TO THE MOST CHASTE HEART
OF THE VERBAL PRAYERS AND THE PENANCES
THAT WE DO MAKE:
OF THE TEMPTATIONS
THAT ARE LAID UPON US:
OF THE OBEDIENCE, THE GRATITUDE,
THE GLORY FOR GOD,
THE HOLY FEAR OF GOD,
AND THE SORROW FOR SIN,
THAT WE DO HAVE. P
This prayer is a part of a larger prayer found at http://www.heartsare.com/page25.htmlI think that the Saints and Angels
This prayer is a basis - a preamble - through which a person might appeal, with some confidence, to The Almighty.
Of course, The Almighty has His Own plans to save the world's population, but I think He finds interest in our own plans. One thing is certain and that is that He will answer our prayers and the result will benefit us the most; but perhaps not as we imagined it.
Citizens of Heaven
I think that the Saints and Angels of Heaven are able to recognise, acknowledge and appreciate, to a marvellous degree, The Almighty and His Christ; to recognise, acknowledge and appreciate one another in a perfect fashion.
continue to will
for the glory of God on a permanent basis.
Heaven is a sharing in The Triune Divinity and this sharing must develop and increase so that the astonishing delight thereof is perpetual - indeed, increasing from one heavenly moment to the next, forever.That man should have freewill,
God, being Infinite, can never be totally appreciated by even the greatest of His creatures, not even by The Immaculate Conception, and so the Angels and Saints will never cease to be astounded by the Beauty and the Reality and the Glory that comprise The Godhead.
They will never totally depth The Goodness, The Truth or The Love of God, but they will always delve deeper and deeper.
Each Saint and Angel will - individually - be part of this fabulous never-ending, glorious Adventure but will also participate in It, as the one heavenly Host.
Forever they will be entities but, at the same time, absolutely united.
They will not cease to exist as individuals nor as a single Body in and through Christ.
To achieve this splendid result, I contend that each person, Saint or Angel, must retain his absolute freewill because it is his absolute freewill that makes him an individual, capable of being joined into One Body.
This is so, because it is the freewill, and only the freewill, that is the single avenue that leads to Heaven; that delineates one person from another; that creates the individual; that signifies dignity before God.
It is the only avenue, on the other hand, through which a person chooses the eternal awfulness of hell.
This contention of mine will probably be easier perceived by looking at the improbability where freewill is lost altogether to Saint and to Angel, in Heaven.
In this reverse situation, then we would have to say that the Freewill of the Son of Man, Jesus Christ, is also forfeited! He being truly a human being as well as The Son of God.
His blessed Mother would likewise, lose her individuality.
Indeed, it seems to me, that the individuality of all Citizens of Heaven would be lost.
In that unlikely case, the very essence and the very reason for man's dignity, that is to say, his freewill and his good use thereof, would be forfeited.
absolute and permanent,
is the very reason surely,
that God created the universe.
P 73 7 9 After this I saw a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands:For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne,
73 7 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying: Salvation to our God, who sitteth upon the throne, and to the Lamb.
73 7 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and the ancients, and the four living creatures; and they fell down before the throne upon their faces, and adored God,
73 7 12 Saying: Amen. Benediction, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, honour, and power, and strength to our God for ever and ever. Amen.
73 7 13 And one of the ancients answered, and said to me: These that are clothed in white robes, who are they? and whence came they?
73 7 14 And I said to him: My Lord, thou knowest. And he said to me: These are they who are come out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and have made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
73 7 15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and they serve him day and night in his temple: and he, that sitteth on the throne, shall dwell over them.
73 7 16 They shall no more hunger nor thirst, neither shall the sun fall on them, nor any heat.
73 7 17 For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne, shall rule them, and shall lead them to the fountains of the waters of life, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. PApocalypse
It seems to me that the angels, the ancients, and the four living creatures and the great multitude, while they acted with one accord, acted also individually. As well, it seems to me that they acted not robot-like but as conscious individuals, carrying out a joyful exercise, each one desiring, in their freewill, the glory of God.
As well as that, it seems to me that the Lamb, in His assumption of power to rule them, to rule The Kingdom, will also retain His Freewill as The Christ.