The whole universe revolves around the mystery of the Cross. Every man thinks that the universe revolves around him and that he is the axis of the universe.
The Cross is the axis of the universe, and whoever wants to be on the axis of the universe, will have to be with the Crucified on the Cross. He who does not live the mystery of the Cross cannot comprehend the mystery of the universe: Everyone has a form and being in time and place, like a piece of ice, and in order to preserve their being, people are afraid to draw near the fire so they will not melt. What is the use of ice if it keeps its form? If it does not melt and become water, it will not permeate the earth nor water the trees, nor will it quench thirst. Do not be afraid to draw near the fire that melts you, because it will turn you into life-giving water to irrigate the earth. Let your love be like a fluid permeating all places; do not keep it frozen and give it a form and design it because then it will not pass anywhere.
The salt that does not dissolve will not season. Spoiled salt muddies the water it is supposed to season, and spoils the food. Good salt dissolves in water and does not show any form, color or entity, but provides taste.
You are the salt of the earth. If you make your life your own property, it will be very cheap. The more you give your life, the more its value will increase, and when it reaches its full value, it becomes the property of all. The loaf of bread is the same, be it on the table of the rich or that of the poor. A tasty loaf does not ask who is going to eat it when it comes out of the oven; a loaf is meant to be eaten. A good person is a good loaf. The history of mankind is empty without the cross because it is a passing history, while the cross is steady, unchangeable. Your own history will be empty without the Cross because you are passing, and only Christ crucified gives you life and confirms you in eternal life. It is the Cross that will sanctify you in time.
The beginning of creation, the present time, and the end of the world are all occurring, for God, at the present moment. Sanctify through love the present moment of your life; thus, you will come to realize the mystery of eternal life in the presence of God. A man is immortal through love with God. Sanctify time, sanctify your life, sanctify every moment of your life. Do not get distracted by the ticking of the clock. You cannot stop the ticking of the clock, but you can be ready when the clock strikes. Whoever removes God from his life, mind, and heart, will be crushed by time and will drown in death. This does not mean that God no longer exists, but rather that he exists no more.
As light reveals the existent to the eyes, Christ reveals existence to the mind and the heart. Without light, the human eye is blind to the existent, and without Christ, man is blind to existence. God created matter and set order. He also created the mind and instilled the spirit and gave life. Just as through logic and analysis, the mind comprehends order and understands matter, so too through faith, prayer and true worship, the spirit realizes the love of God and the mystery of the universe, and gives life.
Some flowers are picked in spring for decoration, other flowers grow old and are left until autumn for seed, while others let their leaves be scattered by the wind to deliver their scent far into the distance and fill the earth with their fragrance.
God has wisdom in every movement. Pray to understand God’s wisdom and live His will, and not to change His will. Your Father’s will is always your good. Keep wearing the fragrance of oak and thyme, and do not take on the colors of this world and be filled with its odors. The touches of God’s fingers upon you are more important than anything the world would dress you with. Walk firmly on the road of sanctity, and let Christ live in you. Then you will live in the heart of the mystery of the universe, in the source of light.
Dr. Dorothy Rai
8/16/2022 09:50:15 am
Praise God for His mercy to Brother Raymond,and for sharing His wisdom with us.They are truly a divine insight from the heart of God that more people need to hear and follow so that we Christians can truly be seen as the light of the world and the salt of the earth.
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