Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Peter’s Denial of Jesus
After arresting Jesus they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest; Peter was following at a distance. They lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat around it, and Peter sat down with them. When a maid saw him seated in the light, she looked intently at him and said, “This man too was with him.” But Peter denied it saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” A short while later someone else saw him and said, “You too are one of them”; but Peter answered, “My friend, I am not.” About an hour later, still another insisted, “Assuredly, this man too was with him, for he also is a Galilean.” But Peter said, “My friend, I do not know what you are talking about.” Just as he was saying this, the cock crowed, and the Lord turned and looked at Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times.” He went out and began to weep bitterly. The men who held Jesus in custody were ridiculing and beating him. They blindfolded him and questioned him, saying, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” And they reviled him in saying many other things against him. (Passage from the Gospel of St. Luke 22:54-65)
I was at Eucharistic Adoration at the Immaculate Conception Church, Palmer Road, last evening for one hour. The Lord spoke to me that something very important is about to happen. I thank him for these words.
There will not be a Healing Mass on the First Friday of the month of December as I will be away to the Holy Land. I will leave next week on November 29 and I will return on December 9. I am looking forward to visit the holy places such as Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth. We will also visit other places besides these. I spent three months in the Holy Land in the past and I really loved it.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words:)
“I call you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living in the world, to join Me in My Passion. I was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane and taken to the house of the high priest and there I was mocked, beaten and blindfolded.
Meanwhile Peter was in the courtyard sitting around a fire and three times they said that he was one of the disciples of Jesus. Every time he denied this, saying that he did not know Me. When the cock crowed, then Peter remembered what I had told him at the end of the Last Supper. Then he went out and repented in tears.
My friends, please learn from Peter. He committed sin but when he realized what he had done he cried. You too are sinners but what is important is that you repent of all your sins and I will absolve you through the Sacrament of Penance. I suffered to take away all your sins and so if you are sorry for what you did, all those sins will be taken away. You will indeed be My friend and I will bless you with love and many graces. I love you all.”