Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Death of Jesus
A reading from St. Mark’s Gospel (15:33-41):
At noon darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Some of the bystanders who heard it said, “Look, he is calling Elijah.” One of them ran, soaked a sponge with wine, put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see if Elijah comes to take him down.” Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom. When the centurion who stood facing him saw how he breathed his last he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” There were also women looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joses, and Salome. These women had followed him when he was in Galilee and ministered to him. There were also many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem.
What a beautiful sunny day we had yesterday although it was cold enough about zero Celsius. It is so beautiful to see the blue sky and the bright sun. May the Lord bless you all too with His graces.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words:
“I bless you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living in every country of the world. I offered Myself in oblation on the cross for each one of you. I accepted to suffer and to die so that you could have life for eternity. It was not easy to suffer so horribly but the Father gave me the strength. Many people have not understood My cry, when I said, My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? These words are taken from Psalm 22 in the Bible and I would like you all to read this psalm today as you contemplate Me in My suffering on the cross. This psalm expresses My love for My Father and My great desire for His help. It also expresses My great desire to follow My Father and to do the work that He asked Me to do. Through My death, you have and will receive many gifts and graces for I love you all very much. Come to Me and follow Me.”