Sunday, 9 November 2014

MEDJUGORJE | UPDATE....THE TREES OF VIRTUE...

MEDJUGORJE....THE TREES OF VIRTUE....



.....according to the tenets of Catholic Faith we must walk in faith and virtue...without prudence to guide the faculties and appetites of the soul our frailties make us falter..without obedience to the spiritual precepts of our superiors our will cannot be inclined to God..since God is the one who through the Holy Spirit has moved our superiors to act in his stead...when our superiors act within reason and do not condone sin then we are bound by the vows of Baptism and Confirmation to obey without enmity or rancor...for not to do so would allow spiritual poison to fester within the soul..thereby cutting off the living waters of grace...

...as we hear it told from the Prophet Ezekiel.....47:1-12



The vision of the holy waters issuing out from under the temple: the borders of the land to be divided among the twelve tribes.
[1] And he brought me again to the gate of the house, and behold waters issued out from under the threshold of the house toward the east: for the forefront, of the house looked toward the east: but the waters came down to the right side of the temple to the south part of the altar. [2]And he led me out by the way of the north gate, and he caused me to turn to the way without the outward gate to the way that looked toward the east: and behold there ran out waters on the right side. [3] And when the man that had the line in his hand went out towards the east, he measured a thousand cubits: and he brought me through the water up to the ankles. [4] And again he measured a thousand, and he brought me through the water up to the knees. [5] And he measured a thousand, and he brought me through the water up to the loins. And he measured a thousand, and it was a torrent, which I could not pass over: for the waters were risen so as to make a deep torrent, which could not be passed over.
[1] Waters: These waters are not to be understood literally (for there were none such that flowed from the temple); but mystically, of the baptism of Christ, and of his doctrine and his grace: the trees that grow on the banks are Christian virtues: the fishes are Christians, that spiritually live in and by these holy waters, the fishermen are the apostles, and apostolic preachers: the fenny places, where there is no health, are such as by being out of the church are separated from these waters of life.
[6] And he said to me: Surely thou hast seen, O son of man. And he brought me out, and he caused me to turn to the bank of the torrent. [7] And when I had turned myself, behold on the bank of the torrent were very many trees on both sides. [8] And he said to me: These waters that issue forth toward the hillocks of sand to the east, and go down to the plains of the desert, shall go into the sea, and shall go out, and the waters shall be healed. [9] And every living creature that creepeth whithersoever the torrent shall come, shall live: and there shall be fishes in abundance after these waters shall come thither, and they shall be healed, and all things shall live to which the torrent shall come. [10] And the fishers shall stand over these waters, from Engaddi even to Engallim there shall be drying of nets: there shall be many sorts of the fishes thereof, as the fishes of the great sea, a very great multitude:
[11] But on the shore thereof, and in the fenny places they shall not be healed, because they shall be turned into saltpits. [12] And by the torrent on the banks thereof on both sides shall grow all trees that bear fruit: their leaf shall not fall off, and their fruit shall not fail: every month shall they bring forth firstfruits, because the waters thereof shall issue out of the sanctuary: and the fruits thereof shall be for food, and the leaves thereof for medicine
.....and so one sees mystically...that the fruits of virtue will never fail...since they will yield up fruit every month..which is to say corresponding to the 12 gifts of the Holy Spirit...charity, joy, generosity, peace, patience, goodness, self-control, chastity, modesty, gentleness, kindness, modesty...this is why Ezekiel tells us that each month the gifts of the spirit shall yield their virtues...which is to be taken in a mystical  sense and not as a span of measure...now if we do not have Obedience..we have obstacles to sanctified grace within..since as Jesus told his Apostles in scripture....

He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth me; and he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me

Luke 10:16

....and so we say that those who willfully ignore directives from the CDF and the Bishops in charge of the MEDJUGORJE phenomenon...such people willfully reject God...who has deigned that such Bishops impose their precepts for the safety of the faithful....we may say that such people may display virtue due to the actions of the phenomenon at MEDJUGORJE..however such people display only a character of a figure of virtue..in an outward sense...but inwardly they are void of such virtues and gifts since they willfully disobey Church directive by disseminating said messages as supernatural in public forums....amen....