12/12 Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Preparation for Holy Christmas
The Nine Excesses of Love in the Incarnation of the Word

The Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
The silver star in the Grotto of the Nativity marks the spot of Jesus’ Birth

Book of Heaven
The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the Purpose
for which He was Created by God
Volume 15 – December 8, 1922

The first word that Adam pronounced.  What the First Lesson that God gave him was.  The Divine Will Operating in man.

Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta the Little Daughter of the Divine Will:

Here, then, is the reason why We (the Most Holy Trinity) constituted Her (Our Lady, the Blessed Mother Mary) Queen of all; because when We operate, We do it with reason, wisdom and justice:  She (Our Lady) never gave life to Her human will, but Our (God’s) Will was always intact in Her.  How could We say to another creature:  ‘You are Queen of the heavens, of the sun, of the stars, etc.’, if instead of having Our Will as dominion, she were dominated by her human will?  All of the elements, the heavens, the sun, the earth, would have withdrawn from the regime and dominion of this creature.  All would have cried out in their mute language:  ‘We do not want her, we are superior to her, because we have never withdrawn from your eternal Volition – as You created us, so we are’.  So would the sun have cried out with its light, the stars with their glittering, the sea with its waves, and everything else.  On the contrary, as soon as they (all of the elements, the heavens, the sun, the earth) all felt the dominion of this excelling Virgin (Our Lady) who, almost as their sister, never wanted to know Her own will, but only That of God, not only did they make feast, but they (all of the elements, the heavens, the sun, the earth) felt honored to have their Queen (Our Lady), and they ran around Her to form Her cortege and to pay obsequies to Her – the moon, by placing itself as footstool at Her feet; the stars as crown, the sun as diadem, the Angels as servants, and men as though in waiting.  Everyone – everyone paid Her honor and rendered their obsequies to Her.  There is no honor and glory which cannot be given to our Will – whether acting within Us, in Its own center, or dwelling in the creature.  …