Words are real substance; they have the true power to destroy or to build.
Frequently, spoken words are not understood by the person to
whom the words are spoken, because he perceives,
presumes, and interprets the words incorrectly.
He might even come back after and accuse the speaker of not having explained
things properly, or maybe of having misled him.
Words that we are accustomed to hearing, might become just background
we listen to them, and we might even repeat them ourselves, but not
necessarily hear them anymore.
But often when something happens that changes our perspective; that snaps
us out of the ordinary which we are accustomed to, our perception becomes
heightened, we hear, words sink in.
What stands in the way, is each individual's interpretation.
The cultural aspect is extremely significant; its not enough to understand
the actual language, but all the connotations within it.
It is also true for The Word of God, we understand it differently, but
there the difference is that The Word of God is true for everybody, it is the
Truth that WAS, IS, and WILL ALWAYS BE.
In the Catholic doctrine, we are asked to surrender our personal interpretation
of everything and everybody, because they are blockages to God.
They literally stand in the way, we have to make a way through our individual
minds with all its complex and unconscious operations, its storage of hurt,
memories and interpretations, of judging (condemning) others and thus
MAKE A WAY FOR THE LORD.
We must become small, (humble) so that the living God, who lives in us, can
become big in us: so that He is accorded space in us, in order to shine and grow.
We have to forgive, even if people don't recognize what they have done wrong,
because un-forgiveness is not possible with God. It is poisonous energy.
Catholics are not called to be social workers, , we are not called to work any
political agenda, neither to become environmentalists, we should not be living
according to earthly values.
We live in the world, but not of the world,
for this world is not reality,
it is fleeting and illusionary.
Catholics are called to one thing, and one thing only:
to unite our hearts to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Our prayers; Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be,
all the mysteries of the Rosary,
the Stations of the Cross,
All The Sacraments, (especially The Sacrament
of Reconciliation: Confession),
Sacred Scripture reading are necessary.
In order to overcome ourselves, we have to go through ourselves,
we have to accept our crosses; pain and loss, there are no bypasses.