Saturday, January 19, 2008

Jesus said: “My people, many beautiful traditions and words of the Mass have been passed down to you through the years. I find these traditions very reverent to Me and more pleasing than the changed wording. My Church authorities have approved some revised wordings, but I like the older words better for their meaning. I would only warn My people of not taking too many liberties with these traditions as there are many elements of modernism trying to infiltrate themselves into your services. This modernism will eventually lead into New Age influences which will divide My Church into a schismatic church vs. My faithful remnant. Beware of these New Age teachings and do not follow them because they worship things and not Me. Whenever you give praise and worship, worship in My Name only and not any other earthly thing. All power comes from Me, and do not let the evil ones lead you astray from My sacraments. There are also many attacks occurring against My Blessed Sacrament in My sacred Hosts. Keep reverencing My Real Presence in My Host by receiving Me on the tongue, and bowing or kneeling before Me. Only receive Me in the state of grace without any mortal sin so you do not commit a sin of sacrilege. Genuflect to My tabernacle which should be visible in the main church. When you minimize My tabernacle and My sacred Hosts, you are minimizing My importance in your lives. Keep Me first in your heart and soul, and continue to reverence Me in My traditions.”

Jesus said: “My people, in the Gospel today I told the Pharisees that I have come to forgive sinners and not the self-righteous. (Mk 2:13-17) I call sinners to seek the forgiveness of their sins in the sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation. You are all sinners because you have inherited the sin of Adam in the Garden. If you truly are sinners, then all the more reason that you should be sorry for your sins, and seek My forgiveness from the priest in the confessional. Not only do you seek My forgiveness, but also seek the forgiveness of those whom you have offended, as well as forgiving those who have offended you. The cross is the sign to you of My worthy sacrifice of My life in atonement to My heavenly Father for all the sins of mankind. Coming to Confession requires humility in admitting your sinful failures. But in Confession your souls are cleansed of your sins and My sanctifying grace is restored to your soul. It is important to make a firm purpose of amendment to try and not commit these sins again, which means you must stop living in relationships of fornication, adultery, or homosexual acts. The priest gives you a penance for your sins, but you should pray some of your rosaries in reparation for your sins while you are still on earth. If you come to purgatory, you will not be able to pray for yourself then. Come to frequent Confession at least monthly to receive My graces, keep you humble, and help you to minimize further sin. By staying holy as much as possible, you will have your souls ready in preparation for the day of your death and your particular judgment.”