The Agony in the Garden

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Agony in the Garden

Dear friends,
A reading from St. Mark’s Gospel (14:32-42):

          Then they came to a place named Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took with him Peter, James, and John, and began to be troubled and distressed. Then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch.” He advanced a little and fell to the ground and prayed that if it were possible the hour might pass by him; he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Take this cup away from me, but not what I will but what you will.” When he returned he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Withdrawing again, he prayed, saying the same thing. Then he returned once more and found them asleep, for they could not keep their eyes open and did not know what to answer him. He returned a third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough. The hour has come. Behold, the Son of Man is to be handed over to sinners. Get up, let us go. See, my betrayer is at hand.”


          Every day some people send names to be entered in the Book of Remembrance. I celebrated Holy Mass yesterday Monday for all those written in the book. I also pray my rosary for them. Today many people need prayers to bring them to follow Our Lord Jesus. You can send the money via PayPal and write the names on the website of

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words:
“Come, especially during the time when the Church is celebrating the end of the Calendar Year, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters scattered on the face of the earth. You know that I spent hours in agony in the Garden of Gethsemane while the Apostles were sleeping. I suffered much there and it showed by the fact that I sweated blood. Yet the Apostles were not aware of what was to happen that night. That was the night I was arrested through the work of the traitor Judas and brought to court and condemned to death. I call you all My friends to spend time contemplating My Passion. I suffered horribly during that night and of course the next day Friday. I suffered all that for each one of you. I paid the price for your sins so that heaven could be opened and one day you could come and join Me in eternal bliss. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin

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