Monday, February 25, 2013
Appearance to the Disciples
A reading from St. Luke’s Gospel (24, 36 – 49):
While [the disciples] were still speaking about this, [Jesus] stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” And as he said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed, he asked them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of baked fish; he took it and ate it in front of them. He said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. And he said to them, “Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
This coming Friday, March 1, is the First Friday of the month of March and I will have a Healing Service at the chapel of Our Lady of Prince Edward Island at 7:30 p.m. with the rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord, the Son of God, given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“Come to Me My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living today and believe in My resurrection. It was on Easter Sunday in the evening that I appeared in Jerusalem to the Apostles and those gathered in the Upper Room. At the beginning they were filled with fear as they thought they were seeing a ghost. I showed them My hands and My feet and I told them to touch Me as I was not a ghost. It took time but at last they believe it was I raised from the dead. They were being filled with joy. I ate a piece of fish in their midst to show that I was truly the Jesus they knew.
“My dear friends I want you too to believe like the Apostles. They are your witnesses who believed with all their hearts that I was raised from the dead. I am alive today as I was on Easter Sunday and I will never die again. I am your Savior, your King and the Son of God who is working for you to bring you all with Me to heaven. Come My dear brothers and sisters and give yourselves totally to Me and I will take care of you. I bless you all.”