MARY, OUR MOTHER

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Love God, Love One Another: "See With the Eyes of God" by Rita Ring, April 25, 1994

See With the Eyes of God

God's Blue Book III Cover

April 25, 1994 In front of St. James Church 6:00a.m.

Note: Birds were chirping, roosters were crowing and there was light around Our Lady.

R. "And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us." But I had reservations in my heart. I look with the eyes of disapproval on my brothers I do not even know. I size you up, my brother. I judge. I think I know why you should not be loved by me. Is this the devil, to not love someone I don't even know? How many times have I sized people up to see how truly beautiful they were. Oh, the eyes of man and the eyes of God! Do I reach with the eyes of God or am I stiff-necked and looking the other way, not even knowing why I turn my head from you, my brother? Are you old or small, or do I just look and don't like you? Are your clothes different from mine, your hair too thin, too puffy? Why did I decide you weren't my brother? Oh, Jesus, do I see at all?

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Featuring the Ten Secrets of Medjugorje (Day Two)

A new writing has been published on medjugorje.com

"The Ten Secrets of Medjugorje. Where We Stand"

Visit the link:

http://www.medjugorje.com/the-10-secrets/705-the-ten-secrets-of-medjugorje-where-we-stand-.html

or visit http://www.medjugorje.com

And remember today's Radio WAVE show with A Friend of Medjugorje

at 12:00 Noon (Central Time USA).

Visit the following link to listen to the show:

http://www.medjugorje.com/radio-wave/listen-live.html

In the Love of Our Lady,

Caritas of Birmingham/Medjugorje.com

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[MaryVitamin] St. Therese and Our Lady of the Smile

 
Mary Vitamin for September 30th
 
Topic: St. Therese and Our Lady of the Smile
The Blessed Virgin enthroned with the Infant C...

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Quote:
"All of a sudden the Blessed Virgin appeared beautiful to me, so beautiful that never had I seen anything so attractive; her face was suffused with an ineffable benevolence and tenderness, but what penetrated to the very depths of my soul was the ravishing smile of the Blessed Virgin. "
 
Meditation:
Throughout the following excerpt from Fr. Irala's book, Achieving Peace of Heart, one can also see the wisdom of St. Therese's"Little Way" which was full of small mortifications.  St. Therese tried to behave in a way opposite to the way she felt.
 
"In fear or anger the eyes become hard, staring, and blink scarcely at all. The road to victory in moments of irritation is to relax the eyes deliberately, blink often and try to smile with the eyes. In a state of emotion the voice tends to be hard and trembling. So, in a moment of wrath, you should keep quiet or answer very softly. Speak in a stronger tone of confidence when you feel fear, and in moments of sadness use a more animated tone of voice.  The Japanese have a more poetical expression: 'When the face smiles, the sun come out in the heart.' We should, then, relax and soften the lines of facial expression and unclench tense hands in emotional moments."
Father Narciso Irala, S.J, Achieving Peace of Heart, (Roman Catholic Books), 93.
St. Therese of Lisieux

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Resolution:
Today I will try to keep the thought of Our Lady's appearance to St. Therese in my mind. I will try to smile more and while doing this I will think of Our Lady's smile and how it had the curing effect upon St. Therese and penetrated to the depths of her soul. In this small way, I can try to bring the Immaculate to those around me.
 
Marian Vow:
Mother Teresa
"Make an effort to radiate joy, which is the fruit of the Spirit and a characteristic mark of the kingdom of God. God is joy. We have no reason to be unhappy. Christ, wanting to share his joy with the disciples, prayed that 'my joy may be in you and your joy be complete.' Jesus must have radiated joy and you should do the same, in your eyes, attitude, the way you walk, the way you listen, and your whole being."
Thirsting for God, (Servant Publications: 2000), 152.
 
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 
Thanks be to God for graces received.
 
Related sites: Castle of the Immaculate, MaryVitamin Twitter & AirMaria

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Persecution is Near



M A R K  M A L L E T T

–––S P I R I T U A L  F O O D  F O R  T H O U G H T–––


Persecution Is Near

St. Stephen the First Martyr

 

I HEAR in my heart the words that there is coming another wave.

In Persecution!, I wrote about a moral tsunami which struck the world, particularly the West, in the sixties; and now that wave is about to return to sea, to carry with it all who have refused to follow Christ and His teachings. This wave, though seemingly less tumultuous on the surface, has a dangerous undertow of deception. I have spoken more about this in these writings, my new book, and on my webcast, Embracing Hope.

A strong impulse came over me last night to go to the writing below, and now, to republish it. Since it is difficult for many to keep up to the volume of writings here, republishing the more important writings ensures that these messages are read. They aren’t written for my amusement, but for our preparation.

Also, for several weeks now, my writing Warning From the Past has been coming back to me time and again. I have updated it with yet another somewhat disturbing video.

Lastly, I recently heard another word in my heart: "The wolves are gathering."  This word only made sense to me as I re-read the writing below, which I have updated. 

Read more… »



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Christian response to radical Islam

Tribulation Times

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September 29, 2009  

(Rev 12:7-9) And there was a great battle in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought, and his angels. And they prevailed not: neither was their place found any more in heaven. And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world. And he was cast unto the earth: and his angels were thrown down with him.

GRAIGNAMANAGH - Angels 2

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FROM THE MAILBAG
VIA
CABIO.org: Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels

Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. Saint Michael is our protector; I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger. Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News; I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice and to teach me the truth. Saint Raphael is the healing angel; I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to Your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery. Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy angels, pray for us. Amen.

SPIRITUAL WARFARE IN THE HEADLINES

Filipinos witness Christianity in Muslim countries
Christians tempted to emigrate as Lebanon grows increasingly 'Islamized'
Iraqi Christians cry out to the world
Nigeria and Christian Martyrs

Biram church

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REVIEW: What Islam Isn't By: Dr. Peter Hammond

COMMENTARY: Christian response to radical Islam

"There is no peace in Islam," stated Hormoz Shariat, a former Iranian Muslim extremist who is now a pastor and dubbed the "Billy Graham of Iran" by some. "I ask Muslims, 'Do you have peace in your heart? Do you have peace in your relationship with God?' A Muslim is always worried about his relationship with God. They fear God. They are always fearful of what Allah will do to them.

"So Islam, even though it says it is a religion of peace, it is not," Shariat continued. "It has not brought peace to people's lives personally, to families, to relationships with others and with God."

The Iranian pastor advises Christians to see Muslims as God sees them – not with fear or hate as many view them because of the 9/11 attacks.

"So to love God is to love them," he said. "You have to get rid of hatred or fear. If you fear them, you won't approach them."

Shariat, who oversees the largest church of Iranian Muslim converts in the United States, says Islam is a religion of fear and the first thing he does when he talks to a Muslim is pray and fight the s

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pirit of fear in them.

The "Billy Graham of Iran" also said love is not in the Quran. He said he is joyful when angry Muslims call into his radio show to verbally abuse him because it is a great opportunity to show the love of Christ. While the Muslim is shouting at him, he said he would pray, love and bless the caller.

"Every time after such a call, Muslims would call and receive Christ," Shariat said. "They say this, 'We have been studying about Jesus, listening to the program, but we were not convinced. But the way you answered that man who is angry, we are now convinced that your Jesus is the way."

Ladder of Divine Ascent excerpt: Step 23- "On mad pride and unclean, blasphemous thought"

8. An arrogant man yearns after authority; for otherwise, as it were, he cannot, or rather, does not wish to perish utterly.   

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Love God, Love One Another: "See Each Person As a Gift from God" by Rita Ring, April 25, 1994

See Each Person As a Gift from God

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God's Blue Book III Cover

April 25, 1994 5:00a.m.

My child, do not fret or fume. Take this message for My beloved ones. When I died on the cross, I held not back. I, God, gave My all for you that you might be saved. I loved you so much. No one knows the things I tell you. I tell you with My emotion and tenderness. You must preach My intense love. No one will know how I am telling you. I let you experience some of My sadness and My suffering. I love you intently. All can have this intimacy with Me and know Me as a Person. They must spend time with Me in front of the tabernacle.

Do not be attached to any person, place or thing. You are here to promote My love and My love alone. Do not ever worry or fret. Turn every moment over to Me. Realize that each moment is only as it brings you closer to Me. Your job is very important to Me. You must live only for love of Me. Forget little details. Live only to promote My love. If your brother comes to you, help him, pray fo

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r My help and answer as I do in you. Nothing is a coincidence.

Pray the Prayer for Union with Me all day. Your greatest satisfaction should come from loving Me and your brothers. Spend time talking to your children about Me today. See each person as a gift given from God and love them. When you have any interaction with them, love them as I would. This is your calling from Me: to love your brothers. They are so dear to Me, each precious child. Tell them how I love them, how indeed precious they alone are to Me.

Pray to see with the eyes of God. I see not their bodies. I see not their money. I see them as the beautiful persons they are and I love them. If they are acting nastily, love them anyway. See them with the eyes of God. They were created with such specialness by My Father. No other person can take their place in My Heart. Lead your brothers back to Me with your love.

Love everyone. Do not love some and ignore some. They are all My precious ones! So you look, you see their hair, their clothes, their money. Don't do this, My beloved ones. See the creation of the God Who lives within them. See them as My precious ones for whom I died on the cross. I gave My blood that they might live. I want them to be drawn to My Sacred Heart. I died for them, too. How can you size up people and then cast them off? See with the eyes of God. Pray to love all your brothers. You cannot do this alone. I do not call you to a select membership into your club of friends. I call you to be brothers in Christ. You are all brothers. No one is to be excluded because of their skin color or their bank account. I call you, My beloved ones, to love of your brothers. If you love Me, you will love all your brothers.

You pray for the gift to love all with the eyes of God. Tend to your brothers. They are hurting. I call you, little ones, to love. I call you to act as I would act. Gentleness, kindness, love-no exclusion of any person! Be kind and loving to My beloved ones for Me. I shed My last drop of blood for them. Will you do this? Hard, you say. Love, I say. I see with the eyes of God. I do not see the gold. I do not see the self that glories in itself. I see the beautiful creature, created uniquely by the hand of My Father. I see that person as loved by Him and loved by Me and the Holy Spirit. I see the child that is mothered by My very own mother. I see your brother and I ask you to love your brother. If you love Me, you will love your brothers. How can you love Me, Whom you do not see, if you cannot love your brothers, whom you see?

Pray to love with My Heart. You cannot do it alone.

R. I say, "But Lord, I have to protect myself and my children," and He says, "You have to love. I will protect you. Your loving your brother may be the very thing that saves his soul. It is no little thing I call you to. It is essential. If you love Me, you will love your brothers. You will not love some. You will love all. Pray to see with My eyes. You are so blind! You see the exterior of your brothers. See the soul that needs to get to heaven! Preach My gospel by your love. Are you preaching the gospel that I do not like some of your brothers and cast others off, that I do not give them passes into My club of friends. I love them, each preciou

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s child created by My Father."

Jesus: "You will know they are Christians by their love." Do you love all your brothers? "But," you say, "Jesus, I just don't want to" and I say, "How can you say you love Me when I am calling you to this and you refuse Me and go about your stiff-necked ways?" You turn your head to some and turn your head from others. Oh, little ones, pray for My grace to love. Pray for My grace to see your brothers as your brothers in Christ. You spend half your life sizing up your friends and admitting them into your little club. I want all to read this message. You are all members of My club. You are My precious ones. Remember, you waste half your life letting some people into your circle and pushing others out of your circle. You do not even know how to love. You do this automatically. You don't want to love all your brothers. You want to love only the ones you let in. I call you to love your brothers. I gave the last drop of My blood for them, remember this! You spend much time in useless tasks, keeping track of how you have been offended, keeping track of who is accepted and who isn't. Then you call yourself Christ-like!

You must look to Me for your lessons on being Christ-like. I love every single person. I love every soul today. I would die for each precious one today. I exclude no man. You waste so much time doing senseless tasks that are so unloving. Pray to have Me open up your hearts. You do not even know how you offend Me. Pray to be Christ-like. Pray to love as I call you to love. Love is the key. You will learn to love from Me and Me alone. Come to Me and let Me open your hearts to the love of God. There is no club. You are all My chosen ones. I would die for each of you. I shed My blood for your brothers. Love them, all of them!

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[MaryVitamin] Our Lady, St. Michael and St. Francis

Mary Vitamin for September 29th
 
Topic: Our Lady, St. Michael  and St. Francis 
 
St Michael Raphael

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Quote:
St. Louis de Montfort
"Even St. Michael, as St. Augustine says, although the prince of the heavenly court, is the most zealous in honoring her and causing her to be honored, and is always anxiously awaiting the honor of going at her bidding to render service to some one of her servants."
True Devotion to Mary, (Tan Books: 1941), 5.
 
Meditation:
St. Francis of Assisi was a servant of Our Lady and completely dedicated to her honor. St. Francis was also very devoted to St. Michael the Archangel.  Two years before the death of the Seraphic Father, during his customary 40 day fast and time of retreat dedicated to St. Michael, St. Francis received the crowning event of his life: The Stigmata. 
1st half of 17th century

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St. Bonaventure relates in his biography of St. Francis,
"Early in the morning of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, as [St. Francis] was praying in a secret and solitary place on the mountain, he beheld a seraph, having six wings, all on fire, descending to him from the height of heaven ...
 
When he beheld this, he marvelled greatly, and his heart was filled with mingled joy and sorrow. ...
Saint Francis Recieving the Stigmata

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The vision, disappearing, left behind it a marvellous fire in his heart, and a no less wonderful sign impressed on his flesh. For there began immediately to appear in his hands and in his feet the appearance of nails ... When the lover of Christ had been transformed by his true love into his own image, having fulfilled the forty days which he had thus spent in solitude before the feast of the Archangel Michael, this angelical man, Francis, descended from the mount, bearing with him the image of the Crucified, engraven, not on tables of wood nor stone by the hand of the artificer, but written on his members of flesh by the finger of the living God."
 
Resolution:
It is very Marian and Franciscan to be devoted to the Archangel St. Michael. Today, I will pray the chaplet of St. Michael in honor of the Feast day of the Archangels and remember that St. Michael greatly desires the honor of Mary, the Mother of God. (If time is short today, I will only read the nine invocations.)
For the chaplet of St. Michael see below or http://www.miraclerosarymission.org/csm.htm
 
Marian Vow:
“[A] particular devotion to St. Michael the Archangel and all the Guardian Angels, our celestial and powerful protectors should be cultivated.”
Marian Seraphic Pathways, Constitutions #32
 
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 
Thanks be to God for graces received.
 
 
A Marian Chaplet of St. Michael
 
One Our Father and three Hail Marys with each salutation
 
1.     By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim, may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity of the Immaculate.
2.      By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim, may the Lord vouchsafe to grant us grace to leave the ways of wickedness to run in the paths of Christian perfection of the Immaculate
3.      By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones, may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of profound humility of the Immaculate
4.      By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions, may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions  in imitation of the Immaculate.
5.      By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers, may the Lord vouchsafe to protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil.
6.      By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues, may the Lord preserve us from evil and suffer us not to fall into temptation.
7.     By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities, may God fill our souls with a true spirit of  blind obedience of the Immaculate
8.      By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels, may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works, in imitation of the Immaculate in order that we may gain the glory of Paradise.
9.       By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels, may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted hereafter to eternal glory with the Immaculate

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"May the Lord grant all your prayers!" (Psalm 20)
Deacon John
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On the Ten Secrets of Medjugorje

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Beginning Today For the Next Nine Days

Medjugorje.com Will Be Featuring the 10 Secrets of Medjugorje

Something New Posted Everyday

Everyday a Radio WAVE Special will Air Live Online at 12:00 Noon
Central USA

Beginning Today September 29 - October 6

Medjugorje.com Featuring the Ten Secrets of Medjugorje

Go to:
http://www.medjugorje.com/medjugorje-today/current-information/703-ten-secrets-featured-september-29th-october-6th.html

In the Love of Our Lady,

Medjugorje.com

Operated by Caritas of Birmingham

P.S. Offer your petitions: Your petitions will be brought to
Mirjana's Apparition on October 2, the Day for Nonbelievers, To send
your petitions visit this link:
http://www.medjugorje.com/your-petition/send-petition.html


The 10 Secrets

This project has been released, but not through Medjugorje.com. In these next 9 days, there will be much more information presented, focusing on the 10 Secrets. Everyday beginning Tuesday, September 29, 2009, there will be a 30 minute Live Radio WAVE Program 12:00 Noon Central. To Listen Live, Visit This Link

 


Feeling a Little Queasy as We Approach Winte
r?

 

La mia Madonnina di Medjugorje

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As we enter fall, an unsettling spirit pervades many hearts throughout the world. These dark times certainly justify uneasiness. Peering into an unknown future for today’s culture, as fall gives way to the coldness of winter, can be quite frightening. To enter this time without the assurance of walking with God, with His precepts as one’s rules, will be very, very scary. For Our Lady of Medjugorje to be with us is a great gift from God; a consoling gift to be draped in Her mantle as we walk toward an unknown future for society as we know it. Our Lady is our security.

In the future what is going to happen? What will society be like? Could you imagine one year ago that the world would be in its present condition? What will things be like a year from now? Are we headed for a radical change of life? Many questions cannot be answered at the moment. However, as a believer we have Our Lady. We have Her messages. We have Her love. We have Her as a Mother. We must put ourselves in Her maternal care. We must fall more in love with Her. We must not act for self, but for others. We must always bear all things in love for the sake of God. The integration of holiness in all aspects of our work, rest, leisure, and studies is the protection for the future. We cannot understand the graveness of man’s situation except by asking the question, “Why is God sending Our Lady of Medjugorje for 28 years everyday to the earth?” Think, reason, and contemplate this action of God, and you will realize everyone must come to know the love of Our Lady. It is, for today, the only way to save the world; the only way to experience peace: the only way to have a future in this life of passing into eternity. As man learns this, as man discovers Our Lady, as man accepts the messages, the more man will have a future.

We are working on a major operation to spread and seed Our Lady’s messages to literally hundreds of millions of people around the world. This project, through Caritas of Birmingham, the Community of Caritas, and Medjugorje.com, depends first on your and our prayers. Without your daily prayers, your pleading with God, your petitioning Jesus for His Mother’s work, this cannot be achieved. We are in a very serious moment of man’s history. Much depends upon you. Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje said on July 25, 1991:
 

“…much of what will happen depends on your prayers, and you are praying a little bit!…”

 

Our Lady of Medjugorje

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Our Lady just said, August 25, 2009:


“…Little children, you are not holy enough…”
 

Our Lady’s bluntness is amazing in that She can tell us this and the humble are not offended, rather incited to go on their knees and become more holy. The Hebrew root word for holiness means to separate and to be set aside and used for a divine purpose. Our Lady’s January 25, 1987, message tell us that God wants to separate us from the world.
 

“Dear children, behold, also today I want to call you to start living a new life as of today…”

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Separate ourselves from the direction of the life of the world and live a new life, a holy life? For what? To be used for a divine purpose! Our Lady, after these words to separate from the present way of society’s life, expresses the divine purpose or plan in which God will ‘use’ us. Our Lady said January 25, 1987:


“…God has chosen each one of you, in order to use you in a great plan for the salvation of mankind…”

 

There you have it. The program for holiness. Its root meaning: to ‘separate,’ live a new life, and to be ‘used for a divine purpose.’ Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s call is for a great plan for the salvation of the world. All the other messages serve as instruction upon this one message of January 25, 1987, and how to implement holiness in your life, to transform it into culture, and to change the world . This is why the followers of Our Lady are not scared of the future, and do not feel unsettled or uneasy going into the unknown, except in pity for those who do not know the love of Our Lady. Therefore, the ability to spread Our Lady’s messages, and the ways, and stories of how to apply them to one’s life is a critical part of Our Lady’s plans and desire. Our Lady said on February 25, 1995:


“…little children, I invite you to live with love the messages I give and to transmit them to the whole world…”


This plan is a major, very important, and large step that will affect the Medjugorje movement worldwide. Our Lady wants to give us everything, every tool for the conversion of the world. The project is a gift, a great tool to help, by God’s grace, to be used for a holy purpose. Please pray and check in daily to Medjugorje.com for continued information.

 

                      Thank You in the Love of Our Lady.
A Friend of Medjugorje

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The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel

Painted by Josyp Terelya (RIP)

Happy Feast Day to the Archangels! I've been praying this Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel close to 40 years. Mother Angelica prays it with her Sisters on EWTN daily too. It's a powerful Chaplet with many graces attached to it such as your family will be saved through the intercession of the Angels and when you receive Holy Communion, one Angel from each of the Choirs will be at your side (invisible of course)! So I pass it on to you and remembering the words of St. Padre Pio: "There are more devils on earth today than man born.", I ask Almighty God to grant you the grace of joining us in praying this Chaplet to defend the Faith and save souls, giving great glory to the Blessed Trinity, through Our Lady, Queen of Angels, through St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and all the None Choirs of Holy Angels!
Deacon John

Opening Prayer to Our Lady

Oh, Immaculate Heart! Help us to conquer the menace of evil, which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today, and whose immeasurable effects already weigh down upon our modern world and seem to block the paths towards the future!

From famine and war, deliver us. 
From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, from every kind of war, deliver us. 
From sins against the life of man from its very beginning, deliver us. 
From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children of God, deliver us. 
From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national and international, deliver us. 
From readiness to trample on the commandments of God, deliver us. 
From attempts to stifle in human hearts the very truth of God, deliver us. 
From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us, deliver us.

Accept, O Mother of Christ, this cry laden with the sufferings of all individual human beings, laden with the sufferings of whole societies.

Let there be revealed, once more, in the history of the world your infinite power of merciful Love. May it put a stop to evil. May it transform consciences. May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of Hope.

Taken from L’Osservatore Romano, Weekly Edition in English 24 May 1982

Saint Michael the Archangel - Act of Consecration

Saint Michael the Archangel, invincible prince of the angelic hosts and glorious protector of the universal Church, I greet you and praise you for that splendor with which God has adorned you so richly. I thank God for the great graces he has bestowed upon you, especially to remain faithful when Lucifer and his followers rebelled, and to battle victoriously for the honor of God and the divinity of the Son of Man.

Saint Michael, I consecrate to you my soul and body. I choose you as my patron and protector and entrust the salvation of my soul to your care. Be the guardian of my obligation as a child of God and of the Catholic Church as again I renounce Satan, his works and pomps. Assist me by your powerful intercession in the fulfillment of these sacred promises, so that imitating your courage and loyalty to God, and trusting in your kind help and protection, I may be victorious over the enemies of my soul and be united with God in heaven forever. Amen.

The Chaplet of St. Michael

A sincere Act of Contrition

V. O God, come to my assistance  
R. O Lord, make haste to help me. 

Glory be to the Father, etc. 

1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim, may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.  
1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's 

2. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim, may the Lord vouchsafe to grant us grace to leave the ways of wickedness to run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.  
1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary 's 

3. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones, may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.  
1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's 

4. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions, may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions. Amen  
1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's

5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers, may the Lord 
 vouchchsafe to protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.  
1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's 

6. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues, may the Lord preserve us from evil and suffer us not to fall into temptation. Amen.  
1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's

7. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities, may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. 
1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's 

8. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels, may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works, in order that we gain the glory of Paradise. Amen.  
1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's 

9. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels, may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted hereafter to eternal glory. Amen.  
1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's 

1 Our Father In honor of St. Michael.  
1 Our Father In honor of St. Gabriel.  
1 Our Father In honor of St. Raphael.  
1 Our Father In honor of our Guardian Angel. 

O glorious Prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King, and our admirable conductor, thou who dost shine with excellence and superhuman virtue, vouchsafe to deliver us from all evil, who turn to thee with confidence, and enable us by thy gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day. 

V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ  
R. That we may be made worthy of His promises. 

Almighty and Everlasting God, who by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, hast appointed the most glorious Archangel, St. Michael, Prince of Thy Church, make us worthy, we beseech Thee, to be delivered from all our enemies that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into the august presence of Thy Divine Majesty. This we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. 

PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL 

O glorious Prince of the heavenly host, Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the fearful warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come thou to the assistance of men, whom Almighty God created immortal, making them in His own image and likeness and redeeming them at a great price from the tyranny of Satan. Fight this day the battle of the Lord with the legions of holy Angels, even as of old thou didst fight against Lucifer, the leader of the proud spirits and all his rebel angels, who were powerless to stand against thee, neither was their place found any more in heaven. And that apostate angel, transformed into an angel of darkness who still creeps about the earth to encompass our ruin, was cast headlong into the abyss together with his followers. But behold, that first enemy of mankind, and a murderer from the beginning, has regained his confidence. Changing himself into an angel of light, he goes about with the whole multitude of the wicked spirits to invade the earth and blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to plunder, to slay and to consign to eternal damnation the souls that have been destined for a crown of everlasting life. This wicked serpent, like an unclean torrent, pours into men of depraved minds and corrupt hearts the poison of his malice, the spirit of lying, impiety and blasphemy, and the deadly breath of impurity and every form of vice and iniquity. These crafty enemies of mankind have filled to overflowing with gall and wormwood the Church, which is the Bride of the Lamb without spot; they have laid profane hands upon her most sacred treasures. Make haste, therefore, O invincible Prince, to help the people of God against the inroads of the lost spirits and grant us the victory. Amen. (indulg. By Leo XIII, 25 Sep. 1888]


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To St. Michael in Time of Peace
Gilbert K. Chesterton  

This poem was first published in The Legion Book (London 1929), and again in G.K.'s Weekly of September 24, 1936. The poem also appeared in the Chesterton Review, May 1990: Vol. 16 No. 2.


Michael of the Morning,
Michael of the Army of the Lord,
Stiffen thou the hand upon the still sword, Michael,
Folded and shut upon the sheathed sword, Michael,
Under the fullness of the white robes falling,
Gird us with the secret of the sword. 
 
When the world cracked because of a sneer in Heaven,
Leaving out for all time a scar upon the sky,
Thou didst rise up against the Horror in the highest,
Dragging down the highest that looked down on the Most High:
 
Rending from the seventh heaven the hell of exaltation
Down the seven heavens till the dark seas burn:
Thou that in thunder threwest down the Dragon
Knowest in what silence the Serpent can return.
 
Down through the universe the vast night falling
(Michael, Michael: Michael of the Morning!)
Far down the universe the deep calms calling
(Michael, Michael: Michael of the Sword!)
Bid us not forget in the baths of all forgetfulness,
In the sigh long drawn from the frenzy and the fretfulness


In the huge holy sempiternal silence
In the beginning was the Word.

When from the deeps of dying God astounded
Angels and devils who do all but die
Seeing Him fallen where thou couldst not follow,
Seeing Him mounted where thou couldst not fly,
Hand on the hilt, thou hast halted all thy legions


Waiting the Tetelestai and the acclaim,
Swords that salute Him dead and everlasting
God beyond God and greater than His Name.

Round us and over us the cold thoughts creeping
(Michael, Michael: Michael of the battle-cry!)


Round us and under us the thronged world sleeping
(Michael, Michael: Michael of the Charge!)
Guard us the Word; the trysting and the trusting
Edge upon the honour and the blade unrusting
Fine as the hair and tauter than the harpstring
Ready as when it rang upon the targe.


He that giveth peace unto us; not as the world giveth:
He that giveth law unto us; not as the scribes:
Shall he be softened for the softening of the cities
Patient in usury; delicate in bribes?


They that come to quiet us, saying the sword is broken,
Break man with famine, fetter them with gold,
Sell them as sheep; and He shall know the selling
For He was more than murdered. He was sold.


Michael, Michael: Michael of the Mustering,
Michael of the marching on the mountains of the Lord,
Marshal the world and purge of rot and riot
Rule through the world till all the world be quiet:
Only establish when the world is broken
What is unbroken is the Word.



Monday, September 28, 2009

Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta

One of my favorite saints, although not officially beatified yet, is the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta. I have read much of her writings that have been published and each day I pray for her beatification every day and her intercession for a special grace and also for the reign of the Divine Will in the world which Our Lard had taught her about. Luisa's spirituality is very much like my own and although I can't relate to her severe sufferings, I can add my own years and confinement in hospitals with Rheumatic Fever and an enlarged heart to Our Lord's Passion and hers. May she be beatified soon for the Glory of God!


Short Biography of Luisa Piccarreta


From the Postulation for the Cause

Luisa Piccarreta was born in Corato, province of Bari, Italy on April 23, 1865.  

She was baptized in the Mother Church and there received the first Sacraments in 1874.  When she was 11 she became a “Daughter of Mary” and as a teenager a third-order Dominican. She received only a first grade education, and was called to serve our Lord as a victim soul at the tender age of 16.

On February 2, 1899, she was given the obedience by her spiritual director to begin a diary of her spiritual experiences, which she continued until 1938:  36 notebooks which detail her intimate rapport with heaven.

In 1926 she wrote her autobiography under obedience to her extraordinary spiritual director and Censor of her Writings, Saint Annibale Maria Di Francia.  Her bed was her cell, her room her chapel, and her bed her Cross.  The word which gave her life was God’s own creative Word:  Fiat!…

When she spoke, it was only briefly, but very wisely; the example and counsel she gave was always illuminating.  Carrying invisibly the wounds of our Lord in her own crucified body made her a rare victim of intercession for mankind for more than 60 years, and any physical illness.  Her nourishment for the most part of her life consisted of God’s Most Holy Will and the Eucharist.

Luisa, Precursor of the Sanctifying Third Fiat, chosen by God for the holy mission of proclaiming God’s Kingdom:  “His Will now done on earth as it is in heaven”, was called into the fullness of that Kingdom on March 4, 1947.

On November 20, 1994 in the Mother Church of Corato, Mons. Carmelo Cassati, Archbishop of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie, having received the “non obstare” from the Holy See, blessed the opening of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, secular third order Dominican.

With the Archbishop himself as president of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal, joined by enthusiastic faithful from southern Italy and from around the world, Luisa began her triumphal journey toward the Honors of the Altar.

Whoever has received particular graces attributed to the intercession of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta is requested to wrote to:

Postulation for the Cause of Beatification Luisa Piccarreta
Palazzo Arcivescovile
70059 Trani (BA) Italy


 


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Love God, Love One Another: "Jesus, Our Innocent Lamb" by Rita Ring, April 24, 1994

Jesus, Our Innocent Lamb

The New Jerusalem

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April 24, 1994

R. I was so filled with intense sorrow during the Mass when the priest talked about the innocent lamb led to the slaughter. I could see Jesus, totally silent, in His humbleness, being led and suffering. It was awful.

Then today, on Mt. Krizevac, at the eleventh station, thinking of them nailing His hands was so much I could hardly take it. I wanted to cry from such sorrow and scream because of the sadness. To do that to Jesus! I couldn't stop sobbing. I love Him so much and He loves us so mu

11 Crucifixion Jesus is nailed to the cross 2

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ch. To think of them putting nails in his hands and nails in His feet is awful!

The little, Innocent Lamb! Then I saw his blood. I didn't see it, I see it so strong in my heart and I feel the emotions so strong because I love Him so much and He loves everyone so much to do this and they do not know or even think about Him. Such pain, to know this and watch the blind world.

Oh, Jesus, I love You so. I want to do whatever You ask to spread Your love, but how, how do I do it? I am willing to do whatever You ask. I live for You, my Lord. I love You so!


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[MaryVitamin] science of the Cross


Mary Vitamin for September 28th
 
The Crucifixion

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Topic: The Science of the Cross
 
Quote:
Caryll Houselander
"She stood at the foot of the Cross: not to mourn that would have been far too small, far too remote from Him, for the sharing in the Passion which was her part she came there to die -- to stand quietly by the cross and die."
The Reed of God, (Christian Classics), 93.
 
Meditation:
St. Benedicta of the Cross in her book, The Science of the Cross,  explains "it's to take one's cross upon oneself, means entering into the dark night actively." She then provides the directions given by St. John of the Cross:
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1) Sustain always the desire to imitate Christ in all things and to bring your life into conformity with his. You must therefore study his life in order to imitate it and behave always as he would.
 
2) In order to do this well, you must deny yourself every pleasure that presents itself to your senses, keep it far from you if it is not solely directed to the honor and glory of God.
 
St. Benedicta concludes this part of the chapter with a final quote from St. John reminding the reader that God needs to do the work in the soul in addition to  personal effort.
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"No matter how much individuals do through their own efforts, they cannot actively purify themselves enough to be disposed in the least degree for the divine union of the perfection of love. God must take over and purge them in that fire that is dark for them."
The Science of the Cross,  (ICS Publications: 2002), 48, 49.
 
Resolution:
To begin the process of dying to self, in imitation of Our Lady, I will read the gospel today to study the Lord's life and learn to imitate it.
 
 
 
 
Marian Vow:
St. Josemaria Escriva
"Sweet Lady Mary, may Love not be in us a flash in the pan, or a will-o'the-wisp, such as decomposing corpses sometimes produce. May it be a true devouring fire, which sets alight and burns everything it touches."

I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.

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"May the Lord grant all your prayers!" (Psalm 20)
Deacon John
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Betrayal:

Christian Worldview

Betrayal



 

Betrayal

By A Friend of Medjugorje


To qualify the following writing: This is not a political writing or about endorsing someone or some political party. Both political parties are corrupt. The system of election has become the same. The following is not about who did what in the past. Its purpose is not to incite hatred, rather for us to be educated to what surrounds us. The following is where we are now. It is an impulse, a very strong impulse, that must be incited in our hearts now to pray, fast, and let God act. And then we act, in collaboration with what He gives us to change, in regard to our dark situation.

Presently, the most murderous hands of innocent blood in U.S. history holds power throughout the present administration. There is not one single high official who is pro-life in the present administration. Unbelievable radical procedures for the destruction of innocent blood will find no conscience in this administration to denounce such an evil, but rather an aggressive ‘right’ to do so.

On another note of anti-life: this president went so far as to give reference in his inaugural speech to abominable lifestyles and its wickedness, as if it were normal behavior, and people who opposed it were wrong and uncompassionate.

On June 28, 2009, in the East Room of the White House, the president gave great honor to a group of very perverse people who live abominable lifestyles by hosting a reception for them. His actions are unparalleled to any previous administration in redefining the oldest institution of the world, marriage, and in the support he gives to the most disgusting rearrangements of abominable living that comes to us right out of a scene in a day of the life of Sodom and Gomorrah. Obama’s own words to this degradation and woeful violation of our culture and the family were spoken when he entertained this group in the White House:

“It is great to see everybody here today and they’re just—I’ve got a lot of friends in the room…It’s good to see so many friends and familiar faces and I deeply appreciate the support I’ve received from so many of you. Michele appreciates it and I want you to know that you have our support as well…and I’m glad that so many (abominable) families could join us today…We have made progress and we will make more….We’ve been in office six months now. I suspect that by the time this administration is over, I think you guys will have pretty good feelings about the Obama administration (applause)…”1

The sacredness of marriage presently is being placed on the guillotine to have “its head chopped off” by the present president and his administration through the repeal of federal protection of marriage as a sacred institution. Obama told this same group in the East Room:

“…I’ve called on Congress to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act to help end discrimination (against abomination) (applause)…”2

This aggressive action to repeal the “Defense OMarriage Act,” known as ‘D’‘O’‘M’‘A,’ opens the door to an ‘offensive’ action against the institution of marriage as God Himself designed it. The ‘Defense’ of Marriage Act was signed into federal law by President Clinton because of the offensive actions to destroy the sacred institution. Now Obama says the act is discriminating against people who choose to live openly in a depraved, grave, sinful state. In a released proclamation, declared for the whole month of June, for praising abominable lifestyles, Obama states without embarrassment:

“I am proud to be the first President to support openly (abominable) candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration……………Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as _____,_____,_____,_____ (categories of all abominable depravations) Pride Month.”3 .

Most incredibly, after spouting the praise of the vile, sinful lifestyle, through 5 paragraphs of this proclamation, Obama signs:

“In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of Our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.”4 .

On another front, the present president is determined to ‘install’ socialism in the United States in a rearrangement of the economic order to redistribute wealth, instead of what was once a free-market society. Pope Benedict XVI has written of the great error of socialism. In his encyclical Spe Salvi, he writes about Marx’s overthrow of the existing order and the installation of socialization. Marx’s philosophy, rather than bringing about a utopia in which everyone would own everything, resulted in a trail of “appalling destruction” that became a living hell, especially for believers and those who loved freedom. Pope Benedict writes:

“…with the victory of the revolution, Marx’s fundamental error also became evident. He showed precisely how to overthrow the existing order…He simply presumed that with the expropriation of the ruling class, with the full of political power and the socialization of means of production, the new Jerusalem would be realized. Then, indeed, all contradictions would be resolved, man and the world would finally sort themselves out. Then everything would be able to proceed by itself along the right path, because everything would belong to everyone and all would desire the best for one another…”5

Pope Benedict goes on to write of the results of what “we know all too well” happened:

“…we also know how it then developed, not ushering in a perfect world, (but it left)…a trail of appalling destruction…(Marx) forgot that man always remains man. He forgot man and he forgot man’s freedom. He forgot that freedom always remains also freedom for evil. (Marx) thought that once the economy had been put ‘right’, everything would automatically be put right. His real error is materialism: man, in fact, is not merely the product of economic conditions, and it is not possible to redeem him purely from the outside…” 6 .

Socialism is a disorder violating and coveting your neighbor’s goods. Social justice teaching has led to a favorable environment in which many have come to accept socialism as respectable. A government is also bound by the Commandment, “Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s goods,” and cannot take money from one to give to another. Socialism’s definition is simple. It is the “taking from one man’s pocket and giving to another.”The principles of Christianity give man a free conscience to do with, dispose of, and expend what is his as he determines. No person or government has a right to cancel this natural right of man, be the man generous or ungenerous.

On another front: The present president, Barack Hussein Obama, told David Brody of Christian Broadcasting Network:

“We’re no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers!”7

This was stated by Obama to put forth his vision for America, a wicked plot and scheme. A car that is manufactured by Ford does not cease to be a Ford if it is not running properly. It is what it is, a Ford. Likewise, this country is Christian. It was foundationed and built, ‘manufactured,’ from its beginning as Christian, and it is what it is, even if the Church and its people are not ‘running’ as they should or taking responsibility for their failures. Obama capitalized on the weak living of the Christian life to seed and impose a vision for a different America. It is a wicked scheme of satan to transform this Nation into something other than Christian. Those Christians who care most for the Nation to remain Christian are blamed by the president as the ones who are divisive. The President stated:

“Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got high-jacked, part of it is because the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who have been all too eager to exploit what divides us.”8

With all the above stated, as Our Lady’s children, do we stick our heads in the sand, ignoring these signs of the times? Are we not to discern the evil which pushes us in a direction away from Christ? Yes, first it is our own hearts which must be purified. But Our Lady of Medjugorje has told us we must also discern the intentions of hearts. How? Our Lady tells us when you love the one from whom evil comes to you, then you will be able to discern their intentions! How does that work? Because if one’s intentions are evil, only love can reason through to see clearly what their intentions are and will fruit into. To return evil or to hate is to be blind to the heart’s intentions and see only the heart’s intentions the way the world or the political arena would see them. Our Lady wants us to love in order to see! Our Lady of Medjugorje says:

November 7, 1985

“Dear children, I am calling you to the love of neighbor and love toward the one from whom evil comes to you. In that way you will be able to discern the intentions of hearts…”

We must love those who do evil to us, and to our future, in order to discern “the intentions of hearts.” We must discern the evils in people and in our society and change them because the structure of society, and of our culture and the direction it moves in and holds great influence and even determines the shaping of what both America and Christianity will become in our future. The influence that dominates will be the influence which guides. We are to discern. Our Lady wants that. We are to make decisions according to what we discern. We are not to form beliefs and understandings through what various factions promote, but through love and, thereby, discern what is destroying the culture and then make decisions, make a course of action. Meanness and cynicism in one’s reactions result in nothing but the same evils coming from you. Holy indignation, holy anger in one’s reaction may be warranted, which can stymie the evil. However, victory against evil intentions will come only through respecting the Commandments and holding all people of the culture to be accountable to God’s Law, be it a president or a peasant. Obama’s vision of America is anything but good for Christian America and by his own words, “Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a Christian nation…” is what we must go by to see what his vision is. His words tell us. His intention is to make every religion equal. This is a confusion of ‘man’s’ equality. In other words, every man is equal, regardless of his religion or non-religion. Yes, before God, he is equal. However, religions are not equal. Most religions contain some truth. Those truths are common ground among those religions. But some religions have more truth than others. They are not equal. Our Lady of Medjugorje explains this:

1984–1985

“Tell this priest, tell everyone, that it is you who are divided on earth. The Muslims and the Orthodox, for the same reason as Catholics, are equal before my Son and me. You are all my children. Certainly, all religions are not equal, but all men are equal before God, as St. Paul says.

“It does not suffice to belong to the Catholic Church to be saved, but it is necessary to respect the Commandments of God in following one’s conscience.

“Those who are not Catholics, are no less creatures made in the image of God, and destined to rejoin someday, the House of the Father. Salvation is available to everyone, without exception. Only those who refuse God deliberately are condemned. To him who has been given little, little will be asked for. To whomever has been given much, very much will be required. It is God alone, in His infinite justice, Who determines the degree of responsibility and pronounces judgment.”

You cannot make everything equal because natural law will not allow it. Something will rise up and dominate. Obama planting the seed to put Christianity equal with other faiths cannot be mandated except on a human level, but even then it will not remain so. If we witness living the fullness of Christianity, Obama’s vision cannot prevail. If we do not, Obama prevails, and Christianity will end up being severely persecuted. Why? Because by the natural order, another religion will prevail as the stronger on a cultural level and Christianity will be persecuted. It is not necessarily a competitive thing. It is simply the natural order that one will grow into a primary position, and the others will contract or grow slower. In the end, one will be the influence over the culture. Will Obama’s intentions, left unchecked, lead to evil?

In the book of Proverbs 6:17–19 says:

“There are six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him; haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to evil, the false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.”

1. Haughty eyes: proud and disdainful, having a high opinion of one’s self with some contempt of others, lofty, arrogant.

2. Lying tongue: to tell a falsehood, to deceive.

3. Hands that shed innocent blood: the widespread murder, in the womb, of children, even spreading this aggressively to other nations through funding.

4. A heart that plots wicked schemes: such as the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, D.O.M.A., among many other schemes.

5. Feet that run swiftly to evil: an administration, led by the president, that is bent on moving as quickly as possible in initiating schemes, many of which are against natural law and are in violation of God’s Commandments.

6. False witness: the protection of many whose intentions are evil, portrayed them as victims, while the protectors of natural law and the Commandments are portrayed as the evil, divisive ones.

7. He who sows discord among brothers: Our nation is deeply divided and as Nero blamed the Christians for the burning of Rome, the president blames many Christians as the ones causing division because they won’t agree with the intentions of his heart.

Is this too strong of a statement? The Medjugorje visionary, Marija Lunetti, said in Italy,“When you want to know about a man, you go and see who his friends are to see who he is.” The president’s friends:

Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Pastor of Obama for 20 years. Wright connects racism, anti-Semitism, and hatred for America with the President.

Merril A. McPeaks: Obama’s campaign manager said that the terrorist groups, Hamas and Hezbollah are similar to Christians.

Frank Marshall Davis: Member of the Communist party of the U.S.A., alleged to be the president’s mentor in his younger years. Davis connects communism with the president.*

Cass Sunstein: Heads up White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Supports equalization of people and animals; animals, by human proxy, to have access to the court system to sue. Connects with the President extremist animal rights views, restrictions of the First Amendment and is against the Second Amendment.*

William Ayres: Co-founder of the Weather Underground, terror organization responsible for bombing several government buildings in the 60s. Ayres has history with the president.*

Jeff Jones: Jones is the co-founder of the Weather Underground, terror organization. Jones connects radical violence and terror to the President. Director of the organization that informed/influenced/possibly wrote the stimulus package.*

Van Jones: Worked directly for the President as a special advisor. Jones was an avowed Communist and was using green (environmental) initiatives for a Communist revolution; recently forced to resign.*

John Holdren: He has discussed adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods or requiring the implantation of the contraceptive capsule, leaving its removal to the discretion of the individual but requiring reimplantation after child birth for involuntary fertility control. He was confirmed by the Senate as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology; he co-authored Ecoscience, which discusses in depth the different techniques available to governments to not only control but reverse human population growth, often by forceful methods. Holdren works directly for the President. He connects eugenics with green initiatives and health care reform.*

Ezekiel Emanuel: Emanuel is the brother of Rahm Emanuel, the President’s Chief of Staff. He is adviser of health policy in the Office of Management and Budget, member of Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research and works for the President. Many of his comments show favoritism toward the reduction of end-of-life care. Emanuel connects denial of care with health care reform.*

Mark Lloyd: Chief Diversity Officer, FCC, and works directly for the President. He is equipped to impose the oppression of free speech to support his own ideas which are supportive of and/or sympathetic to anti-capitalism and Communism.

There are more important relationships who tell who Obama is, but the above is enough to show, as Marija said, if you want to know about someone, see who they associate with and who their friends are.

On another front on the National Day of Prayer: Obama broke away from the precedence set by previous presidents in regard to personally addressing the people attending the National Day of Prayer and having services in the East Room of the White House. Obama refused to have the Judeo-Christian service in which other faiths also participate in at the White House this year (May 2009) on the National Day of Prayer** , opting only for a token recognition of the day. And yet, without hesitation, Obama not only invited abominable lifestyle people into the White House, he named the whole month of June to honor this perverted lifestyle, using the opportunity to promote it as a wonderful lifestyle rather than the disgusting sin it is in the lives of those who commit it. This president chose to bear false witness in the White House, promoting ideologies so contrary to human civility, yet refused to hold at the White House a prayer service for a well-established National Day of Prayer for our Nation, in which millions from our Nation join in at state capitols, flag poles and churches across the Nation and the world.

It is now that the “new vision of America” Obama selectively seeks, continues its march toward changing America. Changing America to what? To be devoid of every vestige of Christian recognition? Obama would not host in the East Room of the White House the annual service for the National Day of Prayer, but he recently did give honor to a religious event. Not only did he honor it, he held a special White House dinner. Is Obama’s plan to replace Christianity? Our Lady of Medjugorje teaches us to respect all faiths, but is Our Lady’s call to replace Her Son, Jesus Christ, with something else? Her call is to come to Her Son, not wander off to something else. Loyalty to Her Son is to increase, not decrease. Obama’s actions and words show the opposite of Our Lady’s plans. This is not to incite hatred for Obama, rather to make crystal clear that we have an enemy to everything Christians are supposed to stand for. We are commanded to love our enemy. But with that command, we are not called to ‘ignore’ our enemy. With that command, we are not called to disregard our enemy. With that command, we are not called to pretend he is not an enemy to our faith. Even though he professes to be of the Christian faith, his own words, his own actions, show he is a false witness. He is promoting murder of innocent blood, abominable lifestyles and their protection, socialism, and the taking over of America by another faith. What? Another faith? What faith? Obama’s vision of the new America is being played out.

September 25, 2009, Washington hosted Islam on Capitol Hill. (This Words of the Harvesters was being written on September 23rd) On September 1, 2009, the President hosted a special dinner for Muslims in honor of Ramadan Kareem***, and remembering the President’s own words that Christianity divides ‘us,’ and remembering his words that we are not a Christian Nation, he, in turn, has paved the way of Islam on Capitol Hill. This is not written to oppose people who are Muslims. It is not written to turn Muslims and Christians against each other, for it is Our Lady of Medjugorje who said:

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“Love your Serbian Orthodox and Muslim brothers...”

It is written to enlighten you with proper Godly mentalities as to what is unfolding, to see clearly the agenda of the new vision of America Obama wants. Few are considering what Islam on Capitol Hill means. Promoters say the event may draw up to 50,000 Muslims from all across America. The event is being billed as Muslims who want to show America that they love America. The event is being promoted as a national day of prayer. There will certainly be among the numbers, moderate and Godly Muslims there. We have friends of our mission who are Muslim, have enjoyed dinners together and have worked with them. The event is supposed to show that Muslims are for all people. But the question must be asked, why did the call to Muslims not be a call to join in the National Day of Prayer that has been established for decades? Jews, Christians, and other people did so. Why is it named Islam on Capitol Hill? Why is the website called islamoncapitolhill.com? What would happen in the media if Christians billed the National Day of Prayer—Christians on Capitol Hill? The name itself expresses the interest of where this may go. Where is it going? One of the key organizers of Islam on Capitol Hill is Hassen Abdellah. He is a lawyer who has represented several accused terrorists, including one who sold the fake ID’s to two of the 9/11 high-jackers. Yes, he has represented others who were not terrorists, but on the web page, it is repeated several times:

“Islam on Capitol Hill.” “Our Time has Come.”

Another leader of the events is Dr. Ahmad Dwidar, a imam of the Islamic Center in New York. Dwidar is termed as the face of the next generation of Muslims in America. His moderate approach may be all well and good, but the following interview tells what the ideas are, expressed in sermons, he himself has heard. The Middle East Broadcasting Center, captured by Memri, an interview with Dr. Dwidar:

Dwidar: In 1995 I heard some sermons, saying that Muslims should march on the White House from some of the mosques.

Host: What do you mean by “march on the White House”?

Dwidar: One cleric said in his sermon: “We are going to the White House, so that Islam will be victorious, Allah willing, and the White House will become into the Muslim house.”

Host: How? I don’t understand.

Dwidar: This is simply a slogan. I’m only saying this to…

Host: Are they going to occupy the White House or what?

Dwidar: No, they say that through the domination of Islam and its ideas, the White House will change.

Host: This will happen one day, but not this way. Islam will be victorious, no doubt, but not this way.

Dwidar: It will not happen unless the Muslims abandon their slogans and become a role model. If a Muslim doctor who invents a cure in the hospital or performs an important operation successfully—all the media will broadcast it live and announce it worldwide. The Muslim who makes do with breaking the wooden podium, with screaming, and with patronizing, condescending rhetoric that ‘Islam is coming, and it will change the face of the earth,’ while at the same time he cannot even change the face of the Islamic capitols, which overflow with garbage – this path will lead to no good.”9

But one fact remains, in the above interview he says, “It will not happen unless…” What “will not happen?” He is referencing “in that through the domination of Islam and its ideas, the White House will change.” Are these Dwidar’s ideas? His approach is through peace but the outcome is the same. Dwidar’s words, “It will not happen unless…” refers to Dwidar’s above words in the interview:

“through the domination of Islam and its ideals, the White House will change.”

Obama is talking the Muslim religion into reality by words and actions while displacing Christianity in the United States. David Barton of Wall Builders writes:

“Over the past several years, President Barack Obama has repeatedly claimed that America is not a Christian nation. He asserted that while a U.S. Senator, repeated it as a presidential candidate, and on a recent presidential trip to Turkey announced to the world that Americans ‘do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.’ He made that announcement in Turkey because he said it was ‘a location he said he chose to send a clear message.’ Then preceding a subsequent trip to Egypt, he declared that America was ‘one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,’ even though the federal government’s own statistics show that less than one percent of Americans are Muslims.10

By Obama’s own words, he is doing everything possible to establish not only the Muslim religion much bigger than what it truly is, but to put it on the road to begin to dominate as has happened in several European countries. Barton writes:

“As nations such as Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and many others in Europe have become more secular, they have demonstrated a willingness to embrace virtually anything—anything except their traditional Christian foundations. In fact, they now regularly repudiate those foundations, (who) promoting abortion, legalizing abominable marriages, and changing their traditional legal codes. And accepting the falsehood that all beliefs are equal and that truth is relative, they have even been willing to incorporate Islamic Sharia law into their legal codes in order to protect the special practices of some Muslims living among them. This has energized many Muslims in those countries and they are displaying a new boldness that is vocal, visible, and demonstrably assertive.

“Each year, nearly 5,000 Muslim ‘honor killings’ occur across the world, a practice whereby parents kill children who allegedly bring ‘dishonor’ on Islam by dating non-Muslims, wearing western garb, converting to another religion, etc. Dozens of those murders are committed in Europe, but in many of these formerly Christian nations, those who commit the ‘honor killings’ often go unpunished since the death of their child was ‘required’ by Islamic law, now included in the legal law of the land. Additionally, many public personalities across Europe who criticized Islam have been murdered, causing Parliaments in the Netherlands and other European countries to forbid criticism of Islam in an effort to prevent further murders. These nations, having given up precious ground, are now having difficulty retaking it…

“As a result of such actions, many Muslims are exercising a new boldness in America. In fact, Muslim ‘honor killings’ have now arrived in the United States, most recently in Texas; and just a few weeks ago, direct action was taken to prevent the honor-killing of a 17-year old Muslim girl in Ohio who converted to Christianity and, in fear of her life, fled from her parents to Florida.”11

So what is Obama’s vision of America? One thing is for sure, the lust of all those in power and the haughtiness that blinds them, prevents them from foreseeing the outcome of present actions and the fruits of ‘changing’ the order of things, according to their vision, away from the principles of Christianity. The following is from the book, Look What Happened While You Were Sleeping, written 2½ years ago. It will illuminate these points even more clearly.

Excerpts from Look What Happened While You Were Sleeping:

Many office holders today publicly profess belief in Christianity, but their actions are atheistic, thereby proving what they truly profess in their heart. In essence, an atheist would not have a proper conscience to be credible in upholding the oaths, testimonies, decisions, and judgments rendered. This shows us that no one needs to be sensitive to an atheist’s belief or accommodate them on a level constitutional playing field. This statement of not accommodating atheists on a “level constitutional playing field” may stun many mentalities. If it does, you must change your mentality, adapting back to the old mentalities that guided this Nat

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