November 12, 2008
St. Thomas Aquinas

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

“I have come to help you understand the workings of grace in the world. Everything is a grace. Everything is God’s Will. God can turn evil into good, and good into perfect. For grace to be most effective in the world and in transforming hearts, it needs to be recognized as the Hand of God working in the world. For instance, you see a beautiful Fall panorama. Some just see it as ‘nature’ at work. But if the soul can see it as God’s unique design and the inner workings of HIs grace, the heart can be transformed by accepting God’s Love for him through this particular grace.”

“Today, unfortunately, most graces go unrecognized and unnoticed as God’s handiwork, for mankind trusts too much in himself. He sees himself as the provider–even the creator. Many graces that God is ready to offer are left unattended, unspoken for, and may be viewed as unneeded. I give you human life in the womb, as an example. Do not wonder at your lack of strong leadership in this country. Many would-be political giants have been aborted. The same is true of the ever-aging priesthood. Many vocations have been snuffed out in the womb.”

“If you recognize God’s Hand in every present moment, then you are living a grace-filled life. You cannot live in God’s Will without accepting the graces He desires you have. Allow graces to fill your heart by merit of recognizing them. Mary, full of grace, is ready to assist you in this effort.”