When I was a child, I was taught many things that "Catholics don't do." I didn't know then that these were really things that "Christians don't do." A number of examples come to mind. We didn't participate in non-Christian religions. We didn't join cults, or sects. We didn't join the Masons. We didn't consult any type of fortune teller. We didn't get tattoos.
Although God's laws have not changed, many Christians disregard these prohibitions. But I suspect God had good reasons for telling us, through Moses, not to do these things. Yes, through Moses. The laws are that old. We can find them in Leviticus 19:26-31. Leviticus 19:26b says, "Do not practice divination or sorcery." Verse 31 says, "Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God." This law was to prevent people from looking to other sources than God for guidance. God alone knows the future. So there is no reason to consult the zodiac, astrology, crystal balls, fortune tellers or mediums. We have no need of seances, Ouija boards, witchcraft, spells, or tarot cards. We have God. He is our source. It is he whom we must consult for guidance.
For Reflection: if we have consulted any of these other sources, even if in ignorance, we need to repent. He is the Lord our God. We shall have no other gods.
Let us pray. Father, I repent of looking to any thing or any one other than you as my source, and I ask your forgiveness. You are the only one who knows the future. You are the only one who knows the full truth. You are the Lord, my God. I will not have other gods beside you.
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I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.