“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 Continue reading “How Our Father manifests Himself – Patristics”
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 Continue reading “Everything He has is ours – Thought for the day”
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 Continue reading “Our refusal of divine Life, Love and Joy”
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 Continue reading “Illumination and the heart of our souls – The gentle caress of the Father”
“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 Continue reading “The sweetness of God – Thought for the day”
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 Continue reading “The utmost desire of Our Father’s Divine Heart”
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 Continue reading “The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father – 23”
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. Continue reading “Infinite Joy – 4”
The eternal Life, the eternal Love; eternal Light and eternal Bliss. Our One, True and only God. Our Father forever, our Father in eternity, regardless of whether we accept Him as such or not, in our daily lives. No other god compares, no other idol comes Continue reading “Our One, True and Only God”