May 31, 2014
The Betrayal of Judas
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 26, 14 – 16:
Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.
Tomorrow is the Feast of the Visitation of Our Blessed Mother to her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth was pregnant with John the Baptist and of course Our Blessed Mother was carrying the Child Jesus. The two unborn children influenced one another. When the baby John the Baptist received a special grace from the Baby Jesus, John leaped with joy in the womb of his mother, and she was filled with the Holy Spirit and began to prophesize saying, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.” Then Our Blessed Mother gave Her beautiful canticle, which we should read every day.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“I love you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who pray and follow Me every day. However, can you imagine that this man Judas was with Me for three years. He heard all that I thought the people and all that I taught the Apostles too. He saw the many miracles I performed from healing sick people, chasing evil spirits and even bringing back the dead to life. He should have known that only God can do such things. He also saw the miracle I brought about by calming the storm on the sea. He saw Me walking on the water and it was windy. He saw that I multiplied bread and fish to give to thousands of people who had not eaten for days as they were in the desert. He had heard My prediction of My Passion and Death on the cross. Yet after all that, He turned against Me and betrayed Me to the Jewish leaders. He knew that they wanted to arrest Me and to kill Me and he sold Me to them for thirty pieces of silver. What poor faith this Judas had.
I call you all to follow the other Apostles but not Judas. He did a very evil thing which ruined him as after I was arrested he went to the woods and hanged himself. I call you all to follow Me and if you do then your future will be remarkable for one day you will be with Me in heaven. I love you all.”
P.S. I went fishing trout today (Friday) with My sister and another one. We caught a good number of trout and we had a wonderful supper. The weather was very nice with sun all day and the temperature was 20 degrees. I thank the Lord for the nice day.