THE DIVINE EQUATION: The language of God
In my minuscule accumulation of knowledge throughout my life experience, many languages are out there. Almost all of them I have a novice’s mastery, and a few of them enough to know that I know how much I don’t know. St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P., great Doctor of the Church, has a quote close to how I feel about where I am with the enormity of knowledge. https://www.catholic.com/qa/when-st-thomas-aquinas-likened-his-work-to-straw-was-that-a-retraction-of-what-he-wrote
Here are some of the questions and thoughts that present themselves to me through my presence with the Holy Spirit.
- What is God’s language? Because God is unknowable to humans because we are not God and don’t speak God, that said, we are able to know God through the languages and assumptions that we have developed collectively. Of all the languages, they only give us a human glimps of what awaits us.
- The Messiah is such because He became one of us to tell us what to do on earth to prepare to exist in a condition where God is the language.
- The language of God that humans do have is one of adoption as sons and daughters of the Father. We receive it in Baptism and the spirit of Truth.
- The Divine Equation contains only one language, yet has three components, all one: pure knowledge, pure love, and pure service. Jesus came to earth to show us how to use this equation in our daily behaviors, those that lead us to the light and not the darkness. The language of God is love, but not human love. To discover what that meant, he commissioned the Apostles to go to the whole world and tell people how to love, or how to use The Art of Contemplative Practice to love others as He loved us.
- The Divine Equation does not prove or describe God but rather is there to help humans to realize what it means to love others as Christ loved us, and Christ is the Son of God. Whatever time we have on earth, it is to realize six elements of The Divine Equation and answer them with the totality of who we are. They are:
- What is the purpose of all life?
- What is the purpose of my life in the midst of all life?
- What does reality look like?
- How does it all fit together?
- How can I love fiercely?
- You know you are going to die, now what?
- When I try to unravel The Divine Equation, I do so with the totality of my life experiences. This is why I have reason and with reason the ability to remember and store things. Your anwers to The Divine Equation will be different from mine. All of our answers are measured against The Christ Principle, that from which all reality flows and into which all that is real ends, the Alpha and the Omega.
- God’s language is pure energy, composed of pure knowledge, pure love, and pure service. Pure, as I use it in the human construct, means 100% of its capacility and capacity, consistently, and forever. In contemplation, my experience is that this is a feeling more than a mental idea having human language to describe that which is beyond human description and comprehension. In the Old Testament, Israelites carried the Arc of the Covenant containing the mannah (What is it?) and the tablets of the Ten Commandments. These were so holy that anyone touching the Arc would die.
- When we go to Heaven, we take with us the sum of all the authentic choices we have made that allow us to be more human, and so more spiritual. What is unauthentic is burned off in Purgatory as we rediscover what we lost and make a new beginning. Purgatory is a place of second chances. Those who are not baptized will go there and, at the disgression of God’s mercy, will have a second chance at redemption or not.
- God speaks pure energy, composed of pure knowledge, pure love, and pure service. Being pure means God is 100% of God’s nature,. The best example of being full of grace is the Blessed Mother who was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit (Pure Service) so that Christ, being both pure human and pure God (Love) could give glory to the Father (Pure knowledge) and thus allow each one of us to become adoted sons and daughters of the Father, if we so desired.
- I am the language of God who looks out on the reality that I inhabit for the seventy or eighty years that I am fortunate to live as a human. In my Lay Cistercian practices so far, my conclusions are that I need to carve out time from the corrupt world to sit next to Christ who is incorruptible and just embibe energy as I can accept it.
- The Holy Spirit speaks through me by what I do, how I pray, my humility, my obedience to God’s will through other humans, and by what is in my heart. Ex fructibus cognocetis– by their fruits, you shall know them. Read this idea in its context and reflect what it means.
15“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but ravenous wolves underneath.k
16l By their fruits, you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
17Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.
18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.
19Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
20So by their fruits you will know them.m
The True Disciple.
21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,* but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.n
22Many will say to me on that day,o ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?’p
23Then I will declare to them solemnly, ‘I never knew you.* Depart from me, you evildoers.’q
Be careful of discerning the will of God for you from those who spout biblical quotes that do not produce life-giving fruit.
St. Benedict cautions his monks to “put their trust in God alone.”
Use the smell test to determine what anyone who claims to speak for God does.