November 28, 2014
The Life that the Lord has Assigned
A reading from Saint Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 7, 17 – 24:
Everyone should live as the Lord has assigned, just as God called each one. I give this order in all the churches. Was someone called after he had been circumcised? He should not try to undo his circumcision. Was an uncircumcised person called? He should not be circumcised. Circumcision means nothing, and uncircumcision means nothing; what matters is keeping God’s commandments. Everyone should remain in the state in which he was called.
Were you a slave when you were called? Do not be concerned but, even if you can gain your freedom, make the most of it. For the slave called in the Lord is a freed person in the Lord, just as the free person who has been called is a slave of Christ. You have been purchased at a price. Do not become slaves to human beings. Brothers and sisters, everyone should continue before God in the state in which you were called.
We had a big snowstorm last night. Nearly a foot of snow fell and the first time the snowplows were at work this morning. It snowed much this morning but only a little bit was falling in the afternoon. This is the first big snowstorm of the season. I hope though that all this snow will go away in a few days when the rain comes.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“You have all been given a mission My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who live in union with Me. Saint Paul tells you in the reading of today that we should all live as the Lord has assigned, for you all have been called. If you are called to the priesthood, then remain in the priesthood and remain celibate. If you are called to the married life, then get married and remain with your partner all the days of your life. If you are called to live alone as celibates although you are not priests or religious then follow what you have been told. Those who are celibates are not to have any sexual relations with anybody man or woman. There are some who are homosexual but if you wish to follow Me, then you are to live as celibates and go to church every day if it is possible and receive Holy Communion and then you will not commit any sin.
Some men and women are called to the religious life. They offer their lives to Me and live a celibate life in a religious community where they meet together every day for prayers and for Holy Mass. All those who are called to this way of life should be eager to follow this call and work hard to do what I have asked of them. The religious are the ones who are keeping the world going, otherwise, the world would have been destroyed long ago. I bless you all and please continue in the state in which you were called. I love you all.”
P.S. I pray that the sun will come out tomorrow.