jesus
A man is only truly a real man when that one becomes a son of GOD through Faith in Christ Jesus. The term applies to men and women – and dear one we speak of “man” generically, as it is stated in genesis 5:2 – “He created them male and female; and blessed them: and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.”
Dear one, GOD is Love – keep in mind today this passage about our duty as man to Love. GOD demonstrated what? He demonstrated His Love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ (His Son) died for us!
“If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; as I also have kept my Father’s commandments, and do abide in his Love.” (St. John 15:1)
Our Beloved is the Last Adam (Man) – in Christ Jesus we have become “new creations” – we are called to Live as Jesus Lived – and this Living is in Love.
There is so little commitment to Love GOD and to Love one another in the Way that Christ tells us to Love GOD and Love one another – sometimes Love must be very tough – for it must turn the “money changers’ tables” over in the Temple courts and release the animals for sacrifice, proclaiming that God’s House is not to be made into a den of thieves – and this is of course unappreciated by those exchanging things contrary to the Law of GOD. It may mean sitting beside a person that is fearful and perhaps dying without anyone else in the world – therefore, this is Love to BE that person’s side to be the Presence of Christ next to that abandoned one.
You can sense what is God’s direction for your Life in God’s Love.
Dear one, we are all given the will of GOD in differing formats. We abandon our self and abandon our self to doing the will of GOD – not merely speaking about this will. Isaiah says it succinctly about his generation that majored in externalities:
“ For they seek me from day to day, sad desire to know my ways, as a nation that hath done justice, and hath not forsaken the judgment of their God: they ask of me the judgments of justice: they are willing to approach to God. Why have we fasted, and thou hast not regarded: have we humbled our souls, and thou hast not taken notice? Behold in the day of your fast your own will is found, and you exact of all your debtors.”
GOD answers such externalities:
“Behold you fast for debates and strife. and strike with the fist wickedly. Do not fast as you have done until this day, to make your cry to be heard on high. Is this such a fast as I have chosen: for a man to afflict his soul for a day? is this it, to wind his head about like a circle, and to spread sackcloth and ashes? wilt thou call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the Lord? Is not this rather the fast that I have chosen? loose the bands of wickedness, undo the bundles that oppress, let them that are broken go free, and break asunder every burden. Deal thy bread to the hungry, and bring the needy and the harborless into thy house: when thou shalt see one naked, cover him, and despise not thy own flesh. Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thy health shall speedily arise, and thy justice shall go before thy face, end the glory of the Lord shall gather thee up.” (Isaiah 58: 2-8, Douay-Rheims)
There is more – but the space does not permit dear one – the Word of the LORD is to act and fulfill what He says in you and me. FAITH is the Substance of things hoped for – the evidence of things unseen. Each of us know internally what it is GOD really and truly wants us to DO – this will of the Father who sends each of us!
We are to become “reflections” of HIM – doers of the Word and not merely hearers. We speak to our self, dear one. This is a Lenten spiritual sense that ought to be resolved by Passion Week – prepared for Resurrection Day!
Becoming who we are in Christ Jesus in the end for us comes to mean that we are called and do walk in the Light as He is in the Light.
God bless you.
GOD is working in you
(Hermitage of Mary – Monday the 10th, 2014)
Dear soul, GOD is working in each of us – and we are called to work-out what GOD is working in each of us – His Salvation – His Sanctification – all for His Greater Glory and for what is BEST for you and me! It is all for the Love of Christ Jesus.
Dear friend, we are hurt so often in life – and as we go through life, we are placed through trials that are painful and joyful. We learn to trust GOD over others – what the Psalmist said in Psalm 118: 8, 9:
“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.”
How many times have we read this and found it to be true?
It is Best – GOD’s best to trust in GOD dear one – for only GOD is fully Trustworthy – for GOD always keeps His Promises – when He speaks, you and I can always count on His Word as the Truth!
Therefore, dear soul let us trust in GOD over all others.
(March 7th, 2014 from the Hermitage of Mary)
It is useless to worry – for when we worry we are showing ourselves and others how important this passing world is to us in our littleness. I suppose that it is “normal” to worry, because this is all we really know – for before we were born into being, we did not have knowledge of being anywhere. I am smiling, because we become foolish little souls that forget so easily that we are simply passing through the present age toward Zion’s Gate.
We prayed for a man today that we found out had passed on this last Saturday – and we knew nothing of his passing until we were told – we know so little dear one…so very little.
When we conjure up the memories of the past with anxiety – the anxiety is a limitable this for us to do in the Face of the Faith we ought to have as Christians. Dear one, there is nothing that you or I can do about the past – what is done is done. We can repent – we can declare how sorry we are – we can rejoice in the past – but it is the past!
Therefore, dear soul – we are called more and more to forget the things of the past (our sins) – confess them – be reconciled to GOD and one another – and to press forward to that prize of the “high calling” of GOD through Christ Jesus.
O, dear one – Jesus in the Present is our Divine Mercy. He calls each of us to BE and BECOME what is unique to our being. – as GOD has created us as His unique “new creations” in Christ Jesus (cf. II Corinthians 5: 17).
WE have this ministry that we have been given by Grace through Faith dear one.
Life is not so difficult, when we walk with GOD, as Enoch walked with GOD.
When we TRUST GOD – we are trusting Him who is our Creator – the One who Loves us. O, how much this little soul must learn – for we are seeking to trust in GOD with the whole heart, leaning not to his own understanding.
The Only Way
The only Way we will ever come to the place of Rest in GOD alone is to come to the realization and acceptance of our own sinfulness before our GOD – and to recognize and accept who and what we are and the Great Gift of GOD in the Person of the Son of GOD who Loves us and died for us and raises us to newness of Life, when we receive Him. We remember daily:
But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name. Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (The Gospel of St. John 1: 12-14)
The little soul rejoices in this Reality – Rests in the Resurrection that Receives this Gracious Person of the Son of GOD. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life – and no one comes to the Father but through Him. Let us listen to the Holy Spirit’s Voice in these end of days.
Abba Anthony the repentant sinner