April 26, 2006
St. Thomas Aquinas

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

“I have come to help you better understand the pharisaical spirit, for it is this spirit that is most often embraced by unbelievers. The Pharisees, in Jesus' day, were spiritually and intellectually smug. They believed their opinion was the only true opinion–their truth–the only truth. They placed great value on station and wealth, intellect and power. It took much arrogance to reach this level of pride.”

“Many of those who purport disbelief in all that takes place here are embracing, not the truth, but a pharisaical spirit. They may waste many precious moments trying to satisfy doubts instead of embracing, like a little child, the core of the Message of Holy and Divine Love. They may think the future of the Mission itself rests solely on their opinion of the Messages. Some trust only their own discernment, which may be just a rash judgment. Others believe the opinions only of those in authority, without regard for the truth.”

“This is why I tell you, to be spiritually little is like a safety net as you walk the tightrope of life. The spiritually little do not fall into the trap of pharisaical pride, but are able to humbly recognize truth from error. St. Michael's Shield is a shield of spiritual littleness.”