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On the relationship between the soul and the Beloved

August 4, 2011

Song of Songs 3:1-2

“On my bed at night I sought him
whom my heart loves-
I sought him but I did not find him.2 I will rise then and go about the city;
in the streets and crossings I will seek
Him whom my heart loves.
I sought him but I did not find him.”

 

I call this the pre-St. John of the Cross writings; such beautiful mystical poetry that reminds you of St. John of the Cross and how he spoke and wrote like this.  These short parts of each chapter of the Song of Songs; I call them stanzas as St. John of the Cross did with his poems.

My dear children in Christ,

first, why do I call you children of Christ; because God has no grandchildren and that we are adopted sons and daughters of God.  I will say this now, I’m the least of whom who should be speaking on such a topic; but I will try to anyway.

Our own soul is to have a relationship with God like no other love story you may have read about or seen on tv.  In this first stanzas of Chapter three, the soul tells us it was night and the beloved was nowhere to be found; but the soul looked everywhere and then the beloved found the soul. 

To enter into this Divine Union with God; God must put us through the darkest of nights and the dryest too.  He has to prepare our soul for Him by detaching ourselves from the world and all it’s pleasures and desires.

Can anyone tell me the price of one dance?  One dance cost St. John the Baptist his head and that is above the confessional side of the church at Ars.  How young people dance and some adults; it is just plain sinful and wrong; dancing a certain way to get guys attention or guys doing the same thing to the girls.  Christian parents are not to turn their children into call-guys or call-girls: Leviticus 19:29 “You shall not degrade your daughter by making a prostitute of her; else the land will become corrupt and full of lewdness.”

I know we may come from broken homes where our dads are too busy lusting after other women in real life or on the computer and it may hinder the development of the child and his or her vocation; or the moms doing something else that is ungodly.  We must try every moment to live a Christian way of life; a Catholic Christian way of life. 

Happiness on earth is very short-lived and sometimes it is good happiness or it can be sinful happiness.  Our soul is not made for the pleasures and desires of earth; we are to be in the world living the faith and teaching it but we do not have to become Of the world. 

This passage my children of Christ reminds me of all those lost sheep going to anything or anyone that will try to lead them and most of the time they end up in the Occult and then try to say they are still Catholic Christian but they worship two things that oppose each other; God and the Devil.  We must not become children of the world; because if we become children of the world; we become children of the devil; we must stay children of light or children of Christ. 

When we enter into that darkness and we can no longer see the Beloved; He is still there as St. John of the Cross says in his book Ascent of Mount Carmel; He never leaves us but He is preparing our soul for that Divine Union with Him. 

By all means get good solid Catholic books by the saints; make sure no theological mistakes are in it.  Let the saints guide you and teach you; ask them to help you through your troubles; because most or all of them went through them in some form or another.  The more we desire of Heaven and Heavenly things; less we will worry about on earth; says St. John Vianney. 

What truly gets at the Devil; is not the disciplines/scourges; but good to do for the sake of Christ; but don’t over do it.  But giving up sleep, food, water gets at the old ancient enemy of Christ and His Church.  How much are you willing to suffer for your parish community to help them by spiritual sacrifices?

The great Confessor and Cure of Ars said in his first sermon in his sermon book: “to desire something your neighbour has or desire to get something better than what they have; you have already sinned.” 

My dear people of Christ,

to sum everything up on how I started this, our soul is eternal and nothing of the world will make it happy or please it or pleasure it; only it longs for is to be in Heaven with its’ Beloved. 

Amen.

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