When we honour and venerate the Divine Mercy image of Jesus and say the prayer, we will be granted the promised graces.
Jesus gave conditions for obtaining these graces. To trust in Him and perform at least one daily act of love for one’s neighbour by action, work or prayer.
“The graces of my mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive. Souls that trust boundlessly are a great comfort to Me because I pore all the treasures of My graces into them” (Diary 1578).
“I desire to grant particularly in a soul which has placed its trust in My mercy” (Diary 1520).
“I delight particularly in a soul which has placed its trust in my goodness” (Diary 1541).
This is why Our Lord Jesus insisted on putting the statement ‘Jesus I Trust in You’ beneath the image. He wanted people to always remember the importance of trust and to be guided by action. Jesus is eagerly awaiting the human response of trust. He says to St Faustina “Tell souls not to place within their own hearts obstacles to My Mercy, which so greatly wants to act within them. My mercy works in all those hearts which open their doors to it” (Diary 1577).
There is no way for us not to trust Jesus when we ourselves experience his love and mercy. He is trustworthy. Our trust, is an obvious trust to His mercy.
A serious obstacle in growing in trust is pride, man can be intellectually proud. He wants to understand everything, to find explanations to every mystery. But when we enter the world of faith, we should accept things, even though we do not understand them. Truth is beyond us, we will discover it little by little. The first step towards our spiritual growth is to humble our minds. We believe in God and we believe in what he said. We listen to Him because he is the intelligent one. He is our Creator and far wiser.
I assure you of the constant daily prayers of the priests of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel for all our readers and their families.
God bless you.
Fr Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA