“Elevation to God”

By Fr Tomislav Vlašić

15 May 2021

(Translated audio]

Dearest Brothers and Sisters; today’s reflection will be on the “Elevation to God”. At the last meeting[1], I spoke about the end of the Easter season. There, all contents are summarized: all the mysteries of God; the spiritual life from conception to Christian maturity, which leads us to God’s mystery and to be with God. Therefore, all these solemnities are connected to each other, and it is very important that we understand the unity between them. We are now praying the novena to the Holy Spirit because in Italy the Ascension is celebrated on Sunday.[2]

This week, the Gospel brings us Jesus’ words to the Father. He shows the Apostles and the Disciples the path to the Father and announces His visible departure from them.[3] This shows us the friendship between Jesus and the Disciples, which made it painful for them to separate from Him. On the other hand, Jesus had to go to the Father to give the Christians the space to walk their path to reach the Lord. Today, Saturday, the Gospel says: “In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”[4]

Jesus puts us in a direct relationship to the Father, and this is something huge and indescribable; we, who are born from the Father, return to have a direct relationship with the Father.

These days, we continue to follow the liturgy and pray to the Holy Spirit that He may fill us; but we must go through the Son, in the Holy Spirit, accompanied by the Immaculate Mother, the sublime Bride of the Holy Spirit. We walk Jesus’ paths and rise to the Father, but we must welcome Jesus with the Father. We are heirs, co-heirs, as Saint Paul says.[5] In Christ, in the Holy Spirit, we can look at the Father. If we elevate ourselves in this way and ask the Father for the Holy Spirit, He will give it to us if we welcome the Son; He shows us the Son that we may live as the Son lived among us.

If we fully welcome Jesus Christ, He gives us the Holy Spirit and life in abundance; then, he sends us to witness what we have experienced, what we have seen. Thus, the mission of the Apostles begins; our mission begins just as that of the Apostles began. We really have to understand this cycle very well, because it is meaningless to ask the Holy Spirit for grace, support, charismas, visions or locutions, etc., without fully welcoming Jesus Christ because then the Holy Spirit will not be able to work fully in us.

Next week we will pray Jesus’ prayer together with Him, the High Priest: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. Now this is eternal life …”[6]

Now our question is this: do those who pray the “Our Father” know the Father? Do they elevate themselves to a relationship with the Father in the Spirit? I will leave it to you to answer this question personally and to take a look at Christianity.

In the last part of His prayer Jesus says: “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”[7]

Thus, we have to be one with the Father through the Son and have God’s life, which appears mysterious and incomprehensible to those who do not believe, but luminous and clear to the spirit of those who welcome Jesus Christ. Therefore, this will enable us to bear witness to the only true God and to unmask the false gods, the false religiosity. The question is: can you distinguish the only true God from a superficial approach, which suggests that all the gods worshipped on Earth are summed up in a single concept of “god”, giving the impression that all religions and all kinds of religiosity are equal roads? Examine yourselves and ask God to give you His light so that you may know the Father through the Son, in the Holy Spirit.

I have quoted a part of Mary’s message of 12 May 2021; now I will quote the whole paragraph:

“I tell you, Christians of the Earth, to place the Person of My Son, Jesus Christ, back at the centre of your lives, and not the image of Him that you have created in your mind. Many of you have distorted the image of God to transform it into your image and likeness whereas you should be in His image and likeness. Detach yourselves, once and for all, from your fixed ideas, fears and dependencies that make you prisoners of the world and leave you at the mercy of the devil. The pandemic that is oppressing you is the fruit of the corruption of a large part of humanity, of the action of Evil and the tepidness of too many Christians who surrender to the action of the evil one without fighting. If they fight him, they do it in a superficial or fanatic way, which produces only divisions and contrasts. On Earth, for some Christianity has become an ideology that must be defended by force; for others it is just one religion among many to be lived in a discreet and almost invisible way. No, dear children, Christianity is the change of life, the resurrection. To be Christians means to let Christ reign in you and act in the world through you; the Christians give Jesus to the world, not themselves.”

Our Lady’s words contain some points each of us should reflect on. We cannot impose anything on others; we can simply proclaim these words. Everyone must reflect on this for himself and look into himself. I think many of you see the situation in this way, and you would like to know what to do, how you can change it. Actually, the path is very simple if you embrace it. When the Blessed Mother was visited by the Archangel, St. Gabriel, She had to answer the Father: “Yes, I will incarnate Him”. Then, the Holy Spirit descended upon Her and She conceived by the work of the Holy Spirit.

A true Christian must raise his spirit to the Father, and, through Jesus Christ, ask to know the Father and His will, because His will, His plan, for each of us is there from our conception. Also, all Christianity should raise the spirit to the Father, willing to be subject to the Father. As a result, the cosmic Pentecost would be so powerful as to cast the devil into hell.

This is the rule: Mary Most Holy said, “Yes”: yes to conception, yes to breastfeed the Son, yes to follow Him, to listen to His word, to stand at the foot of the Cross and offer Herself with Him and yes to His Resurrection, which She witnessed. When Jesus ascended to Heaven, His heart burned with the desire to be in God, but God also needed a mother, and for us He drew Her to Himself with all His power.

This is our path. If we follow Jesus like Mary did and, with Her help, let the Holy Spirit pour His powerful Love into us, sooner or later, we will be attracted by God’s Love, either passing through Paradise or at the end of time. We all belong to Him, and we will be lifted to Heaven alive and transformed, as Saint Paul says.[9] This is the action of the One and Triune God, from our conception and throughout life; this is what awaits us. Thus, that “Yes” to God, which Mary said from the moment of Her conception, we, too, must renew it in our heart with Her help so that we may enter the power of the Holy Spirit and Jesus may work in us through the power of the Holy Spirit.

There is another point that helps us understand how to rise to Heaven, which is through Jesus’ words: “Follow Me”.[10] He said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.”[11]

The question is this: are we ready to be Disciples of Christ to the point of raising our spirit now, through Him, with faith and hope? As we gradually go through trials, we rise more and more and enter the dimension of the cosmic Pentecost, which will speed up the process on Earth and in the whole Universe. If we elevate ourselves in the Holy Spirit, regardless of the trials and provocations of Satan, we will be victorious and be resurrected from within; we will fervently wish to reach the new creation and be submitted to the Laws of the pure Spirit. Thus, the fruit will pour on the Earth and the whole Universe. The fruit is the new creation in the whole Universe.

These are the simple things of faith that every preacher should explain to you in the name of Jesus Christ. They are not inventions or private visions. This is the heart of our faith, and this is the fulfilment of the Easter cycle that we want to live to the full.

In conclusion, I have to add that these times are like this and that there is not much time left to decide whether we want to be Christians or not, and we will be pushed more and more into a corner. We must not remain indifferent. At least in faith, we have to recognise this path as we will increasingly experience that we will pray with the Father, in a direct relationship with the Father, through Jesus Christ in a mutual exchange. Our spirit knows the Father, and thus it knows the source of all.  A time is coming for humanity, even for the Christians and people who practice certain religious forms, in which the Lord will no longer respond: “I don’t know you,” Jesus says in the Gospel, “How can you not know us; we have eaten with you; we have preached in the squares; we have made miracles and prophecies; we have cast out demons.” “Away from me, all you evildoers!”[12]

Humanity will be strongly shaken and called to a change. Christians are called to awaken and live a profound relationship with God, otherwise they will find themselves invoking their saints without receiving an answer. They will not fulfil your prayers as God will not answer you anymore, because, after all, you only live to survive here on Earth, without being interested in the life with the Father through the Son.

It is the logical consequence; it is easy to draw these conclusions and see the stages that lead there. However, one can choose to live only in the Church of the Universe from now on, living these programmes. When we are united with one another, these programs will develop faster so that the Earth will be changed and subjected to the laws of the pure spirit, where there will be no more room for Lucifer.

We pray for you and hope that you are also strongly oriented towards the elevation to God in these days. We bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

[12] See Luke 13,22-30 rephrased

[1] See Reflections of Fr Tomislav of 12 May 2021,  “The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary”, published on,

[2] In Italy the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on the 7th Sunday of Easter

[3] See John 16,29 – 17,26; 21,15-19

[4] See John, 16,26-28

[5] See Rom 8,17

[6] See John 17,1-3

[7] See John 17,20-21

[9] See 1 Cor 15,51-53

[10] See John 21,19

[11] See Mt 16,24-25; Mk 8,34-35; Lk 9,23-24; 17,33