Joanna's selections from Reader Daniel's emailings.
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord. I want to see You.To see You ___ lifted upshining in light of Your glory____ power______Holy Holy Holy...6½ minutes " What Happened Next Shocked Everyone."Nothing happened next. There is no shock. At the end of the song the audience claps. (Autistic children are known to have perfect pitch. )
"Nothing happened" ? An innocent little angelic child, the suffering victim [and Christ-God Himself is The Most Innocent Suffering Servant/Victim-the model for us all] of humanity's and his mother's sins, [that he is blind and otherwise damaged for life] is asking of God, singing his pure little heart out, what all the saints of all ages and nations have always asked of God, -to see ['know'] God in a direct personal way...WHY GOD BECAME A MAN IN THE INCARNATION, and he being blind from birth, an extra heart rending condition and disability. That is what Theosis, Union with God means, what we all must achieve here, or we cannot be with God in Heaven. We must know/see Him here, and become Christ-like here, but later, we hope to see Him, face to face in Heaven. Then, he is singing the most sacred heavenly hymn, 'Holy, Holy, Holy', ...and singing about and TO God's power and glory.....what are the most sacred songs the angels and saints continually sing to God on His throne, bowing down in ENDLESS adoration, and constant repetitious praises in songs,....the Celestial Beatific Vision. Recall the words of the scriptural words for the Eucharistic Canon in the Liturgy. The earthly audience to his angelic song, they are hushed and surprisingly awed, because they seem to get the fuller higher meaning, the deeper spiritual meaning: the awesome adoration of Almighty God in Heaven, the Glorious Maker of Heaven and Earth...by a little innocent angel, a blind boy....who cannot see this world, but desires to see his beloved God. This is why I shared this. It touches and warms the heart and soul. Daniel
I promise that Anonymous comments will not be published. Include your jurisdiction, rank/status (priest, layman, monk, catechumen, etc.). Use the "Name-URL" option to enter a name. Reader Daniel will not see rejected comments, so if you have a message for him, contact him directly: firstname.lastname@example.org