I had struggled with illness for 15 years, but I thought it merely was stomach troubles. I never realized that it was really a silent killer — my heart. Thankfully, I poured out my fears to the Lord, and He reassured me. Though my sins were indeed scarlet, He Himself would make up what I lacked. I could trust Him. So I went into surgery in that frame of mind after receiving the Catholic sacraments of the Eucharist, Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick.
And here I am recovering my health, with the sole desire to just live and experience life in whatever form it takes, spending time with my family and friends, doing dishes, daily walks, eating, and resting.
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But don't imagine that grace of trust came out of the blue without years of preparation. George, in Apache Junction, Ariz.
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We study the Diary of St. Faustina , the Catechism and Scripture. Saint Faustina was the first saint canonized in this millennium, and our Lord called her the secretary of His mercy. Our Lord told her that His mercy was His greatest attribute and that the greater the sinner the more he had the right to God's mercy.
Now I can attest to that. But until the trial of my heart surgery, these things were just untried intellectual knowledge. I remember when I first joined the group, I was not much attracted to the concept of God's mercy, St. Faustina, her Diary , or the image that was painted based on her visions. The image shows the resurrected Christ coming out of the dark with two rays of light coming from His side, one red and one pale, representing the waters of Baptism and the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Penance.
The Church is a Bride conceived on the cross from the blood and water that poured from the side of Christ. And such a Bride has to resemble her husband in suffering. That's why children are baptized to be priest, prophet and king. Priest means victim. The triumph of each Christian life is the cross. I am part of that Church, and that does make me a bride of Christ. But that part about suffering and dying, I just wanted to leave that job entirely to Jesus Christ.
I liked staying at the bottom of the hill when Christ climbed Golgotha.
Angelus, 17 March | Francis
I wanted to be comfortable. But two week ago, that state definitely eluded me. The cross has a way of sneaking up on you. And so it was with Divine Mercy. Eight years ago I was not attracted to it. In fact, it seemed like His plan of mercy would play a big role in my life, whether I liked it or not.
So for eight years I went to a weekly meeting to discuss God's mercy. I read St. Faustina's Diary multiple times, all the Scripture passages about God's mercy and the Pope's encyclical on Divine Mercy. NOOK Book. How often has the Lord extended mercy unto you and it was simply overlooked? Perhaps you can relate to instances when you did not comprehend just what was going on in the spiritual realm. Why did things develop as they did?
This was not the scenario you imagined in your mind. The odds were against you, and the outcome was surprising!
God was surrounding you with mercy compassion , even when you were not aware of His presence in the midst of that situation. Angels were on assignment from the Lord, and things worked out in your favor. The book contains true stories that begin with family, and people strategically placed in my life by God to bring change, naturally and spiritually. The late Pastor Lillie B. Sanlin is interwoven throughout the book, as she was one of the vessels of honor God used to introduce me to new life in Jesus. Trace my journey carefully; see the hand of God at work so that He gets my attention and the glory.
Take a few minutes and think about how God's mercy has prevailed in your life. Now, tell the Lord "Thank you Jesus" for He has been and still is good to you. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book!
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