"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Whatever works...



I guess.

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  1. I love Benny Hill!

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    1. Me too. There's even better gifs I could have used. I don't know why he isn't in the Middle East - he could single handedly smite ISIS with just a wave of his arm.

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    2. What a glorious thing that would be ... the slaying of ISIS in the Spirit.
      Let the fire fall!

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    3. Benny Hill of the raunchy English humor mill, may hr RIP.

      Benny Hinn, as pictured, in action, is rumored to be on a whole other level entirely whatever that means. (-:-)

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  2. I've experienced being slain in the spirit and it is NOTHING like this little clip. I do realize you posted this as a joke. Crawling back under my rock now...

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    1. What was the sensation? I never experienced it but looked at the priest who thought I should have gone down with a look that said 'why did you push me?' I blame myself again - because I would have been embarrassed to be knocked down.

      However - at Communion this past Sunday I had an experience of what it might feel like to die. Can't explain though. It was sort of like waiting in a dr.'s office and someone grabs your hand and says, 'Terry - you can come in now.' It was so peaceful and calm.

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    2. I should have added, it was so peaceful and calm even though all around me seemed to be in chaos and confusion.

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    3. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I had gone to a healing Mass years ago but resisted and felt like a wave went through me and it was difficult to stand but I did it. The second time I decided to go for it and be open to the experience. I remember being prayed over briefly and then not blacking out but not being 'present' for a moment. Next thing I was being lowered to the floor. I didn't care it might have been dirty (normally I would). My heart was beating so hard in my chest, like if I had been running, but it didn't hurt and I wasn't short of breath. I felt very peaceful. After a while my heart went back to normal and I got up. After the healing service we had a little reception and I saw one of the retreat group leaders and she asked how it was and I just opened my arms wide and said to her- can I HUG you?! She was a tiny little thing and I hope I didn't squish her but I was SO HAPPY! I understand you aren't supposed to look for these experiences (I could see it being addicting!!) but if the situation presents itself then by all means - do it! I used to laugh at charismatic stuff - not any more. When it's real and not based on emotion - it's VERY powerful. I also remind people that I do tell abut this - it is not a party trick. It's a powerful and mystical experience of God. If heaven is even one iota like this, well, it's going to be fantastic!

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