March 25, 2016
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 27, 33 – 44:
When they came to a place called Golgatha (which means place of the skull), they gave Jesus wine to drink mixed with gall. But when he had tasted it, he refused to drink. After they had crucified him, they divided his garments by casting lots; then they sat down and kept watch over him there. And they placed over his head the written charge against him: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews. Two revolutionaries were crucified with him, one on his right and the other on his left. Those passing by reviled him, shaking their heads and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, if you are the Son of God, come down from the cross” Likewise the chief priests and the scribes and elders mocked him and said, “He save others: he cannot save himself. So he is the king of Israel! Let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now if he wants him. For her said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ The revolutionaries who were crucified with him also kept abusing him in the same way.
We had another nice day but it was cold early this morning but it got warmer in the afternoon and some snow melted. We will have some snow and lots of rain tomorrow, Good Friday. However, it should be nice on Easter Day. May the Lord bless you all at Easter.
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 will take part in the ceremony for Good Friday. As the reading teaches you, I suffered much on my way to Golgatha and how horrible it was when they crucified Me to the cross.
They drove nails through My hands and My feet and plenty of blood came out. Blood also flowed from My crown of thorns on My head. After I was crucified, then they lifted up the cross and they put two revolutionaries on crosses one on My left and the other on My right. Then the people began to mock Me, among them the normal Jewish people around Jerusalem, also the chief priests and the scribes and the soldiers too. They would shout at Me saying, “He saved others but He cannot save himself.” “Let him come down from the cross and we will believe in him” Even the two crucified with Him mocked Him.
You believe that I truly let Myself be crucified for I wanted to offer Myself in sacrifice for the salvation of you all. I took all your sins upon Me and I gave My life to My Heavenly Father to take all your sins away. Come contemplate Me on the cross and know that I love you for I died for each one of you. I bless you all.”