The Election…and Other Potential Triggers

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By Charlie Johnston

Lately I have gotten all sorts of notes and comments that begin, “You say there will be no election…” I have been explaining all year that there could be an election, but it would not ultimately matter.

What I was told in the Spring of 2008 was that Barack Obama would win that year’s election, that he would not finish his full term, and that the next stable national leader would not come from the political system. I understand why people would figure that meant there would be no election this year. It is the most obvious scenario, but it is not the only scenario in which it would fit. There could be an election in which things explode after the election, but before an inauguration. In another scenario, President Obama could assume emergency powers and extend his term indefinitely, in which case it would end abruptly with the coup that would inevitably follow. There are a few other exotic scenarios, but it is not important to list them. The key is that many folks have zeroed into the most likely scenario as being the only possible scenario. Specific messages are not given so that you know the mind of God, but to alert you to watch and wait – that when you see events that match with the message given – whether in the way you expect or in an unexpected way – to see the spiritual reality behind those temporal events. It is a mile marker on God’s unfolding plan, not a roadmap.

I have told you two things that are definitive: that after Barack Obama failed to finish his full term the next stable national leader would not come from the political system and that the Rescue will come late in 2017 after all have lost hope. Hope WILL be an act of the will then, so you must gird your loins for the time when there is no cause for hope other than your faith – and your faith must be much more than a fluffy, comforting emotion when that time comes. I did NOT tell you about the fractured transfer of power coming so you would know the mind of God and confidently espouse details of His secret plan. I told you almost solely so that when it happens, whether in the way you expect or in a different way that matches the specific message I have conveyed, it will give you confidence that I have told you true concerning the Rescue. As society crumbles ever more frantically, you are really going to need that assurance then to fortify yourself for the rest of the Storm. But you are still going to have to CHOOSE faith. It all comes down to choosing. God does not allow us the luxury of being spectators or judges this time around. We must be determined participants in the Rescue or be washed away with the tide of accelerating events.

A strange thing has been happening this year. Secular officials have been unobtrusively coming to my presentations and privately introducing themselves afterwards: judges, prosecutors, military officers, public administrators, doctors, aides to legislators. I would mention financial and economic officials, but they have been here since near the start. Privately, rare is the week when I don’t hear from some old secular colleague telling me with some wonder that I have been right all along, then asking what should they do. (My answer is well-worn: acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope – but I generally expand a bit on how to do that in their particular circumstances). At the same time, a few of those who greeted me with early hope are shaken because things have not played out quite as they expected. Some are even blinded to the visible unraveling of all the social safeguards because of their expectation (and sometimes quiet hope) that all would be in ashes by now. I understand. I have my own expectations, too. I was taught a long time ago, though, that my expectations would kill me: that I, too, was not to be privy to the fullness of the mind of God. So I deal with those things that are given clearly, interpret as best I can those that are not, and am rarely disturbed when something that is not given clearly plays out in a different way than I expected.

Right now, we are not traversing a field that has a landmine in it; we are trying to traverse a densely populated minefield. Throughout the world, China, Russia, North Korea, ISIS, Iran (just to name a few) have murderously aggressive designs. (For those who note that I say Russia will end up being America’s most steadfast ally in the final stages of the Storm, it WILL be, but it is not yet. It might have already been if America had not become so irresponsibly feckless and unreliable. Like every other entity, it is trying to find its way to survive in a visibly collapsing world order). The primary purpose of national governments seems to have becoming protecting thugs from the police, rather than protecting people from thugs. That never ends well. One of the triggers that not one in a thousand really understands is the cushion America gets by holding the dollar as the world’s default currency. Since most global debts are issued in dollars, America can get away with printing money that has no relation to productivity or reality. But the dollar did not become the default currency by divine right. It became the default currency because, for the last century and a half, it was the most stable currency in the world – and officials of both parties took great pains not to venture into extreme currency manipulation so as not to forfeit that status. Now, the United States has become to currency what it has become to allies; entirely unreliable. China, in particular, has for the last five or six years been courting other nations to dump the dollar as the default currency. The biggest assault yet to try to get the dollar dumped will happen later next week. If the dollar ceased to be the default currency, you could see things tank within a day. It certainly would not be more than a few weeks before crash was complete. Imagine if you got up one morning and all your credit and debit cards were cancelled and, oh, by the way, your cash is no good either. That is about what it would mean if the dollar ceased to be the default currency – only for everyone, not just for you.

If it happens, the election itself could become a triggering event. A few weeks back, President Obama mused that he could have accepted a victory by a John McCain or a Mitt Romney, but he just could not accept a victory by Donald Trump. What does that mean? Is it just random musing or laying groundwork? If Trump won, particularly if he won handily, it would expose that, despite the collaboration of media and academia, the anti-God left had lost control of the country. Despite that, Obama and the left have defied the law with impunity almost throughout his term with a few yelps of opposition, but no effective resistance from the right. It could trigger that often talked about, but very rare, genuine false flag event to justify the assumption of emergency powers. And then we are in the whirlwind.

This is the Year of Mercy. So long as there is one more righteous man that can be squeezed from these ominous events, God restrains the full fury of the Storm. I pray that collapse comes before the end of the Year of Mercy, for that way, people will be able to find their way back to God fairly easily even after the collapse. It is going to be a brutally hard path back for those who are still given over to vanity and wickedness after the Year of Mercy ends.

It has been an eventful roller coaster of a year throughout the world. But this next year is going to make it look, by comparison, like a drive through the flat prairies of the American Midwest. I have never told you the things I have in order that you would know how what must happen will happen, but in an effort to exhort you to choose to trust and follow God. You do that by the ordinary way of acknowledging Him, taking the next right step, and being a sign of hope to those around you  – by doing the little that you can that is right in front of you. I did not tell you about the disrupted transfer of power ahead so you would know the mind of God, but as a sign to exhort and encourage you to choose trust in Him and the ordinary way, to fortify you for the fearful year leading up to Rescue.. When it happens, if you take it as evidence that you have figured things out, you will faint in terror early on – for whatever your expectations, much of them will be dramatically wrong. You must choose to trust your heavenly Father like a child through this horrible year. Nothing less will suffice.

If, next January, Barack Obama peacefully hands over the reins of power to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, I will declare myself unreliable and go away. But it will not happen that way, for God has appointed that this be a sign to you to fortify you to trust Him and choose the ordinary way to follow Him through the most frightening year for the globe in history. I appeal to you to quit trying to flatter yourself that you have figured out how God is going to accomplish this, for that way leads to destruction. Trust Him and follow Him whatever happens.

I have told you true.

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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714 Responses to The Election…and Other Potential Triggers

  1. maryopl says:

    Charlie, thank you for clarifying. It is a good reminder to watch my tongue and not paraphrase- in any situation. I do worry about not sharing this information properly. This weekend I prayed to God to show me people who might need to know about your message. One gentleman is suffering greatly from persecution in our school district because he tells his students a prolife message (he was fired and is going to court). Because of his burdens I didn’t want to tell the details of the Storm and add to his sorrows. But I did tell him that there is a great Rescue coming and to hold on to that. He was so encouraged I could see his shoulders straighten and relax a little. I felt so much better myself just talking about the Rescue and not about the storm. Am I giving myself the easy way out?

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    • Joanne says:

      I don’t think so. You gave him encouragement, which is what he needed. Good for you. I will pray for him.

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    • Snowy Owl says:

      Mary, i say good call! 🙂 Charlie has told us many times here not to focus too much on the storm.. what you did was perfect! And he is already living through his own personal storm, anyway. If he comes back to ask for more, that opens the door for all the info!

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      • maryopl says:

        Thank you both Joanne and Snowy Owl for your encouragement. I feel better sharing the hope of the rescue because even if people don’t understand all that is happening they do feel the troubles in their own world and community. I know it gives me peace when I am overwhelmed.

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  2. EllenChris says:

    Knowing the rhythms of this blog, I think there are probably several hundred comments waiting to be cleared, but I will add mine anyway. Charlie, dear friend — I hope and am praying that your physical condition is really good, and that you are as pain free as can be. You seem to be very busy with meetings with folks — I hope that is the only reason.

    I am in the Adirondack Mountains since last week and will be for a while to come. The WiFi and internet connections are extremely unreliable and difficult to use — just when you think you have something written, the internet gremlins decide you have exceeded your limits, and you get nowhere. This is why I have not been posting. But here goes a try:

    This is in response to the last 3 (three) postings here. We can certainly see evidence of general breakdown all around us. Your tone in “telling us true” is clear and sincere. This is not a “second-guess” or a criticism. However, when you talk about using your anger without letting your anger use you, I have a little thought. Anger *can* indeed focus passion against evil, and this is good. Yeats wrote, “The good lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” All too true, all too often. So some righteous indignation can be useful. I know most of us try your patience a lot, but may I invite you to take compassion? You, yourself, admit that you struggle and doubt. You have the advantage of deep and encompassing visions, visits from Our Lord and the guidance of a great Archangel. And still it is hard for you to grasp the whole picture.

    What the rest of us have is simply the word of a guy named, Charlie.

    So when we get the picture a little wrong or skewed or struggle with doubts, or even when some folks try to give you advice (like me 😉 ) please cut us some slack. You have good reasons for the way you are working to bring us to the necessary conclusions. But this thing is so huge and shapeless in our minds that we need a lot of patience. You are in the toughest possible position — too much info causes one kind of problem, and too little causes another. Prayers for you, Charlie. Rest in the Lord’s Presence and let Him call ALL the shots. You do strive to do this, but rest a little in His Providence and know that you are carried by Him. At the end of the day, it is not all on your shoulders at all. Jesus is Redeemer and Lord and His Grace truly is all sufficient. Remember Jill and Eustace in *The Silver Chair* — they “muffed ALL the signs” and still Aslan welcomed them home with, “Well done, good and faithful servants.” Rely on His Mercy for yourself as well as for others. If you simply give it your best shot, He will make up for whatever is lacking by His “Chesed,” His totally faithful, reliable Love.

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    • Murt says:

      Hmmm, nice read.

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    • I read through this a few times and pondered it, Ellen, trying to imagine the Adirondacks and wherever Charlie happens to be in his travels. No matter how I sliced it, I kept coming back to two things: (1) The hour is late. (2) Memories of boot camp.

      We had about 90 guys in our company in boot camp. For whatever reason, about 10% of those guys made it look easy. Not that it wasn’t challenging for them, but they were able to hit the ground running because they were already well prepared (e.g. – they thrived on challenge, they were already in good shape, were able to focus on and stay focused on the most productive things, were self-motivated, were already good at taking orders and following through with the proper attitude, were respectful, fast learners, great role models, effective at inspiring the weaker ones and helping them improve, etc.)

      Of the roughly 90% the vast majority managed to make it through with great effort and personal growth. They got a lot of encouragement, but they were also on the receiving end of a great deal of pointed heat. A necessary balance I would say, because certain folks were sometimes encouraging and sometimes gruff with those fellas to good effect. Make no mistake about it though, the top 10% took the most heat.

      The bottom slice eventually got sent down or cycled out of the military. I watched some of those fellas get cycled out. If they were honest with themselves, they didn’t make it simply because they didn’t want to. They didn’t want to work, and the fact is most folks recognized that early and didn’t bother with them because it was better to protect the integrity of the company. I also stood watch a few times over the barracks that housed the guys who were cycled down (set back in training). They had potential, so sometimes encouragement was called for, sometimes brutal honesty, and other stuff in between… and lots of it.

      The hour is late. Yes, but here’s something really cool: even if a person just showed up and started working now, they get the same agreed upon wage in the end as the next guy/gal. That’s one of the things I like to keep in the forefront of my thoughts as we make this climb together.

      You know, almost everyone in our company graduated boot camp. Same parade. Same ceremony. Same honor. In the end (which was really a beginning) everyone was happy.

      God Bless,

      MP

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      • charliej373 says:

        This is very astute, MP. That really is what is driving some of my urgency right now. I have less time to indulge, “It isn’t what I thought it would be” sorts of comments and no time to indulge the silly insults…for now it is critical to get people who are “all in” not with my message, but to do the ordinary things right in front of them trusting God entirely. Those are the troops who will carry us through to Rescue. We are in a winnowing period. It is to those troops who choose to follow God whatever the consequences and trust Him however things look that I mainly speak to these days.

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      • Snowy Owl says:

        MP, lol…once again I have to say, this wonderful gift God has given you..amazing! How exciting to see it take it take off like a super jet fueled red rocket (disguised as a little red-rider) I really love it! 🙂

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      • Mick says:

        Thanks for another wonderful and educational anecdote, MP.

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    • YongDuk says:

      Ellen Chris, nice to hear from you! I was stopped to be in the Adirondacks this week, but find myself at the Beach with aTropical Depression… hopefully glorious and not dangerous!

      You are in my prayers!

      I am behind on the blog many, many days, so I am not sure what you mean about the v last three comments, but it is a good recommendation re-CS Lewis’ works.

      Wish I were there backpacking the High Peaks, but I needed the smell of ocean and the erode horizon I think more than the ADK 🙂

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      • YongDuk says:

        Hey! What happened to my other cross? 😦 So unfair

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      • EllenChris says:

        Good to hear from you, Yong Duk. We are a little below the High Peaks area, but not far from them — quite near Blue Mountain Lake. Last night the temps were down in the 40s F. Zillions of stars and the Milky Way. Love it here. This year, no bear in the camp ground — a great relief. Lots of loons: kayaking with them in several beautiful lakes. Please do not become too terribly tropically depressed. I still cannot help but miss the smell of salt air as well.

        Michael Patrick: these mountains are one of the two oldest continually existing mountain ranges in the world. Old and gentle and covered in green — the highest just over a mile vertical. Lots of lakes and winding small rivers. The area of the Park is just slightly bigger than Belgium with a great deal of deep wilderness and a few small villages here and there. Not as breath-taking as the Rockies, but lovely in their own special way.

        What I learn from the mountains is patience. The white pines stand quietly through droughts, thunder storms and deepest snow. Hurricane Sandy actually came through here and did a whole lot of damage, more than anyone would imagine. But the mountains remain and the wilderness continues. New York State has a section in our state constitution which says that a piece of land can be dedicated, “Forever Wild,” and after that, nothing can be built on it or changed at all. The mountains are quiet, and they quiet the heart. Whatever human beings are doing out there in “civilization” to convince themselves that they control the world, the mountains know better. We remain Forever Wild here, and life continues.

        I have to sit out directly in front of the router which is on the back of the bath house in order to pick up WiFi to write this. I am going back to my little camper now — it is time for the raccoons’ nightly rounds to begin. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Peace and deep peace to all.

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        • Snowy Owl says:

          Ellen, Ooh my, yet another eloquent, prosy-poetic waxer (i have absolutely no idea if that made sense- but you get my drift?) So many beautiful poetic hearts here! MP might get teary-eyed. Reading that made me feel like I was there, I could hear the loons. I really love loons! Now I want to go fishing.
          Big smile and sssssssssssssigh! 🙂

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        • Lovely, Ellen! You’re obviously somewhere that inspires that poetic genius of yours. I’m mostly feeling practical today, smack dab in the middle of the desert as I am with the late summer heat. Then there’s YD making us have think too hard with “erode horizon.” OK, got it, but why can’t he be more like Doug and just say, “I’m on a train in the Rockies. Weeeeeee!”

          Lovely sharing, NRS’ers everywhere! Plenty of inspiration and much to ponder.

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        • YongDuk says:

          Blue Mountain Lake is just west of my typical campsite, Ellen Chris. (Won’t tell you where it is, as if other people are in it, I have to hunt for another and that is less fun than you think.)

          I buy chips at that corner store there–and maybe a can or two of beer–then walk back to my tent and watch the lake change colours as the sunsets. I use cramp-ons to hike up that short hill in the Winter and slide down skiing in my boots. Haven’t broken anything yet, but haven’t done it in two years either…

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          • Sean Sullivan says:

            Blue Mtn Lake is one of my favorite lakes, Tupper is perhaps a good contestant. Now the area west of the lake is spectacular. NY’s highest waterfall is nearby (so I believe) and the area in between…gorgeous.

            Though for any newcomers (no pun intended) it is quite rural. A dense, tropical rain forest easy to get lost within. I bushwacked into Third Lake a few weeks ago and I must admit, I contemplated setting up camp for the night (it was 11AM) not too conjested as it had been logged years back but still a bit knarly. Thankfully, i connected with my cousins n paddled to safety:)

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        • Doug says:

          Nice reflection Ellen. Thanks!

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        • al chandanais says:

          Hmm, you made me to miss New York. Thank you Ellen.

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      • justsayin392 says:

        Speaking of CS Lewis, I visited a parish in my hometown this weekend where the priest was literally losing his voice already as he began Mass. By homily time, it was clear he would take a pragmatic approach so his remarks were very brief. His quote from C. S. Lewis eclipsed everything else he said: “True humility doesn’t mean you think less of your self. It means you think of yourself less.” Might need to carve that on my Mt. Meeker walking staff.

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      • Mick says:

        YD, when are you going to be in my neck of the woods? Might we be able to catch a coffee or perhaps a Bob’s Pizza?

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        • Snowy Owl says:

          Mick, 🍕+ 🌶🌶🌶+ ☕ = ❤🔥…you are very brave.

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          • Mick says:

            Not when it comes to hot peppers, I’m not. I’ll buy YD the pizza, but nobody said I had to eat it. 🙂

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          • YongDuk says:

            I travel with peppers, Mick… I eat them raw on pizza like the garlic, so no need to worry about your piece becoming contaminated, except by my breath.

            (If the Lord leads me, Mick, I would give Charlie a call to have him give you a call…, just don’t die of asphyxiation.)

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          • Mick says:

            Charlie, do you still have my number? If not, Mary does; or I could send it via TNRSAnswers.

            YD, I’ll be safe and wear a gas mask. And just so’s you know, I grow hot peppers in my garden (40,000 – 100,000 Heat Units). My kids and husband eat them, and the remainder I make into medicinal tinctures. If the Lord leads to an incognito powwow, I’ll give you some peppers for the road.

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          • charliej373 says:

            I will send YD your phone number, Mick. I have it.

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          • Mick says:

            Thanks, Charlie. 🙂

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        • YongDuk says:

          Lol, Mick, you are persistent!

          I am planning on being in MI in Sept with some friends. But your description of your house spacing really hasn’t helped much. And I really do travel incognito, despite what Charlie hints at, I really don’t think he knew it was me, even when I asked his GA to say hi for me to his. (I figured it was a sign to be best left incognito.)

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      • Doug says:

        I like your new gravitar YD.

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  3. James Ignatius McAuley says:

    Charlie,

    Strange to say, this “reset button” of God’s is a blessing. The problems are beyond any mere human solving. I, for one, look forward to the collapse and the rescue.

    1.) It is harder and harder to run a business.
    2.) The system is stacked against the working poor and middle class.
    3.) Regulations become more and more impractical and onerous.
    4.) Laws multiply and become selectively enforced.
    5.) Government becomes increasingly corrupt.

    We all know these things, of course. Storm Tracker Ed did a good job addressing this. But there are positives to strengthen us for now and for after the rescue.

    1.) The year of mercy has been a great grace – my family and I went through the gates last weekend. God bless Pope Francis!
    2.) All of St. Jerome’s commentary on scripture will be in English by next June.
    3.) We have more patristice commentary on scripture avaialbe to us in English than ever.
    4.) We have more patristic commentary in English than ever, and, unlike 30 years ago, the world of patristics is no longer dominated by Augustine.
    5.) If you trust God and take the next right step, you often find that you can stop and see all of God’s goodness around you – this wil be important to remember next year in the full fury of the storm, to be grateful for what the good God gives us. The Lord always provides.
    6.) In the fury of the storm there may be no chocolate or other delectables available, but someday, they will become available again. But, that , of course, is to remind us that the only true sweetness is found in Jesus, the bread of life.
    7.) It will be an opportunity for famileis and neighbors to grow in love.
    8.) After the Rescue, many folks will have the opportunity for a career change, to follow their true vocation.

    There are more positives, but let others articulate them, as it is good to hear other voices.

    I have notice many people moving, almost as if they are being pushed, and this is keeping me very busy. Others,cannot move and it is if they are being told to stay (they cannot sell their house, no matter how hard they try). Some bad people appear to be being forced out (there home sales fly with no hinderances), and to me it is God’s providence in removing these people from our communities.

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    • Mack says:

      The Obama administration has added over 20,600 new regulations to this country!
      Another positive of the crash: it will take those down too.

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    • Post Rescue: 9.) We’ll be able to wake up again in the morning at peace, and sustain it through the day without all the clutter rushing in between us and God. Sure, some of us will still have creaky, achy joints, but it will seem like we’re 7-years-old again in all the ways that matter. Maybe I’ll even spring out of bed one morning and finish it with a cartwheel for good measure.

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    • the phoenix says:

      Dear James Ignatius McAuley,

      You brought a smile to my face with your “6.) In the fury of the storm there may be no chocolate or other delectables available, but someday, they will become available again. But, that , of course, is to remind us that the only true sweetness is found in Jesus, the bread of life.”

      Three times within this past year, God has given me unexpected gifts of chocolate through the kindness of other people. The first time was for this past St. Nicholas Day, when a co-worker left me a surprise gift of chocolate on my desk for the occasion of the feast day. The second time was about a month or so ago, when a neighbor I had never met before gave me an unexpected thank-you gift of chocolate in exchange for a favor I did for her. And the third time was this past weekend, while I was visiting a friend whom I met right here on The Next Right Step blog, and she gave me a gift of chocolate … (thank you, narnialion54!) 🙂

      Though I am living through quite a challenge right now, having just lost my job, I must say the Lord has been so generous to me in this Storm already with gifts of chocolate!

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  4. Bob says:

    Charlie you have said that our political system is a “dead man walking” and after years or working actively supporting who I thought would be the best candidate to support pro life Reagan and Bush and seeing all that effort countered by opposition from the senate in judge selection and 2 years ago seeing the republican landslide and seeing things continuing to get worse despite that I have lost all hope in the present system to be an effective tool for betterment in God’s eyes. Still I must admit I feel some sadness for the loss and the death of the “poor thing” even though I know we have no hope there and I am of course praying that God will make us strong in being opened to the changes we will need to make. Also let us pray that God can open as many as possible to see the need for God and the need for the NRS. A bit more prayer and fasting from all possible at this time please!!

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    • charliej373 says:

      I felt some sadness at the loss, too, Bob, but I look forward far more to the replacement for what has become a toxic system.

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    • jaykay says:

      Reminds me of Wordsworth, Bob, his “Ode on the extinction of the Venetian Republic”: “Men are we, and must grieve when e’en the shadow of that which once was great has passed away”. Like you in the US, we here in Ireland have had a stable(ish) 2-party system for most of our almost-century as an independent country. But it’s become toxic in recent years, with an unstable minority Government at present having to prostitute itself to a coterie of independents and loony lefty abortionists. You know the breed, I’m sure. The shadow of our Founders, all of them sincere practising Christians, has passed, and their successors are craven, slavishly following the spirit of this Age, with no vision whatsoever, only endlessly quoting management-speak shibboleths. So yes, all I do now is keep my head down – except for pro-life protests – and hope. Sperate in Domino, amici! J.

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  5. Stephen Maresch says:

    Charlie,

    Just a thought; Donald Trump does not come from the political system.
    Stephen Maresch,

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  6. zeniazenia says:

    In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
    By the power of Our Lord, Jesus Christ; to the honor of Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception; in service to her Immaculate Heart; I ask You for Grace Lord, that TNRS heed Charlie’s mile markers in the Storm, to fortify us for the rest of the Storm with confidence that Charlie has told us true concerning the Rescue. I ask for Grace to choose Faith and make Hope an act of the will. I ask for Grace to Trust Jesus and follow Him whatever happens, acknowledging Him, taking the next right step, and being a sign of hope to those around us – by doing the little that we can that is right in front of us. I ask for the intersession of St. John the Baptist. I thank You for hearing my prayer. Thy will be done. Amen.
    In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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  7. Katherine Mattern says:

    Charlie. God bless you and keep you. I believe what you say. I believe in my God and our Blessed mother. When i am afraid I pray Jesus i trust in you. I am looking forward to meeting you in Billings.

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  8. Patricia says:

    Charlie,
    Pope Benedict, in “Faith and the Future” in 2009, wrote that the real crisis for the Church has scarcely begun. He said that what will remain will be a smaller Church and that the process will be “long and wearisome”.
    How does this fit into what is coming?

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  9. debmercy says:

    Thank you, Charlie, for the clarifications and stressing the need to trust in the Lord.

    I have found out personally that when a crisis hits (I am a recent cancer survivor) the need to trust can be easier said than done. As a result, I have discerned that these personal crisis that have become so rampant of late are God’s way of strengthening us so that when things get REALLY BAD we will be trained to react in Trust.

    I pray that we are prepared for the trials ahead of us! Lord, I believe. Help me in my unbelief!

    Jesus, I trust in You! – Debby B.

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  10. Diane says:

    President Obama, also said very recently on a Golf channel interview, about leaving his current job and what’s next….he said, “I’m being forced to leave, it’s not my choice”. Wow. That was such an odd statement it would seem.

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  11. Linda says:

    Thank you for standing and hearing God’s word for His people. I truly can’t imagine all of the overwhelming emotions, struggles, faith, courage and deep conversations that have been part of this journey. God has His hand on you. Thank you for saying yes to Him. I pray His holy angels hedge you in, protect and strengthen you for the next right step that you need to take. I have only joined you on this journey afew short months and am grateful Our Lord allowed me to now be a part of it. God abundantly bless you for all you have done and are doing for all of His children~big and small.

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  12. Diane says:

    While seeing all this in the world to be true (the darkness, waywardness, Godlessness)…. I’ve prayed each morning for years, for lost souls who are wayward and don’t even know (sufficient unto themselves)….And I’ve been following here for two years, it’s still hard to imagine it worse than ever; as in Medieval times, World War I and then the Spanish Flu killing 50 million in a year, World War II with 50 million lost again… God help us all. Save us sinners, O Savior of the world. St. John The Baptist…”He must increase, I must decrease”…Pray for us.

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  13. Richard Weissflog says:

    Charlie,

    As a believer in the inevitability of “The Storm”, but a skeptic regarding your prophesies – I welcome and appreciate your laying the cards down in such a plain and open way!

    Sitting in the comfy of my home with a full tummy, good health and no current financial worries, It seems very odd to me that I so desperately want you to be right. Perhaps, if the storm hits as you predict, I will think otherwise; but, for right now, I much prefer a time of trial and hardship with the hope of a light leading the way out of the darkness – to the uncertainty and sense of abandonment that would come if we simply find ourselves sinking deeper into the mine field you speak of but with no certainty of Divine providence and concern for those trying to do His will.

    Praying for you and our country,
    God Bless,
    Rick

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  14. Charlie, you have given me heart. Lately, God has seen fit to widen my influence and it will all be for Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Still with you in spirit and in prayer.

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  15. Michelle says:

    Question? Do we sell our properties then? Do we pay of our credit cards or do we hold on to our cash?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Man your post. I have no advice to give on your investments. Live your ordinary live with ordinary prudence and trust God.

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      • LisasMania7 says:

        When you ain’t got nothin’…
        I just got around to filing my income tax for some of the kids’ federal college grants, and it turns out that they “owed” me some $$ (“single-ish” abandoned housewife with small income potential). So they give us some of other people’s money.
        So after reading your latest post, i went to Sam’s Club and purchased a ridiculous amount of non-perishable food because there is no way my neighbors will be prepared for ANYthing.
        Hoarding For The Hordes

        Luckily my home has been Enthroned to the Two Hearts, and each room was triple exorcised (salt/oil/water/St B medal), so it is my prayer that our house will serve as a refuge.
        If not, I bought us each little kick-scooters in case we need to take off.
        I REALLY super liked your comment that read: “If you DO need to leave, the stuff that you leave behind will bless someone else.”
        So this (pretty embarrassing for my kids) recent act of mine is a win win!

        Don’t forget about the water trapped in your hot water heater if you get thirsty!
        And a little solar panel to charge a way to hear music.
        What’s the point if we can’t dance? 🙂
        xoxoxox

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    • Murt says:

      We don’t really own anything in this life. Your question also has an answer within. I have to agree with Charlie here. Trust, do the right thing………..

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    • Dean says:

      Michelle,
      I believe in what Charlie says will come to pass. And yet, in temporal matters, I live as if it would not. It keeps me calm. I still clean the house, pay our bills, pay taxes, and get the house painted. We have Charlie’s assurance (and God’s through him) that life will go on. That is hope. And if by some chance it doesn’t happen that way, I haven’t ruined my life or the lives of others by making drastic decisions. Peace to you,
      caelids

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  16. Lake Johnson says:

    Apologies for the rough language in the link’s name I’m posting below, but this is an economics blog I follow by James Howard Kunstler. Kunstler is not a religious person and is also generally liberal, but what he writes this week has some interesting parallels to what Charlie has just posted:

    Here’s the last paragraph of his blog:

    “Yes, the world following 3Q 2016 is looking like one hot mess. If you remember anything, let it be this: the primary mission of your cohort of the human race is managing contraction. The world is getting wider and poorer again and the outcome everywhere will be determined by the success of people to manage their lives locally. The big things of this world — governments, corporations, institutions — are losing their traction and whatever we manage to rebuild will get done locally. In victory, Hillary may utterly cease to matter.”

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  17. Gary says:

    If it happens as you say or does not, the crisis will occur. You have asked people to be charitable to those around us in the little things as well as the big things. You have asked people to be motivated
    by the love of God in all we do. If history teaches anything, disobeying the Law of God leads to calamity, disaster, disorder and despotism. God will not be mocked for long.

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  18. Another Karen says:

    Well said, Steve. I completely agree!

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  19. Noah603 says:

    Ah, Charlie, I love it when you speak my language! You said it has been a roller coaster of a year but the next year will make this one look mild by comparison. Now I know exactly where we are. If any of you have been to Busch Gardens in Tampa, you may remember a roller coaster there called SheiKra. It has a 200′ vertical drop. But not only that, they slowly maneuver you right up to the edge of the drop and even nudge the tip of the car over the edge. Then they suspend you there for three long seconds so that you can contemplate where you are about to go. Then they let go of the brake. See time 1:13 in this video. That’s where we are!

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    • Doug says:

      No thanks Noah. I’ll stick with the storm 😊

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    • GB says:

      It’s funny. A nation that is built to be so safe, to guarantee safety, cameras all over the place, cameras all of the Catholic School kids in our neighborhood attend… people still want to walk up to death and tempt it via the Roller Coaster….

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    • Haven’t been on a coaster since Jr high so I don’t know what they sound like now but I recall the big old wooden coaster at the State Fair of Texas. The scariest part was when that loud “cllack, clack, clack” as you climbed to the top of the hill stopped. For just a moment you hung on the edge in sudden silence, knowing you were going to drop. That’s how it feels to me right now. Or as Gandalf put it: “It’s the deep breath before the plunge.”

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  20. DanSouthChicago says:

    “We must be determined participants in the Rescue or be washed away with the tide of accelerating events.”

    Much over which to pray and cogitate. God bless.

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  21. Noah603 says:

    Let’s see…. On Sunday Charlie puts up a post with a picture of Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupting in Iceland. On Monday we read this story about an earthquake at a nearby volcano, Katla, and a reference to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Hmmm….. Charlie, I’m thinking of taking Friday off to stack wood. Any thoughts on what the weather will be in New Hampshire that day?

    http://news.trust.org/item/20160829132417-kodr4

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  22. starxedee says:

    Great post Charlie. Thank you for this. I am wondering when the Rules of Regency Part 3 come to us? I am in education and have been waiting to see all you have to say about that. Our education system is in need of alot of help!!!! Thank you for your work…so insightful and helpful to me. God Bless!!!

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  23. Tim says:

    I’m not sure, Charlie, what you are referring to in regards to our currency and next week. I do know that China’s yuan has been ‘ok’d’ to be included in the worldwide basket of currencies on October 1. I also know that they, the Chinese, have been gobbling up the gold market for the past several years with the goal, I think, of solely becoming the reserve currency of the world. Not sure how October 1 is going change our currency as far as value is concerned but I do know that one can’t keep printing, electronically or otherwise, as we do, and not expect a major devaluation. I do thank the Lord and you for what hope and knowledge, to some degree, we do have in regards to what is going to happen. It is truly in His Mother’s hands.
    Tim

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  24. Christiaria says:

    Thank you, Charlie. If I may, I’d like to highly recommend Fr. Michael Gaitley’s latest book, “33 Days to Merciful Love.” It is a primer in the Little Way of St. Therese of Lisieux, helping us to join in her personal consecration to Merciful Love/Divine Mercy. The time is now! God bless you, and see you soon.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Fr. Gaitley has been doing wonderful work! It is not the first time this has been recommended – and I certainly expect it won’t be the last. Look forward to seeing you, Kitty.

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    • Linda says:

      Kitty..i just LOVE you and your voice..im a huge fan😆 Also..i just purchased my 33 days to merciful love and plan to begin it sept 5th i believe…and to finish up on oct 7th Feast of our Lady of the Holy Rosary😊

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      • Christiaria says:

        October 7th was also my dad’s birthday, Linda! I’ll ask him to pray for you from Heaven (I believe he’s there) on your special day. 🙂 God bless you!

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        • Linda says:

          Kitty…that is AMAZING.. for my dad died young of Lou Gherigs disease 68..he had just retired and was pretty upset with God that he worked so hard to make a really good retirement & then God called him home..,well anyways..he was really really grouchy going through the two years of terrible sickness but we prayed the rosary together very often in the afternoon with Mother Angelica…6 months after he died..i had this profound dream from my dad.. he called me on this telephone & thanked me for my prayers & said that he was JUST THEN getting out of pugatory for being so grouchy during the sickness…lol..then i woke up soooooooo happy & then realized it was October 7th..Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary….i bet you Kitty..ur dad..n my dad are wonderful friends up there…watching this whole thing play out and praying for us all….btw..I LOVE HOW YOU SING AVE MARIA..God bless you Kitty😇

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    • LisasMania7 says:

      Just bought it! 🙂
      xoxo

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  25. zsa says:

    Lord, I believe You. Help my unbelief. I told a friend who also follows you that I was planning on hiking boots, good winter coats, and backpacks for my two sons and myself. But ended my private message with “if if if…lol”. Those of us who have so little will have even less. Yet TRUST in God is what we all really need. Jesus I trust in You. May the Lord help all to trust Him, as we are His children, and He is a loving Father who will not hand us stones when we ask for bread.

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  26. dd says:

    What if neither Clinton nor Trump earns 270 electoral votes and the House gets to vote for a president? Since this potential course of events is outlined in the constitution, wouldn’t it also count as in accordance with the traditional political system?

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  27. John F Krysiak says:

    Charlie the goal you set out to fasten in us ” trust in God alone” has been achieved by myself( at least I hope, but I”m a meer man) , and I hope for many… and I thank you for being a willing messenger…I pray for the day ( and it will come )that their will be no need for Charlie Johnson or any others that need to bear your burden.. Go with God

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  28. Ella Cammina says:

    Wow. Getting closer and closer. I feel I’ve been waiting for this proverbial “shoe to drop” for much of my life. SO thankful there is Hope. Longing for Our Lady’s triumph.

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  29. Joe Crozier says:

    I believe Charlie’s word about Obama so much that I write to Ladbroke’s asking them for odds on $1000-00 that he would not complete this term. It took them a week to reply but in the end they would not accept my wager. The money was to go to a charitable cause……well, some of it 😇

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  30. Lake Johnson says:

    I’ll comment on the economic side, not because I’m an economist but because I’ve been following and studying some “unconventional” (meaning not parroting CNBC and Wall Street Journal) economic blogs and books for a few years now. These are not religious sources but they say many of the same things regarding the tremendous risk we are under financially.

    In whatever way this ties into the Storm, it is clear that it is NOT God bringing this on us (we know this already, but just to reiterate). Our national and world leaders have consciously been going down an unsustainable, fraud-ridden and dangerous economic path for some time and this is the fruit it will bear. Even the purely secular writings are sounding this call. It’s as much ignorance as greed (at least for many people) but the physical result is the same. What that will do precisely to the political process is uncertain, but it seems likely that it won’t be a good result.

    Anyway the point is that specific results of financial crises that arise from massively complex interrelated systems (economics + energy + politics + environment) that operate at the speed of a computer are simply impossible to predict. That’s why nobody can say specifically what to do physically to prepare or what to expect or when.

    That’s why Charlie’s admonition to man your post and trust God is not a dodge of the question, it’s literally the only thing that can be done.

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  31. Ella Cammina says:

    A great way of prepping for the Storm is by studying and memorizing our faith. There’s an excellent book by Kevin Vost, “Memorize the Faith”, that shows how to make “memory rooms/places”, neatly organizing in your mind what you want to remember. I have been using his mnemonic techniques for over a year now and the results are amazing.

    Bible verses come to mind in difficult times that uplift and comfort me: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely……..The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom should I fear? the Lord is my life’s refuge, of what should I be afraid?……..You should ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about by the wind…….the hidden character of the heart expressed in the imperishable beauty of a gentle and calm disposition…..

    Sure, you can look them up on your iphone or computer or Bible, but that’s not very practical while you’re driving or chopping vegetables or when your eyes are closed and getting ready for sleep.This way God’s Word is in your heart and mind and accessible at all times.

    As a college teacher wrote on his syllabus: “I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalm 119:11) There are few things as beneficial for our Spiritual lives as ‘hiding God’s Word in our hearts'”

    Let’s be well prepared for the Storm and the Rescue!

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  32. Marie says:

    Charlie~
    I am like others here who have a reasonably comfortable life, but for some reason, I am looking forward to the storm, should my family survive. It gives me so much hope to think of my children (4,3, and 1) growing up in a better world. As a mother who is forced to work full-time because feeding many mouths on one income is almost impossible, it gives me so much hope to think that just maybe the world that will emerge from the rescue would be a world where one income families are common; a world where mothers can again be with their babies and the family is nurtured instead of deconstructed. Most of all, it gives me so much hope that God will see the repentance of his children in mass numbers, and I will finally have something in common with the people I encounter each day – a bond in our love for the Lord. Thank you for this post! Please say a prayer for me and my little family, and I pray for you.

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  33. DoItYourself says:

    Everyone must be getting serious….Hardly a mention of squirrels in these comments!

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  34. zeniazenia says:

    I find myself cherishing the beauty of this late summer world more and more. 🙂 God is so Good.

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  35. Joanne says:

    I’m new here, so I don’t know if the website holylove.org has ever been discussed, but I ‘ve been following that since the beginning of this year. The messages the visionary is receiving are not Church-approved, but neither is Medjugorje which I have followed for years. The messages echo what Charlie says and I think today’s message from the Blessed Mother is perfectly in sync with what Charlie is saying is soon to come. Does anyone else here read those messages? Thoughts?

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    • charliej373 says:

      The Archbishop of Cleveland said they are not of supernatural origin – and they refuse obedience to the Diocese. They say they are not Catholic, and if this is so, they are not required to be obedient. The messages have not been explicitly condemned, but the Bishop says the messages are not of supernatural origin and has forbidden any Catholic clergy to participate in this, so I don’t follow it at all.

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    • Mack says:

      The difference is that although Medjugorge is controversial, it has never been condemned. The Holy Love stuff has been basically condemned by Bishop Lennon, so stay away. Bishop Lennon is a very good bishop on doctrine.

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  36. timothy says:

    Charlie, God bless you;you are in my prayers.

    I will just say this.

    “He is not coming back” where the words of God to me in prayer. My understanding of this was that the chef/restaurateur who I had just landed a dish washing job with would not be returning from his visit home to North Africa.

    “Perfect!” I thought. I would put aside my other careers and return to cooking. (I was a competent sous-chef in my first career) . I wanted stability, predictability , goals, craft, professionalism, a sense of purpose, a sense of creativity back in my life.

    The chef returned from North Africa.

    Now my faith is born of a similar experience that St. Paul had; It was lesser–as much as needed–to wake me up and instill in my “the knowledge of things not seen”. God is, and He is more real than reality; He made that clear to me.

    So, and I am sure you are familiar with this, why the discrepancy between what I heard “He is not coming back” and what occurred?

    The “He” God was referring to was “me”. The me I was was not coming back.

    My ‘comfort zone’ , my skill set, my expectations, my desires for peace, stability and modicum of meaning (cooking is a noble craft, after all) where not be be met .

    Given my faith, it made sense. It was true, but it was not what I was expecting. You have written on this in your experience. It is hard work.

    Now, to my point.

    I have expectations about your work. I know also that my expectations are not reliable. God is true and by the “he is not coming back” lesson, I have learned to listen, watch, pray and….be grateful and at peace about it.

    We will know soon enough.

    God bless you Charlie.

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  37. Nick says:

    It is a lot to grasp. I was reminded of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. There he talked
    about the offense to God of slavery; that if He had determined that it was the appointed
    time for the removal of the offense, and that the terrible war was a just woe for the bringing
    (and the toleration) of this offense “shall we discern therein any departure from those
    divine attributes the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him?”

    If, as I believe, our nation is sinking in a pit of corruption and embracing a moral catastrophe;
    that we, having spurned and mocked God’s sacred commandments, are headed for destruction,
    then it is a mercy that we can witness the temporal consequences of our choices, and
    be led to choose a path back to Him. From the horrors of the Civil War America entered
    perhaps it’s greatest era, when many million of immigrants flocked here and built the most
    vibrant-and God fearing-nation ever.

    I do think it is time for the essentially false (so much of it on borrowed money) prosperity to
    collapse; for the smug leaders of our universities and professions to be shown how empty and
    baseless are their ideologies; for those who have kept African-Americans in the bondage of
    welfare dependency to see the consequences of their exploitation; for Hollywood and the
    Internet purveyors of pornography to understand the terrible damage done to souls and families.

    This of course cannot happen without great upheaval and damage. Even here in our quiet little
    neighborhood we might experience loss, strife and suffering. Yet Charlie’s simple exhortation
    should be our watchword. Surely, we have been given much and therefore from us much will
    be expected. I pray that we can help each other assist and minister to those suffering more
    directly; mainly that our trust in God and willingness to do the next right thing will be a sign of
    hope to others.

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  38. cheryl says:

    Hi Charlie
    I am comforted by your constant reference to doing the next right thing in our own lives, and the prayer of trust, and some of your “rules” to discerning the information you give to us. You have often confirmed what I already knew, being in the financial world, living with numbers and being acutely aware of currencies, etc. but I am very grateful that you stay focused on the rescue. I hope it will be less gruesome than I envision and more effective than I can imagine. Clearly we cannot continue on the path we are on, and like so many others I look forward to the rescue, but I am eternally grateful for this year of Mercy. Most people are unaware of the trillions of dollars lost in the Chinese market this year, in fact, most Americans have no understanding of the economic and political environment we are in, and the impact of losing the dollar reserve will be HUGE (the word of the year). Today, I am grateful we only have to live one day at a time and if the Chinese are not successful Thursday, I know they will be within a very short period of time anyway. I don’t remember you giving heads up like this so I am taking you very seriously but I will not be surprised if its not too obvious to the little people right away because the elites will be scrambling ot blame it on Bush or maybe Trump! hahaha.
    Peace,
    Cheryl

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    • charliej373 says:

      Thanks Cheryl. I didn’t put it up there to indicate any sort of date – I don’t think it will be successful yet. Rather, I wanted people to know there are daily assaults from places the general public is not paying attention to – or our officials, either. When you don’t defend against sustained assaults, the wall eventually falls.

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    • Cheryl,

      Do you feel like people in the financial world are generally aware that something is wrong? I enjoy economic history a lot and it seems that this is to be a pretty bad turn of financial events.

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      • Cheryl says:

        There are a group of people that are aware but unfortunately too many are unaware. The market can carry positive momentum long beyond where the numbers are reasonable, and most people in the financial world believe so completely in the free market and capitalism it is very difficult for them to see the crazy manipulation. Perhaps youth, herd mentality, but it is very similar to right before the last crash. Everyone was making so much money buying houses, until they weren’t. Risk without reason, and too many people do not question or really think through the facts. The news is not a viable source for the most part and the financial institutions themselves are leveraged by trillions of dollars.(and we taxpayers guarantee a safety net) I don’t see where much has changed since the last crisis and quite frankly I don’t think people really understood how bad things actually were then. Its like kids who never experience the consequences of their actions, they just continue the bad behavior, Many of the same characters who propelled us into the last mess are still in charge! Throw in the global dynamics and well, its almost impossible to grasp the enormity of the financial mess we have created. Debt has taken almost all of the oxygen out of the room which is why there is such meager growth, but at the end of the day, too many people will be blindsided and for those of us who do know we have trouble cannot calculate exactly what the damage will be and how far and deep it will crush business. We have not been good stewards. But hey, someone was talking about Dow 20000 just last week.

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        • Patricia says:

          Cheryl,
          Several of my siblings/spouses are in the financial system and have been since graduating college many years ago. They are so much in the system they can not fathom ANYTHING bad happening.
          Because things appeared to bounce back from 2008, they think everything is normal. I just do not understand it. It truly will be one of the great questions I will have in the aftermath how people, some of whom go to church, just have missed this entirely.

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      • You know pains me the most? How the Fox Business, CNBC and Bloomberg experts talk as if everything is fine. (Their lucrative jobs demand that they be optimistic for network ratings). They speak as if a good day on the stock market is somehow an indication that all is well in the world, and that by talking *UP* the U.S. and global economies will somehow magically make them strong.

        It’s painful to watch these pathetic pawns, these paid experts say “all is well”, as if wishful thinking and positive words will somehow right this sinking ship. You and I know that they can’t possibly be complete fools, for if they are indeed experts then they see clearly the writing on the wall. It’s staring them in the face: We are doomed (monetarily speaking). The House of Cards is about to collapse and they full well know it. The party’s over. And history is about to repeat itself!

        They have their own families and have personally pulled out of market investments and moved to cash or gold while telling us that clear skies lie ahead.

        Fortunately, we know better and do not share their feigned optimism….their lies….

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        • moreen67 says:

          Bingo Patrick – I work at a Big Four accounting Firm – I have been getting the same low raise now since the last (what should have been a crash) down turn. Since 09. One thing I did hear though (forget if it was CNBC or Fox Business) said was the last time the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq were all at record highs was right before the down turn. It is a house of cards the financial world. Also, our national debt is out of this world – I mean it wouldn’t surprise me if China changed to a different default currency. For one thing – they know we can’t repay our financial debt to them. Sorry I’m all over the place in this comment – too early in the morning got to finish my coffee! Mo

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  39. GB says:

    From the news, Russia seems more like it wants to mind its own business and is tired of US and NATO meddling, surprised to see it linked to these other bad regimes around the world above? Is such linking of these nations an opinion, or part of direct spiritual insight? Also seems like the present murderous designs are not just nations but the Wizards behind the curtains of Nations? The Handlers, so to speak.

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  40. If it will save souls to have this start before the Year of Mercy ends, I pray that God pull the trigger.

    As I pray my rosary in the morning I pray for specific people the Hy Spirit brings to mind, and this morning I realized I could sit and pray for people all day, I know so many with no faith, or questionable faith. And I love those people. I don’t want for them to be washed away in this tsunami.

    We can suffer for the salvation of more souls. Even counting the cost, is there any other answer?

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  41. DanSouthChicago says:

    I heard/read somewhere that the election is seventy days away. “Things” have been happening and will probably increase in intensity. This makes me a little more nervous, but I have to remember that Our Father is more interested in our good than we are. My penance from the priest today was to pray, from time to time during the day, “Jesus, I trust in you. Jesus, I need you. Jesus, help me.” This seems like a good prayer for every day. I keep the needs and intentions of all here in my daily prayers and I take great comfort in knowing that so many in the TNRS family do the same. I think these prayers will help get us through the roughest parts of the Storm and even just knowing that we are holding each other up in prayer will help sustain us. Thanks to all of you for your prayers. God bless.

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  42. William Haldeman says:

    Charlie, do you know if other mystics had gifts similar to yours? Meaning visions that required interpretations where the mystic could possibly get things confused. It seems you are called to some specific leadership role, while having to interpret things. Do you know of other times in the church where this formula was used? It seems there have been mystics with highly interpretive dreams and visions and others with more specific guidance and specific prophecies and predictions. It seems unusual to me the charisms and role you have been called to, but church history is vast and my knowledge very limited. Would appreciate your comment.
    Sincerely – Bill

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    • charliej373 says:

      Almost all of them, William, except those specifically called to repeat messages verbatim. St. Joan got almost as much wrong as she did right…but what she was right in her interpretations on was so phenomenally right that it was inexplicable. (She also had the duty of rallying the troops – and saying ‘Well, we are going to get kicked around today’ would not have accomplished that equally critical duty of hers). Develop a literal timeline and you will discover the Old Testament prophets were often off on their specific times when they expected things to happen.

      For what it’s worth, your complaint was one of the few valid ones. While I often said the specific message, I also frequently used the shorthand of “no election,” until late last year…though when someone else would say it, I would usually correct them. But yes, my shorthand did contribute to some confusion.

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      • Charlie your good and thoughtful answer is helpful on multiple levels !! Thank you with much sincerity !! Blessings to you my friend !! – Bill

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      • YongDuk says:

        As my Spiritual Director once said to me very early on when I was just learning what the mystical really meant, thinking it would so much clearer and so much less painful (thinking the Cross would come from events in the World in light of the Mystical as opposed to from events in the World made all the more confusing in many ways knowing the Mystical), if I didn’t deceived or confused or other, he would have very much doubted the Mystical working in my life and dismissed me.

        Hearing that, was no easier and it took years and years and years to finally figure it out and just say, as Charlie recounted in “All In”, “I gave my ‘yes’ and that means that I gave God my word that I believe He is trustworthy and faithful and that means that I have to trust Him.”

        With regards to the “no election” or “no inauguration”, in the Life of a Bishop that makes sense. While separated in time without the one, the other is negligible in many regards. (Too hard to actually to go into all that I mean, Robert Cunningham or Victura could do that for me, if need be.) Suffice to say, I see no backtracking given that understanding. The American mindset, following much of modern philosophical evolution, is too often about the specific event. Compare this too the Epiclesis in the West before the Consecration compared to that in the East in which the Epiclesis after the Consecration completing the Action. When did Transbustantiation happen precisely? It doesn’t matter… The End matters: the Consummation – “It is Finished.”

        So it goes.

        (Hate my new cross, symbol Can you change it, Charlie, or is God humbling me? Such an awful brown.)

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        • charliej373 says:

          I am pretty sure those symbols are randomly generated by WordPress. If you register with WordPress, you can choose an avatar it always uses associated with that registration. You can change it that way. I can’t change it any way that I know of.

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        • Snowy Owl says:

          YD, are you talking about your avatar cross by your name? It looks exactly the same as always on my screen- and purple as always.

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        • My mother once had a dream, one of those vivid message-type dreams that are not like regular dreams. She said she dreamed she was attending mass and saw angels and saints and souls from Purgatory around the altar, waiting expectantly for the consecration. The priest bent over slightly, staring intently at the host in his hands, and recited the words of consecration. At the words “This is…” an explosion of light burst out from his hands so bright that his hands and arms disappeared in the light. It was brighter than the sun but did not hurt her eyes to look at it. She said the same thing happened when he took the chalice in his hands and said “This is..” She was very excited recalling it and said “This is…this is..Do you understand? ” “Yes, I understand what you are trying to say. ‘This is…’ is an existential statement, a corollary to ‘I AM’. ” Just a dream but something interesting to ponder.

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        • Tom says:

          Thank you YongDuk for sharing what your spiritual director said. Still working on saying “yes” to Jesus every day in prayer, with my spiritual director’s help.

          My prayer life has been upset by reading Charlie’s posts of late. Takes me about 20 minutes to just clear my head. And learning what it really means to say “Jesus I trust in you.” It’s an act of will.

          Then I remember Padre Pio’s quote, “worrying is failing to trust in God.” Charlie said that faith will be truly an act of will when the time comes. In reality faith is always, isn’t it?

          And I am praying for Jesus’ peace, the peace He gave us so powerfully in John 14. “My peace I give to you.” Pax hominibus bonae voluntatis. Earthly peace is impossible; heavenly peace is eternal. Oh I hope I can get there… and that we can all get there. Praying that all here can be at peace in our hearts so we can focus on the task at hand when the time comes.

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  43. Bernard Vandeuren says:

    Today news….200000 voters records hacked in Illinois and Arizona….if more of these stories occur before the Election day, chances are that the Election will be postponed or cancelled.
    So this may be the way , this storm is being unleashed, I certainly do not claim to have the answer, but it is a rather strange coincidence .

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  44. LisasMania7 says:

    EXCELLENT short audio that was just released from some FSSP priests that fits in with CJ’s newest piece perfectly!!!!!

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  45. Christene says:

    I know I have shared this link before but I thought I would share it again for any newcomers.
    There is Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration available online 24/7 at;

    http://www.fortheloveofgodworldwide.org/prayer-practices/24-hour-perpetual-adoration-24-hour-online-rosary/

    This is a site that live streams our Eucharistic Lord with a continual loop of the Sorrowful Mysteries every thirty minutes or so. The meditations and intercessions attached to each mystery are so profound and powerful that, even after praying them hundreds of times, they still take my breath away. If you want to lift up your own prayers before our Lord, simply turn down the volume and bask in his love. As a homebound quad, one of the things I missed most is being able to get in my car anytime I want and sit before our Lord in the tabernacle or in Eucharistic Adoration, so when I discovered this site I was over the moon. My favorite time to visit is that 3 a.m. hour……….really give Satan that “one-two” punch.😉

    Also, I will remind everyone of Mary’s requests;
    PRAYER: Especially the Rosary. To pray with the heart is to pray with love, trust, abandonment, and concentration. Prayer heals human souls. Prayer heals the history of sin. Without prayer, we cannot experience God.

    For those experiencing family strife, try praying daily the Prayer for Healing the Family Tree;
    http://www.scborromeo.org/prayers/familytree.pdf

    FASTING: We have to realize the power of fasting. Fasting means to make a sacrifice to God, to offer not only our prayers, but also to make our whole being participate in sacrifice. We should fast with love, for a special intention, and to purify ourselves and the world. We should fast because we love God and want to be soldiers that offer our bodies in the battle against evil.

    DAILY READING OF THE BIBLE: St. Jerome minced no words when he said; “Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ.”
    There are wonderful Catholic Bible Studies taking place in local parishes, online, and for private study. Find a solid one. My favorites are anything from Scott Hahn.

    CONFESSION: Monthly confession will be a remedy for the Church in the West. One must convey this message to the West.” (August 6, 1982 from Medjugorje)

    THE EUCHARIST: It is the Source and Summit of our Catholic Faith. Make the Mass the highlight of your day, or at the very least, your week. If you can’t make it to daily Mass, once again, through the wonders of the Internet and Catholic TV.com, you can participate from home. Do.

    Along with all of this, we have our wonderful Holy Father, Pope Francis, who has set a clear course for the Barque of Peter, and sitting at his right hand is our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, praying for him with every turn of the wheel. What do we have to fear??

    So let’s get aboard the ship people. Find your station, man it well, and when the Storm hits it peak and the towering waves are crashing over the deck and terror threatens to overtake you, lash yourself to that Barque, keep manning your station, and recite these words until peace returns;
    17 ….”Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[b] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades[c] will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[d] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[e]loosed in heaven.”

    And remember the words that Jesus spoke to the disciples as a fierce storm threatened them;
    35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
    39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!”Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
    40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

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  46. Peter Schneider says:

    My greatest fear is losing hope, I pray always that God will strengthen me during all trials. Even if my family were to die I trust it is Gods will. I go to daily mass and adoration, not because I am good or holy, but because I need Jesus to give me strength. Will these events cause masses and adoration to stop in certain areas? This would be a terrible sorrow for me and many in my area.

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    • Robert Cunningham says:

      Peter

      Much in the spiritual life is intention from my little perspective. When you have tried all that you can for God, no matter how much you fail he will make up the difference. Trying to live that increase trust and confidence in God and diminishes fear. I’m still learning. Even if Mass became scarce and persecution great, even an attempt to go to Mass with full intention is of great value.

      Another thought might be to think about yourself less. I don’t mean that in a bad way as I think your intention is very good. It’s just when it is less of you, it becomes more of him. Back in the 90s I felt that the Lord had given me so much through study and prayer. I truly could not stop reading if I had to: the Bible, lives of Saints, the Catechism, Papal Encyclicals etc. Driving to work one day I way praying the Rosary and my mind wandered. I asked the Lord in my heart, “Who am I?” Jesus answered me quickly, “You are the least of your brothers”. My heart sank through the floorboard. His continued almost in the same breath, “…… And I love you”. I felt tremendous peace. If I am the least, then I’m ok with that because he loves me.

      Faith, trust, love …..

      Robert

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  47. Linda says:

    Charlie and TNRS.. I’ve been listening to this Holy Priest’s spiritual talks all week and last week.. He is phenominal in wisdom and I’ve learned so much.. If you google him, you will see all his other talks too, but I really like this one on the guardian angels. Mike and I are beginning to develop a relationship with ours JUST NOW… Our poor forgotten guardian angels… I feel so bad all these years neglecting him/her…lol Father also has talks on demons and how they affect our lives and how to fight them… meditation..etc..etc..etc.. I hope it comes out ok SeveBC lol God save all here! 😉

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    • Rick says:

      Father Ripperger is one of the best modern day theologians I have listened to. His talks are rich and quite relevant to the spiritual warfare we face today. His experience as an exorcist adds to his great fund of knowledge. He is speaking at a retreat in October at the Our Sorrowful Mother’s Ministry in Illinois.

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      • Linda says:

        He is fantastic Rick…in another one Father recorded..I think its entitled, “The coming chastisements.,” the he talked a lot like Charlie. ..i wondered if he’s a TNRS in exorcist disguise😆 because he said it’s probaby a good idea to save a little food & if you have enough $ save for a year..but that if you have enough for a year and others see ur full..well you better have a gun & amo..but if however the chastisement comes while you’re on the road someone else will enjoy your house & food..so ultimately it’s just best to trust in God 😇 sound familiar😆

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    • Jennifer Mary says:

      Linda, I have listened to a lot of Fr. Ripperger’s youtubes and other sensus fidelium youtubes. They are excellent. The Lay Apostolate of Jesus Christ the Returning King, has a complete volume about angels. It can be read online. http://www.directionforourtimes.org

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      • Linda says:

        Oh my gosh thank you sooooooo much Jennifer Mary…it just amazes me how much there is to know about God and how little I know right now.. Thank you dear God for all your holy people and how these friends of God give their life to help humanity fund their way… Gotta love the body of Christ😊

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      • Linda says:

        Jennifer Mary.. you’re not going to believe this but last sat at Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue Ohio.. I picked up two books..I asked God to point me in direction of right ones..one was 33 days to merciful love that kitty Cleveland and I discussed on this piece. The other one was volume 1 of the link you just sent me..lay person Ann…I kept asking them what these books were about and they didn’t quite know.. but I saw all the impramaters (sp?) And thought I’d give it a whirl… thank you for that link..God bless you😇

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    • LisasMania7 says:

      I love all of Fr Chad’s talks Linda, and listen to him constantly. Listen to his 6th Generation talk, and exorcism stuff.
      xoxox

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  48. Bob says:

    I was thinking this morning that the stench of our present level of political corruption must be reaching heaven and clearly we have reached the point of being unable get ourselves out of this mess we are in without Divine intervention, but I fear that we all are going to be held accountable for this, for some of us by our choices to too often remain silent, as well as for those who are more actively involved in the disorder! So let us pray that we learn from the consequences which God allows for us to see as the results of our sin.

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  49. florinehotai says:

    There is a movement on that parallels the type of government (like the one in the USConstitution) – their website is http://www.conventionofstates.com – very responsible citizens implementing Article V of the Constitution to rectify the off the track type of government we have today. Perhaps it could also be part of the hope that God is giving for the horror ahead. There will be a simulated convention of states on facebook today, Tuesday 8/30/16, at 9 pm. God bless us all.

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  50. carolyn says:

    Can you expand a bit on why it will be so difficult for those who desire to come home to the Father after the year of Mercy is over? Thank you!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Not much except to say when you persist in sin for a very long time, you lose your sense of sin and dig your feet in. It is not that God prevents you, but that you prevent yourself in your frantic effort to vainly prove you are right.

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      • Patricia says:

        Charlie,
        It is not often, if at all, that you can cause us to lose hope. This answer, about persisting in sin and digging your feet in, is difficult to hear. We have all been praying, like St. Monica, for our children. Unless God comes down and hits some of my kids on the head and strikes them blind for three days, similar to St. Paul, it is unlikely my kids are coming back to God prior to the end of the year of Mercy.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Patricia, I have family members in the same boat. They will have a very hard way to go. So I do penance and offer reparation for them. I have confidence that the Lord will bring them ultimately home. That they choose the long, hard way rather than the easier way is their choice, not mine. Don’t try to anticipate the mind of God.

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        • moreen67 says:

          Patricia – I know my mom (God rest her soul) probably felt the same as you. I know she prayed for me (probably a lot – while here on Earth and the afterlife). I’m one of those people that needed a hit on the head from God. Well I can tell you – God is amazing He started placing people around me who loved and followed His Son – actually, mostly Protestants. I finally started going back to Mass in 2001 (tried a few years before that but the Parish I went to at the time was not welcoming so I thought hypocrites and stopped going). A conversion in soul happened while reading Divine Mercy Diary in 2004 (I found a bio on St. Faustina and thought wow all the trouble she went thru I owe it to her to at least read the diary). In the midst of reading the Diary – Jesus did a 360 degree change in my soul showing me what He didn’t like so much in how I was living. Ever since then – it’s been a learning (falling on face again and again) experience as I believe a conversion lasts for the rest of your life. So don’t lose hope and keep on praying because with God all things are possible – I’m living proof. God bless and I just said a prayer for your kids. Maureen

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          • Patricia says:

            Thank you Maureen for the prayer.
            I think what Charlie said about them coming home the hard way is more disturbing. I see all the ways that their lifestyles and lack of belief hurt them. Although they do not see how they are hurt. The very things they are wishing for in their lives are thwarted by the way they choose to get there. Particularly because the culture reinforces the way.
            I see the pain they are in now and yet, they think they are not. Also, I think they are depressed because living in sin and around sin is depressing. But they would not think they are depressed. So, all in all, I pray that they come about before the end of the year of Mercy as we all do with our families. I hope and pray it will not be as Charlie says “the long hard way”.

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      • Patricia says:

        and, of course, as I hit the post button I think, nothing is impossible with God.

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        • sheralyn80 says:

          Praying a PMT for your kids Patricia! I also have an unbaptized son-in-law.

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        • moreen67 says:

          Patricia – I totally get what you just replied above – when I was lost I was really depressed – living in the “ways of the world” is like peer pressure when you were in school – it’s bogus. I really think one of my (it seems little) missions is to keep praying everyday (especially Rosary intentions) for conversion of souls (I always pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory)……pray pray pray. Love, Mo

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      • Joe says:

        Charlie, I could be wrong on my thought here but I was thinking of the same thing this week. I imagined it would be that the world would enter into a dark night of sorts. Those who ignored the year of mercy would in a sense be left to their own devices for a time. What I mean by this is not that God would fore sake them but rather they would experience a certain level of loss to teach them that they are truly dependent on God. Anyone who has gone through a dark night knows how painful this is, but at the same time so useful. All the more reason that those who have truly responded to Divine Mercy now will be needed to help their brothers and sisters through their own dark night (be a sign of hope for others). Have you ever pleaded for Gods mercy and help and felt like his face was turned away from you. It is extremely painful. But to endure faithfully is to find rescue after a short trial. And by short I mean heavens understanding because when experiencing this level of pain it is anything but short for the bearer. The laws that God has established don’t change. If you repent you are saved. But the grace to repent and take the next right step can be withdrawn, to a certain level, for a time. The person will have to struggle much harder to get were before it was much easier. This may seem unfair by God but that’s were his ways are much higher than ours. In fact I believe more souls will be saved because of this. Simply put let mankind experience the effect of their sinful ways. Let them sit in their loss for a short time and then at the point were mankind can bear no more pick them up and heal their wounds. Who is forgiven much loves much. Do this because their souls are far to precious and loved not too. What helps me is the knowledge that there is no suffering that Christ does not bear with the soul. He is always present in the suffering of his children not content to not share completely in their pain. Just a perspective.

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        • charliej373 says:

          This is a deeply insightful comment, Joe. Thank you. God gives us what we need to turn to Him. Some require more sorrow and pain to see how much they need Him. But always, He arranges things so that all who can be saved – who have not completely turned their hearts against Him – will be saved.

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        • zeniazenia says:

          Good morning Joe, I would add that God gives us the opportunity to do some intersessory suffering for those around us, if it would be useful for their salvation. God is interested in saving all His prodigal children, which is why the ‘Me and Jesus’ mentality is a heresy called Americanism. The power of the keys, which open the gates of hell, belongs to the universal communion of saints. Prayer, fasting and almsgiving will be our ‘afterschool latch key’ into a save place to practice love and mercy always other centered. We will learn to find comfort and joy in Jesus and His Church. Whether we find the gift of dry days, extacies or some of each, is a matter of how we as individuals respond to God’s Grace. Love –ZJ

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