Friday, 19 July 2013

MEDJUGORJE UPDATE: PADRE PIO SPEAKS TO HIS SPIRITUAL CHILDREN


MEDJUGORJE: PADRE PIO SPEAKS
 

..”THE WILL OF THE BISHOP IS THE WILL OF GOD”...

-Padre Pio
 

 ...indeed Padre Pio speaks to us immanently... yet not through a vital action of a physiological voice..Padre Pio does not exist as such since he has passed from the bounds of time..however in spirit Padre Pio speaks to us about what is happening in MEDJUGORJE...since Padre Pio who we can see through his love of the church and the magisterium was a saint who epitomized the ideal of holy Obedience..an acquiescence of the soul to the authority of Christ seen in his bishops and religious clergy....
 

 

..indeed Padre Pio loved the sacrifice of the mass..for in it he could consummate his being through the obedience of the passion...through the sacrifice of the mass Padre Pio could unite his holy obedience to that of Christ...truly of one soul as Jesus said ..not my will but yours God...

 

...we see in MEDJUGORJE this is not occurring due to a flippant conceited and arrogant spirit which is pervasive among adherents to the messages...indeed either through spiritual negligence or gluttony followers of MEDJUGORJE have missed the meaning of the mass...in the mass the good Padre did not only see Jesus ...he saw the unified mystical body of all the universal church bound by holy submission of will paid for by the divine token of love...no greater love than to lay down your life for others...and by submission to church authority Padre Pio did just that..however we do not see this occurring in MEDJUGORJE...
 

...as Padre Pio who was persecuted by his Bishop and wrongly accused of faking his stigmata..he was ordered to celebrate mass by himself...indeed Padre Pio did not rebel or justify himself..he patiently endured his exile for 6 years...he even though wrongly accused was after his exile ordered to say mass at 4am to not attract too much attention to his stigmata ....did as he was told without asking why he was sanctioned so severely..

 

..indeed when people close to Padre Pio saw that he was being unjustly accused by the magisterium Padre Pio answered those who took umbridge with the bishop and sought to criticize him for unfair treatment of the good Padre...Padre Pio answered that the ..
 
”will of the Bishop is the will of God”....
 
.. indeed Padre Pio by suffering from the church and for the church followed in the steps of the divine master Jesus in a most excellent manner..just as Jesus suffered through his mercy for our sins he also suffered at the hands of his apostles who fled when he was in the garden and who denied him..just as Peter denied him three times...so we see that Padre Pio saw the necessity of holy obedience to Church appointed authority...
 

. the phenomenon in MEDJUGORJE is an offense to God and his shepherds..the stench of pride cascades up through the sheepcots and the angelic orders along with all the prayers and supplications...like a dark and winnowy smoke that you might get from the kindling of rotten wood..the smoke serves to choke or cloak and blind those who it comes into contact with..in effect casting a pall over their good intentions ..since the fuel of the prayer is rotted by pretention and pride we see a festival of hypocrisiy or indeed ignorance and crass impetuosity....it is a wonder that people don’t see that their defiance and complacency cannot be pleasing to God who is a humble and non-contentious spirit...

 

...indeed it is a wonder that the adherents of MEDJUGORJE don’t see that through pride they are falling away from God rather they believe the opposite..their good feelings which fool them into thinking they are closer to God indeed betray their interior disposition...they would love to be close to God however their pride and disobedience cuts them off...since pride is the beginning of the falling off from God since pride by default scorns any subjection to God and by a consequence of this the proud soul scorns to be subject to any creature of God namely in the case of MEDJUGORJE the bishop...so we see how the phenomenon of MEDJUGORJE has effectively subverted proper spirituality with a counterfeit version... we see no holy obedience and so humility does not follow and pride reigns..hence the inordinate amount of spiritual sloth neglect and interior complacency it is a slovenly spirituality...since complacency is a symptom of latent pride..such a one believes they are without blemish since they feel emotionally that God has touched them so deeply and so they neglect proper recollection and fall into unseemly spiritual habits...

 
..as we see in Thomas Aquinas...


Pride is said to be the most grievous of sins because that which gives sin its gravity is essential to pride. Hence pride is the cause of gravity in other sins. Accordingly previous to pride there may be certain less grievous sins that are committed through ignorance or weakness. But among the grievous sins the first is pride , as the cause whereby other sins are rendered more grievous. And as that which is the first in causing  is the last in the withdrawal from sin, a gloss on PSALM 18:13, "I shall be cleansed from the greatest sin," says: "Namely from the sin of pride, which is the last in those who return to God, and the first in those who withdraw from God."

 

-summa theologica (secunda secundae partis Q. 162)

 

..so we see the first sin in those who withdraw from God the root of which is Pride..and through disobedience to the local ordinary at MEDJUGORJE we have as the root cause..spiritual pride and obstinate orientation towards one’s own prerogative..

 

..indeed praying the rosary and fasting are good spiritual exercises but are subverted if the fruit of such exercise does not yield ardent works of charity according to one’s vocation whether active or religious..Padre Pio indeed spent hours working in the confessional to free souls from the bondage of sin ..may we all take this example and put it to practice..by sincere works of charity…..following visions will not bring us closer to God as it mentions in scripture….
 
 
 

 
A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it save the sign of Jonas. And he left them and went away

-Matthew 16:4

 

…yet acts of charity united to the bosom of the church through her sacraments  annexed by holy obedience ...inevitably will make straight the paths of the Lord… a sure sign that God is working within…. amen