Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013:
Jesus said: “My people, today’s two readings have many parallels of meaning. In the first reading about Joseph, you can see how his brothers sold him into slavery to the people in the caravan for twenty pieces of silver. Many can remember how Judas sold Me as his brother for thirty pieces of silver. In the first reading this bad deed was turned into good when Joseph enabled his people to be saved from a famine by saving the wheat in the seven fat years. The bad deed of killing Me was used to save My people from their sins. In the parable of the tenants of the vineyard, the king had his servants and his son go to the tenants for the father’s produce, but they killed the servants and dragged his son outside of the town. When I asked the Jews what the king would do, they even said the king would put the tenants to death, and give the vineyard over to other people. Then the Jews realized that they were the evil tenants that would kill God’s Son, and God the Father will give the vineyard of the Church to others. I quoted to them from Scripture how the builders would reject the cornerstone in Me. They would drag Me outside of town and crucify Me, but I will have My victory in the end, but first I would have My Resurrection from the dead.”

Jesus said: “My people, I have been giving you some suggestions for your Lenten devotions. One extra devotion would be to try and make some frequent visits to My Blessed Sacrament, if you are not already coming. Another suggestion when you are adoring Me, is to pray for My help in removing any demons of distraction that can keep you from focusing on your prayers. A third suggestion is to take about five to ten minutes and concentrate on contemplative prayer in quiet time before Me so you can listen to My voice. By doing things to come closer to Me, you are preparing for the time when you will be with Me in heaven, as being One in spirit with Me. I reach out to share My love with My adorers because they are truly sincere in their love for Me.”