Another Relevant Article by Mark Mallet…. from his website here on November 11, 2019.
A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the LORD! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God! (Yesterday’s First Reading)
YOU have given your fiat to God. You have given your “yes” to Our Lady. But many of you are no doubt asking, “Now what?” And that’s okay. It’s the same question Matthew asked when he left his collection tables; it is the same question Andrew and Simon wondered as they left their fishing nets; it’s the same question Saul (Paul) pondered as he sat there stunned and blinded by the sudden revelation that Jesus was calling him, a murderer, to be His witness to the Gospel. Jesus eventually answered those questions, as He will yours.
If you are only giving your “yes” to God right now, then you are akin to those in Christ’s parable of the workers who entered the vineyard at the last hour of the day, but were paid the same wage as those who had laboured all day. That is, Jesus will give you the same Gift as those who have been preparing for it for decades, which of course, may not seem fair. But, says the vineyard Owner:
Am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous? (Matthew 20:15)
God’s ways are not our ways — “his knowledge is beyond scrutiny,” says today’s First Mass reading. And He has His reasons. Even though St. Paul was not among the Twelve who gave up everything and followed Jesus for three years, he became one of the greatest Apostles. Why? Because the one who is shown the greatest mercy is often the one who “has shown great love” in return.Click here to continue reading Mark Mallett’s post
THIS Sunday, the eighth day in the Octave of Easter, is Divine Mercy Sunday. It is a day that Jesus promised to pour out immeasurable graces to the degree that, for some, it is “the last hope of salvation.” Still, many Catholics have no idea what this feast is or never hear about it from the pulpit. As you’ll see, this is no ordinary day…
According to Saint Faustina’s diary, Jesus said of Divine Mercy Sunday:
I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity… tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near. —Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary of St. Faustina, n. 965
“The teachings that our Lord gave to Luisa on the Divine Will gave a new characteristic to Father Hannibal’s spirituality, which completely transformed his interior life. And so, we can truly say he was one of the first sons if the Divine Will and consequently one of the first apostles of the Divine Will.”
A Divine Will group could be considered an example of what Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Sarah, author Rod Dreher & Catholic evangelist Mark Mallet are talking about… Read more in Mallet’s blog post HERE.
… For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matt 18:20)
Jesus Christ is the greatest Gift of all, and the good news is He is with us right now in all His fullness and power through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The Kingdom of God is now within the hearts of those who have been born again… now is the day of salvation. Right now, we, the redeemed are the sons of God and will be made manifest at the appointed time… we don’t need to wait on any so called secrets of some alleged apparition to be fulfilled or Luisa Piccarreta’s understanding of Living in the Divine Will in order for us to be made perfect…
If you have read The Coming New and Divine Holiness, perhaps you are wondering the same things too? Is God really doing something new? Does He have a greater glory awaiting the Church? Is this in Scripture? Is it a novel addition to the work of Redemption, or is it simply its completion? Here, it is good to call to mind the constant teaching of the Church that one could rightly say the martyrs shed their blood for in fighting against heresies:
It is not [so-called “private” revelations’] role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history… Christian faith cannot accept “revelations” that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment. —Catechism of the Catholic Church(CCC), n. 67