I’ve been slowly reading the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska; a little each week during my time in Adoration. I read a few pages and then stop to meditate on what she and Christ are communicating to me. You see, it is a story of Saint Faustina’s visions of the Lord, who instructed her on His mercy. It’s packed with a lot of great information; digestible in small bits. At this point, maybe I’ll finish the book by the end of this year! I started this book prior to the end of the Year of Mercy, because I wanted to learn more about Christ’s mercy. My Lenten mission is one of seeking mercy from Christ. Oh, am I learning a lot about His mercy!
Seeking Mercy: A “See” Change
This Lenten season has been fruitful in that I see a change occurring within me because of reading this book. I find myself seeking mercy a lot more than I had ever done in the past, and not just for myself. I find myself saying the Divine Mercy Chaplet for our country, my family and friends. And, to be honest, I must admit, that prior to reading this book, I think I can count on one hand the number of times that I said the Divine Mercy Chaplet. I am not proud of this fact. You would think that someone who profusely encourages each of you to embrace virtue would have embraced mercy herself long ago. I have always found it much easier to give mercy than to seek mercy for myself. But, as I also always say, some virtues come naturally to some people and other virtues require work.
For me, seeking mercy did not come naturally. I am working at it; from both a give and take perspective. Trying to understand the depths of Christ’s mercy seems unfathomable to me; yet I see that the font is flowing in my direction! All I needed to do was to open my heart to receive it. Join me in seeking mercy. Just take a gulp of Christ’s mercy, and let it seep down into your heart. If you are like me, you, too, will “see” yourself change – for the better!