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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 23, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017: (St. Peter Damian)
Jesus said: “My people, in St. Matthew’s Gospel (Matt 21:20-28) the mother of St. John and St. James asked Me if her sons could be on My right and on My left in heaven. First, I asked My apostles if they could drink from My cup of suffering that I would take, and they were willing to suffer for My sake. They may drink from My cup, but it is not My place to say where they will be in heaven. It has been reserved by My Father in heaven. My apostles were offended when the two disciples wanted places of honor. Then I told them: ‘Whoever wishes to become great among you, shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you, shall be your slave.’ I did not want My apostles to be like the Scribes and Pharisees who always sought places of honor at weddings and in the synagogues. It is better to be humble and help people instead of searching for fame and riches. When you pray and do good works, you will store up treasure in heaven for your day of judgment.”

Jesus said: “My people, many martyrs and saints have died for their faith rather than deny Me. You have had martyrs all throughout history, but it takes a special faith to be able to die for My sake. Even during the coming tribulation, there will be more martyrs who will die for their faith. Some of My faithful may be called on to be martyrs, but they will become instant saints in heaven. Rejoice, that I will have My refuge builders be the leaders for your communities at My refuges. My angels will protect you and provide for your needs. Be patient through this turmoil, because you will be joyful after I remove the evil ones who are challenging your faith.”

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