Jesus knows your weaknesses and my weaknesses. Looking at the Divine Mercy image you can experience God's mercy and strength. He is risen. He is standing in the centre of our heart.
Our heart is like a room where the Apostles were gathered. In this room which is my heart, there is Thomas and his disbelief. Within me is Peter and his weakness. In my heart there are the Apostles and their fears. But despite all of these things, Jesus comes. He says: “Peace be with you. I would like to forgive you all your sins. I would like to pour my love into your heart by my Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.” And I ask Jesus: “Lord, what are you saying? So many times I have let you down, I have offended you, and I have sinned. And you are saying to me ‘Peace be with you’. How can I deserve such grace?” He answers: “It is for free. Justice needs to be deserved, but love is given freely. It is unconditional. I am Mercy. You do not have to understand, it is a mystery. If you don’t believe my words, at least believe my wounds. Look at my wounds, touch them. Look, your name is engraved on my hands. I love you.”
St Faustina wrote: “Jesus, source of my life, sanctify me. O my strength, fortify me. My Commander, fight for me. Only light of my soul, enlighten me. My master, guide me. I entrust myself to you as a little child does to its mother’s love” (Diary 1491). “Give me strength that I may live a new life, the life of the spirit, over which death has no dominion. I am weakness itself, though I do not doubt even for a moment, that I will obtain the help of your grace O God” (Diary 1344).
Together with many saints we repeat after St Paul: “Glory be to him whose power is working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine, glory be to him from generation to generation in the Church and in Jesus Christ, forever and ever” (Eph 3, 20-21).
We pray through the intercession of St Michael and the celestial choir of Thrones that the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility.
I assure you of the constant daily prayer of the priests of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel for all our readers and their families. Please let others know about this magazine and help us to distribute it all over the world.
God bless you.
Fr Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA