On God the Father’s Divine Heart – 4

“Return to that most loving Heart of your Father, which is full of love and mercy for you, which will receive you home, heaping upon you blessings. Return, you transgressors, to the Heart, ‘which means to My Heart that is all yours, since I have given it entirely to you'” – Saint Eudes, in Milcent, P. (1963). Saint John Eudes, p. 130. Glasgow: John S. Burns and Sons.

On God the Father’s Divine Heart – 3

“The Son lives by the Father, because He is the Word given forth from the Heart of the Father, because He comes forth from the Father, because He is begotten of the bowels of the Father, because the Father is the fountain and root of the Son’s being” – Saint Ambrose, in Willis, J.R. (2002). The teachings of the Church Fathers, p. 185. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press.

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 pierced Heart of the Father – 2

We have pierced His Divine Heart with our sins. But, above all, with our ongoing refusal to return to Him. What is it going to take, for us to realize the extent to which we have pierced our Father’s tender Heart? He loves and grieves, precisely because He loves with an intensity you cannot begin to conceive. When are we going to console our Father, soothe the grief in the very Core of Continue reading “The pierced Heart of the Father – 2”

Drawing on our Almighty Father’s strength

Drawing on God our Father’s strength, we can surmount any and all obstacles that are thrown our way, in this our pilgrim journey back home to Him; our Homeland, the Core of His Divine Heart. But if we fail to draw on our Father’s strength – if we attempt to do things independently in our daily lives because we are adults – we will not make it, no matter how much we may attempt to delude  Continue reading “Drawing on our Almighty Father’s strength”

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”

The Father, the Son, and the Spirit in the Icon of the Divine Heart – 2

“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).