Toxic relatives! Beware!

I have the unfortunate circumstance of being tormented by 2 particularly toxic relatives who are the bane of my existance. They are what the Scientologists call “Suppressive Persons”; people who cause one great stress and are harmful to their emotional well-being. These 2 gang-up on me and work together to make my life a living Hell, of which I have no escape. Let’s just say they delight in antagonizing and hassling me. They are the main cause of my depression, darkness,and feelings of despair, hopelessness,and destroy my spirit. I truly believe they are intent on driving me to the edge of despair and insanity,and they won’t be happy until I’m dead.Seriously.All I can do is pray and have God carry me thru ,and knowing Jesus was hated, reviled, persecuted, victimized,bullied,and mistreated,too,and I offer it up(usually for the unborn or the souls in Purgatory.) It’s like I’m stuck in this deep, dark hole I can’t climb out of,and I feel so beaten-down and defeated.All I can do is pray…

Do you wear your Scapular?

I wear the brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, as given to St. Simon Stock by the Blessed Virgin in 1251. I also have a green one that I carry with me. It is a powerful Sacramental(outward sign of faith) and a powerful weapon against demons, sin,and temptation, esp. having been blessed by a priest. We are promised that if you die wearing it you will not go to Hell. It is NOT, however, a “talisman” or “lucky charm”, but a testimony to one’s faith and a spiritual protection and reminder.It is NOT “magical”; it is blessed.It has to be worn with faith and conviction.It is a promise of faith and a sign of obedience.It is your faith that carries you thru; the Scapular is just a sign of it.