Normandt' Catholic short meditations

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  1. Normandt

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    89. God allows evil?

    God never uses the strong way like giving cancer to drive a person back to him. It’s impossible. He doesn’t need that. This is not his way.
    The body is fragile and sometimes there are complications. But God does not give sickness hoping that someone will convert. Never.

    The only powerful way of God is the infinite tenderness of his Love. The test can lead a person to consider God, because it allows time for reflection. Reality and the present moment, in pain, often leads a person to ask himself the important questions of life; sickness, evil, suffering, loss of energy. Often, he will cast a simple look toward God.

    Suffering takes him inside himself, turns him toward his heart, and perhaps he will shout. However, it’s always a shame when a person waits to be with his back against the wall to think and react. Perhaps he will accept to let his heart open up to let God create in him silence, then peace.

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    God is always present and he’s waiting for that person to turn to him. He does just that, wait for him. The person who decides to let God enter into his life will receive him in his heart. And it is guaranteed that God will be there too in his heart.

    Book: Let’s Love God
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    90. Let’s find means

    We are the only ones who can block off the Love of God. We are the only ones who can pretend to love if we block the Love of God in our heart. To the limit, it is inconceivable to block the Love of God in our heart, without dying in evil.

    Let’s find ingenious means to not refuse the Love of God. We’ll see how simple it is. It’s not demanding to think about it and to walk with God.

    Let’s give our heart to Jesus, so that he helps us to open the door, that his Love passes in us and that it overflows on people.

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    Let’s imagine that we hear God say this to us today: “Everyone will know that I am a Loving God when people live in my will. The world will see me in your life.”

    But for us, humans, it’s not so easy, because we know how far we can dwell from his love.
    We are invited to encourage ourselves and remain vigilant in prayer and spiritual friendship.

    Book: Let’s Love God
    Normand Thomas
     
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  4. padraig

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    Father, forgive me but I'm curious; do you follow the Devotion of Divine Will? I have just been trying it the last couple of weeks and if you are more experienced I would be interested if you have found this positive?

    Or any other thoughts on the topic would be very welcome.:):)
     
  5. Normandt

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    Good evening Padraig, here in Quebec it's 19:09.
    For all writings, however, I love to confront what is from God and
    what is not.
    So whatever writings, I do question...
    For my part, God is Love
    and wathever is outta his Love, doesn't connect with me.
    I am mentioning all writings.
    Not only of your request.

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  6. Normandt

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    91. Dried up

    These people’s thoughts are interesting, in this next passage. They recognize that they are moving away from God. We feel here the heart that is ready to receive the presence of God:
    “All of us have become like unclean men, all our good deeds are like polluted rags; We have all withered like leaves, and our guilt carries us away like the wind,” Isaiah, chapter 64, verse 5
    because we kept away from you, Lord.

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    Even so, the world should know that we are sinners and that we can never be perfect enough to let God perfectly pass in our lives. God is passing by, though. Let’s give him his place.

    Fortunately, there are people who allow us to feel the presence of God, despite their sinful state. They become examples of faith.

    Book: Let’s Love God
    Normand Thomas
     
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    It’s charitable to invite to the perfection of faith and it’s charitable to mention Jesus’s name. The soul thirsts to hear his name!

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    92. The loss of meaning

    Closing in on evil leads us to move away from Love. Then Love does not stick with us because of the limits that evil causes. Jesus conveys a strong enough image of the loss of meaning and sin:
    “If the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented in sackcloth and ashes.” Matthew, chapter 11, verse 21b

    People who move away from faith in Jesus open the door to evil and lead others into it. When the Love of God does not pass, evil multiplies like a virus and contaminates those who let themselves be influenced by it.

    Now, when Love passes, there is a progression in goodness, according to the pace of evolution of the person.

    Jesus uses the example of these two cities to demonstrate to what extent sin can lead a person and groups of people, by a loss of meaning, a lack of good values, to their ruin. If Jesus’s miracles do not come to us, we should check the quality of reception we confide into his Love.

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    If we move away from people, for example, let’s check if the drug that we consume is not too strong and destructive. Evil and drugs acts in a similar way and destroys relationships between people.

    When we reject God’s Love, what we really lack is the healing of the heart and soul through the flow of Love which is unfortunately diminished because of the evil that keeps us prisoners.

    As soon as we ask Jesus for healing to welcome his Love, there is automatically something good happening in us. Even though the feeling may be subtle now, with determination, later on we will appreciate the inner transformations.

    Book: Let's be Loved
    Normand Thomas
     
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    93. Negative choice or Holy Spirit

    There are choices that make a difference. First, what keeps us captive and imprisoned:
    “Immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy, outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness, dissensions, factions, occasions of envy, drinking bouts, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians, chapter 5, verses 19 to 21

    The promised inheritance is the Love of God. But what Paul says is that these acts lead us away from the Love promised to us.
    Negative inclinations are those that lead us to become invalid, to become inhuman (thoughts, gestures, words), to evil and at the same time to the remoteness of God, even to the moving away from oneself. There are so many ways to refuse to let ourselves be Loved, the refusal to feed our body, our life of Love, the refusal to serve the Love of God in our neighbour.
    We have the choice to let ourselves go to harmful and enemy inclinations or to collect the good with the Holy Spirit. What the Spirit offers us supports us and brings us closer to God:
    “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” Galatians, chapter 5, verses 22 to 23a

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    Let’s be aware of these fruits in our life. Let’s look at them, collect them as invited friends at our home. Let’s spend our days observing them, meditating on them and recognizing their benefits.

    Let’s keep our thoughts on the manifestations of the Holy Spirit and we will prefer this path that instills spiritual and human well-being. We will feel our life enter a major turning point that will amaze us.

    Book: Let's be Loved
    Normand Thomas
     
  11. Mario

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    Norman,

    I remember the request made to Jesus, "Increase my faith!" When the Holy Spirit opens my eyes to see Jesus working in my life, my faith increases. I believe one then readily shares about the Lord.

    O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
     
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    Ya Mario,
    the moment we turn to the Lord,
    the Lord was right beside us.
    Mary guides us to him.

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    94. The need to pray

    Jesus recommends to us:
    “Take care.” Luke, chapter 11, verse 35
    The only way we do not weigh down our lives is to live our lives like Christ, to put our trust in him and to feed ourselves with his Love.

    All distractions causes wrong and move us away from the presence of God. May we remain vigilant in prayer. God does not need our prayers, but we need to pray. Prayer pulls us out of evil and leads us to a more sincere relationship with God.

    We need to pray for our heart to unite with the will of God. We need to pray to better understand his will. We need to pray in order to be enlightened and inspired by God in front of multiple choices and decisions.

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    It’s the complete opposite of living life without God, without Love. All that unites us to God distances us from temptations and evil. It’s the only law that governs our lives. Either we move toward God, or we move away from him. And everything that challenges and unites us to the Trinity keeps us in life, joy, hope, service, friendly encounters, holy with ourselves, with others and with God.

    Book: Let's be Loved
    Normand Thomas
     
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    95. Watch and pray


    Jesus tells us:
    “Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke, chapter 11, verse 36


    Let’s watch and pray to discern good from evil in our lives and in the lives of others. Jesus watches over us and Loves us until sin is erased. He wants to guide us to salvation. May Jesus come and convert us, so that we live with him.

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    May Mary and Joseph help us, by their example, to listen to what God asks of us personally. For this reason, we are invited to receive the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit in our hearts as Mary and Joseph knew how to welcome him.

    Book: Let's be Loved
    Normand Thomas
     
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    96. The refusal

    Beyond the cause of evil in the body, there remains for us a principle that is undeniable. Even if we know that evil is mainly caused by the evil prince, it progresses when one or more people let themselves be tempted.

    If, for example, someone starts bullying a student at school, he will experience the consequences of this bullying. He will “feel it deeply”. And this evil will develop in him, since he is a victim.

    If other people know that he is intimidated and they are joining in, they increase the harm. They place invisible bricks around this person and they slowly build his prison. The victim will live the evil in all the fibres of his being and in his heart.

    Evil is pernicious. Diseases are related to evil. Evil will not come from the one who is intimidated unless he decides not to let himself be loved. He suffers the consequences of the hurt caused by people who distance themselves from God’s desired Love.

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    The spirit of contradiction keeps us away from God. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to counter the surge of God’s Love for us.

    Health problems are related to the rejection of Love in our life, simply because we use stratagems and we exile ourselves away from Love. Unless this evil is caused by many. That said, the rejection of God’s Love of others can also cause illness and evil that progressively destroys us.

    Only the Love of God can bring back everything good, keep us from harm and give us freedom. We do not want to be around evil, but sometimes we slip into it.

    Book: Let's be Loved
    Normand Thomas
     
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    97. Ask for help

    We have probably experienced this feeling where nothing seems possible for us. We are tired, exhausted. We lack energy. And suddenly, we have a “flash of genius” to turn to Jesus and ask for his help.

    And what a surprise we had when we felt something deep happen in us. From that moment, our life was awakened and it was transformed delicately, joyfully, from within.

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    We had felt Jesus’s presence. All was unclear, but we knew, from a certain intelligence and wisdom, that something gloriously had happened, something luminous in us.

    It’s like the intense joy of a moment that overwhelms us and that we fully live. Our life makes sense with Jesus. We want to remain in this state. We want to celebrate and pray this new momentum of life.

    Let’s ask God, again, to come and touch what needs to be healed in our life.

    Book: Let's be Loved
    Normand Thomas
     
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