Nov 02 2011

Every unrepented sin is like a magnet to the enemies of your soul…

2 Corinthians 6:16 & 7:1 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said: “I will live with them and move among them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people.” . . . Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.

“Beloved, never has it been more urgent that you keep yourselves clean from every defilement. Every unrepented sin is like a magnet to the enemies of your soul–and they are raging more than ever since their time is almost up. Keep yourselves pure through frequent confession and the Act of Contrition, through use of holy water and frequent Communion. I have given you many ways to make yourselves invisible to the enemy. Use them often, my children. Do not give the devil a chance to work on you. Forgive, repent, confess, rest in my mercy. I am very near to those who trust in me.”

Jesus we trust in you. We need your grace and above all your mercy. Keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for your coming in glory. Amen.

37 responses so far

37 Responses to “Every unrepented sin is like a magnet to the enemies of your soul…”

  1. Amyon 03 Nov 2011 at 7:12 am

    Brothers and Sisters,

    Please pray for me to be able to get to confession. Where I live, combined with the disabilities of my children make it very hard to be able to go. Its a long way from my home too. I would love to be able to go every week and yet it is barely offered. It is not for a lack of repentance but, I almost feel as though the Sacrament has been taken away already. Pray that my husband and I will find a solution.

  2. Mary Thereseon 03 Nov 2011 at 7:14 am

    A confirmation:

    October 4, 2011

    Lord: My child be at peace, it is I your Lord and God and Savior Jesus. My child, write down what I tell you for now is the time of fulfillment. All must be on guard for the tempter is at work on your souls. Peace is your objective with me, but remember it is not a “peace” that the world has taught you. I also called you to war. War with the powers of darkness and the fallen angels of sin. This is a war that rages within my children, not without. You must all ask me to give you the grace to look inside and see what truly is present in your hearts and minds. It is a battlefield of tremendous proportions. The flesh rages against the soul and is fed from all the external sources such as the television and the books and the immoral habits of what has become commonplace in the world today. This is what I have been warning you about through all of this. Be on guard and watch for the thief who wishes to steal your soul. Do not view these popular programs with joy as they entertain you, instead despise them with every fiber of your being. They and all the other methods satan is using today are just tilling the soil of your soul with filth, attempting to plant the seeds of sin that eventually could grow into mighty Oaks of pollution. This is not what I called you for my children. I did not die so you could find pleasure in sin, instead I died so you could be rescued from it. Stop cooperating with the evil one my little ones. It is a slippery slope to walk when you do this. Pray my children and I will show you the light that will illuminate these things within you. Then you must choose against them in order to destroy the power they have over you. Do this my children I beg of you before the hour comes, and in fact is already here, when you will have to face these things for yourself whether you like it or not. Choose this my children, for this I pray. That is all my son, now go in peace and spread the word for many need to hear it. I love you, amen.

  3. Lucyon 03 Nov 2011 at 11:31 am

    May I share some useful “numbers” about our glorious Catholic Faith ? Michael Martin (the site owner) says that it used to be more frequent that we had the habit of retaining the Facts of the Faith in this simple, numeric way. I think that a person could print each of these items out and put in a folder, as handy reference for the Era of the New Evangelisation ! The one that pertains the most to this current post might be the Six Sins against the Holy Spirit…. “making holiness perfect in the fear of God”.

  4. Lucyon 03 Nov 2011 at 11:35 am

    OOPS ! I forgot to put in the link to Preces Latinae ! Here it is …..

    Everything on this website is in both Latin and English. It is an awesome ressource. I know it may seem daunting , but it is my understanding that any prayer in Latin is very , very spiritually powerful (so you can imagine the “impact” of Gregorian chant, since it is both singing and latin !) . It is not by chance that it is still to this day the idiom of choice for most Exorcists…

  5. Lukeon 03 Nov 2011 at 11:43 am

    I’m so impatient!! I dont want to wait any longer! Come Lord Jesus! We love You!!!

  6. pelianitoon 03 Nov 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Amy the Lord knows your situation. Tell him your desire (you already have) and say, “Jesus I trust in you to make a way.” Then be at peace.

  7. June1on 03 Nov 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Amy, is there any way you can call the parish and ask if there is an available priest for confession? I do this sometimes in the middle of the week. It annoys the heck out of the church office staff, but I truly think that priests should make five minutes for part of their flock that is actually seeking out confession. Shouldn’t they be relieved and happy? Sorry if I sound irritated, but you wouldn’t believe the resistance and plain rudeness I’ve faced when asking for confession outside of the half an hour it’s offered every Saturday… I feel you. I believe there is also spiritual confession, if I’m not mistaken. Not quite the same but better than nothing, maybe? Peli, am I anywhere near the right track here? :P

  8. pelianitoon 03 Nov 2011 at 5:13 pm

    June1 if you mean venial sins, there are many ways to have them remitted. God is merciful. According to the catechism, it is only necessary to confess serious sins:

    “1416 Communion with the Body and Blood of Christ increases the communicant’s union with the Lord, forgives his venial sins, and preserves him from grave sins.

    “1458 Without being strictly necessary, confession of everyday faults (venial sins) is nevertheless strongly recommended by the Church. Indeed the regular confession of our venial sins helps us form our conscience, fight against evil tendencies, let ourselves be healed by Christ and progress in the life of the Spirit. By receiving more frequently through this sacrament the gift of the Father’s mercy, we are spurred to be merciful as he is merciful:

    “Whoever confesses his sins . . . is already working with God. God indicts your sins; if you also indict them, you are joined with God. Man and sinner are, so to speak, two realities: when you hear “man” – this is what God has made; when you hear “sinner” – this is what man himself has made. Destroy what you have made, so that God may save what he has made. . . . When you begin to abhor what you have made, it is then that your good works are beginning, since you are accusing yourself of your evil works. The beginning of good works is the confession of evil works. You do the truth and come to the light.”

    Also, sacramentals, when used piously can remit venial sins, as can an examination of conscience and an act of contrition. Do what is possible and be at peace.

    As for the priest being annoyed, since we don’t know what kind of day he has had, it is better not to judge him. If God wants you to confess to him He will make it possible. If it is not possible, God will see your intention and grace will be given.

  9. June1on 03 Nov 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks, Peli! I’ve often thought of that myself, that maybe everyone is just having a bad day. It’s not really the priests that put up resistance, it’s the secretary and other office workers. In the end, I just don’t like having to jump through hoops to access my shepherd. I hate that we’re in a place in society where churches are locked during the day. Things have changed so much. Think of how much worse it will be when the Eucharist becomes nearly impossible to receive. I don’t even want to think of it… :(

  10. Kathyon 03 Nov 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Please everyone … see Mark Mallet’s new posting, “The Coming Revelation of the Father.” Maybe it’s just me… but this seems to be one of the most powerful things he has ever written.

  11. Sr. Lorraineon 03 Nov 2011 at 7:07 pm

    What a welcome message this is–that the time of the evil spirits is almost up. It can’t come too soon! May the Lord hasten that day.

  12. Amyon 03 Nov 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Thank you! I appreciate it. It pains me to not be able to go every single week. Things get forgotten and before I know it, its hard to make a good confession. I only want to do what our Lady is asking. I have prayed and asked for a solution so now I wait. Its a long drive downtown to our parish (the only parish that I feel fed by the homilies) and more than one trip a week puts a financial hardship on us for gas money….big family, big car. I know answers will come.

  13. pelianitoon 03 Nov 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Amen Sr. Lorraine! Maranatha!

  14. Lynnon 03 Nov 2011 at 8:34 pm

    You are right, the answers will come. They always do with God. He knows how to make a way. In the meanwhile, what a rich sacrifice you have to offer Him for the interests of His Sacred Heart.
    God bless your family.

  15. Mary Thereseon 03 Nov 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Amy, don’t forget this precious prayer and its promises, given to St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Our priests are so heavily burdened. Our Lord has given us so many ways to seek and find His Mercy and Forgiveness…

    Shoulder Wound of Christ

    O Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder on which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross, which so tore Thy flesh and laid bare Thy Bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other wound of Thy Most Blessed Body. I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful; I praise and glorify Thee, and give Thee thanks for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain, and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross to be merciful to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen.

    Imprimatur: Thomas D. Beven, Bishop of Springfield

    It is related in the annals of Clairvaux that St. Bernard asked our Lord which was His greatest unrecorded suffering, and Our Lord answered: “I had on My Shoulder, while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous Wound, which was more painful than the others, and which is not recorded by men. Honor this wound with thy devotion, and I will grant thee whatsoever thou dost ask through its virtue and merit. And in regard to all those who shall venerate this Wound, I will remit to them all their venial sins, and will no longer remember their mortal sins.”

  16. Davidon 03 Nov 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I must say that temptations are stronger than ever. Let us pray for one another that we may remain faithful. I can’t remember having temptations so strong before.

  17. pelianitoon 04 Nov 2011 at 6:08 am

    David it says in the Catechism that it is impossible to resist committing venial sins outside of grace. That is the key. I think the prayer in honor of the shoulder wound of Christ is a very good prayer for grace. Also, absolute trust in God’s mercy. If you did not read it, read the article on St. Therese’s teachings on purgatory that I cited here. We cannot overestimate the mercy of God for those who sincerely desire to please him, no matter how many times they fail. Jesus I trust in you.

  18. June1on 04 Nov 2011 at 6:25 am

    That article by Mark Mallett made me cry. Imagining seeing or feeling Our Lord during the illumination… I just can’t wait. Luke, I’m like you; I struggle so much with impatience. We need this to happen to start the healing process for the world! Please hurry, Lord! Like a little child jumping up and down, PLEEEEEASE? We need You! I want to see You, embrace You!

  19. Mimion 04 Nov 2011 at 7:15 am

    Dear Peli,
    Thanks for quoting the catechism on confession. It helped clarify things for me. I also need the nudge to get to confession because it is not easy for me.
    On another topic, I prayed the “Prayer of Protection” by Fr. DeGrandis today. I did this after my boys went off to school. There was a family problem last night that left us all pretty upset (involving a form of bullying). In your opinion should I pray this prayer again when they are present?

  20. pelianitoon 04 Nov 2011 at 9:28 am

    You are working on the spiritual plane Mimi. They do not need to be present, and if you mean praying out loud in their presence, I would only do that if they agree to it. The prayer covers all your family and associates (since you are “present”) and is not limited to space or time. May God grant you the graces you need.

  21. Mimion 04 Nov 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks so much for clarifying that, Peli. That was my understanding after praying it, but I just wanted to make sure. Peace to you and all.

  22. Shadowon 04 Nov 2011 at 4:52 pm

    @June1: If I may pls? Jesus is beautiful. Very gentle, loving, mellow. being in His arms is like being in liquid love. Very strong and firm, and yet such profound love. He becomes delighted with the littlest things given to Him genuinely from our hearts. He absolutely loves holding people in His arms and gets so deeply wounded when we refuse to let Him do this. He is Peace, Love, and Joy.

  23. pelianitoon 04 Nov 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you for that Shadow. How comforting and delightful to contemplate. Let us give our Abba the delight of holding us in his arms whenever he wants–which is always!

    I was praying the Our Father once when I imagined I was a little child standing beside my Father’s chair whispering my little secrets into my Father’s ear. I felt his arm go around my waist. My breath tickled his ear and I felt that he was delighted with this way of praying to him.

    Father, Abba, we, your little children approach you in complete trust and love. Please hold us and care for us as you long to, not because we deserve it, but because your mercy makes it possible and your love desires it. Father we love you!

  24. Shadowon 04 Nov 2011 at 5:48 pm

    @Peli: that is absolutely beautiful, thank you. Our Father loves it when we let ourselves be like little children in His hands, letting Him lead and we just follow His lead. He is also very tender and sweet, but not mellow like Jesus. They are so different.

    Our Father is very much a Father, whereas Jesus is primarily a lover. Our Father woos in a very different way: He loves manifesting His omnipotence, His ability to do anything. In fact, I’ve called Him “wild” a number of times. He is very playful and adventurous. Jesus is more sedate, but when He is happy at something we do, He literally bursts out shouting with joy.

    Our Father is a great teacher and literally loves teaching. I call Him the Divine Professor. He can be hard to keep up with at times, as He wrote Scripture, while I am rather slow so it takes me a while to catch up. But He is patient and repeats Himself as many times as necessary, until we “get it.” Let me stop here for now.

  25. June1on 04 Nov 2011 at 6:56 pm

    @Shadow: Wow, liquid love! That is so beautiful. Thank you.

    When I was in the eighth grade, my class and I went to our parish church for a day retreat in preparation for our Confirmation. We watched some skits, listened to talks… and then something happened that I’ve held in my heart since that day.

    We were all told to lie down in the pews, one per person, and close our eyes. As soft guitar music was played, one of the organizers asked us to picture our favourite place to be. I chose sitting by our local lake (no ocean here but better than nothing!) on a log, just looking out over the water. Then we were asked to picture Jesus walking toward us from our right side and sitting down next to us. Over the next few minutes, Jesus held me, we spoke a little and just sat together, enjoying the moment. Then came the worst part. Jesus stood up and told me He had to go, but that He loved me and we would meet again. We all had to picture this and it was emotional for most of us students–even the boys–but this is something I have never, ever forgotten, praise God. When we were told to open our eyes, tears spilled out of mine and I was left so empty, so wanting.

    I pray that either during the illumination or at the end of my life, I will be transported to that log by the shore again, and see my Jesus in his dazzling white robes approaching me with that warm smile. That would be incredible. My life would be complete, having come full circle from that moment. I’m so thankful the Lord has allowed me to remember it like it was yesterday. Something to look forward to. :) Sorry for rambling! You just jogged that memory, Shadow, when you mentioned being held by Jesus. It really was perfect in my mind.

  26. Lucyon 04 Nov 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Beloved brothers and sisters in the United Hearts,
    It is now almost 2 A.M. here in France, just barely in between First Friday, and one hour into First Saturday. Exactly one month ago, I was at Paray-le-Monial, basking in the midst of God’s awesome Grace with some 250 other very blessed souls. First Friday, First Saturday…and the Father’s Love …
    I could not sleep just now, because I needed to write. So here I am , Lord ! . Prompted by Mark’s last blog entry, I realised that I had not shared what I might call an « infused summary » of the « messages» we received at Paray. Sometimes it takes weeks or even months for thoughts to trickle down and converge clearly in a synthesis of ideas after such an intense experience during retreat. I pray that with the help of the Holy Spirit, I will leave nothing out now…First Friday, First Saturday and the Father’s Love…
    On FIRST FRIDAY, October 7th, Our Lady of the Rosary , was held a Eucharistic Healing service in the Basilica. After Mass, the some 25 priests in attendance were asked to move out into the church, where the faithful had been seated in alternating rows, leaving one row of seats empty behind them. In this manner, the priests could easily circulate and lay hands upon every single person, moving along from row to row, gently placing their hands on each head. They had been asked by Father Amadeo (our Master of Ceremonies from Brooklyn, an amazing priest….) to call down upon each soul they touched the fullness of the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit, just as the Lord intended for each one of us. There followed a procession of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament , exposed in a special Monstrance made in America for the occasion : a standing, wooden form of the Lord, and where His Sacred Heart would have been, was the « luna » containing the Sacred Host. Our Lord moved throughout the Basilica for over an hour, coming to visit in particular the souls most in need of His Healing mercy and grace. During this time, were available many, many priests for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You could feel Jesus in every atom of the air. He was there not so much in sheer power or might or glory, not in fire or wind or shaking earth, but rather He made His Real Presence known in the flowing and gentle anointing that felt like oil….like the oil that dripped down upon the beard of Aaron… Jesus came to visit us as King of Mercy, in the Sovereign Majesty of His Perfect Love, of His Healing Love…. Jesus gave us a First Friday, not so much in the Fire of His Sacred Heart, but in the sweetness of His myrrh, aloes, frankincense….like the perfumed garden where the Bridegroom walks in the Song of Solomon.
    On FIRST SATURDAY, October 8th, the atmosphere of our Mass was very different, yet also harkened to the same Song. It was all about the great power and might of the Bride, and of the Spouse, the Holy Spirit. It was all about the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Universe, calling her warriors to arms. At Mass, the very charismatic priest who had been chosen to give the Homily, was so on fire in the Holy Spirit that he instead selected other passages of Scripture than those Readings assigned normally to the day. He spoke for half an hour (if not longer !) …about the Woman and the Dragon in Revelation chapter 12 . He spoke of his father landing upon the D-Day beaches of Normandy with countless other warriors for Truth and Life. He spoke of the spiritual battle we are in and of our combat-readiness. As I sat down to write this, I had another thought in mind to share here : the Legion of Mary and the Catena prayers (Peli you may want to just put a link to it here instead, if this seems too long) . I post this prayer because it will give you a very clear idea of the tone during our First Saturday Mass at Paray, with Father Paul’s firey preaching ! It is called THE CATENA LEGIONIS ( Note : this is not the complete series of prayers I quote here).
    Antiphon. « Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array? » (Song of Solomon)
    (Recite the Magnificat, then the Gloria…followed by several other prayers as well )
    Repeat the Antiphon. « Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array? »
    « Confer, O Lord, on us, who serve beneath the standard of Mary, that fullness of faith in You and trust in her, to which it is given to conquer the world. Grant us a lively faith, animated by charity, which will enable us to perform all our actions from the motive of pure love of You, and ever to see You and serve You in our neighbor; a faith, firm and immovable as a rock, through which we shall rest tranquil and steadfast amid the crosses, toils and disappointments of life; a courageous faith which will inspire us to undertake and carry out without hesitation great things for your glory and for the salvation of souls; a faith which will be our Legion’s Pillar of Fire – to lead us forth united – to kindle everywhere the fires of divine love – to enlighten those who are in darkness and in the shadow of death – to inflame those who are lukewarm – to bring back life to those who are dead in sin; and which will guide our own feet in the way of peace; so that – the battle of life over – our Legion may reassemble, without the loss of any one, in the kingdom of Your love and glory. Amen. »
    Indeed, we are the Children of the Queen, and we are being asked to prepare ourselves for entry into the battle : united as an army of Charity and Truth, fighting under the standard of Mary, and clothed in the POWER of the Holy Spirit, the Pillar of Fire !!! It is all about faith, our belief and our trust, in that awesome power of the anointing that will come in time of need, in spirit and in truth. There was such a strong sense that First Saturday in Paray about the Holy Spirit desiring to become fully and totally « incarnated » in each of us, most especially in our priests. That we are to ask the Lord to take full possession not only of our homes, our parishes, our families, our lives…not only our minds, our hearts, our thoughts, our prayers…but also our BODIES. The Holy Spirit desires to fully take dominion of our bodies even, so that we may completely radiate the presence of God like living Tabernacles moving about in the world, in order to fully incarnate not only the Light of Christ, but His POWER. That was the key word on First Saturday, like the Battle Hymn of the Republic …Mine eyes have seen the GLORY of the Coming of the Lord !!! The Lord is ready to work miracles and great prodigies of His Glory during the coming battle… but He will need the use of our whole person, and that includes our bodies.
    And finally, came SUNDAY, the day that is of the Father’s Heart Begotten…before writing this, I looked back to my first blog entry here that was posted under October 13th. I remembered having mentioned to you that His Imminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke celebrated our Sunday Mass on October 9th . In my post, I said that at one point during the Consecration at Mass, he could hardly speak such was his deep and visible emotion. Reading Mark’s post yesterday I was reminded of that same powerful instant in my own heart, one which I believe my beloved brother in Christ also shared during that Mass at Paray-le-Monial : a complete indwelling of the Father’s Presence, of His unfathomable, boundless, awesome LOVE. The Father’s Love Begotten in our hearts and souls. I sensed during that Mass the presence of the Father in a manner I have never felt before. I sensed His Desire to give His Love to us, His yearning to embrace His Children, each and every single one of them …especially all those who are so far, far away…the Prodigal Children of His Father’s Heart. Just like Mark shared in his latest blog, the Father is waiting, His heart is pining with love for His Children. He stands upon the horizon, searching and waiting, hoping to see a son or a daughter approach… Yes… His Father’s Heart is broken with love for us and He has decided it is time to manifest His Presence, personally. In the Old Testament and the Psalms, whenever the Lord our God and Creator moves from His Holy Place, all of Creation trembles and shakes under the power of His Glory. I believe we will experience this « movement » of the Lord as « the Warning ». When the Father comes in a « Visitation » (Theophany) , like He did with Moses and Elijah, He will do so in as gentle of a manner for us to be able to bear it : the inner knowledge of Absolute Love and Absolute Truth, of Absolute Mercy and Absolute Justice. Every soul will respond to this visitation in accordance to its particular degree of purity and readiness. This is what Jesus and Mary are asking us to do , over and over again : pray, sacrifice and prepare so that all souls can « bear » the Visitation of the Father. His Love is so powerful, so searing, so mighty, so pure…every soul will respond to the Father’s Love also in the light of GRACE, which is why the Lord is encouraging us to draw down from Heaven right now this treasury of Grace upon unexpecting, unprepared souls…
    So to CONCLUDE, the three days at Paray transmitted to us the Fullness of Heaven : the Love of the Son, the Love of the Father, and the Love of the Holy Spirit….all of whom perfectly converge into and upon the Woman, she who is Our Mother and Our Queen , the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is our bridge and our door, our place of refuge and ark, our commanding general and our standard, our cloud by day and our fire by night. O Sacred , Merciful Heart of Jesus… O Sorrowful, Immaculate Heart of Mary, we trust in you !!!

  27. Saabon 04 Nov 2011 at 7:47 pm


    If you allow me to second your description…A few months ago, I dreamt of Jesus. I remembered being on my knees on some kind of ground, crawling my way to a door. As I got closer, Jesus who was on the other side, pushed it with the tip of his finger. He is so beautiful to behold!..He stood there and looked at me and all I remembered and still do is the awesome majesty of His presence. I KNEW who HE was: King, all powerful, but not at all intimidating…l looked at Him drinking His love, His light, wanting to adore endlessly his majesty, but also wanting to drown in His arms…It was the most unending feeding of love, love, love.

    In another dream, I was trying to hide from Him…and he asked me: “Why are you hiding?” I answered because I was unworthy to be in His presence. He opened his arms to hug me and simply said “Come”…so when I read what you wrote: “He absolutely loves holding people in His arms…” I could not agree more!

  28. pelianitoon 04 Nov 2011 at 8:57 pm

    We have a feast here today! Thank you Abba for preparing this banquet for us. We love you! Never let us go!

  29. anneon 04 Nov 2011 at 9:53 pm

    LUCY, thank you so very very much. THat is the depth that i was aching to hear. Such LOVE, such Depth of Love from God the Father. Right now He is calling and calling to souls. we are to be His little hands and feet offering EVERYTHING, to Him through wonderful marvellous Mary. Thank you Lucy for giving this to us here. Come Lord Jesus Come. Holy Spirit pour over all of GOD’s humanity and lift them up to His loving arms. Such tenderness, such LOVE.

  30. Mary Thereseon 04 Nov 2011 at 10:10 pm

    So much inspiration… So much understanding given…
    Have you consecrated yourself to The Father today?

    Which also connects to our reader’s dream of March 2, 2010:

  31. June1on 05 Nov 2011 at 7:11 am

    Shadow, if I may ask, how do you get your incredible descriptions of the Lord? Have you actually… seen him? :D

    It’s sometimes hard for me to picture God as playful, but when I was younger, I used to crack jokes with Him, or if something silly happened to me, I would look up and say, “Very funny, Lord.” I think I should think of Him as more like us in the sense that He knows what we go through and why, just like a parent and child.

    Either way, thank you, Shadow, for your beautiful descriptions. Truly a slice of heaven.

  32. Lynnon 05 Nov 2011 at 9:20 am

    Lucy, oh wow. Thank you for all you share. You are most certainly an open vessel of the Holy Spirit. I feel very close to you my sister, even though I’ve never met you .

    Shadow, your words of God are incredible and cause inner joy.
    Thank you for being His faithful messenger.

    Peli, you are a gift to the world. It is so uplifting to know of such a person like you exists in our crazy, and often broken world.

    Wow, am I glad I checked in this morning with my morning coffee!

    I am learning that there is love in this world where you put it and if you seek it.
    This blog has cemented and nourished greatly this notion in my heart.

    Going to be praying for my college alma mater football team today – we are no. 3 in the nation rt now! I will make chili and cornbread for my extended family as we watch the game :) – so I’m glad for some spiritual nourishment this morning so that I’m not completely worldly, lol. Have a good Saturday everyone.

  33. pelianitoon 05 Nov 2011 at 10:15 am

    Lynn thank you for your kind words, but realize that I am probably not the person you imagine me to be. I am just a simple messenger–the little donkey that carries the Word. I am as broken, frail and sinful as anyone, depending solely on God’s mercy. Alleluia!

  34. Shadowon 05 Nov 2011 at 11:11 am

    @June1: “how do you get your incredible descriptions of the Lord? Have you actually… seen him?”


  35. Shadowon 05 Nov 2011 at 11:17 am

    @Saab: I have told Him, I want to do nothing but sit at His feet and hear Him talk endlessly. I absolutely love it when it is just me and Him in the tabernacle in church, and there is no one else.

  36. Lynnon 05 Nov 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Shadow, I had that experience Friday night in our adoration chapel; for 30 minutes I had the Lord all to myself. A rare treat in our parish. I told him I was sorry for being selfish but that I was glad it was just He and I for a bit.

  37. Lynnon 05 Nov 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Peli, I suspect it is the humility of brokenness that makes for a grateful messenger. Thanks for highlighting your humanity. It just makes me appreciate you even more.

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