30It will be just like that on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31On that day, let no one on the housetop come down to retrieve his possessions. Likewise, let no one in the field return for anything he has left behind. 32Remember Lot’s wife! 33Whoever tries to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it. 34I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed: One will be taken and the other left. 35Two women will be grinding grain together: One will be taken and the other left.”e
It occured to me today the probable prophetic significance of this. At Mass it’s mainly a wealthy and elderly laity influencing the priest .In some cases they push the culture of fear to block others from receiving the Eucharist on the tongue from a priest. My wife and I are allowed to receive on the tongue from the priest but are told to come along at the end. ‘The last will be first’. We are not seeking to save our physical lives but nourish our souls with the blessed body of our lord Jesus. Fear should not be in the house of God. Jesus wants to feed his children as they should be fed. The wrong Catholics are first in line at the moment. They have their mortality, family legacy and money to worry about. Most covid mortalities are in the over 70s.
These fearful and influential Catholics have a similar angst that the secular apocolyptic eco protestors have. They worry about their physical death and not the soul. They worry about their genetic legacy.
Jesus was talking about the coming of the kingdom when he mentioned those who seek to save their lives will lose it.
Since a few weeks ago my wife and I wake up in the night .We pray rosaries and divine mercies then go back to sleep. I believe Jesus is requesting this for the time we are in. Most spiritual experiences occur when I’ve increased my prayer. Earlier this month I had a vision which I have been meaning to write about but I’ve only found the time to do so now.
There are types of dreams; some are psychological dreams or spiritual dreams. Psychological dreams are made up of our hopes fears and relationships. These are jumbled up in a washing machine of formed experiences. Then there are spiritual dreams occurring due to a spiritual receptivity because of prayer or a gift.
This vision I had was after a psychological dream and as usual it was very brief. These experiences are brief but are loaded with a timed unpacking as the experience starts to make sense over time. I think this is a’ knowledge’ attached to the vision.
In the vision I stood inside a cave and could see an opening in front of me. Around me was the muttering complaining and suspicion in words of the disciples about Judas. The words intimated that he couldn’t be trusted and that he was a danger to them all potentially. Jesus was there but his back was to me and he was facing the mouth opening of the cave which showed daylight before him. I didn’t see Jesus’s face but I knew it was him. All of a sudden Judas ran to the opening of the cave from the outside. It was like he was running to see them all to tell them something. He was out of breath and excitable talking very quickly. Suddenly Jesus put his thumb or hand on his forehead. This instantly calmed him. His dropped to his knees in ecstasy and reverence. Jesus was loving towards him as he was to everyone not having the human discriminate emotions that we all suffer from as fallen humans. Judas was thin with a beard about 5ft 5. Jesus was much taller as represented in the Turin shroud. Judas slightly resembled some pictures seen of Jesus.
I have reflected in what this all means. Simply I think it means that Jesus of course knew Judas’s eventual role but he still loved him and carried on displaying the love despite the disciples mentioning their suspicions. Similarly when Jesus was nailed to the cross he prayed with love, his love increased despite the terrible suffering.The cave must have been some hideout in the last days leading up to the passion. It must have been a difficult time
The pre frontal cortex is situated on the flat front of the forehead. Its where the personality and wiring of the brain intersect. For the 144,000 this is where the name of God is written on the forehead. I have this sensation on my forehead during prayer and at mass. So this feeling of being calmed I have experienced. It starts as a subtle peace and then at times can cover the whole forehead.
Maybe this was a common event in Jesus healing ministry where he would calmly approach an agitated excitable person and calm their personality by touching their forehead.
Attached a picture of Jesus by Rembrandt but this is the closest example I could find of the resemblance of Judas.