March 20, 2017
The Agony in the Garden
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke 22, 39 – 46.
Then going out Jesus went, as was His custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed Him. When He arrived at the place He said to them, “Pray that you may not undergo the test.” After withdrawing about a stone’s throw from them and kneeling, He prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from Me; still, not My will but yours be done.” And to strengthen Him and angel from heaven appeared to Him. He was in such agony and He prayed so fervently that His sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground. When He rose from prayer and returned to the disciples, He found them sleeping from grief. He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not undergo the test.”
What a beautiful sunny day we had again today! It was sunny all day and the temperature was a bit above zero. A lot of snow melted again today. I hope it will be all gone soon.
Tomorrow is My Feast Day: the Great Day of Saint Joseph, the foster-father of the child Jesus. I have a beautiful picture of him in my bedroom. I pray to him every day. I call you all to pray to him every day,
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 Joseph Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who follow Me in My Passion. The reading above is about My stay in the Garden of Olives where I underwent My Passion. I suffered very much and My sweat became blood and it was falling on the ground.I asked My Father to let this cup pass from Me but not My will but His be done. The Father sent an angel
to help Me. After this was over, I went back to the Apostles and I found them asleep. I woke them up and said these words, ‘Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not undergo the test.’
You know My dear friends that I told the Apostles to pray one hour with Me and you too I want you to spend an hour with Me once a week. It will bring us much closer and our friendship will grow. I bless you all.”