By Stefania Caterina and Tomislav Vlašić
Dearest Brothers and Sisters,
As we are approaching the end of the book, each of our reflections is a step ahead that we have to do. Before we take and understand that step we have to remember that in the beginning of the 20th century God repeatedly called the Church through great graces to welcome the grace. We have reminded you of the apparitions in Fatima of our Mother; we have remembered the Divine Mercy; we have remembered the apparitions at Ghiaie di Bonate and the ones in Medjugorye where Our Lady is still appearing. We have spoken about the entrance into the third millennium. It was not a historical moment but certainly a time of great grace. The official Church has not responded to this call of God. We will hear in today’s reading that the Church should have prepared the Christians and lead them to the communion, inform them and prepare also the non-Christians as well as the men of good will of other religions; the Church had to announce the existence of life in the universe and the project of God to recapitulate everything in Christ by giving a powerful grace. The official Church has neither informed nor accompanied the people and the persons of good will. Despite all the signs that have been given to prove that life exists in the universe, Christianity has not been able to orientate because the Church, who is the guardian of the great graces given by Christ, failed to direct it. Now, you will hear another passage about what God did to help and how things went. Afterwards, we will reach the third and final step that we have to take if we want to join God’s project.
The three extraordinary instruments of God (page 317)
God looks for collaborators
After the great Jubilee of the year 2000 and the events of September 11, 2001, an intensive phase of preparation began for the Church on Earth. Now more than ever the Church was called to take on her central role and full responsibility in the evangelization of the whole universe. Time was running out and the action of Hell was increasing; the people of God had to be gathered from the whole universe, instructed and strengthened. That would have created a force that Lucifer would not have been able to counter.
Fino a questo momento, il piano di Dio di ricapitolare tutto l’universo in Cristo Gesù, aveva come fulcro l’azione della Chiesa della Terra, fondata dal Signore e destinata, per volere di Gesù, a portare a tutte le genti l’annuncio della salvezza. Il Papa, come Pastore della Chiesa, era visto come figura centrale e determinante anche dalle umanità fedeli a Dio, le quali erano pronte a collaborare pienamente con lui. Attorno alla figura papale si sarebbero a poco a poco radunati tutti i popoli dell’universo.
Up to that moment the core of God’s plan to recapitulate the whole universe in Jesus Christ had been the action of the Church on Earth, founded by the Lord and designed, by the will of Jesus, to bring the announcement of salvation to all the peoples. The Pope, as the Shepherd of the Church, was considered to be the central and decisive figure also by the faithful humanities to God, who were ready to collaborate fully with him. All the peoples of the universe would have gradually gathered around the papal figure.
However, first it was necessary to overcome the opposition within the Church, who had prevented the proclamation of the existence of other men in the universe. God did not want to get anything by force, but He asked the Church to reach clear awareness, even more so because Pope John Paul II, even though seriously ill, had accepted the reality of the universe and wished to proclaim it to humanity. He thought that this announcement would bring about an epochal turn for the Church and human history.
God decided to reveal once again to the Church of the Earth, in the appropriate manner in time, the existence of life in the universe and the role of the Church in the great plan to recapitulate in Christ all things in Heaven and on Earth (Eph 1:8-12). That revelation, now forgotten by the Christians, should have been brought back to life forcefully. It was necessary to reach finally the communion of all the children of God in the universe and to overcome the divisions caused by original sin. Jesus Christ had come to Earth for this purpose; He had immolated Himself for all men; He had founded His Church to be the house of all the peoples.
Without the communion among the children of God of the whole universe it would have been very difficult to counter the action of the evil. As we have seen, the followers of Lucifer of the low universe recognized the need to ally with each other a long time ago. The Christians of the Earth, however, did not deal with such questions; on the contrary, they were unaware of the existence of other men in the universe and had become increasingly weak and bound to earthly things. The Pope had understood that and no longer wanted to wait.
In the beginning of the third millennium God considered that the Church and the humanity of the Earth were more mature to deal with reality of the universe and began to reveal it.
God gave orders to his faithful brothers and sisters to contact different persons on Earth, believers and non-believers. God intended to open the eyes of all men and not just of the Christians; it was up to the Christians, though, to insert the reality of the universe into the wider plan of salvation putting the individual and the work of Jesus Christ at the centre of attention. God gave also orders to the seven great Archangels to manifest themselves in the same way. It was necessary to widen the spirit of the men of Earth, to help them to become aware of the heavenly and sublime realities; the angels were also quite forgotten on Earth. In the meantime, the apparitions of Medjugorje continued; the Mother of God and St. Joseph interceded for the children of the Earth so that they opened up and understood what God wanted to reveal them.
God wished to form a strong group of Christians on Earth whom He would have revealed His plan of the recapitulation of the whole universe in Christ; He would have instructed them in a special way. They should have been the yeast of the Church, able to move the consciences with their testimony. It would have been God’s task to put this group in contact with the Pope and with that part of the hierarchy that showed more openness for the reality of the universe in order to support the gradual opening of the whole Church.
Had the Church been ready, the announcement of the existence of life in the universe by the Pope would have followed; certainly not a theoretical announcement as God had foreseen the help of the faithful brothers and sisters and their direct testimony to the Church and humanity. Everything was ready on God’s side; just the response of the people was needed. God was looking for collaborators.
God turned his attention first and foremost towards the religious communities of the Earth; especially the new communities which were the result of an awakening that had taken place through the ecclesial movements and the apparitions of Medjugorje, and afterwards, towards the single individuals whom He had granted graces and special gifts. The Lord roused many persons of good will who began to receive increasingly clear revelations regarding the life in the universe. Many gathered in groups to pray and share. Others turned to priests and bishops to inform them about what they had received; however, in most cases they were not believed let alone supported.
From 2000 to 2003 God incessantly searched for persons on Earth to build a strong group that would be in communion with the angels and the faithful brothers and sisters and able to break the resistance inside the Church. He called many in many places of the Earth; He revealed many things. Unfortunately, He did not receive the desired response: the persons were more attracted by the phenomena than by reality; they feared the reaction of the official Church; they were not ready to sacrifice themselves for the plan of God and everyone followed their own thoughts. The plan of God ended up being imprisoned in countless other personal and parallel plans: many believed in the revelations they had received, but they wanted to “domesticate” them, that is, to make them suitable for their own purposes.
For the umpteenth time the response to the grace, so strong and abundant in those days, was weak on the side of the Christians on Earth. God tried and tried again but things remained unchanged. In spite of that, some individuals who understood the seriousness of the times and the plan of God; they believed in it despite great trials and difficulties.
In the meantime the hatred Lucifer and his followers harboured towards the children of God and humanity and the whole humanity grew. On Earth and in the low universe the Confederation of the Light raged and held men ever tighter in its grip. Especially the Earth was again enveloped in the spiral of war on terrorism which culminated with the war in Iraq in 2003.
Thus God decided to proceed without waiting for the response of the Earth.
Let us consider the last sentence of this reading: “Thus God decided to proceed without waiting for the response of the Earth.” God has provided instruments, graces and methods to awaken the people in the whole universe to unite it and to recapitulate the whole universe in Christ. We too are called again, in different ways which will be explained further ahead in the pages we have published. I would like to go back to one point to read it again and reflect on it: for what purpose did God want these groups; why did God want a powerful group? He wanted the rest of the Christian people to respond to the grace. Let us read the passage again for our good, to understand how to proceed so that we do not stumble.
“From 2000 to 2003 God incessantly looked for persons on Earth to build a strong group that would be in communion with the angels and the faithful brothers and sisters and able to break the resistance inside the Church.” Here it says that this occurred in communion with the angels and the faithful brothers and sisters to break the resistance within the Church, why? If Pope John Paul II, today saint, wanted to proclaim that life exist in the universe, why did he not do it? The little rest was missing and He could not give His response alone. I continue: “He called many in many places of the Earth; He revealed many things. Unfortunately, He did not receive the desired response: the persons were more attracted by the phenomena than by reality”, which phenomena? The visions, signs, locutions, messages, the extraordinary and the exceptional; which reality should they have welcomed? The life of God. God is the source of life and the whole reality. All other things are signs and instruments. Let us go ahead: “[T]hey feared the reaction of the official Church.” Among the seven gifts of the Holy Sprit there is the fear of God. The people have to recognise and live the fact that the Holy Spirit guides the individuals and not the Church. The Church is the sacrament of salvation; it is the means to it; the Church should accompany the people; however, those who want to give their response in their trials have to be rooted in God. How many prophets have been welcomed by the institutions? How much they had to fight! Years, decades, centuries went by until they were finally recognised. Every person who wants to join the project of God must allow the Holy Spirit to guide him.
“[T]hey were not ready to sacrifice themselves for the plan of God and everyone followed their own thoughts.” Visions are not enough; it is not enough to witness extraordinary events; charismas are not enough. What is required? Stripping oneself of everything; to put the signs and the charismas in the hands of God as if they did not exist; to reach the point of giving all up with the fidelity Jesus on the Cross showed to the Father. Who does not die to himself nor live for God will not be facilitated by extraordinary experiences. You know what happened to the apostles. The apostles, too, had their own ideas before the passion and resurrection of Christ; they wanted Jesus to be a political and powerful Messiah. Yet, they had to die to themselves; Judas did not want to die to himself. When they accepted to die to themselves and take part in the death of Christ, they felt the resurrection within themselves. The resurrection within oneself means the transformation of the person. If those who have charismas, extraordinary gifts or visions do not let themselves be transformed and do not become immaculate, that is, righteous, they will keep their own thinking without welcoming the thought of God nor understanding it. Who offers his life sincerely in order to die to himself will be transformed, become immaculate, righteous, and the fruit it bears is that he will enter in communion with the children of God who seek God sincerely. Therefore, we will repeat what we said in the beginning: the pillars of the kingdom of God are the offering of one’s life to Jesus through the immaculate Heart of Mary to become immaculate, righteous, in the universal communion; then you will understand that the universal communion is a must to walk towards the recapitulation in Christ. We will enter into communion even with people we have never seen and of whom we would never imagine that they exist.
“The plan of God ended up being imprisoned in countless other personal and parallel plans: many believed in the revelations they had received, but they wanted to “domesticate” them, that is, to make them suitable for their own purposes.” This refers to a period in the past and to people who were called. This helps us now to recognise if we want to fully join the plan of God to be recapitulated in Christ and to recapitulate others in Christ – this is the path and there is no other path. The graces, the instruments and the ways will be shown to you; God is waiting also for your response and that of the rest of the people to join the plan that has already begun in the whole universe despite the unfaithfulness that God has met within the Church.
I bless you; may the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit be imprinted in you; may you be awakened; may none of you remain passive or indifferent; may none of you expect that the recapitulation will occur through a magic act. As St. Augustine said: “God created us without us, but He will save us with us,” that is, with our collaboration. I bless you; may the people of God on Earth respond with you and may this message of the Lord begin to spread through you; in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.