Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011: (St. John Neumann)
Jesus said: “My people, this vision of someone’s car stuck in the snow is similar to My apostles being tossed about in the waves of a lake. Whenever I saw the apostles in trouble, I would do what I could to help them. They were afraid at first when I walked on the water. Once I got into the boat, I calmed the seas. With some of My miracles, My apostles did not understand the authority that I had as the Son of God. When I calmed the water and twice multiplied the loaves and the fish, then they had a small feeling that I had special powers that they did not understand. Later, when they received the understanding through the Holy Spirit, then they realized better that I truly am the Son of God. Just as the apostles cried out to Me to save them from drowning, so I will listen to the prayers of My faithful in their needs. I know what each person needs, but I do not force Myself or My gifts on that person. I leave each of you to call on Me in prayer, and I will answer everyone with what is best for the soul. I am always with you, so call on Me at any time.”

Jesus said: “My people, many of you are taken up with the materialism of the world. You crave the latest new things. Once you acquire them, they soon get old and are obsolete, ready for the junk pile. You are controlled more by the craving than once you have something. Do not let these temporary things control you because they are gone tomorrow. Instead, seek holy things that will last forever past this life. This is why seeking holy things satisfies your soul all the time. You have to struggle with the body that shies away from spiritual things and only craves earthly things. This battle between the desires of the body and the desires of the soul is a lifetime struggle, just as your battle of good and evil. By keeping your focus on Me, you can control any bodily desires for material things. You need some things for survival, but live a simpler life without a need for your favorite things.”