The Gift

The Catholic Church looks forward to a time of great sanctity. Jesus implores it in His prayer to the Father: “Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” This future is promised: there will indeed come a time when the Kingdom will reign on earth and God’s Will shall be followed here as it is in Heaven.

St. Louis de Montfort has prophesied that towards the latter times, God will “raise up great saints who will surpass in holiness most other saints as much as the cedars of Lebanon tower above little shrubs.” We seem to be approaching that era. The first buds appear to be those living the gift of the Divine Will.

Living in the Divine Will is a Gift

 We believe these truths on the gift are now being revealed to the Church through Jesus’ private revelations to a 20th century mystic, Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta of Corato, Italy (1865-1947). The truths concern the era and path towards the Divine Will, given by Jesus and the Virgin Mary to Luisa and recorded in 36 volumes known as the Book Of Heaven.  Jesus tells Luisa:

“My daughter, the living in my Will is a gift that We give to the creature – great gift that surpasses in value, in sanctity, in beauty and in happiness all other gifts, in an infinite and unreachable waythe place in which passions, dangers, have no more life; nor can any enemy harm her or do her evil. This gift confirms the creature in good, in love, in the very Life of her Creator; and the Creator remains confirmed in the creature…With this gift the creature will feel her lot changed: from poor to rich, from ill to perfectly healed, from unhappy, she will feel that all things change for her into happiness.” (Book of Heaven, Volume 29 – September 29, 1931)

Jesus also says to Luisa that living in the Will of God is a Gift of the Divine Being of the Holy Trinity; and that we do not ‘merit’ this Gift from God which He gives to us because of His Love:

“My daughter, Our Divine Being is all Love; and this Love is so great, that We feel the need to issue this Love outside of Us; nor do We care whether the creature deserves it or not.  Had We wanted to care about merit, the whole of Creation would still be inside Our bosom.  When We love, We operate; in fact, We loved and We created the Creation; and as gift of Our generosity and of the excess of Our operating Love, We gave It to man as gift.  We don’t like giving Our gifts as recompense, or as merit.  Where could he possibly find enough coins to pay for Our gifts?…” (Book of Heaven, Volume 34 – July 25, 1937)

 The time for God’s greatest Gift has come

 We believe that these truths on the Divine Will herald that great sanctity prophesied and promised. This great gift is a new era in God’s Divine Love story with humanity. Throughout salvation history, God never stops searching for man, to draw man closer to Himself.

Why are we receiving this Gift now

Jesus told Luisa that first He had to make known what His Humanity did and suffered on the outside to be able to dispose souls to knowing and learning what His Humanity did on the inside.  This is because man is not capable of comprehending God’s works all together; He must reveal them to us little by little.

Now the Divine Love wants its outpouring and wants to make known the excesses of love that His Divinity operated in His Humanity for creatures, which surpassed by far the excesses of what His Humanity did externally.  Jesus says this about what He has manifested about His Will now and the importance to the Church:

[Jesus to Luisa] “So, the Church has known the seed, and there is no sanctity without it; then She has known the branches, but it is always around this tree that She has been turning.  Now She must know the fruits in order to nourish Herself and to enjoy them; and this will be all my glory and my crown, as well as of all virtues and of the entire Church…” (Book of Heaven, Volume 15 – November 28, 1922)

To understand the Divine Plan of the Holy Trinity, it is helpful to understand the three Eras of the Divine Will: Creation, Redemption and Sanctification

God’s omnipotent love for man in the Era of Creation

Our Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that God, whose very being and nature is love (CCC 221), made man out of love, to share in his blessed life and Divine Love (CCC 1). Scripture confirms God made Adam in His image and likeness.

CCC 1 God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength…

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness; (Genesis 1:26)

[Jesus to Luisa] “How can those words spoken by Me in creating man, ‘Let Us make man in Our Image and Likeness’, be explained?  How could the creature, so incapable, ever resemble Me and be my image?  Only in my Will could he arrive at this, because by making It his own, he comes to operate in a divine manner.” (Book of Heaven, Volume 11 – August 24, 1915)

God’s greatest gift to man: His Divine Imprint in His Divine Will

Jesus also tells Luisa that God’s greatest gift to man during Creation was His Divine Will. It was meant to reign in man, to preserve the sanctity and goodness of his human will.

”Yet, as if everything that was created for him were not enough to Our love, in order to preserve this free will, We gave him the greatest gift, which surpassed all other gifts:  we gave him Our Will, as preserver, as antidote, as prevenience and help for his free will.  So, Our Will placed Itself at his disposal, to give him all those aids which man might need.  Our Will was given to him as primary life, and as the first act of all his works.”  (Book of Heaven, Volume 18 – August 9, 1925)

“Until the grain of wheat is buried in the earth and dies completely, it cannot rise again to new life and multiply itself, giving life to other grains. In the same way, until the soul is buried in my Will, to the point of dying completely by dissolving all of her will within Mine, she cannot rise again to new Divine Life through the rising of all the virtues of Christ, which contain true Sanctity. Therefore, let my Will be the seal which seals your interior and exterior; and once my Will has risen completely within you, you will find true love – and this is the greatest of all the other sanctities to which one can aspire.” (Book of Heaven, Volume 7 – January 20, 1907)

Created in an original state of holiness, Adam’s human intellect, memory and free will were one with God’s Divine Will – seeking, knowing and loving only God. Created in an original state of justice, he had complete mastery of himself, was free from sinful desires, sickness, death; lived in total harmony with others and with Creation (CCC 375-378). Adam, before the Fall, fully partakes of the Gift of Living in the Divine Will and walked in unbroken communion and friendship with God.

Adam loses his original state of holiness

Unfortunately, faced with temptation, Adam used his human will to act separately from God’s Divine Will.  His sinful disobedience lost the original holiness and justice he had received from God, not only for himself but for all humanity (CCC 416).  The Fall separated all of mankind from God’s Divine Love, ushering sin and death into the world. No longer living in God’s Divine Will, man is always divided between doing good and evil within himself (CCC 1707) and is forever inclined to sin (CCC 418).

God’s sacrificial love in the Era of Redemption

Nothing can ever separate us from the love of God, who would not abandon fallen humanity. From the depths of His merciful love, He sends His only begotten son Jesus Christ, to suffer the horrors of His passion, crucifixion, and death in atonement for the sins of the world.  Mary’s trusting “Be it done to me according to thy word” at the Annunciation (Luke 1:38), and Jesus’ obedient “Thy Will be done” at the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:42) show the total abandonment of both Their human Wills to God’s Divine Will.  Their obedience ushers in the Era of Redemption, and the salvation of mankind. Jesus came to be our perfect model of holiness, living in perfect and loving obedience to the Divine Will of God His Heavenly Father, even unto His sacrificial death on the cross.

God’s eternal love in the Era of Sanctification through The Gift of Living in the Divine Will

Despite Jesus, man’s sinfulness has escalated unabatedly through the centuries. After centuries of being separated from His beloved little children, God has decreed that man be redeemed AND restored to the original state of holiness and justice of Adam before the Fall, so all can once more share in the Divine Life and Love of the Blessed Trinity. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says:

CCC260 The ultimate end of the whole divine economy is the entry of God’s creatures into the perfect unity of the Blessed Trinity.

Thus, God reveals this Gift of Living in the Divine Will to man in this present Era of Sanctification, to help him return to the original order in which he was created:

[Jesus to Luisa] “In you I hear the echo of my creative word ‘Let Us make man in Our image and likeness’, and I see the fulfillment of it.  Ah! Our Will alone will make man return to his first origin.  Our Will will cast all the divine impressions into the human will, and overwhelming one will within the Other, It will carry him on Its wings into the arms of his Creator – not ugly, as sin rendered him, but pure and beautiful, and similar to his Creator.” (Book of Heaven, Volume 14 – June 9, 1922)

 Our Lord Jesus Christ’s supplication in the great Prayer of the Our Father “Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven” will now have its great fulfillment.  It cannot remain unanswered.

[Jesus to Luisa] “The Fiat Voluntas Tua (Thy Will be done) on earth as It is in Heaven is precisely this:  that man return into my Divine Will; and only when It sees again Its child happy, living in Its house, with the opulence of Its goods – then will It calm Itself.  And so It will be able to say: ‘My child has come back, he is clothed with his royal garments, he wears the crown of king, he lives together with Me, and I have given back to him the rights which I gave him in creating him.  So, the disorder in Creation is ended, because man has come back into my Divine Will.” (Book of Heaven, Volume 25 – March 22, 1929)