O Papa João XXIII (1881-1963), atualmente Mestre Ascenso Johannes, foi um dos papas mais queridos dos tempos modernos. Ele ficou conhecido pela sua simplicidade, humor, caridade e personalidade amorosa. Nos seus quatro anos e meio de pontificado, Johannes introduziu uma nova fase na Igreja Católica, graças à disposição que mantinha para promover mudanças. Ele também convocou o Concílio Vaticano II e estimulou uma tendência progressista no pensamento católico.
Sua técnica para resolver problemas com os outros
O Papa João XXIII empregava uma técnica para resolver assuntos importantes com outras pessoas. Heros e Amora descreveram como também podemos usar essa técnica.
Na noite anterior a uma reunião que tratará de qualquer assunto, fazei uma prece por todos que estarão presentes. Fazei chamados especialmente para os pontos da discussão que acreditais que serão difíceis de resolver de maneira harmoniosa.
Antes de nos recolhermos devemos invocar o anjo da guarda e o Santo Cristo Pessoal de todos os participantes e pedir “que todas as partes envolvidas na discussão sejam levadas ao Retiro da Mãe Divina, para reverem o assunto, durante a noite”. Devemos fazer chamados
… for the enlightenment of souls and the binding of the dweller-on-the-threshold (i.e., the not-self), which would deter them through pride or stubbornness from making right decisions for right action. If you anticipate having to deal with attitudes of bigotry, prejudice, persecution or racism that come from jaded minds, invoke the violet flame the night before to consume [these attitudes] before they cast a spell on your meeting....
The Holy Christ Self (who is often referred to as the guardian angel) will overshadow and direct each one and prepare all to reach a consensus from the highest level. And when you sit down to have that meeting the next day, simply acknowledge the presence of ... the Higher Self. And see how in those meetings divine resolution, human resolution and legal resolution can come about because you have made your spiritual preparations.”
Church Universal and Triumphant
The ascended master Johannes has told us that he wears at inner levels “the mantle of the spirit of oneness, the spirit of unity in the true Church,” because of his role in drawing together all Christians. It was this master who, on February 10, 1974, announced the formal inauguration of Church Universal and Triumphant and dedicated it to be the open door of the Divine Mother to receive individuals from every walk of life.
He has explained the purpose of the Church in this way:
Blessed ones, some of you know that the name Church Universal and Triumphant has long been accepted as the name of the Lord’s Church in heaven. Thus, you see, the founding purpose of this Church is to bring that kingdom of our Lord, his heaven and his Church, into universal manifestation on earth.
The Church comes forth so that the Mother flame can be enshrined upon the altar; and with the Mother flame enshrined upon the altar, the Church is the magnet that draws the children of God back to the ritual of ordered service and worship whereby they pass through the gate of the victory of the ascension.
The path to the ascension
The ascended master Johannes calls us all to the path of the ascension:
I am waiting for you, for the hour of your graduation from earth’s schoolroom. And in the hour of your ascension, I will be standing with the Lord Jesus, with Mary and Saint Germain, with Lanello and Archangel Michael to receive you into the company of the ascended saints of the true Church. Do we have a date? [“Yes!”] I will keep my appointment.
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Masters and Their Retreats, s.v. “Johannes (Pope John XXIII).”
- Heros and Amora, “A Heart of Undefiled Love,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 36, no. 22, May 30, 1993.
- Keepers of the Flame Lesson 10, p. 24.
- Johannes, January 25, 1987.
- Johannes, “The Initiation of the Mother within the Church: To Receive the Body of the Lord,” July 3, 1977.