miguel de Portugal
The Gospel of yesterday's Mass - Luke 17:26-37 - is quite applicable
today but, at the end, it may leave the faithful in a state of
Let us review it:
said to his disciples: "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in
the days of the Son of Man;... Similarly, as it was in the days of Lot:
they were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building; on the
day when Lot left Sodom, fire and brimstone rained from the sky to
destroy them all.
So it will be on the day the Son of
Man is revealed. On that day, someone who is on the housetop and whose
belongings are in the house must not go down to get them, and likewise
one in the field must not return to what was left behind.
Remember the wife of Lot. Whoever
seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save
it.... there will be two women grinding meal together; one will
be taken, the other left." They said to him in reply, "Where, Lord?" He
said to them, "Where the body is, there also the vultures will gather."
All is quite clear until we read the last two sentences: "They said to
him in reply, 'Where,
Lord?' He said to them, 'Where
the body is, there
also the vultures will gather.'
Jesus' answer simply makes no sense as written. Now, let us change just
one word and the message will become crystal clear:
said to him in reply, 'When, Lord?'
He said to them, 'Where the body is, there also the vultures will
Now it makes sense. 'Where the body
is, there also the vultures will gather'
convey the same
the commonly used 'Where there is smoke
there is a fire' .
That is - the gathering of vultures is a sure sign of the
presence of a (dead) body and so are the signs that will be everywhere
just before His Second coming.
Jesus has used the "sign of the times" to wake us up several times.
Just recently we read in the Gospel:
it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.
And in the morning: Today there will be a storm, for the sky is red and
lowering. You know then how to discern the face of the sky: and can you not know the signs of the
times? [Matthew 16:2-3]
It seems that the original translators of Luke 17:37 mistakenly
read or translated the word "when
" - just as they did
with the statement 'Where the body
is, there also the vultures
which, in Matthew
24:28, reads as follows:
the body shall be, there shall the eagles also be gathered
One says vultures
Another Biblical Mystery solved and our message is, once again,
Pay attention to the signs of the times
we are living; signs which
are everywhere. Do not squander your time "eating, drinking, buying, selling,
planting, building" - focus in prayer and fasting because it
will happen so suddenly that 'who is
housetop and whose belongings are in the house must not go down to get
them, and likewise one in the field must not return to what was left
Remember, dear ones.... We are not selling survival supplies. We are
giving away the means to minimize the upcoming suffering for which
there is no escape, although the intensity can be reduced on an
From (Mrs.) LM @ US
I just wanted to drop you a note about the effects of our focused
prayers. You have sent us some confirming "Winks from God" and I
think we have
Our group prayers are, "...on behalf
those who are suffering throughout the world as a result of our greed
Well here in the US., it seems the floodgates have opened up on
unacceptable behavior of men toward women men, and in some cases,
teenage girls and boys, in the Entertainment Industry and Government
since Harvey Weinstein's allegations were revealed.
I don't think a day has gone by without a report concerning another
individual. All of this cannot be false. If this is coming out and
those people repent, great. If they are giving just hollow,
"I am sorry's", they missed the point.
Good to hear from you.
We have missed your correspondence.
Yes! You are right! That IS a major Divine Wink and benefiting a
situation that is on the top of our "to correct" list.
Even if those who may miss the point will think twice
doing something like that for the first time or again.
If people were aware about how damaging is to wound the sexual aspect
of a human being, a greater effort would be placed in preventive
education. Conversely, since God has given satan a free hand as we
approach the End of These Times, anything and everything that could
damage the sexual aspect of a human being is being done and promoted.
In Spain and Portugal the physical (not sexual) abuse of women has been
added to the sexual abuse, and the situation is dismal. It could be
stopped on its tracks if those who are trying to stop it were able to
think.... but they - as most on the entire world - are unable to.
All that the authorities have to heavily promote is the reality
man who physically abuse a woman is a pathologically insecure male and
psychologically castrated. Once a potential abuser has been pre-labled
as such, he will think hard and long before he physically abuses a
woman, thus making public his condition.
Now, going back to those men who - in position of power - try to take
sexual advantage (read abuse) of females under/subject to them. They
a pathologically insecure. A secure male does not need
a position of
power to get the attention of a female.
Understand: A shy man is not
a pathologically insecure man - there is a
tremendous difference between the two. We are not referring to a
character trait as being naturally shy - we are referring to an
Let's keep on praying on behalf of "...all those who are suffering throughout the
world as a result of our greed and iniquities..."
it to them!... actually, we owe it God!
Now, let enjoy another
which we believe, for a number of reasons, that