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january 24, 2011 (0115us)  
stonehearers & stonecutters

I can hear the stone, says the Father (Rev of Arès xxiv/6)
The mission has to hear the world.

stonecutterI have not lost interest in my blog. As proof of it just look at this new entry. I have been less diligent in addressing the commentaty page for some time, because I have been overloaded with tasks, some of which unexpected like my assistance to a mission in the South.

The nitty-gritty of a local mission I admit engulfs part of my timetable and energy, but my general mission gains spiritual benefit from it.
While taking up encounters with the man in the street I 81years old have realized how much his psyche and values had changed. Adaptation is called for at every stage of spiritual, apostolic life like at every stage of everyday life.
We my brothers, sisters and I harvesting on that Mediterranean Field can only take a new look at ourselves by thinking much, thinking together with the man in the street whenever he comes to listen to us speak of The Revelation of Arès.
Can I pass on to the other the unusual unpleasant necessity of penitence, if i do not open my ears and heart to him as much as I open my mouth ? Whoever speaks about so hard an issue, but does not listen, cannot be heard, because The Revelation of Arès is a deconstruction of religion, so that it at first sounds like it cancelled all necessity for membership. Now, it does not deny the Christian ideal of an apostolic college, the small remnant (24/1), because penitents cannot act for themselves and the world if they are not in consistency shared, collective. There is no doubt but The Revelation of Arès is deconstruction, but it does not abolish faith, it turns faith to values non-dogmatic, but selfsacralizing, the joy and festive spirit of personal tranfiguration or penitence (Rev of Arès 30/11), which alone redeems and saves, and which requires all the more mutual help and selfdiscipline because it is free (10/10) and is not given from outside, not given by religion, not given as an « undeserved grace ». This change of life (30/11, another term for penitence) is born out of man’s nature and innards such as they express themselves before ever man is penitent and which will not be different after he decides to be penitent. This is why a missionary listens to the man expressing himself, that he or she has addressed to.

To begin with our call to men is expressed by the kerygma of The Revelation of Arès, the line of Truth to follow to find the Source and the Life (Rev of Arès 24/4-5), change our lives (30/13) and change the world  (28/7) : What « We Believe, » why and how we expect salvation from it here below and in the beyond and even beyond History.
But the line of Truth, which is basic, is rarely enough to awaken a dormant penitent and harvester. In the modern world, crisscrossed by all possible sorts of ideas like by barren rockslides, the sleep of the potential penitents and harvesters is so deep and composite that in a way it is mineral (Rev of Arès 14/1). The line of Truth has to be extended by a line of intelligence (35/5) arduous and long, that of a stone cutter. We have to cut out a new Arès Pilgrim from the rock in which he stood dormant, so that the Father can use him or her for the world’s redeeming.
I am an awoken one, an awakener and sculptor of souls all rolled into one.
First, the man in the street, whom we call on to know us and follow us is a block totally uninterested in our kerygma. Unfortunately he may remain so interminably. But he may open his mouth and it’s a great moment. Letting his thought stream he gives us the opportunity to answer him. We like the Father have to hear the stone (Rev of Arès xxiv/6-9) then. Never pretend to hear politely, but always hear well, that is, understand, free from all of prejudices. Let’s answer with total respect for the personal experiences and feelings and all of their variants, ellipses, mismatches, even if you have to hear everything subject to thinking and checking.
A mission which would continuously match the kerygma against the numberless variations of the Truth would fail to be intelligent (Rev of Arès 32/5). It would be religious. Now, we are not a religion. We are spiritual liberators (10/10), we liberate all sorts of humans over all sorts of cultural ethical fields. Consequently, our mission is not only one of transmission of ideas, as genuine as they can be since they have originated from the Creator, but it is a field of rewarding brooding for missionaries as well as their audience.
The missionary’s arduousness does not lie in the trouble and effort to eradicate all that his listener believes and does so as to make him or her an Arès Pilgrim, because an Arès Pilgrim is not necessarily a believer that has cut all his or her roots. The arduousness lies in a patient pursuit of the links, all that can link the listener’s moral legacy and different behavior with the achievement of Good, that is, actual penitence.

Man is miserable, suffers and dies, each religion contends, because this is the irreversible human condition , and man can only gain charity and comfort in this world and salvation in the next world through the faith and piety prescribed by it. No, The Revelation of Arès retorts, man is miserable because he has created evil and because evil blindly hits the innocent and the wicked; faith and piety—a creed, a prayer, a cult timetable — do not save in themselves ; victory over evil and darkness is not virtual, but in Good achieved (Rev of Arès 35/6), it makes itself a reality from penitent to penitent. This is why we begun from the start, 1974, and have ever since continued missionizing to gather together a small remnant of penitents (24/1), bound to extend from generation to generation.
Salvation results from a living action which develops or even invents itself, as it were, from hour to hour, because man and evil are not quits only because man has believed and prayed.
« No one has ever been given full Truth. Besides, what on earth would we do with it ? Argue about it endlessly without understanding it, with our tongues stitched (xii/3 ? » I wrote in « We Believe, We Do Not Believe » (The Revelation of Arès, ad.1995, p.723). In other words, there is no such thing as an accessible truth which moreover could save by the mere fact that man believes in it. There is only an accessible salvatory penitence, that saves by itself ; there are only love, forgiveness, peace, spiritual intelligence and the fact of being free from all prejudices, that save. In that action  possible. Only in that combined action the possible lies.
 Action, therefore evolution. To my brothers and those who come and listen to me I say, « Your faith is progressive and so is your penitence. What’s important is never to despair of being good and trying to gather good men together. Only despair, despondency, is impiety (Rév of Arès 13/8). »

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