Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011: (Conversion of St. Paul)
Jesus said: “My people, today’s reading speaks of Saul’s miraculous conversion when I spoke to him, and he was blinded by My Light and fell off of his horse. Later, he had his sight back, and he turned around from a Pharisee to St. Paul, one of My most powerful missionaries for the Gentiles. Not everyone has such a miraculous and obvious conversion. Some people, who have addictions, can take a long time to heal any bad habits with drugs, drink, computers, gambling, or overeating. It takes patience, prayers, and sometimes miracles to change people’s lives. Your own computer addiction to computer programming was almost an instant conversion. This left you open to say yes to My call for your own mission. Paul is your Confirmation name, and St. Paul should be an inspiration for you to keep working to evangelize souls. Give praise and thanks to Me for all the people that have been converted to the faith, or re-converted to their former fervor for the faith.”

Jesus said: “My people, your government representatives have finally got the message that they are spending too much money, and they need to balance the budget. There are many places to make cuts in the current spending. Your war could be cut back because there is no seeming gain for its cost. All of the departments should take a cut so everyone shares the pain. Entitlements need cuts and a cure of the fraud. Many people are cheating on their taxes. The only people who are gaining in income year over year, are the rich. So the rich should be paying more taxes unless they can prove they are adding jobs to the economy. They are in a better position to be taxed on any yearly increases. If people are paying their fair share, and some are taking cuts in their handouts, there could be a chance to balance the budget. The obvious position is that your country cannot afford all of the things that you are spending beyond your tax revenue. If some progress is stopped by interest groups or partisanship, then you are headed for bankruptcy. Finding a fair solution will have pain for everyone, but it will be a lot better than forced austerity budgets when your debt financiers refuse to take on any more of your debt. Take a look at the foreign countries with debt problems that were forced on austerity programs and the riots in the streets. Bipartisan solutions will demand compromises if any progress is to be made. Your people need to pray that your budget can be balanced, or you will be looking at riots in the streets.”