Daily Meditation| Daily Quote by S. Padre Pio| Divine Mercy Reflection
Meeting the Challenge:
The history of the Church can be charted against the backdrop of evangelization. Down through the past two thousand years, from the time Jesus lived on this earth, the Church has tried to meet the challenge of reaching out to others with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Quote by S. Padre Pio:
Moderate your impulse and set your conscience right.
Divine Mercy Reflection
Reflections on Notebook Five: 263-326
As we begin Notebook Five, Saint Faustina’s understanding of the Mercy of God should be more alive to you. Hopefully you have a deeper understanding of the infinite love of God and His burning desire to embrace you, free you from the burden of sin, and shower you with His grace.
It should also be clear that God is silent at times so as to strengthen you, purify you and deepen your trust in Him. God’s wisdom and His ways are beyond what we could ever imagine. He is perfect in His love and you must have full confidence in the direction He gives to your life.
As we enter into this notebook, try to believe and live all that you have read so far. It’s one thing to believe it intellectually, it’s quite another thing to believe it with your actions. You must believe in the Mercy of God with your actions. You must let all that you have read take hold of you and direct the way you live. One way to do this is to go back to any reflections that have stood out so far. If something has stood out, be it a particular reflection or a general theme, pay attention to that. The Message of Mercy is broad and all encompassing, but it’s also particular to you. Let the Lord speak directly to you revealing the specific truths that you need to embrace the most.
Reflection 300: Revealing the Secrets of Your Soul
It is actually quite consoling to have someone with whom you can reveal the depths of your soul. This sort of confidant is a great blessing when absolute confidentiality, mercy and understanding are offered. Speaking even of your sins without hesitation can bring much healing when the person with whom we share these things responds with perfect love and is able to offer you the Mercy of God. We all need such a confidant. But in truth we do! We have the priest, waiting for us in the glorious Sacrament of Reconciliation. His confidentiality is certain, his compassion and mercy is offered and the forgiveness and Mercy of God is poured forth upon the deepest and darkest secrets in your heart. Do not hesitate and do not delay in going to Confession. You need this gift from our Lord and He will bless you with an abundance of His Mercy through it (See Diary #1464).
Reflect honestly upon the deepest and “darkest” sin in your heart. What is it that you fear revealing the most? The Lord desperately desires to enter into that darkness and bring the healing balm of His light and Mercy. Do let Him in through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The power of this Sacrament is unmatched and is exactly what you need to begin your healing and to be set free from your burdens. Do not fear it and do not put it off. Make an act of faith today in this glorious Sacrament and you will be amazed at the effect that it has on your life.
Lord, please give me courage to confess my sins in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please also give me the wisdom to know that this is among Your greatest gifts. In this Sacrament I encounter Your Mercy to the greatest degree. Thank You, dear Lord, for this priceless gift. Jesus, I trust in You.