Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011:
Jesus said: “My people, you are reading in the Gospels how St. Peter denied knowing Me three times, and today how Judas betrayed Me. Judas had Satan enter him and the betrayal went forward to the chief priest. It was then that Judas brought the men armed with clubs and swords, and he kissed Me to identify Me as the one to capture. After his betrayal, he was so heart broken that instead of asking My forgiveness, he hanged himself. St. Peter also was sorry for denying Me three times, but his response was one of sorrow for offending Me, and he sought My forgiveness when I asked him to love Me three times. All people are sinners and you also offend Me with your sins. I give you My sacrament of Penance to come and confess your sins to Me in the priest at the confessional. It is one thing that people sin in their weakness, but it is your response that is more important. If you truly are sorry for having offended Me, you would come to Confession as quickly as possible, and I would forgive you. Yet, there are some sinners who are not only weak to sin, but they are too lazy in their spiritual life to even seek My forgiveness. Some are embarrassed to confess their sins. Some do not want to admit that they have committed any mortal sins, and do not see the need for Confession. You need a properly formed conscience to admit to mortal sin, and serious sin needs immediate Confession, especially for sexual sins. You should come to Confession at least once a month, and My Church requires Confession as your Easter duty at least once a year. Do not be lazy in putting off Confession, because dying in mortal sin could risk the fires of hell forever.”

Jesus said: “My people, every day I put people before you as an opportunity to help save as many souls as you can in conversion. Even if you cannot talk to every person that you meet, at least pray for these souls that they will have the grace of conversion. One of your rosary intentions is to pray for all sinners, but you can add this intention to your prayers of praying for every person that you will meet this day. Everyone needs prayers to get through this life, so ask to double your prayers for all your intentions. I call all people to come to Me out of love. Some answer My call, but you are praying more for those who do not answer My call. When you look at each person, try to see Me in each of them, and love them as I love them.”