DAILY CATHOLIC TUESDAY July 21, 1998 vol. 9, no. 141
THE HIDDEN WAY
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Lessons/Meditations from Our Lord and Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart
THE SACRED NATURE OF HONORING FATHER AND MOTHER
Lesson Meditation #95
(Imparted on February 23, 1995 to the Hidden Flower by Our Lord)
Beloved Hidden Flower of My Mother's Immaculate Heart I love you. I bless you. Be aware of satan's traps, for he, the father of all lies, sows doubt when the soul does not trust in Me completely. Therefore, be abandoned in all things, as I have taught you.
Dear Children, today I present to you My Fourth Commandment which admonishes you to honor thy Father and Thy Mother.
How complex your society has made this command. But I solemnly tell you it is not complicated, but contains a Truth, which lived, brings to you an understanding of the Most Blessed Trinity.
First, in My Perfect Creation I established Perfect order. Man, who is created in My Image and Likeness, by virtue or vice of his free will, is the only being who distorts this Perfect Order and continues to increase the effects of Original Sin.
My Perfect Order established the Family. Man and Woman, who bound together by the law, the dignity, honor and respect of marriage, would become One, and from their oneness would issue forth children. The roles of the man and woman were established in My Perfect Plan from all eternity.
The dignity of the man and woman were likewise established, for in My eyes the man and woman are My children, equal yet distinct, immeasurably valuable and beautiful to behold when they live according to My Law.
By this command you must honor father and mother. This, then, does not exclude those who by maturity have themselves become mother and father. By this command Honor is rightfully bestowed upon all men who are My children.
But in your world, particularly in these End Times, there is very little left of the true family unit, which I gave to you as a sign, a reminder of The Most Blessed Trinity.
Families of your generation do not respect My Perfect order, nor do the spouses accord to one another honor, respect and dignity. The specific roles I created for Man and Woman have been inter- mingled, and by their intermingling chaos and confusion have mush- roomed, and respect and honor have died.
This has happened because you have gone against My Command, you have puffed up your pride and satan has expanded this pride to such a degree that in your generation divorce, abuse, the denial of life itself and the abomination of abortion and homosexuality are accepted. Can you not see how far from Me you go when you stray from My Perfect Order and My Fourth Command which keeps you I union with My Order?
Woe! Woe to all who preach, teach and live willingly in opposition to My Law. Woe to all who make the law of the world and of society contrary to Mine!
All who willingly do this I shall cast from Me at the hour of Judgment, for he who does not keep My Commands when he knows My Commands, rejects Me.
The husband, by My authority, is the rightful head of his family-he represents holy authority. Being one with his wife, this rightful authority is thus given unto her, particularly in the role of Mother.
To have harmony and peace in any family there must first be harmony and peace between husband and wife. They must love one another in such a way that each seeks the welfare and good of the other, without thought of themselves. The husband must learn compassion; he must be tender, gentle and loving, for in no way does this subtract from his role as man, as husband, as father. Rather, I solemnly tell you, these attributes enhance and bring to perfection his role in My Perfect Order.
The wife must acknowledge her husband's rightful authority, and lovingly recognize him as head and leader of the family. To the wife who so responds, I give abundant graces so that within her heart and soul blossom forth great dignity and beauty, which she, in turn, shares with her husband. Thus, as one, they receive all Divine help and guidance which brings authority before Me to receive My blessing, and in dispensing authority its heavenly origin is recognized, accepted and obeyed.
When, by My Will, children are granted to husband and wife, this loving authority is then transmitted to the offspring of the holy union which I bless. And every day, My children, if the love, honor and respect which I have established, is lived and therefore blessed by Me, Peace and Harmony bring the family to imitate the Holy Family of Nazareth, which was the Perfection of family life.
Do you imitate the Holy Family today?
No! You abuse every right I have bestowed on you. You have let your swollen egos distort authority, until there exists broken families, spouses who suffer all manner of abuse, and children who are victims of parental abuse, who learn abuse and live in abuse because they know neither honor nor respect!
I do solemnly tell you that My first Three Commands lead you to seek Me, know, love and serve me through unity with My Divine Will.
Beginning with the Fourth Commandment, I teach My children to remain in unity with My Will by living in a holy manner according to My Law. If all of My children learned the beauty of this Commandment, it would quickly come to pass that the Holy Spirit would transform the face of the earth and bring to the world My Peace, My Love. Honor would reign among all men. Division would cease and chaos would disappear.
Ponder well what I have said to you. In all states of life authority beings and ends with Me. Only when authority is blessed by Me does it bear good, holy fruit. When authority stems solely from man's will it is not blessed by Me, and chaos and confusion result.
Little children, all men must first honor me. In this way I teach and lead you to shower honor upon all men as I Will, to acknowledge all men as My children.
Begin anew to live by this, My Fourth Command, and to the measure by which you live it, so shall I reward you and give to you My Peace, and swiftly shall come the Reign of My Sacred Heart.
I solemnly tell you the chalice overflows with the wicked hearts of men who live contrary to My Perfect Order, and the Divine Justice shall wipe away all evil. Therefore, prepare well and live My Commands, for I Come!
THE HIDDEN WAY