From Immensity to Immaculate
Why is there such an explosion of horrified indignation when the words, immaculate conception are used?
When used do we touch upon the orthodox and protestant sore spots, their weaknesses and denials at what first we were and what Mary, Mother of God, shows us we should be, by her example? Is it they do not want to know?
“What are we”? A question we should ask of ourselves. However, we do not and under any circumstances, most of us never will. The devil knew or rather Lucifer did and he was unable to contain his jealousy and then his raging anger that he, who was the archangel of light could not be, us . He could not be God’s conception of a creature that loved Him freely, with a soul that would love God for what He was, even given the choice we have of dismissing Him as not needed by us, was more than the Lucifer’s pride could stomach.
God’s conceptual idea, I mean His thought how each of us was to be, and how in each of our separate ways we would serve Him on the rewarding road to salvation and reach the eternal life with Him as the end. The end would come when God decided the time for our reward. Did Jesus not tell St Gertrude when asked how to pray for someone, was to introduce the Cross and pray that the Paternal thoughts present in His mind for us at the moment of our creation (conception in God’s mind) would come to pass for us all.
God cannot sin, cannot conceive of sin, although He knows it well as a disorder in His creation therefore we are all conceived immaculately(without sin) in His mind. Therefore, as He thinks of us when He sees there is a need for us to enter this world He created for us, when the act of procreation or sexual congress achieved by two of His children is completed successfully, He sends us that mystical essence of His thought which we know as a soul.
A simple form of hypostasis many times less magnificent than His Son's.
Our conception in the mind of God is His creation and is created wisdom. We are made by God in His image and likeness, to be a spiritual carbon copy of Himself, so tiny in comparison to the Almighty, Eternal and consuming fire of Love. Yet as a thought of God, we were destined to be a god. How awful it is we, so many of us, could not care less about our destiny and our beginning.
The soul entering into this world through us is now subject to the Laws of heredity and inheritance as configured in the Old Law, They are found in Deuteronomy and Numbers. However, what of the original thought of God of what he wanted us to be, what He planned for us, to be what our destiny demands of us. Entering into this world, the domain of the prince of this world we join his family because of the spiritual estate left us by our original progenitors Adam and Eve. We are detached, our soul is detached, from the Light of God by a dreadful shadow, a disorder entering into in God's creation; we who are the created Wisdom of God are overshadowed by the darkness that hides the light from the eyes of our soul. The knowledge that will continually drive us to seek God. It is the remnant of the grace. It is the remembrance of the beatific vision. It is a knowledge of the light dimmed into a spluttering candle. We become destined, driven in some cases to seek God we know from a melancholy memory, as does each and every one of us in this world. There are those of us favored by God to be born into Catholicism the original and only true Christianity and baptized solemnly into this life by a priest, we know the mystical life of the Sacraments is ours to live.
Now if we can only see that God had to keep the perfect soul, the first perfect conception of created wisdom and a perfectly sinless soul as He conceived, keep her the soul beside Him until the time He knew He would need this soul to be the Mother of His Son, the first born from amongst the dead. Reluctantly out of Consuming Fire of His love, He would send this soul He treasured, a soul uncorrupted because of it was the first created before Adam and Eve's soul, send her, the soul, when His promise of redemption by Messianic law was to be fulfilled. When His will was accomplished or as Christ said, "It was consummated. He called Her back to Him. Destined as we were and sometimes are through meditation and Divine Contemplation Mary’s soul; became a constant companion in the thought of God until His Love could not return Her to this world. This is the ecstasy, this call of grace that so many do not reach due to the fluttering candle of our soul dimly lit through a lack of grace due to concupiscence is one we rarely reach. . That is in flowery words, the Ecstasy that can be part of our prayer life through grace. A time when our soul does soars like an eagle to God's bosom if we ever do, and it is an unfortunate fact of life many do not. Is this because we know of God, yet we never try hard enough to find Him again, and remain ignorant of His Mercy and grandeur and do not want to enter into the immensity of His glorious essence, the ways the Church teaches and acknowledges from Her experience as a true and faithful way of life or of the Cross?
This ignorance is threefold, lack of prayer that leads to a lack of desire that leads to disinterest and love of our personal comfort. No self-denial, no grace, no sacraments mean no eternal life for any catholic. Put it this way as succinctly as I can, yet no words I know will penetrate many of the opinions, the private revelations of so many ego. It is trues you can believe or dismiss, rest assured at the final judgment the only one who can say, " I told you so", is Himself Jesus Christ only He has earned that right.
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