Sunday, August 02, 2015

Spiritual 'photons' of Light...really present!

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

I just received this email link and 
thought it had a spiritual side too:

http://www.quora.com/What-happens-to-the-photons-when-I-switch-off-the-light
 
What happens 
when the Fifth Mystery of Light
The Holy Eucharist
is reposed in the dark tabernacle?

It still glows from its Source...
still Jesus Christ's body
 blood, soul and divinity
really present.

Whereas on the physical side
the following comment is worth pondering:

One situation to consider is what happens when the photons are in a perfectly reflective room. If this were the case, all photons would remain inside the room (assuming you managed to remove the light source since that would absorb some photos as well). However, for you to actually test that the photos were still present in the room, you would have to absorb some of the photons because that is the only method we have for detection, which would remove some photons from the room.

Does this not remind us 
of the gold-lined, gold-encased
Ark of the Covenant? 
Exodus 25

8And they shall make me a sanctuary, and I will dwell in the midst of them: 9According to all the likeness of the tabernacle which I will shew thee, and of all the vessels for the service thereof: and thus you shall make it: 10Frame an ark of setim [acacia] wood, the length whereof shall be of two cubits and a half: the breadth, a cubit and a half: the height, likewise, a cubit and a half. 11And thou shalt overlay it with the purest gold within and without: and over it thou shalt make a golden crown round about: 12And four golden rings, which thou shall put at the four corners of the ark: let two rings be on the one side, and two on the other. 13Thou shalt make bars also of setim [acacia] wood, and shalt overlay them with gold. 14And thou shalt put them in through the rings that are in the sides of the ark, that it may be carried on them. 15And they shall be always in the rings, neither shall they at any time be drawn out of them. 16And thou shalt put in the ark the testimony which I will give thee.17Thou shalt make also a propitiatory of the purest gold: the length thereof shall be two cubits and a half, and the breadth a cubit and a half. 18Thou shalt make also two cherubims of beaten gold, on the two sides of the oracle. 19Let one cherub be on the one side, and the other on the other. 20Let them cover both sides of the propitiatory, spreading their wings, and covering the oracle, and let them look one towards the other, their faces being turned towards the propitiatory wherewith the ark is to be covered. 21In which thou shalt put the testimony that I will give thee. 22Thence will I give orders, and will speak to thee over the propitiatory, and from the midst of the two cherubims, which shall be upon the ark of the testimony, all things which I will command the children of Israel by thee.
 
And how about Our Blessed Mother,
 the New Ark of the Covenant
who is clothed with the Sun
and perfectly reflects the rays of her Son?

Saint Pope John Paul II
Chapter 6 of Ecclesia de Eucharistia,
“Woman of the Eucharist"
 
"Mary anticipated, in the mystery of the Incarnation, the Church’s Eucharistic faith. When, at the Visitation, she bore in her womb the Word made Flesh, she became in some way a ‘tabernacle’—the first ‘tabernacle’ in history—in which the Son of God, still invisible to our human gaze, allowed Himself to be adored by Elizabeth, radiating His light as it were through the eyes and voice of Mary."
 
http://www.sanctuaryofthedivinemercy.org/Our-Lady-of-the-Sign/A-Beacon-to-the-World-13.html



Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Importance of Pondering Seven

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

SEVEN
7 UP


There is so much
to consider here.

Sevening means 
to swear an oath 

Dr. Scott Hahn gets it right
when in Swear to God he writes:



To split open the carcass
of the sacrificial offering
and to walk through
the severed halves.

There are Seven Sacraments.
On the Cross of Calvary
Jesus' heart was sevened 
by the spear of Longinus
and the veil of the temple
was torn (sevened) in half.
  
Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Invasion Theology...NOW

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

The link to this concept now is broken...
an evangelical Christian internet source:
http://www.pastornet.net.au/renewal/journal20/20e.htm
 

The best defense 
is a good offense!

Science’s non-theological universe is thus deadly cold; a place of frustrated hopes; a frantic, meaningless interlude of light, life and pain-wracked consciousness, caught between two periods of unstructured, lifeless, utter darkness. This raw scientific vision mocks at the beauty and meaning of light and life and love by chaining it between preceding and succeeding eons of darkness, death, and empty loveless-ness. Truly, “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” (Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5). The very rawness of this unadorned scientific worldview cries out for the Christian ministry of wisdom, faith, encouragement and, indeed, for deliverance. 

Since God, and God’s dwelling place, are full of light, life, love, holiness, and perfect order (e.g. 1 John 1:5), the question arises as to where the disorder described in Genesis 1:2 comes from. 

What is the origin of the pre-existent darkness, formless emptiness, and watery depths (perhaps a hebraism for ‘rebellion’). This question is rarely addressed theologically but, in the context of outreaching to those scientists aware of the yawning nullity proposed to precede the Big Bang, it is especially pertinent. 

Theologically, the answer can hardly be less than that the Genesis 1:2 situation, described by Moses, is evidence for the revolt of Satan and his rebel angels. Jesus said that he saw Satan fall like a bolt of lightening and that could well refer to an incident before the creation of our universe (Luke 10:18). Darkness in scripture is almost always (though not invariably) associated with evil (2 Corinthians 6:14; Ephesians 5:11; 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 6,13, etc.). 

A foundational proposal, here called ‘Invasion Theology’, is that a pre-existing negation of God’s immortal, life-giving love, a rebellion, locked in the deepest darkness, has been laid bare, and exposed in its minutest detail, by the Christ of God. It is proposed that Christ achieved this by invading that dark, chaotic pre-primordial place with our universe of light, life and love. This concept is bolstered by 1 John 3:8, when the verse is taken as a statement regarding the eternal work of the Christ, not just his earthly mission revealed in Jesus of Nazareth. In that sense, when Jesus says, “It is finished” (John 19:30), are there not overtones of his unceasing work, that started with the most primordial of events (Gen 2:2)? Whilst this may be an unusual view to theologians, it functions well as a bridge between the understanding of primordial events proposed by science and that revealed in the Bible.

Invasion theology makes it almost inevitable that there would be a deceitful, death-dealing serpent loose in God’s Garden, at the ‘start’ (Genesis 3:1-4)! Invasion theology would view Adam, Eve and their children as delegates of God, mandated to extend the invasion throughout the earth, revealing and destroying the various levels of the princedom of darkness. 


As God’s people, Israel inherited the same sacred task, and Christ’s church is commissioned for similar work today. 

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael