For approximately one year, I have been reading the Diary of Saint Faustina. It started out as a Lenten practice to learn more about Christ’s mercy. Usually, I can read a book within a few days. However, in this instance, it’s taking me quite a long time to work my way through this book. It is so jam-packed with information concerning Christ’s mercy. I read a few pages, at a time, on Mondays, when I attend Adoration. Then I reflect on what Saint Faustina is trying to convey regarding how Christ’s mercy works, and why we should all be seeking mercy.
Seeking Mercy – A Few Tips as to Why We Should
From what I have read to date, here is what I want to share with you:
- Christ’s mercy is readily accessible to everyone willing to seek it from Our Lord.
- Jesus wants to instill within us this virtue; so much so, that He instructed Saint Faustina to speak with the appropriate Church authorities to establish the Feast of Divine Mercy.
- Through visions, Christ taught the Divine Mercy Chaplet to Saint Faustina. He instructed her to recite it regularly, seeking mercy for souls.
- We, too, can join with Saint Faustina, and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, regularly, asking Our Father to “have mercy on us, and on the whole world.”
- As with being granted mercy, we are expected to give our mercy to others.
This Lenten practice, from a year ago, continued throughout the year. From this experience, I learned a great deal. I look forward to learning more and sharing that with you, in the future, as I work my way through the remainder of the book. In the meantime, consider adding the Divine Mercy Chaplet to your daily prayers, as I have done. By doing so, you will see Christ’s mercy at work in your life, and in the lives of those you love.
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