Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012:
Jesus said: “My people, I am reaching out to each soul so you can accept Me as your God, and so you can make a personal commitment to Me out of love. If you are to be My disciple, you should follow My Commandments, give worship to Me at least on Sundays, and keep Me in your daily prayers. When you awake, make your morning offering to Me, and consecrate everything that you will do each day to My greater glory. By thinking of Me in love every day, then I will know that you are truly a faithful soul. When you love Me, you must also love your neighbor as yourself. You can show this love of neighbor in donations to the poor, and whatever acts of charity that you could perform for people. Be also willing to share your faith in helping to evangelize souls, and be a good example in your behavior. By practicing what you preach, then you will not be seen as a hypocrite. All souls, who are faithful to Me, will see their eternal reward with Me in heaven.”

Prayer Group:
Jesus said: “My people, there are many stories of St. Nicholas who gave gifts to the poor children. There are also many young and old children who expect gifts from their parents on Christmas eve or on Christmas day. It is a very loving gesture to share gifts with the children and the adults. There are names on the gifts, so everyone should thank those who thought enough to give them a gift. Among the family you may expect a gift in return. It is your gifts to the poor that are more rewarding because you do not expect anything in return. Think of the many children who may not have any gifts for Christmas. Pray for the poor and share what you can with them.”

Jesus said: “My people, you can remember in the Nativity readings how the Magi brought Me gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh worthy of their king. You remember how My angels sang heavenly songs to celebrate My birth. Every Christmas you think about giving gifts, but My birth is My greatest gift to all of mankind because I was incarnated as a man so I could later die for your sins on the cross. Be grateful for My plan of salvation for all souls to have an opportunity to come to heaven.”

Jesus said: “My people, everyone is given a mission to use their talents to make a living for themselves and their families. I was the son of a carpenter in St. Joseph, and he taught Me his trade, and My Blessed Mother taught Me the Old Testament as well. All parents have this responsibility to give their children an education that they could use to make a living. Parents are also responsible for the souls of their children, and they need to see that the children are taught the faith so they can come to know, love, and serve Me. Children need a daily prayer life to know their Savior and worship their God.”

Jesus said: “My people, while your children are growing up, you provide for their bodily needs in food, clothing, and bedding. You also provide them with money and an education at a college where they can learn a business or a trade. Remember also to provide them with some education in the faith so they have a balanced education in the secular and spiritual worlds. An upbringing in the faith is to offer your children the same opportunity that you had in learning to love Me.”

Jesus said: “My people, many of you can remember the various schools where you were taught in grammar school, high school, and college for some. You can remember how vulnerable you were as you were taught your subjects. This scene at a school is fresh in your mind when you learned of some killings in a Connecticut school. Pray for all children that they will be protected as much as possible from any future incidents. Your children are a part of your life, and you do not want to see your children or any children subjected to this terror.”

Jesus said: “My people, you are seeing a great need for help in restoring the damaged areas from your recent hurricane. Let your political leaders have compassion on these victims in apportioning enough money to help them repair their damaged infrastructures. If you cannot help your own people in need, then how are these victims going to get back on their feet with jobs and homes? Pray for them and help them financially.”

Jesus said: “My people, these holy days are an excellent time for families to get together and share each other’s company. Remember to give thanks to Me at your family dinner. You come together to share your love, but think to share your love with Me in your prayers and Masses. This is a time of peace and joy that I would like the whole world to share with each other. Put aside your fighting and rivalries for a few days to celebrate My birth at Christmas. I want all peoples to live in harmony, even as you could imitate the harmony of love that I put into all of My creation.”