zaterdag 18 december 2010

From the House of the Divine Will
Issue No. 70                                                         __   ____           Second Issue for December 2010

Explication of the Mysteries in the Lord’s Prayer
(Based on the Writings of Luisa Piccarreta)

1.         Our Father
2.           Hallowed be thy Name (first petition)
3.             Thy Kingdom come (second petition)
4.               Thy Will be Done (third petition)
5.                 On earth as in Heaven (continuation of third petition)
6.                   Give us this day our daily Bread (fourth petition)
7.                     Forgive us our trespasses As we forgive those who trespass against us.(5th petition)
8.                      Lead us not into temptation (sixth petition)
9.                        Deliver us from evil. (seventh petition) Amen
10.                        The Lord’s Prayer is fulfilled in Luisa Piccarreta

1.         Our Father

Jesus wanted to be the first to pray this prayer for the restoration of man’s original state and the fulfillment of God’s purpose in man’s creation. By saying “Our” Father instead of “My” Father, Jesus referred to Him as Father of the entire human family.

2.         Hallowed be thy Name

Jesus wanted his Father’s name to be honored, respected, reverenced, loved and adored. This would prepare hearts to receive the Father’s Kingdom, which would enable man to do the Father’s Will as in Heaven and, thus, fulfill the purpose of Creation.

3.         Thy Kingdom come

Jesus told Luisa that he taught the “Our Father” prayer because He wanted everyone to pray for his Kingdom (which is the same as the Father’s) to come so that the Divine Will could be done on earth as in Heaven. He added that if It were not to come, it would have been useless to teach such a Prayer and that He never does useless things.

Jesus placed Himself at the head of this prayer, knowing that this was the Will of the Father, who would deny nothing that Jesus asks of Him. This certainty is especially true since Jesus prayed with the Father’s own Will asking for something that the Father Himself wanted.

The very fact that Jesus prayed for the Father’s Kingdom to come demonstrated that by his coming to earth, He did not establish that Kingdom while He was on earth and that It must be expected by mankind to come at some point in the future just as certainly as previous generations had expected the Redeemer to come—which indeed did happen.

And Jesus told Luisa that his own interest in the coming of the Father’s Kingdom is renewed when the “Our Father” is recited and He hears his own prayer asking that the Father’s Kingdom come so that his Will can be done on earth as It is done in Heaven.

4.         Thy Will be Done

Jesus explained to Luisa that with the words “Thy Will be done” he wanted all Christians in every age to pray that God would give them the grace to at least do the Will of God: otherwise, they shouldn’t even be called Christians if they do not dispose themselves to do the Will of their Father in Heaven.

And Jesus further instructed Luisa that many people believe that not doing the Will of God is  something of minor importance; whereas, the reality is that not doing the Will of God means the person’s total destruction, and repeatedly doing one’s own will is to dig a very deep abyss of misfortunes into which to fall.

5.         On Earth as in Heaven

If the Divine Will is not possessed and lived on earth as in Heaven, Its Kingdom will not be in the midst of humanity. But, as this Kingdom does become established in the midst of humanity, it will be present not only in their midst but inside of each of those persons who possess It. This is  the life of Heaven on earth—in which the strength, the holiness and beauty of God flows in creatures as primary and perennial life.
Immediately after “Thy Will be done” Jesus added the words, “On earth as It is in Heaven.” And this means to live in the Divine Will. With these words one prays that the Father’s Kingdom may come on earth so that creatures can live in It in the conquering mode of faith to give God the greatest Glory. This is the purpose of Creation.  This is what most interests Jesus. This is the Mission of Luisa Piccarreta and our mission also.
Souls and Angels in Heaven not only do the Will of God but live in It and possess It as their own Kingdom. Only doing the Will of God means to submit to the commands that God gives us, but does not mean to take possession of the Divine Will and live in It, which is to reacquire the happiest state of all.  It means returning to the order, the place and the purpose for which human beings were created by God.

6.         Give us this day our Daily Bread 

In the Divine Mind, for the second part of the “Our Father,” Jesus was asking the Heavenly Father, in the name of everyone, for three kinds of bread.  This second part of the “Our Father” will have its complete fulfillment when the Father’s Will is done on earth as in Heaven.  It is very important to realize that when Jesus asks the Father to give “our” bread, He is speaking of the “our” bread of the Father and the Son.  And this bread of Theirs is the Divine Will!—which is their own, eternal nourishment, and which Jesus is asking to nourish us!
So, the First Bread is the bread of the Divine Will—bread which is necessary in every moment of our day, and which makes the Real Life of God circulate in our bodies and souls.
When this First Bread of the Divine Will nourishes us, then the Second Bread of the Holy Eucharist will be able to provide all the fruits of the Sacramental Life of Jesus, because then He won’t have to deal with the corrupted and disgusting bread of the human will.  Thus, in this Second Bread—the Holy Eucharist—Jesus will then be able to give us all the fruits, benefits, blessings and sanctity of this Sacrament as well as all the fruits of the other Sacraments instituted by Our Lord.
In asking the Father for the Third Bread—the material bread for our natural life—Jesus could do so in view of the fact that as man would live in the Divine Will (the First Bread) what belonged to God would belong to his children, and the Father could give the Bread of his Will, the bread of the Eucharist, and the material bread of natural life to legitimate and good children who will share in their Father’s blessings.

7.         Forgive us our trespasses As we for give those who trespass against us.

Following the theme of our Father giving us the First Bread, the petition, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” foretells that charity will also be perfect, because having eaten the bread of the Divine Will as did the Humanity of Jesus, forgiveness will bear the mark of heroism as Our Lord possessed it on the Cross. And all the virtues, being absorbed into the Divine Will will be imprinted with divine virtue and authentic heroism.

8.         Lead us not into temptation

This is certainly a mysterious petition, which prompts one to ask, “How could God ever lead us into temptation?”  Yet the key to this mystery is the First Bread of “Give us our daily bread.” God made man free, and He will never take away this right. But fallen man, aware of his weakness, silently cries out and prays without words for God to give him the Bread of the Divine Will, which will enable him to reject all temptations.

9.         Deliver us from evil. 
These words are the continuation of the last petition of the “Our Father” prayer—“Lead us not into temptation…”  With these words Jesus asks that by the power of the bread of the Divine Will we may be delivered from every evil. May it be so! (Amen!)

10.       The Lord’s Prayer is fulfilled in Luisa Piccarreta

Just as the tears, penances, and prayers for the coming of the Messiah were directed also to the Most Holy Virgin who would be His Mother, even though those who prayed did not know who She would be, in the same way, during the time since Redemption, when the Church and its members pray the “Our Father,” it is also for the unknown Luisa that they have prayed, so that God would place in her all the marvelous and enchanting blessings that the Divine Will contains and the knowledge of It.

With Luisa Piccarreta, the Divine Will is fulfilled and is done on earth as in Heaven—first in her.  Then, from her life and her writings, especially in the “Book of Heaven,” the great secret of the how to do and live in the Divine Will as in Heaven is communicated to other persons and, little by little, the Reign of the Divine Will spreads throughout the Earth, affecting the entire universe and even Heaven itself.

This Kingdom of the Divine Will possess a sanctity far surpassing all other sanctities. It possesses blessings and graces far surpassing all other blessings and graces.  It forms a new era for the human race that will benefit all generations. Jesus has concentrated all this first in Luisa, just as He had first concentrated all in his Mother for the Redemption.  Mary is Mother and Queen of the Divine Will.  Luisa is the Little Daughter of the Divine Will.  Mary’s mission was to be the Mother of God and Co-Redemptrix. Luisa’s Mission was to be the Herald of the Reign of the Divine Will on Earth as in Heaven.  Mary knew and lived the Divine Will more perfectly than any created person, but to make the Kingdom of the Divine Will known was not her mission. That would be Luisa’s mission as Jesus explained to her, and which she wrote under obedience to the Church.

The same Divine Will that worked in Jesus and Mary to accomplish Redemption worked also in Luisa to fulfill the “Our Father” and inaugurate the Reign of the Divine Will on earth.  And this will return man to his beginning—to the purpose for which he was created by God on the sixth day of Creation.
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Recommendation:  Consider becoming familiar with the explanation of the “Our Father” contained in this issue. Keep it on hand. Share it with others. Live what you learn from it.

Suggestion:  Remember us in your prayers and Masses.  And if you have a few dollars left over from your Christmas shopping maybe you could include the Center for the Divine Will in your gift giving.  Our address is Center for the Divine Will – P.O. Box 340 – Caryville, TN  33714.