It’s not supposed to be this way…

If, because of the one man’s trespass, death exercised dominion through that one, much more surely will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness exercise dominion in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17)

Some 20 years ago when my son was a teen, one of the things we used to do together was watch the TV show, Star Trek: The Next Generation. One episode in particular keeps coming to me these days. In that episode, the Starship Enterprise had gone through a temporal rift that shifted them into an “alternate reality”, a much darker one. Some who were dead in the previous reality now were not dead. Friends were now enemies and enemies were now friends. No seemed aware of the shift, except for the intuitive bartender, Guinan, who somehow knew and kept repeating, “It’s not supposed to be this way.”

That’s how I feel about the way things are playing out in our day. Reality has shifted, and, like a funhouse floor, continues to shift daily. Fake news abounds, good is called evil, and evil is called good. TV shows and movies “normalize” behaviors that are offensive to the Lord. Demonic seeds of confusion and chaos have sprouted into a dense jungle. It’s like trying to sort out one noodle from another in a giant bowl of spaghetti, when someone keeps filling the bowl with a thousand more noodles every second! How do you tell where one ends and the other begins? Who belongs to what? Where is the grain of truth?

I feel the urgent need this Lent to step back, to disconnect from the barrage of information that assails me, to cling with all my might—with both hands—to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, so that I might regain my perspective. I need to view things, not from an earthly perspective, but as much as I am able, from a God’s-eye view, the glorious viewpoint that only hope and trust in God can bring.

Even with a pro-life president, discord and division have not gone away, simply because hearts have not been converted. Until they are, events will continue to escalate, divisions will deepen, and the jungle of chaos will flourish.

Where is God in all this? Nearer than ever! He is telling us, through scripture, mystics, and visionaries, those approved, those yet to be approved, even those that may never be approved, that “it’s not supposed to be this way.” He is telling us that he has a plan, that THE IMMACULATE HEART WILL TRIUMPH! Or, as Isaiah foretold: “They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” (Is. 11:9)

In our day, God is asking us to focus on his glorious plan of redemption, to cooperate with the abundant unheard-of graces he has poured out in our time for the salvation of souls, that we may assist in bringing about that Triumph.

I have often spoken about the writings of Luisa Piccarreta on the coming Kingdom of the Divine Will. If you want to learn more about this unprecedented grace please see the list of resources on my blog: One of the many teachings in the Divine Will writings is that, because God is eternal and timeless, all things are “in act” in the Divine Will at all times. Therefore, it is possible for those who accept the great gift of living in the Divine will to “re-do” even the acts of others, past, present, and future, in the Divine Will to make them perfect and complete before God. This is not an easy concept to understand and if you are new to it, please check out the resources I have mentioned. Luisa’s writings are approved by the Bishop of Trani and her cause is up for canonization. Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi has been commissioned to translate into English all of Luisa’s writings.

I bring up the Divine Will teaching because I have recently, in my daily BSP prayers, taken to praying them “in the Divine Will, in the name of everyone, from Adam to the last man.” In this way, I imagine billions of voices, past, present, and future, joining me in prayer. This is my pitiful prayer on nuclear steroids! This has been very fruitful to me, as it helps me to concentrate better, and also slows me down and makes me more attentive. I have divided the voices into two “choirs”, male and female, and in the Divine Office I pray alone as if in a very, very large group with the female and male voices alternating as in public recitation of the Office. According to the Divine Will teachings, in this way, God is, in fact, being praised by billions of voices. His joy and theirs is multiplied in the Divine Will through my humble, imperfect offering. That is the unimaginable power of this grace. I pray also the Flame of Love rosary, “in the Divine Will in the name of everyone from Adam to the last man”. Jesus told Elizabeth Kindelmann, that the Flame of Love prayer will “blind satan”. A few pitiful soldiers suddenly become the heel of the Woman crushing the head of the serpent! Gideon’s pitiful army, routing an army “as numerous as locusts!”

In the same way, we can offer our sufferings and penances in the Divine Will in the name of everyone to multiply them to the infinite, for the same cause—souls! Our Lord told St. Faustina: “You are not living for yourself but for souls, and other souls will profit from your sufferings.” In this time of unprecedented evil, grace has abounded all the more, so let us take hold of these graces with both hands! God’s triumph is guaranteed and he desires our participation. Our Lord tells Luisa in the following excerpt from her writings:

“Ah, my daughter, the creature always races more into evil. How many machinations of ruin they are preparing! They will go so far as to exhaust themselves in evil. But while they occupy themselves in going their way, I will occupy Myself with the completion and fulfillment of My Fiat Voluntas Tua (“Thy will be done”) so that My Will reign on earth—but in an all-new manner. Ah yes, I want to confound man in Love! Therefore, be attentive. I want you with Me to prepare this Era of Celestial and divine Love…” (Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, Manuscripts, Feb 8th, 1921; excerpt from The Splendor of Creation, Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi, p.80.)

I was hesitant to share with you this way of praying. In my mind it seemed too grand a plan for the likes of me, but then I realized, this isn’t about me. I just have to empty myself to be used by God. He has indeed showered us with these graces and who am I to place limits where he has placed none? And so, I pray with confidence in his mighty power, with trust in his infinite goodness and love: Glorious Father, in the Divine Will, in the name of everyone from Adam to the last man, may your kingdom come, and come quickly! Save souls! Amen.




15 responses

  1. AMEN! AMEN! AND AMEN!!! This is exactly the way the Lord has led me! Blinding the work of Satan WITH His Holy WILL. POWERFUL! In the name of all, for all. It’s just SO AWESOME!! How great is our GOD!!!
    Thank you, Janet!! You are loved & appreciated greatly!!

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  2. Dear Janet,

    thank you so much for this post of yours. Have you realized today is the 70th anniversary of Luisa´s death? And I have read about her more precisely today thanks to you! It is not a coincidence. I wish now I could translate her writings and publish them here, in Slovakia. If it is according the Divine Will, I will. It is amazing what is hidden in the bilocation​. Now I understand what Charlie Johnston TNRS, had on his mind when he wrote about future generations and the state of the world after, say, 300 or more years from now – living in the Divine Will will completely change the face of the earth, people and creation. I wish I could live then and see it with my earthly eyes… I also want to thank you for your posts I am receiving from you. God bless you so much, and reward you even more, Janet. Please, pray for me, as I really wish to live thru this Lent as our Lord wishes. All the Lents so far were just my wishful thinking of going against myself, my flesh and desires… None of it, really, I have to admit. I have resolved to fast for 40 days similarly as Jesus had fasted, on water and some fluids to help me to go. So, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I would like to fast for as long as He desires. I found some testimonies on the internet and hope I can get thru with the help of my dear friends in Heaven and some on the earth, as well. Many people had done it successfully, why not me? I wish to offer it for the conversion of our village (about 100 souls) and my own, as well. God bless you, Sister dear. Says Vladimir

    2017-03-04 5:09 GMT+01:00 The Joy of Penance :

    > Janet Klasson posted: “If, because of the one man’s trespass, death > exercised dominion through that one, much more surely will those who > receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness exercise > dominion in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17) ” >

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    • Wow! I did not know that it was such a special anniversary, Vladimir! No coincidences indeed! It is forbidden to translate the writings, however, as there have been some poor translations. Only Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi is authorized to translate them into English at this time. May the Divine Will grant that they be translated into all languages for the edification of all.

      As for long-term fasting, please be prudent. When I fast long-term, I use the church’s guidelines of one regular meal with two smaller meals that do not equal one meal, and no snacking. That is sustainable. And without prayer no fasting is pleasing to God, so make prayer your first concern. Blessed Lent! May your prayers and sacrifices bear fruit for the kingdom!

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  3. Pax et Bonum! There certainly is a lot going on in the world and Church and Jesus told us from the start that the “scriptures have to be fulfilled”…..this was not just about His life, death and resurrection, but also includes the end times where His Blessed Mother and ours, will crush the head of Satan. So, all we really need to do, is be vigilant, faithful and remain as the virgins with our laterns lit and pray. Only God can change what has been disordered and damaged. Man unfortunately, sometimes thinks he can do it alone however man needs to realize – then it would not be divine.

    Louisa Piccarreta, Little Daughter of the Divine Will is in the process of Beatification and I have encountered cautions about websites that are available with information and interpretations. One that can be trusted/reliable is by Tom Fahey who has been there from the early beginnings with her religious community and the clergy involved. He operates the Center of the Divine Will/Association of Luisa Piccarreta, 4451 Iroquois Ave., Jacksonville Fla. USA. 32210 Tel: 904 381 1220 ( I see Fr. Raymond Guimond’s name on one of her prayer cards too)

    I believe from Luisa’s timing and the difficulties we are experiencing now, that God is taking us right into His Divine Will and more completely. I pray for all things past, present and future to remain in God’s holy and pure Divine Will…..God bless, Penitent

    On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 11:09 PM, The Joy of Penance wrote:

    > Janet Klasson posted: “If, because of the one man’s trespass, death > exercised dominion through that one, much more surely will those who > receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness exercise > dominion in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17) ” >


  4. I really needed to read this today Janet. Thank you for your faithfulness. I know I need more quiet, focus, less distraction…the news is exhausting. I agree, it does feel like we are living in an alternate universe. One that has seems to have gone crazy. That makes God’s actions all the more glorious and obvious, I imagine.

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  5. Yes Janet! Thx for clarifying what I meant! With the Flame of Love -in His Will – we BLIND the work of Satan in the world!! May God be Glorified in all we do.
    What incredible JOY there must’ve been this day in 1947 when Luisa entered into Heaven! We love you, Luisa! Pray for us!!

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  6. Janet, thank you for sharing this writing. I have read much on this new method of praying, and still find it hard to understand. This helped me. It simplifies it, so that I pray as Luisa said, in the Divine Will in the name of everyone from Adam to the last man, and I will allow God to further enlighten me as I go. Start small but start, and slowly understand. I may never know more than this, but I feel that with faith, it is enough.

    God bless you. Lynn

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  7. Janet, as always the timing is perfect. Thank you! Thomas Fahy usually sends out a monthly newsletter called “Letters of Gold”. (A subscribe link is on this page: I believe he is now in Garabandal where he has a Divine Will Center also. He spends a lot of time there. I recently watched his video on youtube on the Divine Will and Fatima, Garabandal. The way you proposed praying in the Divine Will and the Flame of Love united is beautiful. Fiat!


      • I’m a bit apprehensive of things myself, so I try to really look in. I can tell you from much discussion in my DW Cenacle and then research and discernment on my part, Tom Fahey is well known and respected as an authority on the DW and I trust in what he puts forth. I can’t remember right now where I saw this, but I know I have it printed out somewhere, that Jesus told Luisa that He is teaching her all of the knowledges of the DW so she can teach others. Thank you Janet for your posts and teaching. I have led others to your posts who are profiting in knowledge of the DW and Flame of Love.


  8. On the way to Mass this a.m. A Nigerian Deacon was talking about the times we’re living in and a mystic had told him that God is going to intervene soon in a big way, he believes it will be In his life time, (he’s in his sixties) and is starting up a weekly Friday prayer group in our cathedral. I’ll forward this email if you don’t mind.



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