May 07

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Ephesians 1:3-14

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every

spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 just as he chose us in Christ[b] before the foundation of

the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. 5 He destined us for adoption as his

children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 to the praise of his

glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have redemption through

his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace 8 that he lavished

on us. With all wisdom and insight 9 he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according

to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up

all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 11 In Christ we have also obtained an

inheritance,[c] having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things

according to his counsel and will, 12 so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ,

might live for the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth,

the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised

Holy Spirit; 14 this[d] is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to

the praise of his glory.

Catechism

475 Similarly, at the sixth ecumenical council, Constantinople III in 681, the Church confessed

that Christ possesses two wills and two natural operations, divine and human. They are not

opposed to each other, but cooperate in such a way that the Word made flesh willed humanly in

obedience to his Father all that he had decided divinely with the Father and the Holy Spirit for our

salvation.110 Christ’s human will “does not resist or oppose but rather submits to his divine and

almighty will.”111 (2008, 2824)

VOLUME 15

February 16, 1923

The Cross which the Divine Will gave to Our Lord. In order to operate the perfect and

complete Redemption, Jesus had to do It in the sphere of Eternity.

I was doing my usual adoration to the Crucified One and abandoning all of myself in His

lovable Will; but as I was doing this, I felt my beloved Jesus move in my interior, saying: “My

daughter, hurry, hurry, quickly, hasten – do your course in my Volition, keep going through all that

my Humanity did in the Supreme Will, so that you may unite your acts to mine and to those of my

Mama . It has been decreed that if a creature does not enter into the Eternal Volition to render all

our acts triple, this Supreme Volition will not descend upon earth to carry out Its life in the

human generations . It wants the cortege of the triple acts in order to make Itself known.

Therefore, hasten.”

Jesus kept silent, and I felt myself as though flung into the Holy Eternal Volition, but I am

unable to say what I was doing; I can only say that I found all the acts of Jesus, and I placed my

own. Then He continued to speak, saying: “My daughter, how many things will my Will make

known of what my Humanity operated in this Divine Will! In order to operate the perfect and

complete Redemption, my Humanity had to do It in the sphere of Eternity. Here is the necessity

of an Eternal Will . If my human will did not have an Eternal Will with itself, all my acts would be

limited and finite acts; but with It, they are endless and infinite. Therefore, my pains, my Cross,

had to be endless and infinite, and the Divine Will made my Humanity find all these pains and

crosses; so much so, that It laid Me over the whole human family, from the first to the last man,

and I absorbed all kinds of pains within Myself, and each creature formed my Cross. So, my Cross

was as long as all centuries are and will be, and as wide as the human generations. It was not just

the little cross of Calvary on which the Jews crucified Me; that one was nothing but a simile of the

long Cross on which the Supreme Will kept Me crucified. So, each creature formed the length and

the width of the Cross, and as they formed it, they remained grafted in that same Cross; and the

Divine Will, laying Me over It and crucifying Me, made the Cross not only my own, but of all those

who formed that Cross . This is why I needed the sphere of Eternity to keep this Cross – the

terrestrial space would not be enough to contain It.

Oh! how much will creatures love Me, when they come to know what my Humanity did in

the Divine Will, and what It made Me suffer for love of them. My Cross was not of wood – no; It

was made of souls . It was them that I felt palpitating in the Cross on which the Divine Will laid Me

– and It let none of them escape Me, It gave a place to each one, and in order to give a place to all,

It stretched Me in such a harrowing way, and with pains so atrocious, that I could call the pains of

my Passion little, and reliefs. Therefore, hasten, so that my Will may make known all that this

Eternal Volition operated in my Humanity. This knowledge will win so much love, that creatures

will bend to let It reign in their midst.”

Now, as He was saying this, He showed so much tenderness and so much love that,

amazed, I said to Him: ‘My Love, why do You show so much love when You speak about your Will

– such that it seems as if You wanted to release another You from within Yourself because of the

great love that You feel; while if You speak about something else, this excess of love does not show

in You?’ And He: “My daughter, do you want to know? When I speak about my Will to make It

known to the creature, I want to infuse in her my own Divinity, and therefore another Me; so, my

whole love enters the field in order to do this, and I love her as I love Myself. This is why you see

that while I speak about my Will, my love seems to overflow out of Its boundaries in order to form

the dwelling of my Will in the heart of the creature. On the other hand, when I speak about

something else, it is my virtues that I infuse, and according to the virtues that I keep manifesting

to her, I love her now as Creator, now as Father, now as Redeemer, now as Teacher, now as Doctor,

etc . Therefore, there is not that exuberance of love as when I want to form another Me

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