Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Rich Man
A reading from St. Mark’s Gospel (10:17-22):
As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother.” He replied and said to him, “Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.” Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give it to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
The big storm has hit land in New Jersey and there has been much destruction in all the states around including New York State, Connecticut, the District of Columbus and other places too. A good number of people died and many cities were flooded. Yes, the people in that area have suffered much from this storm. Here in Prince Edward Island it was mostly cloudy yesterday but we did not have any rain. It was windy but not too much. The Lord has protected us and for this I say “Thank you Lord for protecting us.”
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 brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters to follow Me. You know the story of the young man who came to ask Me what he should do to inherit eternal life. I told him that he should follow the Commandments of God. He answered that he had followed them all since his youth. It is then that I told him that he was lacking in one thing. So I told him to go and sell what he had and to give to the poor. Then he should come and follow Me. He refused to do what I had told him because he had many possessions. I want you all to remember that what is important for a Christian is to come and follow Me. This means that you will believe in Me with all your heart and soul; that you will pray regularly every day and on Sunday you will go and attend Holy Mass and receive the sacraments; that you will love all your brothers and sisters and forgive those who offend you. I must be first in your life. I love you all and I bless you.”