Saint Faustina – Messenger of Divine Mercy
Submitted by Thomas Stidl
Saint Faustina was a nun who had visions and locutions of Jesus. She was commissioned by Jesus to spread the message of Divine Mercy to the entire world. No one can fathom the depth or breadth of God. We cannot put boundaries on God or any characteristic of God. From our early days of religious training we learned that God is everywhere - Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit. Think about that for a moment. Think of the vastness of the entire cosmos. God exists in that vastness as well as every characteristic of God. This is how God can listen to a child’s prayer and still be everywhere.
Having written this, there is no way that any human being can measure the mercy of Jesus. It is deeper than any ocean depth or any crater or black hole that exists in the universe. His mercy never stops either while we are living on earth or have gone to join him in the afterlife. Remember Saint Paul’s writing. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.” We are all imperfect creatures with immense need of God’s mercy. It has often been said that we are all pilgrims on a journey. Our journey is to be reunited with God. We must continually accept Jesus as our savior and have faith to believe that He will guide us home to Him.
Just recently we have seen a Papal statement about blessings of same sex attraction humans. It is the wisdom of the Holy Father that those individuals need an extra dose of God’s mercy. It is not the will of God that anyone should be sentenced to eternal damnation. It is the will of God for all individuals no matter what their sexual preference to accept Divine Mercy and reform their lives to avoid eternal damnation. By the way, Our Lady of Fatima told the three children that many souls go to hell because of sexual sins and that they have no one to pray for them.
We heterosexuals should not despise or frown upon any person, but rather we should pray that all people forsake the life of sin, reform their lives, and seek sacramental absolution for their sins, and be reunited with Jesus in the Eucharist. This is for everyone to do especially if the sins are considered grievous and serious. Lent is approximately two and one-half weeks away. Looking at the status of our world, we have work to do. Unfortunately, some of us have more to do than others. Above all, let us celebrate Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday (the Sunday after Easter) with great joy.
Until next time, Laus Tibi, Christe. Deo Gratias. Gloria Tibi Domini. Praise be to God. See you in Paradise. Amen.