Sunday, September 14, 2008: (Exaltation of the Cross)

Jesus said: “My people, this day you celebrate My triumph and victory over sin and death. I was sent to offer My life up for the salvation of all sinners, and offer you the opportunity to come to heaven and have eternal life with Me. I ask you to take up your cross as I did and carry it throughout your journey through life. When you take up your cross, you are making a commitment to following My Commandments and asking Me for the forgiveness of your sins. Life has its trials and difficulties, but by asking for My help and the grace of My sacraments, you will have My strength to make it through them. You have read how Moses lifted up the bronze serpent so those bitten could be healed of their snake bites. So I am lifted up in triumph before you so your souls and bodies can be healed through Me. You have been fortunate to have a relic of My true cross to venerate and bless those who desire My healing graces. There is power, as you know, in this cross in fighting off the demons because they fear My power over them. Give glory and praise to Me for all who are converted to Me, and for all healing both physical and spiritual. Do not be afraid to display My cross in your work and defend your faith against all the evil ones who mock Me. My power is greater than the demons, so when you are under attack, command that the demons be bound to the foot of My cross in the name of ‘Jesus’.”