HHG2-43

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Chapter 43 - ADAM'S SELF-RECOGNITION, CONTRITION AND CONVERSION

1. As soon as Adam had heard the words of Pariholi, he began to reflect on himself, and he fully recognized the magnitude of his sins before God still hidden within him, which was why the high Abedam did not want to sit down at Adam's basket. He also realized the great disgrace he had plunged himself into by trying to be worshipped, an unborn man, as a coequal to God.

2. This he now realized; but apart from this realization he also asked his heart: "How am I to blot out this, my most foolish stain in the eyes of the Lord, from my life?

3. "Who will save me now and prevent me from suffocating in the deepest mire of the most egregious dishonor, in front of my God and all my children?"

4. Having harbored these thoughts, he turned to the messenger Pariholi and said to him: "Pariholi, before this you did mention something about a quick change of heart; but I ask you: How can someone who turned so inexpressibly far away from God find it as easy as you, with your lack of experience, imagine it to be?

5. "Could you give me a satisfactory answer to my question? But please, do consider the unfathomable depth of my current, utterly miserable fall.

6. "O you most unfortunate and disgraceful thought, wholly unworthy of my God!

7. "O you most miserable preliminary burning, who inspired you within my heart, that I instituted you, only for it to lead to my present downfall?!

8. "O sun, accelerate your course across the sky, so your rays might no longer put a spotlight on my immense disgrace before the whole earth!

9. "O Pariholi, do you have a comforting word? What can you tell me that could ever raise me up again before God? Where is the quick change of heart you mentioned? What can you tell me and give me now, so I would not thoroughly perish in the face of the immense dishonor holding me prisoner, down to the very roots of this my utterly miserable life?

10. "Pariholi, please speak, speak, speak now, if you can, may and will!

11. "With the voice coming from your chest cover my countenance, lest it be exposed too much to the eye of Him Who dwells among us!"

12. Thereupon Pariholi replied to Adam: "O father Adam, listen, in the name of your and my God, Jehovah, Who is holy, immensely holy, and is now among us, visible to the eyes of any child, however unwashed:

13. "How can you still question the possibility of a quick change of heart, you, being the first freely breathing witness of His endless mercies, being familiar with the endless love of Jehovah by several hundred years more than me; and yet you can still question it?

14. "Behold, the customary preliminary burning instituted by you, whereby you have been honored by us, your children, uninterruptedly for three hundred years, was a secret folly of your heart in the eyes of God. Seeing you languish under the heavy pressure of that burden, He has now shown you mercy, taken this heavy burden from your heart and fully freed you.

15. "How can you, old father, who were the original teacher of us all, still question the possibility of a quick change of heart, even though He has already changed your heart long ago, back when you were still debating with yourself as to what evil might be behind this preliminary burning of yours?

16. "Why do you grow angry in your heart when the Lord, the holy Father, forcibly rids your heart of a mighty and hidden evil?

17. "Or do you perhaps believe that He intends to ruin you by graciously raising you up?

18. "O father, look towards that holiest of spots; behold His eye, His mouth, His arms, stretched out wide in fatherly love and goodness! What sublime love is shining forth from His most holy countenance upon you, father Adam! And yet you still question the possibility of a quick change of heart!

19. "O father, I cannot possibly tell you more about this in the most holy presence of Him Who loudly calls out to you:

20. 'Adam, My son, why do you tarry so long and do not hurry into the open arms of your eternal, most holy Father, Whose endless love has occupied itself with you for eternities?'

21. "O father Adam, do you still not understand these words?"

22. After these words, Adam jumped up, glowing with joy, and embraced Pariholi; he said to him: "O Pariholi, who gave you these words to say?

23. "Truly, it was not the late evening that brought this heavenly fruit to fruition within you.

24. "So, let us both hurry on over to Him and embrace Him with the brightest flames of our love; for truly, truly, He has now lit both the preliminary and closing fire within my heart! Never before have I felt such an urge to love as I am feeling now; so let us quickly hurry to Him; Him, the most loving, most holy Father! Amen."


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