Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012: (St. Augustine)
Jesus said: “My people, in today’s Gospel you read how I criticized the Pharisees for being hypocrites in their religious practices. They washed the outside of their cups and followed giving tithes in their donations, but inside their souls there were many sins. It is important for My faithful to practice what you preach by your actions. Do not just go through the motions of being religious, but you need to cleanse your sins in frequent Confession, and perform true works of charity for your neighbors. Focus on Me in your prayers, and consecrate everything that you do for My sake. People should be able to tell you are a Christian by your humility, faith, and your actions. Guard your tongue from any bad language, and control your behavior from any outbursts of anger. In essence, you need to give a good example to others so they can see that you are not hypocrites like the Pharisees were.”

Jesus said: “My people, you are seeing two weather events that will be testing your people. This latest hurricane is the first to hit your mainland in some time. It is interesting that this storm is coming into Louisiana exactly seven years after Katrina, only this is a smaller storm. There will still be considerable wind and flooding with this storm. You are just approaching the peak of your hurricane season, so you could even see more storms. The other weather event is the hot weather that has brought drought to many of your cornfields. Early forecasts are for a 15% loss in your corn crop, but this could be higher in some areas. Only after the harvest can your farmers see the true reduction in your crops. Without sufficient water throughout the growing season, it is hard to have a good yield in your crops. These are just a few weather signs that can affect your food levels and even your gas prices, if there is a stoppage in your oil production. Have faith that I will provide for your needs, but major events will be testing you.”