Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011: (St. Nicholas)
Jesus said: “My people, you have heard many stories about St. Nicholas in helping people. Your modern day Santa Claus is a version of this original story. The thought of sharing gifts with the young children has come down through many generations. Even though the children later learn of Santa’s helpers, they welcome any gifts at any age. Gift giving at Christmas is always a nice celebration for My birthday, but some people focus too much on the shopping. It should all be done in a generous spirit in moderation without excesses. You should remember to focus on My coming at Bethlehem as the main event, and not just the gift giving. Even sharing gifts with the poor would please Me more. As you come to My crib at Christmas, bring Me your prayers, works, and worship as well. Rejoice in this celebration of My infancy with your novena prayers.”

Jesus said: “My people, many times I come knocking on the door to your soul and your heart. You are the only ones who can unlock this door from the inside. By letting Me in the door, you can invite Me to be the Master of your lives. It is hard for man to give up complete control of your life over to Me. You want to control a part of your life that seeks the material things in your life. You want to control your personal budget with some gifting of charity, but you do not want to give everything away. A vow of poverty is very difficult, and I do not ask this of everyone. If you want Me to be your Master, then you should consult with Me in every major decision that you make. When I question the motive for your actions, then you can think more if your decisions conform with My ways. At times you desire more things than you really need, and you could live a more simpler life if you chose to do so. Instead of trying to satisfy your every earthly desire, try to restrain yourself to only those things that are really needed. By restraining your desires, you will be in more control of your life with Me leading you, and confirming your right decisions.”