Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014: (St. John Bosco)
Jesus said: “My people, in the first reading you read of King David’s weakness in committing adultery with the wife of Uriah. Even famous figures in the Bible and in public life have human weaknesses to sin. You have read of many scandals with famous men and their lovers. It is even harder to understand this sin with an anointed King. It is wise to realize that the devil is tempting you to sin every day. So be on guard to fight such temptations. Because of Adam’s sin, all of you have a weakness to sin. This is why I have given you My sacrament of Reconciliation, so you can have your sins forgiven, and My grace restored to your soul. I still want My faithful to struggle to avoid sin, but you can be forgiven. Some people are too proud, and they can be humbled by their weaknesses, even if they do not want to admit them. I want My faithful to be humble at all times, because you could fall into sin at any time. Strive to be a good example by following My Commandments, so you are not a hypocrite in not following your own preaching. Call on My strength to keep you strong against your daily temptations from the devil and the world in all of its allurements.”

Jesus said: “My people, three quarters of the earth is covered with water, but the oceans contain salt water which is unfit for drinking and irrigation of crops. A small percentage of available water from rivers, lakes, and wells, is fresh water, and this is very valuable to humans for survival. Unfortunately, people think water is more plentiful than in reality. You need fresh water for drinking, bathing, flushing toilets, and watering your lawn and your crops. The people, who live around the Great Lakes, are blessed with twenty per cent of the world’s fresh water. Your people need to guard your water from poachers who steal it with ships and the bottled water plants. You also need to protect your water from pollution, and recycle your used water through treatment plants. When you receive rain water, this basically is distilled water by nature. People, who do not have lakes, depend on well water, or runoff from the mountains. Fresh water is a world problem, and some areas are either distilling salt water from the ocean, or they are using membranes to purify the salt out. This is an expensive means to produce fresh water, but it is such a needed commodity, that people will pay the price when there is no other source of fresh water. Your fresh water is becoming more valuable than any of your fuels, because it is so necessary for your survival.”