Authorship Background: Unity of the Trinity
Due to Rabbi Gruber’s positive perspective about Christianity, he was, once, publicly excommunicated from Montreal’s Hassidic community, where he was living and had been, until the excommunication, teaching. However, the Rabbi, to that ultra-Orthodox, Jewish community, proved that his views were not heretical; and, after about a week, he was publicly un-excommunicated.
The Rabbi, thereby, has proven himself. Nonetheless, he has found that, for the sake of peace and harmony, it was often best, when spreading broadminded theological concepts, to entertain multiple names so to remain undetected to certain religious zealots (who either did not have the patience to listen fully or did not appreciate the truth when it conflicted with their personal beliefs). To understand the sometimes-very-troubling nature of such zealotry, during the short period of the Rabbi’s excommunication, he once awoke to discover crucifixion-sized stakes frighteningly placed outside his front door!
With that stated, and with a fuller explanation to follow, it is, here, made known that the author(s) of this book—Y’hoshua HaChaim, Christopher Groovier, and Rabbi H. Chaim Yehudah (Mark) Gruber—are one in the same person.
It is prayed that the author’s unique use of multiple names, while peculiar, is viewed with grace so that readers maintain their willingness to invest belief in the truth and authenticity of the to-be-detailed, supernatural messages from the Virgin Mary. So to more comprehend the legitimacy of these heavenly communications, the following are positive quotes about the Virgin’s Passover-2017 message that was received by Rabbi Gruber. These quotes come from the religious director and the priest at the Catholic college whereat the Rabbi received the divine communiqué (New Jersey’s Georgian Court University, that is, GCU). These remarks were in response to the Rabbi’s having sent these two men of God an early draft of what turned into a handful of All My Grace’s chapter segments. That draft regarded the Rabbi’s GCU campus experiences at and around the time when he received Mary’s message.
Thank you [Rabbi Gruber] for sharing a detailed [campus] account . . . your encounter with Our Lady of Grace seems consistent with the abundance of God’s grace. . . . Mary is also a prime example of another aspect of your correspondence, the negation of ego. When told that she would bear a son according to God’s plan, she replied, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38). Alas, these are perhaps the hardest words for most people to pronounce. Our egos do get in the way. In some ways, the whole history of our religious traditions are a record of our struggle with saying, “Thy will be done.” May we who are teachers in our faith traditions never tire of nurturing true humility.
Jeffrey Schaffer, GCU Religious Director
Thank you [Rabbi Gruber] for . . . shar[ing] . . . a special moment . . . on Campus. . . . I consider you . . . deeply and specially blessed by the Father. . . . this rests not only on your special encounter here . . . but on an attitude that shines and resonates deep within you.
In a world of great divisions and long-standing suspicions . . . when some have lost not only respect for the other but even the ability to communicate on a human level—you are certainly a welcomed exception to that generalization .... You . . . look for what is good and what is shared among us all—rather than focusing on those things that . . . divide us.
Pope Francis, a personal hero of mine, has called all people of good will to build bridges of understanding and cooperation . . . It seems clear to me that you are already and for some time a bridge-builder and a man of peace!
For that I thank the Father of us all—and hope that your example may be an inspiration for countless others.
Peace and Good Things (Pace e bene!)
Fr. Anthony DiPalma, the GCU Priest