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Saturday, April 12, 2008

April 12, 2008

Jesus said: “My people, ‘Peace be with you’, is how I greeted My apostles, and when they saw Me, they believed. Now I come to you in Holy Communion with the same words, but does everyone believe in My Real Presence under the appearances of the consecrated Bread and Wine? This is a gift of faith from My heavenly Father to believe in the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into My Body and Blood. I told the people: (John 6:54,55) ‘Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood, you shall not have life in you. He, who eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood, has life everlasting, and I will raise him up on the last day.’ At these words many had difficulty in believing in Me, and they turned away from Me. I questioned My apostles, but St. Peter was faithful and said: (John 6:69,70) ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast words of everlasting life, and we have come to believe and to know that Thou are the Christ, the Son of God.’ This is the same faith that I ask of all of My disciples, to believe that I am fully present, Body and Blood in the consecrated bread and wine. I know that a good number of Catholics do not believe in My Real Presence, but I am still there just the same, whether they believe it or not. This is why when you receive Me in Holy Communion, you have the closest taste of heaven because I am intimately present to you in your soul and body. Treasure this time with Me, and share your troubles and thoughts with Me, for I will give you the grace to endure all of the trials of life. If you have Me sacramentally present in My Church, how could you leave Me for any other belief?”
Jesus said: “My people, this vision shows one of My faithful on the cross, but I am still there with them in sharing their pain. Many people are struggling in these hard economic times. You are having to pay more for your gas and food which are basic to every family. Taxes on your property, health care costs, and cost for education are always increasing at a faster rate than your income is increasing. The poor and those on fixed incomes are finding it even harder because there is no fat or vacation money to cut back on. Those, who have experienced damage to their homes from natural disasters, or those, who are losing their homes to foreclosures, are completely stressed out. As your recession progresses, there are still more to suffer who are losing their jobs. Call on My help in carrying your cross for both financial and physical problems. When you trust in Me, I will help you to work through your trials.”

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