The Purpose of Parables

April 15, 2016

The Purpose of Parables

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 13, 10 – 15:

The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” He said to them in reply, “Because knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted. To anyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. This is why I speak to them in parables, because they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand. Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says:
“You shall indeed hear but not understand, you shall indeed look but never see.
Gross is the heart of this people, they will hardly hear with their ears, they have closed their eyes, lest they see with their eyes
and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and be converted and I heal them.’

It was sunny the whole day today and it was warm too. Spring is now on us and soon the temperature will be over 15 degrees Celsius. Again I call you to inscribe names of your relatives and friends living and dead. You know that I offer three Masses a week for them for a full year. They only have to pay $15.00 for each person they inscribe in the Book of Remembrance. These Masses will indeed touch them with the power of the Lord. So many need the graces from the Masses to be converted, to stop their evil ways, to return to church every Sunday and to receive Holy Communion and Confession regularly. I am ready to offer all these Masses for them.

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

“I love you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who have great faith in Me and love to pray daily and to go to Church every Sunday. I want every person who lives on earth to be converted and come to believe in Me and to follow Me. When I was on earth, I taught the people in parables and one day My disciples came to Me and asked why I taught in parables. I told them that the teachings I was giving was for the disciples and not for everybody. Usually when I was alone with the disciples, I explained to them what the parable meant. I was following the prophecy of Isaiah who wrote that the Jews will hear but not understand what I was saying. They had no right at that time to understand the teachings about the Kingdom of God.
You, My dear friends, have the right to listen to My parables and to understand them. The Church has the duty to explain them to those who believe in Me. I want you all to open your ears and your heart so that you will understand fully what I taught the Apostles. You are all called to enter the Kingdom of God and you enter it by baptism. Remain a member of the Kingdom of God all your life and you will be saved. I love you all and I bless you.”

Father Melvin

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