February 28, 2014
Teaching about Fasting
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 6, 16 – 23:
When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites. They neglect their appearance, so that they may appear to others to be fasting. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be fasting, except to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.
The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light; but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness. And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be.
My birthday is getting near. In three days (March 2nd) I will be 75 years old. I thank all those who sent me a birthday card and others who have sent me a donation for my birthday. May the Lord bless you all and I am sure Our Blessed Mother is praying for you.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord, the Son of God, given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“You will remember My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters that at the beginning of My public life I spent forty days in the desert with nothing to eat and nothing to drink. There I gave you an example of fasting. The Church asks you all to fast especially during Lent, which is another forty days every year to unite with Me in the desert to repent of your sins by fasting, praying and almsgiving. Do not show of that you are fasting but hide it from the people. My Father sees everything and He will know what your are doing. Work hard to put your treasures in heaven. It is no good to work on earth just to make money and to put it away. No, put your spiritual treasures in heaven and you will be blessed.
You know that I am your light. So I call you to remain with Me and you will live in the light and I will fill you with My love.
Come My dear friends and follow Me every day. You will be rewarded in heaven with you get there one day. I fill you all with My grace.”
P.S. Please continue to pray for the sick. There are so many people sick these days. May the Lord bless you and all your family.