Is He the Messiah?
Below you will find the passage to read from the Gospel of St. John 7:25-34.
So some of the inhabitants of Jerusalem said, “Is he not the one they are trying to kill? And look, he is speaking openly and they say nothing to him. Could the authorities have realized that he is the Messiah? But we know where he is from. When the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.” So Jesus cried out in the temple area as he was teaching and said, “You know me and also know where I am from. Yet I did not come on my own, but the one who sent me, whom you do not know, is true. I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.” So they tried to arrest him, but no one laid a hand upon him, because his hour had not yet come. But many of the crowd began to believe in him, and said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man has done?” The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring about him to this effect, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent guards to arrest him. So Jesus said, “I will be with you only a little while longer, and then I will go to the one who sent me. You will look for me but not find me, and where I am you cannot come.”
I made a mistake with the dates for the Poland-Medjugorje pilgrimage in April. It is not April 26 to May 13 but April 10 to April 27. I am sorry for the mistake. I will give a retreat at the Trappist Monastery in Rogersville, N.B., starting on Friday evening on March 16 and it will end on March 18 at noon. Everyone is welcome.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words.)
“My blessing to you, My brother Melvin and to all My brothers and sisters scattered all over the world. Some are reading my messages in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, Central America and of course in North America. I am happy that many are taking to heart my words and the words of My Holy Mother, the Mother of Life. You know if you believe in Me, that I am truly the Messiah, the Savior, you are indeed My followers. I was sent by My Heavenly Father to take on human nature and to come and live with you in the world. I thank My Holy Mother for giving birth to Me. I grew up like every other child and I was cared for by My Mother and by My foster father, Joseph. I came to teach you the truth and to establish My Church. The leaders of the Jewish people refused to believe in Me even though I performed many great miracles in their midst. I brought Lazarus back to life after he had been buried for some days. I healed lepers and blind people and also the dumb and those who could not walk. I chased away many evil spirits with just a word. I did all this in My name as I am the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. I call you all to renew your faith in Me and to prepare yourselves during the season of Lent to celebrate the great Feast of Easter. Repent of all your sins and ask for the grace to avoid sin in the future. I love you all.””