Thursday, November 1, 2012
How hard it is for a Rich Man to enter Heaven
A reading from St. Mark’s Gospel (10:24-31):
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” The disciples were amazed at his words. So Jesus again said to them in reply, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.”
Peter began to say to him, “We have given up everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come. But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first.”
Again I wish to thank all those who helped me out with donations. Again today I received a very nice donation. May the Lord bless you all and may He fill you with His peace, love and joy.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and King given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“I call you to be humble My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who live in every country of the world. It is written that I said these words, ‘How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the Kingdom of God.’ Very often the wealthy people are full of pride and they are very materialistic. They have no time for their Creator or their Savior. Their only thought is to make money and to enjoy this money. So they will look for pleasure everywhere and often they will do what is sinful such as adultery, drunkenness, hating people and treating people as if they were their slaves. The only way these rich people can be saved is to help the poor and to follow Me. They need to exercise their faith in Me and to pray regularly otherwise the evil one will take control of them and he will lead them along the slippery way to perdition. They cannot save themselves on their own; they need My help and My grace. I bless you all.”