Saturday, April 6, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013:
Jesus said: “My people, in today’s readings you are seeing a summary of the recent events. St. Peter and St. John healed the lame beggar in My Name, and the Sanhedrin did not know what to do with them. The Sanhedrin attempted to tell the apostles not to speak or heal in My Name. This chastisement just strengthened the faith of My apostles, as they answered that they would rather obey God than men. Even in your own day, it is better for My faithful to proclaim My Good News of salvation, than worry about being criticized by the godless men of your society. In the Gospel, St. Mark shows how I was not happy with the apostles’ reception of the news of My Resurrection in their unbelief. Their hearts were not understanding of My mission on earth until they saw Me appear to them in the upper room. I showed them My wounds from the nails, and I ate fish in their presence to prove that I was in the flesh and not a ghost. It took several of My appearances for My apostles to finally understand that I truly rose from the dead. This was My victory over sin and death, and it truly is Good News. I also told My apostles that they believed because they saw Me in the flesh, but blessed are those people who have not seen Me, and still they believe in My death and Resurrection.”