Understanding the Suffering of Jesus Christ – The Son of Man

COMMENT (by a soul):
A few months ago, I wrote an introduction to a piece of mystical revelation that I feature on the blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove. It is on this blog page (has printable document): Did Jesus Ever Get Sick As A Child – The Seven Sorrows Of Mary In Mystical Revelation. However, I believe the introduction has ideas important enough that I should share it to the main blog page.

So here it is for everyone to read. God bless!

Introduction
by a soul

Sometimes I wonder things about Our Lord, Jesus Christ, that might seem like “silly” ponderings to others.

For example, I have wondered if Jesus ever got sick as a child? Did He ever scrape a knee or fall and get a bruise? I knew that Jesus suffered in His Passion and in His Death, but I did not understand if He also suffered physically in other ways during His Life on earth. I have wondered these “silly” things simply because Jesus Is God and He had a Perfect Body. So, I have thought that He might be exempt from many commonly-held experiences as we, poor sinners, have on earth. I simply did not know.

Well, God Is amazing… He always finds a way of answering my hidden questions, my secret ponderings, and my private musings, in some form or another, all in His divine timing. And the answer to this question if Jesus ever got sick as a child is no exception. I found the answer when I came across a mystical revelation a few months ago, and My Love reminded me of this finding tonight, along with some contemplative thoughts. So, I am putting together these thoughts first as an introduction to the mystical piece I found awhile back to share with you all.

And yes, Jesus did get sick as a child and He did experience childhood illnesses.

In an earlier three-part series of writings, I have written much about a certain passage of Holy Scripture. Here is the passage again:

Book of Philippians
Chapter 2, Verses 5-8

“Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who,
though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness;
and found human in appearance, he humbled himself,
becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.”

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I have learned, through studying and praying about this passage of Holy Scripture as well as by mystical revelation, that when Jesus willingly accepted to become a Man before His Divine Father that Jesus also accepted the grace to be able to suffer as a Man to bring about our Redemption through The Cross. But, this grace to be able to suffer was not limited to only the Passion and Crucifixion, but from the first moment of Conception of His Life on earth.

Jesus had the grace to be able to suffer as a child, both physically and mentally, as any human child. And when I realized this fact, it was astonishing to me, because Jesus had an Immaculate Soul and a Perfect Body formed from His Blessed Mother, yet, He truly humbled Himself even in this way, to be able to truly suffer like the rest of us, fallen humanity.

It was not necessary for Jesus to suffer throughout His whole Life on earth. His suffering could have been limited in time to the Passion and the Crucifixion. Yet, He chose to “empty Himself,” by taking the form of a “slave,” by becoming like us in all “human likeness.”

He bled, He suffered, He cried, He became ill, He fell down… He suffered as any child and as any adult before the Passion.

That is true humility. And most of this human suffering, done in profound humility, during His Life remains “hidden,” because it is not recorded in Holy Scripture. That makes His suffering even more incredible to me. God chose to intimately suffer in ways we do not know about simply because He desired to identify Himself with us, poor sinners—He held nothing back for Himself!

Adam and Eve were originally created by God with immaculate souls and had the “preternatural gifts” of being exempt from suffering and death. It is only when they fell from grace—when their souls were no longer immaculate—that they became subject to suffering and death. And so, because they had originally perfect bodies, although subject now to pain and suffering, Adam and Eve lived hundreds of years before death finally overcame them.

Adam and Eve were able to pass on these almost perfect physical qualities to their immediate children and that is the primary reason why humanity lived for hundreds of years before The Flood in Noah’s time. It is also the reason why today, humanity is experiencing increasing physical ailments and deformities and illnesses. We are far-removed from the physical perfections of Adam and Eve. It is natural law that all life and the earth pass from perfect order to increasing disorder. It is all due to The Original Fall.

Yet, Jesus always had an Immaculate Soul. Jesus inherited a Perfect Body due to The Blessed Mother and Her Immaculate Conception. So, it follows that Jesus should have been exempt from all suffering and physical death, like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. So, it was by sheer grace and free-will choice alone, that The Divine Son humbled Himself before His Father, to accept His Redeeming Role as The Christ for fallen humanity.

My God, how Glorious You Are! I am nothing before Your Holiness!

I also realized tonight in my contemplations one of the reasons why Jesus spoke in parables to His apostles and disciples.

From mystical revelation, one knows that the reason 1/3 of the angels fell from grace was because they were asked if they would serve God as a Man-King. satan said “I will not serve,” and he demanded to be made King of All-Creation. he was able to convince 1/3 of the angels to follow him, thus, they created hell for themselves.

From that moment onward, satan prepared and plotted for the coming of God Incarnate as Man and as the Messiah of fallen humanity. It was his primary obsession before the Incarnation.

satan knew that Christ was coming into the world at the moment of the Annunciation, because of the Miraculous Conception of Our Lord. Yet, I have read in mystical revelation, that satan was never completely convinced that Christ was the Messiah throughout His Life on earth. I finally realized why… It was because Jesus could suffer throughout His earthly Life.

satan was confused by Jesus living His Life hidden for thirty years—satan does not understand humility—and he was confused because Jesus suffered as a Man.

satan could spiritually see that Jesus had an Immaculate Soul and a Perfect Body, like Adam and Eve, and so, logically, as I surmised in my earlier private musings, Jesus should have been exempt from any pain, suffering, and death. Yet, Jesus suffered as a child and as a man, like any human person. This fact completely confused satan.

But, because he knew that Jesus could suffer and die like any mortal man, satan connived to have Jesus murdered. However, I also know from mystical revelation, that satan only realized his great folly—his “great mistake”—at the moment The Cross was raised at Calvary.

It was only when The Cross was raised that satan finally understood all the parables that Jesus spoke to His apostles and disciples about His Death. satan realized his great error in causing the Crucifixion that would bring about The Resurrection. he was fooled by God.

God won.

And so, these are some of the lovely thoughts that My Love has been inspiring me to think about tonight. There is one final thought, which is about Our Lady.

The Blessed Mother also had an immaculate soul and a perfect body while living on earth. She also should have been exempt from pain, suffering and death, yet, She shared in this similar grace as Her Divine Son. She was given this exceptional grace due to Her Co-Redemptress role as Mother of God and Mother of all souls. Her Immaculate Heart is intimately United with the Most Sacred Heart of Her Divine Son. Thus, She shares the same Sorrows as Her Divine Son.

And the Greatness of Our Queen can never be understated. The Blessed Mother is not God, and yet, She will always Triumph with Him, because of the fact that She is only human and Her undivided free-will decision to always abide in the Divine Will Is To The Magnificent Glory Of God.

I am humbled by Our Lord and Our Lady. My God, how insignificant I am…

May I always love Thee…

Amen.

Blessed Virgin Mary – “Allow Me to cultivate a beautiful rose in the garden of your heart – a rose of Holy Love”

Holy Love Ministry
http://www.holylove.org

July 3, 2016

Our Lady comes as Mary, Refuge of Holy Love. She says:

“Praise be to Jesus.”

“It is the solemn responsibility of each soul to make of his heart a fertile dwelling place for Holy Love. Every virtue is based upon Holy Love. If Holy Love is shallow in the heart, every virtue will be shallow. It is up to each soul to weed out that which challenges Holy Love. This would be other affections of the heart such as love of appearance, popularity, some form of entertainment, power, wealth or anything that brings status in the eyes of others. These are of no account when the soul stands before My Son in judgment.”

“What does count – love of God and neighbor as self – is of no or little importance to those who remain devoted to the world. Take account therefore, of where your affections lie. Do not allow a zealous love of neighbor to become convoluted to the point where you embrace and encourage a sinful lifestyle. That is not love. Holy Love is prompt to correct sin.”

“Allow Me to cultivate a beautiful rose in the garden of your heart – a rose of Holy Love.”

For further meditation:

In the little book, “The Secret of the Rosary,” St. Louis de Montfort writes of the Mystical Rose Tree of our souls. Here is the piece in its entirety:

A Mystical Rose Tree

Good and devout souls, who walk in the light of the Holy Spirit, I do not think you will mind my giving you this little mystical rose tree which comes straight from heaven and which is to be planted in the garden of your soul. It cannot possibly harm the sweet-smelling flowers of your contemplations; for it is a heavenly tree and its scent is very pleasant. It will not in the least interfere with your carefully planned flower-beds; for, being itself all pure and well-ordered, it inclines all to order and purity. If it is carefully watered and properly attended to every day, it will grow to such a marvelous height, and its branches will have such a wide span that, far from hindering your other devotions, it will maintain and perfect them.

Of course, you understand what I mean, since you are spiritually minded; this mystical rose tree is Jesus and Mary in life, death and eternity. Its green leaves are the Joyful Mysteries, the thorns the Sorrowful ones, and the flowers the Glorious Mysteries of Jesus and Mary. The buds are the childhood of Jesus and Mary, and the open blooms show us both of them in their sufferings, and the full-blown roses symbolize Jesus and Mary in their triumph and glory.

A rose delights us because of its beauty: so here we have Jesus and Mary in the Joyful Mysteries. Its thorns are sharp, and they prick, which makes us think of them in the Sorrowful Mysteries, and last of all, its perfume is so sweet that everyone loves it, and this fragrance symbolizes their Glorious Mysteries.

So please do not scorn this beautiful and heavenly tree, but plant it with your own hands in the garden of your soul, by making the resolution to say your Rosary every day. By saying it daily and by doing good works you will be tending your tree, watering it, hoeing the earth around it. Eventually you will see that this little seed which I have given you, and which seems so small now, will grow into a tree so great that the birds of heaven, that is, predestinate and contemplative souls, will dwell in it and make their nests there. Its shade will shelter them from the scorching heat of the sun and its height will keep them safe from the wild beasts on the ground. And best of all, they will feed upon the tree’s fruit, which is none other than our adorable Jesus, to whom be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

God Alone

For further consideration:
Online Book: “The Secret of the Rosary” by St. Louis Marie de Montfort

“My Name is Love” – a writing by a soul
“A Love-Letter – The Wildflower” – a writing by a soul