Fasting is a cleansing, a washing of the spirit. It cleanses the mind, knocks down ego, and raises humility. Fasting is a positive good, a washing rain leaving the air clear, therefore, the mind crisp, the haze in the mind gone with perception, no different than looking to a sky without clouds. As high as the sky is, fasting from the heart is as deep, in that it brings prayer deeper still because it comes forth more deeply from the heart.
God has always dealt with men in a way consonant with their nature - by drawing them to His Holy Will by promises of reward. It was so with His dealings with the chosen people under the Old Dispensation. It was the way of Christ in the New, promising even a hundredfold return for compliance with His desires. And so it is in the history of the revelation and propagation of the devotion to the Sacred Heart.
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In the year 1917, in a mountainous region at the center of Portugal, the Mother of God appeared six times to three young children. Elsewhere on the continent the “Great War” raged, that would cost Europe an entire generation, over 37 million lives. Besides sending her own sons to die (in France and North Africa) Portugal was in political chaos at home. There was a dizzy succession of governments following a revolution in 1910.
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"I am not capable of doing big things, but I want to do everything, even the smallest things, for the greater glory of God." (Saint Dominic Savio) This audiobook is the author’s desire to see the lives of people touched and for them to experience true conversion while pursuing a closer and deep union with Jesus Christ.