Sagittarius 30° ~ The Pope ~ Keyword: SANCTITY
Fly to Paradise ~ Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8oDnUga0JU
To Make Holy
Sanctification is a Greek word “hagiamos” which translated means holiness. To sanctify, therefore, means to make holy. Here is the state of proper functioning. To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer. A pen is “sanctified” when used to write. Eyeglasses are “sanctified” when used to improve sight. In the theological sense, things are sanctified when they are used for the purpose God intends. A human being is sanctified, therefore, when he or she lives according to God’s design .and purpose.” http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/sanctification/
The Smell of Roses
“People reportedly perceive the fragrance of roses although there are no roses present in a room or house. The experience is frequently related to a spiritual event of some importance. How do we explain this? The fragrance of roses and the smelling of roses is frequently mentioned in records of mystical experiences. How to explain it? I am not sure if there is a scientific answer. I haven’t seen any, not so far. However, it is a fact that strong spiritual, as well as other mental, activities can trigger accompanying sensory perceptions. The imaginative power, for example the intense thought on behalf of a beloved person, may produce a physical impression and presence of that person. The smelling of roses, being a refined and exquisite sensation, may be the equivalent of a highly-spiritual and, likewise, exquisite experience. Or it may be the spiritual compensation for a painful spiritual experience. Some mystics are invited to experience the dolors of Christ’s Passion. The smelling of roses may be the recompense for this ordeal, or a way of letting them know the deeper life-giving meaning of their experience.” Fr. Johann G. Roten, S.M.
“Close your eyes, smell the roses.” Namaste ~ Saijin
Image source: Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew and a bed of roses ~ An Extraordinary Display of Christian Unity http://english.aawsat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/pope1.jpg