The four of us started to pray together and spending time as friend’s . I do not think you could find four more disparate creatures.y. We all had one thing in common our histories we were extremely sinful and I would not hesitate to say we between us had broken all of the seven deadly sins. I mean that before you all jump to a conclusion as catholics do, in gossip and thought, we never committed all the sins each, just the seven between us.
This gossip and thought often does and in this case was a searing definite proof of Christ’s words, very few see any good in local prophets. Eventually killed to be a culmination of something that was to have been good for so many., and I write without fear of the dismissal that will follow, so good for the Church. Why did we or were we called together to pray. Many locally were not interested in this question or of asking it of themselves. Why do Catholics fear to ask and to study circumstances that arise spiritually? Why is it always the loud mouthed in parishes that have, with the most envious attitudes at competition, look upon fellow parishioners with disdain and then quite literally blaspheme the work of the Holy Spirit? Ihey are without a shadow of doubt spiritually envious re-committing Eves sin in essence they claim they know more than God and this is normal in the Church today. I they dismiss and encourage their followers to do likewise by denying I mean the complete works that prayer gives rise to in a soul and can be seen if one asks Him for help in comprehending all the circumstances that His work demonstrates. The signs He really scatters amongst us rather like a Gardener sowing seeds, harrowing the land to make it sprout the goodness that feeds us; in this case spiritually. He casts, as the saying goes, bread upon the troubled spiritual waters of our lives. Why not, because of our thoughts, so full of conceit about our state. I pose this question would not a truly providential God, such as ours, constantly remind us of His Presence around us and especially for those who through a proper union in the sacraments have in Him them?
So why were the four of us picked? Did we, in some way, volunteer through prayers and humble supplication? For myself I could never stand others in pain, whether it was through bullying by mental abuse; too infirm to do anything for themselves, sick or in pain. Therefore, I prayed to be able to help in anyway. I watched in my parish church as an altar boy as a woman cried as she received Holy Communion and asked to do the same. It started in a small way at the sixth station of the cross as I cried with Veronica as she dried the spit and blood off Christ’s face. I knew I should be as brave as she was then and face the howling mob to be His friend. For one of the others she offered to take upon herself Christ’s suffering for others if He healed her of hers. For another her loneliness was such she was constantly in prayer for others and she asked for it to be eased, that is her loneliness. She prayed for a little person she loved who needed help constantly and she is still able to hold this child close to her heart. She is very much in demand for companionship by others. I do not think the realization of the answer has occurred to her. The last was tormented by her past life the state of her husband and her children, the state of the Church and the priesthood, which even as a little girl when she asked why so many profess Catholicism and act the opposite. She grew disenchanted as a young girl at the answers given by priests who passed off her simple question, “Why do they?”
As I will tell you every one of our prayers were answered in a way that was apropos. Our prayers were blessed and we were given the opportunity to do something about it. I was shown how to practice fortitude in the face of what I saw as a howling mob all catholic by the way. One suffered the same pains as the ones we prayed over, even pains for injuries they did not know they had. One’s loneliness vanished and she lost her fear for the time being of dogs, people, and open spaces.
All sorts of people asked for prayers and healings of all sorts took place.
I do not write this in a whiny, querulous frame of mind, neither as a prayer for justice. I know God takes care of all things in His Time and patience is the answer. At what am I angry with those who allow temptation and then pride to dismiss God’s work? All of the healings our prayers obtained are still valid. The grace of God upholds them I also know that some of the cures we thought we wanted were not what God intended and from conversations after I could see why. In some cases, it was a preparation for one or two to enter, to go through the gateway into eternal life. It was chance to change. Again, I remind you of the Prayer I received a little later. The hero of Fatima prayer that gave those who heard it a chance to know of the view of God upon their souls at the moment in time so awful and frightening that on most occasions He had nothing to give them.
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