Patience and Oaths

November 29, 2015

Patience and Oaths

A reading from the Letter of James 5, 7 – 12:

Be patient, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You too must be patient. Make your hearts firm, because the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not complain about one another, that you may not be judged. Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates. Take as an example of hardship and patience, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of the perseverance of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, because “the Lord is compassionate and merciful.”
But above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath, but let your “Yes” mean “Yes” and your “No” mean “No,” that you may not incur condemnation.

We had a cloudy day on Saturday but we did not get any rain or snow. There is no snow on the roads but a little bit on the side. If you wish to enter the names of your family or friends in the Book of Remembrance, you can do it and I will offer three Masses a week for a whole year for those inscribed in the book. It costs only $15 to enter a person in the Book of Remembrance for a whole year. Please send the money via Paypal which you can find if you go to the website: Our Lady of Prince Edward Island Inc. May the Lord bless you all.

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

“I bless you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who have great faith in Me. I am always ready to give the gift of faith to anyone who is ready to receive this gift. I call you all to be patient with the people with whom you live and with all your neighbors. Many today get angry for very little and this causes much pain. Ask Me to give you the gift of patience so that you will be able to stop getting angry and to accept without trouble anything that might disturb you. When you ask Me for something, I often do not give it to you immediately because I want you to practice patience. If you have patience then you will have peace in your heart. You know that I am patient with all of you, so you too much be patient with all those near you.
I call you all not to swear. You can commit sin by doing this for you are not to take oaths for all kinds of things. Be simple by just using “yes” when you mean “yes,” and just say “no” when you truly want to say “no.” In this case you will not be offending Me. I love you all and I want you all close to Me.”

Father Melvin

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