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Friday, February 15, 2008

February 15, 2008

Jesus said: “My people, today’s Gospel reading about anger and reconciling with your neighbor is a very important theme.  I am asking you to quote this passage so people do not forget it.  (Matt. 5:23, 24) ‘Therefore, if thou are offering thy gift at the altar, and there remember that thy brother has anything against thee, leave thy gift before the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.’  This means do not keep any grudges against anyone, and do not seek revenge in anger.  Make peace with your neighbor so these things do not control you, or disturb your spiritual peace.  This also means that you should consider going to Confession to ask My forgiveness of your sins before you come to receive Me at the altar in Holy Communion.  It is best to receive Me with a pure soul, and especially without any mortal sin so you do not commit a sin of sacrilege against My Blessed Sacrament.  It is hard to restrain your anger when you feel that you are being violated unjustly, but you must be forgiving even when you are in the right.  When the other person sees your kindness, they will be confounded in their evil deeds.  Ask Me to forgive them as well.”
Jesus said: “My people, this cloud over these barrels of crude oil is a sign that there are going to be major problems in the oil producing countries of the world.  There already is a growing demand for oil because of America and China to fuel your factories and comfortable lifestyles.  Any disruption in the supply of oil because of wars and uprisings against the oil companies, and there would be a major shortage and higher gas prices.  These clouds in the vision over oil are exactly what will happen.  You already are seeing conflicts with Chavez, and destroyed pipelines in Nigeria and Iraq.  Oil alternatives are very few and hard to supply in the volumes that are needed.  Wars have been fought over fuel supplies, and this could very well spread into other countries.  Pray for peace in the world and that all countries may have enough fuel to sustain themselves without a few countries taking too much from the rest of the world.”

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