On God the Father’s Divine Heart – 2

“A Father’s Bosom is a fit and becoming seat for a Son” – Basil the Great, in (1997) On the Holy Spirit. Westwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press.

 

On God the Father’s Divine Heart – 1

“Alone begotten of God, in a way peculiar to Himself, from the womb of His own Heart – even as the Father Himself testifies, ‘My Heart says He has emitted my most excellent Word'” – Tertullian, Willis, J.R. (2002). The teachings of the Church Fathers, pp. 172-173. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press.

 

The simplicity of the Father

He just wants to be loved with genuineness from our hearts. No more, no less. That is all the Almighty Father has ever wanted. 

Where in Scripture is the Heart of the Father? – Response to a question

The question was posed, “Where in Scripture does it talk about the Heart of the Father?” The answer was already posted early last year, so it is herewith reposted as follows:

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 in in the New Testament (Bovenmars, 1991). Many of these references exist in all three major sources of Scripture as shown below: namely, 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:  Continue reading “Where in Scripture is the Heart of the Father? – Response to a question”

Fidelity – The key to the Father’s Heart

Fidelity in Christ is the key which opens the door to our Almighty Father’s Heart, as He is unable to resist the pleas and supplications of those who remain faithful to Him, especially when under duress. Love Him, therefore, above all else. Put His Will  before yours and ask Him for the grace of perseverance to retain your spiritual integrity. He will give you this grace without fail, as it Continue reading “Fidelity – The key to the Father’s Heart”

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 Jesus Christ – 3

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER

The Walking Furnace of Love

You came that Tuesday morning in church, when I was alone with You in the Blessed Sacrament after everyone left during Eucharistic adoration. You came in response both to your Mother’s request and to prove me wrong.

The day before I had directly challenged your Mother, the Virgin Mary, to prove that what She repeatedly said throughout the centuries all over the globe was true: namely, that we are not orphans in an indifferent world. Among other things, I said to Her, “Prove it to me or I will not believe it!” Despite everything which had transpired until then – all Your graces and visits by Your Family – I still harbored doubts about this particular issue. Continue reading “Description of Jesus Christ – 3”

Description of Jesus Christ – 2

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER

“Here, this is your Brother. If you want Him, He is yours” (God the Father, 2010).

You came that late Tuesday night in the bedroom after appearing next to the Heavenly Father’s Presence, while the Virgin Mary stood in front of both You and me as the demons fled. A pair of demons attempted to rip my heart out physically from the left side, pulling at it with great hatred and vengeance with what passed for their hands. The pain, fright and terror were atrocious. I screamed interiorly for help and Your Mother appeared in front of me once again clothed in white. She swept Her large mantle toward the demons with Her right hand, making them flee with rapidity and high-pitched shrieks. As Our Lady continued covering me with Her mantle while I attempted to recover from the shock of what transpired, the Father descended behind me with His Presence and said: “Do not move. You need Us right now.”  Continue reading “Description of Jesus Christ – 2”

Infinite Love waits

God our Father waits for us to return to Him, to live in His divine bosom – Infinite and tender Love forever; where Christ Himself lives. Who would not want that? Yet many of us – so many of us – do not want to return, to both our Father and our God, because we prefer doing things our own way, as though we are completely sufficient unto ourselves. A myth if ever there was one. How long, Continue reading “Infinite Love waits”

Waiting in the Upper Room – 2 – Thought for the day

It is in the quiet, the stillness and the silence, that we can enter into the Upper Room of the heart of our souls, to meet God our Almighty Father. But our ability to enter effectively enter into the Upper Room depends upon the degree to which we allow ourselves to become purified, by accepting with all our hearts our Father’s graces.

Worshipping the Father in Spirit and in Truth – 5 – Becoming partakers of the divine nature

The process

The following aptly describes the process by which we become capable of worshipping God the Father in Spirit and in Truth (cf. Jn 4:23-24), as He so longingly and longstandingly desires:

“God descends to man in two senses, although simultaneously. By one descent He places in us an activity of divine love for Him, by the other He opens Himself up before our love, which is from Continue reading “Worshipping the Father in Spirit and in Truth – 5 – Becoming partakers of the divine nature”

Repay evil with love – Thought for the day

Whenever evil befalls you, no matter its kind, intensity and viciousness, repay it with love – love with all your heart, mind, strength and soul – because love is the greatest weapon we have, in our battle for the good. Evil is cowardly, it cannot stand an ounce of love. Hence, when we love with all our strength, no matter how much we may be hurting, evil has no choice but to flee and end, truncated Continue reading “Repay evil with love – Thought for the day”