Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
The Season of Advent has made us long for the coming of the Word. the Season of Christmas helps us to assist at His coming into this world. “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us,” says St. John (John 1:14)
The Church at this period of the year deals exclusively with the mysteries of the Infancy of Christ. She reminds us of the manifestation to the Jewish race (the Nativity: December 5th) and to the heathen world (the Epiphany: January 6th) of the great Mystery of the Incarnation, which consists in the union in Jesus of the Word begotten of the substance of the Father before all the ages with the humanity engendered of the substance of His Mother in the world. And this mystery is made complete by the union of our souls with Christ, who causes us to be born to the Divine Life: “But as many as received Him, He gave them power to become the sons of God, to them that believe in His name.” (John 1:12)
This is the declaration of the triple birth of the Word, who from all Eternity derives His Divine nature from the Father, who takes up humanity unto Himself given to Him in time by the Virgin, and who unites our souls to Him in the course of the centuries.
Book of Heaven
12/8/38 – Vol. 36
My flight in the Divine Will continues. It seems to me that It can be found in all things, natural and spiritual, saying with Unspeakable Love: “I am here, let’s act together—do not do it by yourself. Without Me you wouldn’t know how to do it the way I would. I would remain with the Pain of having been put aside, while you would remain with the sorrow of not having in your acts the Value of one single Act of a Divine Will.”
While I was thinking this, my sweet Jesus, repeating His short little visit, all Goodness told me: “My blessed daughter, My Most Holy Humanity was the depository of My Divine Will. There was no act, little or great, even the breathing and the motion, that My Humanity, like a veil, did not hide completely in My Divine Fiat. Even more, I would not have been capable of a breath or a movement if I did not enclose It within Me. Therefore, My Humanity served as the veil in which to hide My Divinity as well as the Great Prodigy of the Work of My Will in all My Acts. Otherwise, no one could have come close to Me. My Majesty and the shining Light of My Divinity would have eclipsed him and would just have floored him—all would have run away from Me. Who would have dared to cause Me the smallest Pain? But I Loved the creature and I came on earth not to show off My Divinity, but My Love. So I wanted to hide Myself inside the veil of My Humanity to get acquainted with man, to do what he did, reaching the point of letting him give Me Unheard-of Pains and even Death.
“The soul that unites with My Humanity in all her acts and pains, by wanting to find My Will and make It her own, breaks the veil of My Humanity, finding in My Acts the fruit, the Life, the Prodigies that My Humanity did within Me, and receiving all that I did within Me as her own Life. My Humanity will serve to help and guide her, showing her how to Live within It. In this way, I will still be on earth, continuing to be the veil hiding what My Will wants to do. But if creatures will look for Me without My Will, they will find only My veil, not the Life of My Will. They will not be able to produce the Prodigies that It Operated in the hiding place of My Humanity. It is always My Will that knows how to place inside the creature the Greatest Prodigies—the brightest Suns; Wonders never before seen—as if inside each of My Humanities on earth. But, alas, I search them and I cannot find them because no one, in Total Firmness, is looking for My Will.” . . .