Dying in God means living in God’s glory
Published 3/2/16 by the Official Website of Luisa Piccarreta
March 4, 1947
At the dawn of the second day of the week, March 4, 1947 Luisa, the little daughter of the Divine Will, said her last “Fiat Voluntas Tua” on earth.
From that moment her soul was eclipsed forever in the eternal light and love, that initially could seem defeated and denied, in the eyes of the people from Corato who were astonished by the sad news, soon proved to be victorious because for Luisa, who had already experienced on this earth how sweet and pleasant was the union with the Supreme Good, the martyrdom of the harsh separation from Jesus ended and her soul joined forever his beloved.
We can imagine that the gates of Heaven were opened early for the solemn entrance of Luisa, because Jesus, to dispel doubts and fears that came to Luisa when she thought of how she would found herself at the point of death, told her something very consoling, and that is, it would happen with her, at her dying in time, just as it happened with Him at his death. The death of our Lord put a seal upon all his works and made them rise again to perennial life, the same would happen with Luisa. The Divine Will which lived in her, would put everything in motion, It will make everything rise again
Luisa’s death would tear the veils which covered all the truths He spoke to her and they would rise again like many suns, such as to dispel all the doubts and difficulties with which they seemed to be covered in life.
Jesus also often told her that the most pleasing homage that can be offered to Him is desiring to die in order to be united with Him. This is the most beautiful disposition in order for the soul to be purged and to pass straight on, with no interval, through the way of Heaven, in fact for the soul who does the Divine Will and lives of his Volition there is no death.
Death is for one who does not do His Will, because she has to die to many things: to herself, to passions, to the earth. But one who does His Will has nothing to die to; she is already used to living in Heaven.
Death is nothing other than laying down his own remains, like one who would lay down the clothes of a poor one to wear the garments of a King, in order to leave exile and take possession of the Fatherland, because the soul who lives in the Divine Will is not subject to death, she receives no judgment; her living is eternal. That which death was supposed to do, love has done in advance.
As the creature decides to live in the Divine Volition, all things change for her.
The divine dominion invests her and make her dominator of everything, dominator of fortitude, of goodness, of divine sanctity; dominator of the light. Heavens and earth by right are hers. She is put in an atmosphere of security, of imperturbable peace.
all her little acts are full of such contentments that enraptures the smile of all heaven and our own Supreme Being. This is the greatest gift that God wants to give to his children: they have everything in common with Him, just as Jesus has everything in common with the Father ” everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine” (Jn. 17:10).
The children of the Divine Will will be God’s glory, triumph, victory; they will be the true children, that will carry, not only God’s image but the life of the Celestial Father himself as proper life, residing in them. The love of the Father will find its rest, its outlet, its peace in them. “No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him (Mt 11:27). These children of the Divine Will, therefore will serve to the complete glory of all Creation. “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you” (Jn. 17:1) and “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me (Jn. 17:20-23). The glory that Jesus has as a Son is the same glory given to those who welcome Him and reveals itself in the world in the life and works of God’s children in the light of the Divine Will.
As Paul in his letter to the Corinthians says: “we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory” (2 Cor 3:18) and “God who said “let light shine out of darkness,” (2 Cor 4:6) shines in our hearts to give us the light that shines in the face of Jesus Christ.
So, the soul who stays in the Divine Will, as she lives and dies in the Divine Volition, there is no good which she does not carry with herself, because there is no good which the Divine Will does not contain; It is the life of all the good that creatures do. Therefore, as the soul dies in the Divine Will, she carries with her the Masses that are celebrated, and the prayers and the good works that are done, because they are all fruits of God’s Will.
So, as the soul dies in the Divine Will, there is no beauty that matches her, nor heights, riches, sanctity, wisdom or love; nothing, nothing can equal her. As the soul who dies in The Divine Will enters into the Heavenly Fatherland, not only will the Heaven’s gates open, but the entire Heaven will bow to welcome her into the celestial dwelling, to honor the working of the Divine Will. To all this we must add the feast and the surprise of all the Blessed in seeing this soul completely marked by the working of the Divine Will; in seeing, in this soul who has done everything in the Divine Will, that everything she has done during her life, each saying, each thought, word, work, action of hers, are many suns that adorn her, each one different from the other in light and in beauty; and in seeing in this soul many divine rivulets that will inundate all the Blessed and flow also upon earth for the good of pilgrim souls. So, The Divine Will is the portent of portents. It is the secret to finding light, sanctity and riches, It is the secret to all goods.
We, as pilgrim souls, just have to say: “Fiat Voluntas Tua sicut in Coelo et in terra.”