Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011:
Jesus said: “My people, several times St. Peter and St. John were arrested when they cured a lame beggar, and when they preached My Name in the temple. In today’s reading an angel let them out of prison from locked doors, and they walked past the guards. Once they were arrested again, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, spoke up and told the Sanhedrin to not have anything to do with the apostles. He said: (Acts 5:38,39) ‘So now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone. For if this plan or work is of men, it will be overthrown; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it. Else perhaps you may find yourselves fighting even against God.’ They scourged the apostles, but the apostles were rejoicing to be counted worthy of suffering to defend their teaching in My Name. Even your own mission of preparing the people for the coming tribulation has been allowed to be distributed, even despite some criticism and persecution thrown in your path.”

Jesus said: “My people, ask yourself why you desire to be rich in this world’s goods. Some people desire riches so they will have all that they want and need in this life without depending on anyone. Whenever you depend on yourself for everything, you come up short of all that you need. When you realize that you are dependent on Me for everything, you become rich in a spiritual way. Many of My saints purposely gave up all of their family wealth so they could be totally dependent on Me. When you are rich in the world, you do not gain by the purification of unknown trials in your life. It is dealing with your trials that can improve your spiritual life. Not only do you depend on Me for everything, but you put your trust in Me that I will protect you from any evil influence. When you do battle with the demons, you need to call on My Name for all the good angels that give you support in your need. So do not be fearful or anxious where your next meal is coming from, or how you will be dressed, or where you will stay for shelter. I know all of your needs before you do, so I will grant you your necessities every day. Give Me thanks and praise for all of My gifts to you because I shower you with My abundant graces every day.”