STEPPING OUTSIDE THE BOX

WHEN IT COMES TO WASHING OUR HANDS EVERYBODY SAYS THEY DID, BUT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT WE FIND OUT NOBODY DID. THE REASON WHY MOST PEOPLE DO NOT WASH THEIR HANDS IS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF IT AND THE THREATS OF CROSS CONTAMINATION. AS MOST PEOPLE ARE STRANGE TO GERMS SOME OF THEM DO NOT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THEM BECAUSE THEY FEAR THEM. WE DO NOT WANT TO FEAR GERMS BUT TO KNOW ABOUT THEM TO BE SAFE WHEREVER WE ARE.

MOST PEOPLE PREPARE MEALS WITHOUT HAVING WASHED THEIR HANDS PREVIOUSLY. THE MAIN REASON BEHIND NOT THINKING OF WASHING THEIR HANDS IS IGNORING THE HOLISTIC APPROACH WE ALL HAVE TO HAVE  ABOUT THIS KEY TOPIC.

LOUIS PASTEUR (1822-1895), WELL-KNOWN FRENCH MICROBIOLOGIST, “WAS ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF THE GERM THEORY OF DISEASE, WHICH STATES THAT SOME DISEASES ARE CAUSED BY MICROORGANISMS” (GOODNET.GATEWAY TO DOING GOOD).

WE ARE SURROUNDED BY BACTERIA EVERYWHERE. “A STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO IN BOULDER FOUND THAT PUBLIC RESTROOMS WERE A BREEDING GROUND FOR A WHOLE RANGE OF BACTERIA. THE SCIENTISTS BROUGHT GENETIC SEQUENCING TOOLS TO SIX MEN´S RESTROOMS AND SIX WOMEN´S RESTROOMS. AFTER EXAMINING THE DOORS, WATER FAUCETS, HANDLES, SOAP DISPENSERS, TOILETS AND FLOORS THEY FOUND 19 DIFFERENT STRAINS OF BACTERIA PRESENT” (OH, THE PLACES GERMS GO! THE BASELINE OF HEALTH FOUNDATION).

RESTROOMS SINKS ARE ONE OF THE EIGHT GERMIEST PLACES IN US MALLS. “DR. CHARLES GERBA, AN ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGIST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, SAMPLED BULK SOAP FROM 541 DISPENSERS IN 5 CITIES ACROSS THE US” (CLEANLINK.SOAP DISPENSERS:PREVENTING CROSS CONTAMINATION). “THEY FOUND THAT ONE IN FOUR CONTAINED UNSAFE LEVELS OF BACTERIA. THE STUDY SHOWED THESE SOAP DISPENSERS WERE REFILLED BY WORKERS WITH DIRTY HANDS AND SO THE SOAP ITSELF MIGHT HARBOR GERMS”. DR. CHARLES GERBA FOUND “FOOD, E. COLI, URINE, MUCUS, FECES AND BLOOD ON ESCALATOR HANDRAILS”. “ATM KEYPADS, TOY STORES, FITTING ROOMS, GADGET SHOPS, AND MAKE-UP SAMPLES” ARE OTHER FIVE OF THE GERMIEST PLACES IN US MALLS (CNN. THE 8 GERMIEST PLACES IN THE MALL).

FOOD COURT TABLES ARE ALSO AMONG THE GERMIEST PLACES IN US MALLS. “EVEN IF YOU SEE THE TABLE BEING WIPED DOWN, THAT DOESN´T MEAN IT´S CLEAN”, SAYS PANELIST ELAINE LARSON, PH.D., A PROFESSOR OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AT THE MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: “THE RAGS THEMSELVES CAN ACTUALLY SPREAD HARMFUL BACTERIA SUCH AS E. COLI IF THEY ARE NOT CHANGED AND WASHED REGULARLY”. “PROTECT YOURSELF: CONSIDER STASHING A PACK OF HARD SURFACE DISINFECTING WIPES IN YOUR PURSE SO YOU CAN SWIPE THE TABLE BEFORE YOU SIT DOWN. “LOOK FOR ONES THAT CONTAIN ALCOHOL OR ANOTHER DISINFECTING AGENT IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE YOU´RE KILLING GERMS, NOT JUST WIPING AWAY GRIME”, PHILIP TIERNO,PH.D., SAID” (CNN.THE 8 GERMIEST PLACES IN THE MALL).

ASIDE FROM THOSE 8 GERMIEST PLACES IN ANY US MALL, WE VERY OFTEN COME INTO CONTACT WITH OTHER SURFACES RIDDLED WITH BACTERIA. HERE IS OUR EVERYDAY LIST OF SURFACES COVERED WITH COLD GERMS AND OTHER TYPES OF GERMS: DOORKNOBS, SHOPPING CART HANDLES, HOTEL AND PUBLIC TELEPHONES, REMOTE CONTROLS, OUR OWN CELL PHONES, COMPUTER MOUSES, LIGHT SWITCHES, CONDIMENT CONTAINERS, AIRPLANE TRAY TABLES, AIRPLANE “SEAT CONTROLS AND OTHER SURFACES IN AND AROUND OUR AIRPLANE SEAT” (TEN SURPRISING PLACES FOR GERMS –HEALTHY TRAVEL- EVERYDAY HEALTH), JUST TO MENTION A FEW. OTHER TIMES GERMS ENTER OUR BODY WHEN WE KISS SOMEONE WHO CARRIES COLD, FLU OR COUGH GERMS, AND ALSO WHEN WE TOUCH OR USE SOMETHING AFTER SOMEBODY WITH A COLD OR ANY OTHER AILMENT HAD TOUCHED IT OR USED IT BEFORE US.

REGARDING SHOPPING CART HANDLES THE FOLLOWING QUOTE IS WORTH CITING: “THE HANDLES OF SHOPPING CARTS ARE NOTORIOUSLY CONTAMINATED WITH GERMS. MANY GROCERY STORES NOW OFFER DISINFECTING WIPES FOR YOU TO USE TO CLEAN OFF THE HANDLE OF YOUR GROCERY CART OR USE YOUR OWN WIPES” BY KRISHA MCCOY, MS, MEDICALLY REVIEWED BY PAT F. BASS III, MD, MPH ( 10 SURPRISING PLACES FOR GERMS-HEALTHY TRAVEL-EVERYDAY HEALTH ).

9 NEWS NOW WANTED TO FIND OUT HOW GERM-CONTAMINATED METRO HANDRAILS ARE AND SO THEY DID A SURVEY COLLECTING SWAB SAMPLES. THEY “BROUGHT THE SAMPLES TO THE SCIENTISTS AT EMSL ANALYTICAL IN CINNAMINSON, NEW JERSEY. THE ESCALATOR HANDRAIL HAD THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF BACTERIA WITH 3,210,000 THOUSAND CFUS OR COLONY FORMING UNITS PER SWAB. “THE ESCALATOR SEEMS LIKE A HIGH-TRAFFIC AREA, SO ANYTHING THAT´S NOT BEING CLEANED OR DISINFECTED WITHIN THE PERIOD OF TIME,  CAN BE TRANSFERRED FROM A PERSON TO THE AREA, WHICH IN THIS CASE IS THE ESCALATOR,” SAID NEKOUEI. “WE USE A DISINFECTANT CLEANER ON ALL THE TOUCH SURFACES, FARE CARD MACHINES, THROUGH THE FARE GATES, ALL THOSE TYPICAL PLACES YOU WOULD EXPECT,” SAID JOAN LELACHEUR, THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF METRO´S ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. SHE SAYS ALL SURFACES ARE WIPED DOWN ON A DAILY BASIS. EVERY MONTH, TRAINS ARE THOROUGHLY CLEANED, INCLUDING THE CARPETS. ANY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OR   ANY PUBLIC SPOT IS ONLY AS CLEAN AS WHOEVER WAS THE LAST PERSON TO TOUCH IT,” SHE SAID. METRO ASKS THAT YOU TRY TO KEEP YOUR GERMS TO YOURSELF COVERING YOUR COUGHS AND SNEEZES AND USING HAND SANITIZER” (METRO ESCALATOR HANDRAILS CARRY MOST BACTERIA. WUSA9.COM). 

BACTERIA ALSO THRIVE ON PAPER MONEY. THIS IS WHY FOOD BUSINESSES, MEAT, FISH AND BREAD ONES AMONG OTHERS, SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST TWO WORKERS IN THE BUSINESS: ONE HANDLING MONEY, THAT IS, DEALING WITH GERMS THE WHOLE TIME, AND ANOTHER PERSON HANDLING FOOD WITH WASHED HANDS TO AVOID TRANSFERING MICROBES FROM MONEY TO FOOD. ANY PERSON, WHO TOUCHES PAPER MONEY AND ALSO HANDLES FRESH FOOD LIKE MEAT, BREAD AND OTHERS THAT ARE NOT PLASTIC-SEALED, WILL SPREAD GERMS FROM PAPER MONEY AND  HIS DIRTY HANDS TO THE FRESH FOOD, AND SO THIS FRESH FOOD WILL GO BAD SOONER THAN EXPECTED.

THE MORE WE KNOW ABOUT GERMS THE BETTER PREPARED WE WILL BE TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD WITHOUT PICKING UP THESE MICROBIAL INVADERS. “WHEN TRAVELLING, YOUR CAR CAN HAVE VERY SUSPECT AREAS SUCH AS THE SEATS, THE CONTROLS, THE DOOR HANDLE, THE TRUNK AND WORST OF ALL THE CARPET TO THE TRUNK WITH JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN BEING DUMPED THERE. BY THE SAME TOKEN, A TAXI, A TRAIN RIDE OR CATCHING THE BUS WILL HAVE THOSE SAME HEALTH HAZARDS. THE GAS STATION WHEN YOU GO TO FILL YOUR TANK HAS PUMP HANDLES CONSTANTLY BEING USED. HOW OFTEN DO YOU THINK THEY GET CLEANED UNLESS PERHAPS FROM THE RAIN? AS FOR AIRPLANE BATHROOMS, THESE CAN BE A REAL NIGHTMARE ON A LONG HAUL FLIGHT WITH ALMOST NON STOP USE AND MINIMAL CLEANING. YOU WILL HAVE TO DECIDE HOW YOU CAN MINIMIZE THE RISKS. I SUGGEST WASHING YOUR HANDS BEFORE YOU COME OUT AND THEN USING A HAND SANITIZER AS SOON AS YOU ARE OUT OF THE BATHROOM AS A BACK-UP! IF YOU ARE STAYING AT A HOTEL ON YOUR TRAVELS, TAKE OFF THE BEDSPREAD AND STORE IT AWAY. THIS IS NOT LIKELY TO BE WASHED SO OFTEN. WHEN YOU TURN LIGHT SWITCHES IN PUBLIC PLACES ON AND OFF, USE THE BACK OF YOUR HAND WHILE THE ONES IN YOUR HOTEL SHOULD BE WIPED BEFORE YOU START TO USE THEM. SO YOU HAVE SETTLED INTO YOUR HOTEL ROOM – EVERYTHING IS NOW CLEAN AND THEN IT IS OFF TO A RESTAURANT TO EAT AND ANOTHER MINEFIELD OF GERMS! TABLES ARE USUALLY KEPT WELL DISINFECTED BY STAFF BETWEEN GUESTS, BUT BAR COUNTERS AND OUTDOOR TABLES MIGHT NOT BE SO WELL LOOKED AFTER AND COULD POSSIBLY DO WITH A WIPE DOWN. THEN BE WARY OF ALL THE CONDIMENT CONTAINERS ON THE TABLE – SALT, PEPPER, MUSTARD, KETCHUP AND MORE. THESE COULD BE HANDLED BY MANY PATRONS ON A DAILY BASIS WITHOUT BEING CLEANED. AND THE FINAL SUGGESTION IS THE MENU ITSELF. THINK ABOUT HOW MANY HANDLE THE MENU AND APART FROM KEEPING YOUR OWN HANDS OFF IT, DON´T LET IT CONTAMINATE THE CROCKERY, GLASSES AND SILVERWARE ALREADY LAID OUT ON THE TABLE EITHER!” (THE 16 MOST LIKELY PLACES WHERE GERMS CAN LURK WHEN YOU ARE AWAY FROM HOME).

IN ADDITION TO ALL THIS, HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF BACTERIA CAN BE FOUND IN WASHING MACHINES. “DR. CHARLES GERBA´S LATEST PROJECT IS THE LAUNDRY. HIS TEAM VISITED RANDOMLY 60 FOUR-PERSON FAMILY HOMES IN TUCSON, AND ONE-FIFTH OF THE MACHINES CONTAINED E. COLI, WHILE A QUARTER WERE CONTAMINATED WITH FECAL MATTER. THE LAUNDRY, DR. GERBA CONTENDS, IS BECOMING LESS CLEAN. FEWER AMERICANS WASH CLOTHES IN HOT WATER, AND ONLY 5 PERCENT USE BLEACH, HE SAID. WASH CYCLES ARE ONLY 20 MINUTES, WHILE THE AVERAGE DRYING TIME IS ONLY 28 MINUTES. DR. GERBA FOUND THAT SOME SALMONELLA AND HEPATITIS A SURVIVE THROUGH LAUNDRY — INCLUDING THE DRY CYCLE — AND REMAIN ON CLOTHES” (FECAL MATTER – DR. DOORMAT).

FOOTWEAR IS ONE MORE MICROBIAL LOCATION TO ADD TO OUR LIST. THE MOMENT WE GET OUT OF OUR HOUSE OUR SOLES START PICKING UP ALL SORTS OF BACTERIA. DR. CHARLES GERBA WAS COMMISSIONED “TO LOOK AT WHAT WE PICK UP ON OUR SHOES AND TRACK INTO OUR HOMES. IN THIS INITIAL TEST, DR. GERBA SWABBED FOR BACTERIA ON 26 SHOES WORN BY TEST SUBJECTS FOR THREE MONTHS OR MORE. HE CULTURED THE SAMPLES AND IDENTIFIED NINE MICROBIAL SPECIES THAT CAN CAUSE INTESTINAL, URINARY, EYE, LUNG, BLOOD AND WOUND INFECTIONS. COLIFORM BACTERIA – ORIGINATING IN FECAL MATTER – WERE FOUND ON THE OUTSIDE OF ALL BUT ONE OF THE SHOES, AND THE SAMPLES AVERAGED 421,000 BACTERIAL UNITS PER SQUARE CENTIMETER SAMPLED. (EACH UNIT IS ENOUGH BACTERIA TO REPRODUCE AND GROW A NEW COLONY.) SEVEN OF THE SHOES HAD PICKED UP ESCHERICHIA COLI (E. COLI) BACTERIA. AS THE CRUD BUILDS UP ON OUR SHOES, DR. GERBA SAID, WE ADD FOOD AND OTHER DEBRIS THAT BACTERIA CAN FEED ON, AND “OUR SHOES BECOME A BACTERIA CAFETERIA”. BACK HOME WE TRAIL THE STUFF ACROSS OUR FLOORS AND CARPETS, WHERE THE MICROBES FIND A NEW RESIDENCE”. AS FOR FARM DISEASES “ANIMAL – HEALTH EXPERTS FOR YEARS HAVE DEMONSTRATED THE ROLE OF FOOTWEAR IN TRANSPORTING ANIMAL DISEASES FROM FARM TO FARM,” DR. GERBA SAID” (THE “EWWW!” ON YOUR SHOE – COLLECTIONS. )

PHILIP TIERNO, PH. D., DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER SAYS “ANYWHERE PEOPLE GATHER IS FILLED WITH BACTERIA AND VIRUSES, AND A CROWDED SHOPPING MALL IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE” (CNN.THE 8 GERMIEST PLACES IN THE MALL).

THE ART OF WASHING OUR HANDS NEEDS SOME REVIEW. I OFTEN HEAR MOTHERS TELL THEIR CHILDREN AFTER GOING OUT OF A PUBLIC RESTROOM THE FOLLOWING: “COME ON, WASH YOUR HANDS”. WELL, PEOPLE WHO HAVE READ UP ON GERM LITERATURE EXPECTS MOTHERS TO KNOW HOW TO DO IT. BUT THIS IS NOT THE CASE. THEY JUST TURN THE FAUCET ON, PUT THEIR HANDS UNDER THE WATER AND THAT IS IT. LET US MAKE IT CLEAR THAT WATER IS NOT THAT POWERFUL. WATER CANNOT MAKE DO BY ITSELF. IT NEEDS SOAP. AS FOR RESTROOMS SOAPS (FORTUNATELY, LESS AND LESS COMMON NOWADAYS) ONE THING MUST BE SAID. THEY ARE NOT HYGIENIC. THE REASON WHY THIS IS SO IT IS BECAUSE WE CAN FIND THERE LOTS OF THINGS, LIKE HAIR, DIRT AND OTHER UNPLEASANT ONES. COME ON, WE ARE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. SOAPS WOULD ONLY DO GOOD IF USED AS PERSONAL CLEANLINESS, THAT IS, IF THEY WERE ONLY USED BY ONE SINGLE PERSON. WHERE WE DO NOT FIND NEITHER HAIR, DIRT NOR SURPRISING THINGS IS IN LIQUID SOAP. THIS SHOULD BE IN ALL RESTAURANTS, KITCHENS, BARS AND PUBLIC PLACES RESTROOMS, SO THAT EVERYONE COULD HAVE ACCESS TO HYGIENE.

PROPER HAND WASHING IN A PUBLIC RESTROOM NEEDS TO BE CLEARED UP SO THAT WE CAN START DOING IT CORRECTLY: FIRST, WE SPEND 15-20 SECONDS TO WASH THEM. WE USE PLENTY OF SOAP AND RUB OUR HANDS THOROUGHLY, CLEANING BETWEEN OUR FINGERS, UNDER OUR FINGERNAILS AND BACK OF HANDS. THEN WE RINSE WITH PLENTY OF WATER. AFTER THAT, WE DRY OUR HANDS ON DISPOSABLE PAPER TOWEL AND THROW IT IN THE TRASH. FINALLY, WE USE ANOTHER PAPER TOWEL TO TURN THE FAUCET OFF AND TO OPEN THE DOOR, SO  THAT OUR HANDS REMAIN CLEAN.

LET US REMEMBER GERMS ARE NOT POLITE AND THEIR ROUTE IS AS FOLLOWS: FIRST OUR HANDS, THEN NOSE, MOUTH, EYES, BODY AND SOMETIMES OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. ONCE WE TOUCH OUR EYES, NOSE OR MOUTH WITH OUR DIRTY HANDS, GERMS ENTER OUR BODY AND FROM HERE OUR DIRTY HANDS, IF NOT WASHED WITH WATER AND SOAP, WILL CONTAMINATE EVERYTHING WE TOUCH ELSEWHERE. BACTERIA LIFE ON HARD SURFACES IS ABOUT FOUR HOURS. THEREFORE, FOR THE SAKE OF OUR HEALTH, LET US WASH OUR HANDS WITH WATER AND SOAP FREQUENTLY. IF THAT WERE NOT POSSIBLE WE WOULD RUB OUR HANDS AND FINGERS WITH A COUPLE OF WIPES.

MOST WIDESPREAD UNHEALTHY HABITS ARE THESE ONES:

DIRTY RAGS AND SPONGES IN THE KITCHEN. RAGS AND SPONGES SHOULD BE EITHER WASHED IN THE WASHING MACHINE OR RENEWED VERY OFTEN. “THE FILTHIEST CULPRIT IN OUR HOMES IS THE KITCHEN SPONGE OR CLOTH. ACCORDING TO DR. GERBA, THERE ARE ABOUT 10 MILLION BACTERIA PER SQUARE INCH ON A SPONGE, AND A MILLION  ON A DISHCLOTH”. “ALWAYS THE DIRTIEST THING BY FAR IS THE KITCHEN SPONGE,” SAYS JOHN OXFORD, PROFESSOR OF VIROLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON AND CHAIR OF THE HYGIENE COUNCIL”. ABOUT 4 CLEAN RAGS EVERYDAY SHOULD BE RENEWED SO THAT WE CAN DRY OUR HANDS ON CLEAN RAGS AFTER WASHING THEM . SOME OF THESE CLEAN RAGS SHOULD BE USED TO CLEAN THE KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS AND TABLES (IS THE TOILET SEAT REALLY THE DIRTIEST PLACE IN THE HOME? – BBC NEWS MAGAZINE).

CONTAMINATED CUTTING BOARDS AND KNIVES. VERY OFTEN PEOPLE CHOP MEAT OR FISH, AND RIGHT AFTER IT, WITHOUT CLEANING NEITHER THE CUTTING BOARD NOR THE KNIFE, THEY START SLICING VEGETABLES. THESE VEGETABLES WILL BE CONTAMINATED UNLESS WE WASH THE BOARD AND  KNIFE  WITH WATER AND SOAP.

PUTTING FOOD WHICH FELL IN THE SINK BACK IN THE PLATE. “IF YOU ARE MAKING A SALAD, AND THE CARROT FELL IN THE SINK, YOU´D RINSE IT OFF AND PUT IT BACK IN,” DR. CHARLES GERBA SAID. “WELL, THERE ARE MORE FECAL BACTERIA IN THE SINK THAN IN YOUR TOILET. IF YOUR CARROT FELL IN THE TOILET BOWL, WOULD YOU PUT IT BACK IN THE SALAD? (TOUCHY SUBJECT – CBS NEWS).

SOME PEOPLE DROP THEIR PURSES AND CLOTHES ON THE RESTROOM FLOOR, AND  IN DOING SO THEY ARE LETTING AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF BACTERIA INVADE THEM.

-SOME PEOPLE ENTER RESTROOMS THINKING THERE IS TOILET PAPER IN ALL RESTROOMS. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. THAT IS WHY EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A KLEENEX PACKET ON THEM, TO CLEAN THEMSELVES PROPERLY AND FREE THEMSELVES AND WASHING MACHINES FROM ASTRONOMICAL AMOUNT OF BACTERIA. RESEARCH ON WASHING MACHINES SHOWS THAT FECES SURVIVE IN THESE MACHINES AND IN THE “WASHED” CLOTHES DESPITE THE WASHING LIQUID THEY PUT INSIDE THEM, BASICALLY BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WERE NOT CLEAN ENOUGH TO HAVE USED TOILET PAPER TO CLEAN THEMSELVES AND TO HAVE AVOIDED FILLING THE WASHING MACHINE WITH CLOTHES RIDDLED WITH FECES. PLEASE, DO NOT DO IT AGAIN. IF SO YOU WOULD BE PUTTING  IN JEOPARDY YOURS AND OTHER PEOPLE´S HEALTH. HERE LIES THE ROOTS FOR SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF CURRENT AILMENTS. LET US PROTECT OURSELVES CLEANING OUR WASHING MACHINE, RUNNING AN EMPTY WASH USING SODIUM BICARBONATE IN THE SMALL COMPARTMENT WHERE WE USUALLY PLACE THE WASHING LIQUID, SO THAT WE CAN GET RID OF FECES ONCE AND FOR ALL. REMEMBER THIS, TAKE A KLEENEX PACKET WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO. IT WILL SAVE YOU A LOT TIME AND MONEY, AND WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IT WILL PROTECT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. 

READING A BOOK, THE NEWSPAPER OR USING OUR I-PHONE WHILE SITTING DOWN ON THE TOILET SEAT. WE REALLY DO NOT WANT THIS. WHY? WELL, BECAUSE THEN WE WOULD HAVE MORE WORK TO DO LATER ON TRYING UNSUCCESSFULLY TO GET RID OF ALL THE BACTERIA TRANSFERRED TO THE BOOK, THE NEWSPAPER OR THE I-PHONE WE WERE USING.

ENTERING A PUBLIC RESTROOM WITH UNWASHED HANDS. GIVEN THE FACT GERMS LURK ALMOST EVERYWHERE AND THAT WHEN WE GO OUT WE ARE EXPOSED TO THEM IN MANY WAYS, SPECIALLY WHEN WE TOUCH PUBLIC RESTROOMS HANDLES, THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO WASH OUR HANDS WITH WATER AND SOAP AND DRY OUR HANDS ON DISPOSABLE PAPER TOWEL BEFORE ENTERING A TOILET. ONCE OUR HANDS ARE DRY WE SHOULD USE THAT SAME PAPER TOWEL TO OPEN THE TOILET DOOR AND TO CLOSE IT. WHEN WE ARE “FINISHED” WE SHOULD TAKE A  PIECE OF TOILET PAPER TO PRESS THE FLUSH BOTTOM AND TO OPEN THE TOILET DOORS TO AVOID MICROBES. 

WALKING BAREFOOT IN PUBLIC PLACES. WE SHOULD TRY TO AVOID WALKING BAREFOOT, EVEN IN OUR OWN HOUSE. WHY? MAINLY BECAUSE THERE IS NO PLACE A HUNDRED PER CENT CLEAN, SO BETTER BE SAFE THAN SORRY.

USING DIRTY REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS. “WHAT´S MORE, ABOUT HALF OF REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS HAVE FECAL BACTERIA IN THEM. “SOME PEOPLE HAVE MORE FECAL BACTERIA IN THEIR GROCERY BAG THAN IN THEIR UNDERWEAR, BECAUSE THEY AT LEAST WASH THAT”.” SAID DR. GERBA (IS THE TOILET SEAT REALLY THE DIRTIEST PLACE IN THE HOME? – BBC NEWS MAGAZINE).

TRYING TO CLEAN THE KITCHEN FLOOR WITH ONLY WATER. WATER BY ITSELF CANNOT DISINFECT FLOORS. WATER TOGETHER WITH A DISINFECTANT WILL DO THE JOB.

CLEANERS AT MALLS AND ELSEWHERE USING THEIR DIRTY BROOMS AND DIRTY MOPS TO CLEAN BENCHES. WE SAW IT AND WE TOLD THE PERSON NOT TO DO IT. SHE STOPPED DOING IT, BUT SHE TOOK A DIRTY RAG AND CONTAMINATED THE BENCH. ALL CLEANERS SHOULD TAKE COURSES ON  HYGIENE GOOD PRACTICES AND COURSES ON GERMS, SO THAT THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND WHAT THEY SHOULD BE DOING INSTEAD.

-AND FINALLY, WE SHOULD WASH OUR HANDS AFTER TOUCHING ANIMALS.

 ALL THINGS CONSIDERED THESE 9 LAWS BELOW SHOULD BE ENACTED:

1- HAND WASHING AT WORK. SIGNS SAYING “EMPLOYEES MUST WASH THEIR HANDS” SHOULD BE AROUND DIFFERENT PLACES SO THAT WORKERS HAVE IT ALWAYS IN MIND, SPECIALLY IN RESTAURANTS KITCHENS.

2- IN ANY FRESH FOOD BUSINESS (MEAT, FISH, VEGETABLES, FRUIT AND BREAD) 2 PEOPLE AT LEAST SHOULD BE DOING THE JOB: ONE SERVING PEOPLE AND ANOTHER ONE CHECKING OUT, TO AVOID CROSS CONTAMINATION.

3- A PILE OF ABOUT 40 CLEAN RAGS SHOULD BE STORED IN EACH RESTAURANT KITCHEN OR BAR, SO THAT NO WAITER OR WORKER CAN EXCUSE HIMSELF SAYING THERE WERE NO CLEAN RAGS LEFT TO CLEAN THE TABLES OR DRY THEIR HANDS.

4- ABOUT 4 DISINFECTANT SPRAYS SHOULD BE STORED IN ANY RESTAURANT KITCHEN OR BAR, SO THAT THE DIFFERENT WORKERS HAVE ACCESS TO SOME DISINFECTANT SPRAYS, WITHOUT HAVING TO WAIT FOR THEM, SINCE IT IS SOMETHING BASIC IN EVERYONE´S HYGIENE, PARTICULARLY IN OUR CUSTOMERS´.

5- BAR WORKERS SHOULD WIPE THE TABLES AND COUNTERS WITH CLEANCLOTHS AND DISINFECTANT. WHEN THEY USE DIRTY ONES THEY WILL SPREAD BACTERIA EVERYWHERE.

6- CLEANERS HAVE TO DISINFECT METRO HANDRAILS, ESCALATOR HANDRAILS, TICKET MACHINES AND THE POLES PEOPLE HOLD ON TO WHEN TRAINS MOVE AT LEAST THREE TIMES A WEEK.

7- LIQUID SOAP DISPENSERS SHOULD BE FOUND IN ALL PUBLIC RESTROOMS.

8- THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF REFILLING SOAP DISPENSERS SHOULD HAVE HIS HANDS WASHED WITH WATER AND SOAP, TO PREVENT GERM SPREADING INSIDE  SOAP DISPENSERS.

9- EACH PUBLIC TOILET SHOULD BE BIG ENOUGH NOT TO STRUGGLE THROUGH IN ORDER NOT TO TOUCH THE TOILET BOWL WITH ONE OF OUR LEGS ONCE THIS ONE IS IN THERE, AND BATTLE AGAIN WITH THE REST OF OUR BODY NOT TO TOUCH NEITHER THE DOOR NOR THE SIDE WALLS, SINCE WE KNOW IT IS A FACT THOUSANDS OF PATHOGENS ARE ON THESE SURFACES. 99% OF TOILETS ARE SIMPLY TOO SMALL AND CONSEQUENTLY UNCOMFORTABLE. EACH PUBLIC TOILET SHOULD HAVE A SURFACE AREA OF AT LEAST ONE SQUARE METER.

HERE ARE TWO IDEAS TO TAKE OUT TWO NEW PATENTS. THE FIRST ONE HAS TO DO WITH A CHECKING POINT DEVICE TO SEE WHETHER THE RESTAURANTS COOKS HAVE THEIR HANDS CLEAN OR NOT. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A CONTAINER FULL OF WATER WITH A PARTICULAR CHEMICAL WHICH DETECTS GERMS AND IF SO WATER TURNS RED, FOR EXAMPLE. THE COOKS WOULD PUT THEIR HANDS IN THE WATER TO CHECK WHETHER THEY REALLY WASHED THEIR HANDS OR NOT. THE SECOND INVENTION WOULD BE A DOORMAT WHICH WOULD CLEAN OUR SHOES, WOULD FREE OUR SHOES OF ALL GERMS, JUST BY SCRUBING OUR SHOES AGAINST IT, AS WE COME IN. THESE DISINFECTANT DOORMATS SHOULD BE OUTSIDE OUR HOUSE, OUTSIDE HOSPITALS, MALLS, SHOPS, ETC. MONEY SPENT ON THE RESEARCH OF THE DISINFECTANT MATERIAL COMPONENTS OF THIS DISINFECTANT DOORMAT WOULD BE WORTHY OF IT.

ANOTHER GOOD IDEA WOULD BE DESIGNING T-SHIRTS, DRESSES, PANTS, TABLECLOTHES, CLOTHS AND TOWELS SAYING NOT “ON” OR “OFF”, BUT WITH THE FOLLOWING SLOGANS: “HAND WASHING IS AWSOME”, “HAND WASHING IS THE BOMB”, “HAND WASHING COMES FIRST” AND “ISN´T HAND WASHING SOMETHING?”. I WOULD USE WARM QUALITY COTTON TEXTILES AND LOVELY, ELEGANT COLOURS. BESIDES HAVING THEM ALL SOLD OUT THEY WOULD DO LOTS OF GOOD MAKING EVERYONE AWARE OF THE RELEVANCE OF HAND WASHING.

LET US PROMOTE THE VIRTUES OF HYGIENE STANDARDS, AND PUT HAND WASHING INTO PRACTICE TO PREVENT INFECTING OURSELVES WITH OTHERS´ COLD GERMS AND PASSING ON OUR COLD BACTERIA, IF ANY. WE CAN ALL PREVENT VIRUS AND BACTERIA SPREADS AND ALSO INFECTIOUS DISEASES. LET US NOT PREPARE MEALS WITH UNWASHED HANDS. LET US ADOPT HYGIENE GOOD PRACTICES, CARRYING A PACKET OF WIPES IN CASE WE DO NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WASH OUR HANDS WHEREVER WE ARE. LET US BE STICKLERS FOR WASHING OUR HANDS AS MUCH AS WE CAN. WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BETTER OFF TRYING TO BE STICKLERS THAN IGNORING THE WHOLE SITUATION. WE HAVE THE MEANS TO DO IT. MAKING THE EFFORT TO WASH OUR HANDS IS REALLY TAKING A STAND FOR LIFE. WE CAN ALL GAIN TASTE FOR IT ONCE WE SEE THE BENEFITS OF IT ON OTHERS AND ON US. LET US STEP OUTSIDE THE BOX WASHING OUR HANDS AND WE WILL SEE EXCITING THINGS IN THE PIPELINE!

OUR MOTHER´S NUMBER = THE ROSARY

WERE YOU THE APPLE OF YOUR MOTHER´S EYE?, WHAT ABOUT YOUR FATHER´S EYE?. IN ANY CASE, AS WELL AS IN ANY FAMILY WE ALSO SEE THIS EMPATHY IN OUR CELESTIAL FAMILY. JESUS CHRIST IS THE APPLE OF GOD´S EYE, THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY IS THE APPLE OF JESUS CHRIST´S EYE AND THAT IS WHY OUR MOTHER´S INTERCESSION IS SO POWERFUL, WHEN SHE ADDRESSES GOD IN JESUS CHRIST´S NAME. THE WAY TO REACH OUR HOLY MOTHER IS THROUGH THE ROSARY.

THE ROSARY IS ONE OF THE MOST CHERISHED PRAYERS OF OUR CATHOLIC CHURCH. INTRODUCED BY THE CREED, THE OUR FATHER, THREE HAIL MARYS AND THE DOXOLOGY (“GLORY BE”), AND CONCLUDED WITH THE SALVE REGINA, THE ROSARY INVOLVES THE RECITATION OF FIVE DECADES CONSISTING OF THE OUR FATHER, TEN HAIL MARYS AND THE DOXOLOGY. DURING THIS RECITATION, THE INDIVIDUAL MEDIATES ON THE SAVING MYSTERIES OF OUR LORD´S LIFE AND THE FAITHFUL WITNESS OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER. JOURNEYING THROUGH THE JOYFUL, SORROWFUL AND GLORIOUS MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY, THE INDIVIDUAL STRINGS TO MIND OUR LORD´S INCARNATION, HIS PASSION AND DEATH AND HIS RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD. IN SO DOING, THE ROSARY ASSISTS US IN UNITING OUR LIFE MORE CLOSELY TO OUR LORD AND IN IMPLORING HIS GRACED ASSISTANCE TO LIVE THE FAITH. WE ALSO ASK FOR THE PRAYERS OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER, WHO LEADS ALL BELIEVERS TO HER SON” (HISTORY OF THE ROSARY-EWTN.COM)

MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO (1864-1936) WAS BORN IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY. HE WAS AN IMPORTANT WRITER AND INTELLECTUAL WHO “PROPOSED THAT WE SHOULD ALL PRAY THE ROSARY, SINCE IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO UNDERSTAND SOMEHOW OUR LORD´S LIFE´S MYSTERY. ACCORDING TO MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO FAITH SHOULD NOT BE RATIONALIZED. THE ROSARY HELPS US REACH GOD´S LOVE AND PEACE. IN SPITE OF HAVING ADMITTED THAT HE WAS AGNOSTIC ON SO MANY OCCASIONS AND HAVING REACHED ATHEISM, WHENEVER HE FOUND HIMSELF IN A TIGHT SPOT HE WOULD EXCLAIM: “MERCIFUL MOTHER, PROTECT ME!”, UNTIL THE DAY HE FINALLY REALIZED HE HAD BECOME A SLAVE INSTEAD OF HAVING REACHED JESUS CHRIST´S FREEDOM. IT WAS THEN WHEN MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO STARTED TO PRAY AGAIN, MEDITATING ON THE MYSTERIES”.

“ OUR MOTHER ALWAYS COMES AND KEEPS OUR COMPANY. WHATEVER DIFFICULT SITUATION WE FIND OURSELVES IN. THE SITUATION MIGHT CONTINUE LONGER THAN EXPECTED, BUT WE WILL FIND OURSELVES FOCUSING ON THESE CIRCUMSTANCES IN A DIFFERENT WAY IF WE REALLY FEEL HER PRESENCE. FEELING HER COMPANY IMPLIES FEELING HER PEACE, LOVE, TENDERNESS AND PROTECTION. FEELING HER PRESENCE THIS WAY WE WILL BE READY TO ASK HER TO INTERCEDE WITH JESUS CHRIST FOR US WITH HER IMMENSE POWER, TELLING HER THIS: “MOTHER, SETTLE EVERYTHING”. OUR HOLY MOTHER HAS SUCH GREAT POWERS OF PERSUASION THAT SHE IS OFTEN ABLE TO PERSUADE JESUS CHRIST TO DO WHAT SHE ASKS HIM FOR. JESUS CHRIST LOVES HIS MOTHER SO MUCH THAT HE GRANTS HER EVERYTHING. WE HAVE GOT TO REMEMBER THAT IT WAS THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY WHO TALKED JESUS CHRIST INTO TRANSFORMING WATER INTO WINE IN THE CANAAN WEDDINGS, EVEN THOUGH JESUS CHRIST KNEW IT WAS NOT THE RIGHT TIME FOR HIM YET TO WORK MIRACLES. THE ROSARY FEELS LIKE GRASPING A PIECE OF HEAVEN WITHIN OUR HANDS INSTEAD OF A ROSARY BEAD. THIS MIRACULOUS PRAYER LETS US SUCCEED IN BEING AT PEACE WITH OURSELVES”.

“TRADITION DOES HOLD THAT ST. DOMINIC (D. 1221) DEVISED THE ROSARY AS WE KNOW IT. MOVED BY A VISION OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER, HE PREACHED THE USE OF THE ROSARY IN HIS MISSIONARY WORK AMONG THE ALBIGENSIANS, WHO HAD DENIED THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST” (HISTORY OF THE ROSARYEWTN.COM). “ACCORDING TO THE ROSARY HISTORY LEGEND AN ILLITERATE LAY BROTHER FROM THE DOMINICAN ORDER WOULD KNEEL DOWN ON HIS OWN EVERY NIGHT  BEFORE THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY STATUE, SAYING ALOUD 150 HAIL MARYS. AFTER THAT ST. DOMINIC WOULD GO OFF TO BED AND THEN GOT UP REALLY EARLY TO GO BEFORE THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY STATUE TO PRAY AGAIN, BEFORE THE COMMUNITY GOT UP. THE COMMUNITY WAS ALWAYS SURPRISED AT THE LOVELY ROSE SMELL THIS LAY BROTHER GAVE OFF AT THE PRAYING SPOT HE WAS AFTER HE LEFT. THE COMMUNITY WANTED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE LOVELY ROSE SMELL, SO ONE DAY THEY DECIDED TO SPY ON HIM AND SAW THAT A ROSE WOULD APPEAR ON THE FLOOR WHILE ST. DOMINIC WAS SAYING A HAIL MARY. RIGHT AFTER ST. DOMINIC´S PRAYING WAS OVER ALL ROSES WOULD VANISH LEAVING A ROSE SCENT TRACE”.

“OUR MOTHER MAKES GOD A WINNER”. WE SURELY CAN HELP GOD BE THE WINNER IN THIS WORDLY BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL ONES, “IF WE PRAY THE ROSARY STARING AT THE TABERNACLE AND TELL OUR MOTHER WHAT WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT A SIMPLE PRAYER SAID STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART CAN DO. WHAT WE CAN CLAIM IS THAT PRAYING THE ROSARY IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN A KALASHNIKOV RIFLE”.

LET US PRAY OUR MOTHER ON BEHALF OF OTHERS. WE CAN ALL INTERCEDE ON BEHALF OF OTHERS, TALKING TO OUR MOTHER, ASKING HER FOR WHATEVER OTHERS NEED IN HOPE OF FINALLY PERSUADING GOD TO CHANGE HIS MIND, BEARING IN MIND WE ARE ALL THEIR BELOVED CHILDREN. GOD´S MIND HAS SOMETIMES BEEN CHANGED BY SOME OF HIS MOST FAITHFUL CHILDREN. MOSES IS THE BEST EXAMPLE REGARDING HIS PRAYERS TO GOD ON BEHALF OF THE NEEDY. DO YOU ALL HAVE OUR MOTHER´S NUMBER ALREADY?

THE QUOTES I HAVE SHARED WITH ALL OF YOU ARE FROM CIELO E INFIERNO: VERDADES DE DIOS BY MARÍA VALLEJO-NÁGERA.

 

HOW TO HANDLE PEOPLE

IT IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA TO SUPPLY WEAPONS TO COUNTRIES IN WAR, SINCE MOST OF THE TIMES WE DO NOT GET THE RESULTS WE WANT TO. WHAT TWO COUNTRIES IN CONFLICT NEED IS ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS AND VACCINATED LEADERS AGAINST CORRUPTION. THE WAY TO START ADDRESSING ANY CONFLICT IS DIPLOMACY. THIS IS THE CASE OF UKRAINE´S GOVERNMENT IN KIEV. ANGELA MERKEL AND FRANCOIS HOLLANDE ARE COMPLETELY RIGHT WHEN THEY SAY THAT THEY DO NOT SUPPORT A SUPPLY OF ARMS TO UKRAINE SINCE IT WOULD NOT SOLVE ITS CRISIS.

ALL RIGHT, LET US ALL DO FAIR PLAY. IF WE DO NOT ADMIT WE HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG, WHICH IS NATURAL SINCE WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS TRYING OUR BEST, THEN PEACE IS JUST NOT A POSSIBILITY. WE DO NOT WANT THIS SORT OF SCENARIO; RATHER, WE NEED THIS ONE STARTING AS THE SPANISH PROVERB SAYS: ”WE ALL HAVE TO LOSE IN ORDER TO WIN LATER ON”. THE METAPHORICAL MEANING OF “LOSING”, IN THE UKRANIAN CASE, IS RECOGNIZING MISTAKES. VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH PUTIN IS A GOOD LEADER WHO DID NOT ORDER ANY OF THE RUSSIAN TROOPS TO ENTER UKRANIAN TERRITORY.

“ON SATURDAY 07 FEBRUARY 2015 VLADIMIR PUTIN INSISTED THAT HIS COUNTRY WAS INNOCENT, SAYING DURING A VISIT TO SOCHI ON THE BLACK SEA: “ WE ARE NOT GOING TO WAGE WAR ON ANYONE, WE PLAN TO COOPERATE WITH EVERYBODY. THERE IS CLEARLY AN ATTEMPT TO RESTRAIN OUR DEVELOPMENT WITH DIFFERENT MEANS. THERE IS AN ATTEMPT TO PERTURB THE EXISTING WORLD ORDER WITH ONE INCONTESTABLE LEADER WHO WANTS TO REMAIN AS SUCH THINKING HE IS ALLOWED EVERYTHING WHILE OTHERS ARE ONLY ALLOWED WHAT HE ALLOWS AND ONLY IN HIS INTERESTS. THIS WORLD ORDER WILL NEVER SUIT RUSSIA”. ON SUNDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2015, ANGELA MERKEL, FRANCOISE HOLLANDE, VLADIMIR PUTIN AND PETRO POROSHENKO WILL RESUME THE DEBATE”(THE TELEGRAPH.UK. US OFFICIALS COMPARE EUROPE´S UKRAINE PEACE EFFORTS WITH MR. PUTIN TO APPEASING HITLER. UKRAINE CRISIS: DO NOT TRY TO SCARE MR. PUTIN, WARNS MRS. MERKEL. SUNDAY 08 FEBRUARY 2015).

SOMEBODY DARED TO REFER TO VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH PUTIN AS HITLER. NOT A GOOD IDEA! IT IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA TO USE THE WORD HITLER TO REFER TO ANYONE, WHEN WE ALL KNOW, FORTUNATELY HISTORY HAS NOT REPEATED ITSELF SINCE THEN.

VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH PUTIN GRADUATED FROM THE INTERNATIONAL LAW BRANCH OF THE LAW DEPARTMENT OF THE LENINGRAD STATE UNIVERSITY IN 1975, WRITING HIS FINAL THESIS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW. HIS THESIS WAS TITLED THE MOST FAVORED NATION TRADING PRINCIPLE IN INTERNATIONAL LAW. MR. PUTIN HAS BEEN THE PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA SINCE 7 MAY 2012. HE PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS PRESIDENT FROM 2000 TO 2008, AS PRIME MINISTER OF RUSSIA FROM 1999 TO 2000, AND AGAIN FROM 2008 TO 2012. DURING HIS LAST TERM AS PRIME MINISTER, HE WAS ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF UNITED RUSSIA, THE RULING PARTY. FOR SIXTEEN YEARS MR. PUTIN WAS AN OFFICER IN THE KGB. THE KGB WAS A MILITARY SERVICE WHOSE MAIN FUNCTIONS WERE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE, COUNTERINTELLIGENCE, OPERATIVE-INVESTIGATORY ACTIVITIES, GUARDING THE STATE BORDER OF THE USSR”, TO MENTION ONLY A FEW . “BECAUSE OF CONSTITUTIONALLY MANDATED TERM LIMITS, MR. PUTIN WAS INELIGIBLE TO RUN FOR A THIRD CONSECUTIVE PRESIDENTIAL TERM IN 2008. DIMITRY MEDVEDEV WON THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND APPOINTED MR. PUTIN AS PRIME MINISTER, BEGINNING A PERIOD OF SO-CALLED “TANDEMOCRACY” “ (WIKIPEDIA. THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA. VLADIMIR PUTIN).

VLADIMIR PUTIN´S CAREER PATH IS SIMPLY AMAZING. LET US ADD THAT “MR. PUTIN´S ANCESTRY MIGHT BE LINKED TO PUTYATIN CLAN, “ONE OF THE OLDEST CLANS IN THE RUSSIAN HISTORY”. PUTYATIN, ALSO ROMANIZED POUTIATINE, PUTJATIN, PUTIATIN, IS A RURIKID FAMILY WITH PRINCELY AND NOBLE LINES. THEY BRANCHED FROM THE DUKES OF THE AUTONOMOUS PRINCIPALITY OF DRUTSK, SOMETIME IN MID-15TH CENTURY. ONE OF THE MANY NOTABLE FIGURES OF THE PRINCELY FAMILY IS PRINCE NIKOLAI PUTYATIN (1749-1830), RUSSIAN PHILANTHROPIST AND PHILOSOPHER. PRINCE PUTYATIN IS STILL REMEMBERED IN DRESDEN, EAST GERMANY, AS A GENEROUS, FREE THINKING, LOVABLE ECCENTRIC PERSONALITY. IN 1997 A MONUMENT WAS DEDICATED TO HIM IN KLEINZSCHACHWITZ. HE WAS FULL OF INVENTIONS AND IDEAS. MR. PUTYATIN WAS ACTIVE IN MUSIC AND POETRY, AND KNOWN AS AN OUTSPOKEN PHILOSOPHER”. TAKE THAT! (WIKIPEDIA. VLADIMIR PUTIN ).

I HAVE ALWAYS RESPECTED VLADIMIR PUTIN AS A POLITICIAN, AND NOW THAT I HAVE READ ABOUT HIM AT LENGTH I REALLY ADMIRE HIM. LIES HAVE BEEN SAID ABOUT HIM TO DISCREDIT HIM. HE DOES NOT DESERVE INSULTS BUT RECOGNITION, LIKE FOR EXAMPLE THE LEGION D´HONNEUR AWARDED TO HIM BY FRANCE IN SEPTEMBER 2006.

IT IS VERY EASY TO BLAME INNOCENT PEOPLE. HOWEVER, WHAT COUNTS IS ACTIONS NOT WORDS, SPECIALLY IN THIS LIES ERA. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO TRUTH BUT ONE´S CAREER AND ACTIONS. VLADIMIR PUTIN FULFILLS THESE TWO CONDITIONS. LET US JUDGE HIM TOTALLY BASED ON HIS CAREER AND ACTIONS RATHER THAN ON LIES. LYING DAYS ARE OVER!

WHEN THERE IS A CONFLICT IN A COUNTRY AND THE NEIGHBOURING COUNTRY DECIDES TO HELP THEM -SAY THEIR PRESIDENT FLED THE COUNTRY- SENDING MILITARY TROOPS, THE PRESIDENT TRUSTS HIS TROOPS, AND HE EXPECTS EACH OF THEM TO WEAR INIGNIA BUT NOT MASKS. WELL PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN´S MILITARY TROOPS LET HIM AND ALSO THE PEOPLE FROM CRIMEA DOWN, BECAUSE THE RUSSIAN MILITARY WHO TOOK OVER THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF CRIMEA WERE MASKED GREEN TROOPS WITHOUT INSIGNIA. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS ESSENTIAL HERE. THE MILITARY SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO TAKE A COURSE ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TO KNOW HOW TO TACKLE DIFFERENT SITUATIONS WHERE PEOPLE´S FEELINGS ARE INVOLVED. OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE FROM CRIMEA WERE UNDERGOING A DELICATE SITUATION AND SO THE TROOPS SHOULD HAVE DONE LIKEWISE. IN OTHER WORDS, THE MILITARY WHO ASSUMES MILITARY CONTROL OF A COUNTRY SHOULD CARRY IT OUT IN A WAY THAT THE CIVILIANS FROM CRIMEA SEE THEY ARE BEING TREATED RESPECTFULLY.

WE ALL SHARE ONE COMMON INTEREST: PEACE, AND IT CAN ONLY BE PURSUED BY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE MINDS. THAT IS WHY A COURSE ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SHOULD BE OBLIGATORY FOR THE ARMY. THE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE BILL SHOULD BE PASSED THE SOONER THE BETTER TO ENSURE THE WELL-BEING OF ALL OF US.

“THE PEACE DEAL IN MINSK, BELARUS, IN SEPTEMBER 2015 AGREED ON A CEASEFIRE, A WITHDRAWAL OF ARTILLERY, PRISONER EXCHANGES AND OTHER CONCESSIONS, BUT IT WAS NEVER IMPLEMENTED IN FULL. LAST MONTH THE REBELS ANNOUNCED THEY WERE ABANDONING TALKS OVER A CEASEFIRE AND GOING ON THE OFFENSIVE” (THE TELEGRAPH.UK. SATURDAY 08 FEBRUARY 2015). THIS PEACE AGREEMENT SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED RIGHT AWAY. IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA TO CONCEDE MORE LAND TO THE REBELS TO REFLECT THEIR RECENT ADVANCES, LIKE FRENCH AND GERMAN OFFICIALS HAVE CURRENTLY SAID.

ONCE YUNIKOVICH, PRESIDENT AS WAS OF UKRAINE, FLED THE COUNTRY, MOSCOW TRIED TO HELP THE REPUBLIC OF CRIMEA AND THE FEDERAL CITY OF SEVASTOPOL, ALTHOUGH MOSCOW KNOWS THEY STILL CAN DO THINGS MUCH, MUCH BETTER. “MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, IN THE SELF-PROCLAIMED DONETSK PEOPLE´S REPUBLIC IN EASTERN UKRAINE, PASSED A RESOLUTION ON FRIDAY O7 FEBRUARY 2015 SAYING THE TERRITORY WAS THE LEGITIMATE SUCCESSOR TO THE DONETSK-KRIVOY ROG REPUBLIC, A SHORT-LIVED INDEPENDENT TERRITORY FOUNDED IN 1918 BY A CLOSE ASSOCIATE OF JOSEPH STALIN” (THE TELEGRAPH.UK. UKRAINE CRISIS: NO BREAKTHROUGH IN TALKS BETWEEN MR. HOLLANDE, MRS. MERKEL AND MR. PUTIN. SATURDAY 08 FEBRUARY 2015).

THEREFORE IF WE JUMP TO 1918 WE FIND THE SOLUTION TO THIS CONFLICT. WE SHOULD ALL RESPECT THAT TERRITORY AS INDEPENDENT AS IT WAS BACK THEN. THIS TIME LEADERS HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE WITHDRAWAL OF ARTILLERY AND THE PRISONER EXCHANGES TAKE PLACE APART FROM OTHER CONCESSIONS. TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE LEADERS SHOULD NOT DELEGATE TO OTHERS, BUT THEY THEMSELVES SHOULD BE THERE, ON THE SPOT, MAKING OUR NEIGHBOURS UNDERSTAND WE FINALLY REALIZED THEY ARE RIGHT AND THAT JUSTICE WAS DONE. SURELY, DOING JUSTICE ALWAYS PAYS OFF!

MORE THAN WHAT WE THOUGHT!

 

GOD, OUR LORD, SELECTED JESUS CHRIST AS OUR PROPHET AND MESSENGER IN ORDER TO ENTRUST US WITH CELEBRATING MASS. OUR FATHER WANTS US TO HEAR MASS SO THAT WE CAN LISTEN TO GOD´S WORDS, HEAL OUR HEART, AND THEREFORE OUR HEART CAN BE READY TO LOVE.

“IT IS IN OUR OWN INTERESTS TO GET TO CHURCH BEFORE MASS STARTS, SO THAT WE CAN PRAY AND BEG OUR LORD TO SEND US HIS HOLY SPIRIT. GOD´S HOLY SPIRIT WILL HAVE THE POWER TO EXPEL OUR WORRIES, DISTRACTIONS AND THAT WAY WE WILL FEEL THIS SACRED MOMENT”.

IT IS ADVISABLE TO GO TO MASS NOT ONLY ON SUNDAYS BUT ALSO ANY OTHER DAY OF THE WEEK, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, OUT OF A NECESSITY TO FEEL OUR LORD´S LOVE. WE HAVE TO ENJOY MASS, PAYING ATTENTION TO IT”.

BEFORE MASS STARTS WE SHOULD START TALKING TO GOD THIS WAY: “ I AM RIGHT HERE, FATHER, TO LISTEN TO WHAT YOU WANT TO TELL  MY HEART”.

“WE SHOULD ALL LISTEN ATTEMPTIVELY TO THE BIBLE WORDS. IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO STICK TO A PHRASE OR WORD AND SAVOR IT ALL DAY LONG. THIS IS THE WAY OUR LORD´S WORDS WILL BE ABLE TO TRANSFORM US”.

“ WHILE WE ARE PRAYING, BEFORE OUR PETITIONS, GOD EXPECTS US TO TELL HIM THAT WE LOVE HIM AND TO THANK HIM. OUR FATHER NEEDS LOVE. CONSEQUENTLY, WE COULD CONTINUE AS FOLLOWS: “FATHER, I LOVE YOU. THANK YOU. SEND ME YOUR PEACE. HOLY SPIRIT, HELP ME BE A BETTER PERSON. GUIDE ME, BLESS ME WITH THE GIFTS I NEED TO SERVE YOU BEST”.

“WE HAVE TO OBSERVE FEAST DAYS SAYING THE GLORY PRAYER: “WE PRAISE YOU, BLESS YOU, WORSHIP YOU, GLORIFY YOU, THANK YOU, OUR LORD. GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST”. MASS IS THE GREATEST MIRACLE, THE MOST PRECIOUS MOMENT GIVEN TO US BY OUR LORD. IT IS OUR PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO GO TO MASS”.

“MASS HAS SUCH INFINITE VALUE THAT WE HAVE TO BE GENEROUS WITH OUR OFFERINGS AND PRAYERS. DURING THE OFFERTORY THE VIRGIN MARY WANTS US TO PRAY SAYING THESE WORDS: “FATHER, I OFFER YOU ALL OF MYSELF, EVERYTHING I HAVE, MY SORROWS, PAINS, DREAMS, JOYS AND MY PETITIONS: MAY MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, BELIEVERS AND NONBELIEVERS BE PROTECTED FROM EVIL. I LEAVE EVERYTHING IN YOUR HANDS. FOR JESUS CHRIST´S LOVE, TRANSFORM ME, MY LORD. THIS IS HOW SAINTS WOULD PRAY, AND THESE ARE THE WORDS THE BLESSED MARY WANTS US TO USE DURING THE OFFERTORY. OUR GUARDIAN ANGELS, DRESSED IN WHITE ROBES, ARE IN CHARGE OF TAKING OUR OFFERINGS AND PETITIONS TO OUR LORD´S ALTAR”.

“THE HOLY MASS IS THE PLACE WHERE THE BLESSED MARY SPENDS THE LONGEST TIME. THE VIRGIN MARY ALWAYS STANDS NEXT TO OUR LORD´S ALTAR, TOGETHER WITH SOME ANGELS, WHILE THE EUCHARIST IS CELEBRATED”.

“JUST BEFORE WE START PRAYING THE LORD´S PRAYER IT IS IN OUR OWN INTEREST TO PRAY PROFOUNDLY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HURT US AS FOLLOWS:”IN JESUS CHRIST´S NAME, I FORGIVE THE ONES WHO HURT ME AND I WISH THEM PEACE”. THOSE ARE GOD´S REAL WORDS”.

BEFORE RECEIVING COMMUNION WE SHOULD SAY A PRAYER FOR ALL PRIESTS AND FOR THE PRIEST WHO IS CELEBRATING MASS THAT VERY DAY. THE PRAYER COULD BE THIS ONE: ”FATHER, BLESS ALL PRIESTS AND THIS ONE TOO, SANCTIFY THEM, HELP THEM, PURIFY THEM, LOVE THEM, TAKE CARE OF THEM AND KEEP HOLD OF THEM WITH YOUR LOVE“. WHEN A PURE HEART INDIVIDUAL IS TAKING COMMUNION GOD EMBRACES THAT SOUL BY MEANS OF A GOLDEN-WHITE LIGHT GOING THROUGH HIS BACK FIRST, AND THEN HIS SHOULDERS AND HEAD. THIS HAPPENS JUST WHEN THE PRIEST IS PUTTING THE SACRED PIECE OF BREAD ON HIS TONGUE”.

ONCE MASS IS OVER IT IS ADVISABLE TO STAY IN CHURCH FOR ABOUT FIVE TO TEN MINUTES. IT IS APPROXIMATELY THIS LONG THAT JESUS CHRIST STAYS WITHIN US. JESUS CHRIST WANTS TO ENJOY OUR COMPANY AND ALSO WANTS US TO ENJOY HIS”.

THE FOLLOWING THREE SAINTS SAW JESUS CHRIST AS A NEWBORN BABY IN THE SACRED PIECE OF BREAD: SAINT BERNARDINO SIENNA, SAINT INES MONCADA AND SAINT FELIX CANTALICIO”.

WE VERY OFTEN HEAR PEOPLE SAY: “I WANT TO CHANGE THE WAY I AM BUT I DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO START!”. WHAT BETTER PLACE TO GET BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD BUT OUR LORD´S PLACE? UNDOUBTEDLY, WE WILL ALWAYS BE WELCOMED THERE. HE WILL ALWAYS BE WAITING FOR US. IS THERE ANYTHING MORE IMPORTANT IN LIFE  THAN  DOING GOD´S WILL? LET US GO FOR IT!

 

THE QUOTES I HAVE SHARED WITH ALL OF YOU ARE FROM CIELO E INFIERNO: VERDADES DE DIOS BY MARÍA VALLEJO-NÁGERA.

BASQUE MYSTERY ROOTS!

 

BEING A BASQUE MYSELF LIKE I AM I CANNOT RESIST LOVING MY HOMELAND AND THE PEOPLE HERE. WHAT I ADMIRE IN BASQUE PEOPLE THE MOST IS THAT THEY ARE LOYAL AND NOBLE. BASQUES´ LOYALTY DATES CENTURIES BACK IN TIME, WHEN MONARCHS STARTED TO VALUE IT.

IN ORDER TO ACKNOWLEDGE ANY CLAIM LAID TO US WE HAVE TO SUPPLY IT WITH A HOLISTIC APPROACH. IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY´S CASE AS TO BASQUE PRISONERS´ FAMILIES´CLAIM TO GET THEM TRANSFERRED TO THE BASQUE COUNTRY IT IS SIMPLY JUST. THESE FAMILIES ARE HUMAN BEINGS WHOSE DEMANDS HAVE TO BE MET. THESE RELATIVES HAVE SUFFERED AND ARE STILL SUFFERING HAVING THEIR SONS AND DAUGHTERS FAR AWAY FROM THEM. THESE FAMILIES ARE FILLED WITH A SENSE OF GRIEVANCE, HAVING HAD THEIR PROPERTY CONFISCATED AND BEEN FORBIDDEN TO SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE, AMONG MANY OTHER SETBACKS DURING THE DICTATORSHIP.

EVERYONE OF US HAS EQUAL RIGHTS . PRISONERS AS WELL ARE EQUAL UNDER THE LAW. HOWEVER, BASQUE PRISONERS ARE DISPERSED IN NON-BASQUE PRISONS ACROSS SPAIN. THAT IS WHY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DEMONSTRATED IN SUPPORT OF BRINGING IMPRISONED BASQUE INSURGENTS TO THE BASQUE COUNTRY, ON JANUARY 10TH 2015. WE NEED INTERNATIONAL HELP TO GUARANTEE ALL BASQUE PRISONERS ARE BROUGHT BACK TO THE BASQUE COUNTRY. THESE PEOPLE´S RELATIVES´ RIGHTS SHOULD BE DEFENDED.

DICTATORSHIPS ARE NOT GOOD AND THEY PROMPT RESISTANCE. IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY THE WIDESPREAD OPPRESSION TARGETED AGAINST BASQUES MEANT THE PROHIBITION OF THE USE OF THE BASQUE LANGUAGE, AND LED TO AN ARMED MOVEMENT. THIS MOVEMENT COULD NOT TOLERATE THE TYRANNY AGAINST OUR LANGUAGE, THE BASQUE LANGUAGE. A HUNDRED BASQUE PRISONERS FROM THE ARMED MOVEMENT WERE TORTURED BY THE DICTATORSHIP.

REALITY RULES, AND AS SUCH, THE BASQUE COUNTRY HAS ITS OWN PECULIAR CULTURE AND IDENTITY. BASQUE PEOPLE DEFEND THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE FACTORS WHICH EQUATE THEM TO AN INDEPENDENT REGION:

– A LANGUAGE OF ITS OWN, EUSKERA, WHICH IS NOT RELATED TO ANY KNOWN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD.

– AN ANCIENT HISTORY, DATING BACK TO THE PALEOLITHIC PERIOD. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEVENTH CENTURY THE BASQUES STARTED TO ESTABLISH THEMSELVES AS THE DUCHY OF VASCONIA.

– HAVING GONE THROUGH THE BASQUE FUEROS EXPERIENCE OF RULING THEMSELVES SEPARATELY. THE FACT THAT BASQUES POSSESSED A BASQUE CONSTITUTION, MEANING BASQUE FUEROS, SET THE STAGE FOR AUTONOMOUS RULE. THE KINGS BACK THEN, HAD REASONS (LIKE ACKOWLEDGING LOYAL SUBJECTION AND DISTINCTIVE LEGAL TRADITIONS, AMONG SOME) FOR GRANTING THESE RIGHTS TO THE BASQUES. U.S. PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS MENTIONED THE BISCAYAN FUEROS AND REFERRED TO THEM AS A PRECEDENT FOR THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.

– OUR ADAMANT ATTITUDE TO KEEP EUSKERA AND BASQUE CULTURE INTACT.

– HAVING BEEN REPRESENTED BY SABINO ARANA Y GOIRI, THE INFLUENTIAL LEADER WHO LET BASQUES REALIZE WHAT GOAL WE ALL SHOULD BE ACHIEVING.

– BEARING THE SPREADING OF LIES, SUCH AS SAYING BASQUE PEOPLE WERE LOWLIFES.

– MANY YEARS´ EXPERIENCE IN BEING SUCCESSFUL FIGHTING FOR OUR INDEPENDENCE AGAINST MANY INVADERS.

TWO BASQUE CULTURE SAMPLES I RECOMMEND YOU ALL ARE THE BAND KEN ZAZPI, AND THE 2014 BASQUE MOVIE LASA Y ZABALADIRECTED BY PABLO MALO.

NO FIGHT CAN LAST SO LONG IF THERE IS NO TRUTH BEHIND IT. OUR TRUTH IS OUR LANGUAGE, CULTURE, OUR LOYALTY, AND WORLDWIDE LOYALTY RECOGNITION OVER THE CENTURIES. LOOKING BACK AT HOW THE BASQUES FOUGHT AGAINST THE ROMANS, THE VIKINGS, THE GERMANIC TRIBES AND THE MUSLIMS, WE CAN STATE BASQUES HAVE ALWAYS LOVED INDEPENDENCE, AND HAVE GAINED RECOGNITION FROM THE WISE.  THE QUESTION TODAY IS: DO BASQUES REALLY LOVE INDEPENDENCE AS MUCH AS LONG BEFORE?

 

ON THE RISE

THERE ARE SUBJECTS WHICH ARE HARD TO DIGEST, AND YET WE HAVE GOT TO ADDRESS THEM, IF WE WANT TO BE FAIR TO EVERYONE, PARTICULARLY TO OURSELVES. EXORCISM IS ONE OF THESE.

POPE LEO XIII WROTE AN EXORCISM PRAYER. HE INCLUDED IT IN THE ROMAN RITUAL. HE ASKED BISHOPS AND PRIESTS TO SAY IT RIGHT AFTER EACH MASS AND IN FRONT OF THEIR PARISHIONERS. HE HIMSELF SAID IT SEVERAL TIMES EACH DAY. UNFORTUNATELY, POPE LEO XIII´S ORDER WAS ONLY PUT INTO PRACTICE UP TO THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL. NOWADAYS, FORTUNATELY,  SOME DIOCESES ARE SAYING IT AGAIN AFTER THE LOCAL BISHOP ORDERS THEM TO DO SO, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE RECOMMENDATION FROM ANOTHER GREAT POPE WHO CAME AFTER POPE LEO XIII, THAT IS, JOHN PAUL II. HE RECOMMENDED TO SAY THE EXORCISM PRAYER EVERY DAY WITHOUT EXCEPTION, IN 1994”. BISHOPS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD SHOULD BE ASKING LOCAL PRIESTS TO SAY THIS EXORCISM PRAYER, WRITTEN BY POPE LEO XIII, AND RECOMMENDED BY JOHN PAUL II.

“THERE IS A POWERFUL, ANCIENT RITUAL TO PERFORM AN EXORCISM, AND IT GOES AS FOLLOWS :

– FIRST OF ALL, WE HAVE GOT TO ASK HIM THESE THREE QUESTIONS: WHO ARE YOU?, AND HOW AND WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO RETREAT FROM HIM? SOMETIMES THE DEVIL REMAINS SILENT, GIVING NO ANSWER, AND OTHER TIMES HE CAN EVEN DARE TO SAY THE PRIEST´S SINS IN A LOUD VOICE. THAT IS WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT PRIESTS BE IN A STATE OF GRACE AND GO TO CONFESSION EVERY NOW AND THEN.

– THEN, WE HAVE TO ASK THESE THREE SAINTS TO BE PRESENT WHILE WE PERFORM THE EXORCISM. THESE THREE SAINTS ARE SAINT FAUSTINA KOWALSKA, FATHER PÍO PIETRELCINA  AND JOHN PAUL II. THE MOMENT WE ASK FOR THEIR PRESENCE THE DEVIL STARTS SUFFERING IMMEDIATELY AND ALL THE WAY RIGHT THROUGH.

– AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WE HAVE TO ORDER THE DEVIL TO DO THIS: “RETREAT FROM HIM, IN THE NAME OF JOHN PAUL II”. RIGHT AFTER THIS WE WILL START HEARING THE DEVIL´S SPINE-CHILLING CRIES “.

WE MUST BEAR IN MIND THAT FERVENT PRAYERS FROM ANY COMMITTED LAYPERSON ARE ALSO REALLY VALUABLE , SPECIALLY WHEN WE CONSIDER THAT THE NUMBER OF POSSESSIONS BY THE DEVIL IS GROWING, AND ALSO THE FACT THAT THE FEW PRIESTS WHO PERFORM EXORCISMS ARE KNACKERED. ANY LAYPERSON WILLING TO TAKE PART IN PRAYING FOR ANYONE POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL WILL HAVE TO DO IT UNDER THREE CONDITIONS SO THAT THE AFFECTED PERSON IS RELEASED FROM THE DEVIL DEFINITELY. THESE THREE CONDITIONS ARE: HAVING A STRONG FAITH, PRAYING AND FASTING. ANY LAYPERSON COLLABORATING ON THIS KIND OF PRACTICE HAS TO BE PRAYING DURING THE WHOLE EXORCISM. WHOEVER IS POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL, AND WANTS A PRIEST TO MAKE THE EVIL ONE RETREAT FROM THEM, MUST KNOW THAT THE POSSESSED ONE HAS TO HAVE FAITH IN GOD, IN ORDER TO BE RELIEVED OF THE DEVIL. IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS IT IS THEIR FAITH WHICH WILL HEAL THEM. WITHOUT FAITH EXORCISTS CAN DO NOTHING TO HELP AFFECTED ONES. IT IS JESUS CHRIST WHO HEALS, BUT HE CALLS FOR A SOLID FAITH, BECAUSE ONLY A FIRM FAITH SAVES ONE´S LIFE”. 

SAY YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A STRONG FAITH AND WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO HELP SOMEONE POSSESSED. WELL, YOU COULD GO THROUGH THESE THREE STEPS BELOW:

– “FASTING ON BREAD AND WATER FOR A WHOLE DAY, AND DOING IT SO FOR THE LOVE OF GOD AND ALL OF OUR BROTHERS.

CELEBRATING THE EUCHARIST, RUN BY A PRIEST.

– AND PRAYING THE ROSARY A LOT”.

“IF AFTER FOLLOWING THESE THREE STEPS THE AFFECTED PERSON HAS NOT BEEN HEALED YET WE WILL HAVE TO REPEAT THE THREE STEPS FOR SEVEN DAYS. IF THIS SECOND ALTERNATIVE WERE NOT ENOUGH STEP TWO WOULD HAVE TO BE DONE UP TO SEVEN TIMES, THAT IS, THE PRIEST WOULD SEE NO OTHER WAY TO HEAL THE POSSESSED ONE BUT CELEBRATING SEVEN CONSECUTIVE MASSES”. IT IS KEY TO FINISH UP THE RITUAL, REPEATING IT AS MANY TIMES AS NECESSARY, IN ORDER TO GET THE EVIL ONE OUT OF THE AFFECTED INDIVIDUAL, AND TO STOP THE EVIL ONE FROM PURSUING THE EXORCIST AS WELL.

JESUS CHRIST WAS THE FIRST EXORCIST. “IN MATTHEW (17,14-18) BEFORE PERFORMING AN EXORCISM JESUS CHRIST TALKED TO THE PEOPLE WHO TOOK HIM POSSESSED ONES SO THAT HE COULD HEAL THEM AND TOLD THEM THESE WORDS: “PERVERSE AND SKEPTICAL GENERATION! HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO PUT UP WITH YOU? BRING THE POSSESSED ONE TO ME”. JESUS CHRIST PRAYED AND COMMANDED  THE DEVIL TO RETREAT FROM THE BOY, WHO GOT HEALED THEN AND THERE”.

MARÍA VALLEJO-NÁGERA, RECOMMENDED WRITER, AFTER DOING MUCH RESEARCH ON THIS TOPIC, ” STILL COULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE REASON WHY GOD CREATED HELL, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT GOD IS ALL MERCY. FINALLY, SHE DECIDED TO TALK TO MANY PRIESTS AND CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT GOD DID NOT CREATE HELL. HER CONCLUSION WAS CORROBORATED BY FATHER CÁNDIDO, VATICAN EXORCIST PRIEST, WHO PASSED AWAY SOME YEARS AFTER IT.  HE  WAS  FATHER  GABRIEL  AMORTH´S MASTER FOR MANY YEARS. FATHER CÁNDIDO DARED TO ASK THE DEVIL ABOUT THE CREATION OF HELL DURING ONE OF HIS EXORCISMS. THIS WAS THE TERRIFYING CONVERSATION BETWEEN FATHER CÁNDIDO AND THE DEVIL, AND THE DEVIL´S APPALLING ANSWER:

– FATHER CÁNDIDO: ”RETREAT FROM HIM, GO TO HELL. GOD HAS PREPARED A HOT SPOT FOR YOU”.

THE DEVIL: ”YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING, YOU DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING. IT WAS NOT HIM WHO CREATED HELL. HE DID NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. WE, THE DEVILS, CREATED IT OURSELVES” “.

BEING AWARE OF HOW SERIOUS IT IS TO BE POSSESSED WE SHOULD BE TELLING ALL OUR BROTHERS TO KEEP AWAY FROM SATANIC GROUPS AND WITCHCRAFT BOOKS AT ALL TIMES.

NOW WE ALL KNOW SOMETHING MORE TO BE ON GOD´S SIDE AND FIGHT TOGETHER AGAINST GOD´S ENEMY. LITTLE BY LITTLE WE REALIZE OUR GOAL HERE IS TO DO AS MUCH GOOD AS JESUS CHRIST DID. PRAYING IS DEFINITELY AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO ACCOMPLISH IT. THIS IS WHAT THIS WORLD IS ALL ABOUT. WE HAVE GOT TO MAKE GOD´S TEAM WIN, AND AS WE ALL KNOW, OUR WEAPONS ARE PRAYING, CELEBRATING MASS, RECITING THE ROSARY, GOING TO CONFESSION AND FASTING. THIS IS IT!

 

THE QUOTES I HAVE SHARED WITH ALL OF YOU ARE FROM CIELO E INFIERNO:VERDADES DE DIOS BY MARÍA VALLEJO-NÁGERA.