Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012: (Most Holy Name of Jesus)
Jesus said: “My people, today’s feast is about My Name, Jesus, and how it was given at the time of My circumcision at the Temple. St. Gabriel gave My Blessed Mother My Name when she accepted the honor of being My mother. St. John’s Gospel focused today on My Baptism in the Jordan River, when St. John the Baptist saw the Holy Spirit come down over Me in the form of a dove. God the Father came in a voice from heaven saying: ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’ Then St. John the Baptist said: ‘I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.’ This was a manifestation of the Blessed Trinity that St. John acknowledged. Even later, when I asked My apostles who I was, then St. Peter was blessed by the Holy Spirit to say: ‘Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ In another Scripture it speaks how at the hearing of My Name, every knee must bend. Out of reverence My faithful should bow their heads when you hear My Name. I am the One who has redeemed all of you, which is why My Name should be honored by everyone.”

Jesus said: “My people, you know how much I love the little children, and I want My faithful to protect them from any abuse. They are so precious and open to love until they are infected with worldly things. They need a lot of your love and direction to point them to good behavior and proper reverence for Me in church. Parents need to watch over what their children are doing in school and especially when they get old enough for dating. A good training in the faith can teach them a proper prayer life, and leading chaste lives in their relationships. Parents teach their children by their actions, so parents need to give their children good example in speech and anger management. You love your children and they need to see your loving actions and concern for them in homework and spiritual needs. You can train them also to attend frequent Confession so their souls are kept clean. Even after they leave your homes, you need to help them in their physical and spiritual needs. You especially need to pray for them that they stay close to Me at Sunday Mass. Parents are responsible for directing their children’s souls, so they can be saved in heaven. As you see Me in your children, everything that you do for them, you do for Me in them.”