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EXACTLY What We Need

While there is no guarantee that we’ll always receive a physical healing, we can rest assured that our prayers will be answered in the best possible way (Matthew 7:9-11). We will receive EXACTLY what we need! — Can God Cure Cancer? YES… Give Him a Chance! by Gary Zimak from his blog at Following the Truth Advertisements

Christian vs. Pagan Suffering

The great difference between a Christian and a pagan in suffering is that for the Christian all suffering is from outside; that is, it is a trial permitted by God for self-purification and sanctification. For the pagan, suffering is on the inside; it is in his soul, in his mind, in his consciousness, in his unconsciousness; it […]

Silence and the Voice of God

In order to hear the voice of God, one has to have silence in one’s soul and to keep silence; not a gloomy silence, but an interior silence, that is to say recollection in God. Oh what irreparable damage is done by the breach of silence.We cause a lot of harm to our neighbor, but even […]

The Prayer and Protection of The Sign of the Cross

The sign of the cross is not simply a way to begin praying. It is itself a powerful prayer that is meant to pour out tremendous blessings on our lives. … The theologian Tertullian, for example, described the common practice of believers who marked themselves with the sign of the cross throughout the day: In […]

Will It!

St. Thomas Aquinas’ sister approached him one day with the question, “What do I have to do to become a saint?” Thomas, who wrote brilliant volumes on the subject, gave her a two word answer: “Will it!” … The saint was telling his sister that respectability, avoiding serious sin, and going most of the way are not […]

What is God’s will for my life?

This is what we were made for: holiness saturated with love. Perhaps the easiest way to remember this is by memorizing a little tiny half verse in 1st Thessalonians 4:3   For this is the will of God, your sanctification:   If you have ever worried, “I wonder what God’s will for my life is,” […]

Everlasting Happiness

And it is right here—in the fact that no human ever is perfectly happy in this life—that we have one of our proofs for the existence of everlasting happiness beyond the grave. God, who is infinitely good, would not place in human hearts this desire for perfect happiness if there were no way in which […]