The Beatitudes

Sunday, January 01, 2012

The Beatitudes

When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
(Passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew 5:1-12)

Dear Friends,

Today is the first day of the New Year. I wish you all a very Happy and Blessed New Year and may the Lord give you His peace, His love and His joy. May you open your heart to receive all the wonderful graces that the Lord has for you.

I will have a Healing Mass in the Little Shrine of Our Lady of Prince Edward Island on the First Friday of January at 7:30 p.m. This will be on January 6 and we will begin with the rosary at7:00 p.m.

(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 scattered all over the world, as you begin the New Year today. I gave the Beatitudes to the Apostles while I was on earth. These show you the way to reach the Kingdom of God. You are all called to enter the Kingdom and to remain in the Kingdom all the days of your life on earth. I call you especially to be humble by avoiding all pride. A humble person is very near My heart. At times it happens that you lose a member of your family or a close friend; be close to Me and I will comfort you. Work, My friends, for righteousness so that justice may come into the world. I want you all to have a merciful heart and I will be merciful to you. Have a clean heart without thoughts of revenge, hatred, or sexual desires, then you will live with Me in heaven. My dear friends, work for peace every day and not division and you will be My follower and if you suffer because of Me, then be sure that one day you will be part of the Kingdom forever. Do not worry what other people are saying against you, just come and follow Me. I love you all.”

Father Melvin

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