Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Resurrection of Jesus
A reading from Saint Luke’s Gospel (24:1-12):
At daybreak on the first day of the week [the women] took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.” And they remembered his words. Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others. The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles, but their story seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed at what had happened.
I wish you all a very Joyful Easter, the greatest feast of the year. The joy comes from the fact that Our Lord Jesus Christ who died on the cross, came back to life after three days. We know that He stayed on earth for forty days to strengthen the faith of the Apostles and the others. Let us praise the Lord for this great marvel of the resurrection and let us believe totally in Him.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord, the Son of God, given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“Rejoice, rejoice My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living in every part of the world. Come and believe with all your heart that I am risen from the dead and in complete health. I am risen with a glorified body never to die again. I will never suffer again but I will be there always to help you and to call you to follow Me. I am the first to rise from the dead but all of you who follow Me with rise too at the end of times and I will bring you with Me to the glory of heaven. Open your hearts to Me so I can fill them completely with My joy, My peace and My love. I want you all to celebrate this great feast of Mine today and not only today but everyday of your life. I love you all.”