February 23, 1015
Vigilant and Faithful Servants
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke 12, 35 – 48:
Jesus said, “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding; ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be prepared for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”
Then Peter said, “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone? And the Lord replied, “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute the food allowance at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so. Truly, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property. But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, to eat and drink and get drunk, then that servant’s master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour and will punish him severely and assign him a place with the unfaithful. That servant who knew his master’s will but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will shall be beaten severely, and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating shall be beaten only lightly. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.”
My problem at this time is to find the money to fill my tank with heating oil and to pay all my bills. I will need about $800 to pay all these bills. If you can help me, I would be very happy indeed. I hope to receive the money which Our Blessed Mother told me I would get soon. Please pray that it will soon be here so we can start preparing the monasteries and the Shrine that the Lord and Our Blessed Mother asked me to build. Thank you for your help.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to me these words,
“Be faithful followers of mine My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who have offered your lives to do My will. You know that I will return to earth one day but nobody knows the day nor the hour. It could be tomorrow or one hundred years from now. As you do not know when I will come, you are therefore to keep yourself ready at all times. When I come and I find you waiting for Me, then surely I will take you with Me to the Kingdom of God in heaven. However, if you think that I will not come in the near future and you start to commit sin and to follow your own will which is full of pride, then I will come one day and you would have forgotten about My coming and then you will be judged for all your sins and you will end up in hell. My friends, I ask you not to do that but remain united to Me and pray regularly and be ready every day because I might come on that day. Those who are prepared for My coming, will be blessed indeed for you will be full of joy and happiness because you will enter heaven and live there forever. I bless you all.”
P.S. We had a snowy morning but the sun came out in the afternoon.