Tuesday, April 03, 2012
The Announcement of Judas’ Betrayal
Please read the passage below from the Gospel of St. John (13: 21b-30):
Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, “Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, at a loss as to whom he meant. One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was reclining at Jesus’ side. So Simon Peter nodded to him to find out whom he meant. He leaned back against Jesus’ chest and said to him, “Master, who is it?” Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I hand the morsel after I have dipped it.” So he dipped the morsel and took it and handed it to Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot. After he took the morsel, Satan entered him. So Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.” Now none of those reclining at table realized why he said this to him. Some thought that since Judas kept the money bag, Jesus had told him, “Buy what we need for the feast,” or to give something to the poor. So he took the morsel and left at once. And it was night.
I will mail all the newsletters today, those in English and those in French. I hope that the words of Our Blessed Mother will touch you all. She loves you and She is praying for you. She is asking us to follow Her Son, Jesus, and to be an active member of the Church. It is those who pray regularly and go to Holy Mass at least every Sunday that are blessed and receive the strength they need to live in close union with Jesus.
I am praying for all of you that the Lord blesses you in a special way at Easter, so He wants you to go to church from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words):
“I bless you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters scattered over the whole earth in every country of the world. When I was on earth, I had 12 special friends whom I called My Apostles. They traveled with Me everywhere for three years. They saw all the miracles I performed from healing the sick, raising the dead, calming the storm on the sea, walking on the water, the transfiguration and many others. After all this, can you imagine that one of them betrayed Me. Yes, this was Judas Iscariot whom I wanted as My dear friend and Apostle. Yet he sold Me to the Jewish authorities for thirty pieces of silver. It was at the Last Supper that I made it known to the others what Judas was planning. He left before I had instituted the Holy Eucharist. He did not take part in this great sacrament. After he betrayed Me, he did not repent but instead went and committed suicide. It would have been better if this man had never been born.
I call you all, My dear friends, to remain with Me and to be conscious of the fact that the evil one is there and he is trying to get you to reject Me and to follow him. Be on the alert at all times and give Me your whole being especially your heart and your will every day, so I can fill you with the graces you need and the strength to overcome any obstacle. Never forget that I am your only Savior. I love you.”