Thursday, January 31, 2008: (St. John Bosco)

Jesus said: “My people, when many of the priests are away on vacation, it is difficult to find a Mass for today. You were fortunate to have a priest available today so you could have the ‘Sacrifice of the Mass’. Communion services do share in My Body and Blood of Communion, but they are no substitute for the greatest prayer in the ‘Sacrifice of the Mass’. The Mass and the priests are great gifts that you should appreciate, and you appreciate the Mass even more when you experience a time when you cannot attend a Mass. Do not take the Mass for granted because during the tribulation, it will be even more difficult to find a priest for a Mass at your refuge. I have told you that if you cannot attend a Mass, to call on Me in a Spiritual Communion if you cannot have Communion either. During the tribulation, I will have My angels bring you Holy Communion if you cannot have Communion or a Mass. Rejoice that I will still be with you in My Real Presence even to the end of time.”

Prayer Group:

Jesus said: “My people, many were surprised to see a large crowd protesting abortion in Washington, D.C. this year. It was good that your press reported the right number instead of trying to downplay the importance of this event. My people need to pray much and protest in order to overturn this evil in your land. Changing your court position is difficult, but you still must struggle for a change in your attitude to put life above money and convenience.”

Jesus said: “My people, amidst a lot of sad news in closing schools and churches, there are also some bright spots to give My faithful hope that some good things are happening as well. There are some conservative parishes that are daring to renew your old traditions. It is this appearance of tradition that gives people a true sense of church when they come to Mass. By having the traditional saints, angels, and crucifix before you, it is easier to meditate on the real heroes of your Church.”

Jesus said: “My people, you have been taught to be independent and carry your own weight, but you are all still dependent on Me for everything. It is when your neighborhoods are tested with winds, snow, and power outages that you should pool your resources together to help each other. Keeping warm with heat and food are necessities that you should be willing to share with each other when you have damaged homes or power outages. Even take up some collections to get people back on their feet. All, that you do for your neighbor out of love, will store treasure in heaven for your judgment.”

Jesus said: “My people, some small gestures of troop withdrawals are being conducted to appease the people who are against these wars. Much of this withdrawal is window dressing because of your upcoming elections. The truth of the overspending and long stay in Iraq is wearing on your people and your military, but the powers in your government do not want to admit their mistake in the war, and they want to start even more wars after the election. While your people have a chance for change, now is the time to bring this war to an end, or it will be your undoing in deficits and lost troops.”

Jesus said: “My people, your mortgage bankers and brokers are the cause of your credit problems because they were greedy to make commissions and profits without warning the buyers of their future obligations. Now your government leaders want to cause more deficits to keep your country from going into recession. It is your banks and the rich that will profit from any corporate welfare and lower interest rates to bail out their bad loans. It would be better to change your laws to inform borrowers than lower interest rates again which is what caused your housing bubble in the first place. Pray for your people to be able to afford a house and not be swindled by brokers trying to make big commissions without concern if the borrowers could afford their loans in truth on their lending. It is the greedy and the rich who are at fault for your problems, and they will pay at their judgment.”

Jesus said: “My people, Lent is less than a week away, so now would be a good time to take a spiritual inventory of how you could improve your spiritual life. Try to offer up some sacrifices that are truly challenging and could improve where you are today. Think more of prayer and sharing with others as much as you can. The more that you give of yourself to others, the less selfish that you will be in your life. Give more time to Me in how I could use your time and money to do good works for your neighbor. Let Me lead you in your daily consecration so that you are doing things for Me and not just to please yourself. Love needs to come from the heart, and it is the good intentions in your heart that will lead to good actions and your making a good Lent.”