November 17, 2009
St. Thomas Aquinas

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

“Do not be fearful or confused. I have come to help you clearly understand what is taking place. Jesus regards the misuse of obedience as when obedience is used to control. There is much of that in the Church today. The laity must realize that they are not under the vow of obedience such as Religious are.”

“Next, we need to look at illicit dictates. If a dictate is issued which does not lend light to souls and lead them to salvation and personal holiness, it is not worthy of obedience. Blind obedience does not take into consideration the spiritual well-being of those whom it would affect.”

“I will make this plainer. Here is a graphic.”

Benefits of Following the Mission**
o Live in Truth
o Works on personal holiness
o Joins in Unitive Prayer on property***
o Experiences graces offered here***
o Prepares own soul and others for New Jerusalem
o Helps Jesus to save souls through prayer effort here
o Strengthens the Church

Benefits of not following Mission (for each benefit listed above)
o Truth is compromised
o Blind Obedience
o Blind Obedience
o Blind Obedience
o Blind Obedience
o Blind Obedience
o Weakens the Church

“The ‘decree' set forth by your bishop concerning participation in this Mission here was presented as though it carried with it the charge of blind obedience. It did not. The words were cleverly chosen. An admonition* is not a dictate. Further, no one can or should dictate against Heaven's intervention here. Do not let anyone take away your free will choices.”

* Urge
** The ecumenical Mission of Holy and Divine Love at Maranatha Spring and Shrine.
*** The apparition site of Maranatha Spring and Shrine.