Nine days before Pentecost I prayed a novena to the Holy Spirit each day. In the middle of the night after the Pentecost Liturgy I woke up suddenly at 1:30 AM. It seemed as if the Holy Spirit was speaking to me in my heart.
Since I believe that these are true, I am placing them before the reader. However, it is important that you know that in the tradition of the Roman Catholic
Church of which I am a member, there is no obligation to believe in the validity of any visions or words, audible or “in the heart.” Such phenomena come under the title “Private Revelation.” Approval of such by Vatican authorities means only that they contain no doctrinal errors or viewpoints dangerous to the faith, not that they are considered to be certainly from God. In any case, private revelation never has the status of Biblical Revelation. For example, Catholics are not required to believe the messages given even in approved apparitions such as those at Lourdes or Fatima.
“Tomorrow leave our familyforever and go to Jerusalem!” And both of these also differ greatly from ones such as “Tell, the world, the second coming will be in the year 2000!”
Another important note: there are at least two types of visions given to humans: 1) apparitions – these are experienced as outside of the viewer, just as we see natural objects and the people around us.
2) interior visions – these we see within the mind but they are strong, strong images, not like floating, fleeting images from memory or imagination. The same distinctions can be made between audible words that sound as if coming from without, and words inaudible to the ear but seeming to form themselves within the mind.
Here is the web-site version in English and Spanish): God alone is enough!
Nada te turbe;
nada te espante;
todo se pasa;
Dios no se muda,
todo lo alcanza.
Quien a Dios tiene,
nada le falta.
May nothing disturb you!
May nothing astonish you.
God does not go away.
can attain anything.
He who has God within,
does not lack anything.
God alone is enough!
To prepare for eternity we want you to appreciate the beauty of creation and life even more, but also to relax your grip on it. Let yourself be wafted a little bit above everything, as if you were levitating.
About the Moral Law
“Straight is the gate and narrow the way….” (Matthew 7:14)
Sin seems like liberation but turns to dust. You experienced this. In these times on the globe there is a clearer understanding of this because of the publicly viewed excesses and catastrophic penalties in the flesh. The hope of joy in procreative marital sex has been veiled because of divorce where the children can become pawns. So, the young people don’t feel the secure nest.
There is need for strong open witness about the brambles on the strayed path
and the goodness of the straight path. This is being done in some contemporary
Christian teaching on chastity, where the witnesses are open about their experience. You need freedom in the Spirit to be honest… for the sake of liberation from a society as crazed on this as the pagan societies I preached to.
To be chaste people have to cleave to Jesus as I did with passionate constant prayer.