Many people think of children as sweet and innocent. I remember when children as a whole were sweet and innocent, but I can’t say it of this generation. I don’t blame the children, but our society for exposing them to so much evil before they have time to even learn right from wrong. I have seen four and five year olds with very strong evil spirits in them, influencing them to hate and be evil towards others around them. How can this happen to little children? Just look at the shows many parents allow them to watch. The shows do not encourage purity, innocence, love and co-operation to those around them do they? One mother was telling me that she liked her children before they went to school. Meaning that after each child went to school they learnt a lot of things from other children including from some teachers that she had to try to undo. They are a close family, but that comes with a lot of hard work. Mary said once to a prophet, “Don’t let the world bring up your children.” Most people are.
What about the many children exposed to immoralities in their own homes that hardens their hearts. I remember reading a woman who lived a very immoral life for a very long time, was warned by Mary to stay on the straight and narrow. Explaining to her how bless she was because, a child of eight went to hell over one mortal sin that day. We never know when we will die and if we die unrepented of our sins, we will go to hell. Evil is evil. We are not above God. God won’t allow any evil enter heaven. Heaven will end up just as bad as it is on earth otherwise.
The Catholic Church doesn’t teach about the different degrees of sins anymore. There was three levels they would teach about. One level was called ‘imperfections’.’ They are the kind of sins that spoils a good deed from being perfect. For example when you want to do a very kind deed for someone who is in need, and as you do this deed you may notice a little vanity present. If you are a good Christian you are going to hate it, even though you didn’t do it intentionally. The next group of sins were called venial sins. They are sins you have done out of your own free will. They are not considered the most serious ones, but never the less you can still go to hell over them, if you do not repent from them and that goes with imperfections as well. Then the most serious group is called mortal sins. They are the very, very serious ones.
Our society’s heart is so far away from God these days. Most people don’t even consider them sins any more never alone an abomination to God. And that includes many Christians of our day too. ‘When salt loses its favour it is no longer good for nothing and then is thrown out and trodden on underfoot.’ I think it is how Jesus puts it regarding to a person, who doesn’t take God’s Word seriously enough. Some examples of mortal sins are sex outside of marriages, homosexuality, drunkenness, abortions, stealing and etc. These are like crimes in God’s eyes. Our society is so far remove of the ways of God, it can’t see what God sees anymore. People in our era are extremely, spiritually blind and deaf in understanding God’s wisdom for giving us His Commandments. God’s Commandments gives us protection and when we break them, chaos, disrespect and hatred for each other is going to be the result.
My mother told me a story that was fiction she read once, about a woman who saw different virtues in each of her children and so she prayed over each one. The problem was they were not very wise prayers. For example one child she saw was a very pure and innocent child and so she asked God that this child would die without mortal sin. The child died at the age of five. Even though this story was fiction, it made a very good point about mortal sin. It is something we pray in earnest to keep away from and it is very dangerous to our souls. We have a very great God. I was meditating on me hammering the nail into Jesus hand while He was being Crucify on the cross, over my sins. In my imagination I saw how He loved me despite of what my sin had done to Him. We shouldn’t be shocked that we are sinners, rather we should be shocked that God is so loving and forgiving towards us.
I nearly lost my soul when I was eight years old. While we have the ability to choose good over evil we are accountable to God for our actions. One of the worst sins in the world is to rob a child of its innocence. Unfortunately most children in our day and age have been exposed to so much danger as to lose their souls at a very early age. While there is life there is hope. Even a child can repent. I did.
God doesn’t abandon you. Though plenty of parents have abandon their children. Some of these children may have to go through hell on earth before they find God. They usually become exceptionable strong and faithful saints as a results. They usually are very hard workers for God when they discover how deep God’s love is for them. They learn that God was with them the whole time, even though they couldn’t see Him. We don’t understand things that well. We don’t see the whole picture God sees. We can only trust Him. And if we do, God will always reward us, even here on earth. It something you can’t explain to others that well, only experience will give you the understanding. And then you too will have troubles explaining to someone, how God used what was meant for evil for us, was turned around by the power of God to be used for good instead. Satan can and does fall in his own trap often, especially if Christians pray for it. God can use evil and prevent it from doing the job the devil wanted to use it for.
How I nearly lost my soul at an early age of eight years, was through daring an evil spirit to chase me to the end of the block. I hadn’t even finished the dare and it was right behind me like two inches away. I use to visit a friend and she lived opposite to a very old neglected cemetery. The graves were not that deep and so it use to smell as well. I always seem to be leaving her place at dusk. We don’t have much of that in Australia, but for some reason that was the time I use to come home. Walking past it use to scare me. So out of fear I dared the most evil spirit in that cemetery to chase me down the end of the block. I can’t get over how stupid I was for doing it. I quickly repented of it too.
I looked up and started to run and on top of me, was a small white cloud that I used as a go between to call on God for help. The cloud was moving towards the end of the block as to say keep running. While I was running I said to God you can forget the fire and brimstone of hell, just to be in the presence of this one evil spirit for the rest of my eternity, was a hell I would not be able to bear. Just think of it, there are trillions of demons in hell. Not just that one, I couldn’t bear the thought to be with for the whole of eternity. Finally I got down the block and I ran the rest of the way home, even though I knew I was now safe from that demon. The demon was laughing at me from the end of that block, but he couldn’t go any further than that.
Then when I looked up to thank and praise God for my escape, I saw all the clouds come to life and it was like I saw all the angels and saints jumping up and down in heaven, shouting praises to God that I escaped. So I did an extremely foolish thing. I may have only been eight, but I knew I was so stupid doing that. The moment I called on God He was right there, but I had to fulfil the dare still. God helped me to do that. So God doesn’t leave you alone. I feel very sorry for children whose parents are the ones that are attacking them, because where can they go? We need to think of others when we pray.