What I love about WordPress is fun prompts for inspiration.
Loving Tradition as I do, I chose a
Tanka Haiku Senryu syllable count of 5-7-5; three lines. The prompt word is MAP/MAPS, short and simple my creation below: MAPS
GPS is in
Latitude and Longitude
Maps today are out
Today looking at the words of the day, including Fandango’s word “Gap,” also Wordle at the Sunday Whirl prompts. The words just fell into place; advice, not from me, input from that unwritten law known as TRADITION.
In today world of New Age Magic, it takes courage to talk about the existence of an immortal soul. The struggle exists between the world, flesh, and the devil! We hear the stories; yes, life can be quite messy without Him, who died for us. Close that gap today, develop a sacred mantra, a prayer, we are all vulnerable, swallow your pride and lean toward the Almighty, the only way.
Wordle words underlined above.
My Haibun for dVerse
Once Upon Tradition, we discovered that Truth and Humility are very similar in the fact that humility, among other definitions, is acceptance of Truth. Without humility, we cannot win heaven. Because If humility is missing, PRIDE is present.
Just think, it is very straightforward! God can only create goodness, and the angels when created were untainted. However tradition explains, God who knows all things, foretold to His angels that He would also create a nature with a lower essence than His angels. God continued to educate the angels of His plan, but many of them objected to giving one particular woman her proper place. “I will not serve.” The idea that a mere woman would be so privileged, blessed and recognized as to carry God within her human body.
Luke chapter 1; verse 48 “All generations shall call me BLESSED.”
At that moment in time Pride was born into existence, many angels fell.
Pride originated; deception appeared. The fallen then showing Adam and Eve how pleasant Pride looks, Eve accepted the bait while exercising free will thus; giving a new twist on that phrase, “The right to choose.”
Freewill — right to choose
angels, devils, good, evil
Make no mistake about it, when God created THE EVERYTHING, the world was perfect; Adam and Eve were immaculate. Before the first sin, it was as close to heaven on earth as we can imagine.
THE HORROR OF SIN!
Then one day as we have learned, one crime against God resulted in destruction. Everything God created suffered from that one sin. Only ONE! That thought alone should make us realize the horror of offending God. Remember too, that pride comes before the fall, as it happened to the fallen angels. Let’s continue with the story.
How the fallen angels must have rejoiced seeing that one sin of Adam and Eve. It reminded them of their evil deed. “hee hee,” they laughed and rejoiced. Laughed because as the saying “Misery loves company” is proven for the first time.
Let’s step back now before the fall of the angels and ask why did they fall? Could it be the All-Knowing God reveals to the angel’s certain truths beforehand?
Perhaps He did! Consider that God allowed the angels to know His plan for creation, one point, that angels would be higher than humans in the hierarchy.
“Good,” they thought!
Here comes that pride before the fall of the angels.
“Of course we are greater than those humans, look at our intelligence and beauty.”
They may have spoken words like this to each other if we dare to imagine.
“These insignificant humans who are so lowly, and You Master are willing to take on flesh, and from a woman yet, to become one of them.”
And with that, the great battle of which they fell, down, down they fell.
“A woman shall crush thy head.” (Genesis 3;15)
God the Father has willed to be appeased by the blood of His only begotten Son because of this one sin of Adam and Eve. To repair our legacy, remove original sin, and help our now fallen nature.
But, why? Why would God Almighty take on flesh, suffer so much and lower Himself to become like one of His creatures? Have you ever really examined your thoughts as to why?
Jesus is our Saviour, but what does He need to save us from?
He desires to save us from an eternity of HATE! An absence of God forever, no turning back. Hell must be very sorrowful a place, and God must love us very much to endure such excruciating pains, which by the very word excruciating comes from another word meaning Crucifixion.
Mystics of the Church founded by Jesus.
Sister Consolata Betrone was born in Saluzzo, Italy on April 6, 1903, and was named Pierina Betrone.
Here as seen below is a little leaflet in my possession, with permission to reprint.
RE: – Words spoke by Jesus to Sister M, Consolata a Capuchin Nun.
“Think, One act of love can determine eternal happiness for a soul. Therefore, be careful never to omit one ‘JESUS, MARY I love you, save souls: Lose no time every act of love is a soul.”
Words of Our Lady: “Only in paradise will you realize the value and the fruitfulness of saving souls. The act of love is especially meritorious as one of reparation.”
“One JESUS, MARY, I LOVE YOU, SAVE SOULS atones for thousands of blasphemies.”
Put together all virtuous acts of today that you can perform, and put them beside a day uninterrupted in acts of love, and I will take the love-filled day in preference to anything else you have done or offered Me. JESUS, MARY, I LOVE YOU, SAVE SOULS: Herewith you offer Me everything.”
“Remain true to this act of love, and renew it from hour to hour, and I will grant you everything, Consolata.”
“Consolata, I will lead you to all eights of love and suffering, but always repeat: JESUS, MARY, I LOVE YOU, SAVE SOULS: Nothing more.”
“I prefer one act of love to all other prayers. JESUS, MARY, I LOVE YOU, SAVE SOULS” includes all the souls in purgatory, as those in the militant Church, the guilty and the innocent, the dying, the godless, etc. Fear not: On the day you die, you will have reached the summit and finished your last act of love that Jesus wised from you, hen He called you as a Victim of Love.”
Jesus wills to save the world, but the world must return to Jesus. There is only one way.
Turin, 10/1/1948 +M. Cardinal Fossati, Archbishop – Nihil Obstat: Dr. A. Cottier, Libr. censor – Imprimatur: L. Waeber Vic-Gen. Friburgi Helv., die 2 Sept. 1951
No room the Inn Keeper cries!
Words of His people, people He came to Redeem. If they knew then, and if only we can realize NOW as we continue to voice, “NO ROOM.”
He continues to call us to Him; He summons us. Do you hear the sanctuary bell ringing?
He says one word, “COME.”