I have written so many times, and I can say repeatedly written my version of the following. Yet constantly I have friends call me to correct me and I see such a terrible ego in many of them. These friends are determined to prove me wrong so they can live a lifestyle I surrendered a long time ago. I hope and pray I did. I am asked facetious questions often after disparaging criticism’s of my style of writing. These criticisms tell me they have not read what I have written. If they had they could see my only claim besides the inspirations of prayer, meditation and the use of the sacraments is the lack of either education or intellectual acumen. I admit God is everywhere, I admit that we can have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. I admit to God starting as He means to finish in His treatment of Adam and Eve, to His regretting Saul in His admission to Samuel and Saul’s subsequent manic depressions. I admit to an agreement with David in the Miserere Psalm. I admit to Christ’s Yes is a yes, a no is a no and any thing in between is a maybe , the work of the god of filth. Here then is Mother Teresa’s words concerning her belief.
From Mother Teresa, “Come be my Light” page 250
At the Incarnation Jesus became like us in all things except sin; but at the time of the Passion, He became sin.40-He took on our sins and that was why He was rejected by the Father. I think that this was the greatest of all the sufferings He had to endure and the thing He dreaded most in the agony in the garden41 Those words of His on the Cross42 were the expression of the depth of His loneliness and Passion-that even His own Father didn't claim Him as His Son. That, despite all His suffering and anguish, His Father did not claim Him as His beloved Son, as He did at the Baptism by
You ask "Why?" Because God cannot accept sin and Jesus had taken on sin-He had become sin. Do you connect your vows with this Passion of Jesus? Do you realize that when you accept the vows you accept the same fate as Jesus?
40. Paul 2 cor and 1 Peter
41 Matthew 26:36-45
42 Matthew 27:46
43 Matthew 3:17
44 Matthew 17:5
My feeling on this book was, it was presumptuous for it to have been written. I cannot see how anyone inside the Church not admitting to this blessed woman not being completely and utterly guided by God. Therefore those who do read it and grumpily enough I recommend it for reading would wonder who told her to ask for her letters back? If not the Holy Spirit? My problem with many in the Church today so many identify with the saints, who say that is me without due examination of conscience, daily. I mean ask, “My God! My God! How have I offended You????”
What is a truth in it for me. There are two very strong points. One is the marriage of Jesuit Theology of its better sort and the Franciscan movement that is Blessed Teresa and her sons and daughters. Secondly like St Faustina it shows the inadequacy of many priests in the confessional who act in a robotic type of ceremony and how bad spiritual guidance is in the Church today. Except for Fr Neuner, Blessed Teresa’s guidance was all about obedience. He was the only priest who saw spiritually beyond her veil into the Loneliness of the passion in her soul.