What it means to test the spirits is quite the subject. There are so many explanations on this one subject. There are different branches to the same tree that stretch into various territories. There are two types of people who engage in this behaviour. The first is well-read in the fathers of the Church but … Continue reading Don’t Test The Spirits Too Hard
False repentanceAs the tree is known by its fruit, so also is repentance. A sign of false repentance is when repentance takes place involuntarily, out of necessity, without pain and grief of heart, without contrition and feeling, without sighing and tears. Such repentance was shown by Pharaoh, who repented at every plague which came to … Continue reading What False Repentance Looks Like
Unless you've been commanded by the Lord to go out and testify to all (like Vassula, Fatima Medjugorje etc etc) it is probably better for you to remain quiet about what took place. I won't talk about testing of the spirits as you've probably already encountered this advice. It may be in the beginning you … Continue reading Advice For Those Given Private Revelations Or Gifts By God Who Are Struggling Having To Keep Hush About It.
I'm no spiritual director but every now and again I'll will have someone approach me looking either for some spiritual direction in their lives or to tell me their problems. It depends on the person but most of the time I ask them when the last time they went confession. I tell them to go … Continue reading Why I Tell People To Go To Confession Before Offering Advice
Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay It has been some time ago but for months I had this unexplained pain in my back. I went to work with it every day and simply limped until I could bear it no longer. I went to see the Doctor. He lay me on the table and pushed … Continue reading Doctor Of My Soul
Image by Bessi from Pixabay See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.Matthew:6:28-29 Take a look at the Rose. It never gets depressed. It doesn't get envious of anyone. It will … Continue reading Be Like The Rose And Become King Of Your Castle
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay It depends upon the country but I notice that Catholics are always reading the wrong types of books. In America books on explaining the faith, known as apologetics, is very popular. Lots of theologians are raking in the money profiting from these books and I can see why. Americans are … Continue reading Dear Catholics You’re Reading All The Wrong Books
Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay I had a short conversation today with an Italian woman on social media. It was under a video posted of addicts to drugs acting crazy. The editor decided to make fun of the situation by putting dance music to their actions. I commented that I didn't like the video … Continue reading He Made His Bed Let Him Lie In It. He Chose This Way Of Life So. . .