Saturday, February 23, 2008: (St. Polycarp)

Jesus said: “My people, this is a glorious celebration of the Mass and the blessing of this new ‘Betania IV’ Shrine.  You are seeing in this vision how My Blessed Mother and I are both blessing this shrine.  Today’s Gospel of the Prodigal Son and his father is a parable representing the mercy of My loving forgiveness for all sinners.  Whether you are a grievous sinner as the young brother who sinned with prostitutes, or a prideful and jealous sinner as the older brother, you are all sinners and My mercy is showered on all of you.  My love goes out to all of you in every trial and difficulty that you are facing.  Sin has made many hearts and souls cold to receive Me in love.  This is why I pour out My Most Precious Blood on all souls, especially those that you are praying for conversion.  By praying for poor sinners, especially the lukewarm in your family, you will help bring My love to these souls so they can be predisposed to loving Me.  The angels around My Real Presence at the Mass show you  how much you should give Me praise and glory for My gift of My Eucharist.  As you see the father of the prodigal son forgive both brothers, so I want you to come to Me for forgiveness in Confession.  Your soul needs to be free of mortal sin by Confession so you can worthily receive Me in My Blessed Sacrament.  You commit a sin of sacrilege if you receive Me in serious sin.  Go and make recompense with those that you have offended and then bring your gift to My altar.  Love one another and confess your sins often so your soul is always ready to meet Me at your judgment.”