Saturday, November 24, 2012
Our Blessed Mother at the Foot of the Cross
A reading from St. John’s Gospel (19:25-30):
Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.
We had another beautiful day yesterday with sunshine the whole day. It was about 8 degrees in the afternoon. I thank the Lord for the beautiful month of November we have had so far. No snow fell and it froze only a few times during the night. I pray that we will have a beautiful month of December.
Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words:
“It is with tears in My eyes that I remember the day I stood at the foot of the Cross of My Son, Jesus. So with these tears I greet you My son Melvin and all My sons and daughters scattered all over the world. Come with Me to the cross of My Son and contemplate His Passion and His Death on the cross. What horrible suffering is underwent as He hung there on the cross. His body was bleeding all over. Drops of blood were falling from His head because of the crown of thorns. Blood also came from His hands and feet where they pierced them with nails. I stood there with tears flowing from My eyes but I knew that He was suffering for each and every one of you to pay for your sins so that the Father could forgive you and open heaven for you. I love you and bless you.”