Friday, November 5, 2010

Father Corapi: Only The Humble See Truth!

Humility Is The Absolute Prerequisite For The Clear 
Resonant Revelation Of Truth
“Jesus [Truth] was born in a humble stable, into a poor family. Simple shepherds were the first witnesses to [the birth of Truth]. In this poverty Heaven’s glory was made manifest….”
“To become a child in relation to God is the condition for entering the Kingdom. For this we must humble ourselves and become little. Even more: To become “children of God” [children of Truth] we must be “born from above” or “born of God.” Only when Christ [the Truth] is formed in us will the mystery of Christmas be fulfilled in us. Christmas is the mystery of the “marvelous exchange”
“Oh marvelous exchange! Man’s Creator [the Truth] has become man, born of the Virgin. We have been made sharers in the divinity of Christ [the Truth] who humbled himself to share in our humanity.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #525-526; emphasis author’s)
As we once again approach the beautiful time of Christmas, we see in the pure light of the Holy Spirit various facets of the same brilliant gem of God’s mystery. One of these is that Jesus, the Father’s eternal and only Word, became flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus himself told us that He is the Truth (Way, Truth, and Life). Hence, in a mysterious way we behold the manifestation or birth of truth in a poor cave in Bethlehem.
It is of enormous importance to realize that the birth of eternal Truth took place in the most humble and poor of circumstances. Humility is the absolute prerequisite for the clear and resonant revelation of Truth. If we do not humble ourselves, realizing that we are nothing without God, we have no chance to recognize and comprehend the Truth, much less become one with It (Him). No amount of money can buy the gift, no greatness of intellect can grasp that which is beyond the grasp of creatures. Only in the humble circumstances of littleness and poverty of spirit can we ever recognize the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. May He bless you this Christmas wand all the days of your life with every spiritual and temporal blessing that you could ever imagine or hope for.
In the Light Who is Jesus, the Truth
Fr. John Corapi, SOLT

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