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And the breath of God blows on the good and vivifies it like a thurible of sweet-smelling holy incense. And Satan blows on evil, thus kindling a furious blazing fire. But diligent good will and constant prayer are like damp sand on the hellish fire: What I might ignore as a man and judge wrongly, I know and judge as the Son of God.
Will one who is hungry, suffer more by saying: Satan makes it more intense, more real, more alluring than any accomplished act.
Further, the act satisfies, and at times nauseates; whereas temptations do not subside, but like pruned trees, they grow stronger and stronger. I ask Him not to lead Me into temptation. I solemnly tell you that the Father grants everything to His Son, and that the Son receives everything from the Father.
And I tell you that everything the Father will be asked for in My Name will be granted. But here we are at Gethsemane, where I live. The first trees can be seen beyond the walls. You live beyond Tophet. It is getting dark already. You had better not come up as far as that. We will meet again tomorrow at the same place.
Peace be with you. Re-read paragraphs 5 and 6 and note that the evil temptations did not originate with Jesus, from within [Him] see: In light of this, therefore, we should understand the expression: The brief discourse of Jesus to Judas is therefore an exhortation, which is humble and not humiliating, to lead him to be convinced that, despite divine trials and diabolic temptations, if a man wills [wants to] and asks help from God, he can overcome the trials and not succumb to temptations.
We will first analyze the sentence corresponding to footnote 9 and then afterwards analyze the sentence corresponding to footnote 7.
To start out discussing the sentence corresponding to footnote 9, I want to point out that if you interpret that phrase in Valtorta rigidly without any reference to any context or without any intelligent understanding of the different definitions or modes of interpretation of sacred text or mystical writings, you could be equally scandalized by this sentence in Scripture: Only unholy things like the devil and evil passions can tempt towards sin!
A footnote in a Douay-Rheims Bible for that passage reads: God tempteth no man to evil cf. The Catechism of the Council of Trent relates: Now this happens in two ways. First, we are led into temptation when, yielding to suggestion, we rush into that evil to which some one tempts us. No one is thus led into temptation by God; for to no one is God the author of sin, nay, He hates all who work iniquity; and accordingly we also read in St.
Let no man, when he is tempted, say that he is tempted of God; for God is not a tempter of evils. Secondly, we are said to be led into temptation by him who, although he himself does not tempt us nor cooperate in tempting us, yet is said to tempt because he does not prevent us from being tempted or from being overcome by temptations when he is able to prevent these things. In this manner God, indeed, suffers the good and the pious to be tempted, but does not leave them unsupported by His grace.
Since Jesus was subject to temptations cf. This is the same reason why the Humanity of Jesus asked the Father for His daily bread even though, since He as the Son of God was also God, He could theoretically provide this bread for Himself.
Jesus always teaches and leads by example. This is what Fr. Berti was relating in his footnote, when he writes: Therefore, it is not heretical or against faith or morals for Valtorta to write that Jesus prayed to the Father to not lead Him into temptation.
Jesus makes this even more clear in the Poem right after the phrase in question when He said: Do you think that I, simply because am I, can do without the Father?
This is not heretical, but remarkable! Here is what Scripture states: This is not only not heretical, but very profound and an enlightening instruction for us in humility!
Now we will move on to the other phrase under question which Anselmo particularly focused on: For this phrase, not only is Fr. The footnote in the English version states: It will then be clear that the evil temptation did not come to Jesus from inside see Hebrews 4: In such light, therefore, is to be understood the expression: Jesus' short speech aims at convincing Judas that man, if he wants, and asks God for help, can overcome all trials and temptations.
Regarding the above statement that Anselmo objected to which corresponds to Fr. It is obvious that Judas falls into periods of depression and despair and has contemplated suicide, since Jesus brings up the subject. He explains that pride is the root of such a state. Jesus speaks of man as the highest order of creation, having been given the spirit of an angel and also the full beauty of animal. Jesus speaks about His temptations and that He not only had not ever sinned but He never wanted to sin.
What Jesus meant by evil was only the potential for evil, or the mere desires of the flesh that only if allowed to reign over the spirit by a willful choice, become sin.
Jesus spoke to Judas, who was in need of knowing that His temptations were very real, essentially the very same as his own [except in Jesus He had only external temptations, not any temptations from His internal faculties], and that therefore Judas had no excuse for yielding to sin.
It does not take the fallen human nature or concupiscence within us to be fatally tempted or to sin as [once innocent] Adam and Eve proved to us, nor does concupiscence within us prevent us with the help of God to live without conscious sin! Jesus absolutely did not want to define this issue in a way that would give Judas another excuse to think he was at some disadvantage in attaining a holy life [and therefore, give him any reason to use the excuse that what Jesus preaches is impossible and that the only reason why He is sinless is because He was never tempted]!
Chapters 5 and 6 leave no doubt about this matter. Himself and His immaculately conceived Mother. He was speaking generally and not specifically. Therefore, this passage is not heretical or against faith or morals when properly understood and interpreted within its context. Anselmo is purposefully looking for faults and so he misinterprets it in the most negative way possible, while neglecting the relevant context in which it is clearly indicated that Jesus does not have evil in Him nor does He sin nor did He want to sin.
To illustrate what Anselmo is doing, let me give a poignant example of a similar case with a passage in the canonized Scriptures which can be easily interpreted incorrectly and is often misinterpreted and abused by opponents of Christianity. Well, look at the blasphemous statement your beloved St. Paul wrote in your supposedly infallible Scriptures: For I wished myself to be an anathema from Christ, for my brethren, who are my kinsmen according to the flesh.
That is a mortal sin and yet you claim this Scripture passage is infallibly pure! You may need to consult some trustworthy scriptural commentaries to understand how, but objectively it is fact that it is not blasphemous. It is important to remember that even before they committed the first sin and hence were still in the original state of justice and grace, Adam and Eve still were able to be tempted.
Likewise, Jesus was sinless and did not have the effects of original sin including a disordered concupiscencebut yet, He could still be tempted by external factors not internal factors. I could easily find a dozen or more quotes in the Poem where Christ specifically reiterates in His words that He is sinless. Who can say so truthfully? Where are the proofs to convince Me and those who believe in Me that I am a sinner? Which of the ten commandments have I infringed?
Who can swear before the altar of God that he saw Me violate the Law and customs, the precepts, traditions, and prayers?
Who amongst all men can make Me blush, having convinced Me of sin with definite proofs? No one can do that. No one amongst men, no one amongst angels. Poem, Volume 4, Chapterp.
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The same God who tells us to forgive our enemies and to not seek revenge is saying happy is the one who revenges himself by smashing innocent infants against rocks? Someone could then object: Open up any Catholic Bible and it is loaded with footnotes, and they are there for a reason! The three Scripture passages quoted earlier Romans 9: Below are four more examples among many others that could be found that need footnotes or for which footnotes are a very helpful and a desired component.
Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? The only way to be forsaken by God is to commit sin. How in the world was He forsaken by God?
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Not only that, Jesus is both God and man due to the Hypostatic Union. How could He be forsaken by God? How can He not know the hour? As a side note, this matter is in so much need of a footnote or explanation that some Church Fathers St. Gregory of Nazianzus, St. If Church Fathers disagreed with each other about it, how much more is a footnote or explanation needed for lay faithful! Therefore, it is blasphemous idolatry for Catholics to call Mary and saints mediators! And how absolutely absurd that they even call the mother of Jesus Mediatrix of All Grace!
Catholics are going against the Scriptures!
My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from Me. Nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt. He even said it Himself multiple times earlier in the canonized Gospels that the prophecies foretell He will undergo His passion and the Scriptures must be fulfilled. And being touched inwardly with sorrow of heart, He said: I will destroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth, from man even to beasts, from the creeping thing even to the fowls of the air, for it repenteth Me that I have made them.
It is a well-known famous saying: Thus can you see the need for footnotes, scriptural commentaries, and explanations for difficult, troublesome, and seemingly contradictory passages in Scripture? I believe I have demonstrated above that if you analyze the statements Anselmo objects to in context and with the proper understanding, it is shown to be perfectly orthodox and that there is nothing against faith, morals, truth, or Tradition in them. Perhaps this is why Fr. I affirm their theological soundness, and I welcome the scholarship of Fr.
Berti and his critical apparatus to the Italian edition of the works. I have further studied in their original Italian the Quaderni or The Notebooks of Maria Valtorta for the years from to And I want to affirm the theological orthodoxy of the writings of Maria Valtorta. Berti and other publications by theologians more learned than him and who have studied this work in greater depth such as Fr. Going back to what Anselmo said, he writes: Like I said, He was speaking generally and not specifically.
This is the same use that Jesus was using in His conversation with Judas. Our Lord supposedly continued, describing the sexual temptations of every man, including himself: So, the temptation is as strong as that desire, Judas. Satan makes it more intense, more real and more alluring than the accomplished act.
Further, the act satisfies and at times nauseates; whereas temptations do not subside, but like pruned trees, they grow stronger and stronger. He makes two false claims that are clearly false when you actually read what is written in context. That Jesus is ascribing this supposed description of sexual temptations to Himself Here is the full original context of the statement Anselmo quoted and distorted this is the official English translation: We carry everything with us.
Not only was Jesus not speaking of sexual temptations specifically, but what Jesus described is a basic lesson on the nature of temptations in general which is not only true and real, but also not against faith or morals. Even if you were to apply what Jesus said about temptations to Himself, it is not against faith or morals if you actually intelligently look at what He said.
In this quoted excerpt I quoted above, I summarize what Jesus said: Jesus never wanted to sin. Even if He lived in a cave upon the mountain, He would be subject to temptations because of Satan who seeks to tempt every man, particularly if he appears to be holy.
Humanity in general excluding Jesus and Mary has the potential for good and evil in them. Humanity is subject to temptations.
Temptation can elicit responses in the person that is as biting as the hunger for food. Satan exasperates this by trying to make the desired end or object more alluring. Temptations have the propensity to grow stronger and stronger like one who is hungry who sees food that he cannot have. Here is my commentary on the above excerpt and the above points: Nothing above is heretical or against faith or morals.
In fact, it is quite instructive. If it incites to sin, then, that is a sign that it is not a sin in itself. No, it is not a sin. Rather, it is a means to grow in justice and augment our merits by remaining faithful to the Law of the Lord. Who does temptation come from? From the devil, the wicked, and the passions. It comes, then, from external factors and internal factors.
Jesus could be tempted by the devil and the wicked external factorsbut He could not be tempted by His passions internal factorswhich were perfectly ordered to His soul and reason because in Christ there always was order and harmony between the flesh and the spirit.
However, like I said, Jesus could still be tempted by external factors which Scripture itself even explicitly affirms in many places in many different books of Scripture. As God, He could not be tempted. In his Diary Session this afternoon, Oneal waxed lyrical about Feza and the chemistry they share. Unfortunately, the Tswana Housemate is completely unaware that Feza has decided to put off getting up close and personal with him until she sizes up the cuties she could potentially rendezvous with in the phantom Emerald House.
She is an interesting woman. I really like her and am glad that she also took a liking to me. Feza and Oneal live in two different Houses but always try to snatch some quick, alone time in the Arena on Friday afternoons. During the last Saturday night party, Feza and Oneal tried their best to communicate, despite the glass barrier which separated the Housemates. Is Oneal setting himself up for heartbreak or will Feza change her mind upon realising that there is no such thing as the Emerald House.
Crushing Mostly On Biguesas? Most of the Rubies voted for Biguesas as their crushes. He got at least four votes on the Crush Wall. Sulu, who had also voted for Feza, who voted for Oneal as her crush.
Bassey overheard this conversation and asked Oneal whether he wanted to go on a date with Feza. Could Sulu be foreseeing a love connection between the two? Beverly voted for Neyll? Hakeem is still crushing hard on his love, Cleo, so his vote went straight to her. No guesses as to who Annabel voted for, it was Angelo of course.