Comentários sobre "Finding God in Darkness" video:
O fr, thank you for these gold dust. This is exactly I wanted. Pray for me and my intentions. Pray that I may love God in all phases of my life. May the same Lord our God bless youAutor: Kaitan D'lima
Dear Fr Mike, I hope that it helps you to learn that you are a good tool in God's consolatory work with me.Autor: Etienne-Victor Depasquale
Interesting. I thought that the dark night of the soul was reserved for those people that are super close to God like mother Teresa. She experienced the dark night of the soul for many years. Its hard to say If you are having a dark night of the soul or if you really are just away from God and are not really loving Him and living for Him the way you should, that can lead to dryness in prayer.. But I make this mistake often I need to feel God always, and prayer "needs to feel right" , now i know I have to choose God, and follow His commandments regardless.Autor: Francisco Guevara
OooOOooOo what a hottie 👅👅Autor: Дамиан *
The light shines brightest in the dark...Autor: Shark with freakin' laser attached to his head
Will you please do a video about choosing a Confirmation nameAutor: Bri Bentley
Great Great Video!Autor: lauralouise99
Here’s a question, Is there forgiveness for mortal sins? Does God forgive those who are serial killers? Hmmm....are these spirits forgiven by. God,I know you might say these people possibly can’t forgive themselves and that is punishment enough? Difficult question I assume may have many answers....Autor: amorcanta
do you love God for God or only the material things he provides you have to ask yourself? if it's only for the material things you are a gold digger lolAutor: hendrix4151
SOOO GOOD Fr. Mike!!!!!Autor: Anna Bartel
Good continue giving you Wisdom and keeps you close to Him all the times Fr. Mike...Autor: Angie Acosta
Thank you so much for this video, Father. It’s exactly what I needed to hear in a time like this.
I have lately found myself feeling from time to time that God as we know him through Catholicism doesn’t exist at all, even with the clear historical and scientific (Eucharistic miracles, incorruptible bodies of Saints, etc.) that He is indeed very real. Thoughts like “It might all be a hoax.” attack me with no valid reason.
Whenever this happens, I just need to keep pushing— not for the sake of my own happiness, but for the sake of the God I know exists deep down.Autor: Andrew Burch
This video came up suddenly, but it was just what I needed!Autor: liliana grassa
Thanks Fr. Mike that was one of the most helpful video. I even more appreciate the distinction between depression and spiritual dryness. I started to go to a psychologist to cure my depression and it is so hurting when my brothers in faith treated me as like I've a spiritual problem. If there will be the occasion I push to talk about this theam. God bless youAutor: lucia sponza
Where do you get the ideas from to do each topic/ main point?Autor: James Randle
Yuk to the silver hairs!Autor: jackie disspain
Started watching this guy a month or so ago looking for answers. I have to say I find him genuine, informative and spot on. Thank you!
Just some slug out here in the world still trying to figure it all out.Autor: swift10falcon
Found the description of the “illuminative Way” very fascinating. Would a loss of faith be considered a “dark night of the soul”? What about a loss of faith so complete that there is no despair, but an abiding sense of peace and calm?Autor: Joel Ciaccio
This vid was posted a year ago.. and I believe God prepared this video for me to see it today. It's so timely for me.. it spoke right through my heart...thank you Fr. Mike for delivering this very meaningful talk..I can say what I am going through right now is still in accord to God's will for me cause He wants me to be in heaven with Him one day 😇Autor: Yzah Maree A.
b.t.w. if you read Gen. 2 and 3 you would know that we are dead in sins. Dead means dead. So how does a dead man/woman choose God? This is where everyone needs to begin in their spiritual journey. Go to any cemetery in the world and tell me how many choices the dead people are making. Once you get understand what God means when He says we are dead, you will begin to understand scripture. Dead people don't choose Jesus.Autor: Dan Ihde
Thank you ☃️ I love you GOD 👑Autor: myra Longoria
Waves and water and a boat ? Oh geez. You seem to illuminate as you elucidate.... Mt .Autor: jennypennypocket
I needed this. Thank you.Autor: Savannah Yvonne
I came across this in fb today just had to watch it again in youtube.. He explains so clearly what i am exactly right now.. this gives me the courage to love God no matter what.. Jesus is the only way no matter what i feel or go through right now i will try to follow Him always..Autor: Zestky maivia
How can I go from hating God to having faith?Autor: Nicola Houghton
I'm not Catholic. I started watching your videos because my best friend is starting the process of joining the ministerial priesthood and I want to understand the ministry he is choosing to dedicate his life to. I'm also studying to be a minister in the Vineyard Church, and our denomination believes that every part of the body of Christ, every denomination, is being used by God and has been entrusted by God to bring his kingdom through a unique ministry much the way we as Christians have unique work to do that takes into account our personal strengths. I am really enjoying learning about the Catholic branch of our family through your videos. I don't agree with you on everything, but there's incredible beauty in the way you are seeking and serving our Father. Thank you for making these videos.Autor: Ashley Hammack
It’s so effin hard!Autor: Shubertmushroom
Yes! Please do a video on mental illness!Autor: Cara Williams
Sometimes I feel emptinessAutor: aigredouxx
Thank you father mike! May god bless you! this video really made realize a lotAutor: Irvin Najera
Loving God more than salvation. That is a spiritual questAutor: Joseph Chapman
That "dark night of the" was sort of explained to me as the desert...where you are thirsting for a spiritual experience and an emotional connection, but there isn't one....but you actually do get that grace of perseverance if you have that realization. Perseverance isn't emotionally connected....it's intellectually connected. In a way, it's like knowing you're one day going to have heart problems, so you better start taking daily walks so that you'll have a good habit INGRAINED into your daily life. God knows we need it to swim that ocean incase we get swept overboard. imo.Autor: Mary Fehr
You should shave it in my opinion as it makes you look less like a 30 yr millionaire actor and like something else i dont knowAutor: CANTERBURY OF YE OLDE ZEALAND
Huh. This video definitely came to me at the right time.Autor: pax north
God is light.Autor: tibnb
Dont be decieved... These men are smarter than they appear.. They have plans, and they know what they are doing and saying and for what reason. They know if they are preaching about giving tonget people to give.Autor: Arjrpz Work
Thank you father, You help me not take my life, Peace be with you father, Thanks again, God bless you.Autor: Skyblue2643
Are there Catholic centers to help people who are depressed or having bipolar disorder?Autor: Ovundah John Nlerumwomgba
I have always been praying the Rosary, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, part with my personal prayers. But then just one day i felt like nothing's happening and this what exactly how i felt. Spiritual desolation. Before clicking on this video, I ought to watch like some random concert or music video. But something told me to watch a recently uploaded video at Ascension Presents. Thank you, Fr. Mike, for being God's instrument by Him telling me just to keep praying. Beautiful.
May Jesus be praised and blessed be our Lady!Autor: Lorenz Karlo Alfuente
hi Father, thanks for a great video! I have suffered from depression, and definitely went through some level of despair before I opened up to those around me, was put on medication, talked to a therapist, etc. I feel very guilty about how I acted during this time, but I also know that a lot of it came from my mental illness. My question is, if someone despairs while suffering from depression, how serious is this sin? (I'm not asking for a get-out-of-jail free card; I more want to know if it's still a mortal sin when you're in this state) Thanks!Autor: Brigid Wenner
I want to understand this video😔😔
I don’t really understand because I don’t speak English......I hope one day I will.....😔😔😔😔Autor: tin lia
Only till very recently I have come back to God. I went on a journey ( spiritual ) but deluded myself at the end of it saying "there is no god" I felt so empty but a couple of weeks ago I attended my son's confirmation and that's when something changed within me. I'm not a Catholic but my wife and kids are and I must confess, catholisism strikes a chord within me.Autor: Lacrimae Mundi
Choose God for his sake.Autor: Veronica Sandoval
It amazes me to understand a family relationship with my father Jesus the closeness of heart. A eunuch that is Jesus brother - father in Christ - Friends - Saints. From Glory to glory. My father Jesus says to ABBBA FATHER I gave them the glory you gave me so they can be with me.
My father Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.
And it boggles my mind Solomons song says my sister my bride.
And Jospeh and blessed Mary are the mother in law and father in law of the earthly church.
Pople need to know this terms how they apply thats why God says my people have become heartless like ostriches.
That is a lack of understanding of family relationship in orderly kingdom that are give a fuller meaning to experience that great and awesome Love and closness from the Creator of universe.
Since I'm not a eunuch I will never stop calling Jesus my father as Paul writes in Hebrew 2 Here I'am and the children God has given me.
Or like Philipp reads to Ethiopian Eunuch:
Acts In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth."Autor: Jesus Son
He speaks too fast I watch his videos on x0.75 speedAutor: Milo Tindle
If I want a good cry, I don't need a Nicholas Sparks-tyoe chick flick, I can just listen to one of your videos...They don't all make me cry, but this one did.Autor: Jennifer Wilson
Dark night of the soul? Never heard of it. Where is biblical mention of purgatory and why is the word itself not used in scripture?Autor: skilletman16
Thank you Father MikeAutor: Al Lagomarsino
This is just so encouraging for Christian prayers and faith.Autor: Patrick Stéphane AWANA ONGUENE
Father, Im sorry for my bad attitude, Im going thru a had time in my life but with gods help ill make it, I have a lot to be grateful for, What Im trying to say is your words give me hope and strength to go on in life and not to give up, Pray for me to do Gods will in my LIfe, Thank you peace.Autor: Skyblue2643
READ YOUR BIBLES MY FRIENDS! DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY THESE HALF TRUTHS! STUDY YOUR BIBLE! DO NOT BE DECEIVED EVEN BY PASTORS, PRIESTS, OR FALSE PROPHETS.
Matthew -20 King James Version (KJV)
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Study Purgatory and where it came from. Please do not be deceived!!!Autor: Pry ServantOfChrist
🤩This is my favorite video from Fr. Mike Schmitz thus far.Autor: Antonio Arias
So I’ve been praying everyday and realized I’ve been experiencing a lot of supernatural phenomena; doors opening and closing, scents of sage around me, wind chime sounds in the morning and even hearing my name being called. Is this normal?Autor: Jaque Marro
I felt that consolation a few timesAutor: chris869100
Thou shalt not frost thy tipsAutor: Tiffany Zoe
There is no such thing as purgatory!!! It’s not in Scripture!!!! It’s a lie!!!!Autor: Harry Nalbandian
I think this is the coolest priest ever 😎Autor: Chris cookies
Very helpful.......thankyou father😊Autor: Nilam Toppo
I use a flashlight. Works like a charm.Autor: Heckin Memes
Despite being Russian orthodox I can say I can really relate to this, but never found an explanation. Thank you to you and to God.Autor: Mikhail Nekrasov
Father Mike, these videos really mean a lot to me. Thanks to you and your team for putting these together. God Bless.Autor: Rev Campbell
Yes,to continue keep on choosing God ths way i do..... The greatest gift is keeping on choosing Jesus in our Life cos thats the way to persiverance in choosing Jesus the waY to Hope,love and Life leading us Loving God more and more.thank you Fr. Mike means a lot to us..Godbless usAutor: Cha-cha Del Rosario
Oh and thank you for saying Christian instead of Catholic. Let's make this clear because people don't understand that to be Christian IS to be Catholic.
Jesus established one Church. And to reject His one Church is to reject Christ, Himself. Jesus told Kepha (Aramaic word for rock, which lost its meaning when translated into Latin as Petros), "He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” (Luke )Autor: Jennifer Wilson
I've been in darkness for 35 years.... Truth is we are alone, and no one is coming to save us... It's up to you, whether you want to fight it not.Autor: INGSOC
God is love.Autor: Maurice Williams
I have a question. What happens to the "good" non-believers. Lets say someone is an atheist or a different religion but he/she is kind at heart. Do they still go to the Kingdom of Heaven? (this has been bothering me for a while hahaha).Autor: Jonathan Navarro
Huh. Was wondering why I felt I needed to watch this. Thank you!Autor: Liz Lanari
Awesome video Father Mike. Not just good words, good content here!Autor: I'm Tom
I'm suffering from scrupulously and a fear of going to hell, you should do a video on that.Autor: Michael Lawlor
Great similes Father Mike. Made me understand much I haven't considered before.
In hard times my wife reminds me that, "The Lord will only give you as much as you can bear". As a former agnostic I find this to be true. Always have to keep pushing through!
Bless you, have a great week.Autor: TANSTAAFL
I seen a soul go back to hell. And I've seen a soul from the purgatory asking me for rosaries. I was getting tempted and I prayed to the Lord through the sacrament. And I saw a person chard going back to hell screaming, got engolfed by the fire. It look like rein coming from above and Bellow and in the back ground more flaims. Then I saw another soal sometime after wearing a black hooded roab, I saw it's hands and they had a rosary and it was showing me the rosary.Autor: tibnb
A non-believer is like a man in a dark room, with no lights and windows, wearing a blindfold looking for a black cat that isn't there. A catholic on the other hand, is like a man in a dark room, with no lights and windows, wearing a blindfold looking for a black cat that isn't there. The only difference beeing, the catholic has found the cat.Autor: Jay Gatsby
i love you ..thank youAutor: Little Lulu
Why would god deserve to be loved if he doesn't give heaven and gifts (i.e.dark night of the soul)? Why should l even love him?Autor: warblueredgreenpaint
Thank you SO much for teaching me this I never knewAutor: Lolaa Rodriguez
Thank you Father. I’m in the point in my life where my boat isn’t going anywhere. This was a great explanation. This is how I feel exactly but didn’t understand it.Autor: T
Light is just darkness revealed!Autor: Tweed Coast Electrical
Thankyou Fr Mike. May God continue to use uAutor: Eri Pyngrope
God Bless! :)Autor: Kerwin Fernandes
He is right though! ALWAYS CHOOSE GOD!!!!! And READ YOUR BIBLE!!!! (Genesis 1:1-2)
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.Autor: Pry ServantOfChrist
Check out this new video that discusses Purgatory in detail.Autor: The Joy of the Faith
you are the best praise God i needed to here thisAutor: karirodriguezzzz
Your words inspire, Father Mike.
Thank you.Autor: Mary Love
This explains this relationship SO MUCH better than Ive heard in the past. I know Jesus never lets go of us, even when I'm not faithful HE is faithful and I can trust HimAutor: lambchopxoxo
We got this !!! 🙏🏽I’ll pray for you guys 👍🏽Thanks fr. MikeAutor: Erick Martinez
Thanks so much for this video. I am experiencing spiritual dryness right now, and when ever I think about me spiritualy I imagine me in a dessert, not having anyone to turn to. It feels like "I am but one voice crying out into the dessert, make straight Gods path" (Bible) I am so happy God showed me this video, and I will keep singing and shouting of Gods glory because he is greater than my feelings.Autor: Rachel Mueller
As a Roman Catholic and a psychologist I don't like to think that Depression and Spiritual Darkness are completely two different things...they're both "labels" to a certain problem that ALL humans experience and must overcome to be united with God. Why should Christ, Theotokos, Angels, and Saints all feel emotional and had to overcome these emotions yet we are inclined to think and want to say that its okay to receive God's gifts and still be "depressed" and feel a sense of "spiritual darkness." If one feels depressed or "spiritually desolate it's because he/she has FAILED to receive the fullness of the gifts from God, the Father. Putting it in a another way...its as if Christ were the cure and his sacraments the vaccines/injections. You start feeling depressed or spiritually dark it's because "you have gone and done it." Confession :)Autor: marinebulldog0309
Keep pushing the boat!Autor: Ivan Marcial Villarosa
This was beautiful. Very well said.Autor: Benjamin Larkey
Thanks so much for this lovely commentary, Fr. Mike. I'm presently struggling with spiritual desolation, and when I resist temptation and pray even harder, I can feel the presence of God even more than ever...Autor: nickcef
>:^) God said let there be light, so finding Him in darkness ought to be easy.
In bright light, not so much .... makes sense, the narrow path and all that (the lights of Las Vegas for example .... a gaudy temple of Mammon).Autor: Ad Lockhorst
"You get to choose God for His sake, not for His gifts" - Fr Mike ; basically removes self from the equation ;)Autor: MAS79
Wow... just wow... this video is so powerful. Trying to decipher what stage I may be in in my life right now but no matter what it is all I can do is push forward and trust the Lord our God through it all. God blessAutor: Chris Barbolini
God tests us, that's very true; whether you take that metaphorically or literally is up to you. We're humans, and humans need God. It's a bilateral relationship. God doesn't need us but we certainly enhance his existence. Just imagine you were an omnipotent being, what would you do? Create beings with free will. The alternative is ... ?Autor: Patrick S
Hi father, can I request an episode about Satan and why he existed?Why God didn't stop it from torturing us? What we need to do with temptation?is all our sins was from Satan?And how we are able to differentiate whether is it due to Satan?Autor: thaichin lee
Thank you Fr.Mike for your efforts on making these great videos which help us understand more about God's love towards us and recognize the meaning of living our lives for His purposes. May God bless you always!Autor: Hoa Bui
Why not just READ THE BIBLE!!!
In the BIBLE, “purgatory” is NEVER mentioned.
The word “temporal” is NEVER mentioned.
Why WON’T you understand that if anyone says
Jesus DID NOT FULLY accomplish what He came
here for, you are being DECEIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to
depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
(NOT depart and go to purgatory!!!)
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach
to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you,
let him be accursed.Autor: Eli Flores
This makes so much sense and it feels like such a mature observation of our walk with God.Autor: Mario Callejas
Father Mike you made this at the PERFECT TIMEAutor: Maritza Perrault
I hope to find the right people in the world to purify my love.Autor: deer taro
Hi Father Mike - I have a question for you pertaining to this talk. Is it normal or necessary for us to be aware of where we are on the spiritual journey you describe? I am not new to our Faith and especially over the last 20 years have been really trying to move closer to our Lord through the Church, spiritual reading and daily prayer but I'd be hard pressed to say which of the three stages I am in. I know there has been growth over the years but that's about it. Your video's and talks are very helpful to me. Thank you.Autor: Paul Lisney
I love this video. Thank you Father Mike. This was extremely helpful. God bless you.Autor: Cheryl Lauer
I think you just saved my soul father ........Thank you !Autor: john archer
the devil is my only friendAutor: shawnie g
Choosing God even in desolation, not just for the gifts. I find the writings of St. Teresa of Avila, St. Terese of Lisieux and St. Pope John Paul II :)Autor: Barbara Rey
you must be using a very bright light, your pupils are constricted so small, oh. and thanks for talk and lesson :)Autor: Thomas Brand
: I'm not so sure about this, but some few years ago, I tried to explain Purgatory to a Protestant colleague of mine, as per his apparent request, and well, I did the best available to me at the time (always the case), but it hit me some time later on, due perhaps in part to some literary sources I do enjoy, and here it is: wouldn't ghost stories basically be possibly about souls in Purgatory? In Essence: wouldn't Purgatory basically be being the state of a soul bound to this Earth, or this level of existence, kind of a "summer school" due to having goofed off in learning forms of self-mastery in this life, and so you're stuck in this "dimension" instead of entering into what might be classified as "Paradise's Dimension", based on Church teaching that Paradise and Perdition are really "states of being more than places"?
That said, I'm NOT saying we're even remotely wise, let alone allowed to try to contact them- that'd be dumb, really dumb, as we're not even remotely sure what "society" they're in, but they might be active in our lives, for one direction or another, but always ever subject to Christ's "agenda" and choice, as per "who does what in His agency"; does that idea make any sense to you, Fr. Mike?Autor: chissstardestroyer
As a child I always knew that something wasn't right in the world, I always felt like I was watching things as an outsider - detached even though I was there. As I have grown older I have realised that the empty feeling I had was a result of me not being aligned with my soul, I was moving further and further away from it. It wasn't until I met my teacher, who taught me many things about gaining higher consciousness and the path towards enlightenment, liberation and finally God - or 'The None' he who has no form. He who is anti-matter like our souls whereas our bodies are matter i.e. creation. It had taken be a long time to get to this point but I know that there are other's out there searching. Once I read his book 'Words of Roshan' meaning words of light I started to have many more realisations, everything he said connected and made sense - the missing pieces of the puzzle the things no religion has been able to explain. He connects Jesus, Shiva, Al-Lah and helped me to find the truth. If there is anyone out there reading this, desperately seeking to attain union with the infinite then I urge you to read this book - it changed my whole life. Search 'Words of Roshan' - it is absolutely free and you don't have to subscribe to anything ...it's accessible to all.Autor: Flave Review
Thank you so much for your help in explaining things and communicating as if you're having a one-on-one conversation. Your talks totally allow me to re-center my thoughts.Autor: Denise Salas
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A lightbulb went off when Father Mike said to love God as He deserves ti be lived, not just for His gifts. Wow. As in any valued relationship, who wants to be loved just for what you can give someone.Autor: Lori West
Perfect timing for this video I just stopped smoking and using drugs, and im beginning to open my heart out to the lord. Reading the bible praying everyday, following the ten commandments anything for my lord Jesus. Thank for this eye opening video Father I'll remember what you taught me and Ill push on and keep praying!Autor: Rase -iwnl-
two judgements.............one when you die.............one when Jesus comes back........which is mentioned in the creed..............can some one tell me the title where fr Mike addresses this?Autor: Dazben peter
Dark night of the soul/desolation makes me mindful of St. Teresa of Calcutta ...Also St Therese of Lisieux at the end of her life ...Thank you for making this video <3Autor: Debbie Edwards
Fantastic. People who are looking will find this and people who find this will need to hear this!Autor: Thomas Brown
This is one of your best videos. Thanks Fr. Mike, Merry Christmas!Autor: WAS
Hm, Your last couple of videos have been real downer, you know that? I'm really struggling and your not helping! Keep up the good work, because you are telling it like it is!Autor: Mark Zanghetti
I just have a question. I don't know what to do. I have depression after I had my children and it got worse after I had my second daughter. Now my eldest is 3 with her attitude and cheekiness and ignorance I find myself loosing the battle it's so hard most days I don't want to do anything. I feel like I have given up. But I try to pray and I don't find myself feeling it. Do you have any advice.?
Kathryn 22 from Scotland United Kingdom xAutor: Kathryn Chisholm
Thanks Father Mike, i really needed this "answer"
May god keep guiding you and all priestly vocations to help through with sticking to God.Autor: Claude Damien Soult
Wow, thank you Father Mike. I learn so much from this.Autor: Krippy Gaming
I love this - thanks for sharing Brother - I know that despair and doubts, but I do and have and will always keep choosing and falling into Jesus. Praise the Master... & ThanksAutor: Mike Antonucci
I don't believe any catholic finds God.but Satanism.the pope is after all a disgusting demon.a false prophet a sonof perdition. an anti-Christ. there are popes inhell.purgatory doesn't exist its a lie of the devil.a pope created it as a way to send people I don't know as an alternative to hellwhen in fact it will send u to hell. idolatry is a sin.u don't pray to saints.only to Heavenly Father in the Lords Holy name.u don't have statues.graven images. u don't go to a church named after a will viewing pornography.its is better to marry than to burn. makeup,nail polish,perfume,cologne is witchcraft.dress modestly.dresses for women.pants for men.don't mess with your hair harmful chemicals.don't change how God made u.Autor: Annette D.
Thank you for this message, Father MikeAutor: Anne
Thanks for this .
Which is the right church the catholic or the orthodox?Autor: Salvation Jane
If someone is clinically depressed or has another illness like anxiety, choosing God in darkness (caused by illness) is also a means to purify our intentions right? Also sometimes it might be both spiritual darkness as well as a clinical condition, I'm guessing they're not mutually exclusive?Autor: Sarah
Thanks to father mike i have joined the kkkAutor: CANTERBURY OF YE OLDE ZEALAND
Thoughts and Prayers are NOT enough. Folks, we are lucky enough to be above ground and we have to respect and tolerate our different political and religious views. Therefore, life is short so be kind to each other, forgive and LOVE! Give Love! Live Love! Peace be with you.Autor: Mike Cranston
I'm protestant but o believe in Jesus.....your words are very helpfull thank you Father Mike.Autor: gerald 413
Thank you Fr Mike for what you are doing ☺Autor: Winnie Kcv
I choose Jesus. Purify me Lord.Autor: lambchopxoxo
Father thank you for your CD on Jesus's passion. I listen to it in my car sometimes when im driving. It brings me closer to God and really shows how much God Loves each and every one of us. Peter say that for Christ died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so the He might bring us close to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit. Thank you for reminding me to choose God even in my darkness. To choose Jesus even in the midst of bad dreams and suffering Etc. Because he loves us do much. Thank you.Autor: Justbreathmusic
Father Mike....hahahhaha...Dude you ROCK !!!
You "Frost the Tips"? LOL I about hit the floor laughing!!
Another Great Video Father !!!
Avé Marìa! !!
God Bless your Uploads....Autor: Terry Valéntiné Dean DbstA
Bishop Barron says that God will sometimes put us into dry areas (aridity in prayer) because He wants us to love HIM, and not OUR FEELING when we are consoled by Him.Autor: beutner
I needed to hear this Father. Thanks for blessing my life. I think I was drinking Caribou Coffee before you.Autor: Priscilla Keller
Ipray I could love GOD as he loves me.Autor: Treatmenice
But what do you do when you realize that it's actually depression and not just darkness? I actually started to feel like God doesn't care about me... and I still seek him because I know that it's not true. I just feel kind of alone... I will never stop seeking him but I hate feeling so alone in it all.Autor: Seeking Spices
I needed to hear this! Thank you.Autor: Fuschia Rose
But doesn't spiritual desolation cause one to feel depression? Without a feeling of hope how can it not?Autor: T K
My class is doing papers on Apologetics and mine is on The Eucharist and True Presence we're allowed to use your videos as a source do you this no you could make a video on ApologeticsAutor: Savannah Lindeen
Thank you Father Mike. This is so helpful right now!Autor: Nickie Vigilante
This was an answer to prayer...I had no idea that this was why my faith was faltering and this has given me newfound strength. I can’t thank you enough for this clarity.Autor: Delaney Hewitt
What do you do if Mortal Sin leads to eternal punishment, but you have an addiction (or force of habit, emotional distress, etc.) to a specific mortal sin, and you just can't seem to stop it?Autor: Jacob Wilson
I’ve recently found love and admiration for God and Christ. I was skeptical and full of vise I’m 21, I don’t really know how to be a “Good Christian” but I’ve prayed to my bible lately.Autor: SPÜRS FANATIC ÇHĮŁL CH4N S4MA
Keeping a gratitude journal helps! I'm grateful to God that I have a roof over my head, a Siamese cat on my lap, and two elderly parents who are still alive! Not everyone has those things, and I'm grateful to God.Autor: standrew
Poetry really helped me not give up in darkness, a great book i can recommend: THE MEMORY OF THE SKY by Dori Zorn, she speaks about all of these things beautifullyAutor: cosmic elevations
Ex Catholic. I still have respect for the faith. I love listening to you father but I truly do not believe in pergutory. I don't believe in adding my suffering in this life or the next to Christ's sacrifice. He said "It is finished". That's what grace is... the unmerrited favor of God. I don't deserve it. You are an amazing priest. God BlessAutor: Mary Klischies
Very inspiring. Thanks.Autor: Lion Of Olympus
😍💞😍🙏🙏🙏Autor: tagabicolini pinay
thank you, father mike. apparently, there is a name to what we feel.Autor: Ace Delizo
Life is hard, but prayer gives you hope 🙏🏼Autor: Dora Ramos
Just help me how to find God in Christian religionAutor: JAGA JO
thank youAutor: Vianney Chin
This helped me so much Fr. Mike. The best description I have read about these different spiritual stages. The boat analogy is excellent. And as a Catholic therapist I was hoping you would mention the difference between a spiritual Dark Night and psychological Depression. Awesome and thank you!! God bless you. p.s Love your "frosted tips"!Autor: Maureen O'Connell
Thank you Father! Great explanation.Autor: M Bushey
I frost mine too. Good job! 👍🏻Autor: Gabby Street
thank you so much for this Video !!! i needed this badly.Autor: TruckinMonster 21
Father Mike, It's as if you can read my spiritual mind and know just what to say at the right time. I feel that God is speaking to me through you. Thank you Fr. Mike and thank you God.Autor: 48 mary mary
Thank you so much father mike, i really needed to hear this right nowAutor: Chris McKay
It's crazy because I have been feeling this desolation lately in prayer and in adoration and then this morning I stumbled upon this video.... Literally jaw dropped. Just what I needed to hear. Thanks Father!!!Autor: zaida Whitman
I'm pushing the boat, Fr. Mike.Autor: Eduardo Velez
Thank you Father Mike! I needed this messageAutor: PARIGHOL
ALL THIS CAN BE STUDY IN WHICH BIBLE SCRIPTURE?Autor: anne marie anne anne
Man, I live in desolation and darkness. I don't understand the concept of 'Grace.' In fact nothing seems to make sense to me anymore. I hope things get better.
-07 Dec 2018Autor: Elton Mascarenhas
I'm on my mom's phone watching this...I'm in such a dark place, and watching this is actually making me cry...HELPAutor: Elia Ortiz
Thank you Father Mike, what a most awesome clear way to explain sensory and spiritual desolation with an image that I can easily imagime and totally understand...Autor: Vexsin71
Thanks for this video, Father. You've cleared out some issues for me. So, it's about loving God for his sake and not for his gifts. It's about loving him even when I'm going through desolation. Please pray for me, Father if you have time.Autor: Finest Videos 254
VERY HEAVY SPIRITUAL WIFE 😂😅😂Autor: anne marie anne anne
Sometimes I feel like if there is a god, why do bad people thrive and succeed? The better I try to be, the more good I try to do...the more I suffer. I need a reason, sometimes I feel like my life was just not meant to be.Autor: Shannon Ross
This is so true. Thank you.Autor: samo inborut
Finally an expert. I allways thought god stands for light. Why do people say that lucifer is the light bearer while your instinct tells you otherwise? Does that mean god is in darkness?Autor: Khabib Nurmagomedov
Accepting God for Himself and not just because of his gifts! Best explanation yet. Thanks, Fr. Mike.Autor: Barb Jones
Wow - I didn’t realize that this was an actual part of Catholic spirituality, with names and stages and context!
I have been experiencing almost a kind of numbness in my prayers to the point of wondering if I’m okay. In fact, I actually ask God to restore my feelings in prayer! I feel emotions in other aspects of my life but in prayer it doesn’t feel like a conversation - a give and take. It feels like I’ve been shouting faithfully into a dark, cavernous room with no reply and it’s starting to get tiring. But I remind myself I have to move forward because I logically believe God exists and I need to acknowledge His existence through prayers, thoughts and actions... right now, though, I feel like my prayers lack a foundation and that’s difficult.
Thank you, Fr. Mike, for discussing this so people, like myself, have a greater understanding of God’s nature.Autor: Kiersten Sedlmayr
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Keep praying!!! Thank you, Father!Autor: Veronica Sandoval
I am impressed with your narrative. I like a lot that you have to say how ever concerning the confessional? if any one finds that they are falling or catch themselves sinning against God they should immediately if truly repentant confess and move on. If they sin against a neighbor they should ask forgiveness of the neighbor then God. They don't need to go through a man to be forgiven. God is always available and listening and merciful. If they are truly repentant they are immediately forgiven. They should not have to depend or wait on a man to say so. To me it is sinful to make a man think he may be not forgiven if he can't make it to confession. The confessional, indulgences, penances are all inventions of man that give man the attention and not god. If they do it for man or out of obligation they already have their reward. Prayers should not be used as penance. Man receives his penance daily when he ignores God since God will not interfere with his troubles till he asks or some one does on his behalf. Prayer is a most wonderful thing that man can do to show his appreciation for God.Autor: Wade C
Loved the video. I don't care if it was long, it was needed to teach us. Thank you. God bless.Autor: BabeAware 92
Oh Father Mike another great video from you! Indded it's rather a longer video than usual but who's complaining, certainly not me! Honestly I could listen to you for hours on end and truly enjoy every second of it, in fact I get so immersed and can sometimes hear your voice getting farther and farther away, and all the while I'm being lifted spiritually. And then your voice getting closer and closer while all the time aware of every single wors that youre saying.. You are also quite multi talented Father hahahhahha! God bless you and those around you Father Mike, have a wonderful day and do take care! ;)Autor: Fr. Mike Schmitz -Most Mesmerising videos.
Thank you Fr mike. This is exactly what I needed today. You are such a blessing in my life. Prayers for you, God Bless You.Autor: Patty Gilberg
I needed this I needed this so badly today. Thank you ❤Autor: ThelifeofVivis
Father Mike, thank you so much for this. Father, I've seen your videos on MMA, so i was wondering if practicing martial arts is a sin. Also, how should I deal with my anger? I feel the temptation to give onto my wrath SO MUCH, but how can I avoid giving in?Autor: Dork at Arms Et cetera
Father mike your the Max Kellerman of CatholicismAutor: Xavier Morales
You’re like the coolest and funniest priest ever. I love your videosAutor: fadia k
My tide has been out for a while, but I'll keep going to mass until it comes in again.Autor: Cinder Block Studios
Backstreet Boys for the win! :)Autor: L33tLady
Love the beard FATHERAutor: Hugh Leigh
I’m in decrement on becoming a priest and I’m exited but nervous. Would you be able to talk about your life in seminary/being a priest?Autor: Phil Nye
Father Mike, I feel a lot like Herod the Tetearch when I hear you speak. In that "
Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man, and kept him in custody. When he heard him speak he was very much perplexed, yet he liked to listen to him."Autor: Thomas Bird
I love this messageAutor: ChristFollowerNow3
Please talk slowly. You speak so fast.Autor: Trickle Raindrop
"Just keep praying...just keep praying"- finding Nemo anyone? AhaAutor: Gerry Vy
Mike always leaves out Jesus being God, totally ignoring who Jesus is.
Just mentions "God, because that's the typical Vatican 2 anti-church methodology to not offend false religions, because Vatican 2 believes that all religions are equal.
Where do you think the COEXIST movement came from? You funded it with your donations.
The anti-church is leading a movement against Jesus Christ, to bring about the foundation for the anti-Christ.Autor: ThisIsTurok1
Fr. Mike, these are the words that I (along with many others) needed to hear. I experience this "dryness" often in Liturgical Prayer, and so I feel it is important to continually remember God for His love and not for His gifts. Thank you so much!Autor: doplyer
HardAutor: Jane Dat
Ok Father all i see now is your frosted tips : )Autor: Earthy Gardens
This is so true, Everytime I go through these dry periods and God is nowhere to be found, I always have to keep reminding my self, that even if I die or something really bad happens ,I will not forsake GodAutor: I maybe a stinky loser, but
Always,perfect timing!Tq!Autor: jessa jeff
The only thing I found in Darkness was my eyes adjusted better if I put on a patch before, just like the pirates did!Autor: Jon Burhan