The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

March 24, 2017

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke 22, 47 – 53.

While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd approached and in front was one of the Twelve, a man named Judas. He went up to Jesus and kissed Him. Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” His disciples realized what was about to happen, and they asked, “Lord, shall we strike with a sword?” And one of them struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. But Jesus said in reply, “Stop, no more of this!” Then He touched the servant’s ear and healed him. And Jesus said to the chief priest and temple guards and elders who had come for Him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? Day after day I was with you in the temple area, and you did not seize Me; but this is your hour, the time for the power of darkness.”

We had a strong snowstorm last night with high winds and a lot of snow. Then there was much drifting with the result that you could not see in front of you. So very few cars got out this morning. The big plows came out this morning and clear the roads. There was still blowing snow in the afternoon. It was also very cold just about minus 10. I thank all those who send me money and especially those who sent Me some today. However, I am still short of a few hundred dollars. So, if I could get this over the weekend, I would be very happy indeed. May the Lord bless you all and I pray for you every day.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,

“I bless you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who love to pray and to go to church on Sunday. In the reading today, you see what Judas Iscariot did to Me. He came to the Garden of Gethsemane with soldiers and to show them who I am, he came to Me and kissed Me. I spoke to Judas, My disciple, and told him these words, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” So I understood the meaning of this kiss. The other disciples understood what was happening and one took a sword and cut off the ear of the chief priest’s servant. I immediately went to this servant and healed his ear. Then I told the disciples to stop using the sword. Then I spoke to those who had come to arrest Me. I said, “Have you come out to arrest a robber? I was with you day after day in the temple but you did not come to arrest Me.” Then I told them that this was the hour, the time for the power of darkness.
My dear friends, you can meditate on My arrest and to know that this is the hour for My suffering and death on the cross. It is because of your sins that I had to be killed after so much punishment. I accepted it because I love you and I want you to come and follow Me every day.”

Father Melvin

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The Agony in the Garden

March 20, 2017

The Agony in the Garden

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke 22, 39 – 46.

Then going out Jesus went, as was His custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed Him. When He arrived at the place He said to them, “Pray that you may not undergo the test.” After withdrawing about a stone’s throw from them and kneeling, He prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from Me; still, not My will but yours be done.” And to strengthen Him and angel from heaven appeared to Him. He was in such agony and He prayed so fervently that His sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground. When He rose from prayer and returned to the disciples, He found them sleeping from grief. He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not undergo the test.”

What a beautiful sunny day we had again today! It was sunny all day and the temperature was a bit above zero. A lot of snow melted again today. I hope it will be all gone soon.
Tomorrow is My Feast Day: the Great Day of Saint Joseph, the foster-father of the child Jesus. I have a beautiful picture of him in my bedroom. I pray to him every day. I call you all to pray to him every day,

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words:
“I love you My brother Joseph Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who follow Me in My Passion. The reading above is about My stay in the Garden of Olives where I underwent My Passion. I suffered very much and My sweat became blood and it was falling on the ground.I asked My Father to let this cup pass from Me but not My will but His be done. The Father sent an angel
to help Me. After this was over, I went back to the Apostles and I found them asleep. I woke them up and said these words, ‘Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not undergo the test.’
You know My dear friends that I told the Apostles to pray one hour with Me and you too I want you to spend an hour with Me once a week. It will bring us much closer and our friendship will grow. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin

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Instructions for the Time of Crisis

March 19, 2017

Instructions for the Time of Crisis

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke 22, 35 – 38.

Jesus said to the Disciples, “When I sent you forth without a money bag or a sack or sandals,were you in need of anything?” “No, nothing,” they replied. He said to them, “But now one who has a money bag should take it, and likewise a sack, and one who does not have a sword should sell his cloak and buy one. For I tell you that this scripture must be fulfilled in Me, namely, ‘He was counted among the wicked’, and indeed what is written about Me is coming to fulfillment.” Then they said, “Lord, look, there are two swords here.” But He replied, “It is enough!”

What a nice day we had today. It was sunny all day and the little snow that fell last night was all melted by noon today. I hope we will have many beautiful days in the next few weeks. Tomorrow is usually the Feast of Saint Joseph but because the 19th March is a Sunday, the Feast will be held on Monday, March 20th this year. Saint Joseph is also my feast day as my name is Joseph Melvin Doucette. My first name is Joseph. I have a great love for Saint Joseph for he is the foster father of Jesus, Our Savior. He worked hard to take care of Jesus and His Mother and he did very well.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words:

“I love you My brother Joseph Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who pray regularly and go to church regularly. At the end of the Last Supper, I spoke to My Apostles telling them that they should have money, a sack to carry some food and a sword. Now the time for the fulfillment of the scripture has arrived . I will be arrested, they will agree that I should be crucified and I will carry My cross to the top of the hill and there I will be crucified and after a few hours I will die. The trial tried to show that I was a wicked person and I should die. This is now very near and I asked you all to follow Me.
My dear friends, you know all about My arrest, My trial and My condemnation. You also know that I was nailed to the cross and there on the cross I died. I died to save you all by taking away your sins. Come now follow Me and you will be with Me in heaven one day. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin

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