GOD THE FATHER (2010-2013)

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“I want everyone to venerate My Divine Heart, because it is the Heart of a Father who loves His children with Infinite Love. Anyone who adores My Divine Heart atones for a multitude of sins. Console My Divine Heart and repair from your hearts (…) In this manner, peace – My Peace – will come on earth. Joy, Happiness, and Love will reign in the world once more.”

“My Divine Heart is the Heart of a Father Who loves His children to folly (…) a refuge for all men to come and rest in It, as a haven from the cares and burdens of the world (…) I desire to be loved, honored, worshipped, and venerated by all My children (…) Do not deny your Father this plea. I will accept anyone who comes to Me with a sincere heart.”

“This Devotion is in atonement for all the blasphemies committed against My Divine Heart (…) Many of the consequences of the Chastisement can be averted if (…you) pray sincerely and honestly to My Divine Heart. Whoever devoutly worships My Divine Heart pays Me homage, reparation for the tremendous agony and sorrow that I endure from My creation, due to the multitude of its sins. True reparation calms My Wrath and consoles My wounded Heart (…) Anyone who genuinely loves Me will console Me, otherwise he will be responsible for having let the fullness of My Wrath fall upon mankind.”

Note: The diptych, ecumenical, revealed icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts was written by Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A., according to the original pencil drawing of the Divine Heart. After completion, the icon was kept on the altar in the chapel of Saint Thomas of Villanova Friary (USA) for many liturgies. The icon was blessed by Fr. Cannuli both with a regular blessing and the Holy Eucharist. Presently, the icon of the Divine Heart is in S. Europe.

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The first betrayal – Thought for the day

Originally posted on THE DIVINE HEART OF GOD THE FATHER:

The first betrayal was not that of Jesus by his priest Judas Iscariot, although we tend to focus on this during our present times. Nor was it that of God the Father by Adam, when the latter sinned. The first betrayal was that of God our Father by Lucifer, who

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What’s the Father God? – Response to a question

The question was asked, “What’s the Father God?” The Father God, or as He is better known God the Father – Yhwh, Allah; the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; the God of Hagar and Ishmael – is not a what but a Who. God the Father is your Father and Creator, as He is my Father and Creator; the Father and Creator of all those who know Him and do not know Him, those who (more…)

On the icon of the Divine Heart

Why have we been given the icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father – an icon of a heart and Person generally invisible in nature, in comparison to the incarnate Son of God who visibly took on our humanity? Because “visible things in so far as they represent invisible things without shape so that in giving the visible things a physical shape, we can have a veiled knowledge of them . . . the mystery of the Trinity is reflected in the sun, its light and its rays” (Egon Sendler, 1988, The Icon: Image of the Invisible, p. 80).

The Heavenly Father and ourselves

“There comes a time in each person’s life when they have to become true worshippers of God the Father in Spirit and in truth. For indeed, these are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks to worship Him” (Fr. Francis E. Reilly, March 2014).

How hard is it to follow the Father?

How hard is it for humankind to follow the Father, as He so intensely desires – as He desired since the beginning of time? We only have to follow these with all their ramifications, with love in our hearts:

  1. You shall have no other gods but Me;
  2. Do not take My Name in vain;
  3. Keep holy the day of rest;
  4. Honor your parents;
  5. Do not kill;
  6. Do not commit adultery;
  7. Do not steal;
  8. Do not lie;
  9. Do not desire your neighbor’s wife/husband;
  10. Do not desire your neighbor’s goods.

Yet, we regularly fail in keeping at least some of these, because we keep on not allowing God Himself to come and live in our hearts.

For the people – The Purification

“Then Yahweh said to Jeremiah, ‘Go and buy an earthenware jug. Take some of the elders of the people and some priests with you. Go out towards the Valley of Ben-hinnom, as far as the entry of the Gate of the Potsherds. There proclaim the words I shall speak to you.

“You are to say, “Kings of Judah, citizens of Jerusalem! Listen to the word of Yahweh! Yahweh Sabaoth, the God of Israel, says this: I am bringing down such a disaster on this place that (more…)

NEW – Deification of Man in Christianity

Deification Front CoverDeification is the transformation of man into god through the grace of God. Predominant in the theology of Eastern Christianity, but marginalized and obscured in contemporary interpretations of the theology of Western Christianity, Bartolo-Abela explores how it is deification, not just salvation, that was and remains the intent of God for mankind, with deification occurring not solely in patria, but in via and in patria. This is an understanding of deification which has been largely lost and needs to be recovered in the Western Church.

Examining the works of the Church Fathers on both sides of the East-West divide in Christianity, Bartolo-Abela shows that rather than being restricted to the East, deification featured consistently in many theological works popular in the West, with (more…)

Meeting God the Father

“If you have not discerned that the eye of your mind has been opened,
And that it has seen the light;
If you have not perceived the sweetness of the Godhead;
If you have not been personally enlightened by the Holy Spirit . . .
If you have not sensed that your heart has been cleansed
And has shone with luminous reflections;
If, contrary to all expectation, you have not discovered the Christ within yourself;
If you have not been stupefied, at your vision of the divine beauty;
And have not become oblivious of human nature
When you saw yourself so totally transfigured . . .
Then tell me—how is it that you dare to make any statement at all about God?”

(Symeon the New Theologian, Hymn 21)

What happens when the Father is absent

When the Almighty Father is absent from the lives of the people and He withdraws from mankind because He is unwanted, all hell breaks loose on the face of the earth, as without the Father there can be no order since He is order in Himself. We are starting to see the consequences of the above in our time, our present world.

The apostolic mission

“He called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases, and He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. He said to them, ‘Take nothing for the journey: neither staff, nor haversack, nor bread, nor money; and let none of you take a spare tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there; and when you leave, let it be from there. As for those who do not welcome you, when you leave their town shake the dust from your feet as a sign to them.’ So they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the Good News and healing everywhere” (Lk 9:1-6).

 

The reality of sin

It has become fashionable, especially in this day and age, to speak as little as possible or not speak at all about sin. But sin is a daily reality in the life of each human being, regardless of whether they believe or not. It is true that when subjected with genuineness of heart to the cleansing action of the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, sin on our souls is washed away; remitted. But it is equally true, albeit very unfashionable to say bluntly, that sin which remains not repented of purchases for us nothing but justice, suffering and death.

What would You like me to do?

Do not be afraid to ask our Father, “What would You like me to do for You today?” He loves receiving such a question from us when it comes from the heart, because it opens us up to receiving His Will within us. Moreover, after you ask such a question with sincerity, joy and peace will fill your heart, your soul. And the rest of the day will never be the same again.

A lament

“You are just, O Lord, and all Your judgments are just, and Your ways mercy and truth and judgment. And now, O Lord, think of me and do not take revenge on my sins, neither remember my offences, nor those of my parents. For we have not obeyed Your commandments, therefore we are delivered to spoil and to captivity and death, and are made a fable and a reproach to all nations among which You have scattered us. And now, O Lord, great are Your judgments, because we have not done according to Your precepts and have not walked sincerely before You” (Tob 3:2-5).

The coming golden era

“For Judah rejoiced in the officiating priests and Levites. It was they who performed the liturgy of their God and the duties of purification – and the cantors and gatekeepers too – in accordance with the ordinances of David and his son, Solomon. For from ancient times, from the days of David and Asaph, there had been guilds of cantors and canticles of praise and thanksgiving to God” (Neh 12:44-46).

In praise to the Almighty Father

“HaShem is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? HaShem is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men came upon me to devour my flesh, even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell. Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise up against me, even then will my trust be firm.  (more…)