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Old Oct 23, '13, 8:46 pm
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Originally Posted by lakotak View Post
Has anyone had the "gift of tears" before consecration?

I have never experience it before, but many times after, I receive the Eucharist. To the point that I at one point got a little spoiled. Well, it was happening so frequently, I thought that was going to be the way, but then for several times it did not happened. So, I asked Our Lord where was He and if I was doing something wrong. I told Him that if I was doing something wrong to fix it. I did not want to be distant from Him. I told Him that I give Him my will and I want my will to be His will so He could fix whatever and to make me aware always of what I need to rectify and to help me to do so. I experience it here and there after I receive the Eucharist and that's okay and it's actually good.

I did experience it one day after Confession. There I was walking home one beautiful spring day, it was a Saturday. The tears of joy just started pouring out and inside it felt as though the Holy Spirit was caressing my heart. I got really embarrassed when I was approaching a home where on the front yard was a father playing with his children. I tried to wipe the tears away and get it together before I got closer so I slowed down my walk. It was all good, but, whao, it is beautiful and unforgettable.

It also happened to me one day at church that I smelled what people describe as lilac but is not really. That name will due but, I would also add that it is kind of like a mixture of flowers like and it is the soul that enjoys the aroma. It's really nice. How it happened was that, well, there I was in front of the altar, it wasn't even on the chapel where the Eucharist is, and I was praying and sharing with Our Lord. Then, I smelled this beautiful smell surrounding me and I looked around a little and disregarded it and went back to what I was doing and the smell got stronger and stronger until I could not ignore it. So, I got up from the bench to see if there were flowers around. I thought, this could not be really happening and I wanted to confirm it. So, I walked around the Cathedral the main section to see if there were any flowers - there were none. Then I went to the section where Mass is given at noon ( I don't know what it is called) and I approached the altar. There, there was a bunch of white roses the ones that are big and do not have any smell really. But, I still got closer and smelled them just to make sure and they did not have an aroma. I thought, huh.

Then, an extraordinary thing happened. I went back to work and to my office which I shared with two ladies who were allergic to perfume. I started my work and soon after I was once again surrounded by that beautiful smell. I couldn't believe it. I looked down the window to see if maybe there were flowers on the ground floor that someone may have planted and I looked around and nothing. Then, I asked the ladies in my office if they smelled that smell and they asked what smell. I asked them if they were wearing perfume and they told me that they were allergic. Amazing and beautiful! It's really nice. It was away of confirming it - as it to say - where are the flowers now?

I don't know why any of these things happen though.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
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