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Friday, May 15, 2015

May 20, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015: (St. Isidore, the farmer)

Jesus said: “My people, today’s readings show you the contrast between what My faithful suffer on earth, and the joy they will have in heaven.  Suffering pain in health problems or from persecution, is just a short time in life compared to an eternity of joy and love with Me in heaven.  The suffering you have on earth can help make up some of the punishment in purgatory for your sins.  Your earthly body is subject to health problems and your eventual death.  Your life after death will be freed from the weaknesses of the body.  Most souls, who do not go to hell, will need some purification in purgatory.  Suffering in purgatory will seem worse for your soul body, but you may have people praying for you, as you pray for the poor souls in purgatory.  Have some Masses requested in your will, or give instructions to your relatives.  My faithful are promised to be with Me one day, and you will be ecstatic to comprehend My infinite love.  Whatever suffering that you endure for My sake, will seem minor compared to eternal joy with Me in heaven.  So do not let any suffering or problems hold you down, because your spirit will be jumping for joy on the day that you come to Me forever.”

Jesus said: “My people, this vision of a large hive of wasps and the thorny weeds in the grass, are a warning for people to avoid getting stung or suffering pain from the thorns on your skin.  When you are outside, there are things in nature that could harm you.  So you try to avoid any discomforts.  In your spiritual life you can be harmed by sin or addictions.  Avoiding occasions of sin is not always thought of because there is not an immediate pain if you make a mistake.  Certain addictions may be hard to avoid once a habit has been established.  People can get drawn into addictions without realizing it at first.  Sinful actions can also be subtle at first, but your body’s desires can cause you to sin, which could cause habitual sin to form.  Even as you are smart enough to avoid painful things in nature, so you also need to be ever alert to the devil’s temptations by avoiding any occasions of sin.  Fortunately, you have My sacrament of Reconciliation which allows you to cleanse your souls of mortal and venial sin.  My faithful should learn from their mistakes so they could avoid the same sin in the future.  It is the sins that you commit most frequently that you should work on, so you can avoid them as much as possible.  If you truly love Me, you need to avoid offending Me with any habitual sin.  Pray for My angels to help you in any weakness to sin.”

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