Healing of the Man with Dropsy on the Sabbath

March 1, 2015

Healing of the Man with Dropsy on the Sabbath

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke 14, 1 – 6:

On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the house of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. In front of him there was a man suffering from dropsy. Jesus spoke to the scholars of the law and Pharisees in reply, asking, “Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath or not?” But they kept silent; so he took the man and, after he had healed him, dismissed him. Then he said to them, “Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern, would not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?” But they were unable to answer his question.

We have now arrived in March and the beginning of the Spring season will soon be here. My birthday will be on March 2nd and I ask you all to pray for me that my health will remain good to continue to work given to me by Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother. Again I thank all those who have sent a donation so that I can get over the problems I have. Here in Prince Edward Island we are entering the month of March with the bright sun and no clouds in the sky. The temperature is good at -9 degrees Celsius.

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

“You know My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters that I am the great healer. I healed many, many people when I was on earth. There is the story of My healing of a man with dropsy and it was on the Sabbath day. The leaders of the Jews and the Pharisees believed that it was a sin to heal a sick person because one is not supposed to work on the Sabbath and healing is work. When I saw this man with dropsy, I asked the Jews and the Pharisees this question: ‘Is it lawful to cure on the Sabbath or not?’ These people refused to say anything. So I went and healed this man and he went home. Then I asked those men that if a son or ox would fall into a cistern, would they not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day. They were not able to give me an answer.
It is a fact that the Jewish leaders went too far with their restrictions. It is true that you are not suppose to work on Sunday because it is the Day of the Lord. However, it might happen that you need to do something to help someone and this is allowed. You are to help the sick, the poor and the naked any day of the week. They are suffering and you were given this commandment: Love your neighbor as yourself. This is what I did with this sick man. I helped him by curing him on the Sabbath. I did not make any money but I use My power to help him. There are many sick and poor people these days and they need your help. Go and help them even if it is the Day of the Lord. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin

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