Consoling God the Father

We have both the ability and the power to console our omnipotent and Almighty God – think about that. We, puny little people, essentially incapable of doing anything, including breathing, unless our Divine Father expressly wills or permits it, have been granted the capacity by God the Father to console Him: man can console his God. Think about that, ponder that, reflect upon that. Precisely due to His omnipotence, many tend to think that God is the One who should be consoling us, rather than the other way around. In fact, this is how most of us act, in our relationship with our Father. We turn to Him, grumpily and half-heartedly, every time we need something; whining and complaining endlessly about our ungratified needs. Then, after He grants our needs and desires, we relegate our Father to the back-burner, ignoring Him completely until our next need arises. If He is sufficiently lucky, we might just give Him some thanks but not more, otherwise we would be ‘overdoing it.’

The above is neither fair nor healthy, because the reality is that our Father also needs to be consoled, not just ourselves. God the Father needs our consolation precisely because of our ongoing, heedless wounding of His most Divine Heart, through the ceaseless commission of our sins. The beauty of it all, though, is that we have been granted this ability by God Himself: as mere human creatures, we have been given the power to console the Almighty Father and Creator. Meanwhile, we should bear in mind that the joy of consoling our Heavenly Father can never be matched by anything or anyone else, because nothing greater exists on the face of this earth, other than the ability of mankind to console and love the Father who is God.

Our Father becomes joyous beyond anything that we can possibly imagine, when we console Him from the depth of our hearts: from the heart of our souls. We arouse great and fiery ardor in Him – the burning, white-hot flame of undying Love – when we actively console our Father, because we are, in essence and fact, giving Him back ourselves, as the human beings He had originally intended us to be, as well as our thanksgiving for being able to console Him even by virtue of the fact of being alive.

When we give ourselves to our beloved Father in this way, His joy and delight in us are immense, because we are showing Him that (1) we truly love Him, (2) we really want to be His children eternally, and that (3) He did the right thing in creating us as human beings; despite all the evil we both have committed and continue to commit. We calm our Almighty Father’s righteous Wrath, turning away His Justice and softening the latter’s blows upon mankind, by alleviating a little of that profound sorrow that our Father feels, in the Core of His Divine Heart. Let us, therefore, not delay any further, in taking care to soothe and console our Father’s wounds, in order to truly deserve the title that He has given each and every one of us: that of adoptive children of God.

(From The Divine Heart of God the Father, 2nd ed. rev.).

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