Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Last Supper
Read the passage below from St. Matthew’s Gospel (26:17-19,26-29):
On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?” He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The teacher says, “My appointed time draws near; in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples.”‘” The disciples then did as Jesus had ordered, and prepared the Passover. While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, from now on I shall not drink this fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father.”
I was in New Brunswick yesterday and I got back late last night. Now today it is snowing here and we will have snow of and on during the day.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words.)
“I address you again, My brother Melvin, and at the same time I greet all My brothers and sisters living in every country of the world. My brother, I called you when you were only twelve years old to become a priest and this idea was always with you. Indeed when time came you applied to go to the seminary and you finished all your studies. The great day came on June 22, 1968. On that day I gave you very special graces and you were filled with great joy when you were ordained to the priesthood. I had called you to be a missionary priest in Africa where you spent 29 years. You have been united with Me in a special way through the practice of contemplation. I asked you to write a book about contemplation and you did write it. It is called, ‘The Art of Contemplative Prayer.‘ This is the prayer I love because it builds up a very close union with Me. I call all My friends to learn this prayer. I love you all.”