Suffering is the result of sin, yet we blame everything and everyone for suffering except the true culprits: ourselves. Most often we comply with Satan’s will instead of God’s Will, either by default or by deliberation. Then we complain, curse and even blaspheme when we suffer as a result, displacing blame from its true locus: ourselves. Others also suffer as a result of sin, albeit in reparation (more…)
“Before sharing my thoughts on the book I want to mention that I am not going to state my belief or lack of belief in the narratives described in this book. Each person who reads the book can decide for him or herself whether or not he or she believe the words contained therein. It is not my place to judge either way and I will leave my comments to the actual content of the book.
“Having said that, The Divine Family is a short (84 pages), beautifully written book that describes the Archangels Michael and Rafael, the Blessed Virgin and Jesus. It also describes Satan and vividly points out that hell is very real and that (more…)
The question was posed, “Is Hell only for Satan and demons?” The correct answer is, “No.” Hell is also for those human beings who, out of their own free-will choice, select to continue rejecting God and His mercy right up to the moment of their death. Any individual who dies in a state of mortal (deadly) sin – even only one such sin – will end up in Hell. This is immutable and is the incontrovertible teaching (more…)
Every time we successfully resist Satan and his minions by our Father’s grace, we decrease the time allotted to Satan, to wreak havoc on earth, and grow in our journey toward holiness. Every time, therefore, that we resist the prince of darkness and of this world, we save souls which would otherwise be lost.
FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER
Jesus Christ and Satan
You came in my dining room late that Tuesday morning, standing over six feet tall and dressed simply in Joseph’s striped, multicolored tunic (Gn 37:3). You came as the God-man who had walked on earth and it was the only time You appeared wearing Joseph’s tunic. You came seconds after Satan relentlessly attempted to throttle me with his claw-like hands as he yelled, “Renege! Renege!” in his raucous voice livid with fury and hate, while two demons grabbed me from either side and attempted to drag me down with them into the desolate abyss which leads to Hell – the place to which I had condemned myself for years on end. You came even though I had not specifically asked (more…)
Let us pray for all those who do not want to return to God our Almighty Father. Many do not want to return to Him and His Heart, His most beautiful and tender Divine Heart, is pierced with great and profound sorrow at their loss. Our Father loves them with all His might despite everything they do. Yet they do not want to return, preferring to remain lost; far away, very far away, from His tender (more…)
FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER
Two of the most beautiful beings ever created by God our Father are His archangels Michael and Raphael. These two archangels are as different in character as they are similar in nature. Archangel Michael appears as short, stocky and fierce – a typical warrior, whereas Archangel Raphael appears as very tall, elegant and quiet – ‘stately’ is the word that comes to mind when attempting to describe Raphael. Both Michael and Raphael appear as translucent, especially with regard to both their countenances and beings, since they are robed in Our Father’s Splendor; His very own Divine Light. (more…)