Here's a heresy for you all to gnaw on.
Reading the web lately I have noticed the claims of grace residing/indwelling etc. by many who I can only see as comedic. Since the ways of grace are not discerned in the Church these latter days, I write what I know to help. Many of the above who are catholic but in reality are more Lutheran than Luther a more appropriate title I think, where sin is grace abounds. To many of these people I feel I should ask, “Let us look at ourselves in a different way”. These are my personal feelings and there is no demand on my part you accept or believe them but I would ask you all to consider them, pray about them, present them if you will to your parish priest and ask for his advice.
I believe we are an on going 'concept' of God's Intellect. A conception or idea, literally and figuratively rising out of a thought in God's essence from His need to have us or one of His creative thoughts made into flesh and to be an object of His desire to have a creature that wants Him, loves Him for Himself. To understand this conception it is necessary to know God through Mysticism and Divine Contemplation, that is through the Mystical Rites ordained by Him in the Holy Mysteries we call Sacraments, and thus the other rites, rituals sacrifices and the Prayers that call to Him and are inspired by the Holy Ghost, the Divine Eternal Spirit of God. In prayer we should make from the very center of one's heart, St Teresa's inner chamber of our soul, in which we communicate directly to God. We should have thoughts that support us, when as we SHOULD, climb the ladder of perfection to reach the absolute perfection of Divine Contemplation, whose title must be “Silence is golden”. This happens as we earn Merits by acts of Charity driven by a prayerful life, growing stronger in faith and deeds. At this time I do not intend to describe how a spiritual interior life is driven by prayer and how as we ascend the ladder of perfection we blossom with the flowers of virtue, found in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
I hold it dear in my heart and mind that each of us His creation is or should be, a sacramental sacrifice. It may even be so, we are a sacrament of Body, Soul and Spirit who through the acquiring of Grace can by our ascent reach the peak of personal sacrifice to become a certain kind of victim soul becoming the mystical priest we are destined to be. As Paul wrote to the Hebrews, “And inasmuch as it is not without an oath, for the others indeed were made priests without an oath”. Think of Peter who wrote we are all members of a royal priesthood, not the common one which many pentecostals seem to consider themselves or the royal sacrificial priesthood. I remind you all this offering, of ourselves united to Christ on the altar and offered by our Sacrificial Priests, must not be, cannot be tainted by sinful deeds. Did not Paul say, "For by a single offering, He has perfected for all times those who are sanctified". It must if we are tainted by sins,we become a sacrilege and are unacceptable to God. Therefore all that separates us from this lofty position is sin, or as the Greek's say we miss the mark. What did Paul say earlier in Hebrews, "And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifice, which can never take away sin. I say that all Catholic Mystics, which we are supposed to be, if they are standing on any of the rungs of the ladder of perfection are capable of Divine Contemplation. The higher we advance the longer we can sustain this act of contemplation, this glowing sense of a beautiful interior life that is a conversation with God. Now problems arise, so many claim to be on the Ladder. They do not know we must be in a state of grace, that is pure in heart and mind with no threat of punishment for sins committed, to climb sucessfully. Know therefore this is where the mystical catholic excels through the use of the Sacraments. I mean Baptism into grace and then the Sacrament of Penance when we loose the State of Grace that makes us saints. Jean de la Gerson wrote that we should not try to rise beyond the level of the state of grace we are in. He stated, "We are not to attempt to rise higher than one's wings can warrant". Now be very aware of the differences between acts and states. There are so many contradictory writings in the Church on the subject if prayer and state of grace. Many write today and they include the supernatural in Divine Contemplation. This is not so. God rarely intervenes publicly in one's interior life. If He does it is only when His Godhead desires it and it happens only when He wishes to use the contemplative, to give an example of His Glory. Contemplation in its highest form is the hidden meeting of a soul with God and few today rise to that occasion. As Mother Teresa said, "I wait listen in silence", and in answer to the dumb TV interviers question, "What doe God do". Blessed Teresa answered, "God listens to me".
Let me now describe my feelings of the first of graces given us. As we are as I wrote first, a conception of God in two ways one as a genetic line from Adam which gives us our body with all its warts, boils, bumps and scars caused by sin. This our inheritance. The other which is the Soul a conception by God's thoughts, which joins the Soul in the Body when our hearts starts to beat. Is it not a Catholic Belief when the heart stops, our soul leaves. As Wisdom says, “For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out there is only one way”. We are a development seen by God in His beatific vision of Himself. This is sunk in our memory and causes us to be always seeking God even though I know concupiscence really almost 100% hides the memory from us. It is spluttering candle in our soul. No the Church does not teach all souls were created at once, a book I read so long ago as a young man and still read today. It has an imprimatur by the Vicar General of England. It states very definitively God creates souls when needed. I could on and follow this thought through, but why waste time at this moment? In this “thought” of God's essence, made as He contemplates His Glory, we are formed. His thought that creates the concept of our soul can be found all we are destined to be if we were truly do His Will Unfortunately concupiscence prevents so many who do not in various ways follow what we must call our vocation in life. It is the way of our salvation and the path we should individually travel. What should our soul look like if we are women it should look like Apocalypse 12:1 clothed in the Sun or man it should be something similar all of us clothed with the brilliance of God's sun (Son). Consider it this way, did God who eyes are so pure He cannot see ugliness create sinful people? Is it His will we sin? Would God create us imperfect? Do any of you think that God created sin? Where does it say so? Wisdom says “For God created man incorruptible, and to the image of his own likeness he made him”., “Therefore I do not think we start of sinful and concupiscent. So we are created in Sanctifying Grace, born as saints to be saints and some time after we are formed in the womb as body, soul and spirit, I mean our patrimony and inheritance, the loss of original innocence, the first and original sin clouds God's eyes and we are outside His orbit, until we are baptized. Mary, the Mother of God's soul angered the dragon so much he rebelled and one third of the angels became dead to God, as Paul would say.For those who might believe, this last is as good a reason as anything to see why Filth hates the blinding beauty of Mary's soul.
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