June 28, 2014
Before the Sanhedrin
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 4, 1 – 12:
While the Apostles were still speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple guard, and the Sadducees confronted them, disturbed that they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. They laid hands on them and put them in custody until the next day, since it was already evening. But many of those who heard the word came to believe and the number of men grew to about five thousand.
On the next day, their leaders, elders, and scribes were assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly class. They brought them (Saints Peter and John) into their presence and questioned them. “By what power or by what name have you done this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, answered them, “Leaders of the people and elders: If we are being examined today about a good deed done to a cripple, namely, by what means he was saved, then all of you and all the people of Israel should know that it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazxorean whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead; in his name this man stands before you healed. He is ‘the stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.”
On Saturday, June 28, we will celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast is closely linked to the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This feast of Our Blessed Mother expresses Her purity and Her love for all Her children. Her holiness is also expressed by Her Immaculate Heart. Let us celebrate this great feast with hearts full of love for our dear Mother.
Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words,
“I bless you My son Melvin and all My sons and daughters who love Me and who will celebrate the feast of My Immaculate Heart.
My son Jesus chose the twelve Apostles to start His Church on earth. Today’s story tells us about two of them, Saint Peter and Saint John, who went into the temple to pray and came across a cripple beggar and in the name of My Son Jesus they healed him. However, the Jewish leaders came to the temple and they arrested the two Apostles. The next day they were brought to court and the healed man was there too. They questioned the two Apostles asking them this question: ‘By what power or by what name have you done this?’ Saint Peter was not afraid to stand up and to speak to them boldly. He told them that they were being examined about a good deed done to a cripple. He told them that in was in the name of Jesus that this man was healed. Jesus was rejected by you but He has become the cornerstone. Saint Peter told the leaders that there is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which the people are to be saved. There is only one Savior and He is My Son Jesus.
I call you all My dear children to listen to your Lord and Savior for He is the Messiah sent by God the Father to bring you to heaven. Believe and love Him with all your heart and be men and women of prayer and love your neighbor and you will be saved. I am praying for you that you will be humble and follow all that My Son has taught you. I love you all.”
P.S. We had a beautiful day Friday for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I offered Holy Mass for all of you that you open your hearts to the love of God.