drop of dew, every twinkling of a star is an “I
love you!” from the Creator to His beloved creatures. Every warbling
of a bird, every passing butterfly, and every morning sunrise; every
darting of a fish, rustling of the leaves in the wind and change of
contour in the clouds above is an “I love you!” from the
Eternal One. And on and on: torrents upon torrents of “I love
you's” in each instant. One would almost have to cover one's eyes
and ears to muffle the deafening shouts of “I love you's”
coming as they do from everywhere. Must God become a beggar of love,
pleading for the smallest “I thank You” in return?
3 great purifications of the Earth
The first period of time with a great purification: the Great Deluge.
Man blindly and willfully refused to love his Creator. It became expedient
to cleanse the world of the “noxious plants” so that new
ones could come and grow healthy in the reciprocal love of God. Noah
and seven others were selected from the many; and, in the hands of God,
they began the regeneration of the race of humans.
Purification of Deluge of Blood
The second period of time ended with another purification: the copious
shedding of the Precious Blood of the God-man, Jesus. The world, having
again become exceedingly wicked and perverse, was bathed in this Blood
to open a third period of time, a new era: one of Grace, which produced
abundant fruit, and great knowledge and love of God by many souls. Some
of these souls, the
Saints, reached such a beauty that they became the
fragrant and lustrous blossoms upon the great Tree
of the Church planted by the Savior while He lived visibly among men 2,000
Purification by fire
The third period of time now quickly approaches its conclusion. Again,
incredibly, in spite of so much Love and Grace given to men by their Triune
God, hearts have rejected so much goodness and have turned hard.
Charity has grown cold—very cold. Another purification
of universal magnitude looms ahead—one of heat which will burn away
all that is not of God. And then a most glorious new era will arrive.
In fact, the seeds of this new era of Divine Sanctity have already been
sown and are sprouting among us. This new period corresponds to the period
of Jesus' time on earth after His Death and Resurrection.
A renewed Church
In this new era a resurrected Church, renewed and resplendent and fully
universal, will fulfill the original Ideal of our Creator. And God will
receive His greatest glory from men. The Great War of the human will against
the Divine Will will come to a stop. It seems that this final period in
which the Will of God is done on earth as in Heaven will be shorter than
the first three periods and may be called half-a-time. In the language
of Sacred Scripture these periods might be summed up as “A time,
times, and half-a-time.”
Creation is identified with the Father.
Redemption is identified with the Son. And finally, Sanctification
is identified with the Holy Spirit.
Sanctification: goal of Creation
Let it be clearly understood that this work of Sanctification is not to
produce mere human sanctity in the souls of men by which they are empowered
by Grace to carry out good works more or less pleasing to God. No! This
work of Sanctification will be the fulfillment of the Purpose of Creation.
Men will be gifted with a Divine Sanctity, the very fullness of Divine
Life as originally possessed by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Overlooking
everything, with unsurpassable forgiveness and generosity, the Good God
will give as Gift His own Divine Will once again to men.
He will choose little and unknown souls for the most part.
These hidden souls, unknown to the world, like the young Virgin in Nazareth,
will be portents of marvels, enrapturing their very Creator and all of
Heaven with their acts all done in and by a Divine Will which knows no
We could go on from this point forever, because
there is a great vastness of marvels to speak of concerning the Third
Fiat of God. Rather, let us close with an invitation to enter into the
Kingdom of the Divine Will. The knowledge of this Kingdom is available
through the writings of the 36-volume “Book of Heaven,” which
in the Providence of God reveals so clearly the “How” of the
living in the Will of God on earth as in Heaven. So be it! Thanks be to