Dear Friends, a few notes:
First of all, the Tampa Divine Will Conference was a true blessing and it was an honor to speak there. At the end of this post, I will include a recording of the speech I gave. Videos of the entire conference can be purchased from comingofthekingdom.org.
Unfortunately the curve balls that life has thrown have prevented me from doing my ordinary daily DWMoM regimen for the past few months, but I look forward to getting back into it now. If you are like me, you feel like this Year of Mercy is slipping away! But alas, remember: even those late to the vineyard receive the same payment. Let us ensure that, in these remaining two months of the Jubilee Year, we strive to proclaim the Divine Mercy in whatever way we can.
A small note: as some are uncomfortable with the notion of the “transubstantiation of one’s very self,” (and I will not begrudge that discomfort),” I have changed that word in the DWMoM prayer to the “transconsecration” of one’s very self, as St. Faustina herself spoke of in the fully approved Divine Mercy Diary (paragraph 137). (Incidentally, this “transconsecration” of St. Faustina is clearly a reference to Living in the Divine Will; for it occurred immediately after St. Faustina fully consented to the total sacrifice of her will to the Divine Will, and after she became “fused” with God. After it occurred she said that “God was now living in [my soul] with the totality of His delight.” I encourage you to read the context for yourself in paragraphs 135-138 to see that there is no doubt that St. Faustina is here speaking of the same Gift that was Luisa’s mission to reveal to the world in its fullness)
I have added information on the Patrons of of the Divine Will Missionaries of Mercy (Our Lady of the Visitation and St. Anthony Mary Claret) to the website. I encourage you to take a look if you haven’t yet seen it!
Now for the talk! Please note that this talk is not intended to introduce people to the Divine Will Revelations of Luisa. It is, rather, intended to inspire those who already know of it and believe in it. In this talk, I say (and quote) some bold words that should be given qualification and explanation if said to those who have not yet been taught the proper understanding of Luisa’s writings. So do use discernment in whom to send this talk. Anyone new to the Divine Will who listens to it would do well to also see my free ebook, the Crown and Completion of All Sanctity, for the proper context and orthodox understanding of anything that he might at first be uncomfortable with. I will again remind everyone interested in Luisa’s writings that, if you are ever confused as to how a teaching in Luisa’s writings fits with Church Teaching, you must always favor Church Teaching, and seek out further clarification on how to understand Luisa’s writings. Finally, there is at least one specific thing I said in this talk that I want to clarify now: at one point I referred to the Gift as the “same exact life as the blessed in Heaven have,” but what I meant to say is “the same exact life as the blessed in Heaven have in terms of holiness” (for of course, receiving the Gift on Earth does not bestow the Beatific Vision — the essence of Heaven — upon its recipient, therefore the actual differences are many. The point is that the degree of holiness is the same)