The Walking on the Water

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Walking on the Water

Dear Friends,

Then Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and precede him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone. Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore, was being tossed about by the waves; for the wind was against it. During the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came toward them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified: “It is a ghost,” they said, and they cried out in fear. At once Jesus spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid.” Peter said to him in reply, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” After they got into the boat, the wind died down. Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God.” (Passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew 14:27-33)

Yesterday afternoon I was at the Manor in Alberton where I celebrated Holy Mass with the residents. Many attended and at the end I went to give Holy Communion to those who could not attend. This evening I will go to St. Paul’s Church in Summerside for a Healing Mass at 7:00 p.m. I go there about once a month to celebrate Mass and to pray over all those present. Today is the Feast of St. Anne and St. Joachim, the grandparents of Our Lord Jesus. Let us honor these great saints.

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 Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living in the world. Open your hearts to Me and I will give you all the graces you need to follow Me. I will strengthen your faith to believe in Me with all your heart and to oppose all the temptations of the evil one.

The Apostles were terrified when they saw Me walking on the water. They had never seen a person doing such a thing. I wanted to show them that I had great power, which only God has. Indeed this miracle touched the Apostles deeply and they made an act of faith in Me, saying, ‘Truly, you are the Son of God.’ Yes, I am the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity who became man to save you all. However, in order for you to be saved, you need to cooperate with Me. Besides your faith in Me, you need to follow the commandments and if you sin, to repent of your sins. In your love for Me, you will follow all that I have taught you especially to belong to My Church, to pray regularly and to go to church every Sunday. You will love your brothers and sisters and forgive those who have offended you in any way. Live in close union with Me and you will grow in holiness daily. I am your friend who is always ready to help you if you come to Me. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin

This entry was posted in Letters. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>