Does God instruct us?
We are wrapped in mystery. Sometimes people do not understand themselves, neither their past nor their future. They become closed within themselves and can not enter into a deep relationship with others. Many things appear to them mysterious and they are barely able to discover their true meaning. The universe in its extention remains far from their understanding.
Does God instruct us or does He keep us in the dark about matters? This is our question. Sometimes we do not express it openly, thus we let it fall into our passivity, believing in practice that God does not give us the truth. But that is not the case!
1. God instructs us: He is perfect Light and He shares Himself with us. He communicates to us His laws and His thought: “God has made it known to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit knows everything, even the secret thoughts of God “(1 Cor 2.10)
In order to understand that God instructs us, I suggest you read or re-read and meditate on the extract entitled “We are not mere spectators of reality,” based on the book by Stefania Caterina “Rewriting History-Vol I – In the mind of God” (Ch. 5 pp. 91-94).In there you will find many open windows allowing you to see and understand the reality surrounding us. God wants to guide us to the all truth (Jn 16, 13). In this passage, which I reproduce below, you will find described the right attitude to keep, and many concrete steps to take:
We are not mere spectators of reality
“The mind of Christ will guide you to mystical union with Him, which can only be realized through the offering of your life. When you offer yourselves to Jesus through Mary Most Holy, allow the Lord to take first place in your life and to lead you to the fullness, to the realization of your personality according to the plans of God, and according to your originality that only in God can you really discover. Jesus Christ is the Shepherd of humanity, the One who leads each of you to the source of life. By giving yourself to Jesus, you are able to put aside the selfishness and fear that lead you to clinck to your life according to programs and human desires, with the disappointing or dramatic results that you well know.
If you live united to the Lord, His Spirit rests in you and He communicates to you His thought, which provides you with the true knowledge of reality as it is in God, because it is God who is thinking in you.
I am speaking of reality in its different aspects: the one that is present in you and around you, in all material and spiritual dimensions of which it is composed and that are manifold. Know that the reality is not just the one you are able to perceive today, in space-time in which you live, but it is also the one present in all the dimensions of which the universe is made, material and spiritual. Reality is all that is created and that moves in the universe and that is undergoing a constant evolving. Spirits, men, creatures, space, time, matter, etc.. all this forms the reality, regardless of how and where it is perceived and lived. The reality is reality, no one can add anything to it nor subtract anything to it, and it can not be interpreted. Even God is reality, although He is God. The mind of Christ leads you to penetrate this complex reality, and to understand it in its essence; the mind of Christ also leads you to read the mysterious effects that it presents. In this way, you are not simple spectators of reality any more nor of the events which are moving about it and that you are living. With the mind of Christ who acts in you, you are able to observe and learn that which surrounds you in a completely new and amazing way, because it is God Himself who thinks and looks through you. Thus you begin to look at reality with new eyes, with the eyes of God, because you have become one with God, through Jesus Christ who is God.
Knowing reality in this manner it also means leaving an impact on it. When one penetrates reality with the mind of Christ, it manifests itself before you for what it is. You are able to discern between light and darkness. Every event is compelled to manifest itself before you for what it is, because nothing and no one can hide or lie in front of the mind of Christ. Each reality must manifest itself in its many components, in its own peculiarity, even to the most intimate aspects and secrets. This is true for people and for their behavior, as well as for creatures and situations around you.
When you come to this knowledge of reality, you will be also given revelation. Understand this: God can reveal to anyone what He wants, He can turn even a stone into a prophet, but if this were the case, the person would risk not to fully understand the given revelation. Many mystics and prophets have not fully understood what has been revealed to them. They accept it in faith, they suffered, they were persecuted, they were sanctified, but have not really understood. God allowed this in view of the building of the people. However, the time is coming when everyone will have to enter the true knowledge, stand face to face with God so that He, if He so wishes, can reveal to everyone what He wants, in a continuous and fruitful dialogue. Each will be asked not only to receive the revelation and to embody it in his life, but also to penetrate it with the mind of Christ in order to understand it to the depth. This will increase the knowledge and will pave the way to new revelations in a crescendo of love between God and man. The revelation thus transformed into knowledge will make every man a witness of God before the people. Each person, then, will not only be limited to transmit a message that he does not understand, but he will testify what he has lived and experienced in his relationship with God, for the benefit of the entire community. All this can begin as early as today within you, if you donate your life to Jesus, through Mary Most Holy, if you allow your being to live in union with Him. The testimony of the true followers of Christ living in Him and for Him, is a revelation transformed into knowledge, because the thought of Christ allows them to understand each revelation in every detail, and to live it.
The knowledge of which I speak to you is both a gift and an achievement, because it comes from the goodness of God but also from man’s efforts to die to himself and to his own selfishness. It is very hard to let go of our own way of thinking, to give up our convictions, our human interpretations of the events that distort reality, to the point that many give up or refuse to do it. And this is true not only for men, but it also applies to the pure spirits. Let us look at what happened at the beginning: even Lucifer has warped reality with the arrogance of his beliefs and interpretations, causing an immense damage to the whole creation. Only God can penetrate reality and show it for what it is. If you will remain faithful to God and will welcome His thought in you, you will have the ability to know and love His commands and His statutes, and to know God. As it is written, you will see God as He is. Only then will you understand reality.
Seeing reality for what it is sometimes brings you to suffer. It is not always pleasunt to see things as they should be according to God, and as they really are according to human beings. To penetrate with the eyes of Christ, people, situations, events, sometimes it is so very painful that it becomes overwhelming. It requires However it is necessary, so that the dark forces and the behaviors of men can be unveil before your eyes, for in Christ the thoughts of the hearts are revealed. Thus, the forces of darkness are so weakend leaving them no possibility to hide.
I bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. “
(St. Raphael Archangel, in the dialogue of July 2007)
2. Being taught by God so as to teach and affect reality. In other words, allowing ourselves to be transformed in order to help others become transformed. Are we ready to set out on this path? And what is important to us?
Walking with God as children with their father. God the Father begets us and gives us intact life. We can walk with Him to the degree that we love Him. Jesus says: He who really loves me, knows my commandments and puts them into practice. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, I will love him also and make myself known to him.” Then He adds: “Anyone who loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him. I will come with my Father, and I will dwell with him “(Jn 14, 21-22).
We are committed to this project: to love the Beloved, to pray and to try to know Him more every day. So we will progress in understanding, in the light and we will reflect our light on the universe.
Let us continue to pray together:
You are Love, Goodness, Light:
You are everything that my heart seeks
and, when not found,
it remains empty, closed in on itself.
I become despondent,
in searching for you.
I create false images of you within myself,
I ignore you, I adore false gods.
My disappointment becomes deadly.
Visit me, O God,
May Your Spirit heal my fatal wounds
and communicate to me Your love,
Your goodness and your light.
Awaken my life
and I will become
the new creature. Amen”
I pray with you and for you. I bless you in the name of God, with His love, His kindness and His light.
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