Lately I’ve been contemplating the mis-match between my wants and what I’m prepared to receive – including God’s grace.
We hear stories of saints who suffered greatly, but were also open and able to recieve abundant Grace. That ability to RECIEVE God’s grace is not to be overlooked.
In St. Faustina’s diary she writes of this message she received: “Souls without love or devotion, souls full of egoism and selfishness, proud and arrogant souls full of deceit and hypocrisy, lukewarm souls who have just enough warmth to keep themselves alive: My Heart cannot bear this. All the graces that I pour out upon them flow off them as off the face of a rock. I cannot stand them because they are neither good nor bad.”
So if God is pouring out abundant graces on me, am I even capable of receiving it?
The sixth day of the Divine Mercy novena begins with God’s request to bring Him meek and humble souls because “Only the humble soul is capable of receiving My grace.”
Well… I guess the good news is that I certainly have room for growth, and I’m grateful for that little roadmap of how to be able to receive more Grace!
Love to all,
This small booklet by Father Michael Gaitley, author of 33 Days to Morning Glory and Consoling the Heart of Jesus gives you a brief but comprehensive introduction to Divine Mercy including, its history and context, the essential elements of the devotion, and how you can live this profound and beautiful message.
It also includes two bonus appendices: Valuable Divine Mercy prayers and Divine Mercy wisdom from Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
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Creating a habit of constant growth in one’s faith isn’t easy. It starts with tiny steps. That’s why I love this series of books. It doesn’t demand massive amounts of time or brain power. Instead you get to spend an entire year with a single facet of the Church:
What do you want to learn about this year?