Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011:
Jesus said: “My people, in the Gospel I called Levi, a tax collector, to follow Me, and his name was changed to Matthew. I came to his house for dinner with other tax collectors, but the Pharisees criticized Me for eating with sinners. This is when I told them that people, who are well, do not need a physician, but sick people do. For I have come to call sinners, not the just. (Matt. 9:12-13) At times pride can blind people to think that they are not sinners. By Adam’s fall into sin, all people have inherited this weakness to sin. Even St. John in his writings declares that those, who claim not to be sinners, are in fact liars. (1 John 1:10) My faithful need to be careful that they do not criticize someone when they commit the same sins. Do not be hypocrites in your speech about My Commandments, when your actions betray you. Be aware to remove the plank from your own eye before you try to remove a sliver from your brothers’ eye. (Matt. 7:5) Be thankful that I came on the earth to redeem all sinners from their sins by My death on the cross. My love reaches out to everyone, even to those who reject Me. Come to Me so I can forgive you your sins because your faith has saved you.”

Jesus said: “My people, it can be distressing to watch all the events going on all over the world. Your heart goes out to all those who are trying to survive in Japan without heat, power, and water. Many homes were either destroyed by the earthquake or the tsunami. Estimates of thousands missing or dead have made it difficult for loved ones to know the whereabouts of their families. In other places you are seeing fires in the West and floods in the Northeast. Fighting is going on in Libya, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. In addition, the financial problems continue in many countries. Even knowing of these troubles, My people still need to trust in Me and keep peace in their souls. You have seen these events before, but they are happening with an increasing frequency. You may want only to watch TV for no more than an hour so these events do not further upset you. When your killings and persecutions escalate, then it will be time to leave for My refuges. Trust that I will protect you from the evil ones who will try and kill you. This turmoil will last but a short time, and I will bring My Era of Peace over the earth.”