Luck, wishes, and superstition


#1

At what point do those things cross the line and become inappropriate?

In my earlier years, I took any opportunity to make wishes (as opposed to consistent prayer) to beg fate for what I wanted. So things like a shooting star, 11:11 on the clock, an eyelash, coins in a fountain, everything. But as my faith grew, I consciously stopped making wishes focused on prayer instead. That hasn’t been too difficult.

However. There are a few things that are traditionally linked to luck that I just grew up with and I’m having a hard time letting go. Things like, see a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck… Or, tossing spilled salt over my left shoulder. And the biggest one, knocking wood. I seem to do it pretty often!

Is acting with superstition and thinking about good and bad luck actively wrong? Or just silliness? What do you think, and do you have superstitions you can’t seem to stop?

Thanks for your thoughts.


#2

It can be sinful because it goes against the first commandent.


#3

TO ANYONE WHO FEELS UNSECURE; CONFUSED; OR NEEDS GUIDE

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(OUR LORD THE FATHER IN UNION WITH THE CELESTIAL COURT)

My children, My Little Ones:

For a long time you have been playing with or with what you call “The Power of the mind”, which is no other thing than the vain illusion of taking away, or pretend to do it, of the Power of the Spirit, which is the only one that man has, when he requests it from the Most Holy Spirit. And you believe that by your own intelligence, you will be able to do the Miracles you ask for. The mind, My Children, does not have any power, but the spirit of God in you.

Stop now your vain and silly games. Who of you can cure himself of a grave illness by believing he can…? No one, but if you ask Me with humility, I can cure you of any condition, like a Divine Puff.

So stop being megalomaniacs and believing that you yourself with your power are who can soothe yourselves or change your situation, which you won’t be able to do, and now you don’t have any more time to waste in this silly trifles. If you have a problem, come to Me with humility. (Psalm 51*) and ask for My help. Do you understand?

Your medicine can help you, but it has its limits marked by My Holy Will. So if you want the infinite, ask Me to heal you, and stop the nonsense that you offend Me with your tricks and going to wizards, witch-doctors, and sorcerers so with it, try to double or change My Holy Designs. Don’t make worse your situation by consulting the ones of the Wicked one, that this not trusting in your eternal Father and going to the Wicked one is a great offense. Do you understand it? Stop that now!

Everything that is not of My Holy Church is against Me. Do you understand? And, as I Have Said, decide and be faithful to it and don’t look for The Wicked one to satisfy your whims when your Father does not give you what was asked; it’s because it is not My Will and let it be so, and be assured that it always go to the salvation of My little ones, and always tends towards achieving a greater good for you. Trust and wait trusting, but don’t confront Me, My Little One.

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Don’t be idolatrous or confront the Holy Father with it. Better yet, pray with simplicity of your heart and with a straight and holy intention, that your Father who is in Heaven will listen to you, be assured, and He will respond with what is better for your Salvation and Sanctification.

s it very clear, My Little Children?

You yourselves stop and prevent the blessings from Heaven with your doubt (like when Moses stroke the stone two times**), so now you know. Don’t confront Me so everything goes well with all your affairs.

“And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with his rod twice; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their cattle.And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, **]"Because you did not believe in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the people of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them." (Numbers 20:11-12)

BDDH

(September 12)
Year of the Lord 2013

Y María del Getsemaní

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#4

Traditions like knocking wood are hard to break I sometimes find myself throwing salt over my shoulder while cooking to blind the devil silly as it is superstitions are damaging to faith just whenever you catch yourself doing it try to say an affirmation of faith instead like jesus mary save souls or jesus mary and joseph it works well for me.


#5

Superstition

2111 Superstition is the deviation of religious feeling and of the practices this feeling imposes. It can even affect the worship we offer the true god, e.g., when one attributes an importance in some way magical to certain practices otherwise lawful or necessary. To attribute the efficacy of prayers or of sacramental signs to their mere external performance, apart from the interior dispositions that they demand, is to fall into superstition.

Hopefully this helps!


#6

With the help of the grace of God you can change the habits of salt over the shoulder and knocking on wood with saying a short prayer to the Lord. As you continue to do this, eventually you will be rid of the bad habit and have it replaced with the heartfelt prayers to the Lord.


#7

I'm really superstitious about going into casinos. Every time I go into one, I lose money. :p


#8

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