Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Greatest in the Kingdom
A reading from St. Mark’s Gospel (9:33-37):
They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, Jesus began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But the disciples remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Taking a child he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”
I wish to emphasize today the importance of praying the rosary every day. I never miss my rosary and this is what Our Blessed Mother is asking each one of us who is a Christian and loves our dear Mother. In order to pray the rosary with much love, you need to have the heart of a child. You do not mind repeating prayers and during these prayers you look at Our Lord Jesus and His Mother. The Hail Mary is a beautiful prayer with the first part of this prayer taken from the Bible and the last part is our petition that She prays for us. There are also the mysteries of the rosary and we should contemplate these mysteries one by one. They have to do with the life of Jesus and the life of Our Blessed Mother. Pray the rosary with your whole heart.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words:
“I call you My dear brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters to remain always close to me. Do not be filled with pride and think that you are better than other people. Follow Me for I came into the world not to be served but to serve My brothers and sisters. The Apostles at times argued among themselves who was the greatest. It was pride that was behind this argument. I showed them a child who is always ready to listen to his parents and ready to do most times what he is told to do. There is no pride in these small children. You have to be ready to help all those in need and to serve them. Then you will be serving Me. I bless you all.”