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New Year's Day and Mercy!!

Sunday, January 01, 2006
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Praised be Jesus Christ!! Now and Forever!!
I just returned from Adoration and I stayed longer than I initially intended to -though not as long as I wanted to. I am reading a book that some very dear Sisters from a convent near Boston sent me as a Christmas present. The book is called "God Who Is Rich In Mercy". The gift is something I shall cherish always. I normally do not read sans a bit from the Divine Office or the Sacred Scripture and then it is in the context of the Hours or my Lectio Divina. For some reason tonight I brought the book with me but did not pick it up until midway through the Holy Hour. When I opened the book the first thing I saw was on the Divine Mercy and the Holy Eucharist so I read just a portion and began to contemplate the words.
In the book there is a chapter on "The Divine Mercy and the Eucharist". In this chapter there is a quote from St. Faustina which I think are appropriate today as it is now Sunday and many Catholics- I pray all- will be attending Holy Mass. I will leave the quotation at the bottom of this posting for you to draw from and close for tonight so that I can rest and prepare for Sunday Mass myself.
What a wonderful way to begin a new year I was given today with my Best Friend, Divine Master and Redeemer. If there is one thing else I would could pass on at the beginning of this year it would be to rend your hearts out and unite your heart with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and do it without delay. The Master stands at the door and knocks!
Omnia Pro Iesu Per Mariam!!
Ed


"MY HEART- said Jesus- overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially for poor sinners. If only they could understand that I am the best of Fathers to them and that for them that the Blood and Water flowed from My Heart as a fount overflowing with mercy. For them I dwell in the tabernacle as King of Mercy. I desire to bestow My graces upon souls, but they do not want to accept them. You, at least, come to Me as often as possible and take these graces they do not want to accept. In this way you will console My Heart. Oh, how indifferent are souls to so much goodness, to so many proofs of love! My Heart drinks only of the ingratitude and forgetfulness of souls living in the world. They have time for everything, but have no time to come to Me for graces."
see: Diary of St. Faustina # 367
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