I remember some time ago reading on this end times thread about a respected rabbi who, on his deathbed, had written down the name of the Messiah to be opened one year later. The name of that Messiah was Jesus. This was an older rabbi, and he supposedly met Jesus in several visions saying The Messiah will be coming back shortly after the death of former Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, who died in January, 2014. I know for myself, my personal cross became the heaviest on June 25, 2014 when my adopted step son murdered our 2 month old daughter. That day was almost 3.5 years ago. I know “the end times” does not revolve around me specifically, but I can’t help but “speculate” that 2013/2014 was a significant year in the seven year time frame of the great apostasy. I’ve always thought this about myself at least…that 2014 began the year of incredible sorrow and trust in the Lord, but now I can’t help but wonder if that year has more significance than even that. Whatever it may or may not mean, we are literally hurtling along full speed at the end of 2017, during a tumultuous beginning of Advent. Potential nuclear war, Jerusalem being named the capitol of Israel, and so, so much evil that it makes Jesus’, “My soul is sorrowful unto Death” have a different meaning. Our Church is very much in the midst of its final Passion, it seams, as the labor pains have increased in duration and strength. I am trying to actively stay off of screens as much as possible for my own sanity, attempt at holiness, and to strengthen my children in the Faith, but like a moth to a flame, I can’t stay off enough. And YouTube usually draws the worst of clicks from me, as I spiraled down the rabbit hole of PizzaGate, CERN, and God knows what other abominations that we have no clue about. I’m speaking to a priest to come bless our house, as I can’t help but think I need to have anything and everything in order this Advent, if only for peace of mind. But my husband is reluctant, as our faith together is not strong. Being a cradle Catholic and a host of other influences, as well as our daughter’s death by the son, he doesn’t want the house to be blessed b/c of the memories associated with the last house blessing (3rd and last time in the year 2014 being June 25, the day he murdered our daughter). We were also expecting a retired exorcist trained priest who was the friend of a family we’re close to, who was supposed to pray over that son and the house at that time. Obviously, that part never happened. I’m NOT taking away free will from what he did, but I can’t help but wonder at how much evil, demonic entities, etc were and still are surrounding my family, and I’ve tried to impress on my husband how much this house blessing would mean to me. I’m trying to stay grounded, focused on God, and live my life daily as Christian like as possible, but, I gotta admit. I’m not date setter, but if 2018 arrives without a huge disaster or supernatural event, I think I will feel much better about any speculative timeline we may or may not be on, and hopefully by then, our house will have been blessed, and I can try to double down on striving for holiness within the sacraments.