On May 5th, 1995 something extraordinary happened to Dr. Gloria Polo Ortiz;
She was taking shelter from a storm with her nephew, when both of them were struck by lightning. What happened to her afterwards was a miracle which led to her conversion and a life of abandonment to the will of God.
She now tells her story in many different countries around the world, and has the approval of her diocese in Bogota, Colombia, and her spiritual director.
Her testimony is an inspiration for all of us, and will increase our faith in Christ Jesus and His Holy Catholic Church.
About the Author
Dr. Gloria Polo, a dentist from Bogota, Columbia was raised in the Catholic faith, but later fell away and became involved in many things that were contrary to the faith and God’s commandments. She would often lie to her mother saying, “If I am lying to you, let me be struck by lightning.”
On May 5th, 1995 Dr. Polo was indeed struck by lightning. After being struck by lightning, her soul left her body. Finding herself on the precipice of hell she experienced God’s judgment, His mercy, and her conversion.
Approval of Her bishop:
her spiritual director:
God gives me the mission telling me: “You will repeat your testimony not only 1.000 times, but also you will repeat it thousand times thousand of times! And woe of those who don’t change their ways despite having heard you, because they will be judged much more severely, just like you will when you come back here again, even their anointed or their priests, or any of them, because the worst deafness is that of a man who refuses to hear.”
Dr. Gloria Constanza Polo
While suspended above Hell, God questions Gloria about the 10 Commandments, asking her if she knew them and if she broke any of them.
The Sixth Commandment: Adultery
On this commandment I thought, still full of pride: here they will not catch me in fault, because I never had a lover, I was always faithful! As a matter of fact, after matrimony, I never even gave a kiss to others, only to my husband. But the Lord showed me that I exhibited too much of my body, when I went around with my breasts exposed, with the skintight stockings, with the cloths that I used… I thought that men looked at me, simply to admire me… But the Lord showed me how they sinned with me: because we are not dealing with admiration, as I believed, but with provocation, and they were provoked due to me. I committed adultery, for having exhibited my body. I did not understand the male sensibility. I believed that they thought like me, that looking at me they would say: “What a nice body!” Instead they sinned due to my fault. Never was I unfaithful for having thrown myself into the arms of a man, but it was as if I was a prostitute in spirit. More than everything, I thought to vindicate myself, if my husband might had been unfaithful to me, and I counseled other women to do so, when they discovered that the husband had betrayed them. “Do not be a fool! Vindicate yourself, do not forgive. Show your worth! It is for this that we women are so put down by men, so trampled on!” You know, with these counsels, I and my girlfriends succeeded in separating one of our girlfriends. She had surprised the husband in the office while he was kissing the secretary. We, with our counsels, did not let her reconcile, even though he asked her for pardon, truly repentant. She even wanted to forgive, because she loved him: but we did not permit forgiveness to him. In the end they got divorced, and two years later she got married civilly, with an argentine. Do you understand? When I counseled in this way, I was inside an adulterer. Jesus showed me, and I saw well, how sins of the flesh are abominable, because the person condemns himself, even if the world affirms that all is well. In all my life I had only one man, my husband; but the sins are also in the thoughts, in the words, in the actions: it was very sad to see how the sin and the adultery of my father did so much harm to us. In my case, it transformed me into a resentful person; I sunk into rancor against men, while my brothers became faithful copies of my father. Do they think to be happy in feeling themselves very masculine? They are womanizers, they drink, and they do not realize the evil that they do to their own children. For this my father was crying with great suffering, in Purgatory, seeing the consequences of his sin and of his example that he gave them. We condemn ourselves, with promiscuity, because it is to live as if we were animals: mice, dogs… here and there…
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