The Gift of Divine Mercy

Thank you, St. Faustina! God chose you to be His Servant, and you accepted the challenge. You brought to the world the message of God’s Divine Mercy. We are blessed! Thank you, Amen.

This Sunday is the Feast of Divine Mercy. The Catholic Church I attend, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, will celebrate this event with Eucharistic adoration, confession, recitiation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and other prayer from 2:30 – 4 PM on Sunday.

Pope John Paul II established the Sunday after Easter, the second Sunday of Easter, as the Feast of Divine Mercy for the entire church. He also consecrated our world to Divine Mercy. We live in chaotic times. It is our turn to ask God for His Mercy and consecrate ourselves to His love.

What does God ask of us as He dispenses Divine Mercy on our world? He doesn’t ask much.

God asks us to show mercy to others. Remember the beatitude which says,
“Blessed are the Merciful, for they will receive mercy.” Matthew 5:7
We are reminded that we receive back that which we give.
Give Mercy! Be merciful, even when the world is against you. Be merchoiful and show others the love of God working in you! Be Merciful!

Ask God for Mercy for ourselves and others. Ask God to show His Mercy and strength to our world. Our world is very chaotic right now. satan has a free reign on our world and he brings many to hell with him. satan seeks to take as many souls as he can to hell with him. (Yes, there is a real place called hell, and there is a devil. satan is his name. ) Pray for mercy for yourself and for the world. Repent of your sins. Go to confession. Be reconciled with God! He will pour out His graces upon you!

The last thing Jesus asks of us is complete trust in Him. This is my weakness. Trust. In. God. It is only through complete trust that His graces can flow. The more trust we have in God, the more graces we receive. Think of Mary, the Mother of God. She asked questions of the angel, not because she didn’t trust God, but because she didn’t understand how she could conceive since she was a consecrated virgin and had never “known” man. When the angel explained, she
understood and gave her consent to become the Mother of God. At that moment in time, the Word of God became flesh. All that God has done for us has been a gift of love. Mary lived her life trusting in God. We need to follow her example.

If you are not able to attend a celebration of God’s Divine Mercy on Sunday, use the hour of 3-4 PM and devote that hour to God. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Here’s a link to this devotion. LINK The entire chaplet takes about 8 minutes to pray. If you can, make use of the Sacrament of Confession. Repent and be reconciled with God.
Use mental prayer to honor God and ask for His Mercy on us.

For more information about the Divine Mercy, click HERE.
For information on the Divine Mercy Chaplet, click HERE.