Dearest Brothers and Sisters,
Human history bears witness from the beginning that God exists: mankind intuitively sensed and understood it even though only limitedly and adored Him though often in the wrong way.
However, God communicated with humanity. He revealed His face in Jesus Christ and opened the way for humanity to know Him fully and, once elevated in this manner, to live with Him.
These days Christians celebrate great solemnities to unite with God: the Ascension of the Lord Jesus who took our nature into the divine dimension; the descent of the Holy Spirit in our hearts who guides us from within through our elevation and takes us beyond the limits of our possibilities; the Holy Trinity in which we will reach the perfect fulfilment in the new creation and where all suffering and death will end (Rev. 21:4).
God wants to fully communicate us His life if we want to accept and live it. When we welcome God’s life, it transforms mysteries of faith in light and perfect knowledge: hence full and eternal life arises in us. On the contrary, when we venerate the mysteries without touching the truth nor entering them to live them, we remain outside of the knowledge, outside of the life of God which tends to communicate itself to mankind and to elevate it.
We are expecting eventful times in which God will reveal Himself in order to take humanity to a higher dimension. God will not force people’s freedom but reveal Himself to those who love Him and are ready to be transformed into His life: “Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” (Jn 14:22-26)
To meditate on we are posting below a passage taken from Stefania Caterina’s book; it will give you a clearer understanding of the necessary steps to take in order to live within the Holy Trinity. As usual, we accompany you with our prayer and bless you and those who walk in the light of God.
The Thought of Christ is not Imagination
St. Raphael’s long talk about the thought of Christ unfolded in several conversations and messages along the years. Within the explanations of 2005 I asked St. Raphael how we could distinguish between God’s thought and our imagination.
“You must learn to distinguish imagination from inspiration, that is, from what God wants you to understand through the thought of Christ which is not static but perennially dynamic in you. If you have offered yourself to Jesus through the Blessed Virgin Mary your thoughts and reflections draw on the power of Christ who dwells in you. Hence it is not imagination but divine creativity. Imagination takes over in people who have no foundation in God: who build on sand and not on rock. Also, if you give yourself to Christ you truly live in communion with God and your brothers. The fraternal communion prevents you from being dominated by imagination because you are under the gaze of others and because the communion further strengthens your knowledge. In fact, if you live in communion with others, you are more and more immersed in the Trinitarian dimension of love, which is the love that unites the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity. Once immersed in the Trinitarian life, you achieve the knowledge of the natural and spiritual laws which govern the universe and preserve the life of every creature. Through all this you are fully admitted to the presence of God, and you become the people who intercede for humanity. Your relationship with the Holy Trinity deepens and from there arises the highest knowledge, which is the immediate knowledge surpassing even the revelation; many may receive a revelation, but few possess true knowledge. I am talking about “knowledge” with a capital letter not about scholastic knowledge consisting of studies and theories. I mean the knowledge that comes from a living contact with the Holy Trinity who is the source of life and of every law that regulates life.
What takes place on the planets faithful to God such as Alfa Centauri is little thing compared to what I am talking about. The future humanity, the one that will be fully united to Jesus Christ and through Him to God the Father in the Holy Spirit, will enjoy the fullness of real knowledge, which will allow man to go beyond all limits in the physical and spiritual field. It will be a gradual process that will unfold through God within those who have fully offered themselves to God; it will be for the benefit of the entire humanity. A great and final passage will open up towards the real knowledge beyond all science and above all hierarchies. In this way God will transform the thought of the man faithful to Him in a powerful thought in accordance to His own.
With His thought God thinks and creates. Even your thought will have to become creative, and it will become so when you immerse yourselves in the Trinitarian love. When united to God your thought will no longer consist in reflecting vaguely or speculating theoretically but in creating. You will be able to create with your thoughts as you do with your words. Thatis what happened to the apostles who healed with one word. You are called to this because you are God’s children created in His image and likeness.
Question: What is the difference between inspiration and knowledge?
“Knowledge is a broad term that comprises perception, revelation, intuition and also inspiration. Hence, inspiration is part of knowledge. I am not referring to human knowledge which is scholastic and rational but to the divine knowledge which comes from being united to God through Jesus Christ; as it is written, all treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him. Jesus Christ is the Word of God and the Wisdom of God. If you live perfectly united to Him giving your life to Him through the Blessed Virgin Mary, you will be immersed in the Holy Trinity in whom dwells all knowledge of God. When you gradually arrive there, you will know the Way, the Truth and the Life because you will know Jesus Christ; through Him you will experience God directly.”
Q: The Apostles at Pentecost received the gift of speaking in tongues. What kind of knowledge is that?
“The knowledge of tongues is only a small part of the knowledge I am talking about; it is a gift and as such it does not require much reflection; you simply recognize that you are able to speak other tongues because you have been put in the condition to do so in an extraordinary way. It is just a gift. True knowledge is more than a gift as it comes directly from the thought of Christ in you, and it becomes active and working when you offer your life and detach yourself from your selfishness. I repeat that God’s thought is inside you and it examines everything! In fact, all things have been created through Christ and for Him, and His thought opens up your mind to the knowledge of everything that has been created. God’s thought is creative. If you separate yourself from the thought of Christ, your thought dies, or even worse, it becomes destructive.”
From the book “Riscrivere la Storia – Vol I – Nel pensiero di Dio” (Rewriting History – Vol. I – Within the thought of God), pages 51-53; published by Luci dell’Esodo, 2009 (Lights of the Exodus)
see Mt 7:24-27
see Acts 3:6
see Col 2:1-3
see Col 1:15-17