Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014: (St. Patricks’s Day)
Jesus said: “My people, many of you are wearing green today in honor of St. Patrick. He was a great missionary of My Word for the Irish people. You were amazed that the Irish people did not love St. Patrick more, because they treated him as a foreigner, since he was not born there. Some of the people spent time drinking at the pubs, and there were a lot of people living together without marriage. So the teachings of St. Patrick were meant to change their lifestyles of drinking and living together. This could be why St. Patrick was not loved so much, because sinners did not want to change their ways. This is also why I am not liked by some people, because of My preaching of love your enemies, and avoiding your sexual sins. Anytime that you try to change people’s sinful habits, you are not going to be very popular. Even though My followers will meet some resistance and persecution, Christians need to preach My ways against sin, and practice what they preach. Pray for all sinners, both in Ireland and in your own America, where many Irish people have settled.”

Jesus said: “My people, during Lent one of your devotions should be giving alms to the poor. You remember when I talked of the widow’s mite, when she placed two copper coins into the Temple treasury, which was all that she had to live on. Other rich people placed more in the collection box, but their donations were from their excess wealth. In another parable I offered a rich man to give up all of his money to the poor, and follow Me. He went away sad because he did not want to give up his many possessions. The things that you own, begin to hold you back, especially when you depend more on your wealth, than you depend on Me for everything. When you give alms, do not let your right hand know what your left hand is giving. In other words, your donations to the poor should be proportional to your income, as in tithing 10 percent of your income. By giving alms from the heart, you will not withhold your wealth from Me. I love a cheerful giver, who is not selfish in hanging on to his or her wealth as a miser.”