26 November 2011
We have passed out of death and into life, because we love our brothers
- Extracted from the 1st letter of St. John 3: 14-18
We have passed out of death and into life, and of this we can be sure because we love our brothers.
If you refuse to love, you must remain dead; to hate your brother is to be a murderer, and murderers, as you know, do not have eternal life in them.
This has taught us love - that He (Jesus Christ) gave up his life for us; and we , too, ought to give up our lives for our brothers.
If a man who was rich enough in this world’s goods saw that one of his brothers was in need, but closed his heart to him, how could the love of God be living in him?
My children, our love is not to be just words or mere talk, but something real and active.
The amount you measure out is the amount you will be given back
-Extracted from Luke 6: 36-38
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate.
Do not judge, and you will not be judged yourselves;
do not condemn, and you will not be condemned yourselves;
grant pardon, and you will be pardoned.
Give, and there will be gifts for you: a full measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap; 8-)
because the amount you measure out is the amount you will be given back.’
I will prove to you that I have faith by showing you my good deed – Extracted from the Letter of St. James, Chapter 2:
14 How does it help, my brothers, when someone who has never done a single good act claims to have faith? Will that faith bring salvation?
15 If one of the brothers or one of the sisters is in need of clothes and has not enough food to live on,
16 and one of you says to them, 'I wish you well; keep yourself warm and eat plenty,' without giving them these bare necessities of life, then what good is that?
17 Faith is like that: if good works do not go with it, it is quite dead.
18 This is the way to talk to people of that kind: You say you have faith and I have good deeds; I will prove to you that I have faith by showing you my good deeds—now you prove to me that you have faith without any good deeds to show.
19 You believe in the one God - that is creditable enough, but even the demons have the same belief, and they tremble with fear.
20 Fool! Would you not like to know that faith without deeds is useless?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by his deed, because he offered his son Isaac on the altar?
22 So you can see that his faith was working together with his deeds; his faith became perfect by what he did.
23 In this way the scripture was fulfilled: Abraham put his faith in God, and this was considered as making him upright; and he received the name 'friend of God'.
24 You see now that it is by deeds, and not only by believing, that someone is justified.
25 There is another example of the same kind: Rahab the prostitute, was she not justified by her deeds because she welcomed the messengers and showed them a different way to leave?
26 As a body without a spirit is dead, so is faith without deeds.
The aforesaid letters are from St. James (the cousin of our Lord Jesus Christ, son of Alphaeus, brother of Saint Joseph).
Based on the records in “The Poems of the Man-God, Volume 1”, Jesus, James and Jude did not go through the normal education in school, they were all taught by Mary (the Mother of Jesus). Mary was consecrated to the Temple at the age of three, and since then She had been educated in the Temple before she married Joseph. As such, She had studied Law for around 13 years in the Temple, She is thus an expert in Law, Jewish customary practices etc..
Here’s some extracted from “The Poem of the Man-God, Volume 1” by the visionary Maria Valtorta- Chapter 38, page 204:
“And Mary was My teacher and the teacher of James and Judas (hereinafter referred to “St. Jude”). That was why we loved one another like brothers, not only because of our relationship, but for science and the fact that we had grown up together, like three shoots supported by one pole only: My Mother. There was no other doctor in Israel like My sweet Mother. Seat of Wisdom, and of true Wisdom, She taught us for the world, and for Heaven. I say: “She taught us” because I was Her pupil exactly as My cousins. And the “seal” was kept on the secret of God against Satan’s investigations, and it was safeguard by the appearance of a normal life…”
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A Poem of Consolation—Extracted from Isaiah, Chapter 57: 14-21
It shall be said:
Open up. Open up, clear the way, remove all obstacles from the way of My people.
For thus speaks the Most High, whose home is in eternity, whose name is holy:
‘I live in a high and holy place, but I am also with the contrite and humbled spirit, to give the humbled spirit new life, to revive contrite hearts.
‘For I will not quarrel for ever nor be always angry, for then the spirit would give way before Me, the very souls I have made.
‘Angered by his wicked brutality, I hid My face and struck him in anger. Like a rebel he went the way of his choice; but I have seen the way he went.
‘But I will heal him, and console him, I will comfort him to the full, both him and his afflicted fellows, bringing praise to their lips.
Peace, peace to far and near, I will indeed heal him’ says Yahweh.
The wicked however are like the restless sea that cannot be still, and washes up mud and slime.
‘No peace’ says my God ‘for the wicked.’
Wisdom, the guide of kings - Extracted from Proverbs, Chapter 8: 12-21
‘I, Wisdom, am mistress of discretion, the inventor of lucidity of thought.
Good advice and sound judgement belong to me, perception to me, strength to me.
(To fear Yahweh is to hate evil.)
I hate pride and arrogance, wicked behaviour and a lying mouth.
I love those who love me; those who seek me eagerly shall find me.
By me monarchs rule and princes issue just laws; by me rulers govern, and the great impose justice of the world.
With me are riches and honour, lasting wealth and justice.
The fruit I give is better than gold, even the finest, the return I make is better than pure silver.
I walk in the way of virtue, in the paths of justice, enriching those who love me, filling their treasures.
We are waiting for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed
Extracted from the 1st letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians, Chapter 1:3-9
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send you grace and peace.
I never stop thanking God for all the graces you have received through Jesus Christ.
I thank Him that you have been enriched in so many ways, especially in your teachers and preachers;
the witness to Christ has indeed been strong among you so that you will not be without any of the gifts of the Spirit while you are waiting for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed;
and He will keep you steady and without blame until the last day, the day of our Lord Jesus Christ, because God by calling you has joined you to His Son, Jesus Christ; and God is faithful.
I am coming to dwell among you - Extracted from Zechariah 2:14-17
Sing, rejoice, daughter of Zion; for I am coming to dwell in the middle of you - it is the Lord who speaks.
Many nations will join the Lord, on that day; they will become his people.
But He will remain among you, and you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.
But the Lord will hold Judah as His portion in the Holy Land, and again make Jerusalem His very own.
Let all mankind be silent before the Lord! For He is awakening and is coming from His holy dwelling.
26 November 2011