Weekly Series on the Soul – Part 25 – Spiritual Enemies

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 25 of our weekly series on the soul. This week I’m not sharing a teaching on the soul, but I am sharing with you something I found that I think we need to be aware of. It’s about something that poses a danger to souls, so I’ll share it with you and I hope you’ll share it with others. 

If you’ve been reading here at Catholic Heart and Mind for a while, then you know I used to be a New Ager. I’ve made no secret of it and some may think I talk and write about it too much. But I feel compelled to talk and write about it because I turned so many people onto it, and I spent so many years turning away from what the Lord was trying so hard to tell me, to show me, to do for me and with me. Plus I see so many people now who either are too much attached to the New Age or make the opposite mistake and give it too little thought and attention. Both sets of people fail to or refuse to see the danger of the New Age, its deception and seduction, and both of them endanger themselves and others by this failure or refusal. 

To me there’s hardly anything sadder than a Catholic who rejects the teachings of the Church, especially concerning the reality of the angels, including the fallen angels. It’s almost as bad as rejecting the teachings on the Real Presence. I mean, if one is not going to accept and adhere to the teachings—the truths—of the Catholic faith, then why on earth bother? And if it’s not true, then, as Flannery O’Connor put it, then to hell with it. If it’s not true, then there’s no reason to be Catholic. Or any kind of Christian at all, really. (I mean, if the Church got the Bible wrong, then you might as well toss that thing out. Then what do you have? No Church, no Bible, and no dang point. Eat, drink, and be merry, for what the heck else is there?)

To reject the teachings of the Church but to pretend to be Catholic makes one an enemy of the Church, seems to me. And she has enough enemies outside. She doesn’t need more enemies, and certainly not ones putting on a show, pretending to be Catholic when they’re really not. At the least these people are deceiving themselves and they’re also misleading others.

Speaking of enemies of the Church, our ancient enemy has certainly stepped up his activities in the world, hasn’t he? Especially among certain groups who seem to think he either doesn’t exist or that he does exist and that he’s a really good guy but misunderstood, or misrepresented by that mean old Catholic Church. (Not to be confused with the Old Catholic Church, that’s a whole other subject for another post another time. Oy! We will be looking at that mess later on at some point on this blog.)

The group I’m talking about right now is determined to defeat the President of the United States via witchcraft. They have aligned themselves with certain radical leftist groups (I should say, certain other radical leftist groups) and they consider Christians to be their enemies, too. They’re meeting all over the country in an effort to place a hex on him, harnessing the power of the New Moon, the time of celebration, of new beginnings, of initiating new projects, of planting new seeds. The whole idea of hexes and curses, of doing magic(k) to impose one’s will upon another, is one that reeks of petulant narcissism, delusions of grandeur, and blatant disregard for the free will and good of a fellow human being, to say nothing of the mental health of persons who desire to engage in such base behavior against the duly elected sitting president in the freest country in the world. Well, not just against him. As I said, they think Christians are their enemies, too. They’d like to bring us all down and exercise their “power” over all of us. (I’ll be writing about the libido dominandi on the blog soon.)

To combat this ongoing endeavor I’d like to propose something that we Christians and other people of goodwill can do—and I’m not talking about what Alice Bailey is talking about when I use that language, I mean what the Church means when she uses such language in her letters and documents. Oh, how many times does our ancient enemy mimic our actions and parrot our words in a vain attempt to fool the foolish into believing he has their best interests at heart. Our ancient enemy has no heart. More on Alice Bailey, Goodwill so-called, and other deceptive terms, practices, and goals as the series continues.

But we Catholics and other Christians can get together to offer our own prayers, seeking protection for the President, for others who are targets of these groups, and each other. I’m sure I’m not the first person to propose that, and I may not be the first to propose this: that we offer prayers of spiritual and physical protection for the President and others at the same time these groups are gathering and hurling their hexes at them, at the time of the New Moon. The next one is this coming Sunday at 1:41 a.m. CDT on Father’s Day (oh, no, not Fathers, not the patriarchy, good grief), and it will cause an Annular Solar Eclipse, too.  And if you can’t pray at that time, then pray when you can with the intention of asking the Lord to protect the President and other targets from dangers physical, spiritual and otherwise.  

The prayers I propose that we offer are, aside from whichever ones you yourself are drawn to offer, would be, of course, the Mass above all, then the Rosary, the St. Michael prayer (long or short form), and the Sub Tuum Praesidium. Feel free to choose your own prayers or improvise, whatever the Holy Spirit prompts you to do, or whatever you yourself would like to offer. The important thing is to pray:

May the Lord protect our President and our country, our brothers and sisters and us, and may He heal us from all the violence and darkness and evil surrounding us right now. Amen.

Thank you for visiting and reading. Until next time, whoever and wherever you are, may you stay safe and well and united to the Lord. May the Lord bless and keep you and yours, and may His peace be always with you. +JMJ+

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