Publicat de: leonard oprea | 27 Mai 2014

THE MORALE OF GOD & THOMAS’S LAW


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THE MORALE OF GOD

The morale of God exists and,

it is manifested in a very common way, more precise it is usually

perceptible in

a certain kind of gentleness and the feeling of inner peace;

or/and a serene state of mind.

Unfortunately all these signs (proves) are nothing but ineffable and

impossible to transmit flashes of the Morale of God.

The Morale of God is cognoscible through the Knowledge of God.

This knowledge is fulfilled only through Faith.

Through a far from simple process of Faith improvement. And I named

the Revelation of God, into Jesus Christ through Holy Ghost.

So,

living the Morale of God is living in Jesus Christ.

But the man must “taste” first the morale of his worldly life, which is Hell,

until reaching the other.

Then he must live the purgatory, which is the saints’ morale, sometimes

even that of the fallen angels.

So the Morale of God is the Heaven’s morale.

But the Heaven is that far away thing the man got away from so much

ago in time and space, so that nobody knows anymore what it looks

like, where it is or where is going to.

***

THOMAS’S LAW

Saint Disciple Thomas is, in my opinion, the apostle who still during

the life of Jesus Christ, had the highest responsibility sense as God’s

disciple.

If you want: Saint Disciple Thomas during Jesus Christ’ life had the

highest responsibility sense towards the Faith.

Three arguments:

1. When Jesus Christ decides to go to Judea to resurrect Lazarus, all

disciples are afraid He might be killed with stones by the Jew, only

Thomas says:

“Let us also go, that we may die with him.” (John 11:16);

2. during the Last Supper Thomas is the only one who dears to ask:

“Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the

way?”

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one

comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you

would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and

have seen him.” (John 14:5-6);

3. After the resurrection and Before the Ascension when Lord Jesus

Christ show Himself in front of the disciple, only Thomas has the

courage to ask from Lord the palpable proof of His Resurrection.

(John 20:25; 27-29),

although having the two arguments from above, is more than evident

that he was the most conscious of all disciples of Lord’s Resurrection

reality;

although acting like that he would be forever known like the

“Un-believer”.

but only acting like that Thomas the disbeliever could dispel the

un-confessed doubts of the other disciples about God’s Resurrection.

Saint Disciple Thomas’ life, after the Lord Ascension and the Descent

of the Holy Ghost, is an argument too:

because Thomas was the single apostle who assumed the risk to

Christianize the far away Persia and India, countries-kingdoms of huge

religious, philosophical and cultural traditions.

Another argument, even it is controversial (under the Apocrypha’s

sign) is the “Evangels of Thomas”, a very lucid and original text, which

comes to complete, with no doctrinarian fault, the other four canonic

Evangels.

Why did I make this short presentation?

Because I call the Law that follows “The Thomas’ Law”.

Yes, in this way because the life and actions of Saint Thomas

the Disbeliever are and will remain a difficult to imitate model of

application of this law (you have the text below). Yes, an exemplary

model even in that time when nobody was quite sure what the

Christian Faith was and how it should be applied.

In my opinion, I repeat, Thomas was the only disciple who perfectly

understood (and reacted according to) that:

from a human point of view, in the world and, therefore from a worldly

point of view:

The Faith has a meaning first through the demand and offer

mechanism.

Nothing complicated or new under the sun:

the man always asks God (that is what he knows better to do!)

And for receiving what he have asked, he must offer God, what God

wants from him.

Like this:

Thomas’ Law:

Anything you will ask from God:

with Faith;

praying;

forgetting the faults of those that have faulted to you, for God to

forget you too

believe you already received it and you would have it.”

(I only resumed the Lord’s words from the Evangels, Mark 11:23-26,

Matthew, Luke and John too, with no changing or any deviation from

the meaning of the Christian advise.)

It is a simple to understand law.

But most of all it can be easily applied – because it uses as main

engine the verb “to have” instead of the verb “to be”, which gives

headaches to those who become conscience of its existence and

signification.

So, we have a demand and an offer, both clear and perfectly

acceptable from all points of view. But most of all from the painful

point of view of the world we live in:

the unfaithfulness in God.

***

from:

Hello God

( Trilogy of Theophil Magus- The Life / Volume III )

(Xlibris Corporation/Random House Ventures/ USA 2013 / Library of Congress Control Number: 2013917769/ ISBN: Hardcover 978-1-4931-0719-3/ Softcover 978-1-4931-0718-6/ Ebook 978-1-4931-0720-9 – Kindle amamzon.com ; Nook barnesandnoble.com ) ( essay-novel, 400 pages, illustrated, foreword by Jeff Howe; back-cover quotes by Vladimir Tismăneanu, Nicolae Steinhardt)

(The works of Leonard Oprea are within the sphere of philosophical thinking represented by S. Kierkegaard, V. Soloviov or Teilhard de Chardin. Though similar, his works are not inspired, nor influenced by the writings of these Christian philosophers. The special importance and the crystal-clear beauty of Leonard Oprea’s meditations are revealed by his diamond ideal of humankind’s Salvation through Faith. “Hello, God”, the third volume of Trilogy of Theophil Magus, is an unique book worldwide. It inspires and thrills the reader making him ready for a sincere and responsible meditation on the human condition, now, at the dawn of the third millennium. /Vladimir Tismaneanu – philosopher, essayist and author/

Leonard Oprea’s dominant perspective is one of cold objectivity, relying little on easy emotions, with the exception of hidden, profound feelings and questions. Themes are his life’s purpose – the ultimate springs of human actions… Intelligence, laconic sarcasm, humor, right targeting. How could we not be indebted to the author? He put his talent of storytelling to serve as exhortation which is a healthy response in the presence of the morbid, the simplistic in the face of artificial, the man-loving of light against darkness and evil. / Nicolae Steinhardt – philosopher, essayist and author)

 

 

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