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The Moment of Truth!

Our puppy — a single Altoid — equal one serendipity moment!

Let me expound!

Take a typical puppy, who wants whatever and everything.

Imagine if you can, my indulgence and pampering myself to a strong peppermint Altoid at that same moment seeing “puppy” staring at me; with eyes speaking “I want one,” so I gave her one.

She eagerly snatched it and just as promptly spit it out, only to try again; spit it out again, and if that wasn’t comical enough, she started to growl and bark at the Altoid.

PRICELESS!

That was her serendipity moment, discovering all is not what it seems to be.

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 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.

Serendipity — #JusJoJan

Ah! Another Challenge, poetry, Word Prompts

Secrecy of Symbolism — Prefigurement

This post today encouraged by Weekly Writing Challenge composed by me, below.

My inspiration wrote in Haibun poetry with Haiku at the end.  The rich symbolism of words, especially when one looks deeply into Biblical teachings and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  The challenge this week by “Weekly Writing” calls for 5 prompt words to be used, prompt words below are underlined.

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Tabern

 

Consider when the Divine King, Jesus was born, and placed in a manger. A spot where food is set to feed animals. This rough trough became His first bed. “And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.” [Luke 2:12] “SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND.”
Now recognize this and grow in grace; the symbolism of this is profound!
Many time the faithful being described as His sheep. Continue to read …
“He said to him the third time: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he had said to him the third time: Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee. He said to him: Feed my sheep.” [John 21:17]

As it has always been stated in the glowing Catechism of the Catholic church, whenever a priest has appropriately been ordained a priest in the old rite of ordination without changes, it has been given to him from God above the power to consecrate the bread and wine into the True Body and True Blood of Jesus Christ. “If any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world.”[John 6:52] Not dead flesh but the Living Flesh of Jesus Christ, also known as the Eucharist.

Laid in a manger
Food for our souls — as promised
God can do all things

Rich symbolism becomes this manger where the newborn Baby Jesus laid on that first Christmas. “And they came with haste, and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.” [Luke 2:16] That first Christmas so long ago, meaning Christ Mass. The word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse, the Mass of Christ, first found in 1038, and Cristes-messe, in 1131.

true story

Word of the day = Prefigure + Bible Story

My word of the day = PREFIGURE
to represent or suggest in advance to imagine or consider beforehand.

 

 

As a traditional Catholic, it is a practice of mine to pray the daily rosary, as requested at the miracle of Fatima where every person believer or not witnessed the wonder of the sun. The story here:    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_the_Sun

It is always encouraged while praying with a voice we also meditate on the life of Christ. Well, the other day while I was contemplating the story of how Our Lord at the age of 12, was lost for three days.

Luke 2; 41-52)
And His parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the pasch, [42] And when He was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast, [43] And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and His parents knew it not. [44] And thinking that He was in the company, they came a day’s journey, and sought Him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance. [45] And not finding Him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking Him.

[46] 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. [47] And all that heard Him were astonished at His wisdom and His answers. [48] And seeing Him, they wondered. And His mother said to
Him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? Behold thy father, and I have sought thee sorrowing. [49] And He said to them: How is it that you sought me? did you not know, that I must be about my Father’s business? [50] And they understood not the word that He spoke unto them.

[51] And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And His mother kept all these words in her heart. [52] And Jesus advanced in wisdom, and age, and grace with God and men.
[Luke 2:1-52]

Is it possible this was a prefigurement of the three days He was in the tomb before He rose from the dead on Easter morning?

Many believed at that time He was also lost to death, but He was found.

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REBIRTH really is PURIFICATION

Inspired by the word prompt of The Daily Spur, and Open Night of dVerse.

 

PURIFICATION —Just because you don’t believe, doesn’t mean it isn’t so! God does exist, and we will all stand before Him. Never gamble with eternity, it is forever!

Consider your life, is your conscience purified, satisfied that when you stand before the merciful judge, all is right. God gives us time to do His Will.

Confession is good for the soul, seek out a Traditional priest and talk to him. You don’t believe in confessing to another, but then why go to a therapist, counselor, or a best friend to confess your guilt. They can listen but have no power to wash your soul. Only a duly ordained priest can do that in the name of Jesus. “Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.” [John 20:23]

It is a great feeling to be disinfected, purged from guilt, free and filled with His grace; absolution is there for the taking. Confession is an excellent gift from God, and it is FREE. No therapist fees. Try it you will love it! Purification!

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