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The Existence of God
Something You Like
Types of Grace (and their tangibility)
Is Mary the Queen of
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1). Some humans "question" the
existence of God ...
For the most part the same persons will insist that they are open minded,
and solid of mind enough to never be influenced by the inklings of other
humans, saying that God indeed does exist .. and that they can make up their
own mind without any one else's help.
The insistence that He has been and is active within the lives of all of His
creations that He gave a soul to, well that notion is debatable and
not of much concern as long as we are all good people in our own eyes and the
eyes of society ..(generally meaning we don't break any, or very few,
Governmental or laws of Nature)
All of the laws of ALL GOVERNMENTS of ALL TIME of
**Civilized Man**, are based on Gods Laws. (This old man
been able to find any that aren't a spin off of one or another of the 10
Commandments of the Old Covenant) ..and the following of
which are what makes us acceptable to ourselves and society in general. OR
the laws are deemed a BAD Law, by not standing the test of time for humane
treatment of citizens, and the makers of the law (s) are condemned in the
court of conscience and history.
**1c). footnote on civilized man** Now days our archaeologists are
finding remains of those ancient humans that were thought of as Pre-Civilized Man... and that they
were far more "civilized" then previously believed. (Discoveries
of "Totem Sacks"
point at belief in the Spirit World, for one thing, and leads me to believe
that we should all simply: Leave their graves alone). but anyway....
When we perceive ourselves as "Open Minded" while debating or ignoring
an obvious, or time proven, good, (such as attempting to work with
Gods Will in our personal lives and thereby giving credence to His Existence
) we are often just being prideful in the exercising of our
own Free Will ..in the vain effort to be non committal, which in itself is a
Being that self pride and or inherent pride is something that the Triune God
has (via scripture and tradition) told mankind that He
despises. It would seem to some that they may be better off to continue
questioning His existence in hopes He will be easier, in judgment, on
"pretend ignorance", then He would be on failure to produce.
without taking into consideration the fact that God can neither deceive nor
be deceived, it is a fools game.
As well as with Non commitment, sleeping in on Sundays isn't
a cause of guilt. And modernism has the notion that, feelings of guilt
should be shunned at all costs for they may lead to all sorts of impaired
judgment in other areas of life.
Logic ... must prevail ....If we use the rational expressed in the
second half of (1b) we ARE believing in GOD,
VIA His LAWS, but living in denial.
2) Some humans "deny" the
existence of God...
For the most part the same persons will insist that they are solid of mind
enough to have logically deduced His Non-Existence through a mixture of
scientific knowledge and gut feeling.
Ultimately SCIENCE is Science is science and when it can prove something
utilizing the latest technology available to the scientist involved. The
completed Theory must be accepted by all, until the next generation of
thinkers and technology comes along and refines or disproves the initial
theory. (The greatest thinkers of each century have always use the
BUT try as we humans might, all attempts to disprove Gods existence have
fallen far short of even being a
THEORY in the scientific
sense of the word, and only remains "theory" in the faith sense of the word.
(which is ironic)
With all of the evil and hardships seen in societies, wars, and the earths
natural disasters and the suffering of disease, Well if there was a God that is
an all Knowing and all Good, Kind, Compassionate and Loving Creator --- He would
have not allowed these things in the first place ... therefore He cannot exist
Possibly for any one or more of the negative excerpts mentioned in (2c)
some people are mad, even hateful, at God (if He does exist ) and are either
boiling to the point that they hope He does exist so they can hate Him even more
(because if they were Him they would do better) or
miserable to the point of indifference and want everyone else to be miserable
also, so we can all feel the same. Denying His existence is the shortest route
attempting to achieve that or some other void which is impossible to fill.
These hatreds or dying heart indifferences are usually taken out
on surrogate gods in the form of rude or intellectually lofty treatment of
parents - pets - pet
peeve groups, such as Government officials, Ethnic groups, Athletes or
Or God is replaced by rudimentary vices, which contain there own
hatreds, allowing the individual to "feel" detached from the hate.
allows an avenue for the needed expression of distain (of being
abandoned by a Creator that does not exist in the
minds eye), giving that person
the ability to express hatred indirectly upon their chosen surrogate
Verbally denying Gods Existence by taking this solidly negative attitude, is the
best way to keep the Bible Pounding Group at an arms length . Which is better
then to constantly be explaining a more truthful conviction that "Life is good,
I am lazy, God MAY or May Not exist and if He does I just haven't had much use
for Him lately .. and If I ever do it is none of your business... because IF all
the stuff you guys say about Him is true .. it is between Him and me
and He knows it ... so leave it alone."
Conclusion 2). Every
Human has the inner driving to need to "rationalize their Stand" on the subject
of the Existence of God.
When we feel that we are solid of mind and reason enough to discount the
influence of our fellowman; we may well be discounting the influence that God
Himself is attempting to send us, through that person, offering us yet another
one of His personal invitations, for our own betterment.
If that person happens to be a real hardcore Bible Thumper .. well cut um a
little slack ... and bear in mind that, He is working on them too and telling
not make so much noise, as they are
scaring some of the the fish away. It is
believed to have been the great (St. Patrick) that once said .... "we must
preach the gospel unceasingly, using words if necessary"
To which it must be asked, of anyone reading this, (simply
answer in your own heart)
Question #1). What is Your Opinion
on the Existence of Sepiturian???
Answer #1). It would be a
miracle if You have an opinion ... because it is not even a word ..as far as
this old man
couldn't have placed an inner driving within your heart, let alone within every
human of all time as to "its'" existence. Let alone claim to have created You,
Love You, be willing to Die for you (and give an Historically documented record of same) and allow You a
free will to decide if you want to spend all eternity with a Being that promises
to be in your heart if you will attempt to be in His and to be near you
spiritually throughout your time on earth while you decide. All for the asking
and WITHOUT forcing it on you...
WE EXIST THEREFORE HE EXISTS
The proof that HE exists ... is that we exist ...in the fact that we can't
get it out of our heads ... that we are drawn to please Him ... because He is
drawing us. And for our own good, He isn't going to give up.
Bottom line .. in the form of THE ONE Question
While some of us may, for whatever reason, wish to Question His
Existence , do you think He is Questioning yours, for whatever reason: and if
so, Who's question is more important?
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Something You Like..
How is it that we are sure we like something ???
It is our senses ..that respond to the "flavor" of it ...
Could be taste ...
Could be vision ...touch ..
Or any of the rest of the senses..
Once we decide that we truly like whatever it is .. it gets
engrained in our brain that ...."hmmmm this is good and will most always
This could also pertain to someone ....
This, me thinks is how we fall in love, to one depth or
another with our Friends .. our Soul mate (or spouse)
...as well as with the true Soul Mate for Eternity
(our Creator) ....
We and one of our friends, both happen to "like"
(to the point of what could be called a superficial "Love")
the same thing ...
For example .. Butter Pecan Ice Cream...or Movies by a certain
director or actor involved... or Traveling to a certain place which would
require airplane fare ... and
You were the one that by some happenstance came upon Free
tickets for 2 to that place or opening night premier of a movie... Or a
bargain on a Gallon of the good brand of Butter Pecan ...(the stuff
that doesn't need any topping to be melt in your mouth good, in fact it is
so good it would be insulted by putting topping on it)
Wouldn't it be a marvelous "test" of friendship ... to
anonymously bestow the complete gift on your friend. Making them think it came
from some totally outside source, to see if they come running to you with the
excitement and desire to share something that they should also know you enjoy as
much as they, and that they would think of no other before you in such
Now this might seem dirty in that true friends should not be
tested by true friends, but bare with me ...
Imagine the double joy .. you will feel when the hoax is
exposed .(or even if you never expose it and allow it to be their
gift to you) .
You both are laughing and chomping on spoonfuls of the Delicious
Ice Cream .. or the Hours and Hours of glance smiles and suppressed out and out
laughter before, during and after the movie or on the trip to and from the favorite
Also Imagine the hurt .. which may take a time to heal.. IF you
find out that your Gift was shared with some other "friend" or that you were
even excluded from list of consideration...
These pains we all feel in this life ... and in true
(or even attempting to copy the example of Jesus) we
must pray for that persons blindness and inconsiderate nature... while never
stopping the Love we have for them .. and learn to keep things in
perspective that such "tests"
(when failing to accomplish their "tricky" goal) are
not burdensome to our soul but that such gifts could be given without
expecting to be the "chosen friend".
THIS SCENARIO GETS A LITTLE LOPSIDED in that for us to "test" a
friendship as mentioned above is unfair, if done as anything other then a
practical joke. And if the response to that practical joke would have NO
negative effects on, us the giver, if "we" are not accepted as the "chosen
second beneficiary party to the gift"., BUT :
For God to do this type of Giving (or testing) is Just.. In that
He created all things .... Owns all people and things ....and as we have come to
know His Nature, it is LOVE.
Therefore the "testing" is by no means flawed or tainted as our
earthly personal testing of "friendships" would usually be. and HE would have
every right to feel hurt.
Especially if we look at history... from Creation (or
the beginning by The Father ) to Gods Earthly Life and
Crucifixion.., to Pentecost (the coming of the Third Person)...
onward up to today, as well as into the future and hold to the promise
of Eternal Bliss.
And then lets change the focus of our minds eye to the friendship
we have with God .. and a couple of "what ifs"
God (without having been asked ) bestowed upon you a gift and
made it seem as though it came from an outside source? or
God (after having been asked)
bestowed upon you a gift and made it seem as though it came from an outside
The last time He bestowed upon you a gift and made it seem as
though it came from an outside source, His Loving Heart WAS hoping for you to
call upon Him to join in the jubilant moments of the reception and usage of the
God wanted you to (out of Love) share
with others any or all of the gifts ever given to you?
None the Less ... Look around You ... Look within ... What Gifts
has God bestowed?
Is He asking us to share them with HIM, save them for HIM,
"present" them back to HIM?
NO NO NO
He is asking us to share them with our fellowman. By this He
is willing to judge "us" as the giver (this is why these gifts "seem"
to come from some outside source and "seem" as though we own them)
and we are mimicking or becoming like Him when giving them away. (depending on the amount of
"Charity" we have
He only asks that we always are looking to Him as the Supplier.
If we acknowledge God as The Supplier and do this simple thing,
we cannot help but to grow in a Loving Dependence on God and God alone.
Continuing in the sharing and receiving of the blessings,
thereby the giving of HIS
gifts to others is an act of Worshiping Him.
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SOME THOUGHTS ON
TYPES OF GRACE (and their "tangibility")
These are only 3 main "categories" of Graces and while they have many
additional attributes, other "categories" , (and sub -categories)
we are going to concentrate on these for now ...(more as time
1). Actual Grace
These graces are tangible or at least so closely related to every day tangibles via the
application of our human involvement that, in general, we consider them tangible.
The ability to cook well - gentleness - being good at woodworking
- athletic abilities -having a big brain - ability to breath - walk -
see -having a small brain.
Any positive attribute we humans have is an
Actual Grace from God and is
given to each as a gift that is not to be taken lightly,
Should God be "impressed" that our Nano-scientists have recently laid claim to the "discovery" of
the sub-particles of the
DNA molecules that govern many of these Actual Graces and are, rapidly
and with prideful intent, attempting to "reinvent" some of these
microscopic wheels?? Although
they are having some serious troubles determining the functions of the
anti-sense" portions .... Hmmmm what could be up with that ?)
Actual Grace would seem to be those graces
we are given by a
culmination of attributes passed on to us by our ancestors DNA as well as those things we developed by our sociological (as well as spiritual)
path in life and
are (by Gods Design through the use of our free will) able to become placed so deeply within our "being" that we can then pass them
on to the next generation.
To which if an oversimplified logic may be interjected:
are looking at this as the reverse side of the entire "sins of our fathers
said bearing in mind, the scientific fact, that the human
body replaces every cell within and without approx. once every seven years)
Lets say someone is a severe alcoholic: To
the point that it is almost guaranteed that the offspring of that person
will suffer from Fetal Alcohol syndrome ... but that person
habit (and even leaving "spiritual" out of this)
with no physical or psychological attachments to alcohol present within that
person for a period of at least seven years ... it would seem impossible to pass on
the negative trait to any offspring born after that time period.....Simply
2). Sanctifying Grace
These Graces are supposedly Non - tangible and to the 5 earthly senses this
is true .. they cannot be seen with eyes- smelt with the nose- felt by touch
- heard with ear -or tasted with tongue ...
ALTHOUGH our Most Gracious Triune God... has seemingly
allowed those that will "seek that they may find" Extensions of these
earthly senses and glimpses of these Sanctifying Graces CAN actually be seen (or
felt by the heart) through other
humans when we view their (God Given)
Virtues in action.
Sanctifying Graces are also something that are "tangible" in the sense that
even though we don't know "what" they are we do know "where" they are.
Gods Holy Tradition has taught us "where" to Seek:
Scripture (The Bible) is the outpouring of those Sanctifying Graces
attainable by THE WORD that is JESUS ....through which the Holy Spirit can
easily and simply call upon each persons Virtues and unit Spirit to spirit
exhorting those virtues into action, thereby elevating that individuals (S)spirit,
like onto Gods Own..
Scripture (The Bible) is the outpouring of instructions (or paths)
for mankind to follow to: The Sacraments which actually contain the
Sanctifying Graces implied within The Inspired Words of Scripture ..and
brought to the 5 earthly senses in manners that will remain
(to those senses) "mysterious" until the end of time. (as time allows we will look at 7 sacraments individually and
ponder on some of the ways the "tangible" aspects lead body and mind to
All of which is calling each to embrace the Virtuous attributes of
their personal lives and exercise them with every fiber of our Actual Graces becoming
allowing each person and all mankind the path to full and total
Sanctification of Soul with The Father through The Son by the workings of The Holy
(Signs and Wonders)
be spent on
not see the words "Signal Grace" anywhere in the Bible, at least not in a row, any more than
been found the word "Trinity".
believe in the Trinity
(for many reasons but)
because at the River with John the Baptist
we find the Son being Baptized,
the Holy Spirit present in the form of a Dove, and the Fathers Voice being
Heard from above. ...ALL AT THE SAME TIME.... which says to me
Three United as One =
This entire episode at the River with John the
Baptist, itself, would seem to be one of those, Biblically recorded, "Signal
Graces" (Miracles or Signs and Wonders) given for all mankind so that
the Triune Nature of God would not be too hard to understand. but anyway:
These Graces are very tangible but also very mysterious. Much like any earthly
"signal" (as one that a catcher behind the plate will give to a
pitcher on the mound or the Team Coach on the sideline sends to all of His
Players, in a baseball game )
these graces are
given by God to individuals, letting them know they are on the right path or
on the wrong path .. and can come in 7x7x7 forms. From Inklings of the
Holy Spirit - to
Apparitions of all sorts - to Collapse of Governments.
It is well known that these
graces are only as trustworthy (in witness) as the receivers Virtue of
Discernment, for without Heavenly Discernment we will find ourselves giving
into all form of superstitions and twisted notions of "God said this" and
"God said that to me" and are all to often mistaken for that which
has Sanctified the soul and that no further action is needed. This mistaken
judgment causes some to think that, at that point, they are "full of grace" or God wouldn't have contacted
A few examples as follows:
1). A little girl is given 2 sandwiches, by her mother, for lunch. The
mean little boy in her class
(that is feared and disliked
by all) was given a kick in the shorts and no lunch as usual by
his dad that morning.
The little girl although afraid
(and not knowing why but following an inkling of the Holy Spirit)
DID approach the boy and offer 1 1/2 sandwiches to the boy. He accepted the
Gift and (not knowing why but following an inkling of the
Holy Spirit and eating his fill ) said "Thank You" to the girl
(and really meant
it) and for the rest of recess he was pretty decent,
not only to the first little girl .. but almost made friends with a couple
her other friends.
there were so many "Signal Graces" flashing around that playground it could
light up most towns ... The obvious one (that should lead
to Sanctifying Grace) would be the inkling the little girl
would learn to trust in overcoming fears, trusting in the
locution (particular voice)
the Holy Spirit, and prompted by the reward of seeing her playmates join in the
attempting to make friends in a normally volatile situation that she was allowed to initiate.
2). A middle aged man that enjoys his "morning cup of coffee" and has taken
a liking to the "pipe and tobacco" and for many years kept the pleasure of
both of these things within modest consumption, finding the result to be
both uplifting to his spirit and soothing to the nerves... But as the years
went by ... let down his guard and the pipe became a permanent extension of
his facial features and sub-consciously considered the coffee cup holder a deciding factor
in the purchase of vehicles.
One day he got angry when he was out of coffee and couldn't find
any tobacco.. and this was compiled a couple months later when he started
having sharp pains in the lower abdomen.
Fearing the dreaded prostate cancer that his doctors diagnosis was leaning
toward ( and wanting to schedule a biopsy for testing of
) he had an Inkling that cold turkey quitting
these 2 now bad habits ) and adding some herbal tea and a
to his diet ( known to help in this area )
would help the pains to go away .Also he decided to beckon God to perform a
miraculous healing.... AND BAMM... the pain was gone overnight .... The next
visit to the doctor revealed that there was no need for a biopsy and that
with proper diet being followed ( as insisted upon by his
trusted practitioner ) there should be no reason his earthly life
shouldn't continue for decades to come....
In this scenario we first see "allowed pleasures"
(which should be guarded by regularly giving thanks)
turning into rudimentary vice which is a time when God DOES give all persons
(attempting to live a righteous life) some
"signal graces", pointing out the error of the ways, in an effort to gently
return His beloved child to the path that will lead to Heaven.
2a). In this scenario we see the "Inkling" of Spirit
beckoning the turning away from vice, back to victorious or normal behavior,
But is it a "Signal Grace"
from God or remnants of Actual Graces (common sense) given to Grandpa and passed on to this
2b). In this scenario we see good medicine which
should be accepted as a Gift of God,
But is the "insistence to
follow proper diet" a Signal Grace from God or a God fearing Doctor
exercising the virtue of wisdom?
2c). In this scenario we see a man turning to His
Creator in a time of trial and seemingly the prayer was answered with an
But should this be considered
a Signal Grace of a Divine Intervention?,
Only God can know the answer to these three questions and He may or may
not share that answer with "the man" at any time in his earthly life, even IF that
mans virtue of Discernment is exercised on a regular basis ...for maybe the
Signal Grace in all of this, was intended for the mans bowling buddy, that when
seeing HIS best friend going through all of this, HE decided to bypass this
suffering in HIS life and quit drinking Brandy before noon
( in fact all together ) and within two years of
saving all the money HE was spending on booze ..(and by cooperating with the
further Inklings of the Holy Spirit) HE opened a food shelf, extending the
lives of numerous people, that by experiencing HIS humility gave Praise and
Thanksgiving to God. (and both of their bowling averages went
up by 7 pins)
The only thing,
man, knows for sure is "It is what it is" and that some of us
overlook many of the signal graces given to us and when we do, "the enemy" gets
on base far more often than he should .... and others of us see signal
graces in every sparkle of sunlight on the dew... and while that isn't all bad ... sometimes those sparkles are just beautiful remnants of work Our
God did many centuries ago and we are giving into superstition...
But now on to a true story:
My all-time favorite story of a signal grace... The Virgin Mary at
the annunciation and again at
For this to "be a true Signal Grace" in our own mind, one must believe
the Inspired Word of God can be found within the
Douay-Rheims or the
"Protestant" Version of Scripture as well as other more traditional translations
If we believe these translations to be true we will consider the dialogue of the Angel
Gabriel who "stands before God" and the "filled with the Holy Spirit"
3a).When looking at the demeanor of Mary the Blessed
Virgin some things that we are told.
She wonders what can this greeting mean?? (Her humility could
not immediately accept being told that she was "Blessed among Women" by an
Apparition and ONLY persons of Power or Royalty would receive a "Hail").
Imagine Her surprise at encountering an Angel, a heavenly being of
tremendous stature. (and scripture says that He, Gabriel,
needed to calm Her fears)
She is told not to worry about it and is lead by heaven to look at the
situation of her cousin Elizabeth as a "proof" (or Signal
Grace) that what Gabriel has said is indeed from God and a truth.
Imagine the anticipation of a visit to her cousin to check it out. Yet even
before a "proof" is ratified her love of God prompts Mary to make a
declaration of Faith in Her own
Now common sense tells us that she would have shared this experience with her parents or at least Joseph
(as She was still a 14 or
so year old "betrothed women of the era" and a virtuous Virgin of a Jewish
family) and accountable to that family. So someone not only gave her
"permission if you will" to go to Elizabeth and check it out.
(the trip would have been arranged for and made possible by
Mom and Dad and or Joseph and other family members in accordance with rules
of the day) Which the very next verses within Scripture say this
is exactly what was done ..."in haste"
The Bible DOES tell us that Joseph wasn't thinking too highly of this
story until HE
was assured by Heaven, at which time HE
(to a certain extent) also said let it be done unto US.
3b). What happens when Mary comes to the home of the
recently Muted ( Priest -
Zackary and the (thought to be)
Barren Older Cousin Elizabeth? (and bear in mind that any "barren woman" of the day was a
real embarrassment to the Husband and the entire family unit, and Elizabeth
was humbled all Her adult life by this
situation as we are told in
Luke 1: 24-25 )
The dialogue opens with the same heavenly words that made such an impact
when Mary heard them for the first time from Gabriel.
Imagine the burst of wonderment upon hearing those same words repeated by
a second reliable source ...("Blessed are You Among Women" as well as a the
privileged knowledge of "and Blessed is the Fruit of Your Womb")
Can we not see this as a Signal Grace? ... As well as the signal Grace sent
to Joseph from heaven that He was considering taking a wrong path and
the Signal Grace that (the Priest) Zachary received letting him know,
he was to father John the Baptist?
3b2). Consider ourselves:
"Modern men and women" so full of pride, having a hard time NOT considering it
a "signal grace" if (within the same week)
have two family members tell us that our new hair dew certainly is fitting
quest of being "graced" with beauty and charm...
How could Mary not consider this unusual .... unexpected....unsolicited
phrase as a totally qualified Signal Grace ...as DID Her Family. Even bursting into Her own dialogue of
joy and thankfulness and praise and prophecy ... (known traditionally as The Magnificat")
which itself is humble when held up to the backdrop of honor and
that Gods plan for this Virgin of Virgins has revealed in scripture and
If you want to SEE a
SANCTIFIED GRACE let your
minds eye take a look at this one:
1). The signal grace which Mary
received at the time of the
annunciation, affirmed that she
is indeed full of
"Actual Grace" ... (and
me thinks that
affirmation was for US more so than for HER)
2). While "believing' the signal ...
She next, applied her
Actual Graces through the usage of her free will, and
working with that belief in the "signal" took it to the next level by
putting that belief into action, when she went "In haste" to her cousins
residence.. (in other words: announcing
3). ..Upon entering the house ....
that Signal grace was uplifted into Sanctifying Grace ...as
stated by the Holy Spirit ..(via Elizabeth) in the
announcement (or re-announcement)
of Her Blessed Nature ..
4). In the next couple verses,
traditionally known as, The
Magnificat of The Blessed Virgin ....We
read the description of what this Sanctified Grace looks or feels like
If we read the
entire Chapter it is the FIRST RECORDED TIME
(This old man has seen)
where we are given a glimpse of a Sanctified Grace being spoken of in such
detail. Possibly because it is
THEE account of
(that place in time) when "justified
sanctified grace itself"
entered this physical world. (for the first time)
Me thinks it is safe to say:
mimicking (within our own lives)
this example (brought
forth by The Word of God in this Scripture and)
given to mankind in His Mother, a progression or pattern emerges, which
needs to be followed, to turn our own actual graces into sanctified graces
through the prompting of His signal graces.
It seems curiously simplified that
Virtue spoken of in this entire progression
One last favorite and true story:
1). In my travels
was found a Spirit Filled Pentecostal Church utilizing an "Outdoor Advertising
Company" on a very large roadside sign .... Stating ...
"IF YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING
FOR A SIGN FROM GOD TO HELP YOU COME BACK TO YOUR FAITH ..THIS IS THAT
SIGN". hmmmmm was that a "Signal Grace"?
All in all Me thinks it doesn't get much better then that for most of
us. THEREFORE it should be accepted at its word, and always bear in mind:
all things are possible.
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MARY THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN???
( Whether you agree or disagree would seem to be of
little consequence, whether you have peace in your heart or
toward your fellow man may be of the utmost urgency)
Some of the answer to this centuries old
question may depend on the answer to another question
1). Are we that are "Parents" still parents in
This is asked because of the fact, that Mary was (is?) the
Mother of Jesus. And "In their Earthly time"
as well as for most of
history and even today in many countries it was (is) the
Mother of a King that was
(is) the Queen, Hence the term "Queen
Being we all know that Jesus stated "My Kingdom is not of
this world" and we all know Mary was no more of an Earthly Queen then Jesus
was an "Earthly King" (at least at the time He walked here, although
we Christians do proclaim NOW that He is King of Heaven and Earth).
is , at
To which we shall now tackle that second question first ....
Now that She is no longer physically "of this World" is
she still the Mother of
God the Son, Jesus, The Savior of all
Emmanuel, THE KING OF HEAVEN AND EARTH)) ? Thereby
a "Queen" and rightfully can be referred
to as "Queen of heaven" ???
Roman Catholic Church does have the
answer: They say,
YES She IS.. And while that in itself is
a good enough reason, to believe in this
devotion, for those of us that attempt
to follow the teachings of That
Authority, it has become a stumbling
block for many, of my "non-Catholic" yet very Christian friends, in the quest
to obey Our Lords command that we should be of one heart and treat each
other as members of the same earthly and eternal family.
If Jesus has given us HIS Father in Heaven
as OUR FATHER and His Father has given us Jesus as Our Brother and THEY BOTH
have given us Their Holy Spirit as our Mentor.
Jesus has given us His Own Mother as Our Mother, for if we are to be truly
"family" it has to be.
For if He hasn't we better all leave Her
alone because He wants to keep Her all to Himself ...(no wait that isn't
like Him at all)
We are told (somewhere within the Good Book)
that ..In heaven there is no Husband or
Wife ... (and if
me) no free man or slave .... and as far as
to continue looking.
With this in mind
look at Scripture and Traditions
looking for insights
allowing me and all of us to confirm our faith
Here is what
found so far:
We seem to be of the notion that: Those relatives will be enjoying
their "life of eternal bliss"
(as it has been called) ..and that we are all to
receive a "crown", from Our All
Just and Loving Triune God, and that
this crown will be depicting the
"jewels". of the merits of
while working with Gods
Virtues through this life of time.
Whether this "Crown" is a physical
"earthly type crown" or some form of a "Glorified Spiritual Crown"
shouldn't really matter as surely they will be consistent.
(as well as
traditional) teachings .. that from the
beginning THE TRIUNE GOD did have a
for the one person of all
time that was chosen by Them and
accepted the duty and pleasure of
physically bringing God Himself into
this world for the betterment of
It doesn't take much
logic or imagination to envision the
type of "crown" gracing the head of the
tree that produced the perfect fruit.
A few of the bible verses
stories) that have
spurred my inklings leaning toward saying that, Mary is The Queen of Heaven are:
44:1-29 ) (Johns
Revelation: 12: 1-17) and must be
read if attempting to understand the
rest of this "somewhat fringe
Could it be that, (and this may be stretching it)
God has given Mary that place of Honor,
which the people of Judah eluded to (and to whom
the Holy Spirit spoke
and warned via Jeremiah) when they took it upon themselves, to
cake) offerings to a "queen
in Heaven" as though this "queen"
was or was to be a Deity?
These Verses give me the hunch
that Jeremiahs people had an
"Inkling" of such an "Office" "existing"
.. but (as we humans so often do) were jumping
the gun ..with the the notion of
"sacrifices or worship" instead of "Honoring"
that Office which at the time had not
We couldn't say that God
didn't tell them (and us) to
"back off" with the "Other
worshiped thing,............ We all
seem to agree now (via revelations within time
that the entire "Egypt episode"
(spoken of by the Holy Spirit via
Jeremiah) was a reminder
of the past sins of Gods Chosen People and a foreshadowing of sins and the
consequences of sin caused
by creating other gods. As well as that following our
Laws with the "action and reward"
attitude of corporal reasoning will not
fulfill the need for Spiritual food or
Instead it was (and is) a "SPIRIT
of Heart" that He was (is) after,
and because of our hard hearts he needed
to "deliver the example himself" in
the person of Jesus (and
this was done via The Virgin of Virgins) and no longer
"tell us", but instead, "show us" how to live
here on earth.
Then and only then with His Virgin
Birth, His Sanctifying Death, His Glorious Resurrection and Ascension, and
the Decent of the Holy Spirit (at
could the "Office" of QUEEN in HEAVEN be
filled and only by Gods own choice of
a Queen. One with the Triune
relationship of Mother....
Daughter.....Spouse .... and our
second example given to us by God
Himself of human spiritual humility and
And then there is Our Bother John:
(My minds eye has come to see John as The Disciple of
While it certainly would seem to be that many of the things
mentioned within The Book of Revelation are mysterious happenings that took
place prior to the time of John's life on earth ...In fact prior to or outside
of "TIME ITSELF" is more like it, there are those things that point to a first
hand knowledge (Revelation 2:1-29) and seem to make references to, or in
the same way as Jeremiah, are
prophecy... as well as the third to the last verse of the Bible says it
(the Book of Revelation) IS
most definately a prediction of things to come - "Prophecy"
saying that "in the future" these things will be made known to mankind....
Many of the Verses within this Book (which in "Ancient"
translations of the Bible was known as the
have had very scary interpretations, throughout the
past 1600 years. Especially within the last couple hundred years. Certain verses
have been used
(quoted) to predict everything from natural disasters, to collapse of
governments, to the coming of space ships on exact days and times ...Although
logic doesn't have to be stretched to far to dictate that all things in this
Book of Prophecy have NOT been fulfilled or Jesus would have already come
for the second time predicted, Right?? And the fact that 2000 years HAVE
passed would lean toward "a few" or "some" of these things HAVING been
fulfilled, but IF SO ... which ones are they???
Much of this book is not
so scary when viewed from the vantage
point of the year 2000 (and the
many documented apparitions involving Mary
Mother of Jesus within recent centuries) as well
as with the minds eye now looking back
on the life and times of Jesus Our
Savior from His Holy Conception to His
Resurrection, to His building of His
Church (at Pentecost)
and feeding that Church of followers
only by the Institution of Sacred
Scripture (The Bible Itself some
400 years after His time on earth)
His own Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity
throughout the entire 2 millennium. A
LOT of things have happened, which would seem that, if they weren't
prophesied, should have been. Like the Protestant Reformation and
our modern day habit of, everyone and their cousin, starting "New churches"
and each swearing to be the ONLY Church that follows the true teachings of
When viewed with the gaze
of a Brother or Sister of Jesus and
thereby looking at John also as the
brother to whom Jesus Himself entrusted
Mary, as his Mother, for Her final years
on earth. It is not hard to see those
references to Her that have been made by
Loving Sons and New Testament Prophecy
fulfillment of a
Queen in a Celestial
Court "with a Crown of Twelve Stars
On Her Head".
These would certainly would
seem to point toward the fulfillment of another New Testament Prophecy made
by The Blessed Virgin Herself in (Luke Chapter 1:48-49)
for he has
been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From
now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the
Mighty One has done great things for meó holy is his
name. "ALL OF WHICH points to
not only the 1918 Apparition of Jesus AND The Blessed Virgin at Fatima
Portugal but also points to many Apparitions of The Blessed Virgin
throughout the centuries. (which are WAY OVER SCRUTINIZED for years by reliable
investigators including died in the wool Atheists, most of which have concluded
that the entire sequence of events ,of the Fatima Apparition, were not of this world and WERE SOME KIND
OF A SIGNAL GRACE from Heaven or "just can't be explained" ... Which come on
folks ... What more to we want Our God to do??? HE can't get any more
blatant without The Actual Second Coming.... and most of us aren't ready for
THAT, so HE is giving us all these other "signal Graces" under very thin
veils and we are apprehensive of believing in THEM, because "the enemy" has
us like scared scattered sheep running around accusing each other of NOT
LOVING GOD ...
Folks: Don't you think it is about "time" to jump on the bandwagon with Jesus and Mary and
John and Jeremiah, put the pedal to the medal, zooming past our fears of
each other, and head this party back to Our Fathers House?
Question #2). Mary.....as a Parent to
Our Lord??? ... hmmm It still
isn't known if
"Parent" is still a valid or needed
"title" in the vast oceans of communal
Love within or behind the Gates of
Heaven ... But we all still call Her, Mary Mother of Jesus or Mary Mother of
God The Son anyway ...
Question #1). Mary.....as a Queen of
Heaven??? .... Yes This seems very fitting,
considering some things we do know
about Mary Mother of Jesus as well as
some things we do know about Our (and Her) Triune God
and the rest of His Family.
for anyone that has had any ideas
of baking up a batch of "Rice Cakes" to send that notion back to hell from
whence it came...
man, does have a number of good and loyal friends here on earth
which has taught me that:
1). If you wish to bring a happy moment into the life of any man
on earth, say or do something nice about or for His Mother.
2). Don't do it vainly or He and She will be insulted .... but if
you can really mean it .. you have brightened His day....
3). Now if THAT FRIEND happens to be the King of Heaven and Earth
... Well You can take it from there......
(The best explanation of this, found anywhere, is that of the
wonderful people over at the "eternal
word television network" ( EWTN ) and
Although you will have to cut and paste that into your browser window as we
don't have permission from them to link it directly: YET
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