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The Ways of God
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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
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
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
into adulthood. You will teach him/her what is good by example and what
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
All Divine Laws are the ultimate parent's guidelines
raise His beloved children
throughout their human parents.
Some Laws are
Eternal - for example, the Ten Commandments. Others laws were given at
time when humans did not know any better but, as they "grew up" over
millennia, they no longer were necessary. Here is where you can see
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
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.
The sabbath was made for man, and not man
for the sabbath. [Mark
Now, about sin.... When an
offspring rejects its parents’ guidelines and, without a doubt, will
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
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:
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,
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?
a truly Blessed Day!
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