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As part of the Church that is empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are to be individually empowered by the Holy Spirit. There are many spiritual practices that are now offered in the Church. Until I found the specific instruction in Scripture on how to get inner peace and strength from God after having drifted away from my Catholic upbringing, I was a weak and agnostic cradle Catholic. When I was faced with a choice of where to start looking for answers, I ended up starting with Scripture. The thought of wading through thousands of years of later teaching did not appeal to me. It was the best decision that I have ever made in my entire life.

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Kaleb, I enjoyed your conversion story, and how Tolkien, and your Father were instrumental in returning you to the faith. Thank you for this message today, and for expanding on God's mercy which indeed this day celebrates. Also I was not aware St. John Paul established this feast day. May God continue to guide your steps my friend.

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Very well done!

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