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Kaka

I need Jesus every day of my life. Jesus tells me in the Bible that without Him I cant do anything. I have the gift and capacity today to play soccer because God gave it to me.

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Ivona Škvorcová

I noticed a little lump on my neck and it changed my plans and my life. We will have to remove it, exclaimed my doctor. It is just a simple operation… I spent three days in the hospital and I waited three weeks for biopsy results. I wasn’t worried at all. I was a 22-year old university student, full of energy and vitality. I didn’t expect it could be something serious. On 22 February 2006 the doctor told me: “It is positive“. I didn’t even understand what it means. Everybody in my family was shocked – I had CANCER. I was confused. I had lots of questions and fears.

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Augustín Ugróczy

Hi everybody, whoever you are and wherever you are – YOU ARE DISCIPLES. That’s the way I call my boys and invite them at our regular PAJTA meetings.

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James Manjackal

He prayed: "Father in Heaven, send your Son Jesus now to this priest suffering from kidney T.B., kidney stones and infections and restore him complete health of body and soul". Then I thought in my mind that he might have seen the hospital chart where my sicknesses were reported!

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Róbert Slamka

I am 52 years old and I am a lawyer. I have a beautiful beloved wife, Helena, and 5 beautiful children, Róbert, Jakub, Andrej, Annamária-Rút, and Lukáš.

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Mudr. Silvester Krčméry CSc.

If I have to be punished for what I did – i.e. for the goodness, truth, and Christ – I wouldn’t choose the smallest punishment, but the most terrible one; I would be so happy if I could die for Christ, although I know that I am not worthy of such a great grace.

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MUDr. Emília Vlčková

I healed my daughter who had bronchitis, after antibiotics showed no effect. I had a wart and it disappeared on the following day after I had used my homoeopathic drugs.

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Vlado Žák

I knew about God, but I didn't know Him. I saw God only as a strict judge. One of the predominant feelings when I thought about God was a sort of fear. Today, I know I was completely wrong.

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Dominik Dobrovodský

Yes, bones were my life issue. I was born with a fracture. Since then I had several fractures during all my childhood, every time I fell down. I spent a lot of time in hospitals. I suffered a lot. But I also saw other people suffering. It was for me great life experience, great learning experience. During this experience I understood that God is always with me and He never abandons me. This attitude of praise became (and it is continuously becoming) my expression of love towards God.

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Nick Vujicic

I am thankful to have been born 31 years ago with no arms and no legs. I won’t pretend my life is easy, but through the love of my parents, loved ones, and faith in God, I have overcome my adversity and my life is now filled with joy and purpose.

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Jozef Demjan

When I was a child I was sexually abused by an older boy. We lived in poverty. I experienced occult practices, depression, homosexuality, and suicide attempts. Only faith in Jesus Christ brought light to my life.

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Marek Nikolov

The aim of the “Jesus Heals” prayer gatherings is experiencing the fact that God is Love. He is Love that wants to give itself to other people. God wants to show us His mercy even through healing, signs, wonders, and miracles.

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Rick Warren

People ask me: What is the purpose of life? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.

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Renáta Ocilková

During chemotherapy I lost my menstrual cycle. After about half-a-year I asked my gynaecologist – oncologist about that. I was afraid I was going to badly react to his answer. He told me:
“It’s normal. Your menstrual cycles will never return.”

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Anton Srholec

Faith and love for Jesus and for his cause filled all my heart and I was ready to offer my life for this.

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Denis Blaho

I started to do fortune-telling and I said things that resulted to be truthful. I used to predict things that really happened in near future. Sometimes I read people’s thoughts. I disdained Christian religion. I had a bad opinion about believers and acquaintances who were not profound believers.

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Bohuš Živčák

Despite persecution during the Communist era (or actually because of Communist persecution) my search of God became a continuous adventure. Pilgrimage and travelling rather than studying. When I studied at high school God came dramatically closer to me.

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Veronika Barátová

I always have wonderful memories of my return to God; still today they are pretty important. Everything happened during my university studies at times of normalizing Communism.

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Oto Mádr

This epoch is not easy at all for Christians; but for big-format Christians it is a great and marvelous epoch. “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.“ In such glorious moments the Church sings to the Lord a heroic song of love and faithfulness. It is a privilege and a gift: to live just now, to love, and to fight.

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Lucia Tužinská

My core problem was – how can I trust God again?! How can I understand Him? What has happened? What we believed in before suddenly became not valid. We needed to reevaluate our faith from the foundation.

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Martin Hunčár

My conversion does not fall under the category “extraordinary”. I know you would like to hear about the miraculous conversion of a former drug-addicted or alcohol-addicted. I was neither drug-addicted nor alcohol-addicted. Maybe this is the reason why my conversion was even more miraculous.

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Dan Baumann

The beatings would start and they would be slapping in the face, hitting in the stomach, sometimes kicking. “I struggled with faith, ‘Was God with me? Did He love me? If God is good why would He allow me to go through this situation?

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Dária Miezgová

But I was also interested very much in the communist ideals as in something that surpassed the ordinary life. So I became a member of a communist party – because I was convinced and I wanted it. And in spite of the fact I went to church and believed in God. I did not feel it as a contradiction

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Matúš Demko

Then I directly felt that God is a living being, close to us. Back then, God, our Lord, clearly and expressly intervened into my life. He completely changed it. I became another person.

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Richard Vašečka

My grandfather from my mother’s side had a great influence on my life. Besides that he loved me very much and spent much time with me, he became my ideal and inspiration in a faith, but also in a male character.

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Branislav Škripek

I was born and brought up as an atheist and I can confirm that I had never been told me anything about God during my first 20 years of life. It was something that was an unknown concept for me.

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Sasa Patalakh

Drugs, sex, Ukrainian mafia, and prison…
“…the story of a young man from Ukraine freed by God…”

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Ondrej Tarana OFM cap.

I was indeed horrified that I don’t know God and His Love although I was ministering in the church.

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Dominic McDermott

Hearing from God through dreams. Biblical basis, Why God would use dreams, The process ...

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Štefan Esztergályos

I got more and more entangled in different occult practices. I applied myself to astrology, healing (reiki) and I practiced martial arts. Instead of prayer I meditated in solitude, which pulled me many times away from the life’s reality.

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Geoff and Gina Poulter

We had decided with a great sadness that we had to go where we were being fed and leave the Catholic Church. Just as we were about to make this public statement Geoff had an open vision which simultaneously was confirmed to Gina through a word from the Lord.

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P. Raniero Cantalamessa, ofmcap

Something of the kind must happen once in our lives for us to be true, convinced Christians, and overjoyed to be so.

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Katolícky kňaz, správca farnosti Bystrany. Stojí v službe oslobodzovania.

VAŠE OTÁZNIKY

Príbuzní ma nútia robiť „opatrenia“ proti urieknutiu

Vážená redakcia,

som mamičkou malej dcérky. Keď k nám príde babka alebo prababka (z manželovej strany), nepretržite nás varujú pred urieknutím dieťaťa. Pripomínajú mi, aby som tváričku našej dcéry pretierala pomočenou plienkou a tak predišla následkom z urieknutia. Hoci ide o veriace ženy, odvolávajú sa na „osvedčené“ skúsenosti s touto praktikou. Mohli by ste z kresťanského pohľadu vysvetliť, čo to je urieknutie, aké má následky a ako mu predchádzať? Ako máme svoj odmietavý postoj vysvetliť rodičom? (keď to nechcú pochopiť, vraj babka číta snár..) Ďakujem.

IVICA, Banskobystrická diecéza

 

Milá čitateľka, úprimne Vám ďakujem za otázku a za odmietavý postoj k poverám. Urieknutie možno nazvať aj prekliatie pohľadom. Je to viera, že uprený a negatívny pohľad môže spôsobiť druhému človekovi zdravotné ťažkosti – slabosť, malátnosť, nevoľnosť, zvracanie a pod.

S urieknutím sa neraz spája zlorečenie a zarieknutie. Zlorečenie ako vyslovené prianie zla a zarieknutie ako prehnané vyslovenie obdivu, v dôsledku ktorého sa vraj stal presný opak. Napríklad niekto povedal: „Jóóój, aké krásne dieťa!“ a ono dostalo náhle zdravotné problémy.

Na odstránenie urieknutia sa najčastejšie používa „uhlíková voda“, nosenie červenej šnúrky na ruke,okiadzanie bylinami alebo to, čo ste popísala v tázke. Aký postoj máme k týmto veciam zaujať ako kresťania?

Prianie zla alebo preklínanie je opakom požehnávania. Preklínanie je túžba, aby sa druhému človekovi stalo niečo zlé. To môže byť vyjadrené slovami, gestami alebo zlým pohľadom. Osobitnou formou je sebapreklínanie, čiže zvolávanie zla na vlastnú osobu. Napríklad: „Ja to nikdy nedokážem! Ja som debil! Mňa z toho porazí!“

Preklínanie pôsobí prirodzene a duchovne. Ak je vyjadrené v prítomnosti toho, komu je určené, môže pôsobiť negatívne na jeho myseľ a emócie. Závisí to od toho či je prijaté alebo či má z neho strach. Duchovne pôsobí najmä keď pochádza od toho, kto má nad daným človekom väčšiu autoritu – napr. rodič nad dieťaťom, starý rodič nad vnúčaťom alebo nadriadený nad podriadeným.

Čo otvára človeka pre účinky preklínania? Hriech, nedôvera Bohu a viera, že sa mi stane niečo zlé. Tá vedie k strachu a úzkosti. Lenže čo nám hovorí Božie slovo?

„Nebojte sa!“ (Mt 28, 10). Alebo: „Nestihne ťa nijaké nešťastie a k tvojmu stanu sa nepriblíži pohroma, lebo svojim anjelom dá príkaz o tebe, aby ťa strážili na všetkých tvojich cestách“ (Ž 91, 10-11).

Ak veríš, že Ťa Boh ochráni, On Ťa nesklame! Ak veríš, že Ťa niekto uriekne, pochybuješ o Božej ochrane a otváraš sa pre pôsobenie zlého ducha, ktorý Ti chce škodiť.

Ako sa brániť pred urieknutím? Nebáť sa a dôverovať Bohu. Žiť v čistote srdca - v milosti posväcujúcej. Priať všetkým dobro, ako povedal Ježiš: „Milujte svojich nepriateľov, robte dobre tým, čo vás nenávidia, žehnajte tým, čo vás preklínajú, a modlite sa za tých, čo vás potupujú!“ (Lk 6, 27-28).

Rodičia by mali denne požehnávať deti a zverovať ich pod Božiu ochranu a tiež aj Panny Márie. Ich modlitba je na základe autority, zverenej Bohom, silnejšia ako všetky urieknutia. Napokon my kresťania sme ako Ježišovi učeníci dostali moc nad úkladmi diabla: „Hľa, dal som vám moc šliapať po hadoch a škorpiónoch i po všetkej sile nepriateľa a nič vám neuškodí“ (Lk 10, 19).

Jestvuje však aj „pseudourieknutie“, keď má človek príznaky urieknutia, bez akéhokoľvek podnetu zvonku. Privolal si ho svojím strachom, upodozrievaním druhých a vierou v negatívne veci. V praxi sa málokedy dokáže, že dotyčný bol skutočne urieknutý. Väčšinou ide o prirodzené zdravotné komplikácie alebo o autosugesciu.

Vzhľadom na to, že sa príznaky urieknutia prejavujú telesne, potrebujeme na ich odstránenie použiť v prvom rade prirodzené prostriedky: ísť za lekárom, rešpektovať jeho pokyny a užívať predpísané lieky. Ak nemáme výslovné dôkazy, je nutné prestať upodozrievať druhých, pretože by sme sa dopúšťali krivého obviňovania.

Ak by naozaj išlo o pôsobenie negatívnych duchovných síl, použitie materiálnych prostriedkov na ich odstránenie by bolo neúčinné. Takže ak by sme prirodzeným veciam pripisovali nadprirodzenú moc, ako je to pri uhlíkovej vode alebo pomočenej plienke, bola by to povera. Morálny teológ A. Beneš píše: „Pretože tieto praktiky nemôžu dosiahnuť cieľ samy osebe, dáva sa tu Satanovi možnosť zasiahnuť; pomoc sa očakáva nie od prirodzených prostriedkov, ani od Boha a jeho anjelov...“ (Morální teologie, Krystal OP, 1994, s. 157).

Milá čitateľka, uvedené skutočnosti vo Vašej rodine môžu byť vhodnou príležitosťou na hlbší rozhovor s Vašimi rodičmi o podstate katolíckej viery. Verím, že aj tieto riadky Vám pomôžu zdôvodniť im Váš odmietavý postoj. Na záver ešte jedna rada: „Podriaďte sa teda Bohu; diablovi sa vzoprite a ujde od vás. Priblížte sa k Bohu a on sa priblíži k vám...“ (Jak 4, 7-8)

Pavol Hucík, kňaz


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