In the desert – For the universal Church

“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, that there they should feed her, a thousand two hundred sixty days” (Rv 12:6).

In the desert, just like the Children of Israel after their exodus from Egypt, we are stripped of everything that attaches us to our present world. But, in the desert, there is joy, love and happiness for there is God. 

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 Continue reading “A voice in the wilderness – 10”

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 Continue reading “A voice in the wilderness – 9”

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?  Continue reading “A voice in the wilderness – 8”

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. Continue reading “A voice in the wilderness – 7”

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? Continue reading “A voice in the wilderness – 6”

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.

The love of God in the desert – Thought for the day

Our Almighty Father always comes through and never lets us down, especially when we are living in the desert; the wilderness. It is, in fact, in the desert that we become purified and refined to experience His mighty love with ever-increasing intensity and profundity. No one can grow in the love of God and neighbor unless they first pass through the desert of purification. It is precisely there, in the desert, that the infinite love of the Father becomes manifest it all its power and glory, for if God had to be absent in the desert there would literally be nothing left.