Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jesus said: “My people, I have talked to you much about the things people knew about in My day in the form of parables, so they could start to understand the parallels of their physical life with their spiritual life. In today’s Gospel I warned the people to avoid the leaven or yeast of the teachings of the Pharisees and Herod. Their deeds were done for show, but their hearts were far from Me. Then I reminded My apostles of My leaven or teaching as I multiplied the bread and fish for the 5,000 and the 4,000. I took what little they had and I made enough food available for everyone to have some with even a surplus of twelve baskets and seven baskets. This multiplication of food and shelters will be provided again at My refuges. I also multiply My Presence in the bread of Holy Communion. In the vision people tie up their boats at the dock so the boats do not wander off, and they are protected from the storms in the safety of the harbor. This is symbolic of how I want you to be tied to Me in faith in the safety of My protection from the demons who are tempting you on the ‘sea of life’. By staying in the harbor of My grace, your soul can remain pure and free of sin. I am also like an anchor that keeps you from drifting away into sin. I want to keep you in My sheepfold so I do not have to seek you out as a lost sheep. When you are detoured by the world’s attractions and curiosities, as well as comforts and desires, then you are risking the loss of your soul in hell. By returning to Me in Confession or holding fast to Me in your daily prayers, you can follow the narrow road to heaven. Prepare to improve your spiritual life with your coming Lenten devotions.”

Jesus said: “My people, some refuges will not only be shielded by My angels from sight, but they will be built behind hills and in out of the way rural areas. Even when planes and helicopters go over these refuges, they will not be seen. I will protect My faithful from the evil ones at My refuges in miraculous ways. When you are there, your living conditions will be more rustic with few of the comforts that you are used to today. Preparing food, bathing, bedding, and any entertainment will be more of a chore as in older days with little, if any electricity. Your living conditions will be more like living in a monastery where prayer and worship of Me will be your focal point. This will be a penance and spiritual preparation for your coming to heaven. You are tomorrow starting another Lenten Season that is focused on more prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Use each Lent to purify your spiritual life, and be prepared at any time to leave for My refuges.”