Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014:
Jesus said: “My people, I have told you before that I am the Light of the world that disperses the darkness of evil. There are two meanings here. My Light of understanding My Word is what I want all of My faithful to follow, and hold your faith close to your heart forever. I also want My faithful to imitate My life, and spread your faith to others so you are like beacons of Light yourselves. This reading from Matt. 5:14-16 is the focus of this vision: ‘You are the Light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Neither do men light a lamp and put it under the measure, but upon the lamp-stand, so as to give light to all in the house. Even so, let your Light shine before men, in order that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.’ In the first reading you read how St. Paul and Barnabas were preaching to the Jews in Antioch. St. Paul told them of My mission to the people, but the Jews there did not want to accept it. So St. Paul then preached My Word to the Gentiles, and they were happy to receive My Word. The Jews expelled them from their city as St. Paul went on to preach in other cities. My faithful may be persecuted for speaking out and sharing their faith. But it is your duty to try and evangelize souls to My way, so they can be baptized into the Church and be promised eternal life.”

Jesus said: “My people, you have seen bridges with railings, and even some have safety nets to keep people from jumping. Even some acrobats on the trapeze use a net, if they should fall. In your spiritual life I give you My Commandments and Church laws as a guide for living, much like a handrail on a bridge. I even provide you with a safety net in Confession for when you fall into sin. People, who commit mortal sins, are dead to Me in their souls, but they could be brought back into My good graces by confessing their sins to My priests. The absolution of the priest is the same as My forgiveness of the repentant sinner. It is unfortunate that more Catholics do not come to Confession to confess their sins. Those in mortal sin are in great need of My forgiveness so they can be worthy to receive Me in Holy Communion. There are a lot of sacrilegious Holy Communions being received because these people are in mortal sin. Some do not come to Confession because they are afraid of what the priest will say. Some have a hard time accepting that they are sinners, and others are just lazy and do not want to come. Some priests talk about Confession, but very few talk about sin in their homilies, and the need to confess before receiving Me in Holy Communion. Confession gives you the absolution of your sins, and restores My grace to your soul. My faithful should confess their sins at least once a month, or sooner for mortal sin. By keeping your soul pure, you can be prepared to meet Me whenever I call you home at your death.”