22nd Week in Ordinary Time 2022

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Tuesday 22nd Week in Ordinary Time 08-30 -2022
Tuesday The 22nd Week in Ordinary Time 2022
Luke 4:31-37 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/083022.cfm


A young couple asked me to bless their house. They had just moved in and were experiencing a strange phenomenon. I began the blessing at the back door with holy water and the Rite of Blessing. When I entered the study, some bay doors on the right flung open themselves, and a throw rug ruffled up. I saw footprints across the bed and another set of bay doors open by themselves. Around the corner and another throw rug ruffled up. Something extraordinary was happening.

When I went downstairs, there was a long rectangular room with a workbench. Someone sacrificed an animal in that room because blood covered the walls and the bench. These strange occurrences stopped after the house blessing.

Think how powerful Jesus is when demons scream out in the gospel, “We know who you are, the Son of God. Have you come to destroy us?” Think of the strength of Jesus when demons run for their lives from holy water. Are you plagued by a temptation that will not go away? Is it so much a part of your behavior that you commit it without thinking? Evil in any form has no authority over Jesus.

Bless yourself in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That’s the formula a priest uses when he blesses water. You are under the authority of Jesus and can bless yourself whenever temptation arises. If demons run from holy water, temptation can’t exist when you bless yourself with the sign of His Cross.



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