Tuesday, March 27, 2012
St. Paul and Felix
Please read the passage below from the Acts of the Apostles (24:22-27):
Then Felix, who was accurately informed about the Way, postponed the trial, saying, “When Lysias the commander comes down, I shall decide your case.” He gave orders to the centurion that he should be kept in custody but have some liberty, and that he should not prevent any of his friends from caring for his needs. Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He had Paul summoned and listened to him speak about faith in Christ Jesus. But as he spoke about righteousness and self-restraint and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, “You may go for now; when I find an opportunity I shall summon you again.” At the same time he hoped that a bribe would be offered him by Paul, and so he sent for him very often and conversed with him. Two years passed and Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. Wishing to ingratiate himself with the Jews, Felix left Paul in prison.
I will have a Healing Mass on Friday this week, March 30. On the First Friday of April, it will be impossible as it is Good Friday. So on March 30, we will start with the rosary at 7:00 p.m. followed by Holy Mass at 7:30 p.m. Then I will pray with each person present.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words).
“I bless you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters scattered all over the world. My holy Apostle St. Paul spent two years in prison but he had done nothing wrong. He suffered much at the hands of the Romans. Yet he was always united to Me offering himself totally for the conversion of all the people. He imitated Me by his love for the people and by his great desire to do My will.
All of you who believe in Me and follow Me will have to suffer at times. Many suffer various sicknesses at times, while others are judged falsely by family and neighbor. Still others feel alone as no one comes to visit them or help them in their senior years. Remember, My friends, that I am always there close to you, so pray often and read the Bible. I love you all.”