Friday, July 3, 2009: (St. Thomas, our 44th wedding anniversary)

Jesus said: “My people, I realize many are dressed in light attire for swimming and the hot weather, but there are too many dressed immodestly and flaunting it in public. Such immodest dress is making an unnecessary temptation for the men. This lifestyle of crude dress, overeating, gambling, and adult language comedy is not conducive to a holy life which requires a life of prayer, modesty, and humility. As you celebrate the feast of St. Thomas and his faith in My Resurrection, you should be more focused on pleasing Me and your soul than satisfying the senses of the body. You saw in the previous readings how I destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for their flagrant sexual sins. America and other nations are also calling for My justice in your sinful lifestyles without any seeking of forgiveness of your sins. Put aside your desires of the flesh and obey My Commandments of love of God and love of neighbor. This striving to be faithful will gain you more merits in heaven than following your own ways of the world. Listen to St. Thomas in ‘My Lord, and My God,’ and be grateful for My gift of Myself to all of you in My Eucharist.”