Sunday, April 08, 2012
The Resurrection of Jesus
Please read the passage below from the Gospel of St. Luke (24:1-12):
At daybreak on the first day of the week the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.” And they remembered his words. Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others. The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles, but their story seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed at what had happened.
I wish you all a very happy Easter filled with great joy at the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is risen, never to die again. May He fill you with His gifts and give you all the graces you need. Ask Him to increase your faith, hope and love so you may act as He did. He is at work all the time to save us all.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words.)
“May your hearts be filled with joy, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who rejoice today at My resurrection. As the Son of God it was impossible for Me to remain in the tomb for any length of time. I came back to life to show you that everything I told you is true and indeed I am your Savior. I am the first person to rise from the dead, except of course those like Lazarus whom I brought back to life. However, I came back to life with a resurrected body, never to suffer or die again.
The Resurrection is of very great importance for the people of the earth. If I had not risen, you would not have faith today. All I did during My life would be forgotten but I came back to life to put the finishing touch on everything I did and taught you. It took time to convince the Apostles that I was not a ghost but that the one before them was truly Me, as they had known Me when I lived with them. I stayed with them for forty days to strengthen their faith and to finish My teaching. At the end, their faith was strong and they went out throughout the world to teach the people about Me and to found My Church. I want you all to have the faith of the Apostles never doubting that indeed I am the Messiah sent by the Father for your salvation. My Mother was also a great witness showing the people Her great faith in Me. Believe in Me and follow Me and you will be saved. I love you all.”
P.S. I wish you all a Happy and Joyful Easter.