posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 08:24 PM
Peace to all of you.
I offer this thread as consolation to those who suffer in Christ,
It is also offered to strengthen those who vacillate between worldly treasures and Heavenly ones.
Many souls give up their place in Heaven each day. They do it willingly, and although I disdain such thoughts in my own mind, I do not condemn them,
as I also am just a man subject to worldly passions, doubtful thoughts, and temptation. I am probably the least deserving of God's grace because time
and time again I have not been obedient to the faithful Lord, Who stays by us in disobedience as well as love.
To have joy in God and in Heaven, on earth we must drink from the cup of suffering. We must sacrifice our worldly lives to a heroic extent to live a
spiritual one, because "the flesh yearns against the Spirit, and the Spirit yearns against the flesh".
Followers of Christ must be the most understanding among men. We must be able to comprehend that the road to Heaven is not taken along a purple carpet
of rose petals and enjoyment. But it is a treacherous and steep climb of sacrifice, and a mild staircase of forgiveness and mercy.
Our lot is the lot of Christ, and if we should follow his footsteps, we should follow them all the way to our crucifixion. If Christ has suffered for
us then we must suffer for Christ.
Many lose heart because they feel as if they are alone, alone against the world. I would be lying if I said that I have never felt so. But children,
trials are trials, they are short, and they will end. Always remember God is within you.
"For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation
and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and
salvation." 2 Corinthians 1
We have many examples to show us how to bear suffer such as priests, holy widows, the poor, stigmatics, and ofcourse, the infinite knowledge of the
But the sweetest and most heroic example is that of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Do not criticize, but sympathize in the suffering of this Dove, this Daughter of God.
The cup of suffering administered to Mary shows mankind's greatest obedience to God. Her barren mother spontaneously consecrated Her Who was in her
womb, and from Her youth she would sing songs to God, anticipating the Messiah, not as a mother, but as a servant. Every virtue was practiced
heroically by the Virgin, denying herself every worldly pleasure to live in obedience to God.
It was not in the Heart of Mary to disappoint God, She has never disappointed Him. From the very beginning She gave Herself completely, bot with
regard to requests of total love and to those of total sacrifice. And when She accomplished the supreme sacrifice with Jesus, for Jesus, and for the
world, the true faithful and loving believers could understand the real meaning of Her Name.
The Name of the Great Mother, the Holy Nurse, Who has and will continue to nourish all children with Her tears, to bring them up for Life in
Her Name is sweet and complete obedience to God.
Peace, Wisdom, and Understanding to all of you. May the Holy Spirit move your souls towards grace.