June 26th…Speak Life.

It’s another Wednesday for Saint Maria Faustina KoWalska (what else,) with a brief reflection on the Divine Mercy of God:

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“Rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed” 1 Pt 4:13

793 I am reliving these moments with Our Lady.  With great longing, I am waiting for the Lord’s coming…I desire that all humankind come to know the Lord.  I would like to prepare all nations for the coming of the Word Incarnate.  O Jesus, make the fount of Your mercy gush forth more abundantly, for humankind…has more need than ever of Your compassion.  You are a bottomless sea of mercy for us sinners; and the greater the misery, the more right we have to Your mercy.  You are a fount which makes all creatures happy by Your infinite mercy.  -St. Faustina Kowalska

To understand what we do as a Church…to just have Faith (in the times of when we question is Faith enough?)  Remember we are a people of Hope!  To listen to two responses regarding the recent Supreme Court Ruling click on the links below (Speak Life & An Open Letter!)

Speak Life!

An Open Letter!

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

hugs n’ love-filled blessings!

may I see your I.D., please?

It’s another Wednesday for Saint Maria Faustina KoWalska (what else,) with a brief reflection on the Divine Mercy of God:

(144)  I have noticed that, from the very moment I entered the convent, I have been charged with one thing; namely, that I am a saint.  But this word was always used scoffingly.  At first, this hurt me very much, but when I had risen above it, I paid no attention to it.  However, when on one occasion a certain person (perhaps Father Sopocko) suffered because of my sanctity, I was very pained that, because of me, others can experience some unpleasantness.  And I began to complain to the Lord Jesus, asking why this should be so, and the Lord answered me,  Are you sad because of this?  Of course you are a saint.  Soon I Myself will make this manifest in you, and they will pronounce the same word, saint, only this time it will be with love.

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hugs n’ holy blessings today and always!

pillars of light

It’s another Wednesday for Saint Maria Faustina KoWalska (what else,) with a brief reflection on the Divine Mercy of God:

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St. Faustina

“I see now that my deeds which have flowed from love are more perfect than those which I have done out of fear.”             St. Faustina 

838  + I marvel…Only God can give one such courage; otherwise one would give up.  But I see with joy that all these adversities contribute to God’s greater glory.  The Lord has few such souls.  O infinite eternity, you will make manifest the efforts of heroic souls, because the earth rewards their efforts with hatred and ingratitude.  Such souls do not have friends; they are solitary.  (223) And in this solitude, they gain strength; they draw their strength from God alone.  With humility, but also with courage, they stand firmly in the face of all the storms that beat upon them.  Like high-towering oaks, they are unmoved.  And in this there is just this one secret:  that it’s from God that they draw this strength, and everything whatsoever they have need of, they have for themselves and for others.  They not only carry their own burden, but also know how to take on, and are capable of taking on, the burdens of others.  They are pillars of light along God’s ways; they live in light themselves and shed light upon others.  They themselves live on the heights, and know how to show the way to lesser ones and help them attain those heights.  -St. Faustina’s Diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul

Father God, continue to strength those who fall under scrunity for walking in your light.  Give them the fortitude to trust in the heart You have given them, that they may never sacrifice Your love for love of man!  If they are misunderstood or persecuted give them the courage to draw nearer to You, finding comfort by trusting in Your ways…always.  For although we may struggle to walk in your light, and darkness may try to over-shadow us; we know that You are the way, the truth, and the ever-lasting light.  Use us in all ways to shine light upon YOU!  Amen.

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hugs n’ blessings to all those heros who aim at greater heights!

let your light shine!