January 01, 2014
Walk in the Truth
A reading from the Third Letter of St. John 1, 1 – 15:
The Presbyter to the beloved Gaius whom I love in truth. Beloved, I hope you are prospering in every respect and are in good health, just as your soul is prospering. I rejoiced greatly when some of the brothers came and testified to how truly you walk in the truth. Northing gives me greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Beloved, you are faithful in all you do for the brothers, especially for strangers; they have testified to your love
before the church. Please help then in a way worthy of God to continue their journey. For they have set out for the sake of the Name and are accepting nothing from the pagans. Therefore, we ought to support such persons, so that we may be co-workers in the truth.
I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to dominate, does not acknowledge us. Therefore, if I come, I will draw attention to what he is doing, spreading evil nonsense about us. And not content with that, he will not receive the brothers, hindering those who wish to do so and expelling them from the church.
Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does what is good is of God; whoever does what is evil has never seen God. Demetrius receives a good report from all, even from the truth itself. We give our testimonial as well, and you know our testimony is true.
I have much to write to you, but I do not wish to write with pen and ink. Instead, I hope to see you soon, when we can talk face to face. Peace be with you. The friends greet you; greet the friends there each by name.
We are now in the New Year 2014. I am praying for all of you that the Lord bless you throughout this New Year. May He give you good health and all the graces you need. May your faith and love grow throughout the year.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“I call you all to walk in the truth especially you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who have offered yourselves to Me completely. Be faithful to all your commitments and do not avoid to do what you are asked to do. May the year we begin today be a time for you to study your Bible and the Catechism of the Church. It is in these books that you will find the whole truth. If somebody should teach you something which is contrary to the Bible or to the Catechism, then do not believe that person but continue to believe in the truth and follow the truth. I bless you all My friends and I ask you all to come to Me every day to receive the gifts and graces I have for you. I am always ready to help you. I love you all.”
P.S. May the Lord fill you all with great love and peace on this first day of the New Year. I am praying for all of you that you will have good health and great joy during the year 2014.