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A conversation with a dear friend on Friday about the direction my life might take led to my re-dedicating myself to the path of sainthood.

On Saturday I attended Mass and confession and spent half-an-hour in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with the intention of gaining a plenary indulgence - to be applied wherever the Lord directed as most fitting. Sunday and today every step of the way I have concentrated on doing God’s will as I have understood it.

Already I can feel the sense of rush and urgency that has recently been filling my life dispersing. God has begun to re-impose order on my chaos - the difference is noticeable in only two days. What is most noticeable to me is a sense of spaciousness and freedom.

Quam magna multitudo dulcedinis tuæ, Domine,
quam abscondisti timentibus te;
perfecísti eis qui sperant in te in conspectu filiorum hominum!

O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord,
which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee!
Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men. (Psalm 30: 20)

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 05:12PM by Registered CommenterSi Fractus Fortis | Comments2 Comments

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Spending time in Adoration is excellent as a devotion. I grew so much during the time I had that option available to me. Alas, it is no longer available in this area.

But a suggestion: don't do it for what you may get in return. Simply do it to meditate on HIM. Make God in His Son, the Real Presence, the focus of your meditation. That will please Him more than if you do it because of what you may get out of it. All too many of today's "believers" in those Mega-Churches with the "best band in town" worship for self. That is too akin to the "prosperity doctrine" taught during the 1908's by the likes of Jim and Tammy Baker.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJim Hicks

Dear Jim,

I'm not sure what you think I thought that I would get in return for Adoration. I was doing it in order to gain a plenary indulgence for a soul in Purgatory - not myself. This is a practice enjoined by the Church, and doing such works of charity appears to me to be fully in accord with the Gospel and to bear not the slightest resemblance to the "prosperity gospel" of the Bakkers or others.

April 6, 2009 | Registered CommenterSi Fractus Fortis

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