by Fr Richard Heilman | February 17, 2022 3:34 PM
Unlocking the Secret
I have learned that something very simple can remain a secret to most of us. It’s taken me a lifetime of experiences, studies, prayer and a passion to unlock this secret, when it is meant to be available to a child. It’s so simple, but we tend to be so resistant in recognizing this “key” that unlocks the secret to peace. But, I finally discovered it for myself, and I want to share it with you.
Exorcist, Fr. Chad Ripperger, has verified this “key” to unlock this secret to peace. Through Fr. Ripperger’s thousands of cases, he has come to understand that freedom from the tyranny of demonic manipulation comes, primarily, when we discover and begin to practice the deep and rich spiritual practices of our Catholic faith, in a disciplined way.
To be clear, the practices Fr. Ripperger and I are referring to are not just some (among many) that a Catholic may pick and choose from. No, we are referring to the baseline, best practices revealed by God through Mary and the saints. That makes these “most pleasing to God.”
There it is. That’s the “key.”
You see? This is what we’ve been missing. This is why Satan has had such an easy time with us. We’ve been lukewarm, disconnected and undisciplined, and not making the sacrifices that come so easily for someone in love. We may have been keeping God near, in case we needed Him, but we haven’t been striving to build a truly loving relationship with Him. God is waiting for just such a relationship.
90 Days to Peace
I am inviting you to join with me, and thousands of others, as we embark upon the most important journey of our lives. I am calling this, “90 Days to Peace.” It will start on Ash Wednesday and go up to the Feast of the Visitation. Near the conclusion of our 90 days, we will include the most ancient of all novenas: The Pentecost Novena.
You might ask, “Why is 90 days important?” Psychologists agree in what is called 21/90. The 21/90 rule states that it takes 21 days to make a habit and 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change. We need to cultivate these practices in our lives permanently, so that we can play offense instead of haphazard defense.
Over the past five months, I have been laboring in love to create a simple tool to use as the key to unlock the secret to peace. The result is a specialized “Peace Through Strength Prayer Journal” that will assist us in making the very best spiritual practices of our Catholic faith part of our everyday life. Thus, drawing us in as close as we can be to God, where the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:7).
Let’s Get Ready!
Between now and our Ash Wednesday (March 2) start date, you’ll want to get your “Peace Through Strength Prayer Journal” Go HERE. Once you receive it, read the introductory sections that will explain the “why’s, what’s, and how’s” of this Peace Through Strength Prayer Journal and why it’s specifically designed to assist us in becoming well-connected to God.
God wants an intimate love relationship with us. That comes from what St. Francis de Sales calls, “Cor Ad Cor Loquitur: Heart Speaks to Heart.” I truly believe this journal is designed in just such a way to best lead us into that intimate relationship with God – where you will discover life-changing peace.
I am so looking forward to this “90 Days to Peace” journey with all of you!
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