DIVINE WILL SNIPPET
(Extracts from the Book of Heaven by Luisa Piccarreta)
Compiled by Ann Ellison
May 31, 2020
HAPPY, HOLY AND SPIRIT FILLED PENTECOST SUNDAY TO ALL
As Explained by Thomas M Fahy:
The Heavenly Father continuously generates His Son, and between the Father and the Son the Holy Spirit proceeds. They are constantly generating and proceeding. This is Their Life and is like the heartbeat and breath that forms our life as human beings. In this continuous generating and proceeding, the Holy Trinity produces immense joys, happiness and delights so great that They cannot contain them within Themselves and they overflow and produce the joy and the happiness of the whole Heavenly Court.
When the Divine Fiat performed the solemn Act of man’s creation, It gave him mastery, majesty, nobility, power and beauty. All the divine qualities poured themselves out upon man. Each one of these divine qualities wanted to reveal and pour itself out in torrents over man, wanting to have fellowship with him. All of the Trinity’s qualities set to work:
Their light poured out upon him to make him Its brother in the light. Their goodness poured out upon him to make him Its brother in all goodness. Their love poured out upon him to fill him with love and to make him Its brother in pure love. Our power, wisdom, beauty, and justice poured out upon him to make their brother powerful, wise, just and enchantingly beautiful.
And the Supreme Being rejoiced to see Their divine qualities all working together to have fellowship with man—and to see that that Their Will lived in man, maintaining the order of Their own divine qualities so as to make him as beautiful and lovely as They could.
Now, the soul who lives in Our Will feels as if she were continuously receiving the Son generated by the Father and the Holy Spirit Who always proceeds. O how much contentment and joy—how many graces—she receives! She finds all of Creation in act.
Primacy of the Holy Spirit
Before He left His Apostles, the Lord had promised them on the part of His Father not to leave them orphans, but to send them “another Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, to bring them to the fullness of truth.”, and to sustain them in their combats by His invincible Force. The Acts of the Apostles clearly bring out this miraculous assistance of the Holy Spirit in the primitive Church, to such an extent that St. John Chrysostom calls “the Acts,” the Gospel of the Spirit. In continuity with the patristic tradition, the great theologians of the Middle Ages have reserved to the Spirit of God an eminent place in their doctrinal systematizations. In his Summa contra Genthes (IV, 20, 21, 22), St. Thomas Aquinas has left us a resume of this common teaching in three rightly celebrated chapters. After two centuries of pure deism, Vatican II has brought about a vigorous redressing in favor of the Church of the Trinity, in which the principal role of the Holy Spirit is clearly brought out. Due to the prominent place of the Holy Spirit in the spirituality of the Cross, the conciliar text constitutes the best introduction for marking, according to the present directives of the Magisterium, the primacy of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church.
“When the work which the Father had given the Son to do on earth (cf. Jn 17:4) was accomplished, the Holy Spirit was sent on the day of Pentecost in order that He might forever sanctify the Church, and thus all believers would have access to the Father through Christ in the one Spirit (cf. Ep 2:18). He is the spirit of life, a fountain of water springing up to life eternal (cf. Jn 4:14; 7:38-39). Through Him the Father gives life to men who are dead from sin, till at last He revives in Christ even their mortal bodies. (cf. Rm 8:10-11).
“The Spirit dwells in the Church and in the hearts of the faithful as in a temple (cf. 1 Cor 3:16). In them He prays and bears witness to the fact that they are adopted sons (cf. Gal 4:6; Rm 8: 15, 16, 26). The Spirit guides the Church into the fullness of truth (cf. Jn 16:13) and gives her a unity of fellowship and service. He furnishes and directs her with various gifts, both hierarchical and charismatic, and adorns her with the fruits of His grace (cf. Ep 4:11-12; 1 Cor 12:4; Gal 5:22). By the power of the gospel He makes the Church grow, perpetually renews her, and leads her to perfect union with her Spouse. The Spirit and the Bride both say to the Lord Jesus, ‘Come’! (cf. Rv 22:17).
“Thus, the Church shines forth as ‘a people made one with the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit’” (Lumen Gentium).
June 12, 1913
Now, this union with Me—mind to mind, heart to heart, and limb to limb—produces in you, in the highest degree, the Life of my Will and of my Love. The Father is formed in this Will, and the Holy Spirit in this Love; while the Son is formed in the acts, words, works, and thoughts, and by all the rest that can spring from this Will and from this Love—and this is the life of the Trinity in souls. In this way, if We need to operate, it makes no difference whether We operate within the Trinity in Heaven, or within the Trinity in souls on earth.
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