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"The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will"

5/12/2017

Dear brothers and sisters.

The words I would like to share with you in this short article want to be an introduction to the book "The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will" written by  the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. The book originally consists of 31 meditations to be made in May, which Luisa wrote in the House of the Divine Will, in Corato, on May 6, 1930.

I don’t want to explain the details of the publication and editions that have been made, because it’s not the purpose of this article.

Sincethe Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta was a child she had a very deep relationship with the Virgin Mary, who always accompanied and guided Luisa to dispose and help her to accomplish her mission as a "victim soul" and as the "Little Daughter of Divine Will ". This book with Mary's lessons was written when Luisa was already an adult and lived in the fullness of the Kingdom of the Divine Will, so that Luisa was able to easily share the deepest truths and practices of "living in the Divine Will" that the Celestial Queen taught her.

With the help of the Holy Spirit I shallattempt to highlight the purpose of this Book and the importance of these meditations which we are invited to do and to put into practice so that the Divine Will may be fulfilled in us and His Kingdom come..

In the Maternal Appeal of the Queen of Heavenat the beginning of the Book, we clearly discover the purpose of the Book and of the lessons that we find in it. It is Mary Herself who visits us because She loves us, because She wants to stay with us as a teacher, model and example. This is the result of Her love for us, but it is not enough that Mary loves us so much, as Her children,  we must correspond to this love and be faithful and attentive to Her teachings.

She tells us clearly, as soon as she starts her appeal, what is the reason for this visit and her lessons: "I come to invite you to enter into the Kingdom of your Mama, that is, the Kingdom of the Divine Will; and I knock at the door of your heart, that you may open it to Me...."

This means that we do not yet live in Her kingdom, in the Kingdom of the Divine Will. We can say, as She will tell us later, that we live in the Kingdom of our will, and Shewishes to lead us to Her Kingdom. Nonetheless, this passage from a kingdom to another will not be accomplished without our will. Our Celestial Mother, like Jesus, to accomplish Her purpose, knocks at the door of our heart and invites us to open it to Her. As St. Augustine said, "God who created you without you, will not save you without you." We can’t enterinto the Kingdom of the Divine Will unless God first invites us, but once the invitation has been done it is up to usto say yes and then to work to enter.

These meditations or lessons are meant to help us learn to live of Heaven and no longer of earth. If we read carefully and practice what the Celestial Mother teaches us, we will find all the goods, we will be truly rich and happy, because the Divine Will will be our life, our all, and our food. We will have the incessant company of Mary who will really make us happy, and she will take care of our needs. Again, all this will happen if we agree to live united to Her.

Through Her lessons our Mother wants to teach us to "live of Divine Will," which is that same life of which She lived upon earth. As Queen, the Virgin Mary has the mission of forming her people and as Mother Her children who are called to know the Divine Will and let It reign everywhere. This is the purpose of this "Book of Gold", that comes out of the center of the Immaculate Heart of our Mother, to make us like Her, if we want..

These Lessons and Prayers that Mary teaches us in this Book are the way that will lead us to this happy Kingdom, and by engaging Heaven and Earth, everyone will commit themselves to beseeching the adorable kingdom of the Divine Will. So we will work together to hasten the coming of the kingdom and unitedto Her, we will obtain that the Divine Will be done on earth as It is in Heavenaccording to the desire of Jesus, our Divine Master and King.

Luisa repliesto this Appeal of our Celestial Motherwith the following prayer, and we too:

 

“Immaculate Queen, my Celestial Mother,

I come onto your maternal knees

to abandon myself in your arms as your dear child,

and to ask of You, with the most ardent sighs,

in this month consecrated to You, the greatest of graces:

that You admit me to live in the Kingdom of the Divine Will”.

 

So, here we clearly discover the importance that our will has in God's plan. He has given it  to us precisely for this purpose, to adhere to His Will, to ask, desire, love and reciprocate His Love and His Will that wants to make us possessIts Kingdom and live in It. Our will is endowed with free will and we can choose other ways, and even another life, but if we do not choose Him,who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, we will not be free but slaves. It's up to us to make the wise and correct decision.

Truth will makes us free, and this is why Luisa and we together ask Mary with confidence, that She may guide our steps and all our being in the kingdom of the Divine Volition to live perennial life in the Divine Will.

I invite you to read and meditate on these lessons assiduously and to deliver our willto our Mother, asking that She may exchange it with the Divine Will not to go out of Its kingdom.

Let us conclude with Luisa's last words to our Mom: "Therefore I pray You to illumine me in order to make me comprehend what ‘Will of God’ means."

Hail Mary.

United in the Divine Will.

 

don Carlos Massieu
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