Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017: (St. Anthanasius)
Jesus said: “My people, just as you saw St. Stephen stoned for his belief in Me, so My faithful are being persecuted for My Name’s sake. The world and your society are so secular, that you are facing many atheists and non-believers every day. You need to love everyone, but people may criticize you for your religious beliefs. I am the Bread of Life, and I am your source of strength through any trials or persecutions. When you receive Me in Holy Communion, I give you the grace to get through your day. Even as you are seeing so many rainy and cloudy days, I am the sunshine in your lives that lifts up your spirits. So call on Me in your needs, because I am always right by your side.”

Jesus said: “My people, in My day the people asked Me to give them a sign, but the only sign I give is the sign of Jonah. For at the preaching of Jonah, the whole town of Nineveh repented of their sins, and they fasted and sat in sackcloth and ashes. They turned from the evil at hand, and they changed their lives so they could be saved. This is a witness to all of My people, because you are all called as Jonah to go out and proclaim My Good News to all the people. By your preaching and example, you could also encourage sinners to repent and lead Christian lives by changing their evil ways, just as the people of Nineveh changed their lives. When I see sinners repent and follow Me, I will set them free of the bondage of their sins. All of heaven rejoices when even one sinner converts his or her life to being a Christian. That sinner was lost, but now that soul can be found in the repenting of sins in Confession.”