The mysteries of faith are often described in symbols and parables. Jesus often spoke in such a way about the mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven. Little by little Jesus will help us to understand more and more of these mysteries.
The mercy of God is hidden in the Blessed Sacrament. The tabernacle is called “the throne of mercy established by Jesus”. From that throne He desires to enter into man’s heart (Diary 1485). Often during the adoration Jesus spoke to St Faustina. She also saw the rays of mercy coming out of the image through the host; she said: “Once the image was being exhibited over the altar during the Corpus Christ procession. When the priest exposed the Blessed Sacrament, and the choir began to sing, the rays from the image pierced the Sacred Host and spread out all over the world. Then I heard these words: ‘These rays of mercy will pass through you, just as they have passed through this Host, and they will go out through all the world’ ” (Diary 441).
She experienced the power of the Bread of Life, which is Jesus. St Faustina confessed: “I fear the day when I do not receive Holy Communion. This Bread gives me all the strength I need to carry on my mission and the courage to do whatever the Lord asks of me. The courage and strength that are in me are not of me, but of Him who lives in me, it is the Eucharist. O my Jesus, the misunderstandings are so great; sometimes, were it not for the Eucharist, I would not have the courage to go further along the way that You have marked out for me” (Diary 91).
Today let’s thank God for all his words, which we hear and read in the Bible. Let’s thank Him for all the priests and lay preachers to whom we listen. In the darkness of our lives, let’s look for the enlightenment in God’s words. These words are able to broaden our horizons, show us the proper solution and guide us safely to heaven. They can make our hearts burn.
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God bless you.
Fr Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA