The message of Divine Mercy is at the heart of the gospel. It presents the truth and the call of the gospel. It presents the truth and the call of the gospel and is proclaimed by Pope John Paul II, in his encyclical Rich in Mercy as the message for our age:
"The Church must consider it one of her principal duties -- at every stage of history and especially in our modern age -- to proclaim and to introduce into life the mystery of mercy, supremely revealed in Jesus Christ" (14).
Over and over again Our Lord expressed His desire to Saint Faustina that the whole world be told of His mercy, and He promised to defend throughout their lives those who proclaim His mercy.
Proclaim that mercy is the greatest attribute of God. All the works of My hands are crowned with mercy (301).
I desire that the whole world know My infinite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy (687).
Do all you possibly can for this work of My mercy. I desire that My mercy be worshiped, and I am giving mankind the last hope of salvation; that is, recourse to My mercy (998).
Proclaim to the whole world My unfathomable mercy. Do not be discouraged by the difficulties you encounter in proclaiming My mercy. These difficulties that affect you so painfully are needed for your sanctification and as evidence that this work is Mine (1142).
Tell the world about My mercy and My love... The flames of mercy are burning me. I desire to pour them out upon human souls. Oh, what pain they cause Me when they do not want to accept them!... Do whatever is within your power to spread devotion to My mercy. I will make up for what you lack. Tell aching mankind to snuggle close to My merciful Heart, and I will fill it with peace (1074).
Souls who spread the honor of My mercy I shield through their entire life as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the Merciful Savior. At that last hour, a soul has nothing which to defend itself except My mercy. Happy is the soul that during its lifetime immersed itself in the Fountain of Mercy, because justice will have no hold on it (1075).
From all My wounds, a s from streams, mercy flows for souls, but the wound in My Heart is the fountain of unfathomable mercy. From this fountain spring all graces for souls. The flames of compassion burn Me. I desire greatly to pour them out upon souls. Speak to the whole world about My mercy (1190).
Do not tire of proclaiming My mercy. In this way you will refresh this Heart of Mine, which burns with a flame of pity for sinners (1521).
All those souls who will glorify My mercy and spread its worship, encouraging others to trust in My mercy, will not experience terror at the hour of death. My mercy will shield them in that final battle... (1540).
In the Old Covenant I sent prophets wielding thunderbolts to My people. Today I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I don not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My Merciful Heart. I use punishment when they themselves force Me to do so; My hand is reluctant to take hold of the sword of justice. Before the Day of Justice I am sending the day of Mercy (1588).
With souls that have recourse to My mercy and with those that glorify and proclaim My great mercy to others, I will deal according to My infinite mercy at the hour of their death (379).
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tell the World of My Mercy
The excerpt below was taken from the booklet entitled "Come to My Mercy: The Desires and Promises of the Merciful Savior as recorded in the Diary of St. Maria Faustina" which was arranged and introduced by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB. Our Lord desires to proclaim His infinite mercy to the whole world through His revelation to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, thus, I'm writing this in my blog. The commentary is in normal type and Our Lord's words are in bold.