Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013: (All Saints Day)
Jesus said: “My people, today you are celebrating All Saints Day as you give honor to all the canonized saints, and all the unknown saints who have made it to heaven. The saints are your heroes who you could imitate in following their lives to holiness in your own lives. The saints are your models to follow on your own way to a crown of sainthood in heaven. You may think in your weakness that it would be hard to become a saint. On your own, it would be very difficult, but with My help and grace, all things are possible. You need to be perfect like a saint to enter heaven, but you are not perfected all at once. It is a struggle to remain faithful through all the devil’s temptations. You may fall into sin at times, but you need to pick yourselves up and confess your sins to the priest in Confession. I have given you My sacraments to strengthen you through this evil world. By prayers and your daily sacrifices, you can keep focused on Me and on your goal of sainthood in heaven.”

Jesus said: “My people, you just witnessed very high winds that took trees down, and some houses and businesses were without electricity. When damage is reported on your news, you pray for the people to recover. When your own heavy tree limbs fell down in your own yard, it becomes more of a difficulty in picking up the trees and branches. In some cases falling trees can damage fences, cars, and even homes. When the trees fall on your power lines, it can create power outages in wide areas. So now when you hear about tornado or hurricane damage, you can be more sympathetic for what these people have to endure. You were fortunate this time that it was not very cold. You can remember the problems with heating your house and with lights when you had an ice storm that took eleven days to restore power. These are some of the trials that you face every day. Give thanks to Me for all the other times when you have no power outages.”