Love that God would share with it.as Existence in the Person of The Father;
That even The Church in Her reawakening beauty and power, will not overpower the evil that strangles all the nations.
It seems to me that the world is in the same situation as it was in the days of Noah and that only a world catastrophe will pry the peoples away from their refusal to recognise their God and Saviour--a catastrophe that will do three things:-
1. force the peoples to contemplate their moral disposition and their relationship with their Creator;
2. remove the deceivers from the world;
3. bring forth a new Eden.
The One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church will be the Ark in which the survivors will find sanctuary.
It was Good (Genesis 1.1.4.--1.1.25)
But find in Luke 49 18 19 And Jesus said to him: Why dost thou call me good? None is good but God alone.
We can thus ascertain from Scripture that God is Good and that what God does, is Good.
Christ, having brought to our attention that God is Father, Son and Spirit, brings a new meaning to 'Good' for while there is only one God, the Three Persons comprising this one God are represented, by The Church, by way of Their Virtues.
(The Divine Nature) is wholly expressed, hypostatized,
as Knowledge, in the Person of The Son;
as Lovingness in the Person
of The Holy Spirit.
Sheed, Theology and Sanity. Page 64.
That is to say, The Eternal-father is Perfect-existence, without beginning and without end. His Existence is Eternally-good. He is Goodness-personified.
While God's creation was good--is good--The Eternal-father intended that, out of creation, He would bring forth a perfect reflection of Himself; a perfect reflection of His Goodness.
1 1 27 And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. (Genesis)
Although man failed his Creator and discarded this image, becoming a mal-functioning being, The Father's intention did not change and He would not fail to bring forth His perfect Image--which He did in The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin, The Fullness of Grace.
In her Immaculate Conception (and her accelerated perfection thereafter) Mary reflected The Eternal-father and became the pinnacle of His Work, in all creation; therefore Mother of His Son and Queen of Heaven.
The Sign of The New Era
Numerous visionaries of The Church have testified that The Almighty will provide a sign, a warning, to the world that a New Era is upon it; that it should urgently prepare to face the prospect of God's Justice on an evil civilisation.
There has been speculation about what this sign/warning will be. Perhaps there will be both warning and sign, so that the peoples will have time to rethink their position with regard to The Almighty and His Christ, and repent and do penance.
It has indeed been God's merciful intention that He provide prophecies of the future; that He give hope to mankind; that He has mercy upon this rebellious creature.
Scripture has many such prophecies.
It seems to me that any warning The Almighty gives would have to indicate what mankind must do, to be relieved of the destruction it has brought upon itself.
I see that any such warning/sign would have to indicate the secure shelter that mankind must seek; must place himself within, so as to secure his eternal life in Paradise.
The only sign/warning that I am able to perceive as probable is the vision of the great John Bosco, where he visualised a great ship captained by the Pope, seeking refuge from massive attacks from numerous battle-ships and finding this sanctuary between two great columns, the larger one dominated by The Holy Eucharist and the other dominated by The Mother of Christ.
In this vision, we clearly see the three essential characters of Catholicism:- obedience to the Pope, adoration of Christ in the Eucharist and devotion to Mary, The Immaculate Conception.
I could see that this vision of St. John Bosco, if made apparent to the entire world, would serve as a sign that the world must turn to Catholicism as a matter of urgency and the very fact that the numerous battle-ships lost the struggle against the Barque of Peter, is a warning for those who would destroy Her.
What better warning/sign then that?
As I have previously claimed the Work of The Eternal-father, The Immaculate Conception, and the Work of The Eternal-son, The Catholic Church, must be acknowledged by the world which in turn, will facilitate the entry of The Era of The Eternal-spirit.
Looking back over my life and pondering on my innumerable requests to The Almighty, it occurred to me that He must receive
quite a number of requests.
The majority of the six billion-plus human beings around the world believe in the One God.
Perhaps each one of these may not make daily conscious requests of Him but I would expect that there would be unconscious requests on a daily basis--at the minimum.
That would mean that The Almighty would receive, say, four billion requests per day.
The great majority would be, in the prayer's mind, urgent requests.
In the case of the remainder--say, two billion--their Guardian Angels would certainly be making requests on their behalf, also.
The Saints in Heaven and the Holy Souls in Purgatory and Limbo would also be seeking certain favours from The Almighty.
Therefore, we are talking about tens of billions of requests to The Almighty daily and if not daily, in the case of The Church Suffering and The Church Militant, then on a continuous basis.
It seems to me that there are two types of suffering--one that makes up for sinfulness and one that is sinfulness itself.
To sin is to suffer.