Friday, January 27, 2012
Teaching about Retaliation
This passage is a quotation from Jesus and it is found in St. Matthew‘s Gospel 5:2,38-48.
Jesus began to teach them, saying: “. . . You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well. If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand him your cloak as well. Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles. Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same? So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
I celebrated Holy Mass yesterday morning in the Little Shrine of Our Lady of Prince Edward Island. Every Thursday I celebrate Holy Mass in French. I thank all those who have renewed their subscription to Our Lady‘s Newsletter, Heaven‘s Voice.”Many too are sending names to write in the Book of Remembrance and I am praying for them every day and I offer two Masses a week for them. It only costs $15.00 to enter one name in the Book of Remembrance.
(Below you will find the message of Our Savior and Lord given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words:)
“I love you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters scattered all over the world. I call you all never to fight with your neighbors but when they curse you or insult you, just be silent and pray. You are not to hate your enemies but do as I did, pray for them. Yes, I prayed on the cross for those who beat Me and killed Me. So you are to follow My example.
Because of hatred and pride by one nation against another, war breaks out and many are killed. A war is about to break out in the Middle East because of the hatred between the Jews and the Arabs. If war breaks out, all the countries of the area will be involved. It could end up as a world war. It is known that Iran has nuclear weapons and these could be used against Israel with the result that Israel will retaliate and then other countries will get involved. I call you all, My brothers and sisters, to pray every day that this war be averted. However, with the situation of the world today, peace has been weakened and the evil one is hard at work. There have been so many horrible sins committed throughout the world, especially abortion, same-sex marriage, drug addiction and alcoholism with the result that many people do not pray. The Arm of the Father is ready to fall on the world if they do not stop their horrible sins. Pray daily for peace in the world.”