Monday, September 7, 2009: (Labor Day)

Jesus said: “My people, ever since Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden, man has had to work by the sweat of his brow to provide for food, clothing, and shelter. Working for a living in one sense is a consequence of the sin of Adam and Eve. Most people have a particular trade or skill that they share with the rest of society so they can earn money to live. You would much rather provide for yourselves by working than have to rely on others. With this latest recession, people are still losing their jobs. Companies are making more money at the expense of people being laid off, or transferring jobs overseas. Many manufacturing jobs are not going to return, so there mostly will be new service jobs that will come available after the recession. Many laid off workers are having their meager unemployment checks run out, and they still cannot find work. This is creating a problem for your sluggish economy when people have little money to spend. Pray for the unemployed and for those who are trying to get by on part time jobs that they took to replace their lost better paying jobs. Benefits are also a problem where companies are trying to avoid paying pensions and health care premiums. Employers are now abusing their workers by putting more work on their backs, and even cutting their salaries and hours. Wall Street has forced companies to produce more profits for the rich at the expense of the workers. Pray that there will be more justice and fairness without the greedy few causing more problems for the majority.”
Jesus said: “My people, I am asking you not to be overly self-indulgent in your comforts and pleasures. Some people like their sweets, but sweets should be eaten in moderation so it does not affect their health. More people are having diabetes because of their bad eating habits. Others, who smoke, drink, or take illegal drugs, are also risking bad health when these things are used as an escape. Your first concern in these matters is the health of your body, and the other concern is to avoid sinful abuses of these addictions. Another concern is if you give bad example to your children which could cause sin in their lives. Excessive drinking, illegal drugs, and abuses of the body should be avoided as sins against My Commandments. When sin endangers your soul, it is even more dangerous than abuses of the body. Strive to keep pure souls by not letting anything control you. Keep focused more on pleasing Me than on pleasing your senses.”