September 12, 2016
Mockery by the Soldiers
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 27, 27 – 31:
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus inside the praetorium and gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about him. Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him off to crucify him.
We had a mostly cloudy day today Sunday. It rained in the early morning and again in the evening. However, we should have a beautiful sunny day tomorrow. I thank all those who wrote to me during the past week and I also thank you for your donations and for those who wrote to enter names in the Book of Remembrance. 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 love you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who meditate on My Passion and death on the Cross. In the reading today you see that the Roman soldiers took me inside the building and stripped Me of my clothes and dressed Me in a military cloak. Then they weaved a crown of thorns and placed it on my head driving the thorns deep in My head so that plenty of blood flowed from these wounds. I felt great pain from the crown of thorns. Then the soldiers mocked Me by saying, “Hail, King of the Jews.” They also struck Me on the head with the reed and they spat right in My face. After that they took the military cloak off Me and dressed Me in My own clothes. Then they led Me off to crucify Me.
Remember, My dear friends, that I suffered horribly in order to atone for your sins and to open heaven for you. By My suffering, you can feel how terrible sin is that it cause Me to die in great suffering on the cross. I did all this to show you how much I love you. You are My brothers and sisters and I want you all with Me in heaven one day. I love you all.”