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Creating Fiat - Mysticism of Creation

Seeing with the eyes of God

10/26/2020
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“ God saw all that he had made, and it was very good”(Genesis 1:31).

God was pleased with the work that came out of His hands. God saw… all the Creation, including the creature most similar to Him, was very good and very beautiful!

We wish to follow the itinerary traced by Father G. Cappelletto at the conference on mysticism-Assisi 2017.  Thus also man - Father Cappelletto affirms - after having disposed his heart to listen to the Word of God in the silent narration of creation, can now turn his heart to the contemplation of created things and welcome them as such, recognizing himself as a "dependent and limited creature" and accept to be guided along the path that leads to happiness.

Therefore it is necessary to "purify our gaze", convert it to see the world with the eyes of its Creator. It is important to take God's gaze on created things in order to see in them all the beauty, the goodness that God has placed in them and which leads back to His source. Only if man looks at creation as his Creator sees it, can he see in it God's blessing and praise as in Psalm 104:

 

How great, Lord, are your works!

All you have done wisely,

the earth is full of your creatures.

 

“The Lord by wisdom founded the earth” (Prov 3:19). He “rejoices in all his works” (Ps 104:31)  because each of the various creatures, willed in its own being, reflects in its own way a ray of God’s infinite wisdom and goodness (LS 69).  In the Judaeo-Christian tradition, the word “creation” has a broader meaning than “nature”, for it has to do with God’s loving plan in which every creature has its own value and significance. Nature is usually seen as a system which can be studied, understood and controlled, whereas creation can only be understood as a gift from the outstretched hand of the Father of all, and as a reality illuminated by the love which calls us together into universal communion (Cf. Pope Francis, Encyclical Letter Laudato Si, 76).

All creation is the admirable work of the Lord of life, it comes from Him and always belongs to Him. Pope Francis in his encyclical dedicates an entire chapter to creation defining it as The Gospel of Creation. In it the Pope reveals to us a reading of creation, not only from the Old Testament, but also through the New Testament and considers it as a Trinitarian work, or rather as the work of God accomplished through the Son and in the power of the Holy Spirit. All things have been created through the Son and for Him. Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God the firstborn of all creation (Col 1:15-16). Everything that exists has become life in Jesus. In Him, God the Father chose us before the creation of the world, and in Him, when the times reach their fulfillment, He will bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth (Eph 1:10) to restore that original relationship between creatures and the Creator. Jesus Himself, in his earthly life, contemplated the work of his Father, God of life and love, who cares for His smallest creatures.

In talking with His disciples, Jesus would invite them to recognize the paternal relationship God has with all his creatures. With moving tenderness He would remind them that each one of them is important in God’s eyes (Laudato Si’ , 96).....because He Himself was in constant touch with nature, lending it an attention full of fondness and wonder. As He made His way throughout the land, He often stopped to contemplate the beauty sown by His Father, and invited His disciples to perceive a divine message in things:  “The kingdom of God is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all seeds, but once it has grown, it is the greatest of plants” (Mt 13:31-32) (Laudato Si’, 97).  

Let us therefore exhort ourselves to look at Creation with the eyes of God, to take His gaze on it through the gaze of the Son Jesus Christ, through whom all created things have life and are in relationship with their Creator and with each other. By means of the Redeeming Fiat (of the Son) in which the Father is glorified in His Creating Fiat.

On January 23, 1924, Luisa wrote in her Diary that while her mind was lost in looking at Creation and wanted to listen to the many beautiful lessons each created thing wanted to give her about the Divine Fiat, Jesus, moving in her interior, told her, giving her a new teaching:  “If the Supreme Majesty released so much love toward mankind in all the things created by His omnipotent Fiat, it was right that I, His Son, in His same Fiat, would do as many acts to requite Him for His love, braiding His Fiat with Mine, so that another Fiat, human and divine, might rise from the earth … the love with which the Fiat sprinkled all creation was alone; but as I came, It was no longer alone. Indeed, my first task was that of forming as many acts in the Eternal Fiat for as many as my Father had done in Creation”.

The creation glorifies the Supreme Majesty, it magnifies the power of the Supreme Fiat. It is nothing more than a single act of the Divine Will. In the soul in whom the Divine Will reigns, since It reigns in all Creation, what the soul does unites itself to the single act that God’s Will does in the Creation, to receive the deposit of all the good that was done in It.

I send you the greetings of Fiat,

that will bring his life into your mind,

to form the Divine Trinity,

his love in your heart, his creative virtue.

(From Luisa Piccarreta’s Letters)

 

 

FIAT!

Riccardina Latti
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