Christian Belief, Ragtag Daily Prompt, Supernatural Reality

Consider the number THREE

The year is 2022 — A Clean Slate — Our gift! Sad to see Christmas go so soon as many traditional Catholics take down their Christmas decorations now that the 12 Days of Christmas are over. However, according to the Catholic liturgy, we still celebrate; the Feast of the Holy Family this Sunday. So Christmas is still very much a part of our reflections, as it should be!
We are already on the 8th day of the New Year, which reminds me of a clean slate, but numbers also; days and year. My favorite number is number three.
Why may you wonder?
The number three is significant in the life of the Supernatural, along with the number seven.

Consider the Trinity, One God in three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Father the Creator – Son the Redeemer – Holy Ghost or Spirit – our guide and Sanctifier. “And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.”
1 John 5
“And there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three are one.” 1 John 5;8

The Holy family on earth consist of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
Thinking of what we know of the life of Christ, He was lost for three days, and His parents found Him in the Temple, teaching.
Continuing reading for more threes

Jonas was in the whale’s belly three days and three nights: so shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.” Matthew 12
“For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18

“We heard him say, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another not made with hands.” Mark 14

“And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions.” Luke 2

“They, therefore, that received his word, were baptized, and there were added in that day about three thousand souls.” Acts 2

“And behold, immediately there were three men come to the house wherein I was, sent to me from Caesarea.” Acts 11

“And Paul, according to his custom, went in unto them; and for three sabbath days he reasoned with them out of the scriptures:” Acts 17

“And entering into the synagogue, he spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and exhorting concerning the kingdom of God.”
Acts 19

“And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.” 1 Corinthians 13

interesting facts

Meditating on the mysteries of the passion of Christ, He was judged by three judges, nailed on the Cross with three nails, one in each wrist, and one large nail on both feet. Three crosses on the hill, He died at 3:00 after three hours and rose from the dead on the third day.

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I Confess

Another believe it or not story!

I heard the music as I entered the room, but all that was in my imagination since the room was empty and very still. I knew it was only an illusion because it happens now and then.   

Whenever my mind turns to the wonder of God, the evil one works a trick on my sense of hearing mainly, hearing. I have reached the age to reason that this distraction happens whenever I pray or meditate on His Will.  

The evil one leaves you alone when he has you where he wants you. Please don’t believe me, try it! Begin to pray sincerely, ask God to help you save your soul, and the diversion begins.  

The above story was inspired by Fantango’s Story Starter, he starts off by offering a phrase to inspire a story, today the phrase is underlined above.

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The Video that inspired a Poem

Thank you Eugenia for the inspiration!

This jewel of a short video came across my feed today.

Why wouldn’t God create with His signature?
Taking those numbers ( if you watched the video,) I attempted to write a poem with a syllable count of 10 – 5 – 6 – 5,
using four lines.

The world and we shouldn’t be surprised to see
His signature blazed
He the Master Builder!
Why are you amazed?

Supernatural Reality

The Veil of Mary still visible in France today

I remember learning when Mary was assumed into Heaven by God, her veil was found in the place where they laid her after her death.

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The Veil of Mary

The Veil of Mary (Sancta Camisa) is an oblong piece of silk that Mary is reported to have worn during the Annunciation of Jesus’ birth by the angel Gabriel, or during the birth of Jesus.

King Charles the Bald gave the veil to the Chartres Cathedral in 876. His grandfather, Charlemagne, had received it as a gift from the Byzantine Empress Irene. When tested in the twentieth century, the cloth was shown to contain pollen from first century Palestine. This piece of cloth is closely tied to the history of both Chartres Cathedral and the town of Chartres.

In The Veil of Our Lady, French author Yves Delaporte explains that, “during the siege of Chartres by the Normands in 911 the relic acquired its notoriety and entered into history…” The bishop, in view of the combatants, displayed the tunic of the Virgin Mary to the townspeople. When…

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Supernatural Reality

The Hand Writing on the Wall

Fandango’s word prompt

Imminent! with True Story a YouTube movie I watched!

Because of the strange happenings in the entire world these days and my curious personality, I found myself watching an old Testament Bible story on YouTube about the book of Daniel.

The movie was interesting in many ways, but in particular, the story explains an incident. Daniel, the prophet, was summoned by King Belshazzar to interpret! This king had just defiled sacred objects meant for the One True God; the king dishonored religious cups at his pagan feast.

Imminently strange, mysterious writing appeared on the wall, the frightened king called his soothsayers et al. to interpret, but they could not. Daniel was finally called and told the king “MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN” and analyzes them for the king: “MENE, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; TEKEL, you have been weighed … and found wanting;” and “PERES, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” (Daniel 5;5-31)
Imminently that same night, the king was killed.

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Take the Challenge, I Did!

I love this challenge, and for some strange reason today I wanted to write about myself, a confession.

Prompt words from Paint Chip resulted in the Haibun with Haiku

Somehow I was inspired to compose about my journey of Faith!
Most think the Church has changed with the recent Modern Popes, but in truth, it didn’t change at all, it just became smaller. Luke 18:8
“I say to you that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, Faith on earth?”

↓ My LONG LOST Faith ↓

After a few moments, asking for inspiration, a BRIGHT IDEA was wrought.
Faith was lost in the past, and like a HERMIT CRAB, I was living in a shell.
Slowly in the early ’70s, I found myself growing warmer to hot like the TROPICS. Realizing if there was a God, my choices were not His.

Something was amiss! I desired the sweet flesh of the Blessed Sacrament, but instead, it was only bread. The Catholic Church changed, I thought! I began to pray.
I yearned to be cleansed; where was this fountain where the Water Lily/LOTUS waited for me? Somewhere I knew for His promise was forever. Seek, and you shall find, like BABY’S BREATH, a beginning again; I found the POMEGRANATE, the Sweet Flesh, red Blood of He who died for me many seeds for all to see, the Church still existed. Like a PEACOCK with its many eyes, God does see our deeds, He cares!

About Tradition
Gates of Hell will not prevail.
Seek, and you shall find!

Politics, Supernatural Reality

Prophecy, Anti-Christ, and today!

Today I will write about prophecy, Catholic prophecy.  No not flash fiction but I wish it were.

I am not a prophet and have no direct line to God.

However, I have read several prophecies concerning our day, the days of the Great Apostasy from the Church founded by Christ, as foretold in 2Thess. Chapter 2. Describing the times before the coming of Anti-Christ, with a capital “A.” Today is that time! Many know, and some don’t know, and others don’t care to know. Know about the Great Apostasy!  My experience or my serendipity moment happened over 35 years ago when I discovered the Catholic Church was not what it used to be. The Church was no longer One, Holy nor Apostolic, but an optical illusion. My neighborhood church and throughout the world slowly apostatized, now a man-founded religion that has adapted to the world a strange belief they called Vatican II.

What to do? Seek, and you shall find, I told myself, go back to what you have learned and believed from the beginning, and so I did.

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Back to prophecy: Here is an example of one said prediction of what will happen before Anti-Christ

“People will rise against peoples, and nations will rise against nations, sometimes allied, sometimes enemies, in their fight against the same party. Armies will come into frightful collisions and will fill the earth with murder and carnage.

As well as that. I see that the earth will be shaken in different places by frightful earthquakes. I see whole mountains cracking and splitting with a terrible din. I see come out of these gaping mountains whirlwinds of smoke, fire, sulfur, and tar, which reduce to cinders entire towns. All this and a thousand other disasters must come before the rise of the Man of Sin (AntiChrist.)  

BREAKING NEWS TODAY!

Now we can all look forward to this DUST STORM, on its way to the U.S.A.

https://nypost.com/2020/06/25/saharan-dust-cloud-collides-with-caribbean-nears-u-s/#2

Supernatural Reality

Today Begins …

LENT

Today, Ash Wed., we begin the Season of Lent. The Church reminds us of what we should be doing every day (Penance), not only during Lent. Yet, we have this Holy Season to ponder. The teaching we find in the Gospels, Jesus spent 40 days of fasting, giving us an example. Thereby we too fast in preparation for His Resurrection, proving to the entire world that He, Jesus Christ, is truly God.

It pleases God when we assist Him in carrying His Cross, although He does not need anything from us. He gave us an example when Simon of Cyrene was allowed by Christ to assist in the carrying of His Cross.

When and by whom was the season of Lent instituted?

Footsteps

Many of the early Fathers of the Church, in particular, St. Jerome, Pope St. Leo the Great, St. Cyril of Alexandria, and St. Isidore of Seville, confirm that the season of Lent was instituted by the Apostles themselves from the very commencement of the Church. They legislated a universal fast for the ever-growing flock of Christ to serve as a spiritual preparation for Our Lord’s Resurrection from the dead. The Apostles determined that, as the number forty (40) was a very significant number both in the Old and New Testaments, this solemn penitential season should also consist of 40 days.        http://www.cmri.org/96prog2.htm