Blog Post - April 10th
Daily Meditation| Daily Quote by S. Padre Pio| Divine Mercy Reflection
I may love by halves, I may obey by halves: I cannot believe by halves: either I have faith, or I have it not.--Bl. John Henry Newman
Quote by S. Padre Pio:
(The evil one) is whispering to me continually, and, what is more painful, he insinuates into my mind extremely disturbing thoughts. But praise be to Jesus... I maintain in the depths of my heart a peace such as I have seldom experienced.
Divine Mercy Reflection
Reflections on Notebook One: 11-111
This first notebook of Saint Faustina begins her private revelations given from the Heart of Jesus to her. She writes in a beautiful and simple way. Though, as mentioned in the introduction to this book, her actual words are not quoted in these reflections that follow, the messages that she received and articulated are presented.
In truth, her messages are those contained in Sacred Scripture and in the Tradition of our Church. And if you were to read through the lives and teachings of the saints, you would find the same revelations. God has always spoken to us throughout the ages. He speaks the one Message of Truth, and He reveals that Message in love. The revelations to Saint Faustina are one new way that God continues to speak and reveal Himself to us, His sons and daughters.
The reflections in this first chapter, based on the first notebook, are intentionally short and focused. They are a way for you, the reader, to slowly and carefully listen to the Heart of God spoken to this great saint. Read these reflections slowly and prayerfully. Ponder them throughout the day and allow the Lord to speak to You the message He wants to give.
Reflection 100: The Desire for Good
God smiles upon us and lavishes rewards upon us for the love we offer to Him and to others. Our works of love, when inspired by His grace, are transformed into treasures in Heaven. But that’s not all that is transformed into treasures. Even our desire to do good and to serve God is transformed. God sees all things, even our smallest sincere desires, and transforms all into grace (See Diary #450).
What do you desire in life? What do you long for? Do you find that your desires are attached to sinful acts? Or do you find that your desires and longings are for the good things of Heaven and the works of God. Seek to transform even your desires and you will be richly blessed!
Lord, I offer you my heart and every desire within it. Help me to long for You and for Your holy Will to be fulfilled in this world. May I desire what You desire and long for an abundance of Mercy in our world. Jesus, I trust in You.