Monday, June 17, 2013
Greetings from Saint Paul
A reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans (1:1-15):
Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy scriptures, the gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh, but established as Son of God in power according to the spirit of holiness through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. Through him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith, for the sake of his name, among all the Gentiles, among whom are you also, who are called to belong to Jesus Christ; to all the beloved of God in Rome, called to be holy. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
First, I give thanks to my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is heralded throughout the world. God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in proclaiming the gospel of his Son, that I remember you constantly, always asking in my prayers that somehow by God’s will I may at last find my way clear to come to you. For I long to see you, that I may share with you some spiritual gift so that you may be strengthened, that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by one another’s faith, yours and mine.
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I often planned to come to you, though I was prevented until now, that I might harvest some fruit among you, too, as among the rest of the Gentiles. To Greeks and non-Greeks alike, to the wise and the ignorant, I am under obligation; that is why I am eager to preach the gospel also to you in Rome.
We had a beautiful sunny day for Sunday yesterday but we should have some rain today. I wish to thank all those who sent me donations during the past weeks. May the Lord bless you all.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“I greet you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who read My words every day. I sent special graces to you who take into account the words I address to you. The great Apostle Saint Paul sent many letters to My followers during his lifetime. The letter he wrote to the Romans is of great importance and it is part of the New Testament. In it he shows his great faith in Me and how obedient he has been to all I have asked him. He wants every person to come and know about Me and to believe in Me with all his or her heart. He wrote that he wants to visit the people of Rome to strengthen them. Indeed at the end of his life he went to Rome and work very well until his martyrdom.
“Remember that the Gospel is about Me, your Savior. Already the prophets had spoken much about Me especially Isaiah. When I was on earth I accomplish all that the prophets had said. I am the Son of the Father who sent Me on earth to show you all how much the Father loves you and how much I love you too. We want your salvation so come close to Me and be people of prayer and I will come at the end of your life and bring you with Me to heaven. I bless you all.”