Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013:
Jesus said: “My people, in today’s Gospel I healed the paralytic man both in his sins and in his body. Some onlookers were thinking that only God could forgive sins. Little did they know that I truly am God, and I healed the whole man both body and soul. In order to receive a healing, the person to be healed needs to have faith that I could heal that person. Not only did this man have faith in My healing power, but so did the four men who were carrying their friend on a mat. They were so intent on seeing Me that they made an opening in the roof to let the paralytic down to Me because of a large crowd. I wish that everyone had this faith in My healing. This is why I healed only a few people in My hometown because they did not believe in Me. When the people saw the paralytic man get up and walk, they were astounded in what they saw. Even after seeing My miracles of healing, My calming of the storm, and My walking on water, still the people did not understand that I was the Son of God until My Resurrection. My apostles finally believed, but many Jews still do not accept My Divinity in their midst. All of the prophecies in the Old Testament were fulfilled in My first coming. All of the prophecies of the New Testament will be fulfilled when I return on the clouds.”

Jesus said: “My people, in many cases where I healed people, I could feel their pain and I reached out to them. It is important that people have faith so I could heal them. You are seeing Me still suffer on My cross because I am making up for people’s sins, and I am joining their suffering with My own. It is not easy in life to suffer chronic bone or muscle aches. I ask people to offer up all of their pain and trials in life to Me so they can share it with My suffering on My cross. In a similar way I ask people to fast from food or something you like on Wednesdays and Fridays as a little penance for your sins or the sins of others. You will be starting your Lenten fasting soon. This is a good time in Lent to detach yourself from any earthly pleasures. The more you can die to self in your earthly desires, the closer you will come to Me in perfecting your spiritual life.”