“Even Demons Believe and Tremble” – A true Eucharistic Story

…  it was time for the consecration of the Chalice. Again, bowing low and pronouncing clearly and distinctly but in a low voice:  Hic est enim calix sanguinis mei, novi et æterni testamenti; mysterium fidei; qui pro vobis et pro multis effundetur in remissionem pecatorum. Haec quotiescumque feceritis in mei memoriam facietis (for this is the cup of my Blood, of the new and eternal covenant; the mystery of faith; which will for the many be shed unto the remission of sins. When so ever you do this, you do it in my memory). But then, I heard another sound this time an undeniable moan and then a shriek as some one cried out: “Leave me alone Jesus! Why do you torture me!” Suddenly a scuffling as some one ran out with the groaning sound of having been injured. The back doors swung open, then closed. Then silence.

I could not turn to look for I was raising the Chalice high over my head. But I knew in an instance that some poor demon-tormented soul had encountered Christ in the Eucharistic and could not endure his real presence displayed for all to see. And the words of Scripture occurred to me: Even Demons believe and tremble (James 2:19).

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Who Am I Supposed To Believe?

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Q: Who Am I Supposed To Believe?

A: Anybody can interpret a holy book to any particular purpose, but facts are facts.

The only “faith outfits” that presently exist on the earth who have any real, practical experience with God from the very beginning, are the Jews and the Catholics.

Neither faith relies on the Bible alone, but on the complete revelation of God via scripture, tradition, and the teachings of those in authority.

The Jews had a major “train wreck” shortly after they rejected Christ, and they’ve never really recovered.

The Catholics carry on pretty much as always, in spite of the rampant corruption that has always existed in the Church, since Judas. Yet their authentic doctrine … the “Sacred Deposit of Faith” … remains pure and undefiled … which is really some kind of a miracle.

Catholics have documented what they ideally teach and practice in exquisite scholarly detail, with a complete systematic theology that has never been equaled, compiled over the course of some twenty centuries … and they also have a practical, proven philosophy of life to go along with it.

Can’t beat that.

A Comment About Prayer

First you must believe.

If you are going to pray for rain, do it while holding an umbrella.

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