Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011: (Barbara Roccanti Mass)
Jesus said: “My people, in today’s Gospel (John 12:1-11) you see Mary, the sister of Lazarus, anointing My feet with an expensive ointment and drying them with her hair. Judas Iscariot criticized her for not selling this ointment and giving the money to the poor. I told the guests that the poor you always have with you, but Me you do not. I commended Mary for her gift and said that this was for My burial when I would die later. This story is similar to Mary Magdalene (Luke 7:36-50) when she washed My feet with her tears and wiped them dry with her hair. She also kept kissing My feet. Because of her faith in Me, I healed her by forgiving her sins. The Jewish leaders saw that many Jews were leaving to believe in Me because I raised Lazarus from the dead. Because they were afraid that their positions as leaders were being threatened by Lazarus and Me, the Jews were plotting to kill both of us. You can see how even among religious leaders, there is a struggle for power and influence.”

Jesus said: “My people, as food, gas, gold, and silver become more valuable, this is a sign of how much the dollar has decreased in value. Many people are stocking up on food and coins as a means of barter for the coming famine. As America’s debts keep increasing, it becomes harder to sell more Treasury Notes to pay for it. Your people have sent a message to cut these debts in your 2010 election, yet there has been very little done to curtail more deficit spending. Even a reduction in the credit worthiness of your debt instruments has only slightly affected the stock market. Debts in Ireland and Portugal are also causing concern in the European Union. Other countries are trying to avoid your currency as a ‘reserve currency’ for world trade. If there is no compromise in reducing the US deficits, then your dollar will fall out of favor, and your economy could be brought to a standstill. Pray that your leaders will make the right choices soon, or there could be some drastic consequences if nothing changes.”