Monday, July 30, 2012
Commission to Preach God’s Plan
A reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians (3:1-13):
Because of this, I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles – if, as I suppose, you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for your benefit, namely, that the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly earlier. When you read this you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to human beings in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit, that the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
Of this I became a minister by the gift of God’s grace that was granted me in accord with the exercise of his power. To me, the very least of all the holy ones, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the inscrutable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for all what is the plan of the mystery hidden from ages past in God who created all things, so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the principalities and authorities in the heavens. This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness of speech and confidence of access through faith in him. So I ask you not to lose heart over my afflictions for you; this is your glory.
We had a lovely day yesterday, Sunday, with plenty of sunshine. We have to pray for the USA, as there is drought in many areas. Here we have rain almost every week. The potatoes are all in bloom.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words:
“I fill you with My grace My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living throughout the world. I won all the graces you need by My sacrifice on the cross. I would like you to receive all the great gifts I have for you if you come and follow Me. I select you all to spread My word in the area where you live. Begin small groups in My name and pray together and read the Gospels and share on the reading. In this way you will come to know Me better and you will help your friends and neighbors to grow in their faith. I also advise you to pray the rosary together for this is a beautiful prayer where you contemplate the various events of My life and the life of My Blessed Mother. Meet together in your homes once a week and you will be blessed by Me. Indeed you will receive graces, which no one receives unless they follow these words of mine. If you are My followers you are to do your part to spread My word and to help the people to grow in faith. It is important to have strong faith in order to overcome every obstacle and to go forward in your spiritual life. I bless you all.”