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Is your conscience under anesthesia?

  Is your Conscience under anesthesia

Is your Conscience under anesthesia
It is not humanly possible for us to see our souls, they are a spiritual part of our humanity which remains hidden and can only be seen with the eyes of the spirit.
And yet the Spirit is also invisible and can only be felt and experienced by the spiritual person, that is, one that listens to the Word of God and is guided by the Holy Spirit. (John 14:26) But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
If we are not spiritual, then we start believing that we are perfect, it is the same as if we are going blind and look at ourselves in a mirror, so we create our own beautiful image and we see it perfect. (Galatians 6:3) For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
So we are truly fooling ourselves when we make high opinions of ourselves
before God. We think that we see correctly when in effect we are blind. (John 9:41) Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no sin: but because you say that you can see, your sin remains.
(Matthew 23:26) "You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
As we come before God who is the truth, we must be totally humble, we cannot hide anything from God, we cannot judge ourselves good, since He has said that He alone is good (Mark 10:18)
Jesus says I am the truth, the way and the life (John 14:6), therefore we will only be speaking the truth about ourselves when we speak in the light of the truth. We can only speak humbly before God when we are in Jesus the truth is in us, otherwise any opinions about ourselves are worthless.
When we are spiritually blind we fill ourselves with pride, the enemy becomes our adviser and he makes sure that we don’t come back to the truth otherwise we may repent and change.
I think most people are under the illusion that they are doing very well in the spiritual life, they accommodate religion according to their wants, they will carry out some quick spiritual works and create for themselves and opinion of righteousness before God, this is what I call anesthesia for your conscience. I think it is self deceit.
I am writing this to challenge you to examine your conscience and look with a magnifying glass, to check the condition of your soul, because we must be very humble before God. Jesus says: do not judge and you will not be judged. Then He is also saying to us: do not judge yourselves. (Luke 6:37)
When the body is under anesthesia there is no pain, no sensation, the body can be destroyed or killed and we don’t feel it.
You must have heard the fable of the frog that was placed in cold water, then the water was boiled slowly but the frog didn’t perceive it, it was so comfortable that it was cooked to death.
When the soul in under anesthesia, or better still, when our conscience is under anesthesia, we cannot perceive the wounds of the soul, in fact we feel so comfortable spiritually that our souls can be dead in our sins and we don’t feel any remorse, we ignore our conscience totally. We will commit our sins and say: it’s okay, I am good, what I am doing is not sinful, others do it too, God will be merciful, this is just a little sin, nothing to worry, I am doing very well.
Every time we sin our souls get wounded, we must repent and confess our sins as soon as possible, we must heal the wounds of our souls with the Precious Blood of Christ in the Eucharist. If we keep repeating the same sins over and over again, we lose sensitivity to sin, we ignore the call of our conscience, we tranquilize it, we take anesthesia to deceive ourselves and feel all right.
We may come easily to a very dangerous state of the soul.

Is your Conscience under anesthesia

I would like to tell you how the Lord showed me this condition in a vision. “I was walking on a tightrope, it was very high, it was a dark place, I was confident of what I was doing, but when I looked down I saw the fire of Hell, Jesus told me. The spiritual life is similar to this. When you think you are very high, you can have a great fall.”
We can think of the happy fisherman who caught the big one, but it got away.
We can think of the millionaire who suddenly went broke.
We can think of the famous, athlete who was doing perfectly but lost at the end for making a little mistake.
We can think of the beautiful apple that is rotten inside.
The Lord calls us to examine ourselves
1 John 1: If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
The Lord calls us to stay awake:
Ephesians 5:14 This is why it is said: "Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
Acts 2:37-38 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?" 38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.…
We conclude with the words of Saint Paul:
Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
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