One of the habits, to which I seemed to be steered, arising from the questions I asked before the Cross. I mean when I ask, “My God! My God! How have I forsaken Thee, in what manner have I offended Thee, for the sake of Your Name tell me.” I find myself as I pray often thinking of the questions I will have to answer at my judgment. This is at times very disconcerting. I know I will have to answer this one for sure. What did I do when my brothers and sisters in Christ were offensive to me publicly?
Immediately I think of all the times I have been told you should not judge me. Well in the two thousand years since the Advent of Jesus Christ, His example, and His teachings we have certainly given a veneer of falsehood to some many of them. Well, in the last two thousand years we’ve come a long way. The modern secular quest for cultural diversity has been distorted into such a neurotic obsession with being “open” and “accepting” that we are terrified of being labeled “judgmental.” It is so awful that when we touch people's sore points we are immediately attacked by many in the Church. Many who do not have a clue about what they are talking about. Look at the scandalous views on sin written, spoken in such a way to deny its very existence in the minds of many and to shut up those who realize its implications. and punishments due . Look at all the words thrown at good people who truly care about the Church, her teachings and the state of other’s souls. I personally have been told you are from the dark side, you are arrogant, totally lacking in compassion and what you say will frighten the Children. What I ask is, the Fear of the Lord which we are to posses, gone from our lexicon?
As these thoughts enter my head I put them aside. Why do I you should ask? Because our Lord Jesus Christ never once lacked the fortitude to stand up to face the Pharisees and Sadducees for the sake of the souls of the spiritually downtrodden. And neither should we, if we do not want to be asked that terrifying question.
Do you think that all should be done in the Name of Love? Then what is Love for you? For me it is how Christ loved us, which again is dismissed by public opinion in the Church. Some say that God’s love is unconditional. How can this be if we believe in the four last things, Death, Judgment, Heaven or Hell. If it is unconditional then why do we believe in Judgment? Therefore I pose this question and ask, “Why do we still believe in God’s mercy when we do not need forgiveness?" Therefore one can be forgiven if we say His Mercy is farcical under that logic. What a stupid meaning it gives to one of the seven last words, “Father forgive them they know not what they do”. In the alterations made to the Church’s teachings by spin theology and private opinionated revelations Christ died and therefore we are saved. Of course many will deny this is taught in the Church today and yet it may not be taught but is certainly believed even though the covert denial tells us different, I say actions speak louder than words. Symbolism is often the reason for denial. The bread and wine is just a symbol of the Body and Blood. How many charismatics have I heard say that? It has become commonplace.
To know love and understand our faith in a much deeper manner, that is to see deep inside us what we are all about demands we should spend time with the Trinity in prayer and in thought.
There are many references to Mirrors in the scriptures, references to polished quartz, and to mirrors that are cloudy. I once asked a long to time ago of Mary right there beside me,” When you prayed for purity (I meant temptations against it) how did you pray? Can you tell me? This is what Mary said, “Almighty and Eternal God, make my heart and mind as pure as snow, then hone me so I am like crystal to Your Eyes”.
Now consider the Trinity. In the early days of this Blog, I wrote about the Beatific Vision. That is how God contemplates Himself, sees Himself in His sufficiency. The Church has taught and made known and in developing the transcendental knowledge of God in the Jewish faith that God lives in Himself, is an inexhaustible fountain of happiness and needs only the nourishment of His own intellect. This is His absoluteness and makes Him therefore the Absolute Good. Now when God meditates upon Himself or as we say reflects upon Himself what does he see but Himself can we say He sees a refection of Himself which he loves absolutely This image is a second person of Himself and we call it the Son. Just imagine if you can what a shaft of Love hurtles between the God, the Absolute Good, and His Image called the Son. This bond of Love, this unity of love which has happened is called Supernatural Substantial Love. In Its actions It is Sanctifying and we call It the Holy Ghost and in the forms It is sent amongst us. It is a Spirit of Love, of Wisdom and all the virtues that mankind can receive. Thus I feel the Circle of the Divine Life is completed in Heaven and when It reaches out to us It is called in us if we are receptive to God, the Indwelling of Love or Holy Spirit.
Christ said in the scriptures That If He dwells in us, then the Father joins Him. Then it also must happen if the Love of God dwells in us then so must the Trinity live a special manner in us. What is the manner and it is important for us to see how grace works for our supernatural eternal life? Let me give you a start and perhaps you will go forward seeking truth. Can God share His temple in us that is the interior chamber of our soul, with His enemy? Does Wisdom share space with sin. Try the Wisdom Book in the Bible, the first chapter.