And everyone who has left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children or land for the sake of My Name will be repaid a hundred times over, and also inherit eternal life (Mt 19:29).
Give Him everything. It is time. Give Him everything without the slightest hesitation: everything you are and everything you are not; everything you have and everything you have not, down to the slightest thing. The Almighty and incomparable Father will supply and repay you like none other. He will repay you with a joy beyond description and He will give you His very own Self.
Yes, the Father will give you Himself and everything that is His in the entire universe, including His only-begotten Son in like (but not identical) manner to how He had given Him to the Virgin Mary – the coming of the Kingdom. Give yourself to the Heavenly Father, therefore, no matter who you are; no matter where you are. Give yourself to Him without fear, from the bottom of your heart. You can never lose, you can only gain.
To be a child of God means to be an adoptive member of the Divine Family.
When we become children of the living God by taking steps to rediscover our true heritage and giving the Almighty Father ourfiat with sincerity of heart, in essence and in fact, we become adoptive members of the Divine Family. The Family – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and, yes, even the Mother* – take us in. They take us into Their Hearts and envelop us in Their bosom, showering us with all we need to become gods by grace (2 P 1:4; Ps 82:6). (more…)
“Thy Kingdom come:” how beautiful and profound are those three words in the Lord’s prayer. Inherently, though some are still unaware of this, those three words of Jesus Christ, which He taught us to say daily, mean that we are asking our beautiful Father to come and live in us as we live in Him. This as wherever there is the Almighty Father there is the Kingdom, because the Father Himself is the Kingdom and provides the kingdom for His faithful children to enjoy. Ergo “Thy Kingdom come” is the coming and reigning of the Divine Will on earth.
God the Father is the Almighty Creator, the Alpha and Omega of the universe. Yet His softness is remarkable and tenderness unmistakeable in His intimate daily dealings with His children. Soft – a softness and tenderness unmatched elsewhere – can be said to best describe our Father within the function of His Paternality and Parentality. Gently caressing, infinitely loving and firmly (more…)
God our Almighty Father – Infinite Love in Persona – desires our hearts, our love. What are we going to do? Are we ready to open up to Him, so that He can welcome us into His Divine Heart with unbridled joy? Or are we going to keep on living as we are, with no changes at all? What is it going to be?
“The Spirit reaches the depths of everything, even the depths of God. After all, the depths of a man can only be known by his own spirit, not by any other man, and in the same way the depths of God can only be known by the Spirit of God. Now instead of the spirit of the world, we have receive the Spirit that comes from God, to teach us to understand the gifts that He has given us. Therefore we (more…)
Those who have not seen this light have not seen God: for God is Light (Symeon the New Theologian)
“Divine love descends from above as a fire over a sacrifice passively laying on a mountain peak or on an altar before the unseen God. Then divine love can ravish it that it might by itself go beyond the curtains of darkness which hide God from men . . . The mind which no longer sees even itself (more…)
“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God” (Mt 5:8)
When the global Illumination of Consciences occurs, for those who embrace its resultant graces, we will be purified and illuminated fully in the heart of our souls (John of Damascus), resulting in our becoming true “participants and communicants in Your light and divinity” (Symeon the New Theologian) – partakers of the divine nature (2 P 1:4) truly adoring the Father in Spirit and (more…)
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa O.F.M. Cap., the Preacher to the Papal Household and noted theologian, on the lack of and need for the Feast Day of God the Father, in the liturgical calendar of the universal Church
“It’s sad that in the whole liturgical year there isn’t a feast dedicated to the Father, that in the whole Missal there isn’t even a votive Mass in His honor. Come to think of it, it’s very strange; there (more…)
“The wolf will live with the sheep and the leopard will lie down with the kid; and a calf, a lion whelp and a fatling will walk together, and a young child will lead them. A cow and bear will graze and their young will lie down together; and a lion, like cattle, will eat hay. A suckling will play by a viper’s hole and a newly weaned child will stretch his hand toward an adder’s lair. They will neither injure (more…)
We were not originally created by God our Father simply to be human beings, as we commonly understand the term. Our Father created us in His image, to attain His likeness, so that we could become actual partakers of His own nature through grace, for “All things of [God’s] divine power which appertain to life and godliness are given to us, through the knowledge of Him who has called (more…)
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 (more…)
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 (more…)
“God permits Himself to be seen face-to-face, not in enigmas . . . He becomes attached to those worthy as is a soul to its body, to its own members; that He unites Himself to them to the extent of dwelling completely in them, so that they too dwell entirely in Him, that ‘through the Son, the Spirit is poured out in abundance on us’ . . . [Thus] God allows Himself to be seen according to (more…)
Everything that Our glorious Father has is ours, for the taking, if we are willing to ask Him for it while living in Him – while living in His Divine Heart and Will. Our Father is infinitely rich: He has everything, He owns everything. But do we, in reality, want the infinite riches of Our Father, even though many of us ceaselessly claim to be heirs to His Kingdom? Our Father wants to give us (more…)
Divine joy is the essence of life and yet we do not want it, we push it away. How can we live if we are not in God? We may be physiologically alive but, in reality, we have no life within us, for we do not have the Life Who Is God. Love is the key that opens the door to Heaven. Yet we neither want life, nor do we want love. What, therefore, do we really want? Despair, misery and death? Is this (more…)
When the heart of our souls, the nous, has been re-opened to the Presence of God the Father, through our acceptance of the illumination of the soul, at times we will literally start feeling our Father interiorly caressing our souls, in the very core of our beings: precisely through the heart of our souls. With great gentleness and tenderness, we will (more…)
“God made His Son man so that just as He comes to rest, as God, in the loving bosom of the Father (Jn 1:18), so as Man, He, and together with Him, all who are gathered in communion with Him, can also rest in God” (Staniloae, D. 1994. The experience of God: Revelation and knowledge of the Triune God, p. 71).
“How precious is Your loving kindness, O God! and the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They will be inebriated with the fatness of Your house; and You will make them drink of the torrent of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light. O continue Your loving kindness unto (more…)
We have been created in the Image and Likeness of God. However, through both the sin of our First Parents and our ongoing sinfulness, we have proceeded to lose a lot of our likeness. Let us, therefore, work to recapture as much as possible of the likeness that we have lost, in terms of our open cooperation with grace, so that the Holy Spirit will find us ready to welcome His abundance fully during the forthcoming era of Peace.
The utmost desire of the Divine Heart of God our Father is that we wholeheartedly accept Him to live with us, in intimate union with each and every single one of His children on earth, all the days of our lives. Our Father’s greatest and, so far, largely unsatiated desire is that He comes to live, walk, and rest in us, as He originally (more…)
The vision of the Divine Light, that is, “The full vision of the divinity having become perceptible in the uncreated Light, in its deifying grace, is ‘the mystery of the eighth day;’ it belongs to the future age. However those who are worthy of it attain the sight of ‘the Kingdom of God come with power’ (Mk 9:1) in this life, as the three apostles saw it on Mount Tabor” (Lossky, In the image and likeness of God, pp. 59-60).
The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Part 4 – More Evidence Supporting the Icon and Devotion to the Divine Heart
Below is more evidence supporting and shedding more light on both the icon and the Devotion to the Divine Heart of God the Father. The following statements below are taken from Seeing with the eyes of the soul (St Andrews Productions, 2009). Reportedly, these (more…)
God the Almighty Father is infinite Joy: joy that, the kind of which we generally experience here on earth, pales woefully in comparison. In fact, the joy that we experience down here is not even the minutest shadow of what He Is. For Our Father is sheer Joy by nature. (more…)