All He wants is love

All He wants is to be loved. That is all God our Father ever wanted from us. Nothing else. Yet we continue encountering difficulty – for some, great difficulty – in doing this. Why? Why close our hearts to Love? Can there possibly be anything or anyone greater than Love Himself? Why are we cheating ourselves out of love? For that is, in essence and fact, what we are doing.  Continue reading “All He wants is love”

How do we draw upon the Father’s strength? – Response to a question

The question was posed, “How do we draw upon the Father’s strength?” The answer is simple: invite Him with genuineness to be your Father and open your hearts unconditionally to Him. If you cannot presently do the latter, for some reason or another, ask God the Father for all the graces necessary to become able to do so and the Father will give them to you with great joy. Turn your lives over to Continue reading “How do we draw upon the Father’s strength? – Response to a question”

Description of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God – 3

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER

The Virgin Mary sings

You stood at the right archway of my dining room late that weekday evening, once again without your crown; wearing your white, floor-length mantle with its blue ribbon traveling inside its borders. This time you came as the joyful Mother at work. Singing an incredibly beautiful albeit unknown song with boundless joy, happiness and love on your petite face, your luxuriously melodious and tonal singing made me feel as though liquid love was suddenly being drained all over me. It was as though Heaven itself was being poured out. No earthly voice or song can, in fact, compare to yours, as your infinitely sweet song was the song of joy of the Holy Trinity mediated through your deified body.  Continue reading “Description of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God – 3”

Description of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God – 2

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER

The Virgin Mary, evil spirits and the Sacrament of Confession

You came out of your large statue which lies right above the tabernacle in the church which bears your name, when I was unknowingly surrounded by some evil spirits that Saturday afternoon while awaiting my turn in line to go to confession. I was already nervous at being there despite the priest-confessor being very good and thorough, kind and gentle, as it was only the second time I was attending after not having been for a significant period of time. Sitting in the pew waiting, I was hoping against hope that the person before me would get their confession over and done with, so that I could get in and out as quickly as possible. I had purposely sat at the end of the pew so if I felt I could not make it, I would be able to leave easily – hopefully unnoticed and without disturbing other people.  Continue reading “Description of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God – 2”

A very real example of how God our Father works

“O HaShem, You have enticed me and I have let myself be enticed; You have overpowered me and have prevailed. I am a daily laughing-stock, everybody’s butt. Each time I speak the word, I have to howl and proclaim, ‘Violence and ruin!’ The word of HaShem has meant for me insult, derision, all day long. I used to say, ‘I will not think about Him, I will not speak in His Name any more.’ Then there Continue reading “A very real example of how God our Father works”

Description of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God – 1

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER

Our Lady of LongmeadowYou came that weekday morning in response to my question, “Is this church a (spiritually) safe place to be in?” A question I had been repeatedly but silently asking myself when I decided to return to the Church, after having attended Mass in some neighboring churches but in which heterodoxy and illicitness were both prevalent to some degree or another and unashamedly passed off as the new norm.

There you, the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God – given to me by your Son when you were at the foot of His Cross and by the Father’s Divine Will, to be also my Mother as the Mother of all mankind – suddenly stood, in the main aisle of the church; at the fifth pew from the Continue reading “Description of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God – 1”

Appropriateness of Devotion to God the Father

Devotion to God our Almighty Father: Appropriateness and doctrinal value

“In John’s Gospel, Jesus, in His conversation with the Samaritan woman, announces a new devotion: ‘The hour is coming and now is, when the true adorers shall adore the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father also seeks such to adore him’” (Jn 4:23; Galot, 1999).

“Devotion to the Father began with Jesus. How can it not be ours too? . . . For how many Christians is the Father, today, a living person? . . . [Meanwhile] preachers and spiritual directors who have spread it, have pointed out with joy the profound effects of purification and sanctification which it brings forth in souls. It seems as though there is a special grace attached to it. Why? Continue reading “Appropriateness of Devotion to God the Father”

Loving Our Father – Thought for the day

We love Him, we pray to Him, we complain and gripe endlessly to Him, we ask Him for help in many of our daily situations. But how many of us actually sing to God the Father out of heartfelt love for Him? Our Almighty Father loves hearing us sing softly to Him, praising and worshiping Him, telling Him of our love for Him, with the wholeness of our hearts. Moreover, we do not even need to do this Continue reading “Loving Our Father – Thought for the day”

On God the Father – 1 – Living in Him, in Spirit and in Truth

God the Father, uncircumscribed and uncreated, is “always good by nature, so He is always generative by nature . . . [He] represents all paternity and only paternity in relation to a unique Son, who represents all sonship and only sonship in relation to the Father . . . [Thus] when we think of Him as Father and call Him Father, He is understood exclusively as Father and He is related totally Continue reading “On God the Father – 1 – Living in Him, in Spirit and in Truth”

The true meaning of living in the Era of Peace

How shall we be living in the era of peace, after the great Chastisement has been fulfilled? Unlike for many, if not most, of us living presently in the era of the flesh, during the era of peace we will be living thoroughly spiritualized lives – lives we cannot even begin to conceive of, right now – because the said era will, in effect, be the era of the Reign of the Father, in the intensely Eucharistic  Continue reading “The true meaning of living in the Era of Peace”

The Parental Love of the Father

You picked me up from among the dead and plunged me deeply into Your Divine Heart. You did not delegate the job of finding me, but descended from Your throne to search for me Yourself. With intense solicitude and love, You nestled me closely while purifying me thoroughly. So that You could then reside within me, with the Fullness of Your divine Life. You took me gently under Your most holy  Continue reading “The Parental Love of the Father”

To Our Father – the Divine Light

“Bless Yahweh, my soul, Yahweh, my God, how great You are! Clothed in majesty and splendor, wearing the light as a robe! You stretch out the heavens like a tent, build Your palace on the waters above, making the clouds Your chariot, gliding on the wings of the wind, appointing the winds Your messengers, Continue reading “To Our Father – the Divine Light”