Friday, February 1, 2008

Jesus said: “My people, in today’s reading about King David, (Samuel 11:1-17) he is attracted to the beauty of Bathsheba without concern whether she was already married to Uriah the Hittite. David had adultery with her and she conceived a child. To cover his sin David had Uriah killed in battle so he could take Uriah’s wife. Nathan the prophet chastised David for his sin and David repented and suffered the loss of this son and Absolom as payment for David’s sin. In your society today many marriages are destroyed by this same sin of adultery with other people’s spouses. Whether it be a woman attracted to another man, or a man attracted to another woman, it is wrong to seek another against the vows to their own wife or husband. It is even sinful for such desires even without committing adultery, because you are committing adultery in your heart. Be faithful to your spouses, and do not dwell on such desires for another. Without such affairs, you would have fewer divorces. Live committed to your vows, and love your spouses without thoughts of loving any other person. By treasuring your own spouse in being constantly faithful, you will also have treasure in heaven for denying any bodily pleasures with another. Love for Me and your spouse is special and pure, and you should avoid tainting this love with any sin.”

Jesus said: “My people, in the Bible and the Liturgy of the Hours you read the Psalms, the Epistles of St. Paul, and the Gospel passages. When you read My Word, you see how much I suffered and how your suffering is joined with Mine. There is joy, hope, and peace in My Word because it satisfies the soul like nothing else on earth. It is the Word that opens the door to My Light to enlighten your minds about the faith. My Word is also about love of God and love of neighbor. Unless you open the door to your heart, it is hard for Me to enter and move your head knowledge down into love in your heart. Once you understand the faith by the power of the Holy Spirit, then you are moved into action to do good deeds for your neighbor out of love for Me. So the lesson is to read some good spiritual books so you will be inspired to follow My Will in all that you do for Me. See that you are being led on your mission by the plan that I have for your life. All I ask is that you give Me your ‘yes’ in following Me, and I will lead you to eternal life in heaven.”