One of the disguises he often uses is false zeal. O holy and divine Spirit, you teach— and with every reason—all the pupils in your school to love passionately this divine Heart which loved us for thirty-three years with such an all-sacrificing love—the surest possible proof of the pure love with which that Heart has always loved us. Many souls, several of them very saintly and some exceptionally eminent, have reaped fruits of great blessings from a meditative reading of this book. Alone, without its God, the soul feels a furious army advancing on it, shouting out that it is mistaken, that there is no God, surrounding it on all sides, uttering arguments and speeches which it does not wish to hear; this army never leaves it for a moment, always trying with loud and violent arguments to force it to believe that there is no God, with horrible browbeating trying to persuade it that the God it seeks does not exist, trying to overwhelm its faculties so that they cannot accept or believe anything but what that army is trying to force and compel it to accept and believe. He gives us, out of pure goodness, and without any merit on our part, the very same joy which he himself enjoys and has in himself, and he gives it without limit or measure, while the punishment he imposes for the evil we do, he always limits and measures. I have already said that the lessons learned at this school must all be put into practice; otherwise they are a waste of time and would merit only punishment. That is why he goes around like a hunter, never tiring in his search, to see if any of them will fall prey to him. But God often gives a taste of these things to people who mortify themselves very much, as a reward for their continued effort. In order to fulfil God’s commandment properly, we must show this love for our neighbor, not with the affections of our heart which should be reserved for God alone, but with deeds; and we should rejoice and never mention any of our neighbor’s defects, which would show that we are displeased to hear him praised or complimented. And who can describe or tell us what the soul will feel merely by looking at him when the sight of him leaves the soul submerged as if in immense oceans, bottomless seas, heavens that are limitless and without end? The Holy Spirit, whose anointing permeates our whole being, is the interior Master of Christian prayer. When it comes to the question of practice, each person has to act according to his strength and ability; because in this school, although we all have to practice the same things, our Teacher is so prudent and discreet, so merciful and compassionate, that he never demands of us more than each one can give, and he wants each of us to read the book for himself and to do what he finds written there. This divine Essence has several attributes; and since it is only one God, although there are three Persons in him, all three have and possess the same wisdom, the same goodness, the same love, the same mercy, the same power and the same justice. WELCOME TO CATHOLICS STRIVING FOR HOLINESS! Prepare for Pentecost well and meditate with these daily reflections! If all those people who aspire to holiness and desire it passionately realized this simple fact, then soon, very soon, they would achieve what they desire; and it is very sad to see so many souls who want to be saints who do not take the proper means to attain what they desire. For it is by practicing the teachings of the Holy Spirit that we achieve true holiness. that our love will be so generous and disinterested that we will be moved to love him neither by the virtue he gives, nor by the graces he increases, nor by the gifts he bestows, nor by the beautiful fruits he brings, nor by the sweetness and consolations with which he delights the soul; that we will love him not for the friendship and intimate relationship he has with those who seek him, nor for the transformation he brings about in them, nor for the divine character he bestows on them, nor for the union or marriage he contracts with their soul; for none of these things we resolve to love him, but only for himself, who is heaven of heavens, the only existing thing worthy of being loved. Nunc coepi! I must confess that personally I never knew all this until my unforgettable Teacher himself taught it to me. Rolly Arjonillo. O, how gentle and refined he is in the way he loves those who love him with this generous and disinterested love! They do not know you! What then does God want us to do? Spirit of holiness and justice, have mercy on us. For God’s love brings to the soul and to the body all kinds of abundance of happiness. God punished the angels forever, for eternity, because their sin was one of malice; he punished man only temporarily, because man did not sin out of malice, but because he was seduced. If Judas, even at the moment when the Lord called him his friend, had only acknowledged and repented of his sin, do you think he would have despaired and been condemned? But there is no word spoken, for they have a divine language, through which they all understand each other by looking at one another in God, and are all carried away and glorify God; they move about in those limitless heavens with that agility which they always have, and yet they are always, so to speak, immersed in the center of God, wherever they go, however much they move. Thank you for listening to the 10-Day Devotion to the Holy Spirit on the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast! I have said that he makes no use of words to teach, or at least very rarely. But if his internal arrow strikes hope or charity he is not quite so pleased with himself, because these wounds are easily healed; if he strikes faith, it is a mortal wound, and then how delighted he is! To whom are we going, and with whose help? O God invincible in battles, O unforgettable Teacher, what divine ways you have of teaching the soul, and then of making it see and feel through its own experience the very things your immense wisdom has taught it! From all imperfections and deliberate faults deliver us, O Holy Spirit. The offering we are going to make to the Holy Spirit today is a firm resolution to put into practice all the means we have to help us attain our sanctification. Let us pray to the holy and divine Spirit for it, and let our prayer never cease until we obtain it. ( Log Out /  I do not intend here to tell you anything about all that immense consolation and sweetness which the body and soul, senses and faculties, begin to feel once they enter this school directed by such an admirable Teacher as the Holy Spirit, because to seek God for what he gives us, or for the sweetness we feel when we are with him, is a sure way of never tasting or feeling that very sweetness and consolation which we are seeking, and besides it is a great obstacle and impediment to achieving union with God. Of hope, what can I say? Posted on May 11, 2018 by Fr Peter Crowe. He tells us nothing about penance. There are two works involved: the Silabario de la escuela divina or A.B.C. We should never be upset by that petty pride, or envy, with which some people who are far from perfect hear the praises of others or see them do some act of virtue; because he tells us that anyone who commits this sin is as if dominated by it and anything good he sees or hears about his neighbors hurts him as if he saw them committing great sins, because spiritual envy rots anyone who has it, right to his innermost parts, and his spiritual ruin is certain. I serve, worship and pay all the homage I owe to my God, Lord and Master, acknowledging in the three distinct Persons the only God whom I must serve, for the three distinct Persons are the one divine Essence. However, let us not think about the joys which loving nothing but God brings. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. NEW GUIDE TO HOLY ROSARY WITH "SUB TUUM PRAESIDIUM" AND ST. MICHAEL PRAYERS. 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