food and the life of the human will! Without this perfect
union of the two wills, like two candle flames brought together to form
one flame alone, the human will, on its own, would be weak, vacillating,
inconstant, and disordered—a miserable sight for God to see. No!
Man must possess the Divine Will! And so it happened. God, three Persons
in one Will, created Adam and Eve, and crowned these magnificent creatures
with Their own Divine Will. Adam and Eve immediately became one family
with the Blessed Trinity. They lived in Paradise. They possessed the
very fullness of Divine Life, namely, the Divine Will itself, Fountain
of all Grace and the Cause of all that exists. Adam and Eve possessed
the Kingdom of Our Father within themselves. Their every movement enraptured
their God, because all their activity was generated by the Divine Will
which reigned in them and animated all that they did. Their human wills,
absorbed in the Divine Will, continuously assented to this perfect freedom—the
freedom of God, Who operated freely in them because they wanted and
allowed Him do so. And God received all that He desired from His creatures.
Living one common Life with God In their turn, they received everything from Him and had no need to
pray for more. Man gave perfect love and glory to God in each breath
and heartbeat, in every thought and action. How beautiful! Creatures
are living one common Life with their Creator. All was perfect harmony.
All was bliss and peace. All was perfect Love and Life. Every act of
Adam and Eve was a speaking sun saying to
God, “I Love
You! I adore You! I thank You! I praise You!” God creating Adam
Immaculate creations Adam and Eve were immaculate. They were immaculate creations, not conceived
in a mother's womb, for they were created directly. They were the first
humans; and they were created PERFECT, as was surely fitting, being the
handiwork of a perfect God. Adam and Eve were capable of ruling with dominion
over all. All was in harmony. There was no discord. And, because these
first two human beings possessed a Will which was Divine, they were able
to animate all Creation and give voice to all things—continually
singing to the Creator in all things: “We Love You! We adore You!
We thank You! We praise You!” The great vastness of space, which
God had made to place the universe within, was constantly filled with
this enchanting MUSIC. Oh! How beautiful was this sound to the hearing
of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!
Adam fails God’s test God, however, really wants to know if we truly love Him, so he asks of us a test: to give up acting with our human will. To Adam and Eve, it was not to eat of the fruit of one tree in the Garden of Paradise, and they failed miserably in this test.
As a punishment, they not only lost the gift of His Divine Will, but all the other preternatural gifts. Adam lost his garment of light, his mind became obscured, and he became subject to various evil passions, and remained permanently wounded in his human nature. He could no longer perform divine acts, and he spent the rest of his life weeping over his sad fate.
God’s plan to restore gift God, however, had a plan to restore this gift to man. First, He decreed that His Son, the new Adam, would take flesh, live, suffer and die to redeem man from this original sin.
This was accomplished through the cooperation of the new Eve, the Virgin Mary. But man had to merit this grace, and so it took the prayers, good works, and longings for the coming of the Messiah, by the patriarchs, prophets, and all the holy men and women, four thousand years to bring this about.
Almost six thousand years after the creation of man, God decreed that the time for another new era of grace was dawning; that it was time to restore to man the gift of gifts,