Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011: (St. Rose of Lima)
Jesus said: “My people, you remember well your garbage collection day because you plan to accumulate your waste paper, garbage, and garden refuse to get taken away. You also have some garbage that rots and you are happy to get rid of the stench as well. In the spiritual life you also have the garbage of your sins and your excess baggage of addictions that you need to dispose of as well. You may not smell the stench of your sins, but they offend Me greatly in the darkness of your soul. Just as you have a garbage collection day, you usually have Saturday as the day for Confession where you can unload your sins with Me and I can cleanse the darkness of sin from your soul. Once you have confessed your sins, I will forgive you and restore My graces to your soul, where it will then be pure and white. Once you are fully restored to good spiritual health, then your soul will be pleasing for Me to look at, and your soul will smell like roses instead of a foul odor of sin. Once your physical garbage cans are emptied, it is a relief to have it removed. In the same way when you leave the confessional, you have a joy of My love returned to your soul. This is why I am constantly urging you to keep your soul pure by frequent Confession.”

Jesus said: “My people, this land has been blessed and My Blessed Mother and I are thankful for all the beautiful rosaries being offered at these prayer group meetings. Since this place was started with My Sacred Heart statue, it would be fitting to name your prayer group after My Sacred Heart. When you smelled the roses, this was a sign that My Blessed Mother was walking among you. If you discern in your hearts, this land could be one of My refuges. Most of My refuges have an independent source of water where they have ponds or water wells. Even some refuges that do not have water, I will have miraculous springs produce the water for the people as at Lourdes, France. Rejoice that heaven is helping all of My faithful to find places of protection for them.”