Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Entry into Jerusalem
A reading from St. Luke’s Gospel (19:28-40):
After [Jesus] had said this, he proceeded on his journey up to Jerusalem. As he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples. He said, “Go into the village opposite you, and as you enter it you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here. And if anyone should ask you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you will answer, ‘The Master has need of it.’” So those who had been sent went off and found everything just as he had told them. And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying this colt?” They answered, “The Master has need of it.” So they brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks over the colt, and helped Jesus to mount.
As he rode along, the people were spreading their cloaks on the road; and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen. They proclaimed: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.”
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” He said in reply, “I tell you, if they keep silent, the stones will cry out!”
It is getting warmer and I thank the Lord. We should have some rain today.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord, the Son of God, given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“I bless you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who believe in Me and have offered their lives to Me. You know that I am the Son of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. I have all power but I did not use My power at the end. Instead, I decided to give Myself completely to these people who wanted to kill Me. I accepted to suffer all the horrible treatment they gave Me and at the end to be crucified on the cross and finally to die for all of you. My death on the cross shows My love for each one of you. I want to save you all. So I call you today to accept Me as your Savior and to begin a new life in union with Me. You will be blessed and you will receive My peace, love and joy, which I give to all My friends. I love you all.”