Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015:

Jesus said:  “My people, the Gospel account today, shows you My human side in how I was in deep sorrow for My friend, Lazarus, who had died.  I know how hard it is to lose a loved one at death, and I sympathize with your sorrow.  At the same time, it gave Me a perfect opportunity to ask Martha if she believed that I would raise people up on the last day of judgment.  I gave her My reassurance even in My own Resurrection from the dead, for I have conquered sin and death. (John 11:25, 26) ‘I am the Resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me, even if he dies, shall live; and whoever lives and believes in Me, shall never die.’  Some people have a fear of death because of the unknown.  If you love Me and your neighbor, and obey My laws, you should have no fear, because you will be with Me in Paradise, just like the good thief on the cross.  Everyone who dies, does not come immediately to heaven.  Some are lost to hell, while others need various amounts of purification in purgatory.  This is why you need to pray for the souls of the dead, and have Masses said for them, so they will suffer less time in purgatory.  I love all of you, but each person has to have an accounting at the judgment for his or her actions.  I raised Lazarus from the dead,  and I can raise all of My faithful as well.  When I died on the cross for all of you, I brought My victory over sin and death.”