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Sunday, September 25, 2016

My Lord says ... Luke 16:19-31


*SUNDAY GOSPEL

Jesus said to the Pharisees:  “There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day.  And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table.  Dogs even used to come and lick his sores.  When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham.  The rich man also died and was buried, and from the netherworld, where he was in torment, he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.  And he cried out,  ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me.  Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering torment in these flames.’  Abraham replied,  ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad;  but not he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.  Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.’  He said,  ‘Then I beg you, father, send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.’  But Abraham replied,  ‘They have Moses and the prophets.  Let them listen to them.’  He said,  ‘Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’  Then Abraham said,  

‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, 
neither will they be persuaded 
if someone should rise from the dead.’



SPIRITS

I believe that there are really spirits roaming around the world, just like in the movie, ‘The Ghost’  because  I had an experience in our previous house, seeing spirits in black form for the first time, when I was lying in bed.  In other words, I had an out-of-body travel at that moment because my spirit itself moved around our room and bumped into the wall.  I could see everything inside the room, as well as, these spirits.  There was even one spirit who held my legs, as if, wanted to control my body.  When I saw it,  I tried to go back to my body.  I could see anything around the room, but I could not move my body.  I got frightened and repeatedly prayed the ‘I believe in God,’ ‘Our Father,’  and ‘Hail Mary’ in my mind,  especially when I saw a tall, black spirit standing by the side of our bed near the window.  The tall, black spirit was about to unfold his or her cape before me.  It was morning already because I could see the sunlight by the window where the black spirit was standing.  I was on the other side of the bed near the dresser lying.  At that moment, I couldn’t move my body, but the presence of my mind remained intact.   I repeatedly prayed the same prayers in my mind, until I was able to  move my body.  I woke up stunned of what happened and didn’t tell my children about it. 

When I moved to the USA, I had the second experience of seeing a spirit with half body only.  At that moment,  I didn’t have an out-of-body travel.  I knew that she was a woman because she was wearing a white, long gown.  I could see the whole room also with the woman spirit coming towards the bedside where I was lying.  It was also morning when it happened because there was sunlight already by the window.  As usual, I repeatedly said the same prayers in my mind, until I could move my body again.      

I always pray for the poor souls of my father, family relatives, friends, and other people who became part of my life everyday after saying my rosary prayer.  Praying for the dead is also an act of kindness that you can offer to God, just as the same way as, doing kindness for the living person.  They also need prayers for the unfinished tasks that they failed to do while on earth, especially when they died in an accident or died suddenly while in bed.  My father and eldest brother both died in an accident.  My father died before I was born, so he had an unfinished tasks with me.  My eldest brother died in a car accident and had an unfinished tasks with his youngest son. They say that praying for them helps you also in all your problems be solved because they pray for you, too.  Mercy and compassion will be given to them by God as I pray for them and in  the same way, mercy and compassion will be given to me by God when I die. 

How we are living our life now will affect how we will be living for all eternity.  The truths are: Nothing can be hidden. No one is spared from death. No one is spared from the judgment of our Lord.   


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" I will sing of your salvation. In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your justice rescue me and deliver me; incline your ear to me, and save me. Be my rock of refuge, a stronghold to give me safety, for you are rock and my fortress. O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked. For you are my hope, O Lord, my trust, O God from my youth. On you I depend my birth; from my mother's womb, you are my strength. My mouth shall declare your justice, day by day your salvation. O God, you have taught me from my youth, and till the present I proclaim your wondrous deeds."



Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4a

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