Reflection for April 23, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A whole ocean of graces

Divine Mercy Sunday invites us to take shelter in God's love

Inconceivable. Lately, a lot of the news seems inconceivable. If the news has you feeling a bit dismayed, take some time and consider something far more uplifting  -- Christ’s inconceivable mercy.

Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday, a day in which we reflect on Jesus’ message: “Tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” This message was among many He gave to St. Faustina Kowalski (1905-1938) in a series of apparitions. Among them were, “I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls" and "I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My mercy.”

Reflection questions:
  1. What does mercy mean to me?
  2. How can I better understand God’s mercy, realizing it is a “whole ocean” of graces?
  3. How can I allow God’s mercy to work through me as I encounter others throughout my days?

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1 Comment

  • Linda: Friday, April 21, 2017

    The only way to know mercy is to know suffering. And then, not only to know the suffering, but to let the suffering speak to you in such a way that it is, itself, transformed into mercy.