Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Dependence on God
Jesus said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life and what you will eat, or about your body and what you will wear. For life is more than food and the body more than clothing. Notice the ravens: they do not sow or reap; they have neither storehouse nor barn, yet God feeds them. How much more important are you than birds! Can any of you by worrying add a moment to your lifespan? If even the smallest things are beyond your control, why are you anxious about the rest? Notice how the flowers grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? As for you, do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore. All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides. Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” (Passage from the Gospel of St. Luke 12:22-34)
Every day people are writing to me to enter names in the Book of Remembrance. They send me $15.00 for each person they wish to enter in the book. Those enrolled in the book are offered two Masses a week for a whole year, which means 104 Masses are offered for them. There are also rosaries and other prayers offered for them. I receive letters often letting me know the changes that have taken place in those people who are written in the book.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words:)
“It is because I love you that I want to help you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living in every country of the world. There are so many people who are worrying these days. They worry about food, about clothes to wear, about their vacation if they will have money to travel, etc. Some are not satisfied with the material things they have. They always want more.
My dear brothers and sisters, what is important is to belong to the Kingdom of God. Live in love and peace in the Kingdom the Father wants to give you. If you live in the Kingdom every day, the Father will give you all you need. So do not worry about the material things of the world but put your heart in God’s Kingdom. The Father takes care of all the animals and birds, He will also take care of you for you are of greater worth than all the animals and birds. I have come into the world to call you to enter the Kingdom and not to worry anymore. Come walk with Me and I will lead you to the promise land. I love you all.”