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Kevin wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • I was wondering if someone does good and lives a good life, but practices magic, are they still capable of letting Jesus into their lives?
  • Can a person let Jesus into their lives by doing good and being good, without knowing it?

Thank you for your time.

Kevin

  { Can someone who does good and practices magic still let Jesus into their lives? }

and in a similar question:

Douglas wrote:

Dear Friends,

Hello!

  • Are there those who do God's will when they don't realize it?
  • Are there those who serve God in unusual ways that don't seem normal to us?

Thank you for your time.

Douglas

  { Are there those who do God's will without realizing it and do people serve God in unusual ways? }

Bob replied:

Dear Kevin,

One can certainly respond to the promptings of the Lord without knowing it explicitly, but engaging in practices that are in the sphere of Satan's control are extremely perilous to the soul.

I am assuming that when you say magic you mean spells and such: the invocation of supernatural powers. Magic in the sense of illusion/entertainment poses no problem for their is no supernatural connection.

In short, hearing and responding to the Gospel and dwelling in His Church is the surest and safest way to live in God's grace, that being said, God can reach anyone, anywhere, anytime; after all, He is God.

Bob Kirby

Mike replied:

Hi, Douglas —

Thanks for the question.

You said:

  • Are there those who do God's will when they don't realize it?

Sure! Christianity is not only a single person and Jesus faith. Yes, having a personal relationship with Him is important — very important, but there is far more to it than that.

People, by nature, need people; we are social creatures who have a specific purpose in life.
Many, who probably don't consider themselves religious, are doing God's will just by fulfilling their vocation. It could be:

  • being a small business owner
  • being a worker at a store
  • being a doctor or nurse
  • being a priest, nun, or monk
  • being a sports athlete
  • being a student studying a specific science
  • etc.

Many times when I am meditating on the fifth luminous mystery of the Rosary, my mind tends to meditate, no so much on the Institution of the Eucharist by Jesus on the night He was betrayed, but on the result of people, around the world, partaking in divine nature through the Eucharist and how much of what I see in the world is a pure result of the Eucharist and Christian Baptism.

  • the houses that are built
  • the cars that are made
  • streets that are constructed
  • the structure my local town has
  • and the people that I see
  • etc.

You said:

  • Are there those who serve God in unusual ways that don't seem normal to us?

Sure! but honestly I can't think of any right now. :)

Mike

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