Enthrone Christ

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(Betrayal of Christ – Caravaggio)

(One of my most trusted confidants recently shared with me a word that had come to her in prayer and meditation. While contemplating the explosion of demonic activity causing division and confusion this last year, the word, “Betrayal” hit her powerfully and insistently. It was not just that people are being or will be betrayed, but that people will sense betrayal where there is none – or only mistakes. Either way, the devil gets the division he seeks.

I think she is right on target that this is a primary tool of the satan as things continue to darken. I ask you to be slow to anger or defensiveness. (Yes, I know, I can use that advice myself a lot of times).  After yet another mass attack by Jihadists, Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch went to break bread with Muslims to tell them she stands with them and will prosecute those who criticize them harshly. Feels like a betrayal to those who wish the American Atty. Gen. would stand for Americans who were massacred. While denying there is any Jihadi problem and refusing to effectively combat them, President Obama and the lockstep left demand more “gun control” as the answer. Feels like a betrayal who think our top officials might spend a bit more time de-clawing the predators rather than demanding that the prey disarm themselves.

These are real betrayals. But the sense of betrayal is what is driving some criticism of the Pope these days, too. I have a piece coming up on this. On matters the Pope is not responsible for, he too often is misinformed. But on Magisterial matters, he is solid. Events of the last year have demonstrated that there are some very bad actors holding office in the Vatican. They obviously influence the Pope, but it is not the Pope who is actively supporting groups that advocate for population control, socialism, and Gaia-worshippers. I would that it was clearer that he is not captive to advisors who do. But hold steady. This is only for a time. Pope Francis, besides being the validly elected reigning Pope, is the man God has chosen to lead us through this Storm. The seeming disorders of the moment play a key role in God’s plan. Hold steady and you will see a plan blossom over the next two years you could never have imagined. Trust God.

I am going to ask now for something I asked for about a year ago – your prayers. No, I am not suffering or anything like it. But we have shifted gears in world affairs. What was efficacious for last year is not the same as for this year…and I worry about handling things properly to call the most people back to trust in God, fidelity to Him, and steadfast resolve in taking the next right step as darkness swirls around us. I have struggled a little in getting started. For now, you get a few other things – but on Tuesday, which is the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception and the center of the Novena to Our Lady of Tepeyac, I will begin seriously on the Family of God theme that will dominate for a while – even if I do it badly at first.

Today, I put up a post by our friend, Dan Lynch, for these times.

By Dan Lynch

On December 2, terrorists attacked and massacred people celebrating a holiday party at their place of business in San Bernardino, California. On the very same day, Jesus King of All Nations revealed a message for us to “Awake! A great catastrophe is about to befall you!”

Jesus told us, “I have told you of the remedy. That of the public practice of My devotion and veneration of My image. Let as much as can still be done to bring this about be done. Let those who are able enthrone My image in their homes, parishes and dioceses.”

So, as Jesus requested, let each of us do as much as we can! Jesus wants the bishops and the faithful to do all that they can for public approval of his devotion. You can do the following: practice the devotion; enthrone the image in your homes and pray the devotional prayers for the intention of the bishops’ public approval of the devotion. You can learn all of that here: http://www.jkmi.com/jesus-king-of-all-nations

Below is the complete message of Jesus. He gave the message to His “Secretary”, the mystic of the devotion, and her priest-theologian spiritual advisor approved it for publication.

 

OUR LORD:  “Awake! Lift up your heads My people!  Do you not see the signs all around you?! A great catastrophe is about to befall you!

“And he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are! How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!” (Luke 24:25)

Let My bishops take up My devotion of Jesus, King of All Nations, for it has been given as a remedy and a protection in these most dangerous times!

“Shall I not open for you the floodgates of heaven, to pour down blessing upon you without measure?” (Malachi 3:10)

Is it not clear what is taking place? Violence and godlessness increase daily. Hatred and a complete disrespect for life grows wantonly. There is no sense of sin or of the Divine throughout the earth! What is about to descend upon mankind is due to his great sinfulness.

I have warned you time and time again but you still refuse to listen and My Holy Church does not recognize the urgent need of the approval of My devotion!

“Why do these people rebel with obstinate resistance? Why do they cling to deceptive idols, refuse to turn back? I listen closely: they speak what is not true; No one repents of his wickedness, saying, “What have I done!” Everyone keeps running his course, like a steed dashing into battle.” (Jeremiah 8:5-6)

I have told you of the remedy. That of the public practice of My devotion and veneration of My image. Let as much as can still be done to bring this about be done. Let those who are able enthrone My image in their homes, parishes and dioceses.

“Behold, I will treat and assuage the city’s wounds; I will heal them, and reveal to them an abundance of lasting peace. …. They shall be in fear and trembling over all the peaceful benefits I will give her.” (Jeremiah 33:6,9)

You see I AM infinitely merciful and accept a smaller amount than My justice requires. This is the pre-eminence of My Divine Mercy. It is My greatest Divine attribute.

“Though our living Lord treats us harshly for a little while to correct us with chastisements, he will again be reconciled with his servants.” (2 Maccabees 7:33)

Heed My Words My bishops, My prelates and afford your flocks the offered graces of mercy and protection!

“Woe to My foolish shepherd who forsakes the flock!” (Zechariah 11:17)

Do all that you possibly can!

Do not be afraid of the opinion of man, fear rather displeasing your God!”

“Do not despise prophetic utterances. Test everything; retain what is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:20-21)

 

Let us move forward steadfastly together into the storm…keep calm and carry on!” (Winston Churchill).

“In the shadow of your wings I take refuge till the storms of destruction pass by.” (Psalm 57).

 

Dan Lynch Apostolates promoting devotion to

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Jesus King of All Nations,

Our Lady of America and Saint John Paul II

Visit our website at www.JKMI.com E-Mail Us at JKMI@JKMI.com

May Our Lady of Guadalupe keep you under the mantle of her protection and may the Reign of Jesus King of All Nations be recognized in your heart!

 

 

About charliej373

Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. He has received prophetic visitation all his life, which he has vetted through a trio of priests over the last 20 years, and now speaks publicly about on this site. Yet he emphasizes that we find God most surely through the ordinary, doing the little things we should with faith and fidelity. Hence the name, The Next Right Step. The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it. He lives in the Archdiocese of Denver in the United States.
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98 Responses to Enthrone Christ

  1. YongDuk says:

    Be assured of my continued prayers, Charlie!

    +YD

    P.S. Still waiting for that piece for Priests (and Bishops, I hope?). Pax

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  2. victura98 says:

    I will offer Mass for your intentions, Tuesday, December 8 🙂

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    • charliej373 says:

      Thank you, thank you, thank you – and pray that all my intentions may only be what Our Lord and Our Lady intend in these times. Thank you. You know this Monday is the 20th anniversary of the pivotal visitation of my life – on the Eve of the Immaculate Conception in 1995. After it, I still hoped maybe I was imagining things, but the preponderance of the evidence shifted that this was real rather than fevered imagination. I may write about that to usher in December 8th this year

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      • Beckita says:

        I appreciate you sharing this, Charlie. The first of the trinity of Masses I’m requesting for you will be on Monday, December 7th. We’ll be praying in gratitude for your call and in petition as you request:: “…that all my intentions may only be what Our Lord and Our Lady intend in these times.”

        Charlie, it’s a big anniversary for me as well. Ten years ago in June when my husband was diagnosed with advanced cancer, I asked Our Lady if it was God’s Plan for my Ted to die rather than be healed, would she bring him Home. True to her maternal ways, he died on the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. We had been married 34 years previously in an Immaculate Conception Church in Iowa. Best of all, in our last conversation with blue eyes gazing into brown eyes for the last time, was his repeat promise to ask him for help with anything and everything for he would be delighted to go before the Throne of Abba seeking all manner of graces. I’ll be asking Mr. Brown Eyes to intercede for you, Charlie, as the Mass is offered on Monday.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Thank you so much, Beckita!

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        • SanSan says:

          Thank you for sharing a beautiful love that you had with your Mr. Brown Eyes Beckita.

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          • Beckita says:

            Thanks, SanSan. He was at once childlike and wise. My now deceased 90 year old friend said she had been to many, many funerals in her lifetime but had never befroe seen so many grown men unabashedly crying at the loss of their friend.

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        • Doug says:

          Beckita, sitting before Mass now, listening to the music group (of which my wife sings in) singing “prepare the way of the Lord” which brings tears and consolation. How precious our relationships are!

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          • Beckita says:

            Indeed, Doug. May all our relationships be healed, strengthened and renewed in complete forgiveness imbued with sacrificial Love in this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy! Praying for my own self and for all here in light of Charlie’s exhortation to be “slow to anger or defensiveness.”

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        • LukeMichael says:

          Beckita I am praying for you and Ted. The blue eyes/brown eyes meme is a favorite in our family. My wife and one daughter and son are brown and I and one daughter and son are blue. Some playful teasing goes on!

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          • Beckita says:

            Thank you for your prayers, LukeMichael! Thanks, too, for sharing a peek into your family’s charming way of teasing. Praying for your family and all our families in special ways this weekend. Placed all our NRSer’s fams on the paten yesterday at our First Saturday Mass for Intergenerational Healing that each and every family be healed and set free of any chains needing to be unshackled. Amen!

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        • Mick says:

          Oh, Beckita! Words escape me…

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          • Beckita says:

            Thanks, Mick. That says everything to me and won’t it be a rich NRS as events continue to unfold? To be present to others in their moments of suffering, pain and memory… to remind them when they come to their reach-for-God senses, to simply BE with them at certain moments… sometimes in silence, sometimes in simple reassurance that YES! God LOVES each one of us beyond our imagining and He forgives EVERYTHING! He just wants us back.

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          • Doug says:

            Yes he does!

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      • Crystal says:

        I will offer my mass for you tomorrow Charlie. I imagine heaven rejoiced at your YES and the consequences it would have, so like other special days, it is one to celebrate. You are covered in prayer!

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      • YongDuk says:

        You are in good company, Charlie; most if not all of my pivotal mystical experiences have come on Vigils…

        I shall remember you and offer Mass as is feasible for you though our Lady everyday day this week up until Dec 12.

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      • prayingflower says:

        I will offer Monday’s Mass for you, Charlie.

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      • vkmir3 says:

        I offered this morning’s Mass for you, Charlie and will do the same at the Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception. You and all here are remembered in my daily rosary. God bless!

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  3. johnmcfarm says:

    I understand and truly see the rapid decline we are going through. But, somehow my heart has been filling with joy, even with many personal trials and tribulations.

    I was contemplating today the immeasurable blessings our Lord has bestowed upon me and how He, in His wisdom has put me in this place at this time and made clear to me my mission of mercy in His name. To shelter, feed and protect those who cannot do so themselves. My heart is overflowing with joy and gratitude for the gifts He has given me and the glorious mission ahead. We are living in not just historic times, but truly Biblical times! Rejoice, rejoice, Our Lord Jesus Christ loves us and we will know the overwhelming joy and love in His house when our mortal lives have ended.

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  4. Anne says:

    Betrayal …… Or mistakes because of human frailty…. Try my very best to be slow to anger … Do not be defensive….. So spot on….. I lived this on several fronts in the last couple of days! Truly amazing I should read this today. Thank you Holy Spirit.
    It has come to me this week that amongst the mess ……. The Lord is trying His best to teach everyone how to live as the Family of God.
    We have forgotten more and more how to do this as secularism and competition and selfishness has taken over.
    Mark mallett’s latest on gifts and how to use them for all confirmed what has been coming to me much of late. Including his comment on spontaneous music, humour etc getting us through.
    The secular world operates so differently. Competition….. Fear….. Using of people etc. all leading to self destruction.
    Yes Charlie we ask the Holy Spirit to flood you with Light…… Allow Him to write…. We ask Him to open our ears as we read.

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  5. Becky-TN says:

    Praying for you, Charlie and all here.

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  6. Leslye says:

    Then let us bind a Spirit of Betrayal. Charlie, we already have begun anew to pray that God would affirm and console you in any feeling and thought that integrates you the most in his Will; and O God the actual grace to do it. In gratitude, Amen!

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  7. Doug says:

    Prayers coming Charlie!

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    • Snow Owl says:

      Doug, this is one of the things I like best about Charlie’s site…men who pray! I love that! I don’t see this in my own little world. The men all think praying is great, God is great- for the Priests, women and kids, they’re too busy working, drinking beer, yelling and swearing..well you get the picture 😉 ..lol God love them. I just roll my eyes, smile and pray some more.

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      • Doug says:

        How graciously kind Snow Owl. Thank you!

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      • Mick says:

        I hear you, Snow Owl. When I met my husband, the thing that most impressed me about him was how seriously he took his Catholic faith and his relationship with Christ. He is a prayer warrior and is an excellent example to me and to our children.

        My father, although no longer a practicing Catholic, is also a prayer warrior. What an amazing example he set for me while I was growing up, and still sets for me today.

        And my father’s father… In his younger years, he was an alcoholic and a skirt-chaser. In his 50s, he had a heart attack and a true “come to Jesus” moment. He gave up drinking and womanizing and truly embraced his Catholic faith. By the time I was a young girl, my grandpa was well on his way to becoming a saint. When I lived and worked in Indiana in the early 1990s, about once a month I would drive the 70 miles to Illinois in order to spend the weekend with my grandparents. My grandfather was an early riser, and he always said his morning prayers while he was making coffee and getting breakfast ready. I thought it an amazing coincidence how he would always be starting his prayers just as I moseyed into the kitchen after I got up. But one day, he disabused me of my error: he said, “Mickey-Mick, when you’re here, I always wait until you get up, so that I can say my morning prayers with you.” The other thing that he’d frequently say to me (and imagine this being said in a deep, Arkansas-accented, older-black-man-preacher-voice) was this: “Girl, if you had a brain, you’d be dangerous and fly backward outta church on Sunday…” (pause, and then a gentle but serious frown) “… IF YOU WENT.”

        I started going back to church a couple years before he died. He lived long enough to attend my wedding in one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in Chicago.

        It’s strange; when I started this comment, I only intended to say a couple sentences about my husband. Trips down memory lane are a funny thing.

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  8. Snow Owl says:

    Charlie, I loved Pope Benedict for so many, many reasons but after he stepped down and Pope Francis was elected, I waited to see what would happen because I knew he was very different and it was intriguing to me. (I love how God always jolts us…to the dismay of many lol.) Shortly after he was elected, I started hearing all of the crazy things he was quoted as saying by the media, then I started hearing about his love for the poor, marginalized and persecuted and that was the first thing that got my attention. I noticed how unpolished he seemed and I liked that about him, it was refreshing and non threatening to the hurting world and I thought this might be exactly what we need! Then I started watching other people’s reaction to him and decided to start praying for him. I wondered if he was going to make it… things got so testy, as we all know. I asked Mary to help me love him because she had called him her Pope and she answered my prayer to overflowing. I knew there was something special about him, that, as you say, we aren’t seeing yet. Shortly after this prayer I ran across what St. Catherine of Siena said and that sealed it for me. I also, by the Grace of God, waited and did not wish to judge and I researched every comment the media went nuts over and found many of his comments had been twisted and used to further agendas. And you know, I always understood his comments, they were simple and normal everyday comments. Anyway, I believe he is like a test for us, for some, and an invitation for others (for lack of a better way to say it) will we be faithful to our valid Pope or will we pine away for what we want instead. What we think the Pope should be. I am amazed at the people who know better than Jesus Himself, who His Vicar should be!

    “Even if [the Pope an incarnate devil], we ought not to raise up our heads against him, but calmly lie down to rest on his bosom… He who rebels against our Father is condemned to death, for that which we do to him we do to Christ: we honor Christ if we honor the Pope; we dishonor Christ if we dishonor the Pope.” Catherine of Siena

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  9. Beckita says:

    Thank you, Charlie, for your introductory comments. You’ve been in my daily prayers yet I will gratefully increase my offerings of prayer and sacrifice that the Holy Spirit overshadows you and what you do. I’ll pray, too, that all hearts are opened, further dilated, to receive what is infused in you and then effused to us all. COME HOLY SPIRIT!

    Dear Friends in our NRS Family, I know I’m preaching to the choir here: the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the ultimate, the greatest prayer. It is the most powerful support which we could extend to Charlie. Just imagine if each of us went to our priest and had him offer a Mass for Charlie right now! For those who may be able to do so, imagine a trinity of Masses.

    Our Blessed Mother, you who bore Jesus in your womb with love beyond all telling, wrap your Mantle around our beloved Charlie and intercede with us for him.
    Blessed be God forever! Ave Maria eternally!

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  10. jlynnbyrd says:

    Charlie, please be assured of my daily prayers for you and our NRS family. Sensing your urgency, how would you suggest we bring TNRS and Jesus King of all Nations to the attention of our priests and bishops? No better time than now to get all shepherds on board, so you are not feeling like *The Lone Sherpa.* How else may we help on a grander scale?

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  11. Beckita says:

    Thank you, Dan, for sharing this potent message. Thank you for your ceaseless efforts to bring to God’s people the devotion to Jesus King of All Nations. Prayers are rising for you, as well.

    May Jesus Christ reign in our hearts, our families, our world and, in special ways, in this site!

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  12. Phillip Frank says:

    Charlie’s said,
    “The seeming disorders of the moment play a key role in God’s plan.”
    Charlie’s quote reminds me of something I read once when Jesus came into the world, that the Roman Empire had control over most of the known world at that time which allowed Jesus free reign to go about preaching.
    And so God used even the devil for his greater purpose. As the Satan had tilled flat the ambitions of different nations with the Beast of the Roman army, God sowed the seed of Christianity through His Son and the Apostles.

    About feelings of betrayal, I read that the devil had no success tempting Our Lady because she had no attachments accept to God’s will.
    By searching my heart and looking for things I have become inordinately attached to I can see what the enemy can use against me, so these I pray most ernestly for and practice detaching myself from them in preparation for the storm.

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    • SteveBC says:

      Phillip Frank, Charlie has a quote that I contemplate every now and then, and it seems appropriate to pass it along right now. He said, “What you desire most is most effective against you. Desire God and all shall be added to you.” Whether that’s from him originally or one of his visitors, or someone else he knows, I don’t know, but it is a worthy bit of advice that fits this comment of yours.

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      • charliej373 says:

        It is a closing line from one of what I call my little visions – a very stylized sort.

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        • SteveBC says:

          Good to know. Thanks, Charlie. It’s certainly been a good way to keep myself better focused.

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        • YongDuk says:

          I love the idea of St. Joseph’s Prompt Obedience (e.g. getting up in the middle of the night to flee to Egypt) and in his giving.

          It’s adorable — perhaps better consoling, but my friend stopped her car yesterday to adore a cute grey squirrel as in her area they are more red, so that word immediately comes to mind — that everything that is said or done by God is already said or done in Scriptures even if in seminal form.

          Thus, your stylized quote is there, but note, as you know, it relies on our generosity in giving:

          Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. Luke 6:38

          There is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come. Mark 10:29f

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          • Doug says:

            Well, I guess I have to share my squirrels. I love this scripture. 🙂

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          • Beckita says:

            Thanks for sharing your wisdom, YD. Keep it coming, please. My hope is that I didn’t offend you when I poked fun with the “congestion” comment. If so, please forgive me. Peace be with you, YD.

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          • YongDuk says:

            No, Beckina, I replied that is was the Italian form 🙂 a page or two ago.

            Curious, in English, I have heard Priests say they will offer Mass for an intention or someone says they will have Mass offered. While the Roman Canon does reflect the Laity offering (pro quibus tibi offerimus: vel qui tibi offerunt hoc sacrificium laudis), I am surprised to hear (read) that being common parlance nowadays.

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          • charliej373 says:

            It is a bit off, YD, but laity do offer Mass intentions – and can formally have one said for their intentions. But it is always the priest who offers that intention. I was asked to write out an intention for which a Mass was offered Saturday. I wrote, “For the wisdom of justice from a heart of mercy.” But it was the priest who formally offered the intention.

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          • Doug says:

            Hmmmm.

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  13. Anne says:

    Just re read your post and your words jumped out at me………I worry about handling things ………trust in The Lord.
    …. Even if I do things badly.

    Hey dear Charlie……. First of all just let go and you put your trust in The Lord and the flow of the Holy Spirit! Come Holy Spirit to Charlie and fill Him with You.

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  14. Annie says:

    Thank you for your post Charlie!
    Annie

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  15. Kim sevier says:

    Amazing timing on this for me too. All day feeling the prompting of detachment. Read a reflection in Magnificat about this too. Do not be ruffled by difficulties. Be peaceful and serene by staying in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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  16. bflocatholic says:

    Charlie, I will continue to pray for you, your family and your ministry daily. Thank you for fighting the good fight!

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  17. LukeMichael says:

    What a great place the NRS forum is how wonderful all you members are!
    I have true withdrawal symptoms when the time between posts and comments lengthens.

    Charlie, you are in my prayers daily and I will have a Mass said for you and your intentions. Do not doubt that our Lord upholds you.

    Caravaggio, holy mackerel( I think this fish reference is for us), how beautiful is his work! I remember that Mel Gibson said he wanted to make the Passion movie like a Caravaggio painting which he really did. Every time I see Jesus fall on the Way of the Cross and look at his Mother and say, in extremis, “Behold, I make all things new!” I am brought to tears.

    In my own family, I am thought of as too conservative, too religious. There are a number who say religion is the problem, or guns are the problem, or Climate Change is the problem. Yet they are very good people who would turn on a dime if they knew what we here have learned. I hope and pray for a great Illumination for us all no matter how painful. I am sure of many returning to our Lord and our Lady.

    On Pope Francis I have to say he reminds me of St Peter! Occasionally impetuous, at times overconfident, but singularly devoted to the God of Love! We are in good hands.

    Praying for all here. Jesu unfam tobiae!

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    • charliej373 says:

      I love the great masters in art! The problem with most modern art is not that it is modern, but that it is so barren and incompetent.

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      • Mick says:

        LukeMichael and Charlie, I also love the great masters. Caravaggio is one of my three favorites; the other two are Carl Bloch and Antonio Ciseri (Charlie, the painting at the beginning of your “Epitaph” post is Ciseri’s “Ecce Homo,” isn’t it?).

        And LukeMichael, I am also brought to tears whenever I contemplate the “Behold, I make all things new” scene from the Passion of the Christ.

        Charlie, I am praying for you; and I will offer my Mass and Holy Communion for your intentions this evening when my family attends the vigil Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

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  18. Sandy says:

    I, too, will be pleased to honor your request and will offer my Mass on Monday for your intentions, Charlie. Just made myself a note so I don’t forget;-) God bless you and all the NRS family.

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  19. Maryj says:

    Went antique shopping yesterday with our soon to be married daughter. I am just at the end days of my Marion Consecration, so I’ve been in search of a “unique” miraculous medal. I gave my Miraculous medal to my husband last year ,as he was battling cancer,he calls it part of his “everyday carry”. To my surprise I found a beautiful old Miraculous Medal in an antique store in a small town. As I was going to get the key for the locked jewelry case, from the shop keeper, I laid eyes on a very Old Sacred Heart enthronement picture with the enthronement prayer right on it, the date and Signature had never been filled in…we call that a “good find”, especially since I had been searching for one of those also! Antique stores are filled with treasure! They are also filled with “a lot” of shelves and glassware. Minutes after finding the medal and the picture, which I was thrilled about…I tripped on “something”, my head was propelled at those filled shelves..”somehow” I managed to defy gravity and got my body to make a ninety degree turn and I ended up landing on my knees on a concrete floor, and then onto my face. I threw my hands up over my head because I knew what was going to happen next…my husband said the shelves rocked, along with all the things on them..and then as if a hand reached out to steady everything, it all just settled right back into were they had been previously. Not one thing fell on me! I burst out laughing..I just kept thinking…Take the next right step! Whoever that was that tripped me up, you got NOTHING that my Lord and His Blessed Mother can’t beat!! Our parish Priest will come and do the Enthronement this week…Ice packs on my knees, I beg you…as Kim said “Be peaceful and serene by staying in the Sacred Heart of Jesus! Totus Tuus!

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  20. Marita says:

    Hi Charlie,
    Just wanted to chime in to say I too will offer up prayers and Masses this week for you! Also, could you please keep my mom Peggy in your prayers too, she along with me and my siblings have just gone through a week in hell due to some physical suffering she has gone through on and off that the doctors are totally baffled by and can’t find any reason for the excruciating pain.

    Thank you and God bless all!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Prayers going up for your Mom and family, Marita.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Marita, your family and mother Peggy are in my prayers.

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    • Snow Owl says:

      Marita, I am sorry to hear about your Mom. I will say a prayer for all of you to St. Teresa of Avila, she too had many mysterious illnesses that baffled the Doctors. Once while traveling between convents, on the command from her Superiors, while in great pain from one of these mystery illness, her coach hit a pot-hole and she fell out of the coach, onto the road and into the mud (talk about heaping it on)..she looked up to Heaven and said to Jesus with a sigh…it’s no wonder you have so few friends!” 🙂 So don’t give up! Pray to her too, she knows all about that!

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    • Beckita says:

      Joining our family here with prayers for your mother and entire family, Marita.

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    • Mick says:

      Praying for your mother and for your family, Marita.

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      • Marita says:

        Thank you Charlie, Jlynnbyrd, Snow Owl, Beckita and dear Mick, for your prayers. Believe me I have all the Saints and Angels and Souls in Purgatory praying for her situation. Thank God she has been pain-free for four days now.

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        • A Quiet Person says:

          Hi Marita. I am piling my prayers on too. Sounds like maybe it would be a good time for another visit over a cup of coffee! If your siblings would cover for you for an hour or two so you can get out of the house, e-mail me. Meanwhile, know that I, along with so many others are praying for your family, especially your mom.

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  21. Tom says:

    Fellow pilgrims,
    I think it would be a good idea to prepare a spiritual bouquet for Charlie as he has asked for prayer. I’ll add 10 rosaries to this little bouquet to begin with (these will all be prayed in the “Divine Will” in the name of everyone from Adam to the last one to be created, to increase Charlie’s accidental glory here and in the next life).
    You can add as many Rosaries, Chaplets masses and anything else you can think of to this bouquet.
    God Bless, Fiat Voluntas Tua.
    Tom from England xxx

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    • Kim sevier says:

      Great idea. I offer Mass, Communion, Divine Mercy Chaplet, rosary, and next Eucharistic Adoration hour for Charlie.

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    • Mick says:

      Fantastic idea, Tom. Count me in.

      I love your suggestion to offer the spiritual bouquet in the Divine Will. I shall follow your example and offer my prayers (rosaries) for Charlie in the Divine Will. I will also offer them up through the Flame of Love.

      Tom, may God bless you and yours. 🙂

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      • Tom says:

        Thanks Mick and God Bless you and yours.
        The Flame of Love is a such a powerful antidote to these days of darkness, that reminds me that I must redo Elizabeth Kindlemanns good and suffering acts for this intention in the Divine Will too.
        God is Good……ALL THE TIME!

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  22. El ingeniero deTepeyac says:

    In the early hours of Saturday morning, I was half-asleep or half-awake; I don’t remember which. I do remember it was after I had walked my two-year old back to sleep after she had had a nightmare.

    At any rate a voice kept repeating to me “prepara el camino del Señor” (Prepare you the way of your Lord). It was repeated until the voice of the being was sure I would not forget it in the morning when I awoke.

    The way it was phrased it was directed to me but I wasn’t sure if it referred to prepare myself to allow my Lord and Saviour to enter my soul, prepare myself for the season of Advent or prepare myself for the coming Jubilee of Mercy and the graces which will flow.

    So Saturday my son and I went to Confession. Later in the afternoon my wife and our older daughter went to confess.

    Or the thought just occurred to me, maybe it refers to me actually predicando (preaching) telling the people about my Lord.

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    • Mack says:

      That’s beautiful! At Mass today after Communion the cantor sang a beautiful refrain over and over, with a haunting melody, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord….”

      Also a sign of hope: a friend saw a bumper sticker that read:
      “I know the future: GOD WINS!” I wonder if that came from TNRS… 🙂

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  23. Mack says:

    I’m looking forward to that post and guidance for the shift in events.
    The bad actors in the Vatican–yes, this really puzzles me. I saw today there will be a light show to usher in the year of mercy that focuses on climate change. I’m sad to see the year of mercy hijacked in that way to support a dubious agenda. But I think it must be those bad actors and not Pope Francis doing this. His letter “Face of Mercy” for the year is truly beautiful. Read that letter and forget about the silly light show.

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  24. Sonya says:

    Hi Charlie,
    Be assured of my prayers for you and the whole Next Right Step family. Woke up this morning praying Psalm 23. I felt like it was a good idea to put this to memory. Comforting and we will need it.

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  25. narnialion54 says:

    I offer my Mass this evening for you Charlie.

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  26. SanSan says:

    I offered a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for you this morning Charlie.

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  27. Carol Kelley says:

    I found this to be a sign of hope:

    We Were Made For These Times
    Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people.

    You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking. Yet, I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is that we were made for these times. Yes. For years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement.

    I grew up on the Great Lakes and recognize a seaworthy vessel when I see one. Regarding awakened souls, there have never been more able vessels in the waters than there are right now across the world. And they are fully provisioned and able to signal one another as never before in the history of humankind.

    Look out over the prow; there are millions of boats of righteous souls on the waters with you. Even though your veneers may shiver from every wave in this stormy roil, I assure you that the long timbers composing your prow and rudder come from a greater forest. That long-grained lumber is known to withstand storms, to hold together, to hold its own, and to advance, regardless.

    In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. There is a tendency, too, to fall into being weakened by dwelling on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

    We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we more so will meet great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear. Didn’t you say you were a believer? Didn’t you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater? Didn’t you ask for grace? Don’t you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the voice greater?

    Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.

    What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale.

    One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.

    Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.
    There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it. I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.

    The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.

    By Clarissa Pinkola Estes
    American poet, post-trauma specialist and Jungian psychoanalyst, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves.

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  28. Maria Smith says:

    Hi,, I had my home enthroned with the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He is the center of my life. Also Our Lady of Peace is in my home. So I have very good protection..

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