November 11, 2002
St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas comes. He says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“I have come to help each one see that the true enemy is that which opposes Holy Love in the heart. It is always insidious–even clothed in righteousness at times. But the culprit is always self-interest, self-love–above and ahead of God and neighbor. It may come into the heart as negative criticism of others–soon spawning unforgiveness–then bitterness. Self-love invites the soul to criticize others thus holding himself up in higher esteem. It may be love of material goods, sensuality or even love of his own opinion that drives Holy Love from the heart.”

“But where the cancer that consumes Holy Love begins is always inordinate self-love. This is why the conversion process always begins with loving God more than self. It is this love that opens the heart to the Flame of Holy Love.”