First Day of Novena in honor of the Nativity of the Lord and Savior
Make straight the way of the Lord! (St. John the Baptist quoting the Prophet Isaias in the Holy Gospel yesterday, Gaudete Sunday) But how, what must we do? This question, however, points to our own little, personal efforts. Sacred Writ therefore teaches us, Lord what wilt Thou have me to do? (Acts 9.6) And the divine answer to which, “Let Me do as I will.” – which means that we become as it were, other Christs, by filling our hearts with Him, living by Him and allowing Him to live in us: Be it done to me according to thy word, as Our Lady simply puts it.
The Lord and Savior must find pure reservoirs just as He made for Himself the Immaculate reservoir of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. But these vessels, especially those who wear the badge of the Immaculate – the holy Scapular of Carmel – to be like to their Immaculate Mother of Carmel which overflow and fertilize the world of souls, themselves must be full of the living waters springing up to life everlasting (cf., the Holy Gospel according to St. John, 4.14).
To attain this end, the first condition is that we should be empty. For One can only fill something which is empty. God will make this void in us.
We must be void of sin and the very source of it: the pride of ‘liberalism’ – refusal of total and complete submission to the consistent teachings and incontrovertible moral judgments of the King of kings and Lord of lords through His sovereign dominion, that is, His indefectible kingdom and “Mystical Body,” the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Roman Church [distinguished from the mock-imitation which is the so-called “New ‘Catholic’ DisOrder” of Vatican II, cf., our post “The Year 1929“, peddled by well-paid dim-witted dummy propagandists of the Synagogue of Satan (Apoc. 2.9;3.9), the like of AP or the “Associated Press”], cf., our post yesterday “Rejoice, but in the Lord!” – and the very root of it: self-love. Also of petty interests, even of little personal preoccupations which are of course not in themselves bad; and, void of our too personal way of seeing and judging, even about ‘spiritual’ things – of sanctifying ourselves in our own little, narrow, easy, comfortable way: marking out our own little path in the convenient forms of ‘modernist Catholicism’ or the Neo-Catholicism of Vatican II [just as ‘Bible-only’ fundamentalist sectarianism is nothing but a ‘convenient Christianity’] and the SSPX of Fellayite regime or the ‘SSPX of Neo-Catholic DisOrder-integristic persuasion’. Otherwise, we cannot have even a little of that which was granted to Cephas: Surely thou art one of them, for even thy speech doth discover thee! (the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, 26.73) – to catch something of Our Lord’s accent and way of speaking.