29 June 2019
By Stefania Caterina and Fr Tomislav Vlašić
Father Tomislav: Dearest Brothers and Sisters; happy Sunday to you all.
We can see that human authorities are collapsing on all levels. Among those who carry political, financial, religious authority on Earth there is disagreement and superficiality in the interpretation of life and confusion which divides humanity more and more. The situation of the climate is obvious. We recognise it; however many people do not follow what scientists say. A documentary explained that the IQ has fallen by 14 percent in recent years. More than 100,000 toxic substances are used. American experts say that within a few years 30% of the newborn American children will be intellectually underdeveloped due to the toxins the mothers take in through food, air and environment.
This is the important background on which I want to develop the issue, “Lift up your eyes to the glorious Jesus Christ”, since there is no other path than this. The Church of Jesus Christ of the Universe, which we have proclaimed last year, is now alive on Earth. We turn to you, who are following these programs, to let you know that this Church exists; thus, look at the glorious Jesus Christ because for humanity there is no other path towards salvation than this.
I want to go through a few points with you to help you understand how to live and behave, what spirit is necessary to be united with all the forces of the Church of the whole universe, which is particularly united with us during the solemnities to help the Earth.
The Mother of humanity has warned us. Let us read a piece of Her message of 13 September 2017:
Children, the world is full of false gods and many people are ready to adore them. They have different names and faces but only one spirit: that of Lucifer who hides behind them to seduce men and take them far away from the true God. Watch out, children! The devil is astute and strong and uses all means to tempt you. He induces you to rebel against the true God; he puts idols of all kinds before your eyes; he seduces you with false promises of easily acquired riches and power. He makes you believe that you are like God, capable of overcoming all obstacles. No, that is not true!”
So, let us look at the messages of the Liturgy that the Church presents us. Those who go to Church should be able to understand them. In the Liturgy, especially in the Gospel of the 13th Sunday of the cycle of year C each one is urgently asked to respond. In the first reading Elijah is sent to anoint Elisha. Elijah leaves immediately and Elisha responds immediately. In the Gospel it says that Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem and the disciples followed Him. He went to Jerusalem for His glorification through the Pasqual Passage. Those who want to follow Him must do it unconditionally.
The question is: is this compulsory for believers? No! The answer is given in the letter to the Galatians in the same Liturgy: ”It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” The result is that we will be able to love like God loves, that is, by being submitted to the Laws of the pure Spirit. Therefore, I call on you to urgently give your response; it is also important to look at the Liturgy of the past week, the apparitions of Mary Most Holy and today the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We cannot visit Sanctuaries anymore only for the needs of the Earth, for our survival. The Consecration to Mary, to Her Immaculate Heart, means to enter the oasis of life, where the Laws of the pure Spirit act perfectly. She is our only protection together with St. Joseph.
Her Heart continuously sends the immaculate life to those who desire to be in Her Heart. Her Heart prepares the path for us and enables us to move towards the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. In fact, yesterday was the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. What is the message? It is the pierced Heart. One could argue that a pierced Heart is worthless after death, but in the reality of the Spirit the heart remains open even after man’s death, it never closes.
As we follow the Liturgy we read about the Good Shepherd who says He will seek His sheep and take care of them. All false authorities, political, financial or religious, which do not submit to Jesus Christ will collapse. The Shepherd seeks us even when we are weak, when we fail, when we want to convert. He also seeks us in the desert, our own desert, where we are lost, poisoned, suffocated by the spirit of the world; He will miss no sheep because He cares for the ones He has received from the Father and protects them, and they, too, hear His voice.
In the letter to the Romans of yesterday’s Liturgy it says that God’s love is poured on our hearts and our hope will not be frustrated. God’s order is imprinted in our inmost place, our spirit: the supreme Laws, the Laws of the pure Spirit which act when we entrust ourselves to Jesus, to His Heart. There is no other path, and we cannot reach Him in His glory if we do not walk this path.
Through the liturgical feasts we can do a step forward. Today is the Solemnity of St. Peter and Paul. What did the Good Shepherd work in Peter? He awakened His conscience by the grace of the Father so that he professed, “Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Saviour”, but that was not enough. He instructed Him further, rectified him and led Him to His Love so that St. Peter said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” But there is also a passage after Pentecost. After Peter’s mission had begun, when he was jailed to be decapitated, as explained in the Acts, an angel liberated him and confirmed him. It was to confirm what the Church and Peter lived, that this is the path; that Jesus Christ is the Lord of jails and all situations if we are determined to live for Him.
St. Paul appears like an athlete who runs to reach people; as a fighter for faith he consumes himself in the evangelisation while waiting for the manifestation of the Lord. This is the path of the Church. If she does not follow it, she is not a bringer of the living Jesus Christ, the Redeemer.
Therefore, brothers and sister, we must be aware of that. It is not an invention of a visionary; it is the faith proclaimed by the Church from the beginning: Jesus is Christ. Before Him all things bow.
“ Christ Jesus, who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God
something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.”
Thus, there is no time to wait anymore. All of you, who have welcomed these programmes, join with the fire of the Holy Spirit in your heart. Wherever you find yourselves, participate in the feasts. Where one is all of us are present with our eyes lifted up to Jesus Christ who sits at the right hand of the Father and will come to accomplish His promises. We must remain united even at a distance and try to be oriented towards each other in the Holy Spirit to overcome divisions, disagreements, different opinions, human explanations, so that the Spirit of the One and Triune God may pulsate among us and help us respond to humanity. Without the universal communion of all the children of God, the Earth cannot overcome this situation, but those who believe in and join the life of Jesus Christ will be led towards the new creation.
In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
 Readings of the 13th Sunday of Year C: 1st Reading – 1 Kings 19:16B, 19-21; 2nd Reading – Galatians 5:1, 13-18; Gospel – Luke 9:51-62
 Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 12:1-11; 2nd Reading: 2 Tim 4:6-8.17-18; Gospel: Mt 16:13-1
 See John 21:17
 See Phil 2:5-11