Missions, Family Healings,
by Michael H. Brown, a booklet
compilation, overview and close look at the growing claims
that family lines can be plagued by problems caused by
spirits that come down through the generations -- leading to
illness, distress of many sorts, and inexplicable family
tendencies! Yet something that a number of priests -- citing
Scripture -- claim can be cast away through recognition of
the problems, partaking of the sacraments, and diligent
prayer. Included is an extremely powerful prayer of
deliverance, a family healing prayer, and the blessing for
use of sacramental salt! May your family be blessed by it!
TAKE LIFE IN MEDITATIONS OF SILENCE AND DON'T AIM FOR FRENZY OF EXCITEMENT AS MUCH AS JOY
Don't aim for excitement when you should be aiming for joy. Do you choose thrills over happiness? Do you prefer what's loud over what is quiet? Have you ever thought of the difference?
From time to time, most of us prefer quick excitement; too often. We look for what titillates. We look for that rush of adrenalin. It even becomes our goal. We go for what is a flash in the pan -- what is sudden and intense and fleeting (quicksilver) -- instead of happiness -- joy -- that's lasting.
Like quicksilver (the substance at the back of a mirror), it is backwards; it can be a self-centered illusion. Don't confuse excitement with contentment.
Oh, it has its place. There are good excitements; it is great, perhaps, for the right reason, to be thrilled; but overall, we should not be thrill-seeking. We should avoid frenzy. We should avoid screaming and cheering that becomes raucous loudness. We should avoid gushers that can go out of control.
Joy is what brings contentment (and health) to the soul!
And often it is to be found in what is quiet.
The antidote to the rush of adrenalin and the carnality of life is in what is wordless.
"Silence is a sword in the spiritual struggle," wrote Saint Faustina Kowalska of Divine Mercy renown. "A talkative soul will never attain sanctity. The sword of silence will cut off everything that would like to cling to the soul. We are sensitive to words and quickly want to answer back, without taking any regard as to whether it is God's Will that we should speak.
"A silent soul is strong," she continued. "No adversities will harm it if it perseveres in silence. The silent soul is capable of attaining the closest union with God. It lives almost always under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. God works in a silent soul without hindrance."
Silence is power. Step back instead of reacting so hastily to adversity (unless an emergency). Discipline is the key. Remember that we rarely regret what we did not say; remember also that we rarely retain the pleasure of frenzy -- whereas, joy is ours to replay, even unto eternity.
Have you ever meditated on the power of silence -- especially when so much news whirls around us? Have you ever looked back on your life and noticed the way a crisis or conflict may have been averted by practicing reserve? Have you ever "fasted" from impulsiveness (and seen the fruits)? Quick triggers shoot randomly and miss their targets.
Meditate as did St. Faustina when she wrote:
"Oh day most solemn, oh day of brightness, when the soul will know God in His omnipotence and drown totally in His Love, knowing the miseries of exile are o'er.
"Oh happy day, oh blessed day, when my heart will burn for You with fire eternal. For even now I feel Your Presence, though through the veil.
"Through life and death, oh Jesus, You are my rapture and my delight.
"Oh day, of which I dreamed through all my life, for it is You alone Whom I desire. You are the One and only of my heart; all else is naught.
"Oh day of delight, day of eternal bliss, God of great majesty, my beloved Spouse, You know that nothing will satisfy a virgin heart. On Your tender Heart I rest my brow."
[resources Divine Mercy In My Soul]
[also: The God of Miracles and The Other Side]
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