Peter’s Speech

July 27, 2014

Peter’s Speech

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 10, 34 – 43:

Then Peter proceeded to speak and said, “In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him. You know the word that he sent to the Israelites as he proclaimed peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all, what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree. This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible, not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commissioned us to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and dead. To him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins through his name.”

A few years ago I celebrated a healing Mass in the Province of Quebec and a woman who was very depressed was present. She could no longer sleep at night and to make it worst her boss told her that she would loose her job. She was spending a lot of hours crying. I prayed with her and asked the Lord to take this depression away. The next day she came to see me dancing. She told me that this morning when she woke up, everything had changed for her. She was full of joy and all that depression was gone. A few weeks later she wrote to me telling me that her boss had given her a promotion and she was so happy. Thank you Lord for all the wonderful things you are doing.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,

“I bless you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living in union with Me every day. One who had great love for Me was Saint Peter who was with Me for three years and I appointed him to lead My Church. He gave a talk at Cornelius’ house and spoke about Me. He spoke of the many things I did in Galilee and in Judea after My baptism by Saint John the Baptist. I went around to all the towns and villages and preached to the people, healing the sick and driving away evil spirits. When I came to Jerusalem they arrested Me and hanged Me on the cross where I died for the salvation of all the people of the world. Three days after My death, I came back to life and walked with My Apostles for forty days and then I ascended into heaven. The Apostles were commissioned by Me to preach the Good News and to be My witnesses to all the people they would meet. So every person who believe in Me receives forgiveness of sins from Me.
Come then My friends and follow Me. I am your Savior who gave up His life to save you. I want you all with Me while you are on earth and after your death you will be with Me forever in heaven. I love you all.”

Father Melvin

P.S. We had a beautiful day today with sunshine and it was not very hot. There was a nice little wind that kept everything a bit cool. May the Lord bless you all.

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