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Angels and Saints bow low, adoring, at Christ's offering: "Through Him, with Him, in Him"
By Baptism, the soul becomes a furnace of Divine Love, as the Indwelling Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - shines out Glory from that soul upon others. It's as if the entire person is irradiated with light, all sin banished. This is a 'child of God', whatever age this person is; adopted by God and ready for Heaven.
A departed soul (a good person) emerged from a thin cocoon of self-love, and was all the while speeding towards Heaven's glory.
In Purgatory we can emerge from self-love and speed towards the glory of Heaven
Just as a hand dipped into warm water scarcely feels the change, a soul full of divine life receives Christ in peaceful, perpetual glory.
Jesus is God-with-us, at the consecration, veiling His glory, yet all the glory hidden from us here is here offered to the Father.
At the consecration, Jesus is present, loving us, though veiled from our sight.
Begging help for a departed soul, I saw our Blessed Lady hold out Her hands, leaning over the 'edge' of Heaven, drawing him up to glory.
The Christ-Child offered Himself to the Father at Midnight Mass at Christmas, lovingly offering His life for the Father's glory.
Christ came into the world, offering His entire life to His Father, from infancy to death. In the Mass, that same Christ-child, at Christmas, offered Himself and His life to the Father, for the Father's glory. Christ gave glory to God at every moment of His earthly existence, and still offers praise to Him from our midst today.
Christ really comes to our altar to join us; He comes here, eager to join us, 'on fire' with love, in invisible glory.
Our Blessed Lady is present with us at our Easter celebration. With the whole of Heaven, she listens to the praise offered to Her divine son.
Christ and His Holy Mother are alive, in Heaven now, glorious. To be thus glorified is to be majestic, and perfect in every way.
We should keep in mind two images of Christ: of Christ wounded, and Christ triumphant.
Our life should be offered to God, entirely, wholeheartedly; for His service and glory. This is what Christ did on earth.
Wonderful things can happen in the life of grace, no matter how restricted our life. Every trial, if accepted, gives glory to God.
It is as if Christ's Cross is thrust through the narrow opening to Heaven, wedging it open so that Christ's friends may go in.
One who 'empties' herself, for God's sake, of selfish ambitions, can hold up and offer Christ, and the great glory of His Sacrifice, like a trophy, to the Father.
By faith and self-sacrifice, one can pass through the narrow 'channel' (of Christ's way) which leads to Heaven's Glory.
One who stands very close the Christ is 'haloed' by His glory, although, alone, she is small, weak, and insignificant.
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