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When a child is given Divine Life at baptism its Guardian Angel is filled with joy
At the baptism, I saw the pure, fervent, fiery joy of the child's guardian angel, who rejoiced at the sight of Divine Life within the child's soul.
Christ poured out His life-blood for us, on Calvary. It is the blood of the living, Risen Saviour that refreshs us, and increases the Divine life in us, in Holy Communion. Truly, we should revere in our hearts, all day long, the One Whose generosity towards us is infinitely great.
Even when we are distracted or ill-at-ease, God invites us to step into the depths of His life, by prayer.
Within our souls, the divine life is like a torrent of deep water, full of life, light and power, channelled through our will, our consent.
Just as a hand dipped into warm water scarcely feels the change, a soul full of divine life receives Christ in peaceful, perpetual glory.
Christ shares His Divine Life with each communicant; and He builds 'bridges' between those who love Him.
What end awaits a human life which is sinful, lacking Divine Life, existing far from God? It falls, like a husk, a fruitless thing.
A blaze of light streams upwards to Heaven, from the heart of a baby whose heart, after baptism, is full of Divine Life.
Our life can be seen as a flat ribbon which passes near the dazzling 'sphere' of Divine Life. A point where ribbon touches sphere is found in Holy Mass.
The Consecration at Mass is the 'intersection' between human life and Divine Life, as when a ribbon touches a sphere.
One who 'touches' Christ at the 'intersection' of Divine and human life at Holy Mass, 'touches' Christ the infant, the crucified, the Risen Lord.
As when a hollow is scooped in the sand, the ocean's wave pours in, so Divine life pours into a soul who by loving is 'emptied' to receive it.
When the 'vessel' which is the heart wholly opens to God's will, it is purified. His divine life and love and wisdom are poured in.
In His Divine Life, God is far 'higher' above us, because of His otherness, and His holiness and purity, than the most towering feature of our earthly landscape.
If we hope to be saved, the importance of Baptism cannot be exaggerated. It is the means chosen by God by which a person's state becomes glorious. Sin is banished, and Divine Life is given, life which enables that person to live in union with God, and in the hope of attaining Heaven, by the grace of Christ.
Each person who genuinely experiences God in contemplation and is able to describe such things is like someone who has glimpsed bright scenes through Gaps in a 'cloud' which is Divine Life and Eternity. We cannot 'see' the whole picture.
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