Saturday, March 29, 2014

Something wicked ...


Listen.  If the Antichrist is here, this is the concern of the Church to inform us.  The Pope and the bishops in union with him, our teachers.  Do not rely on some prophecy from a German mystic whose words were copied down by someone else:  Blessed Anna Katherine Emmerich wasn't beatified for the private revelations she dictated to Brentano.  Private revelations are subject to change and may be symbolic and misunderstood - because we think like men, and not like God.  Christ established his Church and "Thou hast placed men over our heads."

Patient endurance is the way to salvation.  Christ says "be not afraid!"  We must pray.  We must cultivate peace in our hearts, remaining calm, getting rid of all anxiety, and be filled with hope and joy.  Trust.  If we lack these, we need to ask for the grace we need - believing.  Negative attitudes of doom and gloom, the critical spirit and pessimism leads to all sorts of disorder and mistrust - it is a cancer among Christians.

Something wicked is here already - it has been here all along - But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. - 1 Cor. 15:57


6 comments:

  1. I skim read the piece you're referring to. I have better things to do. I suspect you do, too. Bad dreams is not how I usually make my decisions? I could go on, but I won't.


    Hi, Terry :-)

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  2. One of the most beautiful messages given to St. Faustina is the message that appears on the Divine Mercy Image - "Jesus, I trust in you."

    I think I'll just go with that.

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  3. Did you hear the prophecy that the anti-Christ will be a Patheos columnist?
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    What?

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    1. I haven't heard that. But I saw you at Mass tonight - you sat right in front of me and called me "sir". Seriously, there is a guy who could be you - he has a wife and one boy. He goes by the name of Steve. I pretended I didn't recognise you.

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  4. ""Jesus, I trust in you. I think I'll just go with that. " Amen.

    Terry, what you said, too. Amen.

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  5. Terry, have you watched the "documentary" "Into Great Silence"? I need to watch it every day. :) There's too much to be anxious about in this world. Anyway, in addition to great silence and prayer, the Carthusian Monks produce a liqueur called Chartreuse. Have enough of it (which doesn't take much), and you won't care if someone starts removing your arm. Very tasty [and unusual] stuff; it's made from herbs.

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