March 26, 2015
The Authority of Jesus Questioned
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke 20, 1 – 8:
One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple area and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and scribes, together with the elders, approached him and said to him, ‘Tell us, by what authority are you doing these things? Or who is the one who gave you this authority?” Jesus said to them in reply, “I shall ask you a question. Tell me, was John’s baptism of heavenly or of human origin?” They discussed this among themselves, and said, “If we say, ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ then all the people will stone us, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.” So they answered that they did not know from where it came. Then Jesus said to them, “Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
Today is the great feast of the Annunciation of the Lord and Our Blessed Mother will come to visit me this evening. I will ask Her to bless you all and to intercede for you all before Her Son Jesus. She loves us Her children and She calls us all to follow Her Son Jesus. Let us commit ourselves totally to Our Lord Jesus and follow the way that He has traced out for us when He was on earth. I am praying for you all every day.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“Believe in Me with all your heart My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who know Me and follow Me. When I was on earth the chief priests and the elders did not believe in Me and they would come to Me and questioned Me. They asked where did I get the authority to do all that I was doing. They considered that I was just another man like them although I am the Son of God with all the power of God. I carried out many healings among the people and I did other miracles such as raising the dead to life, I was transfigured on the mountain and I predicted more than once the way I would die. The Jewish leaders, however, refused to accept Me and at the end they were the ones who had Me crucified and I died on the cross, but after three days I came back to life. My resurrection is the greatest proof of My divinity. I appeared to the Apostles and others for forty days and these people all came to believe in Me and accept Me as the Redeemer of the people of the world.
Come My dear friends and believe that I am your Savior for I died to atone for your sins and to open heaven for you. I want to live in your heart every day and give you the graces you need to follow Me and to enter heaven one day. I love you all.”