Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010: (St. Monica)
  Jesus said: “My people, today’s Gospel (Matt. 25:1-13) is about the five wise virgins and the five foolish virgins who carried their oil lamps. The five wise virgins were prepared to meet the bridegroom by buying extra oil to run their lamps. The five foolish virgins were not prepared and did not buy any extra oil. When the bridegroom’s coming was announced, after a long time, the virgins trimmed their lamps. When the foolish virgins had their lamps run out of oil, they had to leave to buy more oil. Then on their return, they found the door locked and they were told by the gatekeeper that he did not know them because they did not know neither the day nor the hour. So it is with the wise faithful and the foolish worldly people. The faithful are prepared in their souls with frequent Confession and they know Me everyday in their prayers. The worldly people ignore Me and refuse to allow Me into their lives, even with many opportunities. They make their possessions and riches their gods, and they are not prepared to meet Me at their judgment. Then when these worldly people come to the gates of heaven, I will tell them I do not know them, and the accursed will be sent to hell and they will not be able to escape, just as in the vision where the bars were over the abyss. The lesson for entering heaven is to be prepared in your soul for your judgment, and make sure that you have a loving relationship with Me so I can know you are one of My disciples. Those, who refuse Me, do not know the day of My coming, and could be lost forever in hell.”

Jesus said: “My people, many times you look at beautiful flowers up close as you take their pictures. The bees also go from flower to flower harvesting the sweet nectar to make their honey. The sweet smell of some flowers is the essence of their beauty. In the spiritual world you have a taste of heaven in the essence of My Real Presence in Holy Communion. My disciples worship Me in Adoration because you have faith in Me and true belief that you are receiving My Body and Blood at Holy Communion time. Belief in My death on the cross that has brought salvation for mankind, may be foolishness to the world. But your belief in Me and seeking My forgiveness of your sins will set you free of the bonds of your sins, and put you on a path to heaven. Those, who do not believe in Me, will soon see that they are the fools when they may be judged to hell.”