Friday, February 24, 2012
The Light of the World
Please read the passage below from the Gospel of St. John (8:12-20):
Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” So the Pharisees said to him, “You testify on your own behalf, so your testimony cannot be verified.” Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I do testify on my own behalf, my testimony can be verified, because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you do not know where I come from or where I am going. You judge by appearances, but I do not judge anyone. And even if I should judge, my judgment is valid, because I am not alone, but it is I and the Father who sent me. Even in your law it is written that the testimony of two men can be verified. I testify on my behalf and so does the Father who sent me.” So they said to him, “Where is your father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” He spoke these words while teaching in the treasury in the temple area. But no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
Today is the first Friday of Lent and I will go to our Parish Church this evening to join the parishioners for the Way of the Cross and afterwards I will concelebrate Holy Mass with the parish priest. It was after the Way of the Cross in the Tignish Parish some years ago that an image appeared on the veil of the tabernacle. It was the image of Our Blessed Mother and I see Her as Our Lady of Prince Edward Island. We can only see Her face. Thousands of people came to that church to see this wonderful image. The image is still there today and people still go and see it almost every day.
(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 all over the world, to come close to Me for I am the light of the world. I teach the whole truth that can enlighten your minds and fill your hearts. Those who are not with Me live in darkness and often they are lost. They do not know where they are going and they cannot see the way either. I am the way, the truth and the life. I have all power to enlighten the way you should follow and to help you understand the truths that I am teaching you. You do not have to look elsewhere for other teachings because all that does not come from Me is false. The evil one is the father of lies. Watch out, he can lead you away from the truth and into the hell of fire. Come follow Me and My Church and you will reach your true home, which is in heaven with Me. In order for the light to reach you, you have to read passages of the Bible, especially the New Testament, almost every day. Spend time in contemplation and I will fill you with My gifts and you will be My special friends. I spent time in contemplation every day with My Heavenly Father when I was on earth and these was the greatest moments of My earthly life. Come now and follow Me.”