Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With Love and Peaceful Gratitude, here is the Gospel of Luke 24: 13-35 LK 24:13-35
That very day, the first day of the week,
two of Jesus’ disciples were going
to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,
and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.
And it happened that while they were conversing and debating,
Jesus himself drew near and walked with them,
but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.
He asked them,
“What are you discussing as you walk along?”
They stopped, looking downcast.
One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply,
“Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem
who does not know of the things
that have taken place there in these days?”
And he replied to them, “What sort of things?”
They said to him,
“The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene,
who was a prophet mighty in deed and word
before God and all the people,
how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over
to a sentence of death and crucified him.
But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel;
and besides all this,
it is now the third day since this took place.
Some women from our group, however, have astounded us:
they were at the tomb early in the morning
and did not find his body;
they came back and reported
that they had indeed seen a vision of angels
who announced that he was alive.
Then some of those with us went to the tomb
and found things just as the women had described,
but him they did not see.”
And he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are!
How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things
and enter into his glory?”
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets,
he interpreted to them what referred to him
in all the Scriptures.
As they approached the village to which they were going,
he gave the impression that he was going on farther.
But they urged him, “Stay with us,
for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.”
So he went in to stay with them.
And it happened that, while he was with them at table,
he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him,
but he vanished from their sight.
Then they said to each other,
“Were not our hearts burning within us
while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?”
So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem
where they found gathered together
the eleven and those with them who were saying,
“The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!”
Then the two recounted
what had taken place on the way
and how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread.
Sometimes our hearts can feel heavy, weighted or burdened with sadness, despair, grief, worry; which is something we can overcome with Jesus Christ. The first apostles here were saddened with great grief after the Crucifixion of Jesus, the Christ whom they loved. Jesus, appearing to them was not as one would expect, as he appeared in the physical in front of them. This is something that, as we believe in Jesus, we can see in ourselves and in others. The apostles were walking with Jesus and as Jesus explained the scriptures, their hearts still did not believe this was the Risen Lord. Jesus, in breaking bread, was revealed to them. Their hearts turned to joy as the Savior was indeed risen!
Jesus can mend all hearts, as can God who sent Him. In lifting our hearts to the Lord, we too can receive a spiritual communion as did the Disciples of the Lord here in this reading. Jesus does not want our hearts to worry or be fearful, or saddened for any length of time. Grief is normal of course, but even in a state of grief and healing we can receive the Risen Lord in our hearts and mend all grief and heal all sadness. Trusting in the Lord is recommended! As we celebrate the Risen Lord together, we can all share in His Eucharist today!
Something that was brought to my attention by a priest named Fr. Mike, is that the Way of the Mass is really celebrated here, in this Gospel Reading. As Jesus is proclaiming God’s Word, which testifies to Him as the Living Word, to the first Apostles, and breaking bread to receive Him in the Eucharist, Jesus is offering a way to lift us all in today’s Word, in the Word of God, which is everlasting and rejoiced over in Heaven. The first Mass of the Lord is guiding us all to lift our hearts to God Himself, to listen to His Word and act upon the Word of God. Lifting our hearts to the Lord, we can receive Jesus and God in our hearts, as just as the first Apostles were able to, during the Resurrection of Christ Himself!
In Jesus Name !
~channeled with God’s angels and in the Living Eucharistic Celebration of the Lord; with insight of God’s Love from Fr. Mike in Albuquerque, NM.
Awhile back, the angels had asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With Love and Gratitude, here is the Gospel of John 20: 19-31. JN 20:19-31
On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”
Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve,
was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”
But he said to them,
“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands
and put my finger into the nailmarks
and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
Now a week later his disciples were again inside
and Thomas was with them.
Jesus came, although the doors were locked,
and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.”
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands,
and bring your hand and put it into my side,
and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”
Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
Now, Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples
that are not written in this book.
But these are written that you may come to believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that through this belief you may have life in his name.
Jesus invites us to lift in His Eternal Peace. Just as He appeared to His Disciples, His Word remains in us. The Peace Jesus offers is His Eternal Peace that emanates from the Lord; and goes forth from Him into every Disciple’s heart and mind. We are His brothers and sisters when we act on God’s Word and Love one another.
“As the Father sends me so I send you.” ~We are to mirror from our hearts the true compassion Jesus has for all of God’s people and all God has Created.
Jesus then Breathed on the Disciples similarly to the way that God Breathed life into Adam (Genesis 2:7), when God breathed life into the dry bones of God’s people prophesied by Ezekiel (Ezekiel 37:5-14), and when God breathed life into His two witnesses (Revelation 11:11-12); which is the Holy Spirit of the Lord.
Jesus, Glorified as he breathed God’s Spirit into the Disciples is commissioning us all to go forth and where there is sin, to remind others that the Mercy of God is Healing and Restoring -and Spiritual Communion in the Mercy of Jesus, can come from Healing. Thus offering the witness of the Mercy of God for those who can appeal to God through Jesus; making a heartfelt and contrite Reconciliation through God’s Unending and Healing Mercy; restoring Faith and Love in God’s Kingdom.
The Disciples and companions of Thomas witnessed to Thomas that Jesus had indeed Risen and they had seen the Lord. Disbelieving their witness, Thomas said,”
Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” But still, Jesus in His Compassion appeared to Thomas. It is in hardness of a heart that one would not believe that Jesus is Risen. Yet the Mercy and Compassion of our Lord still breathes His Spirit into what was once hardened.
The words that Thomas uses when The Lord appears to Thomas, asking Thomas to touch His Wounds and not to be disbelieving, is “My Lord and my God!” Which we are able to see the witness of Jesus as the second part of the Holy Most High Trinity. That Jesus is Lord and God can be witnessed in him as One. That we can witness the Father and the Son as one in the Holy Spirit of God that came forth from Jesus as He breathed Life into the Disciples as God once did.
Jesus loves Thomas and loves God’s people- but goes on to say of those who believe in Him “blessed are those who have not seen and believe.”
~partially, from a homily from Fr. Mike at Prince of Peace Church (April 19th Mass), and partially channeled from the angels of God.
“Greetings beloved, I am St. Michael the Archangel. I am here beloved to lift your focus to God the Most High. I am with you as you remain focused on God and His Promises. Jesus, His Son is also with you and as you remain focused on God, as well as His Son and the Holy Spirit of God, lift every concern to Him. Lift those around you now, and those who are healing in this global pandemic. As you lift your concern to God, lift the world; globally- asking God to lift even the world in His Holy Spirit. As you do this beloved, the Holy Spirit of God, lifts you in God’s Peace and Love for His people. Asking for The Holy Spirit of God Himself, lift your heart in His Love and as you do this, God Himself is lifting you to Him. Calling you in every moment and inviting you to Trust Him. I am St. Michael the Archangel and I love you. I am with you now, and I always will be. Ask for me always- I am always available. and so it is! Amen, Amen, Amen. ”
~channeled from St. Michael with the Healing angels with St. Raphael
An Uplifting Channeled Message from St. Michael the Archangel with the Heavenly Host
“Greetings, beloved ! Peace of the Lord is with you! Peace is always yours beloved when you lift your heart to Jesus. We the angels and Archangels are with you and we celebrate your willingness! God who sees all things is also with you! And this is our message to you this Sunday and every day that this is read. We see you when you ask for us, and we are also with you. Peace is with you as you learn to trust in God and in His Son Jesus, who is with you now and always. All of Heaven is celebrating your heart, when it is lifted to God and to His Son Jesus. Rejoice this day we say! Rejoice and this is our message. For God loves when you lift your heart in prayer, in praise, in rejoicing, in love, in gratitude, in His Rest, in asking for healing or any situation you lift in your heart beloved. Lift your heart dear one, and listen to His Spirit. We are with you when you do this. All of Heaven is rejoicing even now. You are a blessing and you are very loved beloved. And so is your family and all that God has created. You are very blessed and so it is! Amen, Amen, Amen!”
Awhile back, the angels wanted me to use Sundays to post the Gospels. With Love and Gratitude and Peace in the Lord, here is the Gospel of Luke 2:22-40
The Presentation of the Lord
When the days were completed for their purification
according to the law of Moses,
Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem
to present him to the Lord,
just as it is written in the law of the Lord,
Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,
and to offer the sacrifice of
a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,
in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.
Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.
This man was righteous and devout,
awaiting the consolation of Israel,
and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
that he should not see death
before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
He came in the Spirit into the temple;
and when the parents brought in the child Jesus
to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,
he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:
“Now, Master, you may let your servant go
in peace, according to your word,
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples:
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and glory for your people Israel.”
The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;
and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
“Behold, this child is destined
for the fall and rise of many in Israel,
and to be a sign that will be contradicted
–and you yourself a sword will pierce–
so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”
There was also a prophetess, Anna,
the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.
She was advanced in years,
having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage,
and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.
She never left the temple,
but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.
And coming forward at that very time,
she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child
to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.
When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions
of the law of the Lord,
they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.
The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
and the favor of God was upon him.
Awhile back, the Angels and Archangels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With LOVE here is the Gospel of Matthew MT 1:18-24
This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,
which means “God is with us.”
When Joseph awoke,
he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him
and took his wife into his home.