Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Renewal in Christ
A reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians (4:17-24):
So I declare and testify in the Lord that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds; darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance, because of their hardness of heart, they have become callous and have handed themselves over to licentiousness for the practice of every kind of impurity to excess. That is not how you learned Christ, assuming that you have heard of him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus, that you should put away the old self of your former way of life, corrupted through deceitful desires, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new self, created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth.
Today we start a new month and here in Prince Edward Island it is the best month of the summer. The fishermen will start fishing lobster again for the fall season. The potatoes are all in bloom and by the end of the month the farmers will start picking potatoes. Many of the people have their wood ready for the winter and they will be gathering it up and put it away. It is cheaper than heating oil these days. Indeed the Island is blessed by Our Lord and the people are as a whole happy and they go to church regularly.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words.
“Live in the power of the Holy Spirit My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters scattered all over the world. If you have been baptized and live with Me then you have been renewed. You have put on the new self, which comes from Me through the power of the Holy Spirit. You are now truly My brothers and sisters for I truly live in you. We form one great family and that is why we should pray together, go to church together, receive Me in the Holy Eucharist and join together to sing and to praise your God. If you would follow My way, this whole world would be completely changed and peace would reign in every country, all would love one another and I would fill you all with joy.
I call you all to pray for the renewal of the whole world that the New Pentecost will indeed begin everywhere and all will live a new life. I bless you all and if you open your heart, I will give you all the graces you need.”