Be Perfect as Your Father in Heaven is Perfect
Aug. 18, 2017
Do you believe that you can be brought to perfection in this life? If not, I ask you why. Do you not believe the words of Christ. Many times when I have brought this up in classes, I have been told that it is not possible, that man cannot do this. For man it is impossible, but for God, all things are possible.
We all understand the Immaculate Heart of Mary; Mary conceived without sin. Mary was one of our stock. Yet Jesus did need to redeem her as well as He redeemed all children. We must accept salvation history and turn around from how the world has formed us and face God to be transfigured, transformed, to transcend, and be transubstantiated.
Most of us are totally unaware of just how much the world has tainted our souls and continues to taint our souls without our being aware of just how disobedient we are to God because we face the world attempting to please God rather than turning our backs to the world and letting God do the work in our souls.
Adam and Eve took one bite of the apple to bring this mess into the world, one bite. How many bites of the apple do you take each day? How many times do you give life to your will each day, with “I want, I need, I desire?” When you stop to think about it is over-whelming. The human will must be purified and the soul so attentive to God that if one were to walk into a restaurant and the hostess were to attempt to seat them in one area, they must not say, “Oh no, I prefer to sit over here.” You have just placed your will in act. God chose the place for you to sit, and you placed your will in act with an “I want.”
All was placed back whole and knew through Him, with Him and in Him on the cross.
Through Him, in Him and with Him lies your perfection and though the power of the Holy Spirit one can be brought to the Beatific Vision on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Mother of Grace is so important in this role. First, she is one of our stock, Mary, who was conceived without sin, At any time she could have given life to her will before the Angel appeared to her but she did not. Hence, it is possible to live without giving life to your will, not taking a bite of the apple. Her spouse, the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Spirit desires to purge the soul of all sin, “go and sin no more.” However, we must respond to grace. We waste so much grace, do not respond to grace given that all in Heaven weeps for us.
Our suffering is grace but we refuse to receive it as such. It is given to make a soul perfect as, “though He was the Christ, He was made perfect in what He suffered.”
Those being sanctified and the Sanctifier are of the same stock. Receive your suffering. The Angels are jealous of man for they cannot suffer for God, yet 85/90% of suffering is wasted and has no value to Christ. Christ has no need of our suffering. He has a need of a pure merit victim that He may rest in and becomes, “No longer I but Christ who lives in me.” In this, it is Christ’s shoulder in pain, the pain of a dislocated shoulder on His cross. A wrist twisted with arthritis becomes Christ’s wrist twisted, in pain with the nail piercing restoring God’s glory and repairing for souls running to commit sins with their hands. It becomes the prayer of Christ on the cross not your’s “offering it up,” for we have no suffering to offer up to Christ, for suffering was complete on the cross. What He desires is a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving in your suffering.
So, how does a soul arrive at perfection. The road is narrow, and the gate even narrower, and few will enter. Few will give up their will to enter by the narrow road to be made perfect in this life. He asks you this day, “Do you love me, Do you love me?” Yes we all respond, and again He asks for the third time, “Do you love me?” Will we be attentive this day, this very minute to what we say, I hate the heat, I dislike the wind, I wish it wouldn’t rain, I have had it with so much rain. All these statements are comments of our will and offenses against the Will of God. Will you be attentive to be made perfect. How much do you love. Him? God bless all on the narrow road!