Daily Meditation| Daily Quote by S. Padre Pio| Divine Mercy Reflection
We Are Not Alone:
May we be reassured that God is working in whatever circumstances we find ourselves in here and now. Let us reach out to our scriptural mentors for inspiration as the Spirit moves us to join in God's banquet of love.
Quote by S. Padre Pio:
I beg you, for heaven's sake, to calm your anxieties and apprehensions.
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 102: God Uses the Weak
If you were God, and you had some glorious task you wanted accomplished, who would you choose? Someone with manifest gifts? Or someone who is weak, humble and appears to have very few natural gifts? Surprisingly, God most often chooses the weak for the greatest tasks. This is one way through which He is able to manifest His almighty power (See Diary #464).
Reflect, today, upon whether you have a high and lofty view of yourself and your abilities. If so, be careful. God has a hard time using someone who thinks this way. Seek to see your lowliness and humble yourself before the glory of God. He wants to use you for great things, but only if you allow Him to be the one who acts in and through you. That way, the glory belongs with Him and the work is accomplished according to His perfect wisdom and is a fruit of His abundant Mercy.
Lord, I offer myself for Your service. Help me to always come to You in humility, acknowledging my weakness and sin. In this humble state, please shine through so that Your glory and power will do great things. Jesus, I trust in You.