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 Post subject: Any Mountain Top Experiences?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:02 am 
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I've seen a whole lot of them expressed here at DCF!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Any Mountain Top Experiences?
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I know people who, like Indiana Jones go in search for the great mountain top experiences looking for God under every rock they can find.

There is only one Rock that Jesus established and that is his Church built upon the foundation of Peter.

This is the foundation that gives us security in knowing that no weapon formed against it shall stand, that the power of death will not and cannot overcome it.

Do you want a real mountain top experience? You can start at your local Catholic Church to find the answers.


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 Post subject: Re: Any Mountain Top Experiences?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:22 am 
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I know people who, like Indiana Jones go in search for the great mountain top experiences looking for God under every rock they can find.

There is only one Rock that Jesus established and that is his Church built upon the foundation of Peter.

This is the foundation that gives us security in knowing that no weapon formed against it shall stand, that the power of death will not and cannot overcome it.

Do you want a real mountain top experience? You can start at your local Catholic Church to find the answers.


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Well said, CD.


Thank you Person! Some might call the search of the great mountain top experiences as "church hopping" or "church shopping". When you come home to the Catholic Faith! That is the right journey!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Any Mountain Top Experiences?
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That's a cool blog, CD. I've book marked it.

An experience I had back in 2008-ish has become central to my life. For whatever reason, the thought crossed my mind "what if there is no God?"

The thought took on a life of its own and later in the night I inwardly started to spiral out of control with the fear that I am completely alone and just the result of random events. It was terrifying and went on for about 2 hours in which time I prayed the rosary and tried to distract myself to no avail.

I felt I was falling and losing myself and finally just said to God I know you are there, please save me. That's when a 'hand' scooped down and lifted me out of that most terrifying anti room of Hell.

Since that time I've tried to understand where that 'hand' came from and realised that everything we know to exist, has come about through a process of creation. By virtue of that there must have been some initiator of this process. Something started this process. What I experienced with the 'hand' was care and safety and certainty. It was similar to how a small child would feel to be rescued by her Daddy.

It wasn't until I did the Spiritual Exercises in '11, that I made the connection that hang on! That must have been God. I know. I'm a slow learner. I seem to have just always thought God to be far more distant than that.

On that count, I no longer have any fears in that depth of my being. God is very close to His people and He does know us each by name and love us as His beloved children.

I have a special fire in my heart to pray for atheists these days. It's distressing to know that this thought that there is no God weighs on some people philosophically.


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 Post subject: Re: Any Mountain Top Experiences?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:39 pm 
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That's a cool blog, CD. I've book marked it.

An experience I had back in 2008-ish has become central to my life. For whatever reason, the thought crossed my mind "what if there is no God?"

The thought took on a life of its own and later in the night I inwardly started to spiral out of control with the fear that I am completely alone and just the result of random events. It was terrifying and went on for about 2 hours in which time I prayed the rosary and tried to distract myself to no avail.

I felt I was falling and losing myself and finally just said to God I know you are there, please save me. That's when a 'hand' scooped down and lifted me out of that most terrifying anti room of Hell.

Since that time I've tried to understand where that 'hand' came from and realised that everything we know to exist, has come about through a process of creation. By virtue of that there must have been some initiator of this process. Something started this process. What I experienced with the 'hand' was care and safety and certainty. It was similar to how a small child would feel to be rescued by her Daddy.

It wasn't until I did the Spiritual Exercises in '11, that I made the connection that hang on! That must have been God. I know. I'm a slow learner. I seem to have just always thought God to be far more distant than that.

On that count, I no longer have any fears in that depth of my being. God is very close to His people and He does know us each by name and love us as His beloved children.

I have a special fire in my heart to pray for atheists these days. It's distressing to know that this thought that there is no God weighs on some people philosophically.


ellietrish, this is a great example of what I am talking about! We believe there are angels who are given too us. You just gave a great example of how God does work. Hang tough!

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 Post subject: Re: Any Mountain Top Experiences?
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 3:47 pm 
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Would you consider a job interview a possible mountain top experience? Depends if you get hired on!

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