Jesus explains the coming of ”a new evangelization” to Catholic mystic Maria Valtorta:
“I shall evangelize, not as I [once] evangelized, but with a new power, for then the good will be not humanly good, as the disciples at my first coming were, but they will be spiritually good, and the wicked will be spiritually wicked, Satanically wicked, perfectly wicked. The form will thus be consonant with the circumstances, for if I were to use the form I used twenty centuries ago, it would be obsolete – for the perfect, in terms of goodness, and it would mean giving the Satanic ones a chance to cause an offense which it is not permitted to cause to the glorified Word. Continue reading
Would that you would be hot or cold
Because you are lukewarm, I will spew you out of my mouth
It is easier to ask God for help with those things that fit the typical categories of petition and prayer than it is to bring those deeply disturbing or embarrassing situations to him. But to only ask for isolated needs every now and then points to a relationship with Christ that is fairly distant. Continue reading
God’s secret intention behind creation
Mary’s role in the grand scheme of things
Jesus himself explains:
God desired to put a king in the universe that He had created out of nothing. A king, who by the nature of matter should be the first amongst all the creatures created with matter and endowed with matter. A king, who by nature of the spirit should be little less than divine, united to Grace as he was in his first innocent day. Continue reading
Are you listening?
Looking in the mirror with the One who loves.
When God is teaching us about ourselves, it so important to take little breaths or breaks in our thinking, in the conclusions we draw and our eventual response.
Too often we reject the lesson God wishes to give because of the particular pain point involved. Continue reading
If you could cut through all the clutter and super-structures of your life – of your own making and not …. If you could step outside of the world you’ve constructed for temporary comfort and sanity …. If you could strip away the insulation that keeps you from hearing the groaning of your soul …
Then maybe you could find that holy ground buried deep within where you can have a true encounter with the Divine.
You can go through life limping, timid, afraid, tentative, uncertain, blustering, bullying, manipulating or whatever your favorite crutch or prop is.
Or, you can go through life with grace and confidence.
But go through life and confront the highly individualized and personal challenges you must. How you choose to do so is up to you.
Why not make it a beautiful thing? A masterpiece of love.
Lord, help me to be me the way you created me to be. How holy is that?
Tearing Down the Veil of Deception
Time to turn the lights on
In God’s far-reaching vision and perfect grasp of future events, He knows what his faithful and those in danger of losing his friendship will need to survive in each period of history with their souls intact.
The New Evangelization that so many are trying to understand and embrace was definitely God’s idea prepared long in advance for such times as these, and it must come about with increasing spiritual power as well as widespread use of all media. Continue reading
You have everything you need to fulfill your purpose.
Thank God and Don’t Waste another Moment
If we could understand one fact, if we could but broaden our perspective, think bigger and let love have its way with us, we could eliminate so many unnecessary disturbances among ourselves. And not only that, but we could also help each other realize our better selves with greater peace and joy. Continue reading
Being God at Your Own Expense
The Tab’s on You
It is impossible to walk in the fullness of light without a spirit of humility and self-honesty. Without these, we cannot know the truth about ourselves. And from there, we easily end up in the wrong place. Continue reading
Time to get real
No more cookie-cutter solutions
We all have felt that aching of the spirit, that deep-down hunger and seemingly unquenchable thirst for something we couldn’t identify. We’ve all felt that loss of direction, purpose or meaning in life – even when, and perhaps, especially when – we’re doing the things we wanted to do most.
We come to the point where, like the sages of the Old Testament, we say: “In vain does man labor. All is vanity.” And it seems as if all our efforts – life itself – is so futile. What is it that’s happening here?