Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Spirit of Light...that we block with impurity

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

"We were all born into this life as children of light with a pure light of love shining bright within. The darkness tries but can never extinguish our inner shining light of love, for it is the creative energy of life itself that must express itself forever throughout all creation." (from a website that contained the above collage, one that am unable to return to, at present because I forgot to copy the URL...)

St. John of the Cross writes:

To be reborn in the Holy Spirit during this life is to become most like God in purity, without any mixture of imperfection.

Here is an example that will provide a better understanding of this explanation. A ray of sunlight shining on a smudgy window is unable to illumine that window completely and transform it into its own light. It could do this if the window were cleaned and polished. The less the film and stain are wiped away, the less the window will be illumined; and the cleaner the window is, the brighter will be its illumination. The extent of illumination is not dependent on the ray of sunlight but on the window.

The soul on which the divine light of God's being is ever shining is like this window.

A soul makes room for God by wiping away all the smudges and smears of creatures, by uniting its will perfectly to God's for to love is to labor to divest and deprive oneself for God of all that is not God. When this is done the soul will be illumined by and transformed in God.

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio, SOLT

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* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for: Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas; St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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