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Offline seekeroftruth777

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Should I just prepare to die or what?
« on: August 28, 2017, 09:10:52 PM »
Hi I went through a sick burn out stage, where I took the Eucharist where I wasn't prepared multiple times ,  granted I had no Catechism class, Straight to Baptism on Pentecost.  I was ironically rushed to baptism, so I'm scarred beyond belief.  I don't want to die, and go to hell.  I'm freaked out,  is there anything that can be done to be reversed to not make me die  taking the Eucharist? I'm not joking, If I went back in time,  I would of took things better.  I'm scarred to the point my Asthma acts up.

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Re: Should I just prepare to die or what?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 09:13:01 PM »
Please try to calm down. Maybe go to Confession, it can help.
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Re: Should I just prepare to die or what?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 09:33:42 PM »
Pray.  And make better preparation next time and every time after that.  :)
I think, though could be wrong, that partaking in our weakness might be a tad different than partaking with an obstinately unrepentant heart.

biro's suggestion is good.  Do that.  :)
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Re: Should I just prepare to die or what?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 09:50:53 PM »
Go to confession like any other sin. Also what Annir said.

This sort of neurosis is not necessary for repentance, you are not hexing yourself if you give it up.
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Re: Should I just prepare to die or what?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 11:21:56 PM »
Just confess your sins to the priest, including telling exactly what happened to the priest inside the sacrament. Seemingly, you've repented beyond sincere, so there's no need to be so anxious.
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Re: Should I just prepare to die or what?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 11:41:28 PM »
How would you prepare to die? Just asking for a friend.

I've been told before I call an ambulance, I should call a parish priest. My understanding is that even if I haven't been baptized, I may be communed upon my deathbed.
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Re: Should I just prepare to die or what?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 10:43:38 AM »
Hasn't anyone ever said anywhere that when we are down that's when we need God the most?

Not sure that it was always supposed to require 5 or 6 hours or more of preparation to receive or if some people who have no other responsibilities came up with that, or someone with a wife who does all the housework, cooking, shopping, laundry, yardwork, vehicle maintenance, children, etc. and a host of slavishly subservient people to do their every bidding at work.

If your life has become unmanageable then take steps to correct it so you can recover, and ask God's help.

Could be the ones going to hell are the ones who think they are justified because they jump through a certain amount of hoops before receiving, yet lack mercy for others, spurn or hurt their neighbor or other similar things.
 
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Re: Should I just prepare to die or what?
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 12:46:28 PM »
Vera philosophia, praeparatio mortis.
She hears, upon that water without sound,
A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
We live in an old chaos of the sun,
Or old dependency of day and night,
Or island solitude, unsponsored, free,
Of that wide water, inescapable.

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Re: Should I just prepare to die or what?
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 06:01:08 PM »
Sign Burns Out and Gets All Philosophical






Ever get burnt out and contemplate your existence? Signs do too man, signs do too.
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Re: Should I just prepare to die or what?
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 07:28:37 PM »
ITS actually the type of philosophical maxims one sees in m many an exonarthex .
She hears, upon that water without sound,
A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
We live in an old chaos of the sun,
Or old dependency of day and night,
Or island solitude, unsponsored, free,
Of that wide water, inescapable.

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Re: Should I just prepare to die or what?
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 07:44:08 PM »
Vera philosophia, praeparatio mortis.
That's what I said, except in English.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2017, 02:13:38 PM by mcarmichael »
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"Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil. Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few." - Ecclesiastes (NASB)

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Re: Should I just prepare to die or what?
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 09:00:58 AM »
Sr Vassa, who seems to ruffle many a feather among OCnetters due to her compassionate understanding of human weakness, wrote a blog post today (30.82017) that speaks to this topic -- "Communion 'without guilt or condemnation'".
http://www.coffeewithsistervassa.com/single-post/2017/08/30/COMMUNION-%E2%80%9CWITHOUT-GUILT-OR-CONDEMNATION%E2%80%9D
« Last Edit: August 30, 2017, 09:04:29 AM by FinnJames »