..John of the Cross..the greatest mystical theologian ever warns us against adopting a spirituality which exalts itself..such a spirit is not of God...indeed one may feel a rest and an interior awakening yet it is idleness for its own sake..this is a spiritual rest which is not conducive to the way of the cross which Jesus mentions in his Gospel..let us all be ever vigilant so that we follow the spiritual masters and do not become seduced by the cunning tricks of the self and the spirit of the world..& its Prince..
..here follow some wise words from John of Cross which will help those who become one in humility with Christ...to possess each other in charity is the goal of our journey..let us not falter
"It [faith] is an obscure habit because it brings us to believe divinely revealed truths that trascend every natural light and infinitely exceed all human understanding."
"Faith, manifestly is a dark night for souls, but in this way it gives them light."
"The more darkness it [faith] brings on them, the more light it sheds."
"In the dryness and emptiness of this night of the appetiute, a person also procures spiritual humility, that virtue opposed to the first capital vice, spiritual pride"
(...spiritual pride is the sin we see occuring at MEDJUGORJE..since those who travel here refuse to listen to the wise counsel of the spiritual authority here the Bishop and the Vatican who have told us nothing supernatural is occuring regarding visions and so such behaviour opens one up to danger of a counterfeit spirituality which is at odds with true charity..)
"Aware of their own dryness and wretchedness, the thought their being more advanced than others does not even occur in its first movements."
(yet many at MEDJUGORJE like the Pharisee believe themselves to be more holy and so are seen to try and project their whims on others..hence they tell us we must visit this place of exceptional holiness otherwise we are missing out on directives from heaven ..which is madness to say the least)
"From this humility stems love of neighbour [charity] for they will esteem them and not judge them as they did before."
"These persons will know only their own misery and keep it so much in sight that they will have no opportunity to watch anyone else's conduct."
'Since they are aware of their own wretchedness, they not only listen to the teaching of others but even desire to be directed and told what to do by anyone at all."
(here is the key at MEDJUGORJE..such people drawn there are listening to the wrong agents..the Church has been subverted through its magisterium...the Bishop is the true authority here and the Vatican itself..both organs of God's justice have told us that there are no visions here..to be cautious and not to open the Church up to spiritual rupture (schism) )
"It should be known that God dwells secretly in all souls and is hidden in their substance, for otherwise they would not last."
(yet the messages at MEDJUGORJE tell us that many people do not let God dwell inside them..this is not true and the Virgin Mary would never say this...)
February 25, 2014
Dear children! You see, hear and feel that in the hearts of many people there is no God. They do not want Him, because they are far from prayer and do not have peace. You, little children, pray - live God's commandments. You be prayer, you who from the very beginning said `yes` to my call. Witness God and my presence and do not forget, little children: I am with you and I love you. From day to day I present you all to my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call
most recent message purported from our lady is indeed dubious
..to continue with the words of John of the Cross...
"Yet there is a difference, a great difference, in his dwelling in them. In some souls he dwells alone, and in others he does not dwell alone. Abiding in some he is pleased; and in others he is displeased."
"He [God] lives in some as though in his own house, commanding and ruling everything; and in others as though a stranger in a strange house, where they do not permit him to give orders or do anything."
( indeed at MEDJUGORJE the proponents do not let God rule over them since they do not listen to the agents of his Church...and so even though they pray outwardly as the Pharisees and appear holy God is inwardly as a stranger to them for they are not treading the way of the cross...)
"And here lies the remarkable delight of this awakening: The soul knows creatures through God and not God through creatures."
..(indeed this is the way of self abnegation..the soul will know through God purely from his precepts..and not through emotion and feeling which can never capture the essence of what God is...)
let us all guard ourselves from false prophets..through a spirit of recollection and truth..amen