Gospel – John 20:19-23
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.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,“Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
976 The Apostle’s Creed associates faith in the forgiveness of sins not only with faith in the Holy Spirit, but also with faith in the Church and in the communion of saints. It was when he gave the Holy Spirit to his apostles that the risen Christ conferred on them his own divine power to forgive sins: “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
1485 “On the evening of that day, the first day of the week,” Jesus showed himself to his apostles. “He breathed on them, and said to them: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’” (Jn 20:19, 22-23).
From “The Great Crusade of Salvation” Testimony of Catalina Rivas CS-132
3) Also, I removed Peter’s last doubts and confirmed him as the supreme head on earth. I further disclosed to him the secret of the final disintegration, when I come back to judge.
4) Who understood Me that day? Perhaps Peter…? Not even he, but what I said to him was enough because on Pentecost day all was to be set on course, and so it was.
5) I had already taught everything that I wanted to teach and what My Church needed. Therefore, I ascended into Heaven the next day. The Gospels outline My character and they perfectly state My way, which is above the human laws, traditions and hopes of the Jewish People. Even My Divine Law manifested through the Patriarchs and Prophets was superseded, that is to say, it was perfected in accordance to the advent of My new and luminous era.
6) But a great part of My Words and My actions are unknown because not everything was written.
Each week we will be presenting a portion of the following Sunday’s readings, and linking it to relevant parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and messages from the Testimony of Catalina. Pay special attention to the italicized underlined sections. This Sunday it is asked, What kind of soil will you be for the word of God? We hope this is inspiring and educational. Any comments you have are certainly welcomed.
Tim Francis prepared this educational program to help you increase your faith and love for the Holy Trinity and our Blessed Mother. His website is http://YouShallBelieve.com
I have known Tim for many years and recommend his work highly. He is a strong advocate for the “The Real Body and Blood Of Jesus” and the numerous miracles that occur on a daily basis. Both of us are greatly inspired by the amazing writings of Catalina Rivas. Catalina is one of the few individuals in history who personally experienced the “Stigmata Of Jesus Christ.”