Blog Post - March 22nd
Daily Meditation| Daily Quote by S. Padre Pio| Divine Mercy Reflection
Ever thought about that phrase "listen up"? It is not just a phrase but good advice. We all think heaven is up, right? So listen up.
Quote by S. Padre Pio:
I feel again the love of my God rising up like a giant in my poor heart, and I still have confidence and strength to cry out with S. Peter: "Lord, save me, I am perishing."
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 81: Power and Mercy
Imagine a dictator of a country who has absolute power and is also a very angry, malicious and vengeful man. This is not someone you would want to upset. Now imagine the opposite. Imagine one who has absolute power and is also blessed with a heart of pure Mercy. This is our God. And in addition to our God having these qualities, He passes them on to His Mother. She is Queen and exercises her queenship with great authority. But it’s an authority that is expressed in perfect Mercy. We should always trust in the power of God as it is made manifest through the mediation of our Mother of Mercy (See Diary #330).
Reflect upon that for which you are in need of Mercy. It could be sin, or it could be a heavy cross that seems too much to carry. It could be the need to forgive and to exercise charity toward a person who has wounded you. Whatever it is, turn to our Blessed Mother, the Mother of Mercy, and entrust your need to her glorious heart. With the authority entrusted to her by God, an abundance of grace will be given to you in your need.
Dearest Mother, Mother Most-Powerful, you have been entrusted with the grace of Heaven. As Queen, your Divine Son has given to you the glorious privilege of dispensing His Mercy. I beg of you, dear Mother, to bestow that grace in abundance so that we, your children, may know the Mercy and goodness of God. Mother Mary, pray for us. Jesus, I trust in You.