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What is the divine will of God for mankind?

The question was asked, “What is the divine will of God for mankind?” A lot can be and has been said about this. But the succint answer is that none of us were created to live apart from our Heavenly Father. The Will of God is that all His children, all mankind, returns to live in His Divine Heart, so that true peace and His Kingdom can come on earth (Mt 6:10). This will fulfil Christ the Priest’s prayer to the Father, “May they all be one. Father, may they be one in Us as You are in Me and I am in You” (Jn 17:21).

How is God the Father if Jesus came from the Virgin Mary? – Response to a question

The question was asked, “How is God the Father if Jesus (Christ) came from the Virgin Mary?” The answer is simple and also refers to the previous post. Jesus Christ, the Eternal Word, was begotten by God the Father before any creature – human or otherwise – was created:

In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things came to be, not one thing had its being but through Him. All that came to be had life in Him and that life was the light of men (Jn 1:1-4).

Jesus was, in His divinity, in His Father’s Divine Heart before His human mother, the Virgin Mary was created in the flesh. In fact, in the very beginning there was God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (the Holy Trinity) – and silence. Nothing else; no one else. God the Father always was, is, and will be (more…)

Who is the Father of Jesus Christ? – Response to a question

God the Father2The question was asked, “Who is the Father of Jesus (Christ)?” The answer is simple. The Father of Jesus Christ is God the Father – Him who was, is and always will be; the Creator, the first Person of the Holy Trinity. God the Father is almighty, the Unbegotten who willed His own hypostasis and begot His only Son, Jesus – also God, the second Person of the Holy Trinity – from eternity. It is in the bosom, the Divine Heart of the Almighty Father that Jesus resides and has always resided since before the entire universe was created. It is to show us and enable us to know God the Father that Jesus came on earth in His humanity, as well as to redeem us and reconcile us with the beautiful Father who also becomes our Father when we are baptized. It is God the Father to whom Jesus points and leads us to, whenever we go to Him.

God the Father icon in Approaching the Divine – A Primer for Iconography

APPROACHING THE DIVINE FRONT COVERThe diptych ecumenical icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts has just been featured in the newly released book Approaching the Divine – A Primer for Iconography by the world-renowned iconographer and Villanova University professor of art, Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A. (Hope & Life Press, 2014). The icon is featured in the section Icons of God the Father. The icon had been written by Fr. Cannuli based upon the original pencil drawing of the Divine HeartApproaching the Divine is available in hardback, paperback and ebook editions.

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.

 

Are the Orthodox part of the Roman Catholics in the Book of Revelation?

The question was asked, “Are the Orthodox part of the Roman Catholics in the Book of Revelation?” In brief, the answer is a resounding “yes, of course!” I was surprised when I found the above question because the Book of Revelation does not pertain to a single denomination, no matter how much various denominations of one stripe or another may desire to hijack this part of Scripture – indeed, any part of Scripture, if we come to that – to accomodate their self-serving, self-righteous agendas. It is also not non-denominational as the term is currently understood, to be crystal clear.

What is presently happening in our world is a sifting – of those who truly desire the Triune (more…)

On God the Father – 2 – Why He made us

“Precisely because He is a Father and has a Son from eternity, God created a category of beings toward whom He could show a love like the one that exists between Him and His Son. He created beings whom He could raise up to love the Father as the Son does, to love the Son as a brother, and to love each other as brethren” (D. Staniloae, 2012, The Holy Trinity: In the beginning there was love, p. 39).

On God the Father – 1

“Being only Father, and the Father of an only Son, He wants us to think of Him only as united with the Son. He wants nothing but to have the Son with Him, in all His thoughts and feelings, in His whole existence. He does not want to feel alone in His divinity, and for this very reason He maintains His quality as Father, distinct from the Son, because He alone has the Son and only one Son” (D. Staniloae, 2012, The Holy Trinity: In the beginning there was love, p. 23).

The sacrifice of the Father

These days we tend to think of the birth of Christ, how He divested Himself from everything to come and be one with us, to restore us to life with God. But the Almighty Father sacrificed too. He stayed without His most beloved Son in the unimaginable closest of proximities for our sake, something which had never previously occurred, although He continued living in Him together with Their Spirit.

What does it mean to be a child of God?

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 our fiat 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…)

A call to those with a heart of flesh

For those of you who have a heart of flesh, not of stone or of granite:

Please make reparation to God our Father for the abandonment of His Son once again, exposed, in various chapels and churches. He is left there all alone, in the full nakedness of His sacred Body, with absolutely no one to keep Him company; no one in sight. His Eucharistic Heart of love is literally abandoned and no one cares. Those most dear to the Son’s Heart where this is happening do not listen: they refuse to listen. The indifference is great. No local processes work. Please make sincere reparation – no matter how small – from your hearts, for the abandonment in Gethsemane being repeated and inflicted once again without respite upon Jesus Christ, our Lord. Only grace will change hearts; nothing else. Thank you for heeding this call.

NEW RELEASE – A Voice Calling God’s People

AVoiceBookCoverThe Apostolate of the Divine Heart announces the publication of its latest book titled A Voice Calling God’s PeopleThe book is available globally in Kindle electronic edition from Amazon.

A Voice Calling God’s People is a call from the barren wilderness, a cry from the heart, to God’s own people, to return to Him who loved them, who was their first love and who is infinite love. This book was written during the vigil of Pentecost.

The beauty of the divine life

It is immensely beautiful to participate by grace in the divine life of the Most Holy Trinity. What intense love! What joy and happiness! It is literally a slice of heaven on earth and who in their right mind does not want a piece of that? But the thing is, the offer to participate in the Divine Family life is not restricted to just a few persons. Our Father desires everyone to return to participate in His divine life. So much so that He is ready to shower His graces – unparalleled graces, even previously unseen graces – onto anyone who accepts His open offer. Why stay away, therefore, when you can all be filled with riches beyond belief; joy, happiness and love beyond belief?  (more…)

The rage of the Evil One and Our Lady

The rage of the Evil One is increasing worldwide in intensity, immediacy and frequency. However, do not fear. He only has power insomuch as we give it to him through our own free-will choice. Whenever he attacks – and attack he will, in whatever manner his minions and himself decide to do so – immediately invoke the help of our beautiful, loving, loyal  and fiercely protective Mother and he will flee with great rapidity.  (more…)

The beauty of silence

Silence is beautiful and very much loved by our Heavenly Father, as in the beginning only God and silence existed. Yet many of us these days have no concept of the true beauty of silence, for they have only experienced noise. In silence, hearts communicate – our hearts with the Divine Heart of God our Father – and peace ensues. It is in silence that our souls rest in God.

More reader feedback on the book – 2

The Divine Family.jpg Resized to 800 pxBy Carol d’Annunzio (Author: Simple Catholic Living).

“Before sharing my thoughts on the book I want to mention that I am not going to state my belief or lack of belief in the narratives described in this book. Each person who reads the book can decide for him or herself whether or not he or she believe the words contained therein. It is not my place to judge either way and I will leave my comments to the actual content of the book.

“Having said that, The Divine Family is a short (84 pages), beautifully written book that describes the Archangels Michael and Rafael, the Blessed Virgin and Jesus. It also describes Satan and vividly points out that hell is very real and that (more…)

A voice in the wilderness – 10

A voice in the wilderness crying out to God’s own people: Selfishness and self-love have come to rule your hearts. They have taken up the place of ‘king’ in your hearts, instead of the King of glory. How can you say that you love Him when you do not even go to see Him? He waits and waits and waits – in vain, for you do not go. You prefer to fill your lives with useless things that do not (more…)

A voice in the wilderness – 9

A voice crying out in the parched desert, to God’s own people: He waits for you all day long; a Prisoner in His own abode. Yet you do not care to visit Him, to sit with Him and speak with Him, because love – true love – is absent from your hearts. You do not care about Him anymore than you care about others – and that is none at all, for you cannot genuinely care about others unless you allow Him (more…)

A voice in the wilderness – 8

A voice in the wilderness, the parched desert, crying out to God’s own people: How can you live without Divine Light and Love? How can you claim so assuredly to be alive, to possess the fullness of Truth, when you – so many of you – are mortally dead?  (more…)

A voice in the wilderness – 7

A voice in the wilderness, the desert, crying out to God’s own people: You say that you love. But you simply pretend to love, going through the motions, for in reality you do not love. You only hate, with a hatred that is intense in its coldness and indifference of Him who loves you with infinity. Your hearts – so many of your hearts – are far, very far, from true love and, what is worse, you do not know it. (more…)

A voice in the wilderness – 6

Love should fill the hearts of His people, yet love is dead because His Spirit is absent. How can you love, therefore, or speak openly about love, if you do not have God within you Who is Love? More specifically, how can you love – truly love, with the entirety of your heart, mind, soul and strength (Dt 6:5; Mt 22:37; Mk 12:30; Lk 10:27) – if you do not want God; you do not want Love Himself? (more…)

A voice in the wilderness – 5

Love, my beautiful love, I love You and adore You. You fill my heart, mind and soul with joy even in the most dire of circumstances. Your life is life, Your life is light. Yet many do not know You and those who once knew You, have forgotten You.

Note: Written in the Upper Room, on the vigil of Pentecost.

A voice in the wilderness – 4

The silence of man in the face of the most horrid neglect of Him Who Is infinite love, is abominable. It is the silence of those who are neither hot nor cold (Rv 3:16). It is the silence of desolation. But this silence becomes more abominable when it is perpetuated by His own; when it comes straight from the hearts, minds and souls of His own people. Never was such a degree of silence (more…)

A voice in the wilderness – 3

Those who profess to love Him, do not love Him. Their hearts are far away from Him. They do not tender Him with care, for love – true love – is missing from their hearts, minds and souls. They profess verbally, to all, that everyone should love Him; but they themselves love Him secondarily or tertiarily. Only in the sudden light of the Spirit of Truth, therefore, will they be able to (more…)