December 26, 2013
Love for One Another
A reading from the first Letter of Saint John 3, 11 – 24:
For this is the message you have heard from the beginning: we should love one another, unlike Cain who belonged to the evil one and slaughtered his brother. Why did he slaughter him? Because his own works were evil, and those of his brother righteous. Do not be amazed, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers and sisters. Whoever does not love remains in death. Everyone who hates his brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him or her. The way we came to know love was that he laid down his life for us, so we ought to lay down our lives for our brethren. If someone who has worldly means sees a brother or sister in need and refuses him or her compassion, how can the love of God remain in him or her. Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.
Now this is how we shall know that we belong to the truth and reassure our hearts before him in whatever our hearts condemn, for God is greater than our hearts and knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence in God and receive from him whatever we ask because we know his commandments and do what pleases him. And his commandment is this: we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as he commanded us. Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them, and the way we know that he remains in us is from the Spirit that he give us.
I had a lovely Christmas and I thank the Lord for all the graces that He gave me. I was filled with great joy the whole day long. I prayed for all of you.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord, the Son of God, given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“Do you truly love all your brothers and sisters My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who believe in Me? It is important that you examine your heart to see if you have any hatred against anyone. If you do then indeed you do not truly love Me. It is true there are some who hurt us at times and say hurtful things against us and we react to this. However, the first thing you have to do is to pardon that person. Tell Me that you forgive the one who hurt you and you still love him or her.
You have to take Me as your example. I came here on earth for you to show you My love, to take your sins upon Me and to pay the price for all these sins. In order to atone for your sins, I accepted to suffer and die on the cross for you so that you could be forgiven for offending your Heavenly Father. Yes, My only commandment was this: Love one another as I have loved you. Do this and you will be in heaven with Me one day. I bless you all.”