Because they are alive they have great power

July 21st 2011
At times you may feel pursued by images that are oppressive and disquieting. Do not allow them to take you over; send them away, and replace them with images that bring back joy, courage and hope. To understand the importance of images, it must be quite clear in your mind that they have a life and power of their own, and that while some attract lightning others shower you with all the blessings of heaven. Each one of you must seek to form images within that rescue you from earth’s darkness and heaviness. And when you are unable to do this, help yourself by contemplating pictures, painted images. The holy images in temples and churches have no other function than to help believers create an inner state that will allow them to receive but also to transmit divine energies.