Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011:
Jesus said: “My people, marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman, and their bond is a pledge of faithfulness to each other for life. The tent in the vision also represents the time of Moses when he talked to Me when the cloud was over the tent. In the first reading Moses offers the people a choice between a blessing or a curse. He offers them to choose life by following My Commandments, and they will live in prosperity. But if they worship other gods, they are calling on My justice which was the case when the Israelites were exiled into Babylon. Also, in the Gospel I told the people: ‘What does it profit a man to gain the whole world if he loses his soul in the end?’ You all have to make choices in life in every action of every day. At the end of your life, you will have to face an accounting for your actions at your judgment. So it is better to choose to give your will over to Me, so you can be deserving of being saved by accepting Me as your Savior, and seeking My forgiveness of your sins. Keep choosing the narrow road of following My Commandments, and your reward will be staying with Me in heaven for all eternity.”

Prayer Group:
Jesus said: “My people, you are just starting your Lenten Season and the beginning fasting and prayer are a little shocking to your normal routine. As you fast from watching so much TV, you could spend your time more in spiritual reading. By reading the lives of the saints, you can see how living a simple, humble life can purify your spiritual life. By avoiding worldly interests, you can focus more on Me in your lives. This Lenten time is a great opportunity to work on your difficult sins and grow in your faith.”

Jesus said: “My people, you are seeing the stubbornness of Libya’s leader in not wanting to leave his oil empire. Planes, tanks, and the army are retaking some cities. America is already involved in two wars, and your people and Europe are tired of fighting no-win wars and having their troops killed. Pray for peace in the Middle East where it is uncertain how these latest uprisings will be resolved.”

Jesus said: “My people, as gas prices and food prices rise, there is an air of uncertainty in your economy. If gas prices climb too much, it could endanger the stability of your fragile economy with still high unemployment numbers. Many battles over State and Federal spending could also trigger some division between those receiving entitlements and those paying for them. Pray that your people can endure living with less on a lower standard of living.”

Jesus said: “My people, you are going to see more cutbacks in government spending that could have a ripple effect that could cut your services and possibly raise your local taxes. It may become more difficult to afford health care, welfare, and Social Security. All attempts to reduce entitlement spending is only talking of future benefits that will be cut. Even now most of these programs are increasing your deficits even at current levels of payments. The hard choices to reduce your deficits have not been made because it is not politically desirable. As payments are reduced, many people will be stressed to have food, shelter, and medicines. Again, those who are better off may have to start helping their family and friends.”

Jesus said: “My people, this vision of a dove is a sign of peace and a sign of the Holy Spirit’s presence. Peace in your heart and soul is another sign of a pure soul that needs to be guarded from sin. Many times I have asked you to not let anything take away your peace. The attraction of worldly pleasures and the stress of everyday life can pull you in many different directions. Do not let any addictions or worldly desires control you in any way. By staying fixed on Me in your Lenten devotions, you can better guard your peace that only I and the Holy Spirit can give you.”

Jesus said: “My people, Lent leads you up to My Crucifixion in Holy Week and finally to My Resurrection. One of your Lenten devotions is to remember to recite the Stations of the Cross on Friday. Lenten Fridays are special in fasting and not eating meat on those days. When you walk with Me at these Stations, unite all of your pain and suffering with Me as you offer it up as a sacrifice. I ask all of My faithful to pick up your own daily cross as you carry it through life. This life is a valley of tears where comforts are fleeting and trials are all around you. Ask My help in carrying your cross, even as Simon helped Me to carry My cross.”

Jesus said: “My people, some of you have enough money to contribute to your favorite charities. You are hemmed in by the restrictions of less pay, and more expenses in paying for food and gas. Even though your spending money is limited, there are some who can afford to tithe ten per cent to charity. Make a point this Lent to give a donation to some charities above what you normally give. The more you share with others, the more treasure you will be storing in heaven.”