Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Denunciation of the Scribes and Pharisees (cont’d)
Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, “… Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the memorials of the righteous, and you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have joined them in shedding the prophets’ blood.’ Thus you bear witness against yourselves that you are the children of those who murdered the prophets; now fill up what your ancestors measured out! You serpents, you brood of vipers, how can you flee from the judgment of Gehenna? Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and pursue from town to town, so that there may come upon you all the righteous blood shed upon earth, from the righteous blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. Amen, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation. ”Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her young under her wings, but you were unwilling! Behold, your house will be abandoned, desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’” (Passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew 23:1-2a,29-39)
Next week on the First Friday, which is September 2, I will celebrate a Healing Mass in the Little Shrine of Our Lady of Prince Edward Island at 7:30 p.m. and we will pray the rosary starting at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday August 27, I will celebrate a Healing Mass at the Maury Farm just outside of Bouctouche, New Brunswick. I go there every year at the end of August. I hope to see many people from around the area.
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 dear brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters scattered all over the world. Many of those who believe in Me and follow Me are being persecuted today in very many countries. This is like My time in Israel when the prophets and holy people were despised and many were murdered. Today society is very secular, which means that they have eliminated all belief in God. Many do not believe that God is real. Who do you think created the world and everything in it, if not God? Who created you as human beings, if it is not God? Do not be taken by the lies of the evil one but believe in Me, your Savior, who suffered and died on the cross to redeem you. Have you not seen the many miracles that go on even today among you? Many have been healed from all kinds of sickness such as cancer, damaged arms and shoulders, very sore backs, painful joints, and you, Melvin, I healed your eyes in 1977 after you had worn your glasses for about twenty years. Since then you can see very well. I have all power and it is My joy to heal those who believe in Me. Come, follow Me. I love you.”