November 24, 2014
A reading from Saint Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 5, 1 – 13:
It is widely reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of a kind not found even among pagans–a man living with his father’s wife. And you are inflated with pride. should you not rather have been sorrowful? The one who did this deed should be expelled from your midst. I, for my part, although absent in body but present in spirit, have already, as if present, pronounced judgment on the one who has committed this deed, in the name of our Lord Jesus; when you have gathered together and I am with you in spirit with the power of the Lord Jesus, you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.
Your boasting is not appropriate. Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough? Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, inasmuch as you are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people, not at all referring to the immoral of this world or the greedy and robbers or idolaters; for you would then have to leave the world. But I now write to you not to associate with anyone named a brother, if he is immoral, greedy, and idolater, a slanderer, a drunkard, or a robber; not even to eat with such a person. For why should I be judging outsiders? Is it not your business to judge those within? God will judge those outside, “Purge the evil person from your midst.”
I wish to thank those who sent me money today. I received just over $1,000 and I hope others will send me more tomorrow. I need to pay my bill by Friday. With this money which I am supposed to receive through the court, I would have enough money to build the two Monasteries and the Shrine of Our Blessed Mother. Please pray that the money will come in this week.
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 be pure My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who have committed your life to Me. Saint Paul in the message for today speaks about an immoral act that happened in Corinth. A man went and lived with his father’s wife as husband and wife. This is immoral and sinful and they need to be expelled from their midst. There are all kinds of immoral people such as those who are greedy, or an idolater, a slanderer, a drunkard or a robber. All these do not live with Me but with Satan.
There are many even today who live immoral lives especially those who do homosexual acts or live together as homosexuals. How many today live together as husband and wife but have never been married in church. I want that every Catholic who wants to live together, that they receive the Sacrament of Matrimony and have their marriage blessed by Me. There are also many who are divorced and live with another without the Sacrament of Marriage. I call you all to return to Me, My friends, and to follow My teaching. If you are separated from your partner, you have no right to live with another person as your partner. Follow Me and you will be blessed. I love you all.”
P.S. It was sunny in the morning but it became cloudy in the afternoon. The temperature was above zero and almost all the little snow we had is gone.