Virgin of Vladimir (+ image by the hand of Stephen Allison 2008)

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Come back to me

Notes of meeting on 28 January 2014

Picture of Jesus in the Temple. The Temple was filled with light emanating from the Father togetehr with the Son and Holy Spirit.

The light seemed to gather a genbtle breeeze that travelled from the Temple in the Heavens down to the Earth in darkness.

The light became ontense and penetrated the darkness. The light seemed to become a hand of light that pushed left and right until the whole Earth was covered in this penetrating force of light.

Peopele in terrible sin felt exposed and yet felt a great warmth and yeilding of spirit. The hand opened up and cupped hold of them afirming them and they cried out for help to turn away from sin and stay in the cupped hand.

"My people I hold you in the palm of my hand. Turn back to Me, you are beloved of Me. Come back to Me."

Matthew 25 v 31-46

31 'When the Son of man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. 32 All nations will be assembled before him and he will separate people one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. 33 He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right hand, "Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take as your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, 36 lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me." 37 Then the upright will say to him in reply, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome, lacking clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we find you sick or in prison and go to see you?" 40 And the King will answer, "In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me." 41 Then he will say to those on his left hand, "Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you never gave me food, I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, lacking clothes and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me." 44 Then it will be their turn to ask, "Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or lacking clothes, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?" 45 Then he will answer, "In truth I tell you, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me." 46 And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the upright to eternal life.'

We can know the joy of forgiveness

Monday, 10 February 2014

I shall look for the lost one

Notes of meeting on 21 January 2014

Picture of Mary making flat bread. Jesus arrived bringing wine and water.

We were all invited to take a place around the table. Mary seemed to be Jesus' helper and server. Jesus took the bread, water and wine and said grace and then the bread was distributed. Everyone was famished and the bread tasted good. Then Jesus offered us the mixed wine and water. We were so thirsty our tongues were sticking to out mouths. When we drank the wine and water we felt completely filled up and our thirst completely quenched.

We felt as though our spritual body was alive, as though some great need had been satisfied.

Jesus and Mary got up to go but said they would be back. Jesus said "I will send you souls to help, bandage and bind their wounds, feed them, give them drink, act as loving brothers to one another".

We hadn't been invited to His house He had come to ours.

Ezekiel 34 v 11 -16

11 "For the Lord Yahweh says this: Look, I myself shall take care of my flock and look after it. 12 As a shepherd looks after his flock when he is with his scattered sheep, so shall I look after my sheep. I shall rescue them from wherever they have been scattered on the day of clouds and darkness. 13 I shall bring them back from the peoples where they are; I shall gather them back from the countries and bring them back to their own land. I shall pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the inhabited parts of the country. 14 I shall feed them in good pasturage; the highest mountains of Israel will be their grazing ground. There they will rest in good grazing grounds; they will browse in rich pastures on the mountains of Israel. 15 I myself shall pasture my sheep, I myself shall give them rest -- declares the Lord Yahweh. 16 I shall look for the lost one, bring back the stray, bandage the injured and make the sick strong. I shall watch over the fat and healthy. I shall be a true shepherd to them.

John 10 v 1 - 16

1 'In all truth I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold through the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a bandit. 2 He who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the flock; 3 the gatekeeper lets him in, the sheep hear his voice, one by one he calls his own sheep and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all those that are his, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow because they know his voice. 5 They will never follow a stranger, but will run away from him because they do not recognise the voice of strangers.' 6 Jesus told them this parable but they failed to understand what he was saying to them. 7 So Jesus spoke to them again: In all truth I tell you, I am the gate of the sheepfold. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and bandits, but the sheep took no notice of them. 9 I am the gate. Anyone who enters through me will be safe: such a one will go in and out and will find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. 12 The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and runs away, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep; 13 he runs away because he is only a hired man and has no concern for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep. 16 And there are other sheep I have that are not of this fold, and I must lead these too. They too will listen to my voice, and there will be only one flock, one shepherd.

Romans 5 v 12

Well then; it was through one man that sin came into the world, and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned.

Picture of Jesus with light from His eyes upon the Earth and light coming from His hands as in the 'Divine Mercy' picture.