Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013:
Jesus said: “My people, as you get closer to Holy Week you can see in the readings how the people grew more intense in their desire to kill Jeremiah and Me as well. Jeremiah was warning his people to repent and change their ways, or they may face punishment from God. The people did not want to hear any criticism of their sins, so they put Jeremiah in prison. I also faced the religious leaders of Israel who wanted to put Me to death for saying that I am God’s Son. These leaders would eventually crucify Me as a blasphemer. This Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday, you will be reading the accounts of how the Jews had the Romans scourge Me with whips and crucified Me on the cross. I suffered much for all of you, but this was the price of your salvation that I chose of My own free will. Remember your Stations of the Cross, and make plans to attend the Holy Week services.”

(Funeral Mass for Marcel Blaakman) Marcel said: “I love my dear Elizabeth and all of my family. I thank everyone for coming to my Mass, and I thank Mark for his kind words. Putting my robe out was a nice touch. I truly did love life in nature and making friends. With this Mass I am with Jesus now in heaven. I will be watching over all of you and praying for you. I want to thank those who chose the readings and the songs for my Mass. I also want to thank those who took care of me in my last days. Again, I love all of you, and I thank all of you for being gifts to me in my life. Enjoy your lives, and I look forward to seeing you with me in heaven.”