Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
Here is a favorite St. Robert Bellarmine quote:
On the last day, when the general examination takes place, there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justinian. Charity will be the whole syllabus.
-St. Robert Bellarmine
I’m going to keep pounding this, probably for the rest of my life.
Diabolical Narcissism is when a human being freely chooses to purge all love (CHARITY) from their heart, thus leaving them with the same psycho-spiritual comportment and emotional palate of demons – hence the term DIABOLICAL Narcissists. These people are NOT NOT NOT possesed. They have freely chosen to adopt the same existential posture as satan and the demons.
And here is an explicit description of DN and a warning as to how God will address such people at their Judgment:
If I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels, and have not charity (love), I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries, and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (love), I am nothing.
-1 Corinthians 13: 1-2
Notice that it doesn’t say, “I am as nothing”, or “I am like nothing”. No. It says I AM NOTHING. Nihil sum. This should illuminate the likewise terrifying words of Our Lord when He says in Matthew 7, “Not every one that saith to Me, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of My Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in Thy Name, and cast out devils in Thy Name, and done many miracles in Thy Name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity.”
Well, if a person is a Diabolical Narcissist and is by his own choice devoid of love (charity), and God views such a man as a NOTHING, then yes, it stands to reason that Our Lord’s response to such men at the Judgment will in fact be, “I never knew you”. Even if they, as it says in 1 Corinthians 13, had encyclopedic knowledge and faith that could move mountains. Stop and think about that and don’t just glaze over the words.
It also bears mentioning that the phrase “I never knew you” can be taken as a Eucharistic reference. The Eucharist has a nuptial quality. When a husband and wife come together physically, that points to the greater reality of the Church, the Eucharist, and the reception of Holy Communion. It is indeed a bit of a puzzle to work out how a man who is devoid of love in his heart by his own free choice – again, stop and think about that and don’t just glaze over the words – could possibly have been entering into the ultimate nuptial communion with God.
The Eucharist is THE SACRAMANT OF LOVE. Sacramentum Caritatis. How can a man devoid of love – a Diabolical Narcissist – participate in the Sacrament OF LOVE? Do we believe that God “forces Himself upon” such men? Of course not. Love, by definition, must be freely given, and freely received. A Diabolical Narcissist is incapable of both.
Food for thought.
St. Robert Bellarmine, pray for us.