To celebrate The
Triumph of the Cross we
will share with our faithful
readers how easy it is to understand God, His Motives and Methods -
something that has escaped Rome or that simply has never been revealed
them (like the Secret
of the Trinity
The starting point is that...
created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male
and female he created them
That is - whatever is good in man, whether it is a
feeling like love
or an instinct like how to raise a
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 of this or that".
Of course - for some 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
through 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:
not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have
not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and
earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a
pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is
While in other cases He
Moses, by reason of the hardness of
your heart, permitted you to put away your wives: but from the
it was not so. [Matt.
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 for God. The
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:
That is - the prodigal son rejected (sinned) the loving guidance of his
earthly father ("thee") and
the loving guidance 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
+ 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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