“There comes a time in each person’s life when they have to become true worshippers of God the Father in Spirit and in truth. For indeed, these are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks to worship Him” (Fr. Francis E. Reilly, March 2014).
If you will not hearken and if you will not take it to heart, to give glory unto My name, says Hashem of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings . . . Behold, I will rebuke the seed for your hurt and will spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your sacrifices; and you shall be taken away unto it (Mal 2:2-3).
Self-love has come to rule in your hearts. They have taken up the place of ‘king,’ replacing the legitimate rule of the King of glory. How can you say that you love Him when you do not visit Him, you do not even go to see Him? Patiently, He waits and waits and waits; imprisoned and exposed anew. Continue reading “To the people – 9”
Take heed to your spirit and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth (Mal 2:15).
The Beggar for Love
He waits for you all day long, a divine Prisoner in His own abode. Yet you do not care to visit Him even for one measly hour, to sit with Him and speak with Him in silence, from your hearts to His Heart. This is happening because true love has become absent from your hearts. Continue reading “To the people – 8”
A son honors his father and a servant his master. If then I be a father, where is My honor? And if I be a master, where is My fear? says HaShem of hosts to you, O priests that despise My name (Mal 1:6).
How can you live or claim to purport to live without divine life, light and love within yourselves? How can you claim to be so assuredly alive, to possess the fullness of Truth, when so many of you are mortally dead? Continue reading “To the people – 7”
I am HaShem your God from the land of Egypt and you know no God but Me, and besides Me there is no savior. I knew you in the wilderness, in the land of great drought. But when they were fed, they became full. They were filled and their heart was exalted, so they have forgotten Me (Hos 13:6).
You say that you love, but you simply pretend to love, going through the motions, for in reality you do not love. You simply hate with a hatred that is intense in its coldness and indifference of Him who loves you with infinity. Your hearts – so many of your hearts – are far away, very far away, from true love. Continue reading “To the people – 6”
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you will be no priest to Me. Seeing as you have forgotten the law of your God, I too will forget your children (Hos 4:6).
Love should fill the hearts of His people, yet love is dead because His Spirit is absent. How can you love or speak openly about love, if you do not cherish God-within-you (Rv 21:3) who is love? Continue reading “To the people – 5”
How shall I give you up, Ephraim? How shall I surrender you, Israel? How shall I make you as Admah? How shall I set you as Zeboim? (Hos 11:8).
The consensual silence of man in the face of the most horrid neglect of Him who is infinite love is abominable (Dn 9:27, 11:31, 12:11). It is the silence of those who are neither hot, nor cold (Rv 3:16) – the silence of the lukewarm. The silence Continue reading “To the people – 4”
Plead with your mother, plead; for she is not My wife, neither am I her husband. And let her put away her harlotries from her face and her adulteries from her breasts (Hos 2:4).
Those who profess to love Him, do not love Him. They love Him only with their lips as their hearts are very far away. Under a ceaseless variety of rationalizations, they do not tender Him with care, for love – true love – is missing from their hearts, minds and souls. Continue reading “To the people – 3”
From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return unto Me and I will return unto you, says HaShem of hosts. But you say, “Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob God?” Yet you rob Me (Mal 3:7-8).
Love is not wanted any longer despite all He has given them throughout the centuries. Even the wandering animals He has created enter and sit with Him, unbidden, to keep Him company and bask in His infinite love. But His people – His very own people, those dearest Continue reading “To the people – 2”
The Father and the Mother sacrificed their only Son, divine and human, while Christ died tortured on the Cross for them. Yet this people does not care.
Return, O Israel, unto HaShem your God, for you have stumbled in your iniquity (Hos 14:2).
A voice in the desert, the barren wilderness, cries out to God’s own people:
Not even the slightest spark of reverence exists in His Presence any longer. All is dead despite the appearance of being alive, for love in the hearts of this people has grown cold and bitter. Love Himself is neglected and abandoned. Nothing is offered to Him, that He desires and has ceaselessly begged for. Continue reading “To the people – 1”