Saturday, January 5, 2008: (St. John Neumann)

Jesus said: “My people, the day that you let Me into your house and your hearts is the day that My blessings will be upon all the members of your household.  I have mentioned before that one faithful soul can be the prayer warrior for their family and extended family.  Opening the door for Me is not just in words, but it means that you will make room for Me in your life and your actions.  It means that you will make time for Me in prayer and good deeds for your neighbors.  It means that you are willing to give up any attachments to possessions or money, and let Me lead you on the path to heaven.  When you allow Me to lead you, I will be able to mold you and help you accomplish your mission on earth.  If you close the door to My grace, it is hard for Me to help you.  Even when you are in mortal sin, it is hard for your guardian angel to help you as well.  So open your heart to My love, and be willing to consecrate everything over to Me.  By loving Me with all of your heart, mind, and soul, and confessing your sins, you can be assured  of receiving eternal life in heaven.”