Here is the answer to this question provided by Saint Augustine:
Delight in Him from whom you have received everything that delights you. In that I do not include sin, for sin is the one thing that you do not receive from Him. With that one exception, everything you have comes from Him.
To the Pachamama-believers / wannabes / revisionists:
Everything you have comes from God. Not from ‘Mother Earth.’ You are deeply insulting the Father and Creator of all – the Heavenly Father – by claiming that Pachamama gives you providence.
Pachamama is not just “Mother Earth.” The literal translation of Pachamama is “World Mother.”
Who is your real Mother – Mother Earth or Our Lady?
Who did Christ give to John (Jn 19:27) as our Mother?
Answer these questions for yourself and you will know in your heart of hearts what you truly believe.
They have no knowledge those who carry about their wooden idols, and keep on praying to a god that cannot save. There is no other god besides Me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is no one besides Me (Is 45: 20-21).
Pachamama is neither “neutral” nor “inculturation.” It is the sacrificial goddess of Machu Picchu, the new female version of the ever-ancient Ba’al.
If you venerate or worship Pachamama, especially with the ‘prayer’ shown to the left, you are committing idolatry and violating the First Commandment.
Pachamama is a material object that cannot fulfill any requests made to it. Only the One, True God can answer your prayers; the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Nothing else can, no matter how much you try.
There is one Mother: the Virgin Mary, Mother of God. The Queen of heaven and earth by God’s explicit will. She is second only to the Holy Trinity.
The earth is not “a mother” and can never be a mother, no matter how much it sustains us. It does not and cannot “have a feminine face,” because the earth is a material object, not a person.
That is reality.
There is one Creator: God the Father. Him, we worship and adore, with every fiber of our being, through His Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit. No one else do we give absolute worship; only the Most Holy Trinity.
We give relative worship to the icons of God and His saints. No one else do we give this kind of worship.
The earth, created and given to us by God to live on and sustain us, is not God. It is not even a god. It deserves care. Being a material object, not a Divine Person, it has no entitlement to relative worship or absolute worship.
To loudly and proudly proclaim that, in 25 years, you have never baptized an indigenous person who is formally unbaptized, and would not do so if asked, is to loudly and proudly proclaim that (1) you believe such souls belong to you (they do not) and (2) you believe none of them deserve to have restored within them the likeness of God (who are you to judge?).
True cultural and colonial oppression.
The following words of Christ, the Lord, apply:
You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to (Mt 23:13).
Saint Michael the Archangel: Leo XIII and Consecration Prayers to the Great Defender contains within it Pope Leo XIII’s prayer to the Archangel Michael as originally released in the Raccolta (1930) by Benzinger Bros., with the approved (1902) supplement. Included in the book is also the English translation of the long-form consecration prayer to Saint Michael as said at the Celestial Basilica of Monte Gargano, Italy.
“You shall not have strange gods before Me.
“You shall not make for yourself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. You shall not adore them, nor serve them: I am the Lord your God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me: And showing mercy unto thousands to them that love Me and keep My commandments” (Ex. 20:1-2).
The question was asked, “Is Hell just for demons?” The brief answer is a definitive “no.” Hell is not just for the Devil and his demons, but also for people who die in unrepentant mortal sin. Hell is not a metaphor as so many like to make it out to be in our present times, neither is ‘hell on earth’ the real Hell.
The question has been asked, “What is spiritual inheritance?” Here is a brief and uncomplicated response.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God (Jn 1:12-13).
As human beings, we were made by God, for God. The Father is the Creator. He owns everything that exists in the universe. Riches and graces are His that are unimaginable to the human mind. Chief among these are everlasting order, peace, love, joy and happiness, the quality and quantity of which cannot be conceived.
When we decide to become His children, a choice made freely through the exercise of our free will, we become heirs to everything God has. Just as His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, possesses everything the Almighty Father has, so do we enrich ourselves even from this earthly life when we decide to accept the Creator as our own Father. We receive His protection and blessings in ways beyond comprehension or worldly explanation, and upon our passing, we come to enjoy the infinitely loving Father Himself in all His glory.
The Heart of God the Father in Christianity is indicated by 27 specific references in Sacred Scripture (Bartolo-Abela, 2012), with 26 of these references being in the Old Testament, whereas one of the references is in the New Testament (Bovenmars, 1991). Many of these references exist in all three major sources of Scripture including the Septuagint (LXX), the Masoretic text and the Latin Vulgate. A few of the references could be considered doubtful because of their presence in only one of the aforementioned sources.
The 27 references in Scripture which speak about the Heart of the Father are:
- Gn 6:6-7 (Vulgate, LXX);
- Gn 8:21 (Masoretic);
- Jb 7:17 (Vulgate, Masoretic);
- Jb 9:4 (Vulgate, Masoretic);
- Jb 10:11-13 (Vulgate, Masoretic);
- Ps 32:11 (Vulgate) / 33:11 (LXX, Masoretic);
- Ps 77:70-72 (Vulgate, Masoretic) / 78:70-72 (LXX);
- Is 63:4 (Vulgate, Masoretic);
- Jer 3:14-15 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
- Jer 7:30-31 (Vulgate, LXX);
- Jer 19:5 (LXX);
- Jer 23:20 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
- Jer 30:24 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
- Jer 32:35 (Vulgate);
- Jer 32:41 (Vulgate, Masoretic) / 39:41 (LXX);
- Jer 44:21 (Vulgate) / 51:21 (LXX);
- Lam 3:33 (LXX);
- Ez 28:2 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
- Hos 11:8-9 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
- 1 Chr 17:19 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
- 2 Chr 7:16 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
- 1 Kgs 2:35 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
- 1 Kgs 13:14 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
- 2 Kgs 7:21 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
- 3 Kgs 9:3 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
- 4 Kgs 10:30 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
- Acts 13:22 (Vulgate).
- Bartolo-Abela, M. (2012). The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Apologia and Canon. East Longmeadow, MA: Apostolate of the Divine Heart.
- Bovenmars, J. G. (1991). Biblical spirituality of the heart. New York: Alba House.
Consecrate people who have lost their faith to the Heavenly Father. He will take care of things in His own time and according to their readiness to welcome Him back into their hearts. He always intervenes even though you may remain unaware about it.