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The Ways of God

September 14th



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To celebrate The Triumph of the Cross... we will share with our dear readers how easy it is to understand God, His Motives and Methods - something that has escaped Rome or that simply has never revealed to them (like the Secret Concept of the Trinity.)

The starting point is that God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. [Gen. 1:27]

That is - whatever is good in man, whether it is a feeling like "love" or an instinct like "how to raise a child" is a direct reflection from God.

Now - take an offspring of yours whom you deeply love and for whom you want the best. Logically you will nurture his/her every step as he/she grows into adulthood. You will teach him/her what is good by example and what to avoid, because it has bad consequences, first by saying "No!" without further explanations. Then, "No, because I say so!" (the child has developed enough  to comprehend now that "Mom and Dad know best"). Then, as the child becomes older and can understand more, the explanations become more elaborate
"No, because this or that".

Of course - for most humans there will be some instances where the reason will be "No, because God tells us so.", but, if the child has been brought up to respect the parent's practical (not whimsical) wisdom, the child will accept the parent's endorsement of God's instructions.

All Divine Laws are the ultimate parent's guidelines to raise His beloved children throughout their human parents.

Some Laws are Eternal - for example, the Ten Commandments. Others laws were given at a time when humans did not know any better but, as they "grew up" over the millennia, they no longer were necessary. Here is where you can see that, in some cases Jesus would say:

Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For amen I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot, or one tittle shall not pass of the law, till all be fulfilled. [Matthew 5:17-18]

While in other cases He would say:

Because Moses by reason of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. [Matt. 19:8]

or...

The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath. [Mark 2:27]

Now, about sin.... When an offspring rejects its parents’ guidelines and, without a doubt, will get into trouble - he/she will have a price to pay for the consequences of his/her obstinacy. When an offspring's way of life is such that there is a separation (lack of frequent interaction, or a complete stoppage of contact) between him/her and the nurturing parents - the offspring's problems and sufferings will multiply. The adult child will simply go from bad to worse, possibly until he dies.

The parents suffer but, what can they do? Their child is an adult with a free will and the means to live it.

The situation is exactly the same with each one of us and God. The more dissonant our way of life becomes from what our most loving Parent has shown us, the further away we drift from Him; the further away we drift, the chances for everything going from bad to worse increase exponentially. If we get far enough, the consequence may also be death - in this case - Eternal death.

That is what "sin" is all about. Do notice the parallel exhibited in the words of  the prodigal son:

I will arise, and will go to my father, and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: [Luke 15:18]

That is - the prodigal son rejected (sinned) the loving guidance of his earthly father ("thee") and the loving guidance, through Divine Laws, of his Heavenly Father.


Brethren - that's it. Those are the great mysteries of God and His interaction with man.

+ He gave us religious texts - the "Instruction Book".

+ He sent prophets to explain what we just could not understand.

+ He sent His Son to give one more "going over" of the Divine Laws and to clarify any parts of the "Instruction Book" that were misunderstood or we had "outgrown", to give us the opportunity to return to a Paradisiacal state, and to heal the contrite heart [Luke 4:18].

+ He also shared with us a Mother, to Whom God will grant whatever She asks on behalf of Her children [John 2:1-5], to remind us that we have recourse to Her prayers [Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee].

The whole Mystery of human-Divine interaction is indeed that simple!

Don't we have more than enough reasons to celebrate today - and - for that matter, every day?

Have a truly Blessed Day!


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Originally Published as part of a post on September 14th, 2010

Issued as a single document on September 14, 2014

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