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Blog Post - April 1st

Daily Meditation| Daily Quote by S. Padre Pio| Divine Mercy Reflection

Daily Meditation

Faith and Love:

For the beginning is faith and the end is love. Now these two, being inseparably connected together, are of God, while all other things which are requisite for a holy life follow after them.--S. Ignatius of Antioch

Quote by S. Padre Pio:

I never cease to bless the divine mercy for the most holy love he shows toward your soul.

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 91: Prayer for Another Opens the Door

Only God knows what another truly needs. We cannot read another’s soul unless this special grace were given to us by God. But each of us is called to pray fervently for others. At times, if we are open, God will place on our hearts the need to pray fervently for another. If we feel called to enter into special prayers for another, we may also be surprised to find that God will suddenly open the door for a holy and heartfelt conversation that this person desperately needs (See Diary #396).

Has God placed a certain person on your heart? Is there a particular person that often comes to mind? If so, pray for that person and tell God you are ready and willing to be there for that person if it be His Will. Then wait and pray some more. If God so desires, you will find that, at the right time and the right place, your openness to this person could make an eternal difference.

Lord, give me a fervent heart of prayer. Help me to be open to those whom You place in my path. And as I pray for those in need, I make myself available to You to be used as You will. Jesus, I trust in You.

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