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Saturday, September 21, 2013

October 2, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013: (St. Matthew)
Jesus said: “My people, today, you are celebrating St. Matthew’s feast day as he left his tax collector’s bench to be one of My apostles. Some people criticized Me for eating with sinners, as tax collectors did not have a good reputation. Yet, I told the people, healthy people do not need a physician, but sick people do. I came to save sinners, and not the self-righteous. St. Matthew was also one of the four evangelists of My Gospel which you read at Mass. Today’s Gospel spoke of a steward who changed his master’s debts so he would be welcomed after his stewardship would be lost. The moral of this account, is that I want My people to be good and honest stewards over the things of life, and helping to bring souls to heaven. You all have been given talents and time, and you are to manage them according to My Will and My Commandments. Today, you are also celebrating Fr. Ralph Fraats’ 80th birthday as he has been a good steward of his priestly service, and he has given a good example of being a good Christian. Rejoice with him for such a productive life in My service. I love all of you, and I especially hold all of My priest sons close to My heart.”

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