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Published on February 28th, 2012

From miguel de Portugal

You may have heard us say and promote in the past the concept that: Where there is fear, God is not.  As a matter of fact, in a recent Divine Encouragement page we commented thus:

As you conquer self, you will conquer fear. A conquered self is a self which has been replaced by God and where God Is, fear cannot be.

Are you wondering what to offer God during the Lenten period? Offer Him your absolute trust in Him - the greatest gift anyone could possibly offer to God! 

This statement needs some qualifications, however.

If the fear is the result of a trauma, then we are dealing with a completely different scenario.

A psychological trauma is to the soul as a physical trauma is to the body. Just like a physical trauma, for example, losing a hand in an accident, a psychological trauma will require major behavioral adjustments. Yes, a strong faith in God will help make the adjustments but, using the above example, every time a situation similar to the one which caused the losing of the hand arises, most amputees would be shaken and recoil.

Therefore, depending on the severity of the psychological trauma an individual may have experienced, a certain level of fear may accompany said individual until he/she crosses the veil. This is not a sign of lack of faith; this is normal.

There is no question about it - an individual with great faith in God will be able to manage trauma generated fear better than those without a relationship with God, nonetheless, some level of fear will remain. This is not a sign of lack of faith; it is a sign of being a normal human being.


The following information..... may come in handy in a very near future. Therefore, we felt obliged to share it with our readership.

Eight Unusual Home Remedies That Actually Work



Published on February 26th, 2012

We have updated.... the biographical sketch of miguel de Portugal (1) since it lacked some information about his "world" background.

We also added some information that he came across in the year 2010 as the result of the preparation of the The Time Line of the Creation Story  document (2).
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(1) Biographical sketch of miguel de Portugal
(2) The Time Line of the Creation Story



Published on February 24th, 2012

Once again.... God dramatically underscores His messages so that there is no room for any misunderstandings.

Several hours after we had published the Divine Encouragement He chose for Thursday, February 23rd, we found out what the first reading for the day's Mass was. It follows:

See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. [Deuteronomy 30:15-20]

The similitude/coherence of both, yesterday's reading and the latest Divine Encouragement is breathtaking.


The post in Thursday's
News Commentary page.... is so important that we want to encourage the readers of this page to carefully review it.



Published on February 22nd, 2012 [Ash Wednesday]

From miguel de Portugal

This is a good time to remind the Faithful that, although penance and sacrifices in reparation for the sins of others, and our own, are needed and  welcome by God, neither flagellation nor cutting the flesh with sharp objets are acceptable to God. Such behavior is associated with paganism.

In the past we have quoted two Biblical references addressing this issue. Now, through the alertness of a cooperator, we have three more Biblical quotes underscoring the fact that such behavior IS NOT pleasing to God. As a matter of fact - it is offensive to God.

All referred to Biblical quotes follow:

..eighty men who had shaved off their beards, torn their clothes and cut themselves came from Shechem, Shiloh and Samaria, bringing grain offerings and incense with them to the house of the LORD. [Jeremiah 41:5]

 Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD. [Leviticus 19:28]

 You are the children of the LORD your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead,... [Deuteronomy 14:1]

Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. "Baal, answer us!" they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they had made.... At noon Elijah began to taunt them. "Shout louder!" he said. "Surely he is a god!" .... So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed. [1 Kings 18:26-28]

..a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling in the tombs, and no man now could bind him, not even with chains.... And he was always day and night in the monuments and in the mountains, crying and cutting himself with stones. [Mark 5:2-5]

In closing we recommend a careful review of a document that we published back in the year 1995: RELIGIOUS ASCETICISM [Self Mortification] - The Serious Consequences of its Abuse - A Survey

May each and every one of you have a Blessed, thus, fruitful Lent.



Published on February 20th, 2012

From (Mr.) IW @ US

Jesus teaches us that when we do charity, it should be in secret - so that only God sees it. And that when we do 'your left hand should not know what your right hand is doing'.

To me, this means that it should be a natural response to the need of my brothers and sisters. Not a pre planned event, posed for the cameras..... or school course credit....  or peer approval.... or a tax deduction.

The other day we had a very heavy snowfall and I spent hours digging out. When I went to dig out my car, I found that some kind soul had gone to great effort to dig it out. So that I could back the car out of the spot. As the town snowplows would have left about 12" of snow (thus plowing me in), whomever did this charity went to a lot of trouble. I do not know who did it; but I thank God for their kindness and pray for their soul(s).

Last night - to "put my money where my mouth is" I gathered up some random food items (bread, meat, rice, beans, cereal, milk, canned goods), and left them at the door of a family which is poor (1). I am poor myself. But as nobody is lifting a finger of their own to help them (noting the condition of their home), I felt moved to be that 'finger'. So they got a "care package' at 3 AM when it was 6 ºF. (2)

I did not even want to mention this to you - as I am not seeking praise or a pat on the head! But I do want to show that even an amputee living on less then $1000 per month can do very tangible charity for their brothers.

From observation, I note the 'great men of business' in the community are constantly being lauded and praised for their "charity' (which is always token, self-serving, and for photo-ops). Yet I know that if I, or the members of that poor family, were to ask them politely for $20 for food, we would be told.... a stream of obscenities.

IW
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(1) The family consists of an elderly, hunchbacked lady and her two grown sons, plus their children. All living in a house which desperately needs care. In addition, I know that the local corrupt cops have harrassed them without mercy about parking, etc.
(2) I did not want them to see me or know who gave them the food. All they need know is that it came from God, via another human.


A. Thank you for sharing this very uplifting experience with all of us. In this vat of thick black ink humanity is submerged now, a bright light is most welcome, appreciated and useful to encourage others to ignore the darkness and strive for the Light.

A NOTE to our readers: We know Mr. I(nitials) W(ithwheld) and have no doubt that the experience related is accurate. We are also positive that he did not share it with us with the spirit of "bragging".



Published on February 18th, 2012

From miguel de Portugal

On a February 14th post we stated: "The approved Rhythm Method  for birth control - is also an encroachment upon the Sovereignty of God, the only Master of Creation and only technically different than the other birth control methods" and promised that we would be clarifying and expanding on this issue in a future Private FYI&R post.

First: Why the issue of insisting that natural sexual intercourse be strictly related to reproduction?

So that it would not become a participant (and spectator, through pornography) "sport", as it has, degrading the creature created in the image of God to the level of just another animal as it was before God infused His Spirit in them. (1)

Second: What is the difference between the Rhythm Method and another Reproductive Blocker as the pill, for example?

Basically, with the Rhythm Method one has the opportunity to reduce natural sexual intercourse to a "sport" for a limited time only, as opposed to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

What to do about Reproduction Control then? Blessedly, the understanding of the theo-logic behind the situation allows certain options which may be compatible with the Divine Plans.

If natural sexual intercourse is not degraded to the level of a sport, and it is spiritually enriching by strengthening the spiritual and physical bond between husband and wife, appropriate precautions (2) may be taken without necessarily offending God.
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(1) For the theo-details on Creation visit  Creation vs Evolution - Part I and  Creation vs Evolution - Part II
(2) Notice that we have said "appropriate precautions" and not spelled them out because such an issue should be individually taken up with God on a case by case basis.  Said issue  will change as either  (or both)  spouse(s) grow closer to God.



Published on February 16th, 2012

From miguel de Portugal

It seems the St. James continues to call it "as it is" and, obviously, precious few have listened. Let us review today's Epistle:

My brothers and sisters, show no partiality as you adhere to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. For if a man with gold rings and fine clothes comes into your  assembly, and a poor person with shabby clothes also comes in, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say, "Sit here, please," while you say to the poor one, "Stand there," or "Sit at my feet," have you not made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil designs?

Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom that he promised to those who love him? But you dishonored the poor.

Are not the rich oppressing you? And do they themselves not haul you off to court?

Is it not they who blaspheme the noble name that was invoked over you? However, if you fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. [Jas 2:1-9]

When St. James says "Is it not they who blaspheme the noble name that was invoked over you?" he is referring to those who claim to be Christians (1) and trample over most (if not all) of the core teachings of Jesus Christ.

It should be obvious, from this and innumerable Biblical texts, why applied Christianity has failed miserably. It has been applied wrong, most specially by those who were chosen to Evangelized the world.(2)  Applied true Christianity would yield a Paradise like state.
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(1) This statement, of course, DOES NOT refer to those who acknowledge their shortcomings and are, in all sincerity, trying to overcome them and live the Words of Jesus. God has a very special "spot in His Heart" for them. Remember, it is not "how holy we may be" but "how hard we try to measure up to His Word".
(2) We are not only talking Roman Catholic leadership. We are talking about all of them!



Published on February 14th, 2012

From miguel de Portugal

Regarding the political storm associated with the coverage of birth control in the health insurance policies of Catholic work places....

This onslaught against President Obama has far more to do with getting an Opus Dei man in the White House than any moral issue. In any case, we do not feel that no one within the Roman Catholic Church Administration (1) has the moral standing to "preach morality", until being proven otherwise on a case by case basis.

As if we needed more examples than those of 1600 years of immoralities and abuses.... All five of the senior US bishops who are making strategy against Obama's contraceptive mandate have been part of the Scandal Cover-up. (2)

Let us remind our readers than most - hierarchy and layman - who are so incensed about the health insurance policy issue, approve abortion under certain conditions as well as the Rhythm Method for birth control, not to mention "just wars".

    (a) Abortion - under any circumstance - is an encroachment upon the Sovereignty of God, the only Master of Life and Death, and carries serious spiritual consequences.
    (b) The approved Rhythm Method (3) for birth control - is also an encroachment upon the Sovereignty of God, the only Master of Creation and only technically different than the other birth control methods.
    (c) "Just wars" - A license to kill? Is the "Thou shalt not kill" an optional Commandment? Then, why not, "Just abortions"?

There are no loop holes available to bypass Divine Plans and "get away with it" we assure, no, we promise you.

There has been no change since Christianity became the religion of the World (4), when it became the Imperial Religion under Constantine, and ceased being the religion established by our Lord Jesus Christ to assist the children of God in their journey Home.

Once again we remind our readers: Do not let this lot of undesirables ruling the Roman Catholic Church interfere with your living the Catholic Faith which, as have said and written many times (5), is the most complete faith available to man.

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(1) Our position on the Roman Catholic Church Administrators
(2) Source
(3) We will be clarifying and expanding on this in a future Private FYI&R post.
(4) The religion of the world is not the same as the World's Religion
(5) Our position on the pristine Catholic Faith



This unedited YouTube video (1).... is the best and most moving graphical representation that "a face" really means nothing and that only those who truly have the "ears that can hear" will be able to discern the truth.

Although this brief video has been viewed over thirteen million times, it was the first time for miguel de Portugal. We highly recommend it for the powerful messages it delivers - including that: For and with God, ALL is possible.
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(1) The Video




Published on February 12th, 2012

From (Mr.) Zsolt Boszormenyi @ Budapest, Hungary

Let me introduce our services. The Hungarian National Association of Radio Distress-Signalling and Infocommunications (RSOE) operates Emergency and Disaster Information Service (EDIS) within the frame of its own website which has the objective to monitor and document all the events on the Earth which may cause disaster or emergency.
Our service is using the speed and the data spectrum of the internet to gather information. We are monitoring and processing several foreign organisation's data to get quick and certified information.

The EDIS website operated together by the General-Directorate of National Disaster Management (OKF) and RSOE, in co-operation with the Crisis Management Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides useful information regarding emergency situations and their prevention.

Extraordinary events happening in Hungary, Europe and other areas of the World are being monitored in 24 hours per day. All events processed by RSOE EDIS are displayed near real time - for the sake of international compatibility. (1)

To ensure clear transparency all events are categorized separately in the RSS,XML, CAP directory (e.g. earthquake, fire, flood, landslide, nuclear event, tornado, vulcano).  (1)

Beside the official information, with the help of special programs nearly 9-1000 internet press publications will be monitored and the publication containing predefined keywords will be processed. However, these "news" cannot be considered as official and reliable information, but many times we have learnt critical information from the internet press. We are screening the incoming information and storing in a central database sorted by category.

ZB

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(1) ALERT Map



Published on February 10th, 2012

From (Mrs.) JCK @ US-Philippines

Thank you most profoundly for your kind words regarding the Filipinos' faith, Don Miguel. And thank you for your prayers and blessings for the Philippines and my family, as well.
 
I just heard some news that according to the U.N., the Philippines was the worst hit area in the world, based on the number of fatalities and the number of natural calamities recorded in 2011:
 
1. Philippines - 33
2. China - 21
3 United States - 19
4. India - 11
5. Indonesia - 11
6. Mexico - 10
7, Guatemala - 7
8. Japan - 7
9. Brazil - 6
10. Bangladesh - 5
11. Nigeria - 5
12. Peru - 5
13. Thailand - 5
 
May the Good Lord grant your other ardent prayers and wishes!

JCK

A.
Your kind words and prayers are greatly appreciated.

Our prayers continue to accompany the innocent who, throughout the world, continue to suffer as the result of our collective greed and inequity towards the weak.

A complete betrayal to what our Lord Jesus Christ taught us, and which most Christians, with a straight face, claim they do.


In case you have not heard.....  Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for a new world order of justice-seeking nations, to replace the existing Western-dominated liberal status quo. (1)

President Ahmadinejad made the remarks at the inauguration ceremony of the 2nd International Conference on Hollywoodism and Cinema in Tehran on Thursday.

The Iranian chief executive stated that the world's dominant powers deliberately bully the smaller nations, who are not in conflict with one another, thereby creating artificial problems between them.
 
President Ahmadinejad also pointed out that this new world order needs to be all-inclusive, and not be dominated by any particular single nation.

At least 48 foreign scholars from France, the US, Canada, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Tunisia, Italy, Egypt, Russia, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Palestine and the UK are taking part in the conference.

miguel de Portugal comments:  When we wrote the following part of our letter (2) of July 1995 to the then Spokesman for Pope John Paul II, Dr. Joaquí­n Navarro-Valls....

Dr. Navarro-Valls, for ease of communication, following is a list of the major groups whose objective is to "save the world".

Within the top echelons of the Roman Catholic Church

1. Those who embrace Marxist ideologies and their derivatives. Exemplified best by those who espouse the Theology of Liberation in its literal and not theologically purest form.

2. The super-Catholics who have programmed their inner self to: (a) pursue elitism = collective egocentrism; and (b) establish a power base built on money, while adjusting their appearance to radiate piety.

Outside the Roman Catholic Church

1. The non-God oriented Jews. Like the ones who crucified our Lord.

2. The super-Christians. The Bible-thumping, Fire and Brimstone preaching TelEvangelist. Their interest in the salvation of souls can only be measured in dollars and cents.

3. Zhirinovsky and other neofascists/neonazis and their behind the scenes associates.

4. The One World Order group. Now visibly headed by M. Gorbachev, A. Blair and Former President Bush.

5. The non-God oriented Muslims. The violent extremists.

[None of the World Economic and Military powers are listed because they are controlled by one or more of the above groups.]

....we had no idea how or when a Muslims entity was going to manifest its intentions to save the world via a New World Order, but obviously God did.  Now we all do!

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(1) News Report-1
(2) News Report-2
(3) The full letter



Watch for the date of the next post on the Divine Encouragement page.



Published on February 8th, 2012 

From miguel de Portugal

We have received what seems to be a frequent question amongst people of faith and which can be resumed as follows:  "How can I turn away from the world and toward God?"

The answer, believe it or not, is brutally simple: Function in the world in accordance to the Divine Laws.

I can say it with absolute certainty because I lived it for six years. Within Corporate America, from riches to rags and then back to riches before my Fiat to God. As it should be expected from anything from God: It can be done and the fruits keep overflowing the basket.

The problem is that very few people trust God enough to do as He says. Instead, they get lost in a myriad of philosophical musings which lead to nowhere, at best, or more confusion, at worst.

The key is to "Function in the world in accordance to the Divine Laws" not to be seen by others, as some sects within the Catholic Church function, but strictly to please God - alone or with an audience of a 1,000.

I could write pages upon pages with concrete examples, but we do not have the time for it. Either the Holy Spirit shows to each reader that what we state above, in His Name, is true or you will not believe it even if we published my memoirs on-line.

That you do not have enough faith to do it? Not a problem! Ask Him for more faith - Only God can grant it; no one else!


Published on
February 7th, 2012 


From (Mrs.) IW @ US

In response to my earlier statement "Some day Fr. J will establish a new order for lay people", you stated: "It is too late for that now".

I know there is no time left for him to establish an order now. But I am under the impression that those who survive what is coming may still need to be evangelized in the New Era. Am I completely mistaken?

I do agree, there is no time for it now, in this current era. Soon good priests will have to go into hiding, and there will be many martyrs.

It is heartbreaking. But I know their reward will be glorious.

IW

A. It is best not to plan for the "New Era", but imperative to plan for the conclusion of the End of These Times.

As we have explained elsewhere, the events we know as Noah's Flood will pale when compared with what awaits the world - and it is around the corner. Meditate on this and you will agree on how futile it is to even try to plan for then.

The focus now should be in supporting, encouraging and even protecting, in whichever ways are possible, the few priests (and even fewer members of the Hierarchy) who want to serve God as God intends, and deserves, to be served.

In this manner the dispensation of valid Sacraments now, to assist the few who will navigate through the End of These Times, will be assured.

As for the plans for the "New Era" - Relax! They are already in place and God Will reveal them when the true remnant get to that point.  

Thank you for the opportunity to clarify this matter.

Be at peace... All Is Indeed Well!



Published on February 3rd, 2012   [First Friday of the Month]

From miguel de Portugal

There will not be any new postings on this page for a several days.

Watch for the date of the next post on the Divine Encouragement page which, God Willing, will continue to be posted every other day.

Do not forget that the First Saturday of the Month  will be, tomorrow, on February 4th.



Published on February 2nd, 2012 [Presentation of The Lord (Candlemas)]

From miguel de Portugal

We will now try to offer the second part of the response to Mr. IW (see January 31st post).

Exactly what does God mean when He says: "Speak to me by allowing all your heart to be exposed to me" ?

We will use a very human parallel to illustrate His meaning.

Imagine that you have a serious emotional problem and decide to go to a psychiatrist. You then pour your soul out (or so you think) to him, but no progress is made. Week after week, dollar after dollar, yet.... nothing.

Why? Because the problem which is causing such emotional disturbance is buried so deep within you that you are not even aware it exists. A case of "Internal Denial".

Unless that hidden and festering problem is brought upon the table, all that you will accomplish is augment the net worth of your psychiatrist.

Depending on how well the issue(s) is buried, your psychiatrist will never be able to find it and your problem will not be resolved.

With God is not much different.  Even though He knows with great detail all that is hidden in our souls, He will not violate our free will, thus, He must act as if that problem does not exist.... until He has an "in" to the "problem storage"; an "in" that only you can give. Here is the problem: Being a case of "Internal Denial", how can you give God an "in" if you (want to) believe that all is already on the table.

How can you - anyone - break down that barrier so that God can truly establish a meaningful and healing communication with you? Only having enough trust in God that you could pass the Rope Test. (1)

Once you reach that level of trust in God, He will help you open your heart completely to Him. Whatever lied buried in you subconscious, whether real or imagined, can now be brought to the proverbial table and, through His Grace, be dealt with it once and for all.

You probably noticed that we wrote "whether real or imagined" - and this is why. The occupant(s) of those "Filters" (2) we spoke about in another document, can lead you to believe that you - the original soul that goes with your original body - have some despicable traits, desires and/or inclinations. This imposed-upon-you virtual faults may trouble you so deeply that the "burying it/them into the subconscious" process starts. Therefore, there may be some real issues but also virtual issues, yet, your subconscious cannot separate/properly identify them. Only God can.

Like a physical infection, a buried psychological/spiritual infection, without treatment, will fester. It could even cause death as the result of a suicidal act.

Once all is placed upon "the table" and presented to God, one will quickly find out which are the real issues that one must deal with and which are the "Filter- imposed" issues which, once exposed for what they are, will flee just like darkness flees when a bright light is allowed in a dark environment. Amazingly enough, many times there were no real issues - only phantom issues brought in by demonic entities.

All of this can be avoided, as we stated above, through a complete trust in God; a God to whom we can expose the deepest recesses of our souls with the certainty that He will help us deal with them - whether real or imagined - and not shame us.

There is a less damaging situation which can also block our interaction with God: a limited and specific case of Internal Denial.

Let's assume that we just do not want to take this or that action/step, yet we claim that we will defer to the Will of God. Our negativism about such action/step may be so strong that even if God screamed at us, we would not hear Him.

Once we acknowledge that possibility, and we give God a free hand to expose our "sham", then He will use whatever is most convenient at the time to confirm to us that whatever we do not want to do, is indeed His Will. Once He does that, our resistance and doubts vanish into thin air and, amazingly enough, we then want to do that which we were refusing to do before.

miguel has had many experiences like that and can testify to the positive results of that procedure.

Let us all give God a chance! It will make Him immensely happy.
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(1) The Rope Test
(2) The Filters


From (Mr.) IW @ US

Does President Obama have the protection of Heaven to ensure that he remains in office, in the way that Clinton did?

I think you have said not, but I wished to confirm this. This would be a different matter from Obama's nomination and election and inauguration  in 2008/2009, which at the time you said was an expression of God's perfect will in that election/transition.

IW

A. The straight answer is a simple: "No protection", and neither did former George W. Bush have it. However, it would wise to explain this better before you draw the wrong conclusions.

The full answer should be:

Although God moved miguel to act on behalf of Clinton even before his election - actions which got him elected - and thereafter, keeping him in the White House, in spite of being impeached (1), God only moved miguel twice to contact former President Bush at the very first of his Presidency (both letters are on line).

In the President Bush's case, miguel gathered that the intention was to fulfill the requirements of Divine Mercy so that "no complaints" would be entertained at a later time. No "If I'd only known!" excuse would be accepted by God.

In the President Obama's case: Only one communication was sent at the beginning of his term, and no more. Probably for the same reason.

miguel cannot say whether he will contact President Obama before the elections or not - since it is not for him to say nor decide.

When miguel says that he is just "a gofer" for God, he is not trying to be cute. Well informed? You bet! But act only upon Divine request.

Who is like unto God? That is something that miguel has very, very clear.
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(1) Thus delaying the establishment of the New World Order by ten years.


Published on January 31st, 2012 [Feast of St. John Bosco]

From (Mrs.) IW @ US

My heart is troubled by a request from Heaven which is difficult for me, as quieting my soul in meditation is difficult. Would you enlighten me on the true meaning of: "Speak to me by allowing all your heart to be exposed to me"!

Difficulty getting to the "center" and emptying out all else.

Would so appreciate any suggestion.

Time is getting short.

IW

A. We will respond to your very valid question on a two step basis. Today, we shall give you some background information to ponder about. Then, God Willing, on a future post we will complete the response.

Denial - about which we have spoken much - varies in magnitude and type.

Magnitude of Denial: A human may be totally free of a state of denial or be in complete denial. Most individuals find themselves somewhere in the 30 to 70 % range of such scale.

Type of Denial: Denial may be external or internal. A typical external denial would be a wife who knows, and admits to herself, that her husband is being unfaithful, yet does not admit that to anyone.

Using the same example.... Internal denial would be that she refused to acknowledge to herself the reality that her husband is being unfaithful to her.

In this example, there will certainly be no hope for the situation if she were in internal denial, while there would certainly be hope in solving the problem if the denial in question is merely external.

Now, ponder that in your heart and we are sure that when we publish Part II, all will become crystal clear to you.


From miguel de Portugal

On our January 29th post we stated: More on David's violation of two key Commandments coming soon.

We shall do that today for the Glory of God and, we pray, for the benefit of our readers.

On chapter 12 of the Second Book of Samuel we see how God used the prophet Nathan to cause David to pass judgment and dictate sentence against himself. Thus:

[5] And David's anger being exceedingly kindled against that man, he said to Nathan: As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this is a child of death. [6] He shall restore the ewe fourfold, because he did this thing, and had no pity. [7] And Nathan said to David: Thou art the man.

then...

[13] And David said to Nathan: I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said to David: The Lord also hath taken away thy sin: thou shalt not die. [14] Nevertheless, because thou hast given occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, for this thing, the child that is born to thee, shall surely die.

before that, God had also said....

[10] Therefore the sword shall never depart from thy house, because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Urias the Hethite to be thy wife. [11] Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thy own house, and I will take thy wives before thy eyes I and give them to thy neighhour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. [12] For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing in the sight of all Israel, and in the sight of the sun.

and so it happened that another of David's son, Absalon went to war against his father.

As we pray and hope that you have heard us say often:  Just because one receives absolution after the Sacrament of Reconciliation, it does not mean that the penitent is "home free". The sins have been forgiven, but reparation must be made. David violated two of the Ten Commandments; enough for an Eternal death sentence, yet that sentence was commuted because of his acknowledgment and repentance.... but restitution had to be made.

That is exactly what was meant by "The Lord also hath taken away thy sin: thou shalt not die." and then "Therefore the sword shall never depart from thy house ... Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thy own house, and I will take thy wives before thy eyes I and give them to thy neighhour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing in the sight of all Israel, and in the sight of the sun.

The only way that the level of reparation required by Divine Justice can be reduced, and even completely erased, is by the generous application of Divine Mercy. However, Divine Mercy cannot be "picked up" at the local supermarket; not even at the very high end establishments for the rich. The only way that we can hope (we have no rights to it; we can only hope for it) to obtain some Mercy to reduce our debt to Heaven is to....

Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.(*) [Luke 6:36]

Which is clearly explained by Paul...   

And be ye kind one to another; merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ. [Eph. 4:32]

Brethren, once again we remind one and all: Make sure that you have enough oil for your lamps [Matt. 25:1-13] because if you do not, there will not be any Mercy forthcoming to you when the bridegroom shows up.
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(*)  Remember, that means that we must sincerely strive to be merciful as our Father is merciful because, by definition, no one can be "as God Is". satan and his cohorts tried, and you know what their fate was.





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