Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mary TV Daily Reflection 4/11/2012

Jesus, Divine Mercy!

April 11, 2012

Easter Wednesday                 


Dear Family of Mary!


"Dear children! With motherly love I desire to open the heart of each of you and to teach you personal unity with the Father. To accept this, you must comprehend that you are important to God and that He is calling you individually. You must comprehend that your prayer is a conversation of a child with the Father; that love is the way by which you must set out - love for God and for your neighbor. That is, my children, the love that has no boundaries, that is the love that emanates from truth and goes to the end. Follow me, my children, so that also others, in recognizing the truth and love in you, may follow you. Thank you." (April 2, 2011)


Mother Mary is passionate about one thing, uniting her children with the Father. She wants us to fall in love with our God, and to open our hearts to Him in complete trust and honesty. Only then will she be at rest. Her words in this message remind me very much of the words from St. Faustina's Diary about the longing of Jesus for the same thing. St. Faustina wrote this conversation between a soul and Jesus:


Jesus:   Be not afraid of your Savior; O sinful soul. I make the first move to come to you, for I know that by yourself you are unable to lift yourself to me. Child, do not run away from your Father; be willing to talk openly with your God of mercy who wants to speak words of pardon and lavish his graces on you. How dear your soul is to Me! I have inscribed your name upon My hand; you are engraved as a deep wound in My Heart.


Soul: Lord, I hear your voice calling me to turn back from the path of sin, but I have neither the strength nor the courage to do so.


Jesus: I am your strength, I will help you in the struggle.


Soul: Lord I recognize your holiness, and I fear You.


Jesus: My child, do you fear the God of mercy? My holiness does not prevent Me from being merciful. Behold, for you I have established a throne of mercy on earth - the tabernacle - and from this throne I desire to enter into your heart. I am not surrounded by a retinue or guards. You can come to me at any moment, at any time; I want to speak to you and desire to grant you grace.


Soul: Lord, I doubt that You will pardon my numerous sins; my misery fills me with fright.


Jesus: My mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world. Who can measure the extent of my goodness? For you I descended from heaven to earth; for you I allowed myself to be nailed to the cross; for you I let my sacred Heart be pierced with a lance, thus opening wide the source of mercy for you. Come, then, with trust to draw graces from this fountain. I never reject a contrite heart. Your misery has disappeared in the depths of My mercy. Do not argue with Me about your wretchedness. You will give me pleasure if you hand over to me all your troubles and griefs. I shall heap upon you the treasures of My grace.


Soul: You have conquered, O Lord, my stony heart with Your goodness. In trust and humility I approach the tribunal of Your mercy, where You Yourself absolve me by the hand of your representative. O Lord, I feel Your grace and Your peace filling my poor soul. I feel overwhelmed by Your mercy, O Lord. You forgive me, which is more than I dared to hope for or could imagine. Your goodness surpasses all my desires. And now, filled with gratitude for so many graces, I invite You to my heart. I wandered, like a prodigal child gone astray; but you did not cease to be my Father. Increase Your mercy toward me, for You see how weak I am.


Jesus: Child, speak no more of your misery; it is already forgotten. Listen, My child, to what I desire to tell you. Come close to My wounds and draw from the Fountain of Life whatever your heart desires. Drink copiously from the Fountain of Life and you will not weary on your journey. Look at the splendors of My mercy and do not fear the enemies of your salvation. Glorify My mercy. (1485, Diary)


This is a beautiful conversation of a child with the Father, a conversation of honesty and love. I believe Jesus would like to speak these words to each of us. He longs for us to understand His love, to comprehend His desire for each of us, to receive His forgiveness and accept His invitation to help us in every way. May we allow Jesus, Divine Mercy, to reach into our hearts with His tender love during these days of Divine Mercy!


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Cathy Nolan

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