Mary Magdalene the Penitent – who received God’s mercy – painted by my cousin Kathleen Carr
“Let the greatest sinners place their trust in My mercy. They have the right before others to trust in the abyss of My mercy. My daughter, write about My mercy towards tormented souls. Souls that make an appeal to My mercy delight Me. To such souls I grant even more graces than they ask. I cannot punish even the greatest sinner if he makes an appeal to My compassion, but on the contrary, I justify him in My unfathomable and inscrutable mercy. Write: before I come as a just Judge, I first open wide the door of My mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice…” (Diary, 1146)
Sorry it’s been awhile since I have posted anything. The past few weeks have been difficult. In three weeks time my friends or myself have been touched by 4 suicides, one of which touched our family very personally. I have seen a lot of despair. I have also seen division. I was unsettled, as I remember having a dream relating to suicide a few months back. I know now, more than ever, our mission, as faithful is to spread hope because our God is a God of hope. In the midst of all this, I have also seen good. People coming together in prayer. I have found this period of time difficult, yet I remain steadfast to stay faithful. If you find yourself in despair, please ask God to bind up that spirit of despair and cast it out. Go to confession. Offer your sins to Jesus asking forgiveness. Spread hope to others.
I believe it was meant to be that just before all of this happened, I watched a Divine Mercy 101 DVD with Fr. Chris Alar. As I sat and pondered these suicides, feeling helpless and worried for souls, I remembered that Fr. Alar had said (paraphrasing), if you say a Divine Mercy Chaplet today for someone who has died in the past, the graces from your prayer today, because God is outside of time, are taken to your loved one at the time of their judgement. In other words, God could for see that you would say the prayer for the loved one and then apply that grace for them when they die. Our God is that merciful. Unfathomable mercy. Pray the chaplet, our prayers do have power.
I took all of this in and went to the 24 hour Adoration Chapel nearby. I recorded what popped into my head as God speaking to me, I will relay only part of it here;
The biggest mistake you all make is thinking the devil is not real. He spreads lies and confusion. Wreaking havoc. This is free will’s choices. You have to choose to love and choose the good. I have given you the tools. Silence the noise and the veil is lifted. I am available to all. Seek refuse in Mary, the perfect example. Satan is trying to cause division in this time and has succeeded more than any other time. Making you think you are almighty gods of yourselves. You CAN have Divine Life. I want to share it with you. But it comes in being contrary to the world and being in union with the Trinity -> the ultimate goal. Communion, not division.
Invoke your angels. St. Michael will defend you in battle. Be present and don’t worry about the future. I am already there.
Divine Mercy – pray for it. Mercy is pouring out. Pray the Rosary. Do penance. Small mortification to prepare. The Battle Cry, “Who is like God?” The answer, no one. My promise is true. The gates of hell shall not prevail. You have no idea of my love or of my ways. Things aren’t always what they seem. Penance. Repent, Confess, Reparation.
In the days and months to come, remember to love. People are angry, and you may be angry, you may be justified to be angry, a righteous anger, but don’t let that hold you back from love. Reach out to the suffering. Bring hope to your fellow man. Don’t answer wrath with wrath, answer it with love. Pray for your enemies, and most of all, pray for those who have lost hope.
P.S. Continue to pray for Eva. She was able to have a nerve block to help her pain, but the tumor is still there, wrapped around a main artery. She suffers a lot, but remains in hope.