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Tag Archive for ‘healing’

Too soon

When young and healthy the world is ours, our bodies sleek, or if not at least strong, if not that, we still have years to look forward to, death something far off not to be thought off. Yet the years speed by and soon, too soon, we find ourselves among the middle aged or the […]

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It is in giving that we receive

notes on the second part of the prayer of St. Francis O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are […]

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The first step

O will of the Omnipotent God, You are my delight, You are my joy. Whatever the hand of my Lord holds out to me I will accept with gladness, submission and love. (Sr. Faustina’s diary 1004)For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:30 We can be blinded by immediate satisfaction.  We […]

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Simply talking with someone else and sharing ones faith

The greatest way we can show respect for someone is to simply listen to them and not to try to change their minds. I suppose in trying to such a thing would lead to ‘Excedrin Headache #8”, since it is impossible. Howe do I know this? From personal experience when I am communing with others. […]

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Temporary loss of hearing

Malchus the servant of the High Priest Over the last three months I had some temporary diminishment in my ability to hear in my left ear. At first I did not notice because it was so gradual. However I did notice that when speaking on the phone I had to switch to my right ear. […]

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What Eddies learned from his life review

Eddie thought he was a loser. He more or less inherited his job from his dad who was troubled and abusive towards his family. When reviewing his life, in order to learn the secret of heaven, five people have waited for him to help him understand his life and its meaning. There are of course […]

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The fruit of prayer and struggle for healing

Prayer is a great help towards healing. If prayer leads us to a simple regard for the presence of God, our inner struggles and wounds become more apparent, and often more painful, because they will repeatedly disrupt our inner seeking of God’s loving presence. Self knowledge that comes through prayer is usually a difficult process, […]

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Alleviation

Came to work on Sunday last to find out that Jerome had a slip the night before; at about 8PM. I was surprised to hear about it so late, sense I am supposed to be notified immediately if such an occurrence happens. So I figured that since it was a turned ankle, the nurse assistant […]

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Defenseless

The child comes into the world helpless, in need of constant love and care, it reaches out, it’s need apparent as it whimpers for the touch, the mother’s smile, totally dependent, the weakest of the weak, defenseless before those who do not love. To be held, caressed and treasured, to feed from the mother’s breast, […]

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Bold Red

Tiny choices bear far flung fruit, the seeds germinate each in their own time, waiting for abundance of whatever sort to come forth. Some fruit sweet to the taste, others bitter, then there are those which are poison, spreading pain, death and fear. Often planted deep, hidden, for generations, when its growth suddenly hits the […]

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