The Lord and Mira. Love for God, but also humble love for the fellowman
Household of God 3 - Chapter 5
01] W hen Mira quite safely entered the hut to meet with the Lord whom she did not know yet so well, He got up and said to her in a somewhat serious tone: "Mira, where do you come from now, since I did not wave to you but earlier you chose not to come when I beckoned you? In addition, I also gave Henoch the instructions according to which no woman should be allowed to step over the threshold of the hut, - and yet you came in! How did this happen?"
02] This very sharp questioning tone caused Mira initially to lose a little courage; but she nevertheless regained her composure thinking by herself: "If this is the Lord, He will not take it too seriously and will become softened by my truly heart-deepest supplication; and if he's just a
conservative wiseman, in the worst case I can always leave again as I have come here! "
03] Only after such demurs did she opened her mouth and said somewhat shyly: "It is true that I
have been wrong on the whole; but if I think of it that the distress of my heart compelled me to do this and that Henoch did not tell me anything of a commandment not to enter the hut, then I have not done anything wrong!
04] After all, who should or who wants to blame a sufferer in great distress who calls for help or a sufferer who searches for assistance and this even more so if a weak female creature calls for help or searches for assistance, just as I happen to be such a poor creature?!
05] And what actually is it that’s so terribly wrong that I have done? Is it then not right if also a female person loves and respects God more than all the people, who, put together, are purely nothing against God?!
06] Thus I also told the mothers and sisters my opinion, because I could not have known that this will have such a distressing effect on them! If I had known, I certainly could have kept quiet, however what is done is done! But I now want to make up for my mistake a thousand times; and this can’t be possibly wrong!
07] This, I also told father Henoch but he did not have a heart for me and my great distress. That's why I ran to you because I thought you would be more merciful as Henoch; but after your first reception it seems that you do not have more mercy than Henoch!
08] In general I must openly confess to you that since the time when the Lord on the hill has taught nothing but love for several days, that the people appear to me a lot less merciful than ever before and that is in my view not a good sign.
09] But if it were up to me I would on the spot like to help the whole world, let alone only a weak female person in which anyway is both by God and nature placed in a incomprehensibly more adverse and suffering situation than any man!
10] Behold, I have now finished speaking and spoke as it was in my heart! If you don’t like it and I unintentionally have offended you, you are powerful enough to either throw me out or you can do with me as you previously have done with Sehel on the outside; for it is better not to be than to be in a world where people have hearts of stone in which there is no mercy!"
11] Thereafter the Lord said to Mira: "But hear, Mira! This was a long answer to My short question! One half you probably could have kept to yourself - and be silent about the other; because I know better than you why the shoe doesn’t fit you!
12] But so you may see that I am right, I want to explain to you your actual real distress and thus
hear Me out:
13] Behold, your mothers and sisters are jealous - and so are you! Your mothers reviled out of jealousy about Me and My behavior and you have then rebuked them out of sheer jealousy for you secretly adopted a greater right to Me because of My beckoning gesture than the others whom I did not gesture.
14] Because of My gesture to you, you immediately ignited the deepest love for Me but when later you heard the mother’s and sister’s reproach about Me, your love for Me was insulted, and through your good opinion you took revenge on your mothers and sisters!
15] But since your revenge was somewhat more effective as you wanted it to be, you now feel bad about it and you would like to help those who are suffering now; but since this is not possible for you, you are looking for help.
16] I tell you, however, that help will come, and this sooner than you had expected; but in the meantime go outside and think about your misstep, and then come to Me with a clean heart and I will accept you and bless you like these four! "
17] Here Mira blushed with shame and said, "If You would not be the Lord, my heart could not be so open to You; but You are the Lord and therefore nothing is hidden from You, and contently I now will leave the hut, which I am not worthy since I have seen you and recognized You fully!
18] But forgive me my trespasses as I indeed forgive with my whole heart everybody everything by whatever I have been offended by anyone ever!"
19] And the Lord said: "Yes, I would forgive you endlessly many things, if you were a sinner, because you love Me so much! But you are innocent; thus stay here with Me according to your heart and Henoch will take care of the rest! Amen." (HHG vol. 3, chap. 5)
01] These words nearly cost Mira her life, was it not that she was in the presence of the Lord of life. For her long hidden love for the Lord came now to a full eruption and she was still too little prepared for this; therefore our Mira fell lifeless onto the floor of the hut.
02] But the Lord touched her with one finger and a new life began to undulate through the whole
being of the former nearly dead body.
03] But such was good and within My order; for everyone must first let die the world in him completely before he can receive and endure the fullness of the living force and power of My Love in him!
04] But when Mira, now reborn by My love in her, arose again, she wept for too much love for Me and was not able to talk with her mouth, because her whole being has become one word, a word which nevertheless said more than all the books in the world; for this endless important word is love, that is the pure, true, living love for God.
05] And precisely into this word of all words the whole being of Mira has passed; therefore she wept out of the fullness of this word and her magnificent diamond like shimmering tears, with which she wetted my feet, carried more meaning than the contents of the world's largest library.
06] Verily, I say, also the tears of a repentant sinner embracing Me with all his love, are more wealth to him than having received a thousand worlds as a gift for eternal enjoyment!
07] However, Mira was never a sinner; thus her love was like the fervency of a central sun and her tears were suns, giving light to the planets.
08] And in such love Mira got up and looked at Me, her holy, most loving Father, with eyes that in this very moment nobody could have endured except Me, for even My heart was by such a look compelled to withdraw a little, for the most wisest reason of love.
09] For if I had let My heart run freely, it would have consumed Mira with a most powerful counter fire and would have engulfed her as the subject of the most powerful love.
10] For that reason I hid Myself for a short period of time and went in the meantime to Henoch where I was only visible to him alone and told him what he should say to the women so that they can recognize Me but not igniting too much.
11] Also for the sake of the fathers did I withdrew Myself a little from their sight; because also in
them the still somewhat immature love ignited a little too violently and in this flame they would not have endured My visible presence too well.
12] Since, however, My fierce lovers suddenly realized that I was not among them anymore, their fire storm of love began to subside and they looked at each with wide eyes and one asked the other: "What is that? Where did He go? W hy did He disappear so unexpectedly? He still wanted to tell us something about the sun a little, but now that our hearts ignited, He left us! No, that is quite weird! Just when one wants to embrace Him, He is gone!"
13] But Mira said: "Also My eyes do not see Him any longer but my heart is filled with Him, and that is endlessly more than I, a poor sinner before Him, is in the smallest part worthy of Him!
14] If I can be allowed to just love Him, it is quite enough for me; for that I know anyway that His visible appearance is just a rare grace of Him.
15] For if He would be constantly visible among us like a person, we would no longer be able to help ourselves for all the increasing love for Him or we finally would get so used to Him that He would appear to us just like any other person!
16] Therefore he quite well knows what is good and right and goes at the right time and comes at
the right time!
17] Here the Lord appeared visibly in the hut again and said to Mira: "That's right, you guessed it
completely: He always goes and comes when it is good! Therefore He is also back again as you can see!"
18] A scream of the loudest joy was the renewed reception and all fell at His feet.
19] But He helped them all up and sat down with them at the table again and said to Purista: “Go
and look what the pots are doing on the stove, and spread the fire otherwise it burns too much on one point and too weak on another! For if the fathers come into the hut the meal must be ready; therefore get busy my dear daughter!"
20] Purista at once got busy at the stove and did according to the instructions of the Lord. Since the fruits were already very soft, she informed the Lord about it.
21] And the Lord said to her: "All right, put it on the table and Mira should go to the fathers and
announce that the meal is ready, and that they should come into the hut! - Let this take place, Amen.” (HHG vol. 3, chap. 6)
01] Such instructions made our Mira very happy, and so she went out with quite a serene courage
and announced to the fathers that they, since the meal was ready, should go into the hut according to the will of the Lord.
02] However, since Henoch was not present because he was still busy with the women at a distance, Lamech said to Mira: "Behold, Henoch is not finished yet and without him we can not go into the hut since he is our common spiritual elder?! "
03] And Mira replied to Lamech: "Well, that will be something! Is Henoch then more than the Lord? I think that every person owes the Lord more obedience than to any person; Henoch surely will know what he has to do!
04] I have given to you my instructions and that is enough; I can not drag you into the hut and the Lord has also not instructed me to do so! Do therefore what you want; I am free and go back into the hut!"
05] But Lamech called her back and said to her: "Listen, you my most beautiful morning child, you're a little snippy! How about - since you have such hasty feet - that you, rather than immediately run back into the hut, quickly jump over to Henoch and tell him the same what you have told us?!
06] And Mira replied, "Ah, just look at all the things you want me to do! But I tell you: Nothing further! It is not good to serve two masters; the Lord has only sent me here!
07] But if Henoch is more important to you than the Lord, then your feet are twice as long as mine for all your demands, and therefore you can - actually twice as fast, I tell you! - be with Henoch than I am!
08] But our conversation occurs to me like thrashing empty straw whereby at the end nothing comes forth than grated empty straw instead of bread grains; therefore I go - but you can do what you want!”
09] And Mira made a motion to go back into the hut. But Lamech prevented her again with a new question; and the question was this: "But Mira, you gracious pearl of the morning, if the Lord has send you to call us, you will certainly not run back into the hut without us?! What will the Lord say when you return empty handed?
10] Will He not ask you seriously and and say: ‘But Mira! How did you execute My instructions to the fathers, so that no one wants to appear?!'
11] And if the Lord asks you this what will you tell Him as an excuse?"
12] And Mira replied to Lamech very briefly: "I know nothing about the Lord telling me to carry you into the hut, only to invite you! And such I have done; but the success of this invitation is not my responsibility, - therefore I go!"
13] Now Adam came to Mira and said to her, delaying her once more: "Yes, my dear child, as long as you have not invited us arbitrarily - otherwise everything would be all right?!"
14] This even displeased Mira, and she said, "No, this is surely a great sin for all of you, to banter and tease me instead of following the will of the Lord which was given to you through my mouth! No, this is too much; I must tell the Lord at once! "
15] With that she jumped into the hut and was just about to begin complaining to the Lord about the fathers.
16] But the Lord cut her off and said to her: "Mira, why are you coming back alone? Where are the fathers?!”
17] Mira, at first a little embarrassed, said after a little while: "Oh, You my very best, holy, most loving Father, the fathers outside are quite pernicious and disobedient! I told them just as You instructed me to do, but they - no, I will not say it!"
18] And the Lord said, "But what is it then with them?”
19] And Mira said, "If you really want to know it, well, then You know it anyway without it being necessary to learn it from me!”
20] And the Lord said to her: "Behold, just now you admonished the fathers to be obedient, and now you want to disobey me in My face ?! How does this rhyme?”'
21] But Mira said: "O Lord, You look into my heart, where there is no disobedience towards you"!
22] And the Lord replied to her: "Behold, I know that you are a pure being! Nevertheless, you still have talked a little too harshly with the fathers; it is therefore that they made you understand a girl should never talk to them in this manner but always in the utmost humility! Therefore, go out again and invite them, - they will then follow you!"
23] Mira went out again and conveyed the invitation to the fathers and they soon heeded this new
call; and since Henoch had also straightened out the women, he was at the forefront of fathers and lead them all into the hut. (HHG vol. 3, chap. 7)
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