Skip to content

From The Darkness of Sin Into The Light Of Jesus

By Norm LeDonne Jr
2/5/2014 (3 years ago)
Finding Jesus Again blog (findingjesusagain.blogspot.com)

Finding Jesus Again

I went through a period where I did not believe in God. After I decided that there was no God, a change came over me. I was in rock bands at the time, and listened to a lot of rock music. I started preferring darker music with demonic lyrics, songs like 'Black Sabbath' and 'Sympathy For The Devil'. I didn't completely forgo other music; I just seemed to enjoy the darker music.

John 1:5 - The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:5 - The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Highlights

By Norm LeDonne Jr
Finding Jesus Again blog (findingjesusagain.blogspot.com)
2/5/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: Sin, Jesus, Occult, Mass, Music, God, love, darkness, dark, light, sin


LOS ANGELES, CA - And, that wasn't the only change that happened. I became curious about the occult, reading about celebrities that were involved in the black magic, divination, seances. Movies such as 'Rosemary's Baby' and 'The Exorcist' held a unique fascination for me. I began to wonder what it would be like to follow the dark paths. Is there really fame, fortune, and beautiful women? As a shy person that came from a middle class family, this had a certain appeal to me. Would it be worth it?

To be clear, I never attended a black mass, never held a black mass, never performed a satanic sacrifice, never sold my soul to the devil. To my knowledge, I never really committed myself to this route. But, I did think about these things, and far too much. And, I did not even see the change that happened. I thought that was the way things were. Everybody was doing it. I wasn't different. Ha! Little did I know that I was being called and culled by evil forces.

Feed one child every month for just $1 a day -- by going here.

This went on for some time. I was oblivious to the change. No one said anything to me. I wonder why no one brought this up? I don't remember being secretive about it. Now, I don't want to seem overly dramatic about this. At that time I did associated mostly with people my own age. Because of that, they may have had thoughts similar to mine, or just thought I was weird (I do have an unusual perspective on things, and always have.) So, it may have been coincidence. I don't know. I just remember what did and did not happen.

Eventually I had some pretty traumatic events occur to me. Life changing events. You know, the ones that make you think 'what is going on?'. I wondered what I should do and where I should go. Then, I met the young woman that would become my wife and I started attending Catholic Mass. It seemed that, almost instantly, my fascination with the occult and demonic disappeared. I didn't consciously say 'this is evil, this is wrong, I have to stop'. It was more like one day I realized that I preferred happier music, comedies and scifi movies instead of occult movies. Life seemed to be brighter and more enjoyable. That's not to say that I never listen to bands such as Black Sabbath; on the contrary, I still listen to them for the memories of my teenage years (most people prefer music they heard as teenagers and young adults), as well as for their musical content. After all, the musicians in these bands were ground breaking folks. However, I have also broadened my scope in music, books, and movies considerably. Those darker songs and movies are just part and parcel to my entertainment package, and are no longer a primary source for my thoughts.

Thank God I was saved!

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...

---

This is a blog written by Norm LeDonne Jr, on his journey to rediscover the Catholic faih


Comments


More Blog

Contemplations on the Scriptures

Image of To understand the lyrics, one must know where they are found in the Bible.

One of the consequences of this writer's efforts directed toward understanding the meanings behind the music and lyrics of Christian rock ... continue reading


A Blueprint For Peace Watch

Image of The road to peace is not a random path.

Practical Christian living requires all of us to try our level best to take the high road at all times, regardless of the challenges or ... continue reading


The Powerful Humility of Mothers

Image of Like Mary, mothers are powerful with God. They are the true definition of tough and will let nothing stand in the way of the good of their children

God gives mothers whatever good they ask for their children. Why? Because they are humble. They are living signs of humility and only the ... continue reading


All The Earth Will Sing Your Praises Watch

Image of All the Earth will sing you praises.

This post, being written during the Easter season, will be a reflection and compilation of discussions about the historicity of Jesus ... continue reading


Resurrection Day! Watch

Image of Resurrection Day!

Jesus Christ is risen!Easter is the greatest and oldest Christian feast. It is the Feast of Feasts, and it is the holiest day of the year ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.