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Archive for November, 2012

Does He Hear the Cry of the Poor?

 

 

“YES, we should love our enemies and pray for their conversions,” she agreed. “But I am angry over those who destroy innocence and goodness. This world has lost its appeal to me! Wouldn’t Christ come running to His Bride who is increasingly abused and crying out?”

These were the sentiments of a friend of mine whom I spoke with after one of my ministry events. I pondered her thoughts, emotional, yet reasonable. “What you’re asking,” I said, “is if God hears the cry of the poor?”

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE GREAT TRIALS | on November 26th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

The Stones of Contradiction

 

 

I’LL never forget that day. I was praying in my spiritual director’s chapel before the Blessed Sacrament when I heard in my heart the words: 

Lay hands on the sick and I will heal them.

I trembled in my soul. I suddenly had images of devout little women with doilies on their heads clamoring around, crowds pushing in, people wanting to touch “the healer.” I shuddered again and began to weep as my soul recoiled. “Jesus, if you are really asking this, then I need you to confirm it.” Immediately, I heard:

Pick up your bible.

I grabbed my bible and it fell open to the last page of Mark where I read,

These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name… They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. (Mark 16:18-18)

In an instant, my body was inexplicably charged with “electricity” and my hands vibrated with a powerful anointing for about five minutes. It was an unmistakable physical sign what I was to do…

 

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, SPIRITUALITY | on November 20th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

The End of This Age

 

WE are approaching, not the end of the world, but the end of this age. How, then, will this present era end?

Many of the popes have written in prayerful anticipation of a coming age when the Church will establish her spiritual reign to the ends of the earth. But it is clear from Scripture, the early Church Fathers, and the revelations given to St. Faustina and other holy mystics, that the world must first be purified of all wickedness, beginning with Satan himself.

 

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE ERA OF PEACE | on November 15th, 2012 | 1 Comment »