Saturday, February 16, 2013

Devotion for today: Plea to be filled with mercy

This selection is from the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, “Divine Mercy in My Soul”.
In concluding our week of reflection on faith and its connection to charity, it is wise to look at the words of the saint to whom Christ revealed Himself as the Divine Mercy. Then let us pray to adopt these words as our own this lent.

Selection 692: O Jesus, I understand that Your mercy is beyond all imagining, and therefore I ask You to make my heart so big that there will be room in it for the needs of all the souls living on the face of the earth. O Jesus, my love extends beyond the world, to the souls suffering in purgatory, and I want to exercise mercy toward them by means of indulgenced prayers.

God’s mercy is unfathomable and inexhaustible, just as God Himself is unfathomable. Even if I were to use the strongest words there are to express this mercy of God, all this would be nothing in comparison with what it is in reality.

 O Jesus, make my heart sensitive to all the sufferings of my neighbor, whether of body or of soul. O my Jesus, I know that You act toward us as we act toward our neighbor.  My Jesus, make my heart like unto Your merciful heart. Jesus, help me to go through life doing good to everyone.

St. Faustina and The Divine Mercy

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