Friday, June 15, 2007

Perfect Timing

When I made the Catholic quotations widget that is in my sidebar, I just put in quotations one after the other, without giving a whole lot of thought to whether or not the quotations matched up with feast days, or holydays, or anything like that. Except for Christmas, the whole process was entirely random.

That's why I was really happy to see today's quotation, on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus:
The heart has it's reasons of which reason knows nothing
--Blaise Pascal, Pensees
How perfect is that!?!? The scandal of the Cross is unreasonable to a great many people, yet the Sacred Heart of Jesus has its reasons. It intended to endure unspeakable suffering so as to pour out blood and water for the salvation of all mankind.

Sacred Heart of Jesus...have mercy on us.

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic

11 comments:

Lindsay said...

That quote has been a favorite of mine since high school, in one form or another (due to varying translations). I never thought of applying it to the Sacred Heart, though it makes perfect sense. But then, why would I expect anything less than perfection from our Lord? :)

Laura H. said...

glad you finally found a picture.

Hidden One said...

Prayer request; I jsut had a long chat with a demon possessed friend's dmeon over Im that may be abotu to continue. Pray, plz.

Hidden One said...

Ok, as of recently, she's demon-free. For how long, God only knows. Prayer appreciated still.

phatcatholic said...

hidden one,

you certainly have my prayers. also, don't forget the "spiritual warfare" section towards the bottom of my sidebar. it has prayers that will help you in your fight against this demon.

st. michael the archangel...pray for us.

Hidden One said...

All the way through, I kept remembering your talk about how you conversed with the devil, and that gave me great confidence. I suspect something else of great use was that I had just (a couple horus before) prayed a Chaplet to St. Michael. I was startled at how little I felt its attacks by anything more than words (having felt its attacks when chatting with her when she was posessed on a coupel previous occasions.) I credit the Chaplet for at least part of that. It was also amazing how obvious and stupid every one of its cliams and attempts to dissuade me were. By -chance- I read Ephesians 6 as part of my -morning- (after school) deovtions today, and I must say, Paul got it right. The shield works amazingly well.

I will check out those prayers when I have mroe time later (exam prep and youth activites eat my time), and I know I am familiar with a couple. I will make sure to pray them!

Thank you for your help, in all its many varieties. It is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely in Christ,
Hidden One.

PS: You were right about the invective... it got annyoign after awhile. So I ignored it and kept teling (in the Name of Jesus) the demon to go to Hell. I dont' mcuh knwo about exorcisms and the teaching of the Catholic Church on them, just that only priests can perform solemn ones... I hope I didn't do anything wrong.

phatcatholic said...

From my limited knowledge and experience, it appears that you did the right thing.

Hidden One said...

That's what I was hoping... hmmm... any priests come around here, maybe one could explain...?

Hidden One said...

Btw, msot of your links in the Spiritual warfare section are broken or the content is gone, and the Lorica there is only in part. (EWTN has the full Lorica, among other places.) I actually bookmarked the list of prayer one, having just gone through and more or less prayed them all consecutively. Very effective.

phatcatholic said...

I fixed the links in the "Spiritual Warfare" section. I also added two new prayers: "In Times of Danger" and "To Overcome Evil Passions."

Hidden One said...

Thank you!

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