Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010:
Jesus said: “My people, this butterfly on the church wall means that My Church needs to focus more on My roots of leading a holy life instead of being so involved with politics. Your people have become too comfortable in the ways of the world and that is why some shy away from prayer and fasting. You are a spiritual being and this desire to seek Me out for your soul’s peace is being diminished by a lukewarm response to My calling in My Word. It is because so many are lukewarm and not alive with the faith that people stop coming to Sunday Mass and to Confession. Instead of a renewal or rebirth in the peace and justice of man, you need to have a vigorous improvement in the original fervor of your faith in Me. It is a desire to be with Me in My Blessed Sacrament that could give you the grace to be stronger and alive in your faith. My people have become too complacent and routine in their Sunday Mass. Work harder on your prayer life and spiritual reading, and then your faith will become alive. Satan wants you to be lazy and asleep in your faith so he can distract you with more worldly concerns. Put your focus on Me as the center of your life, then My love will inspire you to desire more prayer and good works for your neighbor.”

Jesus said: “My people, some people have wondered why there is such a decline in Mass attendance, but look how many churches are being stripped of your traditions. Some churches have no statues to remind the people of Me, My Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, or the angels. My tabernacles have been removed to back rooms. Many devotions to the rosary and My Blessed Sacrament have been forgotten or purposely stopped. Without a good prayer life and a love for My Blessed Sacrament, it is hard to have a deep faith that keeps you focused on Me. Even a large crucifix on the altar is missing in many churches. When you look upon My crucifix, you can see how much I love each of you when I died for your sins and offered you salvation. My priests should be encouraging the rosary, Confession, Sunday Mass attendance and a love for My Blessed Sacrament. Love of My Eucharist and belief in My Real Presence should also be encouraged. Without a solid foundation in the faith and without coming to My sacraments, it is hard to follow My call for salvation. It is this deep faith that also is necessary for My faithful to evangelize souls to believe in Me. By holding on to My traditions in the Church, it is easier to keep your faith strong. When these traditions are removed and New Age is allowed into My Church, then the strength of faith in Me diminishes into the lukewarm. Hold fast to your traditions, devotions, and love of My sacraments in order to preserve your parishes from closing.”