I am rerunning this post for Divine Mercy Sunday.
Catholics are familiar with the beautiful devotion to Jesus as the Divine Mercy. This devotion is based on the private revelations of Jesus to a young Polish nun that emphasized the unfathomable depths of God’s merciful love. St. Maria Faustina became the first saint of the new millennium when she was canonized by our late Polish pope, John Paul II.
It has been over 10 years now that I first read St. Faustina’s Diary. Yet I cannot forget the unexpected impact that the messages had on me. I want to share with you today the one that changed my life forever. It comes at the end of the section numbered 90. Jesus says, “It is not for the success of a work, but for the suffering that I give reward.”
These words hit me like a 2×4 between the ears! [Read more…]