10_Judas: Dealing With Disillusion – Premium Content

Judas had a plan, but Jesus was not cooperating. What do we do when the Church and even God Himself seems to let us down? To be “disillusioned” means to have illusions stripped away, and that’s a good thing: “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).

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LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on her method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.

L – Listen (Receive the Word.)

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O – Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.)

F | Franciscan – If you don’t already, receive the Eucharist on the tongue at your next Mass, remembering that Jesus is offering you the honored bread. (Go to Confession, first, if you have sinned mortally.)

I | Ignatian –  Take a moment to read this poem; try your best to imagine yourself as Judas.

A | Augustinian – If you don’t already, receive the Eucharist on the tongue at your next Mass, remembering that Jesus is offering you the honored bread. (Go to Confession, first, if you have sinned mortally.)

T | Thomistic – This one may be harder for you, Thomistic one, but take a moment to read this poem. What is Jesus telling you?

V – Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)

Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.

E – Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)

O God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee and I detest all my sins, because I fear the loss of heaven and the pangs of hell, but most of all because You are all good and worthy of all my love. I resolve, therefore, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.+

*Find out your prayer temperament with this quiz! LOVE the Word® exercises are offered according to FIAT: the four personalities, or “prayer forms,” explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Franciscan, Ignatian, Augustinian, and Thomistic: FIAT! These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types.

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4 thoughts on “10_Judas: Dealing With Disillusion – Premium Content

  1. Wow, this answered a question I have had for over a year or so. It was so clear. I couldn’t understand at the time what was going on. But I couldn’t turn back and go where I had been. So I kept moving forward in seeking searching and knocking. And though those moments and actions of those really hurt so much, there was no way I could turn back. And I would ask what is going on? And today I got my answer. Mind blowing. And on your last talk you said that the next Bible study would be called 20/20 vision. On New Year’s Eve when I did my prayers and meditations, I was inspired inside of me ” That I may have 20/20 vision for this 2020 year. So When I went to work, I am a carhop at Sonic. I told all my customers. “May God bless them in this new year and give them 20/20 vision for this 2020 year. And then I hear you say that is the name of your next study. I looked like a mad woman driving my car crying and laughing giving thanks and praise to God Almighty when you said the name of the study. Thank you so much for your Ministry may the good Lord keep blessing it❤🙏❤

  2. I have never heard of the honored bread, but that is fascinating. Where did you learn about that? Perhaps during your pilgrimage in Israel?

    1. I first read about it somewhere, but yes, I did confirm it when in the Holy Land, just because I hadn’t ever heard it before.

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