DAILY CATHOLIC    THURSDAY    February 11, 1999   vol. 10, no. 29

WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

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    INTRODUCTION
      The Feature Article, begun in the inaugural issue two years ago, deals with the state of the Church. We continue probing the question that has perplexed the Magisterium and the laity for the past 30 years as the liberal element has left its mark, effecting changes that have seemingly watered down the "Roman Catholic" traditions. Yet, God in His Infinite Wisdom, has allowed this to happen for a specific purpose. He has been preparing us in a special way by sending His very Own Blessed Mother to guide us and remind us of our roots. Through perseverance, prayer and loyalty to Holy Mother Church headed by the Holy Father John Paul II and adhered to by the faithful who will not compromise, the pendulum is beginning to swing back toward the conservative side. In the ninety-fifth installment of this on-going feature series, we complete the third Theological Virtue - Love, which is also Charity. It is the virtue by which we love God above all things for His Own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves, for the love of God. It is the "queen of virtues." It unites God and man perfectly in love, also unifying man and man, for the love of God. In Heaven, the virtues of Faith and Hope cease; but for all eternity we shall have charity for we love God forever. These Theological Virtues are meant to get us into the habitual mode of doing good and being good through the graces bestowed on us. These important repetitive actions help us all to grow closer to God and are vital to all souls. After all the opposite of virtue is vice. We continue to alert the reader to what is happening and sound the call to arms, to enlist in Mary's army and take up the battle cry. God said it, we believe it, that settles it! Too many Catholics are going their own way with little regard to what their spiritual shepherd - the Vicar of Christ says. Sin is whitewashed. If we're not careful there will be a tremendous backwash and who among us wants to get caught in the vortex of that swirling whirlpool of Justice? This series is a set blueprint for Catholics everywhere to take up the banner of truth in defending Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church as we prepare for this glorious event - the second coming of Christ and the Reign of the Sacred Heart, the Second Pentecost, the Era of the Eucharistic Presence, the Advent of Peace.
Installment Ninety-five

The Forty-Second Clarion:

THE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUE OF LOVE
part three

"Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do the things I command you."

John 15: 13-14

          We have now come to a moment in the history of the world when the Redemptive Act is to bring us to the next chapter, the Third Fiat, the Reign of the Sacred Heart, the New Pentecost, the Era of the Divine Will, when Christ will come again! This is a special grace that has been given to individuals whom God has chosen to receive it now, and it is a special grace for which the Mother of God has been preparing the entire world since her apparition at Rue de Bac, Lourdes and LaSalette, and down through the years until the presemt moment.

          Love, DIVINE LOVE, is the answer. We are called to live as one in the Divine Will, allowing ourselves to be so filled with the Holy Spirit that we shall cause the moment to come when the words of Our Lordīs Own prayer to His Father will be fulfilleld, "Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven." We must meditate upon this entire prayer, and contemplate in our hearts this phrase, which is the culmination of the Sanctifying Fiat of the Spirit.

          This very special age is about to come. However, before it can dawn, we must pass through the chastisement period, the persecutions of the faithful remnant, and we must see, painful as it will be, the True Church shaken to its foundations, but always with the trust and faith that it shall survive, be purified, and with the advent of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart, witness the glorious coming of the Reign of the Sacred Heart - the Age of the Divine Will!

          No greater Love was ever given to mankind than the Father giving us His Only Begotten Son, Who suffered, died, and rose that we might believe, trust, and, above all, love, as He loved. Impossible? Not with God for He never asks the impossible. Nor does He ask what is easy. It becomes possible when we unite our will to the Divine Will with an act of complete surrender to God - when we do not think, breathe, speak, act, move, etc., without first asking God if it is His Will. We do it day by day, one step at a time, giving Him our daily "Yes" when we awaken, and another "Yes" even when we're asleep. We leave the rest to Him, Who takes our nothingness, and, uniting it to His Infinite Goodness, magnifies all of our obedience beyond our comprehension, to accomplish the Redemptive Act and to bring to earth sooner the Age of the Divine Will - the Age of Divine Love.

          This is the Age that is coming! This is the grace that, in Godīs time, will be offered to all His children. And when it is offered, we must be prepared by our prayers, sacrifices, mortifications and our loving obedience to say "Yes!" to Him. If we begin today to do this, imperfect as our effort might be, God will look down with great tenderness and compassion, and so fill our souls with His Spirit, that we shall be given infused knowledge and wisdom, and we will understand that which now seems ridiculous, impossible, even outrageous is truly possible and a reality if we but give Him our Fiat.

          What we must do to acquire this wonderful Theological Virtue of Charity - Love, is to place ourselves before Our Lord truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and be still, totally empty. That allows Him to come and give each one of us all that we need, for He will do it! It is the Divine Will. It is Divine Love. It is all that counts and all that matters now. The rest has already been fulfilled in the eyes of Almighty God.

          Mary has come to gather the Fiats of her little ones, and these she places before the Throne of Almighty God. With each fiat the moment of the Reign of her Sonīs Sacred Heart draws closer. The chastisement and purification will be shortened. This in itself is Mercy!

          To share in this Mercy we must be united in mind and heart through the grace of the Holy Spirit, and work untiringly for this moment by surrendering ourselves in perfect obedience to God. When we do this, we are living as Jesus lived, as Mary lived - in Divine Love. Truly, "Greater Love than this no one has..."

    Next Installment: The Forty-third Clarion: SACRIFICE


February 11, 1999       volume 10, no. 29
WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

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